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In loving memory of Raymond Scott "Hacker" Bishop


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Kubo
Joined: Aug 24 2005
Location: Mount Holly, NJ
PostPosted: Dec 20 2014 02:04 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I've not posted here in some time, and I have the tendency to re-appear for a few weeks, then disappear again for a long period of time. So, my experience with hacker was pretty sporadic. I remember him as an annoying kid, then growing into a more mature, young adult. He was enthusiastic about everything, and seemed to love the community here.

Rest easy, hacker. You reminded me of what a tight-knit, amazing community Sydlexia represents. For that, I thank you.


Thou, because I am wroth, be not dismayed, for I shall win the strife, whoever circle round within for the defence. This their insolence is not new, for of old they used it at a less secret gate, which still is found without a bolt. Above it thou didst see the dead inscription; and already on this side of it
descends the steep, passing without escort through the circles,
One such that by him the city shall be opened to us.
 
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GPFontaine
Joined: Dec 06 2007
Location: Connecticut
PostPosted: Dec 20 2014 02:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

For quite some time, Hacker was a friend through Steam. Every once in a while we would chat while we gamed.

I haven't been able to remove his name from the list. It isn't a technical problem. I just don't feel ready to delete his name. Watching the time since his last login has been a way of keeping him in my memory and trying to accept the unfortunate reality of the situation.

So today when I logged into Steam and saw this... for 1/10th of a second, I had hope that perhaps this was all not real.

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Then I noticed that everyone had the same time... Steam had a server issue. Everyone on my list had their "Last Online" timer reset.

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Chrisby
Joined: Mar 31 2006
Location: Where my computer is.
PostPosted: Dec 22 2014 09:44 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm very shocked and saddened to find out about this. Sad Hacker, may you Rest in Peace.
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Getajobgetmom
Joined: Jan 08 2015
Location: St. John's
PostPosted: Jan 08 2015 04:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I may be really late to this, but I only just saw this post.

A few years ago, I was a member here. I mostly just lurked the forums, I never posted a whole lot. I don't even remember my old username.
But one night, about 2 years ago, I was feeling really sad, and fed up with my life. I didn't really wanna go on.
So I joined the IRC chat to see what it was all about, and there were a few people in the chat. I spent 3 hours in there feeling better than I had in weeks, everyone was able to cheer me up. Especially Hacker, he was a pretty nice and funny guy.

This post is kind of a mess, and doesn't have much point to it. All I wanted to say was that I'm really shocked, and I hope that Hacker can rest peacefully.
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JohnnyBenz
Title: The nip killer
Joined: Feb 08 2013
Location: Northeast MS
PostPosted: Jan 10 2015 01:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

I know I'm late here but I haven't been to this site in longer than I care to admit as I normally would at least drop by ever so often to make sure I wasn't missing anything new. But anyway, I didn't know Hacker at all really, and all I can remember of him is when he started that thread pleading with Syd to either start putting out new content or leave the site to the community, and I made a some stupid crack about him being Syd's first stalker. I wish that instead of saying that I had actually tried getting to know him. I pray he is in a better place and that his family is able to cope with this loss. He was so young and it saddens me a great deal even though I didn't know him, so my heart goes out to those of you here who did and I hope you have been able to come to terms with the pain of losing this friend.
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GeorgeTaylor
Title: Miss Madness 99
Joined: Sep 09 2012
PostPosted: Jan 12 2015 01:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

JohnnyBenz wrote:
I made a some stupid crack about him being Syd's first stalker..


Actually I was Syd's first stalker. Hacker was actually more normal in his admiration. He had just alot of enthusiasm which can be mistaken for the true creepiness I myself exhibit.


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Ross Rifle
Title: Rock N Roll God
Joined: Oct 29 2006
Location: Chilliwack, BC
PostPosted: Jan 15 2015 04:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Today would be Hacker's birthday. Happy birthday Scotty.


Does anybody here have a Ross Rifle?
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www.myspace.com/rossrifle
 
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
Joined: Jan 27 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 15 2015 05:51 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Bad enough he ended it all just weeks before the holidays, but with his birthday not much further ahead?
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@om*d
Title: Dorakyura
Joined: Jul 10 2010
Location: Castlevania
PostPosted: Jan 15 2015 07:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Damn. Happy birthday and RIP.


