History TearJerker / Journey

25th Apr '15 12:07:08 PM twilicorn
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* Over on the "heartwarming page", the band flew to a town to make a dying boy's [[UnusualEuphamism transition]] a little easier...

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* Over This story from over on the "heartwarming page", page": in 1985, a teenager named Kenny Sykaluk was dying from Cystic Fibrosis. His mother wrote a fan letter to his favorite band, Journey, on his behalf via Make A Wish. The band was stressed to hell, the members were constantly fighting, and they were on the verge of breakup. They sucked it up and presented a united front at the dying fan's bedside, and handed him a walkman with a demo of "Only the Young". Kenny was the first person outside the band flew to a town hear the single. Kenny's ''last conscious act'' was putting on the headphones and playing the song. He died peacefully, walkman in hand. The humbled rockers were so profoundly affected that they stopped their arguments and kept the band together.
** From the Wikipedia article for that song: "[Jonathan] Cain broke down in tears recalling the event, remarking that 'children should not have
to make a dying boy's [[UnusualEuphamism transition]] a little easier...live with that kind of pain'." Once you find out that Jonathan Cain was one of the smallest survivors of the Our Lady of the Angels Catholic school fire, which killed 92 children and 3 nuns who were teachers at the school that quote is arguably HarsherInHindsight.
10th Dec '14 9:36:00 PM Ingonyama
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* The ending of the game, depending on interpretation, can be this, TearsOfJoy, or ''[[EmotionalTorque both]]''.
27th Nov '14 10:53:53 PM dvorak
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* Over on the "heartwarming page", the band flew to a town to make a dying boy's [[UnusualEuphamism transition]] a little easier...
21st Oct '13 1:25:50 AM RAMChYLD
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* "Separate Ways". If you interpret the lyrics of the song, you can tell that it's sung by someone who has been dumped because his/her partner has found someone new, and yet this someone sings that he will always be open to her return, despite the thin chance of that happening. Try listening to it when you've just been dumped yourself, and chances are the waterworks will flow.

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* "Separate Ways". If you interpret the lyrics of the song, you can tell that it's sung by someone who has been dumped because his/her partner has found someone new, and yet this someone sings that he s/he will always be open to her the partner's return, despite the thin chance of that happening. Try listening to it when you've just been dumped yourself, and chances are the waterworks will flow.
21st Oct '13 1:25:07 AM RAMChYLD
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* "Separate Ways". If you interpret the lyrics of the song, you can tell that it's sung by someone who has been dumped because his/her partner has found someone new, and yet this someone sings that he will always be open to her return, despite the thin chance of that happening. Try listening to it when you've just been dumped yourself, and well, let the taps flow.

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* "Separate Ways". If you interpret the lyrics of the song, you can tell that it's sung by someone who has been dumped because his/her partner has found someone new, and yet this someone sings that he will always be open to her return, despite the thin chance of that happening. Try listening to it when you've just been dumped yourself, and well, let chances are the taps waterworks will flow.
21st Oct '13 1:24:21 AM RAMChYLD
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* "Separate Ways". If you interpret the lyrics of the song, you can tell that it's sung by someone who has been dumped because his/her partner has found someone new, and yet this someone sings that he will always be open to her return, despite the thin chance of that happening. Try listening to it when you've just been dumped yourself, and well, let the taps flow.
29th Sep '13 10:29:35 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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!!!Music Group:

* "Open Arms".
21st Jul '13 11:31:53 PM Lorealie
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** Even worse if ''you'' wound up leaving your partner behind accidently, especially if it was on the second to last level and the two of you had been together from the beginning. You watch your character sit down and may notice that your partner is chirping at you, which isn't normally possible at the end of a level, but it isn't until you see the end of the spirit's story do you realize what you just did because [[spoiler: you see yourself face the harsh mountain winds by yourself]] and "wake up" to find yourself all alone. Then you realize that they were chirping because they were watching you turn to dust, leaving them to face the rest of their journey all by themselves, and now you have no way of getting back to them.

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** Even worse if ''you'' wound up leaving your partner behind accidently, especially if it was on the second to last level temple and the two of you had been together from the beginning. You watch your character sit down and may notice that your partner is chirping at you, which isn't normally possible at the end of a level, but it isn't until you see the end of the spirit's story do you realize what you just did because [[spoiler: you see yourself face the harsh mountain winds by yourself]] and "wake up" to find yourself all alone. Then you realize that they were chirping because they were watching you turn to dust, leaving them to face the rest of their journey all by themselves, and now you have no way of getting back to them.
23rd Jun '13 12:59:18 PM Lorealie
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** Even worse if ''you'' wound up leaving your partner behind accidently, especially if it was on the second to last level and the two of you had been together from the beginning. You watch your character sit down and may notice that your partner is chirping at you, which isn't normally possible at the end of a level, but it isn't until you see the end of the spirit's story do you realize what you just did because [[spoiler: you see yourself face the harsh mountain winds by yourself]] and "wake up" to find yourself all alone. Then you realize that they were chirping because they were watching you turn to dust, leaving them to face the rest of their journey all by themselves, and now you have no way of getting back to them.
23rd Feb '13 12:46:55 PM Koveras
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* When your partner quits the game, you see them sit down on the sand and slowly crumble into dust. The first time you see it, that sudden feeling of loneliness tugs at your soul's strings ''hard''.



* The slow, agonising trudge up the stormy mountain, surrounded by the freezing remains of the cloth creatures, culminates in [[spoiler:your character finally stumbling to a halt just below the summit, as the music stops and the mountain fades from view, then lying down in the snow and dying. Just like that.]]

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* The slow, agonising agonizing trudge up the stormy mountain, surrounded by the freezing remains of the cloth creatures, culminates in [[spoiler:your character finally stumbling to a halt just below the summit, as the music stops and the mountain fades from view, then lying down in the snow and dying. Just like that.]]that]]. The worst part of it is that subtle icy click that your partner's frozen joints emit as [[spoiler:their knees give way and they fall face first into the snow]].



-->Your game practically changed my life. It was the most fun I had with him since he and been diagnosed. My father passed in the spring of 2012, only a few months after his diagnosis.

-->Weeks after his death, I could finally return myself to playing video games. I tried to play Journey, and I could barely get past the title screen without breaking down into tears. In my dad's and in my own experience with Journey, it was about him, and his journey to the ultimate end, and I believe we encountered your game at the most perfect time.

-->I want to thank you for the game that changed my life, the game whose beauty brings tears to my eyes. Journey is quite possibly the best game I have ever played. I continue to play it, always remembering what joy it brought, and the joy it continues to bring.

-->I am Sophia, I am 15, and your game changed my life for the better. 1/8/2013


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-->Your game practically changed my life. It was the most fun I had with him since he and been diagnosed. My father passed in the spring of 2012, only a few months after his diagnosis.

-->Weeks
diagnosis.\\
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Weeks
after his death, I could finally return myself to playing video games. I tried to play Journey, and I could barely get past the title screen without breaking down into tears. In my dad's and in my own experience with Journey, it was about him, and his journey to the ultimate end, and I believe we encountered your game at the most perfect time. \n\n-->I \\
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I
want to thank you for the game that changed my life, the game whose beauty brings tears to my eyes. Journey is quite possibly the best game I have ever played. I continue to play it, always remembering what joy it brought, and the joy it continues to bring.

-->I
bring.\\
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I
am Sophia, I am 15, and your game changed my life for the better. 1/8/2013

1/8/2013
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