Open letter to James Rolfe
I had the honor of meeting you yesterday, you might remember me as the girl that got all emotional the moment I came up to shake yours and Kevin’s hands, I’m really sorry I got like that, I would have expressed myself better but the knot in my throat got the best of me.
I told you that you were my inspiration and that I do the things I do today thanks in part to you. You might hear this a lot all the time, having hundreds of thousands of fans, I’m just one more, but that’s ok, in the back of my head, I know you read all the messages you get because if it wasn’t for your fans, you wouldn’t be where you are right now; meeting you in person seemed surreal, as if I was looking through a screen all the time I was there, my boyfriend and I play your videos almost all the time in loop so we can have something to listen to when we’re working in the house, so seeing and listening to the nerd made it part of our daily routine at a certain point, we never really though of meeting you in person.
We do love your AVGN videos, they make us laugh all the time, no matter if we already saw them 100 times, but from someone like me who would have wanted to have a career film making, I admire all your work together, not just as the nerd.
There was a point in my life where I had gotten very depressed because I was unhappy with the type of jobs I’ve had, nothing that I worked with was pleasant, I just just did it for the money, but when even that didn’t help, I became miserable, I never though of what I wanted to do as an adult when I was young, so I was at a loss, but then I saw your one video that changed my life, your Dragon in My Dreams video opened my eyes and made think about the things I truly love, even though I didn’t have anything memorable as a child, I looked and that’s when I saw that the thing I loved the most, was staring me in the face, it was back then when I quit my horrible job and dedicated myself to do the very thing I love, GK building.
Since then, I’ve shared my passion in video tutorials showing people what I love to do and infect them with the same bug to try it themselves, I now have my own followers and fans and I have to say that I still don’t believe it at times, it feels like a dream when people come up to me and say that they wish to be as good as me someday and that they admire me a lot… it’s indeed a wonderful feeling, being at the front of this hobby and guiding so many people who want to start painting their own figures but don’t know how.
Thank James, you really have made a difference in my life, when I see your passion for film, you transmit that to me and many others to be passionate about the things we love.
Congratulations on your first film, we know it was your dream to make it to the top like that for many years, we hope to see a lot more from you in the future.