January 26th, 2006

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Mary Sue Reform School Dropouts.

Via merriehaskell, the Mary Sue purity test.

Jenny comes back as an anti-Sue, with ten points. And that's after I awarded her five points of distinguishing characteristic for the scars and the metal arm.

The trick, you see, is to disguise your Sues as supporting cast members, which is why Elspeth comes back with 38.

The name thing is a killer.

The real winner, though, is Elaine, carrying a whopping 58 points of Suedom. ...which, of course, does not compensate for the fact that I think she's kind of a reprehensible person in a lot of ways....

She can go stand over in the corner with Felix, another cigarette-smoking punk in the Mary Sue Reform School. 

Graduating Class of 2005.
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My inner feminist is pleased. By grannyvibe, for one thing. And by something I was talking with my friend Asha (who has taught both high school and college) about earlier. Specifically, by the way young women in their twenties seem very self-possessed and at home in themselves, compared to the way I felt when I was that age. They don't, as a group, seem to feel that they have to hide their light under a bushel--physically or mentally--and witnessing that makes me feel proud to be a woman.

You go, girls.

I'm reading Tales of Neveryon, apartment-hunting (three phone calls today, two yesterday, nothing yet), and failing to get any writing done. Brain still empty. Battery charging.

Gotta get that proposal for Undertow finished before too much longer--my Puritan work ethic is starting to eat at me. Unfortunately, it's not bringing any brilliant ideas along with it yet.

Answer hazy. Try again later.
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