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[02 Dec 2009|10:37am]
God I WISH that this was Pete...

Hello, yes I am going to respect his privacy. This is the fastest way to message all of his LJ friends.

I am Richard Sieminski (Beau to my childhood friends, SoldOutPuppet on LJ), a friend of Peter Overton's for well over 20 years. Sorry if you have gotten this email before, or if I am bashing you over the head with information... I want to make sure that I cover everybody at least once, and am getting a little bleary eyed from all of the emails that I've done in the past few days.

I am writing this email to explicitly go over everything that is going to happen over the next few days, and to define everything that I think that you, a friend of Peter's might need to know.

Peter's official obituary was posted to the KW Record and is as such :
OVERTON, Peter William
November 30, 2009
Location: Cambridge

OVERTON, Peter William Passed away suddenly but peacefully on Monday, November 30, 2009 in Cambridge. Peter was 33 years old. Beloved son of Margaret and the late Peter James Overton and dear brother of Andrew Overton. Peter will be remembered by his aunts, uncles and cousins in Scotland, England, United States and Australia. He will also be missed by many friends. The family will receive friends at the Lounsbury Funeral Home , 1766 Franklin Blvd. Cambridge on Thursday 7-9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 16 Cooper St., Cambridge on Friday at 10 a.m. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Huntington Society of Canada in lieu of flowers.

I would like to add the following :

Peter's father died of Huntington's Disease (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntington's_disease). A horrible wasting disease that first destroys the body and then often destroys the mind. It is a hereditary disease that has about a 50/50% chance of being passed from father to son. There is no cure, and the progress of the disease is horrible to watch. I was one of the ones that helped support Pete as he tried to make his father's life bareable while the disease disintegrated him. A few years ago, Pete told me that he got tested, and that the test came out positive. He swore me to secrecy. I know for a fact that Pete thought that he had the disease and was looking forward to wasting away until a death worse that almost anything that I could comprehend consumed him.

The Overton Family and I ask you to donate to the Huntington's Society in memory of Peter Overton in lieu of flowers and other gifts.

As I know that Peter had friends on both sides of the US\Canadian border, I note links for both organizations below :

If I have left anything major out, or if you need to know more information, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have emailed me in the past, and I have not responded, please be patient.

Peter was loved more than he could possible comprehend and would be ploughed over by the responses that I have been getting. I intend on printing stories and comments about his life and death for viewing with the body. Please send me stories of Peter's life, copies of forums where his passing is getting discussed, or any random comments.

Thank you,
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Rumour Control [05 Oct 2009|06:41pm]

Here are the facts.

1) Pete is dead.

Yes, I got that one. No, I am not.

2) Pete is living on the street.

Close. I was asked to leave Heather & Graham's in Guelph at the end of July. I had sufficient time and fair chance to get employed, but Guelph's unskilled labour took it hard when the skilled labour, all freshly laid off of the auto parts places, flooded the market. Still, I bear no ill will to them, and appreciate their long tolerance and understanding. So I am presently staying at the Cambridge homeless shelter ("The Bridges" heh), and have been since the start of August.

3) Pete is not online.

This is true to a degree - where I used to access from (the employment center), filtered everything - social sites, game sites, EVERYTHING. I could do e-mail, some message boards, and that was about it. I paid my old $32 fine off at the library here, and now I have freer access, but I am still very limited in time. Thus, let me spell it out:


I direly need constant reading material, so please write. ;) I don't even get IMs anymore.

4) Pete is deathly ill.

I indeed was at the ER earlier this week, but it was because the right side of my face was radiating pain, swollen, and it was traveling up to my head and down the side of my neck. It turned out I had an infected saliva gland. They sent me for a contrast x-ray to make sure it didn't need surgery (1 in 6 of them do) and have been fine since.

5) Pete is a fat unemployed loser.

