My Immortal, a tale of Ebony Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way's labored seduction of nearly every man with a penis in the Harry Potter universe is widely regarded as the worst piece of fan-fiction that this world has ever seen. And that sort of explains why My Immortal is now a pretty successful web series.
Success is, of course, relative. "Gangnam Style," it is not. But the first episode of the My Immortal web series already has over 33,000 views and a slew of positive feedback. Here's the trailer, which garnered over 44,000 views since July 11:
I, I, I ... just don't even know where to start. The general consensus, as The Daily Dot's Gavia Baker-Whitelaw points out, is that My Immortal is one of the most successful attempts at trolling ever. The web series's popularity shows that My Immortal has perhaps permeated into mainstream culture.
We should all be very afraid.
The question is why people are watching something that's supposed to be pretty terrible. It's not unlike when people hate-read Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey. They want to see what the fuss is about, to experience the horribleness for themselves. Is the story about an immortal vampire who has an island off the coast of Brazil and enough living sperm in his undead body to impregnate his young wife as bad as the movie suggests? You want to know the answer for yourself. We get it.