There was a certain pomposity there. But he could be encouraging too. I had expressed my desire to become more knowledgeable about sushi. But after reading posts by the sushi aficionados I was slightly intimidated, and I'm not easily intimidated. It's like you must have superior knowledge, know all the rules and the etiquette just to step foot in a high-end sushi place . Anyway, he (and a couple of posters) encouraged me to forget about it, jump in and go for it. He gave me good tips and came up with restaurants to start. I've been slowly working on a little journey, which I'll report on. I'll be a little bummed he won't read it.
Plus I must admit to digging his lifestyles of the rich and famous moments.
I can understand why he put some people off. Like I wrote, his leaving the way he did and the why was kinda' ridiculous.
Kevin on the other hand was gone before I started posting. So I didn't get much of a feel for him, except for reading his odd sentence structures and his overly generous use of the word fuck. As I understand, Porthos was particularly put out by it? But I know some posters adored kevin. And apparently he could really put some great words down when he wanted to.
It's funny in an ironic sort of way, Porthos might have been the catalyst for kevin leaving, then ends up leaving himself ... Hmmm.