I’ve seen so many folks denigrate the trope of Mary Sue and quite frankly, I find it to be ridiculously stupid.
And 99% of the time that denigration comes from people who are ALWAYS represented
I don’t get to see myself in media unless I am somebody’s sassy, finger snapping, neck rolling, forever single sidekick.
Why the hell is it wrong of me to want to see a reflection of myself in a leading role where I kick ass, take names and bang the hot guy at the end of it?
Why is it wrong to want some representation?
The Mary Sue trope is just a fucked up sexist double standard made up by men who dread to see fictional female heroes portrayed in the same manner as so many of their male counterparts. And something they certainly don’t want to see from fictional women of color.
The story of the epic male hero has been retold so many damn times that there’s actually a book called A Hero with a Thousand Faces. We get the joy of reading and studying and analysing to death the same story told over and over in slightly differing ways because we call it literature. And yet when the same story is told with a woman in the leading role, she’s a Mary Sue and it’s cliché and unoriginal and not compelling.
So fuck their sexist “cliché”!
Be the Chosen One, Source! I would read about your epic hero’s journey of epicness (though I might skip all the bits where you’re banging dudes, but that’s nothing personal).
This is why I write my Saints Row fanfiction.
Bad ass fat black woman taking over gang syndicates and doing it with style.
So the other day I was looking at The Lost Boys fanfiction (yes the classic 80s vamp flick that roused a significant sexual awakening within me when mulleted Kiefer Sutherland walked onscreen) and came across one with this title.
Just imagine my disappointment when I realised it was just another Mary Sue self-insertion scenario.
Kids these days.
At first I thought it might be a Golden Girls and The Lost Boys crossover fic, but then I remembered the Meat Loaf song. I assume its title is based on that. Pity. That crossover fic would have been fucking sweet. lol
”Pikmin and tetris. Different, yet so alike.In tetris, these small blocks fall and stack on each other, sometimes making a row.In pikmin, these little colorful nuggets that have a flower, leaf or flower bud on there heads that you pull from the ground fight for them and get eaten.”
lol Colorful nuggets? Okkkaayyyy then.
I tried reading some of the others, but I believe one of them broke my brain.
“frankwest said “Yes, I has discovd the art if slipey soap, now die karrl!” and frank puled out the main xcanon and screamed “AHOY, FUCER” and carl wer like “no” and carl was sad adn the hole world supported cahrl and the hoap deflected farnks lazer and frank was blasted bak into the .”
o.O What just happened? Something about soap, canons, and being blasted “bak into the” BACK TO THE WHAT? WHAT DID FARNKS BLACK BACK TTOOOOO?
If you’re writing a story with slash, that’s great. But…why does that automatically make everyone else homosexual?
I’m a tad disgusted at how often this happens, not in published novels but in fanfiction. Is there something criminal about having a heterosexual couple? I know there are phenomenal writers who’ve done this on purpose, where homosexuality is the norm and the outcasts are heterosexuals. But they do it in such a way where you know that this is how it’s supposed to be. It’s not the type of instance where all the men are hooking up and oh…those two left out girls? Yeah, let’s do one of two things; we could make everyone hate them and make them -super bitch OR they can be a couple too. It’s just…it’s a pet peeve of mine and I think people should do best to avoid it unless it’s the situation I described above where it’s the social norms of society.
I wouldn’t really have an issue if it didn’t seem like most every writer is into it for teh buttsmex. I don’t mind slash in a story, so long as it also has decent content. I’m not a fan of full-on porn fics. ._. I’d really like to find a single fic with SUBSTANCE. Just one that I can enjoy, and is actually finished and not left to die by its author.
And it seems like so many girls are just fetishizing gay men. It’s especially annoying when the people doing it are anti gay rights, yet LOOOOVVVEEE THAT BUTTSEX! FUCK GAY MARRIAGE AND EQUAL RIGHTS, CAN YOU DRESS UP AS MY OTP AND YAOI TOGETHER?
And toxic girl hate needs to stop. THEY DON’T HAVE TO GET IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR KAWAII SHIP DESU Fuck canon if you need your ship that bad. Just have her not be interested in the character she was with in canon.
TW-Mention of rape in a fictional setting
. You have no idea what some people do to the girls in stories, just to justify making their ships closer. RAPE, PEOPLE. VIOLENT, SOUL SCARING RAPE. THEY WRITE IT WHERE THE WOMEN IN THE STORY ARE MURDERED, RAPED, AND BASICALLY DESTROYED. That’s just to get them “out of the way” so they preferred pairing can get it on without any kind of competition.