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[Reading Group] - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Fanfics & Writing' started by fiyahsparkle, 14 May 2014.

  1. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    Just posting this to draw everyone's attention to the fact that, now that the group's setup has been sorted out, @fiyahsparkle has retitled this thread to be used for general discussion. :)
     
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  2. finalsight

    finalsight Honorary Pony

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    I just posted a few suggestions on there.
     
  3. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    A point of order, I guess: the "no mature-rated stories" guideline for story nominations is clear enough, but what about stories with Gore and/or Sex tags that are rated Teen? Eligible or not? I ask because there's already been one nomination ("Adaptation - A Changeling's Story") that carries a Gore tag.
     
  4. finalsight

    finalsight Honorary Pony

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    Yeah i forgot to put a note on that when i suggested it, asking if it was appropriate.
     
  5. Loganberry

    Loganberry Element of Custard

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    It's always tricky to tell with those tags, since they're pretty vague and you don't know exactly until reading the story. A gore level like "Fallout: Equestria" (which is Mature anyway) would certainly not be appropriate, but I've seen the tag applied occasionally just because there's a single dead body mentioned in one line.
     
  6. fiyahsparkle

    fiyahsparkle Plushie Army Commander

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    Often I find as long as stories are not tagged mature and only teen the references to sex are just mentions and references to it such as Naked Singularity being an example. For stories tagged gore + teen it more refers to references to violence or injury without graphic depictions of such.

    Since this site requires you to be at least 13 to join stories rated for teens should be acceptable, the ultimate ruling of this however falls to the mods and admins. My opinion would be to allow it within the current guidelines of no mature rated stories I think we would be unnecessary cutting ourselves off from a lot of good fanfics if we limited it.

    As always please post your opinions guys and let us know what you think.

    fiyahsparkle
     
  7. Bridle Timeout

    Bridle Timeout I Love Twilight Sparkle

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    This sounds like an interesting idea. I should really read more fanfic, and having a somewhat scheduled basis on which to do it would probably encourage me to do it. :)

    Personally, while I try to avoid the "Mature + Gore" stuff in the fandom as much as humanly possible, I would be okay with the level of violence that could be present in a teen-rated story. If the story is good, I don't see a reason in excluding them.
     
  8. Riorus

    Riorus The Phoenix King

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    This sounds like fun, I've been meaning to start reading more again and this sounds like a perfect way to do it :D
     
  9. fiyahsparkle

    fiyahsparkle Plushie Army Commander

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    For anyone who is not aware, the first round of votes has started over here, cast your vote to decide what we will all be reading for our very first session.

    fiyah
     
  10. finalsight

    finalsight Honorary Pony

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    I've jumped the gun and i'm already 2/3rds through one of them.
    It's been on my 'to read' list forever and i was thinking just in case it wasn't voted in.
     
  11. Minion

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    That was a pretty good fic. It was interesting to see another perspective on Changlings.
     

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