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Miss Mary Sue

Miss Mary Sue

I forgot to mention that my first Tor.com post went up yesterday! All the foc_uing got in the way. This post is just a bit of fun about Mary Sues. I present my stunning thesis that the presence of a Mary Sue in a story does not render said story bad. Veronica and I have had Words over this. So come back me up. The more comments I get, the righter I am and I win the argument by default!


  1. Caoimhe Snow Caoimhe Snow on 19.05.2009 at 17:24 [link] (Reply)


    There are an awful lot of Mary Sues in comic books.

  2. dianne dianne on 26.05.2009 at 14:51 [link] (Reply)

    Commented. I am curious – I would like to know exactly what makes a character “Mary Sue.” I mean, I think I know, but I would think that someone like Meg in the Wrinkle in Time books would not qualify…and I am not sure…

    Was Rose Mary Sue? She seemed too….complex.

    Sorry, I suspect I am missing something.

  3. dianne dianne on 29.05.2009 at 20:06 [link] (Reply)

    Okay – I finally had time to look it up (sorry, old Mom of young kids).

    Hum, that’s not what I thought – I thought it was the blonde, blue-eyed, female that took up space…or you know, was barely there except to prop up the male main.

    But it’s…Wesley Crusher! Oh well, yes, those were the worst TNG eps. Maybe I should go over to friend’s site and comment 3 times?

    But sadly, no time. I enjoy your work, so hope you win…

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I'm a writer, most often committing acts of genre (fantasy, science fiction, and other stretches of the imagination). You can find my short stories in many and various magazines and anthologies and podcasts. In addition to being a writer I also engage in activism and fandom -- often both at once.