I am just so shocked and saddened by this news...I actually came to the DWTS thread today to see what sdl had to say about Jake's behavior last night. I couldn't wait to get his take because I love reading his posts and getting his insight. I have been on vacation for a few weeks and hadn't kept up much with FORT. I noticed neither Peacheater, another favorite, nor sdl had posted lately, so after doing some searching, I found this thread...
I cannot believe how shaken up I feel. Like others, I have shed tears and just felt heartbroken today. Even though I mainly lurk, out of shyness I guess, I feel like I "know" so many of you although you don't know me. sdl did not know me...but he just shared so much of himself through his contributions to these forums that I feel like I knew him and I feel like I lost a friend. I had kind of wondered if this was somehow really weird of me that I would feel like this, but after reading all the other posts, I see that it is not. Other "lurkers" just like me feel the same.
God bless his family and give them comfort. Rest in peace sdl. You will be missed.
Peacheater, and all other friends of sdl, my condolences go out to you also.