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Chosen by Pixiecorn NC-17
For centuries, Angelus has captured and tortured women from the 'chosen' bloodline...
Consequences of Bargaining by All4Spike PG-13
Buffy reacts to her resurrection… somewhat differently.
Winter Wonder Hell by Synefred NC-17
Shaken by the memories that flooded through him when his soul was returned...
Future Perfect by Sigyn R
 “I only show the truth,” the creature said. “The truth...
Just to Reach You by Sunalso R
Post-Series. Spike and Buffy have been a couple for almost two years. The honeymoon...
If Things Were Different by spuffysource Adult Only
When Buffy was only 6 years old her mother was killed in an car accident. Her...
Where do we go from Here? by vampiireslayer PG-13
Spike emerges from the Hellmouth unscathed and able to walk in the sunlight...
Fly on the Wall by SleepingTigress NC-17
When Buffy discovers that she's being spied on by Riley, her first response...
The Darkling by OffYourBird NC-17
When Buffy’s quest to get Spike returned to her is fulfilled in an unexpected...
A Better Man by Sunalso NC-17
More than a year post NFA, Buffy is in self-imposed exile. Her only solace is...
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Now and Then by Ashlee PG-13
Season 2. Buffy and Spike spend most of their time trying to kill each other...
sandy_s (3/19 11:16pm): I don't mind the idea of AO and NC17 being combined. I dunno...everything seemed to be just NC17 back in the day (god, I sound old). lol I've never even heard of AO until here.
OffYourBird (3/19 10:34pm): @Sun: Hah! Viva la porn or smut or whatever anyone wants to call sexy romping times.
I'm going to put a suggestion in the box for condensing and see what the mods say!

Sunalso (3/19 10:18pm): I'd been down for having NC-17 and AO combined as "explicit" like on AO3. Though I cheerfully call my smut, porn and feel free to wank to it, lol.
slaymesoftly (3/19 09:55pm): That's true - one person's strong R could be someone else's AO - or anywhere in between. I pay more attention to warnings and summaries than I do to ratings. So combining them probably wouldn't make much difference.
Sigyn (3/19 09:53pm): For my self, I go NC-17 for anything with explicit sex, and got to AO for anything that may depict rape less than obliquely. It's a distinction that works for me. I stick with R for anything that doesn't get any more graphic than blurry watercolor.
OffYourBird (3/19 09:48pm): Honestly, once we get into "Explicit" territory anywhere, the warnings are really the parts that tell me what to look out for, as there isn't any real consistency between what someone considers AO or NC-17 (which is why I was really curious to know thoughts!)
@swift: I like the idea of condensing..