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Probable Muppet
Joined: Aug 05 2008
Location: CA
PostPosted: Jan 15 2015 07:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Not sure if this is a good idea but I just posted a comment on the YouTube video I previously posted.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7o8vz-KeZv0&client=mv-google

Just wanted his family to know that members here at Sydlexia cared about him too.

Comment if you want....

For the record I'm Gunner Mac Rae in the comments.
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Blackout
Title: Captain Oblivious
Joined: Sep 01 2007
Location: That Rainy State
PostPosted: Jan 15 2015 10:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Sad No... just no.



 
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Klimbatize
2010 NES Champ
Title: 2011 Picnic/Death Champ
Joined: Mar 15 2010
Location: Las Vegas, NV
PostPosted: Jan 16 2015 03:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Today is the first time I've checked the site in nearly a year. I haven't really interacted with any of my old Sydlexian family in quite some time, so I didn't know about this until I checked the site an hour ago. I'm crying here. I couldn't last more than a minute on that video. I keep hoping it's a joke.

Like many of you, I had a love/hate relationship with Scotty. I actually got very close to him (as close as you can online, I suppose) because he and I and some others had our own IRC channel. For well over a year, I probably spoke to him at least once a day online. He was a knucklehead, but I always loved him because he wasn't malicious. I used to bust his balls relentlessly for his naivety and his struggle with maintaining his devotion to Mormonism. He'd return the favor, and neither of us took it to heart.

I truly wish I had known that he was having financial problems. If I had stuck around more I would have. I know it's not productive to think in "what ifs", but whatever. I can't believe how devastated I am over this. Having a son of my own, and imagining him doing this is crushing me.


Pretty much the greatest thread of all time: http://www.sydlexia.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14789

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Valdronius
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Title: SydLexia COO
Joined: Aug 22 2005
Location: The Great White North
PostPosted: Jan 16 2015 07:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Glad to see you back, Klim. Even under these circumstances.


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Blackout
Title: Captain Oblivious
Joined: Sep 01 2007
Location: That Rainy State
PostPosted: Jan 17 2015 12:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm really torn here. I feel so heavily for the family, and for Hacker himself. However I admit to fair amount of anger as well, I've dealt with suicide in my family and it's an incredibly ugly selfish and unreasonably devastating thing to inflict upon those that you leave behind.

It's one of the most selfish thing one can do at least in my honest opinion, under most circumstances that is.

Just take this as a lesson, none of us are islands, rather we are all pebbles thrown in to the water surrounding the islands, what kind of ripples do you want to make?

Man. If we are feeling like this, just imagine how much rawer this is to his direct friends and family. Sad

This just reminds me of how precious life is, and of the choices we make. Oddly enough right around this time a mutual friend of me and my significant other had a public meltdown that almost ended just this, but it was in broad daylight on facebook so everyone talked them off the overpass and someone was able to swoop them up.

I totally understand the panic everyone described when they tried to respond to the initial post. I didn't realize it wasn't a joke in poor taste when I saw the article, it didn't sink in until I saw the thread and the various links and posts.

Damn you guys, what a bummer. Sad It's good to see everyone, I wish it were under better circumstances.



 
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Ash Burton
Title: AshRaiser
Joined: Nov 10 2008
Location: Florida
PostPosted: Jan 24 2015 12:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

Klimbatize wrote:
Having a son of my own, and imagining him doing this is crushing me.


This. This...one million times. My grandfather and father both fell victim to suicide so I can only pray that I can break the cycle for me and my son.

Watching that video is heart wrenching. Not sure I could go on in life if this happened to my son. Really hammers home how much is riding on me as a parent to not screw this up.


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Ash is probably just home humping his SNES collection.

 
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M3GA MAN
Title: The Big A
Joined: Jun 19 2008
Location: Nowhere.
PostPosted: Jan 24 2015 12:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

I feel quite horrendous for being as late to this news as I am, and I, myself, never was super close to Hacker, but it's very unsettling. It almost felt like we got to grow up together as teens on these forums, and I think I, all Sydlexians, and the people that knew Hacker in person have all lost a great man. May he rest well and easy wherever he's gone.
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Rydog
Title: Dragon Slayer
Joined: Aug 11 2009
Location: Massachusetts
PostPosted: Jan 26 2015 02:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wow.....just, wow, very sad to see this news....RIP Hacker.


