Chronarchy (chronarchy) wrote,
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Mary Sue?

Oh, my, there's a quote:

"'You know, when you stop and think about it… Cthulhu is a bit a Mary Sue isn’t he?'"

second definition of Mary Sue

I found that quote on Errant Story, one of my favourite webcomics. I laughed so damn hard I hurt. I'm still hurting. Oh, the pain!

I know a lot of fan-fic writers, and found this "Mary Sue Litmus Test", as well as this similar one, to be amusingly useful, and probably a good wakeup call. . . Because I know a lot of my favourite characters from various fantasy novels would score high on this thing.

But really, the idea that authors need to take a good, hard look at their characters and think about the character a lot more would make a lot of writing a hell of a lot more interesting.

On a personal note, I realized that there are some places, some things where I simply need to start over. I'm not quite sure how to do that quite yet, but I'd like to try that. I was just thinking that it might be a good bet to simply start at the beginning with everybody, and everything.

There's so much I love in this life, and I need it to be shiny and new again.
Tags: amusement, comics, cthulhu et al
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