|Trope · Genre|
|Related:||woobification, OOC, Weepy Uke Syndrome, Clam|
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Some fans don't mind male fanon weeping. Others dislike it intensely.
Some Moments of Canon Crying
Men in Touch with Their Feelings, But Not Too in Touch...
Fannish debate regarding men and tears?
Depends on the Tears
- out and out blubbering
- a hint of moisture
- silent tears
- blaming his allergies
- place: alone? who's watching? other men? women?
- reason: rage? anger? fear? pain? sadness? happiness? relief?
Depends on the Fandom
Some Fannish Comments
- "I hate characters that cry... I can just about live with tears of rage, but nothing else, please!" 
- A fan commmented on the cover of a zine, concerned that the tear on Captain Picard's face: "The cover portrait is a bit unusual. My first reaction was negative - "Picard crying?". But the portrait is explained within the context of the story, "Retreat From Maxima" and shows a nice creative touch. (Picard's eyes are watering because of the poisonous smoke and gas released by the destruction of the Stargazer). 
- "Let's look at this weeping business. Now. I'm not saying that crying is bad, or that people who do so are weak. I'm just saying that it's not Kirk's way. When did we ever, ever see him cry? One time, my friends, one time, and I think we all know when that was. And it was just him and his boy. Why then do writers insist on having him get all sappy and pitiful. "Oh. Spock," he'll sob. ?'???? I don't think so." 
- "It's not necessarily A/U stories that girlify Doyle. There are more than enough CIS-based stories that have Doyle as a fragile flower who weeps down big butch Bodie's shirt front at the slightest opportunity. I don't recognise that view of Doyle at all." 
- from Discovered in a Letterbox #19 (Autumn 2001)
- Hailing Frequencies #3 from a review of from STARLink #14/#15
- from The LOC Connection #45
- from Discovered in a Letterbox #3
Some Fiction Examples
Some Fanart Examples
cover of Hailing Frequencies #3, a male reviewer is quick to point out Picard is not crying, just suffering the result of poisonous gas.