Rest in peace, Raide

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Rest in peace, Raide

Post by Oddball » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:23 pm

You may have already heard this else where, but Raide has passed away.

I'm probably not the person that should be making this topic here. I didn't know Raide, I don't think I ever interacted directly with him, but somehow knowing he's no longer with us hurts.

He created something magnificent and in his works, he'll always live on.
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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by Wanderingheartache » Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:21 am

I don't think it matters who made the thread, just that we are all here to mourn someone who was involved in something that meant a lot to all of us... I will say it's one hell of a topic for me to return to.

Rest in Peace Raide, I am really thankful I got to experience some of your work...
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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by Hacksorus » Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:39 am

I'm in the same boat here. I never knew him in any capacity, but I felt like I should say something. When I hear of a celebrity dying, it doesn't really affect me much- if I constantly mourn the deaths of people I don't know, there won't be much time left for me to be happy.

But having been so deeply influenced by KS, this feels a bit more personal. I'm sure his involvement in it was only a small part in a much larger and more meaningful life he lived, but I'm thankful for it all the same.

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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by Silentcook » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:24 pm

Way back in 200X, Raide wrote: Don't worry, old man. The one thing I could never do is hate someone.
'Tis always a rotten thing to see someone younger than yourself buried.
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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by Xiious » Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:13 pm

Rest in peace, Raide.

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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by Hotaru » Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:38 am

We lost a great artist,

I wish the best for his family and may his legacy live on.
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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by emmjay » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:34 pm

Silentcook wrote:
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:24 pm
'Tis always a rotten thing to see someone younger than yourself buried.
Indeed, especially when they created or had a hand in creating something you enjoyed.
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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by AaronIsCrunchy » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:14 pm

This was the last bit of news I expected to see returning here. This is... absolutely devastating.

Thank you Raide for your concepts, the seed that made this possible. Found out only today that there are still people checking this work out, and in the grand scheme of things that's pretty bloody amazing.

Rest in peace you beaut.
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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by vermithrx » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:59 am

I am sad. Rest in peace, Raide.

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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by Iceconsciousness » Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:44 pm

I only Discovered Katawa Shoujo back in April, but I still think I should say something.

This VN helped me and changed me in more ways than one, and all for the better. And for that, I am thankful.

Rest in peace, Raide.

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Re: Rest in peace, Raide

Post by brythain » Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:58 pm

In the end, I find myself falling back on this: memory eternal, Raide-sama.
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