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I think fandom has lost one of its best people. [livejournal.com profile] shouldknobetter was an amazing person who was always witty, funny, supportive, friendly and willing to go WAY beyond the call of duty for everyone he met.

The first time I met him, I was completely shitfaced slightly intoxicated and, within 10 minutes, he was insisting on walking me to my hotel room so I got there safely. We talked about working for non-profits and animal rescue and accounting and everything and anything, every con we went to, we'd meet up for at least lunch somewhere during the convention. We'd talk about other things, more personal things that I'm not going to talk about here, but I'm going to miss those conversations so much.

And now he's gone and I know a lot of people are mourning for him but there are plenty of people that don't know how awesome he is and I think that's a shame. I think that if you had ever gotten a chance to meet George, you would've immediately loved him. He lurked at the edges and he was so quiet that it was almost too easy to overlook him. We'd have a room party and he'd end up on the edges but he was there, a constant and friendly presence.

Others have better stories about him, ones that don't involve a very drunk and loudmouthed bitch named wook but I just wanted to add in my own two cents on the fact that fandom is missing a giant heart that was one of its best.

So, George, I hope you're at the most amazing convention of all time right now and you're looking at us and wondering when the fuck we're going to show up and hang out with you again because you're having an amazing time of it.

Date: 2011-10-06 11:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kerryblaze.livejournal.com
I went through this irrational anger last night and I was so ANGRY that Steve Jobs died and everyone was mourning him and I wanted to scream NO, IF YOU'D KNOWN GEORGE THIS WOULD NOT MATTER!

I know it was totally irrational. But everyone should've known him.

Date: 2011-10-07 03:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
Oh man. Me too. I keep seeing the posts on my flist and I'm all "but you didn't know George and he passed too!" and it's totally irrational but it's there. So yeah, experiencing that, too.

They really really should've. He was that genuine nice guy that deserved to be all around.

Date: 2011-10-06 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cornmouse.livejournal.com
Others have better stories about him -- you know George would never allow you to say something like that, right? Your memories and stories of him are flawless, and that makes them amazing to you and to the rest of us. Thank you for sharing your thoughts of him with us.

Date: 2011-10-07 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
I know but oh man. I just feel like going "he was just this really nice guy that cared" isn't quite enough, yanno?

And oh man. Speaking of! God. I bawled on the way home from work today because an ad came on my SiriusXM for the Wiggles and I just remembered teasing the everlasting shit out of him for working for the Wiggles or whomever it was (cause I only think of the Wiggles for children's programming) and I had to pull over and sob so much. He was hilarious about working for them and the stories and how he dealt with teasing.

Date: 2011-10-07 12:59 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] incapricious.livejournal.com
He was so sweet and awesome.

:(


Date: 2011-10-07 03:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wook77.livejournal.com
He was just amazing.

♥ back atcha. We've definitely lost one of our best and nicest.

Date: 2011-10-07 04:57 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] djin7.livejournal.com
This news made me very sad. I've been afk for two days, and Leila had emailed me to tell me the news. I've broken bread with George at two cons, now, and he was such a calm individual, and at the cons, he was like a cool breeze on a hot day, never once taking advantage of the novelty that he was a rare male at these places, always unassuming and sweet.

Date: 2011-10-07 02:22 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-07 10:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] karaz.livejournal.com
I don't know anyone who doesn't think he was pretty amazing, everyone else really did miss out. ♥

Date: 2011-10-08 02:16 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] reallycorking.livejournal.com
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