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Grits
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Are you still talking about who drew it? I think it looks like something RooK would do.

[ 08. January 2011, 15:14: Message edited by: Grits ]

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Jengie jon

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No you can post pictures on the obituary site, one is now Erin's Avatar so someone must have posted it.

Jengie

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Angloid
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quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
Those teeth don't look at all sharp. We woz duped. I always knew that gleam in the avatar eye hid some secret truth.

Those nieces / nephews are going to miss her really badly. [Votive]

My first encounter with Erin was a hostly slapdown after one of my first posts on the Ship. That, together with the all-too-fierce alligator avatar, made me wary of her from then on. But I always strongly suspected that a real and warm human being lay behind the image, and this has been proved by these recent outpourings of love and sadness. It's such a great pity that this clearly talented, generous and humorous woman is no longer with us. And most sadly, no longer with her real-life family and friends.

She will certainly remain in Ship history and mythology, and continue to challenge us from her newly-exalted position. 'Rest in Peace' maybe isn't the most appropriate prayer for an apostle of Christian Unrest, but I pray that she will have the reward she so richly deserves.

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Chorister

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quote:
Originally posted by Jengie Jon:
No you can post pictures on the obituary site, one is now Erin's Avatar so someone must have posted it.

Jengie

If you look in the memorial book, the avatar appears as part of Joan Rasch's post. As I understand it, if you include a picture in your post it also appears in the gallery.

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leo
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quote:
Originally posted by Angloid:
quote:
Originally posted by Chorister:
Those teeth don't look at all sharp. We woz duped. I always knew that gleam in the avatar eye hid some secret truth.

Those nieces / nephews are going to miss her really badly. [Votive]

My first encounter with Erin was a hostly slapdown after one of my first posts on the Ship. That, together with the all-too-fierce alligator avatar, made me wary of her from then on. But I always strongly suspected that a real and warm human being lay behind the image, and this has been proved by these recent outpourings of love and sadness. It's such a great pity that this clearly talented, generous and humorous woman is no longer with us. And most sadly, no longer with her real-life family and friends.

She will certainly remain in Ship history and mythology, and continue to challenge us from her newly-exalted position. 'Rest in Peace' maybe isn't the most appropriate prayer for an apostle of Christian Unrest, but I pray that she will have the reward she so richly deserves.

I have been reading the various threads about Erin and have been at a loss as to what to say until I read this.

I was slapped down by Erin when I was fairly new to The Ship and was also going through a very bad time. I was also fairly new to the net and to its ways.

As I result, I disliked her and have always been wary of her.

On reflection, we only know each other by what we post. We post in between the trials and other stuff that is going on IRL.

People react to us in what is going on their RL.

The Ship has a wide variety of people who we would not normally meet or have dealings with IRL.

I looked at the PDF of Erin's funeral service. Parts of it make me cringe. Other parts make me cheer.

IRL we would get to know people over a drink or three and see the whole person.

The 'moral' I am drawing from all this is that we, and I particularly, need to be more imaginative and tolerant in the way we respond to each other in what is still a relatively new arena.

And if there are bars in heaven, I owe Erin several pints (and arguments).

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Angloid
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If there are bars in heaven! [Yipee]

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