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Rest in Peace, EthrosDemon aka Kassie - Embitca et al
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Rest in Peace, EthrosDemon aka Kassie
Yesterday sparkymonster called to let me know that ethrosdemon passed away on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 (edited to correct date). missyjack has reported this news as well.

Kassie and I had not been friends in a very long time, but I often thought of her, mostly fondly despite how exasperating she could be. I am very sorry to learn of her passing from liver failure.

My understanding is that her family has chosen not to acknowledge her passing with any of the normal accompaniments of death such as an obituary, a wake or funeral or a memorial of some kind -- at Kassie's request. I know many people will be asking about these things so I just wanted to share the information that the standard acknowledgements of death will not be forthcoming. If I learn about any changes in this status I'll post about it.

I'm not really sure what to say about Kassie. It has been well over 10 years since I spoke to her and of course our blow-up online was about something that doesn't even matter that much anymore, but prior to that heated moment we had some great times hanging out together. I thought she was funny and smart and I always enjoyed her egging me on into fictional depravity *g*

So rest in peace, my dear Frenemy.
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destina From: destina Date: September 29th, 2016 11:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for posting about this, I wouldn't have heard about it otherwise.
embitca From: embitca Date: September 30th, 2016 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Sure thing. I hadn't had her on my friendslist for a long time , but I knew we still had a lot of crossover. It's a sad reason to post for the first time in nearly a year.
eyebrowofdoom From: eyebrowofdoom Date: September 30th, 2016 09:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for posting this. I heard first from Jules but these further skerricks of information are very welcome.

Am feeling sad about Kassie but also sad about the dispersal of the lj fandom diaspora. :(
embitca From: embitca Date: September 30th, 2016 12:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I feel the same way about the fandom diaspora. It was so nice having a place where we could congregate. I feel like places like Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, etc are so low content, low interaction. And I go back and forth about trying to run an independent blog on a domain because it was always the interaction that I found most compelling about LJ and blogging on a non-shared platform feels a lot like speaking into the void ever since Google made all those algorithm changes years ago.
sparkymonster From: sparkymonster Date: September 30th, 2016 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
RIP my dear frenemy is exactly what she would have wanted.
embitca From: embitca Date: September 30th, 2016 03:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes, I think so too. And I updated my post to reflect that the lack of memorial is at Kassie's wishes, not her family's. You probably told me that when we spoke, but I didn't remember. It makes perfect sense. I'll have the nuns say a prayer for her mom since I can't send her a card. How you holding up?
isilya From: isilya Date: October 12th, 2016 07:18 am (UTC) (Link)
You're both so much in my thoughts. I can't believe it's been 14 years.

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