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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2021, 08:28:10 PM »
I've barely read her stuff but she seemed funny on Twitter. had no idea about her condition.

just bloody sad to die so young

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2021, 08:47:43 PM »
One of the good ones who'll be sadly missed.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2021, 09:50:38 PM »
oh they posted a story about it

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/15/tributes-paid-writer-dawn-foster-died

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She wrote for the Guardian’s comment pages on housing and social justice issues.
before you fucking cut her loose you cowards

Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2021, 09:53:28 PM »
Very sad news. One of the few journalists on Twitter I could be bothered with. RIP.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #34 on: July 15, 2021, 09:56:40 PM »
Lean Out is a great read, I strongly recommend it.

RIP Dawn.

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« Reply #35 on: July 15, 2021, 09:58:36 PM »
Dawn used to post over on the Angst forum for a long time before she was a columnist and a lot of the current forum were still tight with her. Huge loss.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #36 on: July 15, 2021, 10:00:49 PM »
oh they posted a story about it

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/15/tributes-paid-writer-dawn-foster-died
before you fucking cut her loose you cowards
Thought this was good:
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And to any of her former colleagues in The Guardian paying tribute who didn't say anything when it mattered: we see you.
https://twitter.com/StefGotBooted/status/1415750993657085956

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2021, 10:18:34 PM »
There was never any doubt with Dawn. A lot of these fuckers, it's just a matter of when the wind will change. She had the kind of genuineness you can't fake.

Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2021, 10:25:36 PM »
Guido Fawkes ran an "exclusive" a while ago about how Dawn Foster never read the Guardian. Another reason to mourn her. Sigh.

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« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2021, 10:25:50 PM »
Fucking awful. And can we ditch the thread title, it’s not funny.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2021, 10:27:07 PM »
It's a huge loss to principled journalism and Dawn always came across as a good laugh as well. Terrible news.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2021, 10:28:50 PM »
Guido Fawkes ran an "exclusive" a while ago about how Dawn Foster never read the Guardian. Another reason to mourn her. Sigh.

I think I saw that in passing, didn't it include a soundbyte from a radio interview or something. Exclusive indeed.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2021, 10:29:18 PM »
I thought about whether to do the obvious pun title but I thought if anyone would've wanted to continue our rich tradition, it would be her, also it's markedly more poetic than most of our efforts.

it's not funny no, but then not all puns need to be

Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2021, 10:31:12 PM »
I thought about whether to do the obvious pun title but I thought if anyone would've wanted to continue our rich tradition, it would be her, also it's markedly more poetic than most of our efforts.

it's not funny no, but then not all puns need to be

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2021, 10:41:31 PM »
I was winded by this news. Always on the side of the angels in any given online fracas, and often extremely funny -- she just seemed a great bunch of lads.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #45 on: July 15, 2021, 10:51:17 PM »
Even Grimey took it upon himself to have kind words:
https://twitter.com/darrengrimes_/status/1415712430882271237

I'm sure she'd find it amusing that her obituary is completely sandwiched by posts of him very seriously refuting #craftywank allegations.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #46 on: July 16, 2021, 08:10:34 AM »
Was a shock seeing this yesterday. Took my breath away. 7 years younger than me. Absolute no age at all.
Probably like a lot of people I followed her work and Twitter, seeing her health issues in and out of hospital.
Will be a genuine miss.


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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #47 on: July 16, 2021, 08:25:51 AM »
Friend of hers got Limmy to bring his 'charity do' tweets out of retirement for her.

https://twitter.com/DaftLimmy/status/1415828312904114182

Found that really touching.

Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #48 on: July 16, 2021, 08:32:26 AM »
Fucking hell... so utterly awful.

RIP Dawn.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #49 on: July 16, 2021, 09:00:54 AM »
Very sad hear of her passing, especially so young. One of the good ones, and will miss her writing.

Even Grimey took it upon himself to have kind words:
https://twitter.com/darrengrimes_/status/1415712430882271237

I'm sure she'd find it amusing that her obituary is completely sandwiched by posts of him very seriously refuting #craftywank allegations.

Good see Grimesy fit in a crafty tribute there.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2021, 11:26:28 AM »
Friend of hers got Limmy to bring his 'charity do' tweets out of retirement for her.

https://twitter.com/DaftLimmy/status/1415828312904114182

Found that really touching.

Oh that's wonderful. The last time I saw her she'd done her Q&A at the Lighthouse bookshop in Embra and was talking about popping over to Glasgow for that very gig and really looking forward to it. This is exactly what she would have wanted. Really made me smile, that :)

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #51 on: July 16, 2021, 11:51:58 AM »
From the Guardian piece

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Friends of Foster called for tributes to be sent to fordawnhfoster@gmail.com, adding that contributions could be made to causes she championed, such as the Dogs Trust Freedom Project.

Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #52 on: July 16, 2021, 12:15:55 PM »
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Friends of Foster called for tributes to be sent to fordawnhfoster@gmail.com, adding that contributions could be made to causes she championed, such as the Dogs Trust Freedom Project.

Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse and going into refuge.
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Many refuges are not in a position to accept pets so in many cases people experiencing domestic abuse are unable to leave their home until they know there is somewhere safe for their dog.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #53 on: July 16, 2021, 01:40:50 PM »
Friend of hers got Limmy to bring his 'charity do' tweets out of retirement for her.

https://twitter.com/DaftLimmy/status/1415828312904114182

Found that really touching.

He was live on twitch when he found out the news and was genuinely shocked and upset.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #54 on: July 16, 2021, 01:56:59 PM »
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Friends of Foster called for tributes to be sent to fordawnhfoster@gmail.com, adding that contributions could be made to causes she championed, such as the Dogs Trust Freedom Project.

Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse and going into refuge.

Many refuges are not in a position to accept pets so in many cases people experiencing domestic abuse are unable to leave their home until they know there is somewhere safe for their dog.

Dogs Trust Freedom Project is a dog fostering service for people fleeing domestic abuse and going into refuge.

Thanks for that. Love dogs and that's a lovely idea, have made a contribution.

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #55 on: July 17, 2021, 12:16:12 AM »
can we just appreciate this tremendous tweet:
https://www.twitter.com/DawnHFoster/status/1190319192194605056

also the garun got her age wrong in their news piece (34 instead of 33). i mean so did I, but I'm not a major newspaper that used to employ her (also i corrected it and they still havent)

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #56 on: July 19, 2021, 01:52:46 AM »
just learned of this. i'm deeply saddened and extend my sympathies to the cab members that knew her xxx

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #57 on: July 19, 2021, 02:16:57 AM »
this family memorial fundraiser has blown it out the water. extra goes to her charities. bung a bit in if you feel up for it.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/a-bench-in-memory-of-dawn-foster

so confused how old she was though. this tweet would imply she was 33.
https://twitter.com/DawnHFoster/status/907385648503574528





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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2021, 06:41:34 PM »

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Re: Dusk Foster
« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2021, 06:55:36 PM »
Her birthday was in September, so presumably she was very nearly 34.

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