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    Exclamation Fanfic 'rules'

    Hello to everyone

    It's great to see so many folks playing around in the fanfic part of the forum.

    We do have just one little request. The forum rules do ask that authors don't post entire fic here. The best scenario is, if they fit GW's fic criteria, to post the fic to the GW archives and then a link/announcement here.

    Very, very short fic can be posted here. Fic that are a page or less, however this is not a permnant way to archive your fic in anyway. Eventually the thread will drop off the page and get lost in the threads so posting to the GW archive is one way to 'permnantly' archive your stories.

    Any questions, please feel free to ask, and post away. There's no such thing as too much fic

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    I'm not sure where else to ask this, and this thread is convenient, so here goes.

    I have not seen any new fics posted for over a week. The last one is Denise's "Primordium." I tried doing a 'refresh' to see if that was the problem, but every time I open up the fiction page I get the same old listings.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Bucky

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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    It's very simple: none have been posted. Either folks haven't written any or they haven't gotten around to posting about it yet. Fanfic is not a popular category. At least not at the moment.

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    ^^ Thanks. I was checking the Gateworld Fanfic archive daily for a while, and there were always at least a couple of new stories each day. Looks like the fic muse is on vacation.

    Bucky

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    Why is it that slash is forbidden?
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    Darren's archives, Darren's rules.

    area 52 is a good comprehensive slash archive and i believe that there are a couple of others as well. fanfiction.net accepts anything up to an R rating and i believe the alpha gate also accepts slash fic

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    grr. the fanfic section seems to get the least attention from people. ive posted things here and one: after days, there have usually been 0 replies, and two: it takes like an entire month for old threads to "move on down the line" onto page 2, saying that people barely ever post here. it would be great to hear people's ideas for fanfics, but usually, its not like that. it's just boring. i wish we could do something about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionel_pendergast_rocks
    grr. the fanfic section seems to get the least attention from people. ive posted things here and one: after days, there have usually been 0 replies, and two: it takes like an entire month for old threads to "move on down the line" onto page 2, saying that people barely ever post here. it would be great to hear people's ideas for fanfics, but usually, its not like that. it's just boring. i wish we could do something about it.
    I don't see what else a part from announcing / recommending / finding a fic can be done here. It would be nice if you could share ideas for new stories but personally I wouldn't in fear of someone taking my idea and doing a better job with it

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    Is this where I ask this? I have a fic that is still being polished but in it a certain part of a woman's anatomy that starts with a V is mentioned. Does this make it NC-17??????

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    Just *mentioned*? The word 'Vagina' is spoken in that Schwarzeneger film where he pretends to be an Infant Teacher, and I doubt that would have been NC-17 (in the UK it was PG I think). So use of the word doesn't automatically make it NC-17.

    But if the context is sexual or if would be troubling for a reader in any way then I'd err on the side of caution and call it NC-17 (or R. Which is higher?)

    If you can get an experienced Beta Reader to look it over that might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeleine_W
    Just *mentioned*? The word 'Vagina' is spoken in that Schwarzeneger film where he pretends to be an Infant Teacher, and I doubt that would have been NC-17 (in the UK it was PG I think). So use of the word doesn't automatically make it NC-17.

    But if the context is sexual or if would be troubling for a reader in any way then I'd err on the side of caution and call it NC-17 (or R. Which is higher?)

    If you can get an experienced Beta Reader to look it over that might help.
    NC-17 is higher. The content deals with a goa'uld varient entering and taking control of a host thru the mentiened body part. I've read more sexual stuff in the archive but not the word, i'm wondering if it's some taboo.

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    Sounds pretty iccky. If that were filmed the UK would give it an 18 certificate. I'd say that'd be NC-17, not for how sexual, but for how disturbing. JMO.

