Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G
sinetimore

Write What You Know -- In This Case, You Know Shit

I am about to either completely ruin clionona's day or restore her faith in her creative writing skills.

You see, clionona is trying to get back into writing fanfics.  And I casually mentioned to her the Challenger Deep of bad fanfic, My Immortal, a weird mash-up of the Harry Potter universe.  I have never read anything so bad in my life.

So I'm talking with the coders and mention My Immortal in some sort of snarky context, as usual.  And a challenger appears.  He says he knows of a worse fanfic, one that makes My Immortal look like Neil Gaiman.  Mary Sues.  Poor spelling.  Based on Twilight (the vampire series I hate so much, not the pony).  Sounds great!  I am so there!

And so, I have read Twila, Da Girl Who Was In Luv W A Vampir.  It's twelve chapters long, and yes, it feels much longer.  The only question is, is it really worse than My Immortal?

In my humble opinion, no.  Twila is over with fairly quickly.  It just doesn't come close to the epic self-absorption and self-delusion that the far longer My Immortal does.  E for effort, but frankly, you fail at failing.

You know, we already have an infinite number of monkeys with an infinite number of typewriters, and the Internet is NOTHING like Hamlet.
Tags: art, did not do the research, don't say i didn't warn you, don't try this at home, fandom wank, haven't we suffered enough, i feel much better about myself, let's talk about sex bay-bee!, my little pony friendship is magic, nightmare fuel, sez who? sez me!, stupidity, wrong on every level, wtf
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