#1 Edited by jdevlin24tgb (46 posts) -

Dear Giantbomb Crew,

We, The Giantbomb Community, love and appreciate everything that you do. We understand that a devastating loss like this can be difficult to recover from and takes time. We also know that you are some of the hardest working duders in the industry and probably feel a need to get back to work. But we just want to let you know that we don’t expect anything; there is no pressure to post content. Take a break. You need it. You deserve it. There isn't much we can do except offer our condolences and give you the time you need to grieve. If what we have to do to show our support is be patient, we will.

Take as long as you need, and whenever you decide to come back… we’ll be here.

Love,

The Giantbomb Community

#2 Posted by alwaysbebombing (1859 posts) -

Absolutely

#3 Posted by indieslaw (473 posts) -

Signed.

#4 Posted by Nux (2558 posts) -

Yes.

#5 Posted by RPGee (775 posts) -

Agreed.

#6 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

Totally.

#7 Posted by canadiantoastzombie (298 posts) -

Agreed

#8 Posted by LegendaryChopChop (1331 posts) -

Yep.

#9 Edited by mrfluke (5676 posts) -
#10 Edited by Nightriff (6466 posts) -

Amen to that. Been a rough day for me since the news broke and I can't even begin to understand what they are going through. I've flat out broken down to tears several times today because of this. Lets all take a break and remember Ryan as the loveable papa bear he was.

#11 Edited by Itwongo (1534 posts) -

Definitely.

#12 Edited by SlashDance (1864 posts) -

I feel we all need the break.

Take all the time you need guys. We're not going anywhere.

#13 Posted by InternetFamous (85 posts) -

I, too, support this chance for the Giant Bomb crew to take their time to mourn their friend and coworker. This is a tremendous loss. Now is the time to be remembering Ryan, not work around his passing.

#14 Edited by NegativeCero (3090 posts) -

Completely agree with this.

#15 Posted by Morningstar (2327 posts) -

Signed.

#16 Posted by NegativeCero (3090 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

agreed,

i would also encourage you all to tweet to https://twitter.com/mauleace

as that is ryan davis's father on twitter.

and to tweet to https://twitter.com/enemynanner

as that is ryan's wife,

those two are definitely the most that are grieving right now i would say, so show them your support.

Also thanks for posting this. I had already tweeted Anna, but wasn't aware of Ryan's father's Twitter.

#17 Posted by Halopower67 (197 posts) -

100% agree

#18 Posted by Tajasaurus (1401 posts) -

For sure

#19 Posted by Miyuki (180 posts) -

Agreed... so sad

#20 Edited by christopherson329 (293 posts) -

couldnt have said it better

#21 Posted by jedijay87 (6 posts) -

agreed

#22 Posted by Hunter5024 (6447 posts) -

I hope they take as long of a break as they feel they need. However in my experience with tragedy I would encourage them not to stop their lives over this, it will only make things worse.

#23 Edited by Tactical_Kill (1691 posts) -

Absolutely agree. I hope they take as much time as needed and don't rush themselves back to work.

#24 Posted by pweidman (2446 posts) -

Take your time guys, agreed.

#25 Posted by figurehead00 (208 posts) -

Signed. Take as much time as you need, but then come back and we can all work through this together.

#26 Posted by Metric_Outlaw (1198 posts) -

Absolutely

#27 Edited by InsaneGenis (109 posts) -

Lots of stuff being plastered everywhere, but agreed. Family, though not biological is everything. Fly Patrick back, who gives a shit. Just do what you want at times like this.

#28 Posted by ManlyBeast (1224 posts) -

signed. I will always be a loyally member.

#29 Posted by FengShuiGod (1517 posts) -

amen

#30 Posted by bigevil1987 (175 posts) -

Agreed. The fans aren't going anywhere guys, take some time off. We love you duders and Ryan will be missed dearly.

#31 Posted by Vinnypop (16 posts) -

RIP.R.D.

GiantBomb is the best Monument to his memory any one could ever hope to build.

#32 Posted by RedCream (777 posts) -

Yes

#33 Posted by tonyp2121 (172 posts) -

Agreed

#34 Edited by Joker369 (928 posts) -

Agreed. Take some time off guys.

#35 Posted by Snail (8776 posts) -

Absolutely. Aye.

#36 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7802 posts) -

Agreed. I'll always be here, I'll never leave.

Take your time.

#37 Posted by poisonmonkey (418 posts) -

Nice

#38 Posted by PandaBear (1484 posts) -

I'll wait for as long as it takes for them to come back.

#39 Edited by selfconfessedcynic (2740 posts) -

When they're ready, I'll still be here. Not going anywhere as long as GB remains a thing.

#40 Edited by cloudnineboya (958 posts) -

agreed.

#41 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1271 posts) -

100% agreed.

#42 Posted by OurSin_360 (1207 posts) -

yup, no problem with that

I doubt cbs will actually let them though sadly.

#43 Posted by IanYarborough (166 posts) -
#44 Edited by rawrsair (836 posts) -

Agreed. Take as long as you need guys.

#45 Edited by Natep0124 (14 posts) -

Yes.

#46 Posted by Rekt_Hed (947 posts) -

Agreed

#47 Posted by Catfish666 (208 posts) -

Love and understanding, crew. You take your time, we'll be here with ya.

#48 Edited by Ghostiet (5699 posts) -

We all need a break. You guys, us. Take your time.

#49 Posted by The_Dude_Abides (227 posts) -

Goes without saying.

#50 Posted by WMoyer83 (724 posts) -

co-sign