And anyone beating themselves up about it, please don't...there is only so much you can do for someone that is sick, let alone do it through the internet...we can hope he is in a happier place.
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Undeath
Title: Facepuncher of Asses
Joined: Jan 15 2009
Location: Here
PostPosted: Jan 29 2015 12:52 am Reply with quote Back to top

What a shitty thing to find out about coming back.

As I get older, I think, I've been in dark places before. 21 was 12 years ago for me, and I've done so much in those 12 years I'd have never gotten to do if it'd stopped then... gotten married, had kids (the youngest of which is now just over a month old)...

I think of all these things I'd have missed out on if life had stopped at 21, and now, it's saddening to think of what might have happened for him if he kept going.

Rest in peace.


Cracked.com wrote:
"MARGARINE IS ONE MOLECULE AWAY FROM PLASTIC."

Not only is that not right, that's not even wrong. It's a meaningless statement. Saying something is "one molecule away" from plastic is like saying a farm is one letter away from a fart. Water is "one molecule away" from being explosive hydrogen gas.

 
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Ross Rifle
Title: Rock N Roll God
Joined: Oct 29 2006
Location: Chilliwack, BC
PostPosted: Jan 29 2015 06:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Good to see you again, Undeath. I've caught some updates on your Facebook on occasion and you seem to have a nice little life together. 21 was only 5 years ago for me and I agree, it's really sad to think of everything he could have done. But if nothing else, he brought us all back together, which I think would make him extremely happy


Does anybody here have a Ross Rifle?
www.thetwowordsmusic.com
www.myspace.com/rossrifle
 
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jprime
Title: Ex-GameWinners
Joined: Jan 27 2008
Location: Southern Ontario
PostPosted: Jan 29 2015 07:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

How fucked up is it that it took one of us dying for that to happen?
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Probable Muppet
Joined: Aug 05 2008
Location: CA
PostPosted: Jan 29 2015 07:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

jprime wrote:
How fucked up is it that it took one of us dying for that to happen?


Still he was really passionate about this site. He constantly talked about it in IRC and vai the phone with me. It is really sad he made the decision he did but in a weird way he accomplished what he wanted and wherever he may be, he has gotten what he wanted.
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Undeath
Title: Facepuncher of Asses
Joined: Jan 15 2009
Location: Here
PostPosted: Jan 29 2015 11:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

well, in a weird way, with all of us coming back, I suppose it was a good thing, especially if he liked this site so much.


Cracked.com wrote:
"MARGARINE IS ONE MOLECULE AWAY FROM PLASTIC."

Not only is that not right, that's not even wrong. It's a meaningless statement. Saying something is "one molecule away" from plastic is like saying a farm is one letter away from a fart. Water is "one molecule away" from being explosive hydrogen gas.

 
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Atma
Title: Dragoon
Joined: Apr 29 2010
Location: Cincinnati, OH
PostPosted: Feb 18 2015 02:08 am Reply with quote Back to top

Holy Shit. Woodzy informed me via Facebook. I'm deployed in the Middle East right now and well, even before that it's been a while since I've been on here. I've got the similar story as everyone else. Always had a soft spot for the kid. It honestly breaks my heart.

As we say in the Navy...

Fair Winds and Following Seas Scotty. Rest Easy.


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Nekkoru
Title: Polish Pickle Wench
Joined: Jan 25 2008
Location: Warsaw, Poland
PostPosted: Feb 19 2015 08:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

Came back to the forums out of curiosity for the first time since 2011.

Found this out.

Jesus fucking christ, Scotty. Godspeed, wherever you are.


You should totally check out the IRC channel.
While you're at it, go check out my band, Her Majesty's Heroines.
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Not Sure
Too Good At 2D Games
Too Good At 2D Games
Title: Master of the Universe
Joined: Dec 03 2007
PostPosted: Feb 21 2015 10:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Wow, I pop in to check on things and see this absolutely crushing piece of news. We may not have gotten along at first but in time he matured into a pretty cool guy. I guess I didn't know him extremely well but we had our share of meaningful conversations and this is still really hard to hear. Rest in peace, Scott.


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