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Mar 22, 2017

In Episode 44, “Mary Sue,” Elizabeth and Flourish discuss Elizabeth’s new article of the same name, about self-inserts and perspective characters in fanfiction and beyond. Topics covered include the history of the term “Mary Sue,” its use in broader popular culture, imagines and second person fic, roleplaying, American Girl Dolls, and more. They also welcome fandom stats wizard DestinationToast back onto the podcast to break down her analysis of asexual and aromantic tags on the Archive of Our Own.