When you cry manly tears of manliness

There is something so humbling, so gut wrenching, and so inspiring about these StoryCorps segments.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
cube wrote:

Gurren Lagann's ending. Tears of joy at Gainax ENDING something properly.

Woah. Gurren Lagann was a Gainax production? I watched an episode and thought it was just about the silliest thing ever created. I'll have to give it a second look with that in mind.

Bringing up an older topic, but I literally just finished Gurren Lagann and it got to me. This series is definitely not for those who hate anime tropes. I tend to avoid series that feature scantily clad female and overly macho male stereotypes, but I think this series overcomes a lot of that silliness. In the end it was very much like an Evangelion minus all the pretentiousness. Is it perfect? Faaaaaar from it. Was it worth watching? For me it was.

It's a journey about the human spirit and while I think it may have been better as a 13 episode series it managed to keep my interest for almost the entire series. It's a pretty preposterous series, but worth a shot if you can get past the annoying bits (for example, one character who seems completely retarded and annoying from the start isn't as lame as it may seem).

Also, Green Mile, every time.

Finished Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy on Friday night in a dark Paris hotel room. Cried.

That's all I've got to say about that.

Warrior.

Might seem cheesy, but be sure to wipe your eyes before you turn the lights back on.

My best friend's dog died today. His favorite grumpy old man, the 15 year old gruff alpha dog in their family pack. Pretty sad about it.

InspectorFowler wrote:

My best friend's dog died today. His favorite grumpy old man, the 15 year old gruff alpha dog in their family pack. Pretty sad about it.

Nothing can elicit tears quite like the death of a dog. I lost my childhood dog some 15 years ago, and I still go from zero to weepy in under six seconds just thinking about him.

Man's best friend, for real.

He took today off work.

He is an honest-to-God combat veteran from the USMC. Deployed to deserts. Done things he won't talk about. I am pretty sure I could cut his hand off in some accident and he would just shout at me until we got to the hospital.

But he took today off work. Sigh.

Nicholaas wrote:
InspectorFowler wrote:

My best friend's dog died today. His favorite grumpy old man, the 15 year old gruff alpha dog in their family pack. Pretty sad about it.

Nothing can elicit tears quite like the death of a dog. I lost my childhood dog some 15 years ago, and I still go from zero to weepy in under six seconds just thinking about him.

Man's best friend, for real.

Truth. We put my dog down in November and I lost it that day. I had to take half a day off of work. I'm getting teary just writing this.

Grenn wrote:

Warrior.

Might seem cheesy, but be sure to wipe your eyes before you turn the lights back on.

I watched this on the flight back this morning, and wow. You ain't kidding. Good thing the plane was dark.

Especially since I am a dad of 2 boys.

I just watched the documentary Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die. Very powerful and heartbreaking stuff, I cried multiple times.

I recommend watching Terry Pratchett's Richard Dimbley lecture Shaking Hands with Death

Due to his condition he is unable to read his own lecture so his good friend Tony Robinson reads it for him. Pratchett is my 2nd favourite author of all time and pretty much everything involving him since he was diagnosed with alzheimers makes me cry manly tears of manliness. Even posting this and thinking about it gets the room awful dusty.

EDIT: just watched it again and got a bit dusty.

Our almost 14-year old cat hasn't hardly eaten anything for the last 3 days, nor has she used the little box. She's also very lethargic, pretty much stays in one spot for most of the day.

I'm planning on taking her to the vet on Monday, but I'm not holding out much hope.

I saw somewhere on this thread someone post about Starbucks return with Lee on BSG. I just saw that episode and I got a little teary eyed. Although my interest in the series had been waning and that moment put me back into the story.

I've been dealing with the declining health of my dog for the last couple of years now. It started when I noticed him trip over a small obstacle a few years ago. He used to jump up on people but now he can't support himself on just his hind legs at all. We would have had to put him down two years ago if it wasn't for Cosequin. Before we started giving him Cosequin I would have to lift his rear for him to get up because he was declining faster than he could adjust to moving differently.

ClockworkHouse wrote:
cube wrote:

Gurren Lagann's ending. Tears of joy at Gainax ENDING something properly.

Woah. Gurren Lagann was a Gainax production? I watched an episode and thought it was just about the silliest thing ever created. I'll have to give it a second look with that in mind.

Gainax production... silliness... these things tend to occur at the same time.

When I was little, every time I threw a tantrum
Grandma would always sing for me
In those summer afternoons, her song comforted me
And it went something like this:
“Sky’s getting dark, rain will fall”
“Sky’s getting dark, getting dark…”

No longer little, I started living my own life
Fresh songs, fresh ideas
Stubborn and impulsive, when I couldn’t control myself
I forgot there was such a song:
“Sky’s getting dark, rain will fall”
“Sky’s getting dark, getting dark…”

Chorus*
I fell helplessly in love with someone
I thought this was the world I always wanted
But I charged recklessly
Misunderstood and cheated
Could it be that there were flaws in the grownup world?

