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|Paul “Amish” Koehler|
I first got a chance to meet Tony when he was helping out RPGamer add in coverage of the Fire Emblem Series, of which he knew quite a lot. He also helped out a lot with some of the staff reviews, especially with some material that he could quickly disseminate thanks to his understanding of Japanese. Personally, it was kind of an inspiration that helped me take up the language in college – and it’s been one of the most fun experiences.
Only being on staff for four months, I didn't think I had become all that attached to any fellow staff members. This morning, I found out how wrong I was...the hard way. I read Tony's farewell email, and proceeded to cry my eyes out. Not the kind of crying one may do at the end of a sad movie, or at a wedding, or when in physical pain--I cried long and hard because I, among so many others, had lost a friend.
I hardly knew Tony, but what I did know about him was this: He was enthusiastic. Whenever I did run into him on IRC, he was always rushing around in a frenzy, getting things done. We never got a chance to talk too much, but his passing had a definite effect on me. As you would expect, the death of someone you know--even only a little--makes you contemplate your own mortality. It's times like this that you realize how petty a lot of the things that occupy our lives really are. This is not to say that these things are meaningless, but we should all remember to maintain perspective. If there is one lesson we should all learn from this sad day it's that we should enjoy our brief stay on this planet. Life can be crappy, but it can also be awesome, and those are the times worth living for.
|Jeff “CainEJW” Walker|
In the quick time our paths had time to cross, Tony struck me as a kind person, willing to help and someone who cared about others. When I heard about what happened, mere minutes ago, I was shocked.
|Michael "Kamikaze" Bischoff|
|Daniel “Viper” Wester|
From the little I've talked with Tony Green, he was a great guy. The chats we would have we would talk about various things like a Yu Gi Oh card tournament he had gone to, or reviews that he was working on. The most recent chat we had, was about his new Japanese PS2. He was really proud that he could now play imports and maybe give some previews for games. He would always look for any info about the Fire Emblem series. He was the first person who know Fire Emblem would come to the US, and know everything about it. I'll miss him, and give my condolences to his friends and family.
|Cortney “Alethea” Stone|
I didn't know Tony very well, but I still found the news of his death deeply saddening. I have spoken to Tony a few times in the past in the staff IRC channel, and like many people will tell you, he was very kind person. I wish I had more to say about him than just "he was a kind person." It's moments like these that make me look back and wish that I had talked to him more. Having experienced the deep darkness of depression firsthand, perhaps I might have seen something there, and reached out to him.
|Zachary 'ASV' Lewis|
There are some people that you just click with in life. And although we seldom talked of much beyond gaming, what Tony and I did was done as friends cut from the same aether. From our rantings about why Ogre Battle Saga: Episode One could never work to our curiously debating the anime-inspired CG cutscenes of Xenosaga, never were the moments spent with him dull. He will be missed and though time will invariably trudge onward, it is a good thing that we will remember him as a jovial, smiling face in the myriad of the human crowd.
|Mikel “FireMyst” Tidwell|
When I think of Tony, I think of how much excitement he had for Fire Emblem. In fact, Tony showed excitement for everything he did. As one of our sources of Japanese information, Tony made his mark on RPGamer time and time again. He will never be forgotten.
Tony enjoyed all those he helped and met. I think it would help those he knew to know that he is now learning all the hidden codes and enjoying all his favorite games.
Last Call:Tony...wherever you are now, if you had said something to any of us, we would have been at your side in a flash. I’m sorry you felt your life wasn’t worth living, and I’m sorry that this is such a pathetic tribute to you, but it seems like anything I could do to honor your memory would fall short. I’d like to thank all the staff who wrote in, and offer my condolences not only to Tony’s family and friends, but also to all the staff that was simply to distraught to get their feelings into words. Tomorrow things will be back to normal, but right now Tony Green, you’re in all are hearts and minds. God Bless.
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