Happy 11th birthday, gtx0!

In memory of le Carre/Plubius/Kevin
Posted: Posted March 10th, 2010 by Xhin
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For those of you that haven't read the various announcements...

About a week ago, le Carre went into surgery, to remove a blood clot from his brain that was left there from a prior surgery.

We got an announcement in the mod forum from one of his family members saying that he did not do too well. We offered our support, and I put up a global announcement about it.

A few days after that, he died, and his family alterted that to us as well.

I got an IM from his brother a little while after that. Apparently le Carre had left behind a notebook with a lot of passwords and notes about his internet life, which was how his family was able to contact us.

I have talked with his brother, his brother's wife, and their young but very mature daughter. He and his family went through a lot of trouble to talk to people who are basically strangers that he's never met, so I feel we owe them something in return.

Even if you didn't personally know le Carre, try to leave behind something for his family to see. If they don't explicitly visit this post I will email it to them.

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I'm so bad at these sorts of things...

I always want to offer condolences, but fail miserably at being comforting. All I can say is, I'm very sorry for your loss. I did not know le Carre himself, but I know what it's like to lose a family member.

He won't be forgotten. That is the best I can do for you. I'm sorry I can't help more.

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Query
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Le Carre was always willing to help out and to talk to people here as he saw fit. weather it be a simple question or a very emotional, post, he always seemed to bring a positive attitude to the table.

He was a great person to talk to and he truly will be missed. My thoughts are with the family and other loved ones of Le Carre.


Posted March 10th, 2010 by Blood_Falcon
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From what I know about le Carre/Kevin...

He ran a site called thegamelands as well as a site called gamesnmore. I had been looking for thegamelands because I was trying to make contacts with all the admins of sites that went up after GT went down, but I gave up on that site. One day, Kevin contacted me. He asked to be made a moderator, but I was so impressed with his work on those sites (plus I had a policy) that I made him an admin.

We talked over AIM frequently. I considered him a friend. We weren't the greatest of friends, but we had a lot of things in common despite a 20 year age gap. Like me, he was into writing and computer science and we discussed those in some detail.

One day he contacted me about building a website for him as a continuation of his last two sites. I'm still working on that site, and I plan to finish it some day soon so his friends will still have a place to talk. I think his character really shined through with it.. originally he was going to have a payment plan of 50$/week, but out of the blue he forwarded me 150$ and a vBulletin subscription. He trusted me, despite barely knowing me. I think that shows a lot about who he was.

As an admin of GTX0, we had many disagreements. He didn't like a lot of my policies, and I didn't like a lot of how he ran things. However, he was VERY loyal to GTX0 and helped out a lot backstage, like on the last mod hiring. I remember he wanted to talk to a lawyer about the whole Daniel fiasco. While I disagreed with him about that (and the situation was eventually resolved), that shows a lot about his loyalty to this site. I am glad I could let him help run GT, and very glad that I could work with him.

So, in conclusion, in the kind of blunt honesty he preferred, he wasn't perfect in any area, but I'm glad to have known him.

R.I.P. Kevin, you will be missed.

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Xhin
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I'm glad to have known him too and, as far as disagreements go, we started out on disagreements. Well, clashes sounds more like it.

I would like to offer my condolences to his family, although at the moment I'm dealing with my own grief, so I have little comfort to offer.

Fare you well Kevin. May you find out that I was wrong all along and that God does exist.

Edited March 19th, 2010 by Masse
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He was always willing to help, he even offered help to the writing forum in wanting to create a contest. No matter the age of the person, a loss of a life is never easy to accept and I hope and pray that his family is handling this as best as they can.

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Hitaiga
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le Carre,

Only knew you for a short time, but I admired your dedication to the site and rules of same.


Chris and Amy. May your grief be short and your memories last forever. God Bless You

Posted March 10th, 2010 by chiefsonny
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Le Carre, even though I didn't know you past reading a few posts you were in, you will remain in my, and probably everyone's memories. Especially since (to the best of my knowledge) you were from the orginal GT, which makes you sort of like a cousin or something in that respect.

R.I.P. And whether or not, I shall add you into the book I'm currently writing, as the coolest, most awesome character in existance.

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Yellow Jr.
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I only talked to le Carre a few short times. He sounded like a wonderful person and gentleman. I'm sure he will be greatly missd. My condolences to his family.

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Lady Flare
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I never got the chance to get to know Le Carre personally, but it breaks my heart to hear this news. We here at gtx0 are like family, at least I think so, and we mourn the passing of our friend and brother.


My heart goes out to his family and I must say that him leaving behind all that stuff about his internet life seems like something from a book or movie. I'm glad that he did this so that his family could know how loved this man was by people who are from around the country and possibly the world. Le Carre your memory shall forever be etched into our hearts.

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Riku-
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I cannot say that I knew Le Carre long. We had only started becoming friends a few weeks before his passing. Yet, I am honored to have known him for the time that I did. He was kind and very much a gentlemen. He will be very deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Le Carre's family.

Do not stand at my grave and weep:
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight,
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry:
I am not there.
I did not die.

RIP Kevin

Posted March 10th, 2010 by Morbid Mel
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