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An update regarding our community
Cycloneblaze
post Jul 3 2020, 03:54 AM
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While I can't say I knew her personally, I have known Gryph for a long time. I remember talking to her on these forums, on IRC and then on Discord, for at least half a decade. I was happy to have helped her out by making the avatar she still has on this forum.

Gryph seemed like one of those people who was just a part of the community, who would always be there. She was always positive and thoughtful, a lot of people who are much younger on this site than I can attest to that. Her disappearing so suddenly and permanently is a complete shock. She was young, making progress in her life, and it seems unfair that she had to go this soon.

It's heart-warming to see staff make this thread and see a lot of users coming together to remember her! It makes a sad day a little brighter. omastar.gif


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post Jul 3 2020, 05:48 AM
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Much of my interactions with Gryph had been over Discord and through NN. When I returned from hiatus in 2014 (2015?) I can safely say that her devotion and dedication to this community were part of what kept me here.

Gryph was loved and will be so, so missed.


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post Jul 3 2020, 05:51 AM
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I've never been too active in the forum nor am I on the GPX Discord server, so I can't really say I knew her, but Gryph was such a notable contributor that it deeply saddens me to read the news. My condolences to her family and friends, she was a great person and it's awful that she left us so soon.


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post Jul 3 2020, 07:29 AM
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We have talked with Gryph several times. I am very sorry to hear about this. She has been very active in the Discord too, where we got to talk. She always appeared happy and full of glee and ready to help others.
I have adjusted my vote for SWSH to vendyjane's suggestions and will also get some credits to help.
We will miss you, Gryph.


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post Jul 3 2020, 08:29 AM
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I have spoken to Gryph a handful of times on Discord. I can't say I knew her well, but I always enjoyed her kindness when talking to her. Even before I started participating in the community, Gryph had an impact on life with her openness about her mental health.

Like Gryph, I struggle with my mental health, and I've done so since a young age. For much of my life, I felt alone in this regard. However, when Gryph started their mental illness thread, they became one of the first people I had encountered being openly mentally ill and neurodivergent. And not only were they mentally ill and neurodivergent, but they also started the LGBT+ thread at a time when I was only just acknowledging my queer identities. I didn't have the courage at the time to respond, but, when I eventually joined the GPX Discord, the knowledge that there was someone "like me" bolstered me while I struggled against my social anxiety to say anything at all. I will forever respect their openness and kindness.

Gryph had an impact on my life without even speaking to me much, and I can't imagine what his closer friends and family must be going through. He was a wonderful presence in life and it is unfair that he has passed so soon. I have his loved ones in my thoughts. and I hope he rests in peace.
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post Jul 3 2020, 09:28 AM
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As soon as I read the name on the second sentence I felt my heart sink. I used to be a tier mod in the Social Network group a while ago. I always tried keeping an eye on the group even though my activity in the site is not what it used to be, and I always got a smile on my face seeing Gryph trying their best and still going strong with the Groups. I admired Gryph for that. I had thoughts here and there of maybe coming back and helping her a bit but I never got around to it because "I was too busy" sad.gif. Wish I had done so...

Gryph will be missed. My condolences to everyone. I hope Gryph is in a better place now.

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post Jul 3 2020, 09:59 AM
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I can't even express how shocked and sad I am now. I used to message Gryph because I initially proposed to help giving her trinkets to transform in sky gifts to deliver to eveyone. We talked about many things including our mental helth issues, she told me about her depression and difficulties to find a job. I feel like crying...
Rest in peace Gryph, you wll be missed crying.gif


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Vande
post Jul 3 2020, 11:46 AM
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RIP Gryphaena, i didn't know you personally but know how much you meant to this community and put so much time into it. Fly free!


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post Jul 3 2020, 02:56 PM
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This is really heartbreaking. Even though I've never been active within the community, I was still able to see just how much care Gryphaena put into this site and its members. I've only spoken to them very briefly, but the amount of kindness and positivity they spread with everyone was incredibly inspiring.

I'm going to spend the rest of the day making as many Sky Gifts as I can in her memory. Thank you for sharing this news in such a thoughtful way, and thank you to all who donate this month. Rest well Gryphaena, you will be very missed.


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post Jul 3 2020, 07:00 PM
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I'm absolutely devastated at this loss. Gryph and I had our own little succulent club with just her and I in Discord where we would go back and forth on what we had blooming. My Queen of the Night bloomed the night before I found out she passed and I had posted pictures on our #wholesomestunfisk channel eagerly awaiting her reply when she saw them in the morning. To know that I'll never get these silly exchanges ever again really hurts my soul. She helped me realize even the most neglected plants had some of the best blooms. I encourage everyone to get their own neglected plant and bring out its special light. It's something she would have loved to have seen.

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post Jul 3 2020, 09:06 PM
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To those who are reading this:

We are currently trying to achieve something that Gryph was not able to before her passing. We are trying to reach the Networking Ninja's goal of 2,000 users unlocking Social Network.

If you are reading this and do not have the achievement, PLEASE send me a message so I can add you to the list. We have a lot of active users on our Discord who want to fulfil this achievement and we would love to get it done before the end of the month.

If you want to help out in any way, please head over to the group. Link to my latest post. This post will be updated as fast I can do so.

We are currently sat a 1975 users so we only need 25 more users to go.

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post Jul 4 2020, 07:34 AM
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I'm not a sociable person, I only visit the forum to read the big announcements, but even I had heard of Gryphaena. How incredibly sad, my sympathy goes out to you all.
I have a load of trinkets, I've sent about 100 sky gifts today but I'll be sending more over the coming days.
I also freed up room on my PalPal and added some people to help them get their SN achievement.
I've voted for Omanyte for the next shiny hunt, what a great idea!
I'll be raising a glass for her tonight too.

