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Rest In Peace Xiammes Until We Meet Again

Discussion in 'The Konoha Times' started by Atlantic Storm, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Atlantic Storm Advisor

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    A lot of you will have noticed by now, but for those who haven't or are still wondering what happened—staff learned earlier today that Xiammes has passed away. We decided to make this thread to announce his departure from the forum that he cared for so much and to celebrate the memories we have of him.

    To be honest, he and I did not always see eye to eye on things. We had a lot of differing opinions on how to moderate the forum, but I never once doubted his commitment and dedication to this forum and its user base. Whether you agreed with his style of modship or not, I don't think anyone can deny that Xiammes was a man who really cared about this place. And I believe that's reflected in the amount of support he received from staff while he was still ill, and the amount of condolences he's presently receiving from the rest of the members in light of this recent tragedy.

    When all is said and done, Xiammes was a lot more than just a good staff member. His conduct and diligence as a moderator were, more than anything, a reflection of character. He had a profound inner strength that went unnoticed a lot of the times, and was incredibly kind, earnest, and forgiving—possibly to a fault. I do not have the honour of being able to say that I was especially close friends with Xiammes, but I will say that he was always someone I held, and continue to hold, in very high esteem. The forum could do with more genuine people like him.

    I will always look back fondly at the times when I trolled you for liking Dragon Ball Super and when you'd troll me back for my drinking habits. They used to grate me a little back then (which means your trolling was successful), but I know it came from your deep capacity to care for your fellows. I took your company for granted, and if there's any one regret I have, it's that I didn't reach out to you when I heard the news initially to let you know how much I care.

    Rest in peace, man. You weren't just a good guy—you were the best.
     
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  2. Stephanie

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    What happened and how do you guys know this?
     
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    He told us in the mod Discord chat back in July that he was in hospital getting treatment for cancer. Reznor found out today that he lost the battle a short while after he told us.
     
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    Wow.... may you have a safe journey and a peaceful one
     
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    Rest in peace, Xiammes. Hopefully you're in a better place now.
     
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    Cancer he never told me anything like this.
     
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    This cant be true.
     
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    Xiammes was one of those rare people who always had kindness and caring in his heart, no matter the circumstance. Most people utter nasty words in moments of frustration, but Xiammes was above that. It was never calculated with him—he was just a really good guy. I’ll never forget him.
     
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    Rest in peace, Xiammes. You were a pillar among staff and will be missed.

    I wish it wasn't true case but it is. :(
     
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    Unfortunately, it is.

    He went to the hospital recently and found out about it when it was already stage 4. In a discord convo, he told us about it and that he intended to fight it. Unfortunately, it seems it was discovered too late. About 2 weeks after he told us, he stopped posting. Our initial hope was that he was just preoccupied due to the chemo. But we know definitively now that he has passed away.
     
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    Unfortunately this hasn't come to your hands on time, but i trully believe you are seeing the amount of affection you had and you will always keep having it from wherever you are, my friend. I miss you so so much.

     
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    Rip Sam.
     
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    I always had a pleasant time reading his thoughts and theories on DBS and MHA. He was a genuinely good guy to be around.

    Rest in Piece.
     
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    Rest In Peace, xiammes. I’ll always remember how @A Optimistic would get in trouble with all the female staff and they’d always come to you to get him banned.

    We never spoke. Goodbye.
     
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    Seeing this actually made me tear up a little. It's fucked up that he never got to see his card.
     
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    He deserved better. Rest in peace.
     
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    It's incredibly fucked up that he never got to see this.

    I didn't know him personally, but man. This happened so fast that his friends didn't even get to send him a card.

    Rest in peace, Xiammes.
     
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    Rest in peace may you find a better place.
     
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    Very unfortunate way to pass, rest in peace.
     
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    I still cant believe this i cant stop crying.
     
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    Really shitty and unfortunate, I'm sorry it had to be like this.

    But he'll live on forever in our memories and the ways that he's bettered our lives.
     
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    May he rest in peace. <3
     
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    I just messaged him on discord and he never replied.
     
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    rest in peace, I don't know you but it's sad to see someone so young pass away quickly from cancer.

    hopefully he knew in his heart all those people were rooting for him
     
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    RIP Hero may you Plus Ultra in the sky.
     
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    RIP dude.
    I don't really know you but nobody deserves cancer. Nobody.
     
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    This is really sad. He was a really good guy...

    Thank you for trusting me as much as you did and for everything you did for the forums, Xiammes. I will miss you
     
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    I didn't fully know you, but I know you had a beautiful soul. Bright, courageous, charming, intelligent and yet kind. That's what I've observed from afar when I saw you on the forums. May you rest in peace and watch over from above.

    Continue to fly within that beautiful sky Xiammes.


    Love Sassy.
     
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    It all happened really quick Steph. It was mid July when he found out he was sick and told us.

    Not long after that he had passed :sadpanda
     
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