Friday, September 4, 2015

Fandom Deaths I'm Not Over (5 Fandom Friday)

Fandom Friday posts are brought to you by the letter N, for (The) Nerdy Girlie, and, the letter S, for Super Space Chick. And by readers like you!

Let me start out by saying:
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Well, on to the heartbreak!

1). Hoban "Wash" Washburne (Firefly)
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I wasn't ready for this. I just wasn't. I will be the first to admit I didn't watch Firefly until I saw Serenity. No one told me about the show until 2005, when I was working at a bookstore. When I saw Serenity, I knew from the opening scene I was going to be forever upset for not having been able to experience Firefly. But at the end they killed off Wash, I was both pissed and moved. Not only had I grown attached to a character in the movie, but I was pissed because I knew I had missed out on a lot of him. And I'm still not over this. I f**king hate FOX...for many reasons, but the lack of Firefly is the icing on my Fox-hating cake!

2). Hedwig (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
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Yes, I'm upset about Tonks, Remus, Severus, Albus and Fred (damn...Fred's death hurt too). But the second I read Hedwig's death, I knew isn was about to get real...real painful! I still can't read this part without tearing up. Hedwig's and Fred's hurt me as a reader a lot. But I think since Hedwig's was the first in the last book, and, was so symbolic, her's is the one I'll list her.

3). Miss Havisham (Thursday Next book III: The Well of Lost Plots)
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I remember Havisham in  Great Expectations, but her death in that book has a back story...well, according to the Thursday Next series (which if you've been a frequent guest at my blog you know is my favorite series). Havisham's death took me out because like Thursday, as you read more about her, you felt: "this old broad is crazy...but she's the crazy I can appreciate" and then she literally ZOOM! BANG! BOOM! was dead! OK, it's a little more drawn out, but those onomatopoeias (?...exclamations?) describe what happens to her. I'm still mad cause she was brilliant!

4). Joyce Summers (Buffy the Vampire Slayer S5 E16 "The Body")
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So this summer I had a realization: I hadn't finished Buffy. I knew a few spoilers, such as this one, Tara's death (which was horrible too! I cried! But after Joyce's...well, it's like Hedwig's in the HP 'verse) and who Dawn is, etc. But Nothing could have prepared me for how well done (i.e. HEARTBREAKING) the episode would be. The dryness, the emotions, and just thinking of your own parent in that situation, and how you would feel if you were Buffy. It hurts, and makes you think and ponder. Add to the fact that Joyce and Xander are the two most "normal" characters in the Buffy-verse (that aren't background actors). IDK man...it gives me major feels. (I'm not crying...yeah, I'm crying).

5). Nina Tucker (FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
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Nina's deformation and death helped me know this show, for all it's funny moments was going to be dark. Hell, despite the "magical" premise of alchemy, this show rather beautifully depicts real life. Life is not just hardship, nor is it fun and light-hearted 100% of the time. There is sadness, depression, and death. And sometimes: children die. When you first meet her you're like, oh, this is a little kid, who's dad is a little creepy. I honestly thought the dad would die at the very first. But no.
Her father, Shou, is a sadistic man who decides to create a chimera from her, and their pet dog. But her torture doesn't end there. She is killed in her chimera form because she's seen as an "abomination." It was way harsher than anything I was expecting.

Those are some of the death's I wasn't readily for...and still kind of mourn.

What are some death's you're just not over?

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