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Weid Man has passed away.
Posted: Posted August 8th by Dr. Doom
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I noticed that Weid had made a post regarding his ceasing of all treatment for NF2. I thought it would be appropriate to follow up with you all to let you know that he is no longer with us. Please offer your thoughts and prayers for Weid and the family members he will be leaving behind, if you will.

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Just saw the Facebook post myself. Heartbreaking. Such a wonderful and bright piece of the world is gone. I’m in tears. Weid man, you will be deeply missed. You were so loved here. I’ll never, ever forget all your strength, humor, and generosity. You’re one of the best people I’ve ever had the privilege to know. I’m so sorry for all the pain and loss you had to suffer. I hope you get to rest now. Thinking of you and your family. Love you, weid. Now and always.

Edited August 8th by Cetasaurus
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Formerly KM8

Rest Easy my friend. May you have the widest of stances in heaven.

Posted August 8th by S.o.h.
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Weid man I will never forget you. Although you passed away you left a lasting impression on me. Your perseverance through pain has been an inspiration and helped men on a personal level when I was going through suicide. I know your not reading this weid man but this disease is one of the worst things I ever read about. If his family sees the comments left for him I want them to know weid man is thriving in the hereafter instead of suffering in the now. I know weid man was a devout Christian I appreciate his sentiments he left me regarding Christianity, and i appreciate the time, although short I got to talk with him on this website. I already knew this news. I felt obligated to assume based on a response from weid man about Facebook and his Christian chat on Facebook , no answer was forthcoming so I had assumed the worst and then I checked the gtx0 website. I am sorry for the times I’ve been a dick to people on this website. Seeing as people are starting to die on this website I feel like I need to take a look at my situation . I am going back to all the post I sent him. I remeber I tried to make weid man along with jahoy oy a moderator of sports forum. I think it would of been a nice gesture but it was ignored. There are so many tomes we could of been nicer to weid man and suss (although he died under different circumstances).

Edited August 8th by Brandy
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@Brandy You're right, weid was an amazing example of the warmth, faith and perseverance of a true Christian. I kept in regular contact with him throughout the past 7 or so years of his life, and it is amazing that his faith was never shaken by his horrifying disease. He lamented his suffering plenty of times, but he never had any doubt about the love Christ had for him despite his condition. One who knew Weid in private would know well of his faith in the saving power of God. He will now be blessed with a new, perfect body and mind, unhindered by his conditions for eternity.

Posted August 8th by Dr. Doom
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Weid was one of my biggest inspirations in life. Even though he was going through something that makes Hell look like paradise, he was always so optimistic, always excited for the next Mario game. May he find in Heaven the peace and comfort he was so desperate for here on Earth.

Weid man, this is for you:



Edited August 8th by Black Yoshi
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Hard news to take. I talked to him a lot on facebook and he was definitely a part of the site here. Garrett, wherever you are, I hope you're at peace now and not having to live through physical hell anymore.

Posted August 8th by Xhin
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Sky's the limit

I remember when his NF2 made him go deaf. He was so strong about it. He said how much he would miss music. But that he would still have his favorite Styx songs to hum to himself in his head. I'll always remember that.

Posted August 8th by Cetasaurus
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Edited August 8th by Cetasaurus
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Formerly KM8

So heartbroken.

Posted August 8th by Cetasaurus
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Formerly KM8

I was about to follow up with his mom when I saw. I'm so sad.

And honestly a little mad that I am slightly speechless.

Edited August 8th by Fox Forever
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Awful news. Weid man was a really funny guy and one of the strongest people I've had the pleasure knowing. He kept going no matter how bad his situation was or became and he clearly has a great support system of friends and family members. He dealt with more than almost anyone would have been able to deal with and he did so with a primarily positive, optimistic attitude. I hope his last days were as comfortable as possible.

To his friends and family, my deepest condolences.

RIP Garrett. Much love.

Posted August 8th by BCB
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Fucking end of an era. RIP, GT Legends for life

Posted August 8th by Chain Chomp
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Sad to hear this :(

Posted August 8th by Moonray
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I remember when Weid first started posting on GTX and I was an admin. He was making some goofy posts and swearing and I threatened to ban him if he carried on. He stopped, and then I realised he did exactly what I (and pretty much everyone did) as a teenager when you first join a crazy gaming forum. Beyond that I found an interesting guy who later became a friend. We didn't stay in touch all the time but it was good to follow him on facebook and see what he was up to. I remember thinking he would die years ago and after a while you sort of take for granted he wasn't going to hang around for ever. One of the biggest things that touched me was after I hadn't spoken to him for months, maybe a year at this point, I dropped by GTX to say hi. Weid replied and asked how I was doing in London, how was my girlfriend and other details I told him. I was pretty amazed he remembered and that will be my biggest memory of him. Glad I got to message him to say thanks last week.

