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Jay and Acacia were far from the first authors to mock bad writing.  In fact, the practice of literary criticism now referred to as sporking predates the very Internet!  This page is a list of mockery from a long time ago.

  • "Sweet Ermengarde;" or, "The Heart of a Country Girl" by H. P. Lovecraft (under the penname Percy Simple), published 1943
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    • Vastly different from Lovecraft's usual fare, this story is a mockery of overly dramatic romances involving Sueishly virtuous protagonists getting the girl in the end, particularly those written by Horatio Alger or Fred Jackson. "Sweet Ermengarde" centers around the title character, a farmer's daughter receiving the attentions of three separate suitors. Sappy dialogue and convenient plot devices abound.

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