When you cry manly tears of manliness

Thanks everyone.

m0nk3yboy wrote:
Parallax Abstraction wrote:

You may not have been trying to solicit sympathy but you have mine. Thank you for trusting GWJ enough to share that. I'm so incredibly sorry to hear about it. I hope justice is served for you and your family.

What PA said man, rough, really rough.

QFT. My sympathies and thank you for sharing such a tough thing with all of us.

My deepest sympathies, Rains. Thank you for sharing this with us.

I hope you get justice Rains.

Wasn't sure to put this in the video thread or not. It's the first song, not the whole video.

Unrelated to the video, I want to add my voice to Rains' support as well. I don't know how, if ever, that you can come to terms with something like that.

My deepest condolences to you. What an unfathomable thing - my heart goes out to you and your family. As someone who has experienced some dark family tragedies of my own the best I can offer is to spend time thinking about the best moments with your sister. Let those be the focus of your thoughts as you navigate the trial ahead of you.

{{rains}} There really aren't any good words for that.

what everyone else already said rains.

All I can add is that we're here for you.

My heart is out, rains. With two younger brothers, I can only imagine how hard it would hit you. I hope that this year brings some justice and closure, and that your family has been able to hold onto the good of your sister's life despite the trauma.

Demosthenes wrote:

Yeah, the transition from them painting the nursery, to the doctor's office, to looking out the window at her just not looking at anything. Still kills me. My wife can't watch the entire opening segment due to that.

One of the perks of going to Apple's developer conference is the lunch talks from famous or interesting people. Last year the headliner was JJ Abrams, but previously they often had someone from Pixar show some video and talk about the technology that goes into making the movies.

Before Up came out, he showed a friggin' 10 minute version of that scene that was even more heartbreaking than the version in the movie. A room full of 3000 geeks were pretty much fighting back bawling.

Parallax Abstraction wrote:

You may not have been trying to solicit sympathy but you have mine. Thank you for trusting GWJ enough to share that. I'm so incredibly sorry to hear about it. I hope justice is served for you and your family.

I have nothing I can add, Parallax said it perfectly. I'm so sorry.

Before Up came out, he showed a friggin' 10 minute version of that scene that was even more heartbreaking than the version in the movie. A room full of 3000 geeks were pretty much fighting back bawling.

I really cannot believe there is a worse version of that, that was heartbreaking enough as it was.

Ranger Rick wrote:
Demosthenes wrote:

Yeah, the transition from them painting the nursery, to the doctor's office, to looking out the window at her just not looking at anything. Still kills me. My wife can't watch the entire opening segment due to that.

One of the perks of going to Apple's developer conference is the lunch talks from famous or interesting people. Last year the headliner was JJ Abrams, but previously they often had someone from Pixar show some video and talk about the technology that goes into making the movies.

Before Up came out, he showed a friggin' 10 minute version of that scene that was even more heartbreaking than the version in the movie. A room full of 3000 geeks were pretty much fighting back bawling.

Oh god, that EXISTS!? Sometimes I love and hate the Pixar folks. I need to see it though I know it'll make me bawl.

Veloxi wrote:

Oh god, that EXISTS!? Sometimes I love and hate the Pixar folks. I need to see it though I know it'll make me bawl.

It wasn't a full animation, it was just an animated version of the Storyboards/sketches, with music overlayed, but still: OMG.

*weeps just imagining it*

Ditto, Rainsmercy. I do hope that justice is properly meted out. Thanks for trusting us with that.

You have my sympathy Rainsmercy. Although I don't believe in incarceration for the crime of murder, what I think they should do to him probably isn't fit for discussion here.

But for a twist of fate I would be in a very similar situation. One of my younger sisters hung out with a really bad crowd in high school. She was over at her best friend's house most nights during the summer. One night she decided not to go over there for whatever reason, and some drugged out lunatic that hung out with them frequently stabbed everyone in the house to death that night, including her best friend, just because he was high on something.

The only silver lining is that it was a gigantic flashing-neon sign of a wakeup call for my sister and she got her act together after that.

I just watched "How to Train Your Dragon"... It got a little dusty, but nothing that really pulled at the heart strings for me.

*insert 'you monster' comments here*

Maybe it's the lack of emotional attachment I have with my Father, just curious, is that the trigger for you guys?

The trust and companion themes between Hiccup and Toothless get's the dust whipped up a bit, I'm just wondering if it needs those fatherly undertones to tip the tear cup into overflowing territory?

I've tried to keep the above as general as possible to avoid spoilers, but if you need me to tag it, let me know.

Semi-related question. I have Skyrim on my pile.

Spoiler:

Do I tame the dragons in that game into submission, or do I have to kill them? If it's the later, I may not be playing that for awhile...

Seriously, I need to know.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Semi-related question. I have Skyrim on my pile.

Spoiler:

Do I tame the dragons in that game into submission, or do I have to kill them? If it's the later, I may not be playing that for awhile...

Seriously, I need to know.

Spoiler:

You can tame and ride dragons in the Dragonborn expansion. If you eschew the base game's main quest, you won't necessarily have to kill any dragons. But if you do kill some dragons, rest assured *Ahnold accent* they were all bad.

Unless you kill *spoiler*.

Thanks Gravey

I told my former roommate that HTTYD was moving and it got dusty. He watched it and said that I must have daddy issues. It wasn't the father/son parts that got to me, though. The test flight scene was what got me. That and Hiccup leaning on Toothless to walk out his door at the end.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

I just watched "How to Train Your Dragon"... It got a little dusty, but nothing that really pulled at the heart strings for me.