    Madeleine

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    thisis from the MPAAA site, and is how movies are rated

    G General Audiences - All ages admitted. Signifies that the film rated contains nothing most parents will consider offensive for even their youngest children to see or hear. Nudity, sex scenes, and scenes of drug use are absent; violence is minimal; snippets of dialogue may go beyond polite conversation but do not go beyond common everyday expressions.

    PG Parental Guidance Suggested - Some material may not be suitable for children. Signifies that the film rated may contain some material parents might not like to expose to their young children - material that will clearly need to be examined or inquired about before children are allowed to attend the film. Explicit sex scenes and scenes of drug use are absent; nudity, if present, is seen only briefly, horror and violence do not exceed moderate levels.

    PG-13 Parents Strongly Cautioned - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Signifies that the film rated may be inappropriate for pre-teens. Parents should be especially careful about letting their younger children attend. Rough or persistent violence is absent; sexually-oriented-nudity is generally absent; some scenes of drug use may be seen; some use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words may be heard.

    R Restricted - Under 17 required accompanying parent or adult guardian (age varies in some jurisdictions). Signifies that the rating board has concluded that the film rated may contain some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their children to see it. An R may be assigned due to, among other things, a film's use of language, theme, violence, sex or its portrayal of drug use.

    NC-17 No One 17 and Under Admitted. Signifies that the rating board believes that most American parents would feel that the film is patently adult and that children age 17 and under should not be admitted to it. The film may contain explicit sex scenes, an accumulation of sexually-oriented language, and/or scenes of excessive violence. The NC-17 designation does not, however, signify that the rated film is obscene or pornographic in terms of sex, language or violence.


    Any fic containing vagina would likely deserve an R rating, as long as it's in a sexual way instead of biology or a simple medical term. Usually NC-17 is reserved for 'tab a into slot b' type of descriptions.

    Gateworld accepts fic up to an R rating, with appropriate warnings.

    If you're going to archive your fic here and have questions about its appropriateness, you can e-mail it to me and i'll check with darren

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    Default Re: Fanfic 'rules'

    If slash isn't allowed, then how come people have been posting some slash stuff and no one's been stoping them?

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    There was one posted last night, which has been deleted. If you know of others, please let darren or me know and we'll take care of it

    I try to skim every posting....but as you can imagine when there are a dozen or so fic posted a day (sometimes more, sometimes less) reading every single long fic is literally a full time job.

    You do your best to catch what you can.

    To some extent we do count on the posters to read and comply with the rules listed on the posting interface, but mistakes happen.

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    What are the rules of writing FanFic? I've sort of an idea on a story that is related to Stargate.

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    Just write. Sit down, write your story. simple as that

    it's the posting and archiving that can get sticky. if you have any questions, please ask

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skydiver
    Just write. Sit down, write your story. simple as that

    it's the posting and archiving that can get sticky. if you have any questions, please ask
    Where can I write it then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Earthwind
    Where can I write it then?
    You could write it on a train,
    Or you could write it on a plane.
    You could write it on PC,
    Then burn it onto DVD.

    You could write it in a book,
    And ask a friend to take a look!
    Or write with lasers in the air,
    You could write it anywhere!

    But when the writing all is done,
    For anyone else to share the fun,
    Type it up as file - text,
    Submit that file to Gateworld next.

    Promote you fic in the appropriate forum,
    Call in some friends to make a quorum,
    Let all the world read and admire your creation,
    And await kind feedback with great anticipation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Prophet
    You could write it on a train,
    Or you could write it on a plane.
    You could write it on PC,
    Then burn it onto DVD.

    You could write it in a book,
    And ask a friend to take a look!
    Or write with lasers in the air,
    You could write it anywhere!

    But when the writing all is done,
    For anyone else to share the fun,
    Type it up as file - text,
    Submit that file to Gateworld next.

    Promote you fic in the appropriate forum,
    Call in some friends to make a quorum,
    Let all the world read and admire your creation,
    And await kind feedback with great anticipation.

    LOLOL

    I LOVE IT

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