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This is going to be a really sad, really SPOILER-filled post (Spoilers from these series: Harry Potter, The Maze Runner, The Hunger Games and Throne of Glass) but it's also very important to me. I'm going to be listing 5 fictional characters who died and who I still miss. And yes, I do miss dead fictional characters. I'm lame and sentimental like that. Of course that doesn't mean I treat their deaths with the same weight as real deaths but gosh, we're humans and we're allowed to feel emotional about anything we want to feel emotional about, right?
You see, I listen to kpop groups occasionally. One of those groups is Ladies' Code, a 5-member girl group that debuted in March 2013. I was a casual fan of their's but even I heard of the tragic incident that occurred on September 3, 2014 where the group was involved in a car accident due to rainy conditions. Their adorkable lead rapper EunB was reported dead on arrival and their talented lead dancer RiSe passed away 4 days later from serious injuries. Today marks 1 year since the accident happened.
Now, you might probably be wondering "Ju, that sounds sad but people die from car accidents all the time and it's not like you knew them personally" but that's just it: people DO die from car accidents all the time and it's tragic every single time. I want this post to be a tribute for all those people AND for EunB & RiSe whose music once made me smile. They're absolute angels who worked so hard and wanted nothing but to make people smile so let me remember them in my own way:
5. Fred Weasley from Harry Potter - Yes, Sirius Black's death was heart-wrenching and so was Dumbledore's and so was Dobby's and Lupin's and Tonk's and oh my god, J. K. Rowling is such a murderer! But the death that made me actually cry with tears streaming down my face was Fred's. I think it's because we've been seeing little bits of him throughout the series and we always thought he'd forever be a troublemaker hand-in-hand with George. But lol nope! Instead he suddenly dies and George has to live on without the sibling that he spent half his life with [INSERT ANGUISHED INTERNAL SCREAMING]. I still remember all his ingenious pranks whenever I'm stirring up mischief.
4. Cinna from The Hunger Games - Again, yeah, I know Rue's death was sad and Prim's death was unnecessary and Finnick's death totally never happened but Cinna's affected me the most. He was always the most chill person in the entire series, the only one who seemed trustworthy. He was Katniss' father figure despite his origins
3. Newt from The Maze Runner - GAHHHHH, NOPE. I AM NOT DISCUSSING THIS. It tore me apart and it was necessary for...what? What exactly? Then again, a lot of deaths aren't necessary so what am I saying here. But still, Newt was a calm older brother and the only one to keep the boys truly in line. He was my favorite character from the series and even though he was as chill as the driven snow, his sassy one-liners were fiiiire.
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Finally, I just want to remind you all to always drive safe and wear your freaking seat belts.
I miss EunB and RiSe with all my heart.
Rest in peace, angels.