RAW FEED: Remembering Jew Wario

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I remember Jew Wario, who recently passed.

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  • Muthsarah

    I wasn’t so lucky as to know him as you did, Jackula. I saw several of his vids, and he always seemed like such a super-nice, happy guy. I’m going to check out his Mario Monologues now, maybe get to feel like I can know him a little better that way.

  • $36060516

    A moving testimony.

    I related to a lot of stuff in this video. My dad had to kill himself while holding my hand a couple months ago though it was because he had terminal cancer and our state allows people to legally opt out of the pain in that manner. Though it’s not really much the same as the reasons he went were much different, and Justin was still pretty young besides being around our age. Speaking of which I related to your discussion of age a lot as I’m a few years older than you and have a video camera and green screen and even a teleprompter that my dad and I built in the garage right before he went into the hospital. I have vague thoughts of putting videos on YouTube but haven’t (this stuff is for another project). I totally thought you were in college or fresh out of film school (despite the high production values of your work), so you are right you don’t look it and it’s good to know sorta middle aged dudes can fit into this community (though whether or not I have anything to offer is up in the air).

    Thought it was a very wise observation about never having enough time with the ones we love. That is the feeling I have as well, that I am always fighting against forces that stand in the way of spending time with people I love but never see despite living in the same city. I also related to your discussion of grieving differently than others might expect. I didn’t get angry (though I was angry before he died at the doctors who fucked up in certain ways), but I didn’t cry a lot either. I kind of turned numb and zoned out. It only comes out in weird times like today when I was driving and heard a song I knew my dad liked and felt some tears on my cheek. But it’s definitely not like people might expect with days of dramatic crying, at least for me. It’s harder to see than that.

    I’m sorry you lost your friend and an important inspiration to you, and that this has happened to you before. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and emotions in the wake of this tragedy.

  • Ralph Bromley

    Dont feel bad for feeling angry, its perfectly natural.
    We all go through grief and some people go through it in different ways then others

  • danbreunig

    Jack–I’m grateful that you shared so much of yourself through this video posting, and I’m sorry it took such an event for that to happen. There’s not much I can say here that everyone else hasn’t already said clearer, and it’s tough for me to think straight as I write this. I just want you to know that like you I’m around the same age (very near forty, still feel twenty), and it’s because of the support and encouragement from a particular reviewer that I’m here writing now and able to return to fulfilling my own once abandoned creative dreams. I’ll only know Justin through his friends and videos, which I’ve yet to start seeing, but I can tell from you and your fellow producers that his positive and personal impact was undeniable. Please take whatever time you need to heal and find peace.

    Mister Misinformed, I’m touched also by your own story. I hope you find your own peace through and from your trying times, and thank you for sharing your own experience.

    • $36060516

      Thank you — I was worried I had “made it all about me” a little too much. Glad you thought it was helpful.

      Glad you are getting help from this person and can get a chance to express your creativity.

      • Guest

        This video was very moving. I also have to say I watched this before I watched the angry joe one on youtube. Very different ways to handle your feelings. Still, good to see how people cared and how honest you guys are. Still I’m sad to see so many people doing what youtube commenters do best and shit on human feelings.

        About your worry that “it’s all about you”. I think that is the point of this videos. To show how
        you react and what you feel about his death. I’ve lost a comrade while doing my service in the german army to a house fire. He woke up his sister and husband who got two of their little children out of the house. Their little baby was still inside. He ran in and lost consciousness (that’s at least what the police said). He and the baby died. I’ll never forget that day and how the whole companie reacted when they/we heard that news.

        You tell the storys about him. And how he was a very nice guy and so on. You still do it because you feel the loss. I still can’t hear some songs he and I liked to listen to, because it reminds me. I’ve only known him for 3 month.

        You see, you can’t write stuff or make a video about this stuff without making it personal. It is, and at least I think it is ok.

        • DoctorKrieger

          Sorry, I posted in the wrong place.

          @Mister_Misinformed:disqus

          I am sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine how it must be to do that and I hope never to be in a situation like that. I think I’m not that strong. But I guess that is sadly not our choice.

          • $36060516

            Thank you for your kind thoughts. I didn’t think I would be strong enough either, but there was no choice. He was going to suffocate from the tumor closing his windpipe if we did nothing, which is a horrible way to die. When he took the drug that ended his life it only took two or three minutes and he showed no signs of suffering, he just stopped breathing. We had to ask the doctor to check to make sure, as he looked asleep. The story about your friend in the army sounds very hard too. I’m sorry you lost him and his child.

  • DoctorKrieger

    This video was very moving. I also have to say I watched this before I watched the angry joe one on youtube. Very different ways to handle your feelings. Still, good to see how people cared and how honest you guys are. Still I’m sad to see so many people doing what youtube commenters do best and shit on human feelings.

    About your worry that “it’s all about you”. I think that is the point of this videos. To show how
    you react and what you feel about his death. I’ve lost a comrade while doing my service in the german army to a house fire. He woke up his sister and husband who got two of their little children out of the house. Their little baby was still inside. He ran in and lost consciousness (that’s at least what the police said). He and the baby died. I’ll never forget that day and how the whole companie reacted when they/we heard that news.

    You tell the storys about him. And how he was a very nice guy and so on. You still do it because you feel the loss. I still can’t hear some songs he and I liked to listen to, because it reminds me. I’ve only known him for 3 month.

    You see, you can’t write stuff or make a video about this stuff without making it personal. It is, and at least I think it is ok.

  • The_Stig

    It’s always a tragedy when the internet loses one of its own. I wasn’t a particularly big fan of Justin’s content, but I didn’t have anything against him either. On a personal level, I liked him. He always struck me as a really nice guy that I wouldn’t mind playing video games with. I was saddened by the news of his death because the way he went out hit extremely close to home for me. I feel like somewhat of a jerk now for not being a bigger supporter of his videos. My deepest sympathies go out to his wife and their family in this time of grief.

    Thank you for sharing this, Jack.