|Kyuketsuki In Oki|
Hi. I'm Sarah, and I'm Quinne's oldest daughter.
I have no idea if anyone will ever see this update to my mom's profile, but she made me swear that I would post this . . . after. I have also removed all stories and authors from her alerts, though per her wishes (see below) her Favorites lists remain intact. It wasn't exactly a high priority for me to do this any earlier than now; I'm sure anyone who reads this can and will understand why that is true, but . . . .
My mom, Quinne -- known to you as Q -- did pass along on August 10, 2011. She went peacefully, in her sleep, at home, surrounded by her family. (We should all be so lucky some day.)
The following authors dedicated stories to her, and she wanted me to specifically thank them. She was so very touched. (If I knew how to insert hyperlinks I would, but I can't seem to make that work on this site.) drotuno for dedicating "Sin and Innocence"; Lady Gwynedd for dedicating "Nightingale". She particularly liked those authors' stories and would certainly recommend them to anyone.
Quinne wanted me to make sure that all of you had her heartfelt thanks for sharing your stories with the world; as a multi-published author, she knew what it takes to put oneself out there like that.
She also wanted me to remind everyone who might read this to remember what's TRULY important in life. That cattiness and pettiness (I don't know what she meant by all this, but chances are anyone reading this probably will) are exhausting and futile. That if you don't have something nice to say, then keep your effing mouth shut! (She didn't say "effing", but I don't have quite the potty mouth that she had and just will not type that word -- sotty!) Remember the Golden Rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.
Thank you for reading and for loving my mom.
6 / 9 / 2011
This profile was formerly under the pen name of KyuketsukiInOki. I am no longer reading or in any way involved in Twilight Fanfiction and would delete this account altogether if FFn actually had that as an option. At some point I'm sure I'll remove all alerts (story & author) from this account -- but there are so many (especially authors) that it will no doubt be quite a process. There are a couple of WIPs that I might consider still following until complete -- simply because I'm morbidly curious about how they'll turn out -- but will be doing so entirely anonymously. My Facebook account under this same pen name has been permanently deactivated as well.
At the ripe age of 59, I was just diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer and have been told that there is little the doctors can do for me, as it has metasticized. My prognosis is for less than three months. I get medevac'd to Tripler (in Hawai'i) in two days and from there I'll be sent to northern VA, which is our last home of record; my husband and our youngest son will be returning to the US as quickly as the DoD can move them.
I will leave my favorites lists intact for others to peruse. However, my Favorite Stories list won't ever really be complete. As some know, I never added a story to my favorites until it was marked as complete by the author (or when I knew for certain that the author had definitely finished it). It was a quirk of mine, to be sure; but my reasoning was that -- what if I put the story on my favorites list right away and at some point the author just stopped writing it?; or, what if the story just became . . . stooopid? Unfortunately therefore, all the wonderful WIPs that I've been reading & loving lately won't ever get added onto that list. But all of the stories on that list were wonderful and yes, I did read every single one of them beginning to end; I suggest you read them if you haven't already. (Many fics that were on that list at one point have been removed by their authors.)
I have (mostly) enjoyed being a part of this fandom. I never published anything (cuz, for those of you who know this, remember that my publishing contract forbade me to do so -- and, BTW, book five will never happen) in order to have seen the uglier side of this site, but I'd heard much about it from other authors and am glad that I never had to suffer that. I did, however, every once in a while, see some of that ugliness from an author who didn't know the meaning of the phrase "constructive criticism", but there wasn't too much of that so it wasn't so bad.
I wish all authors out there a world of success. If a forty-something-year-old-at-the-time could do it (obtain a publishing contract, that is) as a third career change, anyone can! Don't give up, if that is indeed your dream!
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