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    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2009
    If anyone's interested, I've been asked about having an Irish wake-style meetup for Ian on Friday after the open house, if anyone's interested, drop me an email and we can start to hash out the details.
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    Rest in peace Ian.
    I really looked forward to seeing your visions of our world.
    A true artistic vision wiped out... at the very least (?) doing what he loved.
    @ Pi: Thanks for posting the tributes.
    Crap... I have that feeling like someone just punched me in the stones.
    • CommentTimeApr 30th 2009
    Rest in peace, Ian. I hope there are great graffiti artists and decaying buildings wherever you ended up. A talent like yours (and a heart as big) shouldn't be stopped by such a small thing as death.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2009
    P1120207 Ian Talty - Solo
    The service was good, a mix of great stories about Ian that many didn't know, bent towards the amusing(and turning sad when realizing that he is no longer around to spread more joy) as he displayed a wickedly warped sense of humor. He made comics with his little sister when they were young, he married not one pair of friends but two(or more?), and he had an email thread going with some cohorts that was apparently filled with things worse than the "I Did Not Need To See That" threads(and along with that, that was the first, and probably last, time I've heard goatse brought up when someone was speaking to very mixed company at a funeral). It was a plain, honest service, with many off-kilter stories, and it seems to be just the sort of thing he would have wanted. I wasn't brave enough to share anything myself in front of everyone (though I was thinking hard on it), but I did print out this thread and bring it along for the family to have.

    There was quite the turnout, lots of friends, family, and coworkers, but also fellow internet people like myself and some of the local taggers as well(they're real, tangible people, holy crap! it doesn't just appear like magic!). Whether they'd know of it forever, or had only come across it recently, everyone was unified in their awe at his talent with using a camera to bring out the beauty in anything. You couldn't turn around without seeing one of his pictures on display either, whether up on the projector or in one of the numerous frames scattered about the place. At one point, I also found myself looking at my own words from my blog cut out and on a posterboard surrounded by pictures of Ian, which was a strange moment.

    Afterwards, zarhooie and I headed back towards my place and goaded ourselves into actually making our way down to the drain, resulting in me getting the above shot(among many others), it is a spectacularly large piece and just kind of makes you stop when you're up next to it. I'll have more as I get a proper moment to go through them(this is about all I can muster for tonight), but will probably just drop them in my stream or the outside world thread.

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