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Testing for sues

Posted by dotcom , Nov 21 2012 · 417 views

So earlier on the day I was informed that online "Mary Sue Litmus Tests" were things that existed, I took a couple to see if one of my characters, from an original story, would be considered a Sue.

As most people are probably aware, the problem witht he term "Mary Sue" is that it's a non-term. A Mary Sue is whatever you want it to be, really. Any character can, and at some point probably has, been called a Mary Sue. The definition is not clearly defined, anywhere. Of course, there are obvious Mary Sues, like Naratu the Sky Ninja who is Naruto's long lost twin brother with purple hair and the spirit of a nineteen-tailed fo inside him. Who can fly.

But assigning numerical values to anything inbetween as belonging to a certain level of Sue-ness is very haphazard, and by its very nature inaccurate.

I took 3 tests. The first said my character was a solid 40, which is to say, a solid Sue. the second said he was a 23, or a Borderline Sue. The third had him at 80% Sue. This particular last test marked certain questions as "incorrect" if they were deemed Sue-ish. Such things included being attractive, having a sword, impressing peers, etc. Which is true! Those are things that can be considered common traits of a Sue. But they're also incredibly selective and short-sighted ways of determining if someone is a Sue.

The particular character I used is a big time criminal. He is the main character of his story, so he is also the protagonist. He is a bad good person. He breaks the law unapologetically and is ultimately unredeemable. So questions like "Does everyone know your character?", which may be reasonable for a 'good' protagonist, is basically meaningless as far as Sue levels are concerned with this guy. Other questions, like does he use a pseudonym, does he impress his peers, etc. Are also worthless because in his situation and story the answer just has to be yes. Similarly, questions like "Does he turn the villain good?" don't even make sense in context.

I guess what I'm trying to say is Mary Sue is a pretty dumb term to take seriously because every story will have to build its characters under completely different rules and in an unique universe. What would make a character a "Sue" in one story or situation would make it an okay one in another.



Posted by dotcom , Nov 18 2012 · 508 views
loling a hole into and 1 more...

Caliborn you are my new favorite.


I don't know why people are fussing about ponies

Posted by dotcom , Nov 18 2012 · 446 views

The best show on the HUB is still the best show on the HUB.

I see nothing to worry about.


Extra Week of Thanksgiving Break Get

Posted by dotcom , Nov 16 2012 · 229 views

By which I mean I've been so sick for the past four days that I missed school for the entire week preceding the week-long break we're getting for Thanksgiving.



Because I actually like high school this year.

And these past few days have been filled with nothing but Pokemon and internet. I think I'm going insane.

Also I hate Zapdos. >:c

And now people are all mourning some sweets or something? Man. Who cares.*



I have the worst Raichu

Posted by dotcom , Nov 16 2012 · 322 views
leafgreen, still leafgreen.
So my Raichu, Kiyal, is currently the lowest-level Pokemon in my party. She's at level 38, while everyone else is chilling in the 40s. Gali and Meulin are sitting at level 41. Morbuztrip, Kira and Seppucry are all at level 42. I'm currently in the Pokemon Mansion in Cinnabar trying to level Kiyal up, but that's a little difficult considering that the Grimers keep poisoning her and I don't wanna fly off to buy antidotes.

But that's not even why she's the lamest Raichu.

Here's the thing.

She's the electric type of my little group, but she doesn't know any electric type moves. Other than, like, Thunder Wave, but that hardly counts since her Static usually suffices on that front, and Gali knows that move as well.

She knows Brick Break, Quick Attack and Focus Punch. I don't know why I decided to give her two strong fighting type moves, but I guess I did? At least my Electrode was all electric like. I would probably use him now, but he's ridiculously underleveled by now. Also, I like Raichu more.

The moral of the story is dotcom is a terrible Pokemon trainer and he needs to get some electric TMs.


baron da

November 2012


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