Hello all, Eve here, with a very heavy heart.
I've been MIA lately, and it wasn't until today that I learned, Jynxie, the founder of this blog, unexpectedly passed away on June 21st. Both Jynxie and her fiance were found dead in their burned house; at the moment the police are treating the death as suspicious & think the fire may have been set to cover up their murders. Their deaths do not appear to be drug related at this time (or if they are, the police haven't mentioned it), that is all the information that has been made public thus far. However I know both Jynxie & her partner were in a program & clean, save for the occasional blue moon indulgence. I have no personal opinion as to the nature/cause of their deaths, and don't care to speculate nor make any public comments about it. It makes me sad when people dismiss anyone's death - everyone has a family that will mourn them and friends that will miss them. I only knew Jynxie from correspondence, but everyone (including myself) whose lives she touched had nothing but nice things to say about her, about her intelligence, wit, talent as an artist, kindness and commitment to harm reduction. Whatever your personal opinion is about addiction, these were two people who died far too young under brutal circumstances. I'm not going to go into my personal beliefs about addiction, but I will say that I pity the person whose heart is so hardened that they would see this young woman & her fiance's death as anything but lamentable. And even though it has already been posted elsewhere, I won't mention her or her fiance's real name out of respect, as I know she highly valued her privacy.
As for the fate of this blog, I have not yet spoken to Rye but I know I am committed to making sure this blog continues. At this point the only changes that might have to be made is to move to a new URL so there can be complete control instead of partial admin access. Jynxie created this blog because she was interested in tracking the underground art of the glassine bags used for dope, especially as they are being phased out around the country and might soon become a thing of the past. The reviews just became incidental to the archiving, but she felt anything that could possibly aid in harm reduction (knowing a certain brand is very strong, or will get you sick) would be helpful - after all, dead junkies can't recover. It is in that spirit that I will continue this blog.
As a final note, I've noticed lately a rash of hateful comments. This blog is obviously geared toward users, no one is forcing anyone to read it. I find it bizarre that someone would come to a blog dedicated to something they deplore just to let those people know how terrible they think they are. The prevalence of social media has made narcissists out of everyone, and convinced them that their opinions are valuable and need to be heard simply because they are alive and have internet access. In reality, nobody gives a shit what a random anonymous commenter thinks, especially myself. If you want to have an intelligent, respectful debate I am open to it, but people who are simply here to rant will be deleted and blocked.
If anyone wants to get in touch with me, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the moment, please send all reviews to that address and if you have sent reviews in the past two months that have not been posted please resend them to that e-mail as well.
RIP Jynxie, you were taken from this world too soon, and you will surely be missed.