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[mod] Tags and Posting Guidelines

Multiple changes have been made to the tags, so both new and old members should read this post in its entirety before posting.


COMMUNITY TAGS






POSTING FORMAT

TERMINOLOGY


COMMUNITY INFORMATION







Community Tags

ALL FANWORKS

Author

Author tags use the first letter or number of your username, excluding underscores.

  • author, tag: author: a
  • _user, tag: author: u
  • 1name, tag: author: 0-9



Rating

  • G: Good clean fun for all ages.
  • PG: Mild implied sexual innuendo, mild bad words, or violence or serious (though not quite mature) topics.
  • PG-13: Some violence, bad language, obvious sexual innuendo, implied sexual relations. Also may include some mature topics such as suicide, homosexuality, drug/alcohol advocacy, rape aftermath, details of childbirth, &c.
  • R: Just-short-of-explicit sex, graphic torture or violence, rape.
  • NC-17: Explicit erotica, excessively gory violence.




FANFICTION

Genre

  • Adventure: A story that either is about a group of people on an adventure, or involves a great deal of warfare/fighting.
  • Angst: A story that has heavy and sometimes depressing themes, and has the characters suffering emotionally and/or physically in some way. A story that deals with a character's death (not to be confused with tragedy), a romantic or friendship break-up would be angst, or dark themes or issues is classified as angst.
  • Crossover: A story that involves interaction of characters from other fandoms.
  • Drama: A story that is mainly plot, and emphasizes dramatic occurrences.
  • Fluff: A story that is cute, generally short and sweet.
  • Horror: A story that is scary, most often with an unhappy ending.
  • Humor: A story based on ridiculous or absurd premises. Also commonly known as crack or comedy.
  • Romance: A story that is mainly about the romantic escapades of two or more characters.
  • Science-fiction: A story that deals with imagined innovations in science or technology.
  • Smut: A story which is written purely for the sake of creating pointless sexual escapades. Often used synonymously with "PWP" which stands for "Plot? What Plot?" or "Porn Without Plot."
  • Tragedy: A story in which main characters die.


Length

  • Poem: Works that are poetry (not prose).
  • Drabble: Works with a word count of 100 words or less.
  • Oneshot: Works with a word count of over 100 words.
  • Chaptered: Works of any length with two or more chapters/parts.


Character/Pairing

A work should be tagged based on the characters represented.

  • Focus: Focus tags apply to works centered on one member.
  • Pairing: Pairing tags depict a relationship with two or more people. Note that pairing tags do not represent the physical nature of the work.
    • OC: Short for "original character" or "other character"; denotes fanfiction depicting a relationship involving any character outside of the original canon material (i.e. DBSK).
    • Het: Short for "heterosexual"; denotes fanfiction depicting a romantic or sexual relationship between opposite genders.
    • OT5: Denotes fanfiction depicting a relationship between or friendship amongst all five members.
    • General: Denotes fanfiction that does not focus on a specific relationship, and does not necessarily include all five members.



OTHER FANWORKS

Fanworks should depict or be dedicated to one or more members.

  • media: fanart A work of art in any medium (manipulations, sketches, &c.).
  • media: fanmix A mixtape of songs.
  • media: fanvid A cover or other kind of video.

Note that if your work is not fanfiction and none of these "other" tags apply to your post, your post is not currently accepted as valid fanwork.




Posting Format

Subject: [type] title (rating) pairings/focus
Example: [fic] Always Keep The Faith (PG) Gen
Title*:
Pairing(s)*:
Rating*:
Warnings:
Genre:
A/N:
Summary:

* Starred items are mandatory.

Note that both the author's note and the summary should be brief, ideally no more than 30 or 40 words each. If your author's note or summary are lengthy, please place them under a cut.

When linking to a post outside of hug______, please link directly to the post in which the fanwork is located.

To use this format, copy the following code:





Terminology

This is not a comprehensive glossary of terms used in fanfiction at large, but common terms used in the DBSK fandom. In describing your fanwork appropriately, you may want to utilize these terms.


UNIVERSES

  • Canon: An adjective referring to a character, event, plotline, &c., which happened "for real," following the timeline of real life events for the characters.
  • Alternate Reality: A story which transplants familiar characters into situations totally different from canon. Not to be confused with AU (see below).
      Examples:
    • Jaejoong is the President of America and Changmin is his secretary.
    • Yunho works as a barista in a cafe and Yoochun harvests coffee beans for a living.
    • Junsu is a clown.
  • Alternate Universe: A world vastly different from the one we reside in. All fictional settings and the variants thereof are said to take place in alternate universes, as if they're actually real but can't be seen or reached except by the imagination – or by crossovers.
      Examples:
    • Jaejoong is the ruler of Pluto and Changmin is his Martian herder.
    • Yunho works as a clerk in Gringotts (a bank in the Harry Potter universe) and Yoochun was raised by the goblins who run the bank.
    • Junsu is a fairy who grants 3 wishes.


WARNINGS

Note that these should always be warned for in a fanwork, and that this is not a complete list of warnings. If you are unsure as to whether you should warn for an element of your fanwork, do.

  • Bestiality: Sexual activity with animals.
  • BDSM: Bondage, domination and sado-masochism.
  • Dub-con: Sex of dubious consent.
  • M-preg: Describes a story involving male pregnancy.
  • Incest: Sexual intercourse between close relatives.
  • Non-con: Non-consensual sex, rape.
  • Pedophilia: Sexual intercourse between an adult and a prepubescent.
Warning for character death is strongly recommended.




Community Information

hug______ was founded by shinyasangel.
Past moderators include sungie86, miyavi, kitachi, wishpaper, pieces, booshoo, imaii, kiibou, mimei, locofruitcake, yosna, and kipling.

The current staff includes oldwillow_brook, repause, sarah_the_crab, and yuxo.
If you have a question regarding any of the content above, leave a comment to this entry. For other concerns, contact a moderator via PM or at hug.mods (at) gmail.com.

Terminology sources: A, B, C, D, E

Updated: 2011/07/02

Tags: ! mod post, ! rules
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