Across The Way Thread #22525
Long time River fan, new to forum!
Created ByGigi
Created DateMon, Dec 29, 2008
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GigiSubjectLong time River fan, new to forum!
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(Sorry for this mini essay, I just couldn't stop typing!)

Hello fellow River fans! My name's Gigi and I've been a fan of River for many years now. I tried to register here two years ago, but for some reason my registration never seemed to go through, so I gave up and forgot about it for some time. I'm 20 years old, so I sort of missed out of being a fan when he was with us, but I had seen Stand By Me. When he died I remember my parents telling me that Chris Chambers died. Several years ago I "rediscovered" him in a way, learned all about his life and beliefs, and finally saw all of his other films. I'm from a somewhat "unconventional" family in the way River was, I have strong beliefs about animal right and the planet, and I a lot of the same musical taste River did. I think this was why I was originally drawn to him. He was part of my inspiration to do certain things that everyone else told me wasn't possible or that I couldn't do, for which I'm so thankful. I'm now on my way to creating my own animal rescue shelter. I currently run a website that enables me to help animals and animal lovers all over the US (and world for that matter).
Don't get me wrong, I'd probably love River if it were for his acting alone. It doesn't hurt that he's absolutely gorgeous.
Anyway, now my love for River has infected my little sister. She's the only 10 year old that has a River Phoenix poster in her locker at school instead of The Jonas Brothers! She gets made fun of for "liking a dead guy," but she doesn't care.
Nobody I know really knows about or is interested in River Phoenix, so I never get to talk about him or make silly references about him with anyone else, so it's nice to have this place.
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lalalovely69SubjectRe: Long time River fan, new to forum!
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hey!!! im new here too. We kinda have the same story, except i was 4 almost 5 when river died and my parents didnt have the nerve to tell me(i was obessed with watching stand by me as a kid, still am.)but it took me til i was 12/13 years old to realize he was gone.You just dont think of the people you love being gone ya know.Plus my whole family makes fun of me for "liking a dead guy".it doesnt matter, thats there choice to overlook a talented and true hearted actor, thats dearly missed but not forgotten.Just wanted to say hi and welcome to the forum too!!!!
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Rain RiverSubjectRe: Long time River fan, new to forum!
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Thanks for sharing all that with us

I also feel i missed out on his life because im young as well....well 25 :P

I feel this is the ONLY place i can come to chat about Rio openly......

My friends dont understand, and sadly to say i get slagged for as you said "liking a dead guy" I have in fact been called morbid
Which is just pathetic...theres nothing morbid about it!

Wanting to keep his memory alive and not just forgetting him because hes gone - is NOT morbid x(

So i caome here to let off steam an chat with like minded people

Im sure you will like it here, im relatively new myself

But so much happier i found it

Xxxx
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