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    • RTX 2013 Musings

      4 years ago


      I had the opportunity to be a guardian for RTX 2013. It was amazing, I got to meet many of my favorite cast members, and I had a blast just being in Austin for that week. It was an incredible experience. There is, however, one thing that has stuck with me for a while, that I've been meaning to make a journal entry about. I don't know if anyone will read this, nor do I particularly care. This is more of a piece for my own recollection. What I want to note is the exceptional behavior of Mr. Burnie Burns. Upon leaving RTX on the last day of the convention, after having been bid a tearful goodbye in a group of my fellow guardians by an admittedly sleep-deprived Barbara and Adam, I was walking out when I saw Burni. I had seen him before, but never talked to him, and I thought I might introduce myself if he didn't look too busy. So I stopped. That's when it happened. A little girl, probably no older than 9 (far too young to be consuming RT content, but that's beside the point) ran up to Burnie and asked him for his signature. Burnie looked around to see if anyone official was watching, and then pulled off his own RTX badge, which was labeled staff at the bottom, and signed it. As he was doing it, to the best of my recollection, he said something like this.

      "I'm going to get into trouble for this... but oh well. Here you go."

      The way her face lit up when he gave it to her was incredible. She was so happy, and it was such a human moment. He didn't have to do that. He went out of his way to make her day, and I got a chance to see the real Mr. Burns, off camera, interacting one on one with a fan. He really does love his audience. He really does love what he does.

      It may not have been important to him. It may not even have been noticed by the little girl's mother. But it was important to her. And I noticed. And I've carried it with me. It was something he did that was truly kind outside of the realm of the public. And that should be, if not even rewarded, at least recognized. So in my small part, I am trying to recognize a man I already admired. Albeit, months later, and in a journal post from a user with 9 friends. But it's better than no recognition. If you're reading this, remember that when you do things that help other people, you are noticed, if not recognized. And people remember.

    • Oh my god

      9 years ago


      I just got the complete box set of rvb. I feel so nerdy and yet so proud.

    • 2018 years ago

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