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why am I all of a sudden into river phoenix

January 27 2011 at 5:22 PM
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i loved stand by me. I thought river was pretty cute and talented, but I was too young to really recognize talent. I saw my own private idaho to look at keanu. I think I was 17 when he died. I remember feeling sorry about it, but not greatly affected. I recently watched stand by me and couldn't stop thinking about river after. Then I looked him up on IMBD and watched a few more of his movies. Now I am thinking about him daily. I am married with 3 kids and a career. I don't have time to be a fangirl, but this man was exceptional. Talented and so other wordly, I'm just drawn to him I guess.

 
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January 28 2011, 10:35 PM 

I feel similar way as you do. When he passed I was 15 years old but was not his fan back then so I was not greatly affected by it. I did feel bad for him and his loved ones. Then I kind of remembered him time to time because of Keanu Reeves because I was Keanu Reeves fan and I knew that they were good friends and Keanu was really affected by his death. Then last year in May, I saw Stand by Me and I can't stop thinking about him. It feels like a great loss.

 
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same here

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February 22 2011, 9:23 AM 

I feel exactly the same and cant understand why. I was 17 when River died, a huge fan and was completely devastated. Kind of forgot about him for a few years, busy having 3 kids and getting married, but found a box of old vhs videos in my loft recently, mostly late 80s early 90s films that i had recorded from the tv and most of them were Rivers films. Started to watch them again to relive my youth and have now found myself completly into him again. I feel like he has just died and i have to get over it all over again, what is going on ? Im on the internet looking up interviews and pictures of him and this is how i stumbled across this site. Its nice to know im not the only one.
R.I.P River you are still missed every day, i find myself wondering what you would be doing today
take care
Sam

 
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May 14 2011, 6:37 PM 

Ohhh River is just so adorable...he is cutie pie,,,

 
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Post of mine that I copied from another thread

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March 3 2012, 3:59 PM 

I'm wondering. What the hell is wrong with me? What the hell is wrong with all of you? What the hell is going on?

You people are saying that out of the blue, you've developed some strange fascination with the late River Phoenix? Well, you can say that I too am guilty of it.

Okay, now, I was born November 24th, 1991 making me 20 years old. Phoenix died a few weeks before I turned two. I have never watched a movie of River Phoenix.

The only times I ever known of his name at all: I am a hardcore fan of Hanson and I seen River's picture on a page of Hanson look-alikes that was on a Hanson fansite. I was 14 at the time then. I didn't think anything of the pic. And another time, I seen a clip of Juaquin (spelled it right?)at an awards show on access Hollywood and they mentioned "brother of the late River Phoenix". This was around the time frame I seen the pic.


Now let's fast-forward the years...

It was about two weeks ago, probably not even, when my uncle and I went in his car to go somewhere. When he pulled into the parking lot, my uncle stopped and sat there for a few minutes listening to the radio. I don't know what triggered this but the thought that suddenly came into my head was "River Phoenix". Pretty strange. Then I figured that that evening when I went onto the computer, I must research him.

I went onto the wikipedia for him and took a good look at the picture. "Pretty cute" was the thought in my head. I always have had a huge love for blonde haired men with similar facial features like that of River Phoenix. That's the main reason why I like Hanson so much!

I read the Wikipedia article about him. I thought that it was so sad that he died so young and such.

Normally, when I research something random online, I just look at the websites related to it once and that's it. As for River Phoenix, this wasn't the case. For the last two weeks now I've been spending most of my time online doing stuff related to him. Looking at his photos, reading on message boards, watching videos on youtube, you name it! I think about him all the time now! And while I can say that, yes, he was a real knock out. I can say that there's something more to it then that. There's plenty of times when I thought that a male was attractive but I'd probably look at his image a few times and never again.

I really don't know what the hell's wrong with me. I swear! I've asked one of my best girlfriends, whose a big Indiana Jones fan, if she's ever seen the one with Phoenix and I care very very little for this type of movies. I asked my dad a River Phoenix related question. I just can't stop this!

But I'm using my best will power not to let this fascination go to my head. I'll continue to do what I been doing, not letting it interfere with my life, and let the whole thing run it's course.

Reading what you other people wrote, I can see that I'm not the only one. I have enough problems in my life and the last thing I needed was an obsession with a deceased actor.

And here's one last thing I would like to say. This may be just random though...My mom died on September 18th, 2010. She was born on December 23rd and her favorite/lucky number was 23. Ever since then, there's many times when I look at the clock and it's at the 23rd minute of the hour. Or whenever I buy something, 23 ends up in the total. Special events have been happening on the 23rd of the month. Many other occurrences involving the number 23 too. Before she died, I never came across the number 23 like this. Now for the part where River Phoenix comes in: He was born August 23rd. He died at 23. This may all be a coincidence but I find this too damn weird.

I'd like to talk to the other folks who have/had this happening so feel free to drop me a line!

 
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Jennifer
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Weird...

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April 10 2012, 5:45 PM 

Okay, I wasn't going to respond to any posts on here but this is too weird. I, too, have found myself all of a sudden out of the blue really into River. It just happened. I always loved him, grew up watching his movies and knew that he had died, knew when he died and where he died and how. These facts were always in the back of my mind, and every once in a while I'd watch one of his movies, but no big deal. River died 18 days before my 11th birthday, so I don't have any memory of it really. I was just a kid.

A couple days ago, I started thinking about him and I don't know why. So I started looking up pics, reading up about him. Most of this stuff I already knew, but it just seemed new to me again. It's almost as if he just died and I'm just now, 18 years later, grieving. Why is that? I was watching Running On Empty today and when "Fire and Rain" started playing and the lyrics "Just yesterday morning they let me know you were gone. Suzanne the plans they made put an end to you", I literally could not stop the tears from coming out my eyes. It felt like he was singing about River. I've heard this song a million times and it has never made me cry. I've also seen River's movies a million times and not once have I cried during them.

I'm not too big into cosmic forces or whatever you want to call it...but this is coming from no where. I'm going to sound really silly when I say this, especially because I'm not spiritual or religious at all, but it almost seems like...it's his way of communicating? Like he picks certain people out. Sounds dumb. I am a very logical person, so I'm trying to make sense of out this. I am 29 years old. I am not fangirling. I am literally sad. I can't shake it and I want to, because it's ridiculous, especially since he died 18 years ago!!

It'll pass, I know it will. But I've had close loved ones die. I know what it feels like to grieve, and this feels like I'm grieving. So silly.

 
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