Ryan Davis is Still a Threat

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.

15 Comments
15 Comments
Edited by Systech

I love you and I love Ryan Davis

Posted by MetalGearSunny

<3

Posted by armaan8014

@systech said:

I love you and I love Ryan Davis

That's all I wanted to say as well.

Posted by MariachiMacabre

Ryan's the fucking coolest dude on the internet.

Posted by ZombiePie

@systech said:

I love you and I love Ryan Davis

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Edited by Lanechanger

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

And from one Toronto duder to another, hello!

Edited by permastun

Duder is a saint.

Edited by sirdesmond

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.

Posted by MocBucket62

Duder is a saint.

Couldn't be more true.

Posted by DexterKid

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

Posted by FirebirdINF

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

Posted by revolve

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.

Posted by Lydian_Sel

I live my life at Threat Level Davis!

Posted by Demoskinos

@systech said:

I love you and I love Ryan Davis

Posted by WMoyer83

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.