The written word is powerful, even transformative. It can also be extremely cathartic for creators who need a place to channel their feelings about current events into something constructive. With so much civil and political unrest occurring globally, we decided we would be remiss if we didn’t accommodate space on our archive for authors to express themselves.
We also understand that, for many, fanfiction is a point of escape from real-world anxiety and stress, and stumbling onto a fic with overtly political themes might be triggering. As a reader-first archive, our foremost concern is to promote an environment where readers can curate their ideal reading experience without worrying about stumbling into a story that causes stress or upset.
As such, we have created a category for Political/Protest, with the following definition: Stories with political or social themes, crafted in part with the intent of making a statement. We are also open to expanding our existing Warnings as needed based on suggestions from authors who wish to make use of this category to touch upon especially sensitive subjects, or readers with hard reading nopes. One such warning (Abortion) has already been added.
The addition of this category does not impact existing rules regarding political debates or proselytizing. If an author writes a story with which you have a fundamental political or philosophical difference, we ask that you do not engage. No member here should ever feel targeted, threatened, or unwelcome. Site Warnings will be issued as needed.
Thank you, and happy writing!
--The Mods on June 27, 2022 01:34pm 9 Comments