When you cry manly tears of manliness

Gravey wrote:
WipEout wrote:

Yeah, I like dogs and all-- they're cute-- but I'll keep my bird, thanks. The chances of a little parakeet mauling me to death are kinda slim, I think. ;)

In this era, sure!

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Hey, where'd you get a picture of my bir--OHMYGOD!!

GioClark wrote:

Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home.

..every time.

Hell yeah. That whole last scene, with Al's first wife too. Georgia On My Mind...

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The song, if you don't know it:

Man, RDR was such a great game and awesome soundtrack too. I was definitely moved by the ending. Thanks for this.

Ballotechnic wrote:

And let's not forgot Aragorn's "my friends, you bow to no one" line. Just that look of complete sincerity on Aragorn's face, that makes me a little misty.

Bingo. I have no idea why, but when I heard this line the first time I was completely done. It was so pathetic for me to go through.

Vrikk wrote:
Ballotechnic wrote:

And let's not forgot Aragorn's "my friends, you bow to no one" line. Just that look of complete sincerity on Aragorn's face, that makes me a little misty.

Bingo. I have no idea why, but when I heard this line the first time I was completely done. It was so pathetic for me to go through.

There are several parts in those movies that do it for me...this one, "Fly, you fools," ROTK ending #5...but there are a few that also give me a lump in the throat, that I'm not sure I can pinpoint why, like Gandalf's arrival at Helm's Deep, and the release of Theoden. I think it has something to do with the Messianic qualities I ascribe to that character (I know Tolkien said he didn't intend the series to be Christian allegory of any kind, but I sure see a lot of influence, particularly in Gandalf).

bnpederson wrote:

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The song, if you don't know it:

I'm usually all about the sappy songs that this sounds like, but the lyrics sort of throw it off completely for me.

This was waiting for me in my inbox this morning (Embedded below). What a way to start a rainy day.

I definitely teared up during the pilot of The Walking Dead on AMC.

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The scene where the man is trying to shoot the zombie that used to be his wife was brilliant. No dialogue, just pure agony and grief pouring off of him.

trichy wrote:

I definitely teared up during the pilot of The Walking Dead on AMC.

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The scene where the man is trying to shoot the zombie that used to be his wife was brilliant. No dialogue, just pure agony and grief pouring off of him.

This. I teared up, too. Bear in mind, I've no experience with the comics, so the scene stood as my sole understanding of that man.

Seth wrote:

Bear in mind, I've no experience with the comics, so the scene stood as my sole understanding of that man.

That sequence wasn't even in the comics so I'd definitely say they're adding their own spin to the story. Love the comics, but the AMC version comes across as more mature and complex so far.

I thought of another one last night...last ten minutes or so of Alien 3. Maybe not tears of manliness, per se, but I definitely get pretty melancholy.

My wife and I have just been rewatching Buffy from the beginning, since she didn't really start watching until season 6 or so.

We were watching the episode where:

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Buffy's mom dies

...on the plane on the way back from Italy. We cried many tears (mine were manly) and wiped our eyes quickly when they came around with carts for drinks. =)

Hell yeah, Rick. That episode was brutal. I think I cried at every segment the night it aired. I would lose it, compose myself during the commercial break, and then as the next characters dealt with what happened, I would lose it again.

It's an episode that everyone can connect with. We've all lost someone. And the different reactions to death are things most of us have been through at one time or another.

Plus, the episode is so "real." There's no background music at all. It's just the characters there on the screen and you're left to deal with what they're feeling. No sad music to tell you to be sad, no rising music to pick you up. Just people, feeling grief. It's brutal.

I've rewatched all 7 seasons of Buffy multiple times. But I think I've only watched that episode twice. Original airing, and when I was showing my wife the whole series back when we were dating. If I ever found myself in need of a good cry, I think I'd pop that in though.

Stele wrote:

Hell yeah, Rick. That episode was brutal. I think I cried at every segment the night it aired. I would lose it, compose myself during the commercial break, and then as the next characters dealt with what happened, I would lose it again.

It's an episode that everyone can connect with. We've all lost someone. And the different reactions to death are things most of us have been through at one time or another.

Plus, the episode is so "real." There's no background music at all. It's just the characters there on the screen and you're left to deal with what they're feeling. No sad music to tell you to be sad, no rising music to pick you up. Just people, feeling grief. It's brutal.

I've rewatched all 7 seasons of Buffy multiple times. But I think I've only watched that episode twice. Original airing, and when I was showing my wife the whole series back when we were dating. If I ever found myself in need of a good cry, I think I'd pop that in though. ;)

I've seen it twice. Original airing. And then again when I went back through for the first time several years later (mainly because I forgot about it). When McChuck and I were going through the whole series, him for the first time, I watched all of it with him. Except season 5. With that episode in mind, I just gave him the season and told him to tell me when he gets to season 6. Then we started watching together again. Powerful stuff. I definitely cried more the second time because I wasn't in my college dorm with my roommate playing doing homework on his computer 7 feet away.

