Fan-Fic Rules & Guidelines

Topic started by Fire Star on July 15, 2011. Last post by SekiryuuteiDxD 11 months, 3 weeks ago.
Post by Fire Star (3,732 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Moderator
Hello there all you writers ! I'll be posting the rules today for the Fan-Fic forum, I would like to go ahead and say that these rules must be followed, and depending on which part is broken and how severely they are broken, you could be banned or receive a warning of some type.  Anime Vice Moderators and Staff ask that you follows these rules, or else consequences as far as bannings could occur.  

Rating System:

All fan-fiction posted in Anime Vice must have the rating in the title. This allows the readers to know what they’re getting into before they read it. If you are unsure what the rating should be, send some of the fan-fic writers (specifically Fire_Star and/or Superevil225) a PM, and they/we can help you. Please also ensure that before your fan-fic please explain why it is rated the way it is. I.e. Violence, swearing, nudity, est.

 

G – Good for everybody. This is like Pengu or Barney The Dinosaur.

 

PG – You wouldn’t want to show this to somebody under the age of 10 with out being there incase they get scared. Like Sailor Moon, or Pokemon. There might be some cleverly disguised adult jokes in there.

 

PG13 – So if you’re under 13 you’ll probably want some more parental guidance. This is like Naruto, or Dragon Ball. Maybe there’s a few swear words, and some kissing, but over all pretty tame.

 

14A – Nobody under 14 should read this. There’s probably quite a bit of swearing and some more mature themes. Still somewhat tame, maybe a brief shot of somebody’s rear end, no excessive nudity, but  we've  got some blood and adult themes. This is like Darker Than Black or Bleach.

 

18A—Nobody under 18 should read this. There’s quite a bit of violence, and few boobies during foreplay. There’s a bunch of swearing, and you might get the shivers from some of the violence. This is like Elfen Lied, or Akira.

 

XXX ratings are specifically banned from Anime Vice’s fan-fiction section. XXX works include explicit sexual acts, aka porn. Furthermore, explicit and extremely out of hand violence is also forbidden, these types of fan-fic's will be deleted and the poster will be dealt with by the Moderators. 

 

Grammar

Spelling should be double checked, as well as basic grammar rules. If you work is a garbled mess of spelling mistakes, nobody will be able to understand you. We understand, however, that everyone makes grammar mistakes, so minor ones will be understood. However, any story that is heavy with grammar errors may be asked to either be re-written or edited so that is is more  accessible  and easy to read for users.   
Also, cursing is NOT ALLOWED in your Fan-Fics, while you may be able to curse around in the forums in your Fan-Fics no such thing can occur. This has been confirmed by the Staff and you will be punished if you continue to curse after recieving a warning.

Updating 

When you update your story, please let the rest of the community know by bumping your thread. If you have already done this twice, you can't do it a third time do to flood warning protection. So, because of this just as a fellow writer to bump it for you or you can write on Superdevil225's wall or Fire_Star's and they will gladly do it for you. 

 Plagiarism & Disclaimers

Plagiarism and the use of copyrighted material are also strictly forbidden. Stealing the hard work of others is not cool. If you do post work from another author, you MUST have their explicit permission to do so. Furthermore, in order to avoid some awful legal complications the following authors have forbidden fan-fiction of their work:

  • The works of Anne Rice
  • The works of Anne McCaffrey
  • The works of Mercedes Lackey
  • The works of Raymond Feist

 

As a general rule of thumb, all fan-fiction must have a disclaimer at the top, in order to avoid copyright and legal complications. Disclaimers may go as follows: 

“Bleach and all characters/settings are property of the original creator Tite Kubo. This is a work of fan created fiction based off of these characters. All rights reserved.”

 
Post by kashif1 (1,813 posts) See mini bio Level 13
are we allowed to  do non anime fics
Post by ShadowKnight508 (5,358 posts) See mini bio Level 19
Moderator

@kashif1 said:

are we allowed to do non anime fics

As of now, the primary focus for Fan Fiction stories here on AnimeVice are that they should be anime-related.

Post by Fire Star (3,732 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Moderator

@kashif1 said:

are we allowed to do non anime fics

Yes, you can. However, they must be somehow anime related or have something to do with anime, whether that be characters, themes, concepts etc. Harry Potter, Avatar, and all other things are welcome as long as they follow the rules above. @ShadowKnight508 said:

@kashif1 said:

are we allowed to do non anime fics

As of now, the primary focus for Fan Fiction stories here on AnimeVice are that they should be anime-related.

This is true, but we also want the Forum to become active. In order to do that, ethan and I have decided to let other franchises be allowed. They just have to be somehow connected to anime, but it does not have to be primarily anime-related.

Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

No swearing is a pretty dumb fucking rule.

Post by Fire Star (3,732 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@ZombiePie said:

No swearing is a pretty dumb fucking rule.

Ethan put that one in. Sorry.

Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Fire Star said:

@ZombiePie said:

No swearing is a pretty dumb fucking rule.

Ethan put that one in. Sorry.

Oh I know. I give him and Tony grief whenever I can about the no swearing rule on Comic Vine. I told Tony when he encouraged me to check out Comic Vine more "No Swearing, no fucking deal Tony."

Post by Fire Star (3,732 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Moderator

@ZombiePie said:

@Fire Star said:

@ZombiePie said:

No swearing is a pretty dumb fucking rule.

Ethan put that one in. Sorry.

Oh I know. I give him and Tony grief whenever I can about the no swearing rule on Comic Vine. I told Tony when he encouraged me to check out Comic Vine more "No Swearing, no fucking deal Tony."

I do understand why he does it though. We already have a rating system, and keeping cursing out of it all together saves a lot of trouble and mess.

Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Fire Star said:

@ZombiePie said:

@Fire Star said:

@ZombiePie said:

No swearing is a pretty dumb fucking rule.

Ethan put that one in. Sorry.

Oh I know. I give him and Tony grief whenever I can about the no swearing rule on Comic Vine. I told Tony when he encouraged me to check out Comic Vine more "No Swearing, no fucking deal Tony."

I do understand why he does it though. We already have a rating system, and keeping cursing out of it all together saves a lot of trouble and mess.

I still feel like it's arbitrary especially when there's no precedent for such limitations to word usage here.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,213 posts) See mini bio Level 21
Isn't "swearing" the same as "cursing"? Here's what I'm thinking: Example A Fan-Fic has one character say, "When are we gonna find this [BLEEP]ing thing!?" she says. Example B contains a guy saying "[BLEEP] you ya [BLEEP]in' ignorant, crazy [BLEEP]!" From the way I'm looking at this, whomever wrote Example B will get the warning. Am I at the right of way, or are both examples going to get the warning since it looks like you're abandoning swearing/cursing in Fan-Fics altogether?
Post by Jinbeifan1 (3,471 posts) See mini bio Level 14

oh wow! i was wondering if animevice would get this section soon! lately comicvine was the only one i did fan fics on, so ill try to make some here
Post by Fire Star (3,732 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Moderator

@Bigheart711 said:

Isn't "swearing" the same as "cursing"? Here's what I'm thinking: Example A Fan-Fic has one character say, "When are we gonna find this [BLEEP]ing thing!?" she says. Example B contains a guy saying "[BLEEP] you ya [BLEEP]in' ignorant, crazy [BLEEP]!" From the way I'm looking at this, whomever wrote Example B will get the warning. Am I at the right of way, or are both examples going to get the warning since it looks like you're abandoning swearing/cursing in Fan-Fics altogether?

Swearing isn't allowed all together. It saves the trouble of mixed signals in the rating systems for one, and Fan-Fictions often bring in younger crowds as well .To me, these are some of the reasons they are banned, though there may be others ethan has that are justified, I'm sure.

Post by Bigheart711 (4,213 posts) See mini bio Level 21
@Fire Star: Understood then. I'll just be clean on this section. (I need to lay off on the bleeping anyway :P ).
Post by Fire Star (3,732 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@Bigheart711 said:

@Fire Star: Understood then. I'll just be clean on this section. (I need to lay off on the bleeping anyway :P ).

Sounds good !

Post by Haofan123 (3,675 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Fire Star
I have a question about the no swearing rule. I understand that we obviously cant drop the F bomb, but are words like "hell" and 'damn" out of the question as well? I have an idea for a fanfic right now, so i have to know the extent of the no swearing rule. thanks
Post by Fire Star (3,732 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Moderator

@Haofan123 said:

@Fire Star: I have a question about the no swearing rule. I understand that we obviously cant drop the F bomb, but are words like "hell" and 'damn" out of the question as well? I have an idea for a fanfic right now, so i have to know the extent of the no swearing rule. thanks

Until I am told otherwise, all swearing is out of the question. When the limits and rules were set, and that was said was no cursing, and by that we have to be safe and say no cursing at all.

Post by Haofan123 (3,675 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Fire Star
Is there someone I could ask to elaborate on the matter?
Post by Fire Star (3,732 posts) See mini bio Level 16
Moderator

@Haofan123 said:

@Fire Star: Is there someone I could ask to elaborate on the matter?

I just elaborated on it. Staffers decided no cursing allowed at all, and that was just recently.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Wait, so is it overall no cursing, or can I censor things? I.e. S**t or something?
Post by ZombiePie (861 posts) See mini bio Level 15

@Superevil225 said:

Wait, so is it overall no cursing, or can I censor things? I.e. S**t or something?

It would appear that Anime Vice is adopting Comic Vine's Fan-Fic rules verbatim. They specify the rules by saying this:

Swearing must be censored. Words such as hell, damn, or crap, do not fall under this category, but any other words, by site rules, must be censored or removed from a post. Again, violators will be warned or have their posts removed.

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