I wrote a little blog post today that I thought would help fans cope:
It goes back to something I learned a long time ago when it comes to ‘shipping: you have to accept early on that your OTP may not work out, so when the time comes and something does happen that makes it not happen, you’re better prepared for it.
I’ve been a part of ‘ships before where the ‘ship I ‘shipped didn’t happen for one reason or another but it didn’t change my enjoyment of the ‘ship. It just took some time to get used to but eventually, I found a way to move on and still enjoy what I still had: fanfiction, fan art and my fellow ‘shippers.
And quite frankly, if you devote your time to fanfiction, fan art or whatever to celebrate your favorite character, that’s the best way to honor them. Creativity is an amazing positive outlet and can be very catharsis when you want it to be.
Hope that advice helps! 🙂