Breaking Emotions: Fear & Awkward



[Missed the announcement post, click here.]

The first of 4 Mondays is finally here and ever since I announced the Breaking Emotions blogathon, I have been itching to release the first two emotions: FEAR & AWKWARD.


There is no actual meaning behind the pairing nor the order that these emotions will be released but I figured since Halloween was just couple of days ago, FEAR will be a great start. This is pretty obvious and it’s more or less for all those horror movie fans out there. I simply want to know if you can recall scenes that gave you a fright or a scene that brought chills down your spine? I’m frightened easily so pretty much everything brings up the emotion of fear in me but I’m very interested to know if the heavy horror fans ever get the feeling of being totally mortified.

And to balance the frightening things, I paired it up with AWKWARD, or in other words, embarrassment (since the length of the word seemed too much for a banner I decided to go with awkward) which could be either bad (a ridiculous scene) or good (a funny and yet so-embarrassing-for-the- character scene). Still confused? Well, when I think of an awkward emotion, I’m thinking of a scene in Bridesmaids where they all do number two – it is awkward and embarrassing and in a way funny for some but for me ridiculous. So indeed, this emotion can go either way but simply but, what are some movie scenes that make you feel very awkward?

So, next emotions up next Monday, until then, good luck breaking these emotions!


Breaking down the most memorable scenes in movies that create the emotion of fear and awkwardness into a list of 3 (if listing both emotions) or 5 (listing only one of the emotions).

To clarify: If breaking both emotions, choose 3 scenes each (6 all together in the post).. if just one emotion, list 5 scenes.

*The lists can be just words, images, videos, all of the above or simply the movie title and the description of that specific scene.


  1. Use the above image in your post and link the official blogathon page as a source (link:
  2. If you break fear and/or awkward link to this post as well!
  3. WordPress users are lucky, link to my blog will automatically inform me of your post but others can let me know about their post by e-mail: or Twitter: use #BEB @MettelRay.
  4. If you plan to take part each week, you can choose to post a banner on your blog. Selection of banners is available here.
  5. There are also images provided down below for this week’s emotions but it isn’t an actual rule to use them. Feel free to create your own!
  6. There isn’t an actual deadline for these emotions but the blogathon does close on December 16th!





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    November 4, 2013 at 4:26 PM

    Something which is still unclear to me is the breaking down of the emotion in a list of 3 (if doing both emotions). If I can think of two scenes from two movies to cover those emotions, does it mean I have to think of a third movie? Or can I describe the emotion and add a picture of the scene and is this counted as two?

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      November 4, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      The task says: “most memorable scenes” – it does not mean that the movies have to be different. If you think of two in one, it’s totally fine. That’s why I chose “scenes”, instead of “movies” – it kind of widens the possibilities and allows to use one movie more than once. 🙂

      Great question though, I didn’t think about that being unclear!

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    November 4, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Sorry, but I too have a question! Do you mean three awkward + 3 fear scenes or three in total? like 2 awkward + 1 fear, or vice-versa.

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      November 4, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      Oh, I mean 3 each emotion if doing both, or if choosing just one of the emotions, then 5.

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      November 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM

      I clarified that a bit, it did sound a bit messy when I read it now.. I guess making posts during the night time isn’t the best idea. 😀

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    November 4, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    I’m working mine up now. Should have it done by Wednesday.

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    November 5, 2013 at 11:47 AM

    Mine will be up in about an hour! 🙂

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      November 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM

      Aren’t you fast.. 😀

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    Lights Camera Reaction
    November 6, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    Sounds like a fantastic idea! I’m a bit busy this week, but should hopefully have mine posted by the end of the week.

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      November 6, 2013 at 7:29 PM

      Well, that’s what I kept in mind.. business.. so there’s plenty of time even after all the emotions are published! 😉

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    November 7, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    Thanks for letting me participate! My first post is up! 🙂

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    Kim @ Tranquil Dreams
    November 7, 2013 at 7:09 AM

    Took a few days to think it through. Mine should be up on Friday. I’ll link it back to this post 🙂

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    November 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    It took some time, but here’s my post! 🙂

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    November 8, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Mine’s going to be up on Sunday. Really enjoyed making this list! 😀

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    November 8, 2013 at 7:40 PM

    Mine’ll be up some time this weekend. I love all the posts I’ve read so far!

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      November 9, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      Glad to hear! New emotions up on Monday! 🙂

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    November 9, 2013 at 9:54 PM

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