ann rice

i think the thing with anne rice is that she used to write compellingly awful characters and in the early books you kind of assume she’s doing that with some self awareness but then the more books u read and the more you know about her as a person the more you realize she was always writing about herself and she probably never was self aware about how very always sunny-esque her characters were and her ego has like increasingly eclipsed even her ability to translate self observation into entertaining and coherent characters. but anyway

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Do NOT trust Anne Rice

Hello, Vampire Chronicles fans.

Sit down. We need to have a chat.

You see, while some people are very much excited for a new show about our pompous king of the assholes (and I say this as a term of endearment, having loved Lestat since I was a depressed teenager living in New York, shuffling through my mom’s fiction section) we need to pause and remember this:

Anne Rice does not support fan fiction or anything that is not glowing praise.

Read it again, slowly.

Anne Rice does not support fan fiction or anything that is not glowing praise.

This is difficult for younger fans to understand, but let’s take a walk down memory lane.

She has threatened to sue writers in the past. She is one of the most prolific writers of our generation, and she does not support people using her characters for their own work.

In fact, in 2000 she went on a binge-attack against her fans. She threatened legal action against fans who wrote or drew her characters, but especially those who wrote with them. She sent them weeks of harassing letters and doxxed them on the internet.

Let me repeat that.

She doxxed people who wrote fan fiction.

She harassed them online and threatened to contact employers.

She used her fans to outright attack other fans.

This isn’t even something she can just shake off now, with the comment of “It was so long ago” because she did this to a writer who wrote commentary on her story in 2013.

In 2013.

While it was not that she wrote fan fiction, she still shows that she has no respect for people who are in fandom.

Remember those disclaimers used in fan fics, at the beginning? “I do not own …. ”? Yeah, a lot of that has to do with the fact that Anne Rice and others like her would attack fandoms and threaten them, and was in hopes that they would just leave us alone. She didn’t.

In short: Do not trust Anne Rice. I love her writing, I have read every book she has even written, but I do not trust her.

You shouldn’t, either.

How to tell if you’re in an Anne Rice novel
  1. God has abandoned you. You’re fine with it. Really.
  2. You are a supernatural creature, and if not, you are swept up in a passion so otherworldly and consuming you may as well be.
  3. You take huge revelations, shocks, and life changes pretty much in stride and don’t waste time resisting the unknown. The unknown might be a vampire or a new sexual experience or a grand international adventure, but most probably it’s all three.
  4. You are strangely intimate with all your acquaintances and go on for pages about how beautiful they are. If you are male, It will come to light by your own casual admission that you have gone to bed with an older but still handsome and always disarming male friend of the family. You will call it making love. But no homo.
  5. Everyone around you is exchanging needful touches and tender glances like this is a softcore porn novel. Wait, is it?
  6. You swoon, cry, and pine an awful lot.
  7. At some point in the narrative, you will end up in an ornate Catholic church and be filled with a sense of nostalgia and longing and existential angst.
  8. You are really not okay with the apparent fact that God has abandoned you. You secretly hope you are still worthy of His love.
  9. You spend at least 20% of the narrative in New Orleans, probably the Garden District.

“Sometimes I become spellbound in the middle of Wal-Mart.”
“Sometimes I become spellbound in the middle of Wal-Mart.”

“Sometimes I become spellbound in the middle of Wal-Mart.”

Lestat losing his aesthetic shit in the middle of Wal-Mart. Someone draw this, I will give you my soul for it.

RAVENCLAW: “Very few beings really seek knowledge in this world. Mortal or immortal, few really ask. On the contrary, they try to wring from the unknown the answers they have already shaped in their own minds – To really ask is to open the door to the whirlwind. The answer may annihilate the question and the questioner.” –Anne Rice (The Vampire Lestat)