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Nerd Tears: Tracy’s top five scenes that make her ugly-cry

Nerd Tears: Tracy’s top five scenes that make her ugly-cry

It’s no secret that the ladies of On the Rag Mag have been in a shitty mood for the entirety of 2013. A quick peek at any of our posts, will confirm that nearly all of them begin with, “I don’t know about you, but I feel like a pile of puke, covered in pig shit.” Or something like that.
We are trying to pull ourselves out of it. Reeeeally we are.
In the meantime, after watching the recent Star Trek movie (thoughts for another post), I was reminded that despite my best efforts I am completely incapable of watching Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan without turning into a snotty blubbery mess.  When Spock tells Kirk, “I have been, and always shall be, your friend” I instantaneously burst into ugly, hysterical tears. Even thinking about now… I’m misting up.
I realized that I don’t have the same reaction to other manipulative stimuli, only with nerd things. Romantic tragedy…ehh. I’ll get teary. BUT… throw in a quest or space or time travel or super powers… forget about it. I’m a mess.
Here are my top five, all time favorite nerd scenes that can make me instantly weep. Watch them and weep too. It’s cleansing.
Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan – Spock’s death and funeral scenes

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – Snape’s memories, but specifically the moment after Dumbledore accuses him of “caring for the boy.” I CAN’T.

Return of the King – “My friends, you bow to no one” scene.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Body – Buffy’s mom dies.

Dr. Who – Rose is trapped in a different dimension and is permanently separated from the Doctor.

Dr. Who – The Doctor appears to Rose as a hologram on the beach to say goodbye. Guys, I can’t even see a beach without crying after this one.

Tracy (192 Posts)

Tracy lives in a tiny, blue house with her dude, her dogs and her cat. She is the bossypants of a web development and graphic design department, but in her spare time enjoys playing dress-up, eating clementines and covering anything she can with sparkles. She fears mutant hillbillies, Scientology and people who don't watch tv. Her floors definitely have a waxy, yellow buildup. You can find more of her writing at Lateshoes or follow her on Twitter @lateshoes.


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