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Apr. 25th, 2010 | 04:19 am

This is the journal for the All-Star Mary Sue Challenge.

All fandoms are welcomed.

Once upon a time in fandom people wrote fics with girls in them. They did it for fun, they did it because it was hot, and they did it because they wanted to do bad things to Adrian Paul. (Or David Boreanaz or Justin Timberlake or Callum Keith Rennie, or... you get the idea.) And this was alright, it was accepted. And then...
Mary Sue became a dirty word. People no longer wrote "original female characters", they wrote "Mary Sues". She weren't an interpretation of a female canon character, it was a Mary Sue. Somewhere, down the line, every female character written in a fic was getting smacked down as a Mary Sue, and I'm not sure we'll ever know why. I know we've all since lost our fandom handbook, but I'll bet if we could find it somewhere, and looked up the actual definitition of "Mary Sue" it would be something like this: Princess Ravena Tessalondo of the Winged Elven Peoples, Betrothed of the Evil King Mukroka, Beloved of Prince Dean of the Winchester Clan, Attended by Her Faithful Jaguar, Spot. [TM winterlive]

It's time to take back our OFCs.

This challenge is for getting back to the roots of fanfic writing. Back when we wrote solely for our own entertainment and gratification. We're asking for you to write what you want with who you want, how you want. Write it for yourselves, about yourselves, for your friends, about your friends, however you want it. Bring the RPF (or RPS as your case may be), bring your FPF, bring the porn, bring the hot, bring the cheese (if need be). Just leave your embarrassment at the door. We're all friends here. (Which needless to say, means absolutely no mocking or flaming allowed in the comments.)

Posts will be made by the mod. (maidazia)

If you'd like to volunteer your beta services for Challenge #1, comment here.

If you'd like your fic posted for Challenge #1, comment here.

Fics may be posted one of three ways:
+ Comment with a link to the fic posted in your journal. A seperate post will be made by the mod linking to your post.
+ Email the fic to the mod (hello.marysue @ gmail.com) and it will be posted to hello_marysue in it's own post. (all emailed fics must be formatted as you wish it to appear in the post.)
+ Posted anonymously. See below.

If you'd like to have your fic posted anonymously, email the mod @ hello.marysue @ gmail.com

This will be a rolling challenge. There will be deadlines, but fics will be posted as they are received.

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Beta volunteers

Apr. 25th, 2009 | 04:22 am

If you would like to volunteer your beta services for the first challenge (ending May 31st) please do so by commenting to this post.

I am also volunteering my services for beta duty if anyone wants me. :) Just shoot me an email. I'm maidazia.

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Challenge #1

Apr. 25th, 2008 | 04:36 am

Since this isn't a "ficathon" or any such similar animal, there aren't going to be any prompts or anything (at least this time around). The end date for the inaugural Mary Sue Challenge is May 31st 2006.

Fics can be posted in three ways:

1. If you post the fic in your LJ, drop a comment here with the link and the pertinent information (ie, fandom, pairing, rating, summary, etc.) A separate post will be made here for you by the mod.

2. If you would like the fic posted solely in this LJ, email the fic with a header (please!), formatted how you want to hello.marysue@gmail.com and a separate post will be made here for you by the mod.

3. If you would like to post anonymously, email the fic with a header, formatted how you want, to hello.marysue@gmail.com and a separate post will be made for you here (you guessed it!) by the mod.

A note to anyone who wants to post anonymously: I realize if you're sending it to me to be posted it isn't completely anonymous, but all I can do is promise to protect your identity and hope you'll trust me. :)

I think that's it. If y'all have any questions, feel free to comment or email.

Have fun!

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In Which Being Pale is a Blessing in Disguise, by Anonymous

Jun. 8th, 2006 | 08:56 pm

Title: In Which Being Pale is a Blessing in Disguise
Author: Anonymous
Fandom: RPF
Pairing: Paul Bettany/OFC
Rating: PG, for occasional language.
Word Count: 1540

Author’s Notes:

-This fic deals with an 18-year-old Paul, not Paul as we know him now.

-This is my second fanfic ever and the first one I’ve ever posted, so feedback is both feared and greatly appreciated.

-I’d like to thank traveller for encouraging a shy writer to give this challenge a try.

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Brand New Box of Matches by Iseult

May. 31st, 2006 | 01:05 pm

Title: brand new box of matches
Author: iseult_variante
Fandom: Supernatural
Pairing: Dean Winchester/OFC
Rating: NC-17


brand new box of matches

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The Delicate Place by starstillwonder

May. 25th, 2006 | 07:58 am

Title: The Delicate Place
Author: starstillwonder
Fandom: RPF
Pairing: Jared Padalecki/OFC
Rating: NC-17

The Delicate Place
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Untitled (Tuesday) by Traveller (RPF, NC17)

May. 23rd, 2006 | 10:37 pm

Title: Untitled (Tuesday)
Author: traveller
Fandom: RPF
Pairing: Jensen Ackles/OFC
Rating: NC-17

Untitled (Tuesday)
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Tailgate by Winterlive (RPF, NC-17)

May. 10th, 2006 | 01:15 pm

Title: Tailgate
Author: winterlive
Fandom: RPF
Pairing: Jeffrey Dean Morgan/OFC
Rating: NC-17

Tailgate
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Room 443 by sivib (dueSouth, PG-13)

Apr. 27th, 2006 | 10:26 am

Title: Room 443
Author: sivib
Fandom: dueSouth
Pairing: Fraser/RayK implied
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Language, implied violence, medical stuff
Summary: Just another day in the NeuroICU.
Feedback: Loved and cherished.
Author email: sivib626@comcast.net

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