I'm sorry to say this isn't a new chapter from me. While I'm still struggling with coming up with new chapters I have stumbled across something that is alarming.
moderators are going around and yanking stories with an "M" rating, giving no warning to the authors. Supposedly this is to keep up with the compliance rules that they have invoked. My issue with this, if you think it's a problem why not create another rating such as "MA" or "M-17" so that readers know very clearly that the content in the story will be graphic.
I've personally gotten into what is deemed as "Lemon" (very graphically detail sexual or violent scenes). While not everyone's cup of tea they are still creative expressions and a written work. We can go down on the "Freedom of Speech" path as well if push comes to shove.
My main point is that these stories are just as well written as many others that I have come to enjoy. I do not appreciate telling me what I can and cannot read and believe that with just a few modifications of their rating system and some more filters (ex authors must specify why a story is rated MA-17 and it give a pop-up warning when clicking on the link to readers).
If you feel the same way I do and believe that all FanFiction stories should be allowed on this site there is a petition going around for all to sign. I encourage everyone who may read my stories to sign this.
The link is: (First part of the link is change . org without the spaces)
This is the letter that is attached to the petition
STOP the destruction of !
Ever since it was opened, had always been a place for avid fans- of ANYTHING- to feel at home. To express whatever is on our minds and truly let our love for characters, plotlines and scenarios shine through.
Now all of a sudden, has decided to go through a massive upheaval and remove thousands of stories from its library, some of the best fanfics ever written, gone, never to be read again. They are removing anything involving sexual situations, or violence, or inspired by a song, the list goes on. And we as readers see this as a gross waste of talent and incredible material.
has always been a place for us writers to 'Unleash our imagination' as the tagline states, and now we are having that right to freedom of speech and expression taken away from us. Since when are they allowed to dictate what goes into our stories? They are OUR pieces of work. What if the violence or sexual content is part of the plotline? This whole situation is absurd. There are better ways to deal with 'inappropriate' content than to remove it altogether. What about adult filters? Age restrictions? There are so many other options!
So I'm asking please, for all us readers, writers, and fans alike... STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF !