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Goodbye, Kia

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Oct. 1st, 2005 | 09:18 am
mood: sad
music: Handel

Kia (aka hjartad, pipsfolly and punkmeanscuddle) died of congestive heart failure recently.

She was a fabulous writer, though apparently very insecure about her skill. She was a complicated person: space scientist, lost girl, generous to a fault even when broke. She got stuck in the UK without a ticket home and stayed with trianne for a month -- LJ and fandom friends banded together to raise money to send her home. Since then, she had a brain aneurysm, fought her way back, and even went to New Orleans to help out during the worst of the crisis. Then she deleted her most recent LJ and disappeared, owing several of us money.

I'd rather have her company than my money back, and wish I'd said so much more clearly. It hurts my chest to even think about it.

I can't even find any archives with her stories. They are damn good stories. ETA: her fic is on mijnfictie, info thanks to dizzydame.

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the baby of the family

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from: knowledgequeen
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
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Oh my god. That's horrible.

Thinking of her, it, and you, for what it's worth. ♥

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
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yeah. life is fragile, let's try to enjoy it.

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dizzy!

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from: dizzydame
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
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She had a fic journal - mijnfictie.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
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thanks sweetie, I'll eta

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Blackbird Song

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from: blackbird_song
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
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I agree with you about the money, and was without reliable internet for quite a number of days, so was unable to tell her again that I did not need to be paid back. I am still numb from the news. Her loss is a major blow to those who loved her writing, and devastating to those who knew and loved her. If I am going to miss her so, I can only imagine how you must miss her, who knew her so much better and for so much longer than I.

I have been downloading and saving her stories from mijnfictie today. If you're thinking of creating an archive for her work, I'll be happy to contribute money and effort to doing so.

Catherine

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 05:13 pm (UTC)
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I don't think I knew her all that well, but yeah, she was a part of our LJ community and her death leaves a hole in it.

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sister mary jillian holtzmann

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from: marginalia
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 04:59 pm (UTC)
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oh my god. i'm just stunned. thank you for telling us.

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Lotripper

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from: msilverstar
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 05:14 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, it's sudden and scary. *clings to you*

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from: ex_absolutef238
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC)
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a few on my friends list have written about her. i didn't know her, but i am glad that you can write about her so she can be remembered. she sounds like a very interesting person and loved person. i'm sorry for your loss.

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from: oneangrykate
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 05:30 pm (UTC)
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Oh god. She was literally one of the first five people who friended me back when I first made my journal, and my interactions with her with always positive, and although we drifted apart we were friends and. I just. God.

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[will fuck for sex]

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from: anatsuno
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC)
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more stories / other place for stories here.

I didn't know her personally... And yet. *hugs*

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from: fangirlsays
date: Oct. 1st, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know her well, but I'm sad that we've lost another one of 'us'. *hugs you*

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from: cocoajava
date: Oct. 3rd, 2005 03:20 pm (UTC)
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You don't know me - I was browsing a friend's friend list looking to find out what happened to Kia. This is so sad.

If you're looking for things she's written, she was a player in whitecity, as Pippin. My Beregond very much enjoyed playing with her puppet, and I enjoyed getting to know Kia. She will be missed.

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the night is a very dark time for me

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from: olivia_ramirez
date: Oct. 7th, 2005 10:05 am (UTC)
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I remember saving a lot of Kia's fic a long time ago. There are a lot of fics that are not on the mijn_fictie LJ. I can zip it and send it to you if you want.

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