Mary Sue guide(FIRST OFF:THIS IS IN GOSSIP BECAUSE THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING I CAN FIND FOR THIS!)
Okay, this is just a guide for people who are new to RP, it's about these characters called Mary-Sues, I just want to tell people what they are, who they are, and stuff like that....
I:WHAT IS A MARY SUE?
A Mary Sue is a character who is perfect in every way, in every positive character trait (Hot, Powerful, Smart, etc), they have no cons. And they usually are related to a canon character (Such as sibling, BFF, married, etc), they are usually known to have a tragic past that is boring and generic and sometimes just flat out gross (Family slaughtered as a toddler, rape victim, village destroyed, last person of a clan, this list goes on and on.), but this character is always so hunky-funky happy as always, they pretty much have a generic backstory as Sasuke (Except Sasuke's backstory was put out well and detailed), this character is always overpowered, and just not intresting to fight. Because they have
Acceptable Breaks from CanonOne of the characteristics of a Mary sue is that her presence in any given story disrupts how it plays out, so everything can accomodate her actions at the expense of conflict or suspense. Basically the events of the story always get solved to the benefit of the sue, be it by her hand or indirectly.Acceptable Breaks from Canon10 months ago in Personal
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This is specially troublesome in fan-stories, where the rules of the game are already laid down unless the original author changes them somehow. When the rules are broken by a fan character, it is surely on its way to sueness, right?
Well, what when they're not?
What happens when the rules of canon are so vague, inconsistant, or plain badly laid that breaking them is acceptable, or actually an improvement?
People get pissed when a character breaks canon rules, with or without adequate explanation, and often this is reason to label them as sues.
But let's reflex about it for a moment.
Take for instance (If you're kind of aware at least) the Naruto fandom. I've been fan of that series for a f
Mary-Sue: Part 8Romeo and Gertrude?Mary-Sue: Part 81 year ago in Reviews & Guides
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“Names. What’s in a name, really? I mean, besides a bunch of letters or sounds strung together to make a word. Does a rose by any other name really smell as sweet? Would the most famous love story in the world be as poignant if it was called Romeo and Gertrude? Why is what we call ourselves so important?” (Julie Kagawa).
I’ll answer that question with another quote:
“I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't believe a rose WOULD be as nice if it was called a thistle or a skunk cabbage” (L.M. Montgomery).
Names, despite its seemingly simplistic role in society, do have some importance, even in fiction. So how do you name your character? Names aren’t just an arrangement of letters that sound cool or unique; they have meaning, language, and culture behind them. Names are so important, that, in real life, people are discriminated
Mary-Sue: Part 9Mary-Sues: The Eye of the TigerMary-Sue: Part 91 year ago in Reviews & Guides
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In all of my previous guides, I had assumed that most, if not all characters, were human, or mostly human, instead of thinking of the possibility of main characters, or even minor characters, being animals. Well, it doesn't really matter, because, for the most part, the rules for creating human characters, including names and powers, writing presentation, and even romance would also apply to animals. There would just be a slight variation from humans, and this slight variation can make a world of difference in your writing.
A more common complaint I've seen about writers who write about animals at all, is that the animals, whether they are the main character, or whether they are a human's pet, is that the animal is "too human." While humans are technically animals too, what this complaint is really trying to say is that the animal has too many human-like qualities from having a voice to feeling human-like
5 Tips for Mary Sue AvoidanceEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Tips for Mary Sue Avoidance4 years ago in Personal
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1. If the world revolves around your character, they're probably a Mary Sue. A Mary Sue is, contrary to popular belief, a state of being, not a state of appearance. A lot of people tend to try and "fix" a Mary Sue problem by having their character be ugly instead of pretty, jerkass instead of sweet, a fat, helpless blob instead of someone who can throw lightning bolts, and stupid instead of smart. (This is called an Anti-Sue, as opposed to a Purity Sue; many subspecies of Sue exist; just ask TvTropes.) But, somehow, everyone in the world manages to not comment on her ugliness, bad temper, obesity, or stupidity. In fact, they try real hard to buddy up to her, even plan their calendars
Mary-Sue: Part 4Mary-Sues: In a FightMary-Sue: Part 42 years ago in Reviews & Guides
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From a petty cat fight with slaps and hair pulling, to an action-packed superhero vs. super villain brawl, action scenes can start anywhere; however writing them effectively is harder than planning on who wins. It isn't just about writing down who hit who, and if you don't describe how a character handles the situation, you can accidentally make him or her seem stronger than they should be. If the character seems too powerful without explanation, your audience will point the finger and label it a Mary-Sue, and you don't want that (unless you're purposefully writing a parody). Action scenes, whether it's important to the overall plot or not, are an effective tool to establish your characters' strengths and weaknessesweakness being just as essential to highlight, if not more so, than strengths. But first, you have to know how to write a fight scene in order to know where to insert these vi
Mary-Sues: Part 5Mary-Sues: Writing Realistically. . . According to the UniverseMary-Sues: Part 52 years ago in Reviews & Guides
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I’m sure I’ve told you that you have to be as realistic as possible in order for your character to seem, well, real. Believable. Three dimensional. Someone who can practically pop out of your writing or comic and interact with you. The truth is that was half of an exaggeration. Yes, be real, but only as real as the universe it takes place in is. If the universe is more manga-esque or cartoony where the average female can punch a burly person sky-high, and you create a character who doesn‘t do anything of that sort, or if you as the creator think you can‘t do that, then your character can become quite plain because you‘ll restrict yourself. Basically, be as real, or as loose, as the universe is.
If you’re a person who constantly makes the, “This is totally unrealistic” comment when reading a story, especia