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February 13th, 2011

Remembering Rowan @ 06:23 pm

canadanne:
I'm not sure how many people here were acquainted with thrennion (formerly hippyjolteon), but to those who did know her, I'm sorry to say that she died suddenly this week. She was an amazing, creative, lovely person and this news has come as a terrible shock to everyone.

I really valued Rowan's enthusiastic contributions to the U2 community, including this thread about how she fell in love with the band, and her Song Of The Day post about Unknown Caller last year. She was so passionate about all of her fandoms, especially this one. She had synaesthesia and I remember her talking about seeing different colours in the songs, which really seemed to enhance the listening experience for her. She was, like me, a huge MacPhisto fan. She was absolutely thrilled to see U2 live in London on the Vertigo and 360° tours - I was at the same awesome shows, but sadly I never got the chance to meet her in person. She was so looking forward to the new album this year, I can't believe she'll never get to hear it now.

Anyway, I just wanted to let people know if they hadn't already heard, and to express my appreciation of a wonderful friend and fellow U2 fan. She'll be greatly missed.

Gonna post a video of 'Stay' from Wembley, because she loved this song and was so happy they played it that night.

 
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From:withashout
Date:February 13th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
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Oh my God. I had no idea! Thanks for letting me know.

R.I.P. Rowan.
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From:endlessdeep
Date:February 13th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
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So sad. May she rest in peace. I love this song as well.
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From:hbpen
Date:February 13th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
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What a lovely tribute post to make to her.
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From:kilikinav
Date:February 13th, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
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Such sad news. RIP Rowan...
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From:ayajedi
Date:February 13th, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
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I had no idea. Sad news indeed. May she rest in peace
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From:wave_of_sorrow
Date:February 13th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
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Reading this was like a punch in the gut. I honestly can't believe that this is true.

I just. Thank you for letting us know.
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From:canadanne
Date:February 14th, 2011 12:21 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry to be breaking the news in this way. And yeah, I had the same reaction when I found out (I really thought I was going to faint). I've had a couple of days to absorb it, and it still doesn't quite seem real.
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From:wave_of_sorrow
Date:February 15th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
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I was completely shocked when I read this post (and I still am), but thank you for letting us know. It's all just so sudden and unexpected. I mean, I knew she hadn't been well lately, but this. This is still surreal and hurts like all hell.

Edited at 2011-02-15 01:16 am (UTC)
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From:canadanne
Date:February 15th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)
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*nod* I don't think anyone saw it coming. I never dreamed something like this would happen, to her of all people. I wish we could at least know why. :(

Rowan was a great advocate of LJ-hugs, so: *hugs*
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From:wave_of_sorrow
Date:February 15th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, not knowing what happened makes it even harder. This is the shitty part about online friends; when something happens, you can't actually be there. :/

*hugs* I'll miss her comments and her inspiring entries.
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From:bonobaby
Date:February 14th, 2011 01:01 am (UTC)
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Oh my, how terribly sad. My thoughts and prayers are with her friends and family.

RIP Rowan.

This is a lovely tribute to her.
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From:anidada
Date:February 14th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry to hear she's gone. God, she was so young; my heart goes out to those who loved her.
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From:verlindahenning
Date:February 14th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)
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Thanks for letting us know; I'm so sorry to hear this sad news.
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From:needleandspoon
Date:February 14th, 2011 10:52 am (UTC)
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That's such a shock. I didn't know her except from the comms, but I really enjoyed hearing from her.
From:striped_bouncer
Date:February 14th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
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this is such sad news. May she rest in peace :-( we won't forget her around here.
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From:corianderstem
Date:February 14th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
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Oh, how sad. I'm so sorry to hear that.

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