Author Topic: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme  (Read 7601 times)

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My partner's best friend, Chris just passed away about half an hour ago after nearly a year of fighting esophageal cancer. He had been surviving quite well under chemo, until about 3 weeks ago when he found out it had spread to his liver.

I only met Chris twice. Once at his wedding, where my partner was the best man. And once after traveling to visit him during the start of his chemo.

He was a crazy smart guy with a huge heart and took great care to give his wife and stepkids the best life he could muster.

My partner frequently talked about how much Chris and I were alike in our love of nerdom. When I mentioned how much I loved City of Heroes he very casually commented how he had been the one that posted the "Kill Skuls" comment. He had no idea it would become legend: http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Kill_Skuls that would become urban slang: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kill%20skuls and inspire a badge: http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Kill_Skuls_Badge

No one lives forever, but sometimes immortality comes in small and strange ways. To those who knew him directly they will remember what a wonderful guy he was. To anyone who loved City of Heroes, they will remember that one time he got invited by an illiterate leech.

[[EDIT: Fixing links to point to ParagonWiki. Wikia is full of ads and malware. ~Agge]]
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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 02:41:04 AM »
Fare thee well, FirePlug.  You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.

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One of my secondaries (or tertiaries, or quarternaries, or whatever) reached level 9 yesterday. He's an Illusion controller, and I gave him the AE blind power.

I REALLY wanted to try this in a group, but nobody from my SG was on, so I took the chance of clicking the "seek team" button.

I was invited by someone, and immediately saw the group msg "Kill Skuls". I took off across the zone to find the 5b4 team leader, when I saw someone else enter the team, and the leader again said "Kill Skuls".

He was all the way across the zone, so it took me a minute to get to him. I found him in a secluded lot, pressed up against the wall, just standing there.

I stood behind him for about three minutes. While I waited, I checked the missions, he had two "skul" missions, and seemed to be just standing there watching the numbers drop on them.

When I finally figured out that he had no intention of doing ANYTING himself, I did a "/G I should go kill skulls for YOUR missions while you sit in the middle of a lot with you thumb up your *^&%?", and quit the team

Why would anyone even bother to play this game if this is how they are going to do it?

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 02:49:43 AM »
Sorry to hear that man.  We'll all team up again someday.
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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 04:37:25 AM »
How sad to hear.  My condolences to his friends and family.

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 05:39:32 AM »
My partner's best friend, Chris just passed away about half an hour ago after nearly a year of fighting esophageal cancer. He had been surviving quite well under chemo, until about 3 weeks ago when he found out it had spread to his liver.

I only met Chris twice. Once at his wedding, where my partner was the best man. And once after traveling to visit him during the start of his chemo.

He was a crazy smart guy with a huge heart and took great care to give his wife and stepkids the best life he could muster.

My partner frequently talked about how much Chris and I were alike in our love of nerdom. When I mentioned how much I loved City of Heroes he very casually commented how he had been the one that posted the "Kill Skuls" comment. He had no idea it would become legend: http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Kill_Skuls that would become urban slang: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kill%20skuls and inspire a badge: http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Kill_Skuls_Badge

No one lives forever, but sometimes immortality comes in small and strange ways. To those who knew him directly they will remember what a wonderful guy he was. To anyone who loved City of Heroes, they will remember that one time he got invited by an illiterate leech.

[[EDIT: Fixing links to point to ParagonWiki. Wikia is full of ads and malware. ~Agge]]
That sucks. Sorry to hear that. :'( It is an odd sort of immortality to be sure.
So far so good. Onward and upward!

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 06:35:05 PM »
He will be mentioned at the end of my show this Saturday on The Cape Radio in memory of all those we have lost.


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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2014, 06:40:23 AM »
I feel for your loss. Reading things like this always reminds me we're all human and limited.
I hope your friend is in CoH, perhaps King Row, if I remember correctly. God Bless.  :-*

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2014, 06:52:29 PM »
I hate hearing about the community losing members.. We will mention this on my show tonight. :(  RIP, good sir.

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 07:38:40 PM »
Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.

/em Holdtorch

RIP FirePlug

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 07:39:57 PM »
RIP Fireplug and when the game come back on line I will go Kill Skulls in your honor

Until that time Rest

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2014, 08:06:13 PM »
RIP Fireplug.

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2014, 09:23:04 PM »
RIP Fireplug, may the community of city of heroes remember you for as long as it exists  :)

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2014, 10:07:01 PM »
I think I recognize that name too, not sure what server it was on because I played on every server, mainly on Justice, Freedom, and Defiant, but even it is still a tragedy happens to one from our community.
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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2014, 11:39:52 PM »
RIP fellow hero.  My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.  You're in my thoughts and prayers.

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2014, 03:41:14 AM »
Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.
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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2014, 05:46:00 AM »
Aw man...  :'(

We'll all Go Hunt, Kill Skuls in his honor someday.



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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2014, 06:13:10 AM »
Fireplug?

Man!  The next Skull I see...*POW!*  RIGHT IN THE KISSER!

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2014, 08:37:56 AM »


Another fallen hero. Sad...

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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2014, 07:25:17 PM »
Go. Hunt. Kill Skuls.

/em Holdtorch

RIP FirePlug

 :'(


This.


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Re: RIP: FirePlug (Chris H.) originator of the "Kill Skuls" meme
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2014, 08:11:12 PM »
RIP Fireplug and when the game come back on line I will go Kill Skulls in your honor

Until that time Rest

This is a fine idea and well keeping in the tradition of what make CoH the game it was and will be again. I knew him not, but I will gladly "arrest" some for him.
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