There isn't much between us at all. As a matter of fact I have benefited greatly from his hard work and he hasn't benefited at all from me using his work.
It was back in 2004 when I stumbled across the site that Son Goharotto had at the time. On it was a Mega Man 8 styled Rush Adapter. The thought popped in my head to repaint it black and viola Nega Man. That character only appeared for a year in the other project and was promptly forgotten until 2013. Jeseka is still a very integral part of the other project and will be for the foreseeable future. Especially since I have yet to really close out the stories I started in 2005.
What was I talking about? What's his face? OH! Son Goharotto. When I was getting done posting the sprites from Rosenkreuzstilette Freudenstachel (I have a file folder whose sole purpose is to copy/paste that name) I had to figure out the next group of sprites to post. I had the Dr. Light, Dr. Wily, Skull Man, and Mega Man but I remember there being more and I needed to double check my memory of them being public domain. Off to the Internet Archive.
Lucky for me (or so I thought) Son Goharotto had websites posted on his sprite sheets. I did find a couple of more sprites in the Internet Archive, but a few were not saved. On the plus side at least my suspicions about them being public domain were confirmed. (I think I should do a post about what I think the differences are between free use and public and why I don't use the phrase public domain.) Then I decided to try and ask him. That's hit or miss. I've had some luck getting in touch with people, and a lot of no luck. This time I was lucky and Son Goharotto sent me the entire collection. YIPPIE!
Now the real work begins. First thing I did was convert the GIFs into PNGs because GIF sucks.
A little funny aside. In an email I told Son Goharotto that I maybe have gotten some of his sprites off of his sites. I thought that may not have been entirely true. I was sure I had seen his name prior to 2004 but I couldn't quite remember. On a trip through the Internet Archive I found him, he had made submissions to The People's Sprites back in 2003. By the way, I did check the Internet Archive for the site listed on the sprite sheets he gave me and the entire set was there. I told Son Goharotto I felt a little stupid for having to have bothered him.
Final thought: I did do a Google Search for Son Goharotto and found his Deviant Art and his contributor index for The Sprite Database, but not the sprites I was looking for. Now when you do a Google Search, the results are nice and polluted with my sites.