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Development of a Mary Sue by MissLunaRose Development of a Mary Sue by MissLunaRose
I've never really understood why people would tear down someone who writes a Mary Sue. Often these writers are only children.

Don't let them win.
:bulletblue: If you see this happening, speak up! Remind people that everyone deserves to be treated politely, no matter how well they write or how long they've been writing.
:bulletblue: If this happens to you, block them. Bullying is not constructive criticism, and you don't deserve it. Above all, don't let them stop you from writing.

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V-fanfics Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of sues. However, seeing people bully or bash someone who made a Mary Sue is downright ridiculous and uncalled for. Mary Sues are the first step to making a "proper" OC. 
MrsEmmyJ Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is completely heartbreaking but, as well ... I wanna say thank you for doing this! Because I've always seen it the same way and occurring to a lot of people. You're such an awesome person, I'm so glad I'm not alone with that opinion! I think it's so important to not bash someone's work - it's only demotivating and discourages people to continue their works and to improve. :( Criticism is important - but bashing and bullying is very far from being constructive. This work is wonderful! 
o0WhiteRaven0o Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
wow, i never thought i would feel sory for a mary sure o:
WingsOfASong Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not a fan of the Sues, but I will not tolerate anyone bullying someone for it. That's just rude and uncalled for. A Mary Sue is just the beginning to creating a full-fledged character. ^^
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   General Artist
Exactly! :aww:
WingsOfASong Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SugarCoated-Insanity Featured By Owner Edited Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
I absolutely agree that nobody should be bashed for making a mary-sue.
I for one used to make mary-sues myself because I was bullied and literally had no friends,
So making a character that was loved by everyone was very comforting for me.

Constructive criticism is necessary to help the artist with the mary-sue learn how to better develop a character in the future,
However, I've seen so many comments that were in no way helpful and only made the person feel stupid or uncreative, and it's not ok.
In my own opinion, I think a mary-sue is a great start, and with the right advice, could easily become a more realistic character.
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   General Artist
You're right. :aww: Mary Sues can be really helpful for self-esteem, learning, and growing. And frequently they're a stepping stone for beginning writers. Constructive criticism (if any) is by far the best way to go.
ZachLegoNinja Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah, I even do that still sometimes to formulate characters
otterwillow Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I defiantly agree with this,
When I was younger most my characters were sues, its normally to create them, your young and you want to feel safe and loved, therefore you make a character that will be like that, a character that is who you want to be,

I think bulling anyone for having a sue is wrong, given time they may realise themselves what's wrong with there character, or through suggestions,
True some people will react aggressively to said suggestions, but if a character has so much of yourself in you may see it is a personal attack :-)
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