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# Valin tribute thread
Happytoast suggested it would be a good idea to FP a post of Valin's as a tribute and as a place for you to add your comments. Good idea.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:45, archived)
# well for starters, i'm clicking this
then i think i'm gonna get drunk.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:47, archived)
# ^ What she said.
Sleep well Valin.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:03, archived)
# other way round here. But same end! nice!
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:54, archived)
# i need more booze :(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:04, archived)
# Farewell you lovely guy.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:49, archived)
# A simply brilliant man - many people try to create a unique style in their art and Valin had true style.
If there is a heaven it's rocking now! Rest in Peace mate and say hello to my James.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:50, archived)
# :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:07, archived)
# Rest In Peace My Friend
There were many times I was down in the dumps, and there'd always be one person there with a helping hand and an ear to lend. He was a master at turning a frown into a smile.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:52, archived)
# this
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 13:35, archived)
# Here's one of his that I kept and love:
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 0:13, archived)
# That's Valin :)
Wish I had kept more. So good. Thanks for posting.
(, Tue 18 Oct 2011, 0:39, archived)
# Check out -D-'s post below for a link to Valin's blog.
He was following 3 of my blogs under the name "Sir Real". He's a true friend.
(, Tue 18 Oct 2011, 5:00, archived)
# This 100%
He genuinely and totally 100% was my favorite person on here, and I'll miss him so much, he made me happy when I was sad so many times.

This place for me will never be quite the same for me without him.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 15:46, archived)
# Bye bye buddy
thanks for all the laughs and chat. I'll genuinely miss you.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:56, archived)
# Shit.
His stuff always cracked me up...and his attitude was great. RIP you gif-making loon.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:56, archived)
# I'm absolutely stunned.
I've been away so long I didn't even know he was ill :( He was one of my first friends here and I'll never forget the kindness he gave this stupid n00b.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:57, archived)
# he didn't really talk about his illness
i don't think any of us knew just how bad it was. he always seemed to just get on with it. at least he never lost his spirit or his sense of humour :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 18:59, archived)
# Rest in peace, you wonderful bloke.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:03, archived)
# U will be missed Valin!
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:03, archived)
# If you can read this,
I hope the weather is fine.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:04, archived)
# ...you'll never leave us :(
but you'll be sadly missed
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:06, archived)
# All the best Valin
See you on the other side
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:07, archived)
# what she said... ;(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:23, archived)
# :(
and :)
beautifully said.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:33, archived)
# Adios mate
You seemed like a genuinely nice guy
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:08, archived)
# I never really knew Valin, just saw him around.
Still, he made lots of people smile. If I can say the same about myself I'll die happy.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:10, archived)
# this ^
all the best to his family and friends right now.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:27, archived)
# gonna miss his crazy gifs
he added a much needed element of insanity to this place
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:13, archived)
# Thanks Rob and thanks Valin for being a part of b3ta and making us laugh and smile
I'm going to miss your crazy face on your gifs,
and damn could you play the drums.

Cheers chap, happy trails
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:16, archived)
# Poor Valin :(
I will miss his pics.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:17, archived)
# RIP Mr. Valin.
You will be greatly missed by all of us.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:19, archived)
# Very, very sad to hear this
He was always so supportive and generous to me on here and You Tube. Will be sorely missed. RIP buddy.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:22, archived)
# Had no idea he was ill
time for a single malt and a bit of thinking
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:22, archived)
# Everyone has an internet persona.
Sometimes they're very similar to their real-life persona, sometimes they're completely different. I never met Valin, what with him being a USAian and all, but I always got the impression that what you saw was what you got with him.

On here, he always came across as unfailingly nice, generous with his praise, ever ready with a witty comment and completely bonkers (in a good way). I have a feeling that this is how he was in real life as well. I'll miss him.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:22, archived)
# ^this
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:24, archived)
# yes.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:02, archived)
# Well that
just about sums it up. Nicely put.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:14, archived)
# Spot on there. Perfectly put
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:18, archived)
# I have the same feeling about him too
you can always tell someone who's genuine and he was the real McCoy.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:46, archived)
# Agreed.
There are a few others on B3TA I feel are like that too :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:22, archived)
# ^This
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:25, archived)
# can't say it better, so I'll just say
^ this
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 1:17, archived)
# Bravo!
:)
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 3:00, archived)
# Agreed.
Sadly missed.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 8:22, archived)
# very well said
rest easy, Valin
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 9:56, archived)
# Absolutely this times a million.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 15:49, archived)
# nailed it
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 21:06, archived)
# bye valin, i'll miss your generous replies to my shite pics and your inimitable style ;(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:24, archived)
# just had to make SOMETHING for you Valin....hope you like it bud....*heavy heart* :(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:31, archived)
# Aww, that's a wonderful gesture.
edit: in case that sounds like faint praise, it's really not.

