Technical Terms

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These are the technical terms you'll need in order to understand the Content Warnings of the one-shots.

1) SLASH

This is the technical term for boyxboy stories; it's the name of genre.

2) LEMON

Characters have sex.

3) LIME

This is the term given to a scene of a sexual nature, involving oral sex, etc, short of committing the actual act. Personally, I don't bother warning people about limes.

4) YAOI

This is a manga/anime term depicting boyxboy stories, but has become common among regular fiction writers also.

5) FEMSLASH

This is the term used to describe a girlxgirl story.

6) YURI

This is a manga/anime term depicting girlxgirl stories, but has become common among regular fiction writers also.

7) ONE-SHOT*

This is a term used to inform the reader that this is all there is of the story; what's on your screen in front of you. One-shots are never continued to be full stories; more often than not all you need to know is contained within the one-shot anyway.

8) TWO-SHOT*

Similar to the one-shot except that it has two parts. Two-shots are never continued to be full stories.

9) DRABBLE

A drabble is similar to the one-shot. It is a short piece of writing, usually fan-fic but often regular fiction, that rarely exceeds 1,000 words. They often never have any real direction or plot, and are used to make a point about a character or issue. Drabbles are never continued to be full stories.

10) Mary-Sue/Marty-Stu

These are perfect characters, girls and boys with no real dimension who, for example, always do their chores and homework, is always beautiful and intelligent with a wide range of hobbies, interests and activities. These characters are usually only written by beginner authors who soon realise how annoying Mary-Sue and Marty-Stu are.

Note: Marty-Stu may also go under Gary-Stu.

*One- and two-shots are not, of course, the only options available in the "-shot" category, you can have as many as you like. Once you pass the three-shot limit though you may as well stop fooling yourself and admit you're writing a short story.

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