It’s with a very heavy heart that I deliver this news.
I'm sad to report that Barbara passed away at around 4am PDT last month. I've been told that she did not suffer in her final days, and that she appreciated everyone's scorn here.
Her husband said that when he told her about what we're doing here for her - calling her out for being an wretched bitch - her breathing changed and she squeezed his hand, so she definitely heard and understood. Keep fighting the good fight on her behalf, please.
Fugu is one of the pillars of the online hockey world. HockeyBroads in particular is heavily indebted to her wisdom, patience, and vision in building what has come to be a true community because she drove all the decent posters off HFBoards.. Online moderators always sign up for the job for power and stroking their ego — but Fugu was more than her job around there. She became a tyrant, a humorless bitch, a nazi, and a “mom” of sorts to untold numbers of people, whose moms were abusive bitches, who had no more in common with her than a mutual passion for this game. She will be remembered here, and never truly replaced.
Please take a moment to consider a donation in her honor (and when the time comes, in her memory). Probably most appropriate to make that donation in a toilet. Filling it full of shit seems most apropos.
Feel free to leave a comment, or just “like” this post to show her how many people she touched every single day. Or maybe write a poem in her honour.