Faint praise, I mean, not "not a wonderful gesture".

Oh, you know what I mean.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:32, archived)
# :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:33, archived)
# oh excellent
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:46, archived)
# Nicely done...
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:51, archived)
# Haha :) I'm sure he'd appreciate this.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:55, archived)
# cheers.........I'm sure he'd love all these wonderful tributes as well
it's an awesome send-off and befitting of a genuine nice chap.He survived Vietnam...maybe that helped him to appreciate life more.His enthusiasm never seemed to wane.And he spent his last few years doing what he loved......making gifs.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:08, archived)
# I knew he was the right vintage for it, but I didn't know he'd been in Vietnam.
That probably that says a lot for him. He came here for the fun and banter and didn't impose his own personal stories on everyone, he just joined in and had a laugh. The number of people who didn't know about his ill-health is further proof of that.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:16, archived)
# puts my whiny shit right into perspective
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:18, archived)
# Wow, I didn't know he was a 'Nam veteran.
The sheer fact that even with that he was still one of the kindest people you could know, is amazing. We've definitely lost a great man.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:36, archived)
#
i'm sad, reading all the posts here, that i haven't been on long enough to have had the pleasure...

..but his gifs are bonkers! top bloke, long may he live on in meme :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 23:33, archived)
# Nicely done
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:01, archived)
# Haha. It'll always be too soon.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:01, archived)
# Class, Elvis.
Nicely done.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:04, archived)
# fuck yeah
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:07, archived)
# I like this
I think Valin would of as well
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:08, archived)
# Nice one!
Couldn't be more appropriate.
 
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:11, archived)
# A fitting tribute
:)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:11, archived)
# Wonderful and so fittiing
He would completely approve.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:17, archived)
# :')
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:17, archived)
# That's lovely :'D
Also, the tributes here should probably get a mention in this thread too, before they're lost off the bottom of the board
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:21, archived)
# ^this
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:35, archived)
# I'm sure he'd have loved that :D
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:23, archived)
# a fitting tribute to a top wobbler :D
rip valin, you top wobbler you !
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:59, archived)
# haha...indeed he was....let's just remind ourselves......... :D
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:23, archived)
# brill
you do em the best - including tributes
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:02, archived)
# We can only imagine how Valin would have made a self tribute....
bet it would have contained fudge.....lots of it...heh heh......what a star he was:)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:05, archived)
# amen to that Sir
I am tooupset / pissed etc to do a proper trib tonight

Will do a full on one tomorrow. Don't know what yet - but I will
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:17, archived)
# *hugs*
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:21, archived)
# I hope his family and friends get directed to this thread...and the other threads...
very heart warming even at such a sad time :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:22, archived)
# Yes, it would be good for them to know that he was well loved here too.
Not that it would surprise them of course!

Also,my thoughts are with his family and friends.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:26, archived)
# I hope so as well
Wish we could send some sort of tribute to his family and friends from B3ta
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:38, archived)
# i'm sure they loved him at least as much as we did
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:42, archived)
# this
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:45, archived)
# Quality.
:salute:
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:09, archived)
# They're singing the woo-yeah blues!
Lovely tribute
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:11, archived)
# Nice one :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:11, archived)
# Nicely:)
that bring a tear to my eye:(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:30, archived)
# know what you mean
had a lump in my throat while I "reconstructed" it.It's been a blur since I first spotted Valin's name on Happytoast's first comment to Rob's newsletter.Such a shock :(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:58, archived)
# ha... excellent send off.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 23:20, archived)
# As usual your deft, genius touch is superbly fitting mate
Lovely stuff :)
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 3:01, archived)
# That's lovely,
He'd have been tickled pink by this, I'm sure. :)
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 11:16, archived)
# Fab
A proper b3ta send off
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 15:39, archived)
# I'm sure Valin would have loved this..
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 15:50, archived)
# So long, you nutter!
I'll miss your Valinisms.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:35, archived)
# he'll be missed
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:35, archived)
# no
i can't believe it, i knew he was ill but this is just, no.

