- Aug 2, 2000As a writer who's never felt the urge to write a Mary Sue, I'm curious as to
what compells you? This isn't intended as a jab, but an honest question.
It's a bit of a cliche that most new writers tend towards the
autobiographical at first, but it is true, so I understand that bit. Hell,
I've got some stories that are lifted almost whole cloth from my life. The
nature of Fan fiction, however, is using other creators' characters and
situations then running with them. I've spent hours debating the creativity
of FF with my mom (a published author), and she keeps asking me if I have
the urge to write my own characters. Right now, no.
This is rambling a bit, I know, but I'd love to hear everybody's opinions.
Do you Mary Sue on purpose? Do you ever catch yourself Mary Sueing with an
original character? Is Mary Sue always derogotory in your mind? Does it
apply only to badly written author substitutes who are smarter than Worf and
bed Picard? Or is it any new original character that bears a resemblance to
the author? Do you like reading Mary Sues, or just like writing them?
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