For example, recently I read the synopsis of a story where a group of friends live in a town where murders occur every year, at around the same time of the year. Well, turns out that when that time of the year came, most in the group got murdered......and the murderer was one of them. The story features a time loop which always occurs when a certain character is killed. So after that, we go back to the beginning, and the storyline occurs again, with some events being different. In several of the time loops, most in the group got murdered, but the murderers were different. Each character's background was revealed eventually in the later arcs, and they always have same the theme: loss. The only saving grace was that in the later arcs, all the answers were revealed as to who killed who, when, and why it happened. In the final loop, everyone didn't die. That story made me sad; listening to a song associated with that story and reading its lyrics made me even more melancholic. Recently I also read about some other stories involving tragedies, and were reminded of many stories I've read or watched in the past. All of whom left me in a gloomy state. Is this a normal reaction? Is it possible for people to read or watch something sorrowful and not feel miserable? If it is possible, how likely?