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#1
Name some themes, messages, or just feelings you've gained from things like movies, TV, games, etc. that you find depressing, although it wasn't meant to be.

Perhaps a character from a book who you feel sad for even though you're not supposed to.

I'll give an example, as I get this a lot when I play video games, and it's sort of like a cartoon overanalyzation.

In games, especially like pokemon, you start out your journey and if you interact with the characters in the game, there's plenty of interesting ones, they say different things depending on the circumstances of you talking to them, and they'll interact with you differently. The people are interesting and have plenty of fun things to offer you. But after you beat the Elite Four in one game, you end up back at your house a pokemon champion, and you talk to your mom and all she says is "I wonder what kind of pokemon and people you're going to encounter." You can go out, train pokemon, do all kinds of shit, but if you go back and talk to your mom, she just says that same line again. Soon enough nobody will be able to offer you anything new. Just the same things over and over again. A lot like life after you're done trying to accomplish your goals and ambitions. So what do you do after that? Glitches. You do the Ghost glitch. Try to catch Missingno. Reality gets fucked up. You lose your mind like a crazy old man. Until you turn the game off and go out and get laid.
#7
Coronation street:

Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa naa naa na nu naaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

It just drones on and on and on and on....
#8



Hey Arnold depresses me, but I think it's probably supposed to. I can't think of anything else at all really. It's Always Sunny kindof made me sad at first, cause bad shit was always happening to them. Especially Charlie, I feel bad for him sometimes. But then I just remember it's hilarious.


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damnit, i've read this before, but still damnit
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#9
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Hey Arnold depresses me, but I think it's probably supposed to.

Hey Arnold for me, too.
#11
The whole concept of Pokemon is dark.

You're capturing wild animals and forcing them to fight for your pleasure
#12
Anything can be unintentionally dark or depressing when seen through the eyes of a pessimist
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#13
Ever since I first heard it at the age of like, 9, I've had these dark and odd feelings listening to Avril Lavigne's "Let Go" album...
#15
Pictures of busy streets, pictures of stuff on google street view. Photographs are generally very depressing.

The passage of time, it never stops, we'll all be dead relatively soon, or sooner if we're less lucky.

Your childhood is gone. Thats 1 fairly large segment of your life that you will never relive. You'll never experience the joys of going to the beach and making a sandcastle, or the simple shit. Your life is now work till you're 65 and if you make it only then will you be able to relax till you die.
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The whole concept of Pokemon is dark.

You're capturing wild animals and forcing them to fight for your pleasure
You sound like a Team Plasma Grunt.
#17
It's not really dark or depressing, but I was in Italy a month ago, and at my job, the cooks listen to Mexican radio, and if you ever just listen or watch advertisements in another language, it's even easier to see just how ridiculous and manipulative ads can be.
#18
I think Oblivion had some extremely depressing parts, besides the obvious ones. Such as side quests when a father who's old, has his two sons killed and you have to tell him how they died. And well, Kvatch was just one horribly sad campsite.
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You sound like a Team Plasma Grunt.


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EDIT: I haven't played Black or White yet so I assumed I should be offended at that.
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#21
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Pictures of busy streets, pictures of stuff on google street view. Photographs are generally very depressing.


Pictures/movies from the 60s and 70s creep me the **** out. Just the way they look is depressing.
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#22
I guess it could be the moment when you realize your favorite show is about to end. Unless there's a new season or something than you gotta wait.
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#23
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I'll take you on bro. Come at me.



EDIT: I haven't played Black or White yet so I assumed I should be offended at that.
Ahh, you'll soon get it.
#24
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It's not really dark or depressing, but I was in Italy a month ago, and at my job, the cooks listen to Mexican radio, and if you ever just listen or watch advertisements in another language, it's even easier to see just how ridiculous and manipulative ads can be.


ho dude.

totally forgot about this sort of stuff

last time i went to asia (taiwan, japan), i was blown away. It seemed like the commercialism made north america seem like an amish island or something, but i guess for some reason seeing commercialism and pushing consumerism somewhere else from where you live is really surreal

at least japanese commercials are mostly hilarious

oh, and sometimes ill get totally overdramatic feelings and overtones at random stuff. I listened to this song on repeat like a million times last night/morning at like 3 am because it gave me such a weird feeling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LP_0IBbQ3Y , new favorite song
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Pictures/movies from the 60s and 70s creep me the **** out. Just the way they look is depressing.

anything that old is depressing to see, to know most of the people are now dead. To see people in their prime enjoying life and to know they're either dead or very old is awful.
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ho dude.

totally forgot about this sort of stuff

last time i went to asia (taiwan, japan), i was blown away. It seemed like the commercialism made north america seem like an amish island or something, but i guess for some reason seeing commercialism and pushing consumerism somewhere else from where you live is really surreal

at least japanese commercials are mostly hilarious

oh, and sometimes ill get totally overdramatic feelings and overtones at random stuff. I listened to this song on repeat like a million times last night/morning at like 3 am because it gave me such a weird feeling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LP_0IBbQ3Y , new favorite song


Kpop? You might like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6TwzSGYycM >_>
#27
Usually stuff that reminds me about a certain person and her boyfriend. *coughcough*

You all knew a post like that would come.
#28
To me old photos are only creepy if you don't know the story behind them.

