superpower-pnut

Mary Sue, Mary Sue, Pretty, Pretty, Mary Sue...

I ganked this from deviantart. It's a 'Mary-Sue' test, supposedly designed to determine whether your OC is really what s/he's cracked up to be. I decided to test out America's favorite Anime Pharaoh, Yami Yugi/Atem from Yu-Gi-Oh..

[ ] They are possessed by an angel
[ ] They are possessed by a demon
[ ] They are a werewolf/vampire/faerie
[ ] They are physically strong
[x] They have a rare hair/fur colour
[x] Their eyes are an unusual colour
[?] This happens to be red (In fanfics they often are)
[ ] Their eyes change colour
[ ] They have wings
[ ] They can grow extra body parts/shapeshift
[x] They are immortal(well, he's a spirit, after all!)
[ ] (if a female) they have large bra size
[ ] (if a male) they are very muscular
[x] They are very attractive to the opposite gender
[x] They are telekinetic/pyrokinetic/etc
[x] They have sixth sense/can mind-read/etc
[x] They have an object of some sort that gives them powers
[ ] They have a special ability/power, but they don't know about it yet
[x] They were bestowed/cursed with these powers
[ ] They are a healer (Can use spells)
[x] They are from a very rich/royal family
[x] They don't know that they are from a very rich/royal background
[x] They have lost one/both of their parents
[ ] They ran away from home
[ ] Their parents (if still alive) are cruel, uncaring, abusive etc.
[?] They witnessed one/both of their parent's death (I don't think they ever said in the manga)
[ ] They are part angel/demon/faerie/some other mythical creature
[ ] They never knew their parents
[ ] They were abused/spoiled as a child
[x] They have lots of friends/no friends (Friend count = 2ish)
[ ] They are emo/cutesy
[x] They look much younger/older than they really are
[ ] They are currently in a relationship (with a card, maybe lol)
[x] They have lots if morals and state them a fair bit for example: 'I would rather be with my friends than with my boyfriend/girlfriend' 'Nothing matters more to me than my friends/family' 'I wouldn't hesitate to die in place of a friend' etc. It's fine if your OC has these beliefs/values, but if they constantly say them out loud/preach them to others, then we have a problem.
[ ] They have a mental disorder
[ ] They have an emotional disorder
[ ] They struggle to stay sane
[ ] They are a psycho
[?] They have multiple personalities (umm....)
[x] They are very intelligent
[ ] They have hallucinations
[x] They can summon spirits/demons/angels etc.
[ ] They have an unusual/unrealistic pet
[x] They have a guardian spirit (or something similar)
[x] They have a 'special type' of soul
[ ] Their soul is not the same as them (a human with an animal soul, etc)
[ ] They can talk to spirits/ghosts
[x] Some part of their body glows
[ ] They have a rare/unusual name
[ ] They were born on an important date, such as New Year's Eve, Midsummers Night, The Winter Solstace etc.
[ ] They have a twin/sibling that they were separated from at birth
[ ] They are connected with a certain element
[ ] They are connected with a certain animal (does Kuriboh count?)
[x] They always dress like a certain 'label' (emo, scene, etc)
[x] They look quite a bit like a character from a popular anime/manga
[ ] They are a race/species that is discriminated against/misunderstood [x] They have a certain power that is misunderstood/feared
[ ] They live/lived on the streets at some point in their lives
[ ] They are hiding from someone/something
[ ] They have a rare blood type
[ ] They cry blood
[x] Certain noises/smells/situations/etc make their powers activate/give them a nervous breakdown
[x] They are from a different country to where they live (an English person living in Japan etc)
[x] They are very mysterious/dark
[ ] They are very lively/happy
[x] Their mood changes a lot/very quickly
[x] They are very patient
[x] They are from a long line of (insert profession/power here)
[x] They have a piece of jewelry/clothing that they always wear
[x] They have amnesia
[ ] They have some sort of permanent medical condition
[x] The have a curse upon them
[x] They are involved in some sort of prophecy
[x] They are 'the chosen one' (Kind of)
[ ] They have insomnia

Point Reductions

Take points off your OCs overall score if they fit any of the following statements:

[ ] They smoke (tobacco)
[ ] They are an alcoholic
[ ] They are overweight
[ ] They are addicted to drugs (Heroin, Cocaine, LSD, etc)
[ ] They have a short temper
[ ] They enjoy bullying others
[ ] They do not care much about others
[ ] They are emotionless

HIS SCORE -- 33!!!

