May 4th, 2013

Princess Tutu, Princess Tutu (heroine)

An Introduction to Mary Sue and Her Critical Uses and Abuses (text)

Here is the text of my Mary Sue talk! [ETA: for people coming here through outside links, this was given at a quasi-academic conference with a fifteen-minute limit.] It is mostly as I gave it except I skipped a couple of paragraphs for time. I do have slides but I'm not sure I'm going to bother, they were very text-heavy and not that interesting. (Edit: moved the links to the end of this post, since there were no comments on the links-only post and this way everything's all in one place.)

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You know, the panel before this ended early, and while the last panel looked interesting, my neck and shoulders are screaming at me from spending most of the day bending over my netbook, and if I leave now, I can eat a leisurely dinner and then go see Iron Man 3 instead of bolting my food and fretting the whole way. So despite my guilt, I'm playing hooky.

If you were at the conference, say hi! I do have notes about my co-panelists' talks, which I will post, but maybe they'll put their slides or notes up somewhere. Stay tuned. Just not until tomorrow, probably. comment count unavailable comment(s) | add comment (how-to) | link

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Iron Man 3

You all will recall that I did not actually like the first two Iron Man movies.

I enjoyed the heck out of this one.

If you need details, go back for the links to spoiler posts--I'll do a post tomorrow, probably, and also more conference stuff--but if you can go unspoiled, it probably worth it. (Knowing what happens didn't diminish things for me, though, and I was braced for that to happen.)

Not perfect, and I confess that it is a failing on my part that the worst of the imperfections do not hit me where I live and so do not enrage me--that is, I think the good outweighs the bad significantly, but the areas in question do not carry the same emotional weight for me so I am not certain of my evaluation-- but really, I had a lot of fun.

Also, you all should go check out Kiss Kiss Bang Bang now. comment count unavailable comment(s) | add comment (how-to) | link