Tumblr addict or casual, haven’t-read-a-book-since-high-school-but-am-emotionally-invested-in-my-netflix-binge type human being, Twitter feels you. We may not do book clubs anymore, but with Twitter, Reddit, Tumblr, and even facebook, it’s never been so easy to find superfans for whatever you’re into to gasp, laugh, and cry with.
Closet (or cupboard) Harry Potter nerd? There’s a group for you: Potterheads.
Netflix binger of Supernatural (SPNfamily), Doctor Who (Whovians), and Sherlock (Cumberb*tches)? There’s a group for you: SuperWhoLock.
Star Trek obsessed? There’s a group for you: Trekkies (throwback).
And when these fandoms get together (virtually or in the real world) s*** gets a little bananas. There are pic-stitches, gifs, fanfic recs, ship blogs, merch, and cosplays. And then there’s the hashtags that go viral that will leave you in a pool of despair.
Like this one: #fictionaldeathsiwillnevergetover. That’s right. Masochistic fans are bringing back all of the greatest hits of emotional turmoil from years and seasons past.
Here are some of our favorite characters to mourn and what fandom has to say about them:
Fred Weasley (Harry Potter)
FRED WEASLEY WHO DIED WITH THE GHOST OF HIS LAST LAUGH STILL ETCHED UPON HIS FACE #FictionalDeathsIWillNeverGetOver
— Sandy (@happilysandy) September 30, 2015
Jamie Sullivan (A Walk To Remember)
— Typical Girl (@omgltsSoTrue) January 7, 2016
Tadashi Hamada (Big Hero 6)
— Alice Kingsleigh (@LinaaCochina) January 7, 2016
Chris, Freddie, Grace Violet (Skins)
— evangeline (@evngln_) September 14, 2015
Sherlock Holmes (BBC Sherlock)
— Rauno (@Wellentechniker) September 30, 2015
The 10th Doctor (Doctor Who)
— shammila (@ShammilaB) November 27, 2013
Charlie Bradbury (Supernatural)
— LesleyAnne (@HeartDoc112) May 7, 2015
But it’s such a sweet sorrow.