Posted August 8th by Clarkey (forgot pass)
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Rest well... no more pain now. I read the FB post last night and knew it was almost time. You did well.

Posted August 8th by LLight
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Wide stances for weid man. May Larry Craig never live it down.




https://gtx0.com/read/what-roleimpact-does-gametalk-haveplay-in-your-everyday-life

Posted August 8th by Famov
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RIP Weid man.

My deepest condolences to his family.


Posted August 8th by chiefsonny
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What it means to be a "better man" is something that I have the confidence to say is very subjective. However, weid was absolutely a man less burdened by egotistical concerns than I. Despite his difficulties, the things that came across most clearly were his wit, his vitality, and his friendliness. In these aspects, I consider him an icon.

Rest in peace, weid man.

Posted August 8th by Cruinn-Annuin
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Well. He wanted to. I’m equivocal about the timing; earlier might have been better for him, later might have been better for us.

Posted August 8th by chiarizio
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I made his Team Garrett page my Chrome homepage about two years ago so I would know when something happened. Bit surreal now. I wouldn't be posting here if he hadn't pestered me daily about this place

Posted August 8th by Bubba
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Definitely heartbroken. He was the icon of this place. It’s weird to think there won’t be anymore posts from him anymore.. Rest In Peace, you did well.

Posted August 8th by Shelbai
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Speaking of Team Garrett:
http://www.teamgarrett.org/
In case anyone was umaware, Weid and his family are actively involved in raising awareness and money towards finding a cure for NF2. If anybody wishes to support others with Garrett's condition or understand it better, you can visit that link or follow Team Garrett on Facebook.

Posted August 8th by Dr. Doom
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I’m equivocal about the timing; earlier might have been better for him, later might have been better for us.



This is true.

At least for those of us who are newcomers, we got a chance to meet if but for a moment.


Posted August 8th by elemtilas
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Just texted weid man's mother. I'm invited to the funeral ceremony although there isn't much information out there at the moment but she promised she would keep me updated.

Posted August 8th by Fox Forever
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There’s something quite unsettling about living in a world without you in it. And I know we didn’t talk much, or hardly ever. But you were here before. You were here when no one else was.

I'm saddened and haven't felt this bad in ages. RIP, weid.

Posted August 8th by Post-Wall Olga
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Rest in peace weid. The site has lost an important and constituent part. It won't be the same.

Posted August 8th by Arch
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@Xhin:

I would like to see the Sports Forum "Dedicated to the Memory of Weid Man"

This can be put right above the Moderated by.line.

Edited August 8th by chiefsonny
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What you've done at the bottom of the page will work as well.

Posted August 8th by chiefsonny
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You were a good and true friend weid man. Surreal.

When I joined the Gametalk SSBM forum in 2003, weid man was a prominent user. I was young and new to internet forum culture and I looked to weid man as an idol figure. I've been in regular contact with weid man for 16 years. He wanted so much to keep his GT friends connected, to the point where it could be annoying but I believe his intentions were good. He did have a great memory of minute details.

He loved Styx, Ted Nugent, Rage Against the Machine, Slow Ride, college football, NFL, most things Nintendo...

Ahh this feels bad. Wide stance forever weid man. I won't be getting anymore discord notifications from you and that makes me sad. I always knew that I could message you basically anything at anytime and you would respond. I am sad that you are gone but happy that you are no longer in pain. You told us for years that you were tired of the pain. I hope you can still see Gametalk in some way. I want to feel like you are still here.

Posted August 8th by Vandy
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Miss you already buddy, but I'm glad you're no longer in pain.

I would like to see the Sports Forum "Dedicated to the Memory of Weid Man"

Better yet, make it the Weid Man/Garrett Baumann Sports Forum in quick links.

Posted August 8th by Jahoy Hoy
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I see. I'm so sorry for this major loss.

I now really regret not talking with him more or even seeing his last thread to make a response saying my prayers and last words of respect and goodbye for him to see before it was too late.

Rest in peace, weid man.

He will not be forgotten in this world or the world to come.

Thanks for sharing this, Dr. Doom.

Posted August 8th by Danger Mario
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Rest in peace, Garrett. You will not be soon forgotten.

