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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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Priscellia Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed, and to be honest, some Mary Sue fics are fun to read, I find them funny and exciting most of the time, because some well-balanced characters are so boring and cliche (no offense, just some but not all), and I can think these Sue authors could be helped and adviced nicely to make a better and well-balanced character.

Ex: instead of 'mary sue alert here', go with 'nice story but I suggest you work more on the character by giving it some flaws'
WrongBeef Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, everyone deserves to be treated equally regardless of how terrible they are. Makes total sense.
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   General Artist
If by that, you mean "treat everyone with respect," then yes, you're right. :)
Tflover323 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly remember the not-so-long ago days when I made a butt ton of sues. A handful of them were kept and fixed, but most were just scrapped when I decided I had too many OCs. An example is Loki Voidborn of hte Elder Scrolls universe, along with Dragonstar(a scrapped character). They both started as Sues(loki a Stu), and were slowly developed over time. Now, Loki's balanced: he is a Daedric Prince, but he's at his weakest when he's using his power inherited from his father. When mortal, he could have easily been killed using this power, and now could just as easily be defeated.

I try to help people with Sues, I try to speak\type to them as if it were my younger cousin, but if they lash at me like I'm a hater, I'm going to get angry and it will start showing.
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   General Artist
Same here! Most of my Mary Sues ended up discarded, filed away in old Word documents, but I revamped a few of them too. :D I'm glad that you found some characters salvageable! And I find that even the ones that aren't worth revamping can still be reminders of good memories. :)

It's nice of you to offer considerate, constructive critique to people!

If people react badly, it's usually because of a misunderstanding (e.g. you thought they wanted critique, but they didn't) or because they aren't ready for critique and aren't worth your time. I hope that it was easy for you to disengage from the latter; sometimes things can blow up in the most nasty way over the internet.
LatulaCaptor Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I think this is true 
i mean when making a mary-sue its not like it hurts anyone.
If you really have to say something about the sue, then do it in a nicer way. The writer could just be a kid so i dont think its necessary to hate on him/her
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014   General Artist
Indeed! :nod: Constructive criticism will do far more good than bullying. And if you don't like it, it's easy to go find something else to read! I've never understood why people feel the need to tear others down over the internet.
wolfrider445 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I liked it.  About Mary Sues i cant really cant comment more than if i find some in a story, and dont like it, well mostly i just dont read the thing (or leave it after do it) mostly cause i find that only can critice like a 'costumer' (i mean as i read your 'product' (story/fanfic/comic/etc) and didnt like it,  more than to give advices about how to improve it and all cause i havent written/draw/etc, one yet.

And besides that, reading the comments on your work and all (to the authors that are like the nice drawn) you must take the advice of a spanish writter of begginings of 20th Century, Enrique Jardiel Poncela :

(Paraphrasing) : Docility with criticism when it is intelligent ... and when it is not, should become rebellion and contempt... (i dont know how to translate to english, but the idea is that)

By the way, i really liked it... :)  the draw i mean
Kyka44 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
I remember this creepypasta oc this girl had (not linking) and she told her haters to "Go to Sleep"
MissLunaRose Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014   General Artist
That's very odd.
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