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Particular Scenes that make you cry or laugh
« on: June 22, 2008, 01:39:53 pm »
I just wanted to ask...

I've read this entire series so much that I had to go out and buy all new books (I really hope that Rhapsody or one of the other hardcover clubs picks this series up soon so I can replace my books yet again)

But Blood Bound Iron Kissed (*oops ... corrected mistake*)is the one that everytime I read it, I cry.  At least 5 times now, I've cried over Mercy's plight, her fear and helplessness, and her saviors help. The fact that Ms Briggs wrote the scene so powerfully that we didn't need every horrid detail spelled out, was woinderful.  I love that we were left to our imaginations this way, it made it more powerful for me.

SO my question is  -   Does anyone else cry over these scenes?

Did anyone else see the humor (as did I) in this scene?   pg 239 -  "His voice stopped because Adam dropped an arm (not one of his)and focused on Ben. "

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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 01:53:34 pm »
I found that scene really hard to read- but I think the aftermath was a big tear jerker for me. Especially with Ben's revelations about his past, Mercy torn feelings and  Adam's guilt.
But I did laugh at line- I love black humour :D

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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 01:54:08 pm »
Oh yeah, that one made me laugh, with the arm. A little black humor there, for sure.

I cry every time I read that scene and I agree that the way that Patty wrote the scene was wonderful, much more powerful than if she detailed it. In fact, I was slow to catch onto what was happening and then I was "Oh not, I must have read it wrong". Powerful, very powerful.
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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 02:24:35 pm »
I found that scene really hard to read- but I think the aftermath was a big tear jerker for me. Especially with Ben's revelations about his past, Mercy torn feelings and  Adam's guilt.
But I did laugh at line- I love black humour :D

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 02:34:31 pm »
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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 03:11:38 pm »
By the way, did you mean in "Blood Bound", or in "Iron Kissed"?
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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2008, 09:51:29 pm »
I bawl every time I read the conversation between Adam and Ben. I manage to hold back the tears until then, but that just does me in.

Did anyone else see the humor (as did I) in this scene?   pg 239 -  "His voice stopped because Adam dropped an arm (not one of his)and focused on Ben. "
Yep, this had me LOL!! Black, very black... :D
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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2008, 06:02:39 am »
By the way, did you mean in "Blood Bound", or in "Iron Kissed"?
Meant Iron Kissed...my mistake, but thankfully everyone knew what I was talking about!!!

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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2008, 08:44:25 am »
Actually I laugh earlier in the book.... when Sam tells her he is not interested and she says "you are speeding" and with the bathroom scene that Adam will keep the carpenters busy... but every time I get to Ben's and Adam's conversation I lock my self in room and just let the wailing begin... It reminds me of when I watched "The Dead Poet's Society" I don't think I will ever sit down and watch that with anyone... "Just leave me in my misery..."

Anyway, I never admit it but some scenes really make me wail... "I'll keep your secret if you keep mine" :D ;D


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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2008, 12:00:19 pm »
Actually I laugh earlier in the book.... when Sam tells her he is not interested and she says "you are speeding" and with the bathroom scene that Adam will keep the carpenters busy... but every time I get to Ben's and Adam's conversation I lock my self in room and just let the wailing begin... It reminds me of when I watched "The Dead Poet's Society" I don't think I will ever sit down and watch that with anyone... "Just leave me in my misery..."

Anyway, I never admit it but some scenes really make me wail... "I'll keep your secret if you keep mine" :D ;D
So far there is only one other book (well maybe 2) that does this to me.  No matter how often I read it, I bawl while reading  Iron Kissed and these-  J R Wards book Lover Eternal, and Sandra Hill's book The Outlaw Viking *shrug* what can I say!?

