June 29th, 2010


The Question of Warnings in Fanfic

Temporarily Obsessive has a question re: including warnings when you post FanFic:

I've been wondering lately about how fic warnings apply in the Buffyverse. Is it necessary to warn for character deaths when a character is vamped, and still has a role in the fic? Or to warn for character death if a character is killed then resurrected? (This is the Jossverse, these things happen all the time! :P) YMMV, of course, but I'd like to hear opinions on this.

Also, what constitutes non-con? In one of my fics, one character is under a continuous thrall that doesn't exactly make her willing (because she may have been regardless), but it does make her dependent on the other character and it can be reasonably argued that she wouldn't have had the sex otherwise. At what level is that considered non-con? Would I be required to warn for it?

Naturally, I feel the need to throw my two-cents in:

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