Inspired by Mitchii’s post on Tearjerkers (Also, Mitchii is amazing you definitely need to check out her blog).
So I don’t know about you guys but I don’t cry while I read. As in, I just don’t. Ever. I cannot think of an occasion where I’ve cried while I read. If I ever say: “you’ll cry buckets” during a post, then it’s either for dramatic effect (cue the drama llama) or because I think you guys will probably cry lots – considering the fact that you’re not super dry, boring, emotionless potatoes like me.
I actually went through a phase a while ago (I go through lots of phases. I have lots of weird knowledge that I get from all of these phases like: how to kill someone with no evidence (murder phase); how to arrange elements of graphic design so that your design is aesthetically pleasing (design phase); how to adjust aperture, ISO, shutter speed to nicely light your photos (photography phase); how the human brain works (psychology phase); a little bit of HTML and CSS (coding phase); how to work smarter not faster (procrastination phase), ETC. It literally goes on and on and on and on and on. I go through a different phase every few months or so, depending on what kind of phase it’s on. And anyway. I have a lot of strange yet surprisingly useful knowledge (Disclaimer: I am not saying that murder is good. I am simply saying that murder knowledge is useful. Hehe. RELEASE THE PIGS. So ahem. Where was I? Right. “I actually went through a phase a while ago) where I decided to try and find a book/story/manga/movie/whatever sad enough to make me cry, and guess what? Nothing. I actually found TFIOS funny. I dunno how but it was just so funny. Like the part where
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Augustus dies, it was just like: “Augustus Waters died three days later” said in a similar tone to “Augustus Waters went out for Taco Bell three days later”. ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS AUGUSTUS WATERS GETTING TACO BELL I DUNNO AUSTRALIA DOESN’T EVEN HAVE TACO BELL.
So yeah, I don’t cry.
Instead, I get this kinda achey feeling around the chest/heart area? Do any of you guys ever experience that? It’s this incredibly painful and nostalgic feeling accompanied with a super dulled yet still intense throbbing near the heart. Now that I think about it, this is probably worse than crying. Maybe it’s internal crying? I don’t know.
Do you guys ever cry while you read? Care to share a few super depressing suggestions so I can prove I’m not an emotionless potato? Do you guys ever experience the intense achey chest feeling? Let’s chat below (づ￣ ³￣)づ