That's the thrill of living in the Hellmouth! There's a veritable cornucopia of fiends and devils and ghouls to engage ... Pardon me for finding the glass half-full.

Giles ,'Same Time, Same Place'

ita's thread

A place where we can talk about ita, miss ita, and share information about memorials. The hugging started over here in Natter.

le nubian - Jan 13, 2015 8:54:01 am PST #15 of 3095
"And to be clear, I am the hell. And the high water."

It has been a long time since I've been here.

and I just found out. I am heart broken.

Just heart broken.

Dana - Jan 13, 2015 8:54:06 am PST #16 of 3095
"I'm useless alone." // "We're all useless alone. It's a good thing you're not alone."

This is kind of a stupid thing to worry about, but I'd hate for all of the stuff on to just disappear.

Betsy HP - Jan 13, 2015 8:56:10 am PST #17 of 3095
If I only had a brain...

Things I know about ita
(in present tense because, seriously, FUCK THIS SHIT.)

She buckles swash.
She was born to wear black leather.
She makes a room 357% cooler by merely walking in. (This is an actual measurement. Sometimes it was more.)
She is brilliant and beautiful and smart.
In short, she's charismatic, and it's easy to notice just that about her. But she is brave, insightful, and kind, and the glamour could keep you from noticing that.
There can only ever be one ita. You can say that about a lot of people, but it's a demonstrable fact that one more ita would increase the coolness of the universe so much that it would implode.

And one thing, in past tense. She had a grueling chronic pain condition, but it doesn't have her. Not any more.

juliana - Jan 13, 2015 8:56:56 am PST #18 of 3095
swears like a comma

Dana, I don't think it's stupid. That archive - it was a source of fun for her.

Maria - Jan 13, 2015 8:57:22 am PST #19 of 3095
Not so nice is that I'm about to ruin a Friday morning for a bunch of people because of a series of unfortunate events and an upset foreign government. - shrift

It's not stupid. It's part of her legacy. It's who she was. It's one of the thousand reasons why we loved her, and it's all we've got left. Which is so un-fucking-fair.

WindSparrow - Jan 13, 2015 9:01:28 am PST #20 of 3095
Love is stronger than death and harder than sorrow. Those who practice it are fierce like the light of stars traveling eons to pierce the night.

In days to come we will wear our grief as a badge of honor.

P.M. Marc - Jan 13, 2015 9:04:46 am PST #21 of 3095
"Man, i'm covered in pony blood."

Yeah, it should be archived somewhere. I would hate to see her collection get lost.

Trudy Booth - Jan 13, 2015 9:05:31 am PST #22 of 3095
Greece's financial crisis threatens to take down all of Western civilization - a civilization they themselves founded. A rather tragic irony - which is something they also invented. - Jon Stewart

Maria, could you post your letter in here please?

Steph L. - Jan 13, 2015 9:06:51 am PST #23 of 3095
Apparently if you're enough of a power nerd, there is nothing that cannot be flowcharted.

She had a grueling chronic pain condition, but it doesn't have her. Not any more.


DavidS - Jan 13, 2015 9:07:49 am PST #24 of 3095
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Here's the I09 discussion of her death. P-Cow and I contacted Annalee to let her know.