June 14th, 2012

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Writers, readers, lovers and fans of fanfiction: Petition: STOP the destruction of Fanfiction.net!

Writers, readers, lovers and fans of fanfiction:

Petition: STOP the destruction of Fanfiction.net!

Please go to this site:
and sign the Petition.


Still I'm not a writer, but these words by 13waffles, I could not write better, even if I would be a writer. Because I feel the same.

"Holy F... "[Frust-sheep, I have only edited the F word ;)] "... Guys! They’re trying to ruin FanFiction.net as we know it!
(My little ranty speech thing) I have spent countless hours on reading fan fictions off this site reading other peoples renditions of things that should/could/would have happened in books, movies, television shows, video games, and comics. This is not fair! I’ve cursed out and cried for thousands of my favourite characters and OC’s alike. They’re threatening to delete thousands of stories, including the gory and song inspired ones! Below is the message from the petition against them.
“Ever since it was opened, Fanfiction.NET had always been a place for avid fans— of ANYTHING— to feel at home. To express whatever is on our minds and truly let our love for characters, plotlines and scenarios shine through.
Now all of a sudden, FF.net has decided to go through a massive upheaval and remove thousands of stories from its library, some of the best fanfics ever written, gone, never to be read again. They are removing anything involving sexual situations, or violence, or inspired by a song, the list goes on. And we as readers see this as a gross waste of talent and incredible material.
Fanfiction.net has always been a place for us writers to ‘Unleash our imagination’ as the tagline states, and now we are having that right to freedom of speech and expression taken away from us. Since when are they allowed to dictate what goes into our stories? They are OUR pieces of work. What if the violence or sexual content is part of the plotline? This whole situation is absurd. There are better ways to deal with ‘inappropriate’ content than to remove it altogether. What about adult filters? Age restrictions? There are so many other options!!
So I’m asking please, for all us readers, writers, and fans alike… STOP THE DESTRUCTION OF FF.NET!!!!”
Even if you don’t want to sign this, could you please pass it along? It’s not far from the 10,000 signature mark and this site actually gives people to freely express themselves through fiction. Plus it gets people READING!!! In this day and age it’s hard to even get someone to pick up a book for crying out loud! The amount of idiocy brought about by people who refuse to read is nearly suffocating as it is!"

Yours Frust-sheep, proud 

Words by 13waffles.tumblr.com/
Credit: Icon by  rainbowgraphics