Out of all the places I've ever worked at, Gaia really was my favorite one. I loved being able to connect with the community.. you guys, and in my work life it's been my most rewarding experience so far. From the Zurg event, zOMG and finally HoC I made a lot of friends that I'll never forget, and I'm really sincerely thankful for each and everyone one of you who's ever cared to leave me a nice message, talk to me, support me and check out the content I helped create.

I'll miss working at Gaia too - we started out as a group of friends who wanted to make a cool website for anime fans. Back then coming to work felt like visiting a friend's place and coming up with awesome ideas and actually making them reality. Over the years Gaia changed and with it's growing size it got more business like which in itself really isn't necessarily a bad thing. We managed to take on bigger projects and in the end even created a whole mmo and other full-fledged games! There are still a lot of great people working at Gaia and I wish them the best for the future. I can't however deny that I'm a bit bitter of the way the layoff was handled. Pan already touched up on it but it hurt that we were denied the chance to even just say goodbye to our colleagues in person.

After all, I really don't regret my time at Gaia. It didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it or expected it to, but I wouldn't trade the experiences I've had for anything. I sincerely wish you, the users and my friends who still work there the best.

Please don't feel too bad about what happened, after all we had a few really great years and created some really great memories together and you can be sure that I won't just disappear! I'll make sure to check in and keep in touch smile

I'd also like to say thank you for all the great years with all the other people that were let go. You guys are in the same boat as me and I hope you're not feeling too sad. I'm especially thinking about those of you who have been around as long or even longer than me, like Saka, Panagrammic and a few people who's usernames I can't remember.

Lastly, I gained something amazing thanks to Gaia! I met the love of my life, Liz. We've had almost 5 wonderful years together so far and we plan on getting married soon.

See you around fellow users!

- JK <3


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Nash-eoke_ the patcher

Report | 08/05/2019 5:16 am

Nash-eoke_ the patcher

Ah here you are finally JK .

You are now Ascended . You are in a place now where there is no pain and suffering any longer . I have been a loyal Gaia'n sine 2010 and in the at time I have had the most amazing time , and made lots of online friends . Especially the second time round , when I cam back in March 2019 for good . But then I never really left .

You have brought so much joy to so many people . And a lot of these same people call Gaia.online home , as do I . There are so many types from Autistic , Disabled and even LGBT , young and even old . But above all there is tolerance and friendship everywhere around .

It all centre's on what you helped to build zOMG!

Of which you helped to create all those years ago , and we all love it so much .


The whole Gaia Community , Staff and your Family will miss you endlessly , but you will forever be in our hearts and set in our memories .

Too the next world Jon Kim !


And we ll love you and miss you



Report | 07/30/2019 6:14 am


I'm sorry that you passed the way you did. My dad lost his fight to cancer, too, and I know that's harder than most people can ever comprehend. It's not an easy thing to face, for so many reasons, and I'm so sorry that you had to go through that. You seemed like a really good person.

Rest well, [ JK ], you've earned it. You will be missed.
Gothic Rebecca

Report | 07/28/2019 1:12 pm

Gothic Rebecca

You had such an impact on my time here at Gaia. I'm so happy to have known you, and honored that you were my friend. I miss our conversations, and I miss just seeing you around, but your memory lives on in everything you created. As long as Gaia and zOMG! are around, and as long as I have my copy of Sims 2, you'll never really be gone. Not in my eyes, anyway. Rest well, dear friend. heart

Report | 07/20/2019 7:21 pm


Rest in peace, friend.

Onyx Popcorn

Report | 07/18/2019 1:04 pm

Onyx Popcorn

God bless you, JK. Bless you, bless you. I never knew you, but I wish I had. Your work has touched so much of my life, especially as a depressed teenager in college when my dad was dying. I hope all is well with you in Heaven. (I'm sure it is, haha!) I'm sad I never got to know you.

Prayers and blessings with yours.

As crap as it is for your family and friends, I'm glad you're not suffering and don't need our prayers any more.

Adding you to my post-bucket list of people to meet.
Sleep Isabella

Report | 07/17/2019 3:18 pm

Sleep Isabella

You did so much for Gaia, I hope you're resting easy after such an ordeal.
mank demes

Report | 07/17/2019 2:22 pm

mank demes

I have never been so saddened by a death of somebody I knew here on Gaia till now. You brought so much joy and amusement to so many people with the work you did. Thank you for making my childhood and teenage years a blast. I'll never forget the awesome work you did and the community you helped build. I hope you have found peace.

Report | 07/17/2019 11:25 am


RIP JK, may you find peace with the holy father and the world beyond.

Report | 07/17/2019 6:52 am


Rest in peace. Thank you for sharing your light with gaia for as long as you did.
my heart breaks hearing the news, but i can only imagine how your family feels.
I wish them peace with your passing and much strength.

Report | 07/14/2019 10:21 pm


Thank you JK. Thank you so much for bringing us many fun Zomg! experiences throughout Gaia.
You have been amazing to everyone and you have touched many hearts.
I pray that you are no longer in pain and that you are able to rest easy.
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R.I.P JK. You will be missed, but never forgotten.