Ive lost and made so many good friends in my mere 7 years on IRC. I've also made, lost, and remade some too, haven't I Taz?
First of all, I won't use her IRC nick, because she is, or was, very well known, one of the founders of DAL, AND Sorcery. Her name is Debbie. She was the first person on irc to ever show me kindness, rather than "You're a n00b, go away!", if it wasn't for her, I would have given up on IRC long ago. Unfortunatly, life got the better of her, and she took the "ultimate solution".
Secondly, and somewhat suprisingly, Sinned, aka, Blacklord, aka, Dennis O'Neil. He was long my friend, despite his tendency to troll. He's still rattling around somewhere, but I miss his abrasive manner. He also kept me stable during some very tough times, letting me vent off on him.
Then there was Balmung, a gentleman who I knew for years on sorcery.net, who disappeared without a trace. A wonderful wizard of graphics. I thought I'd never see him again, when, out of the blue, he came looking for me.
Lastly, and most oddly, Peachie. I wonder what happened to her?
Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he'll sit in a boat, drinking beer all day.