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Cruentus
05-13-2007, 05:41 AM
Title: A Mary Sue Alphabet
Author: Irony-Chan
Rating: K+
Genre: Poetry/Humor
DLP Category: Humor/parody
Words: 1,497
Published: January 12, 2005
Status: Oneshot (complete)
Summary: A's for Amanda Our hero's twin sister Got lost as a baby and Gosh, how he missed her...
Link: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/2217444/1/

I searched to see if this was already on the sight and didn't find it so I decided to post it and see what you thought. I found it rather amusing.



Checked by Minion, March 4, 2013

Jon
05-13-2007, 06:02 AM
Er..It's...nice. o_O Amusing.. kinda.

MrINBN
05-13-2007, 06:36 AM
I got a laugh from it. The rhyming scheme's a bit off, but still pretty good. Bonus points for finding a sue name for the letter Z. And Q.
4/5

huntedorange
05-13-2007, 09:22 AM
i did laugh at this so i suppose it did what it set out to do, worth a read, or a skimming over. Pretty good idea actually and could maybe of been done better by a slightly better author because as said above the rhyming scheme is a little off. overall i have seen alot worse.

Kari Black
05-13-2007, 06:01 PM
This was funny...sorta anyway. Not very well written (as it was said before, the rhyme scheme is off), but the idea is decent. 2.75/5.

Archer
05-13-2007, 06:15 PM
Ehnn... I found a pretty much boring read, but I suppose it's readable. 2/5

thisperson
05-13-2007, 06:23 PM
I laughed.

And I don't think I have seen anything else like this apart from the mary sue guide.

So bonus points, I guess, for being original.

4/5 Like they said the rhyming scheme was off.

darthdavid
05-13-2007, 06:29 PM
3.75/5
It was funny but the author really reached on some of the rhymes (and gave up on others).

Snarf
05-13-2007, 06:58 PM
I've never been one for rhyming, but I smiled on some of the letters, especially M, F, and E. The author did seem to be grasping for some of the rhyming schemes there, but I give credit for amusement and original ideas.

3.5/5 (round down to a three, please. I never round up)

deathinapinkboa
05-13-2007, 11:20 PM
3.75/5
It was funny but the author really reached on some of the rhymes (and gave up on others).

I have no problem with slant rymes. Shakespear did it all the time, so I don't see why other's can't.

I thought this was fun. It wasn't great, but it did make me giggle.

4/5

emt10
05-13-2007, 11:39 PM
I have no problem with slant rymes. Shakespear did it all the time, so I don't see why other's can't.


However, you need to remember that the reason Shakespeare was able to get away with what seems to us as forced rhyme was because in his days they weren't a forced rhyme. During the Elizabethan Age, pronunciation was still shifting as a result of the Great Vowel Shift, so many words were pronounced different they they are today. Also, there was no standard of pronunciation, so Shakespeare could pretty much rhyme anything that was somewhat similar in sound, though that is stretching it a bit.

Darius
05-14-2007, 01:17 AM
Epic, 5/5

Nicely done, must have taken a lot of time, sadly the best piece of fanfic I've read in a long while.

Mercenary
05-14-2007, 01:42 AM
Amusing and true of the fanfiction world.
4/5

Mr. Merriman
05-14-2007, 08:35 AM
I loved this. Speaking as a poet, the rhyme scheme is not at all bad, and is really rather impressive considering the number of verses and the originality of end words. While it's true of some works that the rhyme scheme should be very exact, it's long been accepted in poetry that "foot" and "book" is as equally valid a rhyme as "sweet" and "treat."

The meter, however, is often sacrificed for the sake of both rhyme and internal logic, so that in places it can be awkward to read, breaking up the flow. The number of syllables per line and the pattern of stresses is just inconsistent enough to be distracting.

However, for an amatuer work satirizing elements of fanfiction, this is excellent.

5/5

KenderCleric
05-14-2007, 12:46 PM
In school when our English class would turn to poetry my brain would go on vacation. I won't pretend to have more than a passing knowledge of rhyme, meter, cadence, etc. What I do know is that this made me laugh.

As I said in my fanfiction.net review: In the immortal words of Homer Simpson, "It's funny because it's true."

3/5

Rosanna Lynn
05-14-2007, 12:47 PM
It was actually funny and true.

4/5

Manatheron
05-14-2007, 07:34 PM
a number of people have said, it's too true, too sadly Poetically true.

4/5 worth a read, good for a laugh

deathinapinkboa
05-15-2007, 10:13 PM
However, you need to remember that the reason Shakespeare was able to get away with what seems to us as forced rhyme was because in his days they weren't a forced rhyme. During the Elizabethan Age, pronunciation was still shifting as a result of the Great Vowel Shift, so many words were pronounced different they they are today. Also, there was no standard of pronunciation, so Shakespeare could pretty much rhyme anything that was somewhat similar in sound, though that is stretching it a bit.

You don't read poetry do you.

thapagan
05-25-2007, 08:49 PM
I think it is a dlp keeper. 4/5. It is short and sweet, a change of pace, and many of us have touched upon this mary sue thing.

Iztiak
08-16-2007, 12:09 AM
First I laughed because it was funny, then I cried because it was true.
-unknown

sephiroththebrokenangel
08-16-2007, 04:09 AM
5/5 for me, I thought it was hilarious but Im fairly curious now I assume he or she is basing these rimes off sues they've read and most of them Ive seen but there were a few in there that actually sounded epic bad and I figured I would have come across them by now

Anlun
08-21-2007, 05:55 AM
3/5 for me. Didn't make me laugh but it was amusing and it looked like the author put a lot of work into it.

Andro
08-21-2007, 05:14 PM
3/5 from me too. It lacked that comedic spark that makes a Humor/Parody fic funny.

That, and the ~800 reviews it has. I'm jealous of little fics that garner more reviews than full-length novels.

Hibiki
08-29-2007, 12:09 PM
Funny, indeed.

Normally I absolutely hate anything resembling rhyming and poetry, but as this was posted in the Humor-Section I gave it a go and found myself liking it.

As it is not lol-funny but only slightly-smiling-funny and sometimes grasping for rhymes I give it a 3.8/5.

saugart
09-19-2007, 12:18 AM
I thought it was funny. I also liked that the author used correct grammar and spelling. 4/5.

Guy Fawkes
11-30-2012, 10:00 AM
It's worath reading... up until de 19th letter -.-
Afterwards i kinda just got bored :s

3/5 cuz' i felt a bit like i was force-reading it

South of Hell
12-02-2012, 10:24 AM
Riveting review there Fawkes. Definately worth the necro.

Iztiak
12-02-2012, 10:35 AM
Necro-posting is irrelevant in library threads. It is sometimes even encouraged by the rather large notice that appears every now and then. "When browsing for stories, please keep in mind the Neglected Stories List. These stories need ratings and reviews!"

Yes, more in-depth reviews are generally preferred when posting in a thread that is several years old... But I personally do not mind in this case, as it gives me a chance to revise my previous rating of this story. I had given it a much more generous rating than it deserved.

Henry Persico
12-04-2012, 10:35 PM
It didn't make me laugh, but I found it very good. What stands out the most is that the author published it in 2005 and by then FFN had the same shity kind of stories that has nowadays.

4/5 for me.

Guy Fawkes
12-09-2012, 10:07 PM
Oh Well sorry... I gues... You see i simply posted here for a simple enough reason:
When scanning the library it was one of the first (alphabetically) that caught my fancy.
I'll try to be more careful in future reviews not to... "Necro-post"(?) as you seem to refer to this kinda action.