Well, half right. Ha ha. For the first month at the shelter, I had zero money (they took my welfare check when I went in), and once September hit, I was able to qualify for the $4 a day. However, for three weeks now, I have been temping with a place called Hospitality Services, doing dishwashing at a Kitchener commissary (Bingeman's, for those of you in the know). Unlike what my mother feels, I am pretty content with it, and I've long known that I am at my best when I have some good manual labour to offset my rampaging brain, which is to say, being able to stop thinking 8 hours a day and focus on one thing is very beneficial. Plus they pay me $10 an hour, heh.

6) Pete is secretly in Seattle.

Ha ha, that's just silly. Only an idiot would go out there by surprise.

7) Finally, I try this every few years and it never pans out anything, but I figured it was time for the next one. If anyone knows of 'Eve" from about a decade ago, and any potential contact information, can you either tell me or tell her I am still looking for her.
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thank you, thank you very much [01 Aug 2009|09:37pm]

your mom's box
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What the lying evolutuionists don't want you to know... [31 Jul 2009|07:30pm]
I literally don't have any words for this.

ETA: h/t Jack Chick.
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seinfeld joke here [28 Jul 2009|09:44pm]
I have nothing today. But people keep telling me that they'd rather read that I have nothing than to stare at more blank spots in the LJ calendar, so here you go. Ask and ye shall receive, I guess.

ETA: Fine, fine, here, it's not original content, but with everyone experiencing the Heat Death of the Pacific Northwest, enjoy this refreshing display.

ETA2: What, more? Fine.

ETA3: Wow, you folks are really cranky tonight. Surely the power ballad will assuage your hot asses.

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proving I have a pulse [26 Jul 2009|07:41pm]
I read a spam e-mail, "The Gorls(sic) of Summer are Waiting for You!" as "The Gods of Sumer are waiting for you"

Sort of puts a slightly different spin on it.
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[30 Jan 2009|01:43pm]

Undimmed before the breaking of the world.

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Inaugurate this! [20 Jan 2009|03:45pm]
I for one would like to welcome America's new half-white overlord!

Curiously, I will remember today more for the fact that I was so forcefully ejecting stuff from every orifice that I literally almost passed out from it. Tsk.

I was going to do a big long post, but my constitution failed me.

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BSG Season 4.5 premiere non-spoiler review [17 Jan 2009|07:21pm]

(It has all happened before and will happen again :)
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Back [23 Dec 2007|05:41am]
So yeah, I am back online now. Sorry for that little gulf, things around here were busy, but now that I am on a wireless router, you can all HAXXORZ ME. Cry.

Not surprisingly, there's a little bit to say, but I'll get back to it another day. In between the birthday and Christmas is always pretty packed.

Oh, briefly, I put myself on Facebook awhile back and didn't really do anything with it. So now I'm starting to pay mild attention to it, so if you're my friend, I'm simply Pete Overton on it If you don't add me, I will probably cry and hang myself, so you better. See my LJ Profile if you forgot what happens when you leave me. WE MUST BE TOGETHER FOREVER.

As always, a pleasure to be back online.
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[01 Nov 2007|05:26pm]
So yeah, I still have no Internet in my new basement yet. My tech boy is being all reluctant. Hopefully he reads this and feels my pain and suffering and comes and does it this weekend. ;) Because it needs to be done either way, if I am remaining here or not. Anyway.

Hope everyone is well, see you... whenever I can I guess, heh.
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[27 Oct 2007|07:56pm]
Sadly for everyone's Canadian mutual funds, I made it back alive. I have no internet in my new basement so I am hoping to get that up and running tomorrow. I'll post more when I have the new locale all up to spec.

Thanks again to everyone, I really do quite love you all!
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the fire door is on fire! [24 Jul 2007|11:14am]
So yeah, rather than either try to explain the gaping void that this LJ has become for me, or the gaping emotional void Civ4 is filling for me, I'll just provide some warm comfort viewing. Because you can't really go wrong ever with Futurama.

