When you cry manly tears of manliness

Grave of the Fireflies.

'nuf said.

Thank you Iron Giant.

Thank you.

Damn, last episode of Glee. Stupid cat allergies.

Saw "Up" last night.
To hell with you, Pixar.

Just saw Where the Wild Things Are with 5 other adults and 6 kids. All of the adults cried; none of the kids did.

ahrezmendi wrote:

Grave of the Fireflies.

'nuf said.

Which reminds me of Fireflies in the Garden (just the title)

mudbunny wrote:

Thank you Iron Giant.

Thank you.

"Superman!" I was weeping so hard.

Johnny Horton - Commanche.

Hearing about that brave horse makes the tears well up.

Michael Zenke wrote:

The above comments about Wall-E are well-seen. I actually cried openly (big, girly tears) at the end sequence with the robots and humans doing stuff together. That awesome imagery of technology and humanity meshing was just too much for me.

and when they're playing back Eve's video and see that Wall-E was with her the whole time she was "powered down".

Also, I've been watching WWII in HD and that series has gotten me on multiple occasions.

Saw "The Blind Side" the other night. Got a little choked up in certain parts. Damn heartwarming sports movies!

Bit of a necro here, but I couldn't find a Deadliest Catch thread, and even though it hasn't actually aired yet:

Watching Phil's last episode of The Deadliest Catch.

wow, no one cried manly tears of manliness in the last 7 months?

Prozac wrote:

wow, no one cried manly tears of manliness in the last 7 months?

I did when I was on vacation in St. Lucia and I posted the story in the Creepy Spider thread. Here it is again for those who dare not enter such a freightening place:

I just got back from a week long vacation in St. Lucia and have a horriying spider story. Unfortunately, I was too busy sh*tting bricks to get a photo nor was I thinking about the Creepy Spider thread. Hopefully it's worth the read.

Quick Backstory: My wife hates all insects but especially spiders and she gets freaked by the tiny ones in our NJ home. I'm constantly on bug patrol and she won't go anywhere near anything. So with that said, I'm in the bathroom at our resort room in the early AM and all of the sudden she starts screaming for me to come in. She points to the ceiling and I look up to see a giant spider the size of my hand (I'd say 6-7 inches in diameter) when it was spread out. HOLY F'N SH*T. She ran in the bathroom and locked herself in while I froze up. This thing well exceeded the size of insects that I'm ok with killing and I didn't have decent weapons to even make the attempt. I call roomservice and ask them to come up and get rid of it.

Meanwhile, we stare each other down and I'm thinking the only thing I can do is keep it in sight. Well, sure enough, it decides to take a tour of the room and speeds across the wall, behind the curtain, under the bed, and all over the f'ing place. It was fast and I was so afraid that it was going to hide somewhere inaccessible. So, it runs all over the room and then heads to the bathroom door as though it wants to go under. I swear to you, if this thing went in there, my wife would have had a heart attack on the spot. So, I quickly grabbed some of my suntan spray and a few squirts later, it was even more aggitated. It sprints from the bathroom door over and into the closet where our open luggage is. Wow, could this get any worse right now.

The resident "exterminator" finally shows up. She starts clearing out the closet very non-chalantly while we're both completely freaked out and she can't find it. She checks all of our bags, bag pockets, parts of the closet, etc. She's like "no spider in here" and I'm like "b*tch, there's a giant f'n tarantula hanging out in there and you better find it before I nuke this resort from orbit". She goes back in and finds our new roommate hiding in a metal crevice at the top. She uses like half a can of spray and a nasty foot stomp to kill it. Then the icing on the cake, she says, "these spiders are nothing to worry about. The big, big (yes, she said it twice) black spiders live out in the countryside and those you want to stay away from". WTF?

I was one digit away from initating the launch sequence but the island is too damn beautiful to nuke.

93_confirmed wrote:

Huge Spiders!

Where's the manly crying? I demand a refund

feeank wrote:
93_confirmed wrote:

Huge Spiders!

Where's the manly crying? I demand a refund

I was crying on the inside so wifey would at least feel somewhat protected.

93_confirmed wrote:
feeank wrote:
93_confirmed wrote:

Huge Spiders!

Where's the manly crying? I demand a refund

I was crying on the inside so wifey would at least feel somewhat protected.

ahh, now that's easy, but I'll let it pass anyway.

When I read "I'll Love you forever" to my daughters as a bedtime story tonight.

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G'd@mn Pixar. Again.

Toy Story 3.

Took my son to see it (age 6) and he loved it, as expected. He did not cry.

For anyone who has already seen it, I'm sure you all know already. As this is still a relatively new movie I will hide the details but if you've seen Toy Story 2 you know how it works. I will always be amazed at how the animators at Pixar can convey clear, strong emotional messages with SUBTLE facial cues. This should not be possible for animated figures that are CLEARLY NOT HUMAN TO BEGIN WITH. But they do. Very well.

Spoiler:

Two scenes, really, but the second one was the worst for me.
1. The toys are slowly descending into the garbage incinerator. Escape is looking harder and Jessie fearfully turns to Buzz and asks what they are going to do. Buzz says nothing. He sets his jaw in grim resolve and takes her hand. Gah!