EDIT: for those of you who may want to browse through his whacky vids, here's valin's youtube www.youtube.com/user/sirealestates
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:38, archived)
# Thanks for that, I look forward to going through them all.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:19, archived)
# Ah, I was looking for that, cheers matey.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:39, archived)
# That's sorted out the next few hours then...
Only looked at couple so far and looking forward to the rest...
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:44, archived)
# I kind of imagine he was as laid back in the real world as his internet persona was,
didn't get into slagging anyone off, just posted his bonkers gifs and even more bonkers
comments :) RIP fella.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:41, archived)
# We weren't on the board at the same time of day very often but I enjoyed his gifs and his comments when we were.
He seemed like a good bloke and did some great stuff.

I remember him mentioning being ill and it's a damn shame it got him in the end.

See you on the flipside, fella.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:41, archived)
# :( thats really sad news
going to miss your gifs :(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:43, archived)
# aw bugger
i knew he wasn't well, lovley dude he will be missed.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:48, archived)
# Bye Bye Valin
A unique, quite bonkers and gentle gentleman of the old school has been lost..raising a glass to you, Sir.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:51, archived)
# Goodbye
To one of the good guys.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:54, archived)
# Sad news
Fairwell Valin.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:54, archived)
# Go well, Valin.
But, Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Sir, you are already missed.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 19:58, archived)
# ok, that's done it
tissue time :'(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:04, archived)
# this
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:00, archived)
# I have gone through all my best images
nothing is worthy of you

rest in deep peace my friend. Let nothing ever hurt you again.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:00, archived)
# I'm genuinely sorry to jump in here,
but that's really touched me. What a kind and beautiful thing to say.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:09, archived)
# thank you Sir
hold hands and wish him well
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:53, archived)
# :(
So long fella...
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:02, archived)
# oh fuck
I feared this was the case. He hadn't long found out.

See ya Valin, you animator of madness.

Slap Steve Jobs for me.

:(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:02, archived)
# Well bugger, that's terrible news.
Farewell, Valin. You were the kind of unique contributor around here who brings this place to life, you'll be missed :(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:08, archived)
# Ah, sad news.
First came the joy of his images, then the marvel of the word play in his replies.
 
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:09, archived)
#
that guy on the drumz looks like josef fritzl crossed between colonel gadaffi.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:14, archived)
# that's the man himself
he'd probably reply

"fritzil schnitzel"

:)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:16, archived)
# Hahahaha, yes
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:17, archived)
# yes he would :D
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:18, archived)
# sounds about right
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:19, archived)
# i'm going to miss banjo/guitar dueling with him on the gayshift
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:25, archived)
# i know :(
was thinking about this thread earlier
www.b3ta.com/board/9669928
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:31, archived)
# this just made me laugh like a loon
i didn't even know i could play the banjo!
the fact that he chose to 'shop my pic makes me very proud :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:37, archived)
# What a great thread....
and what a leg-end Valin was...
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:10, archived)
# haha...damn right he would
:D
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:41, archived)
# Hahaha
that sounds about right :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:58, archived)
# he always reminded me of scatman
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:17, archived)
# Sad news
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:16, archived)
# Farewell Valin, you made me laugh many, many times.


Thanks for all the laughs. b3ta was better place for your input.

I feel that we would have been great friends if we met up in meatspace, I hope we get to meet up if there is some kind of afterlife.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:19, archived)
# I didn't know him...
Sad news nonetheless, thoughts with all his family & friends
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:19, archived)
# Rip Valin
Glad to have spoken to you recently where you called me a brother which meant a lot. Cheerio old chap!
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:19, archived)
# Such a shame.
The world, and b3ta, will be a little less good now that he's gone.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:20, archived)
# The man was completely hatstand!
And never failed to cheer me up. Cancer is a real cunty fuck.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:22, archived)
# You will be missed
Thank you for your surreal and funny posts. Thank you for always replying with something to my dull and unfunny posts. Thank you for always replying to my reply of your wonderful work. Thank you for making me feel welcome here when I first had the nerve to post after years of lurking. Thank you for being Valin and cheers for the FUDGE! Sleep tight dude.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:24, archived)
# Sorry to hear about this.
Farewell and good night you legend.

