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Anakin
« on: September 19, 2007, 02:25:42 AM »
Our dear Anakin has left us for a different place.    :'(   RIP dear Anakin.   :closedeyes:

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Anakin
« on: September 19, 2007, 02:25:42 AM »

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2007, 05:19:46 AM »
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: Carolina_Blue shouts: In case you have not heard, my dear friend Anakin passed away on Sunday in Canberra
: sixty_something shouts: yes, learned about it today, Carolina .. so sorry
: sixty_something shouts: socksey also put a nice post at fibsboard
: sixty_something shouts: maybe you could add something to it
: resh_lakish shouts: so sad carolina
: resh_lakish shouts: did anakin have MD
: Carolina_Blue shouts: What is the URL for the fibs board
: Johnny_Boy shouts: so sorry to hear that
: sixty_something shouts: http://www.fibsboard.com/general-chit-chat/anakin-t1659.0.html;msg12768;topicseen#new
: wyzzz shouts: darn...such sad info..rip anakin
: sixty_something shouts: maybe you could add something to it
: sixty_something shouts: resh, re-shout
: Carolina_Blue shouts: I will


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Re: Anakin
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2007, 05:33:19 AM »
Most Fibsters know how close Anakin and I were.  I have been planning a trip to Australia to see him.
At 4am EST on Monday, I called his house in Spence, ACT, Australia to harass him because he had
not been on-line since September 8th.  It was 6pm on Monday in OZ.  His mother answered the phone
and, upon hearing my voice, told me Simon (his real name) had passed away the day before.  I also
spoke with his twin sister who lives in Sydney.  They both said some very kind things to me about how
much Simon both loved and hated playing those long session with me.

I am still going to OZ and will stop to meet his mother.  She said she would give me some pictures of
Simon and I will post them here.

When I first met Anakin, he was a 1095 player.  I berated him, insulted him, and mocked him.  With a
lot of help from jimbok, I was able to get Anakin to practice against GNU-bg.  It took a while, but he
became very good player.  The last time we played he got me to take a sucker double.  If you know me,
you know my strength is in doubling.  He was up 6-0 in a 7 point game and cursed like a drunken
sailor as I worked my way to 6-5.  But he won the last game and went into usual heavy lumber routine.

I really will miss him.

If you like to send a card or a note to his mother, email me at rdadamsii at ol dot com and I will send
her name and address to you.

Dick

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 06:29:43 AM »
Anakin made me made me laugh at lot over the years, and sometimes he even made me think.  Sometimes he was frustrating, and he blamed it on the meds he was taking.  I can't recall how many years it's been that I've known him on FIBS, but we had many a good chat (and a few of the other kind too!).  When was that postcard tourney?  I lost to him and had to send him a postcard.  I know he was on FIBS a couple of years prior to that.

A quick GREP of files I've got handy for other reasons reveals the following pearls from Anakin:
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f040330:Anakin shouts: Repbot is a NAZI

f050507:Anakin shouts: why cant people recognise there is luck involved?
f050507:Anakin shouts: i love the put downs
f050507:Anakin shouts: the great insults
f050507:Anakin shouts: this place is a comedy show
f050507:Anakin shouts: this is a good place to do stand up comedy
f050507:Anakin shouts: or sit down comedy
f050507:Anakin shouts: LoL
f050507:Anakin shouts: if u get offended by me in cyberspace u must be a dog to live
f050507:Anakin shouts: so the more a person shouts the more of an idiot they are.. ok

f061126:Anakin shouts: has anyone ever been laid up in hospital and have a hot looking female nurse give them a bed bath, last time I just could not keep fido down
f061126:Anakin shouts: then my mum walked in
f061126:Anakin shouts: everyone has that secret file where they keep porn pics
f061126:Anakin shouts: secret folder
f061126:Anakin shouts: what does the Pope do when old fido needs some action?
f061126:Anakin shouts: forgive me God for I have sinned

f070204:Anakin shouts: You may all start registering for Bagolympic in 17 mins
f070204:Anakin shouts: harassment of players on fibs is not tolerated
f070204:Anakin shouts: where is the fibs etiquette guide?
f070204:Anakin shouts: noone ever wrote one
f070204:Anakin shouts: we go on word of mouth
f070204:Anakin shouts: be courteous and fair to all players

f070204:Anakin shouts: tut tut tut  that enough children, grow up, I don't want to hear anymore !
I think FIBS is a better place for the Anakin-experience and I'll miss him. 

