There was a bit of controversy surrounding a recent prompt and the resulting fic. I received several comments from people who were very much disgusted by the idea, and they asked me to change the rules to specify that only human parings be allowed. There was also the suggestion of putting it up to a vote. I have not made a post about this yet because I wanted to take the time to really think it through.
After quite a bit of consideration (as well as consulting with people involved with other kink memes) I have decided not to change the rules. I understand that the kink was something that a lot of people find distasteful (or worse) however the founding principle of kink memes is that they are a place where people can request anything
. I would go so far as to say the fact that someone requested it, someone else filled it, and multiple people commented positively is reason enough to allow anything here. If they can't come here for something like that, where can they go? Furthermore, I dislike the idea of me, or anyone else for that matter, deciding what kinks are acceptable and which are not. As far as fiction goes, I don't think that any one kink is more harmful than another.
The fic in question was posted properly, and even included a warning at the top. I STRONGLY advise people to navigate the meme with care. I am going to revise the rules (and I will make a proper post about this soon) to say that ALL FIC THAT INCLUDES KINKS THAT MAY BE UPSETTING TO PEOPLE NEEDS TO HAVE A WARNING AT THE TOP EVEN IF THE PROMPT SPECIFICALLY ASKS FOR THAT KINK.
The reason for this is that some people read the meme in flat view, which means they don't always see the prompt when they read. I am also going to suggest that people who read in flat view check the parent thread before starting new fic if you have reason to believe that some prompts might upset you. Unfortunately I am not online every minute to police the threads and verify that people are including warnings.
I understand that not everyone will agree with this viewpoint, and my aim is not to upset anyone. I just feel very strongly that there should be a place that is open to anything and everything, and that place is here, where we are all anonymous.
All that said, please try to post prompts that are serious. I don't mean the idea has to be serious (humor and crack are great!) I just mean don't prompt something just for a reaction or laughs. IP logging is off and will remain off forever, so either people will have to police themselves or I will be stuck making judgment calls about what is and is not serious, and I don't want to do that since it takes away from the idea that no one should be making value judgments about what constitutes an appropriate request.
I truly do not mean to upset anyone with this, and I hope that you understand where I am coming from.Also: I have modified the kink meme post to ask people to PLEASE be careful where they comment. If you want to leave a comment on a fic, you MUST click the 'Reply to this' rather than 'Post a new comment.' Otherwise your comment is just left stranded and the author won't know how much you liked it. All comments like this will be deleted.KINK MEME #1