- For the movie adaptation, see My Immortal (film)
It ran for 44 chapters (plus one that was posted when someone hacked Tara's account) before Tara inexplicably stopped updating. Fans of the series have written My Immortal: The Sequel, mocking the original's story's plot.
For reasons best known to themselves, the admins of ff.net deleted My Immortal from their archives in 2008. Later that year, it was reposted to a new site; however, it is now frozen, and it is unknown whether the site's owners will attempt to bring it back. They did bring it back, but the link is now frozen However, it is available on the Internet Wayback Machine.. You can also now find it at Wattpadand on various other uploads to fanfiction.net.
At an unknown date, the site from 2008  was unfrozen, and chapters 1 - 44 are now available once more.
My Immortal's "story" covers the seventh year of Ebony "Enoby" Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way at Hogwarts School in England, as well as the lives of her Goth friends, especially Draco Malfoy and Vampire Potter. There is a half-attempted love triangle between Enoby, Draco, and Vampire, because Draco and Vampire are both bisexual and apparently sex addicts. Others become temporarily involved in the saga of love and sex. In addition, Vlodemort wants Enoby to shoot Vampire. Why he didn't just have her curse Vampire, or do so himself, remains unknown. Eventually, Ebony embarks on a mission to stop Voldemort from becoming evil by traveling through time and seducing a teenage Voldemort.
There are a number of characters mentioned in My Immortal, but only a handful have any real significance. More specifically, only Enoby and the characters who obsess over her/follow her around are important. Most of these characters are also vampires. Many of these characters have confessed their love to Ebony, been called pedos or posers or what have you, and some characters have also committed suicide just to return the next chapter. Or otherwise survived the killing curse, hilariously referred to as "Abra Kedabra" and more botched up names. Let's also not forget how Ebony and Vlodemort seem to be perfectly fine after having "Imperius" (Imperio) and "Crookshanks" (Crucio) cast on each other.
Tara is notoriously incompetent when it comes to spelling and grammar, much less real writing. As such, the names of her characters vary wildly from chapter to chapter, and sometimes even within chapters. The spellings used here are the most common and/or funny versions.
- Ebony "Enoby" Dark'ness Dementia Raven Way - Enoby is the main character of the story. She is very beautiful and skilled at many things, to the point that she wonders why she has to be so perfect. Her physical appearance, musical tastes, and crushes are all based on the author's. In case you still don't get what sort of character she is, we leave you with this quote:
- "Yeah but everyone is in love with me! Like Snape and Loopin took a video of me naked. Hargrid says he's in love with me. Vampire likes me and now even Snaketail is in love with me. I just wanna be with you ok Draco! Why couldn't Satan have made me less beautiful?" I shouted angrily. (an" don't worry enoby isn't a snob or anyfing but a lot of ppl hav told her shes pretty) "Im good at too many things! WHY CAN'T I JUST BE NORMAL? IT'S A FUCKING CURSE!" I shouted and then I ran away.
- Draco Malfoy - One of the few characters to have the same name as in the original. Enoby's primary love interest, though he sometimes has hot gay sex with Vampire (clearly our author is anything but a homophobe). Committed suicide but was revealed to be held "bondage" by Vlodemort. Hobbies include slitting wrists depressedly.
- Harry "Vampire" Potter - Vampire is a Goth, Satanist, bisexual, and probably an emo as well. This would be an interesting combination of characteristics that could potentially give rise to an interesting character if it didn't describe every other male character in the series too. The author makes no secret of her sexual fantasies.
- B'loody Mary Smith - Loosely based on Hermione Granger from the original, but with the most unrecognizable name of the lot, including an unexplainable apostrophe. Like Enoby she is a Goth and a vampire, and they are members of the same band. The author gives a half-hearted nod to canon by saying that B'loody Mary switched from Gryffindor to Slytherin at some point before the story begins.
- Ron "Diabolo" Weasley - Another Gryffindor-come-Slytherin who has turned goffick and joined Enoby's band, Bloody Gothic Rose 666. Since he is a male, he is probably also bisexual.
