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Poll: The "I Cried for Ryan Davis, I Love Him, and Miss Him Dearly" Poll (779 votes)

Did I cry? Yes. 23%
Did I FUCKING CRY? Yes. 76%

Yes.

#1 Posted by Example1013 (4833 posts) -

Why the past tense?

#2 Edited by kadash299 (271 posts) -

^

If I could change it, it would be changed.

#3 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

I was on vacation in Vegas, a place Ryan hated. I found out and it didn't sink in for a few hours. When we went back to my room, I stripped to my underwear and read twitter. I balled my fucking eyes out.

#4 Edited by kadash299 (271 posts) -

@barrock said:

I was on vacation in Vegas, a place Ryan hated. I found out and it didn't sink in for a few hours. When we went back to my room, I stripped to my underwear and read twitter. I balled my fucking eyes out.

Yes.

#5 Edited by Nodima (1057 posts) -

It was all bad yesterday, long day of drinking and internet refreshing.

Today was mostly okay, until I saw that thing about Jeff updating Ryan's wiki page. Then I almost lost it.

Now I'm just waiting for the podcast with bated breath.

#6 Posted by TheHT (10802 posts) -

I haven't, and I'm really bummed out about it. I still can't come to terms that Ryan Motherfuckin Davis is dead. He's just gone. This week he was supposed to come back from his honeymoon right? And we'll listen to him host the podcast, talking about his wedding, what he did. Then we'll see him host TNT as usual, and then a spot on Friday.

It's like my monitor is piping through some fucked up alternate reality that I want nothing to do with.

#7 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

Fuck yes I did.

#8 Posted by kadash299 (271 posts) -
#9 Posted by randiolo (1090 posts) -

I cried on/off for about 12 hours. so all day.

#10 Edited by 49th (2669 posts) -

I couldn't cry. I just have this sadness that keeps coming and going, and an uneasy feeling in my chest when I think about it again. Hearing the news yesterday just completely halted me, and I spent the rest of the day reading things other people had written. I don't think it has really sunk in yet and I still don't think it will for a while.

#11 Posted by NakAttack (1289 posts) -

Like a goddamn baby.

#12 Posted by Monkeyman04 (998 posts) -

I didn't cry until I saw the tweet the Brad Muir made. Something so simple as D: is all it took.

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#13 Edited by CornBREDX (4754 posts) -

I cried, grieved and then I got over it. I have lost a lot of friends and family in my life so my grieving period is much shorter than most.

I wont say anything else, I don't want to offend people. Ya'll continue to grieve in your own ways and what not.

#14 Posted by gaminghooligan (1403 posts) -

I was teary eyed in the car this evening when Daft Punk started playing, but I have a feeling this podcast tonight might be the straw for me.

*hugs* for everybody :'(

#15 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

When I first saw the article I was too shocked too cry, but soon after I did. I also lost it a few times during the day, like seeing the old photos of Ryan and the picture that Alexis posted.

#16 Posted by Haruko (284 posts) -

Cried like a baby on the toilet as i checked twitter. It was a little awkward at work but I'll be damned if I wasn't bawling.

#17 Posted by IrishCoffee (111 posts) -

When I found out last night I was just in shock and assumed it would be revealed as a joke the next day. I woke up and realized it was real, I immediately had a friend cover my shift at work and have been home all day watching videos, listening to his Summer Jams playlist, and playing games that reminded me of him.

Crying was involved in all of those situations.

#18 Posted by Karmum (11516 posts) -

Cry? No, but I'm certainly bummed out. Like many other users, I had been following the crew from their Gamespot days and remember even five years later (wow, half a decade) how excited I was for that launch and the first year after that.

#19 Posted by kadash299 (271 posts) -

This poll may explode post bombcast.

#20 Posted by TinyGrasshopper (222 posts) -

I wish we had higher cubicle walls in my office, because I have to hold my head low so people don't see my eyes welling up on and off all day.

#21 Posted by Wishful_Starrr (65 posts) -

you know it.

#22 Edited by crusader8463 (14411 posts) -

I have been crying since the article went up yesterday. I keep finding things to distract me and then out of habit/reflex I reload the site expecting some new video or something and then I see the article and it hits me all over again. Seeing the stuff his dad posts on Twitter is always a good trigger for the water works.

#23 Posted by Daneian (1202 posts) -

I've been on the verge since yesterday. Only my deep rooted emotional detachment has spared me.

#24 Posted by kadash299 (271 posts) -

I wish we had higher cubicle walls in my office, because I have to hold my head low so people don't see my eyes welling up on and off all day.

I'm in the same boat. I listen to the podcast at work.. but i am just going to have to stay up tonight and listen to this one, because I can't sit at work and ball my eyes out like i know i will.

#25 Posted by Invadernny (4 posts) -

Just stepped up from being a casual follower here to a hardcore-download-every-podcast-subscriber-stream-every-video-to-my-tv dude like 3 months ago, and this shit still hit me fucking hard. Didn't realize that I felt more for this crew than a casual viewer to entertainer relationship until Monday. Fuck.

#26 Posted by marbleCmoney (446 posts) -

I didn't really think I would, but I was watching this video and it just hit me and the waterworks started.

