To want to die in a horrible accident rather than face another day? What do you do when it hurts so much to be alive that you would rather not wake up ever again than face another day? You think about ending your life and the guilt overcomes you so badly that you feel like a monster.
However, at the same time, he notes that Daisuke was the only person who gave him joy in life.
Macross Frontier plays with it some, uniquely in a way. Sheryl Nome gets hit with Your Days Are Numbered thanks to an Incurable Cough of Death in the second half of the series, and Alto Saotome finally ends up getting romantically involved with her after he finds out.
The series ends promptly after the Final Battle without Alto ever finishing what he was going to say.
Garry Rodgers Post author November 22, at am. Hi, Don and thanks for commenting. You have a very valid question which, on the surface, seems logical to question if the shot at Z came from the front right and the reactions seen in Z were a push back from a frontal impact. Opening Titles As Julie Delpy’s song “An Ocean Apart” plays, we see a reverse-order montage of all the scenes in Paris, France where the story will take place. The montage of Paris cleverly mirrors the ending sequence seen in “Before Sunrise” of the scenes they used in Vienna, Austria. Montage. Sep 18, · When considering suicide because anything is better than more pain, but wanting to make it look like an accident to try to spare others or for legal reasons.
Stranger Than Fiction has a similar idea with a truly creative kind of doom. Two terminally ill friends decide to live as best they can for as long as their bodies hold out. Harold and Maude - An Emo Teen who attends funerals and commits mock-suicide for fun gets into a relationship with a year-old woman who is basically the septuagenarian equivalent of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl.
She kills herself for real in the end, but he still stops faking his suicides and starts actually living life. In fact, there seems to be a subtrope of Manic Pixie Dream Girl films - such as Autumn In New York and Sweet November - that center around the fact that the girl in question is dying, and wants to try to live life to the fullest.
The fact that this effectively makes their life goal "help some guy remove the stick from their ass" is incidental.
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Dream With the Fishes, where a morose voyeur is saved from suicide by a happy-go-lucky fellow that is terminally ill and wants help living out a few fantasies before meeting his maker. Joe Versus the Volcano has this as its plot.
Joe has a decidedly mediocre life, with a mediocre job, but even his mediocrity is ruined by his massive hypochondria. When he is told that he really is dying, from a "brain fog" that has no detectable symptoms until it ultimately proves fatal, an eccentric millionaire offers to give him an all-expenses-paid trip to a tropical Pacific island where he will then sacrifice himself in a volcano in accordance with native tradition to secure the millionaire the mining rights for the island.
At the end it is revealed that he never had a "brain fog," and his doctor was on the payroll of the millionaire looking for a schlub that he could trick into leaping into a volcano. In El juego de la verdad, Ernesto is mistakenly told that he has three months to live.
The film Scent of a Woman does this trope in both directions. He then discovers that his cop life insurance policy will only cover "professional damage" meaning he has to be killed in the line of duty. Wanting his wife and son to have the money, he decides to no longer play it safe, tosses "the book" out the window, and becomes the sort of risk-taking supercop who you only find in movies.
Finally, after nearly twenty years of drudgery on the force, begins to believe that his life and his job means something. In Iron Man 2 when confronted with his poisoning and seemingly imminent death, Tony asks Natasha Romanoff what she would do if she had only a brief time to live.
Natasha, evaluating him for S. As a result, he decides to have a wild party at his house in Malibu and get completely drunk in full armor, thereby endangering everyone around him, making him a rather less positive than usual take on the trope.
Melancholia has an interesting take on this. Justine develops from being miserable and depressed to calm and peaceful when she realized everyone was going to die from planet Melancholia colliding with Earth.
Justine came through in the end at keeping everyone calm and together, showing how certain situations can sway our attitudes and actions. Played for Laughs with some surprising existential reflection in Fantozzi in Paradiso: But on his last day the doctor tells him he switched his diagnosis with that of the priest that had just given him the last rites and proves it by suddenly falling dead.
He reacts by running away cheerful And, being Fantozzi, gets hit by a truck that pushes him under a steamroller. In the French film The Brand New Testament, the daughter of God gets back at her curmudgeonly, antagonistic father by texting everyone on Earth, letting them know how long they will live down to the last second It Makes Sense in Context.
Interestingly enough, the same thing happens at the opposite end of the spectrum.
One man, in his 20s already, is informed he still has almost years to live; as a result, he loses all sense of caution. Not only is he perfectly willing to live life to the fullest and try every new thing, he becomes a professional daredevil, armed with the knowledge that no matter how crazy his stunts, some lucky break will keep him alive and kicking for the next years.
So he tries a lot of things from dissipation to hedonism to a platonic affair with a former subordinate, which all leave him dissatisfied until he realizes the solution has been sitting on his desk all along: Valancy gets a diagnosis of terminal heart disease, then uses her new-found remaining time on earth to live like a free spirit, talk back to her rude relatives, and fall in love.
In one episode of Star Trek: Deep Space NineQuark gets diagnosed with an incurable and frequently fatal syndrome by a doctor on Ferenginar.Usually no one gets healed, but before the movie or the character's end, the second character's attitude has rubbed off on the first one.
Sometimes a character recovers or the diagnosis was wrong in the first place, then they decide to still make the most of their considerably elongated lifespan..
Sometimes the roles are reversed, and it's the dying person's winning attitude that rubs off on. Having a pet Bunny can be the most rewarding experience, but when it comes to a dying bunny, it can be a most traumatizing one. Here's what to expect. Aug 17, · When considering suicide because anything is better than more pain, but wanting to make it look like an accident to try to spare others or for legal reasons.
Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher. Someone older who understood you when you were young and searching, who helped you see the world as a more profound place, and gave you advice to help you make your way through it. Sep 18, · When considering suicide because anything is better than more pain, but wanting to make it look like an accident to try to spare others or for legal reasons.
Saying good-bye to a dying relative or friend -- what to talk about, when, and how -- doesn't come naturally to most adults. The irony: All such conversations ask of us, ultimately, is what people appreciate hearing at any time of life: words of candor, reassurance, and love.