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Poll results

Well, on the question of whether an OC (specifically, my watcher Richard Philips) should be involved in a romance with a canon character (specifically, the kinda/sorta resurrected post-Chosen lesbian ghost witch Tara), the vote is:

"Sure, it's your story" (I'm wondering if I worded that fairly): 13, or 68.4%
"No way, he's a Mary Sue" (which is true): 3, or 15.8%
"a little flirtation would be fun" (also true): 3, or 15.8%

http://www.livejournal.com/poll/?id=922420

Now, there's a secret statistic, one I didn't mention in my post. Granted, I was curious about attitudes toward Mary Sue's in general. But I've gone to great lengths to make Richard well rounded, and over the course of a dozen stories I honestly feel he's evolved into a separate person, no longer a Mary Sue. So I'm happy to announce that as far as I know, everyone who's actually read the story voted to continue some level of the relationship between him and Tara.

I usually hate Mary Sue characters, myself. The cliche's are often true, and if I'd encountered this poll without reading the story, I would have voted "No way!" So I believe those who voted without reading have a perfectly valid and probably wise opinion. However, the fact that those who did read were okay with the idea makes me think I did a good job creating Richard as a "real" person. Does this make sense? It's 6:30 in the morning.

Just the same, I haven't decided if I'm going to involve them in a romance. There are issues -- for instance, he's much older, and Tara's dead. But my stories are all in the same continuity, so they'll continue to encounter each other from time to time ... maybe a bit of a flirtation might be fun. Opinions?

Comments

desdemonaspace
Feb. 10th, 2007 01:36 pm (UTC)
Ach! I've missed so much. I've not read this fic (which I think might be part of that suite of AU fics you've written?) nor did I see this poll. But I agree with the top finding: "Sure, it's your story".

Now where is this fic? I want to read it.
ozma914
Feb. 11th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
Try here:

http://ozma914.livejournal.com/tag/mary+stu+got+harried

Yep, all my fics are still interconnected in my post "Chosen" world. However, no one seemed to have too much trouble following the events going on here, and what questions were asked got answered in the course of the story. Even a couple of Oz fans who weren't familiar with BtVS told me they were able to follow the tale, for which I'm very grateful.
desdemonaspace
Feb. 11th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Thanks!

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