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And yeah, it is pretty sad that he's gone well before he should have naturally. Dude could have easily lived and did movies for another fifteen years. I was just getting ready to clock out of work to go home and was scrolling through my Facebook when I saw that Robin Williams was dead. Kinda sad that someone famous for bringing joy and happiness through the characters he portrayed was so soul-crushingly depressed that he fucking killed himself. Was he a coward for hanging himself? Yes. Did he probably feel like he had no other choice? Yes. Mentally ill people don't think clearly and that's how they end up shooting up elementary schools or hanging themselves in their mansion.
I'll still miss the guy nonetheless. Go on Genie, you're free now.
I feel like I'm losing my mind /b/. Everyone, even here, won't stop ranting about how incredibly talented, inspiring and funny Robin Williams was. When the fuck did /b/ start loving Robin Williams??
Let me be frank, I fucking HATE Robin Williams. He's overly sappy and sentimental, he's not funny, and his personality is obnoxious. Mork and Mindy was retarded. Patch Adams was literally the worst movie I've ever seen. Over the years his shit just kept getting worse and worse. I'm glad he's dead.
I thought /b/ would feel the same, but no. Suddenly you guys fucking love him. What the fuck is going on why do you guys care about this retarded ass-hat jewbag?
inb4 being called "edgy". Robin Williams sucks, there's nothing edgy about it.
I just picture that scene where he dies in Bicentennial Man over and over. >>562047584 Damn that makes me think >implying it's ever too late to get a 13 yearold >>562048742 >"Go on Genie, you're free now." mfw
>>562050554 oh fuck i forgot about alladdin. im genuinely sad. i grew up with all his movies, even shit like mrs doubtfire and birdcage, i watched multiple times as a child.
there's nothing like that for today's younger generations. everythings so filtered and politically correct and just boring, or you have to be edgy or ironic/sarcastic to be funny for the hipsters now. its sad theres no genuine funny people now.
it's weird. i have not seen that many movies with him but when i read that he died i was so much sadder than when any other celebrity died. like usually i don't care all that much but his passing made me sad.
>>562048742 The thing is his career is, or was deader than he currently is. This man kept himself going with comedy, alcohol, and video games. If you take away the legs of a chair it will fall surely. When you effectively tell him nobody wants to see him do the former and you take away the latter which has been keeping his mental illness at bay, somethings gotta give. The worst part is that he faced this weird conundrum where if he didn't do it the world would see him as a burnt out old fool, but if he did then the whole world would mourn him and ask why. That HAD to have made it 100 times harder. I loved Robin Williams. His stand up, while not even close to being the best, was endearing. His roles on film were not the most memorable, but solid and touched hearts and minds. I just hope he found something more in that mystery we call death. PROTIP: He didn't. That's the worst part.
>>562045539 Never met the guy. Never stood in the same room as him. Never knew anything about him as a person. He never knew me. So not to be edgy, but I'm currently more sad about my cat's recent death.
He would go to this one open mic in the bay area, and watch other comics... he'd wear a fishing hat and sit in the back, kept to himself. It was understood among everyone not to bother him. You certainly did not go up to him and do any fan shit.
Brilliant guy, lots of talent. Sucks he got like this.
>>562052250 Are you saying I never saw Alladin? I saw it a dozen times as a kid. I loved the Genie and still do. That said, I enjoyed The Genie, not Robin Williams. Outside of his voice over an animated picture, I've never communicated with him.
But by all means, please go on thinking you're above the rest of us.
>>562052498 How often would he do this? When did it start/stop? Did anyone ever do any "fan shit"? If so, how did he react? I sincerely wonder how he'd react since I recall reading a copypasta where he acted very rudely to a fan and I'm wondering if it's real. Not trying to sound like a dick with any of these questions, just sincerely curious.
goodnight you glorious bastard remember no one ever threw away a life that was worth keeping. no code of ethics and no effort are justifiable a priori in the face of the cruel mathematics that command our condition
>>562053330 They're talking about the release of pain and responsibility that comes with death. You don't have to pay that $300,000 mortgage. Hell, you don't even care where your body ends up. It's not like you're inhabiting it. It's just a hope, a prayer, that when that person shoved off this mortal coil, that they were greeted with some form of comfort or relief. Be it the pearly gates, the halls of Valhalla, or even if it's just the deep black, whatever it may be, if they can experience it, that they are better off there than they were when they died.
