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> Missing You, Cortana. Rip, Wish it was a joke :(
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 01:45 PM
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So, our beloved site admin, and for many of us, our personal friend, Cortana, passed away Wednesday night, 3/19/15. I felt an announcement of this devastating shock was worth posting for all the work he did for this site: from code, to maintenance, to community building, and for generally being an awesome human being. We all appreciated Scott in life, and will absolutely miss him, now that he's gone.

Obituary

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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 01:51 PM
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Found out a little while ago on twitter. I didn't feel right starting a thread myself.

I expected to have someone I knew from here die eventually, but I never expected it to be Cort. Your benevolent presence will be missed.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 01:53 PM
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It is such a sad year we live in. sad.gif
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 02:34 PM
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If anything got me to login again, it would be this. sad.gif

To me, cort was there when I first actually got started with the internet, and usually wherever I went I would find him. As a result I ended up considering him some kind of omnipresent internet deity, quiet but always nearby.

RIP Cort, it's going to be strange knowing you're not around anymore.

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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 02:34 PM
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RIP Cort - only met him once but we were internet friends for well over a decade.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 02:46 PM
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I saw on Facebook after a friend commented on the post there and I knew if anything, people would flock here to post about it. Cort was the backbone of these forums and it was here so many of us met. I didn't know him personally, but it still hits pretty hard.

Rest in peace, cort.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 02:51 PM
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I never met Corty in person, but his influence through this site and our conversations via Facebook are among the memorable times in my life.

You were the Internet, Corty. The internet will never die. Rest in peace.

DJLowrider (Previously known as Lowrider) also sends his regards and condolences, along with the following: "Cort was always a pretty cool guy on the forums, and I'm sorry for his sudden loss." Peace to you and to your family, Cort.

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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 02:58 PM
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His fingerprints, mental energy in the code, and spirit, are here, and will remain here. And in our minds and hearts. I'm just so sad about it. I know he had health problems, but he never complained, not once.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:00 PM
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G0$^@$!!! Cort!

I'm gonna miss you man.


I know we didn't always see eye to eye on things, but you were always great to talk to, and toss ideas around...

Sorry that I haven't been around #MT and Aniverse the last few years. Life has kept me pretty busy, but that's not excuse for ignoring friends.


I wish I had gotten the chance to know you in real life, but I'll always remember you.

Goodspeed, Scott. I'm glad to have been able to call you my friend.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:09 PM
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Holy shit. Cortana was such a damn good dude. A fine person in every way and extremely kindhearted, nice, and superbly chill to everyone. This hurts. This hurts so much. I'm sitting here crying a bit and I don't know what to think. I knew Cort all over the internet from these forums to silly channels on IRC from moo moo moo~ to Raspberry Heaven and everywhere in-between. He always made you laugh and smile. He was just an awesome person in every way. He never gave up. Never.

Man, I'm gonna miss Cortana.

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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:29 PM
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I didn't really know Cort, but I'm grateful for everything he did keeping this forum running so I could experience a part of this community. Rest in peace.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:33 PM
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Cort was a great guy. We may have had our disagreements, but he was definitely a solid human being.

#RIP
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:34 PM
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:36 PM
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Corty, you magnificent bastard, rest in peace. The internet won't be the same without you.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:38 PM
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I didn't know Cort very well as a friend, but he's been part of my internet life, so to speak, for years now. I really feel this loss.

I always admired his wry sense of humor, and I'll never forgot all that he did to make MTF a reality.

My condolences to Fred and to others who knew him well.

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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:39 PM
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:45 PM
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Cort put so much work into running and maintaining a place where so many of us met with friends we may know for years to come. I did not know him well but I always saw him everywhere I frequented on the forums and related havens out on IRC channels or elsewhere. And it speaks quite a bit to me that so many people I knew from here felt so affected by his passing.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:48 PM
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I didn't know Scott well on MT, but from another IRC channel. He will be missed, condolences to the family and everyone he was close to.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:53 PM
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I've never really talked to Cort and I feel like I lost out on knowing a great individual. My condolences to his family and friends.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:53 PM
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 03:59 PM
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 05:10 PM
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (Midnyt @ Mar 20 2015, 04:34 PM)
If anything got me to login again, it would be this. sad.gif

QUOTE (uncreative)
Found out a little while ago on twitter

Same here =(

I don't think I ever established a friendship with anyone here, but my experiences with the staff an other members taught me things I still apply irl.

Thanks, Cort.

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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 05:25 PM
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I didn't believe it when I heard about the news, but... cort was an Internet friend, but a friend noneless and I have wonderful memories thanks to him.

It's at the same time sad and heartwarming to see so many people, some of them having left the MTF for years, logging in in order to give you a last goodbye, and it only shows how much we valued you.

RIP, cort, you'll be missed by all of us.
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I've spent the morning sobbing since I got the note from his mom. Cortana (Scotty, as I called him) was a very close friend. I met him before I even came to this forum, and he helped me navigate the early days of my career. I don't know how I would have gotten through those days without him. The world is a way sadder place without him and his jokes. I will miss him so much.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 05:35 PM
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I'll miss your Facebook comments Cort.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 05:46 PM
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Just saw the news... I had to come back here and log in one more time.

RIP Cort.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 05:48 PM
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Too many people dying; not enough people living. sad.gif

Vaya con Dios, Cortana.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 06:02 PM
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Good bye Cort.

I will miss you very much sad.gif

The world would be a better place if more people were like you.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 06:17 PM
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I'm shocked. I can't believe it. I was completely unaware of his situation and this just feels like a gunshot to my chest. I didn't know him very well but we'd spoken more than a couple of times and he was the spirit of this community.

Thank you for all your hard work, Cort. Megatokyo was (and still is) my home on the Internet. I'm grateful for what you did here. It is rare that one person can touch the lives of so many.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 06:29 PM
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Never met the man offline, but talked with him on here, Twitter, Facebook, IRC, etc. He was one guy that I wanted to meet in person and just hang for a little bit. Sad that I won't get to do that though. ;_;

Definitely made the internet much more entertaining and fun. Rest in Peace, Cort.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 06:30 PM
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Damn Cort. The internet just died a little with you.

Rest in peace
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 06:38 PM
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 06:40 PM
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RIP Corty.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 06:50 PM
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Son of a bitch. sad.gif

Cort always seemed to be everywhere all the time. To me, he basically was the Internet. Between running this madhouse and #moomoomoo, I always found it amazing that he somehow had the time to run other things elsewhere, or that he even had time to have some semblance of a normal social life.

I think part of me somehow expected he'd just kind of always be around. He seemed like one of those guys. And now he won't be.

Son of a bitch.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 07:12 PM
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Sending much love to all the MTF peeps.

I know I only played a few games, but I remember Cortana stopping by to say hello. And the next 10 post would be people gleefully reacting to his presence.

I am sure he felt your love.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE (Wave Master @ Mar 20 2015, 03:29 PM)
I didn't really know Cort, but I'm grateful for everything he did keeping this forum running so I could experience a part of this community.  Rest in peace.

This sums up my thoughts. I didn't have the fortune of knowing him as well as many others here, but he always seemed like a good guy.

RIP.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 07:55 PM
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 08:11 PM
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RIP cort.

Never even got to tell you that I was the coin all along.
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Well this sure brought me out of isolation. Holy shit. RIP Corty, may fanservice follow you where ever you may be.
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Added to warn level  posting nsfw pics again without context to thread.


Damn, it's been 8 years already... I'm gonna miss being banned by you, Cort sad.gif
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 09:11 PM
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QUOTE (uncreative @ Mar 20 2015, 03:51 PM)

I expected to have someone I knew from here die eventually, but I never expected it to be Cort. Your benevolent presence will be missed.

