Post by Violent Bun Fortuna on Dec 26, 2021 21:32:08 GMT -5
My God, this is such a shock. Like a few others, I had noticed Hermes's absence in the past few weeks, but assumed he was merely busy. I'm so, so sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences especially to all of you who knew him well.
Hermes has just been such a constant presence on 667 for so long -- I can't yet imagine it without him. I always appreciated his birthday threads, and his quiet kindness. When I returned to 667 after so long away, he was one of the first to welcome me back, and I was touched he even remembered me, but then that was my primary impression of Hermes: someone who remembered people and had time for them. He was also an excellent Snicketologist and I always appreciated his perspective in Snicket discussions.
I'm so so sad to think I won't see any new posts from him. I wish I'd known him better.
Post by catastrophist on Dec 28, 2021 12:12:50 GMT -5
I'm heartbroken to hear this. Hermes was a constant on this board from way back when I first found it, and his passion for ASOUE -- along with his eagerness to constantly uncover new aspects of it -- was one of the reasons I kept coming back. Whenever I read his posts, I was especially struck by his open-hearted embrace of fans of all ages and engagement levels; he truly made this site a welcome home for everyone, and kept the spirit of Snicket active even when there wasn't new material coming out.
Later, when we were making the Netflix series, I would often think of the 667ers who would be watching the show; imagining your responses fueled my desire to make something worthy of your passion, intelligence, and engagement. And foremost in that imagined audience was Hermes. As with Linda, he's someone who I never met but who impacted my life. My condolences to his family and friends, and to everyone here who's been similarly affected by his presence. From what I knew of Hermes, I imagine that's all of us.