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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6210 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:23:42 pm »
crap....2016 we hate you.
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6211 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:33:24 pm »
Fuck sake...

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6212 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:33:54 pm »
What to say, eh?

But such sad news.

RIP, Carrie Fisher.



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« Reply #6213 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:34:38 pm »
So very sad, such a great undefeatable character, and such a huge part of pop culture, and our particular corner of it.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6214 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:35:04 pm »
Goodbye Princess :(

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6215 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:36:19 pm »
Richard Adams author of Watership Down aged 96

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6216 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:39:23 pm »
The drinks reception in heaven is going to be some party this year. The music alone.

RIP Carrie.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6217 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:46:36 pm »
Richard Adams author of Watership Down aged 96

I think Watership Down is one of my favourite books. That's sad, but a good age at least.

Carrie Fisher though... I had such hope she would pull through on learning she was stabilised. Well I guess we all did...

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« Reply #6218 on: 27 December, 2016, 06:47:08 pm »
Richard Adams author of Watership Down aged 96

Read Watership Down and I'm sure I have a copy of Shardik somewhere...

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« Reply #6219 on: 27 December, 2016, 07:06:48 pm »
crap....2016 we hate you.

Ditto. What a terrible end to a terrible year.  :(
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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6220 on: 27 December, 2016, 07:08:46 pm »
I'm truly saddened by the loss of Carrie Fisher, but my wife is distraught. Princess Leia was a strong female role model at a time when most women characters were only there to be saved. RIP  :'(

And the news of Richard Adams is also sad. Watership Down is truly a marvellous book. RIP.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6221 on: 27 December, 2016, 07:23:21 pm »
So sad to hear about the passing of Carrie Fisher. Thoughts with her family. This one really sucks and my 7 year old daughter is really sad that she too has lost her favourite Princess.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6222 on: 27 December, 2016, 09:01:08 pm »
Milady is a huge Watership fan so the double-whammy of loss of both he and the wonderful Carrie being announced within half an hour or so of eachother reduced her to utter sorrow.

We'll drink to them tonight. The downside of our pervasive celebrity culture is that mentors we've never met, friends we've never laughed with, crushes we get a chance to speak to can die and break our hearts without having ever known us as people and just how much we cared. Doesn't mean we shouldn't. Doesn't mean we won't continue to do so for the rest of our lives.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6223 on: 27 December, 2016, 11:19:27 pm »
The downside of our pervasive celebrity culture is that mentors we've never met, friends we've never laughed with, crushes we get a chance to speak to can die and break our hearts without having ever known us as people and just how much we cared. Doesn't mean we shouldn't. Doesn't mean we won't continue to do so for the rest of our lives.

Well put, fella.

I've seen a few posts on social media from folks who don't seem to get this - that regular folks are affected by the passing of celebrities for a very good reason. Are these people worthy of adulation? Do they deserve to be idolized? Is there a chance that maybe they're NOT wonderful, shining examples of humanity? To be honest, that's an entirely different discussion.

I reckon we ony naturally tend to pay attention to folks whose words and example resonate with us. So of course it's going to have an impact on us when they pass. And in Carrie Fisher's case, she was one helluva straight talker. A survivor in the truest sense, who had overcome much and learned the true 'value' of fame and the rubbish that comes with it. She never asked to be pitied. She did a lot to raise awareness of the issues she herself faced.

I'm sad we've lost her, but not because she was a smokin' hot space princess in the '70s. It's more because she seemed alright. And I've found the sheer number of folks posting pictures they had taken with her at conventions and other events so overhwelming that I've had to call it a night on social media. Lots of folks evidently feel like they lost somebody who was indirectly a part of their lives. And they're quite right to feel that way.

Such a bloody shame.

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Re: RIPs
« Reply #6224 on: 28 December, 2016, 01:38:51 am »
I'm sad we've lost her, but not because she was a smokin' hot space princess in the '70s. It's more because she seemed alright. And I've found the sheer number of folks posting pictures they had taken with her at conventions and other events so overhwelming that I've had to call it a night on social media. Lots of folks evidently feel like they lost somebody who was indirectly a part of their lives. And they're quite right to feel that way.

Such a bloody shame.

Amen to all of that.