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Old 10-27-23, 12:14 PM
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Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Had to share this here- you can look up movies and see if they have anything that might be upsetting. Main thing of course is if a dog dies in the movie but there’s tons of other stuff such as a character leaving without saying goodbye. As someone who’s hardly ever offended (as a cat lover I recently saw something that had what appeared to be a real dead cat, likely already there and found by the filmmakers who then decided to include it, I certainly didn’t appreciate that but it didn’t make me stop watching or be “scarred” from seeing it) this stuff amuses me.

Http://www.doesthedogdie.com is the site. Have fun.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

My sister is Autistic and a big movie lover but she looks up every movie she watches on this in case a dog dies, I asked her why once because she doesn't even like dogs and she said so she can prepare for a heavy scene. I think it's a cool site for people who do have triggers or just don't want to see something like that at a particular time.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Here's the link since Alan only put the name instead of making it a link

https://www.doesthedogdie.com/
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Originally Posted by TomOpus
Here's the link since Alan only put the name instead of making it a link

https://www.doesthedogdie.com/
Thanks. The OP's lack of a link really triggered me.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

I have a family member who refuses to watch nearly any movie with a dog being central to the plot, assuming it's going to come with an inevitable sad part.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

It always strange to me that people will watch movies where humans get slaughtered in every way imaginable but get fucking bent when a dog/animal dies in a film. My wife is this way.

I don't get it.
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Old 10-28-23, 12:58 PM
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Agree. I love animals (dogs in particular) and can feel moved by a dramatic death of one in a movie, but I don't freak out either. It also doesn't work as an emotional shorthand for me either, unless I find myself invested in the character or story (which is why I felt nothing during Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 but did cry during Hachi: A Dog's Tale).
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
It always strange to me that people will watch movies where humans get slaughtered in every way imaginable but get fucking bent when a dog/animal dies in a film. My wife is this way.

I don't get it.
The demise is usually offscreen anyways.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Originally Posted by Spiderbite
It always strange to me that people will watch movies where humans get slaughtered in every way imaginable but get fucking bent when a dog/animal dies in a film. My wife is this way.

I don't get it.
I wouldn’t say I’m “triggered” but I don’t like seeing dogs die in movies either. Yet watching a person die in horrible ways doesn’t bother me in the least. I have refused to re-watch I am Legend for that reason. Of course the fact that it an incredibly mediocre movie doesn’t help.

And let’s not forget, an entire generation of children were traumatized when Artax died in The Neverending Story

Looking over those categories in that website it looks like people can be triggered by a whole lot of things. Some of those categories make sense others are a little silly.

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I've been only able to handle watching "Marley and Me" once. I had never cried so damn hard over a dog dying in a movie than that one! And I do have a few dog movies in my collection.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Fun database. I was trying to think if I’m insulted or triggered by anything.

Of all the harder things to watch, movies about high school aged kids sometimes feel the worst because it was the worst part of my life so far.

You can kill dogs and kids or whatever. I have a good head for fiction. But give me a high school story about the awkward fat kid getting picked on and I probably won’t finish it.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

People view pets (dogs) as innocent and unable to affect change in their circumstances for the most part. They're also seen as generally pure of heart and without guile, so when they're harmed in a movie, they are the truest of victims.

On the other hand, we humans tend to hate and mistrust each other, so fuck em.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Also, for anyone who hasn’t gone to the site, it is not only dogs. It is a Reddit crowdsourced Q&A for any trigger warnings.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

I get that, but the dog discussion is a better hook
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

What is John Wick's body count over one puppy?
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

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What is John Wick's body count over one puppy?
And his car. Everyone forgets about the car.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

My friend's girlfriend is super sensitive to dog death, she can't even handle video games with violence towards animals. I like dogs and animals in general more than I like most people and I literally won't hurt a fly. If a bug gets in the house I'll always catch them and put them outside. That said, I'm always confused by people who can't handle pretend animal violence. I understand not wanting to watch something like Calamity of Snakes where hundreds of real snakes are killed on screen, or maybe even a movie where they pretend to hurt a dog in a realistic looking way but I don't know how hearing a gunshot and an offscreen sound effect of a yelp from a dog (who is totally fine in real life, and might not even be on the set at the time) can cause someone to freak out.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

I let a coworker borrow The 25th Hour back when it first got released. She brought the DVD back the next day upset that I even recommended it, saying she couldn't watch it past the first 30 seconds. Then I remembered the dog getting pummeled and thought to myself "really?".

I watched The Mist with my wife last week as part of our October horror movies. She loved it until the last five minutes
Spoiler:
killing his own kid only to get rescued five minutes later
, then got really upset and said "I need to go watch Friends to decompress". Probably a good thing Matthew Perry didn't die that night or she would have never slept.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Originally Posted by John Galt
I watched The Mist with my wife last week as part of our October horror movies. She loved it until the last five minutes
Spoiler:
killing his own kid only to get rescued five minutes later
Yeah I hate the ending of the movie. Loved the book and the movie (until the last 5 minutes).
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I loved it when I first watched it, but it definitely hits a little different now that I have a kid of my own.
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People view pets (dogs) as innocent and unable to affect change in their circumstances for the most part. They're also seen as generally pure of heart and without guile, so when they're harmed in a movie, they are the truest of victims.

On the other hand, we humans tend to hate and mistrust each other, so fuck em.
This. I can't handle seeing animals being abused or killed because it's always a means to show how horrible the person doing it is. If someone kills a mountain lion in a movie because they're being attacked by it, no issue. But that's not usually the type of animal cruelty we see on screen.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

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Yeah I hate the ending of the movie. Loved the book and the movie (until the last 5 minutes).
Does the book end the same way?
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Originally Posted by Meathead
Yeah I hate the ending of the movie. Loved the book and the movie (until the last 5 minutes).
It's one of the best movie endings ever, because it is so devastating. I love the ending of The Mist.
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Originally Posted by d2cheer
Does the book end the same way?
It does not ...
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Re: Trigger Warning site- “Does the Dog Die?”

Originally Posted by L. Ron zyzzle
It does not ...
Stephen King and by his account his mother, both do prefer the movie ending.
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