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From: Michael Straight <straight@email.unc.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Fan fic? Fooey.
Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 12:37:01 

On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Kevin J. Maroney wrote:

> At 10:59 PM 6/19/01 -0400, William A wrote:
> >For all of those who were as puzzled as I at this reference to Mary Sue, 
> >here is a useful definition:
> "A Mary Sue is a character who is smarter than Spock, braver than Kirk, and 
> more compassionate than McCoy, and sleeps with all three."

And isn't a Mary Sue generally thought to be the author's fantasy-self?  
Isn't that a major part of the ickyness of it: watching the author imagine
herself a terrific-in-every-way character in an existing universe?


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