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A No-Longer-So-Tragic Announcement

Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:32 pm

This morning, at 11:56 am, Karilyn - better known as Inky Quills or Hallowed Heart - took her own life. Having long struggled against an ocean of sadness, Karilyn delighted many of us with her wonderful writing and inspiring roleplaying. She was a talented author, having written the first ever Pony Tales session summaries that delighted so many readers on the Friendship is Dragons forums. She also breathed life into some of the most popular combat talents in the system, including Gather Energy and Wild Abandon. Karilyn also created the architecture for our forums, colored the illustration that is displayed above as our banner and was one of the first four players to ever try a system called Pony Tales. Without her support and enthusiasm, it's possible that we would have never developed this system further than the single adventure it was originally intended to be. You can see her character, Inky Quills, as the orange pony with the purple mane in the lower right hand corner of the image. Karilyn has touched us all, her character's image now a sweet memorial to her - etched forever into the game we love.

The streets of heaven are brightened by another angel tonight. But the ache that infects those friends that knew her pales to the tragedy of those that did not have the fortune to know her better.

We love you Karilyn. Thank you for everything.

-Dan Felder



UPDATE
[11:17:28 PM] Zaina: Guys
[11:17:30 PM] Zaina: Hey
[11:17:31 PM] Zaina: anyone online
[11:17:34 PM] Zaina: I have news about kari
[11:17:42 PM] Zaina: Hi! She's in the hospital. Earlier today she was still listed in critical condition, but stable. From what doctors tell me, she should pull thru this okay - no brain damage or anything like that.
[11:17:48 PM] Zaina: this is her adoptive mother
[11:17:53 PM] Zaina: That I had added on facebook
[11:17:59 PM] Zaina: shes in the hospital, somebody found her


Thank Celestia! It seems that the person informing me of her passing got a little ahead of themselves - and I've never been so grateful for being misinformed. santa


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Post  Grey Pen The Flawed on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:37 pm

Requiescent in pace...

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Post  Caden2112 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:43 pm

...Rest in peace, Karilyn...Hope you find peace in the afterlife...

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Post  Lyntermas on Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:48 pm

Rest in peace. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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Post  AProcrastinatingWriter on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:16 pm

...

*sigh*

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Post  Xel Unknown on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:29 pm

"TRUE FRIENDS
ARE DIFFICULT TO FIND
HARD TO LEAVE
AND IMPOSSIBLE
TO FORGET"
~ plack that I just bought myself from my "job" because it just spoke so strongly to me.

This is all I can think to best express my feelings on this issue.

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Post  Ranubis on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:50 pm

Peace be with you, Karilyn. I am proud to have known you.

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Post  Cainx13 on Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:59 pm

Ni su'cuyi, gar kyr'adyc, ni partayli, gar darasuum Kari.

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Post  SilentBelle on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:05 pm

I just can't find the words... My thoughts go out to her as a empathetic silence. I may not have known her well, but she will be missed.

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Post  Hayatecooper on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:21 pm

"And so they fall into silence
The ones whose life she the light we see
Though the light is gone, the memory remains
And shall be valued and seen as the beauty as it always was."

Rest Peacefully and I hope you're in a place better then the one you were in.

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Post  Zarhon on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:24 pm

Pońćivaj u miru, Karilyn...

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Post  Videocrazy on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:04 pm

I find myself in the same boat as SilentBelle; I cannot think of anything to say. From everything I could hear, her life was improving greatly. For this to happen... it shouldn't have happened. It is a tragedy beyond words. Rest in peace, Karilyn.

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Post  Jason Shadow on Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:29 pm

I... I just don't know what to... *sigh*

Rest in peace, Karilyn. May you somehow find the solace that eluded you in life.


...:
...It's times like these when leaning towards the more skeptical side of agnosticism isn't very comforting. Sad

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Post  Nehiel Mori on Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:05 pm

I have no words to properly express myself so I simply tip my hat to a wondrous person.

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Post  Greywander on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:05 am

Rest in peace, Kari. For what it's worth, I've offered up a prayer for you. My heart goes out to her close friends and family.

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Post  LoganAura on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:44 am

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Thank you grey. I can't say anything about Kari since... I can't put my emotions into words.

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Post  Curunir on Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:18 am

While I sadly have not been here long enough to get to know her at all, I would like to offer my condolences to the rest of you. Having had several friends and family members struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts, but never yet having lost one, I can only imagine how this is impacting everyone.

