Sunday, June 15, 2014

My worst day in the 21st century

Today at 1:37pm my mother left this planet. She died peacefully in sleep and I was with her till the end for which I am very grateful. Right now the pain is unbelievable and as there was so much ADOM communication in the past of couple of weeks I felt it necessary to blog about this for two reasons:
  1. I'll be gone for a moment while I come to terms with the unspeakable grief I feel right now. As I promised updates about our Steam roadmap, the state of the ADOM Lite RPG I'm sorry to say that right now other things are more important and I'll return to these topics later on (in a week or two).
  2. My mother actually is part of ADOM history in a special way: While she didn't care at all about computers, computer games and probably only has a very abstract idea what all the fuzz was about she for many years was the primary recipient of all the hundred and hundreds and hundreds of postcards I received from the ADOM postcard quest. While she probably wondered more than once about those crazy things we received, I believe she was quite proud about her son having created something that meant enough to so many people to make them send postcards from all over the world (including Antarctica). While the mailing address already had changed for a while I still regularly showed her the latest cards and she always smiled.
With that I'm going to black out for now. 

Fare thee well, Mama - I'll build a monument in ADOM to immortalize your role in the postcard quest, too.

Thanks for listening.

33 comments:

  1. I'm sorry Thomas. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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  2. Went through the same thing a couple years ago—ADOM actually helped me get back on track. Have strength, Thomas! Your mom has certainly lived a fulfilling life, seeing her son through not only becoming a successful person, but also through creating something so memorable and culturally important as ADOM. What could be a better gift from a child to their parent?

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  3. Screw everything man, there are things more important. Take your time to go through this, ADOM can wait forever.

    Take a time to relive all good times with her and share time with your family, my feelings are with you my friend.

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  4. I'm really sorry for you. Cannot imagine the pain.My sincere condolences.

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  5. My condolences. Take all the time you need.

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  6. You have my deepest sympathy Thomas.

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  7. sad, and condolences. I'll send a postcard in her honor.

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  8. Rest in peace.
    What her name? And what her faith? I want to pray for her...

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  9. My deepest sympathies. It took a long time to cope with losing my father. Take your time. And cheers and admiration for her being such a good woman and leading a good life.

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  10. My condolences Thomas. Take all the time you need.

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  11. My condolences. Focus on whats important (not ADOM* right now)

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  12. I'm so very sorry. Please take all the time you need; I know this can be hard.

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  13. So sorry to hear about your loss, Thomas.

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  14. I'm sorry for youir loss, Thomas.

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  15. I'm sorry for your loss. Take the time you need for you and your family. You will be in our prayers.

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  16. Take care Thomas. Take the time to grieve and do what you need.

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  17. Take all the time you need Thomas.
    Losing a loved one is hard, and we all grieve our own way so it's best to take your time, and come back when you feel ready no sooner.

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  18. I'm sorry, Thomas. Take care and be brave.

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  19. Приношу свои искренние соболезнования, Томас...

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  20. A very touching post, I'm very sorry for your loss.

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  21. I'm so sorry to hear that, Thomas. I don't know what I'll do without my mother, and I feel for you. Take all the time you need.

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  22. I too am sorry for your loss, Thomas. I know you've made her more than proud. May she rest in peace
    It goes without saying: ADOM can wait for a while.

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  23. My sincere condolences. Take all the time you and your family need to cope with the pain; the ADOM community is at your side.

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  24. Dear Thomas,

    my sincere condolences, i wish you all the strength you need!

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  25. My condolences. It is good you were able to be with her. Went through a similar loss a couple of weeks ago myself, my prayers are with her. [*]

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  26. Thomas, I send my deepest condolences to you and your family. You have brought joy into my life through your creation. I grieve with you, my friend.

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  27. My condolences Thomas, I hope that you find comfort in this time of grief. My heart is with you, be brave brother.

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  28. I'm sorry for your loss, Thomas. Of course ADOM can wait under the circumstances. Take your time and grieve however you need to. If/when you decide to resume work on ADOM, we'll still be here...

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  29. My deepest condolences, i pray to God that she rest in peace in a better world.

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