b3ta always warms my heart when we have a loss, we come together.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:25, archived)
# Goodbye to a great b3tan who made some lovely things
I'm sad to say I didn't know you better, but glad to say I knew you at all.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:31, archived)
# ^
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:35, archived)
# So long Valin
sadly missed, the board is a lot emptier without you x
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:35, archived)
# Not many people reply to my posts as a matter of course
Valin always did, whenever he was online, with something so out there and unexpected that I was taken aback and struggling to keep up with the directions his mind would go in. A real loss :(

edit: That sounds horrifically self-absorbed but I hope it'll be taken in the spirit it's intended with - a sign of what he actually was. Interested, enthusiastic, and amazingly quick and surreal.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:39, archived)
# we all know what you mean
he was always the first-and sometimes only-person to reply to anything we did that was a bit suspect or out-and-out bollocks
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:42, archived)
# ^This
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:44, archived)
# Yep. A genuine contributor to the community feel of this site.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:45, archived)
# yeah :(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:47, archived)
# yeah...he was a master in that department
able to make light where there is none ......good on him :D
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:03, archived)
# better to light a candle than curse the darkness
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:06, archived)
# well said boris
he replied to pretty much all posts and replies, never swore at people, never lost his rag. such a decent bloke
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:48, archived)
# ^ All of this, as well
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:50, archived)
# hell, yes
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:15, archived)
# so true.........quick & surreal summed him up perfectly
hence his username on Youtube:"sirealestates"
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:49, archived)
# Yep, he even replied several times to my lame efforts, and nobody talks to me.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:08, archived)
# i will
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:16, archived)
# Hallo!
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:17, archived)
# hello :)
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:23, archived)
# You'll be missed, man.
:/
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:46, archived)
# Such sad news
He seemed such a nice bloke.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:47, archived)
# he was babe
he was
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:54, archived)
# holy shit, I had no idea..... Safe journey, V'....
:(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:48, archived)
# Hello:D
I got request art from b3ta people.
He seems want to your picture. :S
But I don't know your thing....
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:54, archived)
# Umm... what? XD do you mean Freebase?
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:06, archived)
# ...
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:54, archived)
# ..stumbling into a wake wearing a chicken costume.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:07, archived)
# ^Pretty much this.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:09, archived)
# Pfft
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:23, archived)
# arf!
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:47, archived)
# Haha
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:53, archived)
#
chicken pterodactyl
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 23:47, archived)
# pfffft!
Valin would have liked her!
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 12:44, archived)
# RIP Valin
This place will be a fraction less mental without your gifs.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:56, archived)
# oh noes !
how sad :(

one of my favourite posters
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 20:56, archived)
# Very sad news
Loved his work.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:03, archived)
# Feels like
B3tans are dropping like flies. So Sad.

So talented; so long buddy.

Edit: Since pics are the way; have a kitten powered train to your destination:
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:03, archived)
# New players are always stepping in, but I know what you mean, it's never the same :(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:07, archived)
# I don't like the sound of this....
I've been away from b3ta for ages; who else have we lost?
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 13:05, archived)
# like Walter said...
Goodnight Sweet Prince
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:08, archived)
# TOO SOON :(

This makes me sad. Apart from his anims, I will sorely miss his completely hatstand replies and word plays. He was one of the people who put a face on b3ta.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:09, archived)
# I'll miss you Valin
RIP mate
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:10, archived)
# Rest In Peace Valin :(
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:24, archived)
# Sad, sad news
lovely tribute. x
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:24, archived)
# Farewell Valin
B3ta will not be the same without you, *raises a beer as a toast*
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:35, archived)
# As a long time lurker
I would like to convey my sadness at this loss. Valin's posts always made me smile, and I wish had told him so.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 21:41, archived)
#
FFS will you lot please stop dying - this place is getting depressing
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:09, archived)
# Sad news...
A Good b3tan: Valin.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:12, archived)
# Fuck
This is sad. When I pop my clogs, I'd be chuckling from Hell if anyone on b3ta did me a tribute.

