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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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WingsOfASong Featured By Owner 2 days ago  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. ^^
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.
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 :-)
HatsuneMikuforlife Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Now I feel sorry for Mary Sues. :<
DebuNeko98 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man...
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hannikka Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
they bully them in that way?:o (Eek) 
ok i know that some people when they don't like something they express their hate drawing it (i am like that)
but they bully them for making something they don't like that's definitely wrong
i dont like mary sue but i'm not gonna start to bully. is their live, their imaginacion, their stories so i dont get why the people needs to bully the people when they think different
shiroyukilolita Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I can definitely relate to this.
I made tons of characters that I knew/thought are mary sues (since there is someone criticizing on my mind).
What is sad is that people who were criticized or made fun of are taking it as a personal attack even when the one reviewing it is trying to be helpful (based on personal experience which is why I only take review from ppl I know personally).
All we do is just respect them no matter how bad the fanfiction is or the character is, personally I take critics to myself or not to be a hypocrite, to the writer
AlexShaw98 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I can relate to this, but sadly no.
Every person who I see that has a Mary Sue or a Fanfic that needs to improve (except maybe two or three person) and I KINDLY tell them whats wrong and what they could do instead, always reply me with rude comments, telling me to not read this if I dont like it, etc. (How can I know if I dont like it when I dont read it first?)

If a Mary sue is part of your own story, then its okay, its your story, but if youre making a Mary Sue for a Fanfic, and your Mary Sue is the center of attention, then you should take a minute and see whats wrong with her/him.

I know people can be very harsh sometimes, but in my experiences, its the author the one who is rude. They get angry for a Review, when in many cases theyre are the ones asking for critics. (But they only expect comments telling them nice things about the story, and that not always happens).
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