A Self-insert is a character in original fiction or fanfiction that is based on the author because they know they will be forever alone but can't work up the nerve to an hero. These shared traits are referred to as "pepperjack cheese" after a story in which Hermione was said to like the cheese simply because the author did. Self-Inserts are
typically always Mary Sues. Self-inserts are often animals and vampires because they're the loniest fucks out there the fan art (Read: Porn) is so much better that way! Just about every established writer on DevianTART self-inserts daily.
- Assigned Male
- Brad McQuaid
- Ctrl Alt Del
- Kaoru Yuuka
- My Immortal
- Penny Arcade
- Slash Firestorm (but he's not one, REALLY! He just happens to use the same name his protagonists do!)
- South Park
- The Bible (God is such a Mary Sue.)
- Writing yourself into an article - now you can do it too!