Fred’s Death: Still in Denial

27 Mar

You think I’d be over it by now.  I mean, the book came out last July.  I’ve had months to deal with the death of Fred Weasley, and yet I still refuse to except it.  In fact, I’m more adamant now than I have ever been–Fred Weasley is not dead.

To find more evidence from the general public about Fred’s undeath, I hit Google.  But, alas, you fanfic writers have let me down.  You are SUPPOSED to be explaining why Fred is still alive, goshdarnit.  There were a bunch of memorial sites, a girl who made a profile about how Fred’s alive and in love with her (very creepy), and my blog.

However, there’s a lovely fanfic author out there by the name of “YellowRosePetals” who explains that Tonks gave Fred a potion to save his life…you can  read about it here.  It’s not the best explanation out there, but at least someone’s trying to undo this grave wrong thrust on the Weasley twin fans of the world.

I also found this interview with J.K. Rowling about Fred’s alleged death, which I found slightly amusing.  Here’s the excerpt from the MSBNC interview dealing with Fred…

Why Fred and not George?
Lupin and Tonks may have taken the fall for Arthur Weasley, but the entire Weasley clan could not be saved. Fred Weasley, one half of the fun-loving twins, was another casualty in the Battle of Hogwarts.

But why Fred and not his brother George?

“I always knew it was going to be Fred, and I couldn’t honestly tell you why,” Rowling said.

Rowling guessed most people would have expected George to die before Fred because Fred was the ringleader, George the “gentler” twin.

“Fred is normally the funnier but also the crueler of the two. So they might have thought that George would be the more vulnerable one and, therefore, the one to die.”

She didn’t make her decision because it was easier to kill one twin over the other, however.

“Either one of them would have been terrible to kill,” she said. “It was awful killing Fred. I hated that.”

She hated it, but doesn’t regret it.

“The deaths were all very, very considered,” said Rowling. “I don’t kill even fictional characters lightly.”

Maybe I’m old school, but if I don’t want to kill off a character, I don’t.  As explain previously, I like the idea that fiction needs to be believed in order for its storyline to be accepted.  Therefore, my inability to accept the death of Fred Weasley means he is not dead.  Now some of you might think this topic is a ridiculous waste of space, and I could’ve written about something important like Hillary escaping sniper fire in Bosnia (oh, wait, that was fabricated) or “American Idol” (what’s up with Chikezie going home?) or something meaningful.   Unfortunately, I wasn’t inspired to write about any of those things…I was inspired to write about Fred Weasley and his non-death.

I understand that “war” is senseless and good people die.  I realize that J.K. Rowling considered her choices carefully.  And I know that my obsession with a fictional character is rather unhealthy.  However, deep in my brain, it seems better for me to envision a happily ever after, at least for two brothers, who are best friends.  I like to think of a bright, hilarious future for the Weasley twins–perhaps because I have a best friend, who is closer to me than a sister.  The seriousness of such a loss in my own life is unimaginable, a grief I cannot imagine bearing.  So maybe I’m just railing against death or fighting for friendships that last forever (or maybe I just need to get a life).  Whatever the reason, be assured of this, friends, Fred Weasley is not dead.  In fact, he is alive and well.  My sources tell me that it was all a publishing error, a big ol’ hoax like when everyone thought Paul McCartney of the Beatles was dead (read about the “Paul is dead” hoax).

Fred and George Weasley are running their joke shop, inventing wonderful things, and living happily ever after…at least in my mind.  And that’s really all that matters.

Feel free to share any theories or fan fiction proving Fred Weasley is still alive. 

Previous post on this highly important topic (plus I mentioned it in a few other posts)…

Fred Weasley’s Untimely “Demise”

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No Responses to “Fred’s Death: Still in Denial”

  1. tracy March 28, 2008 at 7:50 AM #

    fred … sniffle … is … dead?! 😦

  2. tracy March 28, 2008 at 7:50 AM #

    fred … sniffle … is … dead?! 😦

  3. atypicalgirl March 29, 2008 at 2:47 AM #

    NO…don’t even put those words together…it’s like a hex.

  4. atypicalgirl March 29, 2008 at 2:47 AM #

    NO…don’t even put those words together…it’s like a hex.

  5. Gina April 2, 2008 at 3:03 PM #

    Fred Weasley is not dead and I have proof.

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4009690/1/Fox_Ears

  6. Gina April 2, 2008 at 3:03 PM #

    Fred Weasley is not dead and I have proof.

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4009690/1/Fox_Ears

  7. atypicalgirl April 2, 2008 at 7:22 PM #

    Gina….that was a brilliant, creative, and wonderful story!!!

    Thank you so much for writing it. I’m going to write a post just about it…if you could, I’d love to talk to you more about it–amyismyfriend@aim.com

  8. atypicalgirl April 2, 2008 at 7:22 PM #

    Gina….that was a brilliant, creative, and wonderful story!!!

    Thank you so much for writing it. I’m going to write a post just about it…if you could, I’d love to talk to you more about it–amyismyfriend@aim.com

  9. Gina April 3, 2008 at 3:13 PM #

    I cannot take the credit in writing it, but I admit its a brilliant story that I found on the web. I’m so glad someone wrote it and shared it to the world. To me, this is what really happen after the battle.

  10. Gina April 3, 2008 at 3:13 PM #

    I cannot take the credit in writing it, but I admit its a brilliant story that I found on the web. I’m so glad someone wrote it and shared it to the world. To me, this is what really happen after the battle.

