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14th-May-2006 05:56 pm
It occurred to me that using memories and tags for the same purpose was a bit of a waste of time so I have spent an almost entirely pleasant afternoon successfully avoiding what I should have been doing and deleting all the old memories, re-adding the tagged fanfic to the memories(I will be re-adding the music vids at some point) and searching for clip art of ford cortinas for the lifein1973 rating system. Fic now has at least three memory categories for author, dominant character/s and rating. I tried to go with whatever ratings the author originally gave the fic and take my cue from any warnings. On the other hand since it's 'my' system I suppose it's arguable whether it was possible for me to 'do it wrong'. ;) Hope everyone pretty much approves anyway!

So, given the MPA thing and inspired by the Angry Wombat rating system (on which the explanation text is heavily based not to say almost entirely lifted) behold:

White Cortina

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This rating describes fic fit for kiddies, simple, easy on the eye. The type of story where the characters might get a kiss at the end of it, but only in the most disney-esque setting... to the extent that anything set in a universe where people drink a lot, smoke a lot and beat each other up a lot could be thought of as disney-esque.

Green Cortina

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This rating describes the next level up from child-reading fic. This is probably suitable for teens around thirteen onwards, though it depends on the maturity of the teens. It might feature a quick kiss, grope, cuddle, and in more prominence than the white cortina, but nothing which a normal, well adjusted thirteen year old would take umbrage at. Mild swearing and the occasional thump may also be included. sorta PG sorta thing

Blue Cortina

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Here nice, sweet, mutually fulfilling sex appears. The inclusion of more explicit description, swear words and a bit more bouncing off the wall is catered for. This type of story is suitable for people over the age of 16.

Brown Cortina

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Smutty hardcore happy shagging. The feel good PWP comes under this type of cortina as does abduction/torture (I would say mild torture, but I'm not sure thats two words that can go together - grabbing them and beating them stuff basically), kink is mild and fluffy, more silk scarves and feathers rather than bloodplay and auto-erotic asphyxiation. Happy dirty explicit porn and suchlike! Suitable for 18 and over.

Red Cortina

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Disturbing, rape fic, hardcore kinks, hardcore language, twisted and upsetting scenarios. Dark and Deviant. Suitable for people over the age of 18 who like that sort of thing.

Edit: This entry has now been locked due to the spam we were getting on it.
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14th-May-2006 05:14 pm (UTC)
14th-May-2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
*g* glad you like it!
14th-May-2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oh I love the Cortina Rating! Genius!

My fics are between green and blue - do you think I could get away with describing them as Turquoise Cortina?

I have a big liking for the colour turquoise.

14th-May-2006 06:11 pm (UTC)
*g* I'm not entirely sure cortina's came in turquoise, except the one I briefly witnessed when I was playing about with the colour balance in photoshop anyway!
14th-May-2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
Oh well - blue or green it is then, depending on how many swear words I put in ;o)

Shame - bet a Cortina would look good in turquoise!
14th-May-2006 06:46 pm (UTC)
In purple it was stunning! :)
14th-May-2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Now I'm wondering what type of fic a purple Cortina could be used for? Crossover? (Sorry, very bad joke!).

I will go and employ the Cortina rating system to my fanfic journal :o)
14th-May-2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
Now I'm wondering what type of fic a purple Cortina could be used for? Crossover?
14th-May-2006 07:41 pm (UTC)
But then it should be a MAUVE cortina for crossovers, since most of them so far have been with Doctor who! :)
14th-May-2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
Oooh - this Cortina rating is so good - it's already spawning alternatives!
14th-May-2006 09:02 pm (UTC)

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15th-May-2006 03:40 am (UTC)
These are going to be very useful1 thanks!
15th-May-2006 07:07 am (UTC)
Glad to be of service *g*
15th-May-2006 06:51 am (UTC)
*loves your brain*
15th-May-2006 07:04 am (UTC)
Very occasionally it comes up with something useful! *g*
26th-Jun-2006 08:44 am (UTC)
I'm starting a LoM flashfiction community. Mind if I use this rating system? I'll credit you of course!
14th-Apr-2007 12:35 pm (UTC)
XDDD these are great!
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