Recently, a tragedy has occurred. Two of our own deviantart users, PingPongPau
, have passed away. I heard the news from an acquaintance of mine, ItalianPistachio
. Upon doing some research on the tragedy, I learned that TommiSka had committed suicide, and so, I leave this journal entry in honor of her.
However, when I researched more about the death of PingPongPau, I found a message from her older brother, SoldierRiccy
, informing me and others that he created a journal entry to detail what had happened. Seeing as this is a solemn subject matter, I'm going to leave out specific details to make sure no bad memories are brought back in case SoldierRiccy is reading this, only that PingPongPau was in poor health and died in the hospital. The details were too heartbreaking to mention all of them here. I then contacted SoldierRiccy and informed him that he and his loved ones have my full moral support, a fact that pleased him greatly. And so, as I promised in the journal entry, I leave this journal entry to honor PingPongPau, and also to pay my respects to her. I even faved all of her artwork for good measure.
There is more to this journal entry than just a tragic announcement, however. I genuinely feel sympathetic toward SoldierRiccy, and I, being an older sibling myself, feel that I need to honor PinPongPau. This isn't something I just felt I wanted to do. This was something I also felt I needed
to do. PingPongPau was well-liked on this site, and she deserves to be honored as the kind, caring young woman that she was. The same can be said for TommiSka as well, whose loss is equally tragic. With this in mind, I feel I need to have one final paragraph that I hope does TommiSka's and PinPongPau's families justice.
There is no greater loss than the loss of a loved one. We, not just as people but also as a community, must honor those we've come to know and care about. And so, with this in mind and with all the kindness we can muster, let us pay our respects to these two lost souls, whose legacies must be remembered and cherished. They would've wanted it that way. And let us be there for the families of these young people. Let's show them that we care.