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9th May '15 5:57:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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->''"serious criticism of great literature"''

The Half-World is a blog originally dedicated to FanFic {{MST}}s run by [[{{Tropers/Skepkitty}} Skepkitty]]. It used to comprise of awful [[FanFic fanfictions]] from fandoms such as ''InvaderZim'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''; as well as various other posts (some of which were {{MST}}s in their own right, though not of {{FanFic}}s). The site, which was started in September 2010 but didn't post any {{MST}}s or attract much attention until early 2011, saw rapid growth in the first two years and, before a purge that happened in 2014, had over 250 chapters of {{MST}}s. Currently, the blog is more focused on reviewing published literature, as Skepkitty has grown and picking on authors that are younger than him has become an issue. In addition, due to OldShame issues and the fact that maintaining two Tumblr blogs is easier than maintaining a Tumblr blog and a [=WordPress=] blog, The Half-World has moved to Tumblr, where only select past reviews will appear.

He has taken on these stories: (Sorted in order of appearance)
* Fanfics:
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/800177/1/Love_Knows_No_Race Love Knows No Race]] (''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'')
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7323106/1/Dibra Dibra]] (''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'') (in progress)
** FanFic/{{ITS MY LIFE}}! series (in progress)
* Published books:
** Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey
** [[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City of Bones]] (in progress)

It can be found [[http://thehalfworld.tumblr.com/ here.]]
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!!This website provides examples of:

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[[folder: Riffing Tropes]]
* InJoke: "''Still'' a better love story/fanfic than Love Knows No Race."
** As well as that, Love Knows No Race gained reputation as "The Fic That Shall Not Be Named".
* NoJustNoReaction: (From Love Knows No Race)
-->No. NO. DID THE AUTHOR JUST FUCKING IMPLY THAT [[spoiler:DIB AND ZIM ARE SIBLINGS AND ALSO THE CHILDREN OF THE ALMIGHTY TALLEST.]] IN A FIC WHERE ZIM AND DIB ARE FUCKING. NO.
* OrwellianRetcon: As revealed on his Tumblr, Skepkitty frequently changes or removes lines from his [=MSTs=] as he sees fit, without warning anyone.
-->Virtually none of what was on the old Half-World was in its ďoriginal formĒ anyway.
* SarcasmMode: From the Love Knows No Race MST:
--> '''''OKAY! Iím gonna explain a few thingsÖ I know itís going really fast, but thatís only because the rest of the story is going to go really slow.'''''
--> Awesome! Iím sure thatís what ''everyone'' wanted to hear, and itíll definitely also fix the pacing problem in the first few chapters!
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[[folder: Tropes of Stories Riffed On]]
* [[spoiler:SurpriseIncest: Shows up everywhere in Love Knows No Race.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''[=UpsidePickle:=]''' All in all, incest, incest COMBO x2!!, incest TO THE SECOND POWER.]]
* UrExample: Love Knows No Race was actually written in 2002, inciting Skepkitty to point something out...
-->I was going to suggest that Marissa (of [[{{Fanfic/ITSMYLIFE}} ďItís My Life!Ē]] fame) try to get a part in this, but then I realized that this story was written in 2002. Since itís such an old Zimfic, maybe, instead of just borrowing every Zimfic cliché in the book, the author helped invent those clichés, which makes it worse in a way.
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->''"serious criticism of great literature"''

The Half-World is a blog originally dedicated to FanFic {{MST}}s run by [[{{Tropers/Skepkitty}} Skepkitty]]. It used to comprise of awful [[FanFic fanfictions]] from fandoms such as ''InvaderZim'', ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', and ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''; as well as various other posts (some of which were {{MST}}s in their own right, though not of {{FanFic}}s). The site, which was started in September 2010 but didn't post any {{MST}}s or attract much attention until early 2011, saw rapid growth in the first two years and, before a purge that happened in 2014, had over 250 chapters of {{MST}}s. Currently, the blog is more focused on reviewing published literature, as Skepkitty has grown and picking on authors that are younger than him has become an issue. In addition, due to OldShame issues and the fact that maintaining two Tumblr blogs is easier than maintaining a Tumblr blog and a [=WordPress=] blog, The Half-World has moved to Tumblr, where only select past reviews will appear.

He has taken on these stories: (Sorted in order of appearance)
* Fanfics:
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/800177/1/Love_Knows_No_Race Love Knows No Race]] (''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'')
** [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7323106/1/Dibra Dibra]] (''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'') (in progress)
** FanFic/{{ITS MY LIFE}}! series (in progress)
* Published books:
** Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey
** [[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City of Bones]] (in progress)

It can be found [[http://thehalfworld.tumblr.com/ here.]]
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!!This website provides examples of:

