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Title: Contemporarydog
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 18, 2010, 11:59:15 PM
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By ways remote and distant waters sped,
Brother, to thy sad graveside am I come,
That I may give the last gifts to the dead,
And vainly parley with thine ashes dumb;
Since She who now bestows and denies
Hath ta'en thee, hapless brother from mine eyes.
But lo! these gifts, the heirlooms of past years,
Are made sad things to grace thy coffin-shell;
Take them, all drench├Ęd with a brother's tears,
And, brother, for all time, hail and farewell.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on January 19, 2010, 12:05:39 AM
No, dammit, I don't want  to add a new thread here. llllllllll

Especially not one like this.
Condog was a great guy. Smart, warm, creative...he was a young man with a bright future.
He leaves a lovely young wife and a little son behind.
He was an old friend of myself personally, and of the entire Saloon.

I don't know what happened, and I can't wrap my mind around why this man was taken from us, so young and so suddenly.
I can only say Godspeed, my friend, may your soul find its rest.
We will miss you. ananananan ananananan ananananan
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: becster79 on January 19, 2010, 12:09:57 AM
Oh no :(....what happened?

Let's hope this part of the forum remains EMPTY from now on.

RIP Contempory Dog
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on January 19, 2010, 12:13:20 AM
I knew that sooner or later there would be another thread for someone else to be pushing up shrooms, but this one is so sudden and unexpected. ananananan

RIP Contemporarydog.  This round is for you.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: George on January 19, 2010, 12:51:17 AM
 agagagagag One for CD.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Stil on January 19, 2010, 02:12:52 AM
Oh no. He was just a kid!

Goodbye CD.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Noodles on January 19, 2010, 02:26:21 AM
 agagagagag i'll raise a glass to him. Need to get some Stella, he'd like that.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Nolefan on January 19, 2010, 02:26:44 AM

words fail me  ananananan ananananan ananananan

Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: MK on January 19, 2010, 02:45:24 AM
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Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: mlaeux on January 19, 2010, 03:48:01 AM
***Big heavy sigh*** I'm sad.  kkkkkkkkkk
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: The Local Dialect on January 19, 2010, 04:16:51 AM
oh no ....

his little family ....

This is really upsetting. RIP CD.  ananananan
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: kitano on January 19, 2010, 05:13:00 AM
not many details. he was found in his flat yesterday

he had been back in england for about a year and a half. really don't want to speculate

i only met him in real life a couple of times but i've known him online for years and years. he was so young and he had so many ideas and good words for everyone, it really is shocking and unfair

this is a story he wrote about a month ago. i can't bare to read it again :(:(:(:(

http://thepeopleswritingcontest.blogspot.com/2010/01/of-celebrations-past-and-present.html

RIP mate

another little light just went out
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: latefordinner on January 19, 2010, 06:51:49 AM
ConDog and gonzo were the two who got me to switch over to the Saloon from that other place. I had been exchanging PMs with CDog at the Sleezy Goon, and as we were both in the same city and had common interests, the plan was always that our families would get together and get to know each other. Life, as we all know, is what happens while you make other plans. I made trips to my home country, he and his family moved to England and it seemed we'd never be more than two guys who liked each other and corresponded a bit.

Noodles, I find any Stella I'm inviting you (any of you) over for a wake. 
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: AMonk on January 19, 2010, 09:44:30 AM
Too young.  Too soon.  Too sad.  He will be missed.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: James the Brit on January 19, 2010, 06:08:56 PM
I mean, I dunno what to say. I met the guy a few times in and around Newcastle (UK). F*ck me. That was a shock. The guy is 32 for fuck's sake. Does anybody know how this happened? Having chatted to him I think I may know but would like to be sure.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: decurso on January 19, 2010, 06:39:03 PM
 I talked to him two weeks ago. He was definitely not in a good state, but like James I don't want to speculate.

