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Official Fan Fiction Rules

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Ah, fan fiction... What can I say about fan fiction? Its a great escape when done properly, and perfect for those oh-so-long periods between books. So, for those of you who write these great escapes, there are rules, just like the rest of the spot, that need to be followed. If you'll kindly read below we will go over these simple, common sense rules, and then you can get back to writing!

1.Chapter stories should go in the forum. Short stories (one chapter stories/one shots) go in the articles. It is annoying having to search out articles to find the specific chapter you are looking for. By keeping chapter stories in a specific thread it is less confusing, less troubling, and a whole lot easier for people to navigate and find the chapters they are looking for.

2.Please use proper grammar/spelling. Nothing can bring you out of a story more than trying to understand what the author is saying. If you would like someone to review your piece for you to make sure it is virtually mistake free, or you just want someone to let you know if it sounds good, send me a PM.

3.No crossovers! Sorry guys, but Edward Cullen and Zoey Redbird have their own series' and their own fanpop spots, so please keep all non cannon characters far away from here, unless they are original characters. The only series' that should be included in your Heroes of Olympus fanfics are PJO and HoO. If you want to write crossovers, please visit a different spot or site, Fanfiction.net is a good place for crossovers! Any Crossover fics that we find will be reported.

3.NO LEMONS! No one wants to read a story about nothing but doing the dirty, so please save your lemons for another site. If Lemons are posted they will be reported. You have been warned.

4.Do not abandon your stories. I look at stories like children, abandoning them is wrong, and it is annoying to get into a story and never get to finish it because someone got lazy or bored. If you don't plan on finishing your story, then don't publish it.

5.Please put a rating on your story. We never know who is reading our stories. We wouldn't want a little kid reading something we wouldn't want Grandma to see, would we? Please use the rating system below:

YC- suitable for kids age 5 and up (No violence, bad language, or adult themes.)

C-suitable for age 10 and up (Mild violence, no bad language and no adult themes.)

YA-suitable for age 13 and up (May contain violence, and some bad language)

T-suitable for 15 and up (May contain violence, bad language, and some adult themes)

M-suitable for 17 and up (May contain violence, bad language, and adult themes)


6.Please use an informational form. Although creativity cannot be contained and is sometimes sloppy, please use a proper form for the informational part of your story (the part that lets everyone know what your story is about and all that jazz.) Please use the form given below. (This does not pertain to short stories, please see the form below the first one.)

Title: [Your Title Here]

Rating: [Rate your fan fic. here]

Type: [Please put what genre you think your story falls into, you can use multiple genres.]

Characters: [Please put the central characters here. If one of them is of your own creation put OC]

Synopsis: [Put a brief description of your story here, you don't have to give away the ending, but let people know what they are getting into]

Disclaimer: [So we don't get in trouble here, please give R.R. (or whoever deserves it) credit]

A/N: [Put your author's notes here. They can pertain to the story or they can be dedications]



FOR SHORT STORIES (one shots)


Rating: [Please rate your story here]

Disclaimer: [Give credit where credit is due.]

A/N: [Put your Author's notes here.]


7.No bullying. This really pertains to people who comment on your story. If you comment on a story, please be nice, and if you insist on criticism make it constructive. If you don't have anything good to say, don't say it at all! Violators will be reported!

8.Let us know when you publish a story or a chapter! Go to the wall and post a brief message to get the news out that your story is up! Don't be obnoxious about it though, don't spam or anything, one message will do it.

9.HAVE FUN! Your story is just that, yours. The whole point of fan fic (in my opinion) is to have fun and get all those crazy thoughts out of your head. Don't let anyone push you around. You do not have to accept requests, you do not have a deadline for publishing, and there are certainly no limitations (other than the ones above) on your story. If someone is trying to tell you anything different, report them or let me know.


Ratings


Although nothing makes an author feel greater than having someone tell them what they like about a story, they still want to know how well the story was received by everybody. That's where ratings come in. You know how to rate an article, but when you post a chapter fic in the forum, there is no way to rate it. I've devised a system to let the authors of chapter fics know just how much you liked a piece. So, you know those emotes at the bottom of the reply form at the bottom of the page? Well, they are nifty little things. So my idea is that depending on how well you like a chapter in a fan fic you choose an emote that is equated with numbers on a rating scale (1-10.) The Scale is as follows.

1-Angry (the angry face)This is the worst rating

2-Sad (Has a frown...not the crying face)

3-Hmmmm (has a half frown)

4-meh (no smile, but no frown...straight line)

5-monkey (It's a monkey...)

6-smile (The regular smiley face)

7-big smile (The face with the big ear to ear grin)

8-cool (The face with the sun glasses)

9-kiss (The face with the puckered up lips)

10-heart (Self explanatory) This is the best rating

If you want to make an author feel especially happy, give them a prop. Use the comment prop, and let the author know what you like!

