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by Nishi
Ever since
GeneCatlow
GeneCatlow
passed away, I haven't heard or seen anything from his close group of friends!

Richard Katellis, Shirlee Mouse, Catswhisker, Myrna, and Wulf Ellis.

Has anyone else? I've talked to some of their other friends hoping any of us have heard from them, but no luck, even with email just to see if they're okay. I liked their whole group and they were a big inspiration to me growing up, and I've been really happy getting to talk with Wulf Ellis more lately too. But it all kinda stopped as soon as Gene passed away.

I actually had a dream about it last night, and dreamed Shirlee was using Twitter, but not addressing anything about how anyone was doing or the event. She mentioned her art would continue but it would look different.

I love this group a lot - and I was always a bit curious if maybe one person roleplayed any of the other people involved - but with 6 people, that's a lot of work! Different art styles and all the communication between them, commenting on each other's art. As possible as it is, it sure would be a lot of work! I figured, at least maybe Shirlee or Katellis roleplayed their parents if anything (and I'm so sorry to be guessing around like that) but I wouldn't imagine Gene was roleplaying a whole group?

I'm sure I'm wrong! But, seeing how it's been over a month and no one's come up to even say they're okay, I would think at least 1 in a group of 5 might. :x

If anyone else hears anything about these folks, please let me know!

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Published: 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Rating: General

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8Horns
3 months, 4 weeks ago
There are other artists who share his art style too like , Stefanescu , Joe Between ,  Leakybucket and liquidcrystaldelay .
Haven't heard from any of them since Gene's passing . specially from  Stefan .. :(

https://inkbunny.net/Stefanescu
https://inkbunny.net/Joebetween
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/liquidcrystaldelay/
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/leakybucket/

I think he could have been just one person . I guess he's just that talented .
I wish I was wrong though .
Nishi
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Oh man I ALWAYS thought Stefanescu was a lot like him. I loved his art. It's a pretty similar story too.

That's all undeniably his art style. So, I'm pretty sure those were all the same people. Unless it mentions it being gift art.

But yeah. If he had THAT many other accounts, I guess these ones would be no different. Kinda more believable than a family being that close and explicit together too.
8Horns
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Stefan has to be my all time  favorite artist . If he's really gone , then I'm glad to know that my interaction with him was always pleasant and we get to enjoy the last years Dot flood .
sirkain
3 months, 3 weeks ago
WOW... Never knew about these. and yeah its very hard to not say those don't = Gene. This is nuts... I still hope they are legit different people drawing this/who we have interacted with for years... but if not, how many personalities DID Gene have? Why? ever have a lover? stuff I cant stop thinking about (Known Gene since 1996)
Nishi
3 months, 3 weeks ago
I think the Catwhisker voice synth thing you mentioned was equally as intruiging. :x
sirkain
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Yeah. I cant prove it was synthetic, but it sure hit those kind of feelings with me. something just felt off, and that's closest wording i can put to what I was feeling then. I didn't say anything but just stuck with me even to this day about 20 years later.
8Horns
3 months, 3 weeks ago
What is this catwhisker voice synth ? Sounds intriguing .
sirkain
3 months, 3 weeks ago
This is gong back 20 or so years where CW's parents and her had some bad family stuff going on and planned to just leave the US and move to Jamaica to get away from the bad blood.  I think i had just heard this from Gene and i sent a pretty lengthy email to Catswhisker telling herhow much I felt sorry for her and other stuff..., Next thing I know my personal phone line is ringing (back before caller id and cell phones were easy to get) and it was 'her' calling me crying and thanking me for the kind words and stuff.

BUT... when I was hearing the voice? It... just didn't sound like it was natural. something felt off in pitches and could almost hear the technical glitches with it.  like someone using a voice changer software and talking into a mic (using Net2Phone which was the big thing to use back then.. using your computer on the internet to call a lan line).  But this, plus nobody I know of proving/have proof that she exists (like a photo of her with them, or gene and catswhisker at a more recent con ) just has had me suspicious for decades. I just kept quiet until Genes passing and now seeing those possibilities becoming sadly more true than me being crazy.
8Horns
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Perhaps the voice glitch could have been caused by technical issue  , specially with tech from 20 years ago .
Though it could be  like an elaborate ruse . I  asked Stefanescu years ago if he uses other aliases since I found artists who has identical artstyles  but he denies them .

 . It is already sad to hear Gene died but it also super sad to know that the other people I follow that  he may  role played / aliased is gone too .

Haven't heard from any of them since his passing not even a journal .  
Nishi
3 months, 3 weeks ago
After seeing all those accounts I'm really positive they're all just the same person. And I believed Wulf Ellis and Kay Ellis were different (they always insisted everything was real) but seeing him pretending to be multiple separate accounts makes me think it's all just pretend. Sometimes people want to be really convincing with their characters and have secretive roleplay, or sometimes it's just the iffy content that people make separate accounts for. I think admitting it would have just taken the magic out of it all for him.
masterlupus
3 months, 4 weeks ago
Oh my wha happend?
Kupok
3 months, 3 weeks ago
I miss a lot of elder artists as well, my friend.
Do me a favor and don't die before me >:O
Nishi
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Am I going to find out I'm actually your elder some day? ;P
Kupok
3 months, 3 weeks ago
Welllll I think I got a year on you maybe? But your art style.. It's one of the best for me personally.
Nishi
3 months, 3 weeks ago
28 here!
Oops edit, also wow, I really appreciate that, buddy, hehe. :3
cjrockerproductions
3 months, 3 weeks ago
It is always a shame when someone close or someone you enjoy to watch passes away. Alot of things change :/
Nishi
3 months, 3 weeks ago
It is! The weird thing is I'm pretty sure I didn't lose just one artist friend, but all the other friends on different accounts he was roleplaying and drawing with. ): I'm glad all yours are on one! X3
Nishi
3 months, 3 weeks ago
It's been confirmed that some of the others have passed away.

If anyone needs more information, you can note me privately.
ItaX
3 months, 3 weeks ago
I miss them all so much -_-;
Nishi
3 months, 3 weeks ago
I'm really sorry. You were one of their closest friends, I'd think!
ItaX
3 months, 3 weeks ago
*nods* I did consider them my closest friends and my main source of inspiration.
Nishi
3 months, 3 weeks ago
They were so inspiring! A lot of us were touched by them. Plenty of us are happy to help you too if you ever need it or any friends. <3
ItaX
3 months, 3 weeks ago
thank you <=)
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