<5 -Anti-Sue
Your character may be a bit on the boring side. Of course, this does depend, but generally if they are scoring that low, it wouldn't hurt to 'spice them up' a bit ^^

6-15 -Balanced Character
If your OC scored around here, then they are probably quite a well-balanced and interesting character. Those scoring in the higher end of this category may be a bit too much though.

16-25 -Borderline Mary-Sue
We have a problem. You need to tone your chracter down. They are most likely a bit annoying to others, too.

26< -Mary-Sue
Oh dear. Do I really need to comment on this?

And now, Ichigo from BLEACH

[ ] They are possessed by an angel
[ ] They are possessed by a demon
[ ] They are a werewolf/vampire/faerie
[x] They are physically strong
[x] They have a rare hair/fur colour (for Japan, yes)
[ ] Their eyes are an unusual colour
[ ] This happens to be red
[ ] Their eyes change colour
[ ] They have wings
[ ] They can grow extra body parts/shapeshift
[ ] They are immortal(well, he's a spirit, after all!)
[ ] (if a female) they have large bra size
[ ] (if a male) they are very muscular
[ ] They are very attractive to the opposite gender
[ ] They are telekinetic/pyrokinetic/etc
[ ] They have sixth sense/can mind-read/etc
[x] They have an object of some sort that gives them powers
[x] They have a special ability/power, but they don't know about it yet
[x] They were bestowed/cursed with these powers
[ ] They are a healer (Can use spells)
[x] They are from a very rich/royal family (Soul Reapers, in this case)
[x] They don't know that they are from a (Soul Reaper bloodline)
[x] They have lost one/both of their parents
[ ] They ran away from home
[ ] Their parents (if still alive) are cruel, uncaring, abusive etc.
[x] They witnessed one/both of their parent's death
[x] They are part angel/demon/faerie/some other mythical creature
[ ] They never knew their parents
[ ] They were abused/spoiled as a child
[x] They have lots of friends/no friends
[x] They are emo/cutesy
[ ] They look much younger/older than they really are
[ ] They are currently in a relationship
[x] They have lots if morals and state them a fair bit for example: 'I would rather be with my friends than with my boyfriend/girlfriend' 'Nothing matters more to me than my friends/family' 'I wouldn't hesitate to die in place of a friend' etc. It's fine if your OC has these beliefs/values, but if they constantly say them out loud/preach them to others, then we have a problem.
[ ] They have a mental disorder (that's debatable lol)
[ ] They have an emotional disorder
[?] They struggle to stay sane
[ ] They are a psycho
[x] They have multiple personalities (umm....)
[ ] They are very intelligent
[ ] They have hallucinations
[ ] They can summon spirits/demons/angels etc.
[x] They have an unusual/unrealistic pet
[ ] They have a guardian spirit (or something similar)
[x] They have a 'special type' of soul
[ ] Their soul is not the same as them (a human with an animal soul, etc)
[x] They can talk to spirits/ghosts
[ ] Some part of their body glows
[ ] They have a rare/unusual name
[ ] They were born on an important date, such as New Year's Eve, Midsummers Night, The Winter Solstace etc.
[ ] They have a twin/sibling that they were separated from at birth
[ ] They are connected with a certain element
[ ] They are connected with a certain animal
[ ] They always dress like a certain 'label' (emo, scene, etc)
[ ] They look quite a bit like a character from a popular anime/manga
[ ] They are a race/species that is discriminated against/misunderstood [x] They have a certain power that is misunderstood/feared
[ ] They live/lived on the streets at some point in their lives
[ ] They are hiding from someone/something
[ ] They have a rare blood type
[ ] They cry blood
[ ] Certain noises/smells/situations/etc make their powers activate/give them a nervous breakdown
[ ] They are from a different country to where they live (an English person living in Japan etc)
[x] They are very mysterious/dark
[ ] They are very lively/happy
[x] Their mood changes a lot/very quickly
[ ] They are very patient
[x] They are from a long line of (insert profession/power here)
[ ] They have a piece of jewelry/clothing that they always wear
[ ] They have amnesia
[ ] They have some sort of permanent medical condition
[ ] The have a curse upon them
[ ] They are involved in some sort of prophecy
[ ] They are 'the chosen one'
[ ] They have insomnia

