Do you find yourself emotionally tied to the outcome of Books or Films?

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For every year of my life up till now, I haven't given a toss about what happens in films, I knew it was fiction, and fantasy stayed on the TV or on some paper.

Last month I watched "Bridge to teribithia" and found myself crying (on the inside) for about a week.

That sentence wouldn't mean much to someone who hasn't felt it before, and if you haven't... sorry. Read it again and try to understand. I was sad for a week because a fictional character died. I couldn't get to sleep easily and I didn't put effort into anything I did.

I also just finished reading "His Dark Materials"

The only thing that I can concentrate on is Lyra... she can't see Will every again etc. It sounds so trivial writing it, but it's not I tell you lol. My only release is drawing pictures from scenes in the books, which for some reason I seem to be doing pretty well =D

I think I'm slowly slipping into a fantasy, fictional type world. I only realised this when I was playing videogames, looked at the wall behind my TV and just thought, "****, this is real" I don't know what's happening, but so far fantasy is a hell of a lot better than reality.

Any stories?
#2
ya, after the ending of one particular anime, i was totally dead on the inside for about a month, I'm cool now lol
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#3
the ending music always makes me feel like crying because it reminds me of this girl. i would seriously avoid watching the end of that game because i didn't want to be reminded of her. i'm a pussy lol
#4
no, i dont get a boner for video games and books about wizards
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#5
I found the section in Kevin Smith's "My Boring Ass Life" where he talks about his dad dying pretty heart-jerking, but other than that not really. Although, I did outload call the room in 1408 a "sonofabitch" after it made Cusack's daughter die in his arms.

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#6
Yes, any good book or movie gets your emotions going.
I'm the same as I was when I was six years old
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#7
I've only cried once watching a film - I wish I could remember what film it was.

What I love about the book Rules of Attraction is how real the characters feel to me. No matter how many times I read it I still fall in love with Paul and Lauren every time.
#8
For some reason i felt really bad for the Spartans =(
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For every year of my life up till now, I haven't given a toss about what happens in films, I knew it was fiction, and fantasy stayed on the TV or on some paper.

Last month I watched "Bridge to teribithia" and found myself crying (on the inside) for about a week.

That sentence wouldn't mean much to someone who hasn't felt it before, and if you haven't... sorry. Read it again and try to understand. I was sad for a week because a fictional character died. I couldn't get to sleep easily and I didn't put effort into anything I did.

I also just finished reading "His Dark Materials"

The only thing that I can concentrate on is Lyra... she can't see Will every again etc. It sounds so trivial writing it, but it's not I tell you lol. My only release is drawing pictures from scenes in the books, which for some reason I seem to be doing pretty well =D

I think I'm slowly slipping into a fantasy, fictional type world. I only realised this when I was playing videogames, looked at the wall behind my TV and just thought, "****, this is real" I don't know what's happening, but so far fantasy is a hell of a lot better than reality.

Any stories?


yeah, i've felt that way before.
sometimes i'll just be walking or something and then suddenly go "holy ****, this is real?"
life is so absurd, isnt it?
#10
Isn't 'Bridge to Teribithia' a kid movie?

I cry at a lot of movies and books (I'm a pussy) and I remember being gutted in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at what happened to him after all the story
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#11
yeah man after I finally finished the Dark Tower series
(especially the last one)
I pretty much slipped into a depression darker than a steer's tookus on a cold prarie night
#12
Quote by psyks

Last month I watched "Bridge to teribithia" and found myself crying (on the inside) for about a week.

That sentence wouldn't mean much to someone who hasn't felt it before, and if you haven't... sorry. Read it again and try to understand. I was sad for a week because a fictional character died. I couldn't get to sleep easily and I didn't put effort into anything I did.


You just ruined the ending of that movie for me!
#13
Also American History X got to me and well Saving Private Ryan too. I hate when main characters die...=(
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Only kiddin'. A good film gets my emotions stirred up well too.

Also, the only real film to really linger in my mind was Children of Men. Is humanity saved? Is Theo really dead? Will humanity rebuild itself or kill itself...Harsh film.

Also Jarhead. Pretty powerful war film without hardly any killing at all in it.
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#17
Harry Potter was a pritty emotional rollercoaster for me
im ok now though, i hope
#18
One of the only times I've been really close to tears was at the end of "The Road" where the father dies, I acualy stop reading for a minute.
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yeah man after I finally finished the Dark Tower series
(especially the last one)
I pretty much slipped into a depression darker than a steer's tookus on a cold prarie night


I'm lazy as hell and don't feel like reading another four thousand pages to get to the end (just started wolves of the calla). What happens?

