. . . if I'm supposed to be doing something else!
Case in point: a good friend of mine, bewailing the constant onslaught of Mary-Sues in her various roleplay games, decided as a joke to set up a place where Mary-Sues were not only allowed, but indeed welcomed. A place for them to be as sparkly and fluffy and, well, Mary-Sue-ish as they wanted.
Now, on reading her first post, I was somewhat in awe. I mean, it takes real talent to squeeze seven separate fandoms into five paragraphs!
But the more I thought about it, the more the lure of the totally over the top Mary-Sue became irresistible. Of course, if I was going to write a Mary-Sue, she would in fact have to be a Diva-Sue, now wouldn't she? -wicked grin-
And so, while I was working away on my new Kane fic, Diva-Sue just kept popping into my head. Didn't help that last night, while a thunderstorm made computer time a no-no, I was watching the WWE 2005 Hall of Fame induction. Think wrestlers in suits, and you can imagine how loud Diva-Sue was squeeing in my ear.
So, just to shut her up, I started writing.
And you know what? It's a lot of fun to write Diva-Sue! I can throw every writing rule out the window! Short choppy sentences - sure thing! Spell check? We don' need no stinkin' spell check!
I have already committed the cardinal sins of wrestling fanfic with Diva-Sue, or to call her by her given name . . . Candi Stephanie Butterfly Austin.
- Related to a person of importance - check!
- Unrealistically talented - check!
- Loved by all - check!
I had already planned to set Diva-Sue on a collision course with the other Mary-Sue on the board, just because the battle of the Mary-Sues should be a giggle, but dagnabbit, I wanted some fandom crossovers too!
Now, I haven't quite made it to the lofty heights of six fandoms in five paras, or indeed even the awesomely subtle references of my friend's post, but thanks to a trip to the movies on Friday night to see Miami Vice, I had my first crossover. And doing the Stargate SG-1 thing was a no-brainer, given that it's me writing it!
To subject yourself to the wonder that is Diva-Sue, you need to go here: http://www.greatestjournal.com/community/ipso_perfecto/787.html?#cutid1
I've even gotten my first squeeing fangirl comment, and to add to my catalogue of sins, I've refused to post more until I get more comments. This is known as pimping for attention, they tell me! -snickerfits- But as we all know, I'll write on regardless!
I also promise to keep working on the good fics - really, I do!