Petition for "No Yaoi/Yuri" filters
The funny thing about fanfiction, is that fanfiction begets more fanfiction.
The quality of those tales sparks inspiration in the hearts and minds of those who read, and glimpse not just what the author wanted to say, but a few answers welling up from the hidden recesses of their own souls.
Bad fanfiction is every bit the killer of inspiration and spark as good fanfiction is the fertilizer of more tales.
It is with a heavy heart that I admit that my joy in fanfiction has been stifled, stunted, and outright strangled by the vast majority of the fiction being propagated.
Personally, there are things I just don't want to see.
The fact that Naruto-Sasuke is the single most popular pairing of ANY sort in Naruto fanfiction is one of them.
The real trouble, of course, is the filters. The filters can search for what you want- but they can't exclude what you DON'T.
I intensely wish there was a means by which to eliminate yaoi from your search results, because frankly, of all pairings I can encounter I most especially don't want to imagine two boys- especially prepubescent boys, which is traversing the distance from merely unpleasant to down right perverse and reprehensible, in my mind- becoming sexually involved with one another. And I say this because it just DOESN'T appeal to me. And so when I start leafing through the fics on the front page, it becomes increasingly apparent that ff dot net is not losing, but has completely LOST the war against lemon fics, considering how many of them openly proclaim Yaoi and Lemon in the descriptors.
So work with us here- please, for the love of writing, PLEASE add a filter that excludes Yaoi. For the love of GOD.
Or else, all the good writers who don't write yaoi are going to leave- and there are a lot more GOOD writers who WON'T write yaoi, then there are who DO.
If you agree with this rant, copy and paste this into your profile- and email a complaint to ff dot net regarding the lack of so necessary a tool.
Signed, AXENOME and, *Add your name here*