Stele wrote:

Plus, the episode is so "real." There's no background music at all. It's just the characters there on the screen and you're left to deal with what they're feeling. No sad music to tell you to be sad, no rising music to pick you up. Just people, feeling grief. It's brutal. :(

The thing I loved about it most was that Anja was the one with the most human reaction of all of them.

Ranger Rick wrote:

The thing I loved about it most was that Anja was the one with the most human reaction of all of them.

I'm not always respectful of Whedon, but I'll freely admit Anya slays me every time. And I did something very much like Xander once.

At the other end of the spectrum, when Veronica Mars learns:

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Keith is her dad

I sobbed in relief. She wanted it to be that way so bad, and so did I.

Something about the way Whedon kills off characters has always gotten to me. You come to really like some of them and poof, they're gone.

Buffy

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Buffy's mom of course, but Tara and Anya dying as well, were very sad.

Dollhouse

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Ballard's there one minute and bam, gone. Topher had a touching goodbye sacrificing himself. Even that moment they left Amy Acker's Doctor character to die, really touched me.

Angel

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Cordial's death in Thank You was very said since by that point she had been with Buffy and Angel for years. I was moved by Fred and Wesley's deaths too

Firefly

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Book was sad but Wash?! Really?! Reaaally?

Hello, I cared about these folks!

Ballotechnic wrote:

Something about the way Whedon kills off characters has always gotten to me. You come to really like some of them and poof, they're gone.

Firefly

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Book was sad but Wash?! Really?! Reaaally?

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I am a leaf on the wind.

Toy Story 3

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when Andy gives the toys away and is describing who each of the are

and

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when they are sitting on the porch watching Andy drive away and Woody says "So long cowboy."

The fact that my wife looked at me silly for crying is another thing to add to the "may be a pod person" list.

Also, about 2 years ago when I had to give my dog away because he had started growling at my daughters.

How to Train your dragon got me. One moment in particular:

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Where he loses his cheat sheet and just finally flips a switch in his head where he knows what he has to do and they go through that tight canyon and just nail it.

It wasn't necessarily cry worthy, but it just hit me. The power of that scene just really struck me.

Then towards the end:

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When toothless opens his wing to reveal Hiccup is still alive and the Dad says "Thank you".

Yea, I really enjoyed that movie. A movie hasn't done that to me in a long, long time.

BlackSabre wrote:

How to Train your dragon got me. One moment in particular:

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Where he loses his cheat sheet and just finally flips a switch in his head where he knows what he has to do and they go through that tight canyon and just nail it.

It wasn't necessarily cry worthy, but it just hit me. The power of that scene just really struck me.

Then towards the end:

Spoiler:

When toothless opens his wing to reveal Hiccup is still alive and the Dad says "Thank you".

Yea, I really enjoyed that movie. A movie hasn't done that to me in a long, long time.

That got me.. those heart-warming affirmation of ties moments usually do. There were a few similar ones in Tangled that got me.

Probably could have mentioned this a few weeks ago, but getting on a plane. It probably sounds strange to a lot of you folks, but there's a big difference from how most folks do, and the way I did. Like my ticket was one-way, with the return trip a year out.

So. I just finished The Road. Goddamn bleak. But being a father, I couldn't help shedding a tear or two. But that paled in comparison with the dread some of the scenes instilled. Damn.

This.

Now that you've seen the video, read the details. I dare you to not tear up.

Finally got around to watching Toy Story 3 last night.

Dry...but just barely.

Ranger Rick wrote:

This.

Now that you've seen the video, read the details. I dare you to not tear up.

Thanks for sharing that Rick, what a cool story.

Oh God I'm a manly man and I cry like I'm a retiring Dick Vermeil. At my wedding. When the kids were born. At my best friend's funeral for his little brother. So I won't even go there for the RL stuff.
For the geek culture, I can think of 2 times where I cried manly tears of MAN:
1. Every time I watch that Ride of the Rohirrim scene I get these glorious tears going and I'm wondering where the hell I put my horse.
2. When Viconia in BG2 finally learns she is loved and doesn't have to be a complete bitch to everyone.
3. The end of Bioshock got me a little misty too, but that was because my hot azn wife was pregnant with the girls at the time, so I'm calling that one on sympathy pregnancy man hormones.

Budo wrote:

3. The end of Bioshock got me a little misty too, but that was because my hot azn wife was pregnant with the girls at the time, so I'm calling that one on sympathy pregnancy man hormones.

Yeah that got to me, too. No tears but definitely a lump in the throat. Surprising how powerful that picture was, and the thought of giving a chance at a decent life to those women after all the horror you'd just waded through. It was the same feeling as the ending of a really good book.

Finally watched Up...definitely got misty even though I was completely expecting something.