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So you know how there are those films you cry buckets over when you're a kid? Well, for me they included such titles as Bambi, The Lion King and Black Beauty.

Now I can easily watch Bambi and The Lion King and still be a bit sad, but no way near crying. Black Beauty was on at the weekend and I thought 'hey, I bet it'll be fine. Nice film with nice horses and now you're older, it'll be fine.'

Turns out I was wrong. I wouldn't consider myself someone who cries easily, but you'd never know that from the film -_- Sort of teared up a bit in the bloody opening credits because I was thinking why the hell was I doing this to myself. And I was fine, bit sad, but coping, until Ginger died.

And then I couldn't stop crying. And these were proper tears-rolling-down-the-cheeks and yeah. It's not a film that gets better with age for me, in fact it's probably got worse. There is no redeeming factor in Black Beauty - sure he gets a nice life at pasture with Joe in the end, but he's lost all his friends and all he has is memories. It's just really sad.

/end pathetic rant (ffs, it's about a fictional horse and his friends). Are there any films that you just can't watch because they make you cry a ridiculous amount?

As for writing, this is what my list is looking like recently.
  1. [livejournal.com profile] merlinreversebb fic
  2.  A story I was writing for NaNo, but am now just writing based on this prompt.
  3. 4x03 AU fic
  4. 4x09 AU fic
  5. [livejournal.com profile] merlin_games entry

And if anyone was wondering - picked up two more quails to go with my one. I'll be posting more pics tomorrow despite them being in their awkward half-fluff-half-feather phase. ^^




Date: 2011-12-14 11:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hobnailedboots.livejournal.com
I CAN'T DECIDE WHETHER TO WRITE YOU A STORY ABOUT HORSES OR QUAILS.

Also, as for movies that always make me cry Black Beauty is so up there for me. I also used to cry at Annie but I can't remember which bit.

Date: 2011-12-14 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flypaw.livejournal.com
Haha, well. Uhm. I can't decide either!!!! Horses would probably be easier because quails don't do much xD

I don't think I've actually seen all of Annie, or at least not in one sitting. It's sort of one of those films you know everything about yet I'm not sure I've seen it. It'll probs be on soon and if not then I'll have to borrow it from someone!

I'm glad I'm not the only one who cries at Black Beauty. I'm pretty sure I was a wreck after reading the book as well. Isn't there an animated series of Black Beauty? I might look it up and see if it has a happier ending and then watch it!

Date: 2011-12-14 11:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rotrude.livejournal.com
That's why I don't do films where animals suffer. I can take Game of Thrones, Bambi not so much.
Good luck on your writing :)

Date: 2011-12-14 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flypaw.livejournal.com
Exactly! I don't know what it is, but humans can suffer and go through terrible things, but it suddenly is on another level if it's an animal that goes through the same things. It's a little ridiculous if you think about it, but it won't stop me being horrified if a dog dies in the film and yet shrugging if it's a person! Makes me sound like a terrible person...

& thank you!! <3

Date: 2011-12-15 10:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mightypretty.livejournal.com
Aww Bambi still gets me misty-eyed no matter how many times I see it :( But one that always has me cry buckets is 'Armagedon'. It's not even like I watch it often, but it's always at the bit when Bruce Willis' character is saying goodbye to his daughter, and those daddy/daughter feelings just get me! lol!

Good luck on all that writing hun! I've still gotta do 1 & 5 too. :S eek!
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