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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 01:34 AM Reply

Rest in peace, Ben. You will live on through your animations and the hearts of your family, as well as everybody here at Newgrounds.

We love you man.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 01:36 AM Reply

Sucks hes dead. Heroin is a bitch, but, he at least went out without feeling anything at all. Lost a few people i know from the garbage. Why cant anyone just stick to pot and coke, seriously. http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/post/reply /1116018#

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 01:49 AM Reply

At 10/24/09 01:10 AM, The-Evil-Daed wrote: Everyone, quit pretending like you give a shit.

Sure, it's kinda sad that he is no longer existing consciously, but this whole 'false sympathy' is bullshit. He was a dumbass for getting himself involved in drugs. Don't pretend like he was some hero, because I guarantee that he didn't have any kind of a following.

Go ahead and cry about it. I'm just telling the truth.

There's nothing wrong with people showing sympathy towards the memory of someone who's died and towards their family and friends. We're not focusing on his problems with drugs because after what's happened, that's not important. What's important is focusing on the good memories of a person because the people closest to the deceased will want to remember those memories the most and who are we to deny them that? Your 'guarantee' shows how little you know about the situation considering artists are creating a tribute to his work here and if you simply look at the stick slayer series page, you'll see that each of those videos have at least over 50,000 views and have gotten a slew of awards. If you don't care, fine, but don't tell other people it isn't right for them to show sympathy towards the memory of someone who was a notable contributor to this website.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 01:58 AM Reply

At 10/24/09 01:10 AM, The-Evil-Daed wrote: Everyone, quit pretending like you give a shit.

Sure, it's kinda sad that he is no longer existing consciously, but this whole 'false sympathy' is bullshit. He was a dumbass for getting himself involved in drugs. Don't pretend like he was some hero, because I guarantee that he didn't have any kind of a following.

Go ahead and cry about it. I'm just telling the truth.

Sup internet badass, I see you're disrespecting a dead guy even though you've probably never spoken to him, that's pretty badass of you, internet badass. One day, I hope I can Finesse my badass to be just as badass as you, captain badass of the SS badass. The way you insult everyone for giving their condolences, that's badass. You're giving a middle finger to the man by not conforming to society by being sad when someone dies, do you have any idea how badass that is? It's very badass, dude. Us bleeding hearts merely giving our condolences to him and any of his family members? we aren't badass, but you are. You're totally badass. I wish I was as badass as you, but you're at the top of the throne in badassville.

Besides how badass you are, did he really do anything in life to you to deserve such disrespect in death? Have you even talked to him, or heard of him before today? I haven't, but I'm sure he'll still be missed by some, and for this I give my condolences. This thread isn't about to talk about his drug-related death, it's about to remember him, give our condolences, and move on.

Fuck off, you twat.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 02:19 AM Reply

Stick Slayer was one I showed off to my friends before I joined Newgrounds.
This was when I was still in high-school back in 2005.
(I didn't even know those cameo characters until later)

The latest episode, is....almost metaphoric to his death.

I especially enjoyed the whole "savior of creativity" aspect of the series.

For one...I never really enjoyed "stick" animation. Never really saw a point to it. I mean, even stick-animation like "Joe Zombie" would be better if fully animated bodies.

Sticks are kinda a lack luster fashion. It's like....even if it's a really good one...it'll still be like 80% good, not 100%.

Ben took a concept of irritation and made it memorable to the association that everyone who will see a stick-cartoon, will automatically remember his awesome animation.

Ben, a reminder to give it our 100% in everything we love to do.

And this guy loved Animation and Creativity.

Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 02:24 AM Reply

While it very well sucks that he's passed, I personally have little pity for one who dies a drug-related death. Exceptions, of course, being medicinal drugs, but that's beside the point. He knew what he was getting into when he started getting into drugs. He knew the potential dangers and risks.

That being said, he will undoubtedly be missed very much. It's always very disappointing when such a young soul dies. May he rest in peace.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 02:42 AM Reply

I remember back in 01 when his trailer came out then followed them and thought to myself. This had to be the most detailed flash animation I have ever seen!.

Shame that he died. Watching the Stick Slayer series was my childhood to teenhood.

Rest in peace Mr Spurgin. You are one of the Newgrounds Legends.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 02:46 AM Reply

At 10/23/09 04:37 PM, Stamper wrote: A memorial page is a great idea, actually. Something like this, right:

Username > Heroin
Username > Suicide
Username > Suicide
Username > Gunned Down by Cops
Username > Suicide
Username > Shot up School, then Suicide
Username > Shot up School, then Gunned Down by Cops
Username > Suicide

excellent


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 02:49 AM Reply

RIP Ben you be missed


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 02:51 AM Reply

rest in peace D:

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 02:54 AM Reply

Ah Ben.

