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Can be used as either a noun or an adjective: "It's a Lime story" and "It's a Lime" are functionally equivalent. The boundary between Lime and {{Lemon}} is not fixed: a reader unaccustomed to sex scenes may see a fic as a {{Lemon}} when a more experienced reader would consider it a Lime.

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Can be used as either a noun or an adjective: "It's a Lime story" and "It's a Lime" are functionally equivalent. The boundary between Lime and {{Lemon}} is not fixed: a reader unaccustomed to sex scenes may see a fic as a {{Lemon}} when a more experienced reader would consider it a Lime.
Lime. But the rule of thumb seems to be that Lime can generally be expected to keep scenes of explicit intercourse entirely off-screen.


For the love of everything decent in this world, [[ExampleSectionectomy No Examples Please]].

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For the love of everything decent in this world, [[ExampleSectionectomy [[Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy No Examples Please]].


The term was originally specific to the {{anime}} fanfiction community, although by the early-middle 2000s it had spread to other fandoms alongside the term {{lemon}}. Its origin is obscure: most likely, it was formed by analogy to "Lemon." At one time there was an entire [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.

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The term was originally specific to the {{anime}} fanfiction community, although by the early-middle 2000s it had spread to other fandoms alongside the term {{lemon}}. Its origin is obscure: most likely, it was formed by analogy to "Lemon." At one time there was an entire [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.
names (Citrus --> Orange --> Lime --> Lemon --> Grapefruit).





Compare {{Lemon}}, {{Porn Without Plot}}. See also {{Slash Fic}}, {{Rule 34}}.

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Compare {{Lemon}}, {{Porn Without Plot}}.Plot}}, {{Ecchi}}. See also {{Slash Fic}}, {{Rule 34}}.


Compare {{Lemon}}, {{Porn Without Plot}}. See also {{Slash Fic}}, {{Doujinshi}}, {{Rule 34}}.

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Compare {{Lemon}}, {{Porn Without Plot}}. See also {{Slash Fic}}, {{Doujinshi}}, {{Rule 34}}.


A '''Lime''' is a {{Fan Fic}} in which characters will act sexually towards each other, but do not actually engage in any kind of explicit sexuality--basically, the fanfic equivalent of soft-core porn. Once a somewhat common term, it's now less frequently seen, though by no means extinct.

Can be used as a noun and an adjective interchangeably: "It's a Lime story" and "It's a Lime" are functionally equivalent. Readers venturing into sex scenes for the first time may see a fic as a {{lemon}} (A related term, meaning a sexually explicit Fan fic), while a more experienced reader may consider it a Lime.

The term was originally specific to the {{anime}} fanfiction community, although by the early-middle 2000s it had spread to other fandoms alongside the term {{lemon}}. The origin of the term is obscure, but the most common etymology trances it back to simply being a complementary term to lemon; with there being, at one time, an entire element of a [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.



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A '''Lime''' is a {{Fan Fic}} in which characters will act sexually towards each other, but do not actually engage in any kind of explicit sexuality--basically, limited sexual activity, without it being portrayed explicitly. Basically, the fanfic equivalent of soft-core porn. Once a somewhat The term is less common term, it's now less frequently seen, than it once was, though by no means extinct.

Can be used as either a noun and or an adjective interchangeably: adjective: "It's a Lime story" and "It's a Lime" are functionally equivalent. Readers venturing into The boundary between Lime and {{Lemon}} is not fixed: a reader unaccustomed to sex scenes for the first time may see a fic as a {{lemon}} (A related term, meaning a sexually explicit Fan fic), while {{Lemon}} when a more experienced reader may would consider it a Lime.

The term was originally specific to the {{anime}} fanfiction community, although by the early-middle 2000s it had spread to other fandoms alongside the term {{lemon}}. The Its origin of the term is obscure, but the obscure: most common etymology trances likely, it back was formed by analogy to simply being a complementary term to lemon; with "Lemon." At one time there being, at one time, was an entire element of a [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.


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For the love of everything decent in this world, {{No Examples Please}}.

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For the love of everything decent in this world, {{No [[ExampleSectionectomy No Examples Please}}.
Please]].


The term was originally specific to the {{anime}} fanfiction community, although by the early-middle 2000s it had spread to other fandoms alongside the term {{lemon}}. The origin of the term is obscure, but the most common etymology trances it back to simply being a complementary term to lemon, with there being, at one time, an entire

The term "lime", with "lemon", is the last remaining element of a [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.



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The term was originally specific to the {{anime}} fanfiction community, although by the early-middle 2000s it had spread to other fandoms alongside the term {{lemon}}. The origin of the term is obscure, but the most common etymology trances it back to simply being a complementary term to lemon, lemon; with there being, at one time, an entire

The term "lime", with "lemon", is the last remaining
entire element of a [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.




A '''Lime''' is a {{Fan Fic}} in which characters will act sexually towards each other, but do not actually engage in any kind of explicit sexuality. Once a somewhat common term, it's now less frequently seen, though by no means extinct.

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A '''Lime''' is a {{Fan Fic}} in which characters will act sexually towards each other, but do not actually engage in any kind of explicit sexuality.sexuality--basically, the fanfic equivalent of soft-core porn. Once a somewhat common term, it's now less frequently seen, though by no means extinct.



