Those who've seen me scream and cry when two external hard drives in a row packed in on me, losing, at the time, all of my Angel Season 5 vidsource, may raise an eyebrow, but I'm much more trusting of this drive, which I bought myself, than of the other two, both mail-ordered from the same not-so-great source. (Drive 2 was a warrantied replacement for Drive 1; I wouldn't have actually given them money again.)
And on a completely unrelated note, I was engaged in other projects when this was at its height, but couldn't resist doing it anyway, especially after reading tenebraeli's entry.
1. Go to the Elouai doll maker.
2. Make an ordinary doll of yourself and save it.
3. Take that doll and, leaving a couple things (nose, eyebrows, whatever) the same, Mary Sue yourself.
Make the most blatant Mary Sue you can conceive.
4. Post "Before" and "After" in your LJ. Bonus points if your Sue has a backstory of some kind.
Standard 'no, I am not shaped like this' disclaimer. This is, however, exactly what I was wearing when I made it.
Yes, she has a name. And, um, powers. And, um, ancestors, some of them canon characters. From multiple canons. And races, in the non-human sense. Also, um, spouse(s) and um children. And um two um hearts. Insert :-P here. And, because she's been my ongoing Mary-Sue since before I had a word to describe the phenomenon - say, age 7 or so - she's got no Buffyverse in her background, ironically - nor can I quite cross her over with it even in my head, now; it's clearly an alt dimension from the one where she lives. There is, however, Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Dukes of Hazzard, Remington Steele, Knight Rider, Trapper John, MD (and thus M*A*S*H by extension), Hunter (this should be giving you a pretty clear picture of my television habits in elementary/middle school), X-Men, <SHHH> Yarbro's Saint-Germain novels </SHHH>, Saberhagen's sympathetic version of Dracula, and brief crossovers with just about any book, movie, or TV series that was occupying my mind at the time.