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I was wondering if we can post our grim dark fanfics on here? You know the kind with the blood, gore, and violence etc. Etc. 

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This depends on the content and the context. Extreme gore descriptions. sexual assault, and anything that is typically seen as torture porn would be a no. That said, there is nothing that prohibits blood, subdued and careful gore. Think Stephen King. 

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They got into his car and he started it up. When he popped on the headlights, Chris began to scream, hands in fists up to her cheeks. Billy felt it at the same time: something in his mind (carrie carrie carrie carrie carrie) a presence. Carrie was standing in front of them perhaps seventy feet away. The high beams picked her out in ghastly horror-movie blacks and whites, dripping and clotted with blood. Now much of it was her own. The hilt of the butcher knife still protruded from her shoulder... She stood swaying, her arms thrown out like the arms of a stage hypnotist, and she began to totter towards them.

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At quarter of ten on the morning of July 2, Sam wandered into a field of wild blackberries behind Hattie Reynolds’s house. Bemused and vacant-eyed, he zigzagged among blackberry bushes that were almost twice as tall as he was, picking the berries and eating them until his lips and chin were smeared black. The thorns ripped at his clothes and sometimes at his bare flesh, but he barely noticed. Bees hummed drowsily around him. He never saw the old and rotted well-cover half buried in tall grass and blackberry creepers. It gave under his weight with a grinding, splintering crash, and Sam plunged twenty feet down the rock-lined shaft to the dry bottom, where he broke both legs. He died twenty hours later, as much from fear and misery as from shock and hunger and dehydration.

An author that requires a description of every bloody detail is a shit writer, and should pick up a decent horror novel and pay attention. Most of the grim dark stuff this fandom makes is honestly some of the worst text ever put to a story. 

The excerpts from Carrie and The Stand are acceptable. The discount mutilation found in Cupcakes is not. I don’t know what’s worse putridity, the gore or the prose. Both are equally self-indulgent tripe. 

 

So yes, gore, violence, and blood are allowed in fics, but context is key. So is skill. 

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Closing as question was given the correct answer. Thanks for the question :D

 

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