I think we've had a few death notices before, didn't the guy that started "Neko neko wai" die?
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 09:49 PM
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I wish I'd known him better - I never heard a bad word about the man. As Gourry said, he was the internet. I can't believe he put up with all of our idiocy for all those years.

I'm so sorry to Kaki and everyone who knew him well.

You'll be missed, Cort. RIP.

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We chatted a few times in the stream chat. I wish I had the chance to know him better. This place won't feel the same. RIP.
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Posted: Mar 20 2015, 11:05 PM
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Posted: Mar 21 2015, 12:28 AM
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Almost 15 years later (from my perspective) and now at rest... and Cortana is still holding MTF together. Honored to have known such a wonderful person, even if it was only a little.
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Posted: Mar 21 2015, 12:56 AM
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I was sure, sure Cort would somehow outlive us all.
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Posted: Mar 21 2015, 02:28 AM
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this board is the first board i've been truly active on. i may have never interacted with him much, but i always had respect for him. how he took care of the forums and was still a cool guy.

RIP Cort. Thanks for giving us all a place on the web we can call home.
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Posted: Mar 21 2015, 05:38 AM
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I will say here as I said on the Facebooks, I am without words, emoticons or hashtags over this news.

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RIP Cortana, thanks for not banning me.
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I only ever talked with him once or twice in the mafia IRC several years ago but he always seemed like a fantastic person from everything I have heard about him... Like wave it feels like I lost an opportunity that I will regret. May he rest in peace.
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Shit. RIP dude sad.gif

Cortana inspired my life of being the guy who works in the background, quietly keeping the internet running -- when I first got online and came to MTF when I was ~12 years old I made it my goal to run such a huge site, with hundreds of people active at once... 15 years later down that career path, and I'm just about to do my first week on-call being responsible for Facebook ^^;;

So thanks for that inspiration~ Even without ever meeting or speaking one-on-one, you made my life awesome <3
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RIP, Cort.

We only talked a few times, but you were always the embodiment of cool.

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Posted: Mar 21 2015, 09:03 AM
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Scott... Scott.

I can't believe you're not here anymore. You touched so many lives.

Thank you for your hugs. Thank you for your continued friendship.

The beautiful quilt you gave us will become a cherished heirloom.

We will always remember you.

I will always miss you.
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I didn't really know cort well, but he set up what was my first 'home' on the Internet and even made me a mod eventually. RIP, you were one cool dude sad.gif
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Posted: Mar 21 2015, 12:16 PM
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Posted: Mar 21 2015, 12:55 PM
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I never got to know him personally beyond being aware of him as an admin, but this is still sad news. Rest in peace, Cortana. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
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Posted: Mar 21 2015, 05:06 PM
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Sigh. another good one leaves the game. I talked to him here and there a bit. i liked him. Guess ya got the big level up Cortana. see ya around. put in a good word for us all k?
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Posted: Mar 22 2015, 12:37 AM
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QUOTE (omoikane @ Mar 21 2015, 10:37 PM)
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Posted: Mar 23 2015, 05:28 PM
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I never would have created this account without cortana's prodding (for reasons I no longer even remember) via IRC one day years ago. I'm surprised the account still exists and impressed that I also remember the password.

All of this is overshadowed by the great loss and sadness caused by cortana's sudden passing. The old man was still far too young.

I shall miss you, Scott.
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While I never got to know Cortana, you can certainly count me as one of the many posters here who benefitted from his work, so let me say to all who did know him more personally: I'm very sorry for your loss. The forums will surely feel his absence.
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Heard the news of Cortana's passing through the grapevine, sad news. He was a huge part of building the community and he will be missed.
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Posted: Mar 24 2015, 04:31 AM
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Just FYI and because I promised so... I've been in contact with cort's mother and she thanks you all very much for your kind words.

