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Post by Rivan on Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:48 pm

Brothers,
I know many of the veterans have probably noticed that I haven't been able to frequent the forums as much lately.  Work has really been extremely hectic for me so much so that I haven't touched any of my models or paints for a while now.  And it doesn't look like it's going to get any better with future deployments coming up.  But just recently, and more importantly, I have a family member (overseas) that was diagnosed with an illness that will necessitate sustained financial support from me.

As a result, I have decided to give up this beloved hobby, at least temporarily.  Who knows if I'll get a chance to come back to it in the future.  Maybe, I hope so.  However, as of now, I have to divert my hobby funds to help family.  To this end:

- I would request that my account not be deleted.  I would still like to visit the forums and see what's going on when I'm able to.
- However, since I won't be able to contribute and serve as a Moderator, I request that privilege to be passed on to another Brother more worthy and who would be able to devote the time to serve the forums.
- I intend to liquidate ALL my models to generate funds to send to my family overseas.  I will be listing all in ebay but I thought I would offer it here first just in case any of our Brothers might be looking for something in particular.  I literally have so much stuff (GW and FW) that I'll have to do a complete inventory.  I will list everything I have under the Trade sub-forum.  I'm not aiming to make any profits.  For all the new-in-box stuff, I plan to just take 20% off of the current selling price across the board.  If any of you find something you're interested in, please feel free to PM me.

It has been my absolute privilege to have shared in the camaraderie and brotherhood from all our forum brothers.  This is still by far the friendliest forums I've been a part of.  I wish everyone the best!  FOR THE EMPEROR!

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"It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle." --Sun Tzu (from ancient Earth)

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Souba on Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:06 pm

its sad to see you going... you were always one of the most patient and kind members of this forum...

...but family is always the most sacred. i make sure to check up on your listings if i buy stuff i do anyways i make sure to check its some of yours to support you.

i hope we see you from time to time. until then farewell.

*salutes*

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Klomster on Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:22 pm

Brother Rivan, this saddens me greatly. Sad

But it is your deciscion to make and i will respect that.

During the years, your thread was one of the things i always looked forward to updates from, and many of your models put me to envy.

Regardless of how thy hobby and life goes, i hope you will frequently visit the forum. You will always be welcome around here and we will look forward to your advice.

Until later, we shall hope you or your family wins the lottery, so you don't have to give up the hobby. Very Happy

Cya around yer old dog!

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Rion on Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:30 pm

-salutes with the Aquila- My best wishes for thy relatives speedy recovery. And I'm sorry to see ya go but family is family. I wish ye the best and hope to see ya around the forums again. I shall be sure to search you're offers and see if anything entices me if for no other reason to to help out where I can.

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by elugin on Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:31 pm

I understand you so much, Brother. Having family and the dearest friends on the other side of the ocean is so tough to bear, above all when illness comes into play.

I will miss your post and pictures, you're one of the most talented painters I've seen around and you've always been of inspiration to me.

I wish the best to you and your family and hope to see you around more often that now you think.

I'll go through your listing and see if there's anything that interests me but, if I may, I suggest you not to give away your Rivan model. Keep it as token to remind you this part of your life.


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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Constantine on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:18 pm

I am sorry to hear about your family member Brother, and I wish them and you all the best.

It will be especially hard for me to see you go because we have both risen to the rank of Moderator together and helped make this forum what it is today. You are a part of this forum whether you frequent it or not Brother. You will be missed.

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Akoni on Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:45 pm

I wish the very best to you Brother Rivan and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Aubec le noir on Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:49 pm

A very sad Day indeed ! Crying or Very sad 
But Family first ! I wish you and your family the best and will help if i can.
You are one of the brothers that welcomed me on this forum, years ago and i respect you a lot, cherish your friendship and always will do so ! Wink 
I'm quite sure that brother IL won't delete your account regarding what you gave to this forum.
I hope to see you around asap ! bounce 
À bientôt ! Razz 
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Re: Very sad day...

Post by DOMIN4TRIX on Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:20 am

I'm very sorry to hear about your relative and wish them all the best.

You will be greatly missed in this forum.

I hope to still see you here on Titan from time to time, you will always be revered as Grandmaster when you return.

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by xFallenx on Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:14 am

Sorry to hear it Rivan. I'm sure we'll run into you again soon, but until then best of luck to you & your family for the future.

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Rivan on Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:04 pm

I appreciate all the sentiments and well wishes Brothers. I should be able to post the items by this weekend.

@elugin: Thanks Brother, I do think I may hang on to a few GK models.

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Alladin the Paladin on Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:25 am

Sorry to hear about your circumstances, I hope it all works out for the best...

You have been a great help and inspiration to myself and countless others on the forums here, and your presence will be sorely missed.

Hopefully GM Rivan will rise again soon, but in the meantime us rank and filers will fight the good fight in your honour!

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by DonFer on Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:40 am

Oh Rivan, this is sad. But I wish you all the best and of course to see you come back to the hobby when 6th Ed. GK hit the shelves! See you around. Cheers!

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Dark Bjoern on Fri Sep 13, 2013 1:11 pm

Sorry to hear that. But i have you amoung my friends on Facebook. So you´re only a message away.
Best wishes, Brother!

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by volvoe on Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:11 pm

I'm sorry to hear about that Brother Rivan. It was you who inspired me the most to paint my models and come up with better lists. Best of luck on your endeavors!

I am also very interested in your models, is there perhaps a link to them? (Sorry if it seems a bit rude in asking)

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Re: Very sad day...

Post by Klomster on Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:48 pm

I'm sure he will take it as flattery.

After all, you are specifically asking for his models.

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