#FictionalDeathsIWillNeverGetOver Will Have You in Fetal Position All Day

Sometimes the writer is the monster at the end of this book, toying with our emotions and killing off our best friends.

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Fred Weasley's Death (Harry Potter) (Image Source: YouTube)

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)

Jamie Sullivan (A Walk To Remember)

Tadashi Hamada (Big Hero 6)

Chris, Freddie, Grace Violet (Skins)

Sherlock Holmes (BBC Sherlock)

The 10th Doctor (Doctor Who)

Charlie Bradbury (Supernatural)

We’re Sorry.
But it’s such a sweet sorrow.

 


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Sam Ferrante is a poet, editor, facilitator, and writer born on Long Island, college-fed in Western New York and Paris, and then poetically raised in Buffalo, NY; Ireland; and Australia. A former member of the Pure Ink Poetry team in Buffalo and a regular competitor in Dublin's Slam Sunday, Sam was a Co-Creative Producer at Melbourne-based Slamalamadingdong in addition to serving on the Melbourne Spoken Word Committee. Sam has been published in Ghost City Press, Blowing Raspberries, and The Dirty Thirty Anthology and has been featured at The Owl & Cat Session, La Mama Poetica, Girls on Key, and White Night 2016 among others. Her debut book of poetry, Pick Me Up, got rave reviews from her Mom. She is currently the Editor of CrowdInk.