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A Satire/Parody/Pastiche of all things bad and good in fandom. Mina De Malfois — invoked "Big Name Fan of at least two fandoms" — chronicles the exciting life of a prolific fanfic author, as well as the comings and goings of the Sanguinity fandom and the fanfic archive Penn'd Passions, which is run by Mina's friend Arc. Manages the feat of being not only a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of fandom, but also an entertaining story on its own as the reader becomes familiar with the universe and the cast. Pastiches P. G. Wodehouse heavily at the beginning, but rapidly develops its own style.

Can be read at Mina's LJ.


This show provides examples of:

  • All There in the Manual: The chapters posted on LJ have endnotes explaining the references made.
  • Armoured Closet Bisexual: Warr1or claims to hate slash, despite posting stuff like this, "Jab would never whimper piteously and rest his cheek against the torn cloth covering Pierce’s rock-hard thigh."
  • Artistic License – Geography: Mina seems convinced that all of Canada is unsettled wilderness.
  • Big Damn Heroes: PrinceC's avatar shows up just in time to rescue Mina, Arc, Xenalvr, and the Elizabeths's avatars from one of Henri Antoine Silvestre de Gravina's ships.
  • Female Misogynist: The Elizabeths and the Cult of the Gay Unicorn.
  • Goth: Ciyerra of Tyana, the internet ghost of BalletChic.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Warr1or becomes a devoted Mina fanboy after her avatar helps rescue his avatar from the Cult of the Tented Tartan.
  • Noodle Incident: It's never explained what happened in one of Mina's earliest 'fics other than it caused, "people to question whether [she] should be in psychiatric care or police custody."
  • Overly Long Name: Lady Horatia Marianna Wilhelmina de Malfois and Prince Choronzon Erik Vladimir de Gravina, the avatars of Mina and PrinceC, respectively.
  • Perverse Sexual Lust:
    • Mina harbors it for Henri Antoine Silvestre de Gravina, the villain of Sanguinity.
    • Warr1or , on the other hand, has it for Princess B.
    • All the members of the Cult of the Tented Tartan have it, though they deny the fact that their beloveds are fictional.
  • Rescue Romance: Of a sort: Mina and PrinceC's relationship starts when Warr1or leaves a bunch of rude comments on Mina's LiveJournal and PrinceC tells him to leave Mina alone or else.
  • Rooting for the Empire: invoked Mina does this for Henri Antoine Silvestre de Gravina. To the point that she objects to returning fire when her avatar is attacked by one of his ships.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Warr1or, Mina to a lesser but still significant degree, many minor characters.
  • Something About a Rose: Roses are sacred symbols to the members of the Cult of the Tented Tartan.
  • Spooky Séance: BalletChic's fangirls hold one for her internet ghost, Ciyerra of Tyana. Mina and PrinceC both attend.

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