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At a loss here, but - fannish sadness and a PSA


I wasn't sure what to believe when this comment about tenebraeli was left on my most recent public post; the person it's about and the person who left it have had issues in the past that made me wonder if it wasn't a rather sick prank, especially since there was a mostly positive entry in Olwen's journal for the date in question. I still have some questions about the phrasing and details in the comment, because that's not how the situation between them rested as I understood it from Olwen herself.

I would've been much more pleased to discover that it was a prank, though, than to find an obituary in the Monterey Herald, but sadly, there is one. Unless that isn't genuine, Olwen has passed away. No details were given beyond what you can read in the links there, and I have none.

The PSA part is this: if the comment about Olwen's computer is accurate, and assuming it does offer access to her LJ either because the password is stored on it or because she left it logged in, those who have her friended and/or on sensitive filters might want to change that, if you don't want people who are not Olwen to have access to your locked posts.

ETA: Some additional information from brangwy, which seems to confirm what I'm sure a lot of us were thinking.

ETA2: Also, there's a guestbook on the obituary, for those who wish to leave personal messages.


ladycat777

2006-10-16 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, no. I'd seen the comment but like you, I hoped it was a prank or... or misinformation, or something other than the truth.

I hope she finds peace and comfort. Thank you for letting us know :(

kita0610

2006-10-16 04:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Wait...wtf? Wtf?

wesleysgirl

2006-10-16 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yeah, that's pretty much where I am.

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minim_calibre

2006-10-16 04:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Jesus. My head's spinning trying to wrap around this.

Thank you for letting us know.

eac

2006-10-16 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Oh, no.

:(


tx_cronopio

2006-10-16 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

What a sad way to start your week. I'm sorry.

janedavitt

2006-10-16 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

I didn't know her at all, but I'm sorry for your loss and what she must've been going through.

LJ is so close-knit that any death really does feel as if it diminishes us all.

mpoetess

2006-10-16 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

She was a big Wes slash fan, though she'd moved on (or back, really) to Doctor Who in recent years. Olwen was our original Wesley in wesvisions_rpg, before health issues (and probably depression ones) forced her to pull out.

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cadhla

2006-10-16 06:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

...crap.

mpoetess

2006-10-16 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)

In a word, yes.

ephemera

2006-10-16 10:04 pm (UTC) (Link)

*hand squeezes* Thank you for spreading the word.

gchick

2006-10-17 01:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks so much for the updates -- I'm not sure what else to say. Like a lot of people, I knew and didn't know Olwen, in all the ways that depression can make a wall between the suffering and the rest of the world.

Dear god.

stellaluna9

2006-10-17 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Hi, Olwen's niece Jessica here.

I'd just like to thank everyone who posted here...it's wonderful knowing that Olwen was so loved by so many. Her family is just trying to deal with it as best we can, and knowing that you all cared for her so much is really helpful.

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djinanna

2006-10-17 05:36 am (UTC) (Link)

Oh no. I've been away from LJ so much, it's only merest chance that I saw this. Shocked but not surprised, I guess is my reaction. Thanks for sharing this sad news. I join with, I guess, everybody in hoping she finds some peace.

obsessedmuch

2006-10-17 12:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks for posting this. I had no idea. I hope she found the peace she never could when she was here.

wesleysgirl

2006-10-17 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)

*Hugs you very tightly*

dawnie1970

2006-10-17 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

OMG, I'm so sorry. That's, just terrible. :(

musecalliopeia

2006-10-19 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Hi. You don't know me, but for some reason, I'm getting what appears to be spam email for you, which doesn't make sense to me. I would've emailed you, except that I'm a little unsure that the email would've gotten to you, if that makes any sense. The emails I've received have been adressed to "mpoetess@livejournal.com", so why I'm getting them is beyond me. And it's entirely probable that you don't want these spams (and who could blame you? :) ) or maybe they're not spams. *shrug* But I just wanted to let you know, in case other mail starts getting forwarded to me. I wouldn't have written, but it's happened a few times now, enough that I remembered seeing your name. Anyway, hope all is well with you. :)

mpoetess

2006-10-19 06:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

You're getting spam from an autogenerated spambot that's scraped up my @livejournal.com address from someone's post somewhere that doesn't have it separated out with __underscores__, and is using that as its main "To" target, with all of the other spammed people in a cc or bcc line. It's just trash; feel free to delete it.