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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.


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

Hi, Olwen's niece Jessica here.

I'd just like to thank everyone who posted'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.


2006-10-17 06:23 am (UTC) (Link)

You -- all her family, and friends -- have ... a lot of sympathy from me, and I wish there was something I could do to help. Olwen was ... *flail* I don't know. I don't have words right now. But it's hard enough dealing with this as someone who had never met her in person, just online; I can't imagine what it's like for people who were closer to her.