In Memoriam: John Healey / CmdrSweevo / Austin Sweevo

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Postby Zac Naloen » 2003-11-14 01:27pm

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So who here can tell me of John Healey? I want to hear about him.

May he rest in peace.


I found this about him: http://www.wbhq.co.uk/who.php.

My condolences to his family and friends. He seemed like a fun guy to know.



woah... i live in Reading, and have several friends at the uni...

i wonder if i ever actually saw him :(
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Postby Lord Pounder » 2003-11-14 07:32pm

This isn't the place for saying it, i didn't know him, but John where ever you are I hope you found peace.
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Postby Daubers » 2003-11-14 08:24pm

Zac Naloen wrote:
woah... i live in Reading, and have several friends at the uni...

i wonder if i ever actually saw him :(


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Postby Rob Wilson » 2003-11-15 01:59am

I realise I'm late posting to this, the problems with working abroad.

I never met John, and only know him from conversing with him by E-mail and on ASVS, but below are my recollections of him.

For those that never met John online at ASVS, he was an occassional poster, mainly restricting himself to STGOD's (He ran the Terran Alliance [TTA] during STGOD 1, and though the faction was small and Under-powered it was featured in most DTGOD's because of it's allegiances with larger powers) he did however try to bring facts to debates where he felt them needed.

His Username of Austin Sweevo came about from two sources; At school his PE teacher refered to him as Austin (After Austin Healey the Rugby Player), and the computer character Sweevo the Robot - from the Spectrum game Sweevo's world.

He always seemed a nice and funny guy, and it's a tragedy that his life be lost to an accident at such a young age.

My condolences to his family and friends in this tragic time and he will be missed.
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Postby Crayz9000 » 2003-11-15 02:34am

Rob Wilson wrote:For those that never met John online at ASVS, he was an occassional poster, mainly restricting himself to STGOD's (He ran the Terran Alliance [TTA] during STGOD 1, and though the faction was small and Under-powered it was featured in most DTGOD's because of it's allegiances with larger powers)


He actually ran the Terran Trade Authority. As I recall, it had a couple of planets in the middle of UTR space, one of which was Proxima Centauri.

The posts are in the Archive's TGOD section, by the way. Not sure which compilation they're in, it should probably be around 2001.
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Postby IndustrialNoise » 2003-11-15 11:21am

My deepest condolences...

I never talked to him, but it seems as though he was cared for by many people, online, and "in real life"
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Postby Rob Wilson » 2003-11-15 12:41pm

Crayz9000 wrote:He actually ran the Terran Trade Authority. As I recall, it had a couple of planets in the middle of UTR space, one of which was Proxima Centauri.

The posts are in the Archive's TGOD section, by the way. Not sure which compilation they're in, it should probably be around 2001.


This is what happens when I post from memory, I knew it was TTA, but got it into my head that it was The Terran Alliance. Still he did well with that small territory (Barely 2 systems) allied and acting as an Autonomous Protectorate of the New Rebellion, and almost the same deal with SKS, and trade relations with Earth and diplomatic relations with many others. NOt bad going at all. He'll definitely be missed.

For those looking for his STGOD posts, the first TTA posts were made as Chimaera, and would probably be about the beginning of 2001.
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Postby Darth Yoshi » 2003-11-15 03:49pm

Shit. I didn't know him so I'm not really qualified to say anything, but my condolences to his friends and family. I hope that if there is an afterlife that he has found peace in it.
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Postby Cal Wright » 2003-11-16 02:28am

I remember the thread where everyone was posting a pic of themselves. The pics he posted were rather interesting so I sketched out a few. It will be quite eerie to find those in my notebooks again. My condolences however, he seemed like a rather cool individual.

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Postby Rubberanvil » 2003-11-16 05:31pm

My deepest condolences, through I've never really talked to him before. :cry:

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Postby LT.Hit-Man » 2003-11-19 02:36am

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Fuck.

I remember him from my time in ASVS, didn't talk much with him but from the posts between me and him I got the feeling he was an ok guy.
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Postby Stuart Mackey » 2003-11-21 07:36am

Too young. A good guy, my sympathys go to his family.
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Postby Shogoki » 2003-11-25 01:31pm

I do remember him from ASVS, didn't know he posted here, though. I'm just finding out his real name.

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Postby Rogue 9 » 2003-11-26 01:50am

Obviously I didn't know him. He sounds like a great guy. I am sorry to hear this, and even sorrier to have never known him. May his soul find peace (and may the members not take offense at a Christian praying for him). :(
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Postby Spyder » 2003-11-26 04:11am

Rogue 9 wrote:Obviously I didn't know him. He sounds like a great guy. I am sorry to hear this, and even sorrier to have never known him. May his sould find peace (and may the members not take offense at a Christian praying for him). :(


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Postby SyntaxVorlon » 2003-11-27 01:03am

It almost doesn't seem possible, the inhumanity of a forum, but people who actually post here exist and can die.
This is sobering. :cry:
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Postby nightmare » 2003-11-28 02:22pm

I read some of his posts. R.I.P.

This is the second time someone I've seen online meets with an unfortunate fate. (First time was on USENET).
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Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2003-12-07 09:22am

My condolences.

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Postby irishmick79 » 2004-02-21 12:25am

So very sad. While I never knew John personally, it is always sad to see a respected denzien of SD.net pass before their time. My condolences to the family, and may you rest in peace, John.
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Postby Howedar » 2004-04-29 12:56am

This hopefully does not sound rude, but the last post in this thread was two months ago. Time for addition to "All the lonely stickies..."?
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Postby Darth Wong » 2004-04-29 03:43pm

Farewell, John. I'm de-stickifying this thread because it has been quite some time since this tragedy occurred, and while the loss has not changed, there really isn't anything else we can say. I hope his family is doing OK.
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Postby MKSheppard » 2004-04-29 05:54pm

Hate to bump this, but I've been thinking of using John's alter ego
Austin Sweevo in a fanfic of mine in a prominent position in
the story; probably the best way I can pay tribute to the guy, even
though I really didn't know him that well; is this respectful or is it
just in bad taste?
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