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Over the Thanksgiving holidays tv_elf  a longtime member… 
1st-Dec-2008 11:41 pm
FK--Nick at piano

Over the Thanksgiving holidays tv_elf  a longtime member of the Forever Knight community and friend to many passed away.

I didn't know Abby but if there is anything that has become clear as I went through my f-list and their f-list, is that she was truly a remarkable person who touched a lot of lives.

I first became familiar with Abby via the birthday Forever Knight fic she wrote brightknightie  last year called "Things Unsaid". There were so many elements in that story that were incredibly satisfying. There are so few sources of FK fic nowadays, 12 years after cancellation, but here was a story that took the events of "Last Knight" and ran with it in a truly unique way. I loved the visual she presented of the long deceased Schanke selling Nick boxes of candy bars so that his daughter Jenny could pay for a school trip. Here also was big, bad vampire LaCroix serving as a father figure to Jenny as she grew up, but at the same time "Uncle Luke" never lost the edge that made LaCroix such a memorable character. Abby weaved all that complexity and more in such few words. Not only was it a gift for brightknightie  but excellent fic is a gift to everyone who reads it.

Forever Knight has such a small presence on livejournal. Many of those on LJ may have known tv_elf  via her quirky penguins Vividcon 06 vid entitled "I Walk the Line" It's cuteness a plenty!

A memory post has been set up at horsechickshorsechicks . Friends have suggested donations to the Muscular Dystrophy Association in her memory.</lj></lj></lj></lj></lj>
Comments 
6th-Dec-2008 07:29 pm (UTC)
I'm using the vacation-Schanke icon because tv_elf is-was a FoD.

Thank you so much for this post. It was like a hug when I saw it earlier this week, though I wasn't up to replying yet then. Thank you for reading and recommending her story; thank you for watching and recommending her vids.

As I said elsewhere, I really wanted to put the two of you in touch about vidding. lizbetann is trying to archive all of tv_elf's vids here.

I'm usually very chary of using real last names on the Net these days -- a hard lesson finally learned -- but of course death changes things. No more potential employers or dates googling you, just those who miss you. I've naturally noticed that your LJ name is like tv_elf's real name; I apologize for any confusion from references without her last name because of that. There are at least two Amys in FK, too -- Knightie me and Natpacker her -- and two Sharons, two Vals, two Bonnies, two Nancys, three Marys, three Lisas, a passel of Lauries...

Again, thank you very much.
8th-Dec-2008 05:37 am (UTC)
Thank you for reading and recommending her story; thank you for watching and recommending her vids.

Believe me it wasn't hard to do. Both are wonderfully quirky and not your standard fare. That should always be celebrated. I regret not seeing the vid in time to give her feedback but I'm glad my tardiness wasn't an issue with the fic feedback. I loved it!

As I said elsewhere, I really wanted to put the two of you in touch about vidding.

I would have liked that but I guess it wasn't meant to be. I've been communicating with a few vidders and it's been such an education. I can't wait for the archive to go up. The vids themselves can be such a great tool as well. Song choice and fandoms, storytelling, etc.

I've naturally noticed that your LJ name is like tv_elf's real name; I apologize for any confusion from references without her last name because of that.

No confusion to speak of but I must admit that it did cross my mind. I too have had my own experiences with Google's long, long memory and the off-shoot of my real name I used to use when I first started posting online. I'm terribly unimaginative when it comes to user names and I've always been pretty attached to the old name but oh well. The "Abby" in my case comes compliments of my younger brother, who years ago when he was learning to talk, couldn't pronounce my name.
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