The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

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The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

Post by BlackOpal on Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:15 pm

This is, IMHO, the best Litmust test around. It is easy to take, not too harsh and not too forgiving. There's a few key points missing, but it covers almost everything.
This is a must-do for any writer who has invented an Original Character, a Fan Character or an RP Character.

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Last edited by BlackOpal on Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:26 pm; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : Took out a cheesy joke in the title)

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Re: The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

Post by Moonlite Knight on Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:40 pm

Wow, that was really informative. Thank you! Smile

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Re: The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

Post by Sofie on Thu May 01, 2008 9:10 am

Oh, great! SO useful. I'll be bookmarking that one.

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Re: The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

Post by Hazel on Fri May 02, 2008 6:45 pm

This was really helpful. I was really glad to see that none of my characters were mary-sue's but I know what not to do when creating a character!! Very Happy

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Re: The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

Post by harrygz on Fri May 02, 2008 7:40 pm

Yeah me too. This is a very helpful post!

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Re: The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

Post by jeberexa on Sun May 11, 2008 2:51 pm

Woah...

I started to do it, but it was too long. Sleep Have any suggestions or websites that have a shorter test?!?

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Re: The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

Post by BlackOpal on Sun May 11, 2008 3:14 pm

There's this ones:

http://www.ponylandpress.com/ms-test.html

The Universal one is the most thorough.

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Re: The Universal Mary-Sue/Gary-Stue Litmus test

Post by HS7 on Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:42 pm

Hm... I'm not sure if he has taken this test...

I forget if my character was a Mary Sue or not. I'm not going to take the test again so I'll just watch out.

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