You people are stars.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:21, archived)
# ^this^
fair warms the cockles
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:30, archived)
# Creativity
is always inspiring, regardless of the transience of the creator. The physical aspect has gone, the metaphysical remains.
Pompous bullshit, but I'm feeling redwinely pompously bullshitty.
Bye, Valin!
Thanks.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:29, archived)
# I knew that I liked all his stuff and 'fanned' him.
He 'fanned' me back so I was properly chuffed that he considered my stuff worth a gander. Or he was just being nice- either way, a nice talented guy. Cheers for all the smiles you've raised for me and everyone else mate.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:34, archived)
# In the (almost) words of D. Adams
So long and thanks for all the gifs.

It sucks when real life happenings affects virtual life, when are we going to be able to download ourselves into a computer before/when we die?
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:36, archived)
# :(
Bye mate. You made me laugh loads man. And always had a kind word.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 22:50, archived)
# Rock on forever.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 23:00, archived)
# Toodle pip
Was a pleasure sharing /board with you.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 23:14, archived)
# I too hope his friends and family read this thread.
It's really sad and I'm sorry for their, and the board's loss.

It's shows of creative genius and true community that keep me coming back. Good EPL work you ducks fucks, one and all.


Bloody "predictive text"
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 23:36, archived)
# What awful news
I can only echo what others have said, Valin would always comment even on the worst of my posts, which I always appreciated as, at least, letting me know someone had seen it. I always appreciated that.
Genuinely saddened by this.

I've got to stop coming back only for this sort of thing.
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 23:50, archived)
# This makes me sad
But on the other hand his lovely words to the folk on here will be remembered by so many of us and the amount of belly laughs he gave people who saw his absolutely bonkers (read: superb) gifs made this world a somewhat happier place.

Myself and many other people will miss you Valin. RIP
(, Fri 14 Oct 2011, 23:50, archived)
# fuck, man.
RIP. So sorry to hear this :(
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 0:07, archived)
#
I always enjoyed Valins posts, brought a smile to my face even though half the time i would have no idea what was going on. have fun floating around in jelly or what ever it is after all this stuff!
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 0:10, archived)
# I recognize his gifs, but didn't know him.
What everyone is saying is making me regret not knowing him. I scrolled this reading looking, checked his profile, youtube.

I am very sad for you to go Valin.

Rest in Peace you funny man.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 0:16, archived)
# Rest in peace sir
May your humour carry you lightly to that greateplace in the sky
full of gentle, funny, happy people. May you brighten all our night skies
just that little bit more. God bless.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 0:44, archived)
# Didn't know the fella, apart from his excellent work on here.
Sad news indeed.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 0:47, archived)
# Haven't posted for a little while and just saw this. Yep - sad news.
RIP sir!
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 0:58, archived)
# Ahh this is a shock
Sad day, bless his soul
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 1:21, archived)
# RIP dude
Your posts always made me grin
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 1:27, archived)
# RIP Valin
Havent posted on here in a while
Never met him, but seemed like a lovely, down to earth guy - his posts always made me smile
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 2:21, archived)
# woo yay for the gifs

:(
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 2:44, archived)
# Crap
of all the people..

rest in peace my good man, you will be sadly missed
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 2:59, archived)
# RIP Valin.
I hope to whatever that you're on the other side of whatever this shit is, and by eck it'd better be good.
Peace.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 3:04, archived)
# RIP Valen. You made me giggle.
I am ready to meet my Maker.
Whether my Maker is prepared for the great
ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
-Winston Churchill
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 7:10, archived)
# Shocking news :(
Valin and I spoke on and off this site several times over the years - a true gent.

Sleep well you psychedelic loon!
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 7:39, archived)
# So sorry to hear about Valin.
Reading through these tributes has brought a tear to the eye. Sad times. B3ta has lost a corker of a man.
I'd like to think that if he could read this, the thread would be twice as long ,
because each and every comment would have received a warm, funny and quite often completely hatstand reply.
Sleep well, you mentalist. x
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 7:47, archived)
# RIP Valin
Sad to see you go but glad I saw your work.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 9:03, archived)
# Valin. The name I always knew would accompany the gifs that I always laughed the loudest at.
Rest In Peas.