Posted August 8th by Jo Nathan
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Truly one of my oldest friends. Rest easy, my red Yoshi warrior.

Posted August 9th by MSS
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Life gets busy and then you take the people you meet for granted.

Rest in peace weid man. You'll always be my significant figure

Posted August 9th by Shadowwalked
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Don't feel like I knew him that well especially after reading these comments but I hope he's finding the rest he deserves.

Posted August 9th by Knuckles748363
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make sure to listen to Mona Pizza a couple extra times tonight, fellas.. you’ll be missed buddy

Posted August 9th by apollo something
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This fucking sucks. But I am appreciative of the time we got with him, and still look in awe with his fortitude and ability to stay positive and fun despite all the things he had going on.

Kind of hate that we got to a point where we have an In Memorium section, but, I suppose that's what happens. Been coming to some form of this site for over 15 years. No one lives forever.

Posted August 9th by Jet Presto
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@FAMOV

"are we gay or something"-weidman

this quote cracked me up and made my day. I also saw the video his parents posted of Garrett dancing. I hope you are dancing away up there my friend.

Edited August 9th by S.O.H.
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Weid somehow always managed to be the life of the party, despite all the shit he was going through. Absolute legend in GT history, and a great lad to boot; we owe it to him to make sure he lives on through us.

Deeply saddened by the loss, but also glad his suffering has come to an end. Wish I engaged with him a bit more over the years. It's kind of haunting to think I'll never see his name pop up in replies again, or be the first one there during the E3 live streams. The things you take for granted, aye.

Posted August 9th by Orion Nebula
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You will always be missed so much and dearly by me. You touched not only my life but those of so many of my friends and family. Never will forget you weid, -sebo

Posted August 9th by Secat
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Sorry guys. I can only be sad right now...



Posted August 9th by mariomguy
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Damn. I'm glad for some reason I recalled Gametalk and found this place again a few months ago and was able to speak to weid man one last time.

I'm sorry for all those times I was hard on you. Thank you for being genuine and passionate about everything you loved.

You will be missed and I hope you are without pain and suffering now.

Posted August 9th by Chikorita Trainer
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You fought the good fight Garrett, you held on for as long as you possibly could and continued to be a sweet, caring, annoying, obnoxious, unwaveringly wonderful human being. I had a feeling deep inside that you would not survive this battle, but took heart in the fact that you gave your illness hell...but I didn't expect it to be this painful. I know I didn't talk to you nearly as much as I should have, but I've always kept you in my thoughts. Goodbye my friend, I love you and I will miss you, you silly, crazy person. Rest in Peace, Garrett Baumann. I truly hope you are in a better place now.

Posted August 9th by Locke Bellemir
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Rest in peace, weid man. You will be deeply missed for your humor, passion, openness, authenticity, and perserverence. You will always be an NF hero and a GT/GTx0 icon.

Posted August 9th by Ophelia
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Sadly, I'm a little late getting the news, but to suffice to say, I am both devastated and relived. I'm glad he is finally out of all the pain and suffering.

It was a true honor when he came to me for mentoring during my mod days, when he was trying to turn himself around and "not be a troll" as he would put it. He was incredibly annoying, but it was that rare annoyance that you found yourself looking forward too. His nonsense was so entertaining that he could not fail to make you laugh. And that it truly saying something when you know how little he had to laugh for. Garrett may be gone, but the spirit of his will always shine as bright as the sun for all those he touched.



Posted August 9th by Aurelian
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rest in power, weid man

Posted August 10th by poptart!
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as mentioned in another topic, a number of GT alumni got together to celebrate weid's memory with some fun Smash Ultimate matches as his favorite character. He loved the game, and it's the series that effectively brought a lot of us together in the first place. I saved most of the matches I was present for, and figured I'd share them as part of our tribute to a truly unforgettable member of our community:









you'll be missed, Garrett



Posted August 10th by Pirate_Ninja
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I’ll never again be able to listen to Come Sail Away or More Than a Feeling without tearing up.

RIP Garrett/Weid Man/Weed Man/Everything else Man. May you rest comfortably and painlessly.

Posted August 10th by pacman
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RIP pal

Posted August 15th by MarvaIo
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weid missed

Posted August 18th by EN
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EN are u eidolon’s nepenthe from documenting reality? Ur name is entirely unique and I think I Know you

Posted August 18th by Brandy
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EN stands for Eidolon's Nepenthe but what is this "documenting reality" you're talking about?

Posted August 18th by Xhin
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Xhin
Sky's the limit

An exclusive website only a few people are allowed to enter

Posted August 18th by Brandy
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link?