Like this photo. The first time I saw it, it creeped the hell out of me. I didn't know it, but this is a photo of my great grandfather, who was beaten to death with a hammer for fooling around with a married man's wife (a bad habit for men in my family). It doesn't creep me out at all anymore. Now I kinda like it.

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anything that old is depressing to see, to know most of the people are now dead. To see people in their prime enjoying life and to know they're either dead or very old is awful.

The worst is watching old porn from the 70s. All those people are either dead or wrinkly now.
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#30
This might be an odd one. I always get really depressed after watching a movie because of the way reality looks in comparison. It's just so...dull. I'm not even talking about the events therein, I'm talking about the physical movement. The way things move in real life is too jerky and high-def. I much prefer the real cinema look. One time I was watching The Big Lebowski on my grandma's Blu-Ray player, which made it look so much sharper and I hated it. It ruined the experience for me. I dunno. Maybe it's because I like the escapism of movies, and want to be in a different world. On that note, it is depressing that the events in life will never be as interesting as the ones in movies, or any great stories, really. I had this feeling last night as well, as I was reading creepy pasta. Life would be so much cooler if shit like ghosts were real. If only life had a plot. Nothing will ever be as good as it is in my imagination.

/depressing rant
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This might be an odd one. I always get really depressed after watching a movie because of the way reality looks in comparison. It's just so...dull. I'm not even talking about the events therein, I'm talking about the physical movement. The way things move in real life is too jerky and high-def. I much prefer the real cinema look. One time I was watching The Big Lebowski on my grandma's Blu-Ray player, which made it look so much sharper and I hated it. It ruined the experience for me. I dunno. Maybe it's because I like the escapism of movies, and want to be in a different world. On that note, it is depressing that the events in life will never be as interesting as the ones in movies, or any great stories, really. I had this feeling last night as well, as I was reading creepy pasta. Life would be so much cooler if shit like ghosts were real. If only life had a plot. Nothing will ever be as good as it is in my imagination.

/depressing rant

Some things in life are like in movies to be fair. And ghosts are another thing, i find it more unsettling that certain 'life after death' things are harder to dismiss actually. I'd like death to be the end if the alternative may be much worse.
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If only life had a plot.

Everyone's life is a story of sorts, so there's always a plot. The depressing bit is that once you start comparing its structure to any other story you've heard it suddenly seems very badly put together. There isn't really any underlying theme or point to any of it. If life were like any film I would say No Country for Old Men: a bunch of random amoral crap happens, and at the end everyone dies.

Not that this depresses me - just try not to think of life as a story.
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#34
Lots of Dragon Ball Z stuff...
Piccolo took Gohan to that forest area and no one looked for him. All his Dad's super powered friends, even his Mom and Grandpa just let the angry green guy kidnap him.
Goten met Goku as an angel and cried ALOT when he had to leave....then his brother died in a field after gettin' essploded.
Future Trunk's never got to see his Dad truly appreciate him because he died.
Goku replaced his sons with Uub because they grew up and assimilated into the real world. He never acted the same with them in GT but he loved Uub.
Finally, Goten and Trunks never got to know the joys of having a tail...
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#35
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Some things in life are like in movies to be fair. And ghosts are another thing, i find it more unsettling that certain 'life after death' things are harder to dismiss actually. I'd like death to be the end if the alternative may be much worse.


Yeah, I've even heard many people say life is actually 'stranger than fiction'. But not for most of us. At least not me. Especially not when you learn the natural and scientific explanations for things, and mystery becomes harder and harder to find. I'm okay with death being the end. A movie that never ends wouldn't be enjoyable.

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Everyone's life is a story of sorts, so there's always a plot. The depressing bit is that once you start comparing its structure to any other story you've heard it suddenly seems very badly put together. There isn't really any underlying theme or point to any of it. If life were like any film I would say No Country for Old Men: a bunch of random amoral crap happens, and at the end everyone dies.

Not that this depresses me - just try not to think of life as a story.


I guess I'm just a sucker for a good story. Ever had one of those days where you watched the entire Lord of the Rings saga only to afterwards get up, blow your nose, have a cup of coffee, check your mail, and all other sorts of mundane tasks, then proceed to feel insanely jealous of fictional characters? Of course, you're right, it is about structure. The movies and books don't show the boring or the meaningless, like Gandalf taking a shit, or Frodo buying new underwear. Every writing class will tell you to cut out the stuff that isn't needed to move the plot forward. We don't have the luxury of cutting out everything that isn't exciting. And of course, non-exciting things happen so much more than exciting things, so life looks lame in comparison to a story. Worst of all, we don't get a dramatic musical score.

In a way I feel like technology has contributed to a lot of the lack of adventure in life. Don't even get me started on how depressed technology makes me.
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That scene from that Disney movie of that fox that was abandoned by the owner..
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I know Jeff Magnum meant it to be upbeat with a hint of sadness, but all of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea makes me sad... If you decipher all the metaphors, that album is really sad. No one else seems to notice it.
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#38
Always Sunny In Philadelphia always strikes me very sad. i feel bad for charlie...
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That scene from that Disney movie of that fox that was abandoned by the owner..


I think that the fox and the hound was intentionally sad. Admittedly I never saw the ending as a kid because my mum turned it off because I was crying too much.
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I think that the fox and the hound was intentionally sad. Admittedly I never saw the ending as a kid because my mum turned it off because I was crying too much.

But it's a kid's movie. Why make it so sad?
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