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Rambling and a poll...

Hey guys,

I've been thinking about the current partially f-locked status of this LJ. It's clearly intended to focus purely on fics. I post all RL stuff on my other account raingazer . And lately I've started to wonder if I need to continue to lock fics at all...

You know the reason why I locked some of my fics was the LJ Strikethrough in 2007. I had JUST purchased this permanent account and I shut down my other site because this is where I wanted to be. And so obviously I didn't want to lose my LJ for writing the slash, kink, wincest and underage fics that you guys know I do. But now, LJ has it's own age-verification / adult content notice.. thingie. So I don't need to worry for underaged readers reading my stuff anymore, right? I post warnings on every story, that's still my responsibility and I take it seriously. But does it make sense to force people who don't know me, to friend just so they can read the good stuff? *sighs*

I write GEN stories as well. And somehow it feels like I am ashamed of the non-gen stuff which is why I'm locking it. But that's not true!! Every piece of work I've ever published, no matter how bizarre or kinky or plain bad, has given me a creative high. Writing makes me happy and I'm more than delighted to share it with like-minded individuals.

So the question is - actually there are several questions and I would love to know what you guys think... (this poll is open to everyone who visits the LJ and will stay open for awhile)

Poll #1177869 To lock or not to lock
This poll is closed.

Should I continue to keep the mature stuff f-locked?

Yes, you're responsible to keep underaged readers protected
Yes, it's kinky as hell and you'll get flamed
No, you're not responsible so long as you give Warnings
No, so long as you're prepared to bear the flames and occasional brickbats!
I don't care either way

Does it put you off when you're asked to friend just for accessing a fic?

Hell yeah
A little, but I like to make new friends so it's okay
I don't mind, it's the author's decision
I don't friend. If it's locked, I move on and find something else to read

Would you still hang around if the fics weren't locked?

Maybe, depends on our interaction
Not sure

*shrugs* I'm curious. Please to be indulging? :) cheers.

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Hey you. :)

You know I had my Wincest locked for some of the same reasons, and decided to hell with it. :) Honestly, in sharp contrast to my former stance, I've come to the conclusion that fic is best when it's shared. It's also a lot less hassle, IMO, though I was, of course, balancing several filters and that was just confusing as hell. (I've also gotten to the point where I don't give a shit if people flame it, but if you're worried about that and if you think it would upset you...just label appropriately and hope for the best?)

And of course I'm hanging around, and trying not to cling too tight to your ankles. :P

It IS a lot less hassle! And I hate to turn people away.. or say stuff like.. you don't have age on your profile.. pls confirm you're over 18. AAARGHH. Not doing it any more!

I've also gotten to the point where I don't give a shit if people flame it, but if you're worried about that and if you think it would upset you...just label appropriately and hope for the best?

Hehe you rock sweetheart :) Unfortunately I'm still kinda weak-hearted when it comes to cruelty. I posted a fic over at adultfanfiction once with all the right warnings and shit. I still got flamed and so bad I never posted anything there ever again. *wibble* I'm a wimp, what can I say hehe :P

But having said that, this is my LJ and.. I'm just going to do what I want. *sighs* So unlocking it is :) cheers sweetie. BTW what you doing online? Aren't you supposed to be studying for your exams my dear? ;)


It *is* a hassle! And, you know, I can so easily remember being under 18 myself...so long ago...that I have nothing but ridicule for the entire system. :D

And there was a nasty drive-by flaming at my journal in the fall that upset me enormously, but...I seem to have developed a thicker skin. :) People just suck when they ignore warnings. And it IS your LJ! Seize control!!!

And me? I don't actually have any more exams till Thursday! :D (Though I have to film my French video project on Monday, and I should memorize that. And before I memorize it, I kinda have to write it. But otherwise...)

being under 18 myself...so long ago...

LOL! You little brat you :P Had to rub it in didn't ya? ;)

Good luck with your video project then! :) *hugs* You do have time till your next exam but I was kinda hoping to be able to use this line: 'Stop ogling at the Batmans and Sammys of the world and get to work!' :D:D Get it? Batman 'cause of the postor and 'cause Dean's Batman?? :D:D

Please tell me you got it! *narrows eyes at you* ;P

:P Of course I had to rub it in! I mean, I've only got six months before I leave the teenage crowd behind forever! Soon I'm going to be...gasp...old!!!

Teehee! Dean is totally Batman. I know there's gotta be a kickass manip of that somewhere....

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