Hey Fritz, funny story! When BlackMaria mentioned something about finding the source material that inspired this story, which ones was she referring to?
I looked over the original thread
to try to jog my memory. I can point out a thing or two:
Mary Sue Gladstone was most expressly intent to take aim at the Egon fangirls who hate Janine for, you know, being a fictional character just like him and thus able to romance him in the way they can't because Egon isn't real. I based her appearance on Flay Allster, a character I despised in Gundam SEED, which was running on Cartoon Network at the time I created her (2004).
This wasn't Mary Sue's first appearance, though--she'd previously appeared in GBWC: Opening Night
"235?" <Chelsea> shouted.
"Me!!! That's me!!!" the same dark-haired lady whom Robert had met earlier bounded to the front of the room.
"This way..." Chelsea said, leading the woman to a table where Dr. Peter Venkman and Dr. Joey Williams were sitting, both wearing sport coats and ties. Joey had a similar paper nametag (though his read "GBI FRANCHISE CEO"), while Venkman's was plastic, engraved, and had his name and the title "GBI CEO"
Venkman stood up and introduced himself and Joey to her. "Our business operations manager, Miss Aberdeen, tells me you scored quite well on the test. Miss..." he looked down at the paper in front of him.
"Mary Sue Gladstone!" she anwered brightly, before Venkman could read it.
"Miss Gladstone" Joey nodded. Not too bad a piece of work here either...
Mary Sue looked at both of them, then around some...she saw a third man, with a "GBI STAFF" tag, playing Beenimon on his Game Boy Advance (Peter Kong, though she didn't know that) but that didn't seem to satisfy her. "Egon isn't here?"
One of Joey's eyebrows shot up. "Egon?"
"The whole reason I want to be a Ghostbuster is so I can meet Egon! He is like the perfect man, and I want to give him all the love he needs!!!'
Venkman's eyes narrowed. "You...do realize that Professor Spengler has been married for the last five years?" he asked her slowly.
Mary Sue's nose shrivelled with disgust. "Oh, c'mon, Peter, you worked with that bitch, you know how she is--she just wants one thing out of him and that's it. She's just no good for him!!! It's a mismatch made in Hell!!! I have a black belt in karate--I can take her!! Hi-Yah!!!" With that, she threw a roundhouse kick at harmless empty air...
...Or it would've been if Jeremy hadn't chosen the wrong moment to walk up.
Peter Kong jumped up and ran over to the now out-cold Jeremy.
Venkman's face adopted his fakest smile and he shook Mary Sue's hand. "I think we've seen all we need to, haven't we Dr. Williams?"
Joey had just as forced a smile. "I think we have Sir!"
"We'll send the application to the home office for processing, and contact you shortly! Thanks for your interest!!!" Venkman continued.
"When should I call..."
"We'll call you, Miss Gladstone!!!' Joey said brightly.
"I'm gonna be a Ghostbuster!!!" Mary Sue chanted happily as she walked away. "I'm gonna get to meet Eeeegon!!!"
When she left the room, Venkman aggressively tore her application into tiny pieces and threw it into a waste basket marked "home office". "Insults to the sister-in-law are Uncle Petey's grounds to reject your application, have a nice day. Bitch"
And in Chronicles of Gozer
she is hypnotized by one of the villains as a way to break in to GBCentral. She appears in a few scenes throughout the rest of the story and, in an intentional bit of irony, meets practically ever GBI member under the Sun except Egon
. (Part 1 of Chronicles features a rewrite of the above scene from her perspective, if you think you can stomach it
The GBN archive isn't working right now, so I can't point you to the Thanksgiving story I mention earlier in the thread.
Other than that, I can't really think of any. It's been quite a few years since I wrote "Legend of Mary Sue", after all.