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23 September 2005 @ 03:12 am
There are some things in life that you look back on and realize how incredibly lucky you were not to have missed them. You know that had things gone just a bit differently, your life would be vastly changed. Had a certain online group not been started, I never would have met the man I married. I wouldn't have met people who are still friends of my heart today.

A year and a half ago, I joined an online RPG, thanks to following a link in a friend's LJ. I wasn't sure what was going on, and I certainly hadn't roleplayed for many years (and I was never too fond of it when I had), but the situation intrigued me enough that I thought I'd give it a try.

That's how I met kielle. She was moderator of the game (though I didn't know it) and played one of its most interesting characters. I dived in, and became hooked. The game was a fascinating blend of plot, character development, and good old-fashioned smut. It quickly became my favorite place not just to play, but to hang out and talk with people. I met K's husband, who became a close friend. I made many other friends there, because Kielle had the trick of drawing interesting people to her. I stayed up far too late many nights, because our conversations were too fun to stop.

In February, I got to meet her. It was a tense time for her and her husband, because they were moving the next week, so they were under much stress. However, she made me feel welcome, and when I left, I wished there was more time for us to spend together.

When I was so sick right after that, she listened to my fears, and never once told me I was foolish or overreacting.

I count myself incredibly lucky to have known Kielle, and I'm thankful I joined the community she created. I'm grateful to have met the people she drew to herself. And I mourn the loss of a good person.

I love you, K. Wherever you've gone now.

And the rest of you I met thanks to her? I love you too.
I feel: crushedcrushed
I can hear: "Ash and Smoke," Return of the King soundtrack
Let go Let go Let Really gomaudgonne on September 23rd, 2005 01:00 am (UTC)

I'm really sorry. I know how much you loved her. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
Waltermswalter on September 23rd, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
What a terrible thing. I'm so sorry.

Obviously I didn't know her at all, but what she started over there was really something magical, as an amazing source of entertainment, yes, but also as a community and a family. You're lucky to have known her _ but you already knew that.

Take care of yourself. I'm thinking of you.
Tyellastyellas on September 23rd, 2005 02:56 am (UTC)
I'm grieved, too. It's a sad day for many, many people around the world. I don't feel like I knew her well enough to participate in the chat tomorrow, but *hugs* to you all.
fangirlsays on September 23rd, 2005 05:43 am (UTC)
Love you, too, hon. *hugs tightly*