dying vs living at the end

Create every day.
User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12793
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

dying vs living at the end

Post by kob » Sat Nov 21, 2009 03:47

so I'm wondering what your opinions are on the protagonist dying or living at the end?

I personally like dying when the protagonist's struggle, effort and all that stuff was strong. to know he/she did all he could but failed in the end is pretty sweet to me. however some people think dying at the end means there was no point in the books (which I find a little silly)

User avatar
Quack
Baron of Hell
Posts: 4930
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 03:59
Consoles: I play Nintendo 64 games on my Nintendo Wii using Nintendo GameCube controllers.
Location: canada

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Quack » Sat Nov 21, 2009 04:13

.
Everyone dies eventually anyways. If their death is included in the story, then cool.
KnightofBane wrote:however some people think dying at the end means there was no point
There's a saying, it goes something like "it's the process that matters, not the outcome"
Image

User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12793
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by kob » Sat Nov 21, 2009 05:15

well we're obviously talking within the story.

User avatar
Arteriorrhexis
Pinky Demon
Posts: 380
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2008 02:48

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Arteriorrhexis » Sat Nov 21, 2009 14:10

I like it more when it's kinda like sacrifice, like if they give themselves up to save everything.
shaobup332417 wrote:is jordan shoes good enough for play basketball?

User avatar
Syringe
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 5004
Joined: Tue Jul 04, 2006 17:22
Consoles: OHHHHHHHHHH
Location: pillow cases ???
Contact:

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Syringe » Tue Nov 24, 2009 15:01

melodrama
Image

User avatar
Ransom
CyberDemon
Posts: 10621
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 03:13
Location: He'll never tell you now. Never.

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Ransom » Sun Nov 29, 2009 01:16

i like it when endings are appropriate to their stories. i personally lean toward tragic fiction but that's more a general preference.

if an ending goes out of its way to be happy and make everything work out All Right despite such a resolution being completely at odds with the mood or direction of the rest of the film - i am legend's theatrical ending, for instance, or to a lesser extent stranger than fiction's - this really bothers me. but usually that has less to do with the protagonist living and more to do with the ending in general. but by the same token if the protagonist dies just for the sake of shock value or other equally spurious reasons then that's just as painful.

a strong ending is great, but it is more important that it is appropriate. if the conclusion does not feel emotionally satisfying, or even thematically resonant with the rest of the film, then the entire experience is soiled. this is the case with all traditional fiction.

User avatar
iamthelordhitman
CyberDemon
Posts: 10377
Joined: Tue May 23, 2006 03:58
Location: im probably somewher that u arent, but u think im there, but ur not sure

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by iamthelordhitman » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:41

it depends, generally tho i am quite saddened when the char i play as in any game dies for any reason
Image

User avatar
Cowardly
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 6091
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2006 16:54
Location: Canis Latrans. Super Genius.

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Cowardly » Mon Nov 30, 2009 15:02

Man, don't play the Modern Warfare 2 campaign.

User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12793
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by kob » Mon Nov 30, 2009 19:00

i agree with you ransom. however, it bothers me when people ignore an ending or think it's bad
(Cirque Du Freak's series ending for example)
just because the main character dies

User avatar
Mr. Smith
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 9453
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2007 06:44
Consoles: 360, PC, Apple Faggot Machine
Location: In your sister

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Mr. Smith » Mon Nov 30, 2009 19:06

Like how Vader dies in the end.
OBrocks wrote:i need to know if ill actually be getting a penis pump in the mail so i can prepare an explanation for my parents
Saladin wrote:I do not want to play two truths and a lie with Smith.
Quack wrote:PF BATTLE ROYALE 2015: EVERYONE DRAWS SALADIN LICKING HIS OWN BUTTHOLE

User avatar
Cowardly
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 6091
Joined: Sat Sep 02, 2006 16:54
Location: Canis Latrans. Super Genius.

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Cowardly » Mon Nov 30, 2009 19:26

Totally depends on the story.

User avatar
OBrocks
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 8429
Joined: Thu Jun 01, 2006 00:27

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by OBrocks » Mon Nov 30, 2009 21:24

or like when snape killed dumbledore
Image
samuelmonaghan_aussie wrote:damn right im fascinated about gay sex
Gordon Frohman wrote:I, Gordon Frohman, am racist.

User avatar
Juggernaut
Spider Mastermind
Posts: 7091
Joined: Tue Apr 11, 2006 15:42
Location: calgary

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Juggernaut » Tue Dec 01, 2009 04:00

KnightofBane wrote:i agree with you ransom. however, it bothers me when people ignore an ending or think it's bad
(Cirque Du Freak's series ending for example)
just because the main character dies
i thought that ending was perfect for the books (cirque du freaks ending)
Image
samuelmonaghan_aussie wrote:kiddy fiddlers get smashed in prison

User avatar
kob
CyberDemon
Posts: 12793
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 14:40
Consoles: PS3 - PC
Location: get slam'd
Contact:

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by kob » Tue Dec 01, 2009 04:39

I agree. it was a damn good ending but a lot of people are like
OH HE DIED FOR NOTHING BLAH BLAH BLAH ALL DARREN'S EFFORTS WEREN'T WORTH ANYTHING IF HE JUST DIES
that's mainly what I'm getting at.

User avatar
Ransom
CyberDemon
Posts: 10621
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2002 03:13
Location: He'll never tell you now. Never.

Re: dying vs living at the end

Post by Ransom » Tue Dec 01, 2009 09:32

KnightofBane wrote:i agree with you ransom. however, it bothers me when people ignore an ending or think it's bad just because the main character dies
yes this pisses me off also! what you didn't like the ending because it wasn't what you wanted? welcome to art, faggot >:(

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests