Mary Sues-- At what point are they most annoying?

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Mary Sues-- At what point are they most annoying?

Postby Almond Puff » Sun Mar 25, 2007 6:17 pm

:x We all know the Mary Sues... Sometimes, they provide an almost enjoyable read, but other times... :angry:
But the big quetion is, what are the qualities that make certain Mary Sues so unbearable?
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Postby MithLuin » Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:19 pm

I avoid them (except in parody) because it is tiresome to read about someone who is so perfect and wonderful and can solve all problems with the wave of a hand. It's a lot more fun for the writer than the reader, I think.

So, in other words, it hasn't stopped me from writing shameless self-insertion, but I don't expect others to enjoy it ;)
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