They apply to anything posted in this section. It does not necessarily have to be comic-related, but it has to follow these rules even if you are writing original stories or characters.
What NOT to Do
- post material of a sexual nature
- anything intensely violent (a high rating is not an excuse to post graphic content)
- Swear (Follow Site Rules and FAQs even in your stories)
- Plagiarize (Plagiarism is considered the copying, in total or in part, of author's work without clear attribution. If you are posting someone else's story, you must have the author's express permission to do so. They must know you are posting their work here)
Espshelly do NOT write stories that use the works of:
- Anne Rice
- Anne McCaffrey
- Mercedes Lackey
- Raymond Feist
Though fan fiction falls officially under the umbrella of fair use by United States copyright law, please do not use these writers' works. They have super-lawyers and do not allow the posting of fan fiction on regulated websites.
What to Do
Before you push that post button, remember: your Fan-Fic must have a rating. Ratings must be prominently displayed at the top of every post, as well as a breakdown of the reason for this rating. Please rate all stories appropriately. Our rating system should familiar to all of you since you use it every time you pick up a comic book :D
E -- Everyone
Appropriate for readers of all ages. May contain cartoon mischief and/or comic mischief, but absolutely no swearing, sexual themes, or inappropriate violence.
T -- Teen
Appropriate for readers 12 and over. May contain mild violence, language, and/or suggestive themes.
T+ -- Teen Plus
For readers 16 and up. May contain moderate violence, mild profanity (with symbols), graphic imagery or suggestive themes.
M -- Mature
Appropriate for readers 18 and over. May contain extreme violence and cursing with symbols.
When writing about preexisting characters (like Superman, Batman, Dr. Strange, Wonder Woman, ect.) be sure to put a disclaimer somewhere in your post, one a bit like this!
I don't own Thor (Marvel does) but I thought of the story
If you have any questions about these rules or unsure about the appropriateness of a topic, feel free to PM myself and or comment below.