HixySticks Memorial

I'm so sorry to bring this news to you all, but a beloved member of the community, Susan @HixyStix died on May 17th.

If anyone wishes to post some good memories about her, this thread is a place you are welcome to do so.

She also has an obituary made by her family at this link that can be read by her parents and friends.

However, if you do post anything there, please be serious and don't mention fandom things, as her parents unfortunately weren't supportive of her involvement. I don't want to make trouble for them while they are grieving.

Susan was always such a friendly and supportive presence. She was a wonderful writer, but even more than that, she was a wonderful friend.

She was constantly a cheerleader for others. I know many of us knew her for her lovely comments on Lupin fics, and for being so encouraging towards artists. She was warm and kind and she always made me feel inspired to keep making art. She will be missed deeply by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

I am so grateful to Lupin for the friendships it has helped me make, and hers was one I was so glad to have. Even if it was for much shorter of a time than I think any of us would have liked.

Let's all remember to show that same kind of love and support to each other in her honor.
 
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I'm in shock, I've just been staring at this page for a minute. I wasn't close to Susan, but I always enjoyed her posts on the forums, I'm sad to see she's gone. 🌹
 

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I'm in shock, I've just been staring at this page for a minute. I wasn't close to Susan, but I always enjoyed her posts on the forums, I'm sad to see she's gone. 🌹
I felt the same way when I heard, so sudden. I wish it wasn't true and I wish I had spent more time talking to her. She was so thoughtful and encouraging and generous with praise. I am going to miss her very much.
 
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When I first saw the post about her sudden passing, I said "WHF???" out loud (in my language) and just froze. It was near midnight where I live and I couldn't fall asleep crying. It was Thursday my time and I was so very looking forward to going to the concert on Friday. I had been counting down to it months before but it made me feel like I had been counting down the day to lose her.

Luckily I have so many lovely memories I shared with her although it was only for 6 months. One thing that stands out is how she loved regional words. She's from Southern so she taught me a lot of Southern slangs. I picked a few Aussie slangs and let her guess what they meant and she guessed them all correct except just one, which was chippy (carpenter). I remember how much she wanted to use "usedtacould" in her fics.
She really was a special girl with great sense of humor along with so much generosity and compassion. Oh how much I miss her.😥
 
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When I first saw the announcement on Tumblr, I just kept thinking it has to be some other Susan because it was so much of a shock. I've been super busy at work, but just the other day I was thinking that as soon as my holiday starts in two weeks, I'm going to catch up on her fics and tell her how much I love them. It's crushing to think she's not here anymore.

I only talked to her directly a few times, but she was always so kind and supportive. I saw her posts and replies to other people on my Twitter timeline every day, and she honestly contributed so many good vibes to this fandom. It won't be the same without her.
 

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When I first saw the announcement on Tumblr, I just kept thinking it has to be some other Susan because it was so much of a shock. I've been super busy at work, but just the other day I was thinking that as soon as my holiday starts in two weeks, I'm going to catch up on her fics and tell her how much I love them. It's crushing to think she's not here anymore.

I only talked to her directly a few times, but she was always so kind and supportive. I saw her posts and replies to other people on my Twitter timeline every day, and she honestly contributed so many good vibes to this fandom. It won't be the same without her.
I agree so much. I looked forward to her comments and truly her presence was a pleasant part of my day. I think many of us are feeling her absence.
 

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This is such sad news. I am only just coming to terms with this. I lost someone outside of the fandom recently, and have been struggling with that mentally - I just haven't had the mental capacity to process anything else. Susan was such a good friend to many, on here and on social media, and she will be greatly missed. I think this tribute is lovely; a space to remember her, and to mourn. I hope everyone that knew her is doing okay - it's not easy to lose someone, and I think its entirely normal to feel awful about it. Take things at your own pace, and please always know that there are others around to talk about things, if needed (myself included).
 

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To her and all our absent friends.

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Cheers to Susan and all those not with us. I still miss her a lot. I think I'll light some incense for her today. I am trying to love to write again, missing her supportive comments. Whenever I check back and see them I think of her.
 
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