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My Immortal: Depravity and Bloody Wrists

In my last article I discussed A Song of Ice and Fire, a series of alleged “books” so bad that I couldn’t even review them directly. I felt I should follow that up with something a bit on the lighter side. For my very first post, I reviewed a so-bad-it’s-good ‘60s cartoon loosely based on a Tolkien masterwork. Now I’d like to bring up the subject of a work of similar hilarity: My Immortal by Tara “XXXbloodyrists666XXX” Gilesbie. And no—I didn’t misspell “wrists”; she did.

My Immortal is a work of fan-fiction set in the world of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, although the two have very little in common. Despite being deleted from the website on which it was first published, very likely due to its numerous and ineptly-penned sex scenes and the like, My Immortal now has numerous sites devoted to it where one can read the full text or download the .epub file, which I recommend to anyone in need of hysterical laughter.
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The ugliest map I've ever seen.

Review of A Song of Ice and Fire

A great deal of what I’ve written thus far has been in preparation for this review.  Unfortunately for me, its subject cannot be properly critiqued in a single article.  For quite a while I was at a loss for how to start this review, and no part of this has been easy.
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Bella Swan manipulates a naïve teenager.

Bella Swan: Beware the Bloodthirsty Sociopath

The name Twilight applies to a lot of things, and to avoid confusing some laughable teen-vampire-romance with the main character of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I now always refer to Stephanie Meyer’s work as “The Twilight Saga” so as not to associate it with any good work of high-fantasy.  There’s also an owl with that name in Kathryn Lasky’s Guardians of Ga’Hoole series, and I’ve heard there’s also one in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and who knows how many other stories).
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