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Mary Sue's Surprise

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I'm submitting this on a dare. Blame RiikiTikiTavi for unleashing this on the world...

We all know 'em. We all despise 'em. In part because they're banal, predictable, trite. They also have a tendency to reduce our most beloved characters to mushy puddles of goo, barely recognizable shadows of their noble selves. Isn't it about time that Ms. Sue learned a thing or two about the grittier side of Middle Earth?

Write an M-S parody that documents Ms. Sue's reaction when she realises that she has perhaps bitten off a little more than she can chew. Do you care care to explore the delicate Hobbit art of podiatric grooming? Do you dare to gaze into the Prince of Mirkwood's cerulean orbs (TM), only to discover that elves are possibly a little more feline than we ever knew? (Think mating tomcats. If you still don't know what I'm talking about, click here: ) What will Ms. Sue do when Gandalf informs her that by elvish custom, she's now wedded to that hunka-hunka burnin' love for the rest of eternity? Canon weenies are invited to dust off and include True Tolkien Trivia in an attempt to set a better example for aspiring writers, but bonus points will obviously be awarded for creativity.

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Tathrin - Mary-Sue in Fangorn
General Audience
Last Updated: 09 Nov 05
With a flash of light, a girl appears in Fangorn Forest just in time to meet up with our heroes. However, things don't go quite as she planned...For all those who have read one too many bad 'Sue fics. ;)
Werecat - Wish upon a Star
Adult Audience
Last Updated: 13 Mar 05
Girl falls to Middle Earth, hoping to meet the object of her desire: Legolas. However, things turn quite differently from what she expected. AU, of course. Parody/Black humour. Rating and warning for violence and disturbing subjects, although nothing graphic.
XNemesis - Surprise!
General Audience
Last Updated: 31 Jul 04
For the Mary Sue's Surprise challenge Mary Sue receives some shocking wake up calls to the true nature of Arda and its inhabitants.


The following authors have entered a placeholder in the Challenge.

Entry Date: 10 Feb 03
Entry Date: 24 Jul 06

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Challenge Info

Open Date: January 25, 2003

Closed: January 16, 2009

Challenge Topic: Fandom/Fanon

Entries: 5

Originator: poohsticksbridge

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