=(
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 9:48, archived)
# bugger
Valin was one of the first people I added as a friend here and he always came across as the type of bloke I'd gladly share a pint with.

anyone know his real name? and if he had family?
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 9:55, archived)
# It's in the newsletter, although not much
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 12:46, archived)
# sad news :(
rest easy, fella
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 9:57, archived)
# Godspeed, Valin.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 9:58, archived)
# Why do bad things happen to good people?
RIP mate
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 10:37, archived)
# Oh, no. Not dear old Valin....
that was my first thought when I read this news. I knew he was one of b3ta's more senior members, but not that he was so ill.
You could always rely on him to comment and appreciate others' work with wit and some truly inspired punnery, and, of course, those wonderfully surreal animations were part of the fabric of this place.
You'll be sadly missed, Valin. Gone, but most definitely not forgotten.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 11:07, archived)
# Sad news, top guy, top gifs
x
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 11:37, archived)
# RIP Valin...
:(
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 11:59, archived)
# :(
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 12:46, archived)
# :)
I've got something in my eye again
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 12:47, archived)
# nicely done Ninj
:)
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 14:37, archived)
# Cheers Elvis!
All b3tans can be such barstewards (in a funny way)
but they're all diamonds at heart :) judging by these great tributes :D
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 14:41, archived)
# Nice... I like it....
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 21:39, archived)
# Aw man this is sad.
I enjoyed his posts lots.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 13:01, archived)
# Planet Earth is down one Warrior Poet.
And Heaven just got a whole lot louder, and a wee bit weirder.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 13:03, archived)
# It's hard to know what to write..
..but I think we're all feeling the same. Bye Valin, we miss you.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 13:34, archived)
# Such awful news.
A nice man making nuts pictures, sadly missed.
Bye Valin.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 15:38, archived)
# Heaven won't know what's hit it.
Lovely bloke. Sorely missed.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 15:58, archived)
# Been a tad busy and only just found out.
He was a great contributer to b3ta. 'Tis is a great shame.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 17:23, archived)
# a small tribute to a duelling partner
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 17:51, archived)
# A fine tribute indeed .....
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 15:57, archived)
# Goddamn it, that sucks.
Totally top bloke and will really be missed :(
Fudge forever.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 21:16, archived)
# Sorry to hear he's gone, I didn't even know he was ill.
Liked your pics lots, Valin.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 22:34, archived)
# take care, dude.
you were super cool.
(, Sat 15 Oct 2011, 23:08, archived)
# Very sad
RIP Valin.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 0:12, archived)
# for fecks sake not another one.
at this rate there will be nobody left.

*raises glass*

cheers fella you'll be missed.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 1:48, archived)
# Aww.. shit gonna miss you fella!
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 2:22, archived)
# RIP Valin
I never knew you. But B3TA has lost one of it's comedy tendrils.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 10:02, archived)
# Very rare I stop off on the front page...
This is sad news, great guy, RIP Valin..
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 11:45, archived)
# Sad news:(
R.I.P Valin.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 15:49, archived)
# Valin you gave us so many gifs
Some made me smile and others made me wonder why you bothered. They were always entertaining or beguiling. It is selfish of me to feel sad about never seeing any more because, like everything else, I should be happy with what you already gave us. I'll be opening up search, a lot, this week.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 16:40, archived)
# So sorry to hear about this
the man was a bit of a legend. As said many times above.. this place wont be the same with out him.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 17:38, archived)
# :(
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 21:03, archived)
# R.I.P sir
Never spoke to you personally but it seems you made a lot of people happy here. My thoughts to his family and friends.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 22:17, archived)
# :(
I can only hope he's rocking out with Satan and Moses now.
(, Sun 16 Oct 2011, 22:19, archived)
# :( So sad to hear this
RIP
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 2:52, archived)
# fuck, no!
one of the nicest gentlemen and someone who made this board that much better and more fun.

great sadness.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 3:30, archived)
# I dont know who Valin is, but it appears we've lost one of our flock to cancer and this make me deeply sad.
RIP Valin :(
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 8:44, archived)
# The expression of love and fond memories in the comments above
is a testimony to the way this singular figure in b3tan history inspired so many of us.

Such sad news.

RIP
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 9:41, archived)
# Another B3tan lost
RIP Valin
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 9:43, archived)
[challenge entry] Sad Monday morning news!
Here's a little tribute to the great man!


