Brother EFA, You Are Not Forgotten

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been one year since we lost LC EFA, known to his friends and family as Eric Faine. There hasn’t been a day that’s passed that we, here in the Imperial Dungeon Game Room, haven’t thought about him. The ‘Nets just aren’t the same without his incredible sense of humour, joy for life and his amazing insight-beyond-his-young-years. Even after the passing of a year’s time, the stinging realization that we will never meet again on this existential plane is difficult to accept. Eric, my brother from another mother, you are, and will always be, sorely missed. Tonight I will lift a drink in your honor and say, “I love you, man.” (Not in THAT way. NTTAWWT.) ;-)

Cheers, mate.

PS: My apologies for not writing a longer tribute, but the damned pollen in the air is making it too difficult to see the screen to keep typing.

18 comments

  1. 1
    Princess Natasha, Vlad Putin's Bastard War-Child growls and barks:

    Yeah, I never got to meet him in person, but the dude was just as kick-ass as a dude can be. I was supposed to go to Australia and get drunk with him… Oh, well, when I get to Valhalla, I will.
    RIP, mate, see you on the other side if such exists.

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    Delftsman3 growls and barks:

    I missed him so much too BC, even that we never got to meet in meat world., He always was on when I needed to hear a good word, or sometimes a good boot in the ass when that was needed, what means it does than a BROTHER even if we were aren’t with same parents..
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  3. 3

    one of the cornerstones here……

  4. 4
    LC hilljohnny growls and barks:

    did anyone ever hear what happened to EFA?

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    BC, Imperial Torturer growls and barks:

    hilljohnny, the coroner finally came back with “idiopathic cardiomyopathy” as the official cause.
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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    So the answer was “we don’t know why” cause tthat’s what the prefix idio means in the med world. I raise a glass to his memory and to all of our brethren that have been called.

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    I planned on seeing him…every time I did, a shit sandwich landed on my doorstep.

    Now I’ll never go hunting with him :(

    RIP mate…

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    RIP, brother.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    It’s been a year already?

    Damn, I miss him, and I am most definitely hoping he keeps a spot at the table for me.
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    Delftsman3 growls and barks:

    Beth learned EFA just about ten days before that she learned she had cancer..in fact she learned on her 50th birthday on 21st March…
    Maybe they could having fun on the higher plane and I’m sure that EFA would keep her safe untill I can get there too, and then I hope we can have a really good Rott party meeting !
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    Library Czar growls and barks:

    um gefallene Kameraden

    Chosen because I know as a Scotsman he would laugh at it. No day goes by my brother that I don’t think of you.

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    LC PrimEviL growls and barks:

    Forgive me for coming in late on this thread.
    It took me a while to come to terms. I’m still working on that.
    Why it was just yesterday I talked to EFA, he was happy about placing in a rifle match. We talked about bullets, and loads, and
    that rifle-crank shite.
    Then he was…..gone.
    I cried like a baby. My brother was gone. Even as I write this, the tears come, my heart aches.
    Why? Why Brother were you taken from us too soon?
    You are remembered, and sorely missed.
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    LC PrimEviL growls and barks:

    Und, zu aufwiedersehen sagen, mein Bruder.

    “Ich hatte einen Komeraden”

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    Radical Redneck growls and barks:

    I miss him very much. Few were more fun or satisfying to share the stoooooooooooooopid of the day with. Tremendous irreverence and a great appetite for the absurd there are very few like him out there. At any time.

    What a great fixture on the nets too he was too – if you kept strange hours or couldn’t sleep you could always count on him being around. One time I awoke around 0400 and saw he was on IM with the header “Au reviour Teddy you fat cunt” thus informing us the not sorrowful news that Kennedy had reached room temperature :twisted:

    Catch ya on the other side bro! :)

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    Lady H growls and barks:

    Still miss you….
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    L.C. Mope growls and barks:

    Meeting EFA at the Floriduh Rottfest was a highlight of my life. Bearing gifts of Cuban style ceegars all the way from half a world away to 90 miles away from where they were rolled by nubile virgins or old hags, take your pick- gave us great fodder. You know what they say, give an Aussie an inch and he’ll take a mile, or something like that. Anyway, I got him to explain why a 90 X 45 was like a 2 X 4 only upside down, but after all those liters of rum who really remembers?

    And watching Crunchie teach him the shooting position called “the turtle with a wing” was hilarious. He would curve his whole upper body over the weapon and stick his elbow out perpendicular. Probably for balance as he was not used to being upside down from his continent. I still have the vid on my Bookface page that I haven’t been to in a year.

    All in all, 2013 was what The Queen would call “Annus Horriblus” with losses too numerous to mention and too heartbreaking to relive.

    EFA always had a quip to make you smile and laugh. He makes me smile even now.

    After a bit of thought, the loss of EFA is all the more reason to make the next fest. None of us are going to be here forever and there are so many I would like to meet. It would be especially special to see His Royal Loathesomeness, Misha and DJ in the same room at the same time. And Darth, Ten-ten, Cheapshot, Rurik and Rad… I better stop because I’ll never be able to name them all.
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    BC, Imperial Torturer growls and barks:

    Mope, I’ll never forget the late night when EFA explained the meaning of the term “boong bar” to me. He’d mentioned that he’d just installed a brand new, more robust one on his badass 4X4 bush truck and I was a bit puzzled and asked him why the fuck they called it a “boong bar” . He calmly explained “Oh, it’s called a boong bar because that’s the sound they make when you hit a drunken Abo in the middle of the road. Ya’ know, BOONG!”. I damn near pissed myself laughing and scared the shit out of the dogs that were sleeping near me.

    :em05:
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    Sir Fresh Sign growls and barks:

    Damn, i have not logged in in a LOOOOOONG time, mainly because i forgot which password went with which username.

    In any case, i had to get on to express sorrow at losing EFA… Really liked out interactions over the years, though i’ve been away fro here for a while (you might remember CA has no statewide R pols anymore, so not only do i have no local or state OR Federal representation, the libtards here have gotten nastier as they realize Ear Leader is such a doofus and they just try harder to make excuses for him.

    MISS YOU EFA. Even though you spelled beer “XXXX”.