>>562054407 I could list a thousand things that I enjoy. You literally just asked me to "tell you something that I do enjoy". That's an incredibly open question. Why am I even arguing with you, go and cry some more.
As far as "this new generation sucks", you're probably 17 and trying to sound old.
>>562049380 You need to understand /b/tards have different opinions on things. Some may hate Jews, some may be pro-Israel. Some may love Williams, some may not. Who you see really depends on the thread. You can't assume all of /b/ is this homogeneous mass, that's newfag talk.
I saw Robin Williams at a grocery store in Los Angeles last year. I told him how cool it was to meet him in person, but I didn’t want to be a douche and bother him and ask him for photos or anything.
He said, “Oh, like you’re doing now?”
I was taken aback, and all I could say was “Huh?” but he kept cutting me off and going “huh? huh? huh?” and closing his hand shut in front of my face. I walked away and continued with my shopping, and I heard him chuckle as I walked off. When I came to pay for my stuff up front I saw him trying to walk out the doors with like fifteen Milky Ways in his hands without paying.
The girl at the counter was very nice about it and professional, and was like “Sir, you need to pay for those first.” At first he kept pretending to be tired and not hear her, but eventually turned back around and brought them to the counter.
When she took one of the bars and started scanning it multiple times, he stopped her and told her to scan them each individually “to prevent any electrical infetterence,” and then turned around and winked at me. I don’t even think that’s a word. After she scanned each bar and put them in a bag and started to say the price, he kept interrupting her by yawning really loudly.
I don't know why you guys think he was cool, he was a fucking asshole when i met him.
>>562045539 Oh god, I hate how everyone has a breakdown when a celebrity dies.
Was it a tragedy? Yes. Did you know him? No. Was his death more tragic than the fact that hundreds of innocent, funny, beautiful, young strangers die unnatural deaths around the world every day? No. Do you shit yourselves over them? No. How many of you start bawww threads over the hundreds of children that died recently in Gaza? Not many, if any.
Get over this celebrity bullshit culture. He was a comedian and a stranger to you. Sad that he died; sad as it is when any person dies unnecessarily.
>>562054419 I'd just like to point out that he was still an avid cyclist, an actual cyclist (not this trendy shitbag fixie fuckabout shit you teenagers do) and rode a fucking ton of local training rides wherever he was when on tour, and was even more well known in the cycling world for always stopping in every shop in town to hang out, soak up the culture, & delight the sorry ass wrenches and sales kids for a while.
Not sure where the alcoholism comes in, because an alcoholic + trying to not get dropped on a training ride = certain ambulance trip.
Depression may have won, as it does often enough, but I'm not sure everyone should be so quick to assume he was back on the booze and just tossed out his coping & living strategy that took him fucking decades of brutal physical work to build.
You're right. That's what makes it so depressing. The fact that until he did this, he was completely irrelevant to modern film and TV. I remember all the movies with Robin Williams as a kid. I used to watch the shit out of Aladdin. His only way out was to make a statement or wither away. Normally celebrity deaths don't bother me, but this one got me a little bit today.
>>562057478 >Robin Williams has been a part of most of /b/'s childhood. No. You knew his art. His job was a part of your childhood. He, as a person, was not. You did not know him, he did not interact with you.
If all copies of Aladin were destroyed, and you could never again see his acting that was part of your childhood, it would be a personal issue for you. This concentration on the personal lives of actors and musicians (and whatever the Kardashians and Hilton types are categorized as) is just illusion and meaningless bullshit.
The fact that Robin Williams died is sad, but of no more impact to you than the thousands of others who committed suicide that day.