Point Reductions

Take points off your OCs overall score if they fit any of the following statements:

[ ] They smoke (tobacco)
[ ] They are an alcoholic
[ ] They are overweight
[ ] They are addicted to drugs (Heroin, Cocaine, LSD, etc)
[x] They have a short temper
[ ] They enjoy bullying others
[ ] They do not care much about others
[ ] They are emotionless

HIS SCORE -- 19

16-25 -Borderline Mary-Sue
We have a problem. You need to tone your chracter down. They are most likely a bit annoying to others, too.


And now, Ariel from The Little Mermaid!

[ ] They are possessed by an angel
[ ] They are possessed by a demon
[ ] They are a werewolf/vampire/faerie
[ ] They are physically strong
[ ] They have a rare hair/fur colour
[ ] Their eyes are an unusual colour
[ ] This happens to be red (In fanfics they often are)
[ ] Their eyes change colour
[ ] They have wings
[ ] They can grow extra body parts/shapeshift
[ ] They are immortal(well, he's a spirit, after all!)
[ ] (if a female) they have large bra size
[ ] (if a male) they are very muscular
[x] They are very attractive to the opposite gender
[ ] They are telekinetic/pyrokinetic/etc
[ ] They have sixth sense/can mind-read/etc
[ ] They have an object of some sort that gives them powers
[ ] They have a special ability/power, but they don't know about it yet
[ ] They were bestowed/cursed with these powers
[ ] They are a healer (Can use spells)
[x] They are from a very rich/royal family
[ ] They don't know that they are from a very rich/royal background
[x] They have lost one/both of their parents
[x] They ran away from home
[ ] Their parents (if still alive) are cruel, uncaring, abusive etc.
[ ] They witnessed one/both of their parent's death
[ ] They are part angel/demon/faerie/some other mythical creature
[ ] They never knew their parents
[ ] They were abused/spoiled as a child
[x] They have lots of friends/no friends
[ ] They are emo/cutesy
[x] They look much younger/older than they really are
[x] They are currently in a relationship
[ ] They have lots if morals and state them a fair bit for example: 'I would rather be with my friends than with my boyfriend/girlfriend' 'Nothing matters more to me than my friends/family' 'I wouldn't hesitate to die in place of a friend' etc. It's fine if your OC has these beliefs/values, but if they constantly say them out loud/preach them to others, then we have a problem.
[ ] They have a mental disorder
[ ] They have an emotional disorder
[ ] They struggle to stay sane
[ ] They are a psycho
[ ] They have multiple personalities
[x] They are very intelligent
[ ] They have hallucinations
[ ] They can summon spirits/demons/angels etc.
[ ] They have an unusual/unrealistic pet
[ ] They have a guardian spirit (or something similar)
[ ] They have a 'special type' of soul
[ ] Their soul is not the same as them (a human with an animal soul, etc)
[ ] They can talk to spirits/ghosts
[ ] Some part of their body glows
[ ] They have a rare/unusual name
[ ] They were born on an important date, such as New Year's Eve, Midsummers Night, The Winter Solstace etc.
[ ] They have a twin/sibling that they were separated from at birth
[x] They are connected with a certain element
[ ] They are connected with a certain animal
[ ] They always dress like a certain 'label' (emo, scene, etc)
[x] They look quite a bit like a character from a popular anime/manga
[x] They are a race/species that is discriminated against/misunderstood [x] They have a certain power that is misunderstood/feared
[ ] They live/lived on the streets at some point in their lives
[ ] They are hiding from someone/something
[ ] They have a rare blood type
[ ] They cry blood
[ ] Certain noises/smells/situations/etc make their powers activate/give them a nervous breakdown
[ ] They are from a different country to where they live (an English person living in Japan etc)
[ ] They are very mysterious/dark
[x] They are very lively/happy
[ ] Their mood changes a lot/very quickly
[ ] They are very patient
[x] They are from a long line of (insert profession/power here)
[x] They have a piece of jewelry/clothing that they always wear
[ ] They have amnesia
[ ] They have some sort of permanent medical condition
[x] The have a curse upon them
[ ] They are involved in some sort of prophecy
[ ] They are 'the chosen one' (Kind of)
[ ] They have insomnia

