Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby scottanime » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:19 pm

Quu was the first person to help me when I took over as AMV coordinator for Fanime in 2003. He even went as far as to attend the event in both 2003 and 2004 along with Debra. His guidance shaped the foundation of that event and how I have run AMV event ever since. His brilliant methods and personality will always be remembered. We have all lost a great friend.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Ileia » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:25 pm

Awww man. :(

This is extremely sad news, he was a good guy. I can't pretend that I knew him really well, but even the casual observer could see that he was easy to get along with, eager to help people (whether it was tech-related, or cooking/baking advice), and so endearingly proud of his new little daughter. This is terrible news, indeed, my thoughts are with his family.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Pwolf » Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:57 pm

This better be a fucking joke.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Vlad G Pohnert » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:08 pm

NO Joke Pwolf... Patrick was a personal friend.. I stayed at his house countless years when I can in early for AWA... He was very proud about his daughter and wife and being a Dad and family man was his top priority.

He will be missed by all his friends and everyone he knew at AWA. His shoes and the stuff he did for AWA VAT will be very hard to fill too...

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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Phade » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:23 pm

I am shocked and saddened by this sudden and tragic news. Quu was one of the founders of this site. Without him, there would be no AnimeMusicVodeos.org. Words cannot express how much gratitude I have towards him through the years. He and his influence will be sorely missed. My heart goes out to his family through this extremely difficult time.

Patrick, I miss you, my friend...

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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Pie Row Maniac » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:27 pm

I didn't know him very well, but his name was one of the first I saw when I first came to the Org. Over the years, his name continually popped up, obviously being a major influence and compatriot to the community as a whole, even to someone like me who didn't know him. You will be missed.

Rest in peace, Quu.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Castor Troy » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:30 pm

I was pretty shocked to hear the news as well.

Even though I've only talked and hung out with him a few times at AWA, he was a great guy who deeply cared about the AMV community. I still remember reading his journal saying that "I will even treat a Linkin Ball Z video with the utmost respect if it's entered in one of my contests."

It's hard to find someone who had that much love and dedication to the community. He will truly be missed. :cry: :cry:
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Moonlight Soldier » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:38 pm

My condolences to his family.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby rys » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:39 pm

Very sad to hear the news about Pat :(

You know when I met Pat at AWA back in the late 90s, AMVs were around, but they weren't a large part of any convention. You could tell back then that Pat was a guy who really had it together and was helping make what came to be the biggest forum for anime music video creators. Over the years I saw the AMV community grow because of what Pat helped build. Thanks to that I'm grateful to him, not only for all the great people I was able to meet over those years, but for being a prime example of integrity and hard work. His example is a testament to what can be accomplished when you put that level of dedication into anything you do.

So thanks for everything Pat, you will truly be missed brother.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Brad » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:41 pm

I think if there were to ever be a VCA-type awards that covered the last 15 years, Quu would probably win Most Helpful. His impact on the hobby cannot be overstated. When it came to AMV contests at conventions, Patrick held the gold standard on how to run one well, and that in turn trickled down to everything else. And he did all that with a huge amount of grace and dedication. He was a truly wonderful man and he will be missed terribly. I send my well wishes to his wife, daughter and family in this awful time.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:45 pm

From my brief interactions with him, I thought he was a great guy with a sharp mind. This is truly terrible news. He will be missed.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby Pwolf » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:49 pm

Pwolf wrote:This better be a fucking joke.


That was steps 1 and 2 right there... Can't say I'm not angry still though.

I honestly do not know what to say right now. I met him in 2004 for the first time and have had the privilege of getting to know him a bit over the years. He never hid his love and pride for his family (and cooking). Knowing how much he loved and cared for them makes this so much harder. He was a great father but also just a great person in general.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby ngsilver » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:51 pm

I am among the many who, like Lantis, was looking forward to spending time during AWA chatting with Quu about the conplayer system and just stuff in general. He was a great guy to know and I cherish all the interactions I've had with him IRL, over IRC, and over Twitter.

He will be missed. My thoughts are with his family.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby NME » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:52 pm

Met Quu at AWA 2004 when he was running the AMV room.
This seems so surreal - he was just in the IRC talking about his kids.
Rest in peace Quu.
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Re: Patrick Bohnet (Quu) Has Passed Away

Postby aesling » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:04 pm

I can't say I knew him all that well, but he was clearly an awesome guy. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
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