Okay, this fanfic is absolutely legendary in its badness. In fact, it’s SO bad that there is some controversy about whether it’s an elaborate hoax or a genuinely inept fanfic – which is why I hesitated to review it at first. Like Vampire Kisses, I wasn’t going to review a spoof as if it was a serious piece of work. But I did do some research, and I’m now convinced that this is a For Reelz piece of non-spoof/satire fanfiction. For one thing, the author deleted it from fanfiction.net (although many have saved it off), and if it was intended to be a spoof, she would have succeeded wildly.
So what is My Immortal, aside from a Evanescence single?
Well, it’s a Harry Potter fanfiction that has almost no connection to Harry Potter. It’s about goffs. In Tara Gilesbie’s world, the world is divided into three different groups:
- preps (who are all things evil)
- posers (not much better)
- goffs (aka goths, who are all things awesome, wonderful, etc)
There’s sex. And bad music. And character mutilation. And wildly surreal plot holes. And a stupid Mary Sue. It’s kind of like reading a Laurell K. Hamilton/Stephenie Meyer book as written by a brain-damaged tween who’s never read anything in her life.
And it makes me long for the sweet release of death.