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  • proper noun The plural of Sue


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  • Also, whether or not they actually become Mary Sues is all in the way you write them.

    still querying nathreee 2010

  • Perhaps the single underlying feature of all characters described as 'Mary Sues' is that they are too ostentatious for the audience's taste, or that the author seems to favor the character too highly.

    "No summer for you, young lady!" sovay 2009

  • Also, like you said, another trait of Mary Sues is that everyone loves them.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Trollitrade’s Review Forum 2009

  • But where I see anti-feminism in the backlash against Mary Sues is where people start flinging that term at characters who aren’t reality-warping black holes of unrealism that poison everyone around them, but just women with some accomplishments I might admire.

    Who Mary Sue Isn’t at SF Novelists 2010

  • I’d suggest that the market for Mary Sues is probably larger than sci-fi/fantasy combined.

    Who Mary Sue Isn’t at SF Novelists 2010

  • There are tens of thousands of "Sues" in Ontario's teaching force.

    Education and the Knowledge-Based Society 1987

  • Outside of Laugh-In, Sues appeared in such TV shows as The Wild, Wild West and The Twilight Zone, in the memorable episode "The Masks," in which a wealthy old man forces his greedy heirs to wear masks at a party or else be cut off from their inheritance.

    Laugh-In's Alan Sues Dies at 85 2011

  • Sues died Thursday night while watching television at his home in West Hollywood, his longtime friend Michael Gregg Michaud told the Los Angeles Times.

    Laugh-In's Alan Sues Dies at 85 2011

  • Sues is survived by his ex-wife, Phyllis Sues, to whom he was married from 1953 to 1958.

    Laugh-In's Alan Sues Dies at 85 2011

  • Litigation Oklahoma Regulator Sues Park Avenue, Oppenheimer Oklahoma insurance regulators filed suit against New York's Park Avenue Bank, the bank's chief executive and investment bank Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., tied to an attempt by the bank's CEO to save his then-failing firm by buying an Oklahoma insurance company.

    Financial Briefing Book: Oct. 20 2010


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