These rules are here to make our reading adventures fun, safe, and easy. I'm not trying to be mean, so please don't hurt me. If you have any complaints or you think I missed something send me a PM or post it in the comments. Happy fic'ing. Go. Read. Enjoy.
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Lol couldn't have said it better (cause I can't)
Also I now know how to spell Synopsis :D
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diiiiitttttttttttoooooooooo
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wierdo4 said:
Follow these rules people.
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HecateA said:
*Hugs Amph* Thank you :D
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What I want to know is if u actually consulted with people before putting these up, or did u just make this up and expect everyone to follow it??? I agree with most of this stuff except for the fact that u can't have crossovers and fanfics in the articles. Articles and forums are basically the same thing anyway so I don't understand what the big deal is. And why can't u have crossovers? Most of them (if not all) have to do with pjo and hoo anyway so I don't see the problem...

-not trying to hate
-not trying to be rude
-just concerned
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Alex13126 said:
^These were the rules when the club first started, well, most of them anyway. Some were added because they were either issues to the club, or just didn't have anything to do with HoO, such as crossovers. Edward Cullen doesn't make any appearances in any of the PJO or HoO books, so they don't belong here.
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But yet you are sucking the fun out of the people who write those crossovers. I bet most people in the crossover clubs don't even read pjo and in this club they have a broader audience that actually read pjo
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_Amph_ said:
abrown7297, this is Amphitrite, first off. I have been around since the club was created, and I helped the spot maker, Roheha, keep the club in tip top shape before we both fell silent. I was horrified when I came back and saw how horrid the club looked. Thus the retooling of original rules and the writing of a few new ones. To answer your questions.

1.Most of the rules have been in existence since the beginning of the spot, but most the people here have opted to ignore and forget them. The new rule (crossovers) was discussed prior to being posted.

2.Articles and forums are completely different if you think of it as us "old timers" do. When the club was young, articles were for theories, announcements, and opinions, thus the Fan Fiction is to be put in the forum section. You'll understand this answer better when I get around to continuing the H of O Article Series (contain your squeals of joy, Hecate, you might wake up\ Hypnos!)Chapter fan fiction is to go in the forum, I will not budge on that rule, it has been there since the beginning, and there has only been one exception, I don't expect Roheha to be coming back to grant more.

3.Crossovers...this spot was created to be a club for the Heroes of Olympus, and on a smaller level the Percy Jackson series...As much as we love other books and stories, they have their own spots, their own clubs. I know that we all wonder what would happen if Percy participated in the Hunger Games, or Annabeth went to Hogwarts, but this just isn't the place for it. There are other spots where crossovers can be posted and if those aren't to your liking, Fanfiction.net is also a good place, it is where I post stuff that I don't put on fanpop. But, for this spot, it should be crossover free.
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And what are you going to do if I don't agree?
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Alex13126 said:
^Your crossover will be reported, or yourself, simple as that. It's rude and disrespectful to break rules that have been here since the beginning, you know.
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^^Just try to follow the rules. Everyone else is trying to.....
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Oh are you going to report me for being abusive!? The horror...
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_Amph_ said:
As Alex said, either your work or your account will be reported. But, I hope it doesn't come to that. Thanks to all of you who are following the rules, you make my day. :)
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It's called making a new account...duh
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_Amph_ said:
Indeed, but honestly why would you want to deal with the hassle? Why couldn't you just try to be a team player instead of causing trouble?
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Alex13126 said:
^^And doing that is what being call being a troll. Oy. And seriously? Yes, people get reported for being abusive. Just like real life.
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Being abusive is not the same as stating your opinion. And seriously u people are acting like this club is a trash heap when it is perfectly fine except for a few things. And my few and ur few are obviously not the same...
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^the club was made for certain rights and purposes....and we should respect and follow the rules of the person who made it......would you like it if I walked in your house with muddy shoes and got mud all over your new carpet after you had told me to take of my shoes....well that's how a few of us feel about the actions that are taking place in this club

