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Happy Judgement Day!

Mary Sue (Fortune): Neat - 5, Outgoing - 8, Active - 6, Playful - 3, Nice - 3
Gvaudoin (Fortune): Neat - 7, Outgoing - 6, Active - 6, Playful - 3, Nice - 3

Is it any wonder these girls are so close?

I don't know if it's just my game, but Gvaudoin Tricou always struck me as kind of...surly. Maybe because nobody can pronounce her name properly (VOH-DWAN, going by the rules of linguistics.) Since I've made her dad a vampire, I decided to make her a "dhamphyr", a half vampire with all the strengths and none of the weaknesses. Poor thing. She's got fangs but good luck getting her to smile with her teeth.



I'm really confused by the whole "Mary Sue is a Mary Sue so I hate her!" thing in fandom, so I've decided to play around with it. In my experience, real Mary Sues are more along the lines of rainbow haired "edgy" girls than middle-aged lobbyists. ;P Thus, Sue will have a different hair color in every chapter she is shown. As for why she grows out of this phase and doesn't embrace her "edgy" daughter...it's really depressing and I'm not even sure if I'll be able to write it, but you can probably guess.

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doda_lani
May. 21st, 2011 11:08 am (UTC)
Scary Girls!!!! :)
keoni_chan
May. 21st, 2011 11:33 am (UTC)
Awesome! I really love how you used that conversion hair for Mary Sue, it suits your version of her so well.

LOL, I totally forgot how we're all going to die today XD
doda_lani
May. 21st, 2011 11:44 am (UTC)
I'm dead. Woa Zombie boy. :D :D
sophie10
May. 21st, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
Awesome make-overs. I'm going to guess that MS's change of heart is related to the state of the Tricou's in the current game timeline. Wow that was hard to say without it being completely spoilery!
niloublue
May. 21st, 2011 12:27 pm (UTC)
Mary Sue is amazing! You gave her the best make over ever, really! And I love the idea of turning Gvaudoin into a dhamphyr, I think it would suit her perfectly! :D
missbubbles1321
May. 21st, 2011 02:58 pm (UTC)
Gvaudoin is so pretty! I think you should upload her... *cough*
silenzii
May. 21st, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
In my game Gvaudoin is called Gabriela by default (is the brazilian version) and is married with 6 children. Her husband adores her to death, he is a goth sim who crossdress.
I must admit I never gave attention to Mary Sue, I barely play with her and Daniel but I love their daughters. I don't actually believe that they are Mary Sue's daughters, I think Daniel did something like trick Mary Sue, change the babies or hypnotize her. I believe they are, in reality, Kaylyn's daughters.
greygoldgriffin
May. 21st, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Mary Sue looks awesome in that hair :D I look forward to the depressing reveal!
antimaccassar
May. 22nd, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
Poor MJ! I've always thought there must be a back story to her, and this one is so sad :(
simsinthecity
May. 22nd, 2011 06:10 am (UTC)
I've never heard Mary-Sue called a "Mary Sue" before, so I think that's pretty ridiculous. I mean, there are ways to make it work, like you've done, but intrinsically? Nope.
skellington7d
May. 22nd, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
I doubt the game creators even have any idea what it means. But I think it's mainly just fuel for the pro-Lilith, anti-Angela crowd.
sophie10
May. 25th, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
Considering all the injokes in the Sims franchise, I'm sure the game creators did know exactly what a Mary-Sue was and I think they've played into it.

On the surface Mary-Sue is a successful woman, with two beautiful daughters and a loving husband whose family the town is named after and she in herself is "exotic" looking compared to her parents. She is "perfect" on the surface. However below the surface, her husband is cheating, her daughters hate each other and aren't too keen on her either and in the original hood Mary-Sue gets fired the first time you play the family.
skellington7d
May. 25th, 2011 02:39 pm (UTC)
It's extremely hard to find people who are familiar with internet terms like this outside the internet. A lot of creators are starting to learn about shippers, but that's only because they've been attacked by them.

If they did know the term, they misunderstood it. A Mary Sue is a wish-fulfillment character, mainly for young women. The "middle-aged lobbyist with a lovely family" fantasy is not what makes up most of ff.net; nobody would even call that a Mary Sue if it was written. Most Mary Sues don't have perfect lives; they have "dark pasts". If they were trying to parody the Mary Sue archetype they should have made her younger, extremely talented, or at least mentioned the word "perfect" somewhere.

Pleasantview is a parody of "perfect on the surface" suburbia, like the show Desperate Housewives. In fact, pretty much every scenario from Pleasantview has been used on that show because they're all common tropes. But "perfect suburbia" is a very different kind of perfection than the Mary Sue archetype. If I were to pick a Mary Sue of the Sim fandom it would actually be Lilith, the angsty Special Snowflake. She's the one that the fans relate to the most.

And Mary-Sue's not that successful. She's level 2 in her career and a week away from becoming an elder. There are plenty of younger Sims who are much higher up or of equal level on their career trackers.

Edited at 2011-05-25 02:40 pm (UTC)
mathittude
May. 30th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Where did you find Gvaudoin's dress? :D
skellington7d
May. 30th, 2011 04:37 pm (UTC)
It's a conversion of an Amaryll dress that Pinketamine did for the GOS Secret Santa:

http://www.digitalperversion.net/gardenofshadows/index.php?topic=20931.msg537465;topicseen#msg537465

Look for Nathaniel Royale's post.
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