In recent years however, holy cow. I don't know what's happened to me. Even the most predictable cheapest of the cheapest jump-scares get me (including unintentional ones, which has a funny effect on my better half- who in turn gets scared by my ridiculous surprise-jump reactions). I tear up at hearing the first tunes of the "oh it's going to be epic/sad/... now soundtrack" before things are even remotely epic/sad/... .
I don't understand it at all. Is it an age thing? Did I suddenly develop a new set of emotions? I see clearly how the heartstrings are being played and manipulated by the storytellers, but I can't not be effected by it somehow. Did anyone else experience this or am I just weird? So many questions .