Rest in peace, Karilyn. And my deepest sympathy for everyone who has been touched by this event.

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Post  Brony 7 of 9 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:53 pm

While I can honestly say I didn't know Karilyn that well, I can also say that this has deeply affected me. I'm not good at goodbye speeches, but I can say that she will be greatly missed.

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Post  XandZero2 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:23 pm

Well darn.

I was on these forums and followed the FiD comics for a good while, but I honestly never got to know Karilyn all that well. That's just the way things go sometimes. I stayed in one section of the forums, she patrolled another. She struck me as being a strict moderator at times, but a good person overall.

Something I need to say, but I was raised Catholic. I don't feel that suicide is ever the way to go. It just seems to me like it's giving up and losing hope, being shortsighted, when the victim never knows how quickly things could change for the better. It also hurts the people that are closest to victim. I'm really sorry to hear what happened, and for what it's worth, like GW, I'll also offer up a prayer for Karilyn, her friends, and her family. I probably shouldn't remind everyone what the bible says about suicides, but I also believe in a forgiving God. Karilyn was only human, just like the rest of us. I feel she made a mistake, but so do we all. I hope that in time Karilyn can be forgiven - by God, her friends, and her family - and that she and her loved ones can all find peace of mind.

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Post  elfowlgirl on Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:50 pm

RIP Karilyn.

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Post  Grey Pen The Flawed on Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:50 pm

XandZero2 wrote:Something I need to say, but I was raised Catholic. I don't feel that suicide is ever the way to go. It just seems to me like it's giving up and losing hope, being shortsighted, when the victim never knows how quickly things could change for the better. It also hurts the people that are closest to victim. I'm really sorry to hear what happened, and for what it's worth, like GW, I'll also offer up a prayer for Karilyn, her friends, and her family. I probably shouldn't remind everyone what the bible says about suicides, but I also believe in a forgiving God. Karilyn was only human, just like the rest of us. I feel she made a mistake, but so do we all. I hope that in time Karilyn can be forgiven - by God, her friends, and her family - and that she and her loved ones can all find peace of mind.

From one Catholic to another, preach it brother.

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Re: A No-Longer-So-Tragic Announcement

Post  Nehiel Mori on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:34 am

From Skype



[11:17:28 PM] Zaina: Guys
[11:17:30 PM] Zaina: Hey
[11:17:31 PM] Zaina: anyone online
[11:17:34 PM] Zaina: I have news about kari
[11:17:42 PM] Zaina: Hi! She's in the hospital. Earlier today she was still listed in critical condition, but stable. From what doctors tell me, she should pull thru this okay - no brain damage or anything like that. If you need to talk, please feel free to call me [edited out because, well, not really our business to put someone's number public]. I will be up for another half hour or so. I probably won't get up on Sunday until 9 or 10, but if you really need to talk, please go ahead and wake me up.
[11:17:48 PM] Zaina: this is her adoptive mother
[11:17:53 PM] Zaina: That I had added on facebook
[11:17:59 PM] Zaina: shes in the hospital, somebody found her

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Post  Zarhon on Sun Feb 03, 2013 4:54 am

Nehiel Mori wrote:From Skype



[11:17:28 PM] Zaina: Guys
[11:17:30 PM] Zaina: Hey
[11:17:31 PM] Zaina: anyone online
[11:17:34 PM] Zaina: I have news about kari
[11:17:42 PM] Zaina: Hi! She's in the hospital. Earlier today she was still listed in critical condition, but stable. From what doctors tell me, she should pull thru this okay - no brain damage or anything like that.
[11:17:48 PM] Zaina: this is her adoptive mother
[11:17:53 PM] Zaina: That I had added on facebook
[11:17:59 PM] Zaina: shes in the hospital, somebody found her

I don't know what to say. This is the best news ever.
Spoiler:

We may have hit an awkward spot with this thread, though. Embarassed

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Post  Azureink on Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:09 am

This was why I waited for confirmation after hearing how she took a fatal dose of muscle relaxants to stop her heart. It is good to see that she failed in her attempted suicide. Hopefully now she will get the help she needs and will not attempt to do that again. I wish to hear her happy voice again and continue to play Pony Tales with her.

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Post  Oblivious on Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:17 am

Personally, I'll take a small amount of awkward if it means some good news. No harm done.

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