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Help DBooher find her heart!
Topic by: hamano
Posted: March 31, 2004 - 4:30 PM PST
Last Reply: April 10, 2004 - 7:46 PM PDT

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author topic: Help DBooher find her heart!
hamano
post #1  on March 31, 2004 - 4:30 PM PST  
Once upon a time, in the Southern Region of California, there lived a young Princess. Her real name was DBooher, but people called her Princess BooHoo. She was a kind and gentle girl, but highly skilled in deadly martial arts. She had graduated first in her class from the Rancho Notorious Ninja Academy. She helped the people by slaying many demons and monsters, but after each battle she cried for her vanquished enemy. "You were just trying to survive... you had a right to live, too..." she would whisper, and she could not stop her tears.

A few years after she started her career fighting monsters, Princess BooHoo got a text message from Princess IronS, who protected Northern California. Princess IronS had also fought many evil opponents. One of them cast a powerful curse upon Princess IronS as he died, calling upon the powers of water and salt. Princess IronS was not killed, but she became severely weakened every time she was exposed to the things she had most loved all her life. Now she had to live in a tower of salt surrounded by water, with only an old manservant to attend to her needs. She came out of her isolation only when called upon to fight, but since she was so weak the evil wizard Ahnuld's minions had been able to overrun many cities in the North.

The message Princess BooHoo received said, "Help me. Ahnuld has sent his most powerful demon to defeat me for good. It is Kikkoman from Planet Soy, and if I fight him alone I will surely lose. If I die, the North will fall to Ahnuld, and the South will be next. xoxo Princess IronS"

Princess BooHoo immediately flew to the North, and fought at Princess IronS' side. Kikkoman was sealed inside a bottle, and BooHoo cried for him. How sad to be sealed forever in a bottle, to be eaten a drop at a time by sushi lovers! Leaving Princess IronS to recuperate, BooHoo flew to Sacramento, to fight the wizard Ahnuld.

After a fierce battle, Ahnuld was sent into the past to do good deeds and atone for his sins. But as Ahnuld was cast into the temporal portal she had created with her magic sword, Princess BooHoo lost her balance and fell. She fell on the point of her own sword, which pierced her chest and broke her heart in two. The larger half of her heart flew away through the portal, and ended up in a magic DVD case somewhere far away in the land of GreenCine.

When she woke up, Princess BooHoo was just plain DBooher. Not only that, she was a heartless anime-zombie named DBooher. She had lost her powers, and along with that the ability to cry. DBooher wanted to restore her heart, and opened many DVD cases, but none of the films and anime moved her to tears. Her many friends were concerned for her, but they were a little afraid, too. When DBooher saw Berserk she flew into a rage, and drove most of her friends away.

Now DBooher needs your help, gentle readers! Can anyone help her find her heart? Can you find a movie or anime show that will make her cry?
AFleming
post #2  on March 31, 2004 - 5:20 PM PST  
Finding Nemo? The Fox and the Hound?
DBooher
post #3  on March 31, 2004 - 5:52 PM PST  
> On March 31, 2004 - 5:20 PM PST AFleming wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Finding Nemo? The Fox and the Hound?
> ---------------------------------

Really? Those are sad? I thought they were strictly comedy.
lavergne9
post #4  on March 31, 2004 - 6:24 PM PST  
non-anime wise I know Gigli would make just about anyone cry, I know I balled my eyes out. On second thought, even with the crying, it wouldn't have anything to do with finding your heart though.
hamano
post #5  on March 31, 2004 - 6:58 PM PST  
You can try Junkers Come Here.... if that doesn't jerk a tear or two from your dry little eyeballs you're a tougher nut than anyone imagined.
DBooher
post #6  on March 31, 2004 - 8:10 PM PST  
Junker eh, okay I shall watch it.

> On March 31, 2004 - 6:58 PM PST hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> You can try Junkers Come Here.... if that doesn't jerk a tear or two from your dry little eyeballs you're a tougher nut than anyone imagined.
> ---------------------------------

IronS
post #7  on March 31, 2004 - 8:53 PM PST  
That mother visitation scene in Dumbo is pretty much a tear-jerker. Of course, I was a kid when I watched it.
sinisterguffaw
post #8  on March 31, 2004 - 10:55 PM PST  
watch Voices of a Distant Star when your feeling lonely or slightly drunk. That's the ticket! Better yet, break up with your BF (or get a BF and then break up with him), then get REALLY drunk... then call me and I'll be over there in no time! But if I'm busing taking adva-- er, consoling others when you call me, just watch VoaDS and cry uncontrollably until I can get to you.
jross3
post #9  on March 31, 2004 - 11:04 PM PST  
Wait, are we giving recomendations, or just making DB cry?

If it's the latter..... Picture a puppy and a blender, then just let your mind wander into a vat of acid. Gooey!

3x3 eyes has a kind of sad ending. Voices of a Distant Star, too, but it's not BooHoo sad, more like a "that's really sad" sad - but it's very heartening, I think, so it may be helpful do poor Princess BooBoo. I thought Mahoromatic's last episode was pretty sad (last except the future-type episode, that is) - I won't say it quite got me, but it got closer than a lot of other anime. Same story for Please! Teacher, at times (but both are sort of shounen, if that's a problem for you).

