Mary Sue

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by UncleRogi, Jul 14, 2017.

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If you were Mary Sue, which series would you prefer?

  1. TOS

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  2. TNG

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  3. DS9

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  4. VOY

    2 vote(s)
    15.4%
  5. ENT

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. NuTrek

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. UncleRogi

    UncleRogi Commander Red Shirt

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    If you were Mary Sue, what iteration of Trek would be your choice?

    I would choose Voyager. Making it home quicktime ranks high on this scale.

    The Folk here have excellent opinions, I'm sure!
     
  2. JWolf

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    This thread seems a bit silly and makes very little sense.
     
  3. King Daniel Beyond

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    NuTrek, so it's like being a TOS Mary Sue but with more running and explosions.
     
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  4. Mage

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    This thread makes no sense at all.....
     
  5. trampledamage

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    I'm okay with the thread - there's no harm in a bit of meaningless fluff now and then.

    As a writer of fan-fic myself I'm very much against Mary Sue characters, but i would love to put myself - normal me - in the DS9 world.
     
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  6. UncleRogi

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    It makes no sense to those who don't know Mary Sue. Look it up.
     
  7. UncleRogi

    UncleRogi Commander Red Shirt

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    Are you sure you wouldn't like to be a Companion for the TARDIS?

    :hugegrin:
     
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  8. JD

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    I know what a Mary Sue is, but I'm still not sure what you're looking for. Are we supposed to be talking about which Star Trek series we'd want to live in, or which one we'd want to write a Mary Sue style story about?
     
  9. UncleRogi

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    Which one would you like to be the Mary Sue for?
     
  10. Dimesdan

    Dimesdan Living the Irish dream. Premium Member

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    Although they have created a few "fluff" threads this evening in would seem, one of which just got closed.
     
  11. UncleRogi

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    All fine, did you answer the q? You felt the need to reply...
     
  12. Dimesdan

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    I'll think you'll find, I was mentioning something.

    As for answering the inane question, I don't see why I should.
     
  13. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Don't you mean with more "beats and shouting"?

    At any rate, the only examples I can recall seeing of good "Mary Sue" would have to be Diane Carey's "Piper" novels. Firmly TOS. And it subverts the genre to a certain extent, since Piper managed to make herself look like an idiot at least as often as she managed to make anybody else look like one.

    I've never really considered being a Mary-Sue (or in my case, a Larry-Stu), i.e., a POV character profoundly outside of the regular cast. But since nearly all ST fiction (other than the Piper novels, and maybe a few others) is written third-person, and every episode is shot third-person, doesn't that make the reader/viewer the unnamed "fly-on-the-wall," a kind of "mini-Mary-Sue" (without the "making the regulars look like a bunch of fools" part)?
     
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  14. Wereghost

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    Mary Sue would probably choose DS9. (Why limit oneself to solving the problems that f just one quadrant?)
     
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  15. UncleRogi

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    Got it! And yes, its silly, but I'm honestly interested in where folk think their talents, as a
    Mary Sue, would apply in this universe of ours.

    :hugegrin:
     
  16. borgboy

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    The fun part is we should write a little synopsis of what awesome things our Mary Sue can do.
    I'm a brilliant computer expert who creates an emotion program for Data which accidentally makes him fall in love with me. Along the way I invent a program to shut down the Borg and use my diplomatic skills to convince them to join the Federation. I become best friends with Q who gives me away when I marry Date (thus breaking the hearts of every other man on the Enterprise-D) and Q is the godfather to the twin children I build with Data.
    That's how you Mary Sue :p
     
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  18. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    A local (Australian) convention, is looming, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Trek's premiere Down Under. The organisers have asked for Mary-Sue (or Marcus-Sampson) fiction for a fanzine. I wasn't sure if they had enough so I ended up writing them a poem, in which each stanza is a limerick. My first fanfic in decades. My Mary-Sue teams up with Marcus-Sampson.

    I tend towards the TOS movie-era for fanfic. Lots of scope for stories.
     
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  19. borgboy

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    I read the whole Mary Sue series today. It was cute and funny and even had something kind of interesting to say by the end. It was nice commentary on fan fiction and even a gentle message on how to approach relationships. It was better than I expected.
     
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