Reviews for Wolfy's guide to Marysues, Antisues and Cliches
Fakety Mcfakename chapter 1 . 6/6/2011
wish i was smart... okay, i loved your references. Artemis fowl rocks the world. now, some questions about you anger with anti-sues, i agree that making someone pure evil is just boring, becuase theirs no suspense. you know he'll do the wrong thing(important ecepiton, "so you want to be a wizard series", which is a really long allegory for God and the Devil, has the Devil in every book, but he's evil in really interesting, uncliche ways). But, many times, having a very evil person is neccassary, as a foil for the protaganist, and as the instigator of conflict. besides that, they're really fun to write about. my basic thing on this whole guide is, make a character not all good or all bad, but somewhere inbetween.

thanks for the guide. it really helps.

also, if you've never read a story where the protaganist didnt' win, you've got to read more realistic fiction. that's why it's called realistic.
A.P. Gregory chapter 1 . 10/8/2010
This seems like more of a guide to not being flamed than a guide for making good characters, the supposed point of the essay. You do bring up some good points about sues and their evolution however. Overall, I thought it was a pretty good essay.
Account.Deleted239103 chapter 1 . 6/30/2010
"Yes, Narnia, LOTR, and Harry Potter are all cliches, but they're all good. Except the middle one, which is the most boring thing I have ever failed to read."

...*clap*...*clap*...*clap*...*clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap*. Thank you.