[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Riffing Tropes]]
* InJoke: "''Still'' a better love story/fanfic than Love Knows No Race."
** As well as that, Love Knows No Race gained reputation as "The Fic That Shall Not Be Named".
* NoJustNoReaction: (From Love Knows No Race)
-->No. NO. DID THE AUTHOR JUST FUCKING IMPLY THAT [[spoiler:DIB AND ZIM ARE SIBLINGS AND ALSO THE CHILDREN OF THE ALMIGHTY TALLEST.]] IN A FIC WHERE ZIM AND DIB ARE FUCKING. NO.
* OrwellianRetcon: As revealed on his Tumblr, Skepkitty frequently changes or removes lines from his [=MSTs=] as he sees fit, without warning anyone.
-->Virtually none of what was on the old Half-World was in its ďoriginal formĒ anyway.
* SarcasmMode: From the Love Knows No Race MST:
--> '''''OKAY! Iím gonna explain a few thingsÖ I know itís going really fast, but thatís only because the rest of the story is going to go really slow.'''''
--> Awesome! Iím sure thatís what ''everyone'' wanted to hear, and itíll definitely also fix the pacing problem in the first few chapters!
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Tropes of Stories Riffed On]]
* [[spoiler:SurpriseIncest: Shows up everywhere in Love Knows No Race.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''[=UpsidePickle:=]''' All in all, incest, incest COMBO x2!!, incest TO THE SECOND POWER.]]
* UrExample: Love Knows No Race was actually written in 2002, inciting Skepkitty to point something out...
-->I was going to suggest that Marissa (of [[{{Fanfic/ITSMYLIFE}} ďItís My Life!Ē]] fame) try to get a part in this, but then I realized that this story was written in 2002. Since itís such an old Zimfic, maybe, instead of just borrowing every Zimfic cliché in the book, the author helped invent those clichés, which makes it worse in a way.
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27th Jan '15 5:01:55 AM Anddrix
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** [[Literature/MortalInstruments City of Bones]] (in progress)

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** [[Literature/MortalInstruments [[Literature/TheMortalInstruments City of Bones]] (in progress)
18th Oct '14 6:57:16 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** [[FanFic/{{ITS MY LIFE}}]]! series (in progress)

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** [[FanFic/{{ITS FanFic/{{ITS MY LIFE}}]]! LIFE}}! series (in progress)
18th Oct '14 6:57:05 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** [[FanFic/{{ITS MY LIFE]]! series (in progress)

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** [[FanFic/{{ITS MY LIFE]]! LIFE}}]]! series (in progress)
18th Oct '14 6:56:57 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** [[FanFic/{{ITS MY LIFE]]! series (in progress)
13th Sep '14 3:48:54 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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-->[[MadnessMantra No. NO.]] DID THE AUTHOR JUST FUCKING IMPLY THAT [[spoiler:DIB AND ZIM ARE SIBLINGS AND ALSO THE CHILDREN OF THE ALMIGHTY TALLEST.]] IN A FIC WHERE ZIM AND DIB ARE FUCKING. NO.

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-->[[MadnessMantra No.-->No. NO.]] DID THE AUTHOR JUST FUCKING IMPLY THAT [[spoiler:DIB AND ZIM ARE SIBLINGS AND ALSO THE CHILDREN OF THE ALMIGHTY TALLEST.]] IN A FIC WHERE ZIM AND DIB ARE FUCKING. NO.
13th Sep '14 3:48:04 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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** As well as that, Love Knows No Race gained reputation as "The Fic That Shall Not Be Named".
13th Sep '14 3:32:43 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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-->I was going to suggest that Marissa (of [[{{Fanfic/ITSMYLIFE}} ďItís My Life!Ē]] fame)[[hottip:*:It's My Life was a story Skepkitty [=MSTed=] in the past. As of yet, the MST is not moved over.]] try to get a part in this, but then I realized that this story was written in 2002. Since itís such an old Zimfic, maybe, instead of just borrowing every Zimfic cliché in the book, the author helped invent those clichés, which makes it worse in a way.

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-->I was going to suggest that Marissa (of [[{{Fanfic/ITSMYLIFE}} ďItís My Life!Ē]] fame)[[hottip:*:It's My Life was a story Skepkitty [=MSTed=] in the past. As of yet, the MST is not moved over.]] fame) try to get a part in this, but then I realized that this story was written in 2002. Since itís such an old Zimfic, maybe, instead of just borrowing every Zimfic cliché in the book, the author helped invent those clichés, which makes it worse in a way.
13th Sep '14 3:32:21 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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-->I was going to suggest that Marissa (of [[{{Fanfic/ITSMYLIFE}} ďItís My Life!Ē]] fame) try to get a part in this, but then I realized that this story was written in 2002. Since itís such an old Zimfic, maybe, instead of just borrowing every Zimfic cliché in the book, the author helped invent those clichés, which makes it worse in a way.

to:

-->I was going to suggest that Marissa (of [[{{Fanfic/ITSMYLIFE}} ďItís My Life!Ē]] fame) fame)[[hottip:*:It's My Life was a story Skepkitty [=MSTed=] in the past. As of yet, the MST is not moved over.]] try to get a part in this, but then I realized that this story was written in 2002. Since itís such an old Zimfic, maybe, instead of just borrowing every Zimfic cliché in the book, the author helped invent those clichés, which makes it worse in a way.
13th Sep '14 3:27:39 AM ASBusinessMagnet
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* FiveSecondForeshadowing: Skepkitty helps us out with the [[MPreg revelation]] in Love Knows No Race.
--> ''Really really really bad feelings''



* NoJustNoReaction: (From Love Knows No Race)
-->[[MadnessMantra No. NO.]] DID THE AUTHOR JUST FUCKING IMPLY THAT [[spoiler:DIB AND ZIM ARE SIBLINGS AND ALSO THE CHILDREN OF THE ALMIGHTY TALLEST.]] IN A FIC WHERE ZIM AND DIB ARE FUCKING. NO.



* RapidFireNo: (From Love Knows No Race)
-->[[MadnessMantra no no no no no no]] THIS ISNíT HAPPENING no no no no THE AUTHOR DID NOT JUST IMPLY THAT [[spoiler: ZIM AND DIB ARE BROTHERS AND THE CHILDREN OF THE ALMIGHTY TALLEST]] no no no no no no no no no NO [[PrecisionFStrike FUCKING]] NO
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