AdoptablesI've been thinking about Adoptables a lot recently, y'know, adoptable characters, that you can buy or trade from other people, and I find it a little disturbing how very little it takes for someone to call something a character.Adoptables by jochannon
I have a character, a Star Wars OC who I adopted from someone else - this person posted in the forums a little contest, and the winner would get the character. I figured, 'sure, why not?' so I won the contest, and I discovered that the character consisted entirely of. . . a name.
No picture, no story, no bio, or description. A name. And that was an adoptable character.
This seems to be an extreme case, but I have other adoptables who, before I got them, consisted of a picture. Again, no name, no description, no bio, a plain, black-and-white lineart picture. I'm sure I am not typical of people who get adoptables, and it could very well be that my experience is nothing like that of most people, but it is a valid experience.
IS REY FROM STAR WARS VII A MARY-SUE?IS REY FROM STAR WARS VII A MARY-SUE?IS REY FROM STAR WARS VII A MARY-SUE? by jochannon
My immediate reaction is no. No, Rey is not a Mary-Sue. Because a Mary-Sue wraps the story around herself, until the entire story is about her. That does not happen in Episode VII: she certainly is relevant to the plot, but that’s because she’s the protagonist!
But I can see where these folks have a point: there are things about Rey that grate a bit, how she knows how to do so many things in the movie. I would say that she is on the border. But let’s put her to the test:
Putting rey to my Mary-Sue test 2.0:
She is several times shown to have great skill at several things, particularly, piloting and repairing spaceships. She also is shown to be able to understand droid languages that most people need a translator droid for
Different people desire her for different reasons: Discount Vader wants her for the map to Luke, Whatsisname the ex-Stormtrooper is attracted to her, Han Solo sees h
Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu Test, Version 2.0My first test (and every test that I have seen, actually) work by counting up character features and counting up the ‘score.’ In the context of the great variety of stories and settings, this is not a very accurate measure. In this test, I will try something different, in hopes of producing a more accurate test.Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu Test, Version 2.0 by jochannon
The point of this test is to help people to look at their characters, and understand if there is a problem, something that needs to be worked on, not to make anyone feel bad about their characters. So no putting other people's characters through the test and then going 'ha-ha! Your character's a Mary-Sue!'
What makes a Sue a Sue(or a Stu a Stu) is that they are MORE than any other character: more beautiful, they get more attention, they are more skilled, more strong, etc.
So, is the character. . .
(if the character is more skilled in multiple areas, each of which has bearing on the plot, add an extr
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I've been successful!So I finally got to have MY babies back home with me where they belong and I am so glad my sister in law was able to take care of them while I couldn't have them because of DSS. But I have to say that through this past year up until now, I made many new friends and a class I've been taking has helped me see that my marriage was bad for me since day one. I'm going to write a book about it one day so other women out there in abusive relationships can realize it before its too late. I won't use anyones real names for their personal identity safety but the book will tell many other things along with my own personal story. I have also been with my boyfriend almost 8 months now, this time has gone by so fast and he is so great to me and he's good to me more than I deserve sometimes. He loves my kids and my daughter calls him daddy so I'm glad she has someone she can have for her in her life as a father since she doesn't have her real one here for her. My son has yet to talk but he will learnI've been successful! by uniqueraindisaster
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