For those who don't know me I'm Debra, Quu's wife.
I just wanted to thank you all so much. To say that Pat loved this community doesn't give it justice. The only thing he really loved more was his daughter Sylvia, but that was only for the past year of his life. We never would have met had it not been for AMVs... particularly Lostboy and his old forum.
I'm still trying to get through reading all the posts on this thread, but to know his memory is still alive in people, even those who barely knew him, means so much to me. Soon I'll be printing these post out and adding them to the pile of stories I want to share with Sylvia when she is older. Everyone is still welcome to add these stories and more to the Digital Guestbook
. This guestbook will actually be made into a nice keepsake hardbound book. It will be open until 8/28 so please keep signing and adding your stories.
Some of you were able to come to the funeral, others sent flowers, and I thank you all for remembering Quu and his life. Please don't forget him and keep telling the stories, laughing and creating more 'art'. I want Sylvia to know how much AMVs meant to her Daddy so I'm hoping to keep going to AWA and showing her the VAT, Iron Editor, and everything he helped to create.
One of the things I'm going to try to do is find the code that he created to help organize and run the AMV contest website and release it for others to use. I know he was working on other projects (Rebuilding the vid player too if his constant cursing meant anything) and if you know what they were please let me know so we can go digging through his computers to try and find it. I don't want all his work to be lost. He wrote things for people to use and I intend on seeing that it is. Anything that isn't finished we might make calls out to the community to help and try finish it, but only time will tell what we find.
People have asked about donating to Sylvia's college fund. I've already talked to Phade and we still don't have anything 'official' setup. In a weird quirk of fate, everyone got "Con Plague" after the funeral. It's been making dealing with things even harder.
I hope to see as many of you all at AWA this year. I won't be in the VAT all weekend, but Sylvia and I will be there for when they do the memorial.
There is so much more I should say but I'm at a loss for words.
Just thank you all.