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May 7th, 2009

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09:16 am - Ratings Guide

Ratings Guide
All fics and art must be rated. This rating need not be announced when you choose your prompt/genre, but must be included in the description of the work when you post. Ratings in the community will go from “G” (or “all ages") to "NC-17” or (“18+".) Obviously, this community contains fictional works involving same-sex relationships between fictional characters, but please keep in mind that these posts will be read by people of varying ages and sensibilities.

It is also essential that we remain within LJ guidelines. Adult rated art/fan fiction must be F-LOCKED and flagged as “Adult Content”. You will need to join the community as well as watch it in order to see it. Even team community NC-17 posts (should there be any) must also be flagged “Adult Content.”

These are just simple guidelines and we have made attempts to combine American and UK-type guidelines. Nothing is set is stone, but please keep in mind that the idea behind this is to be safe and follow LJ standards. Therefore, when in doubt, please choose the higher category. If you have any questions, please ask one of your friendly, helpful Mods!


G (All ages) - This is the most tame category. Think of it as something that you might let ten-year-old see. Fics from childhood/early years (without abuse) might fall into this category and art in which (fully clothed) characters are not touching in any sexual manner would also be “G”.

PG (acceptable for 12 and up) - This can be slightly racier or more violent than G. Think of it as kissing (probably no tongue), pulling a simple prank against another person, mild angst, possibly a slightly scary situation, etc. All characters would be fully clothed here and nobody would die. Visually, there may be very little difference between “PG” and “G.”

PG-13 (acceptable for 14 and up) - This is one notch up from PG and can include kissing, making out (without genital touching), implied sex, implied abuse, non-graphic violence (dueling without Unforgivable curses, tons of blood/pain, etc.), drinking, mild swearing, character death due to natural causes or “off screen” character death, and general angst, etc. This category can also include partial nudity (chests, back, nothing below the waist, etc.)

R (acceptable for 18 and up) - As far as fics, this category includes sexual acts (oral sex, frottage, masturbation, descriptions of nudity, etc), heavy drinking, drug use, excessive language, violence (blood, pain, Unforgivable Curses, etc.), thoughts of suicide, self-harm, murder, character death due to violent causes, etc. Visually, this would include implied sex (hands under clothing), butt shots, etc.

Note: it has been suggested that any sexual activity involving characters under the age of consent, should fall into this category at the very least.

NC-17 (hardcore) - Think graphic here! This includes graphic sexual acts (anal penetration, bondage, S&M, etc.), graphic violence (blood, gore, etc.) This would also be the category for anything that clearly shows/describes genitals. Just to be safe, any visual representation of acts from the “R” category should probably be NC-17.

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Date:June 1st, 2009 04:51 am (UTC)

Confused but eager

Hahaha, um, so I totally don't know WHERE i have to sign up, so I'm just going to leave a comment here with my info, and when if i'm doing it wrong, if someone could kindly point me in the right direction that would be much appreciated. haha

User name: snuffleslove
Are you an artist or a writer? writer only!
Real name (optional): Syria
Country/City/State (just to get an idea of your time zone): East Coast, USA
Team Choice: Anything is fine, I don't mind, but my first choice is Canon!

Yayyy, i'm excited to both read and write!
Date:June 1st, 2009 03:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Confused but eager

Hi, I actually posted the sign-up post at like 7:30AM, but I have you down and will copy you over there! Sorry for the confusion. Damn, how early did you post this? LOL
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Date:June 1st, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)

Re: Confused but eager

OHHH hahaha, it didn't even occur to me.
I was just up really really late, haha
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Date:June 1st, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)

Re: Confused but eager

I actually contemplated posting it just after midnight but A) I had to get up early (well, 7:00AM is early for me) and B) that would leave Americans on the West Coast signing-up on the 31st rather than the 1st.

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