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The fan fic forum has a number of sub forums. These include the 'Northern Districts Library' for completed fics and 'The Vault' for abandoned fics.

The general forum is for fics rated G, T and A. ALL fics must have a rating attached to their title.

All fics rated R or A/R will be posted in the adult forum which is password protected and members under the age of 18 are asked not to enter. BTTB accepts no responsibility for anyone under the age of 18 entering this part of the forum. Members entering do so at their own discretion.


The ratings system to which we expect authors to adhere is as follows:

G: General audience

The story contains no objectionable content and is suitable for readers of all ages. Typically this will closely match anything found in the filmed episodes or that which the writer can can be envision being filmed for the show.


Sexual Content for G rating.
Kisses, hugs, implied sexual relations but no mention of anything clearly sexual.


Violence for G rating
Think the level of violence you'd see on the show in a non PG episode so a punch, slap or a kick and then somebody appearing badly beaten later but without us seeing the actual beating.


Language in G rating
What we see generally on the show - so ignore the odd occasions when someone says something and we start a topic going 'oh my god so and so said..' and think in general what the show would have said. So I'd say darn it, blue blazes, flamin' norah etc


Sexual abuse in G rated fic
Should not appear in a G rated fic.


Slash in G rated Fic
Slash fics which adhere to the above guidelines can be G rated.



T: Suitable for teenagers, Equivalent of PG or slightly above.

Mild, or suggestions of, adult content or themes - stronger content, more mature themes, mild language (hell, damn) or moderate violence.


Sexual Content in T rated fics
Mild descriptions to set the scene or make it clear that two people are having sex. For example:- He kissed her more passionately as he gently laid her down on the bed and slowly began removing her clothes… then stop the description . You can talk about after effects, 'Ric and I, we.. you know".... Cassie blushed bright red, "Really? What was it like?" Matilda asked eagerly, "Weird, good weird but weird.."


Violence in T rated fics
More of an actual beating could be described , for example somebody lying in a ditch bleeding from the nose, ear etc with clearly broken bones, also talking about pain, after effects and brief descriptions of the beating, ie, 'he was like a mad man' 'I thought it'd never end' etc.. the writer shouldn't really go into explicit detail though


Language in T rated fics
Stronger language, the sort of thing home and away could get away with showing but might get a few complaints, hell, damn it, bloody hell, etc


Abuse in T rated Fics
Should be very much implied with no detail, description and only mild references, think Cassie's abuse, Dani's rape as a guideline.


Slash which complies with the above can be included in T rated fics.




A: Adult content or themes.

Content suitable only for mature teens and adults, may contain sexual references (although no explicit sexual scenes), stronger language, mature themes, and violence more graphic than that depicted on the show.


Sexual Content in A rated fics

Sexual references, the word sex, descriptions laying the scene, making out scenes, removal of clothes, his hands moved all over her body, she groaned in anticipation etc. No explicit detail though.


Violence in A rated fics

Describing a fight scene, describing a beating, etc. The line here stops at torture, degradation, humiliation etc.


Language in A rated fics

f*c*, s**t, bloody etc are allowed as a one off or rare use provided its in character and necessary to the story that the character uses strong language.


Abuse in A rated fics

Writers can give more of an idea of what happened, For example... We know her uncle touched her, we see the demons, we see her scared of men, we see her shake when Kane comes in the room, he makes her physically sick etc. references to it are allowed provided the actual act happened off screen (or out of fic).




Adult Forum and R rated Fics.

All fics must be rated R if they contain adult content beyond that in A rated fics.




Sexual content in R rated fics

Pornographic and sexually explicit fics are not allowed. However writers can include more specific description than they do in those fics rated A. It should not be gratuitous and should be necessary for for the storyline. So references to people touching each other sexually,to feeling him shudder as the ecstacy overwhelmed him etc would be okay because this could be portrayed on a late night TV show by showing the characters above the waist, and still making it obvious what was going on (facial expressions, arm movements etc).What we don't need to see is whats happening in step by step detail, if the description is so vivid it explains exactly what happens, whats going where etc ..then its over the line.


Language in R rated fics

Swearing is allowed provided its in context, in character and for the benefit of the story. Swearing for the sake of it, out of character etc is not permitted so Sally having a rant and littering every sentence with the F word is unacceptable but Drew hurling abuse at somebody and using swearwords would be okay.


Violence in R rated fics

In respect of violence we're thinking in terms of a late night episode so you might show people tied up, their hand being put in acid and them screaming in pain. What we wouldn't see is their flesh burning away etc. There should not be explicit X rated , 18+horror movie stuff which will give the librarians nightmares!


Abuse in R rated fics

This should be in context and of benefit to the story, not just for the sake of it. It should follow the same rules as sexual content with regards to what would be portrayed on a late night TV show. So facial expressions, horror, extreme reactions etc. Explicit detail of exactly whats happening is not acceptable.


Slash in R rated fics

Slash fics should adhere to the above requirements.



The following is NOT allowed in fics on this site.

Explicit descriptions of sex, obscene profanity, horrific violence, stories of an extremely disturbing nature (ex. childhood sexual torture), explicit descriptions of beatings or other extreme physical abuse, including descriptions of spankings particularly if they are of an humiliating nature.


How the adult forum will work:

Authors would self rate their fics using the guidelines we provide just as they do now. If they rate their fic above an A they should automatically start it in the adult forum. If writers are not sure they should consult a modertor or librarian for a second opinion. Anything which is deemed unacceptable by the librarians or moderators will be deleted and a PM sent to the author explaining why it was deemed unacceptable.


In addition to this we would like you to put whether your story contains Sexual Content (SC), Coarse language/swearing (L), Violence/Death (VD)


***We encourage writing warnings when you feel it's necessary.***



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