MPAA's ratings




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Writer's University - Articles on writing fanfic
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The BtVS Writer's Guild - Articles on writing fan fiction
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Roget's Thesaurus - Well, a thesaurus
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The Craft of Writing - How to write good fan fiction
Writerisms and Other Sins - How to write bad fan fiction...
Citizens Against Bad Slash - On how to write m/m and f/f
Fiction Factor - Writing tips for fiction writers - Info on the show
The BtVS Writers' Guild, reference guide - Links to reference guides (language, magic, geogrephy etc.)


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MPAA's Ratings

G - General Audiences -- All ages admitted. Signifies that the film rated contains nothing most parents will consider offensive for even their youngest children to see or hear. Nudity, sex scenes, and scenes of drug use are absent; violence is minimal; snippets of conversation may go beyond polite conversation but do not go beyond every-day expressions.

PG - Parental Guidance Suggested -- Some material may not be suitable for children. Signifies that the film rated may contain some material parents might not like to expose to their young children -- material that will clearly need to be examined or inquired about before children are allowed to attend the film. Explicit sex scenes and scenes of drug use are absent; nudity, if present, is seen only briefly; horror and violence do not exceed moderate levels.

PG-13 - Parents Strongly Cautioned -- Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Signifies that the film rated may be inappropriate for pre-teens. Parents should be especially careful about letting their younger children attend. Rough or persistent violence is absent; sexually-oriented nudity is generally absent; some scenes of drug use may be seen; some use of one of the harsher sexually-derived words may be heard.

R - Restricted -- Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian (age varies in some jurisdictions). Signifies that the rating board has concluded that the film rated may contain some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their children to see it. An R may be\ assigned due to, among other things, a film's use of language, theme, violence, sensuality, or its portrayal of drug use. Theater owners and film critics are advised as to why the R rating was assigned; parents are therefore urged to contact their local theatres to learn why the rating board chose the R rating.

NC-17 - No children under 17 Admitted (age varies in some jurisdictions). Signifies that the rating board would feel that the film rated is patently adult and that children under the age of 17 should not be admitted to it. The film may contain explicit sex scenes, an accumulation of sexually-oriented language, and/or scenes of excessive violence. The NC-17 designation does not, however, signify that the rated film is obscene or pornographic in terms of sex, language, or violence.


AtS - Angel, the series
AU - Alternative universe. A variation of canon or a different context altogether
Beta, Beta reader - Someone who reads your story and comments on the writing and/or correct the grammar before you post it
BtVS - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Canon - What has happened on the series.
Challenge fic - A fic that's written according to one or several guidelines
Crossover - A fan fiction with characters, plots or contexts from two or more series
Drabble - A "fan fiction" with no more than 100 words
D/S - Dominance/Submission
Fanon - Non-canon details that are used often enough in fan fiction to be considered fan fiction canon
Fantasy fic - A fan fiction with the characters from the show, placed in a different context.
Fic - Short for fan fiction
Ficlet - A single-chapter fan fiction
H/C - Hurt/Comfort - Someone is suffering, physically or emotionally, and is being nurtured by someone else
Het, gen - Heterosexual pairing
JM - James Marsters, the hottie who plays Spike
Mary Sue Fic - A story where the author adds her/him self as a character
OC - Original Character
Pod Persons - Characters who don't act as "themselves"
Point of View - The story is told from a single character's perspective
PDP - Porn Driven Plot. Well... There's plot, but it's porn driven. Plot Driven Porn is a similar concept
PWP - Porn Without Plot alt. Plot, What Plot?
Redemptionista - People who believe that Spike can be redeemed without a soul.
RST - Resolved Sexual Tension
Ship - A pairing, for example Buffy/Spike
Shipper - Someone who supports a particular pairing
Slash - Fan fiction with a male/male or female/female pairing
Song fic - A fan fiction that's inspired by a song
SMG - Sarah Michelle Gellar, the actress who plays Buffy
Spoiler - Info on unaired or recently aired episodes. In the case of fan fiction it indicates where the story takes off.
UST - Unresolved Sexual Tension
Whedonverse - The BtVS/Angel fandom
WIP - Work in Progress

For a comprehensive glossary for sex term abbreviations, go to's glossary guide

Ships (some of them)

Spuffy - Spike/Buffy
Bangel - Buffy/Angel
Spangel - Spike/Angel
Spuffel - Spike/Buffy/Angel
Wuffy - William/Buffy
Spander - Spike/Xander
Spawn - Spike/Dawn (eew!)
Spillow - Spike/Willow
Spara - Spike/Tara
Wangel - Wes/Angel
BuG -Buffy/Giles
Bander - Buffy/Xander
FaB - Faith/Buffy
Xangel - Xander/Angel
Billow - Buffy/Willow