5000Re: [xmenmoviefanfic] Re: X2: 'An Ephemeral Compostion'
- May 29, 2003the thing is there was NO pairings listed
it's internet etiquette, I never said anything about publishings
heck I don't actually read books that involve sex, or relationships
only when it comes to fic, do I read them.
Sometimes a rating just isn't enough, it doesn't really give you anything
only the level of what is in the fic.
I was merely making a suggestion, that would in turn benefit alot of people
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Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2003 6:09 PM
Subject: [xmenmoviefanfic] Re: X2: 'An Ephemeral Compostion'
Well, I may not give the answer some of you are hoping for. Vic
already addressed this, as my fellow mod, and I agree with what she's
already said. A few more points to add to that.
Te did mark her story as [R] in the story header, albeit not in the
subject header. At least she gave you a rating, which is more than I
do. [R] indicates adult material, which could be anything.
I want to point out, folks, that giving ratings and warnings at ALL is
more information than you'll find in any published novel or short
story in a bookstore. Unless you go to the children's and young
readers' section, if you pick up a novel written for and marketed to
adults, it could contain ANYthing. Yes, the backblurb will often give
you a clue ... but it might not, too. You wade in, you take your
chances. I have spent 17 of my life in professional publishing, and I
will never be convinced that film ratings are appropriate to fiction.
If you want to know why, I've already written on this at length:
Warnings are a courtesy. This group's FAQ does SUGGEST (though not
insist) that the writer give the major protags and/or pairings.
Obviously, use common sense. Listing more than 1-4 will be *unwieldy*
and "ensemble" should be assumed. But a note of the pairing(s)
involved should be sufficient to indicate there's same-sex material.
Of course, with a few stories, indicating a pairing would ruin it, and
I won't ask an author to ruin her story as long as she's indicated
that adult material is present, if it is.
And I'll never insist on a specific SLASH warning unless I also insist
on a specific HET warning. To do so would be an unfair bais.
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