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Goodbye Rebecca

Today isn't a day for a new video, I'm afraid.  Today's a day for me to get some thoughts out.

As I'm sure many of you know by now, roughly a week ago, Rebecca Molay took down her site entirely.  As per a message related through Viola at WorldOfTG.com, she shut down her Rebecca's World site "due to hostile attacks from a person who threatens to out [her]".  It's taken me this long to really get my head around this well enough to express my thoughts about it.

Firstly, let me say that this is a great loss to the TG community.  For years, Rebecca's site was a true cornerstone for all of us.  Her work with caption series in slideshow format was really unique and unparalleled.  And not only was the site a constant source of exceptional caption work -- both Rebecca's own and guest captions -- but it was also an extensive wellspring of TG information and sites.  For anyone looking to expand their horizons and find new TG material, Rebecca's World was, without question, one of the key thresholds leading you into this wondrous world.

However our loss is nothing compared to what Rebecca must be going through.  To have to suffer attacks from someone like that would be frightening and offensive, to say the least.  No one should have to endure that kind of treatment.  But to make things worse, for her to have to give up her site, which she'd put years of her life into, makes it that much more tragic.  I find it so hard to fathom that someone could treat another human being like this, especially within the TG community which often necessitates tolerance (hopefully) and privacy (commonly).  This kind of act is shameful and despicable.

On a personal note, I want to publicly thank Rebecca for all her support over the years.  When starting out my site here, I reached out to her to let her know what I was doing.  I couldn't have been more happy to get a response back from her.  To me, it was like getting a message from a celebrity.  But it was more than just a simple reply.  Rebecca was very generous with her time in providing comments and feedback about my site and my videos, which helped me immensely.  Over the last two years since I began, she was kind enough to link to my site here and to my YouTube channel, as well as writing specific posts with wonderful recommendations about my site.  At one point, she even offered to share some of her online storage space with me when I was having trouble with an earlier storage provider.  It didn't work out due to the bandwidth needed for my videos, but it was incredibly generous and open-hearted of her to offer.

For those of you who've enjoyed Rebecca's World over the years, please make sure you leave a comment or star rating below.  Hopefully Rebecca will get a chance to see it herself and see how much she's loved and missed.

Rebecca,

If you're out there reading this, I honestly hope that you come through this ordeal with as little personal harm as possible.  My hope for you is that you can continue to be who you want to be and that you still have an outlet for your creativity that continues to keep you happy, inspired and fulfilled.

You will be missed.

Truly,
Wren

LilacWren

TG enthusiast; Video revisionist; TG fantasy writer.

27 comments:

  1. It's a shame. None of us should have to experience threat and discrimination

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Renee. Thanks for the comment.

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  2. woah.. this is the first i'm hearing about this. Some trolls just have nothing better to do. It's sad that there are people that thrive on creating chaos for others

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    1. Yes, IMHO it's impossible to make your own life better by making someone else's worse.

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  3. she will truly be missed, good luck to her.

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  4. I am just hearing about this now too. It is so very sad. Some people, if you can call them that, can be so very mean and heartless. I hope she can find a way to return.....perhaps as a ghost-writer with another captioneer.

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  5. I really love her site, her work, and I am going to miss her! I hope she'll come back one day!

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  6. This is a tragedy. She was my portal into this whole world, as I know she was for so many others. And i completely understand what you mean that hearing from her was like hearing from a celebrity.

    This is a great write up and I hope she's somehow able to see the support people have for her even with her site down.

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    1. Yes, I really hope she's aware of how much she'll be missed.

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  7. it's a real shame the site had to be taken down I enjoyed getting on every day to see what was posted from the different writers I don't write myself but I did enjoy reading what was posted it's a shame it had to be taken downno one should have to go through that especially taking down a page that brought a lot of people joy

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  8. you will be missed rebecca...

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  9. So sorry to here this,it is truly sad to force someone to do something they truly do not want to do.You will be truly missed... Lady Diedra

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  10. Will miss you rebecca i got into the caption writing blog cause of you though i been so busy in my life i have not had a chance to keep up with it be well were ever you are

    from the Gendershifter

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  11. This is such sad news, Rebecca's world was very high quality site. I will miss all that talented work.

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  12. some people are full of hate!.... I'll miss her work too

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  13. I am so sorry for you Rebecca. I hope the person will get the right judgement for his actions. I hope you are still fine!

    B

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  14. Though I am sad to see Rebecca go, I hope she is well. Though it is a tragedy that she had to take her site down and she will be missed, I just hope she is okay.

    If you do see this comment Rebecca, I just want to say thanks for everything you have done for the TG community. Though your site I learned of new TG content and your own content was the best. Thanks for everything, take care and be well.

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  15. True inspiration and I hope she comes back. My thoughts are with her and I wish her the very best!

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  16. REBECA I MISS YOUR SITE. I am sorry you have to deal with an ass hole, and hope you find peace soon. Love your work and wish I could view more.

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  17. Rebecca's site was the first site I found and followed it for years. It was through Rebecca's site I found this site. Both have been wonderful sites. Rebecca's was so full of information its hard to believe the amount of loss to the community due to some ignorant person. I wish Rebecca all the best and hope justice is found against the person doing this to her.

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  18. Very sad to hear that. Surely that behaviour must be illegal; it sounds near to blackmail. I wish there were some way to discover the culprit and bring the law down on them, in a way safe for Rebecca. An act by an evil, self-righteous bastard. My heart goes out to Rebecca. (Selkie)

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  19. <3 I can only wish her all the best, I was confused when I couldn't find her site any longer.
    Both her and her site will be missed

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  20. She cant do this. Rebecca's World is an Icon in a very important subculture on God's Green Earth. I know Gaia would agree. My open mind pleads for her to shrug off the thugs and don't let them win. Move home to Vermont and keep going. Screw em.

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  21. I enjoyed her site, but haven't visited in awhile. It's sad when any site closes down, but the circumstances for rebecca is far worse. My best to her.
    As a side note, keep up the good work Wren.

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  22. please anybody can please share her writings who ever downloaded her great writings her talent was every where expressed please help me to get into her erotic writings

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  23. I'd just like to add that I loved Rebecca's site, some great work and I'm sorry to hear that. Posting this as anonymous as I've had problems in real life before with someone trying to out me.

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