I apologize in advance for spamming and I apologize to everyone who thought they were getting an update. I usually don't do the whole author note chapter thing but I thought it was the best way to get the word out before my account gets deleted.
After ten years of no enforcement fanfiction . net is suddenly going to start enforcing a "no sex and violence" policy:
www . change petitions / fanfiction – net – stop – the – destruction – of – fanfiction – net ? utm_campaign =friend _ inviter _ modal & utm_medium = facebook&utm _ source = share_petition
I'm here frequently on fanfiction . net but I only just heard about this, so I figured it was important to get the word out.
I checked and the only warning on fanfiction . net I could see was a single note on fanfiction . net's homepage:
"June 4th 2012 - Notices: ◦Please note we would like to clarify the content policy we have in place since 2002. follows the Fiction Rating system ranging from Fiction K to Fiction M. Although Fiction Ratings goes up to Fiction MA, since 2002 has not allowed Fiction MA rated content which can contain adult/explicit content on the site. only accepts content in the Fiction K through Fiction M range. Fiction M can contain adult language, themes and suggestions. Detailed descriptions of physical interaction of sexual or violent nature is considered Fiction MA and has not been allowed on the site since 2002."
I know I don't exactly comb through mine for content and just rate it all M. But no doubt the vague descriptions of gay sex within these stories will offend the moral guardians.
Though I have to wonder what's left after you delete all the stories with sex and violence. There goes the Death Note fandom! And what about a fandom like... Saw?
If you don't think this applies to you then ask yourself, does your story:
Have action scenes?
Have romance scenes?
Mention a song?
If you answered yes to any of those it is at risk of deletion.
Or to put it another way would your story make a good episode of Sesame Street?
If yes you're probably safe but if no you may want to consider copying it over to another site.
Even if you don't think this applies to you it's still a good idea to have backups and considering they're going to suddenly start cracking down now after ten years of nothing they may be overzealous in their censorship. It would be a shame if a beautiful story is lost forever just because it says a naughty word.
So please move your stuff, copy your favorites before this goes into effect!
Some suggested sites:
livejournal . com
archiveofourown . org
deviantart . com
adultfanfiction . net
As for me, I will continue to write and update my stories—just not on fanfiction . net.
You can find me on Livejournal and archiveofourown. org as reaperlight and plannedbyreaperLight on deviantart . com
I would like to thank everyone, all of my readers and reviewers, for all their help and support and all the other writers out there keep on writing awesome stories!