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59 minutes ago, markedone said:

damn just you mentioning that avy unlocked some deeply buried, if unrelated memories..

That avatar was a fixture on the board for so long. I remember at some point many users wondered if Salv was in fact, an Alaskan woman.

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Salvatorin died in his sleep this morning. Chatmm and beak are both reeling. He was posting in chatmm this morning when I got out of work. Unreal, so upsetting. Such a good dude. No ide

Just want to add something I think is important to this thread, without taking away from tributes and grieving.  I also don't want to assume or claim to know Phil's particular situation.  But I have r

I am very upset and have been since I found out last night. Extremely sad thing to read. Phil was an extraordinarily unique person and a kind soul. I remember when I joined watmm I was 16 and there we

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This really hit me. Always really liked his posts and talking to him in chat. Also, his productions were ahead of the curve, like making OPN level stuff before OPN made it.

 

While it was sad and a weird thing when Sophie died, this feels very personal and is hurting deep.

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Definitely a staple around here. I'd noticed his presence was lacking, though I don't have much else to add.

What an awful thing to happen. Rest in peace, Salvatorin.

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8 hours ago, Cryptowen said:

Never got to know him super well, but I remember being struck by his posts when I first joined WATMM. He stood out as someone who really seemed to get music, who approached it in a far more adventurous way than the average person. He also would send me messages from time to time to ask me about my music or things I had posted, which is the kind of genuine human interaction that's all too rare online (or irl for that matter). looking over my inbox now, i see that we actually had multiple lengthly private conversations over the last decade, swapping stories about music making, travels, life in general.

RIP Salv

Yeah when I joined you and Salv were closer to my age than most other people. I remember spending a lot of time looking at Salv's art and your art in the Share Your Artwork threads and it really influencing my own styles & resonating with me.

Salvatorin was so creative, it was inspiring just to see it

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29 minutes ago, ganus said:

Yeah when I joined you and Salv were closer to my age than most other people. I remember spending a lot of time looking at Salv's art and your art in the Share Your Artwork threads and it really influencing my own styles & resonating with me.

Honestly those days were peak millenial youth culture for me. That felt like the proper expression of all the weird, chaotic energy I felt in my 20s (still 22 days left of them): having lengthy conversations on an internet forum with people I'd never met in real life, who I knew little about, who lived on completely different parts of the planet. Gathering together for brief moments in a virtual space to share in the excitement of realizing that our generation did have a distinct cultural voice, real emotions to express, and an aesthetic vision that wasn't just a replica of things that had come before. tbh most of my irl friend groups felt like bad imitations of the kind of free-spirited dialogues that took place online

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1 hour ago, sheatheman said:

Also, his productions were ahead of the curve, like making OPN level stuff before OPN made it.

yeah i'm listening right now.

absolutely fantastic stuff 

RIP

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Yeah Owen, we’ve had formative experiences here. 10 years ago was an amazing time to be posting. Things feel really different now but I also believe there is a groundswell back to the authenticity that may have diminished somewhat since the trump era.

I’m definitely reeling from this and feel weird because there’s no one I can talk to irl about it.

i feel like we need to be more honest with each other and try to really take care of one another, and put that far above trying to seem cool on the internet. Doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice whatever permutations of humor grow here and on discord. 

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holy shit RIP... I've always drifted in and out here and don't know anyone all that well anymore but this just makes me realize how much I care about this community, it hurts knowing someone who was a big part of it is gone. thanks for sharing his work too, it's great stuff and a nice way to pay respects.

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Who remembers that picture he posted, of him as a kid, screaming in a some kind of native ceremony thing?? Man... and the Rigoberta Menchú avatar.

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shit, wasn't even 30, sad. i remember having some weird late night convos/interactions with the guy in chatmm/discord over the past X amount of yrs, and his posts here. strangely i can't actually remember them, but just the impression that i had that he might be one of those wacky lsd chemists out of an indie movie. the ones who seemed to live in an entirely different world and you wonder what living there for just a day would be like and if you could handle it. easily one of the most interesting guys around. RIP salv

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3 hours ago, sheatheman said:

i feel like we need to be more honest with each other and try to really take care of one another, and put that far above trying to seem cool on the internet. Doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice whatever permutations of humor grow here and on discord. 

yes. though I fear you'll never be able to convince a faceless, changing collective of anonymous internet people of this for too long before shitty dynamics resurface. it's only forming real human connections, putting faces to names, that helps remind you of this. or when someone who embodied that more human aspect of connecting from a distance passes away. personally I think that's what stood out about Salv.

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8 hours ago, drillkicker said:

He had the best yeks.  Alaska will surely be less real without salva keepin it that way.

As an Alaskan for 20+ years, can confirm

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Damn it this is horrible news. Not much to add that hasn't already been said by everybody else but Salv seemed like such an effervescent personality and it really shined through even on a messageboard where personality is usually stripped away. Seemed like a really beautiful soul.

RIP Phil.

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