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Omegaltd

Faithry has passed away

I received an email from Faithry's father informing me he passed away from a brain hemorrhage on the 8th November, age 34. This is why we have not heard from him since then.
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Added: 3 years, 7 months ago
 
Fira
3 years, 7 months ago
Oh no...
GreenReaper
3 years, 7 months ago
You said it. I can't say I knew Faithry well, but we'd chatted once or twice and they were a presence in the fandom. Now there's a swan-shaped gap. :-/
Ainoko
3 years, 7 months ago
OMG.

Faithry from FA?
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
Yes. that Faithry. He obviously had no idea it was happening as the last message I received from  was a few days before.
Ainoko
3 years, 7 months ago
Damn. Gonna spread the word on FA. If you get any more info please let us know.
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
Thanks, I am not allowed to post comments at FA any longer. If his father sends me any more information I will pass it on.
I will be continuing the commissions Faithry arranged, if those still want them. They will have to contact me here on IB or by my email; omegaltd18@juno.com. I will be respecting Faithry's wishes that the tables are never turned on Faithry's character and that that character never flies off the handle.  Faithry did give all the fans permission to use the character in the fan fiction.
Ainoko
3 years, 7 months ago
You get banned?


I'll update my journal with the info you just gave me.
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
I had problems with the moron moderators and trolls at FA, I wanted them to ban me but it is much effort for them to actually ban someone. I suspended my account which is the closest I can get to deleting it. I did log in to read the comments on Faithry's page.
Ainoko
3 years, 7 months ago
Will you be continuing the Ceta Clause comic?
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
yes, the current commission, and any futures ones will continue.. after all Faithry arranged them.
Meowz
3 years, 7 months ago
I've tried to send you email but it bounced.
Gelnak
3 years, 7 months ago
This is a sad day :(
May he rest in peace and will be missed
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
Now the constellation of Cygnus (the swan) takes on a new perspective when I look at it.
Mikari
3 years, 7 months ago
Thank you for letting us know.
Meowz
3 years, 7 months ago
Oh my god. :( Oh my god... I can't believe it. I did talk to Faithry all the time and I was wondering. We did roleplay every now and then, too. I'm completely floored. Was Faithry so young, too? I mean, I've known Faithry for SO long now! I can't believe this, this is shocking to me.
Meowz
3 years, 7 months ago
It happens a lot recently .... people I really like ... or love .. die. This morning I tried to chat with Faitrhy on ICQ and for the first time ever, it said Offline. I didn't think much of it, and thought I'll just try again tomorrow. And now I learn this ...
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
Yes, Faithry and I would always send a message (usually about the commissions) if we have not heard from each other after three or four days. After two weeks, I knew something was wrong. I was hoping I was just having email problems, sometimes this happened with his email address, but this time that was not the problem. it was confirmed when I was asking other if they heard from him. Although this possibility was one of the first answers that came to mind, i did not want to believe that was the answer. If I recall the pages I made for him and sent to him, his name was Felix Koks.
I assume, since I last received a message from him was two days prior to his passing, he passed quietly and peacefully not knowing what was happening. I believe if he new he was sick, or had to go see a doctor, he would have let us know we might not hear from him for a period of time.
ZuzuFrostwing
3 years, 7 months ago
I always enjoyed the work you both where able to produce. Faithry Will Sadly missed.
XZeddX
3 years, 7 months ago
I'm sorry what's happened,but I hope things will be alright soon
jenfoxworth
3 years, 7 months ago
: < I always loved his work, it was so detailed and lovely.
Zarphus
3 years, 7 months ago
i've known Faithry for so long...
im at a loss for words right now.
Zarphus
3 years, 7 months ago
I knew Faithry pretty well, or, as well as one can expect. Faithry was always diligent about keeping their real life and online life separate, so i didn't get to know too much about them outside of their online identity.
 
As a person, he was kind, and fun to chat with. he helped me keep my sanity during a pretty rough time, back around 2005. i feel really bad now for not talking with him much over the last year. its easy to take the ability to chat with a friend for granted, sometimes. :/

As a character, Faithry was the dommy swan everyone knows. I'm sure the lights will be left on in her lab for a while to come, keeping her work going; her employees and some of her friends will see to that. :)

Both the person, and the character, will be missed dearly.

Remember to celebrate their life, rather than dwell on mourning their death. I'm sure they would much prefer a jovial remembrance, over a somber one.
Draco18s
3 years, 7 months ago
I never knew him personally, I only knew him through the art and comics that he got (and even then, most of it never catered to my kinks).
This is sad news and he will be missed by many.
Ouros
3 years, 7 months ago
Thanks for letting us know. :(
This is really sad. Well, tell his/her father our condolences. :(
Foxtrack
3 years, 7 months ago
Damn. Had to come here to make a comment. Anyways, sad to find out of their passing.
Dasaki
3 years, 7 months ago
He will be missed, and I am saddened both by his passing and the knowledge that I truly will never be able to commission him now ;-;
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
Faithry kept repeating the message, he did not do the art. He arranged the commissions. All the art on his page was drawn by someone else. I can still do the commissions, I believe he would have wanted them to continue.
Dasaki
3 years, 7 months ago
Huh, I always thought it was joint effort from both of you, I can be really bad at paying attention sometimes... I never made it onto any queues, but I would love to work out a short comic once I've caught back up from MFF and the holidays.
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
He gave me a list a while back of those wanting commissions, not all involving faithry. I was awaiting an updated list so I have no idea who was next. So, to be fair I will just have to take the commissions as the person wanting them writes in. After Barados's story is done, one of the commissioners has already taken the position for the next one to be worked on.