Posted August 18th by Xhin
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Sky's the limit

no. i've never been to or heard of that site before you posted it. death/gore isn't my scene.

Posted Tuesday by EN
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I was just curious because reading some of weids old comments I found out your name stood for eidolons nepenthe

Posted Tuesday by Brandy
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I don't know if this post is going to work since I'm not sure of the password. This is Garrett's mother. I read all your posts with a tissue in my hand. Garrettv loved coming on this chat even though I wasn't completely thrilled. As a dutiful mother I often would look over his shoulders to make sure he was being treated fairly and he wasn't being too annoying. Most times I would just let him handle the situation though we did discuss some issues. He really wanted to be liked but I told him he WAS liked. He was so positive throughout his life that people liked him regardless. Garrett was genuine and he truly cared about all of you. He was mad when I said that you are not real friends. He proved me wrong when we had the opportunity to meet several of you. Garrett suffered greatly, more than anyone should. Still he made the best of his life and continued to be positive. He wanted the pain to end yet he wanted to stay on Earth with us. I did not know that he shared his faith with you and I know that he would want me to say to you that he hopes to see you in heaven some day. If you dont have faith, may Garrett's example show you the way. He is indeed in peace, no longer in pain and Rockin The Paradise.

Posted Wednesday by Weidman
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Thank you for the message weid mother. It is nice to meet you!

I really do think about weid man on a daily basis and I think I will for a long time to come.

Posted Wednesday by Vandy
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Thank you for the message weid's mom. It means a lot to many of us.

Edited Wednesday by chiefsonny
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I really do think about weid man on a daily basis and I think I will for a long time to come.

Honestly, I do too. Sometimes when I just think about something funny or see some news I just want to message him but then I remember that he's no longer here to mess around with. Truly feels like one of those "don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" kind of things. But we knew what we had, we just didn't ever think that we'd lose it.

Glad to see that you read all these testimonials of how much we all loved him, Mrs. B.

Posted Wednesday by Fox Forever
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I was eating little Caesar's pizza and I thought about his CiCis pizza post.

Posted Wednesday by S.o.h.
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Weid used to bombard my phone and social media with messages, sometimes about the most trivial things. When I was younger it would frustrate me. As I aged, I really started to understand that Weid lived in such physical and social isolation that these online social interactions were the only thing that he looked forward to. Towards the end of his life, I became much more patient with him, but I still regret those times I became frustrated with his tendencies to seek attention. Now I even find it regrettable to know that he's not going to be flooding my inbox with messages anymore.

Posted Wednesday by Dr. Doom
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I was eating little Caesar's pizza and I thought about his CiCis pizza post.

Give me a second to bring that back really quick.

Towards the end of his life, I became much more patient with him, but I still regret those times I became frustrated with his tendencies to seek attention. Now I even find it regrettable to know that he's not going to be flooding my inbox with messages anymore.

I resonate with this exactly. My god, how poignant.

Posted Wednesday by Fox Forever
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I'll never forget some of the things he used to tell me over Discord on occasion, like what songs from Guitar Hero should be used where in Smash Brawl, and expressing his disappointment to me whenever a new Mario Party came out when it didn't have full online play (even Super doesn't have that, it's restricted to minigames).

I can't even listen to "Paint it Black" anymore without thinking of the Subspace Emissary.

Posted Wednesday by Black Yoshi
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Thanks for the message, Weid's mother. You have such a great son. And yes. I am saying "have" instead of "had", because he will live again in the next world. And it's up to us to do our best and live life to the fullest with the knowledge that Jesus will save us in the end. I know that's what Weid Man would want too. Then we can see even Weid Man again, and in a perfectly healthy state.

I was always soft and respectful with him whenever we interacted. I never got irritated with, chastised, scoffed at, or insulted him or anything. I might be one of only a few, if any, who can say this. And I guess it's because I, myself, have both ADHD and slight Autism (Asperger's). So naturally, I saw myself in him. It's like a scene with an underdog who doesn't really mean for any of the harm or inconvenience that inadvertently still takes place anyways. I know what it's like. And the sickness part just served to further reinforce my soft spot for him.

I just didn't talk with him more (or much of anyone in general, including real life, even) due to my disorders and a resulting lack of social/communication skills and self-esteem as well as motivation. But even then, deep down, I still always cared about and respected him and would find myself thinking about him from time to time, and I still do.

Edited Thursday by Danger Mario
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You'll be missed, brother. Glad your suffering is over.

Posted Thursday by I killed Mufasa
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