.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 9:51, archived)
# :)
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 13:27, archived)
# Clicked..
(, Tue 18 Oct 2011, 19:17, archived)
# His pictures
always gave me a slight motion sickness, but its a testament to their style and entertainment value that you could sit there, staring and grinning, til that feeling took hold. I didn't know the guy, but he was a true visionary.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 10:56, archived)
# To the one of the only b3tans who has ever gazzed me...
I shall miss you Valin, although we never physically met, you were a kind hearted friendly soul who never failed to lift my spirits. I shall miss your amazing talent. Rest in Peace Sir.
Genuinely upset, Sauronwibble.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 12:00, archived)
# :(
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 13:59, archived)
# What to fucking write and how to say it when I have tears running down my face, I don't fucking know.....

You were always there, ready and waiting for a round of witty banter, stupid meaningless word play, or just an exchange of complete and utter bollocks with each other..!!

You were always there with a compliment, a word of advice and ecouragement and help if I or anyone else needed it....

I can say I always enjoyed our chats, every one of them left me with a smile on my face, and every one left me in a happier place than I would have been in if I had not had it...

Every time we spoke, it was always a positive experience...

Knowing you on here was always my pleasure, and I am proud to have called you a freind...

I can honestly say that, you were such a big part of my b3ta experience, that b3ta will never be the same for me again.

The happiest times I'v ever had on this site, were just talking absolute bullshit to you..!!

It's a sad day and a sad loss

I'll miss you loads mate.

RIP Valin, you were and always will be an absolute star, and it was a pleasure knowing you Sireal.
.
Edit: Well I had to do you one picture, the best I could manage for you was this......

(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 15:39, archived)
#
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 16:05, archived)
# Lovely tribute.....
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 16:18, archived)
# Yours as well. I feel the exact same way. He's not going to be around any more, and that alone saddens me. I can't say enough about the guy.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 16:36, archived)
# this
nice tribute Atomic...every cloud will have a silver lining now that Valin's up there :)
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 20:15, archived)
# :)
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 20:01, archived)
# Holy fucking pissbricks.
That's some work there. Two FPs from one thread PLZTHX.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 22:05, archived)
# Haha... super stuff :-)
(, Tue 18 Oct 2011, 20:25, archived)
# ):
good night Valin. sleep tight.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 20:03, archived)
# :(
just arrived back after a few days away and heard the sad news

he'll be missed around these parts
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 21:07, archived)
# RIP Valin.
He seemed like a thoroughly nice fella. He will be missed.

EDIT: Lots of his anims here - looknowhere.blogspot.com/
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 21:11, archived)
# Thank you.
(, Tue 18 Oct 2011, 4:57, archived)
# I'll miss him.
He really was one of the best posters we had and it'll be a sadder place without him.
Rest easy, old chap.
(, Mon 17 Oct 2011, 22:13, archived)
# i dont know what to say......
.....so.....see you on the other side mate!
(go away for a week and people up and leave...permanently!)
(, Tue 18 Oct 2011, 2:03, archived)
# RIP Valin: easily one of my favourite b3tans.
Such instantly-recognisable, wonderful animations; such rapid and surreal wit; such genuine kindness. I was already missing his presence, and it's incredibly sad to think he's not coming back.
(, Tue 18 Oct 2011, 2:53, archived)
# Valin was a great chap
one that I expected to see every day and night making b3ta a better place.

This is what I made of one of his pictures the last time I saw him here:
(, Tue 18 Oct 2011, 13:38, archived)
# Shit
Only just seen the front page. Valin was so upbeat and positive that he was going to kick his illness into touch. Fantastic fella, never forgotten.
(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 16:11, archived)
# This man
went out of his way to do me a favor from half way across the world. I am stricken with sadness. Thank you, Valin. Thank you.
(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 19:18, archived)
# ^^^
This, me too. Top Bloke and I had no idea of his personal life whatsoever, just loved to chat with him.
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 11:09, archived)
# R.I.P fella
You will be missed
(, Wed 19 Oct 2011, 23:18, archived)
# For some reason I had you blocked.
But no more sweet friend. No more.
(, Thu 20 Oct 2011, 0:05, archived)
# I honestly have no idea who this guy is.
The name doesn't ring any bells and I've not seen any of his gifs before, but going by what everybody has said, he must have been a top bloke and I feel I've kinda missed out.

Sleep well Valin dude, whoever and wherever you are.
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 4:36, archived)
# Bye Bye
Rockin' on....
(, Fri 21 Oct 2011, 17:26, archived)