I have almost absaloutely no right to post in here... But I remember when I first logged onto Gaia. It was the writing forum, and seeing people like Lord Shishio that made me want to stay.
He reminded me that there are truly good people in the world, and that's quickly becoming a rarity. From conversations I've lurked in and random conversations of his I've seen (Especially his "Name a Mod" thread) his integrity and humour has awed me.
I'm terribly sorry for all that did know him. My deepest condolences.
...Wow. I haven't been on for awhile, so this is a bit of a... shock. I am not able to say that I knew him well as a close friend, but, I am able to say that I knew him as a fellow writer and as him being a good person. My deepest sympathies to those who knew him as a friend, or as family.
I have only read one of his poems, but it was awesome. Even though I didn't know you, or ever talked to you, or even commented on one of your threads or journal entries, I will miss you, Lord Shishio. I hope that your in a better place.
His was the first writing contest I entered. He was very polite and I liked seeing that. There are few truly polite people left on the 'Net. He was one of them. I didn't know him very well, but I empathize with your loss.
Lord Shishio, you probably don't know me, but I remember seeing you from the Riddle Room, and I admired you. It's unfortunate that this is what it takes to remind me that there are real people with real feelings and lives behind the avatars. I hope I get to meet you and get to know you better in Heaven.
I didn't know Brian, but I was acquainted with Lord Shishio. I didn't know much, but I'd still like to say a few word and pay my respects.
I first met him before he was a mod. He was just another pixel in the crowd. He seemed very helpful and carefree. The last time I saw him was a while ago. He was up late at night chatting it up and arranging his inventory. It'd been a while since I had saw him. He actually moved a thread of mine because I'd started it in the wrong place.
He was very respectful.
I don't know why it matters. I'm crying here as I sit typing... but his death affects me. It shakes me to the very core, and I barely knew him.