Rest In Peace Blaze

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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Rorschach » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:55 am

Shit. Just seen the OP. Im so sorry to hear this, Corey.
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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by CoreysUsername » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:37 pm

Thank you. It’s been a while since either of us have been on here. I know he was close to Garr, Billf, dated Galaxy and was close to Phicksur but don’t know if any of those people are around anymore and I no longer have their contact info. Blaze was a great person and will be sorely missed. My heart breaks for his son and his wife as well :-(

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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Martin Blank » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:37 pm

My primary memory of Blaze was a debate he and I had over whether humans are still evolving (my view) or are essentially stagnant due to modern medicine (his view). I recall that he used the growing need for eyeglasses or other corrective lenses as key evidence. In the end, we agreed that each other had some good points and that we probably could not solve the debate without a widespread genetic analysis. IIRC, that was on the old EZBoard forum.

Rest in peace, Blaze.
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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Rorschach » Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:06 pm

CoreysUsername wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:37 pm
Thank you. It’s been a while since either of us have been on here. I know he was close to Garr, Billf, dated Galaxy and was close to Phicksur but don’t know if any of those people are around anymore and I no longer have their contact info. Blaze was a great person and will be sorely missed. My heart breaks for his son and his wife as well :-(
None of them are around any more, Corey. We're running something of a skeleton crew at the moment. But just wait until this infernal "Facebook" goes South. Then they'll be back. Then they'll ALL be back!

I have good memories of most of those guys. They all helped make the forum such an interesting and diverse place. As did Blaze. I didn't know he was so into his faith. I don't know if I just can't remember it or if that was something he moved closer to later but I'm sure that was of a great comfort to him and, I hope, his family.
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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by CoreysUsername » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:25 pm

They definitely did make the forum diverse and interesting, I agree! So many different people came together here. Blaze was always religious and his first job was to clean our local church. He would help out with their sound and technology as well! His wife attended the same church as him and they ended up together and married for eleven years before he passed.

Blaze ran a local battle bots club and posted updates on his Tripod page (yeah, I know haha). He and I became friends in band and we both geeked out about technology stuff together. He would go in his garage and build stuff for fun a lot. His mom was also crafty and showed me how to make a pillow! Ugh, I could go on...

Thank you all for your support. Hug the people you love extra tight <3

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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Seir » Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:43 pm

My condolences.
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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by CoreysUsername » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:37 pm

Thank you Seir. He was a huge Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy fan and I can just imagine him telling everyone “so long, and thanks for the fish” ❤️

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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Sir Spankspeople » Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:08 pm

=(

Edit: A frowny face doesn't seem like enough to convey my reaction to this news.

Like many here, my memory has succumbed to the ravages of time, but I just remember Blaze being a constant presence, from all the way back in the EZBoards days. This stings a little.
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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Martin Blank » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:46 pm

There's an ancient alternative to the simple frown:

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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Mav » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:53 pm

I was never fond of Blaze, but as adversary and nemesis, I feel compelled to note his passing. Soon I will have no one left to hate but myself.

(Also condolences and best wishes for his family)
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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Dreamer » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:03 am

I remember he didn’t live far away from me when I was in Michigan. But I was off the forums a bit when he kind of faded out. That’s a thing that happened, right?

Wow... I’m sorry to hear he’s passed...
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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Rorschach » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:11 am

Mav wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:53 pm
Soon I will have no one left to hate but myself.
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Re: Rest In Peace Blaze

Post by Mav » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:57 pm

Rorschach wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:11 am
Mav wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:53 pm
Soon I will have no one left to hate but myself.
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Frighteningly accurate.
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