"tut tut tut  that enough children, grow up, I don't want to hear anymore !"  -- Anakin

Rest in peace, Anakin.

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2007, 06:29:43 AM »

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007, 11:33:35 AM »
Anakin, i hardly knew you, but i've been blundering around all night thinking of you, old friends, and family who have passed on beyond the beyond .. i've also been hanging around fibsland all night while drinking a little Lone Star beer and smoking Indonesian Kreteks sort of drenched in melancholy .. as i've never met an Aussie that didn't imbibe, it seemed appropriate, mate .. while watching a few games tonight, i was reminded of the term we often use in backgammon "dancing on the bar" .. well, mate, you've danced right off the danged bar and you are missed by many including me

seeing the many shouts by your better friends and posts here has been quite nice .. that, another beer and some Bob Wills music will get me through 'til dawn .. in closing, i'm also reminded of old small town cemeteries all over Texas where an inscription on many family tombstones seems to fit nicely in this thread, too

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007, 01:25:31 PM »
This is very sad news and will shake the community. It is always sad when we lose someone, but I know Anakin had made his presence well known on FIBs.  He could be a pain in the ass when losing, but I think that afflicts pretty much everyone at one time or another. He wound people up, but then apologised so graciously and had such charm that it would soon be forgotten, it was hard to stay mad for long.

He had learned so much and worked hard to improve his game - although I hadn't spotted that Carolina was coaching him - I thought they were just flirting  ;)

He ran tournaments for all of FIBs to enjoy and his shouts were also good entertainment value, he will be missed.

RIP Anakin, and blow on me dice would ya  ;) 
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Re: Anakin
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007, 02:51:50 PM »
Rest in Peace Anakin...you will be missed. :hypocrite:

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007, 06:02:56 PM »
this is such sad news.. RIP Anakin.. you will be missed



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Re: Anakin
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2007, 11:46:23 AM »
It makes me very sad to hear that. I didn´t know about his disease until now.
For me it was always fun and pleasure to meet Anakin.
You will not be forgotten, rest in Peace Anakin!

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2007, 06:00:28 AM »
I had noticed Anakin from his exuberant shouts on FIBS and took a liking to him. I only played 1 or 2 short matches with him and truly regret not making more of an effort to get to know him better. The mental image I had of Anakin is as a favorite baby of the FIBS family that was friendly and liked by everyone. Upon hearing that he may have been suffering from an illness, and in spite of it managed to always present a cheerful and positive aura to our little community, I recognize now that his heart was even bigger than I had imagined. Farewell dear Anakin, and may God give strength to those who were close to you to carry on.

maareyes  :'(

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2007, 01:02:36 PM »
Seems fitting he leaves us with a savedgame against a hairywoman and a vouch from God.

I'll lift one to ya tonight, you 'ol ballbreaker. VV's got nothing on you.


