Apr 11th 2016, 12:23:16
To me, Don Dangerous Dan was LaF's silent guardian.
Dan always put the Alliance first, whatever we needed, whenever we needed, he was on it before we even had to ask. During netgaining resets, he was on the look out for the rest of us, always looking for threats from untag suiciders and being ready for them. If one was to show up, Dan would almost certainly be the one to get the OPs and start hammering down the suicider. When LaF had to war, that was when Dan shined the most, without anyone noticing. Dan would grab clean OPs from our opponents to prep for FS before we even thought of it, I think it has gotten to a point where we don't ever question it, we know the OPs are going to be there when we look. Dan would always be there when we needed fresh OPs or demos during kill runs, he holds his turns waiting, waiting to see what OPs are needed to be done, he would rather hang around for hours, than to use his turns up and leave.
These, are the dirty jobs that not many loved to do, some people love being the breakers and seeing big numbers, some people loved mid-breaking to ensure participation and balance of the country, and then there are the cherry pickers who want to rack up kills. Then, there's DD, who probably spends most of his time refreshing OPs and getting us key demos on targets.
Outside of game play, Dan was an even better friend, there are countless times of joy and entertainment in the random chats of IRC. Most of which are probably buried deep in my memory, but the faint hint of those long nights of randomness, is already more than enough to put a smile on my face. I never had a chance to meet him IRL, but I imagine that he is every bit of the DD that we knew, and more.
RIP friend, keep the pies warm and we will come face them one day.