Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur


Y'know, I think that part of the appeal of Mary-Sue characters in fanfic isn't just the self-projection of putting oneself into the story. The freedom of adding a new character and viewpoint to established continuity, in and of itself, is really a delight.

I'm most of the way done with writing the characters for Girl Genius, and today's project is one of the two characters that is really invented -- closely related to the GG universe, but *wildly* out of continuity. And I have to say, it's my favorite character of the whole game. Getting to really cut loose and write someone the way that *I* want, without having to work within the constraints of a well-established character, is wonderfully freeing. It has its own challenges (in particular, making sure the character is constructed to play well despite not being tied into the relationship web as well as the rest), but it's a lot of fun...
Tags: girl genius

  • The Third Way: Beyond Fun and Authenticity

    I just came across this marvelous essay on the SCA fun/authenticity false dichotomy, and a different way of looking at it. It was written some…

  • Fairy Lights

    One surprising highlight from 50 Year doesn't seem to have made it into many accounts -- I think our encampment was particularly well-placed in this…

  • Animal-friendly events are just *different*

    (As usual for when I've attended something long, I'll be posting some random reminiscences.) Being held at a 4-H Fairground, SCA 50th Year was just…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded