My Immortal / The Worst Fanfiction Ever

My Immortal / The Worst Fanfiction Ever

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Updated Jul 29, 2013 at 07:10PM EDT by Brad.

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My Immortal is a Harry Potter-inspired fanfiction that is centered around Ebony “Enoby” Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way, a 17-year-old vampire who attends the “Hogwarts School” in England. Upon its digital publication in 2006, the story became notoriously known as “the worst fanfiction ever written” for its large number of spelling and grammatical errors, as well as unwarranted depictions of sexual acts and allusions to popular emo rock bands such as My Chemical Romance and Evanescence. As a result, My Immortal has led to a series of copycat fanfictions and dramatic readings of the original manuscript.


In 2006, a user named Tara Gillesbie (a.k.a “XXXbloodyrists666XXX”) submitted the first installment of her story titled My Immortal, which follows a female protagonist named “Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way” and a wayward storyline that is supposedly set in Hogwarts from the Harry Potter series, albeit without any similarities in characters or plot. After the author engaged in an ugly flamewar with a swarm of trolls, the story was eventually removed from the site by the staff, however, not before accumulating more than 8,000 negative reviews.


Most readers and users of refused to take My Immortal as a serious work of fanfiction, and believed Tara was blatantly trolling. The large number of spelling errors appeared to be intentional to some, and it used many cliches of poorly written fanfiction. A user “TheBatman” wrote a confession claiming that he co-wrote the story. The confession has since been deleted, but a transcript has been posted online.[1]


On November 21st, 2006, Tara’s account was hacked by another author who proceeded to conclude the story herself. The hacker shared her own version of the story’s ending in a post titled Chapter 39, while simultaneously leaking Tara’s original version of Chapter 39. In the following months, Tara managed to recover her account and continued onwards with her My Immortal series up to _Chapter 44 until July 2007, when Tara reportedly took a leave of absence to go on vacation in England. Tara has yet to resume updating her series since then.

Web Series Adaptation

On May 23rd, 2013, the YouTube channel MyImmortalWebSeries was launched. Between June and July, the channel released two separate promotional trailers for its forthcoming web series titled My Immortal, starring a young woman dressed in gothic clothes. On July 15th, the pilot episode of My Immortal finally debuted on YouTube.

Notable Examples

Notable Quotes

We started tiling of each other’s cloves fevently. He took of my blak thong and my black leather bar. I took of his black boxers. Then……………………… he put his trobbing you-know-what in my tool sexily.

I cried sexily I just wanted 2 go 2 the commen room and slit my wrists with mi friends while we watched Shark Attak 3 and Saw 2 and do it with Draco but I knew I had 2 do somefing more impotent.

But den Draco looked at me sadly with his evil goffik red eyes dat looked so depressant and sexy. He lookd exactly like a pentragram (lol geddit koz im a satanist) between Kurt Cobain and Gerard. But then I looked at Vampire and he looked so smexy too wif his goffik black hair. I thought of da time when we screwed and the time I did it with Draco and Dumblydore came and the tame where Draco almost commited suicide and Vampire wuz so sportive.

“I luv u TaEbory.” he whispered sexily and den we fel aspleep lol.

Dramatic Readings

Author’s Notes

Whenever Tara posted a new chapter, she would preface with an author’s note to tell the “preps” and “posers” to stop flaming her work, often prompting to refuse to post the next part unless she received positive reviews.

AN: fuk off PREPZ ok! Raven fangz 4 helpin agen. im sory ah kudnt update but I wuz derperessd n I had 2 go 2 da hospital kuz I slit muh rists. PS im nut updating til u giv me 10 god revoiws!



Search Interest

External References

[1]OhInternet – My Immortal/TheBatMan’s confession / 2/13/2011

[2]My Immortal Mirror

[3]My Immortal Parody

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