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Old 2012-03-18, 09:25   Link #10
Lord of Fire
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: The Netherlands
Age: 42
Originally Posted by Echoes View Post
I have trouble watching scenes where the character is going to make a huge fool out of himself. Especially if it isn't entirely played for laughs. When I know that scene is coming, I sometimes catch myself looking away or putting my hand over my face like a schoolgirl at a Saw screening.

I suppose it's just empathy? At some level, it might remind me of social blunders I've made myself that I'd rather not recall.
This pretty much sums up my own experience as well. I see it usually happening when a character is gong to do something incredibly stupid and seriously embarrass him- or herself.

It hasn't really hindered my viewing experience, though.
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