sanfrancisco-calling asked: I don't follow you, but I saw your post on the HIMYM episode tonight and I just wanted you to know you weren't the only one crying and freaking out about it. And I was in the TV lounge of my college dorm. I'm not looking forward to watching the finale in such a public place
Thanks! Glad to know I’m not alone! And hopefully there won’t be too many people around when you watch the finale in the lounge of your dorm!
I have never been so emotionally invested in a show before. Truly. Yeah, I’ve been super involved and obsessed with other shows, and I’ve been involved with plenty of other fandoms. But in the back of my mind I always thought to myself, “As much as I love this show/book series/movie franchise/whatever, I know it’s fictional.”
For some reason with HIMYM, it doesn’t feel like that anymore.
I only started watching the show the summer before my freshmen year of college (2012). I watched all of the available six seasons on Netflix then quickly found a way to watch season 7 before the beginning of season 8 premiered. Then I faithfully watched every episode of season 8 when they came out, screeching during the season finale when the mother was revealed. And I have watched every episode this season the second it came out. This season has been filled inside jokes for fans, which makes me immensely happy.
As much as I’ve loved the other episodes though, this one felt different for me.
Obviously if you haven’t seen the latest episode spoilers ahead.
When the possibly/maybe mother’s death was revealed, tears came to my eyes. I was sitting in my living room chanting “no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no” over and over again, not listening to hardly anything else Ted and the Mother were saying. The commercial break started, and my dad walked into the living room and asked me what was wrong, looking seriously concerned because I was crying.
I had to quickly pull myself together just to tell him that it was “just the show” and I was fine.
But I wasn’t.
I mean, guys, yeah, it’s a TV show. These are characters. Not real people. It’s great that a piece of art can make me feel this way but it’s a fictional TV show.
Then I realized I was also super upset because this revelation made me realize how close to the end we are.
Three episodes. Just three. And then we’re done. Forever.
I may have only just discovered this show two years ago, but I still can’t imagine my life without new episodes of How I Met Your Mother.
I’ll always re-watch old episodes, I’ll quote it constantly, I’ll listen to the Bro Code on repeat while I get ready in the morning, and I’ll always force my significant other to watch it with me. But it’ll be over. And that makes me extremely sad.
Anyway, thank for reading this. This show (and this fandom) is amazing. And if anyone I know IRL wants to hang out the night the finale premieres so we don’t have to watch it alone (or I mean really, just me, I’m gonna need someone to hold me because I’m sure I am going to be a hot mess) please message me.
HOW DARE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!