Point Reductions

Take points off your OCs overall score if they fit any of the following statements:

[ ] They smoke (tobacco)
[ ] They are an alcoholic
[ ] They are overweight
[ ] They are addicted to drugs (Heroin, Cocaine, LSD, etc)
[ ] They have a short temper
[ ] They enjoy bullying others
[ ] They do not care much about others
[ ] They are emotionless

HER SCORE -- 15!!


6-15 -Balanced Character
If your OC scored around here, then they are probably quite a well-balanced and interesting character. Those scoring in the higher end of this category may be a bit too much though.

Hmmm, Interesting...Ok, 1 more!

Bugs Bunny, Hop on Down!!

[ ] They are possessed by an angel
[ ] They are possessed by a demon
[ ] They are a werewolf/vampire/faerie
[ ] They are physically strong
[ ] They have a rare hair/fur colour
[ ] Their eyes are an unusual colour
[ ] This happens to be red
[ ] Their eyes change colour
[ ] They have wings
[ ] They can grow extra body parts/shapeshift
[ ] They are immortal
[ ] (if a female) they have large bra size lol she and Sora have the same bra size.
[ ] (if a male) they are very muscular
[x] They are very attractive to the opposite gender (sure, in drag!)
[ ] They are telekinetic/pyrokinetic/etc (Can use spells)
[ ] They have sixth sense/can mind-read/etc
[ ] They have an object of some sort that gives them powers
[ ] They have a special ability/power, but they don't know about it yet
[ ] They were bestowed/cursed with these powers
[ ] They are a healer (Can use spells)
[ ] They are from a very rich/royal family
[ ] They don't know that they are from a very rich/royal background
[ ] They have lost one/both of their parents
[ ] They ran away from home
[ ] Their parents (if still alive) are cruel, uncaring, abusive etc.
[ ] They witnessed one/both of their parent's death
[ ] They are part angel/demon/faerie/some other mythical creature
[ ] They never knew their parents
[ ] They were abused/spoiled as a child
[x] They have lots of friends/no friends (Friend count = 2ish)
[ ] They are emo/cutesy
[ ] They look much younger/older than they really are
[ ] They are currently in a relationship
[ ] They have lots if morals and state them a fair bit for example: 'I would rather be with my friends than with my boyfriend/girlfriend' 'Nothing matters more to me than my friends/family' 'I wouldn't hesitate to die in place of a friend' etc. It's fine if your OC has these beliefs/values, but if they constantly say them out loud/preach them to others, then we have a problem.
[ ] They have a mental disorder
[ ] They have an emotional disorder
[ ] They struggle to stay sane
[ ] They are a psycho
[ ] They have multiple personalities
[x] They are very intelligent
[ ] They have hallucinations
[ ] They can summon spirits/demons/angels etc.
[ ] They have an unusual/unrealistic pet
[ ] They have a guardian spirit (or something similar)
[ ] They have a 'special type' of soul
[ ] Their soul is not the same as them (a human with an animal soul, etc)
[ ] They can talk to spirits/ghosts
[ ] Some part of their body glows
[ ] They have a rare/unusual name (Again, Square trait.)
[ ] They were born on an important date, such as New Year's Eve, Midsummers Night, The Winter Solstace etc.
[ ] They have a twin/sibling that they were separated from at birth
[ ] They are connected with a certain element
[ ] They are connected with a certain animal (ignore this if your OC is a furry/anthro)
[ ] They always dress like a certain 'label' (emo, scene, etc)
[ ] They look quite a bit like a character from a popular anime/manga
[ ] They are a race/species that is discriminated against/misunderstood
[ ] They have a certain power that is misunderstood/feared
[ ] They live/lived on the streets at some point in their lives
[ ] They are hiding from someone/something
[ ] They have a rare blood type
[ ] They cry blood
[ ] Certain noises/smells/situations/etc make their powers activate/give them a nervous breakdown
[ ] They are from a different country to where they live (an English person living in Japan etc)
[ ] They are very mysterious/dark
[x] They are very lively/happy
[ ] Their mood changes a lot/very quickly
[x] They are very patient
[ ] They are from a long line of (insert profession/power here)
[ ] They have a piece of jewelry/clothing that they always wear
[ ] They have amnesia
[ ] They have some sort of permanent medical condition
[ ] The have a curse upon them
[ ] They are involved in some sort of prophecy
[ ] They are 'the chosen one'
[ ] They have insomnia

