I was writing this long-winded (you know me) post on what I was looking forward to in the realm of fantasy come 2017 (no, I believe it's too late for The Winds of Winter alas) when the news of Carrie Fisher's passing hit me. Carrie was always a favorite, so much fun, and her return as Leia in The Force Awakens was heart-warming. Thank you, Carrie. "To me, she is royalty." I can't believe she's gone.
So long, princess.