I know a lot of people who cry an awful lot in movies, books… even songs. Whether it’s your favourite character (Or… least favourite?) dying, or if it’s a song you’ve been waiting to hear for ages that has finally come out and it’s better than you’d expected. Well, for me, I don’t cry in these sorts of things. I probably should have cried in Marley and Me when i was 12, and i should have cried when the Tiger in my favourite Childhood books (called “The Palace of Laughter”) died… but i didn’t. Is there something wrong with that? I do, however, get goosebumps when it’s a really emotional scene or something like that but that’s a pathetic excuse really…
I’m just not one of those cry-a-lot people who get so overwhelmed by it all… I didn’t even cry in the final Harry Potter Movie, although i had already read the book but i didn’t cry in that either. My reaction, normally, if someone dies and it’s sudden or unexpected is I gasp, then go really quiet for a few seconds, then i start shouting at the TV/Book (Not the cinema scren, that would be weird) things like “Why? Why did you do that?” And then i don’t pay any attention to the next 5 minutes of the show (if it is a show) because i’m still trying to piece it all together about how and why and what and who… Does this sound familiar?
So yeah. I don’t cry. I have nearly cried, like when i saw Marley and Me i nearly cried. I had a lump in my throat and all that jazz, but i didn’t cry. Although when i laugh loads, i sometimes cry. I’ve even squeaked on a few occasions.
-South African Nutter