so some people (not directly pointed at anyone..I don't like to point fingers) need to gain respect and listen and take advice, suggestions and comments that some people have to say
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Stories r called fanFICTION for a reason people...crossovers should belong because it is pure FICTION
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And I know what u mean by trash (posting big time rush videos on a Percy Jackson page) I just don't see ur rationale behind a few of the rules
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^First off mate there has been a club made for crossovers so don't worry
And secondly there is spam and trash everywhere which is why these rules have been made read the other comments and you will understand
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@abrown If you don't see the rationale here, that's fine. But these rules were made here at the beginning and we would like to uphold them. It's like making rules for your bedroom that you want your siblings to follow.
As for crossovers, there is one reason why they aren't allowed on here: they're unrelated to the Heroes of Olympus.
This club is called Heroes of Olympus for a reason. It's about that particular book series and no other book series. Therefore, it's spam. The Cullens have no part in the particular book series and this coub was meant for that book series and that book series only. No other.
Spam is messy. Some people who don't have accounts try to navigate through the club to get to stories they enjoy. And they see unrelated conversations and it takes a while to wade through it all. It's exhausting, bewildering, and messy. That's one of the reasons a lot of the 'Ancients' or 'oldies' left. Thas how the club was a mess. People spammed everywhere and were oblivious to the rules.
As for articles: if we didn't have articles that were meant for guides, theories, etc. only and we only used them to write our Mark of Athena's, how would we share the ideas and theories and all that jazz we have without everyone just seeing the fanfictions? The ideas could be useful, but would be ignored because everyone pays attention to the fanfictions in the articles that are supposed to be in the forums. A place for everything and everything in its place, right?
It's organization. It helps things be easier to navigate and to look at.
I think I'm all done talking XD
Peace out.
icuSTALKER :D
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^thankyou for writing what I was trying to say
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^^wow impressive essay there : D
I was just going to say stop whining and follow the rules : D
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^^^ JAZZY NEEDS AN AMEN

AMEN!

there. ;)
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Eh abrown7 is obviously a troll. This was the person who went on the olympus spot and called the admin "internet police."
If your mad then get out of here. Your new and can't try and change the rules because you don't like them. Were trying to fix this club, and people like you are trying to make it difficult by not abiding to the rules that were created by one of the founders. You honestly have no say and should just follow the rules like a good boy:P
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wierdo4 said:
^THIS !10000X
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Rules? *GAGS* NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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^ i moved mine to the crossover forum, so yeah.
i agree with nia! :D
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Of course you do!
If you didn't I would have to kill you bud
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Eh hey dude uup there what do you have against it?
She can't since she already made it There is no other way t oremove it since it was already made. Unless everyone takes away there comment but that would take forever so......
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I did not read any of the rules and this is what I rate your article
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lovespjo3 said:
What if we let others continue our stories?
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^^ nia is precious211, and i call her nia just as i am liz :P
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@Lt_Pupster who's Alex?
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Alvin2442 said:
Yeah and if you want to do a crossover go to the Crossover's club
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Alex13126 is that guy that wrote stuff earlier on this article
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Alex13126 said:
^Girl, thank you very much. Sheesh.
As other people've already, crossovers have already been made, and therefore can't be deleted. The point of the rule is that no other crossover forums be made.

By the way, calling someone "retarded" will not make a situation even better. Do you even know how offensive that word can be to some people?
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Oh dear gods, these rules have been around since the beginning, just do your best to follow them and if you don't have anything nice to say about them, remove your fingers from the keyboard and go elsewhere...why people b!tch about stuff when they know it will get them nowhere is beyond me, but I'm telling everyone right now, the next person who pulls the word "retarded" out is going to get a very big chunk of my mind. Its offensive!
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@Lt_Pupster
Alex13126 is a girl, not a guy, first off. And secondly, rules are needed to the club isn't overrun by fans of other books who don't even like Percy Jackson. No one hates abrown. I'm perfectly fine with him. All I'm trying to do is help him see the other side of the story. No one is trying to be mean here.
It's fine of you don't see how the rules work and disagree with some. But not following them is another thing, as they were implanted here from the beginning. I believe users have the right to ask, debate, or try to point out why a rule is invalid. If they find your point reasonable and one that may help the club, perhaps they will take it in. Otherwise, these rules stand, as Amph and her group with Roheha were her first, thereby having the initial liberty to make the foundations of the rules.
Please refrain from offensive words. 'Retarded' means mentally dysfunctional, or so I've been told, and no one on this site or Fanpop for that matter is like that. Fans appreciate non-hurtful language directed at them.
Not trying to be mean or tell you off. I'm just wondering what point you're trying to make here is (:
Now...
Leo is awesome :D
Peace out.
icuSTALKER
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^ good point even though i did not read that paragraph
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If you did not read it, how do you know if it is a good point? :D
Just asking :)
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^Because you wrote it : D
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^ i agree with twiggy!
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>_< You two make noooo sense whatsoever XD
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precisely! no, im kidding.
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Rickfan said:
What if I made a crossover before the rule is made?
Can I keep it?
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Rickfan said:
And I never saw the rules except the spam and crossover ones.
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Rickfan said:
Can anyone answer my Q?
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Who makes no sense?
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@Rickfan as stated earlier if you made a crossover you can keep it. The rules are to help regulate the club and stop more crossovers from being added. I hope this helps.
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