I'll recomend a couple games, too (both for the PS2): Ico is sort of interesting, and may have you emotionally involved in the plight of Yorda, whom you (as Ico, a little boy with horns) must protect. But that means that the whole game is basically one big escort mission, and you will literally be leading her by the hand through most of the game. Near the end you may be feeling something odd in the area about the void in your chest, but don't worry - that's normal.
The second game, Guilty Gear X2 is a real tearjerker, but in a very different way. Just play the arcade mode to the end, or at any of the higher difficulties. You'll cry, I promise - more out of frustration than emotional involvement. It's just that evil.
IronS
post #10  on March 31, 2004 - 11:25 PM PST  
I remember reading Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat and laughing so hard that tears streamed down my face. Then I cried when the owls died. And, yes, it's a children's book.
DBooher
post #11  on April 1, 2004 - 12:23 AM PST  
> On March 31, 2004 - 10:55 PM PST sinisterguffaw wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> watch Voices of a Distant Star when your feeling lonely or slightly drunk. That's the ticket! Better yet, break up with your BF (or get a BF and then break up with him), then get REALLY drunk... then call me and I'll be over there in no time! But if I'm busing taking adva-- er, consoling others when you call me, just watch VoaDS and cry uncontrollably until I can get to you.
> ---------------------------------

LMAO!!!
oldkingcole
post #12  on April 1, 2004 - 2:42 AM PST  
Isn't Grave of the Fireflies the classic, make-you-cry anime? Or am I not understanding the question?
NLee
post #13  on April 1, 2004 - 6:02 AM PST  
> On April 1, 2004 - 2:42 AM PST oldkingcole wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Isn't Grave of the Fireflies the classic, make-you-cry anime? Or am I not understanding the question?
> ---------------------------------

You missed the whole premise of this thread. It all started because in post#50 of
this thread, DBooher said she didn't even cry a bit while watching "Grave of the Fireflies".

And if you read the discussion there, you'll understand why some of us are not impressed by that anime.
Catullus
post #14  on April 1, 2004 - 6:59 AM PST  
saikano is supposed to be sad
also the rurouni kenshin oavs trust + betrayal are good in a sad way.

I dont know if either of those will make this person cry though.
Catullus
post #15  on April 1, 2004 - 6:59 AM PST  
saikano is supposed to be sad
also the rurouni kenshin oavs trust + betrayal are good in a sad way.

I dont know if either of those will make this person cry though.
jross3
post #16  on April 1, 2004 - 7:29 AM PST  
> On April 1, 2004 - 6:59 AM PST Catullus wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> saikano is supposed to be sad
> also the rurouni kenshin oavs trust + betrayal are good in a sad way.
>
> I dont know if either of those will make this person cry though.
> ---------------------------------

The kenshin OVAs are pretty bloody, but deeply moving. I wonder....

Hmm.., I seem to remember being really depressed by one episode of Outlaw Star; Cats and Girls and Space Ships, on the first disc of vol. 3. Maybe not the best approach to this problem, but if you mix that with some other stuff, you might get some results maybe?
sinisterguffaw
post #17  on April 1, 2004 - 8:54 AM PST  
> On March 31, 2004 - 6:24 PM PST lavergne9 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> non-anime wise I know Gigli would make just about anyone cry, I know I balled my eyes out. On second thought, even with the crying, it wouldn't have anything to do with finding your heart though.
> ---------------------------------

hmmm... that's one way to approach gigli. Balling your eyes out.

However, I think bawling your eyes out might be a less painful approach and you would be able to keep your reputation intact. ;)
jeffs
post #18  on April 1, 2004 - 1:21 PM PST  
I tend to really like sad movies and anime.

My favorites are probably Voices of a Distance Star and The Virgin Suicides. I don't know if you will find them boo hoo sad or not, but they are both good either way.

If your looking for something that just has a sad feeling to it (as opposed to that shocking moment) you might want to try Haibane Renmei. If your going for that sad pathetic character maybe Fruits Basket? (can't say for sure b/c I haven't finished Fruits Basket yet...hurry up USPS!)
DBooher
post #19  on April 1, 2004 - 1:50 PM PST  
> On April 1, 2004 - 1:21 PM PST jeffs wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I tend to really like sad movies and anime.
>
> My favorites are probably Voices of a Distance Star and The Virgin Suicides. I don't know if you will find them boo hoo sad or not, but they are both good either way.
>
> If your looking for something that just has a sad feeling to it (as opposed to that shocking moment) you might want to try Haibane Renmei. If your going for that sad pathetic character maybe Fruits Basket? (can't say for sure b/c I haven't finished Fruits Basket yet...hurry up USPS!)
> ---------------------------------

Fruits Basket is one of my faves, you'll enjoy it. Haibane Renmei is also good. Unfortunately, no tears with these titles or Virgin Suicides. I haven't seen Voices of a Distant Star, but I have seen it at blockbuster, I'll go get it. I tend to like sad anime or dramatic anime too, maybe that's why I'm cryless now.
sinisterguffaw
post #20  on April 1, 2004 - 2:16 PM PST  
you're gonna go get it? Great! don't forget to give me a call after you've had a few drinks and have forgotten why you didn't want to call me in the first place!
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