Fanfiction: The Mary Sue

0011gebx.jpgIn the world of fanfiction, you often find the expression a ‘mary sue’. This refers to a story written where the author is clearly the main character in its highest form; beautiful, smart, and simply amazing in every way. What makes the Mary Sue so undesireable (despite beauty, smarts, and being perfect) stems from the writer often writing herself into the role. A Gary Stu is the male equivalent.

http://www.merrycoz.org/papers/MARYSUE.HTM

More terms and background on fanfiction can be found here.

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2 responses to “Fanfiction: The Mary Sue

  1. Odette

    Wow. Thanks for telling me this. I have been accused as a MARY SUE. At my own defense, my character was blonde and easy.

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  2. schillingklaus

    Mary Sues are the greatest thing since sliced bread in the history of literature, and those who hate them are just vulgar enviars.

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