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Thanks so much, the level of friendship that I read makes my heart sing. The many kind words has helped me in my sorrow. My heart is breaking from sorrow, but your love and concern for Scott helps me get through the day. I am going to save the link you sent me so I can go back and re-read them periodically when life gets stormy.
If they only stay for a period of time, let me know so I may either download or print them out. You may never know how much all the comments mean to me. If possible please pass this on to the others, I want them to know how much I appreciate everything.
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Posted: Mar 24 2015, 07:28 AM
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Wow, this is so very sad. He was such a nice man. His family is in my thoughts. sad.gif
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Posted: Mar 24 2015, 08:31 AM
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Well, damn. sad.gif I never got to know Cortana, but I too will feel his loss.

It is always so sad to see one who was much younger than myself pass.
Prayers to the family.
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Posted: Mar 24 2015, 09:38 AM
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I'm going to miss him a lot. Almost every day I could count on checking IRC and seeing that he'd sent me a link to some entirely random thing that we might have shared an interest in. MMA, cars, games, anime, Mogra..always something. I never met him in person but he was a real friend

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Posted: Mar 24 2015, 02:44 PM
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As Gourry mentioned before, my old account is apparently unrecoverable hence the new one. But I am the same Lowrider who used to post here a lot back in the day, and I remember Cort being one of the best parts of the community back then. It's a shame he's no longer with us, and I offer my condolences to his loved ones.
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Posted: Mar 24 2015, 06:23 PM
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It was a very nice service. His Mom expressed a lot of comfort from reading his FB feed and the outpouring of sympathy and love from the wider internets, like Olf shared with us. There were a lot of people there, including Fred who drove all the way from Michigan (like 6+ hours.) Gratitude to Omo for facilitating the flowers and everyone who contributed. The arrangement was beautiful and prominent. I'm sure Corty would be pleased smile.gif

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Thank you for sharing this with us, Aarin!
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Posted: Mar 24 2015, 08:16 PM
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...and so his Watch has ended...

I neither knew Scott half as much as some, nor half as well as he deserved, but I know, just from being around here, that he was all of a fine, kind-heart'd person, selfless and true.

It takes love, really... to do what he did. To build a place, a home, to share. It takes even more so to share it with a bunch of unruly potty-mouthed strangers; strangers who, through experience, would grow to become something more together as a whole than that of our disparate parts.

He brought forth this place... this wonderful place... a place full of magic, of learning, of sorrow, and of joy.

His life was full of all the wonderful experiences that he brought to us all, and he never once put on airs or acted differently to anyone.

I used to refer to him and, indeed, all mods as "benevolent." Now, I suppose, he can add "omnipresent" as well, for he will always be there with us, forever.

Rest in peace, Scott.

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It may seem somewhat sacrilegious to say, but I am TOTES MAHGOATS thrilled that Shin still has my mug in his sig. :3

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Posted: Mar 24 2015, 11:58 PM
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Wow. I just found out about this via twitter just now.

I haven't been back to MTF since 2012. I'd never thought I'd be coming back to post here to talk about a fellow forum member's death. Cort has always been a mainstay though the years, even through the many times I've disappeared and reappeared at the AMC board.

I have never personally known Scott, and as far as I can remember - I have never met him in real life. That being said, his presence on these boards was second to none. I hope he's resting well now.

Sad times, these days.

R.I.P. c0rtana.
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Posted: Mar 25 2015, 12:20 AM
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Never really got to know Cortana. Besides he being the one who kept this place from falling apart. Kinda nice having a place to go on the internet, even if all you do there is to just "check in" for a minute or two. More often than not it was up and running. When it was down, I'm sure he had a hand in getting the site back up sooner than it had any right to be. I guess I just want to say thanks for making a place where anybody could shoot the shit, even when you didn't have to.
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Posted: Mar 25 2015, 04:55 AM
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Aarin: Thanks for the pictures. I can't think of a better way to have presented them.

