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Hazel, we all miss you / They say death is blind

Disbelief. That’s the first word that crossed my mind when I read about the passing for a Plurker in Plurkville. Hazel, also known by her Plurk nickname Harley Quinn, from Lausanne, Switzerland, passed away in a road accident on 3am of Monday morning, the 13th of October. I didn’t know who she was before I read about her death. And what compounded the whole event was that Hazel was getting married really soon.

This is an excerpt from a page dedicated to Hazel on Highfiber, an online community:

There was a girl in hifi who made a lot of people smile. She used names like Harley Quinn, HQ and Hazel Danielle. She was a fashionista, girlfriend extraordinaire, she would incessantly beat me at sexual innuendos, she would make me laugh with references to diapers and cheese, and the inside jokes would go on until nobody else but the two of us could understand.

Such is a relationship one could foster with someone online. There is no need for photographs or meeting in person. When you have interesting things to share with somebody, all it takes is a few MB and some keyboard doodling, and there it is, a meaningful human interaction.

For other people in hifi, she would be host to the HQ series, fodder for insane male fantasies, interesting conversationalist, and a warm personality behind a profile photo and a monicker.

To me, she would be reason to troll places like highfiber and plurk.

Recently, she was engaged to be married, even announced this to plurk. She was the HAPPIEST WOMAN on earth that day, and I would like to believe the euphoria dragged on until the end. High-spirited girls like her deserve such things.

Hazel, also known as Harley Quinn on Plurk.

Hazel, rest in peace (:

Her announcement of her being the happiness women on Earth was her last words for everyone who’ll visit her Plurk profile.

I never knew death to be so ruthlesss – for robbing the life of a prospectful, hopeful young lady who was already engaged to be married really soon. Hazel and her husband were driving back from an engagement party in France when the car she was riding in was nicked by another car, causing her car to careen to the road shoulder and to hit a post. The car stood up upon impact and when it fell back down, the force snapped Hazel’s neck, causing her to die of suffocation.

It was 3am in the morning. The roads were deserted, and the accident only came to light when a passing motorist spotted the car letting out steam in the cold wee hours of the day. Emergency call was made, but that was too late to save Hazel. She passed away from the accident.

The car Hazel was riding in.

The car Hazel was riding in.

Hours before the accident, Hazel declared herself to be the happiest women on earth. Reading her previous Plurk, I realised how sudden death can be – she was leading a normal life, shairng YouTube clips, plurking about her daily encounters and experiences. And just within 4 hours of her last Plurk, Hazel left us for good. I couldn’t hold back my tears as I read through her Plurks. Why her? Why Hazel? She has a bright future ahead, a nice, warm family awaiting for her. An exciting honeymoon plan laid out neatly ahead, a tall wedding cake to share. Many days of spending lazy afternoons cuddling in the arms of your husband, many more good days to come with the company of your significant other.

God, if you’re out there, please, tell me why.

Dear Hazel,

I do not know who you are, but I hope that you will rest in peace. I hope you will have fun up there, enjoying the serenity of heaven, the accompany of angels and the guidance from Him. You will be badly missed.

Hazel, if you can hear me, take care, will you? Shed no tears. Life up there is best for kind souls like you.

Hugs,
Terry

They say death is blind. It really is. I’m not a particularly religious person, but Hazel, I’ll pray hard for you. It doesn’t matter if you’re a stranger to me – what it really matters is to let you know that you’ll be well missed.

Goodbye, Hazel.

[Edit]: I read on Technograph that a Plurk user, thegreatest, made a plea to the Plurk admins to freeze Hazel’s Plurk because he wanted everyone to remember the way she was through her plurks and didn’t want to see her karma fading off into nothing.

Freezing Karma?

I know this is a long shot, but we have a plurker who just recently passed away. She recently got engaged (and even plurked about it), but died on her way home from the engagement party in a car accident. Her friends (all plurkers) are very broken up about it and it is heartbreaking to see her plurk karma slowly trickle down. We were wondering if you can somehow freeze it, so we can remember her the way she was through her plurks. Thanks.

Her user name is harley_quinn

And his plea was immediately responded by a lead developer from Plurk, Amir Salihefendi:

We are really sorry to hear about this and our condolence goes to her friends and family.

We have stalled her karma drops and have given her a karma of infinity. May she rest in peace :'(

And he really did. Hazel’s Plurk page was awarded with infinite karma.

Hazel's plurk page. Infinite karma represents our eternal remembrances for her.

Hazel's plurk page. Infinite karma represents our eternal remembrances for her.

Hazel, you’ll be remembered eternally.

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