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Starting in 2006, a Harry Potter fanfiction under the name My Immortal was written serially purportedly by a woman named Tara Gillespie under the username XXXbloodyrists666XXX. The story had ended up gaining a reputation of one of the worst fanfictions ever written, with people citing the nonsensical presence of "gothic" subculture in the Harry Potter universe, the protagonist who is designed to serve as wish fulfillment for Gillespie, and the many spelling and grammatical errors.
It is unknown if Tara Gillespie was indeed a real person, or whether or not the fanfiction was written sincerely or as a satire of the cliches featured in fanfiction. Many people have claimed to be Tara Gillespie in the many years since the release of the final chapter in 2007. One of these people was Rose Christo, a young adult author who claimed co-authorship of My Immortal on her tumblr blog in 2017. It was also announced that she had written a book about her life, which includes her purported experience of writing My Immortal.
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- Article going into detail about My Immortal. Retrieved 01 May '21