I'm extremely late on the matter, and probably should have zero rights to posting in relation toward the subject, but watching tribute videos about it really reminded me of how the GMod veterans can be loved so greatly, and that some might even be absolutely... I can't even describe off the top of my head. I just type as I go, that's really all there is to me.
Back to the subject, Kitty0706's unfortunate passing.
I've little to no connection to him - just that I only watched his team fabulous 2 video, and that was it. I went and saw some tributes, especially from DasBoSchitt, and it just hit me in the face, stomach, and dick, and just left a massive, gaping hole in my stomach about how disconnected I was from this and that, so and so.
I don't get much word going around either, so I'm pretty cut off from everything else. And just having watched farewells, and hearing of this guy, I tried to hold back my bitter judgment toward everything I see (including my work and myself), and knew that I wouldn't just be disrespecting him, but also basically all the other awesome veterans of Garry's Mod, GMod art, amazing GMod goofballs, professional animators in the Machinima interest, etc, as well as his loved ones.
The cliche of the good guy who wants other people to be happy, head strong, and all really leaves a big impact, I've only just realized now. There's been allot of nasty stuff going around in the animation community, we've already lost a giant chunk in the Eddsworld series with Edd's passing from the same sickness, now Kitty and Monty Oum, one of the animators of Rooster Teeth, have passed recently.
Allot of animators appear to be leaving this mortal realm left and right of almost the same claim, and are just gazing over their loved ones in contemplation of the good times they've had from Heaven.
We have some survivors, potential ones at that, and I...
This is leaving me speechless just trying to fathom it all. I had lost a part of my family, however wasn't to disease, or rogue science, just old age finally taking toll since the said person has led a long life. That's really all there was tragic in my life, other than that I never meet my grandfather coming from my mother's side of the family since he passed away during the time of my infancy. There has been tragedy in my family, such as my aunt hailing from my father's side of the family coming down with breast cancer if I recall correctly, but it hasn't turned up quite so severe, in fact she had just gotten engaged with someone recently.
I apologize for leaping back and forth, I'm typing as I go.
The biggest part of this void left in me is that Kitty had passed at a young age, where as he had so much ahead of him like anyone else who had their chances taken away. I think we all have our chances, and sometimes they are just taken away, whether it's life itself, or just minor things that would have helped so much.
Being so disconnected from veterans isn't quite fun. Y'know the drill, if you're like me, don't be like me, go and show some support for Kitty's work, his friends, family, his loved ones, etc.
Here's a nice soundtrack to have while giving mind to all the misfortune going around in the animating community. We've lost some of the best, but in the hearts of their support it's all too much missing from the community, and I too will acknowledge it.
All aboard the train to becoming white mages for the armies of saints and patrons willing to show as much support they can for these godly friends we've never had chances with.
This was Eric Steele, Swiggity Meadery if you'd like, some ass wipe trying to join in on the farewell hype, and now I leave to rest for I have work to do.
and R.I.P Kitty0706.