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I don't know why, but this morning I miss Larry Swedis. So what if he passed away over 6 years ago, he's still fondly remembered. I miss his generosity of time and spirit. I miss talking with him and hearing straightforward honesty. I would have liked to hear his opinion on the current state of unemployment throughout the country and Massachusetts specifically. I miss seeing his creativity spring forth at larp games and mow over things that stood against it - I would have liked to see a collaborative module from him and [livejournal.com profile] melamitra as both of them have conceived and implemented the kind written into legend and shared as war stories for years. I wish he had been around for certain other friends he deeply cared about, especially during trials over the past couple of years. Our world remains lessened by his corporeal absence.

Date: 2009-12-09 10:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danctrf.livejournal.com
I agree, he still comes to mind often and I still find myself thinking, "Larry would totally love this" as I see quirky things for module buildings and remember how much he did with so little.

Date: 2009-12-09 03:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melamitra.livejournal.com
I miss him too...and totally honored that you would even consider putting me in the same category as Larry. I'm not sure I deserve that, but appreciate the sentiment. You made me cry. :-)

Date: 2009-12-09 05:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenderpaw.livejournal.com
Your creative gifts and abilities would have complimented each other, and he would have shared his skills for areas where you may lack. I've met many folks who can envision what they want in modules as well as characters, and precious few who can consistently bring things to fruition. I haven't been at MJ since the first campaign, yet you've got a great reputation for what you've done there. What the player's and cast remember and share months later because of how they felt and how gosh darn amazing it was is a pretty good way to gauge success.

Date: 2009-12-09 03:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chris-warrior.livejournal.com
weird. because he played Samarra's father in Prophecy I, however briefly, i've always thought he was somehow looking out for me. i didn't even know him that well and i miss him occasionally.

Date: 2009-12-09 09:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenwii.livejournal.com
I honestly think about him every day. He helped more people probably in a week of his life, then many do their entire lives. I was not surprised to learn, after 2 years of larping with him, that his job was to help other people find jobs. Totally fit.

We had the most crazy clustermuck in one module (goblins at P1), and he just made it work anyway, with joy and generosity and no finger pointing.

I had the oddest experience at his memorial service. Half the cars had gotten lost on the way to the post-service meal, and my friend Andy and I were in front of the "lost" group, er, leading. Suddenly, we both swore we saw Larry in the parking lot of a lodge on the left and -- without thinking or speaking this to each other -- we both said "oh there he is, this must be the place" because you have those weird forgetful moments about people who have just passed. So we turned into that lot. Well, it *was* the right place. Then we looked at each other like --- wow. He even helped us today.


Date: 2009-12-09 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chris-warrior.livejournal.com
him helping you find your way does not surprise me at all.

i only told a couple people... but it was the day we found out he'd passed - and that the larp was cancelled - that i had this sudden inspiration to do a bit of investigating into my ex's laptop... just suddenly the knowledge that i had to do it popped into my head... and that's when i began to find out what was going on.

i just- i have this weird certainty that he's looking out for me.

Date: 2009-12-10 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] history-grrl.livejournal.com
I miss him too.

I often wonder if its true that our bodies are just temporary vessels holding our souls for a while. If it is, then can we believe of those who have left us that they are still with us, just unbound from the constraints of a physical form?


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