Why is the project title Mary Souvenirs?
The title comes from "Mary Sue," a term used among amateur writers to denote a character that stands in place of the author. On the whole, it is not particularly flattering to be charged with creating a Mary Sue, as it carries connotations of simplistic wish fulfillment and poorly constructed plot. However, I am interested in characters who are specifically acting as proxies for their creators, and do not believe that even straightforward power fantasies are undeserving of examination. I also can't resist a good pun. So, rest assured that the term is not being employed here in the pejorative sense, but rather in the spirit of playfully tweaking our notions of characterization and fantasy.