 Even though I never met him, I considered him a friend. We talked often, and I suspected we were kindred spirits. We were close in age, both boxing fans, both sci-fi geeks, both parents with kids fairly close in age (who were both born in China), both amateur writers with a love of literature, we liked the same movies and could argue endlessly about what the best James Bond movie was or who was the most powerful Jedi/Sith.

 The worst thing about this is that his life was so incomplete. He was working on a graduate degree, he was working on a novel that he had the talent to get published, he was going to come back to China-and he had a beautiful son who will grow up without a father.

 Mathew, I can't believe you're gone.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Con ate dog on January 19, 2010, 07:21:59 PM
I always perked up when I saw his handle.  He was worth reading.

I'm too shocked to say anything more.

Matt... fuck.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Con ate dog on January 19, 2010, 07:26:16 PM
Does his son still live in China?
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: AMonk on January 19, 2010, 07:58:57 PM
At last report, the Little Fellow and his mother were in the UK with CD.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Schnerby on January 19, 2010, 09:31:41 PM
What sad news. That's one sweet little kid who now will only have Dad as a blurry memory.

Glad to have had him part of this little community.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Ruth on January 20, 2010, 03:40:31 AM
No words to express the feelings.  His poor little boy...
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: kitano on January 20, 2010, 05:19:25 AM
Does his son still live in China?

his wife and kid had been back in china for a couple of months
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Noodles on January 20, 2010, 01:24:01 PM
I still cant get my head around this.

Quote
but like James I don't want to speculate.

But there is the problem, i think i kind of am speculating, and i so so want to be wrong.

That's why i cant stop thinking about this, like decurso said, Matt was someone i could relate to a lot and we had lots of similar interests. I just cant believe we wont be seeing his posts here anymore..



Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Bugalugs on January 20, 2010, 02:01:11 PM
RIP Matt, you will be sorely missed.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: gonzo on January 29, 2010, 03:23:50 AM
This is very sad. Despite an age gap of several decades, CD and I had much in common [Chinese family, going home, further study in education], and often PMd both here and on some other forums. I felt like I knew him and find his death very disturbing.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: babala on January 30, 2010, 09:19:47 AM
I haven't been on the Saloon much lately. I've been fairly busy. My heart broke when I heard about CD. I've been on forums with him for over 7 years. We used to talk on MSN and send messages on Facebook. He was a truly sweet guy. I will really miss him.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Day Dreamer on February 09, 2010, 02:27:07 AM
man . . .  bjbjbjbjbj
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Lone Traveller on April 14, 2010, 12:22:50 PM
 amamamamam I pray you're happy where ever you are Matt.... Though it saddens us to loose you.

RIP

Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on April 20, 2010, 10:26:43 AM
Happy Birthday, Matt, wherever you are... ananananan
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Lone Traveller on April 20, 2010, 02:04:56 PM
I raise a glass for you today Matt.  We miss you.  amamamamam
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 20, 2010, 11:16:39 PM
Many of us will think of you today CD. agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: solongtinik on April 23, 2010, 02:28:49 AM
can't find the right words...
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on August 02, 2010, 07:26:15 AM
This is post #2300 for me.  I'm putting it here, since this ties me with Contemporary Dog.

CD, this post is for you.  Tell the angels to put your next round on my tab. agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Noodles on August 02, 2010, 03:02:12 PM
I was just thinking about him the other day.  agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Ivy on January 14, 2011, 07:34:29 PM
One light has gone out and another has been lit...

not many details. he was found in his flat yesterday

he had been back in england for about a year and a half. really don't want to speculate

i only met him in real life a couple of times but i've known him online for years and years. he was so young and he had so many ideas and good words for everyone, it really is shocking and unfair

this is a story he wrote about a month ago. i can't bare to read it again :(:(:(:(

http://thepeopleswritingcontest.blogspot.com/2010/01/of-celebrations-past-and-present.html

