Monthly Archives: February 2014

Wish Fulfillment and the Mary Sue–Part Two

This is a follow-up to this post, which ends with the question: Can you write about wish fulfillment without creating a Mary Sue character? These are just some of my thoughts on the issue… The first and easiest way to … Continue reading

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Wish Fulfillment and the Mary Sue–Part One

Sometimes a work has wish fulfillment as a byproduct of the story (either within the work or within the fandom of that work), and sometimes the wish fulfillment is very much the center of the story. Sometimes the wish fulfillment … Continue reading

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Wish Fulfillment and Codification

There are many experiences which people read as wish fulfillment, and with each, mileage may vary. However, a general consensus grants that things like gaining wealth, fame, a love interest (probably the most variable in specifics), magical powers, heroic qualities, … Continue reading

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