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In Memoriam: Rok Petek

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For all the love shown, he sounds like someone I'm poorer for not having known.
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It's hard to believe its been three years. That day was still fresh in my memory. He'll not be forgotten.
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Yes, a moment of sad remembrance for our deceased Slovenian friend. I'm still haunted by the wish that there could have been something we might have done, but I suspect our power from such a distance was minimal.

Rest in peace, Rok.
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Sometimes I wish we had something on the forum in memory of Rok (not just this thread). Something small and dignified but I can't think of anything.

Back when in 2013, I thought of having the 500<400 list dedicated to Rok but some people didn't like the idea (and I understand why).

Hard to say if there's anything appropriate. Just started thinking about Rok today as I was looking at the member's list. Still makes me sad thinking of him :(
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I was thinking of making his top 250 official, but the forum members are just a part of that website, so that probably won't happen.

Still think about him sometimes too :(
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When my depression was really bad over the last few months and I thought about suicide a few times, I'd always think of Rok. And I remembered the calmness and straightforward posts he made. And I'd use it as a gage of how I was feeling. I told my friend that if I ever stop joking about killing my self or seem 'too' rational to be worried. That was part of the reason I went on meds because I could feel the rationality starting to take over. he's the only person I've known to commit suicide so it's my only real experience with it, but I was sort of glad for it during those times because it was one of the things that helped keep me sane. [I hope nobody takes offense by that, it's just the only experience I had to keep me grounded during those moments]
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Slightly late but it was 5 years last week. RIP Rokp
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Thanks for posting brokenface. Hard to believe it's been five years.

Still think about Rok sometimes. I'm glad that posting his 500<400/favourite movies lists will always remind us of him.
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I invited Rok to KG and CG and whenever I see the red mark next to his name it makes me feel sad. RIP Rok
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Six years have passed since our good friend left us. My thoughts are with his parents today. :hug:
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