Point Reductions

Take points off your OCs overall score if they fit any of the following statements:

[ ] They smoke (tobacco)
[ ] They are an alcoholic
[ ] They are overweight
[ ] They are addicted to drugs (Heroin, Cocaine, LSD, etc)
[ ] They have a short temper
[ ] They enjoy bullying others
[ ] They do not care much about others
[ ] They are emotionless

HER SCORE -- 9

<5 -Anti-Sue
Your character may be a bit on the boring side. Of course, this does depend, but generally if they are scoring that low, it wouldn't hurt to 'spice them up' a bit ^^

Huh. Bugs? Boring? "What a maroon!" he'd say! Just goes to show that everybody's got a little Mary Sue In Them!
superpower-pnut

OMG, It's Chilly!

We're having boiler problems at work. Apparently, something went on the fritz at the switch, and instead of hot air blowing down upon us, it throws on the a/c! I jokingly offered my boss my gloves as she grumbled at the computer!

K is due in a little over 2 weeks! She showed us her latest sonograms, and damn, if that kid don't look like her! Guess that means I can still call it Jr.!

There's supposed to be a big storm this weekend. I hope it's overrated, b/c I have plans that involve driving long distances into south-like towns (Lancaster). However, I'd rather get stuck at E's than at work! Sure, it's likely to be more boring, but I can be the grouchy one w/o the risk of getting canned!
superpower-pnut

NaNoNoGo

Well, we're just past the 1/2way point, and I don't think it's in the cards. I just don't have the gumption, y'know? At least I made some progress on my 'Loonatics Unleashed' fic-I'm that much closer to an ending!

I *tried* to try, but things just seemed to get in the way. I thought I had my act. schedule figured out, then the boss went and re-arranged it all!! After that, I guess I just lost my energy. Maybe next year.

So now I'll focus on finishing up that baby blanket before K Jr. arrives, then muddle thru xmas, and try to work up a mermaid-themed pic to sell at the next show! Oh yewah-and work! XD
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superpower-pnut

The Looming Specter of the NaNoWriMo

As Cathy would say: "ACK!!"

3 days, and no plot bunny has yet to arrive. On top of this, I have K's blankie to finish before the baby's birth. Will I really have time for both, plus the temp. energy drain that is activity scheduling?

I sure hope so. But if no bunny comes a-hopping, I have a plan: finish last year's fic! Or perhaps I will complete one of my Bleach-fics, or even better, the LU novel (it's actually over 50,000!) left festering since the 'Great Crash'!

I guess we'll see!!
superpower-pnut

What?! Mid-Oct. Already???

I got myself on the 'Good Girl' list b/c I bought a cake for my 'rent's 40th anniversary. Yup, the big 4-0. I wonder if E+B will make it that far? Sometimes it seems the only reason they're together still is that they hardly see each other!

Sister K is preggo-7 months!!! We're having the shower this weekend. Boy, the hoops I had to go thru to get there! But it seems I was really wanted, so it's all good.

Halloween's around the corner, and so is NaNoWriMo! Not sure if I'll be in-I can't think of a plot! And I feel kinda guilty, seeing as I should really finish K's baby blankie before her due date of Dec 26!
superpower-pnut

Too Long, Too Long...

Since my last, ancient posting, Tiggy passed away (Feb 2)...

I've joined 2 local art societies....Kenmore and Williamsville. I've shown work in both, but haven't won wanything (yet). My mom entered 1 of my clay eggs into the Erie County Fair under her name (to save entry fees), and it came in 2nd! Yay!

I still work @ the nursing home. I spend far too much of my creativity time on them, I've been thinking. Or maybe just my money...

