Alright where to start, hmm… I suppose I shall start with the Mary Sue address. The beginning of the term Mary Sue began with most fanfiction writers trying to put themselves into the storyline. But in fact the character is perfect in every way and highly unreasonable to even have in the storyline. This has become highly changed over the time to basically mean character with no visible flaws.
A person’s flaws are mainly described in opinion. One person may say,”Oh my legs are too fat.” When their friend says,”No they aren’t, they are really nice.” or “I think they are actually too skinny.”
River Song presents herself as an confident, sharp minded, and physically strong character.
Personally, I think she is over-confident, to as where a point she is oblivious to major details. (ex. Time of the Angels where she notices that the “statues” do not have two heads) She is a very manipulative character who seems to have selfish motives.
When you first see her she is clearly very “nice” to the main characters. Keep in mind there are characters in the episodes she appeared in that clearly disliked her. With her over bearing sense of pride she reacted with her sharp tounge showing her clear dislike back when she didn’t deam them worthy. And even the main characters are found annoyed by her traits.
In addition, she is clearly hardened character with her emotions. In my opinion a “healthy” person would openly weep when her romantic interest dies right fucking in front of her, but as seen she doesn’t accept the tears. This is emotional scarring from her childhood. As a person who has experienced depression first hand she shows symptoms of it. Her refusal to cry openly, her lack of emotional connection (except when something tramatic has happened), her easy irritablity, and even her “happiness”. Her “happiness” shows to me as false, clearly trying to cover up the fact that she had a shit life. When one is depressed some chose to cover it up, others show it openingly. She has her flirty comebacks, and jokes but in reality she can’t stand it. Her lack of emotional response, and pride also seek refusal for help. So inevitably she does the very thing to keep them from helping her, covering it up.
((Okay well, it’s late and I have some more to write. So, are you okay if I submit more tomorrow?))