Mary Borsellino

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Name: Mary Borsellino
Alias(es): monkeycrackmary, sharpest_rose
Type: fan writer, vidder, fansite owner, acafan
Fandoms: Lord of the Rings, DC Comics, Supernatural, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, Bandom, others
Communities:,,, Even Robins, One-Nine-Hundred
URL: (fic site; defunct)
sharpest_rose at LiveJournal
monkeycrackmary at YouTube
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Mary Borsellino has been active as a fan and academic in several fandoms.

Mary now writes and publishes original fiction and also works on video games and visual novels. She was a contributor for Sequential Tart, a webzine about the comics industry.

Lord of the Rings

In Lord of the Rings fandom, Mary is best known for Pretty Good Year and West of the Moon, a long and popular series of Frodo/Sam/Rosie stories that inspired shared universe fanworks by other authors and artists. Storytellers is an archive for fanworks inspired by the universe. The stories were also collected in a zine, published in 2003. Pretty Good Year was a finalist at the 2003 Mithril Awards in the category "Story focusing on Hobbits".

Mary also co-founded the fan hosting domains and with Hope in 2002.

DC Comics

In 2006, Mary founded, an activism site protesting the treatment of female characters, created in response to a 2004 storyline involving the death by torture of a female character. She also founded the fansite Even Robins.

See also: sharpest_rose at the Stephanie Brown Wiki


Mary has been a vidder since at least 2006. She has created vids in a variety of fandoms. Several of her Supernatural vids were nominated for Lawrence Awards.

Example Fanfiction


See Zines and Fanzines at Mary's website for more.

Fanzines of Mary's fanfiction include:

She has also contributed content to other zines:

Fan Studies

See Cultural Studies at Mary's website for more.

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