I'm glad that we can be of some service to his family, in whatever way. It's the least we can do to repay him for everything he's done for us over the years.
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Posted: Mar 25 2015, 10:48 AM
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I miss him already. Brought back years of memories. RIP, Scotty
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Posted: Mar 25 2015, 12:06 PM
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Didn't know him, but knew of him. Still hits right in the feels, Godspeed Cortana
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Posted: Mar 25 2015, 12:32 PM
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Omygoodness. I am just trying to take this in but......I, i dont know


Yes cort, missing you. A lot.

Thoughts to your family, Rest in peace, and I know you will continue to be changing people's titles and numbers to funny little things up there.
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Posted: Mar 25 2015, 08:17 PM
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I just found out 10-20 minutes ago.....

I didn't know Cort personally but just by seeing around in the forum games and how he interacts with others was a joy to experience. I could genuinely tell he was a great person to be around.

This.....just sucks.

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Posted: Mar 26 2015, 04:35 PM
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I never knew Cort, but I certainly knew -of- him. Rest in peace, mate. <3
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Posted: Mar 26 2015, 09:04 PM
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Like most, I didn't know him personally; or even "internet well". But i remember he always had useful things to say in the threads I was active in. It will be sad to no longer have such a steadying presence here.
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Posted: Mar 26 2015, 09:11 PM
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Fred's posted a tribute OSE.
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Posted: Mar 26 2015, 09:13 PM
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This is what happens when I leave here for so long. Never knew him personally, but its sad to know he is gone. I have been to several funerals, and while those present miss the person who is gone, it is also a sharp reminder of our own mortality.
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Posted: Mar 26 2015, 11:23 PM
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Kind of sad now that my only distinct interaction with him was early on in my time warning him his signature was too long (after CrackPr0n kept deleting my sig and putting in his own starting with a similar reason). He simply told me it wasn't an issue, he ran things and no one was touching his stuff.

Even more sad is I do remember interactions in the actual forum, but they've all faded and blended together with the rest of it all. Time sucks.

Mmrgh...
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Posted: Mar 27 2015, 01:08 AM
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Damn. Just...damn.

RIP
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Posted: Mar 27 2015, 01:28 AM
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Like many, I didn't know Cortana, but through his words, I knew he was a good guy. You made this tiny corner of the world a welcoming place. For that, thank you so much.

RIP Cortana.
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Posted: Mar 27 2015, 06:17 AM
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Well, crap. sad.gif

I don't get on the internet half as much as I used to, so the first thing I knew about this was Fred's tribute strip.

I didn't know Cortana well, but he seemed to be a force of nature around here - always in the background making things work so we didn't have to think much about it. His presence will be missed.

I feel sad.
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Posted: Mar 27 2015, 12:55 PM
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I didn't know him personally, but I always saw him as a very chill dude that even the internet spam bots respected. Condolences to family and friends.
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Posted: Mar 27 2015, 04:41 PM
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Who will keep the servers running now?

Terrible news, best wishes to his family.
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Posted: Mar 28 2015, 09:19 AM
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Been a long time since I was a regular on this forum, so it was surprising how much Cortana's death affected me.

Great respect for a life much valued.
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Posted: Mar 29 2015, 04:49 PM
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Logged in on a whim after months(years?) of forgetting about this place and saw this thread. Holy shit. I never knew the guy, but he was young (46!), and judging by the comments here he touched so many lives through his friendships and through this place which acted a safe harbor for so many people through the good and bad parts of their lives. We all die, but it's the things that we do and the people we touch that allow us to leave a legacy, and it seems that Cort really illustrates the old saying that the good die young.

RIP Cort. As the old poem goes, your ship may have sailed from our sight but it's just now appearing to others. Good night.

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Decided to log in to pay my respects.

