Fictional characters existReposting from Tumblr: (Where a lot of people say things like "crying over fictional characters that do not exist.")Fictional characters exist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Someone please explain to me how characters being fictional makes them not real?
When you start a project, it takes on a life of it's own. Have you noticed that? Doctor Who, Supernatural, Harry Potter anything. It's SO much bigger than the people that created it. Sure, the creator is the one that started the process and put out the content, but the project grew far beyond what they were capable of doing.
In fanfiction the characters still grow and experience new things but they are still, essentially the same person. It's just different versions or universes.
We've come to know these characters so much better than we could ever know another person, because we are privy to the character's thoughts unlike with other people. The impressions that we get of these characters are that much more realistic and deep and because we do not need to worry about their reac