Our dearest Bravado.
RPA has been around for a few years now, and we’ve seen members come and go. That’s just the natural way of things, on the internet, in the workplace, even close friends can drift apart from time. What nobody expects, however, is for someone to be torn away from us.
I am sorry to inform you all that our longtime member Bravado was involved in an accident on December 2nd. She did not survive.
For those of you who did not have the pleasure of knowing Bravado, first of all, I am truly sorry. You missed out on one of the cleverest people to ever frequent our site, and I’m certain that anyone who did get to know her would agree. Bravado was simply impressive. Not only was she a talented writer with great ideas for roleplays and characters, but she was always in touch with the happenings in the world. And not only was she in touch with current events, but she had the uncanny ability to pick out the more progressive, lesser known events and issues that not everyone knew about, but that everyone was interested in hearing. And when she had input on a subject, she wasn’t shy to give it. But at the same time, she was tactful and respectful, and actually listened to what other people said.
She read Carl Sagan and Ayn Rand. She posted about women’s rights. She called her art “doodles.” She listened to classic rock.
Bravado was hilarious. And she was hilarious in both simple ways, and in ways that went way over my head. Her avatars and signatures always left me grinning.
She sometimes came and went, but was always someone I always looked forward to seeing around. And even when she left for long or short periods of time, she was one of those people who I always, always knew would come back around in time.
I am truly sad that won’t be happening this time. I just can’t believe it.
Dear Bravado, I am thankful for the time we had together as clanmates. The world is a little bit darker without you around, and RPA will certainly never be the same.
Bravado’s twin sister, Kebert Xela, is a member of our site as well. Please do what RPA’ers do best, and show your support for her.