I kissed him, and I told him that I loved him. And I killed him.

Buffy ,'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.

Trudy Booth - Jan 13, 2015 9:05:31 am PST #22 of 3138
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 3138
this mess was yours / now your mess is mine

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 3138
"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.


Maria - Jan 13, 2015 9:09:55 am PST #25 of 3138
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

Brought over from Natter, because it should be here too.

I don't think she'd mind if I shared this with you now. Because it's so very applicable again.

I know you're inundated with both missives and emotions right now, so don't feel for any reason that you have to respond to this. I thought I'd wait a day or few so it didn't feel like more of more pressure.

I just want to you know what while you can't help what you feel, *I* want to help what you feel. I want you not to feel responsible, and I want you not to feel like you're alone. As long as part of your brain can hold that knowledge for when you have more emotional ability to handle it.

That you're incredibly loved, incredibly supported, and that we're all here for you. I wish so much I could be close enough to you to hug you if you're accepting those, or just make you hot drinks if that's what works best. Whatever you need.

Take care of yourself, Maria, and let the people around you take care of you too. Do as little as you can get by doing, and feel whatever you need to.

Later, sweetie.


I'm going to follow her advice yet again. She was an incredible human being. I'm glad we're taking care of each other.

le nubian - Jan 13, 2015 9:10:05 am PST #26 of 3138
"And to be clear, I am the hell. And the high water."

Thank you for posting that Hec.

Nora Deirdre - Jan 13, 2015 9:15:00 am PST #27 of 3138
I’m responsible for my own happiness? I can’t even be responsible for my own breakfast! (Bojack Horseman)

Thank you for linking the i09 thread, David.

Consuela - Jan 13, 2015 9:18:15 am PST #28 of 3138
We are Buffistas. This isn't our first apocalypse. -- Pix

Omg I love the picspam of crying Winchesters. So appropriate.

DCJensen - Jan 13, 2015 9:20:36 am PST #29 of 3138
All is well that ends in pizza.

Can I have my depression back? I keep tearing up when Andi does.

I'd rather have the numbness of depression back.

And ita.

Mostly ita.

Glamcookie - Jan 13, 2015 9:23:41 am PST #30 of 3138
I know my own heart and understand my fellow man. But I am made unlike anyone I have ever met. I dare to say I am like no one in the whole world. - Anne Lister

Hope it's okay, I wanted David's post in COMM here, too:

Saw this from ita in the Bureaucracy thread. I know how thwarted she felt by her health issues, but this line made me feel a tiny bit better. She knew what a beautiful thing she had made. She knew its worth and value. An amazing legacy in itself, for all the other worlds she didn't get to conquer.


ita: Oh, we are so not a CMS. Hand-stitched from the deepest layer.

DXMachina - Jan 13, 2015 9:24:36 am PST #31 of 3138
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

There should be an ita archive so if accounts get closed, it is not lost.

One of the things I thought of after I heard the news was the table of ASCII and HTML entities that she kept up on her domain that I bookmarked years ago because it was just so damn useful. I still use it to this day (last Saturday, in fact).