Well we had Deviation next so I got to ask Proffessor Trevolry about the visions.
As a few people on Tumblr and on Youtube have pointed out, Britney the Prep is probably the most important character in My Immortal, next to Enoby.
She’s just this regular girl, who doesn’t do anything bad, and yet both Tara and Enoby go out of their way to dump on her and paint her as a villain.
Britney is, for better or worse, the perfect manifestation of the enormous gap between how Tara sees the world, and how the world actually is, even in her own fictional universe.
Hargrid, too, sets the fic even more off-balance. Who is he?He’s not Hagrid — and if My Immortal was a trollfic, it’s not a normal trollfic, as a normal trollfic would certainly go out of its way to show the audience that it is Hagrid the fic was defiling — and he just vanishes halfway through the story, having popped in and declared his love for Enoby. He’s inexplicable.
Less inexplicable, though, is the shadowy, story-centering presence of Professor Trevolry/Sinister, the raven-haired Deviation teacher.
“Konnichiwa everybody come in.” said Proffesor Sinister in Japanese. She smelled at me with her gothic black lipstick. She’s da coolest fucking teacher ever. She had long dead black hair with blood red tips and red eyes. (hr mom woz a vampire. She’s also haf Japanese so she speaks it and everyfing. she n b’loody mry get along grate) She’s really young for a teacher. 2day she was wearing a black leather top with red lace and a long goffik black ripped dress.
TREVOLRY AND THE TROLLFIC
There are a lot of reasons to believe My Immortal was a trollfic. But it’s hard to say for sure.
The fact that I can name, off the top of my head, at least four separate people on the internet who have bravely stepped forth to reveal that they—yes, they!—were the ones who wrote the fic means it’s hard to pin down.
That makes Sinister such an interesting figure, in that she really makes the fic seem at least in parts, genuine.
Here’s the thing: If My Immortal was a trollfic, it was written by someone who had conceived of Tara as a fully developed character, peppering the story with extremely specific, idiosyncratic gripes that reveal so much about she thinks and feels.
I mean, even the typos are fascinating: most of the them come obviously from the fic having been crammed carelessly through a spellchecker (the beloved Azkaban/Azerbaijan thing comes from this, for example). If My Immortal is a trollfic, there’s a surprising amount of diligence put into crafting someone that seems so carelessly knocked off. The fic also rarely functions like a trollfic.
Most trollfics are about pushing the reality of the narrative to crazier and crazier places, for the behest of an assumed audience (see: Thirty Hs, and the like). They’re about irritating/amusing the reader.
But part of what makes My Immortal so hilarious is how much the story exists as deranged wish-fulfilment for Tara, who acts as both narrator and audience.
“What is it Ebony?” she asked. “Hey I love ur nail polish where’d u get it, Hot Topik?”
“Yeah.” I answered. All the preps who didn’t know what HT was gave me weird looks. I gave them the middle finger. “Well I have to talk to you about some fings. When do you want to due it?”
“Ho about now?” she asked.
“OK.” I said.
“OK class fucking dismissed every1.” Proffesor Trevolry said and she let every1 go.
While you could make the case for Goff!Draco, Vampyre Potter, Snap and Loopin existing as deliberate provocations, Trevolry/Sinister is an anomaly, in that she is there to at least try and get a story going.
She is the catalyst for the time travel plotline, for instance, and she’s there as expository device later.
More to the point, Sinister exists solely to fluff the ego of Tara, not to annoy the audience.
While trollfics reveal themselves because every aspect of them is calibrated to irritate you, the reader, Professor Sinister, more than almost every other character in the fic, seems to genuinely be a character a “goff” girl thinks would be a super cool teacher.
What I mean is, if My Immortal is a trollfic, it’s a super next-level trollfic.
“Oh hey there bitch.” Profesor Trevolry said in an emo voice dirnking some Volxemortserom.
Or… well, you know.
It’s hard to say.
What do you guys think?
It’s so hard to tell with this fic, because on one hand, the work that would have been needed to make this as a trollfic is so high that it just seems unreasonable. But, on the other hand, we all desperately want this to be a trollfic. In part because it’s an amazing story, but I think also because it’s too horrifying to think of this as something that was ‘seriously’ written. Reading this fic is like proof reading hand written fourth grader paragraphs; the structure is weird, the tangents are everywhere, and the spelling is…well, you know. To think that this came from someone in middle school (because, let’s face it, we were ALL on ff.net in 7th grade) makes me very afraid. I’m not expecting Shakespeare or Poe or Lee. But this: an emo voice dirnking some Volxemortserom.
What the hell is this even saying?!?!?
Up next on tumblr, watch intelligent people analyse My Immortal.
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someone over at gamefreak’s laughing their ass off over the fact that they made the most useless move in pokemon history even more useless under some very fuckin specific circumstances
How to fix all problems in Five Nights at Freddy’s. Either that or, y’know, quitting after the first night!
(No, Pirate Cove guy, you don’t get anything. >:C)
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Meulin has been sold, but Asahina and Terezi are still available!
Cowboy Bebop is finally getting a remastered Blu-Ray/DVD release in North America for December 16th this year.
It’s about damn time.