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tomsk192
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It is a natural thought, Laurie.

"Maybe it isn't true?"

Some people think a thought and immediately publish it. Others, such as yourself, possess a filter or razor.
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Yes, like I said:
"I'm not sure if it's just denial/wishful thinking, skepticism, or pushing cynicism."

I noticed Laurie's post as I was typing mine, but thought, as I mentioned, that I would post it anyways. Just a touch of how it is touching other places, perhaps, I don't know. Any who.

Yes, I also sent the person the link to the funeral home page.
It's amazing, people will criticize you for "biting the hand that feeds you," while they're busy praising the hand that beats them.

"You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one."

I won't forget you Robert.
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No need to feel guilty about thinking that. It has popped in my head a few times too. You never know nowadays. The least the funeral home page could do is get the dates right geez. They are a day late on Kevin's last day on this earth. Anywho, prayers to the family...I can't even imagine what they are feeling right now.
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Oh ****, now the funeral home is being criticised. At least it is in a homely way, "anywho".
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Now now be nice lol.
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It's a terrible shame for anyone to be lost needlessly, but it is especially sad when it's someone so young. My sympathy to his family and friends.
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Quote:
On 2013-04-13 15:50, Devious wrote:

Here is the first video that I ever saw of his work.
Kevin


Thanks for posting this video, Devious. I saw it Sunday, I think, on his channel, and thought about putting a link up myself. I'm going to the coin forum to do so now. Take care.

Laurie
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Hello Laurie, it's so nice to see you, I've missed ya mucho!

Folks, I heard from Kevin's mother today. She has been reading this thread.
She is going to include some of these comments along with some video of his
work at the service on wednesday in Phoenix.

Like many of you, I was very moved with Kevin's daily struggle. I'm gonna miss
reading his thoughts and opinions on coin magic... R.I.P. lil buddy!

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Dear kevin,

Your passions for magic and your genuine caring nature are your legacy to those that know you. I know that sometimes our passions can be overwhelming at times. our dreams can seem so far out of our reach that we feel that it is pointless to carry on the struggle. What you do not know Kevin is that you had actually fulfilled the biggest goal you had set. You became a magician. you performed in front of a live audience of strangers. you mesmerized them with your skill as a coin worker. you charmed them with you shy but passionate personality. You have inspired many here that have watched your day to day struggle to become the best you can my friend. those that have followed your progress and cheered you achievements have been reminded that its not about winning, its about trying your hardest and a desire to succeed. You have chosen to go to the Summerlands to share your gift with those that have traveled before you.

May you bring as much joy and inspiration to them as you have many here.

Beanachd Leibh
(blessings go with you)

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I respect anybody who masters coin magic. That stuff is hard!!!!!!

RIP
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I never come here any more. But I come here today to pay my meager respects, and to say that Mr. Sticks was a good and gentle fellow; one of the few here who I ever felt I could speak freely to, and do so without hesitation or reservations.

Some observations of mine about 'Sticks: He was genuinely interested in magic; what it is, what it was, and how it's done. He knew how to ask a good question, that would get good answers, over the general level of banality and noise on the internet. He also seemed to have a good ear for the answers he got, and he obviously learned from what he heard. He wasn't afraid to share what he knew, and he never used his knowledge to gain an advantage over someone, to win stupid internet personality conflicts, or to put on airs of superiority.

Over time, I saw him grow quite skilled at magic. This is something I've only very rarely seen on the internet. In person it happens all the time -you see someone buy a trick at the magic shop and a few weeks later you watch them perform it. But "internet people" have a tendency to seem, somehow, "unreal" and I almost never see them "evolve". He was one of the few "weird screen names" here that I knew to be more than a talking head, because his growth as a magician was obvious. I can honestly say that I felt a bit proud to know him because of this, much as I feel proud of all of my friendships with true magicians.

To learn of someone's untimely death is never easy. It makes me think of my own mortality in a way that is not-at-all comfortable. When it's someone I know in such an indirect way, such as an "internet friendship", it's more uncomfortable still, because there is a lot of ambiguity as to what an appropriate response is -how personally should I let this affect me? How much time should I spend dwelling on his old posts and our correspondences? Should I write anything here at all, given how little I use this space any more? Should I be writing to his legacy, his family and friends, or just to myself? I really don't know...

So long, Mr. 'Sticks. I'm very sorry that you never found that elusive spark in life you needed to keep going. Believe me, this is something I struggle with quite a bit, myself. I'd guess that many other people do too. I wish you would would have, though. The world was a better place with you here.
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Kevin was one hell of a guy. He truly was one of the greatest coin magicians I have ever had the pleasure of talking to.

I met him through Ellusionist when I was working there and just had this "want" to be the best. He had mastered Ponta the Smith's coin vanish so perfectly and yet no matter how much you told him that, he refused to believe it. Kevin had some issues that did not fully allow him to see how talented he was or how loved he was by everyone he talked to. A funny, smart and kind kid is how he will be remembered with me.

Another kid the system failed and it's sad.

I'll miss him.

Let this be a reminder to some... if a friend ever has these thoughts or is scared, you are not a trained professional. Please alert someone who can help. Still be there and give them support.

RIP Kevin.
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Wow, I just found out...

This is really, really sad.

RIP Kevin.

May you now be at Peace.

Wow... Smile
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Hear, hear, Gaddy. Well said. Very well said indeed...
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On 2013-04-16 05:03, gaddy wrote:
Should I write anything here at all, given how little I use this space any more? Should I be writing to his legacy, his family and friends, or just to myself? I really don't know...

So long, Mr. 'Sticks. I'm very sorry that you never found that elusive spark in life you needed to keep going. Believe me, this is something I struggle with quite a bit, myself. I'd guess that many other people do too. I wish you would would have, though. The world was a better place with you here.


I agree with your sentiments. You (or perhaps others) might wish to post a thought on his tribute page. For your convenience, it is here:
http://www.azlegacyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Kevin-Tejan/
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I had many conversations with Kevin in PM. I first "met" him in The Workers section of The Café. I remember that he would get very frustrated with his card work at the time, but, nonetheless, he perservered. Kevin worked so very hard on his magic and he is truly missed. What a wonderful soul, and, yes, the absolute BEST nickname on The Café.

+May his memory be eternal+

Namaste Kevin
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Thankyou, Devious.

Good to see you, Gaddy.
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May you rest in peace Kevin. I hope that you are no longer in pain.


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Kevin,

I wish you could have seen yourself through others eyes. You had a lot of friends who cared about you. You had an amazing talent and were a great magician.

You left us too young, Kevin. I will miss you buddy. Our world is diminished by the lack of your presence. Farewell, my friend. Rest in peace.
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Sometimes we say the wrong words too soon.
Those words we can never take back.
Sometimes we say the right words too late.
Those words will never be heard.
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