Today I write to honor the passing of a member of the HeroMachine Moderation staff, Weilyn. I was saddened today to learn of her passing by a close friend of hers, our very own Stulte who created the image above in memorial to her! When HammerKnight due to health reasons had to step down as moderator for a time leaving the running of this place solely on my shoulders Weilyn was the first person I reached out to and invited to join the Moderation Team here at HeroMachine because I saw how helpful and friendly she was and KNEW she would be a wonderful moderator.
I remember how honored and excited she was to be a moderator and how eager she was to be able to give back to our community and help you all with all things HeroMachine! We private messages back and forth for several days as she grilled me on the things she needed to know to be an effective moderator and on how to posts to the blog and together with Her, Jr, and djuby I felt we had one of the finest group of Mods anywhere on the net!
I don't know any details of her passing but what I can say is the Weilyn will be missed dearly by many here on this site, and to her friends and family that many be reading this you have my most heart felt condolences! Rest In Peace My Friend!
( Below after the Jump you will find a few of Weilyn's HeroMachine Creations that I have selected as well as a Link to her Gallery on the forum )
EDIT: Added more of Weilyn's art below as suggested by Jr.
Rest I Peace Weilyn and even though i never met you, you will be missed by all of us.
Truly sorry to hear this news. Peace and comfort to her family and friends…
As I have said when Stulte told me of what happened, this is a great loss for the community. Weilyn was always one of the forum members I admired the most, I hugely enjoyed my interactions with her, whether it was just comment conversations on our respective forum threads or our work together as moderators, she was always great to talk to. I remember one morning I woke up to a long rambling comment from her on my thread talking about the use of colour on one of my projects at the time and how it had something called massverkans lag (or mass effect), and she tried to explain it in a sort of round about way, with an anecdote at the end. Turns out she was drunk, but it gave me a good laugh and still makes me smile, stop and read it whenever I go back through old comments.
And as for her art work, I don’t think Kaldath included all of her best here. I would highly encourage people to check out her thread, specifically her comic about searching for the whale that stole her bike as a child (yes, seriously), her series of steampunk robots and her takes on various nordic mythical creatures. At least we can take some comfort in the fact that Stulte is continuing her great work.
So rest in peace friend, you were a fantastic member of this wonderful community and we will miss you. I just wish we could have known you more.
@JR, I will be editing this later to add more art to it. I have to work this evening and need to get some more sleep so I just grabbing a few I liked from near the beginning of there thread and from near the end. I have Monday and Tuesday off so will be combing through the thread then to pick out some better images. Feel free to PM me with any suggestions.
Thank you for putting this together, Kaldath, I know she will be missed.
Sleep sweet Weilyn. Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. I will miss you.
I needed her playfulness in a time when things looked rather bleak. I wish I could have done the same for her at the right time.
I’m really going to miss her. She was one of the first people I had an actual conversation with on HeroMachine. May she find everlasting peace.
Very sad indeed. RIP.
Heromachine has become a large family, and it is very sad to hear that one of our members has passed away. She will be missed by all of us. Sweet dreams and rest in peace.
Rest In Peace, Weilyn, you truly amazing person.
Rest in peace, Weilyn, Definitely one of the friendliest, most helpful people on the forum.
She’ll be missed.
Rest in peace, Weilyn…a great loss indeed.
What a terrible loss. Rest in peace to a great imagination.
Requiescant in pace, Weilyn
Sýna engla hvernig á að gera það betra
You and I shared a love of faces and color. You had a way of making anyone feel welcomed and appreciated. You were loved by those who knew you, and I will sorely miss you. One day I will look for you in Annwn.
I miss her warm-hearted personality. Rest In Peace!
My condolences to her family and loved ones.
Very sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful creator. Rest in Peace, Weilyn.
Condolences to her family and friends.
Rest in Peace my friend… Your artwork lives and you’ll always be remembered…
Rest in peace. I’ll miss your friendliness, creativity and imagination. So long, Weilyn. So long.
I cannot express the words except that I hope this is not true. Weilyn was an inspiration. Her characters were unique. Her designs told stories. Her story-telling was delightful. She was witty and cheerful. I could go on.
RIP and condolences to your loved ones.
This saddens me greatly. She was a sweet spirit and I will miss her with a heavy heart.
Truly sad… Weilyn, you will be missed.
Didn’t knew her at all, so this is probably stupid, but… Well, I’m sad. To see a machinist go, for the friends and family she leaves behind… Life sucks sometimes.
Oh man. No way.
I never really KNEW knew her, but she commented a few times on my thread, and well, she seemed to me to be a pretty nice person. I’ve recently started machining again, and so I just found out… rest in peace, Weilyn.