>>562049123 I hear you brother. I'm hoping I'll have the balls to die on my own terms one day, then I'll have the last laugh. I'd daresay he wasn't much different, and to have made it so long, well, that's pretty respectable in some ways.
>>562056982 I've seen a lot more work from Robin Williams than I have from any of the kids at Sandy Hook. Fuckin Dead Poets' Society changed my life, so I think I can spare half a night to mourn him. >innocent, funny, beautiful strangers Robin Williams ehs a pretty cool guy and doesn't afraid of anything.
By the way, what a bunch of fuckin' edgelords in this thread.
>>562058590 It was posted in /v/ and the OP was intending that they discuss which iteration of Zelda in the video game series that he most likely likesd the most or perhaps took the inspiration for his daughters name from. But that poster took it and said that Robin Williams favorite Zelda is not in a video game, but is his daughter.
>>562058564 >Did you ever watch him? Get feels from watching him? Aladdin was one of my favorite childhood movies. The character of Genie, a fiction created through the writers, animators, director, and Robin William's acting, was easily my favorite character.
As an adult, I really enjoyed watching Dead Poet's Society and William's stand-up comedy.
Yeah man, his art was great. He did his job well. I didn't know him. I'm saddened by his death. I find it as shitty as when anyone dies under tragic, and possibly avoidable, circumstances. I'm not bawwing my eyes out. I didn't know him.
>>562058369 An artist's art is his life, you stupid faggot. They make it to inspire people and touch their lives in a meaningful way. I imagine he's done a million times more of that than a lot of aunts, uncles, and cousins.
nah, fuck all that. This guy live 63 amazingly accomplished years by anyones fucking standards, contributed more happiness to society than thousands of runners up combined, and had the balls and wits to end it before he had to watch his health completely fail and he whole life to fall apart in an ugly mess at an enormous cost to everyone around him. You know what, this suicide was not a tragedy.
>>562059349 >be me, morning of penis inspection day >always ace it, my mom scrubs my dick really hard the night before to get all the ugly juice out >Decide to make a good impression, to wear my tight leather jumpsuit >Immediately regret my decision upon getting on my bus, it was 99 degrees out that day >Too late to turn back, accept it >Sweat profusely >Begin to smell something terrible >Realize I had a peanut butter consistancy shit that morning and had completely forgot to wipe >Sweat dissolves the shit and it pools at the crotch >Get nervous about failing, piss myself >Have shit, piss, and sweat covered dick >Get to school, in art class >Hot grill sitting next to me >She asks me to pass the paint >I cum immediately from talking to a femanon >Get nervous, say "HAHA, HERE YA GO" and give her the paint >She is displeased, but says, "Hey, you want some food?" >Holds up rotisserie chicken >Cannot resist, she appears to have covered it in gravy >Eat the entire thing, bones and all, in a few seconds >She's laughing >Feel some rumbling in my stomach >Sneaky bitch put laxatives in the chicken >Run to the bathroom, barely manage to finish my 50 piece chicken nuggets on the way >My friend is there, usually when we see each other we fuck, so he pulls down my pants and gets his dick covered in shit >Gets mad and kicks my cock, breaking my erection in half >Barely manages to get even a little of my shit out >Open stall >I'm home free, I can shit, clean my dick, and still ace penis inspection day. >Female gym teacher in stall >"PENIS INSPECTION DAY, FAGGOT!" Is all she says >Try to run but she steals my 95 piece kfc breasts >Leave no breast behind >When I reach for the nuggets, she hits me with a lead pipe >I'm down, gym teacher unbuttons my pants >Sees shit, sweat, cum, and piss covered dick >She starts yelling about how important penis inspection day is >She's a 2/10, so naturally i cum at her voice >Shit on her face >Still better score than before I was circumcised.
>>562059338 >An artist's art is his life, you stupid faggot. They make it to inspire people and touch their lives in a meaningful way
This is the stupid shit I'm talking about. You've seen his face so many times that you are tricked into thinking you know him. This is the same reason why a cologne sells so much better when you put a celebrity's face and name on it, even though you could probably reason that he didn't create it and probably doesn't wear it, but you trust them.
