We all know her. She's the girl we love to hate.



Wondering if the character in the book you're reading is an Uber-Sue? Or concerned about your own writing? Take this fun Mary Sue Litmus Test to find out.

I'm in the clear! My characters passed. :)
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Published on November 29, 2012 20:46 • 349 views • Tags: books, mary-sues, publishing, tests, writing
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message 1: by Venus (last edited Dec 05, 2012 10:34AM) (new)

Venus Smurf Woohoo, I'm safe!

I mean, really..."Does your character die in his/her beloved's arms?"

Um. No. She actually gets pushed down a sewer hole by an invisible man who later takes the form of a potted plant. I'm pretty sure that doesn't qualify as Mary Sue, or at least I really hope it doesn't, because then no character is safe.

This is the first time I've ever come across this list, and though it made me remember why I don't read anything with Mary Sue's, it's hilarious.

Though come to think of it, this list should include a point for anyone with eyes that change color, either for extreme emotion or when they lie or just when the light changes. Gah. Whoever started that one should be shot.

I feel a rant coming on. I'd better go stick my head in the freezer for a bit.


Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell I BLAME THE LLAMAS!!!!!! I miss that story. :C

Oh my god, the eye-changing thing. I definitely agree with you there. Eyeballs are NOT mood rings. I think I found this test back when I still stalked fanfiction.net semi-actively. Someone was complaining about Sues and happened to mention this test.

Rants are awesome! I love rants. La la la la la.


message 3: by Venus (new)

Venus Smurf Venus wrote: "Woohoo, I'm safe!

I mean, really..."Does your character die in his/her beloved's arms?"

Um. No. She actually gets pushed down a sewer hole by an invisible man who later takes the form of a po..."


Actually, that was "My Stalker's Name is Bubba." Another one I haven't worked on in forever.

I'm tickled that you remember it, though. You make me giggle.


Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell Venus wrote: "Venus wrote: "Woohoo, I'm safe!

I mean, really..."Does your character die in his/her beloved's arms?"

Um. No. She actually gets pushed down a sewer hole by an invisible man who later takes th..."


Dude. I read both those stories. I love your madcap sense of humor!!!! :D

It's like... it's like Bridget Jones on LSD.


message 5: by Venus (new)

Venus Smurf Nenia wrote: "Venus wrote: "Venus wrote: "Woohoo, I'm safe!

I mean, really..."Does your character die in his/her beloved's arms?"

Um. No. She actually gets pushed down a sewer hole by an invisible man who ..."


I probably ought to wonder if that was a compliment, you comparing me to a druggie, but we both know it totally was. Thanks. NOW GO WRITE MY SEQUEL!!!


Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell Of course it's a compliment!

And I am! You inspired me! Nag away!




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