While the complementary term Lime still has some usage, there was actually at one time an entire [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.



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While the complementary The term Lime still has some usage, there was actually at one time an entire "lime", with "lemon", is the last remaining element of a [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.




For the love of everything decent in this world, {{No Examples Please}}.

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For the love of everything decent in this world, {{No Examples Please}}.Please}}.

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A FanFic that hints at explicit sexuality, but does not actually show it; "softcore" vs. "hardcore". Where {{Lemon}} would be the equivalent of an "NC-17" or "X" film, Lime is a soft "R". Lemon is the Spice Channel, whereas Lime is more like the ''Red Shoe Diaries''.

Also known as "artificial lemon flavouring".

Generally the sexual activity may simply be heavy-duty making out that jumps to the morning after, or in some cases sex described very mildly - not necessarily IKEAErotica, although it's an option, but close. Most Lemon writers start off with Lime fics and work their way up, [[IncrediblyLamePun frequently one-handed.]]

As a bit of trivia, it's worth noting that limes are not less sour than lemons. However, they ''do'' contain less Vitamin C.
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A FanFic that hints at explicit sexuality, '''Lime''' is a {{Fan Fic}} in which characters will act sexually towards each other, but does do not actually show it; "softcore" vs. "hardcore". Where {{Lemon}} would be the equivalent engage in any kind of an "NC-17" or "X" film, Lime is explicit sexuality. Once a soft "R". Lemon is the Spice Channel, whereas Lime is more like the ''Red Shoe Diaries''.

Also known as "artificial lemon flavouring".

Generally the sexual activity may simply be heavy-duty making out that jumps to the morning after, or in some cases sex described very mildly - not necessarily IKEAErotica, although
somewhat common term, it's an option, but close. Most Lemon writers start off with Lime fics and work their way up, [[IncrediblyLamePun now less frequently one-handed.]]

As
seen, though by no means extinct.

Can be used as
a bit of trivia, it's worth noting that limes noun and an adjective interchangeably: "It's a Lime story" and "It's a Lime" are not less sour than lemons. However, they ''do'' contain less Vitamin C.
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functionally equivalent. Readers venturing into sex scenes for the first time may see a fic as a {{lemon}} (A related term, meaning a sexually explicit Fan fic), while a more experienced reader may consider it a Lime.

The term was originally specific to the {{anime}} fanfiction community, although by the early-middle 2000s it had spread to other fandoms alongside the term {{lemon}}. The origin of the term is obscure, but the most common etymology trances it back to simply being a complementary term to lemon, with there being, at one time, an entire

While the complementary term Lime still has some usage, there was actually at one time an entire [[http://ppc.wikia.com/wiki/Citrus_Scale "Citrus Scale"]] with various fruit code names.



Compare {{Lemon}}, {{Porn Without Plot}}. See also {{Slash Fic}}, {{Doujinshi}}, {{Rule 34}}.

For the love of everything decent in this world, {{No Examples Please}}.


Generally the sexual activity may simply be heavy-duty making out that jumps to the morning after, or in some cases sex described very mildly - not necessarily IKEAErotica, although it's an option, but close. Most Lemon writers start off with Lime fics and work their way up, frequently one-handed.

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Generally the sexual activity may simply be heavy-duty making out that jumps to the morning after, or in some cases sex described very mildly - not necessarily IKEAErotica, although it's an option, but close. Most Lemon writers start off with Lime fics and work their way up, [[IncrediblyLamePun frequently one-handed.
one-handed.]]


A FanFic that hints at explicit sexuality, but does not actually show it; "softcore" vs. "hardcore". Where {{Lemon}} would be the equivalent of an "NC-17" or "X" film, Lime is a soft "R". Lemon is the SpiceChannel, whereas Lime is more like the ''RedShoeDiaries''.

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A FanFic that hints at explicit sexuality, but does not actually show it; "softcore" vs. "hardcore". Where {{Lemon}} would be the equivalent of an "NC-17" or "X" film, Lime is a soft "R". Lemon is the SpiceChannel, Spice Channel, whereas Lime is more like the ''RedShoeDiaries''.
''Red Shoe Diaries''.


As a bit of trivia, it's worth noting that limes are not less sour than lemons. However, they ''do'' contain less [[CountryMatters Vitamin C]].

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As a bit of trivia, it's worth noting that limes are not less sour than lemons. However, they ''do'' contain less [[CountryMatters Vitamin C]].C.


A FanFic that hints at explicit sexuality, but does not actually show it; "softcore" vs. "hardcore". Where {{Lemon}} would be the equivalent of an "NC-17" or "X" film, Lime is a soft "R". Lemon is the Spice Channel, whereas Lime is more like the ''Red Shoe Diaries''.

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A FanFic that hints at explicit sexuality, but does not actually show it; "softcore" vs. "hardcore". Where {{Lemon}} would be the equivalent of an "NC-17" or "X" film, Lime is a soft "R". Lemon is the Spice Channel, SpiceChannel, whereas Lime is more like the ''Red Shoe Diaries''.
''RedShoeDiaries''.

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