Hate Mary Sues? Don't we all!With the creation of several self-publishing websites such as Lulu and the general standard of what is deemed to be publishable declining, every thirteen year old girl and her pet goldfish believe they have what it takes to be the next big author. In an attempt to churn out a book series of six-hundred pages in one weekend, many juvenile wannabe authors neglect the very building blocks of their fiction: the characters.Hate Mary Sues? Don't we all! by dantesgirl
Most of us have heard the terms Mary Sue and Gary Stu before heck, they may have been aimed at us before but how many of us actually know the definition of a Mary Sue? We simply believe that a Mary Sue/Gary Stu is a badly-developed character, but are we aware of what defines a Mary Sue? From my personal experience, a Mary Sue/Gary Stu is a character who:
Has barely any [exploitable] flaws.
Is virtually perfect. (These two are pretty obvious)
Often serves as a sel
|I am a talentless Biochemistry major who really needs to get a scanner. I draw a lot of OCs (mine or other people's) but I'm planning on getting myself in gear and doing a bit more fan art. My main fandoms include the Elder Scrolls, certain Final Fantasys, Shaman King, and Bioshock. OCTs are fun, but school and other time restraints keep me from entering very many.|