Deborah (gizzi1213) wrote in jedi_news,

In Memoriam: Alice Elizabeth "Liz" Ervin

By now, members of the Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica, communities have learned of Liz's untimely death this past Sunday, March 20th, at her home in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Born on December 12, 1985 with an extremely rare genetic skin disorder called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), Liz faced innumerable physical hurdles every day, but no matter what challenges were put before her, Liz pressed forward, determined to lead a normal life. In an Ottawa Sun profile on Liz published on May 18, 2009, columnist Roy Corbett asked her, "… why she struggled so hard, when no one would blame her for wanting to take an easier path through life…."1

Her answer is a perfect example of Liz's "unconquerable soul"2, "'Why should I do things any differently from anyone else? If I did that I would be making this a life-limiting illness. Why would I do that?'"3

Why indeed? For all of us across the various Live Journal fandoms in which she participated, we well know that Liz gave each of them her full energies and devotion. She gave the same devotion to her beloved Ottawa Senators.

She especially lived her life to its fullest with her gifted writing talents that she shared so generously with all of us.

And it is through her writings that jedi_news remembers our friend and long-time fellow editor.

On Tuesday an online friend commented to me that she regretted now that she had never left a review for Liz's Star Wars story, "You," which is her favorite story by Liz. She regrets that now it is "too late" to let Liz know how much she enjoys it.

In truth, it is not too late. No one is ever truly gone as long as one person remembers their name. Judging from the comments left in this memorial thread Liz will live a very long life in the hearts and minds of her many friends here on Live Journal.

Below is a compilation of Liz's Star Wars, and Battlestar Galactica, stories posted across several journals. The editors at jedi_news invite you to re-read old favorites, or discover new ones, and to join in today's Celebration of Life by sharing in her passion for these stories and characters she loved so much. Don't forget to tell Liz how much you enjoyed reading it!

And to remember that Liz's Celebration of Life was anything but "life-limiting."

Rest in Peace, Liz, you are sorely missed.

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Anyone wishing to contact Liz's family may do so at the following address:

Ervin Family
(Father Randy, Mother Linda, Brother Scott)
67 Glen Ave
Ottawa, ON K1S 2Z8

The family would also like to hear from her friends via email at:

(Please note that comment screening has been turned off for this entry, if anyone would like to leave a comment in memory of Liz here. A link to this compilation of Liz's works will be forwarded to her family at a later date.)

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Finally, while going through Liz's various journals to compile the list of Star Wars stories, I came across an entry from January 10, 2010 entitled, "Pass it On." The entry requests that the following text be copied and pasted in your personal Live Journals in support of the fight against cancer:

In memory of family and friends who have lost the battle with cancer; and in support of the ones who continue to conquer it! Post this on your LJ if you know someone who has or had cancer. 93% won't copy and paste this. Will you?

Is there any reason why 100% of us can't do this today in honor of Liz???

Liz's Star Wars Stories

Obi-Wan/Padmé or Obi-Wan, Padmé
- "To Ignite the Stars". (Rated G – NC-17) (Incomplete. Index post linking to all 51 chapers.)
- "Desert Rose, Index Post". (Rated PG – NC-17) (Incomplete. Index post linking to all 7 chapters.)
- "SW-1 Sentence Claim". (Rated G – NC-17)
- "Two Halves". (Rated R)
- "The Jedi's Code". (Rated NC-17)
- "At Day's End". (Rated NC-17)
- "Insanity Theory". (Rated NC-17)
- "Felt Like Flying". (Rated NC-17)
- "Rescued Love". (Rated PG-13)
- "Birth of Friends". (Rated G)
- "Eleven Ways of Looking at a Love Letter". (Rated PG-13)
- "Rebirth". (Rated PG)
- "Mindful of the Present". (Rated G)
- "Small Voices". (Rated R)
- "Life's Cycles: Chapter 1 - Life's Innocence". (Rated PG)
- "Life's Cycles: Chapter 2 - Life's Romance". (Rated PG)
- "Life's Cycles: Chapter 3 - Life's Miracles". (Rated PG)
- "Life's Cycles: Chapter 4 - Life's Eternity". (Rated PG)
- "I Love You". (Rated R)

Anakin/Padmé or Anakin, Padme
- "The Promise". (Rated PG)
- "The Beginning of Friends". (Rated G)
- "The Surprise". (Rated PG)
- "A Bit of a Situation". (Rated PG)
- "Denials". (Rated PG)
- "To Tell the Truth". (Rated PG-13)
- "Surprise". (Rated NC-17)
- "The Foot". (Rated PG-13)
- "Watching the Flames". (Rated G)

Padmé Amidala
- "Outsider". (Rated G)
- "A Wish". (Rated G)

Padmé, Obi-Wan, Anakin
- "A Moment’s Distraction". (Rated R)
- "Realizations". (Rated G)
- "Out of Bounds". (Rated NC-17)
- "Future's Holdings". (Rated NC-17)
- "From Death, Life". (Rated PG)
- "False Truths". (Rated R)
- "I Try To Hold You Closer". (Rated R)

Anakin/Obi-Wan or Anakin, Obi-Wan
- "A Promise Made". (Rated NC-17)
- "Knighting’s Eve". (Rated G)
- "Christmas at the Temple". (Rated G)
- "The First Time and the Last Time". (Rated NC-17)
- "You". (Rated NC-17)

- "Intelligent Soul". (Rated G, Ruwee, Jobal, Sola, Padmé)
- "Cookies at Christmas". (Rated G, Obi-Wan, Padmé, Jobal, Dormé)
- "Help From Our Friends" (Not Rated, Padmé, Bail)
- "Coruscant Nights" (Not Rated, Padmé, Mon Mothma, Anakin, Obi-Wan)
- "The Shower". (Rated NC-17, Anakin/Palpatine)

Star Wars Graphics by Liz
- "19 Icons".
- "Graphics Dump".
- "39 Icons".

Liz's Battlestar Galactica Stories

- "Insanity Underrated" (Incomplete. Index post linking to all 72 chapters. Rated PG - NC-17, Kara/Lee)
- "Pieces" (Rated PG, Kara)
- "The Visitor" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Lee)
- "In Medias Res" (Rated PG, Kara)
- "Feeling Good" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Lee)
- "A Hard Bargain" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Sam)
- "Intrusion" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Lee)
- "Like Fine Ambrosia" (Rated R, Adama/Roslin)
- "Threaten to Reconcile" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Sam)
- "The Sound of One Hand Clapping" (10 Chapters, Complete. Rated PG - NC-17, Kara/Lee)
- "Second Chances" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Lee)
- "The Bargain" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Lee)
- "Five Men Kara Thrace Frakked (And One She Didn't)" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Helo, Kara/Lee, Kara/Sam, Kara/Leoben (sort of))
- "Her Happiness" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Sam)
- "Collapse" (Rated PG, Kara)
- "The Next Morning" (Rated NC-17, Kara/Lee)
- "Transmutation" (Rated PG, Kara)
- "The Nature of Love" (Rated PG, Caprica!Six, Tigh, mentions of Kara and Sam)

1: Corbett, Ron. (2009, May 18, reprinted 2001, March 23) Genetic disease won't stop her dreams. Retrieved from

2: Henley, William Ernest. "Invictus." Retrieved from

3: Corbett, Ron. (2009, May 18, reprinted 2001, March 23) Genetic disease won't stop her dreams. Retrieved from

Note: a personal thank you from me to luminations for compiling the Battlestar Galactica story links.
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