One of those "things that are inherently sad" threads


#1

I mean, can we say anything is inherently anything? I’m not sure we can.

music boxes, though.

take a bit of big, regular-sized music and make it into something little and fragile and unbearably sweet that will inevitably sing its tiny song to somebody digging through a box of memories after many years and make them weep uncontrollably.

I don’t think there’s anything sadder that isn’t just like someone dying or whatever, but you tell me.


#2

Me :wink:


#3

music boxes are also really over used tropes in fiction. everything has a fucking musicbox


#4

Might start a music project that works exclusively in the medium of music box


#5

The Smashing Pumpkins


#6


#7

imagine if it had a musicbox in it that played a twinkly version of the Spiderman theme


#8

half deflated balloons


#9

imagine a tiny music box that played the verse melody of ‘Today’


#10

image


#11

In each room of Billy Corgan’s house a music box gently plays reworkings of his greatest melodies, the only thing that can soothe his roiling angst.


#12


#13

Abused and abandoned dogs.


#14

this is too sad, I’m sorry to say. can you make it less sad so it fits the thread?


#15

wonder how many horror film trailers in total include a broken music box playing slowly and out of key

nowhere near as many as a child slowly singing a nursery rhyme over some sinister music but still quite a few i’d imagine


#16

I wasn’t feeling this one, as balloons have always been abundant and often for popping in my life. plus I cleaned up after a club night where they had loads of balloons and that did for all the sweetness of balloons for a while.

but now that I think about it, yes, I can see how this would be sad.


#17

Robots sacrificing themselves for humans


#18

#19

lost footballs on trainlines or in lakes and that


#20

Oh my goodness