In fact, they come across as utterly desperate.
You've been on a downward slope ever since you learned that Scott was bringing a book out about Vyse and his hoax. This has been *your* pet subject for so long, you think you own it. And now, not only do you see it being taken away from you, but you are terrified that it may, actually change the general perception of this issue - not just for the fringe crowd, but more widely, because you know this is NOT a fringe issue and the work cannot be dismissed out of hand because you don't believe in recovery vaults or aliens.
Hence the noticeable deterioration in your tone over recent months - reaching a nadir with your awful statement to Audrey. I think the fact that Scott is not here to engage with you and give you the attention you crave has made things worse. It's been left to you and a dwindling pool of bad tempered , self-entitled bigots on here to scoff at him in his absence.
In truth, I think you miss him. You are certainly haunted by his ghost. You now think I'm him, you think Jon Ellison is him, you think Peter Robertson is him.
All we need is a Robert Peterson to pop up and you'll be having kittens.
The world moves on. Deal with it.