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  • 2. in fandom and fanfiction circles, 

    “A character, usually male and good-looking, who is constantly be in a state of woe, misery, or sheer unlucky suckitude to a degree that fans want to figuratively scoop him up and cuddle him. This causes friction when fans of normally “unwoobie” characters (ie. Lucius Malfoy) go wildly out of the canon way to concoct ways to make him/her a woobie and thus deserving of much mooshy sympathy.”  from http://www.subreality.com/glossary/terms.htm#W

  • Second example of the fannish use of woobie:

    “A woobie (named for a child’s security blanket) is that character you want to wrap in a blanket and feed soup to when he suffers so very beautifully. Woobification of a character is a curious, audience-driven phenomenon, divorced almost entirely from the character’s canonical morality, as witnessed by the woobification of Lex Luthor on Smallville.”
    http://www.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheWoobie
    which includes multifandom examples

    Woobification can tie into a disturbing hurt/comfort dynamic, in which fans enjoy seeing the Woobie tortured, if only for the chance to wish the hurt away.

    A properly executed Woobie inspires deep fannish devotion. A poorly executed Woobie earns scoffing and mockery, perhaps at the same time.”  from http://www.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheWoobie

  • my cat woobie got put to sleep yesterday and she was 13 years old. she had liqid in her lungs and we had to put her down.she was my woobie.she comforted me and knoe that shes gone i need her more thatn ever. she was a woobie. and my family will miss her so much

  • “Woobie”  -See South Park; any episode with Kyle Brovlovski in it. 

    My giant muppet-like half-Great Pyrenese/half-Lab puppy (120lbs of puppy) is nicknamed “Woobie”.

    Woobie is an affectionate term!

  • my best friend and i call each other wooby. we are wooby and wooby.now for the first time i thought i might google on the word, and much to my surprise, it not only already exists, but it also means what we want to express with it.
    mariet de haan
    the netherlands

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