The Realm of Literacy is an alternate dimension from which the dreaded Mary Sue virus originated. Its state of being is tied to the quality of fiction, both canon and fan-made. As works riddled with Mary Sues are released, the Realm falls into a state of disrepair.
In order to combat this problem, the M.A.R.Y.S.U.E. (Management Assemblage for Removal of Yawing Special Unit Extermination) Department was formed. As one team sporks bad fiction and fanfiction to weaken it, another infiltrate the works and put an end to the Sues.
The Realm does not require visitors to follow many rules, but please do respect the few that there are:
1.) PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL SPORKERS, FELLOW VISITORS, AND OTHER PERSONS IN THE REALM. The management will NOT tolerate any sort of taunting, harassing, bullying, or other similar behavior. This includes insults towards race, gender, sex, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, or anything of that nature. In short, be nice or be banned.
2.) PLEASE DO NOT TROLL THE SUETHORS OR THE WORKS OF FICTION THEY WRITE. Please limit all raging to the Realm. It is rude to troll or flame, as infuriating as you might find a work of fiction. If you wish to leave constructive criticism for a particular work, that is fine. But keep in mind rule number three...
3.) PLEASE DO NOT LINK BACK SPORKINGS TO THE SUETHORS OF THE WORKS. It is, as said in the rule above, rude. It also causes trouble for all parties, trouble which no one needs. Please, just do not do it.
4.) SUGGESTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MORE THAN WELCOME. If you know of a particularly terrible piece of fiction that deserves shredding, by all means let us know!
5.) PLEASE HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE. That is all.
A collection of the most egregious Sues encountered in sporkings
A series of reviews done by ZeldaQueen and The Lusty Wench.
The location of all M.A.R.Y.S.U.E. sporkings
The location of non-M.A.R.Y.S.U.E. sporkings and reviews. Please note that most of the links will lead you to other journals
All sporkings done for the Realm by non-M.A.R.Y.S.U.E. personnel, and by the Realm for non-M.A.R.Y.S.U.E. personnel
A collection of non-fic reviews and sporks, usually on more serious subject matters
Divine by Mistake
Hush, Hush: Redux (on das_sporking)
The Beast Within: A Tale of Beauty's Prince (on das_sporking)
How I Became Yours (on das_sporking)
Harry Potter and the Girl Who Lived (on das_sporking)
A Different Kind of Magic (on das_sporking)
Gabriel's Inferno (Group Sporking)
Rise of the Agni Army
White Devil of the Moon
City of Glass (Group Sporking)
Sailor Rainbow: Beautiful Dreams
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ZeldaQueen is an aspiring author, usually working with fantasy of some sort. She also loves to write fanfiction. She is the chief sporker for the Realm of Literacy. She has recently started her second LiveJournal, zq_nanowrimo, to post her shorter works as well as her NaNoWriMo writing in.
I love to learn new things. Really. If you read one of my sporkings and see that I totally got something wrong, please drop a comment saying so. But please be nice about it, that's all I ask.
If you have any questions for me, you can ask me them on my Formspring account.
I have no official updating schedule. I do post updates on my Twitter account, so feel free to follow for announcements regarding the Realm, along with my various witty thoughts about life, the universe, and everything.
If you wish to e-mail me about anything, my address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I have Yahoo chat, under the username email@example.com. If you wish to join my contacts list, feel free. All I ask is that when you do, you either tell me here or in the invite who you are, otherwise I'll turn you down. I ask this because I used to accept any contact invite and wound up fending off various people trying to send me pictures of their naughty bits and/or getting my phone number.
Originally, I posted all sporkings at the Realm of Literacy. Starting on June 8th, 2011, all fanfiction sporkings as well as the Mortal Instruments group sporkings will be posted to the das_sporking community. All recaps and other sporkings or analysis of articles will continue to be posted at the Realm.