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In Memoriam: Pam Wisniewski (April 17, 1963 - January 9, 2008)

For those of you that have yet to be informed, and for those of you
that have already heard, I have the great displeasure of informing you
that our dear friend Pam is no longer with us. Those of you who do not
know her by this name will know her by this Journal.


Monday, January 7th, she went to the doctor and received a
prescription for an upper-respiratory infection which advanced to
pneumonia. Wednesday she woke with breathing problems and was rushed to
the hospital for respiratory arrest, passing from total cardiac arrest
shortly after reaching the hospital.

Viewing was at the Plumb-Smith Funeral Home in Flint Friday night,
with the Funeral service 1:00 PM Saturday, January 12. I regret not
being able to pass this information to you sooner. Her body rests in
Sunset Hills Cemetery, Flint, Michigan, though we know she has gone
elsewhere, and we all take part of her with us in memory.

Throughout her life, Pam overcame a number of various medical
problems, including two brain surgeries, epilepsy, and unspecified
neurological and metabolic problems. Her back and knees failing her, she
went from not being able to stand of long periods, to using a cane, and
for the past few years used a wheelchair to cover long distances, often
relying upon her close friend Jim to get from place to place. With all
this, she continued on driving up to the far too soon end of her life,
as in her words, it is better to drive than to ride.

Pam was an avid role-playing enthusiast, playing and running such
games as Dungeons & Dragons, Traveller, and others far too numerous to
mention. Attending a regular game every Saturday (note attending not
always playing as we gamers often find something else to do when we
gather) with friends in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Participating in her last
game session at the Red Dragon Hobby Shop on Friday, January 4th, Pam
played Ringworld with friends into the night. Not only playing and
running games, Pam was also working on a game system with Jim. Recently
play testing, the game had been being worked upon for many years. Atop
this, she still found the time to help with many aspects of another
friends own game system. Online, Pam played World of Warcraft,
GuildWars, and a number of play by Email/Post games including a favorite
of hers based upon the Japanese anime SAIYUKI. Not only playing games,
Pam was a writer of various short stories and fan fiction. Her most
recent short based in the Saiyuki universe was posted recently as a gift
for an online friend, and may be found online, though I know not where.

Forever a student of life, Pam had a great thirst for knowledge of
all sorts. Studying a vast range of languages, from French in high
school, to Russian in college, and a smattering of Latin, Spanish,
Arabic, and Esperanto. In recent years, her attention was directed at
Japanese, not only the language but the culture and way of life. Often
spending many nights with friends at a local restaurant, The Country Sun
in Davison, she would study, write, and converse over a meal or glass of pop

Pam is survived by her mother, Ellie; older brother, David; niece,
Rachel; and aunt, Hazel; Not to forget her friends, close and far, of
all ages and calls of life.

Pam often said that she was not a good person, and to steal the
words of one of her closest friends, she was right, she was more, she
was a great friend. We have all lost a great friend, a great teacher, a
great companion in her passing. For those of us that knew her
personally, she will live on in our memories of her warm laugh,
welcoming smile, sarcastic yet friendly remarks, and the many other ways
in which she touched our lives.

Pam will be missed by all who knew her, and though they do not know
it, those that will not have the chance to meet her.


If you would, please pass this on to those who knew her as I can say
that I do not know all of those that should be included.
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Meme I stole from Cupn

Don't Fuck With Me Seme
Don't Fuck With Me Seme
Take Are you a Seme or an Uke? today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.</p>
Serious and to the point, and sometimes bordering on the sadistic, it takes a special breed of uke to satisfy your needs. You tend to be anti-social with little patience for most people. You need someone to challenge you and push you to your limits, and then be able to take the punishment you dish out, which frequently involves rope and alchohol. This is what makes the Badass Uke the yin for your yang, as you're the only one able to put them in line and satisfy each other.
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A Quiz I took on RPG

 
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You scored as Storyteller. The Storyteller is in it for the plot: the sense of mystery and the fun of participating in a narrative that has the satisfying arc of a good book or movie. He enjoys interacting with well-defined NPCs, even preferring antagonists who have genuine motivations and personality to mere monsters. To the Storyteller, the greatest reward of the game is participating in a compelling story with interesting and unpredictable plot threads, in which his actions and those of his fellow characters determine the resolution.

With apologies to Robin Laws.

Storyteller

 
100%

Character Player

 
80%

Casual Gamer

 
55%

Tactician

 
40%

Power Gamer

 
10%

Specialist

 
0%

Weekend Warrior

 
0%

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For all those who know and love me, I'm going to a science-fiction/fantasy convention in Troy, Michigan this week-end. It's a fannish con, that equates to mostly just a bunch of us fans hanging around guest writers and artists, visiting panels on how midiaevel manuscripts were done and playing all sorts of fantasy/sci-fi board, card, and role playing games. I'm sure lots of naughty stuff goes on there too, but I've never bothered to do it cus there were many other more interesting things to do there. Hopefully it will have wi-fi so I can do computer stuff there, but I don't know how often I'll get to my lap top. I'm coming back Sunday sometime.

be seeing you
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Memes...who knew?

Okei...So I've seen these things called Memes.  Do I know what Meme stands for.  I do not.  Do I know what they are?  I do not.  Do I know how to manipulate anything here on LJ?  I do not, but I will try.  Or as Master Yoda says, "There is no try, only do or do not."  or something like that.  So to see 10 things I generally don't tell people right off hand, look under the fake cut




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Death and Cake Challenge

 

NAME OF FANDOM: Saiyuki Gaiden

TITLE OF STORY/ART: Long Ago...Now and Then

NAME OF AUTHOR:

COPYRIGHT DATE OF STORY/ART: 1 December, 2006

RATING: PG for hints of Kenren x Tenpou if you stand on one leg and squint real hard

SPOILER WARNING: End of Gaiden spoiler.

DISCLAIMER: Saiyuki and Saiyuki Gaiden are the property of Kazuya Minekura


Challenge #7! At long last!

Oh dear. It has been awhile, hasn't it? Mmm. Well, if you want a challenge, I suppose I can offer one. It's one of the things I'm best at, you know.




Cake or Death?






Do try to get these in by Sunday, January 21st, won't you? And Jiro love, bring me another margarita. I'm terribly thirsty.




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