Or you could make Konoha have a civilian council, but have them actually be good guys who like Naruto from the get-go. Throw in a few OC non-Mary Sue characters if you want. My point is that I feel originality is one of the most important qualities a fanfic can have, and that you should aspire to include it.
How to Write Fanfiction: Know the lingo: Do you know what a Mary Sue is? What about an RPF? If not, you should brush up on your fandom terminology. Fandom is all about participation, so knowing the common tongue will help you understand the type of fic you’re most likely to enjoy writing. Each fandom has it’s own OTP, ships, and cool buzz.
THE MARY SUE. We can still hate her and the people who write Mary Sue fics. She’s An Important Figure For Fanfic And. the term “Mary Sue” comes from. Fanfic started getting.
The Mary Sue Interview: Author Claudia Gray on Fanfiction, the Enduring Appeal of YA, and What It’s Like to Write a Star Wars Novel By Carolyn Cox Nov 20th, 2015, 5:41 pm.
As the term “Mary Sue” grew in popularity, it grew in scope as well. What started as a parody of a very specific type of fanfic character quickly expanded into a monster; to this day, nobody can really agree on a set list of traits that make a Mary Sue a Mary Sue outside of a few very general characteristics.
Why I’m Not Going to Read Your Fanfic. I will not read your fic if there is a Mary Sue in it. You’ve heard this rule before. Let me first tell you what I don’t mean.. When you write a fanfic, half the work is done for you, because the characters are there already.
A Mary Sue is a generic name for any fictional character who is so competent or perfect that this appears absurd, even in the context of the fictional setting. Mary Sues are often an author's self-insertion or wish fulfillment. They may excel at tasks that should not be possible for them, or they may upstage the protagonist of a fictional setting, such as by saving them.
Mary Sues are a pretty uniformly humble lot, and a Mary Sue story will go to extreme lengths to prove how its heroine doesn’t believe her own hype. Often, a Mary Sue will bemoan her plainness or unattractiveness, even if she’s a knockout—heck, especially if she’s a knockout.