#27 Posted by masternater27 (915 posts) -

I cried a little bit. It's a little easier to deal with after having dealt with some family And friends dying recently. But I Know from those experiences the big breakdown will come someday out of the blue when I hear some stranger talking about stabbing a dude, uh, uh, uh.

#28 Posted by FirebirdINF (275 posts) -

tears, snot. no sobbing and wailing - kids and wife are sleeping

#29 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11419 posts) -

Shock and Dismay, yes. Tears? Only the tears of my heart, I'm afraid. Yes I'm a robot, why do you ask?

#30 Edited by Redbullet685 (6017 posts) -

Cried on and off all yesterday. I actually didn't cry when I first found out but when I started reading the articles about him from colleagues/friends I started to bawl each time.

Edit: Now I'm listening to this Bombcast and crying as I type this. Fuck, man.

#31 Posted by Nightriff (4862 posts) -

I cried yesterday, did better today, but I'm sure during the podcast I'll get emotional and when I try to write up a blog about my feelings I'll break down I'm sure. Just thinking about this brings tears to my eyes and talking about it usually means I'm holding back tears.

#32 Posted by Brackynews (4037 posts) -

You already know.

#33 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5796 posts) -

The thing that makes me sad is seeing these forums sad :(

This is just a really weird and depressing time to be here

#34 Posted by kylenalepa (100 posts) -

I didn't cry, but I'm certainly bummed. And I feel kind of guilty about that, because I didn't know the guy, I just liked the work he produced. Haven't listened to the podcast yet, so we'll see how that goes. I think it's still sinking in on some level, to be honest. Whenever I read, "Ryan Davis is dead," the first thing that pops into my head is, "What? Bullshit." So I dunno.

#35 Posted by hidys (1029 posts) -

I feel like there is now a hole which cannot be filled...

#36 Posted by StarvingGamer (7908 posts) -

I haven't cried in 17 years.

I am super bummed though.

#37 Edited by bgdiner (270 posts) -

I wanted to cry but I was having a pre-birthday celebration with my friends (non-GBers), so I didn't want to put a damper on things for something they wouldn't quite understand. Last night, however, after my friends had left, I curled up in bed and watched my favorite Ryan Davis vid, crying on and off.

I managed to have a great birthday today, though, which I know is the right thing to do even in the wake of this tragedy. I never met Ryan, never even saw him in person, but I have this feeling that he would have wanted me to have a great birthday nevertheless.

The last pint of the night was raised to him.

#38 Posted by Solh0und (1752 posts) -

I didn't cry but I was depressed as all hell.

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#39 Edited by MocBucket62 (1134 posts) -

I cried twice, first at reading the article Rorie posted from Monday and then from looking at a YouTube tribute to Ryan Davis himself the next day.

#40 Posted by mylifeforAiur (3481 posts) -

I thought I'd survive this ordeal without shedding any tears, but Vinny thanking Ryan at the end of the latest podcast ended my dry steak. Jeff's solemnity at the end crushed me as well.

#41 Edited by Jimbo (9770 posts) -

#42 Posted by The_Dude_Abides (173 posts) -

I've teared up loads over this. Pretty much whenever I read a piece from someone that knew him. Seeing/reading other people grieving has always been something I have a really hard time dealing with without blubbing like a baby.

#43 Posted by Soap (3560 posts) -

I cried a bunch, probably about 8 seperate occasions over 24 hours. I think I'm done now though. :/

#44 Posted by Rahf (126 posts) -

I've teared up loads over this. Pretty much whenever I read a piece from someone that knew him. Seeing/reading other people grieving has always been something I have a really hard time dealing with without blubbing like a baby.

I'm with you there. Reading all the tributes from people that have visited Giant Bomb, in one form or the other, really got to me.

Thanks, Ryan.

#45 Posted by Itwongo (1099 posts) -

Cried a ton. I was a mess at work on Monday. Then a mess at home. Then a bit better at work the next day. And a mess at home again. The podcast was a great help. We'll see how today goes.

Thank you, Ryan.

#46 Posted by BaneFireLord (2907 posts) -

Cried a bit when I first heard (specifically right after I saw Brad Muir's "D:" tweet), cried a bit when I saw the image for the podcast and cried a whole lot when I heard Vinny break down at the end of the podcast. Dammit, Vinny.

#47 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (5124 posts) -

I haven't outright bawled, but I've certainly teared up several times. It's still just really hard to believe he's gone.

#48 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1230 posts) -

That podcast, that last minute. If Jeff didn't lighten it up by saying "Let's go to emails", I think I would of absolutely lost it.

#49 Edited by armaan8014 (5316 posts) -

Got a little teary eyed when I went to sleep after reading the news that night. (It was night here in India when the news came out.)

Next evening in the company of my girlfriend, I started feeling really uneasy even though I'd begun to sort of deal with it. And then all of a sudden I began to cry like i've not cried since I was a kid, and the tears just would not stop. It went on for quite a long time, and it felt like if I hadn't controlled myself it wouldn't have ever stopped.

I felt much lighter after that and I decided there was only one thing I could do from now on - live like Ryan Davis. I felt the need to become less of a self obsessed recluse and spend more time with friends and family

#50 Posted by schizogony (974 posts) -

I can't stop crying.