Comments: 8
Dreaming Hour 4 years ago
Thanks for sharing! Turns out my reluctance to label characters Mary Sues had a good basis. My first exposure to a Mary Sue was with xxMy Immortalxx that goffik Harry Potter fanfic starring Ebonee.
Excellent piece! Thanks for reblogging! I've started doing the same thing myself; it's made me more aware of Gary Stus (and they are out there by the bucket loads) and has made me more reluctant to pull out the Mary Sue card for a female protagonist unless I am quite sure she is one.
Thank you, both! The more reluctant people are to label a character they don't like a Sue, the more people should become aware of what real ones actually are!
Sandi 4 years ago
Help! I don't know what a 'Mary Sue' is. I've never used the term, but then I don't read YA stories.
Reading Zoe Marriot's article should be very helpful to you, then.
Dreaming Hour 4 years ago
Zoƫ has done a fantastic term deconstructing it.
Dreaming Hour 4 years ago
*job - omigod
Sandi 4 years ago
Got it!