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decurso

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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #16 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.
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #17 on: January 19, 2010, 07:26:16 PM »
Does his son still live in China?
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2010, 07:58:57 PM »
At last report, the Little Fellow and his mother were in the UK with CD.
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #19 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.

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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2010, 03:40:31 AM »
No words to express the feelings.  His poor little boy...
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #21 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

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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #22 on: January 20, 2010, 01:24:01 PM »
I still cant get my head around this.

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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..



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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #23 on: January 20, 2010, 02:01:11 PM »
RIP Matt, you will be sorely missed.
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #24 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.
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2010, 02:27:07 AM »
man . . .  bjbjbjbjbj
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #27 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.

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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2010, 10:26:43 AM »
Happy Birthday, Matt, wherever you are... ananananan
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Re: Contemporarydog
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2010, 02:04:56 PM »
I raise a glass for you today Matt.  We miss you.  amamamamam
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