Goodbye, friend.

I just heard the news.

I feel like I want to vomit, I am utterly devastated. I feel like I'm in shock. It's fucking heartbreaking, I am heartbroken.

Ryan was the main reason I used to read and frequent GS to the extent that I did, and when he would occasionally show up on the Hotspot it was always the friggin' best; he was a driving reason I followed the crew over to these greener pastures. There's so much more that could be said, I'm just so emotionally ruined I can barely manage to articulate anything right now - it's the most awful thing. Such a great guy, fucking loved that guy. I will miss you forever Ryan.

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39 Comments
Posted by Red12b

drinking helps

Posted by Indiana_Jenkins

We owe you so much Ryan. You made all of our lives a little brighter.

My heart goes out to the rest of the crew, his family, and his friends.

Thank you.

Posted by DGBruin08

@biffmcblumpkin: I can't remember the last time someone who I never met devastating me this much upon hearing of their passing. Ryan will be missed.

Posted by BestUsernameEver

RIP

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Edited by TooWalrus

@red12b said:

drinking helps

... /sigh, I disagree. :-(

Posted by Milkman

Man, this one got me the worst.

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Posted by Ryleknuckles

I have an early shift tomorrow but, I'm staying up, having a few (well, more than a few) and listening to some old Bombcast. "Hello...It's Tuesday," will never sound the same. I've never been so upset about losing a person I've never met. I can't imagine what the rest of the crew is going thru. Take your time guys. We'll be here when you get back.

Posted by Slag

You know shit is the realest when even biffmcblumpkin is feelin it.

Damn, just damn.

Posted by jakob187

Goddammit. I had just dried up, and then Biff...of all people, BIFF...got serious.

Fuck me running, man.

Posted by Jared

My heart goes out to Ryan's family and his friends. Ryan has made coming to GiantBomb such a great and fun experience and will be forever missed. I think we can all honor Ryan by being happy as he was, with a smile on our face and always ready to laugh.

Posted by TooWalrus

@jakob187 said:

Goddammit. I had just dried up, and then Biff...of all people, BIFF...got serious.

Yeah... yeah. Biff's legitimate heartfelt outpouring hit harder than just about anyone else's.

Posted by Phatmac

I'll miss Papa Bear. ;(

Posted by pumpkinheaddy

@DGBruin08 exact same here, despite being a relative newbomber. Says a lot about the kind of guy Ryan was. I was looking forward to growing old with papa-bear reminding me what day of the week it was. So bummed. This community is the best <>

Posted by Grimmrobe

As if this day couldn't get any worse.

Listening to Worm Ouroboros isn't helping either.

Posted by OllyOxenFree

Biff I believe your photoshopped pics let out some nice chuckles out of Ryan. Remember that you gave him some good laughs.

Edited by CharlesAlanRatliff

This hit me harder than just about anything else I read today.

Posted by ThePickle

Biff, I still think about your posts about Ryan being a pedo. Ryan seemed like the type of guy who get a chuckle out of that.

Posted by Dalai

Biff, the one guy who we can all count on to make us laugh here and... fuck, man.

Posted by Red12b

@red12b said:

drinking helps

... /sigh, I disagree. :-(

Oh no, it really does, I feel numb. it's great, 500 ml,s later and I don't have to explain to anybody why I feelk this way, Just turn my phone off them BAM! no new messages as to why I might be sounding weird!

@slag said:

You know shit is the realest when even biffmcblumpkin is feelin it.

Damn, just damn.

Fuck this man

Fuick thsi

Posted by TooWalrus

@red12b said:

@toowalrus said:

@red12b said:

drinking helps

... /sigh, I disagree. :-(

Oh no, it really does, I feel numb. it's great, 500 ml,s later and I don't have to explain to anybody why I feelk this way, Just turn my phone off them BAM! no new messages as to why I might be sounding weird!

You should send some L&P my way. Oh, and some V Energy drink. oh, and some-

...oh shit, Richard Davis is tweeting Ryan's childhood photo's, OK, I'll get some of this whiskey inside me. I'll even 1up you and crack out the good (horrible) stuff.

Posted by Red12b

@red12b said:

@toowalrus said:

@red12b said:

drinking helps

... /sigh, I disagree. :-(

Oh no, it really does, I feel numb. it's great, 500 ml,s later and I don't have to explain to anybody why I feelk this way, Just turn my phone off them BAM! no new messages as to why I might be sounding weird!

You should send some L&P my way. Oh, and some V Energy drink. oh, and some-

...oh shit, Richard Davis is tweeting Ryan's childhood photo's, OK, I'll get some of this whiskey inside me. I'll even 1up you and crack out the good (horrible) stuff.

I do love, Every, Every single last one of you crazy motherfuckers who join me on the fucking ride

Posted by Daveyo520

Ya after "knowing" someone for 9 years it is hard for them to not be around anymore.

Edited by NegativeCero

We're right there with you, Biff.

Posted by MetalThrashingMatt

It's so rough realizing he will no longer be around. Giant Bomb will never be the same. Condolences to his friends and family. RIP Ryan. We're all really going to miss you buddy

Posted by big_jon

Sad day guys, really sad day...

Posted by Tactical_Kill

Sigh, such a long and sucky day. All this still doesn't seem real, like I'm waiting for the big reveal of an elaborate joke...

Ya know, I don't post on here as much as I used to, but I really love you guys. It's like a second home here.

Posted by Ghostiet

Biff. : (

Posted by JouselDelka

Oh shit, it's Biff... if anyone around here unhealthily loved Ryan, it was you man. You were a great fan of him and your photoshop thread launched this website into the next era. Be proud of your presence and influence and know that Ryan appreciates it up there in heaven.

Posted by Sweep

@red12b said:

drinking helps

Not this time

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Posted by Red12b

@sweep said:

@red12b said:

drinking helps

Not this time

oh no, drinking does help

I have reached that next level of Understanding

I also feel completely numb,

Drinking helps

Posted by Tebbit

Couldn't have said it better

Posted by RollingZeppelin

I drank last night to commemorate Ryan. But what really made me feel better was letting my girlfriend know what's up. I suggest that you all tell a loved one be it family, significant other, or a close friend. I really felt a weight lifted and it helps to put words to what you're feeling, words that are created by your voice, not your keyboard.

Posted by Penelope

It's nighttime here in China. The sun is going down. Pouring one out for Ryan. I hope he likes Baijiu.

Posted by Gamer_152

When Biff makes a sincere post, you know it's a tragedy. Stay strong duder.

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Posted by TheManWithNoPlan

This is gonna be hard for everyone for a while. Ryan was a one of a kind person and he will be sorely missed by us all. I can only imagine what his friends and family are going through.

Posted by omdata

@rollingzeppelin: There's something to that. I was pretty much just in shock yesterday afternoon, until I went to meet my wife at the gym after work. She walked up and gave me a hug, and I just started crying in the gym parking lot.

I'm so grateful to have the online Giant Bomb community, the mere fact that we're all here posting is a testament to how powerful it is. It's for real. But there is also something very immediate and relieving to be able to look someone you care about in the eyes and say "Goddammit, I'm torn up over this."

Posted by CornontheCobbe

I haven't been on GiantBomb in a long time, and just came back to find this devastating news. RIP Ryan.

Posted by dudeglove

I'm drinking now. For you. For us.

Edited by chocolaterhinovampire

I am drinking some delicious PBR