*insert 'you monster' comments here*

Did you see Pixar's Up? If so, did you at least tear up during the first ten minutes?

Grenn wrote:

I told my former roommate that HTTYD was moving and it got dusty. He watched it and said that I must have daddy issues. It wasn't the father/son parts that got to me, though. The test flight scene was what got me. That and Hiccup leaning on Toothless to walk out his door at the end.

Heh, this is one of my favorite parts of the movie. For me, as a cat owner, a huge fan of dragons and so on, it's like the folks who made the movie reached into my brain and figured out what I'd love in a movie. I get misty so many times during the movie. Hell, I get misty listening to the SOUNDTRACK of the movie because certain musical cues trigger it.

Also, I'm seeing the live version in two weeks! YAY!

Veloxi wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:

I just watched "How to Train Your Dragon"... It got a little dusty, but nothing that really pulled at the heart strings for me.

*insert 'you monster' comments here*

Did you see Pixar's Up? If so, did you at least tear up during the first ten minutes?

Like a baby... Full, open, streaming tears. It was also the first time my kids had seen me cry, and their hugs of comfort made it even worse.

Grenn wrote:

I told my former roommate that HTTYD was moving and it got dusty. He watched it and said that I must have daddy issues. It wasn't the father/son parts that got to me, though. The test flight scene was what got me. That and Hiccup leaning on Toothless to walk out his door at the end.

And the way they both walk to the door, each broken, but together whole. Don't get me wrong, it was dusty, but nothing that really gave me that wrenching in the chest, like Up, or that dry, can't speak, feeling in the throat.

It's funny, but my eldest daughter (almost 5) let out a gasp of horror when Hiccup's Dad utters the words "I have no son". That's when I got a little emotional too. Not because of my reaction to the film, but her reaction to a parent saying that to their child. I promised her I would never say that to her. She looked at me, relieved, then her face took on a wry grin, and she asked "is that because I'm your daughter Daddy?"

Nothing gets past that one, nothing at all. /dotingdad

I went to the movies with my family to see Monsters Inc, and my allergies started to act up when they said good-bye to Boo.

PRG013 wrote:

I went to the movies with my family to see Monsters Inc, and my allergies started to act up when they said good-bye to Boo.

We ALWAYS have to pause that movie on the very end frame so my kids know Sully is finally happy, otherwise they cry for hours.

m0nk3yboy wrote:
Veloxi wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:

I just watched "How to Train Your Dragon"... It got a little dusty, but nothing that really pulled at the heart strings for me.

*insert 'you monster' comments here*

Did you see Pixar's Up? If so, did you at least tear up during the first ten minutes?

Like a baby... Full, open, streaming tears. It was also the first time my kids had seen me cry, and their hugs of comfort made it even worse.

Grenn wrote:

I told my former roommate that HTTYD was moving and it got dusty. He watched it and said that I must have daddy issues. It wasn't the father/son parts that got to me, though. The test flight scene was what got me. That and Hiccup leaning on Toothless to walk out his door at the end.

And the way they both walk to the door, each broken, but together whole. Don't get me wrong, it was dusty, but nothing that really gave me that wrenching in the chest, like Up, or that dry, can't speak, feeling in the throat.

It's funny, but my eldest daughter (almost 5) let out a gasp of horror when Hiccup's Dad utters the words "I have no son". That's when I got a little emotional too. Not because of my reaction to the film, but her reaction to a parent saying that to their child. I promised her I would never say that to her. She looked at me, relieved, then her face took on a wry grin, and she asked "is that because I'm your daughter Daddy?"

Nothing gets past that one, nothing at all. /dotingdad

K, good, I was worried. I have a friend who both didn't shed ONE BLOODY TEAR at Up, NOR did he like Love Actually AT ALL. Seriously, he must be an android.

And yeah, that scene were both Toothless and Hiccup walk to the door, both sharing a handicap, was very moving. I was really surprised the movie went there.

damn you people, now I have to go watch Up, Dragon, and Monster's Inc. again. I love those movies so much. Dragon being one of my favorite adventures of ALL time. It's simply fantastic. What gets me misty-eyed isn't the father-son relationship (I have an awful one with mine, so it should, but somehow, it doesn't), but what does get me, is the friendship and understanding between Hiccup and Toothless. It's just so well done. So elegant. I'm seriously amazed....and appalled that Toy Story 3 beat it on the Oscars.

Les Mis.

Saw the movie over the Christmas break. I've never read the book, nor seen the play. I knew some of the songs, but I generally am not someone that pays attention to lyrics. So...

brain: "Oh, there's that song you think is pretty. You're watching a movie now, with a plot and everything! Why don't you pay attention to the lyrics this time?"
eyes: BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW SHOOT LIQUID OUT FACE!

How did we get from Pixar to the movie where Hugh Grant is supposed to be the Prime Minister?

Ranger Rick wrote:

Les Mis.

Saw the movie over the Christmas break. I've never read the book, nor seen the play. I knew some of the songs, but I generally am not someone that pays attention to lyrics. So...

brain: "Oh, there's that song you think is pretty. You're watching a movie now, with a plot and everything! Why don't you pay attention to the lyrics this time?"
eyes: BRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWW SHOOT LIQUID OUT FACE!

Saw it with my family. My mom and sisters were puddles by the first "Who am I." I was fine. FINE. Until Fantine sang to Valjean at the end.