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When the sun goes to bed
That's the time you raise your head
That's your lot in life, Laléna
I can't blame ya, Laléna...
Donovan, "Laléna"

You've got sucker's luck.
Have you given up?
Does it feel like a trial?
Does it trouble your mind
The way you trouble mine?
The National, "Exile Vilify"

A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, "Lucky Man"

"Is there truly life before death?"
Rei Ayanami, Neon Genesis Evangelion

Janson: They have tags for us all now, and I'm the darling one. Tycho is 'the doleful one.'
Celchu: I'm not sad.
Janson: No, but you look sad. Makes the ladies of Cartann's court want to comfort you. They're so sad about wanting to comfort you that you could comfort them.
Hobbie: And Tycho the only one of us with a successful relationship with a woman. Missed opportunities, Tycho.

"Played with Kaylee. The sun came out, and...I walked on my feet, and...heard with my ears. I ate the bits. The bits did stay down. And I work. I...function like I'm a girl. I hate it because I know it'll go away! The sun...goes dark, and chaos is come again. Bits...fluids! What am I?!"
River Tam, Firefly, "War Stories"

"I'm an ego-half-empty kind of girl."
Codex, The Guild

"Happy....I can't be happy."

"Hey, having an unfortunate past might score me some Moe points!"
Genma, Darker Than Black: Ryūsei no Gemini

"There's something about him. I just want to hold him close and whisper, 'Everything will be alright.'"
Kelly Chambers, on Garrus Vakarian, Mass Effect 2

"Nobody wants me around anymore. I can't help it if I got a big imagination. I just gotta get these monsters outta my head or nobody's ever gonna like me. I won't even like myself and I'm my own best friend."
Moosel from The Wuzzles, from the episode "Moosel's Monster".

"Not since Quasimodo strolled the streets of medieval Paris have so many people uttered the phrase 'that poor man'."

"How do you prove that you exist? Maybe we don't exist..."
Vivi Orunitia, Final Fantasy IX

"I guess I only wanted you, you know, to like me or something. And now, well, I feel so completely stupid... I almost wish I never moved here in the first place."
Doug Funnie, Doug

"I spent yeeeears inside Kainé's body. Tormenting her from within. I felt her pain, her emotions, as if they were my own. And there was so much pain..."
Tyrann, NieR

"You poor dude. Starving at the banquet table of boyhood..."
Max, Goof Troop pilot first half "Everything's Coming Up Goofy"

"Oh, well. At least I had one day of fun in my life... twenty-four wonderful, happenin' hours."
PJ, Goof Troop pilot second half "Good Neighbor Goof"

When Dad's busy at work, I sing the Junes song over and over to make myself feel less alone! "Every day's great..." *starts sobbing* "a-at your... J-j-j—"
Nanako Dojima, Hiimdaisy's Big Long Persona 4 Comic

Waldorf: I don't know whether to laugh [at Fozzie] or to feel sorry for him.
Statler: He was supposed to make us laugh.
Waldorf: I feel sorry for him.

You poor, poor man.
Charles Xavier, seeing Wolverine's Trauma Conga Line of a life, X-Men: Days of Future Past

"Sometimes I think God doesn't like me very much."

Mathilda: Is life always this hard or just when you're a kid?
Leon: Always like this.

"You've been resurrected so many times... Burdened with such an intense vendetta. You must be tired. It's... time to let it go."
Riku Asakura comforting his Archnemesis Dad, Ultraman Geed

Rocket: Dead brother huh? Yeah, that can be annoying.
Thor: He's been dead before, but this time I think it might be true.
Rocket: And then you said you had a sister and a dad.
Thor: Both dead.
Rocket: Still got a mom though?
Thor: Killed by a Dark Elf.
Rocket: A best friend?
Thor: Stabbed through the heart.

In every group there
is one, weaker than
the rest— the butt of uncouth wit or
Poor Lucy is one of these.

"That is your revenge? Is this not the one who destroyed your world, who destroyed your life? Surely this can't be all you hoped to see."
Loptr to Balder, Bayonetta 2

"Having grown up amidst fear, loathing, hatred and isolation, the girl lost everything before she ever came to possess a single thing in life."
Mercurius describing Marie, Dies Irae

    Real Life 
"You know, what KStew lacks in acting skills, she makes up for in awkwardness. She is beyond awkward. This one time when I was 8 or 9, I walked in on my one-legged stepmother changing her tampon over the toilet in my dad’s guest bathroom. Afterward, she sat down next to me at the breakfast table (No, we weren’t having tomato omelets, thank God!) and we ate in silence. If I could take the awkwardness I felt in that moment and mold it into a human person, that human person would be a lot like Kristen Stewart. Just awkwardness running through her veins…"

"We love the idea of someone who is good and yet gets shat on all their lives, but will get what they deserve, regardless of the fact that they don't actively pursue it."

"This is as close as Harry Kim will ever get to knowing what joy is: an odd sensation of not being completely miserable. 'Happiness? Yes, that's the feeling you have when someone stops beating you long enough to catch your breath, right?'"
SFDebris on Star Trek: Voyager ("The Disease")

"What baffles me is how Moffat could have gotten Rory so right and Amy so wrong (in terms of likeability) but let’s be grateful that he did because otherwise we would be in deep shit in terms of a TARDIS team that encourages you to keep watching. I will always open my heart out to the underdog, especially one who is treated as appallingly as Rory is (by both the Doctor and especially Amy) and played in such a puppyish way...Arthur Darvill is acting his heart out because Rory has confirmation that his fiancé is alive whilst Karen Gillan barely emotes, eyebrow cocked and ready with a disinterested one liner ('you’re so clingy'). That scene describes perfectly why he is ten times the character she is."
Doc Oho on Doctor Who, "The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood"

"There was only one piece of good news from the Bills offseason and that is that Jim Kelly says he is now cancer-free. I flipped on SportsCenter a while back and they showed Kelly in a hospital bed with his wife, and that Sam Smith song was playing, and I had to turn the channel instantly or else I would have died from sadness. It's like the Bills are trying to be a Nicholas Sparks novel at all times."

"Ever since The Wrestler hit theaters in 2009, a lot of past-their prime superstars have been pegged as 'The Wrestler in real life'... In real life, many wrestling fans have long memories and are still willing to fork over cash to own a piece of history or take a photo with their childhood heroes, even if they’ve fallen on hard times.

One notable exception, though, is for Virgil. Long before
The Wrestler, lonely Virgil was an internet meme, sitting alone at wrestling conventions with no fans in line to buy his merchandise. Poor Mike Jones had to just sit there for hours on end as Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself” played in a continuous loop. Today, there is even a blog dedicated exclusively to photos of Virgil all alone at conventions."

The Narrator: '' you know they're a dime a dozen! but, we think you may find our Spider-Man just a bit...different"
Linkara: ''His life is an never ending spiral of shame and death"

Is it wrong to want to reach into my screen and give this poor kid a hug?

"As an aside: I love that Game of Thrones loves inflicting pain on Arya so much, they had her witness a reenactment of her father's beheading, just in case her life wasn't already traumatic enough. Can she add Weiss and Benioff to her list?"

"It's pretty hard not to feel sorry for him."
Internet Historian on Robert Fitzpatrick, a man who spent nearly all of his savings on posters for the May 21st 2011 Rapture that never happened.


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