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Old 2017-09-16, 20:35
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Please, try to be strong, even if it's not going to be Easy at all...
We all have beautiful memories of DF and the time we spent together here.I Hope he found piece, somewhere, somehow.
I Don't know what else to say, This seems so unreal...
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Old 2017-09-16, 20:36
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Long time lurker here... and I still feel like I had known you. There are really no words to express my feelings in this horrible situation. This is a tragedy. Rest in peace, Thomas.
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Old 2017-09-16, 21:30
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I don't post much, but I've been lurking here since around '02-'03 and DarkFlame was a veteran I always respected highly. This is very sad, may he rest in peace..
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Old 2017-09-17, 08:53
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I never met Thomas yet felt like he was a part of my life growing up, from getting to know him as a child here to the occasional Facebook discussions we engaged in, to all the funny, kind hearted, quirky and scientific posts he made on FB and in this community.

It was obvious, even at this distance, that he was an amazing kind and wonderful soul. Even though I'd never met him, I have always genuinely liked him and considered him to be a friend. I'm so utterly saddened by his loss.

Bertine, I am so so sorry for your loss. May you find the strength to deal with these trying times.

Rest in peace Thomas, you will be remembered and sorely missed buddy.
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Old 2017-09-17, 08:55
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I can't believe Darkflame is gone. That I'll never talk with him again. No more discussions about tv shows, games, the future, technology and ethics. Can't believe he just died like that.
That he'll never see the future he was so enthusiastic about. No one is more deserving than him to see it. Now when it comes it will be sad without him to share it with.

Darkf was so full of life and he wanted to live. It's not fair that this happened to him. It's so fucked up and twisted. I hate this so much.

At least Tom and Bertine are lucky enough to have had each other. It was not difficult to notice they had an amazing partnership that very few manage to achieve in a lifetime. Even if that should have rightfully lasted much much longer than that.

Bertine/Atresica - I hope you can find some consolation here when you need it. I know I speak for not only myself when I say we'll do everything to give you the support you need. The MBN is a significant part of many of our lives and some of us basically grew up here together. To me it feels like we're kind of a family. In my heart you never stopped being a part of this community. I'm so sorry that you're going through this hell right now.
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Old 2017-09-17, 09:06
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Old 2017-09-17, 13:30
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Damn.

I just had my own tumor removal surgery this August. The doctors say I have 100% positive prospects, but the shock of cancer still sits deep. Who knows, maybe this will be the beginning of my battle?

I'm going to take Darkflame's advice. He was the soul of this community, without him MBN would have never existed in the way it did.

Looks like the last thread he ever started on the MBN was "What are you looking forward to?" I'm looking forward to making a swift recovery, and gaining enough energy to once again use my time to learn about the world, to explore it, to try to make it better.

Rest in peace, dear friend. Thank you for everything.
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Old 2017-09-17, 16:13
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Damn.

I just had my own tumor removal surgery this August. The doctors say I have 100% positive prospects, but the shock of cancer still sits deep. Who knows, maybe this will be the beginning of my battle?

I'm going to take Darkflame's advice. He was the soul of this community, without him MBN would have never existed in the way it did.

Looks like the last thread he ever started on the MBN was "What are you looking forward to?" I'm looking forward to making a swift recovery, and gaining enough energy to once again use my time to learn about the world, to explore it, to try to make it better.

Rest in peace, dear friend. Thank you for everything.
Here's what I learned from this experience: If possible, look for an academic hospital or a hospital specialised in the type that has been removed. See if you can have a meeting or a talk. I hope you will never have to think of this experience ever again, but just in case, make sure you have experts. It could literately be the difference between life and death.
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Old 2017-09-17, 19:25
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I've been wanting to post but, as everyone has said, there are no good words to say.

I'm so sorry to hear about this.
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Old 2017-09-18, 15:08
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I am mostly a lurker and I never had a conversation with Darkflame, but I miss him.

Atresica, like all this comunity, I want to support you and wish you to be strong and handle this.

Kobold, good luck, man. I do hope you will recover.
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Old 2017-09-18, 18:45
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Oh geez, this is terrible to hear. He'll be missed, our only real life Twinsen.

