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April 15th, 2009

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01:29 pm - QUESTIONS

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From:[personal profile] ms_danson
Date:May 1st, 2009 08:11 pm (UTC)
What are your rules for profanity?
From:[personal profile] foxfinial
Date:May 1st, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)
In general, I'm not opposed to it -- though you should probably put a warning if your work contains a significant amount.

I think I'd only get annoyed by abundant use of racist/sexist/etc profanity in a work that shows no hint of the author's knowledge that these are bad things to say. Obviously this is more of a personal issue, and a story that discusses these themes intelligently might still include the offensive language; I think it'd have to be quite extreme before I spoke to the author about it. (Or if the author said it's a-okay to use such-and-such a racist/sexist/etc phrase, but that's a quite different matter.)

I hope this is not too vague. =/ I'll try to refine it if profanity ever becomes an issue, but hopefully a warning from the author will prevent readers from being surprised.
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From:[personal profile] ms_danson
Date:May 6th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
That helps thanks.

I had a short story I was considering posting that has a lot of swearing.

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