RIP Cortana.
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Posted: Mar 30 2015, 02:31 AM
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Posted: Mar 30 2015, 09:13 AM
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Sad to hear about Cort's passing. He was, in every interaction I ever had with him, a nice, friendly, good guy. Condolences to his friends and family.
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Hey Aarin, I didn't mention this yet, but thank you for all you did to commemorate our beloved mod and friend. He will be truly missed and will leave a gap in a lot of people's lives.

Hopefully he can rest in peace and move on to what is next to come for us all. It just came way too soon.
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Posted: Apr 13 2015, 12:40 AM
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Dear Cortana,

I may not have known you that well and we may have disagreed, but I look forward to enlightenment and chess games with you in Heaven. Maybe some good laughs too.

So long and thanks for all the hard work, brother.

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Decided on a whim to check what's happened around here since my last login a year ago.
I didn't really know Cortana as anything more than the guy who helped keeping the place running, but...this feels weird. With the exception of one or two people, I've lost touch with most of the guys from back when I was active. Now I wonder where you all are :(
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I know it's a fair bit after the fact but this is the first thing I noticed upon logging in. Did not expect that.

RIP Cortana.
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It's been two months... and I still expect him to randomly message me and be like "Hey, how're you doing? Did you see/hear this new thing yet?"

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QUOTE (Lacronton @ Mar 25 2015, 12:06 PM)
Didn't know him, but knew of him. Still hits right in the feels, Godspeed Cortana

^This. I was too internet-socially awkward to really get close to many people here when I was younger, and among those I didn't get close to he was one of them.

I tried to show someone the comic to laugh about some of it's earlier pencil-work, and instead I found out that Cort was dead. sad.gif

RIP, this place was my first internet home, and much of what it's taught me has carried with me to the other places I go to now. Without him I'd have likely remained a bumbling idiot posting in 'lite to try to look "kewl".
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I come back here to vaugely catch up on reading and see what's going on here only to find out Cortana's gone? jeeze, that sucks. and after I get myself all worked up with feels of old memories too.
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Thanks to Google+ ... now I know how it feels like to see birthday notifications of the deceased D: D: D: D: (this was a couple days ago)
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That sounds upsetting. sad.gif
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Wut? sad.gif Logged in to say what's up, and ask for anime recommendations after a long time away. sad.gif((

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Holy... I just logged in for the first time in almost a decade, and see this. That's sad. He was a great admin and a great person. I'm sorry to see him go. Rest in peace.
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QUOTE (moot @ Apr 2 2016, 04:50 PM)
Wut? sad.gif Logged in to say what's up, and ask for anime recommendations after a long time away. sad.gif((

RIP.

Yeah, WTF sad.gif


I have to say - jeebus, this thread - all these ancient names, some long gone from before I myself also faded out from here - everyone coming back out of the woods and popping in to say their thing.

Sure brings out memories seeing all you guy's names here in one place. Wow.


So, while I did not personally know Cort other than through his internet schenigans here, I'd still want to thank him for running this ship for all those years and express my gratitude for all the experiences I got to experience here during those times.

Fact is this place was a pretty substantial part of my internet life for many years. A very homely home in the wilderness of the internets, of sorts - and it would likely not have been so if not for him.


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It's been years since i've been here. Sad to see Corty passed well over a year ago. He did a hell of a job with this place.
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A lot of my earliest internet memories were formed here, so I guess Cort was an indelible influence on me, even indirectly. RIP. sad.gif
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It's been 14 years since I joined this forum and fond memories bring me back on occasion. It's a tragedy to find out Cortana has passed away. I am thankful for all the work he did to make Megatokyo an internet home for myself and many others. May he rest in peace.
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Wow. What a way to log back in after so long- just like most of the people already posting in this thread.
Cort somehow managed to keep this place running when I was last here, so many server crashes and upgrades, I don't know how he did it all.
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Wow, haven't been here in probably a decade...sure I expected admins to have changed, but this sucks.

RIP Cortana
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