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    Posted on Nov 24, 2014

    "Firefly" Fans Will Not Be Able To Watch This GIF Without Crying

    Animator Stephen Byrne reopens old Hoban Washburne wounds.

    Seattle-based Irish animator Stephen Byrne is a big fan of Joss Whedon (and vice versa), especially the cult favourite TV show Firefly.

    Right now, Stephen is working on a web project called The Animated Adventures Of Firefly, and he has uploaded a short GIF from the first scene to his official Facebook page.

    It's a heartbreaker.

    Stephen Byrne /

    Yep, that's the lovebird characters Hoban "Wash" Washburne and Zoë Washburne.

    20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection
    20thCentFox/Courtesy Everett Collection

    They were played by actors Alan Tudyk and Gina Torres.

    And yes, that GIF is referencing a particularly devastating storyline from the series.

    It's a plot twist that basically did this to every Firefly viewer. And it still hurts.

    20th Century Fox TV /

    Jeez, thanks Stephen.

    There's also a video showing how much time and effort went in to making just this one GIF.

    View this video on YouTube

    The Buffy piece took many months and hundreds of hours. I would not recommend that anyone hold their breath.

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