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R.I.P. Nicholas 'eXcavator' Arts, 1996-2016
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Originally posted by Nameless
Originally posted by D'Vazure
Disregard the physical distance and cherish those online relationships. Tell your friends you love them every day. Behind each of these screens is a real heart that just wants as much love as the person sitting next to you in the real world. Love your neighbor, even if you're in Louisiana and he's in New Jersey.

Rest in peace, eXcavator. I love you, man.


quoted for fucking truth, dude. just because it's over the internet doesn't mean you don't have a connection with another person. internet friendships are just as valid as irl friendships.

Hear hear.
Originally posted by K3fka
I was never super close with eXcavator, so I didn't know him all that well. I've often wondered if/when/how internet people would find out if I died. Experiencing this kind of situation from the other side is a totally surreal experience. I wish the best for his family and other friends.

This very much. I've rarely talked to him, but he was a nice person. I wish him to rest in peace.
I really don't want to believe it, but... ugh.

What pains me the most is how sudden it happened. His family must've had the hardest time. He was a very chill guy to have around on IRC, and I pretty much understand the sorrow of Derpy, erga and co.

Rest in peace, man.
Learning about this got me sad and speechless for the last hour. I hope he's resting in peace, and my best wishes for his family and closest friends over here.

We rarely talked over the IRC, but he was a very nice guy to have around. The worst part of this all is that I hadn't noticed that he got inactive everywhere.

2016 is a terrible year
this shit hits me in the pit of my stomach. i cant even say anything because nothing i can think of is enough. my thoughts are with those that were closest to him. things are going to be weird as fuck for a while. if you're reading this ilu, even if i dont make that clear enough.
fuck
Sorry if this ends up briefer than I want it to be, I'm currently getting tears all over my keyboard and I don't think I can physically manage keeping it together.

eX was one of my very first friends in smwc, all the way back when I was just a shitty 13 year old. I still remember the day when, unable to get the video plugin for ZSNES to work, he offered to play my levels and host the video on his channel for me. They're still up. I couldn't believe how nice he was about it, and never did he once do anything to lose that respect I held for him.

I drifted away from him, eventually. I regret it to this day. I lost quite a lot of good friends when it happened long ago, but the loss of eX was probably the hardest blow when I realized it. I could never regain that level of connection. We would still say hi, reminisce about MLITF when the time was right, but I no longer had any tangible reason to keep in touch. We went our own ways, but I always knew that he still thought of me as a friend even after all these years.

I don't think I ever got the chance to thank him for being such an amazing person. I credit him for being part of reason I'm still living today. The world needed people like him.

RIP eXcavator, gone but won't be forgotten.



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Later.
Nothing I want to say would be unique or ultimately matter, but I really felt the need to break my absence from the site to say at least something here. I didn't know him personally too well before this year, but I've talked to him enough times for even thinking about this to be painful; ex just had that sort of effect on people.

I can't even begin to imagine what his family feels like right now, losing a son at 20 isn't easy. I wish I had more to say, but I didn't really think hearing about the death of someone I just knew online would be this heartbreaking. it just goes to show the power of the Internet to bring people together.
Originally posted by K3fka
I was never super close with eXcavator, so I didn't know him all that well. I've often wondered if/when/how internet people would find out if I died. Experiencing this kind of situation from the other side is a totally surreal experience. I wish the best for his family and other friends.

I didn't really know him at all or talk to him on any chats but it still feels shocking regardless.

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Wow, that's avidly horrible. I feel so sad for him and his loved ones. I've seen eXcavator around and he was a cool guy, it sucks how this happened. Death is usually something no one sees coming, and boy it sure hits hard. I'll miss you, eXcavator. Please... rest in peace.

In all honesty though, this really does suck. Screw it, I can say "rest in peace", but that doesn't take the pain away. It's nothing but tragic, just pure travesty. TWENTY YEARS OLD! No one deserves that! LIKE REALLY? Ugh...

FUCK!

I shake my head at this... Good bye, eXcavator. You... deserved better. That's really all I can say about my feelings. The frustration, the sadness... No words can describe it. They really can't.
Oh my God, I can't believe this is serious.

He was a so bright of a dude, so fun to have around. Man...

It's really hard to know what to say in a situation like this. I guess the last thing we expect is for an internet friend to pass away (or at least, to learn about it).

Rest in peace. :|

Oh, my... I never would have guessed that such a great member of SMWC, a friend of all of ours on Caffie and all would die at such a young age, and having made such good friends with all of us...

