May 26th, 2013

etc // first world fandom problem

Grump.

*pained sigh* I composed part of what I think is a rather nice scene with Natasha and Tony whilst I was in the shower, and now I have no time to write it because I'm going out to buy mom stuff so she can make me an apple-bacon quiche and I just know that when I finally get time to do it, it just won't be as fresh (the scene, not the quiche. I expect the quiche will be delightful.)
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etc // first world fandom problem

Over-warning?

gears


So what's the deal with what I'm going to go ahead and call 'overwarning' with regards to fic? It used to be that you just had to put a rating on a story, and whether it was gen or slash or ship, and what pairing if there was one. But now... I don't know if it's the influence of AO3 or if they took it from somewhere else, but...

I understand warning for character death, I guess. Torture, I suppose. Graphic violence, maybe... but isn't that something that should be covered in the rating? I mean, if I go to a rated R movie (or watch a show on premium cable), I don't get to complain when folks get hacked up or there's naked people. When I go to read a fic and it's rated Mature, I don't need to be warned that there's violence and bad words or... gosh, what else have I seen warnings for. Racism. Bullying. 'Temporary' Character Death.

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