  11. Maddie April 8, 2008 at 8:23 AM #

    When I read about Fred’s . . . untimely demise, I had to re-read the same section about ten times just to make sure my sluggish brain wasn’t creating a horrifying hallucination across the page. Of course, faced with the cold reality of the situation, I staunchly chose to disbelieve the text in front of me and skipped to the happy ending. I suppose I’m stuck in the same glorious denial as you. 🙂 I don’t know whether it should make me happy that one of my favorite characters is still alive and well in my mind or a little worried. . . .

  12. Maddie April 8, 2008 at 8:23 AM #

    When I read about Fred’s . . . untimely demise, I had to re-read the same section about ten times just to make sure my sluggish brain wasn’t creating a horrifying hallucination across the page. Of course, faced with the cold reality of the situation, I staunchly chose to disbelieve the text in front of me and skipped to the happy ending. I suppose I’m stuck in the same glorious denial as you. 🙂 I don’t know whether it should make me happy that one of my favorite characters is still alive and well in my mind or a little worried. . . .

  13. Amy April 9, 2008 at 6:03 AM #

    When I read this comment, I had to think to myself, “Is it a good thing that I’m so passionate about a fictional character not being dead?” With all the starting kids in the world and homeless people, I’m crusading for Fred not being dead. It made me really think. And I decided that it’s cool. I’m tired of taking the stand on big issues that seem completely out of my hands. But, Fred, well, I can write him back into existence…and then someone did. See, that’s the beauty of the small, obscure battles–they’re more likely to be won and the people leading the charge are deeply deranged. 🙂

  14. Amy April 9, 2008 at 6:03 AM #

    When I read this comment, I had to think to myself, “Is it a good thing that I’m so passionate about a fictional character not being dead?” With all the starting kids in the world and homeless people, I’m crusading for Fred not being dead. It made me really think. And I decided that it’s cool. I’m tired of taking the stand on big issues that seem completely out of my hands. But, Fred, well, I can write him back into existence…and then someone did. See, that’s the beauty of the small, obscure battles–they’re more likely to be won and the people leading the charge are deeply deranged. 🙂

  15. Amy April 9, 2008 at 6:06 AM #

    Oh, yeah, and I’m getting those Fred and George figurines that are pictured at the head of the post. I keep telling people, “Fred and George are coming to England to live with us!” They should be here any day now! Now that’s really sad, Maddie, really sad.

  16. Amy April 9, 2008 at 6:06 AM #

    Oh, yeah, and I’m getting those Fred and George figurines that are pictured at the head of the post. I keep telling people, “Fred and George are coming to England to live with us!” They should be here any day now! Now that’s really sad, Maddie, really sad.

  17. Lorion April 27, 2008 at 10:14 PM #

    Hello Amy!

    I am a Spanish girl and I found your site while I was searching for something about Fred. I found the reasoning in the first picture of deviantart just perfect. Fred is alive, he is safe and sound. I felt so good when I started believing that… I looked at all the paintings in deviantart and they made me feel better. Then, I also started reading Fox Ears and I think that is what really happened. It makes sense, and it’s the truth. At the beginning I felt so glad, but now I have finished reading, I don’t know why, but I feel a grief that doesn’t want to go out of my heart… I know Fred is alive, then, why do I still feel this pain? I don’t know if I will ever forgive JK Rowling for this…

  18. Lorion April 27, 2008 at 10:14 PM #

    Hello Amy!

    I am a Spanish girl and I found your site while I was searching for something about Fred. I found the reasoning in the first picture of deviantart just perfect. Fred is alive, he is safe and sound. I felt so good when I started believing that… I looked at all the paintings in deviantart and they made me feel better. Then, I also started reading Fox Ears and I think that is what really happened. It makes sense, and it’s the truth. At the beginning I felt so glad, but now I have finished reading, I don’t know why, but I feel a grief that doesn’t want to go out of my heart… I know Fred is alive, then, why do I still feel this pain? I don’t know if I will ever forgive JK Rowling for this…

  19. Ranee June 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM #

    that’s so right. Fred is not dead. he can’t be. (and if he is, i like my denial)

  20. Ranee June 15, 2008 at 2:17 PM #

    that’s so right. Fred is not dead. he can’t be. (and if he is, i like my denial)

  21. Lizzy July 8, 2008 at 7:42 PM #

    Hello!!!

    Just thought I’d put in a shameless plug (OH YES!) for our joint blog here on wordpress!!

    PLEASE, everyone who reads this age, go to http://www.weasleyswizardingwheezes.wordpress.com
    and comment, leave support, give theories as to how Fred is ALIVE, banners etc to help the lovely Amy and I (theladymelusel.wordpress.com) proove he and George are well and good!!

    much love, thanks all!!

    xxxxxxxx Lizzy (Team Weasley Headquartes)

  22. Kelly July 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM #

    I cried my eyes out when Fred died and I was devastated. But come on, Jo is the writer and the story goes like that. Fred is dead. Such is life. And it sucks but appreciate the beauty of the story. It was terrible for George and all the other Weasley’s but they went on with theit lives, maybe a good example for all the people whining that he is still alive and write their own story’s??

    • Amy July 14, 2011 at 11:48 AM #

      Kelly, JKR LOVES that everyone is so connected to her characters that we want them to be alive. Any author would love that.

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