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I thought I could elaborate on my thoughts after what happened a few days ago, since I was feeling rather shocked and sad. I'm sure a lot of people have heard of the sad news and many have said that they couldn't look at certain movies or interviews the same again, and I can completely understand that. Some don't wish to watch any of his work ever again because of the awful news. Yeah, it took me a while to finally gather up the courage to watch one of his improvs again. So, I clicked on his interview from Inside the Actor's Studio, and seeing him made my heart ache a bit, but the moment he started talking, I couldn't stopped laughing. Seriously, here I am, working on the next page of Midnight Game, and I'm laughing so hard because of his genius wit.

And I've come to realize it. I may not know him personally, but from what I've seen, he would want to remembered by laughing at his antics and jokes. And going back to watching this interview made me think that I shouldn't be grieving for his death, but reliving what he left behind and the millions of laughs he's entertained.

My other favorite moment was when he did a stand up for our troops, but in the middle of his routine, we have something called Evening Colors, where our Flag is lowered down at sunset. Everyone who was there turned around, facing away Robin and saluting the flag. And Robin was kind enough to stay silent in that moment and waited. And when the sound of "Carry On" is played, everyone turns back and sits down, waiting for him to continue. Robin then asks, "What was that?" One of the soldiers replys, "It's lowering the flag." To which Robin responded with his quick improv wit:

"Oh, okay. Because that's a scary thing to have everyone turn around during your act, going, 'Forget you! You've annoyed us!'"

I'll keep on laughing and remembering what he left for us. Thanks for making my childhood, Robin. I look forward to seeing your last performance in Night at the Museum.
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ShaD-23 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
It seems he's been coming on more and more on Weird Al radio when I listen to Pandora. RIP, Robin.
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CatWoman-cali-onyx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I listened to his songs from "Aladdin" the past few nights. "Friend like Me" and "Prince Ali". They are still very good songs. And I'm planning to watch "Night at the Museum" again. :) Robin Williams was one of my favorite childhood actors and heroes that made my whole life complete. :)
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Valorista23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist
What about "Nothing In The World Quite Like A Friend", "There's A Party Here In Agrabah", & "Father & Son"? :)
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CatWoman-cali-onyx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I'll listen to those too. Genie was one of my favorite characters played by him. :)
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Valorista23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Grew up on him since I was a  baby
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CatWoman-cali-onyx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too. :)
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Valorista23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist
Curious, when were you born?
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CatWoman-cali-onyx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
On July 7th 1993. Why?
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Valorista23 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist
I remember you saying (if I recall correctly) you recently turned 21 and was curious if you've been a Disney fanatic for possibly as long as I have.
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your right it was hard but after watching the birdcage and Aladdin again i laugh again and as a tribute to robin i have put him as my screen saver, R.I.P Robin Williams. he maybe gone but he has left a legacy behind for us to enjoy and to laugh
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NightAngelGirl Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he did bring smile on our face with his amazing humor. rest in peace Robin, your finally free :happycry:
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tbrendia Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We're all going to miss him, but you're right. We shouldn't be heartbroken about his death, we should remember all the things he did. 
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Jackie-Chaos-Bunny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When my brother told me the news that night, I was near inconsolable. :cries: I was crying for almost an hour straight before I could finally calm down. :sniff:

The following day, I decided to watch not only Aladdin, the film that first introduced me to his comedic genius, but also a few of his comedy specials to honor his memory. And much to my surprise, it wound up cheering me up a lot more than I thought it would. Much like you, I could not stop laughing the moment he started talking. :giggle:

I couldn't agree with you more on the fact that we shouldn't grieve, but celebrate the life of this great man who made us laugh, and made up a good majority of most of our childhoods. :aww:

And it was a quote by Dr. Seuss that made me realize it:

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

Robin truly was The Genius of Comedy, and he will be missed.

(P.S. It's funny how you mentioned his Inside the Actors' Studio interview, because that is exactly what I'm watching right now! :XD:)
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I will still watch his movies, but right now, I just feel like it's too soon. They say it's hard to see the pain behind the mask, and Robin must have had a pretty convincing mask.
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KiaraLPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
And that's truly understandable. I'm sure some people can't watch his work yet because of what happened. But, I am glad that you will continue to do so in the future. He really had hidden his inner demon pretty well, and that was sad.
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unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Yeah, I see no sense in completely shutting him out. After all, even had he not taken his life, he would have died one day or another. I did watch a couple of short clips with him in the last few days, and that's helped some, but I'm still not ready for a full-length movie. A few doggie paddles before I take the big plunge, if you know what I mean.

My heart goes out to him and to his family. I don't believe it was right for him to kill himself, especially in that fashion, but then again, who's to blow him up? Who am I to judge? And it's over now, so there's nothing I can do except remember him and honor him and have compassion. I would never want anyone to have any cause to feel that way.
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Squ1dP0ny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Rest in peace. The genie is free 
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The-White-Spirit Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
I cried so much....I loved him. he brought so much joy to the world....sometimes i think its all a bad dream...but it's not. My pastor's wife knew Robin Williams....When I first heard the news I thought it was a bad joke.............The world just got a little gray.....Thank you Robin Williams for all the fun memories, the laughs, the jokes....You'll always be remembered.

Rest in peace 
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GamerGirl14 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
We will all miss him
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CatWoman-cali-onyx Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I just miss him so. :(
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