Jake dies, doesn't he.

Steven King has a thing for killing children.
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TS: Get a job.

Also, the only real film to really linger in my mind was Children of Men. Is humanity saved? Is Theo really dead? Will humanity rebuild itself or kill itself...Harsh film.

Also Jarhead. Pretty powerful war film without hardly any killing at all in it.


jarhead sucked... i left when the xmas party started... *if i remember correctly*

it was just a bunch of marines sexing it up with each other in the desert lol xD


That movie was made by an xmarine who was in service for like... 15 years, and never got too high in the ranks.. (meaning he was a bad marine and probably holds some anger t words the military)
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jarhead sucked... i left when the xmas party started... *if i remember correctly*

it was just a bunch of marines sexing it up with each other in the desert lol xD


That movie was made by an xmarine who was in service for like... 15 years, and never got too high in the ranks.. (meaning he was a bad marine and probably holds some anger t words the military)


I liked it. It shows war films can be brutal without people getting mowed down left right and centre. If you think about it, these guys are trained to kill, and they don;t get a chance to kill in a war they don;t fully understand. I found it pretty powerful when they walk through the brunt-out cars and highway....
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I liked it. It shows war films can be brutal without people getting mowed down left right and centre. If you think about it, these guys are trained to kill, and they don;t get a chance to kill in a war they don;t fully understand. I found it pretty powerful when they walk through the brunt-out cars and highway....



i never got to that part
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#23
To answer TC's question:

The only things that come to mind that really pissed me off were American History X, Pet Sematary (**** you, king), and Bridge was pretty bad, too. When I saw it I said, "what the hell kind of kid's movie is this?"
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#24
Good books, yes, most movies, no. A few anime series really get me when the main (and coolest) character is killed off about 8 episodes in. (I'm looking at you GL).
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#25
yeah, but moreso with objects. i personify them. like, i had this dream about a kitkat which spoke to me last night, and then i couldn't bring myself to eat the kitkat i bought earlier because i was scared it would get hurt

something like this, in fact:


but films and books, not as much as i used to. although they do make me cry sometimes
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i never got to that part


Watch it again, watch it from when they are told it's now Desert Storm now, not Desert Shield and go on the "attack". All hell goes loose.


I'm a film student.


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yeah, i've felt that way before.
sometimes i'll just be walking or something and then suddenly go "holy ****, this is real?"
life is so absurd, isnt it?
Yep, I tend to just look at it once in a while, decide "this isn't for me" and carry on ignoring it
#29
Half life two: Episode 2 killed me on the inside.

Lamarr died.
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#30
I once wrote to an author and demanded to know what happens to the characters of her story. I felt empty inside till I knew. It was such a wierd feeling.
#31
Stupid emotions

*hits emotions*

What I hated about the amber spyglass (spoilers) is that it didn't even say what happened to them, just that Lyra studied the alethiometer and will went to live with his mother or whatever. It's the worst cliffhanger ever.

"they will never see each other again till they die, where they will meet and be joined for ever"

Goddamn he needs to write even a paragraph of what happens when they die, even if it's just "they were happy"

*hits emotions*

*goes to sleep*
#32
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ya, after the ending of one particular anime, i was totally dead on the inside for about a month, I'm cool now lol


which anime?
#33
Yeah, on the inside, emotionally im a HUGE baby. But I have trouble crying during movies in front of others so I guess youd never know it
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#35
Yeah, I Almost cried at a part of Naruto (Call Me a Nerd or whatever xD)

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Yeah, I Almost cried at a part of Naruto (Call Me a Nerd or whatever xD)

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Nerd?

bah.

Naruto is as mainstream as anime gets.


You can all your self a nerd when you can name all of the characters from Lucky star, do the dance to Hare Hare Yuki, and are able to discuss at length the religious symbology of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Even I can't claim that all of these
#38
Yes...

If not, why the hell are you even bothering to read books and watch films? You're obviously missing something huge.

EDIT: Or you're watching ****e fillms and reading pishy books.

EDIT2: Though i've never felt like I was part of a video game, which is a whole different kettle of fish. That kettle is known as 'insanity'.
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I have a serious problem getting emotionally tied to anything. I think there may be something wrong with me actually.



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Nerd?

bah.

Naruto is as mainstream as anime gets.



You can all your self a nerd when you can name all of the characters from Lucky star, do the dance to Hare Hare Yuki, and are able to discuss at length the religious symbology of Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Even I can't claim that all of these


Yep, i've always wanted to check out anime and thought i'd finally give it a try.

Popularity doesn't make something crap.

Although i wouldn't know about it much because i can't compare it to anything else
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