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    Your face is weird.

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Ogreman007 - My Brother

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8:02:51 pm GMT 08/18/18
Ulgotheron Registered Member #165 Joined: 11:05:59 am GMT 07/03/04
Posts: 168

After reading many of the posts on the forum over the last 6 weeks or so I thought I would create a thread for you guys to read. My name is Scott. Ogreman/Ross is my brother, and as I am sure many of you are aware he sadly passed away on June 30th. For nearly a month I have been trying to put down in words what I wanted you guys to know about what has been going on to offer some form of closure to those here who cared about him. I apologise in advance if this post seems to be rambling.

For those who don't know, Ross was a senior Radiologist working at Pembury Hospital near Maidstone in the South East of England. In his department he was the supervisor in charge of the day to day running of the MRI department. Ross absolutely loved his job and despite only being 31 he was already going for promotion in to a Band 8 managerial role. We were all so proud of how quickly he had worked his way up through the ranks. Outside of work, Ross was a wonderful father to his daughter, Erin, and husband to Claire. He spent as much time as possible with Erin, always playing with her and teaching her new words and her numbers, helping to mold her in to the most curious and talkative 2 and a half year old I have ever met.

Ross' funeral was held on Friday the 27th July. If anyone would like to read it, I have a copy of the beautiful words spoken at his service. Over 120 people turned up, filling the crematorium to such a capacity that people were standing in the central aisle and peering in through the doors at the back of the hall. After the service, so many people came up to me and my family, letting us know what a special and amazing person Ross was. We had a memory book set up for anyone to write in the happy memories of Ross over the years, so that when Erin grows up she can also know what a kind and generous soul he was.

To this end I would invite the community here to also contribute. If any of you would like to write something, be it a happy memory of something you did in game with Ross, or just some kind words about the person you all knew as Ogreman, feel free to message me. Or better yet, post it here so that others in the community can also read it. While I can not bring myself to play games at the moment, I would also like to at some point join in playing Thain again, something I have not done for over 10 years.

For now I would like to end with a final few words that make me smile. This year for Ross' birthday my mother asked him what he would like as a gift. His response: "You don't need to get me anything mum, I already have everything I could possibly want."

- Scott Taylor

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9:01:16 pm GMT 08/18/18
Reckless Registered Member #24488 Joined: 7:57:45 pm GMT 06/28/18
Posts: 15
While I'm new here and didn't know the man, I'm terribly sorry for your loss. Clearly, he was a wonderful person and is missed by many here on the forums. My sincere condolences.
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Warlord Kro
10:21:55 pm GMT 08/18/18
Warlord Kro Registered Member #1272 Joined: 10:59:54 am GMT 03/18/08
Posts: 478
Thank you for reaching out Scott, and sharing your thoughts and feelings during what I can only imagine is still a very tough time for you all.

Ogre/Ross had a wonderful way of bringing anyone into his stories and activities here on Thain in such an inclusive and welcoming way. He really lived up to Thain's golden rule of respect and have fun.

He had a great impact on me, though our connection is through the format of on an online computer game with pixelated characters in a fantasy setting it was also very much a social activity and the e-friendship and memories of both our in-character interaction and out-of-character chats about real life (often in the wee hours due to our respective geographies) is something i will cherish. His loss was and continues to be strongly felt.

Much love to you, Claire, Erin and the rest of your family and friends.
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12:07:20 am GMT 08/19/18
Yasmyn FEAR the Moorhen of Death (tm).
Registered Member #26 Joined: 4:31:20 pm GMT 02/25/04
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Scott - I'm so deeply, deeply sorry to read this. All condolences and best wishes to you and your family.
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Just Miggen
5:00:18 am GMT 09/09/18
Just Miggen 💅
Registered Member #463 Joined: 1:37:12 am GMT 03/10/05
Posts: 7743
Breaks my heart to hear of an old friend passing. I am so sorry.
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7:38:19 am GMT 10/01/18
Naerwen Registered Member #1556 Joined: 5:54:38 am GMT 03/18/10
Posts: 283
Wow frown I just read the news yesterday and found out we lost Ogreman.

What a character he was! Loved RPing with him as he always made the stories fun and Dwenty (which can be scary).

All my best to you and yours, Scott, as you go through this loss. I simply can't imagine Thain without him.

Godspeed, Ogreman. You were awesome!
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5:00:06 pm GMT 11/11/18
Animayhem Registered Member #23859 Joined: 2:55:57 pm GMT 06/24/14
Posts: 409
Yasmyn wrote ...

Scott - I'm so deeply, deeply sorry to read this. All condolences and best wishes to you and your family.

Heartfelt condolences
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3:39:41 am GMT 05/30/19
Dizzy-D2 Registered Member #1536 Joined: 3:15:58 am GMT 02/15/10
Posts: 94
I'm late on this - but Ogreman was a fellow night owl who showed me love when I was the only player online due to insomnia or a little break during all-nighters. I never knew him personally, but the attention he paid me in-game makes me confident I would have enjoyed a beer or cup of coffee with him in real life. RIP, friend.
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1:01:52 am GMT 06/23/19
Jandari Registered Member #1320 Joined: 10:38:49 pm GMT 06/23/08
Posts: 901
Ogreman was a bad mutha....and HE was what we were following and looking for on this server. May HE rest in peace, and may the rest of us follow what HE was about!!
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1:02:58 am GMT 06/23/19
Jandari Registered Member #1320 Joined: 10:38:49 pm GMT 06/23/08
Posts: 901
Dizzy...i'd like it if you PMed me.
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