Over the last year, The Verge has become my favorite tech news/review site, and in the last few months it's been a great source for longform essays on technology issues and stories only tangentially related to those topics. The latest such article is Adi Robertson's "The Worst Thing Ever Written," a recent history of fan fiction that might be earnestly bad, satirically bad, or possibly a combination of the two designed to create Internet memes and machinima.

Just remember before passing judgment on these earnest (or not-so-earnest) fans' efforts: You are the demons.