Posted by revolve (32 posts) -

Now, I'm not a big "blog guy." I don't blog often, hell, I don't even post on forums all that often. And email? Fuggitaboutit. But the recent passing of Ryan Davis inspired me to blog. So, here it goes, since I don't know how to do this stuff. And apologies in advance, because it's going to be more awkward than tuxedo fitting at grandma's.

I don't get attached to internet personalities. That's it, simple as that. They either have offensive personal beliefs, or they are rather annoying, or I just don't vibe with their views(Usually, it's that one.) But Giant Bomb? That was something different. They weren't just a "Game Review Website Dot Com Slash Serious Shit Dot Pee Aach Pee", they seemed to be some dudes getting together, talking about games, and just having a great time. I could get behind that idea, because hey, who hasn't entertained ideas of making a website where "we talk about games, brah, it's awesome."? And Ryan was one of the key personalities I got behind, because not only was he hilarious, but he was really passionate. About games, and the game industry in general. He had a way when it came to talking about games that just kinda made sense. He got excited about great games, and not so great games, he dissed with expected vitriol. He claimed to be mean, but, he wasn't mean, he was human. He was a great human, and he will be missed. By the staff of Giant Bomb, by his family, by the community, and by me.

I have to close this by saying, I'm not religious, but if there is a Heaven and Ryan Davis isn't in it, critiquing the hell outta games, then that's not any sort of Heaven I wanna go to.

Rest in Peace, Ryan. You got that final Achievement.

#1 Posted by Daneian (1245 posts) -

Naw duder, that was great. Humble, funny and touching at the end. Nice job.

#2 Posted by therealnelsk (308 posts) -

Cheers man, we'll all mourn him together.

#3 Edited by revolve (32 posts) -

@m3rphy: I'd rather not mourn, but celebrate. Because mourning is a period of sadness, and while this is truly a sad event, the positive is that it affects all of us so profoundly, that we make these forum posts/blog writeups, showing how much he meant to all of us, even if for a brief, shining moment. And I'd take that brief moment, knowing the hurt to come, over never having that moment in the first place.