You’ve only just started being attached to that character when BOOM the sound of his/her life on the pages sizzling to a stop. Oh, and in the background you can hear your waning sanity.
Here are some steps to getting over the fact that you just lost another piece of your heart.
Step One: Denial.
You have to believe deep, deep down that the character didn’t just disappear due to the author’s negligence.
Step Two: Wear this shirt. Or just go all black.
Aren’t mourning colors just sublime?
Step Three: Binge eat chocolates. Actually, don’t.
It’ll just remind you of all the foods your favorite character no longer can *sob* eat.
Step Four: Start believing in parallel universes. That means you just got a, um, dud author… right?
RIGHT? IT HAS TO BE.
Step Five: Threaten to sue the author.
This will DEFINITELY work.
Step Six: Pick another favorite character.
Step Seven: Go to therapy and the occasional support group. You’ll need it.
HUGS. HUGS ALL AROUND.
Step Eight: When all else fails, write fanfiction.
…It works. I know.