All members should familiarize themselves with all guidelines and rules.
Note: Anywhere there is a [?] there is further explanation on the covered subject. If you are still unsure about anything, please contact the administration after reading the FAQ. "I didn't know" is not an excuse.
We do not want to restrict you in your writing, but there are a few guidelines we'd like stories to follow.
-good spelling and grammar [?]
-no web speak [?]
-recommended chapter length of 500 words (drabbles are welcome)
Note: The above are only examples. If an author is advised to revise their story and refuses to make changes, normal punishments will apply.
1. LPfiction is a site for Linkin Park fan fiction only. Only stories featuring the band as protagonistsabout are to be posted and not - as good as they may be - poems.
2. When you upload/update a story, you cannot update/upload a different story within 48 hours. This includes using different accounts and collaborations. [?]
3. NO MARY_SUE FICS - Only stories revolving around a Linkin Park member are allowed. If your story has an original character [?] as a main character - especially Mary Sues [?] - please post them else where. Additionally please use the approved names for main female characters.[?]
5. Plagiarism is not allowed. [?]
7. All members must have a beta before they can post their stories.
REVIEWING AND RATING STORIES
Be nice to each other. If you don't like a story, leave a constructive review. Flaming [?] other members will not be tolerated. However, if you receive constructive criticism [?] and people point out what you could do better, take your reviewers words into consideration.
You can only rate as 1-5 if you leave a review with a reason for doing so. note: Simply disliking an aspect of the story is not cause for a low rating - i.e. you dislike the pairing. The rating must reflect the quality of writing and plot
What is web speak (aka l33t speak)?
WEB OR N3T SP3AK IS A WAY OF TYPNG TAHT SOMA P3OPLE USE 2 SHORTEN WORDS11!! OMG THIS IS OKAY HOW3VAR NOT FOR FANFICTION!1!111! LOL PLZ USE CORECT SP3LNG!111!! OMG WTF LOL
I need help with my grammar and spelling, can you help me?
There are people willing to beta [?] your work. Please make use of those who are willing to help or have a friend read it over. Please visit the boards for more details.
What exactly does being a beta entail?
Visit http://www.theparapet.net/fanfic/gl ossary.html and scroll down to "Beta-Reader".
Can I update the same story several times within 48 hours?
What are original characters?What are Mary Sues?
Original characters are characters you make up (example: this guy, James, who has been Mike's best friend since high school).
Read TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE: 150 YEARS OF MARY SUE by Pat Pflieger.
Can I write about the band members wives/girlfriends?
Yes, if you feel that it is a necessary part of your story and does not break the Mary Sue rule.
For example: Very little is known about Rob's current girlfriend. To include her in one of your stories you would have to make up a name and other relevant pieces of information. She would become an original character and this would be okay as long as she isn't the protagonist and/or a personification of the author.
For all other wives/girlfriends please use the appropriate names (Anna, Samantha, Talinda, Linsey, Elisa, Rebecca & Karen.)
Can we write stories set in a high school or where both band members are underage?
Can we write about Chester's past, or a fictional situation where another band member is abused as a child?
Yes, you can. You can pretty much write about everything sexual, as long as no LP member is portrayed as child molester.
Can I include lyrics or parts of a book/movie in my story?
Yes, you can, as long as you include a disclaimer saying who they belong to.
What if I want to edit my story?
If you want to edit your story, use the "edit" button. If you need help with editing, contact an admin.
What if my story was accidentally deleted and I want it back on the site?
We recently introduced Repost Amnesty Day, which takes place on the 1st of every month. On this day, you can re-post stories that _for whatever reason_ disappeared from the site. For more information on this read more.
What is flaming?
Flaming includes insulting, belittling, or saying ANYTHING inappropriate, even if it is done in a joking manner.
What is constructive criticism?
If you find faults with a story, tell the author how you think they could improve. Comment on their spelling, grammar and punctuation. If you think the plot needs work or the author could benefit from the use of a beta, tell them. If you feel that a more private review is needed, email the author with some advice.
No one here is a professional writer and we all appreciate help when given.
If you want to write an author's note, you have to include it at the beginning or end of a chapter. It is not allowed to only have an author's note as a chapter or as a separate entity. You can also put author's notes in your profile or on the boards.
Repost Amnesty Day
This is a day on which all users are allowed to re-post stories that once were on this site, but have been accidentally deleted or went missing from the site for an unknown reason. You can also re-post a story that has been deleted by an admin for either breaking rule 2 or for not meeting the site's standards, provided you have worked on it and feel it is of a better quality now.
Repost Amnesty Day takes place on the 1st of every month and you are allowed to re- post up to three of your stories at once - rule 2 is not in effect on this day. If you would like to re-upload more that three stories please contact an admin.
Penalties for Rule Breakers
We don't want to punish anyone and hope that we don't have reason to, but unfortunately there have been cases in the past where people chose to ignore the rules or simply didn't understand them and their accounts were temporarily suspended.
As of June 1st 2009, the penalties for breaking the rules are:
RULE 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7: Story is deleted.
1st Offence: Story deleted and sent back to author - one week suspension.
2nd offence: Story deleted and sent back to author - two weeks suspension.
3rd Offence: Story deleted and sent back to author - 1 month suspension.
4th Offence: Account closed.
Reviewing and Rating:
Offender will be suspended & review/rating will be deleted with the authors permission (admin will need to be contacted by either the author or another user reporting the offence).
Terms of Service
While the administrators of this site will attempt to remove or edit any illegal material as quickly as possible, it is impossible to review every story. All stories published here express the views and opinions of the author and not the administrators and hence they will not be held liable.
If you find any material that may violate any applicable laws and intellectual property rights, please report here.