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post Jul 4 2020, 11:34 AM
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I literally never posted on the forum and I still don't have any plans of becoming a regular (this may very well be the only time I ever post here), but I can't stay quiet about this anymore. I'm another of those who barely knew Gryphaena (if that), but I'll share some of the very few experiences I had with her, hopefully to show those who didn't know her the kind of person she was.

Gryph is pretty much the reason I have a good trinket collection on the site today (and, for that matter, the reason I barely care about trinkets instead of not caring at all), as one day back when I was in the Discord server, she sent me practically all trinkets I didn't have and she did. And when I say all trinkets, I mean all of them. She sent me even the ones she only had 1 copy of, which meant I spent a while giving the literal hundreds of non-spares back to her (couldn't complete my own collection at the cost of another's, it feels wrong), and had to tell her she should only send spares if she wanted to do this again. After this, she kept sending some new spares whenever she got a chance. I could say about half the trinkets I have (if not more) are thanks to her (other people helped too, but I'm pretty sure she sent the most), and I never could repay the favor because her own collection was almost complete, I didn't have anything unique I could give her (not even 1-copy trinkets, she had those too) and I didn't know she took spares for Sky Gifts.

And even though I never asked for anyone's help with this, she apparently tried to help me get the Social Network achievement anyway (check her journal out).

I never got to talk to her much (after that, I just checked her profile occasionally and tried to help someone she mentioned to get SN if they were close enough, and that was it), but it's clear these stories of mine are nothing compared to how hard she tried to help others in this site, and even less compared to how good of a person she was, not just to the community, but as a person in general. For any of the newer members reading this (and maybe wondering why so many Sky Gifts are popping up lately), this announcement being in the site itself was not in vain; we lost a major member of this community, and you can see some of this on this thread. Things really won't be the same after this.

It's too late to say this to her, but I'll say it anyway: Thank you for everything, Gryphaena. You will be missed, but you will not be forgotten.

On another note, vendyjane's idea was a good one. I already voted for all 3 she mentioned, and I'm already breeding Omanyte since yesterday. I'm set on not breeding anything else for the rest of this month regardless of what happens, but I'll be really disappointed if at least Omanyte doesn't show up in the next site-wide shiny hunt.


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post Jul 4 2020, 03:11 PM
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I'm so sorry to hear about this. My condolences and prayers go out to her family.


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post Jul 4 2020, 04:54 PM
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Hello there. I have never posted on the forums neither am I active on here, but I am one of Gryphaena's friends from Discord and Poliwager. Gryphaena was a very sweet individual who recently became more active a while ago back in the community I am most active in, Poliwager. I met her through the Discord and she helped me obtain a lot of trinkets that I didn't have on here since I planned my goal to at least collect all of them, however long it may have taken. I found out she was on GPX+ and that is how I ended up knowing her and we also hung out on the Poliwager Adoptables as well, where I'm most active. The last I saw of her on our Forums was when I was promoted to Sectional Moderator and she was one of the first people to congratulate me on the Discord as well. She had a very bright and wonderful personality about her and gave off such a positive aura within our Community as well. I often come on here (Adoptables section of this site) to collect Pokemon and Trinkets and participate in the shiny hunts. The previous post I read of suggestions for the next shiny hunts I am all in for! I am deeply saddened to just learn of her passing and I hope she rests in peace. I have also coordinated with our site's Admin to make sure that our small and tightly-knit Community is aware of this as well. She was a very active member in our Community and she will be missed by all of us. May she rest in peace.

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post Jul 4 2020, 06:27 PM
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QUOTE(PoisonIvey1998 @ Jul 4 2020, 04:54 PM) *
I have also coordinated with our site's Admin to make sure that our small and tightly-knit Community is aware of this as well. She was a very active member in our Community and she will be missed by all of us. May she rest in peace.


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post Jul 4 2020, 07:24 PM
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QUOTE(Zerxer @ Jul 4 2020, 06:27 PM) *
QUOTE(PoisonIvey1998 @ Jul 4 2020, 04:54 PM) *
I have also coordinated with our site's Admin to make sure that our small and tightly-knit Community is aware of this as well. She was a very active member in our Community and she will be missed by all of us. May she rest in peace.


Thank you for this.


You're welcome. We'll be making a post tomorrow morning. We're also doing an Omanyte shiny hunt next month in her memory as well. I will try to start being an active member on these forums as well since she isn't the only user that our sites have in common. If anyone of you needs someone to talk I will drop my Discord as well and you can just add me and DM there. We'll all get through this together!

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post Jul 4 2020, 07:43 PM
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My heart and prayers and thoughts go out to Gryph and her family and friends as well. As Poison said, we will also be posting something soon.

Gryph joined my site 4 years ago, and was active for a time, but then came back a few months back after some inactivity. She was always so pleasant to talk with and so friendly, and asked questions and participated in nearly everything. I knew she was active here as well, because she'd ask me about GPX once in a while too. It brought me joy seeing all the heart she put into everything. She was such a kind soul, and I hope she's in a better place now.


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post Jul 4 2020, 08:05 PM
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I never talked to Gryphaena, but I would see her online often and her name on in a lot of threads here. She'll be missed here for sure. May she rest in peace and my condolences to her family.
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post Jul 5 2020, 04:41 PM
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Wow, terrible news. So sorry to hear this. I didn't interact a ton with Gryph but was certainly very aware of her presence in the community. Sending condolences to her family and friends.


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