A Conversation for In Memory: Peregrin


Post 1


I had the good luck to meet Peregrin on the times that I did.

And the bad luck not to meet him as often as I would have liked.

He was one of the few original characters, and whilst I could not consider him a "real life" friend, I consider him a true life friend.

He will really be missed, and each time I think about him over the last few days, I do actually start crying.


Post 2


My condolences. smiley - rose


Post 3

lil ~ Auntie Giggles with added login ~ returned

smiley - rosesmiley - candle

lil xx


Post 4


My condolences as well. I met Peregrin soon after joining h2g2 in 2000. He was always friendly and positive. This is a great tragedy. RIP smiley - rose


Post 5

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - roseI can only echo what Pastey said. I can't believe such a vital person was taken so suddenly. It's still sinking in, but it's a reminder to us all to appreciate every day, and each other. I've read through his tweets and am glad to know he was having such a good time in America, and how he loved the desert. My heart goes out to his girlfriend, his family, and Bluebottlesmiley - cuddlesmiley - smooch thanks for writing thissmiley - towelI can just imagine Ian turning up to a fancy dress party wearing a dressing gownsmiley - brave

smiley - galaxysmiley - diva


Post 6


This is such sad news. smiley - cry Please accept my condolences and thanks for a well-written epitaph. smiley - rose


Post 7

Icy North

So sorry to hear this sad news. smiley - candle


Post 8


This was so beautifully and movingly written - a wonderful evocation of the way our lives twine in and around people, events, ideas and passions. I am sad to learn of the death of such a long standing lover of the world of Hitchhikers' and my thoughts go out to all Peregrin's friends, family and loved ones.


Post 9


Oh my, what very sad news, but such a lovely tribute from a true friend.

I first encountered Peregrin at the Hyde Park Meet in May 2000 and several after that. He wrote in such a witty and amusing style. One example was his short lived Paranoia Post, especially the issue about Dutch Researchers trying to poison h2g2 people with vast amounts of alcohol. A489251
smiley - bluefish


Post 10


He was certainly someone who could instantly make a lasting impression, which is why I remember the first time I met him so distinctly. He had a great way of being himself so that if you spoke to him for 5 minutes, it felt like you'd known him forever. But even if you knew him forever, he always constantly surprised you.

I've never known anyone else quite like him, and I doubt I ever will.



Post 11

Barneys Bucksaws

My condolences.smiley - rose


Post 12


Neil diamond had a song "Done to soon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEb8xPUkbVA
When I joined h2g2 back in 2000 Peregrin was one of my role models.
Peregrin will be remembered as one like those in the songh, Done to soon.
RIP peregrin smiley - rose


Post 13

David Thair

It only seemed appropriate that I revive my h2g2 account to pay my respects to Peregrin. One of the first Researchers I met on h2g2 and in 'real' life, we stayed in touch for years, and he was a near-constant presence on Twitter. Maybe that's why it's come as such a shock. What a guy. My thoughts are with all those who were close to him.


Post 14


The above was me by the way!


Post 15


It's good to see you back shrinkwrapped, I just wish it was under better circumstances.


Post 16

abbi normal "Putting on the Ritz" with Dr Frankenstein

Nice Tribute.

R.I.P.smiley - rose


Post 17


The thing about Peregrin is that although I never met him at a meet, or hung out vvith him on h2g2 really, I knovvv exactly vvho is is and hovv fondly everyone here vvho did thought of him - he really did have an impact.

I am very sorry to hear this. A sad loss. smiley - rose


Post 18

dragonqueen - eternally free and forever untamed - insomniac extraordinaire - proprietrix of a bullwhip, badger button and (partly) of a thoroughly used sub with a purple collar. Matron of Honour.

Condolences from the Lair. smiley - rosesmiley - candle

smiley - dragon


Post 19


Sorry to take so long to come and leave a tribute to Peregrin - I lost my log in details and have only just got back in!

I've just posted a new discussion about my memories of him and how he helped Mark Moxon and I start off the sub-editors scheme. He was a great guy and he'll be missed by so many people, including me. smiley - rose

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