Categories: Writers' Guide
Make a Mary-Sue Litmus Test. It could be usable for Original fiction or Fan fiction, or both (But if it's just fanfiction, please try to make it specialized, e.g. Xiaolin Showdown Mary-Sue Litmus test, or a Katekyou Hitman Reborn! Mary-Sue Litmus test).
Why: Because I ♥ Mary-Sue Litmus Tests- they make life easier, if they're written well they can be fun, and
it's a lovely little link you can just post in a review for a person who's making a total disaster along those lines. But mostly, they're helpful. And I think they're fun.
Be realistic and reasonable- just because the character doesn't screw up all the time/all her initial plans work does NOT mean she's a mary-sue. Likewise, just because the character makes mistakes? Not necessarily a well rounded character. The reactions of the other characters (do all the important guys think she's awesome and innocent and they must protect her, on top of her being an ultra-powerful faerie queen that really doesn't need protection? Yeah, that kinda counteracts the mistakes she makes, especially if she's extremely easily forgiven, because that is one fo the traits of an anti sue right there.)
Please include the following categories: Non-sue, borderline-sue, Fixable Mary-sue, Unfixable Mary-sue (Also include any others you think would be good.)
Make it applicable to both genders.
For fanfiction, include a section or two on Reader Inserts, or an alternate scoring on reader inserts, unless you feel they should be scored the exact same way. Which they probably should be, but just in case you all have differing opinions and all, it's your test. So I can't say.
Enjoy yourself. ♥
Posted: 05/07/09 | Deadline: None