When did you ask Williams why he creates his art? Or did you spend so much time with him that you can infer his motivations without him literally saying it?
Or, even more stupid, do you assume that all artists are the same, and every actor, musician, painter, etc., all do what they do for the exact same reason?
>>562059645 In fact, actually, super fuck it, it's damn a miracle he survived the 1970s & 80s at all, living like fuckin Richard Pyror and shit. We got to enjoy the good stuff he made for about 4 extra bonus decades. Now we're going to whine cause he didn't what, live to a thousand? Jesus, let the guy die, for fuck's sake.
This sucks. Robin Williams was an awesome guy. 17 years ago, my Dad's dad killed my grandma and then himself in a drunken rage. We held a massive service at the church my dad's mom attended in San Francisco. It was obviously a hard night for my dad. My parents stayed late in the city to clean things up and spend time with family. It was about 2:30 AM when we finally started making our way home, but before leaving the city, my dad wanted to stop and get a doughnut at some random doughnut shop we passed by. We all went inside, and lo and behold, Mr. Robin Williams was there, sitting in a booth eating a couple doughnuts and drinking some coffee. He noticed our well dressed, solemn looking crew walk in, and pretty quickly after we sat down to eat the delicious treats, he came walking over. Now, I admit fully that I do not remember what he said to us, but I do remember what he looked like and I remember him Introducing himself as Robin (Which is my aunts name, I think thats why it caught my attention). He ended up joining my family at our table and (as my Dad always said) he just started making pleasant conversation, which quickly turned in to him making my parents smile, and soon after he had us all laughing. I couldn't tell you what they laughed about, but I remember seeing my parents laugh and smile for the first time in weeks. My dad remembered that so fondly. He always said it was exactly what he had needed in that time, and that he appreciated the way Robin Williams went about it. It wasn't that he was a celebrity, he was just being a nice guy who saw a bunch of sad folks and realized he could probably make a difference. And he did. I loved hearing my dad tell that story because you could tell that moment meant a lot to him. I'm sad he felt the need to go. Edit: Thank you all for reading this story and appreciating it with me. I always wanted to get the chance to thank Robin Williams for this moment.
>>562060110 I understand what you mean anon, but just leave people to it. It's not like we're worshipping Kim Kardashian, and even if it was just work to him he made a big impact on a lot of peoples lives anon.
>>562060410 He was MAJORLY into gaming. He said in an interview that he gets uncomfortable when a hotel doesn't have DSL. He played alot of COD and even this one HL2 mod called Day of Defeat. He named his son after a Final Fight character. He was into Warcraft n shit like that. Look it up.
>>562060536 >It's not like we're worshipping Kim Kardashian I agree, but I think it's a symptom of the same type of reasoning, so I'm just compelled to call it out. When little girls cut themselves over a Justin Bieber hoax, when people give up their money/their votes/their whatever because a flashy dude who's on TV all the time told them too, it's because we live in a culture where this kind of thing is possible. So I'm just compelled to call it out. >>562060690 >i think it's that half the people here struggle with living themselves... Alright, that post has a fair point, I'll give you that >>562060848 >Actually I did know him, fucking jewcunt. Fine, you mourn as you have to then. I obviously wasn't making a point about you.
>Funny as I just happened to be standing on the side of a comedy club in Kings Cross where he did an impromptu spot (where I got to meet him). There was around 100 or so people there not really knowing he was gonna show up. He accepted to do a 'quick' spot and just before he was due on he came stood next to me. You could see the rush of nerves building up. He went to the toilet 3 times in the 5 mins before. Started to babble to me while pacing slightly. He was about to be in his heaven (in front of an audience). This was his true drug of choice. Pure adrenalin. Even with what would be a tiny audience and who cares if they like you as your Robin Williams, but you could see the nerves going. He really did care what people (even if only a few) thought. I feel lucky to have seen this insight but even more gutted that we will never see another new joke again. He had bloody endless material.
