Rand was funny and kind, and even put up one of my art pieces on VC Discord when he was CC. He was an integral part of this place, and he is sorely missed. My heart breaks for VC and Dovi. Tai'shar al'Ren.
Rand was also one of the members I used to talk to a lot when I was new on the site and for many years after (back in the days, when msn was the thing). Although we haven't been in touch for quite a while, I will miss him and always remember his kind and welcoming way.
He will be sorely missed among our discord, in our Ajah, and by many others. I wish I had known him better, but he was always great to see in chat. My heart goes out to his Aes Sedai, his company, and family.
May he shelter in the palm of the Creator's hand, and may the last embrace of the mother welcome him home.
The amount of people Rand's kindness has touched is amazing, the Tower suffered a great loss in losing Rand. I am absolutely jealous of the relationships and connections Rand has made through the years. When I joined we chatted so much in IRC and PMs, since then we've barely talked and I am sad about this fact. He also knew so much about the past of the Tower and he had amazing memory for things 20 years passed! I can only hope he knew before the end how much he meant to us.
I would like to be more like Rand in the future, kind, generous, optimistic, always have a smile and a funny thing to say.
Rand gave me my first vouch when I plucked up the courage to join the tower. I remember that day clearly for some reason - I was sitting on a bench overlooking the water in the bay and contemplating if I wanted to delve any deeper into the TV.net world. He was so welcoming and kind - a huge help in settling in here.
I didn’t know Rand well, but he befriended my little sister and made her feel at home in this place. I was so sad to hear of his passing; it seems we never have the best people in our lives long enough. He was always kind, and he always had a smile for everyone. Im so grateful I got to know him, even as little as I did.
May he shelter in the palm of the Creator’s hand, and the last embrace of the mother welcome him home. Tai’shar al’Ren.