I'm back because I have to share the worst kind of news.
amidala_thrace aka Liz passed away this afternoon. stripes13 shared the news earlier and and started a memorial post.
Here is a wonderful article about her and her condition from a few years ago.
Liz had been ill for quite a while but I was sure she would beat this just like she overcame everything the universe threw at her. She was quite possibly the nicest person I ever met. She had endless energy and enthusiasm for fandom and life. I would get tired just looking at the list of communities she ran. In BSG fandom she was the co-mod of the_wireless, karastillness, iconic_lee and bsg_graphics in addition to the hockey and Star Wars comms she ran. She knew so many people all across the fandom so this seemed important to post here.
I wish I could say something more profound but I'm still in shock. I think everyone is.