Post by Hermes (or Herms) on Oct 9, 2009 13:11:08 GMT -5
[serious]Dumbledore is gay, but I don't think he is very involved in Muggle gay culture, so if he wants to listen to Avril Lavigne (on a wind-up gramophone, presumably) that's fine.[/serious]
I keep meaning to read it, but I never find the time. I've got as far as chapter 5. I'm with those who think it's a troll - the only obection to this, I think, is that it's unlikely a troll would keep it up over such a long work. But that, I guess, is what makes it so great - the kind of work she is satirising tends to be very long, so that's how she did it.
'The difference between the two sides of the schism is that one side puts out fires, and the other starts them' - Klaus Baudelaire.
Oh, yes! I love My Immortal, though I've never read it personally myself. I've only heard dramatic readings. I've also a load of film trailers for it, though I don't think anyone's done an entire film adaptation of it.
I've always had a soft spot for really terrible fanfiction, and so I'm quite fond of My Immortal as a defining example of the trend, even if it is a parody. My one problem with it is that its popularity has resulted in a spate of fake, parodic bad fanfics, most of which are bad in themselves. My Immortal has created everything it was made to mock.