2. Andy takes his toys to give Bonnie on his way to college. To do so, he introduces them to her with brief but vivid descriptions of the roles they played in his games. Sad only in that it is so clearly a transition, a passing on not just of his toys but his childhood as he relives it - one final time. It is so heartfelt and touching that it is only partly sad, but still heart-wrenching.

Tears flowed like rain.

I'm pretty sure my son had no idea I was all water-faucet beside him (when discussing it at the dinner table later with my wife he claimed not to notice), but I certainly heard the quiet sniffles of other parents behind us.

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mudbunny wrote:

When I read "I'll Love you forever" to my daughters as a bedtime story tonight.

IMAGE(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/LoveYouForever.png)

Oh man, you are so not kidding about this one.

And I'm surprised that no one else got a little teary-eyed at Phil's fairwell.

Can't wait for Toy Story 3 to make it to the UK. So far it hasn't been spoiled for me but the TV ads in the UK can be horrendous. I sometimes have to give up watching Channel 4 TV before a big movie release just to stop them ruining films for me.

I watched 'The time traveller's wife' instead of the world cup final (don't tell any one.) It's a fantastic film and has some weepy moments that may or may not have gotten to me.

Higgledy wrote:

I watched 'The time traveller's wife' instead of the world cup final (don't tell any one.) It's a fantastic film and has some weepy moments that may or may not have gotten to me.

Really? I couldn't stand that movie. Kept telling my female companion who i watched it with that we should turn it off and watch back to the future instead.

Toy Story 3 got me a little bit. I finally caught up on Lost seasons 5 and 6. The season finale for 5 got me pretty good, and several points in season 6 got me, especially in the finale. I'm such a sap.

Lucky Wilbury wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I watched 'The time traveller's wife' instead of the world cup final (don't tell any one.) It's a fantastic film and has some weepy moments that may or may not have gotten to me.

Really? I couldn't stand that movie. Kept telling my female companion who i watched it with that we should turn it off and watch back to the future instead.

It's a great film. I can imagine, if you approached it with different expectations, it might not engage you or provide what you expect from a time travel film but, as a story of an unusual relationship done in a unique (or fairly unique) way, I thought it was superb.

When Yoda dies.

AnimeJ wrote:
mudbunny wrote:

When I read "I'll Love you forever" to my daughters as a bedtime story tonight.

IMAGE(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e5/LoveYouForever.png)

Oh man, you are so not kidding about this one.

And I'm surprised that no one else got a little teary-eyed at Phil's fairwell. :(

I know this is a hugely popular book, but I find it really really creepy. I won't read it to my kid. The relationship between the mother and her son — how she climbs into his room when he's a grown man to cradle him like a baby?

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I remember the first and only time I read this book to my daughter — it was a present from some aunt or something and I hadn't looked at it before I picked it up — and I got to that point I stopped and said to Ella "When you're that old I will respect your privacy. I promise."

(Did a Google search for this book and the word "creepy" and came up with several responses, so at least I'm not the only one who feels this way.)

Higgledy wrote:

I watched 'The time traveller's wife' instead of the world cup final (don't tell any one.) It's a fantastic film and has some weepy moments that may or may not have gotten to me.

Haven't watched the film, but read the book after the wife was raving about it, and here's what I have to say about it.

Spoiler:

The ending is one of the bleakest, most depressing things I've read for a long, long time.

The wife ends up waiting decades to see the time travelling husband again after her dies. f*cking decades. Just to see him one last time before dying. Decades spent with her own life on hold, waiting, waiting, waiting.

De-press-ing.

The wife thought the ending was quite sweet. I'm pretty sure the author intended it to be touching and heartwarming, but I read it as incredibly heartbreaking.

FlamingPeasant wrote:

When Yoda dies.

Spoiler!

Jonman wrote:
Higgledy wrote:

I watched 'The time traveller's wife' instead of the world cup final (don't tell any one.) It's a fantastic film and has some weepy moments that may or may not have gotten to me.

Haven't watched the film, but read the book after the wife was raving about it, and here's what I have to say about it.

Spoiler:

The ending is one of the bleakest, most depressing things I've read for a long, long time.

The wife ends up waiting decades to see the time travelling husband again after her dies. f*cking decades. Just to see him one last time before dying. Decades spent with her own life on hold, waiting, waiting, waiting.

De-press-ing.

The wife thought the ending was quite sweet. I'm pretty sure the author intended it to be touching and heartwarming, but I read it as incredibly heartbreaking.

Spoiler:

In the film at least, the waiting after his death was de-emphasised (of course she would always, at least in some part of her mind, be waiting.) It looked like not a lot of time had passed since his death when he turned up for the final (?) time and the wife and her daughter looked like they had completely come to terms with his death and were getting on with their lives. Might be worth seeing the film to see how it differs. It's well done.

RE: Time Traveller's Wife

Spoiler:

The book told the tale differently. He never told his wife about his future travels. So apparently he'd been popping in and out of her life after his death a lot. So its not that she waited decades, but that was just another time he did that. In the book he's even visiting her when she's in her 80s or so. Not so bleak, then.

Spoiler:

Sidebar; the other thing that bugged me was how she cheated on current time Eric Bana with younger version Bana to get pregnant. That was messed up in more ways than one.

I wept like a baby at the end of The Field of Dreams. It got too much.