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Carrie Fisher was many things: mother, sister, daughter. Accomplished author and actress and script wizard. Advocate for mental health and addiction awareness.

But to five-year-old me, and to forty-five-year-old me, she was my first heroine.

To me, she was royalty.



I'd like to think the afterlife knows its Hamilton, and she is greeted properly:

Here comes the General. Rise up.

Date: 2016-12-27 07:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] litlover12.livejournal.com
That was a truly lovely tribute. May she rest in peace.

Date: 2016-12-29 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Thank you. *hugs* And yes indeed.

Date: 2016-12-27 07:52 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
It's been such a bad year. She was our princess and our heroine in all the ways that counted.

thank you--here's 2 triibutes

Date: 2016-12-29 06:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Brief tribute to Debbie Reynolds here: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/28/1615280/-Debbie-Reynolds-has-died

Lovely homage to Carrie Fisher here: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/12/28/1615118/-A-long-time-ago-in-a-galaxy-far-far-away

Date: 2016-12-27 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jan-u-wine.livejournal.com
Was talking with my daughter the other day about Geo Michael and how odd if feels (and maybe is!) to be heartbroken over people you don't know. Well.....here is just one more heartbreak.

I can only imagine how her mom must feel right now. What devastation.

Rest In Peace, dear Carrie. I'm so sorry you've left us.

Date: 2016-12-29 12:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Oh, George Michael! Another soul gone too soon. As you say, heartbreaking.

To quote George Takei, "When artists depart this world, we mourn not because we knew them, but because it was as if they knew us. Artists reveal to us who we are."

And poor Debbie Reynolds is now in the hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with her and her family. They've had so much to shoulder.

Date: 2016-12-29 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jan-u-wine.livejournal.com
What a wealth of wisdom Mr. Takei is. He's right: artists do what we cannot do: they reveal themselves. In doing such, they allow us to 'reveal' ourselves, to think on things we never would have, to accept our own foibles and wonders and those of others.

Poor Ms. Reynolds. I hope for the best but I am very afraid for her. May all be well.

Date: 2016-12-29 06:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] acciochocolate.livejournal.com
Thank you both for those words of wisdom.

Date: 2016-12-27 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mosinging1986.livejournal.com
So very sad. I was preparing myself for the worst. When there are no updates, that's usually how it goes.

Man alive, this has been a crappy year. Unbelievable. I'm sitting in my living room with a New Hope poster within view.

Date: 2016-12-29 12:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
So very sad. I was preparing myself for the worst. When there are no updates, that's usually how it goes.

I know exactly what you mean. So very sad. And now poor Debbie Reynolds! That family has had so much to endure.

Man alive, this has been a crappy year. Unbelievable.

It really has been awful. A few losses were heartbreaking but understandable (Robert Vaughn and Kenny Baker, for example, were in their eighties -- still tragic, of course, but not wholly unexpected), but so many more were quite young! We don't expect to see so many familiar people gone in their sixties and fifties... and Anton Yelchin was only 27! The list is so long this year, too.

I'm sitting in my living room with a New Hope poster within view.

Yes! I can see mine if I look over my shoulder right now.

*hugs you*

Date: 2016-12-27 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] estellye.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry, Amy, I know this must hit you hard. Just know that you have more Leia in you than you even realize. Carrie was one hell of a woman: complicated, intelligent, empowered, creative, but also real, with flaws and vulnerabilities. She had wisdom, chutzpah, integrity and a unique perspective on her own life and on the world that she freely shared as an actress and as an author, and her intelligence and humor came through in everything she did. Her dedication to her role as Agnes of God damaged her voice, and her struggles with body image, addiction and relationships, and her continued journey with all the attending foibles and insecurities actually add up to one of the strongest women in show-business, in my opinion. She was tiny, but she was mighty. Also, she had Michael Keaton over to her house to interview him (I think for Playboy) and together, Batman and Princess Leia put her daughter to bed, which is the single coolest thing ever. I can't believe she is gone, but I'm glad she had the chance to bring Leia back to the big screen once more, still powerful and still fighting.

Date: 2016-12-29 12:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Oh, what a beautiful tribute you've written! Yes, yes, yes, to all you said about her. And I agree with you that it's fortunate we had her back, still powerful and still fighting, before she passed.

Just know that you have more Leia in you than you even realize.

You have no idea how much this means to me, my friend. Especially now. Thank you.

Date: 2016-12-28 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
This one really hurt. I was so hoping she'd make it. I loved how she didn't give a damn, she just said what was on her mind, and it was truthful and funny at the same time.

Date: 2016-12-29 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
I was hoping, too. And now, her poor mother!!!

I loved how she didn't give a damn, she just said what was on her mind, and it was truthful and funny at the same time.

Yes. This!

Date: 2016-12-29 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lizziebelle.livejournal.com
I just heard about Debbie Reynolds. So devastating. Poor Todd!

Date: 2016-12-28 01:55 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] izhilzha.livejournal.com
Oh, yes, this, for me as well.

Date: 2016-12-29 12:58 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-28 03:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] febobe.livejournal.com
Such a perfect tribute. It brought back the tears. Thank you. As someone w/bipolar, I hero-worshiped her completely.

Date: 2016-12-29 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you.

Speaking of bringing back the tears, the wonderful George Takei tweeted this, and it really spoke to how I'm feeling: "When artists depart this world, we mourn not because we knew them, but because it was as if they knew us. Artists reveal to us who we are."

*hugs you tightly*

Date: 2016-12-28 03:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] primsong.livejournal.com
Beautifully said. My son told me, he said "2016 isn't done with us yet - now we've lost Carrie Fisher" and my heart just sank. All rise for the General, bless her.

Date: 2016-12-29 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you! That sinking-heart experience captures my feeling exactly. And now, poor Debbie Reynolds is hospitalized! Very sad.



Date: 2016-12-28 01:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sittingduck1313.livejournal.com
A death earlier this year that was largely overlooked (probably because his filmography isn't too extensive) was that of Jerry Doyle, AKA Michael Garibaldi on Babylon 5. I only learned of it earlier this morning when I stumbled upon it on a random celebrity deaths of 2016 list.

Date: 2016-12-28 09:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mosinging1986.livejournal.com
Yep. I was a late comer to B5. I finally was able to watch it for the first time a few years ago. Now it's one of my favorite shows of all time. I am doing a rewatch now.

I can't think of any other show that has lost so many people, most of them way before their time. I don't believe in "curses." But wow, they have had more than their fair share of losses.

Date: 2016-12-29 01:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Yes! This! Looking at our B5 poster, it's appalling how many faces are no longer with us. And they were *young*! It's both chilling and very sad.

Date: 2016-12-29 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eldritchhobbit.livejournal.com
Oh gosh, I remember talking to my family right after we heard about Jerry Doyle. Everyone was so sad! I went over to the B5 poster we have on the wall and started counting all the faces of those who are no longer with us. It's very sad. That cast lost so many people so young!

Date: 2016-12-29 04:17 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-29 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sittingduck1313.livejournal.com
Here's the Full Frontal Nerdity tribute.
Edited Date: 2016-12-30 01:47 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-12-30 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sittingduck1313.livejournal.com
But let's not go overboard with the talk of celebrities dying at an unprecedented rate, or Nelson will have to beat you with a statistics textbook.

Date: 2016-12-30 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenhoodloxley.livejournal.com
I still can't believe we lost her and Debbie Fisher. I don't have the word. <3

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