Beren (beren_writes) wrote,
Beren
beren_writes

The Skyehawke controversy...

Okay, so having survived the troll I must be in the mood for controversy :).
I am hosted at Skyehawke and when faced with teh new TOS happily clicked yes to accept. (If you have no idea what I'm talking about go here because rhapsodysmuse has done a wonderful job of collecting posts together).

Having read what other writers have to say I'm not so sure anymore. I really don't know what to think. Usually I can be very opinionated (you may have noticed :)), but in this I can see both sides of the coin and quite frankly I'm on the fence. I'm not majorly into chan, it does not float my boat and so I didn't think too hard about it, but I do like PWPs - and quite frankly, what's the difference between a chan PWP and any other PWP? They are both written for the soul purpose of tittilation, it's just one happens to have an underage character and the others don't. 'character' being the operative word.

Same with non-con. I have the odd non-con fantasy in my little head, would I ever want it to happen in real life? Hell no!

Tittilation seems to me to be as valid a reason to write as a long drawn out plot. They have different aims, but they're both difficult to write in their own way.

However, I see Skyehawke's point that they are getting complaints about certain stories and want to have a method in place to evaluate the complaint. Of course if the stories are rated and sorted properly the reader must not have read the warnings. If the warnings are there and someone ignores them it is their problem, however, any archive has a right to not host a certain type of fic.

See, I told you I was on the fence.

[Edit: What is the legal definition of pornography? Can the written word be porn or does it have to be piccies? I know we chat about what we think the difference between porn and erotica is, but what's the legal definition?]
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