Monday, February 21, 2011

A Sad Day in Twitardia

I know you were all expecting a 100 Monkeys blog post but that will be up tomorrow. There's something else that needs to be said today instead.

Today I woke up with some sad news from Demanda. One of our own, the beloved Uber_Vamp has passed away.

Uber_Vamp's lovely avi

We weren't close with UV but chatted on twitter/tumblr/blogs a bit and she was such a sweetheart. It's amazing to see all the lives she touched with her kind words and postings. She will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family during this difficult time.

As today proves, life is very short and you never know what might happen. We would just like all of you to know how much brighter our lives are by having you as a part of our Borderline Phenomenal existances. The friendships and bonds that have grown over the last year have meant so more to us than words can say and from the bottom of our hearts, we truley love and appreciate each and every one of you more than you'll ever know.  Thank you for being such wonderful friends to both me and Demanda. We are such lucky h00rs to be a part of this amazing, hilarious, and dirty minded community.

To Demanda-  I know this goes without saying but I want/need to say it anyway and today seems like a good day to do it. You are without a doubt the most awesome best friend/platonic heterosexual life partner that anyone could ever ask for. The last 17 years have been beyond phenomenal. I know we've been through some crazy, hilarious, weird and sad times but I wouldn't trade a single one for anything. Ok maybe the CVS bathroom incident but that's obvious (ya'll will know what we're talking about in the next post but trust me, you will regret it) Thank you for being the greatest sister from another mister that anyone could ever ask for. I love you bunches and don't ever forget it.

Once again thank you all for being so stellar. You rock our socks big time. And to our lovely Uber_Vamp, rest in peace doll... we hope you're somewhere where there are sweet angels that look like Rob. You will be missed so very much.


Honolulu Girl-Suz said...

That is so sad. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Chloe Cougar said...

I wasn't one of those *touched* by Uber_Vamp, but I have been humbled by today's tweets and Tumblr posts. She must have been someone who was truly incredible.

But, maybe, she was just someone just like us? Someone who found a shared community and felt loved and validated through it? I'd like to think that's the case.

It's times like these that make me stop and think - and wonder at the amazingness that is the Twi-community. I would never have been in touch with the likes of you, had it not been for our shared interests / obsessions.

I bow my head in contemplation.

Here's to you, Uber_Vamp. You were so obviously loved - and will continue to be so.

CC x

Smitten said...

There really are no words. RIP UV. You will remain in our hearts and thoughts.

Snarkier Than You said...

This news really stopped me in my tracks this morning... I'm with Chloe Cougar - I hope that the Twi-community put a smile on Uber Vamp's face many times in her life (I know that her comments and Tumblr made many people's days!), and I am sad that it was cut short. Thoughts and condolences to her family and loved ones...

Cat said...

I'm so sad to hear this. I didn't know or interact with her, but I've seen her comments around the fandom.
Peace and comfort be with her family and friends at this time.

miss tejota said...

This is very sad news to read. My thoughts are with her friends and family at this time.

Twired Jen said...

Well said lady, well said.

xo J

TwiKiwi50 said...

I have tears.

Today has been an awful day. The sad news about UberVamp, and the devastation in my country as our second largest city once again fell to a major earthquake, this time claiming many lives.

It is days like this when I really value all of you. I don't think I say often enough how muc this community means to me. ILYASFM.

*Jelena* said...

How sad. This is a beautiful post, and a wonderful tribute. I wake up each morning feeling grateful to be a part of this community.

Dangrdafne said...

Hugs to all :)

Trixie and Tess said...

Beautiful post. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.