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Main - The Officer's Club - Saying goodbye... (RIP Taryn 7/19/1987 - 11/15/2014) (5)
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Nicole
Posted on 11-23-14 03:18 AM (rev. 2 of 11-23-14 03:18 AM by Nicole) Link | ID: 78857
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As has been mentioned on IRC, today we received news that long-time user Taryn has passed away. Though our relationship had some bumps, on the whole she was a good friend to me- the very first person I talked with after I came out- and I know she was a close friend to others here as well, and I know that she will be missed by the Kafuka community and the world at large. She struggled deeply in her life, and I can only hope that she is now at peace.


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I helped her through tough times in her life, helped her out of the closet... first met her way back in 2006 when I was having trouble in my life :( We saved each other's lives for a couple years despite living far apart ;_;

For a while, I was Taryn's only friend even ;_; Rest in peace Taryn, we will deeply miss you ;_;


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I clicked "New Reply", and I sit here, sick to my stomach, staring at a black box. I don't really know what I'm supposed to put here.

I had just come back from a day of helping people move and playing Smash Bros after. I log on the board/IRC and find this. I wish this was all just satire and that she came back and we all just joked about it.

Too young. Just too damn young.

I don't usually find myself affected by things like this, especially when I'm not related. But honestly, she's family to us, so I shouldn't be all that surprised. We have had a great loss here.

I am at a loss for words right now, so I'm just going to let this sit here until I'm a bit more compiled.



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When I came back the other day, I ran a search to see if anyone said anything about me over the year and a half I was gone. I know, really lame to admit, but I have paranoia issues and wanted to see what people had said. I found Taryn say once or twice that she missed me and hoped I was doing alright.

I didn't get the chance to see her again and that really hurts. She was amazing, and I hope she's at peace wherever she is. She was an absolutely amazing person.



ゼンガー・ゾンボルト
Posted on 11-23-14 06:06 AM (rev. 2 of 11-23-14 06:34 AM by ゼンガー・ゾンボルト) Link | ID: 78871
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Hmm. About 4-5 hours has passed since I was told about it. Nearly thought it was a joke at first. I still don't feel too much so either I'm...eh, hardened (can't remember the right word for it) or it hasn't sunken in yet. Doesn't mean I have an insensitive stone where my heart should be. Even with death close to the family (my aunt back in 2001 or something) I didn't feel much. My legs nearly failed me the very moment we were told about it. I was a little sad that evening but that was it. It was all gone the next day for some reason. Shed no tears at the funeral. If anything, I was kinda bored (meant no disrespect at all, don't judge me).

I suppose this is a way for me to say my part here, even though it wasn't about Taryn. Either way, R.I.P.

On another note, did you have to make ALL fonts bigger? (I understand that this is not important right now, though)

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Trelior
Posted on 11-23-14 06:36 AM (rev. 2 of 11-23-14 06:36 AM by Trelior) Link | ID: 78873
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While I can't say that I was ever really close with her. Hell, I rarely ever chatted with her.

I wasn't expecting to check Twitter and see Emuz tweeting about her passing. This completely blindsided me. I can't help but be curious about what happened to her, as detestably morbid as that sounds.

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Posted on 11-23-14 06:39 AM Link | ID: 78874
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Posted by Trelior

I can't help but be curious about what happened to her, as detestably morbid as that sounds.


Not morbid at all. I wonder myself.

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Posted on 11-23-14 06:48 AM Link | ID: 78877
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We spoke for hours at times. Mostly about daily life stuff. We also touched on the past a bit. I enjoyed our conversations. I tried my best to help whenever she had something she wanted to confide in me.

It's hard to see someone younger than yourself. I just wish I have had more time to talk. She will be missed.

Rest in peace.

Posted by ゼンガー・ゾンボルト
On another note, did you have to make ALL fonts bigger?


This is Taryn's theme for her old forum. It's in remembrance. It will remain as it was. You can adjust your font size setting in your profile if you need to.

Squiddy
Posted on 11-23-14 07:43 AM (rev. 2 of 11-23-14 07:45 AM by Squiddy) Link | ID: 78878
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No, no, it cannot be… IT CANNOT BE! This is exactly what I feared. I'm just so saddened by this, that I don't know what to say. No, "saddened" isn't too strong of a word. What I am feeling is extreme grief, but even "even grief" isn't too strong of a phrase. I just can't find the word for extreme, extreme sadness and grief and despair and unhappiness and sorrow and despondency. There just isn't a word for such a massive feeling. I am crying a lot. Taryn was a very close friend to me. She helped me during tough times. Well, I might as well say this.
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Yeah, I plan on making a serious board and working on the code. Taryn was one of the planned administrators for my yet-to-be board. She was also an operator on an IRC channel I have. Now, my IRC channel won't be the same without her and the yet-to-be board will not be without her either. I will miss Taryn for sure. Well, something that no one knew about is that I went on vacation to Seattle; Portland, Oregon; and Northern California during Easter Break in April of this year. Remember when I wasn't here from April 18 to April 26? Yeah, I was in Seattle; Portland, Oregon; and Northern California. The reason I didn't meet Taryn is because I was 17 year old at the time and well uh, my parents probably would not approve of me meeting someone in real life that I knew over the internet. Now, I regret not meeting Taryn when I was in Seattle. But I just don't know how I would gotten past my parents without getting in trouble with them. I wish I had met Taryn back when I was in Seattle. ;_;