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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2008, 12:13:30 pm »
Oh, there are all kinds of books that make me cry when I read certain scenes in them.
Many animal books, the collie books by Terhune, including Lad: A Dog, there's usually at least one scene in each Mercedes Lackey Valdemar book, Robinton's death in Pern.
I don't remember right now if I cried at what happened to Mercy, or Ben's revelation.
As I've said elsewhere, I could tell pretty much right away what Tim was doing to her, it was obvious to me that his mind worked that way.  Keeping the details 'off screen' was a very good call on Mrs. Briggs' part, it really would have been too much if there had been more blatant description. 
For laughing, though, I like some of the Sianam books, bits like in "When Demons Walk" where she ends the book, "No demons?  How boring!"  Or Ward doing his 'stupid' act, as when he re-named Pansy, & let him breed with the mare.
There are other authors that make me laugh more, but for a general light tone, when I want to wash gloom from my mind, Patricia Briggs is one of my comfort authors.
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2008, 12:19:12 pm »
Oh, there are all kinds of books that make me cry when I read certain scenes in them.
Many animal books, the collie books by Terhune, including Lad: A Dog, there's usually at least one scene in each Mercedes Lackey Valdemar book, Robinton's death in Pern.
I don't remember right now if I cried at what happened to Mercy, or Ben's revelation.
As I've said elsewhere, I could tell pretty much right away what Tim was doing to her, it was obvious to me that his mind worked that way.  Keeping the details 'off screen' was a very good call on Mrs. Briggs' part, it really would have been too much if there had been more blatant description. 
For laughing, though, I like some of the Sianam books, bits like in "When Demons Walk" where she ends the book, "No demons?  How boring!"  Or Ward doing his 'stupid' act, as when he re-named Pansy, & let him breed with the mare.
There are other authors that make me laugh more, but for a general light tone, when I want to wash gloom from my mind, Patricia Briggs is one of my comfort authors.
I know what you mean about not understanding immediatly what was happening to her, I really didn't either...but what made/makes me cry is the fact that she believed with here whole heart that she didn't deserve anyones love anymore and how she felt that death or running was the only way out -------Lord I really HATED Tim. 

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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2008, 12:24:31 pm »
I think that is what made it so worst. Because Tim knew what he was doing especially about planning to rape her and killing Mercy. But he didnt want to appear that he was forcing her at the same time. When she was fighting the lure of the cup's influence he couldnt handle that. Yet he was forcing her all the same, he really thinks he is a nice guy  >:(
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« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2008, 11:37:25 pm »
Tim? He had the most perverted (?) idea of what a nice guy would do...

He just wanted the power that comes out of controlling other people and he hated himself because he wasn't as good as the others in things... some people are talented in many areas, others have to search deep in themselves to find their talent... he just wanted the easy way... there is no easy way....

I hated Tim and I was sooo angry with Adam when he said he would send Warren upstairs.... Ben was really great "tell your lord and master to come up here" that really made me like him more....

I laugh a lot with Davidson's Undead series and I cried the 1st time i read harry Potter the 3rd book... the scene where his godfather tells him he could stay with him... only to have that opportunity fly away with the Hippogriff... And on the 5th book when he falls through the veil.... and on the 7th.... oh well, I cry a lot with these kinds of scenes.... and I am getting off topic again.... *leaves to read Night Life, "Maybe this will cheer me up a bit"*


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« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2008, 06:10:39 am »
I just wanted to ask...

I've read this entire series so much that I had to go out and buy all new books (I really hope that Rhapsody or one of the other hardcover clubs picks this series up soon so I can replace my books yet again)

But Blood Bound Iron Kissed (*oops ... corrected mistake*)is the one that everytime I read it, I cry.  At least 5 times now, I've cried over Mercy's plight, her fear and helplessness, and her saviors help. The fact that Ms Briggs wrote the scene so powerfully that we didn't need every horrid detail spelled out, was woinderful.  I love that we were left to our imaginations this way, it made it more powerful for me.

SO my question is  -   Does anyone else cry over these scenes?

Did anyone else see the humor (as did I) in this scene?   pg 239 -  "His voice stopped because Adam dropped an arm (not one of his)and focused on Ben. "

Heh, I noticed the dark humor. ;D Reminds me a little of Pulp fiction, don't ask me why... ;)
At first I too didn't realize what was happening, so I had to reread the scene a couple of times, and when I realized it I was like "Holy Mary Mother of God!!! :o", but I didn't cry, as I did, for example in The Time Traveler's wife, I was literally bawling at the end of that, or Marc Levy's Sept jours pour un éternité, or at the end of the first book of the Black Jewels Trilogy, Daughter of the Blood.
But this doesn't mean I didn't hate Tim to the core. >:( And I think that the fact that most of us feel so powerfully about him and are so affected by that scene is a huge tribute to Patty's skill at writing. :)
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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2008, 09:37:33 am »
I just wanted to ask...

I've read this entire series so much that I had to go out and buy all new books (I really hope that Rhapsody or one of the other hardcover clubs picks this series up soon so I can replace my books yet again)

But Blood Bound Iron Kissed (*oops ... corrected mistake*)is the one that everytime I read it, I cry.  At least 5 times now, I've cried over Mercy's plight, her fear and helplessness, and her saviors help. The fact that Ms Briggs wrote the scene so powerfully that we didn't need every horrid detail spelled out, was woinderful.  I love that we were left to our imaginations this way, it made it more powerful for me.

SO my question is  -   Does anyone else cry over these scenes?

