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#9 - assrocket (04/18/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Think of it this way:

In real life, you would mourn the loss of a friend or a parent, because you have an understanding of this person that runs so deep that when you trip over your own feel, you instinctively form a retort to a smartass comment that never breaks the silence of the room. You still make sure never to leave dirty dishes in your room because your mum hates that so much. And then you stop halfway to the kitchen, and cry. Because she's not there to nag you anymore.

When a character dies, it's the same thing. You keep imagining their role in the upcoming books/episodes. You know exactly how they would react in every situation, and how they would interact with other characters. But they can't. Because they're gone. And the hole they leave rips a similar one in your heart.

That's why we mourn characters.
They're just like real people, even if we can't interact with them ourselves.
#6 - rikter (04/18/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Just because something isn't real doesn't mean that you can't have an emotional attachment to it. Just look at you and your girlfriend
Just because something isn't real doesn't mean that you can't have an emotional attachment to it. Just look at you and your girlfriend
#5 - theXsjados (04/18/2014) [+] (4 replies)
The thing about side characters is it's actually easier to relate to them than it is to relate to the main character. That and their deaths are not usually necessary. The authors engineer the deaths to have the greatest impact on the audience without crippling the story.

That and the bandwagons are just appealing to likes and dislikes. When people see a post about something sad that happened in a show that they love and they see that other people know about it and feel remorse about it then they too have to weigh in; with a comment, a like, or a thumb. It's all about feeling like you're a part of something.

It's also about relating to the situation. Sad but believable events have greater impact based on how many people have ever experienced something similar, or have a reason to fear that the sad event may happen to them. The more believable the event, the greater the impact.

Finally it's also about time invested in the characters. I play through games quickly, so I don't usually get invested in the characters enough to feel remorse when one of them dies, yet when I watch a T.V. show, because shows move at the same pace with no room for moving at accelerated paces you spend more time learning about, and understanding, the characters. The authors know what's going to happen, so they slowly make a point and they reinforce the point, and they strengthen it and make it more and more obvious and apparent, and they throw in tension and suspense, and then they destroy what ever connection binds the point and because of all the waiting and learning and time spent on understanding the point the destruction of the point has an enormous impact on the audience.

TL;DR writers/authors engineer the sad stuff to hit as many people as possible, as hard as possible.
#4 - requiemofsins (04/18/2014) [-]
Authors tend to do that a lot of the time. They take a character that they know people will love, and kill them off to add tension and spice to the story line.
Granted, some people do greatly over dramatize these situations, but no. Most people really aren't as effected by it as they make it out to be. It's upsetting in the moment, but then they go and just forget. Some people just think, "Oh, other people probably didn't like that either. I'm gonna say it made me want to kill myself."
Yeah.

Heath Ledger for you.
#3 - scooba (04/18/2014) [-]
Some moments just stick with you.
Some moments just stick with you.
User avatar #1 - assdoreponyfucker (04/18/2014) [-]
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