A sad day on the forum today.

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A sad day on the forum today.

Postby ^Ripper » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:59 am

A sad day on the forum today.

It has come to my attention that our long time forum member Sergio Nova has passed away.

He was absent for awhile now so I made some inquiries.
My biggest fear became reality when I heard the news of his passing.

Sergio came to the forum on 2007.
In that time he aided with the Gunnm and Gunnm Last Order manga as quality checker and editor.
His last work being the complete re-translation of the series in Portuguese.
He also made a great Glossary and Wiki page where all the aspects of the Gunnm universe could be found.

You will be missed by many.

May you rest in peace Sergio Nova.


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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby 00_unit » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 pm

I was wondering where sergio was , I was really worried about him since his user profile was completely deleted, that's I began to show big concern. He was a valuable member to the rippersanime team, as help proofread with crazyankan and ripper. Although I don't know him as much as others he definitely be missed :(

[edit by ^Ripper] Side effect of disabling a user account. Fixed. [/edit]

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby HumanRage » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:59 pm

Oh :(

RIP buddy :/
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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby TankTreads » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:00 pm

This is very sad news. Sergio was a cornerstone of the community. He will be missed. :(

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby kamugin » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:03 pm

Those were very sad news...
I was away from the forum for a few months and only returned recently to comment the movie trailer and soon I noticed something was odd because Sergio was one of the very first to comment anything in the forum, so for him to not post a single comment in such a hot topic something had to be wrong, thus I even sent him a private message inquiring about his issues... I received no answer and never will :cry: In spite of me antagonizing him so many times I came to like him and genuinely nourished a feeling of friendship towards him, partially because he was also my fellow countryman. Sergio was wise, level headed and, unlike me, a hard worker. I will truly miss him :cry: It is also very sad that he will leave incomplete his Brazilian version of Gunnm and with his passing the scanlator team lost an important member. Sergio was short under 60, perhaps a heart attack took him from us, if it wasn't due to some kind of stupid accident... I will miss you, my friend :cry: May the Valkyries carry your soul to Valhalla!

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Abaddon » Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:18 pm

Really sad and shocking news.

RIP Sergio, you will be missed. I will be always thankful for your contributions to the forum.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Guren » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:36 pm

That's a bolt out of the blue.
I'm sorry for his passing.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Gun » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:02 pm

This is really sad news. May he rest in peace.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby jjaquinta » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:11 pm

Oh, bummer! That explains why he never got back to me about scanning the Japanese novel. Crap. I would have liked to have done a fan translated version for that in time for the movie.

If anyone else has a copy of the novel and a scanner, please let me know. I'd still like to do that project and I think it would be fitting to dedicate the effort to Sergio.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby kuroro86 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:02 pm

I'm sorry to hear the news :cry:

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Cahir » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:22 pm

I have read his posts... just registered and this happened... RIP.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby MrFaber » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:11 pm

Sad and shocking indeed. In our way, not behing so many and yet somehow faithfull, we are a kind of community. Sergio will be missed.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Rindain » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:52 pm

Sergio Nova provided so much to this amazing (yet obscure) community over the years. When I saw his name on a post, I knew I was about to read a well thought out piece from a huge Gunnm fan.

Rest In Peace, and love and prayers to all Sergio’s loved ones as well.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Sam » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:00 am

That guy was a freaking legend here. He was somehow what some people would call a "grammar nazi" in the good way of the term. How many times did he correct your english when you typed something wrong? He actually made the wiki of the whole gunnm universe. Respects.
Cheers man.

Hey ^Ripper, maybe you could change the status of a person for the highest number of post from kunstler (or whatever it might be) to Sergio. As you said, he basically posted 10% of the forum comments.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Pablolein » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:44 am

Oh no! So sorry to read this :/ All of you have already pointed out how an important member of the community Sergio was, and I'm deeply grateful for his hard work. May his family and loved ones find solace, he'll be truly missed. RIP Sergio, thank you.
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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby litchi master » Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:59 am

I am very sorry to learn that our friend has passed away, may he be at peace. i really enjoyed his wit and theories as well as his dedication. Reading his posts felt like getting to know him a little. Though i have returned to lurking mode I was always looking forward to reading his insights. i have always pictured him as a dark skinned Brazilian Desty Nova laughing into the night while typing because of his avatar, this is how i'll remember him. Good bye friend we'll miss you.
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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby vacendek » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:41 pm

Sorry to hear of Sergio's passing. My condolences to you at this sad time.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby AR-99 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:12 am

Thank you Ripper, for letting us know.

Sad to hear this. Sergio was a highly respected and deeply committed member of this forum. He put in so much work as a fan with a lot of material in English, even though it wasn't his 1st language. He will be missed.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby moooV » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:55 am

It's terrible when people you liked pass away. He was one of a very few people, who have broadened my outlook on the life - you can rarely come across so memorable and outstanding people on the internet. This place will never be the same again.

I don't beleive in heaven, hell, afterlife, or any other religious concepts, but let's hope you've finally got to a gunnm universe for real now, my dear friend.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Silvery » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:32 pm

I'm really sad to hear this.

I rarely post here, but I'm a regular lurker, and I've become really attached to this small community. I'd say that Sergio was a very valuable member; a cornerstone, even. I rarely engaged in discussions with him, but I always enjoyed reading his posts, even if I happened to disagree with him. He was a wise person, and his English was delightful, better than that of most native speakers I've met, be it online or in meatspace.

And to think that just a while ago I wanted to write something about Desty Nova in the glossary/wiki thread, something which Sergio would surely like to discuss...

Eh... I can't say I'm very religious, but I hope he's in a better place now.
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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Novel Kars » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:45 am

Extremely sad to hear about this. I hadn't seen him post recently and hadn't thought much about it, and certainly didn't expect things to have turned out this way.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby crazyankan » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:44 am

Really sad news :cry:

He was always the first to comment on this forum and helped us alot.
He kept this little forum active with his presence and was always willing to help.

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Re: A sad day on the forum today.

Postby Dream » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:52 am

May he rest in peace.

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