I was just told that Chris James has passed away. I spoke with him several times, years ago, and always enjoyed the conversation. I last spoke to him when Ryan Bartlett passed away. He'd commented somewhere about Ryan and his acerbic nature. We had a nice exchange where I told him that, yes, Ryan had a great many difficulties in dealing with his character and I was sorry Chris didn't get to see the better side of him. He gave me a kind reply and I always thought well of him for it. I never hosted Chris's work, and he will remain the only author to have written for SS who will never be included, which is a shame. I understand he'd been sick for some time. His friend posted over at the AD forums about his last days, and it was heartbreaking. You can access the thread at AD here.
Post by TeddyBower on Apr 22, 2019 16:52:41 GMT -5
I too was saddened to learn of Chris James death. He could tell a good tale though he did tend to hover nearby the topic of adult-teenager relationships some.
Somewhere in my documents folder have I saved his contribution to the SS Universe. I believe the story is still over on AD as well. Generally I don't save webpages, and honestly I don't remember why I saved that particular one, but am thinking it was because I was going to be away from the internet for a few days and wanted to read the story while I was away.
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