RIP mate

another little light just went out
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Ivy on January 15, 2011, 06:43:53 PM
Amazing story bhbhbhbhbh akakakakak bfbfbfbfbf :wtf: agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: kitano on January 17, 2011, 03:08:29 PM
i was thinking about him the other day. it's weird, i was just thinking i'd like to catch up with him again now that i was back in europe, then i remembered :(
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 20, 2011, 09:03:17 PM
Another Birthday passes and we think about CD and read his last posts. Wish I'd known him better.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: mlaeux on April 21, 2011, 11:17:18 PM
Yea, he is still on my FB page.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 19, 2012, 08:27:32 PM
It's Contemporarydog's birthday. All of his friends at the Saloon will take a few minutes to think of him. bfbfbfbfbf agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Raoul F. Duke on April 19, 2012, 08:33:58 PM
I have been, all day. He was a great guy and a big part of The Saloon. He is much missed...
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Escaped Lunatic on April 20, 2012, 06:59:44 AM
Happy Birthday Contemporary Dog.  Whether you've gone through the pearly gates or decided to reincarnate, you still get a free round - on George's tab, of course. agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Torrente on August 12, 2012, 05:22:22 AM
Thank you Kitano for posting that story...I have to say it was brilliant. I met Matt about 5 times in 2004 and then followed him on Daves and Face over the years. I had read one of his stories before, but this one is a definitely more developed... and incredibly sad when you realize what happened later. Again great story, plot works well..and it really lets you in to what he was going through. I remember him as a good listener, a good speaker of French and obviously a sensitive, intelligent guy...scary as he was only two years older than me.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: gengrant on January 14, 2013, 05:15:46 AM
wow, I am extremely late on this one.  Condog was a great influence and contributor here.  sorry for the late message...wow...so much to take in.

GG
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 19, 2013, 09:26:29 PM
It is April 20th here and another Birthday for Contemporary Dog. His friends will think of him today. agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 20, 2013, 09:38:00 PM
May I suggest a re-read of a story written by Condog, that Kitano posted on January 19th 2010. bfbfbfbfbf
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on January 19, 2014, 11:58:03 PM
I'm a couple of days late, but I have been thinking about this young man who appeared to have had a lot to offer. It is now 4 years since Contemporarydog passed away on 18th January. I hope that his little son is ok. agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Noodles on January 21, 2014, 12:43:50 AM
 agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: kitano on January 21, 2014, 10:58:53 AM
Still miss him sometimes

Only met him offline a couple of times but he was an 'internet mate' for years. Such a nice bloke as well
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 20, 2014, 12:07:19 AM
Another Birthday Passes! agagagagag agagagagag  I'll raise a glass in memory of Contemporarydog  today.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: WastedYouth on March 23, 2015, 10:46:51 PM
As a fellow Matt, I wish I known CDog. I think we'd have got on well....
I've read his past posts on the Spoon and here, seems like a good guy...we'd have had some good chats.
Pity how things can go wrong.
He was far too young...I don't know what happened.

I just hope little Thomas is doing ok.
You are not forgotten, as long as you live in the saloon.

 agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 19, 2015, 09:53:43 PM
Happy Birthday Contemporarydog! agagagagag I hope that you and Raoul and other friends have a get together today. agagagagag bfbfbfbfbf Many of us from the Saloon will think about you today.
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: AMonk on April 20, 2016, 09:43:55 AM
Happy Birthday, in absentia agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 21, 2016, 09:28:12 PM
I didn't forget you mate, but I was away from home. I raised a glass to you! agagagagag
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on January 24, 2017, 12:03:08 AM
I missed the 18th again this year. I can't believe how fast this month has gone. It is now 5 yrs since we lost Contemporarydog. I wish that we could know how is little son is doing. alalalalal
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 19, 2017, 10:54:56 PM
Happy Birthday Contemporarydog. agagagagag I'll raise a glass at "the den" today!
Title: Re: Contemporarydog
Post by: Granny Mae on April 19, 2018, 09:40:23 PM
Happy Birthday Contemporarydog! agagagagag I hope that Raoul and our other departed friends will get together today.  bjbjbjbjbj