Please do not repost the works on other forums without the permission of the commissioner, artist and character owners (these people should be the only ones officially posting the work). Faithry, in his last communication to me, did not declare either way whether he ws opposed to the reposting by people other than those who held the rights, so I assume it was alright with him.
Dasaki
3 years, 7 months ago
I probably won't be on that list, but if you're willing, I would like to be added to the end of it.
Darkjester12
3 years, 7 months ago
I just can't stop crying now. He got me into MLP, and we would watch the weekly episodes together, but now... there will be this void where he used to me.
PrysmTKitsune
3 years, 7 months ago
always a shame when the fandom looses another of its stars, especialy one as open minded as Faithry .
JephG
3 years, 7 months ago
That sucks. I've known Faithry for a long time, although its been a few years since we spoke regularly. I do believe we met through my club on Tapestries, The Golden Lash (i was the founder, but haven't been involved in years). I didn't know she was a he, but i expected as much, after all, on the internet, the men are men, the women are men, and the children are FBI agents.

I hope where ever he is, he is what and who he wishes to be, and most of all is very happy as he was a wonderful person who deserves it.
GreenReaper
3 years, 7 months ago
I have a painting of the club's denizens from Wolfie peeking out from behind my monitor (I'm not a regular, it's just good art). Faithry's just behind you. Even after death, the echoes of our life continue.
JephG
3 years, 7 months ago
" GreenReaper wrote:
I have a painting of the club's denizens from Wolfie peeking out from behind my monitor (I'm not a regular, it's just good art). Faithry's just behind you. Even after death, the echoes of our life continue.


It is indeed good art. Actually there's two of me, i had i think 5 characters on their before i trimmed it back and left after locking horns with White Wizard, although i would've likely left soon enough thanks to RL, since i was already in the process of handing it off to Ruhemaus, my chosen successor. Lets see, in that pic is Allegro and Fluxxx, the only two that were staff, though a few others would turn up now and then, Wash, plus i had an MLP character back before the current series, and a kinky Care Bear, plus IIRC others, though i can't remember there names/species, but there's prolly a list around here somewhere.
BrandyHarringtonLover
3 years, 7 months ago
Oh god, no.  That sucks.  He was such a talented artist.  We will all miss his work.  He died at such a young age.
Darkjester12
3 years, 7 months ago
He didn't draw anything. everything on his userpage were commissions done by omega here. He did has some very popular pony stories written though. You can find them here: http://www.fimfiction.net/user/VelvetHeart
BrandyHarringtonLover
3 years, 7 months ago
I thought he did.  Sorry, but still, they were truly awesome comics.
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
I didn't do all the art on his user page...
Darkjester12
3 years, 7 months ago
I meant the comics. Sorry. The COMICS on his user page were done by omega here (unless someone else has an extremely similar style to you).
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
Faithry was planning to take advantage of being a member of my private art mailing list and had plans on having one of his stories turned into a comic. A shame I will never know which story he wanted done.
alphamule
2 years, 10 months ago
Wow, that would have been nice to have seen.  :(

Long time no chat (or ordering a CD) on Yahoo IM, BTW.  I think I was on it a year ago.  I don't remember if I used my full name/email address or this one, though.  Sad to find you here because of someone posting a link in an IRC channel.
Omegaltd
2 years, 10 months ago
Well, His father gave me permission to use Felix's character. I am planning a story where Faithry has a daughter (which Felix did approve on his FA site. Kirisha Raptor had me design Avante, Faithry's daughter and Felix approved). Unfortunately, like the memorial painting of Felix and Faithry, it has to wait until I have free time.
Xaxoqual
3 years, 7 months ago
Thats really awful - I've known Faithry since early taps and they were always cool, even though we didnt talk much. They will be missed for sure.
Rylasasin
3 years, 7 months ago
RIP
Hatii
3 years, 7 months ago
I've know Faithry for what has to be like seven years now... there'll always be an Ambia shaped hole in my heart.
Daneasaur
3 years, 7 months ago
Thank you for telling us.
Fr0stbit3
3 years, 7 months ago
I cant believe he's gone... May his spirit rest
Scoutter
3 years, 7 months ago
So sad. Was an awesome artist-
Darkjester12
3 years, 7 months ago
He didn't actually draw anything. He did write some however. I'm on my phone so I can't link so read my earlier post(s) to learn more.
Fleetpaw
3 years, 7 months ago
I think continuing the commission would be good cause it would be in honor to them
Chu
Chu
3 years, 7 months ago
So sorry to hear about this. He was one of the first people I got to know when I discovered the fandom, well over 10 years ago... Didn't talk too often since the early times, but I've always been very happy to know him, or at least Ambia. I'm very glad I got to draw for him all those years back. Rest in peace.
DOPR
3 years, 7 months ago
I was just informed about this.  

