Reviews: Light And Dark The Adventures Of Dark Yagami

A High-Stakes Game of Cat-and-Mouse

Many comparisons have been made between My Immortal and Light And Dark The Adventures of Dark Yagami, but even though they share a lot of the same core appeal, an important distinction needs to be made.

My Immortal is a Harry Potter story in perhaps the most superficial way achievable. It has almost nothing in common with its source material aside from a handful of names and places. As a literary journey, it's unpredictable and unforgettable, but as a piece of Harry Potter fanfiction, it doesn't have much to offer.

While Light And Dark is also a delightful, profoundly bonkers adventure, it also manages to tap into a great deal of what makes its source material so thrilling. It's a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse in which the person with the upper hand could change in an instant. The game is dictated by rules of an otherworldly origin, and discovering the existence of rules yet unknown to your opponent is just another part of the game. It feels like a Death Note story, albeit a deeply, deeply silly one. As such, I highly recommend this to fans of Death Note, especially those with a taste for this sort of absurdity. It's not nearly as subtle as My Immortal; it's obvious from as early as the first chapter that Light And Dark could only have ever been intended as a joke, but with that being said, I still think it's a thoroughly enjoyable joke.

The most epic comedy ever written

Light and Dark The Adventures of Dark Yagami is quite possibly my favourite fanfic for anything. I find it very memorable, highly quotable, hilarious, and most important of all, interesting. It starts out as a simple 'long-lost brother' story for 6 chapters, but with crazy elements to keep it gripping, and then, as chapter 7 begins, a nuclear bom goes off, and so the story has truly been established. It is a crazy thrill-ride, adding more to itself with each chapter. You thought chapter 9 was the most Crazy Awesome thing ever written? Well chapter 10 will prove you wrong, good sir. If the first 20 chapters were something, then the next 4(especially 24)will raise the bar for the 32nd time. When the Final Battle begins, everything is brought to heights most action movies couldn't even see. Eventually, you reach the epilogue, and are begging for more, and the epilogue delivers for the final time... Until you see the spin-offs, and you'll go through them, and be offically part of Dark Yagami's slowly growing fanbase. You will want to see more. The fan sequels will beckon you, and you'll write your own spin-offs/sequels where Dark meets his Spiritual Successor Awesome de Britannia and more insane notes will be invented. You'll wish you were British(Except for the teeth)thanks to Watari being a complete Badass Grandpa. Everything about Dark Yagami will be the very best at drawing you in, like nothing ever was. If it's a part of Dark Yagami, it's great.

In short, read it, it's the most amusing thing I've ever read, and even now, I keep going back to it, because it's just that good, borderline addictive. More addictive than even Tetris. For best effect, listen to Lord Starfish's dramatic readings. Oh, and don't miss Who Is Voldemort's Dad? The Tales Of Vernon Dursly.
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