Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:16:28
How'd he die?
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Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:18:20
It's sad that someone as young as he was has gone so soon. Perhaps the most admirable part was that he still was a newgrounds contributor at an age that most see as when you stop doing this sort of thing. I'm sure he will be missed.
Also, the memorial page is a good idea. An idea for the format should probably be that it is a list of links to user pages, instead of individual submissions- whole lifetimes of submissions would make a really oversized page.
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:44:18
I remember playing Pimps Quest/watching stick slayer back when...so sad that he died, may he rest in peace.
My mouth actually kinda dried up when I saw stick slayer on the front page, I just knew something was wrong...
Kids should never live to see their heroes die...
-A kid, Mark
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:44:43
At 10/24/09 02:15 PM, mrty wrote: By the way, tell Stamper to quit smoking. I hate to say this, but if he continues on like that, he'll be the next one, and you guys WILL be feeling sorry for not trying hard enough to convince him in time, at least to go see a doctor. Quitting smoking is not impossible if he tries to quit it by reducing it over time, you know that, but you should at least tell him to see a doctor first.
But that would make this a pointless game:
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 15:49:06
At 10/23/09 04:30 PM, TomFulp wrote: I like to think Ben would have found this amusing...
You evil Bastard!
On a serious note:
I watched a few of his movies and enjoyed them.
Its sad to see such a talented man die at such a young age.
Rest In Peace.
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:02:13
At 10/23/09 04:28 PM, Twilight wrote: I didn't know him, never watched StickSlayer but I'll still pay my respects because I hope one day when I die I'll be recognized on this site for flash.
The exact same thing applies to me..... may he rest in peace.....
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:04:45
I didn't realise who this was, nor did I remember the name "Stick Slayer" until seeing the little sketch on his profile page.
I used to watch those in awe. I can definitely count him as an inspiration back when I was getting started... I remember feeling a really weird immature kinda anger at seeing this Flash series that was "against sticks". I was just a stupid kid back then of course. None the less I liked them a lot and admired him much.
RIP, Ben. I'm very sorry to his family and friends
maybe you could post a link to his works in the newspost? this could be done also in the memorial area. I'm sure many artists would like to be remembered along with their works
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 16:28:02
At 10/24/09 10:58 AM, SkeletonIncubuS wrote: Ben Spurgin and Bradley Nowell ... two great guys i know that died of heroine ,
so dont try drugs , you can smoke cigars or drink beers but no drugs ..
their very bad ....
R.I.P. Ben Spurgin
i offer my sympathy ...
Who is Bradley Nowell? oh BTW, I'll submit a drawing in Spurgin's memory tomorrow...
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 18:12:51
i never knew ben as a person but i knew him as a creator of flash a genius most would say i would be one of those people he will be strongly missed my thoughts are with his family i remember my first game on here pimp quest and i loved it ben im going to miss you your family are going to miss you and the people of newgrounds will miss you r.i.p
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 19:52:25
Tom, I realize that you probably feel obligated to put the little "sad" emoticon up because of how happy your news pic and forum icon are, but it just doesn't seem sincere.
I think you personally need to have a way to make your pics unhappy (or maybe blank?) when you have horrible news.
Response to Ben Spurgin, 1977-2009 2009-10-24 20:40:30
At 10/24/09 05:38 AM, jarrydn wrote: How he died is irrelevant.
no, i'm sure that if he died while choking on a kid's dick because he was molesting kids, we probably wouldn't have a lot of sympathy for him. so it's initially relevant.