>>562061417 I think I can safely assume noneof us will be cutting themselves because of this, but it sure is upsetting. In my youth I watched Jumanji what felt like every week. I watched it last month out of nostalgia.
Ya know, every other celebrity that's died recently, all I've done is laugh, like the fag from the Hungry Games and Paul "The Racemaster" Walker. But this was different.
I think it's because, to me, Robin really felt like a real, actual person. You see these other celebs that have a certain air or presence. Robin always just felt so jovial. I dunno. I mourn him.
Robin Williams was someone who took all of the dark things he and others went through and turned that around into humor. That humor overcame all of the dark for so many. He was, in a sense, like us. We're all fucked up, and this is a place where we can be comfortable and maybe even happy for a bit. I can't blame him for trying. But that's what makes this so hard, is that in the end, the darkness won, and overcame one of the most genuine people I can think of. Humanity lost today. We failed.
>>562062945 Yeah, herpes symptoms die down after the initial contraction. It's still there, and it flares up every couple of years and when under extreme stress. I can't imagine it would affect his life that badly at a time that far away from contraction.
There's a fine line between appreciation of someone's work and obsession over it. A lot of people here talking about his death are appreciating the fact that he lived and did work that brought joy to their lives. Which is considerably different than the obsession of teenage girls to support the latest and greatest pop star.
It's late. I'm gonna try and squeeze a few tears from this. I haven't cried in a few years. It's like a physical release of emotion, like the tears are the sadness itself leaving your body. Is it weird that I want to find reasons to cry /b/? inb4 You didn't know him inb4 He wouldn't have cried for you inb4 Sissy crying over a celebrity death
Yeah. I normally don't care about the death of celebrities and famous people, since I didn't know them and they didn't affect me. But this is different. It feels like a light went out today. I don't know whether to be depressed, or be inspired to fight depression. It just really feels bad when someone who seemed so happy still failed in the end. It's like, what's the point? It feels hopeless when the strongest still lose.
Eh, I had plenty of teenage gfs, fun --yet completely retarded-- times.. >I 'miss' those summer nights searching for a hormonal drunk hysterical maniac on an isolated island >I 'miss' those summer nights getting so drunk we'd spend the rest of the night vomiting in a field and/or get completely separated somehow >I 'miss' those magical nights that had to end at 7 pm because of controlling parents >I 'miss' having a crazy inexperienced chica loosing her shit over nothing >I 'miss' having constant blue balls because she wanted to save herself >I 'miss' putting in all this effort to not even be allowed to grab some ass because she was "too young for that"
..the only thing I actually miss is their bodies.
Fuck, I love wearing nice suits, having a great job, dominating people, earning hella cash, fucking broads, going on fucked up adventures, not worrying about irrational crazy bullshit.
He was a man with a wall of smiley faces around him. Inside that wall no one could see what he struggled with everyday. He managed to rise higher than any of us most likely ever will. Yet he was still destroyed by his depression.
It has showed me how pointless it all really is. If you are depressed there is no way out but through lies and building a wall.
There is no way out except for the one everyone deems cowardly. But it takes a level of courage to go through with it. One the living never face.
like vultures /b/ comes down to exploit every little fame dead clown had, to feel better about themselves. some say they care, some say he was a good actor, but it's all about feeling better exploiting robin williams' death
>>562070659 Apart from raids being more common back in the day, nothing has really changed, there is still thousands of shit threads to one that is absolute magic. The reason people thinks it was ever good is because there was a point where everything was new to them and not recycled to death like it has always been.
Uhm.../b/ros. I dont at all mean to steal the spotlight...But, incase I may be next, due to water intoxication; I just want you to know I love you all, and Robin Williams. God-Tier actor and comedian as I was growing up (in my book at least.) So incase this is it, again, Love you /b/.
>>562061423 Actually, that's not true. See, if you took the time to peer into history a bit, you'd learn that, that "action" was added to the bible as a sin to prevent those who believed that they could just go to heaven by killing themselves or just ending their lives in general. But nobody really knows where you end up when you pass away.
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