I hope you're doing well Atresica.
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Old 2017-09-18, 23:13
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Perhaps you won't believe me, or anyone else here on the site. But, I know for a fact - without a doubt, that you will see your beloved Thomas once again. I believe in the after life, and I know that if you are willing to believe also, you definitely will see him again.

Please don't see this as the end of Thomas... I'm sure he is sad that he is not here on earth. But, I'm sure that he wants all of us to be happy. Why should we need to suffer? An unfortunate part of life is to suffer. I know that you will see him once again, and you will be reunited with him. You don't have to believe me, but I believe very strongly - more than I can put into words to describe.
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Old 2017-09-18, 23:48
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Once more, thank you so much for your kind messages!

So uh, it turns out Darkflame left a whole trove of things and instructions behind. Will take me a while to read (like, it's really a lot of stuff o_O).

One of the things he asked me to do was post this:

Dear digital webbynet friends,

It seems I find myself dead. I am sorry for the inconvenience this cause’s, but how do you think I feel? Suddenly my existence is cut down to some pre-written messages being sent out.
Mortality sucks and its highly irritating the human race didn't deal with the problem sooner. Oh well, I hope some of you are more lucky.
I enjoyed my time here, this place helped make my existence worthwhile and I hope it continues to go strong without me. (obviously I was the corner stone of this whole community...)
I have left instructions for some of my IP/hard drives to go public, if there’s anything relevant my assistant will link below;

(you can also request things if I forgot anything that you know I have and you would find usefull)
Please be excellent to eachother without me!
Other then that I wish you all a very good and fulfilling life.
Yours,

-Thomas aka Darkflame

ps, This isnt a joke, I really am dead



Fck, I love having had him as my companion.
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Old 2017-09-19, 00:51
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My sister's (Zoé for those who know her) first comment : "It could've been posted from his account, the absurdity would've been even more efficient "

Seriously though, this is just like we knew him, completely average and very absurd at the same time, while not letting through any strong emotions...

I did the math today, I realised I didn't know him without his cancer... Feels strange somehow... Was he noticeably different before ?
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Old 2017-09-19, 02:40
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Once more, thank you so much for your kind messages!

So uh, it turns out Darkflame left a whole trove of things and instructions behind. Will take me a while to read (like, it's really a lot of stuff o_O).

One of the things he asked me to do was post this:

Dear digital webbynet friends,

It seems I find myself dead. I am sorry for the inconvenience this cause’s, but how do you think I feel? Suddenly my existence is cut down to some pre-written messages being sent out.
Mortality sucks and its highly irritating the human race didn't deal with the problem sooner. Oh well, I hope some of you are more lucky.
I enjoyed my time here, this place helped make my existence worthwhile and I hope it continues to go strong without me. (obviously I was the corner stone of this whole community...)
I have left instructions for some of my IP/hard drives to go public, if there’s anything relevant my assistant will link below;

(you can also request things if I forgot anything that you know I have and you would find usefull)
Please be excellent to eachother without me!
Other then that I wish you all a very good and fulfilling life.
Yours,

-Thomas aka Darkflame

ps, This isnt a joke, I really am dead



Fck, I love having had him as my companion.
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Old 2017-09-19, 04:52
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As much as a shame it was, he was definitely accepting death. Now that I think about it, I can relate - not myself personally though.

I had an uncle whom lived to his mid-fifties. From the time he was a little boy he was nice to everyone. He always had polite things to say, and always gave very nice complements. He served anyone whenever he could get the chance to - even if it meant completely sacrificing all of the free time he had. This really reminds me of Thomas. If you think about it, he was the one who started the giant threads about movies, video games, literally whatever - you name it. My uncle was really into math and took as many classes he could get. He took algebra, calculus, analysis, trigonometry, you name it - my uncle was his own mathematician genius. About half a year ago, my uncle died one day after helping someone move furniture. He fell, hitting his head on the kitchen table as he went to the floor (I still remember the mark on his head before they closed his coffin). As far as Thomas is concerned, he was really into programming, and I'm sure enjoyed every second of it. I miss my uncle, even though I didn't know him too well, the same goes for Thomas. It's too bad I didn't try to talk to Thomas much more - I'm giving you guys all of the information I've got about him.

