Drist I FFarwelio/ pouri ki te mea poroporoaki:
When Rik Mayall gave us all the farewell one finger I started adding a section to my review of those who have passed this year but this year has been harsh for a few fandoms. and bandoms. taking some greats beyond the veil.
I like lists normally. but not this one. I had to make a whole other section because this year just called for it.
With a White Arm Band and the mourning rune at my side I say AVE ATQUA VALE to those who will not see the sunset on December 31st
he played Maester Aemon the last survivng Targaryen in the seven kingdoms in Game of Thrones. among his long list of career highlights. died age 93
most noted in the geekverse for playing Fireflys preacher Sheppard Book. died age 74
the original Willy Wonka - died age 83 he will forever be the 'wonderous boat ride reader' to me,
"Which direction we are going.
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the river's flowing.
Is it raining?
Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing
so the danger must be growing.
Are the fires of hell a glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
Yes! The danger must be growing
For the rowers keep on rowing.
And they're certainly not showing
any signs that they are slowing!"
"I Can Do Zat!" will go down in Star Trek history alongside "i'm a doctor not a florist." and "i canna do it captain." because of this Russian born actor. who was only 27 when he passed
and just to prove even death needs laughs, Celeste or one of her kind took one of the greatest female comedians and writers of our time Victoria wood. age 62
a man who with a voice like a groaning violin made none alts want to like a greasy loathsome wierdo with social issues (Snape obv) just one of his many memorable roles in an amazing career, Died age 69
It wouldn't be right of me to wrte this and not mark the passing of
The Goblin King himself,
who left ups for upside down staircases and hedgerow paths unknown age 69