FANDOM DRAMA, HISTORICAL EDITION: PART ONE: THE SORROWS OF YOUNG WERTHER

authentic-toast:

right so it’s 1774 ok

and this book comes out

and it is

THE MOST AMAZING BOOK

it’s about this guy who has SUCH DEEP EMOTIONS and he falls IN LOVE and the girl MARRIES SOMEONE ELSE and he the guy the book is about i mean is also AN ARTIST and he reads her POETRY and everything is so LOVELY AND GOTHIC werther is SUCH A DREAMBOAT OMG right

and then at the end SPOILERS SPOILERS he shoots himself SPOILERS SPOILERS

so OBVY no1 likes that!!! and so ppl are writing fanfic bc WERTHER DESERVES A GOOD END

and ppl are dressing up to look like werther

and some ppl are even shooting themselves to be like werther

WERTHER FEVER YOU GUYS

WERTHER IS THE BEST HE IS THE ORIGINAL EMO DREAMBOAT!!!!!

ok so this dude gets his fanfic PUBLISHED bc it’s back in the day when you could do that bc they hadnt invented copyright

and the original author (goethe) finds out

and he is so mad

at this point he didnt even LIKE the fucking story bc it was TOO MAINSTREAM he was like I’M A REAL AUTHOR AND ALL ANYONE CARES ABOUT IS THIS ONE EMO THING I WROTE WHEN I WAS AN EMO, WTFFFFFFFFF

but finally he got so mad about that fanfic

that he wrote a fanfic back at the guy

in which the author of the fanfic literally just takes a shit on werther’s grave

THEY HAD A FANFIC FIGHT, OK

and just think

THIS WAS BACK IN THE DAY

there was some srs investment in this shit

like you couldn’t just hit reblog and write yourself some #tagfic or wtf

if you wanted to reblog something you had to pay a dude and wait a few weeks while he walked it around to show it to ppl

instead of following fuckyeahwerther on tumblr you had to go find a coffee shop where some other ppl dressed like werther were lounging around smudging their eyeliner and looking painfully artistic and be all “so does anybody here like the sorrows of young werther”

it took some srs time and effort to start a fandom back in the day is what im saying

yet there it is

we did it

fandom: its older than u think ^_~

l8r ill write about lisztomania maybe!

this is all true by the way.

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    fsr i remembered werther fever today n was like “aw man i wrote abt that on my old blog but i deleted it” so i googled...
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    I was going to write about this but this person did it for me. Werther Fever was the point of contact between my...
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    THEY HAD FANDOM WANK IN 1700, Y’ALL!
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    I can imagine kids in that coffeeshop accosting customers, yelling “LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT YOUNG WERTHER”
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    this is all true by the way.
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