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[Meme] Silly Doll Meme

Oh, what the heck. Snagged from amurderofcrows

1. Go to the eLouai Candybar Doll Maker.
2. Make an ordinary doll of yourself and save it.
3. Take that doll and, leaving a couple things (nose, eyebrows, whatever) the same, Mary Sue yourself. Make the most blatant Mary Sue you can conceive.
4. Post "Before" and "After" in your LJ. Bonus points if your Sue has a backstory of some sort.

The real-me doll, more or less.

The Mary Sue doll. She's the only child of an old aristocratic family, but rather than an interest in society and dances and so on, she's discovered a love of mechanics and engineering. She's designed airships, and scored so highly on all her tests that she was accepted into the Academy for officer training despite the fact that few women serve in the Royal Aerial Forces. Of course, in true Mary Sue form, despite being a mecha-nut and genius who can take on almost anything she applies her mind to, she also cleans up to be stunningly pretty when she has to.

Silly meme, but... eh, why not.


Short form: the idealized, perfect, can-do-nothing-wrong character in fanfic (or sometimes even in fiction itself). There are many variants. The name comes from in the 70's when a Star Trek fanfiction author wrote a story involving a female crewmember of the Enterprise named 'Mary Sue' who pretty well typified all the Mary Sue traits.

Here's a Wikipedia article in more depth: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Sue
More specifically -- it took me a few to find it -- here's the original 'Mary Sue' from in Star Trek.

Mary Sue -- a beautiful and desirable half-Vulcan -- captivates Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, rescues them with a hairpin during an away mission, and -- fighting off the effects of the disease which has laid low her superior officers -- runs the Enterprise single-handedly before dying, wept over by her agonized superiors.
Oh my Lord, that's hilarious. That's like the worst possible parody of Mary-Sue-ism. *headdesk*
So your Mary Sue is Agatha Heterodyne?
Hee! No. Agatha didn't KNOW she was a Heterodyne until, what, issue 9 or 10? And she nearly flunked /out/ of TPU. Granted, that wasn't entirely her fault, but. :)