Have you ever asked yourself: How many /a/nons that you've joked and argued with have passed away since 2003?
Yup...my best friend who i knew irl was an /a/non longer than I was...I started in roughly 2009 and he was posting here since 2007. We used to laugh about the latest and greatest memes on /a/.
He died of an accidental overdose last May, and I still miss you, you glorious bastard
Hold your friends tight, /a/nons
I highly doubt anyone from /a/ has died from old age
Anon as in the "anonymous poster" is nothing but a concept. The concept of anon will not die as long as this site stays alive thus making the anon hivemind an eternal being.
>Two. Both from cancer.
I knew this board was cancer, but I didn't know it actually caused cancer.
Hopefully you come back as a cute ghost girl when you die.
>We had a guy in my space guild who blew his brains out so he could be with his waifu, no joke.
What? How was that supposed to work?
>tfw a few years back I was posting on /a/ a day before a craniotomy
I was shitposting as usual though, believe me the least thing you want to do is to worry other people.
I used to have a friend who I would talk about anime on MSN Messenger with.
Alright dude, kind of awkward. The only reason I even knew him was because some asshole on Runescape pretended to be his girlfriend for a few years and the three of us would skill grind together. After that, Runescape kind of left him with a bad scare, so we just kept in touch on MSN.
A few years back, maybe 2013, MSN messenger was getting discontinued. I tried to get him to switch to Skype or something else. That was our only point of contact with each other. Last thing he said to me was:
>It's fine. Maybe we'll meet again some day.
We said our good-byes and uninstalled that day. To both of us, the only reasons we even had MSN Messenger was to chat with each other.
So, actually last year, around this time, his sister found me on Facebook and told me that he died in a drunk driving accident. He was on the sidewalk just walking back from the store when it happened.
His favorite anime was Great Teacher Onizuka. He wanted to be a teacher just like Onizuka.
He loved Dragon Ball and One Piece.
Nami was his waifu.
Pretty shit taste otherwise, but he as a true bro.
autist tries to become teacher, gets hit by car instead.
The number of people who died probably pales in comparison to the number of people who grew out of the site and moved on with their lives.
If the "you're here forever" meme was true, the average anon wouldn't be a 15-25 year old kid who started browsing 4chan this decade.
>implying most users don't just evolve from posting to full time lurking without posting