Losing Mary

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Story Summary

How to write original characters in the Tolkienverse and escape the clutches of Mary Sue.

 

 

Chapter List

Ch# Title Words Com. Updated
1 Chapter 1 4,091 1 30 Sep 10
2 Chapter 2 4,505 1 30 Sep 10
Appx. Word Count 8,596 2  
 

 

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Losing Mary

Ygrain - 01 Oct 10 - 10:18 PM

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Absolutely hillarious! It should go to a list of compulsory reading before one starts writing fanfiction :-)

Losing Mary

Thanwen - 02 Oct 10 - 3:57 AM

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You hit it again! I'm simply delighted and not able to scrub the big satisfied grin off my face.

How does one adequately laude such a profound and covincing essay? You truely deserve one of the Great Eagles to fly over middle-earth to sing your praise!

What a blissful, intelligent and yet entertaining approach to a topic that one way or the other concerns every reader and writer. It's refreshing to the mind after reading too much of all that oversweet canon-tearing stuff one can read on the net, to know that help is on the way, that there is a cure for all my woe, at least as far as LOTR fanfiction is concerned. (And being a reading-addict, not able to quit the story once I've started reading it, but rather feeling forced to read on till the bitter end, I'm sometimes suffering incredibly.ROTFLMAO)

Splendid! Reading your essay feels like dunking my head into the cold clear water of the rain barrel after a night with much too much liqueur.

Thank you for curing my mental hang-over!

Losing Mary

Thanwen - 02 Oct 10 - 3:58 AM

General Comment

You hit it again! I'm simply delighted and not able to scrub the big satisfied grin off my face.

How does one adequately laude such a profound and covincing essay? You truely deserve one of the Great Eagles to fly over middle-earth to sing your praise!

What a blissful, intelligent and yet entertaining approach to a topic that one way or the other concerns every reader and writer. It's refreshing to the mind after reading too much of all that oversweet canon-tearing stuff one can read on the net to know that help is on the way, that there is a cure for all my woe, at least as far as concerning LOTR fanfiction. (And being a reading-addict, not able to quit the story once I've started reading it, but rather feeling forced to read on till the bitter end, I'm sometimes suffering incredibly.ROTFLMAO)

Splendid! Reading your essay feels like dunking my head into the cold clear water of the rain barrel after a night with much too much liqueur.

Thank you for curing my mental hang-over!


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Story Information

Author: Aredhel Serindë

Status: General

Completion: Complete

Era: Other

Genre: Critical Essay

Rating: General

Last Updated: 09/30/10

Original Post: 09/30/10

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