Mary-Sues: Part 1Mary-Sues: Things You Need to Know and What to do if you see ThemMary-Sues: Part 14 years ago in Reviews & Guides
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Mary-sues, Martha-sues, Marty-stus, Larry-Stus and Gary-Stus, we will all come across them at one point. Most of us have heard of them, some have been violently accused of making them via flaming, and others are still naïve to the terms. While people who have been on writing sites for years absolutely loathe them, most are inconsistent with an all-around definition. A majority claim that Mary-Sues are characters that are absolutely perfect in every shape, form and personality, while others just say that they are characters that are just too powerful, unique, or are so clichéd from past characters, and a few say they are self-inserts no matter how well-developed they are. Some on fan fiction sites even say that all Original Characters or Fan Characters (OCs) who are paired with a canon character or just take the spotlight are Mary-Sues. On the other side of the cr
How to weed out a Flippy-Sue.Alright, so I'm writing this to help turn Flippy-Sue's into actual characters.How to weed out a Flippy-Sue.3 years ago in Profiles
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So, I'll round it off with a few simple numbers, if you have interest in a specific point, you can locate it that way; somewhat like a guide.
And I know there are probably a billion other guides that link to Flippy-Sues, but there can never be enough. Each number will also have a sort of added information-rant, I end up going off subject on the correct topic, so I may as well warn the reader.
Guide by numbers:
1. Making your story.
2. Creating the characters image and personality.
3. How not to make a Flippy-Sue, or a Sue in general.
4. How to make sure your opinion of the original character links well with reality.
5. Accepting a fellow writers point of view.
Down to the point:
1) Making your story:
From experience, it is easy to think up a million stories and plots, but it's tedious to get them down on paper and on the computer. So let's break it down;
---- For starters, if you are new to the writing side