Well, it's finally started happening. They've decided to start ripping down the chapters of my story and are refusing to let me publish them here until I change the ages of the characters. This has thrown a big wrench in the works, since I wanted everyone to be able to continue to read my story, even if I wasn't posting any new chapters on here.
Well, now it looks like that isn't going to happen. I'm completely confused, since I read a story just yesterday on here with a 12-year-old. That's still up. But mine are being taken down, with chapters that don't even refer to the age.
So if you're looking for Chapters 1, 3, 9, and 14, they aren't there and I've been promised they won't be unless the ages change, which would be impossible with the way the story has been written so far.
That kinda seals the deal for me. If they took down those chapters, it's pretty obvious that they are going to start taking down the rest, leaving everyone who WANTS to read the story high and dry. I don't want that to happen. So many people have been messaging me, many of them telling me that my story has helped them and inspired them, and I don't want to deprive fans and potential new fans of that.
So, you know what?
I'm posting the link to the new site on here. Haters and fans alike can come. But be warned, this site has FAR more stringent policies on voting and commenting.
If you're coming just to threaten me, they will boot you off without a warning. http://members.adult-fanfiction.org/profile.php?no=1296955551 Just put that in your browser bar and it'll zip you to my profile.
I think this will help if you've been waiting for me to clear my inbox in order for me to send you a link. Literally every couple of hours the PM box is full and I have to go through each one to comment. I wish I had the time to give an individual message with each one but I have yet to discover the magic that will let me stop time.
I'm sorry that everything I've been posting lately has been pretty dour. Believe me, I don't want things to change. I wish they could stay the same forever. I wish that the old stipulations of age-restriction (which didn't seem to bother anyone) could have stayed so there wouldn't be an issue of 'these characters are too young'.
These are stories. Seems to me that if it's obviously fictional, such behavior isn't being endorsed or encouraged. It's just a story to tell.
I see way worse stuff on the news every day and yet, because a character is a year shy of 'proper', they can't have their story told? Seems wrong to me. Now, again, I'm not bitching about xnxx.
They've been great to allow me to publish my stories as they are and I thank them a lot. Hell, I've made a lot of fans and a lot of friends here, whom I hope to see over at my new site.
However, to quote old men, 'This ain't the same as it used to be'. It's become just as much a philosophical disagreement as a personal safety issue.
If my stories are going to start being taken down because of the way they're written, then there's basically no reason for me to post on here. What's worse, I'm starting to fear for a lot of my favorite stories, most of which involve characters shy of 'proper'.
If they start getting taken down, I'm going to have to enact Policy 'I Don't Want To Live on this Planet Anymore'. I really do hope, in the future, the rules change and people are allowed to bring back their stories, written however they want.
Honestly, I don't care what your story contains. If it doesn't look interesting to me, I won't read it.
I'm not going to get offended by it's existence just because it contains subjects that I personally disagree with. I don't know what the impetus was for creating a rule that all characters HAVE to be above the age of eighteen to have sex (in no way resembling real life) but it's one that, unfortunately, I can't work with for my story. So, for now, I have to say a permanent goodbye to xnxx.
Don't worry, I'm still going to be around, reading stories, commenting on them, probably throwing up an informational post whenever I post a new chapter on the new site so people will know to come and read it (unfortunately, the new site doesn't exactly make it easy to know when there's been a new chapter of a story posted).
The story will go on and everyone who wants to read it and follow along with the story will be able to.
Just.not here. Not now. Maybe someday I'll come back with a different story, with 'proper-aged' characters and whatnot, but She is the One is my work right now and I need to see it through to the end. I owe it to the fans, who wait so patiently for each new chapter, to finish that story before I move onto any others.
I hope to see you all at my new site, where the adventures of Jack, Kayla, and the rest will continue. And if you haven't read any of the story and want to start, come and read. I hope you will enjoy it, like so many others have :) Thank you all for being such wonderful fans and I hope you continue to enjoy. Love, Joe UPDATE: They are taking down ALL the chapters, it looks like.