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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 15:42:14 Reply

That doesn't exactly give people a lot of time to make something decent... I'll just sit and watch what others come up with. Rest in peace, Ben.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 15:49:27 Reply

At 9/30/10 03:31 PM, Kaneda-X wrote:
At 9/30/10 02:15 PM, MuyBurrito wrote: Ben Spurgin gave up on living and became a drug addict.

He is not a role model.
Certainly not someone who deserves a day in their memory.
He killed himself with drugs, I couldn't care less if he was a good animator or not.

You're such a dick. He may have overdosed on heroin but he was a great guy. And not everyone has to make tributes, but at least pay some respect and don't be a dick about it. He made some great flash animations and he deserves his own day.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 15:51:21 Reply

I'm sorry, but this realy isn't that good of a message. -Make animations, be a member for 10 years, then die from heroin and you will be a online hero.- A bit sad that someone died, and kinda cool there will be a day didicated to a person dead, just that he died from something stupid really just seems....frustrating to comprehend.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 15:59:40 Reply

Drugs are bad, m'kay?


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:01:13 Reply

Well, I gotta make an epic track in contribution. I don't know how I'm going to contribute through music though...

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:02:12 Reply

At 9/30/10 01:48 PM, Jacco wrote: This is just so sad...

I never received my email...

R.I.P

It's sad to lose as much potential as Ben's.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:02:50 Reply

At 9/30/10 09:36 AM, PsychoGoldfish wrote: Oct 13th will mark the 1-year anniversary of Ben Spurgin's tragic death.

The day before my birthday.
RIP Ben

Nov 5th was Ben's birthday and seems to be a fitting time to celebrate his life here on Newgrounds. On this day, everyone is invited to submit games, animation, art and music using Ben's characters.

That's a cool idea. A new NG holiday

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:07:23 Reply

RIP. I'll be sure to make a tribute.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:09:36 Reply

At 9/30/10 03:51 PM, tolerateu wrote: I'm sorry, but this realy isn't that good of a message. -Make animations, be a member for 10 years, then die from heroin and you will be a online hero.- A bit sad that someone died, and kinda cool there will be a day didicated to a person dead, just that he died from something stupid really just seems....frustrating to comprehend.

We're not celebrating his death, we're celebrating his life. Get over your self-righteousness.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:24:38 Reply

how do we know the guy died from heroin, or if he died in the first place? If he was dead, it's not like he could announce it! (Please answer)

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:46:07 Reply

this is probably what he would want... he's probably watching us as we speak, so Rest In Peace Ben


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:48:44 Reply

man sucks that he had to die so young


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 16:59:46 Reply

At 9/30/10 03:49 PM, RYNOL wrote:
At 9/30/10 03:31 PM, Kaneda-X wrote:
At 9/30/10 02:15 PM, MuyBurrito wrote: Ben Spurgin gave up on living and became a drug addict.

He is not a role model.
Certainly not someone who deserves a day in their memory.
He killed himself with drugs, I couldn't care less if he was a good animator or not.
You're such a dick. He may have overdosed on heroin but he was a great guy. And not everyone has to make tributes, but at least pay some respect and don't be a dick about it. He made some great flash animations and he deserves his own day.

Sorry, I didn't know being a 'great guy' and then wasting any discernible talent he had by becoming a drug addict means he deserves his own day.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 17:25:43 Reply

Love the poem reference. I remember hearing it from V for Vendetta. <3

I remember when he died. It was so sad. He made one of my favorite games, Pimp's Quest. I still play it to this day. Seeing his very first flash submitted and his final truly showed how much he improved.

R.I.P. Ben.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 17:45:41 Reply

This is a very good idea but some people will make fun of his death and be real jerks. So I would probably just be ready for that. Kittykrew or clockcrew or some other dickheads on Newgrounds will make fun for sure.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 17:54:38 Reply

PEOPLE OD AND DIE ON HEROIN EVERY DAY.

why make a day for a shitty animator.

I mean Krinkles holiday was a stretch now we're just getting fucking bored.
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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 18:03:43 Reply

I don't know if a tribute to a user that died of a drug overdose sends a good message to all the young impressionable minds here on Newgrounds. I don't take any joy in any death, and a tribute is fitting though I believe an ongoing annual day dedicated to him isn't the way to go. Perhaps a day for the fallen in general would send a better message.

