Jump to content



Photo

R.I.P. BeLGaRaTh


  • Please log in to reply
68 replies to this topic

#61 flynempire

flynempire

    It's called the bat and yes Mr. Wayne it comes in black :)

  • 600 posts
  • Joined: 19-January 10
  • Location: Sunny - Miami, FL
  • OS: Windows 7 Pro SP-1, Windows 8.1 (RT) Android 4.1.2 Windows 8.1 Up1
  • Phone: Samsung Exhibit (Latest Model)

Posted 02 March 2014 - 21:25

Thanks. I got inspired after seeing the thread and never even knowing the man. Just thought it was something worth doing. Glad you liked it




#62 neoadorable

neoadorable

    Neowinian Senior

  • 10,466 posts
  • Joined: 01-August 05
  • Location: Flyover Country/Pacific Isle

Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:02

Very touching, and I was just thinking of Belgarath today. It's true we all have to go away from this world at some point, but sometimes it's the passing of someone you didn't necessarily know that well that drives the point home. Best not dwell on the dark side of this too much, I am sure he is in a better place now :(



#63 riahc3

riahc3

    Neowin's most indecisive member

  • 7,815 posts
  • Joined: 09-April 03
  • Location: Spain
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Phone: HTC Desire Z

Posted 16 April 2014 - 13:52

Thanks to whoever pinned this.

#64 OP vetDirtyLarry

DirtyLarry

    ®®\vers.12.vis.13.u.03.al\DL

  • 17,213 posts
  • Joined: 31-August 03
  • Location: dirty jersey
  • OS: Win 8 | OS X 10.8.5 | Android 4.2.3
  • Phone: LG G3

Posted 18 April 2014 - 13:03

I was going through my Steam library the other day because of an Article about how a % of games in peoples Steam libraries are not even played (mine was 71%), and sure enough under one of the games was a comment from BeLGaRaTh about that game. Such a small thing but it really made me think about life and death. And how it is especially strange that a person can "live on" thanks to technology even if they are no longer with us physically.



#65 neoadorable

neoadorable

    Neowinian Senior

  • 10,466 posts
  • Joined: 01-August 05
  • Location: Flyover Country/Pacific Isle

Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:50

It is all lives and times, indeed. This is something to remember him by, but also very sad. Cannot be helped, and it's better than having no reminder that we were ever here.



#66 Andrew

Andrew

    Guardian

  • 25,369 posts
  • Joined: 14-September 03

Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:07

I was going through my Steam library the other day because of an Article about how a % of games in peoples Steam libraries are not even played (mine was 71%), and sure enough under one of the games was a comment from BeLGaRaTh about that game. Such a small thing but it really made me think about life and death. And how it is especially strange that a person can "live on" thanks to technology even if they are no longer with us physically.

 

That has happened to me a few times too. Just last night in fact when I was looking at the Red Orchestra 2 deal on Steam and John has it on his wishlist :(

 

What also bums me out, albeit it's silly in the grand scheme of things, is he never got to see what the new consoles were like :( IIRC he tweeted during the PS4 event but he never got to see the X1 and missed out on some landmark games I know he was excited for.

 

I'll probably never remove him from my friend lists, as much as it is a reminder he is gone, it's also a comfort in many ways.



#67 spikey_richie

spikey_richie

    XXXIII

  • 2,594 posts
  • Joined: 02-February 05
  • Location: Nuneaton, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1u1 Pro 64-bit
  • Phone: Sony Xperia Z1

Posted 24 April 2014 - 12:23

Another person late to post on this one, but RIP BeLGaRaTh.

 

Like some others have mentioned, I'm still friends on Facebook with a colleague who passed away suddenly last year. I also have his contact details in my 'phone, and his desk at the office is still vacant.

 

Another colleague opened the desk drawers of the deceased last week and found a calculator with their finger prints on :cry:



#68 vetSpyder

Spyder

    Neowinian Senior

  • 14,848 posts
  • Joined: 27-August 01
  • Location: ON, Canada

Posted 24 April 2014 - 16:51

I just noticed this and was shocked. I had no idea. We used to talk all the time but life happens and we stopped talking.  I know he had been battling some serious health issues but last I remember, he was doing well.  He was a really nice guy and a great person.  I regret not having the opportunity to talk to him again before he passed away.

 

RIP buddy



#69 neoadorable

neoadorable

    Neowinian Senior

  • 10,466 posts
  • Joined: 01-August 05
  • Location: Flyover Country/Pacific Isle

Posted 25 April 2014 - 01:18

Spyder, no regrets, things happened as they did and there was no ill intent, as you said life happened. Missing and remembering is all you can do.

 

 

That has happened to me a few times too. Just last night in fact when I was looking at the Red Orchestra 2 deal on Steam and John has it on his wishlist :(

 

What also bums me out, albeit it's silly in the grand scheme of things, is he never got to see what the new consoles were like :( IIRC he tweeted during the PS4 event but he never got to see the X1 and missed out on some landmark games I know he was excited for.

 

I'll probably never remove him from my friend lists, as much as it is a reminder he is gone, it's also a comfort in many ways.

 

 

It's not silly at all. I've shared some with you, and said many times here that gaming is one of the things keeping me alive. There's always more games to look forward to, and the new consoles were definitely something i didn't want to miss, hence buying them both though not loaded exactly. John would have loved the new experiences and everything that is going on now, including the bickering, which even when it gets bitter we all know is out of love. I hope he can somehow still watch over it all and is smiling somewhere :cry: