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Can You Mourn The Right Way In The 1800s?

Rules 1, 2 and 3: wear black.

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  2. Old Grandmother Graveshadow
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    Old Grandmother Graveshadow
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    The village succubus
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    The village succubus
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    Mrs. Hawthorne, who thinks her mask completely disguises her
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    Mrs. Hawthorne, who thinks her mask completely disguises her
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    Greta, the discount spirit medium from two streets over
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    Greta, the discount spirit medium from two streets over
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    William A. Grief, from whom the phrase
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    William A. Grief, from whom the phrase "Good grief!" came about
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    Cynthia T. E. Netterman, who will be playing the title role in
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    Cynthia T. E. Netterman, who will be playing the title role in "The Ghastly Wraith" this fall
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    Via Gustave Doré
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    John Martin
    John Martin
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  8. Getting hit on literally the one time in your life you're not trying to look hot
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    Getting hit on literally the one time in your life you're not trying to look hot
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    Politely waiting for your loved one to arise again as a zombie
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    Politely waiting for your loved one to arise again as a zombie
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    Taking the opportunity to make a major fashion statement
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    Taking the opportunity to make a major fashion statement
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    Realizing you look amazing and you should wear black all the time
    Via Paul Delaroche
    Realizing you look amazing and you should wear black all the time
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Can You Mourn The Right Way In The 1800s?

You got: You have successfully mourned as a Victorian!

You did all the right things: shrouding yourself in clothes of the deepest black to express your grief, working your loved one's hair into your own personal style in the most extravagant way possible, and most importantly: you chose a Mourning Buddy who really knows how to party, Victorian style. Well done!

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You got: You mourned all wrong!

We're very sorry, but you just didn't follow the strict mourning rules! Sadly, you will have to redo the process all over again. It will take about five years to complete, but after that you'll be able to wear colors again, and your Mourning Buddy will finally stop coming over to your house and eating all your food. Hang in there.

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