RepBot says: Anakin's complainers: Andy_Germain, burton, Denise, DirkIsTheBest, dorbel, Dunno, fesal, georger, idfer, janana, jechu, jodvm, NataS, NIHILIST, noodle
RepBot says: Anakin's complainers (cont'd): stacy, taylor, teentoucher, Traci

RepBot says: Anakin's vouchers: alef, ana, Anthony_J, Beelzebozo, bergkamp, billz, bluebotl, boardking, bthax, bundleup, burper, cal, Carolina_Blue, clay, dale_turner
RepBot says: Anakin's vouchers (cont'd): donzbot, doof, ENDIL, FatElvis, Flara, God, Hambone, ioni, jellybeans, jennings, jerryd, jimbok, jimmydarrell, lambda_phage, louis_cypher
RepBot says: Anakin's vouchers (cont'd): LuckyDice, Luddite, Mary_in_Florida, minimum, mjd, mookie, moondog, nailer, niter, oldovercoat, Pipster, Rammot, round, sarah, sharpei
RepBot says: Anakin's vouchers (cont'd): Shuggie_II, Sixta_II, Slipshod, Tank, thenonsequitur, trueman, voodoo_roller, Wallenstein, Yetiman, yyy, zakasax, Zamber, Zorba, zyxtcba

RepBot says: Anakin's complaints: Andy_Germain, burton, fesal, georger, jodvm, NataS, NIHILIST, noodle, stacy

RepBot says: Anakin's vouches: akamaya, alef, Anthony_J, barrycrooks, Beelzebozo, bergkamp, billz, bluebotl, boardking, bthax, bundleup, cal, Carolina_Blue, dale_turner, donzaemon
RepBot says: Anakin's vouches (cont'd): donzbot, doof, ENDIL, FatElvis, Flara, God, gogogiz, Hambone, ioni, javiator, jennings, jimbok, jimmydarrell, lambda_phage, Ludvigsson
RepBot says: Anakin's vouches (cont'd): mookie, moondog, nailer, newtonal, niter, oldovercoat, pier, Pipster, pol, Rammot, round, sharpei, Sixta_II, Slipshod, Tank
RepBot says: Anakin's vouches (cont'd): thenonsequitur, trueman, voodoo_roller, Wallenstein, wyzzz, Yetiman, yyy, zakasax, Zamber, Zorba, zyxtcba

RepBot says: Anakin has 1 saved game.

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2007, 09:23:51 PM »
Even though, I was aware that you were poorly at times, you always appeared to have a smile on your face and your stories always cracked me up laughing. I use to love just popping in to watch some of your matches, specially the ones with Carolina Blue. The funny abuses he use to give to CB and the way CB would give it back to him, was just pure "comedy"!!  ;)

I will miss you Anakin.

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Re: Anakin
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Re: Anakin
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2007, 12:14:38 PM »
It makes me very sad to hear that.  :'(
Rest in Peace Anakin...you ,not be forgotten.  :unhappy:

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2007, 06:54:24 PM »
I enjoyed picking on Anakin, and I hope he had great fun putting up with my tiny torments. Thanks Carolina_Blue for your insight into the situation, and for passing the news along to all of us. FIBS is a better place for his time spent here, and hopefully, as I think sixty_something touched on, FIBS becomes a better place for his passing.

When a friend dies, it should give us pause to reflect on our own lives, and to consider how we treat the people around us. On FIBS and on the internet, where anonymity is usually the rule, we all need to remember that there are actual people on the other ends of our games and our chats and our E-mails, and that each of these people have their own stories to tell — most of them interesting ones. We should all strive to listen to the pieces of these stories and the characters who share them with us. I'm glad to have heard some of Simon's story, and I hope I added a few laughs to it.

RIP, Anakin.
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« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2007, 08:17:14 PM »
Your passing has come as it will to us all. I look forward to renewing our acquaintance when my time comes.

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2007, 11:36:08 PM »
RIP Anakin :cry:
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Re: Anakin
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2007, 12:51:55 AM »
RIP bubba  :unhappy:

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2007, 03:50:38 PM »
even if i only knew him from some shouts and beeing online, im sorrow to hear about.
its always a big PITTY if some beloved ones are passing away.

and even if death belongs to life just like birth, im sorry to hear
so simply lets shout
ALL THE BEST WHEREEVER YOU ARE !!

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Re: Anakin
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2007, 12:43:58 AM »
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anakin...
the not-a-wanka-been.
i loved u the few months i knew you.
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