seawasp (seawasp) wrote,
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FAREWELL to the AMERICAN OTAKING....

... I have just heard and had confirmed that Steve Pearl, AKA "Starbucking" on LJ, has passed away.

I knew Steve -- not terribly well FTF, but online I'd known him for many years indeed -- since at least 1994.

Steve was unfailingly cheerful, helpful, and energetic, despite having a constantly deteriorating state of health (he'd come near to dying more than once in the past). He was one of the true foundations of the online fanbase, and the creator and maintainer of a number of FAQs and other postings until he simply couldn't keep up with it any more.

The last post on his LJ was dated the 11th of October, when he'd been sent to the ER.

Farewell, Otaking.

Yami ni ugomeku hitotsu no kage.
Otaku, sore wa yameru gendai ni tanjooshita
ankoku no shoochoo de aru.
Kokorohisoka ni shinobiyori
hito no kansei o washitsukamu.
Sono sadame kara wa
dare mo nigerarenai no da!

Hatenaki kooya hitori
hitabashiru mono
mada minu sekai haruka
kiboo idaite.

Shinjiru mono wa tada hikaru joonetsu.
Atsuku moetagiru ze!
Dare ni mo tomerarenai!
Kokoro no beat

Itsu no hi ka meguriau ai no shinjitsu.
Kono sekai no nani mo ka mo ore no mono.
Yuujoo de musubareta.
Atsui kizuna yo.

Jama wa sasenai!
(Jama wa sasenai!)
Waga michi yuku ze!
(Waga michi yuku ze!)
Tatakae! Tatakae!
Tatakae! Tatakae!
Tatakae! Otaking!

Aisuru hito o sutete kakenukeru mono
kagayaku mirai shinji
yume o takushite.
T-shirt nurasu ase
otoko no kunshoo.
Namida tomaranai ze!
Tokimeki wasurenai ze!
Kokoro no refrain

Nagareyuku toki o koe umarekawaru sa.
Otaku to yobareru toki ga
itsuka kuru.
Seishun no shunkan o tsunagitomeu ze!

Jama wa sasenai!
(Jama wa sasenai!)
Waga michi yuku ze!
(Waga michi yuku ze!)
Tatakae! Tatakae!
Tatakae! Tatakae!
Tatakae! Otaking!

Eien ni kawaranai
ore no shinnen.
Furimuki wa shinai sore ga
otaku michi.
Jinsei no nani mo ka mo
sutechimatta ze

Mezasu wa sekai!
(Mezasu wa sekai!)
I'll be the greatest man!
(I'll be the greatest man!)
Tatakae! Tatakae!
Tatakae! Tatakae!

Tatakae! OOOO-TA-KING!
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