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Old Aug 27, 2002, 08:56 AM   #45
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Default Re: Beatles Mary-Sue Test

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Tahoma, Arial, Sans-Serif">Quote:</font><HR>Originally Posted By angelgodiva:
I am biracial (half Irish, half Native American), but I never happened to mention that in the story, because it didn't seem relevant.



I don't think being bi-racial in itself makes a character a Mary-Sue; it's only when the author makes a big deal out of it (like devoting two pages to her "creamy mocha skin" and "dazzling sapphire eyes.")

I'm a John writer myself; the story I'm working on right now features John. However, I have a much harder time trying to write him, partly cause I'm such a control freak about his dialogue. I really want to make sure it sounds authentic, like the John of the mid 60's: cocky and cynical, but capable of so much affection. Easier said than done, but it's coming along.

... she will cry when she learns we are two...if I fell in love with you ...

"Hello, Homer, I'm George Harrison."
"Oh my God! Where'd you get that brownie?" -- The Simpsons
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