I walked upon the crossroads confronting me everyday
I missed the simple, wonderful little pleasures of the past
Love always makes people cry, makes people feel dissatisfied
The sky was broad but I couldn’t see straight
So lonely

Chorus Repeat*

As the sky turned dark, I remembered that song
I suddenly wished for it to rain
Turns out grandma already sang her lessons to me
“Though it rains, march bravely forward”
I’m sure everything will be okay
I really want to go home right now
“Sky’s getting dark, rain will fall”
“Sky’s getting dark, getting dark…”

Gets me every time.

Well, just completed To the Moon and the manly floodgates have been trickling all game long.

I decided about a month ago to move to Massachusetts, which is a huge and scary decision, but also an exciting adventure. I told my best friend of ten years today. He seemed sadder than I expected, but we retained full manliness.

On the drive home, I couldn't stop tearing up.

I was going to put this in the Post a Picture thread, but the room got mighty dusty when I saw this so I thought it was better here.

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Photographer wrote:

This 19 year old Schoep being cradled in his father's arms last night in Lake Superior. Schoep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect.

I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Schoep as an 8 month old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures :).

Since my daughter has been born I have found my emotions heightened/altered and tear up when only salt fields used to exist. This mostly happens during movies with father daughter moments or during We're Alive when

Spoiler:

shirley was hit over and over again with a hammer or when Burt had his index finger cut off

Brokeback Mountain - that last scene with that music - I cry like a river every time.

Just teared up watching the Olympics:

[spoiler]Watching May-Traynor / Walsh-Jennings win the gold in beach volleyball.

PaladinTom wrote:

Just teared up watching the Olympics:

Watching May-Traynor / Walsh-Jennings win the gold in beach volleyball.

When the tears come from your eyes good sir, not "elsewhere."

KingGorilla wrote:
PaladinTom wrote:

Just teared up watching the Olympics:

Watching May-Traynor / Walsh-Jennings win the gold in beach volleyball.

When the tears come from your eyes good sir, not "elsewhere."

holy sh*t I laughed out loud. Well done KingGorilla, well done.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Goddammit...

Clem: This is it you know?
Joel: I know...
Clem: This is the last memory left.
Joel: Yeah.
Clem: Well, what do we do?
Joel: Just enjoy it.

Every goddamned time. It's f*cking brilliant. I've been in a negative funk about a 3yr old relationship I ended, embarrassingly, almost 5 years ago now. I've come and gone between "I'm finally over it and OK" and regret. This movie doesn't help one bit, but goddamn it's amazing.

Yeah that's one of my favorites. Also, it was one of the weirdest movies I screened when I was working at a theater. One of the reasons we screen is to make sure we spliced all the reels together in the right order. And at the end of reel 1, the opening credits start rolling. Thought I had totally screwed something up and ran up to stop the projector and double check. But no, that's just how the movie works.

Vega wrote:

I was going to put this in the Post a Picture thread, but the room got mighty dusty when I saw this so I thought it was better here.

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Photographer wrote:

This 19 year old Schoep being cradled in his father's arms last night in Lake Superior. Schoep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect.

I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Schoep as an 8 month old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures :).

This one got me. Used to carry my old dog out to the yard when she needed to go out after her arthritis started to get too bad for medication

Teared up the other day at a local "any can join in" trackmeet that my five year-old daughter participated in. I stood at the finish line for all three races and watched her run her hardest and come in last every time. She's not very fast right now, apparently. But she was trying so hard and I was so damned proud of her for doing her best. I swept her up in my arms and told her what a great job she did each time, tears in my eyes.

... Don't they ever dust in my office? Jeez. It's horrible in here.

Vega wrote:

I was going to put this in the Post a Picture thread, but the room got mighty dusty when I saw this so I thought it was better here.

IMAGE(http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o310/VegaGWJ/Schoep_asleep_in_lake.jpg)
Source

Photographer wrote:

This 19 year old Schoep being cradled in his father's arms last night in Lake Superior. Schoep falls asleep every night when he is carried into the lake. The buoyancy of the water soothes his arthritic bones. Lake Superior is very warm right now, so the temp of the water is perfect.

I was so happy I got to capture this moment for John. By the way, John rescued Schoep as an 8 month old puppy, and he's been by his side through many adventures :).

Just found this thread, and this TOTALLY got me. Totally beautiful.

I actually cry pretty easily, at weddings, funerals, and for some movies and TV shows. Lately it's been my new favorite movie, How to Train your Dragon, that really gets me. The moment Toothless lets Hiccup pet him for the first time, the test flight, and so many others. I first saw the movie in February, and have maybe watched it 40-50 times since, and certain scenes still get me every time. It's gotten to the point where I do the same when listening to the soundtrack, as I know when certain scenes match up with certain points in the music. I have a problem.

Another scene that always kills is in Babe, at the end, when Farmer Hoggett says "That'll do, pig." The first time he says it I tear up, the second time I just lose it.