So I was reading one of my favourite webcomics, Vampirates
, when I started to notice the first introduced characters (so the main character but it spends a good amount of time, probably even, with other characters as the focus)
Clyde, was pretty dang girly. They way he acts reminds me of all the things I've noticed, and have been brought up in sociolinguistics, and what I hear from my brother and other guys, in the differences between the way feminine-coded and masculine-coded humans act, with Clyde leaning pretty heavily towards feminine.
And yes, there are always variations, definitelty variations within individuals themselves.
But I was thinking, Clyde would make more sense to me as a girl.
And then I realized, if he was a girl, and everything was exactly as it is now in the comics, s/he would get called a Mary Sue.
So I have something to say about Mary Sues.
Nia from Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann gets called a Mary Sue.
I love Nia. So I love Mary Sues.
Kairi from Kingdom Hearts gets called a Mary Sue.
I love Kairi. So I love Mary Sues.
Katara from Avatar: The Last Airbender gets called a Mary Sue. So does Aang.
I love them. So I love Mary Sues.
If my life was fiction, it would be compared to cliche High School Alternate Universe fanfics.
And I would be called a Mary Sue.
You know what?
All these girls and women in stories I like?
They're awesome. Same with the girly guys, the androgynous ones, the Merciful Goddess from Saiyuki. All awesome.So fuck you.We're awesome.