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OCs Stamp by BowChickaBowWow OCs Stamp by BowChickaBowWow
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OCs Stampby BowChickaBowWow

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Mary Sue defined:

Mary Sue is a pejorative term, sometimes shortened to Sue, used to describe or criticize a fictional character that exhibits some or most fan fiction clichés, making the character itself something of a cliché. The term "Mary Sue" is often considered unisexual, although masculinized variations such as "Gary Stu" or "Larry Sue" are frequently used in reference to male characters.

What a Mary Sue is:
Exactly what makes a character a Mary Sue is subjective, although commonly accepted criteria include the character being exceptionally lucky (romance, adventure, and popularity with the right people seeming to gravitate toward the character) and having a role in the story that upstages the other characters. Some believe that if a character is unusual or remarkable in some way, then the character will immediately be perceived as a Mary Sue. Others agree that "Sue traits" are cumulative; most characters have "Sue traits" to some degree, but it's how much and how they are handled that is the real determining factor.

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missan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
So true! I think many oc's, or at least the first ones we make, are very 'mary sue' in the beginning, but in my case, they develop as I draw them and make stories and RP, which makes them more unique (or at least I hope so).
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BowChickaBowWow Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008   Interface Designer
I do the same thing. Start with a char shell with the basics, work out kinks, develop the character, viola, no more Sue.
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missan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Yes, no more Sue! Wohoo!
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czaren Featured By Owner May 29, 2008
Thank you for making this!!!
I'm going to use this in my journal xDD :heart:
Mary Sues are very flat ne~? n__n ;;

:+fav:
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BowChickaBowWow Featured By Owner May 29, 2008   Interface Designer
Ne.
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Pineapplelicious Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Oh I love this stamp! I totally support ocs! Mary sues just sicken me to death! (cough I support sue-flamers lol)
Well as for my characters some I have to admit are a bit-suish but I try my best to make them less of a sue possible. xD
Still developing. <3
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MistyWater7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008   Writer
So I was right! There is a Mary Sue! XD
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BowChickaBowWow Featured By Owner May 11, 2008   Interface Designer
There CAN be. I'd dare say most of them are written by those fuckin' "kawaii desu" fangirls. :shakefist: They give the rest of us fan fic authors a bad rep!!!
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MistyWater7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2008   Writer
That is oh so true. Damn all of them D:
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Crows-Sin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008
hells yes!!!
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