It was a lot of fun going on Events with him and such, and he was always there when we needed him... We also rarely talked, but he was one of the nicest people I've ever met...

Amhunter's comments on this pretty much sums everything else up on my mind. Death always sneaks up on us and hits us when we least expect it, and it's so horrible to have it happen to a friendly user on a website who contributed so much, or even someone you could consider your best friend or family.

I'll miss you so much, eXcavator...You'll always have a place in all of our hearts... #wario{:'(}\

(Disabling my layout as well along with Hunter and Skewer in respect.)
excavator, no, Nicholas was an amazing friend. He was one of the first friendships I really formed here, and one of the longest to last while I was still a super active user. I caught word of this while at work and was stunned in tears. I'll never forget the times where we hijacked the radio for Barkleyfest, got to know each other in our small IRC family, the many times where he helped get me out of shitty moods, or the many other conversations and jokes we shared over the years about a wide range of random shit.

I just can't believe he's really gone. Rest in peace, you won't be forgotten.




eX's favourite album is ELO's Out of the Blue. It's a great one.

Here's a song from it that I think perfectly captures eX.

Sun is shining in the sky
There ain't a cloud in sight
It's stopped rainin', everybody's in a play
And don't you know
It's a beautiful new day, hey
Runnin' down the avenue
See how the sun shines brightly in the city
On the streets where once was pity
Mr. Blue Sky is living here today hey, hey, hey
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?
Hey you with the pretty face
Welcome to the human race
A celebration, mister Blue Sky's up there waitin'
And today is the day we've waited for, ooh
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?
Hey there mr. Blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you
Hey there mr. Blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you
Mr. Blue Sky, Mr. Blue Sky
Mr. Blue Sky
Mister Blue, you did it right
But soon comes mister Night creepin' over
Now his hand is on your shoulder
Never mind I'll remember you this
I'll remember you this
Mister Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?
Mister Blue Sky, please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?
Hey there, mister Blue
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do
Everybody smiles at you


EDIT: he also loved Yes. He had great musical taste.
Please do not make me cry... please don't.

I'm crying now. eXca... I'm going to miss you so much. You were great. ... I wish you were still here...
damn. 2016 is really taking a lot of the people that we love as friends. It's such a shame to die so young, I didn't talk to him that much but I hope he rests in peace.
I feel I don't connect with much of the community, but if I could name the few people from here that I talked the most to and held me connected to this place, eXcavator was certainly one of them. Most of the time I've done stuff with eX was with Minecraft stuff, we both played on the site's servers and even ran them for a good period of time. We'd hold pvp matches that grew more and more elaborate and draining on the players because people like me and eX strived for a sense of complete domination of the opposing team, and we both played with everything we were capable of accomplishing in the game. Those matches are still the best games I've ever played. It brought out the worst in us but after they ended we were all still really solid friends. Shame for those who we tried to invite only to realize that they were a like fishes being thrown into a shark tank. They...never really wanted to play with us after a single match, lol.

I got the lucky chance to get into a pretty solid group of people on the site of people who just did what the main group of the community did but more connected with each other. eXcavator was of course one of the people in this group and that was when I came to understand him along with a lot of other people on the site who I also consider good friends.

As other people mentioned, he was argumentative at times, but that honestly never bothered me. It reminded me of how he played in minecraft and I kind of admired it. he really was a person determined to win and very rarely was there anything he held back.

I'm really gonna miss this guy who had the same name as me which confused the hell out of me every now and then
Welp.

I didn't know him besides reading his name once or twice. I really wish I went active at here earlier. This makes it hard for me to feel anything besides a small bit of grief. It is sad nonetheless for sure. May he rest well.
Originally posted by D'Vazure
Disregard the physical distance and cherish those online relationships. Tell your friends you love them every day. Behind each of these screens is a real heart that just wants as much love as the person sitting next to you in the real world. Love your neighbor, even if you're in Louisiana and he's in New Jersey.

Rest in peace, eXcavator. I love you, man.


Originally posted by K3fka
I was never super close with eXcavator, so I didn't know him all that well. I've often wondered if/when/how internet people would find out if I died. Experiencing this kind of situation from the other side is a totally surreal experience. I wish the best for his family and other friends.

This is pretty much what I would like to say.
Rest in peace.

Gloomy edit: fixed typo.

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Really?? I'm honestly speechless about that...

This is like the last thing I'd expect to happen, like really. Rest in peace man, you'll never be forgotten. :/

I didn't really know eXcavator, but I got the impression that he was a pretty cool guy...

#tb{D'X}

Rest in peace, man.
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