From this moment forward, I'm going to strive to become more like him. He definitely wants us to be happy, and there is absolutely no reason we shouldn't be. He even asks us to make our lives greater than we are now, so we should do all that we can to become better.

Atresica, thank you for releasing his message to us - I'm sure it means a lot to him.
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I miss my uncle, even though I didn't know him too well, the same goes for Thomas.
Thanks for sharing your story with us!

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Dear digital webbynet friends,

It seems I find myself dead. I am sorry for the inconvenience this cause’s, but how do you think I feel?

(obviously I was the corner stone of this whole community...)


-Thomas aka Darkflame
DF, this is supposed to be a serious thread! You're playing with my emotions.

Of course he gets away with it because he's an Admin and beloved community member. Typical. Next thing you know he left an encoded treasure map.

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Old 2017-09-19, 07:15
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I haven't spoken to you all in years, but you're some kind of family for me. I've been dealing with a lot of death lately. This is completely shocking. I don't know what else to say. Thank you for sending along his final words to us. I don't know what I could offer, but if there's anything I can do I'm here.
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Old 2017-09-19, 08:27
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Lightwing, Urgh, I know right!

MrQuetch, Tom would be honoured.

Polaris, Ffff, I should have done that! Damn, missed opportunity.
I would say, no. He wasn't different. He still had the same drive and believes, but it suddenly got a time limit. Still, the disease was such a constant factor for both of our lives that we both grew older with it and because of it. Who knows how our believes, motivations and morals were shaped by the constant threat of death. It's perhaps silly to assume it wasn't.
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Old 2017-09-19, 09:18
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.Polaris, Ffff, I should have done that! Damn, missed opportunity.
Still possible using split thread and some database editing. (*looking at El*)

Lightwing, well put!
(But seriously it's awesome he left us this gift)
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Old 2017-09-19, 10:07
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Atre, I never really knew you or Thomas all that well but it was clear even to me how much he and you loved each other. As terrible as his passing is I still think you're very fortunate to have experienced that, I'm fairly certain many people can go through their whole lives without finding that kind of connection with someone. I'm not gonna pretend I can imagine what you went through, but I just thought it was important to remember that.
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Old 2017-09-19, 19:24
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I've been dealing with a lot of death lately.
You know, it is very interesting you mention that. Besides my uncle passing away, I had two other extended relatives (another uncle, and one of my older cousins). Because of horrible addictions, they eventually got depressed, and both unfortunately committed suicide... I won't say how they died, as they're worse than my uncles.
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You know, it is very interesting you mention that. Besides my uncle passing away, I had two other extended relatives (another uncle, and one of my older cousins). Because of horrible addictions, they eventually got depressed, and both unfortunately committed suicide... I won't say how they died, as they're worse than my uncles.
My dad fell down drunk and broke his neck. A month later my girlfriend's grandmother died. She was 93, so it wasn't the most shocking thing, but she was the first person I actually watched die. So that was weird.
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Dear digital webbynet friends,

It seems I find myself dead. I am sorry for the inconvenience this cause’s, but how do you think I feel? Suddenly my existence is cut down to some pre-written messages being sent out.
Mortality sucks and its highly irritating the human race didn't deal with the problem sooner. Oh well, I hope some of you are more lucky.
I enjoyed my time here, this place helped make my existence worthwhile and I hope it continues to go strong without me. (obviously I was the corner stone of this whole community...)
I have left instructions for some of my IP/hard drives to go public, if there’s anything relevant my assistant will link below;

(you can also request things if I forgot anything that you know I have and you would find usefull)
Please be excellent to eachother without me!
Other then that I wish you all a very good and fulfilling life.
Yours,

-Thomas aka Darkflame

ps, This isnt a joke, I really am dead

Wow, this made me want to laugh and cry at the same time. I still can't quite wrap my head around his death. Thanks for sharing this Atre.
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I'm sorry I'm just chiming in very briefly and very late.
I want to express my sincerest condolences and emphasize how many people DF has ever just so slightly changed for the better.
This is in my opinion the biggest goal we can all strive for in life - leaving the planet better than without us.

Thank you Atresica for sharing everything and I hope you will soon see some sunlight through the pain.
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