Communicator (communicator) wrote,


This week my online friend Mistral died. She posted to livejournal as mistraltoes. I have known her online since the 1990s due to a shared passion for an obscure British SF show. We were very different in outlook: she was a conservative Christian American. Despite our disagreements she didn't fall out with me; she was never rude or unkind. She once told me that I might not believe it, but in her community she was considered rather a liberal.

She suffered from poor health, which had got a lot worse recently, and she stopped posting in the last couple of years. When I am trying to imagine the point of view of a reasonable conservative I often use Mistral as a mental touchstone. Probably still will.

Among my online friends she was particularly close to kerravonsen, who knew her much better than I did. They spoke fairly often by long distance phone. I know many of us will miss her. I certainly will.

  • Phew what a scorcher

    I see Gove has backed down on climate change and it's back in the curriculum again.

  • GCSE Computer Science

    My book is now for sale

  • LJ Settings

    At the moment I have set up this journal so that only friends can comment. I hate doing this, but I was just getting too much Russian spam.

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