Posted by Coltonio7 (3156 posts) -

Ryan Davis was a great man.

Is a great man.

He lived life with an honesty that could be felt with every word and action, produced by a body that just couldn’t keep up with him. He was a father when mine was asleep, a brother when mine was away, a friend when there were none to be found. I had the pleasure of talking to him once. It was on an episode of the long since irrelevant Minor Issues podcast; Andrew (Systech) and I found a photo of his business card while looking through sexy cosplay pictures on Anime Vice. His phone number was on it, and we thought he’d make for a great, impromptu interviewee. Needless to say, the call was awkward. We rang him on a Sunday while he was in the middle of an errand, but he didn’t hesitate to give us his time. If I had it now, I’d give him every millisecond back.

DanielJW (R) and I (L)

Ryan was nothing short of a hero. He would look adversity dead in the eye, and then cum all over it, laughing while throwing back drink after smoke after burger. This is what I loved about him. When I was a spineless, confused preteen, he was the one who told me to buck up; the one who could put a smile on my face and a boot in my ass. Through Ryan and Giant Bomb I overcame a lot. I even met my best friend in the whole wide world (and now current roommate) DanielJW through Giant Bomb. Dan and I knew each other from the GB community, and ended up meeting/becoming bff’s at film school in Toronto (though we didn’t know it at the time.) It wasn’t until two weeks of constant bro-ing up that Dan wore his Luchadeer shirt and revealed his true self. We were instant-bff after that.

The impact that Ryan and the Giant Bomb crew had on my life is immeasurable, and I know I’m not alone in this. Remember Ryan for who he was and what he brought to all of our lives – the joys, the laughs, the instilling hatred of wingless planes.

Ryan Davis isn’t dead.

Ryan Davis is still a threat.

#1 Edited by Systech (4078 posts) -

I love you and I love Ryan Davis

#2 Posted by MetalGearSunny (6993 posts) -

<3

#3 Posted by armaan8014 (5408 posts) -

@systech said:

I love you and I love Ryan Davis

That's all I wanted to say as well.

#4 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7099 posts) -

Ryan's the fucking coolest dude on the internet.

#5 Posted by ZombiePie (5685 posts) -

@systech said:

I love you and I love Ryan Davis

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#6 Edited by Lanechanger (494 posts) -

And may he forever threaten the world! Wait, what?

And from one Toronto duder to another, hello!

#7 Edited by permastun (59 posts) -

Duder is a saint.

#8 Edited by sirdesmond (1241 posts) -

I'd love to see GB sell a shirt (with proceeds going to charity or something) that says "Ryan Davis is still a threat" on it. Would be rad.

#9 Posted by MocBucket62 (1234 posts) -

Duder is a saint.

Couldn't be more true.

#10 Posted by DexterKid (668 posts) -

The Rough, Tough and Dangerous, forever a threat. Don't you ever forget.

#11 Posted by FirebirdINF (275 posts) -

We should all play Cards Against Humanity in Ryan's honor. He loved the shit out of that game.

#12 Posted by revolve (28 posts) -

We should all play Cards Against Humanity in Ryan's honor. He loved the shit out of that game.

I spent a good hour trying to find that TNT, solely because of a small clip I saw on youtube of the guys playing it.

#13 Posted by Lydian_Sel (2487 posts) -

I live my life at Threat Level Davis!

#14 Posted by Demoskinos (14887 posts) -

@systech said:

I love you and I love Ryan Davis

#15 Posted by WMoyer83 (645 posts) -

Ryan Davis is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. And he is also still a threat.