Ryan Davis was my friend and I will miss him

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#51 Posted by Catfish666 (191 posts) -

Beautifully written, I'm sure this summarizes many of long time GBers feelings right now. RIP Ryan, we miss you already.

#52 Posted by Godlyawesomeguy (6403 posts) -

I'm going to miss Ryan so much.

#53 Posted by TheAbidingDude (17 posts) -

I don't know what it is like to know Ryan Davis on a personal level, but I do know that his actions and the way he treated others which has taught me a bunch. I miss him.

#54 Edited by Kadayi (185 posts) -

Nice summary Phoenix. I haven't been this cut up about someone I didn't know personally dying since John Peel passed suddenly in 2004. It just seemed inconceivable then that someone who was inherently part of the fabric of my adolescence like him was suddenly no longer there, way before his time. Like yourself Ryan and the rest of the GB crew have long been a fixture of my week for many years now. A welcome audio escape from the drudgery of a pretty mundane job at times into the world of games talk. A world were my real passions lie, and it's just hard to imagine that he's no longer going to be there there to share his out and out enthusiasm for everything from Saints Row, through to Arcade machines.

#55 Posted by Phoenix654 (269 posts) -

@kadayi said:

Nice summary Phoenix. I haven't been this cut up about someone I didn't know personally dying since John Peel passed suddenly in 2004. It just seemed inconceivable then that someone who was inherently part of the fabric of my adolescence like him was suddenly no longer there, way before his time. Like yourself Ryan and the rest of the GB crew have long been a fixture of my week for many years now. A welcome audio escape from the drudgery of a pretty mundane job at times into the world of games talk. A world were my real passions lie, and it's just hard to imagine that he's no longer going to be there there to share his out and out enthusiasm for everything from Saints Row, through to Arcade machines.

I hear you loud and clear, duder. It's staggering how deeply this is effecting me. I'm a huge behind-the-scenes kind of movie nerd and Stan Winston, the guy who's shop made the Terminator and Jurassic Park's T-Rex (among scores of others), was an icon and a hero to me. The day he passed away, I posted it on my Facebook, said some kind words about the man, explained how forward thinking he was as a practical effects guy installing digital stations in his shop, then I moved on. It was a thing that happened that bummed me out for a while, then there were other things to do. As Raul Julia once put it, "...It was Tuesday."

I still catch myself bursting into tears about Ryan. Part of me is always thinking about it, it seems. Whenever there's no work to distract me or a project to work on, it sneaks up and reminds me a friend is gone. I haven't listened to today's Bombcast yet, I'm not up to it right now. It'll have to wait until tomorrow, or maybe even the weekend, when I won't have work to go through after (or during) hearing it. It'll be hard to not hear Ryan telling me it's Tuesday.

#56 Posted by Phoenix654 (269 posts) -

I want to say thanks to everyone who read or commented and to the community spotlight for including me on the list. I appreciate it and am not worthy.

#57 Posted by Danteveli (1205 posts) -

@wchigo: As fellow person living in China I have to agree and say : Yes it does!

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