Good Start/Bad Start

What Makes Me Cry?

  • The Disney short film Feast.
  • The beginning of Star Trek (2009).
  • Hurting the people I love – this always happens by accident.
  • Leaving home on the train – saying goodbye.
  • The Shawshank Redemption.
  • The death of Johnny Cash (2003) I was 15.
  • Random acts of kindness.
  • Foy Vance – Indiscriminate Act of Kindness.
  • The end of Armageddon.
  • 12 Years a Slave.
  • The Futurama episode, The Luck of the Fryrish.
  • Simple Minds – Don’t You (Forget About Me) This song plays at the end of The Luck of the Fryrish. It makes me nostalgic for old friendships.
  • YouTube videos of dogs going crazy when soldiers return home from duty. Or families going nuts, but mainly the dogs.
  • Any kind of animal cruelty.
  • When Will died on The Good Wife (spoilers).
  • When I think about my family passing away.
  • Remembering my nan who died of cancer before I came to university.
  • Amos Lee – Arms of a Woman.
  • Old girlfriends/breaking up.
  • Games haven’t really evoked these kind of emotions, the games which have been close are The Last of Us, Half-life 2: Episode 2 and The Walking Dead.
  • Iris Dement – Leaning on Everlasting Arms.
  • Phillip Roebuck – Somebody Take Me Home.
  • Weddings.
  • Funerals.
  • Emmylou Harris – Calling My Children Home.
  • The death of Ryan Davis (2013) – Ryan’s death was a big motivator for me. His early death is partly the reason I attended university in the first place. He died on his honeymoon at the age of 34, he had so much more to offer, it was a real shame.

What Makes Me Laugh?