The anonymity afforded by the internet makes it all too easy for people to be rude, cruel, callous, vicious, just plain stupid... in short, to make asses of ourselves to a degree we would never do in person. The fact that I never saw nnenn be anything but polite and respectful online is a testament to the kind of man he must have been.
I never had a lot of contact with him -- he left a few comments on my flickr stream, I left a few comments on his. He seemed to build nothing but starfighters, and I haven't built one in almost two years. His thoughts on that last one of mine, Chiroptera, are telling: "Good, but I see ready canvas..."
He liked color. Lots of it. And stickers, modified parts, and clone bricks. Whatever he needed to get the picture in his head closer to reality. My Vic Viper, the starfighter template he made so iconic, is a purist version, but in colors I hope he would have approved of.
I know it's been a tradition for me to ramble on nonsensically when posting my spaceships, but this time I'd like to observe a moment of silence.
When I first read this, I had no idea who nnenn was, or much anything about him. But, curious, I looked at nnenn's photostream on flickr. I, was BLOWN away. The man's designs were astounding,incorporating creativity, intuition, insight, design, and an unspeakable amount of other fantastic qualities. All of his amazing fighter models were, quite simply, works of art. After this period of research. Nnenn deserves this great tribute. He would be proud of your Vic Viper. Keep on building!
Commander, sir I love his mocs but it seems that now all any one saying is "nnenn died and we are all sad" maybe we should be talking about how cool hi stuff was in life and say "nnenn was a great builder I think his stuff was awesome." Any way ,sir its something General Patton said "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died, rather we should thank gob that such men lived." Maybe its time we did the same. I know I will.
That's exactly what people should think about, I mean if you just think about how he is dead it's not like you could bring him back to life just by saying how dad you are (although that would be cool;) and it makes you feel better about Nnenn and his passing instead of feeling sorrow like for example: think of all the accomplishments that he made and that everyone enjoys looking at.
i'm not lego savvy, although i love legos. if i was i wouldn't have known nnenn through his death...sometimes i wonder why i couldnt have gone and he have stayed. after all i can see nnenn bringing joy to the world alive and the same thing for me dead...i should have gone instead....why him? what did he do?
to this very moment i am still crying. i dont care if i didnt know him, its still so sad to loose a life, especialy a good one. i just want to say he is in a better place now and this is a extremely amazing tribute. no im not one to talk like this either. 100/5
Having only seen the name enough to say "hmm, sounds familiar" I've learned so much about him in the last few days. Must've been something to know him! Great tribute. Only wish I was good enough to do something like this on another's behalf...