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byggvir denokomis
Infinite Ratio
#1281 - 2012-09-14 17:56:32 UTC
R.I.P. Vile Rat

Condolences to the family of Sean Smith, a man who will be remembered.
DarthNefarius
Minmatar Heavy Industries
#1282 - 2012-09-14 18:26:07 UTC  |  Edited by: DarthNefarius
CNN has a live feed of Sean's remains right now that have been returned to the USA & the US President is about to speak there
An' then Chicken@little.com, he come scramblin outta the    Terminal room screaming "The system's crashing! The system's    crashing!" -Uncle RAMus, 'Tales for Cyberpsychotic Children'
Teh Frog
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1283 - 2012-09-14 18:26:33 UTC
I listen to talk radio and slowly but surely they're mentioning Sean more and more by his name and that he had regular conversations with an 'online gaming community'. Even going so far as to quote his sentence about the 'police' officer. Keep it up. Giving a story and a face to a victim can bring about a lot of positive attention. As opposed to Michael Savage who 'knows his type as some one in the peace corp.'

Again rip Sean. This unfortunate event could be the catalyst for radical change.
Sunji Okaza
Perkone
Caldari State
#1284 - 2012-09-14 18:29:41 UTC  |  Edited by: Sunji Okaza
MissBolyai wrote:
Is this the same goonswarm that made fun of the BoB guy that died?

edit before I get band: I mean, sure it sucks that someone died irl that a lot of people knew, but I think it's pretty damn ironic that the same people that were dancing on some kid's grave (Smokse?) are now engaging in the very behavior they mocked years ago.




http://www.eve-search.com/thread/1304721-0/page/6

you are one of the last ppl that could point fingers here, MissBolyai.


Condoleances to VR's family.
Raceandsound
Stardust Heavy Industries
Solyaris Chtonium
#1285 - 2012-09-14 18:32:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Raceandsound
R.I.P Sean "Vile Rat" Smith and fly safe forever Sad

o7
Lulu Chlamydia
Republic University
Minmatar Republic
#1286 - 2012-09-14 18:34:21 UTC
Vile Rat was a name I only ever knew from from forum posts, but it's always tragic to see people dead due to senseless violence, and to see innocents killed while doing their job is just downright depressing.

My heart goes out to his family, freinds and corpmates .
Nikodiemus
Etsala Empire
Etsala Legion
#1287 - 2012-09-14 18:40:51 UTC
Holy **** Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just referenced "VR" contribution to Eve in statements remembering the lives lost in the consulate attack. The man shaped two worlds, real and virtual. RIP
DarthNefarius
Minmatar Heavy Industries
#1288 - 2012-09-14 18:42:19 UTC  |  Edited by: DarthNefarius
All major US broadcastors are showing his return not just the cablenews... Hillary Clinton is speaking about him& others that lost thier lives now
An' then Chicken@little.com, he come scramblin outta the    Terminal room screaming "The system's crashing! The system's    crashing!" -Uncle RAMus, 'Tales for Cyberpsychotic Children'
Mr ZZZZZZZZ
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#1289 - 2012-09-14 18:43:52 UTC
Just caught Hillary Clinton speaking on TV and she mentioned all of the "virtual" friends, competitors, and fellow gamers that he left behind. Must be the first eulogy ever with a shout out to virtual and RL friends.

Amazing the impact VR is still having. Wish I had the chance to meet him rather then learning about what an amazing person he was after the fact.

-Z
Trece deSevin
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#1290 - 2012-09-14 18:56:01 UTC
RIP Sean "Vile Rat" Smith, thank you for your contributions to Eve, and thank you for your service to our Country. May your family and friends be comforted in this time of loss and grief. Again thank you for your ULTIMATE sacrifice. RIP fellow space traveler!
alpha lead
ElitistOps
Snuffed Out
#1291 - 2012-09-14 18:57:54 UTC
Rest In Peace Sean "Vile Rat" Smith. Sincere condolences to those left behind.
Matt Grav
Wrath of the Pea
#1292 - 2012-09-14 19:16:08 UTC
Just watched the repatriation ceremony on the BBC over here in the UK. So very sad.

At least in Eve I feel like I understand the world.

RIP and my condolences to all those who knew him.
highonpop
KarmaFleet
Goonswarm Federation
#1293 - 2012-09-14 19:22:12 UTC  |  Edited by: highonpop
Sunji Okaza wrote:
MissBolyai wrote:
Is this the same goonswarm that made fun of the BoB guy that died?

edit before I get band: I mean, sure it sucks that someone died irl that a lot of people knew, but I think it's pretty damn ironic that the same people that were dancing on some kid's grave (Smokse?) are now engaging in the very behavior they mocked years ago.




http://www.eve-search.com/thread/1304721-0/page/6

you are one of the last ppl that could point fingers here, MissBolyai.


Condoleances to VR's family.



Confirming MissBolyai has no room to speak, and is now a few rungs lower in the food chain.

Post in reference to someone who had just died from lung cancer

Quote:
MissBolyai
MissBolyai
North Eastern Swat
Pandemic Legion

Posted - 2010.04.20 13:53:00 - [168]
15 days ago? I bet he stinks worse now than when his chain smoking ass wasn't room temperature.

Rot in peace noble prince.

FC, what do?

Vokanic
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#1294 - 2012-09-14 19:46:54 UTC
This video sums it up too well. Goodbye friend
Raze Zindonas
TYR.
Exodus.
#1295 - 2012-09-14 19:53:38 UTC
From http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/14/transcript-video-hillary-clinton-speaks-at-ceremony-as-bodies-of-americans-killed-in-libya-arrive-in-the-us/

"Sean Smith joined the State Department after six years in the Air Force. He was respected as an expert on technology by colleagues in Petoria, Baghdad, Montreal and the Hague. He enrolled in correspondent courses in Penn State and had high hopes for the future. Sean leaves behind a loving wife, Heather, two young children, Samantha and Nathan, and scores of grieving families, friends and colleagues. And that’s just in this world. Because online, in the virtual worlds that Sean helped create, he is also being mourned by countless competitors, collaborators and gamers who shared his passion."
Agaetis Byrjun Endalaust
#1296 - 2012-09-14 19:59:06 UTC
Quote:
Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

because Vile rat was someone having this in his Bio

May he fly high and never look back

__________________________ just because you're paranoid it doesn't mean they're not after you

Phugoid
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#1297 - 2012-09-14 20:00:07 UTC
RIP in Vile Rat.....

Im only a 3 year old Eve player, but I've come to have the utmost respect to the Eve players who have been around since the early years of Eve. Whether they are Goons or whatever, they are playing the game we all love, and contributed to it's growth.

Just goes to show how no matter what one does in RL, this game has you hooked.

Sorry to all who knew him...... :(

Flugzeugführer

Edana Jah
Perkone
Caldari State
#1298 - 2012-09-14 20:16:09 UTC
RIP Vile Rat. Still impressed that you managed to make waves in the real world while being a major force in EVE. You're an inspiration.
Tutsunucann
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1299 - 2012-09-14 20:19:41 UTC
I'm in awe of the EVE community's overwhelming response to the untimely passing of one of its' own. You all - friends, corp mates, CCP employees, or simply fellow internet space travelers like me - show him great honor.

My condolences to Sean "VR" Smith's friends and family.







Jonah Gravenstein
Machiavellian Space Bastards
#1300 - 2012-09-14 20:35:39 UTC
Seleene of the CSM has provided a link on twitter for those of us that would like to use it in VRs memory

RIP VR

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