Anomaly Supplemental | Mary Sues & Strong Female Characters

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In this episode of Anomaly Supplemental, KC and I do our best to cover a somewhat loaded topic. What’s a “Mary Sue”? What’s a “Strong Female Character”? Can the same character be both, or are they mutually exclusive? We talk about where the concept of “Mary Sue” in fan fiction, what is has morphed into, and some characters that are generally considered to be Mary Sues. But we also talk about what we feel makes a good, strong, well-developed character, and what “strong” really means in that sense. And of course, some of our favorite personal examples.

As we mention in the topic introduction, this discussion has been on our list for a while, but we bumped it up to the top after the many discussions about Star Trek: Into Darkness in the Anomaly Community.  Anomaly has released 2 podcasts about the film already – an immediate reaction, and a second one several weeks later.  Since the Trek reboot has been talked to death, we steer clear of it in this conversation, although there are some spoilers for Battlestar Galactica and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  The episode carries an “explicit” tag for a little bit of profanity in some quotes.

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The theme music for Anomaly Supplemental is the song “I’ll Still be a Geek After Nobody Thinks it’s Chic (The Nerd Anthem)” from the album “Got To Fly” and is used by permission of Marian Call. Visit her website for more information and music.

KC
KCCo-Host/ Anomaly Supplemental
After misspellings of her first name and confusion with her middle name sounding like “Klingon,” she now uses her initials as her nom de plume.
Sue
SueCo-Host/ Anomaly Supplemental
Sue is a trekkie, a tap dancer, a juggler, a sports fan, an amateur photographer, a Henson fan, a blogger, a theatre nerd, a reader, a board-gamer…and therefore an “Anomaly”.
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