Posted by Marzen64
I didn't get the chance to see her again and that really hurts. She was amazing, and I hope she's at peace wherever she is. She was an absolutely amazing person.

* Squiddy hugs Marzen64.

I feel as if I'm the most saddened by Taryn's passing but I'm sure many of you feel that way too. Yeah, it sounds selfish of me, but I'm just deeply despondent.

So I have been typing this post for about an hour and I have already cried a lot. I just do not know what to say. I don't know how I can even deal with this. Taryn was an awesome and very close friend to me. Rest in peace Taryn, you were a very close friend to me. ;_;

I guess I'll have July 19th in my heart. July 19th is Taryn's birthday and her birthday will be in my heart.

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Posted on 11-23-14 09:44 AM Link | ID: 78879
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This is... Weird... I mean we only had one conversation with my time here and I honestly thought there would be a lot more. :/

This is something I genuinely wasn't expecting in the morning. (I'm sure most of you are American and different time zones, plus I may be a day late to this :/) But from what I've read about her she was important to all of you and... You guys were important to her.

I mean you all have your little stories with her that go way back... Mine? She's the reason I don't use "U" instead of "you" and I wish there was more to it than that...

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Someone passing never gets any easier.

We lost a member, and a friend. *sigh*


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Taryn... I remember when we were close friends, and when she helped me come to terms with myself... I honestly don't know where I would be now if I hadn't met her. She had her quirks, like everyone else, but she was a great friend to have.

Up to the last moment I hoped this whole thing would have a happy end, that she had been in hospital or something. Hearing the bad news shocked me.

I'll miss her...



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Wow. Like ek_0, I woke up to this. But I had pancakes for breakfast before checking Kafuka. I was so ready to have a good day and this has just deflated me entirely. I never talked to her as much as some of you guys did and never quite made the connections you made, but the fact that someone who was important in a lot of my friends (I consider most of you friends if that's okay) has just been taken away saddens me a great deal.

Taryn, Hope you're having a good time in whatever there is after this and I hope there are pancakes for you there. Sorry if any of this is insensitive, I'm not very good at being sombre.

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I'm not a regular on this board, but checking the IRC and seeing how this affects a community, it's hard to see. Saying goodbye is never easy.

Even though I didn't know Taryn that much, rest in peace.

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Squiddy: Yeah, I sometimes regret not going to Seattle to meet Taryn in real life, too ;_; (I've known her longer than you, even... :() The sad thing was, her life was starting to turn around when this happened, too...


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Posted on 11-23-14 02:19 PM (rev. 2 of 11-23-14 02:28 PM by Arisotura) Link | ID: 78885
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Like MrRean, I didn't know her much either, but I got the feeling she was a nice person, really. Rest in peace Taryn ;_;

It's sad to die this young, really.

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It feels like just yesterday that I was talking to her.. I can't believe something like this would happen.

You will truly be missed, Taryn. We all love you, and you were a great friend to us all, always smiled through even the worst times, and always helped people when you got the chance to. Rest in Peace.

;_;


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I thought this was a joke. I still don't believe this in a way. I got an email from her mother. I thought it was spam. But I opened up the email anyway. Her mother told me that Taryn had passed away (that is the fourth person that I know that died this year). She also mentioned that she wasn't sure how Kaufka found out and that they don't know how she died, but Taryn had flu like symptoms and they found her locked inside her apartment.


Please extend to her friends in IRC and Kafuka our gratitude for their friendship. I know that it meant a lot to her.


I was suppose to see her this year, but wasn't able to because of money. She allowed me to stay with her twice when I went to PAX in 2012 and in 2013. We went to Mt. Rainer, all around Seattle, the zoo, and more together. The thing is, we only talked online, and for her to allow me to stay at your place on the very first day that we met, was very sweet of her. I have very found memories of her thanks to the experiences that we shared.

Taryn also helped to edit my second book and she's a character in my book series.

Still can't believe this.

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Damn, I didn't expect to see a thread like this pop up. Though I didn't know Taryn much, it really sucks to see this happen. Rest in peace. :/
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