Planted: November 6, 2022
Last tended: June 20, 2023
Earlier this week I noticed YouTube posted this video:
I had been thinking about his death on and off since ‘so long nerds’:
But the YouTube video brought back a bit of the sadness I felt from the initial viewing.
He died at 23… Talk about living on borrowed time.
I think about all the things he might have cared about and how, in the end, one of his last acts was writing a message. Seemingly, something he wanted to do and yet, in the midst of it all, still required a bit of a push from a loving father.
The main reason for this post however is because of the popular phrase being shared in his honor: “Technoblade Never Dies”. You can watch the first video above for more context, but I just wanted to put on paper some personal thoughts.
They Say You Die Twice
Technoblade is gone, and yet he feels a little alive in a way. I don’t believe a legacy is in itself something worth chasing. Are they not as fleeting as the life that breeds them? Forever is fool’s gold, be it in life or memory. But, the feelings… I cried watching ‘so long nerds’. That’s doable. It’s just a matter of how.
“Technoblade Never Dies”? I’m not so sure about that… But thank you. 🙏