slaymesoftly (3/19 09:30pm): As a writer, I know it's easy to slip over into something "taboo" or more violent than you realized, but when that's the intent of the fic - to present things that won't appeal to everyone - maybe it needs a separate rating or just heavy warnings?
sandy_s (3/19 09:25pm): There are things on HBO that I wouldnít want my teen to see. Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood, Westworld. But I think Iím more conservative re:ratings and have generally worked with a really vulnerable population. At the same time, Iím not naive that teens arenít watching anyway.
slaymesoftly (3/19 09:22pm): I meant harmful to a potential partner - not to the person reading it.
swifthorse (3/19 09:21pm): Considering that point, it makes me wonder if NC-17 and AO could just be lumped together?
swifthorse (3/19 09:21pm): Good points! I don't think PIV is less pornographic than anal (given the same amount of descriptors), but I guess my thought was that anything considered "taboo" by the "general populace" was what would constitute as AO.
slaymesoftly (3/19 09:21pm): or know are part of normal relationships - whether it's explicit sex (peering into someone's vagina?) or explicit torture or violence. Definitely not if those things are conflated. I think a certain amount of maturity is required to know the difference between what is harmful and what isn't.
slaymesoftly (3/19 09:16pm): I don't think it ever occurred to me to go by movie or TV ratings when labeling a story. It did take me a while to figure out what the various ratings meant in fic, and I'm still often shaky on R vs NC17. But I think AO should be reserved for things that you would not want your teenagers to think
pfeifferpack (3/19 08:49pm): to object to with graphic, normalized violence (such as depicting torture as actually having ANY benefits as so many films and TV programs tend to do in spite of all evidence to the contrary).
pfeifferpack (3/19 08:48pm): LOL like nailing jello to a wall. The characterization of pornography by Supreme Court justice Potter Stewart : ďI know it when I see itĒ (Jacobellis v. Ohio, 1964). It depends on who it is seeing it I suppose. I'm cool with anything involving informed consent regarding sex and I find much more
OffYourBird (3/19 08:28pm): (In general, how sexual normalcy and deviancy are defined is so much fun to consider)
OffYourBird (3/19 08:19pm): @swift, that's fair. I was using HBO/tv as a guideline, instead of films. However, 'outside of convention' assumes a standard sexual relationship/comfort spectrum.... (what makes PIV less pornographic than anal?)
swifthorse (3/19 07:51pm): Just looked it up to be sure, but the original (uncut) version of Scary Movie contained an erect penis but was rated R. I (and others, I'm sure) considered it more of an NC-17 film.
swifthorse (3/19 07:45pm): I think I remember seeing NC-17 things with erect penises before? So I don't think it constitutes as AO. I'd also consider much of what's on HBO to be R-rated material. From a reader's vantage point, I see AO as content that steps outside of convention. Kind of similar to what Sunalso was saying.
OffYourBird (3/19 07:33pm): But outside of that, I guess I'd always claim my smut isn't porn because I don't write it specifically for people to get off. It's written as a sexy action within the story
OffYourBird (3/19 07:21pm): This may be a silly question, but it's my understanding that - by tv regulations - showing an erect penis constitutes porn and you can't show it. And I'm pretty sure that most of my sex scenes have described an erection. Does that make it all AO at that point?
pfeifferpack (3/19 06:53pm): just to be on the "safe side". IMHO AO would need to slide into true porn and that is subjective. If your scene could air on HBO it is likely NC17 at best. If you have to go to pornhub you might just need AO.
pfeifferpack (3/19 06:52pm): I suppose it would be like the difference between an NC17 film and a XXX film. Both depict sex or violence but one is far more graphic and explicit. I think anything with violence (even to animals) need warnings just as explicit sex, even the NC17 variety might if it is other than fairly vanilla
SlayrGrl (3/19 06:41pm): For me, the rating is more about how explicit the content is rather than just what the content is. If you've got graphic sex you're probably at NC-17. If you've got graphic everything that's Adult Only. Though I suppose its all a little subjective.
yellowb (3/19 06:38pm): (Just to be clear, I do not despise any of these things. Just Angel looking super-self-important with them.)

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Part of the job as administrators of this site is to update rules and guidelines as things change and evolve that impact the site. There is one issue that has been on edge of fandom for years but has grown enough that it needs official addressing. This news item will likely be long winded but I feel it is important that I try to have us all understand not just the what of these additions but the why’s as well so please bear with me. Also please take note of the new rule.


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Welcome 2018!

Happy new year! 2017 was another amazing year here at Elysian Fields. In honor of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's 20th anniversary, we hosted our reunion challenge, which produced over 40 new stories. Also, we added some fun new emoticons thanks to EffulgentEllie, we passed 200,000 reviews and 100,000,000 words for stories we host, and we briefly considered switching themes to become the first ever Rangel site.

Not ones to rest on our laurels, we're keeping things fresh for 2018 and adding 2 new skins. The time in between features a stunning new banner from Amy, and dead poets society showcases a stunning banner from javajunkie247. Remember that to set your default skin, you need to head over to the Edit Preferences page in your Account Information. Since the holidays are over, we'll...

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Reunion Challenge

Hello everyone! 

I want to say a huge congratulations to everyone who participated in the challenge. Everyone involved, from the artists and writers, to the readers and reviewers, have helped to make it a success. The challenge has seen 41 brand new stories written and shared with our wonderful community. 

If you have yet to read any of the challenge fics, and you want to see them all in one place, you can FIND THEM HERE

For anyone yet to post their fic, there's still time. The challenge is still open, but the window for selecting the checkbox to add your fic to the challenge is closing soon. You will have until 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 15 (site time) to post your first chapter. The fic does not need to be complete to be part of the challenge, you just need to have the first chapter posted prior to the 16th of November for it to be included in the event list.

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--Amy on November 05, 2017 07:12pm 2 Comments