You introduced many of us to the Internet. What you created is shunned by artists of today. However your legacy and your art shall be remembered.

Thanks for the Laughs...

Sincerely,
The-Great-One

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 03:27 AM Reply

This is sad news here,Stick Slayer was one of the first ever flash series i loved here in on NG,sad to hear him passing.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 03:55 AM Reply

RIP you legend...

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 04:09 AM Reply

At 10/24/09 01:10 AM, The-Evil-Daed wrote: Everyone, quit pretending like you give a shit.

Sure, it's kinda sad that he is no longer existing consciously, but this whole 'false sympathy' is bullshit. He was a dumbass for getting himself involved in drugs. Don't pretend like he was some hero, because I guarantee that he didn't have any kind of a following.

Go ahead and cry about it. I'm just telling the truth.

Yeah well he was a member of the community so we want to pay our respects you stupid piece of shit. There is no point in you posting if your just going to pretend to be an Internet badass, I hope you rot in your basement for being such an idiot, even over the internet thats inconsiderate.

Hope you Rest In Peace Ben, c'est la vie.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 04:23 AM Reply

i hardley knew you ben R.I.P

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 04:25 AM Reply

I wish I was fortunate enough to have enjoyed his flashes as they came out. Too late I discovered them only through these harsh circumstances.

A damn shame. I am however very humbled too by the community. Only here at Newgrounds can the death of a contributor be felt so close to so many hearts.

RIP Ben, I hope they have a bug free version of Flash up there.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 04:45 AM Reply

Awww, Stick Slayer? R.I.P good buddy.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 05:02 AM Reply

R.I.P. Ben.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 05:27 AM Reply

At 10/23/09 04:37 PM, Peacekid wrote:
At 10/23/09 04:31 PM, Lizzardis wrote: Rest in peace.

May I ask...How did he die?
a goddamn heroin overdose.

A heroin overdose?! It's one of the worst ways of dying, after being vaporised by a nuke! Still, I pay my condoleances, to Ben. He will be missed... It's also a tip he left: DRUGS ARE BAD, DO NOT DO DRUGS.EVER.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 05:28 AM Reply

yeah i think we should do something like that and damn thats fucked up. the very first game i ever played on here was his pimp game


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 05:34 AM Reply

At 10/23/09 04:24 PM, TomFulp wrote: As some of you may have seen on the Stick Slayer page and MindChamber's post, NG has lost a beloved artist.

Another tragic loss for the community. Though I never saw Stick Slayer, before the loss of the creator, I have seen that he was a very capable artist and I totally agree that we have lost a quality artist who was a credit to his family and a wonderful friend to those that knew him.

JakBaronKing has suggested setting up an NG Memorial page for the artists we've lost over the years, so that is under consideration. I intend for NG to last the next 100 years, so this sort of page will unfortunately become more and more necessary.

I know we've only lost a small handful over the years that have been widely publicised, like LiveCorpse, but this is one of the things that needs to be kept at the forefront, allowing people to read more about Newgrounds' storied and colourful history.


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 05:38 AM Reply

How he died is irrelevant.

RIP Ben.

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 05:40 AM Reply

Rest In Peace


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 05:47 AM Reply

First livecorpse and now him?Oh well i know one thing.You guys don't think about the other users that are not so popular on newgrounds.So if one of those people die you will not start the drama and shit.My pet is having a heart attack right now.So what?Such is life you just live and die .END

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 06:16 AM Reply

RIP Ben...

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 06:16 AM Reply

It's a shame to see all the good ones fall from grace because of the drugs. It's never before that point that people give value to life. Truly one of those few genuine sad moments for the passing of those who had no business passing over...


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 06:29 AM Reply

He was awesome. No. He IS awesome.
I think that heroine was only a ticket to better and more comfortable place to make animations.
Maybe now he's animating the next Stick Slayer Episode?

Rest In Peace, Ben. And... Good luck with your next animations!


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 06:46 AM Reply

Herion is a hell of a drug, rest in peace man.
*Plays "Herion" by Velvet Underground in Ben's name*


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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 06:55 AM Reply

Rest In Peace, Ben

We shall miss you

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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 Oct. 24th, 2009 @ 07:12 AM Reply

Loved your contributions to NG
It's sad you had to go at such a young age too

RIP Ben