passed away early last week. You can read Browneyes/Maxine's post about it here:http://savelfn69411.yuku.com/topic/5710/Cynaera-we-will-miss-you
I know that most of you knew Cynaera (Ann), many of you since the beginning of the LFN online fandom. She and I had lost touch over the last few years, but this news has saddened me more than I can say. I have no wish to intrude on her family and close friends' privacy, but I know that Cyn would have been the first one to want to honour the passing of an LFN old-timer.
So, here's to you, Ann. Thank you for your joyous enthusiasm, your absolute belief that even the smallest of creatures deserved to live like kings, and for the hand of friendship that you extended to so many, over and over again. You truly wanted everyone to get along, and when we didn't (oh, those flamewars), you took it to heart, no matter how many times people reassured you that these things just happened and you weren't the one responsible for solving the fandom's issues.
We hadn't spoken for quite a while, but not because of any falling out. You really disliked Prison Break and you told me this very sweetly in a note explaining this was why you were taking me off your flist. It was the nicest, most polite defriending ever, and I long forgave you for not liking Wentworth Miller.
The La Femme Nikita fandom would have been a very different place without you in it, and I for one am very glad to have known you. Rest in peace, dear Ann. May you be forever soaring with your beloved music singing in your ears.
Some of you will have already read this elsewhere, but I wanted to share it with a wider audience.