Did anyone else see the humor (as did I) in this scene?   pg 239 -  "His voice stopped because Adam dropped an arm (not one of his)and focused on Ben. "

Heh, I noticed the dark humor. ;D Reminds me a little of Pulp fiction, don't ask me why... ;)
At first I too didn't realize what was happening, so I had to reread the scene a couple of times, and when I realized it I was like "Holy Mary Mother of God!!! :o", but I didn't cry, as I did, for example in The Time Traveler's wife, I was literally bawling at the end of that, or Marc Levy's Sept jours pour un éternité, or at the end of the first book of the Black Jewels Trilogy, Daughter of the Blood.
But this doesn't mean I didn't hate Tim to the core. >:( And I think that the fact that most of us feel so powerfully about him and are so affected by that scene is a huge tribute to Patty's skill at writing. :)

i did shed a few tears the first time i read Iron Kissed.  and as for the Black Jewels Trilogy, it was the ending of the third book that really made be bawl (the scene where Daemon is talking to the statue and starts crying)

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« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2008, 01:32:48 pm »
I cried at those parts too Rox_squirrel!
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« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2008, 11:56:19 am »
I didn't cry with Iron Kissed, but I did shed a few tears in the Black Jewels Trilogy when the Demon Dead walked into the web, but the books absolutely guaranteed to make me cry are the last three Harry Potters and the last book in Trudi Canavan's Magician's Guild series.

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Re: Crying/Laughing
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2008, 05:08:06 am »
That scene with Adam and Ben really hit me hard(first time reading the book.) A few others have made me mist up like I did reading that.

Lots of books have made me laugh though.

For what its worth Tim doesnt care if hes "nice " or not. Rape , in the end, is about power and control. I dont think he cares about what Mercy really feels except that he wants what he wants, and hes willing to kill her to get it. Making her love him was just another way to control her. What he's too blind to realize is that people kill the ones they love all the time.
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2008, 06:08:20 am »
I noted the humor in the scene were Adam drops the arm*shudder*... and the scene between Adam and Ben really was powerful and I'm sure it was quite a hard piece to write it that perfectly.

I liked that Adam was showing emotion but still was a a powerful alpha enough to not simply act on it but wait until Ben came to the point and explained it all to him... maybe in a unusual way, but how to approach such a topic?



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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2008, 06:36:26 am »
I liked that Adam was showing emotion but still was a a powerful alpha enough to not simply act on it but wait until Ben came to the point and explained it all to him... maybe in a unusual way, but how to approach such a topic?

Which made Ben really really brave since most Alphas or even dominant wolves eat him for breakfast. But I think his insights and previous experience which Adam must have known or sensed allowed him to voice the situation that Mercy was in. There was no way Ben could not have broach the subject without challenging Adam's authority because he was blinded by his own guilt and hurt over Mercy's rape. But I am glad that he did because the misunderstanding would have created a huge rift between Mercy and Adam.
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2008, 08:18:47 am »
not to mention that Mercy would have probably left the Tri-Cities, which would drastically change the story  :)

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« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2010, 08:28:43 am »
*SPOILER*

I was also crying when i read it the first and 2nd time. What happened to Mercy in the garage is terrible and I am really glad that she, being/having a very strong character, got over it. :)

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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2010, 01:11:12 pm »
I'm not really a crying kind of person, but this is a first.(I'd add a cry face but my computer isn't working with it.)
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Re: Particular Scenes that make you cry or laugh
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2013, 12:41:39 pm »
The letter to Adam at the end of "River Marked".
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Re: Particular Scenes that make you cry or laugh
« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2014, 09:43:25 am »
Several scenes have gotten to me -

In Moon Called when Mercy is out taunting the people in the boat at the Reservation with her "furried self".
Stop and rob. - I love that description

Iron Kissed the scene after the rape.
And I enjoy the part where Warren takes her on a walk and asks her how long they will be walking and she drops to the street and starts to drag herself.  :D

In Bone Crossed when she talks about her mom having a "Barbie gun."

When she is trapped by the Fey Queen in Silver Born. When Adam was all burned trying to save her believing that she was in her burning trailer.  :-'

In the opening chapter of Frost Burned when they are Christmas shopping. The undulating dragon of the line. 

The shoes in Night Broken make me laugh.

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Re: Particular Scenes that make you cry or laugh
« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2015, 12:09:57 pm »
The first time I read Iron Kissed I cried like a baby (yep I am talking about that Tim's scene and what comes next..with poor Mercy so messed up)

and about the rape also now every time that I am about to re-read that scene I skip it..sorry but my little heart can't handle it another time  :-'

talking about funny things

I actually find pretty hilarious that the walking stick is so "in love" with Mercy that its try any chance it gets to kill Adam