John Bain’s journey was nothing short of miraculous. A YouTube maestro with a massive following, a transformative critic shaping the face of traditional gaming media, and a respected commentator across a variety of gaming genres, John’s multifaceted portrayal was inspiring. His achievements seemed magnificent; it was difficult to comprehend the mortality of someone who had such an impact. Our initial interactions were far from harmonious. Raised in similar working-class families, we tended to be stubbornly defensive of our opinions, a trait ingrained in us from a very early age.