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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Sometimes we get caught up in the behind the back isolations and 6 wicked fire ropes that we forget how truely poignant fire can be.

Yesterday I helped put together a memorial for the victim of a totally senseless murder in New York City.

It was an honor being able to contribute by spinning fire along the precession from the church to where she was slain.

When we got to the location a chalk outline of the victim was drawn and we laid some lamp oil soaked kevlar rope over the outline. Her Finacee poured whitegas over it and lit some dried flowers, which in turn, lit the pool of whitegas and her chalk outline. This particular picture doesn't really do it the fire justice because it's later on in the burn.


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I've never seen fire burn quite like that. Rather than burning upwards, the rope burned inwards creating spirals of flames rising up from her silhouette. It was absolutely spiritual.

After having done clubs and parites and freestyle fire gatherings, doing something like this was so much more meaningful.

I was honored to have had the opportunity.

Stay safe everyone.


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The Real Fryed Fish
God's illgitament son
Location: state of confusion
Member Since: 2nd Jun 2004
Total posts: 1489
Posted:I read that story, its a sad thing that happened,

but what you posted kind of put a nice end to a tragic story.......good on ya for being a part of that bro.........verry beautiful what you helped to do.......


You can't avoid pain by fencing yourself from it.
Some times you need the help of others more than anything else
But you have to let them close enough to help......
People want to be needed, I found that out too

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coleman
coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay
Member Since: 29th Aug 2002
Total posts: 7330
Posted:its such a shame it had to be something like this that produced something so beautiful.

nice one for helping out dude - i'm sure it was massively appreciated.

may her soul fly free forever...


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
- tim westwood

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ben-ja-men
ben-ja-men

just lost .... evil init
Location: Adelaide
Member Since: 12th Jun 2003
Total posts: 2474
Posted:i really wish i hadnt read that article its so unbelieveably sad that such a senseless crime can occur, i feel so sorry for her fiance to lose someone so special so pointlessly, i hope that the shooter comes to fully understand and suffer for their actions

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourself, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous and talented? Who are you NOT to be?

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:"Four men twirled balls burning on the ends of chains during the march."

Twriling balls on the end of chains? What kind of crazy stuff is that? wink


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Flame Boy
Flame Boy

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Location: Out
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1508
Posted:That's a really sad story. Why do these people do that kinda thing, was there a reason at all?! Really makes you want to get out there and do something about it, but what can you?

Thats sounds like a good thing to do NYC, looks good.


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: Flame Boy

That's a really sad story. Why do these people do that kinda thing, was there a reason at all?!



This seems to have been totally senseless. The kid just seemed to have paniced. Apparently even his posse knew he screwed up and turned him in.

I guess I sometimes forget that for someone who can pick up a loaded gun and walk out on the streets to mug someone has already made some poor decisions. One more poor decision about pulling the trigger isn't that big a stretch.

I believe there may have even been family members of the 'gang' at the memorial service.

It's sad that a stupid decision amplified by a gun leads to something like this.

Sad to live in a country so proud of it's Second Ammendment... But I'll take that arguement off this thread.

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.


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Flame Boy
Flame Boy

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Location: Out
Member Since: 13th Jul 2004
Total posts: 1508
Posted:Even if all guns were banned, you would still get them in the street gangs. There isnt really anything anyone can do.

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by:
But I'll take that arguement off this thread.




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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:That was really sweet what was done. But sad about the occasion.

Never pick up a duck in a dungeon...

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Posted:Such a tragedy.
Does anyone notice that the gentleman identified as her boyfriend in the first article doesn't look like the fellow in the second article?


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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:He does if you've seen him. The first photo isn't a good one. I'd say he looks more like the second but it's definitely him in the first.

One's face tends to distort when it's been pistol whipped. frown


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Posted:I can't even imagine what he's going through right now! frown

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PyroWill
PyroWill

HoP's Barman. Trapped aged 6 months
Location: Staines
Member Since: 4th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4437
Posted:At least she got a special send off smile

An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind

Give a man a fish and he'll eat 4 a day hit a man with a brick and you can have all his fish and his wife

"Will's to pretty for prison" - Simian

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myco
myco


Location: melbourne, victoria, australia
Member Since: 2nd Nov 2004
Total posts: 2084
Posted:congratulations on contributing to such a beautiful memorial. i'm glad that you were able to work out how to do the outline the way you wanted to. were you friends with her? take care

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NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:No, unfortunately, I never did get to meet her. We rolled with the same crew though apparently.

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