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    Yes, PG-13 covers drinking fine.

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    What swear words can you use in PG-13 stories?

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    The MPAA, on which the rating system is based, officially allows one single use of "the harsher sexually-derived words" in a PG-13 movie, provided it is used as an expletive and not in a sexual context, and may vote to allow a couple more (again, in a non-sexual context) if they deem it inconspicuous or used in a way they think American parents would consider admissible. So, in other words, your characters may say "damn", "goddamn", etc. all the want, but the F-, S-, C-words and their ilk should be reserved for that one precision F/S/C strike (and no matter how scarce, they can't actually refer to sexual acts or organs). Granted, since the forum has automatic censoring, nobody's going to knock you for swearing in a PG-13 fic unless you go explicitly evade the filter.

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    I have a question. If there is a few parts of short, brief sex, that isn't detailed. Or even just a reference, does it belong in pg to 15?
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    You can briefly reference sex or fade to black in such a way that the reader can deduce sex happened in PG-13, but serious depiction of any part of it or a lot of suggestiveness would call for a higher rating.

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    Are minor innuendos allowed in PG-13? (It's only used once in Chapter 1.)
    And is this kind of thing (Narrative Censoring) allowed?
    'I am afraid that the language she used next while attacking Main Villain was not pleasant. So unpleasant I feel that it is my duty to replace those horrible words with the word 'CENSORED', which sounds much more pleasant in context. Take a deep breath, all readers.'
    "Main Villain! You CENSORED of a CENSORED who's so undeniably CENSORED that I can only say CENSORED CENSORED! You evil CENSORED CENSORED who's such a CENSORED that even a CENSORED like your admins don't live up to your CENSORED CENSORED! YOU COMPLETE AND UTTER CENSORED!"
    (Yes, all those words actually are 'CENSORED'. I'm not censoring them just for this, because they actually read in the story as 'censored'.)
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    "He screamed all sorts of words and phrases at them, some that made even the most intelligent of people would gasp and feel like getting sick, words that I could not possibly bear to type or print for fear of crying, words that they didn't even know what they meant, only sensing the terrible implications. To say Main Villain was using atrociously bad language...would be an understatement. A grave, grave understatement."

    Is that kind of thing okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Jirachi View Post
    Are minor innuendos allowed in PG-13? (It's only used once in Chapter 1.)
    And is this kind of thing (Narrative Censoring) allowed?
    'I am afraid that the language she used next while attacking Main Villain was not pleasant. So unpleasant I feel that it is my duty to replace those horrible words with the word 'CENSORED', which sounds much more pleasant in context. Take a deep breath, all readers.'
    "Main Villain! You CENSORED of a CENSORED who's so undeniably CENSORED that I can only say CENSORED CENSORED! You evil CENSORED CENSORED who's such a CENSORED that even a CENSORED like your admins don't live up to your CENSORED CENSORED! YOU COMPLETE AND UTTER CENSORED!"
    (Yes, all those words actually are 'CENSORED'. I'm not censoring them just for this, because they actually read in the story as 'censored'.)
    and
    "He screamed all sorts of words and phrases at them, some that made even the most intelligent of people would gasp and feel like getting sick, words that I could not possibly bear to type or print for fear of crying, words that they didn't even know what they meant, only sensing the terrible implications. To say Main Villain was using atrociously bad language...would be an understatement. A grave, grave understatement."

    Is that kind of thing okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfree View Post
    You can briefly reference sex or fade to black in such a way that the reader can deduce sex happened in PG-13, but serious depiction of any part of it or a lot of suggestiveness would call for a higher rating.
    So if a small part of 2 people having sex is mentioned, I'm talking about when you read about them actually having sex for a very brief time, whith the details to a minumum, what rating would that have?
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    That sounds like an R rating, which means you should PM the full scene to me or another moderator for a proper assessment.

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    A few scientists get drunk and start fiddling with gene splicing. Ten years later, they're taking care of eight half-Pokémon kids, each freakier than the next, while a religious fanatic plots to murder them all.

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    I have a fanfic that I wanna post. It starts out like a regular fic, then goes to shipping.

    What forum do I put it in? This, or the shipping fics?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfree View Post
    You can briefly reference sex or fade to black in such a way that the reader can deduce sex happened in PG-13, but serious depiction of any part of it or a lot of suggestiveness would call for a higher rating.
    My question is similar to his but in PG-13 could characters say things like 'You had sex with her?'

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    Hi My name is Ducklett12 and I was wondering, could you define "no more than 2 pages" like do you mean 2 actual thread pages or what? because I was planning to post a Pokemon Story

    Also if I were to post in one of my Pokemon stories would I be able to post anything about kissing in it? I mean that would be rare to see in the story something like every 5 Chapters or so. (That includes an Open Mouth Kiss) What rating would that go under, PG-13? And the story that I'm talking about will be around 30 to 60 chapters. That story would probably be posted in about later next year but I may post just a Pokemon Story called My Journey in the Kanto Region and another story called My Travels in the Johto Region. (Those don't have any kind of kissing in it at all.) And the story that has very rare kissing in it is a Pokemon Story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklett12 View Post
    Hi My name is Ducklett12 and I was wondering, could you define "no more than 2 pages" like do you mean 2 actual thread pages or what? because I was planning to post a Pokemon Story
    Not sure what you mean here because the only bit about two pages in the rules is the two-page minimum, and it's pretty clear that it means two pages in Microsoft Word (or other word processor). That means that when you write your chapter in Word, Open Office, or something similar (which you should be doing for all fics), every chapter except the prologue needs to be at least two pages long. The rules also mention other specifics, so it'll be a good idea to reread them carefully.

