Mae says- What is a Mary Sue?Hello gais!More Like This
Today I wanted to talk about a topic that is discussed to death and it's usually the primary worry of modern writers. Also, when I beta-read stories/comics, the author usually desperately asks me ; In your honest opinion, is my character a Mary Sue?
Unfortunately, the definition of the 'Mary Sue' has changed drastically over the years. I remember that I delved into the fanfic world when I was fourteen, the the word was tossed around to the people that godmodded their characters (as in, they had overly powerful characters that couldn't get hurt).
In the fanfiction world it was used on original characters that were usually self insertion of the author. Mary Sues were so common in franchises like 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Harry Potter' that they even had subcategories for them. When I distanced myself from the franchise world and started reading more books, I noticed that even the worlds of canon had their share of Mary Sues. This character trope
The Disney Vault - CinderellaA dream is a wish your heart makes when you're fast asleep. In dreams you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep. Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.More Like This
At this point, Disney was almost bankrupt because of the aftermath of World War II. They needed an assured big hit and fast, and the result was 'Cinderella'. It was attempt to go back to their roots and to try to repeat the 'Snow White effect' as in make a movie with a female heroine based on a popular fairy tale. While not as intense as Snow White, the result was a cute and decent film. Besides, this film saved the 'Walt Disney Studio' since if it failed then that would've been the end of Disney! The protagonist, Cinderella, became one of the most popular yet controversial Princesses in the line up. According to the marketing aspect of the franchise, Cinderel