I did a few gift art pictures for Faithry a while back, but never knew the person behind the feathers.  
Still, it's a bit of a blow to hear that someone with so much creativity and inspiration has gone on to whatever lies beyond.  
TxAvenger218
3 years, 7 months ago
Sorry to hear for the loss. I never knew Faithry personally but I saw so much work made by that one name. The pictures and comics I remember reading were all black and white, yet beautifully done. That showed you didn't need color or improved high tech shading to make great work. Sad to see the person behind the name is gone. I also think it's honorable and commendable that you'll continue the unfinished pieces of the work that was started. I can also mention that the only saving grace for this whole situation is that you got clarity behind the disappearance. Some people online never find out what happens to the other person behind the screen when they've been gone for so long.
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
yes... not knowing is the worst thing to live with. I am happy that his father looked through his e-mails and was kind enough to let me know what happened. It must have been difficult for him to do so, only two weeks after... I was asked by many to ask his father if there is an address to send cards and condolences to, so I sent the message. Now we wait for him to respond, but if he does not we all understand why.
Flynn
3 years, 7 months ago
That is rough news indeed, and so young too! I'd been following them for some time, and their creativity will be missed.
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
I was looking through the gallery to look at the other artist's art gifts. Kirisha Raptor had me draw up a character named Avante but since I didn't read the posted description, i was unaware this character was supposed to be Faithry's daughter. Faithry's comments appeared to make the character official. I still have the original.
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
Faithry's father sent me their address for those who would like to send condolences.

Family Koks
Aubadestraat 45
6544ZB Nijmegen
The Netherlands
merle
3 years, 7 months ago
I can't believe it...I'm so sorry you had to be the person to give the news about this.
Omegaltd
3 years, 7 months ago
I believe his father informed me because faithry was on my art mailing list and thus there was a large number of contacts listed in the CC box. I assume all other messages were single person messages. But, I am honored that he contacted me.
Valodec
3 years, 7 months ago
Thank you for letting us know. I had noticed they were offline and worried something might have happened. Better to know then never know as much heartache as it might give
DrJones
3 years, 7 months ago
This is very sad news. I knew Faithry from my early days in the fandom (1999) and we had various RL furmeets that we went to as well as our share of RP's on Tapestries. They used to attend my birthday parties and we went to cons like Eurofurence.

After the dutch furry groups split up for various reasons, I lost touch with Faithry and haven't really spoken with them over the years at all. Nevertheless, Faithry did influence my life and as stupid as it may sound, I will cherish this Gamecube controller I got from them for my birthday as well as feel guilt for not talking to them more in recent years...
Germ
3 years, 7 months ago
Faithry/Ambia always came across as well spoken, intelligent, and insightful, both in posts he made and in conversation/gaming with him. He had a certain unique humor to him which he could often interject between being serious, and I honestly admired him. He helped drive a part of the fandom, even largely as a commissioner, with his ideas and ability to work with you. Whether as a swan or sheep, innocent or lab coat bound, he'll be missed.
SenGrisane
3 years, 6 months ago
That is really sad to hear. At such young age.
Textbooks
3 years, 5 months ago
Oh my god no way! He was one of my favorite artists!
Omegaltd
3 years, 5 months ago
Actually, Faithry was a writer. He never actually drew anything, according to him...
Textbooks
3 years, 5 months ago
Oh damn. I take it you were the artist?
Omegaltd
3 years, 5 months ago
yes. Faithry kept mentioning that. Some of the other faithry art was done by another artist, but Faithry proclaimed he was a writer, not the artist. Sadly, a new story he wanted drawn was never submitted due to his sudden passing.
titan
3 years, 5 months ago
i'm sorry to hear that. my condolences.
henkcobra
3 years, 3 months ago
sorry to hear this news.

But I would like to know what will happen with the commisons?

COuld you give us a statement about how to continue and who whe have to contact for this?
Omegaltd
3 years, 3 months ago
Faithry lined up a list of commissions for me to do, so he would have wanted them to continue or at the very least complete the list. The only difference is that I will have to check over any scripts to make sure Faithry's character maintains the behavior that Felix established for her. All commission works will go directly through to me instead of going through Faithry.
damdum
2 years, 9 months ago
Over a damn year and I didn't know he was dead.. Poor fellow.. I kinda feel bad now for thinking he just straight of left the furry community like most famous furries lately...
Omegaltd
2 years, 9 months ago
I am almost done with my tribute painting, which will be posted here.
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