Re: [xmenmoviefanfic] Re: X2: 'An Ephemeral Compostion'
- the 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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----- Original Message -----
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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- --- **Callisto** <calisto@...> wrote:
> the thing is there was NO pairings listedWhich is why I said that our FAQ suggests listing them.
There will be no "slash" (or "het") warnings required on XMMFF. If
an author wishes to give them, that's just fine, but they aren't
required. Notations of protags and pairings IS encouraged, but not
required either, especially if it would spoil a story's surprise.
We DO ask a warning (or rating) of adult content since we have
underage readers and those who don't want to encounter adult
material. But opening a story labeled or rated as "adult" means that
the reader may encounter anything that might be found in the regular
fiction section of a Borders or B&N. Thus, please bring the same
responsibility and caution to reading fanfic that you would bring to
picking up a novel in a bookstore.
Thanks. If you want to take this up further with the mods, then
please email Vic and I offlist.
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