Doreen Mulman, webmistress of the now-archived GBFF (Ghostbusters Fan Forum) site, has passed away. Beware the Ides of March, indeed.
http://www.gbfans.com/fans/websites/gho ... fan-forum/
I never met Doreen in person but we were snail-mail penpals back in the 80's, under her married name. I had a lot of penpals in those days because my home address was published in several different comic book lettercols, and since we usually discussed Ghostbusters, she probably found me through an issue of the NOW RGB comic.
I didn't do a lot of hand-written correspondence after email came along, so I drifted away from a lot of those folks, but Doreen and I reconnected through here, where she was BusterBabe, and through Facebook. It was funny, she asked did I remember her, and I thought, "Oh yeah, that does sound familiar!" and we chatted for a while. Then she remembered that her name was different back then (both first and last) and when she said, "Oh wait, I think you knew me as..." I had the odd pleasure of remembering her all over again.
Doreen faced a lot of hardships in her life, but never seemed to lose her upbeat spirit and enthusiasm for the things she loved. One of her other fan sites was devoted to the otherwise-unsung voice actors responsible for the cartoons we all grew up on.
She would love the fact that I learned of her passing this morning from Maurice LaMarche.
I'm glad her pain is over, but we've lost a real node of connection in the fan community.
[Mods, please move or combine if necessary.]