thamiris has died.
No, this is not a joke, from all that I can determine. thamiris herself said on lj a while back that she was fighting breast cancer, and the word is going out--originating from daegaer, I believe--that she has died. I'm stunned. I've never known this to happen to someone I considered a friend but only knew through the internet, and it feels as strong as if it were someone I knew years ago but just hadn't seen in a long time.
Thamiris loved slash, and wrote clever essays, and I really liked her. She made my days brighter.