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I'm not sure that everyone is as weepy as I am, but I'm sure all of you have, at least at one point, cried when reading WOT. Tell me when!

I'll start.

Obviously I cried when Moiraine "died". I cried so much I couldn't keep on reading, because everything was all blurry, and the pages of the book got wet from the tears.

I cried when Egwene asked Perrin if he would dance with her at Sunday, when they were hiding from the Whitecloaks. Both when it happned, and when Perrin was thinking back to it.

Hopper's final death.

At the end of TGS, when Rand became happy again.

And even though I dislike Egwene, I cried as a baby when she was raised to Amyrlin. Both times.

These are the ones I can think of straight away. I'm sure I've cried much more than this, but for now, this is what sticks.

Also, extra cred to you, if you know where the title is from. ;P
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I don't think I've ever cried because of a book. Films yes, but not books. The closest I've come to crying because of a book was The Stand when the wife of the sherriff asks Nick to bury her in her wedding dress when she knows she's about to die, and The Farseer Trilogy when Patience has her moments of depression but comes good and at the end when... things don't work out ideally for Fitz. I needed a good sit down and a cup of tea after the latter.
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Some may have wept when hearing the story of a young Andoran Wisdom asking some Malkieri merchant about accompanying her husband on horseback.

But the most important tears were likely shed when the Lord Dragon announced in the Stone that the law applied to High Lords the same as to commoners.
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I have cried while reading before, but can't say I've ever done it with WoT.

First time I can remember crying was at the end of Robin Hood. I seem to recall crying in the last Harry Potter book, can't recall when, though.
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Wow, lets see. Nearly everything mentioned already.

Rands trip through the columns, the aes sedai talking about ten thousand aiel linking arms and singing, trying to remind a madman of who he is. How they sang to the last one, with him listening and killing them one by one. I cry every time.

For some reason I choke up when rand gets everyone trapped in the portal stone, and mat comes out the other side begging rand to believe him that he would never give him up.

Probably a thousand other things I can't think of, but will hopefully be posted by others and jog my memory.
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Easy. When Mesaana makes the little speech about finding a "way to teach them ALL!"

I cried for the loss of my WoT innocence.
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Easy. When Mesaana makes the little speech about finding a "way to teach them ALL!"

I cried for the loss of my WoT innocence.
That's the thing, isn't it? I've always sort of seen WoT as a kind of innocent and "child friendly" series. But I've started to realise that it really isn't. There's death, molesting, violence, insanity, horror.. it's such a dark series, but so bright at the same time.
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That's the thing, isn't it? I've always sort of seen WoT as a kind of innocent and "child friendly" series. But I've started to realise that it really isn't. There's death, molesting, violence, insanity, horror.. it's such a dark series, but so bright at the same time.
LOL...no that's not what I meant at all.

The line was so god-damned corny that I started feeling that maybe WoT was just another sword-and-sorcery fantasy series. Of course it's not, but that didn't do much to stave off my disappointment.
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Don't think I ever have. I've been infuriated plenty (Elven Bane series), disgusted (Vampire Earth), and down right horrified by actions (Runelords), but never have I cried. Though I did feel a lot of pity and sympathy for Rachel in Animorphs at the end of the series, but that would be the closest.

The Wheel of Time is the above, but in a more subtle manner.
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Never for WoT, but have to admit to a couple of "it's just dusty in here" moments while reading Tigana.
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I'm not sure that everyone is as weepy as I am, but I'm sure all of you have, at least at one point, cried when reading WOT. Tell me when!
I'll start.
Obviously I cried when Moiraine "died". I cried so much I couldn't keep on reading, because everything was all blurry, and the pages of the book got wet from the tears.
I cried when Egwene asked Perrin if he would dance with her at Sunday, when they were hiding from the Whitecloaks. Both when it happned, and when Perrin was thinking back to it.
Hopper's final death.
At the end of TGS, when Rand became happy again. And even though I dislike Egwene, I cried as a baby when she was raised to Amyrlin. Both times.
These are the ones I can think of straight away. I'm sure I've cried much more than this, but for now, this is what sticks.
Also, extra cred to you, if you know where the title is from. ;P
the weeping song? Nick cave i think...
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the weeping song? Nick cave i think...
That is correct.
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Never WOT. But there are a select few movies. ASoIF and the runelords have gotten me damn close. I think it's because in movies and even a few music videos you can see and hear, whereas in literature you have to imagine what you see and hear, so reading is less impacting than movies and the sort.

I am fairly certain I will cry or at least be very depressed when WOT is completed.
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I've been known to cry over a book or a movie plenty of times but I can't really recall any weep worthy moments in WoT. For me that is.

I would have to admit to getting teary eyed when I read the memories in Aviendhas second trip in the glass columns. Especially the way she described her husband and how he kept breaking down, and then in the hollow where he barely had the will to go on, and the final straw was how the baby was dead and she couldn't even feel sadness. The things in those memories got to me almost more than anything else in the series.
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Some may have wept when hearing the story of a young Andoran Wisdom asking some Malkieri merchant about accompanying her husband on horseback.
Yeah, that was a bit of a throat-tightener. I'd forgotten about that, though I didn't actually weep.
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The line was so god-damned corny that I started feeling that maybe WoT was just another sword-and-sorcery fantasy series.
Go watch a couple of episodes of Jersey Shore (or another MTV product of your choice, for that matter), and you'll learn that actual real* world people can indeed outcorny Mesaana easily.

* I do hope they're not actors, at least. The idea that they're using a script writer is rather grating.
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I think I cried during the end of TGS (a little bit) but not the rest of the series. There isn't really that much emotional-impacting stuff in the books in that kind of way. I expect the next book will make me cry.
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I recall several people thinking the start of a heroic defense at a Kandori? Arafellin? border outpost from the prologue of tGS or ToM was a teary thing. Didn't do it for me. Fading Words and "The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gaidon" were lump in throat moments though.
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"The Golden Crane flies for Tarmon Gaidon"
Oh. Totally forgot about that one. Yep, I wept like child.
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Go watch a couple of episodes of Jersey Shore (or another MTV product of your choice, for that matter), and you'll learn that actual real* world people can indeed outcorny Mesaana easily.

* I do hope they're not actors, at least. The idea that they're using a script writer is rather grating.
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