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Old 03-13-2012, 09:29 AM
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tbh, I only cry thinking about one person in ZU and even that was actually hard to come by.

It was last night when I was praying for mercy that God would save us from the mean things people did, do and would do to us.... especially to that ZUer, since the person has been going through hardships at a young age (under 20 is young to me) more than I could ever imagine.

Else, it is as if tears don't exist for me.
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:37 AM
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Re: Make me cry ZU

It's hard to make anyone in this thread actually cry. I mean, you "challenge accepted" people start reading a story or watching a video already knowing that ti is something sad. You brace for impact, so to speak. Also you're not hit with the full impact of the moment, because you're seeing it out of context.

For example one of the first poss was the Toy Story 3 ending or whatever. It was sad to that poster because they had watched the first two movies and most of the third, growing a bit attached to the characters. You watch for an hour and a half, or however long it is, hoping for something happy, to see a conclusion and you get hit with that emotional scene. it makes yuh sad, maybe even makes you cry. When you see the scene by itself you may recall past events and it can make you sad again, but to just show that one scene to someone looking for a cry challenge, it will not have the same emotional response.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:13 PM
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It's hard to make anyone in this thread actually cry. I mean, you "challenge accepted" people start reading a story or watching a video already knowing that ti is something sad. You brace for impact, so to speak. Also you're not hit with the full impact of the moment, because you're seeing it out of context.

For example one of the first poss was the Toy Story 3 ending or whatever. It was sad to that poster because they had watched the first two movies and most of the third, growing a bit attached to the characters. You watch for an hour and a half, or however long it is, hoping for something happy, to see a conclusion and you get hit with that emotional scene. it makes yuh sad, maybe even makes you cry. When you see the scene by itself you may recall past events and it can make you sad again, but to just show that one scene to someone looking for a cry challenge, it will not have the same emotional response.
I agree. Your brain already knows it'll be processing very sad things in this thread, so it prepares itself and the body for what you're about to see. This, in addition to it knowing that there's a good chance you're not in a private place to sob openly, makes it difficult for any tears to come out.

Since the brain won't let most of the veiwers (or Brett) to cry, all we and he can feel is depression for all the bad things we've read about.

Plus, there's that other bit where we've likely seen the images a bunch of times before (see: my Chernobyl doll pic), so the brain is used to the image. The initial horror upon seeing it isn't there anymore, especially if you've seen it over and over and over again.

Oh, and age as well. Not be macho or anything, but men are culturally taught to not sob in public as they get older. That Chernobyl photo may have had me bawling if I saw it (and understood the context behind it) when I was a tyke of about 7/8, but as a 23-year-old? Just "Damn, that really, really sucks..."

Wait, scratch that. It may not have made me bawl if I had seen it as a tyke, as people react to things like that differently. I likely would've gone upstairs and hugged my Woody doll tightly, while silently praying to God that we never, never have what happened to Chernobyl happen here.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:24 PM
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Yeah I understand where you're coming from Lefty. You really need to get that emotional attachment to the characters, or movie, or whatever to really feel the impact on you.

For example, last night I was watching the movie Warrior (fantastic movie btw). To anyone who doesn't know the movie, the story focuses on two brothers: one a high school physics teacher who is in desperate need to support his family, and the other who is an ex US-Marine soldier who has a dark past. Their family has a hurtful past, with their recovering alcoholic father being at the center of it all. The father is trying to make things right with his son Tommy (Tom Hardy), yet Tommy doesn't give a ♥♥♥♥ and lets his emotions take over him and rages out on his father.

This scene right here really hit me hard last night and I flinched watching it:

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Old 03-13-2012, 06:47 PM
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Re: Make me cry ZU

But seriously... tell me: WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE SAD!?
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:01 PM
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:50 PM
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I'm sentimental...so yah .
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:50 PM
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I'm sentimental...so yah .
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:22 PM
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That comic would have made me a bit sadder had it not contained overused memes.
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That comic would have made me a bit sadder had it not contained overused memes.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:31 PM
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You mean this one?


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Old 03-13-2012, 08:35 PM
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That comic would have made me a bit sadder had it not contained overused memes.
Yes, that's the one problem with it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:05 PM
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Re: Make me cry ZU

I apologize if this has already been posted, but this is definitely the most sad comic about a dog:



I love that so much. It's devastatingly sad, while still being quite optimistic and not at all depressing. Quite refreshing when compared to many other horrible stories on the internet.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:33 PM
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I teared up, I thought of my dog who died about 2 years ago. My dog (Lucky) had been getting old (about 14 years for a fairly large dog), and was losing his back legs, and already was entirely deaf. He gained lumps, grew tired easily, yet still would play and run. He was an amazing dog, he always was obedient, brave and loyal, having even protected my little sister and dad from a viscous dog.
One day I came home from school and he was gone. My dad told me and my sister that he died. My dad had had to carry Lucky to the vet. He was dead. I couldn't really wrap my head around it at the time, but cried over the following days; and again today.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:35 PM
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I am sad that I can't see what's posted in that post....
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I apologize if this has already been posted, but this is definitely the most sad comic about a dog:



I love that so much. It's devastatingly sad, while still being quite optimistic and not at all depressing. Quite refreshing when compared to many other horrible stories on the internet.
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:14 AM
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Joke posts like this are fine for now. However, do not let it get out of hand. If I see anything getting too personal, or if anybody gets legitimately upset from these posts I will start crushing skulls.
I know I said this, but forget it. Completely forget it,


I talked it over with my peers and we've decided that these kind of posts are simply not going to be allowed. They're hurtful and completely uncalled for. And this is a family website. So no more.

If I catch anybody insulting another member in this thread, joke post or not, I will be punishing them.



so uuhhh

back to posting, go~
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Old 03-14-2012, 07:03 AM
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Reading Red's post, I am reminded that ZU is so sweet that I really shed tears of appreciation.

Like this D --> T^T

(for those who don't know it yet: that's a bow and arrow before the appreciation crying face, btw)
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:15 AM
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Hey guys, I CRIED!

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:53 PM
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This thread is the most wonderful thing on ZU. After watching the videos, reading the comics and the stories, you realise how much you should appreciate everything, from pets to parents to lovers, because nothing's there forever...
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