META: Wish Fulfillment, WCs, and Mary Sues

Jamie Rosen jamie.rosen at
Mon Mar 13 13:55:11 PST 2006

>How about all of you out there in RACC-land?  Which
>major/three-dimensional characters of yours, if any, don't share an
>aspect of their creator?

I'm not sure any of my characters don't share an aspect of me (I'd be
hard-pressed to believe a "major/three-dimensionl" character could be
created that didn't share an aspect of its creator.)
Invisible-Intangible-Inaudible Lass doesn't quite fit in the with the
LNH, much as I didn't fit in with it when I created her, but at the
same time she has an attraction to one of its members -- much the same
as I kept on wanting to write for the LNH even though I couldn't really
pull it off.

Everyone from Miss Translation has bits of me in them.

And Billy from Template, surprisingly, may have the least in common
with me of anybody. My parents are alive, neither of them was a
superhero, I didn't grow up in a small town... It's true that Rex Falls
is modeled on a town I spent some time visiting on a regular basis, and
I did work in an independent bookstore (although I didn't own one like
Billy does...) Some of his relationship with his mother mirrors my
relationship with mine at times, but we'll have to see how that
develops as the series goes on (and it will go on -- issue #3 is
probably halfway done, and it's almost as long as #1 was in its

My really writer-character-y characters are mostly from the one-shots
-- the Stolen Garbages, the 24MINUTECOMICs, the Gutter Trash guest

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