I love McGuire's point. I'd never really considered it that way, in part because Mary Sue was a fanfic term, and fanfic is frequently about original characters dropped into an existing story. I hate the accusation of, "that's a variation of a Mary Sue." Yes. Everything is a variation of a Mary Sue.

But she's right… » 11/25/14 1:10pm Today 1:10pm

Katherine, I agree. There's a lot of good points in here, but I wont' stand for Ursula's song being referred to as boring. Poor Unfortunate Souls is incredible. I've always loved it. A teacher used to play it on the piano in elementary school and every girl in the class sang along demonically. » 11/18/14 9:56pm 11/18/14 9:56pm