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27 February 2010 @ 06:56 pm
Woobies Wanted  
[profile] brown_betty and I have been discussing woobies. Further research - for the good of science! - is now required, and so I come to you for help. I need a list of woobies.

TVTropes has a great page on woobies [Warning: [profile] cherry_ice and I have determined that TVTropes is a black hole. If you click on this link, there is a chance you will never escape from the website. Leave a message for your loved ones before you click. Also it's a good idea to pack a lunch.], which features this definition:

"[The woobie] is that character you want to give a big hug, wrap in a blanket and feed soup to when he or she suffers so very beautifully."

And there is, of course, a huge long list of woobies attached, but a lot of those people are woobies in canon more than in fan fiction, and I want the fannish ones. I'm looking for the person in a given fandom who is always being hurt (and then comforted), the person who you just know is going to have a secret shame or a secret trauma or a secret disease, probably while he is being raped and beaten in prison by Nazis with spiky boots. In other words, I want to know who, in your fandom, is the character who you'd immediately think of if you read this header:

Title: Recovery and Revelations Part 7, 1/???
Series: Hold Me Tight Tonight (Confronting the Darkness)
Author: I <3 Woobies!
Summary: To protect the ones he or she loves, Character X sold his or her body to evil slaver alien wizards. Now Character X is finally back home. Can the [team/family/friends/loved ones/etc.] help him or her recover?
Warnings: Noncon, dubcon, torture, past child abuse and incest, betrayal, cutting, slavery, underage sex, involuntary drug use, porn, some swears.

In the future, there will be a poll. But first, I need the names to go in the poll. So tell me: in your fandom, who is the woobie? To make this extra-challenging, especially for you people in Harry Potter and Supernatural: you can only nominate one person per fandom. I want to hear about the Woobiest in All the Land.
Stasiastasia on February 28th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Neville Longbottom, from HP

I know there are others, but I can't think of them right now. I'm overloaded on color and texture and stuff from the knitting expo I spent today immured in.

tried to eat the safe banana: TFV flowersthefourthvine on February 28th, 2010 06:59 am (UTC)
Knitting expo yay! Um, except that I would buy SO MUCH YARN that I would never use.

And HP is, like, the fandom of woobies. Sooooo many characters qualify; it gets a special gold medal.
Stasiastasia on February 28th, 2010 07:25 am (UTC)
I've been knitting for so long that I have ... more yarn than I could ever use already. At this point, I buy yarn so that the yarn I already own can have new friends.

I do knit, though, so at least some of it gets made into things.

*blush* I have a hard time not buying fiber to spin, though; I've been resisting learning how to spin on a wheel for years and years... Maybe when I'm done with nursing school I'll let myself develop a new hobby.

I do some drop spindling, now. I can't wait to do more.