I just emerged from the other side of a severe cold...still have 'wet lung'. And I almost created 'Hairgate' with cattleworks last week @ our last drawing session!

I'm sure there's more, but I just don't feel like being cohesive 2night..
superpower-pnut

hello, it's been awhile!

the computer nearly died from a virus attack, then i got sick with the flu, threw my back out, then my computer broke, my uncle died, and my tiggy it about to set off on the 'Green Mile'.

there. we're caught up.
superpower-pnut

Would you?

Would you make a citizen's arrest on a wall street fatcat? What if someone was to make one of those delightful craigslist posts that says 'EVERYTHING MUST GO!' and give the address to say, Dick Cheney's house? Of course, I don't expect the rate of successful heisting like thier predescessors.

Think that's to illegal? Too private? Well, how about we declare a 'Get Even' day, and allow employees to purloin things of value from buisnesses that recieved gov't grants?
superpower-pnut

WHY IS THERE NOTHING ON TV WORTH WATCHING?!

I have flipped thru my favorite channels, and nothing??

It's either some reality show, a movie about a 'true life' story, or commercials. Well, AP has a dog show.

I remember when Sat night was pretty good tv. Interesting shows about Ancient Egypt or Japan or China on Discovery and History, 'Whose Line..' on ABCFam, good cartoons on CN, and stand up on Comedy Central, every so often an animated feature on Disney.

Now it's all gone to hell. ABCF is leaning heavily on Harry Potter and pregnant teens, while Disc. relies on fishing boats, loggers, and lizard-eating men. Disney has it's vending machine full of identical, poor-acting (pre-)teens, and CARTOON NETWORK is in the early stages of Mtv-itis. I give it no more than 5 yrs before it becomes CN, and just plays kid-oriented reality shows till midnight, at which point short, innuendo-ridden, male oriented shows like 'The Mighty Boosh' and 'Assy McGee' will take over.

(Now, I don't want frilly, girly shows about shopping. But I WOULD like to be included in the 18-35 graphic! I have money too, y'know!!)

Thank God for the dvd player.
superpower-pnut

Mummies Alive...Not So Much

For whatever reason, sometimes the cartoons of my youth come a-callin'. Yesterday, it was 'Mummies Alive', a somewhere-in-the-90s vehicle about a young boy named Presely who is the reborn Prince Rapses. Seems all those years ago, his father's most trusted advisor (who else?) tried to gain immortality by stealing his soul. The 4 guards who failed to protect him in life allowed themselves to be mummified and continue to protect the prince if and when his soul should reappear.

So in nostalgia mode, I poked around youtube, and remembered why the show made me cringe. According to Wikipedia, the show was pitched as more adult fare (Like Gargoyles), and was morphed into children's fare, with poor results (since the 2nd season was dropped).

The show relied heavily on Egyptology, using the pantheon as foils and guest stars. But they were given no dignity! For example, Anubis was potrayed as a dim-witted dog-the comic relief. The guy who was in charge of preparing the dead, in charge of the ferrying of souls, is a 'gosh an' golly gee' guy. Another example is Bastet, who is shown as a spoiled Diva. I can accept that, but not the fact she's wiling to squabble over an hours old, warm tuna sandwhich! Please!

The "jokes" and pratfalls and cliched lines are the shows killers. My guess is that someone was willing to sell out on a short term blitz than a quality product. Welcome to the state of American animation.

If they'd kept it for an older audience, they'd have had more options. For example, 3 guys, 1 woman. Sure, they're all dead, but hey, the parts are all there! (Somewhere!) In fact, that was one of the things that kept me watching-the interactions of Nefer-tina and team captain Ja-Kal.

Ja-Kal turned his back on his wife and child to serve his Pharaoh. Nefer-Tina, when she was alive, disguised herself as a man to be allowed to drive the royal chariots. Save for the Prince, no one realized her true gender until Presely pointed it out after reanimating (Boy, imagine what *that* scene was like! "Umm, Great Pharaoh, y'know how the Prince would always try to sneak into the Charioteere's quarters? Well, we just discovered something...")

But, sadly, I was not in on that fateful day the bigwigs were giving green lights, and so I will have to use fanfic and the powers of my imagination....