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Story from Scratch #25: Mary Sue

Story from Scratch

Release Date: 09/09/2019

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Final Piece is a podcast Yale hosts about murder mysteries. 

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This episode, Justin and Yale discuss the subject of 'Mary Sue' characters, or characters that meet some criteria of being a 'Mary Sue'. They begin by defining what the term means and examine just what is so bad about Mary Sue characters.

In true Story from Scratch fashion, our co-hosts even try to defend some aspects of Mary Sue characters so as to truly understand what the 'Mary Sue' label means.

We'll return to STRANDED, our continuing journey next episode.

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