How much more difficult when she was a friend to so many friends. I didn't know kielle/_redpanda_ at all, but over the past few weeks it's become very evident that lots of people did. And lots of people are going to miss her -- including much of the fanfic-writing crowd here on LJ. smolder is going to miss her most of all. I've been there, and it was at exactly this time of year, and I wouldn't wish the experience on anyone.
She had exactly the same illness that scarlatti has been fighting this last year or so, but she only had about two months to fight.
Sobering events. Much to think on.
It is, as I said, difficult to know what to say.