For those unfamiliar with the fanfiction phenomenon, it’s basically when fans of a certain book, TV show, or movie congregate in a dark corner of the internet and rewrite or add to the existing canon through their own stories.
Apparently this has been going on since the 1960s within the Star Trek fandom, but the best-known example is probably Fifty Shades of Gray by EL James who started life as a Twilight fan-fiction before becoming The Material. bored housewife’s choice reading book.
Like Fifty Shades of Gray, many fan fiction features a LOT of sex and virtually any subject matter is fair game – even the pure and innocent characters from JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books. How could the wizarding, whimsical world of Harry Potter be turned to coal? Well you would be surprised.
Some of the Harry Potter fan-fictions featured here take place solely within the Harry Potter universe, while others are crossover efforts that mix Hogwarts characters with other pop culture icons, and although all are not explicitly sexual, the vast majority are. You were warned.
A final friendly reminder: nothing – absolutely nothing – is sacred in the world of fan fiction, so prepare to be dismayed. Very dismayed.
Arguably the most infamous of all Harry Potter fan fiction, My Immortal (named after a song by lame goth group Evanescence) first appeared on the internet in 2006 and was a very loose reinterpretation of the books told from the perspective of its teenage goth protagonist Ebony Dark’ness Dementia Raven Way (yes , really) totaling forty-four chapters and over twenty thousand words.
Known for his many misspellings, ridiculous plot, and frequent references to anything stereotypical “goffik” – fishnet tights, Good Charlotte, self-harm and the like – he has made fan fiction history as the one of the worst ever written. But it’s so unintentionally funny that it joins the ranks of “things so bad they’re actually good,” just like daddy’s jokes, The Room, and the potted noodles before her.
In fact, it’s so good that it’s even been adapted into a web series to the delight of Harry Potter fans around the world – a clear testament to its enduring, if questionable, legacy.
Choice quote: “” I CAN BE A POWDER STUDENT… “Hargirid stopped angrily. “BUT I AM ALSO A SATANIST! “