- "Hi my name is Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way and I have long ebony black hair (that's how I got my name) with purple streaks and red tips that reaches my mid-back and icy blue eyes like limpid tears and a lot of people tell me I look like Amy Lee (AN: if u don't know who she is get da hell out of here!)."
- —From the opening of My Immortal
My Immortal is an infamous Harry Potter fanfiction written by a member of the website fanfiction.net using the alias "Tara Gilesbie" AKA "XXXbloodyrists666XXX" sometime before 2010. This fanfiction has gained a certain notoriety and a cult following amongst members of the Harry Potter fan community for being one of the worst of its type, though it is heavily debated whether the fanfic was created honestly or was the intentional work of a deliberate and informed troll. The story is known for numerous spelling mistakes, gratuitous sex scenes, "leet" language, and a strange plot that involves torture, time travel, goth concerts, etc.
To date, the re-posted version of the story has received nearly 900 reviews at fanfiction.net and was said to have received over 10,000 before being originally removed. In addition, it spawned a slew of similarly themed badfictions and parodies, such as Me Against the World and The Temptation of Edward Cullen as well as a slew of dramatic readings.
The plot, or lack thereof, focuses on a seventh year member of Slytherin House named "Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way," (though she does misspell her name as "Enoby" frequently) a "Mary Sue" character who is forced by "Vlodemort"/"Volxemort"/"Darth Valer" to kill Harry "Vampire" Potter and then travels back in time to make Tom Bombadil fall in love with her to prevent him from turning into the "Bark Lord" Voldemort. Things continue in an odd pattern from there. The story ends with Harry, Ron, and "Navel" in a "Latin stand-of" with Voldemort (the time travel plot having apparently failed), while Ebony shouts a killing curse, presumably at Voldemort.
One reoccurring theme throughout the fic is the unexplained hatred of "Preps" and the promotion of "Goths"/"Goffs", although the depiction of the latter could be considered closer to that of "Emo" culture. Concerts of Muggle bands (which are allowed in Hogsmeade for some reason) are also a major part of the story.
At one point, Tara Gilesbie's account was (supposedly) hacked, in which a 'fake ending' was added in which Ebony commits suicide and all the characters return to normal, while Ebony becomes a 'prep' in hell. The unknown hacker has still not been identified (although if one was to believe that this is in fact a trollfic, the "hacker" might have been Tara herself.)
Many of J.K Rowling's original concepts for the characters have been changed to the point where My Immortal could be considered a Harry Potter fiction in name only. Harry, Ron, and Hermione have been moved to Slytherin House, and Hagrid is no longer the groundskeeper, but a Hogwarts student who likewise is in love with Ebony. Many of the major characters are now vampires and have also converted to satanism/stanism, and are given retconned backstories (usually involving their parents being vampires and being killed, causing said character's conversion.) Voldemort speaks in Shakespearean english (with gratuitous use of "thou") and is no longer capable of unsupported flight. Draco (and everyone else) hates "the preps" instead of muggles (even to the point of owning and using a flying car and listening to muggle music.) Dumbledore/Dumblydoor/Dumbledork repeatedly shifts from being a perpetually angry old man that hates the main characters (including Harry) for no apparent reason, to trying to win the approval of the "Goffick Ppl" (and failing). Crookshanks is a spell instead of a cat. Snap/Snake and Loopin are also portrayed as sexual deviants who videotape Ebony while she is in the bathtub. Snaketail is now 16 years old and likewise a sexual deviant who tries to "rap" Draco and tries to get Ebony to have sex with him.
Various characters have also been given new nicknames, both intentionally and through bad spelling. Harry Potter is now called "Vampire", Hermione Granger is now called "B'loody Mary Smith", and Ron is now called "Diabolo". Snape is also represented by two characters, Severus and "Snap"/"Snake", whilst Professors Sinistra and Trelawney are combined into one character named "Sinister" who is now a "weeaboo" stereotype. "Tom Rid" and Voldemort are also two separate people, the former of which runs a Gothic clothes shop in Hogsmeade, while the later of which is the alter-ego of Tom Bombadil aka "Satan".
Morty McFly also makes a guest appearance. Doris Rumbridge (who actually acknowledges Voldemort's existence, and spells it right) and "Cornelia Fuck" also get very brief appearances. Cedric apparently appears according to one of the author's notes.