Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of River’s passing. For anyone that might like to share a memory or thought, or read the memories and thoughts of others I wanted to share a link to the Remembering River Facebook page.
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It is with the heaviest of hearts that I make this post today.
Although I haven’t posted in a while, River and I have remained friends, mostly keeping updated through facebook. When I logged in yesterday I saw hundreds of posts from River’s friends and family being made to his facebook wall. As I read through them I was met with the news that River passed away yesterday.
The messages from his friends and family are so touching. It is apparent he was loved and appreciated by so many people. I know he impacted my life in a very positive way.
Although we never met in person, he was my friend from afar. He gave me advice, he stood up for me, and he always made me laugh. I know he sometimes struggled to find a balance in life, because he was so giving of himself. He was the first to help his parents and his friends in their times of need. He will be greatly missed.
I know he has had an impact on many of his readers. You may not have always agreed with him – but you were always laughing – and you were always reading. And I think that is what he wanted. To share his thoughts, to impact others – and through that communication to impact himself. I know he loved writing and keeping up with this blog. And I know I will love to be able to go back and read through it in the future and think of him.
For those that may be interested in leaving a note of condolence or sending flowers I located a page dedicated to his memory.
I’ll end with the final post River made to his personal blog, Chaotic Ramblings.
by Christina Georgina Rossetti
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more day by day
You tell me of our future that you plann’d:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that once I had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be sad.
Love you Riv.
This is not about gaming, this isn’t about anything nerdy except maybe the fact it was on Twitter. Gender is a topic that fascinates me as the roles we play, and how it shapes our live, also I am on Twitter alot, and a topic that is trending of late came up, #Yesallwomen. I saw women complain about how men did that to them, or this. I was getting angry. Surely there are women out there that don’t have these issues with men. I mean I had to believe as a man that there are women out there that are not treated like prisoners of war. I thought wrong, but I’ll get to that.
So to see exactly if it is ALL women, or maybe just a couple over vocal women who have had these issues. I created a little survey.
The results thus far was VERY eye opening, and a little sad.
So here are the results of my survey, As of this writing I have had 35 people who identify as women take the study. If you identify as male, I’m sorry I tossed your data out, but thanks for taking the survey, and I assure you will get your turn to speak.
Question #2 Have you ever had a negative experience that was caused by a male ( A very very general question I know, but thought it was a good kicking off point)
Not a real surprise here.
Question #3 – Have you ever been raped?
Yes – 40%
No – 60%
This was damn near half of the women. This shocked me to the core.
Question #4 – Have you ever been physically abused by a male?
No – 49%
Another point of concern that it’s at near half, and half.
Question #5 – Have you ever feel threatened by a male? (Sorry shitty grammar here, but I did the survey in 5 seconds)
Yes – 100%
No – 0%
This question was a little general too I thought but still 100%.
Question #6 – Have you ever been sexually harassed by a male?
Yes – 92%
No – 8%
Another disturbing result.
Question #7 – I left this open to comments.
Some of the comments are truly disturbing. From waking up with being raped, to having boyfriends beat them, drug them, abuse them. Even a stepfather raping one of them. These are people who these girls and women are suppose to trust and count on.
This survey really opened my eyes. Where did this society go wrong. How come being born a woman is a prison sentence? Why must they live in fear? It really made me think with my own dealings with women and I think I treated them right, and with at least some modicum of respect. They say a few bad apples ruin the bunch, but we as a bunch and I say males in general need to police our own better.
I’ll leave the survey open a bit longer, but I don’t things will change much. Don’t worry men, I’ll give you a turn as well, but as for the women I don’t know what to say. I was wrong. I guess it is All Women.
High Latency Living –
I got into Wildstar Beta…so that pretty much sums up this weekend. Might bounce into WoW a bit try to make some more gold.
High Latency Love –
Been awhile since I shown a longtime friend some love Pitrelli, go show the Keyboard Warrior some love.
High Latency Laugh –
MY PING SUCKS, AND I’M WILDSTARRING OUT OF HERE!
Sorry haven’t been doing much except alot of explosive diarrhea, throwing up, and other profound nastiness. Seems like I got a bag of tainted lettuce, which lucky me I get to be sick. So I apologize I’ll be out of commission probably until the end of this week. No worries if I die, I’ll ghost write this blog.
This is my 2,050th (after doing the math though with guest posts, it’s only 2,000 posts I did myself) post on my combined blogs, I just seen someone celebrating their 500th, and wondered where I was at.
I started this journey with my personal blog, Chaotic Ramblings, then I branched out into video game blogging for Warhammer online, with my Way of the Chosen blog, and here we are living the High Latency Life.
So as I look at my total post count, I went Holy Shit! that’s a lot of words, and boy does my fingers hurt, and as I look back I never regreted one minute of it. LOL!