    Also if I were to post in one of my Pokemon stories would I be able to post anything about kissing in it? I mean that would be rare to see in the story something like every 5 Chapters or so. (That includes an Open Mouth Kiss) What rating would that go under, PG-13?
    Just so you know, kissing is incredibly tame, so there really aren't any restrictions on that. I mean, if Disney shows kissing all the time in their G-rated movies, there really shouldn't be any reason why that alone would bump up your rating. Of course, if you throw in anything else (groping, for example), that'd be a different story, but if it's just a normal kiss, nothing to worry about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JX Valentine View Post
    Not sure what you mean here because the only bit about two pages in the rules is the two-page minimum, and it's pretty clear that it means two pages in Microsoft Word (or other word processor). That means that when you write your chapter in Word, Open Office, or something similar (which you should be doing for all fics), every chapter except the prologue needs to be at least two pages long. The rules also mention other specifics, so it'll be a good idea to reread them carefully.



    Just so you know, kissing is incredibly tame, so there really aren't any restrictions on that. I mean, if Disney shows kissing all the time in their G-rated movies, there really shouldn't be any reason why that alone would bump up your rating. Of course, if you throw in anything else (groping, for example), that'd be a different story, but if it's just a normal kiss, nothing to worry about.
    Ok thanks for the information but I can't post a fanfic here because my Chapters are 10 pages or more in Microsoft Word and Google Docs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklett12 View Post
    Ok thanks for the information but I can't post a fanfic here because my Chapters are 10 pages or more in Microsoft Word and Google Docs
    Just to drop in here:

    Quote Originally Posted by JX Valentine View Post
    Not sure what you mean here because the only bit about two pages in the rules is the two-page minimum, and it's pretty clear that it means two pages in Microsoft Word (or other word processor). That means that when you write your chapter in Word, Open Office, or something similar (which you should be doing for all fics), every chapter except the prologue needs to be at least two pages long. The rules also mention other specifics, so it'll be a good idea to reread them carefully.
    They basically need to be more than two pages or more. Yours being 10, should be fine.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Electricbluewolf View Post
    Just to drop in here:



    They basically need to be more than two pages or more. Yours being 10, should be fine.
    What do you mean by that the rules strictly say that it can't be that

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    I think you misread the rules. Chapters have to be at least two pages in Word, not no more than. There is no upper limit on how long your chapters or stories can be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfree View Post
    I think you misread the rules. Chapters have to be at least two pages in Word, not no more than. There is no upper limit on how long your chapters or stories can be.
    Oh! So can I post story with chapters that are 10 pages long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklett12 View Post
    Oh! So can I post story with chapters that are 10 pages long?
    Yes, you can. Ten pages = at least two pages long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JX Valentine View Post
    Yes, you can. Ten pages = at least two pages long.
    Ohhhhhhhh! so a chapter can't be 1 page long Ok thanks!

    But another question, would I be able to make a thread private to myself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducklett12 View Post
    Ohhhhhhhh! so a chapter can't be 1 page long Ok thanks!
    Uh, yes. That would be what I said the first time around.

    But another question, would I be able to make a thread private to myself like since I'm still writing my story would I be able to make a thread called (this is the title of my story) "My Journey in the Kanto Region [PG] would I be able to edit the thread? or once I post would it just be closed because it's a story?
    No, it's not possible to make a thread that's viewable only to you. That's why you should be writing your story in a word processor (Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or programs like them), not directly on the forums -- so you can save your progress without showing us work you don't intend to show off.

    You can post individual chapters when you finish them (see any fic on the forums as an example), or you can post your fic when you're done. It's just that the thread won't be private, and it won't be automatically closed (unless you break any of the other forum rules).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JX Valentine View Post
    Uh, yes. That would be what I said the first time around.



    No, it's not possible to make a thread that's viewable only to you. That's why you should be writing your story in a word processor (Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or programs like them), not directly on the forums.

    You can post individual chapters when you finish them (see any fic on the forums as an example), or you can post your fic when you're done. It's just that the thread won't be private, and it won't be automatically closed (unless you break any of the other forum rules).
    Oh no I meant that I'll be writing it on a word processor and then copy it to the thread can I do that and sorry about the your first post I just didn't understand at first when I read the rules

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    Yes, you can write your chapters in a word processor and then copy them into the thread. That's what you're supposed to do.

    Chapter 63: Recovery
    The story of an ordinary boy on an impossible quest in a world that isn't as black and white as he always thought it was.
    (rough draft of the remaining chapters finished for NaNoWriMo; to be edited and posted)

    Morphic
    (completed, plus silly extras)
    A few scientists get drunk and start fiddling with gene splicing. Ten years later, they're taking care of eight half-Pokémon kids, each freakier than the next, while a religious fanatic plots to murder them all.

    Lengthy fanfiction reviewing guide / A more condensed version
    Read and I will be very happy for a large number of reasons.

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    I have 1 more question before I post

    Can I double post on my own Fan Fic thread so I can post my chapters? or do I have to wait for feedback?

    Please reply soon or VM me
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