- Albert Dumblydore - The
HeadmasterPrincipal of Hogwarts School. Known for mysteriously popping up wherever Enoby is (probably a stalker) and yelling expletives in ALL CAPS when he gets headaches. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING YOU MOTHERFUKERS?
- Snap and Loopin - A pair of pedophiles (OMG so creepy, says Tara) who try to film Enoby while she takes a bath. Later, for some reason, they are found having very public sex in the middle of a large room while a random house elf watches them. Lumpkin (another alias of Loopin) is also known for "masticating" when horny. Snap is also appears independent of Loopin to torture yell at, kidnap and attempt to rape Draco. 
- Vlodemort aka Tom Satan Bombodil/Andorson - The Dark Lord (but not Satan, because that's who most of the main characters worship) who wants to see Vampire Potter dead but can't be bothered to do it himself. Crashing emo rock concerts is a much better use of a Dark Lord's time. Also seems to prefer guns to magic.
- Snaketail - Vlodemort's assistant who experiences love at first sight when meeting Enoby. His age was arbitrarily changed to 16 so that he wouldn't seem as creepy as Snap and Loopin. The change in age doesn't save him from being brutally murdered, hence making the age change utterly pointless.
- Hargrid - Falls in love with Enoby after meeting her. He's also had his age moved down (he's a student), presumably for the same reason as Snaketail. This notwistanding, he will remind you, HE IS A SATANIST (no surprise there). Adding to the chaos is the fact that Tara inexplicably confuses Hagrid and Cedric without going into details of where she confused the two prior.
- Willow - The author insert of Raven to go along with Tara's Enoby. Expelled off-screen when Raven and Enoby got into an argument, but makes a few random appearances after the author and "editor" apparently made up.
- Tom Rid - A gothic bisexual clothes salesman who has no connection to Voldemort, despite being called Tom Riddle on one occasion. His only contribution to the narrative is giving Ebony free clothes because she looks hot in them.
- Profesor Sinister/Trevolry - A professor who teaches the Deviation class at Hogwarts. She is goffik, and thus has a good relationship with the protagonist. She is also the most careless, ignorant, and unqualified teacher ever to be assigned to an educational position. Is addicted to Volxemortsereum. She's apparently very young for a teacher, and hates preps.
- Professor McGoggle - The professor of Hair of Magical Magic Creatures class at Hogwarts. According to her, Ebony and Vampire are "HORNY SIMPLETONS".
- Serious Blak and Lucian Malfoy - A pair of adult goffs, the former being the caretaker of Vampire and the later the father of Draco. Both are shot several times by a black guy in the town of Longdon, yet survive.
- Britney - A disgusting prep from Griffindoor House, and the rival of Enoby. She does not have a major impact on the story and seemingly only exists fro enoby and her friends to flip off.
- Hedwig - A bisexual (natch) gothic teenage boy from the 1980's. Only Tara knows why he's named after Harry's owl.
- Morty McFli - A character based upon Marty McFly from Back to the Future, who appears to help Ebony travel forward in "tim".
- Main article: Themes
Themes of the story include:
- self harm (slitting muh wrists)
- goths (goffs)
- killing vampire potter (it is not explained why)
- addiction to volximortserum
- time travel
- love triangles
- Main article: Spelling
My Immortal is written in a very original style. Perhaps the most original aspect is Tara Gilesbie's unique take on the English language. Her author's notes are usually a bunch of unreadable garbage, typically ranting at "pozrs" and "flamming." A very strong "fuk u!!" to everyone for not giving her "god revoiws." My Immortal is a prime example of rebellion against the tyranny of dictionaries and grammar Nazis. Tara also employs a revolutionary technique in fanfiction wherein she blurs the lines between her comments to the audience (Author Notes) and the actual story. Through having her characters give messages to her fans, or revealing key story elements in commentaries, Tara has put herself on the cutting edge of avant-garde storytelling.
To admire some selections from My Immortal, check out our quotes page.
My Immortal represents just about every example of what NOT to do when writing, fanfiction or otherwise. It should be required reading for all high school English courses.
And, no, My Immortal never explains exactly what "an immortal" is, nor how it belongs to the speaker. It can be assumed that she just really likes the Evanescense song of the same name.
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- I'm Not Okay
- Chapter 30.
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