Topic: Honoring Steel (Read 7425 times)

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I think there definitely should be a Troubadours album. If so, I'm participating.
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<Drule> some guy on the street taught me
<Drule> come to think of it
<Drule> it was pretty gross how I played on his didgeridoo

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I swear that one day soon I will visit his grave in NC and go can for can with some steel reserve with it. My mom was actually talking about going up there the next weekend or after to visit friends but I got to work and its too soon for that.

I'm thinking about taking off a few weeks this winter and driving up to seattle and stopping by there if anyone wants to do this wit me and I won't get arrested.
hey if I ain't workin maybe we can get 40's and pour one out for him
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yeah dude, I dunno how close NC is to seattle but if its pretty far you could fly down to where I live in florida and we can road trip it up to Steel's and Seattle and I can drop you off when we get there cus I'm gonna visit my buddy in seattle.

let me know when you get time off though cus I'm gonna try to plan it on the two weeks I get off after each hitch and the trip might take me three days or so I dunno for sure yet.
DEUCE: MEETING THE URINE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AND REALIZING IT'S JUST LIKE ME AND MY PREJUDICES  THIS WHOLE TIME WERE COMPLETELY FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF PTTTTHTHTHH GOD IT'S EVERYWHERE<br />DEUCE: FUCK THIS TASTES LIKE PISS<br />PANTS: WHERE IT SHOULD TASTE LIKE COTTON CANDY OR PICKLES<br />DEUCE: OR AT LEAST LIKE URINE NOT PISS
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Man I've been gone for so long (only came here in spurts) that I didn't know Steel passed away... I was here when he was going through his treatment and how he had surgery but no way, it got him? Had a lot of good memories in debating with him about a lot of topics... He'll surely be missed.

Is there a thread on the details about this?

RIP Steel.. You'll be missed.
Last Edit: November 08, 2009, 07:04:07 pm by Revolutionist
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I think I found his obituary, if anyone is interested:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=amark-patra&pid=135528756
it is kind of a grim thing to say but I'm pretty sure that if he was here to see this he would probably say something along the lines of "fffff no fuck you, my father is dead, there is no afterlife, stop trying to shove religion down my throat!"



fuuuck, I really feel like shit. This hasn't settled in my mind well enough yet
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nah he wouldn't even get that far before bitching about the fact that they used his highschool grad pic
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i have had a reaaally tough time dealing with steel's death. there's a lot of thoughts going around in my head that are really unsettling... and i miss steel a lot. i wish he was here to help me deal with this, hah.

as part of my healing (or whatever you'd call it), i've decided to volunteer at a children's cancer hospital. i remember that steel once said that the most depressing thing he had seen in all of this was the little kids around at the hospital... and so, being a creative/artistic person, i called the local cancer hospital and asked if i could help with art therapy for the kids. they said they do accept volunteers of my age, so now i'm excited to go there and cheer up the kids and let them know that i can relate to them. and it feels great to know that steel would be proud of me for it.

i'm also writing a story for NaNoWriMo (which steel thought was cool) that focuses a lot on mortality and death. it makes me sad to think about it but it's important. i had a lot of awesome discussions about that stuff with steel, and i feel like it's good for me to write about it.

yesterday i talked to my mom about steel. in the past she would have thought that reacting like this to an internet friend was weird, but she's come to realize that you really CAN know people on the internet. she let me hang out with people at the ontario gw meet this past summer, and that was cool. anyways, it was really helpful to talk with my mom about all this. she knows how i feel; she had a sorta similar event happen when she was 12 years old (her brother's best friend fell off a balcony and died), and she also had a lot of thoughts about mortality plaguing her.

and then today i told my dad about steel. i knew he would understand because he also has a lot of friends online. in fact, he told me a story that was pretty inspiring and i thought some people here might think it was cool... see, my dad had a really close friend on the MMORPG called Dark Age of Camelot who was a natural-born leader, very smart, nice, etc... a lot like steel. everybody knew and loved him, even the people on the opposing server. well, that friend got diagnosed with cancer and it was not looking good. people united to help him out, just like many did here. in the end, the cancer won and he died... but his influence and legacy lived on-- over 1000 people attended a live "funeral" in-game. people from both sides attended the memorial within this player vs. player world, and nobody attacked anybody else.
here's a video of a speech that somebody made at the memorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAfkBgR1rDk it's really touching and it shows how amazing one person's influence can be, even on the internet.

gooddd... i miss steel so much. i feel like i'm still waiting for him to come back. this is just so hard for me because i can barely remember a time that i didn't know steel--i joined these forums when i was like 6. steel gave me "the talk" about how babies are made, taught me about logic, fallacies, life, mortality, faith, and way more. now that i think about it, he was like a big brother to me--whether he realized it or not. he was just such a great guy... and to see how everyone is so affected by him is a testament to that. rest in peace Steel... :[
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Man I need to stop reading your posts mkk, they always make me tear up a bit. That's why GW is so great to us. We've been here for all of our teenage years and we helped shaped each other, and Steel was a big part of that because he was ahead of most of us in many different way. It's painful in a different way for you because he didn't influence you when you were just a teenager, he influenced you when you were a child. His impact on you is obliviously different. But you know what, he'd be freaking proud of you. You grew from a stupid kid to a pretty great teen. You're at least better than most of us were back when we were 15.
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i can't even make is through the videos of him cooking. that is what made this real for me. I was seriously depressed after watching one of the videos.
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what

now i'm confused
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Thanks guys, but what the fuck is going on?

I almost shit my pants, whats going on?
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I'm still waiting on some kind of explanation.
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holy shit! This had better not be a joke by you admins man, if it is it's not funny! But I'm with massy, waiting for some kind of explanation.
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Thanks guys, but what the fuck is going on?
not fucking funny at all
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Not funny.

who the fuck even has access to his account, somebody find out
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Suddenly seeing that post like that, it was a mix of feelings, of surprise, fear, relief all in one. Someone get to the bottom of this because it is seriously a very tasteless joke :(