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Hello [[troper]], and welcome to the Tv Tropes Fan Fiction forum, where it seems you've just made your first post (hence why you're getting this message). This subforum is the place for talking about any and all things fanfic related, from discussing fics that are already out there to getting feedback on your own writing. If you have a cool idea for a story, post it and see what happens.

As with everywhere else, the the forum rules apply, so give them a read if you aren't already familiar with them. In addition to the standard set of guidelines, there are a few more things that you should keep in mind while posting in the Fan Fiction subforum:

  1. Tv Tropes treats Fan Fic the same as it treats any other form of media: Some of it is bad, and some of it is good. We're here to talk about the good stuff, and hopefully produce more of it. If you think that all fanfic is just totally awful by default, this probably isn't the place for you.

  2. Several series (Negima, Friendship Is Magic, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, etc.) are popular enough that they have their own dedicated threads, so don't start new threads for discussing fic about those series. If a specific fanfic already has its own thread, keep discussion of it in there so it doesn't clog up other threads.

  3. No posting sexually explicit fic. Implied sexuality as part of a larger story is okay, but anything even remotely pornographic is a no-no. Same goes for extremely graphic violence. Any sexual material that overtly involves underage characters is right out as well.

  4. If you're going to give feedback on someone's fic, keep it constructive. You can criticize, but do so in the interest of improvement. Give suggestions on how to make the story better, and be nice about it. Telling someone "Your writing sucks" is totally unhelpful and kinda mean.

So in short, try to be positive, constructive, and don't post anything nasty. If you have any other questions about how the subforum works, feel free to PM me or one of the mods. Hopefully you'll enjoy hanging around in here.

- Japanese Teeth

(P.S.: For those who have already posted in this subforum and are getting this message anyway - this software kicks in based on what it picks up after it's implemented. Nothing to worry about.)


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