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no complaints [30 May 2007|03:55am]
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trekking to all stars simultaneously [24 May 2007|06:06pm]
I was recently asked to assemble a dream crew of Star Trek people for a hypothetical next Enterprise. This was my response.

I'd have to pick Tom Paris, because he is the only mortal in the history of the entirety of existence who, with no uberpowerz or reality changing abilities of his own, changed the laws of physics in that excretable "Threshold". He's the only one I would need since his ship would be simultaneously occupying all points in existence. I would call the series, "Star Trek : Panopticon".
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I am too yahoo to live [22 May 2007|04:41am]
I can't imagine this affecting many of you, but I forgot my Yahoo password and my Yahoo account details, so I am naturally not on Yahoo IM anymore. I slum on MSN nearly exclusively now as YourSpleen. Apologies to all three of you Yahoo folken I can't get on anything else yet. Feel free to e-mail me, my e-mail turnaround time is at a record low few months.
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sc2 [20 May 2007|05:15pm]
I, for one, would like to welcome our new Zerg overlords.
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how a bad movie could be good [18 May 2007|08:18pm]
I made a post many moons ago on here about making comic book movies. Most of us comic fans don't have astonishingly high expectations about them, because we understand that mainstreaming any comic book stuff requires some change.

When "Catwoman" came out, I pointed out that its major failing wasn't its awful story or casting, it was the fact that it had changed too much of its mythos to *be* a Catwoman movie. Most people, for instance, can give you the basics about Batman - rich guy, parents killed in front of him when he was young, butler, hep toys, world class mind, and so on. If they made a Batman movie where he was running around with twin .45s akimbo leaping sideways while blazing away with doves flying behind him, we'd all right get fairly angry, since Bruce's views on guns are fairly known. Catwoman, the movie, changed too much of that stuff to make it even a mediocre movie.

Comic book fans are used to retcons, fanwanking, multiple continutiies and so on and have been for decades. But all we ask are the basic elements of the mythos be there, and we can roll with a fair amount of stuff. Reintrepretation of the basics is a well-honed chestnut of the comic industry. You know that iconic shot of Bruce's mom's pearl necklace spilling over and him in the circle of light with his dead parents? Only came about in the early 80s, but it is entirely subsumed now and one of those iconic mythos elements. We can roll with these things, and those who can't are the ones who *are* those Comic Book Store Guys.

There is something to the argument also that comic book movies drive a percentage of fans farther back to the original source, namely comics. With Spiderman 3 out, I've spent the last two weeks or so fielding Venom and Green Goblin x4 questions, heh. But a couple of people I pointed to specifics and they are tracking them down. The most fun I had was explaining the 1985 Crisis of Infinite Worlds, cause it's pretty fun to basically say "Yeah, basically DC? wiped the previous fifty odd years of comics, so start Post-Crisis." :) Marvel, you've got one long continuity that's hard to suffer through the earliest comics.

So I guess my point is, at least for me and a bunch of people I hang with, comic book movies that stick close to the basic mythos and doesn't radically change those essential elements are the ones weare happiest with, even if the other changes are radical. Batman Begins, for instance, has that wacky-ass Batmobile ATV thing, but they got Batman and his earlier experiences fairly accurate, so you bend with it. This is, incidentally, why I will be able to carry myself through the Transformers movie, specifically because, much like the X-Men movies, I hold it in a different continuity bubble than I do the old show.
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dear swet jesus [18 May 2007|05:41pm]

* Stated in its original Bizarro tongue; you do the math
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turn up the heat [15 May 2007|10:54pm]
Now, of course, being on my little humanist/atheistic kick that I am on lately doesn't quite exempt me from making the following statement:

I really really hope Jerry Falwell has learned that hate and fear aren't the path to whatever heaven he thought he was due. In fact, it's fair to say that I hope he is very, very warm where he is right now. :P I'm sad that a person died, but I mean, sometimes life makes them really easy.
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