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message 1: by ., Goddess of Bacon (new)

. (onawhim) | 17465 comments Mod
She's gorgeous, she's smart, she has a sob story past and incredible powers.

She's a friggin Mary Sue.

Mary Sue Definition from Wikipedia:

A Mary Sue (sometimes just Sue), in fanfiction, is a fictional character with overly idealized and hackneyed mannerisms, lacking noteworthy flaws, and primarily functioning as a wish-fulfillment fantasy for the author or reader.

Take the test below to determine whether or not YOUR character is guilty of being a Mary Sue (or a Gary Stu), and how to de-Suify your character.

message 2: by ., Goddess of Bacon (last edited Sep 23, 2010 04:22PM) (new)

. (onawhim) | 17465 comments Mod
Kirk Syndrome (noun)
The inclination of a lead character (generally male) to fall for/seduce/be enchanted by (mystically or otherwise) the local alien sex pot (usually female) and engage in a relationship (generally sexual, or the Ancient, glowy, tentacle equivalent) that lasts for only and episode or two and is never mentioned again and has no apparent side effects or strong emotional attachments.


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