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Old 01-19-2016   #31
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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

This is sad news. It is a strange coincidence, but I was at the movies today and one of the previews was for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, which is the book that I started the Quirk Classics thread about. A thread that Phil quickly made his own. It showed not only his sense of humor but how much he knew about literature. He also helped me with the Illustrated Ligotti Bibliography thread. I couldn't believe anyone else had all of those old horror fanzines! He was one of the original TLOers and I bet he knew Tom's work better than anyone, except perhaps Jon and maybe Matt. He certainly knew more than me. He always seemed like a nice person. He will be missed. R.I.P. Phil.
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RIP

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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

When I joined this forum many years ago Phil was the first member to make me feel welcome. He encouraged me to share my thoughts, and soon I found that I had a permanent home in this unlikely corner of the world. His deep knowledge of Ligotti was inspiring, and his enthusiasm for those marvelous stories was infectious--if not a little mad. Many newer members may not realise that the civilised atmosphere of TLO was established and maintained by Phil, under his vigilant watch. There were certain things he would not tolerate: hostile, belligerent behaviour, unwarranted profanity, and poor taste in general. I hope the standards set by Phil's example continue long into the future. But most of all it was his wicked sense of humour that I will miss: his love of kooky word-play, in particular. (Let us never forget his innovative--possibly drunken--use of emoticons. In a private message to me Phil once referred to the following as "A Triple Eek with Innsmouth Look": , and !) Phil was the wise court jester who kept order in this little town, and I will miss him. Now my cat would like to say a few words...

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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

I will miss Spot, and I hope he has plenty of milk-bones, wherever he is.

---Mrkrgnao! the cat cried.
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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

Like many of you, I have also been very worried something might have happened to Phil and was searching the internet for his presence over the last years and I am terribly saddened to discover the news. RIP, Phil and Spot.
GSC was one of the friendliest and most warm-hearted spirits I've ever come across on the internet. We have participated in numerous chat sessions that were organized on the boards in the past - I've always admired his sense of humour and rich knowledge of works by Tom and of the genre in general, which he was always open to share. Back in 2005 (2006?) Phil sent me as a gift 3 items: Dark Gods and The Ceremonies by T.E.D Klein and the first version of Crampton that he printed from TLO in 2000.


I will miss him greatly!


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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

Phillip's Interviews with TLO members.
Four pages of listings.
http://www.ligotti.net/forumdisplay.php?f=289

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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

I am greatly saddened by this news. Not only was Phil our most prolific poster, but he was quite often our online ambassador of good will and humor. Both are qualities oft abandoned within the clamorous shuffle of characters across this dark lit stage. Phil was ever present to entertain and encourage all without the prejudice taints of opinion or judgement. TLO has lost our revered captain of the old guard, but for many of us he will be more direly missed as a stalwart friend. Sleep on, precious brother.

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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

Phil and his alter-ego, Spot, acted as friendly guides and mascots for TLO. His enthusiasm, word-play and depth of knowledge were singular and inspiring. As has been observed above, he guided and shaped the community that developed here with wisdom, wit and patience.

RIP, Phil. You are and will be sorely missed.

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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

Very sorry to hear this.

I didn't know GSC/Spot personally, but I shall miss his contributions on TLO which always exemplified the very best of this forum.

RIP

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Re: G.S. Carnivals?

Quote Originally Posted by Nemonymous View Post
Phillip's Interviews with TLO members.
Four pages of listings.
http://www.ligotti.net/forumdisplay.php?f=289
And Phil's many quotations he harvested from Ligotti:
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As you do, too, Phil. Thanks for everything.

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