They test something elseThe beautiful thing about stories is that using intelligence and imagination can make anything make sense.They test something else by ~LetaDarnell
After all, consider this character: a shy little girl with a happy, imaginative, and humorous personality, who is a master of stealth as she's silent, can quickly climb walls and stick to ceilings, camouflage against any pattern or surface. She is a master thief and can pick locks without tools. She hunts sharks, jumping out of shadows and attacking their face, yet she loves to play. She can imitate a dozen animals, some she's never even seen. Tragically, her life is short; her one sexual partner abandoned her to care for her unborn children, whom she dies protecting.
One could have a Sue. Or one could have an octopus. Or a well-rounded character with a backbone.
Intelligence is what shatters a bad Sue test. It doesn't take much thinking to question why there are not explanations for tropes listed as pos
Is she Mary Sue? Clarifying Mary SueIs she Mary Sue? by ~MakingFunOfStuff
So, I realize that everyone has heard of Mary Sue characters, but the thing that bothers me is that Mary has never really been as clarified as she could be. Girls go around crying Mary Sue at every character with long pink hair, then go and create even worse Mary Sue characters in the false illusion that they're making nonMary Sue characters (or even anti-Sues) when in fact they're doing the opposite. Allow me to explain how this seems to happen.
First of all the term "Mary Sue" desperately needs to be clarified to these people, so this brings us to the very important question: What IS a Mary Sue?
At least everyone can agree on one thing. Mary Sues are characters that are so perfect it's annoying.
But. What do they mean by perfect? Everyone has different ideas of that, naturally. Unfortunately, this is how many fanfiction (and other) writers make their biggest mistakes.
When you hear the name Mary Sue what pops up in your mind? A be
MOST COMMON CLICHES IN STORIESMOST COMMON CLICHES IN STORIES by ~MakingFunOfStuff
Crazy, psychopathic, murderer ladies
Sexy, butt-kicking girls
Depressed emo/goth/always-dresses-in-black types
The brown-haired girl with no personality
The mean, popular, snobby girl
Unreasonably cruel bullies out to make life harder for the main character
The best friend (if they were a good character who *happened* to be a best friend they wouldn't have to be described as this)
Fun fact: Making victim OCs is cliche
Another fun fact: how someone dresses is NOT their personality
Yet another fun fact: People who claim to be random really are not and they know it.
Super bonus fun fact: A character's breast size need NEVER be stated. The end.
Super de duper bonus fun fact: Please, spare us the paragraphs on what the character looks like. It is a story, not a fashion show. A few sentences with mentions of hair color or other select features you find necessary to point out(KEYWORD: NECESSARY) are perfect. After all, how
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