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This death hurts.

It hurts like Alan Rickman’s.

It hurts like Carrie Fisher’s.

This is a death that changes things, and not for the better.

My heart aches.

Why does it matter?

Because he was relentlessly creative, for better or worse.

Because he knew how to laugh at himself and taught others.

Because he fought to communicate important ideals in spite of insane censorship and a paranoid industry.

Because he was always aware of the people he was influencing – and that made his creativity relentlessly selfless.

This man’s stories saved lives. For real.

If you have time, maybe check out this documentary:
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Farewell, Stan Lee, fellow creator and all-around awesome guy. The world is a lot less colorful with you gone.


A three-times bestselling author, Ruthanne Reid has led a convention panel on world-building, taught courses on plot and character development, and been the keynote speaker for the Write Practice Retreat. Author of two series with five books and fifty-plus short stories, Ruthanne has lived in her head since childhood, when she wrote her first story about a pony princess and a genocidal snake-kingdom and used up her mom’s red typewriter ribbon in the process. When she isn’t reading, writing, or reading about writing, Ruthanne enjoys old cartoons with her husband and two cats, and dreams of living on an island beach far, far away. P.S. Red is still her favorite color.