There are several promising users that have died or worse over the years. I think livecorpse was in a police standoff and killed himself. Anyway... Ng users don't always make the best decisions, and as long as the message isn't that it is a good idea to follow in their footsteps a tribute to artists that have died is a healthy reminder I guess.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 18:37:43 Reply

RIP Ben,

It's interesting that a few days ago something reminded of his tragic death and that I'm lucky to be alive ... and am still able to create. His Stick Slayer animations were a great inspiration for me many years ago. I'll definitely create something (depending on time may have to be scaled down).


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 18:57:19 Reply

I'll drink a RICKARD'S RED to him, Josh.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 18:58:47 Reply

R.I.P. Ben :(


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 19:20:09 Reply

As I said before, it really sucks that he died because he along with Tom, Wade, Mindchamber, Luis, Stamper, Jim Ether, Dom Price, Clark Lybeck, Randy Solem, Dan Paladin, Sirkowski (before he went to shit in 2004), Doomhammr, McFretn, Thistler, Zeebarf, n0g0d, Razzo, Sommy, Knox (who is too busy dicking around on Youtube these days), Em Kaah, Psycho Goldfish, Doug Sauncy, Rhete, and a few others made Newgrounds into what it is today. Look, I know that overdosing on heroin is a shitty way to die, but I'm getting sick of all the shit Ben is getting because of that. In spite of his drug habit, He wasn't just one of us, he was The Best of us. Ben was ready to make a Magnum Opus of a flash animation, whereas Arrogancy's flash has aged quite badly over the years.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 19:30:57 Reply

At 9/30/10 05:45 PM, SteakandKidneyPie wrote: This is a very good idea but some people will make fun of his death and be real jerks. So I would probably just be ready for that. Kittykrew or clockcrew or some other dickheads on Newgrounds will make fun for sure.

Clock Crew? I don't think they are a spam crew anymore....


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 19:31:31 Reply

Contributions don't always have to take a material form. Judging someone's value based on the quality of their work has little to do with their impact on a community. While I was not around during his time, it's pretty clear that Ben made a significant impact on a number of users as well as staff members.

And while I don't condone the use of certain drugs, please ... get real. The world celebrates a countless list of idols, icons, and heroes that had notoriously bad habits. Bitching about one guy being a bad role model for kids is ludicrous.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 19:34:19 Reply

for something in his memory should we try to complete stick slayer IX?
or at least as best the that we can?

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 19:38:27 Reply

Ben Spurgin... I remember when I first found out about this. I was at school and I just got my internet access to work there. Only to find the tragic news.
Ben's flashes were one of the first flash cartoons I saw on here back before I was a member, and I always found them to have there own unique style and look that no one has duplicated.
If I am able to, I would like to pay tribute to him some how, some way.

I've had his name in my sig ever since.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 19:56:56 Reply

At 9/30/10 06:03 PM, JackSmack wrote: I don't know if a tribute to a user that died of a drug overdose sends a good message to all the young impressionable minds here on Newgrounds.

I can see this being an issue if infact we all decided to make animations advocating the use of drugs.

but, for some, reason.. I dont.. think thats what we are aiming for here.

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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 20:11:42 Reply

At 9/30/10 07:56 PM, MindChamber wrote:
At 9/30/10 06:03 PM, JackSmack wrote: I don't know if a tribute to a user that died of a drug overdose sends a good message to all the young impressionable minds here on Newgrounds.
I can see this being an issue if infact we all decided to make animations advocating the use of drugs.

but, for some, reason.. I dont.. think thats what we are aiming for here.

Thing is, we're not mourning about the way he died, we're mourning the legacy that was him and his animation. I never knew the guy, but by the sound of it, he sounds like a pretty cool guy.

Any animator of his standard deserves some respect.
RIP Ben.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 20:13:46 Reply

I do not know who this Ben Spurgin is, though I shall pay my respects nonetheless.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 20:19:31 Reply

At 9/30/10 08:13 PM, Alfraydo wrote: I do not know who this Ben Spurgin is, though I shall pay my respects nonetheless.

Click my sig. He was one of the classic users.


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Response to Remember, Remember the 5th of Nov.. 2010-09-30 20:30:01 Reply

At 9/30/10 08:19 PM, DrClay wrote:
At 9/30/10 08:13 PM, Alfraydo wrote: I do not know who this Ben Spurgin is, though I shall pay my respects nonetheless.
Click my sig. He was one of the classic users.

Ah, thank you. Watching the Stick Slayer series now.


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