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Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:36 pm Post

I’ve not been around here for a while, but chanced to visit today. I have no profundities to offer, no quips, just a heartfelt sadness at this unexpected news. I shall miss the old pirate and his accursed mousehound.
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Sat Jul 25, 2020 7:23 pm Post

Yes, very sad news. I never met him either, but I miss his posts along with those of Fluff and various other alter-egos. I wondered ofter how new members felt when they announced themselves, to receive a first response from him welcoming them aboard a pirate ship. But in amongst the bizarreries, there was so much kindness and good sense.

Farewell Vic. Wherever you are, I hope it's a better place than this one!

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Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:53 pm Post

Oh no. :( I hadn't realized he was doing poorly. Protesting naked outside of our local Stop & Shop in memorium doesn't have the same ring, though.
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:35 pm Post

Thank you for passing on the sad news, pigfender. I'm so sorry to hear that.

Vic-k was a lovely forum member, distinctive and memorable from his very first swashbuckling appearance. Over the past 13+ years, I have saved only a small number of private messages received through the forum, but half a dozen of those were from vic-k in the early years. Re-reading them now has brought me to tears. He was a good-natured and considerate "cyber buddy" (as he once termed it), with a gift for characterisation and a mischievous sense of humour. We never met on dry land, but his high-jinks below decks on the Good Ship Scrivener always made me smile. I'll dig out the absinthe this evening to toast his memory. Vic-k, you'll be missed.
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:53 pm Post

I have no words that could adequately honour the mad, gentle, kindness of vic-k, nor to convey my sadness at his passing.
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Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:10 pm Post

I'm very sorry to hear this news. Vic's voice here seemed always to remind, with sharp wit: remember that being human is more important than anything. Oh, apologies: to be feline as well, of course.

May he and Fluff be frolicking in those fields.

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Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:10 pm Post

I'm sad, and the world is an emptier place.

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Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:04 pm Post

Just getting this news today. So sorry to hear. But I am also a bit angry with him though, leaving me here and -- what? -- I just have Jaysen to tease now?! :evil:
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