The Wolverine & Rogue Fanfiction Archive
Barely Legal Since 2000
This site is for stories that revolve mainly around the relationship between the characters of Wolverine and Rogue, as friends, teammates, or romantic partners. If your story does not focus on them, it probably belongs at our sister site, XMMFF.
A series is a set of stories that when read together comprise a story arc, but each story itself has its own plot, its own beginning and middle and end. An example of this would be the Harry Potter books, or the Star Wars movies. Each book/movie has its own plot, its own resolution, and is generally understandable and entertaining independently of the others. You might not understand everything that's going on if you missed the earlier books or movies, but you get the general idea.
A chaptered story, on the other hand, is a single story with one basic plot that is told one piece at a time, in small chunks that do not stand alone and don't make much sense if read independently. And example of this would be, well, just about any book you've ever read that has chapters in it. If you pick up a book you've never read before and turn to chapter six and start reading there, you won't have any idea what's going on, because understanding that chapter is dependent on reading what came before it.
Four hundred words that picks up where the last bit left off and has no actual story structure of its own is not a story in a series--it's a chapter. If the administrators think your "series" should be archived as a chaptered story, they will contact you and ask you to change it.
Why does this matter? Because archiving your 48 chapter story as 48 separate stories takes up way more space on our server.
When categorizing your story, it's best to go by what movie it's based on. It basically signifies the starting point of your canon.
If your story is based on events in X1 but does not take into account X2 or X3, it's X1.
If your story is based on events in X1 *and* X2, but does not take into account X3, it's X2.
If your story is based on events in all three movies, it's X3.
Wherever your story picks up, that's the movie you label it with.
What about AU? Well, if you get too fussy about what an AU is, pretty soon, if you think about it, they're all AU (Technically, most of the stories written based on X1 became AU when X2 came out). Label your story AU if you're totally changing it up, like making Rogue a vet and Logan has a sick dog, or giving Rogue her comic powers, or something like that.
Some genre guidelines:
Action: Wolverine & Rogue kick ass and stop bad guys. Not much in the way of smoochies or UST.
Adult: Story has sex and/or violence and is not suitable for younger readers.
Angst: Woe! Sad! *sob*
Crossover: X-Men plus characters from another fandom.
Dark: Rogue's a cutter! Rogue gets raped! Logan is a wife-beater! Rogue kills Logan!
Drabble: Technically 100 words, but people seem to use it for anything that's not long enough to be a story, and that's fine, too.
Drama: There's plot but not a lot of ass-kicking and not many smoochies.
Foof: Silly happy fun story that makes you go, "Awwww!"
Friendship: No smoochies, just buddies. Please do not label your W/R romance fics "Friendship," even if you they are really good friends, too. Some people like to read about Wolverine and Rogue as friends, but not as anything more, and if you label the story friendship and then have them hop in the sack, you will piss people off and they will email Devil Doll and bitch and then she will hate you for complicating my life.
General: Usually the equivalent of the G-rated movie, but sometimes can be used as a catch-all, if it's just sort of...a story. They talk or whatever but it's not clear if they're couple and nothing really happens and whatnot.
Holiday: Story that revolves around a holiday.
Humor: Written purposely to be funny. (As opposed to a story that's so bad it's funny.)
Metafic: The characters know they are characters.
Poetry: There once was a mutant from Westchester/ who something something something that rhymes with "Westchester"
PWP: Sexin' with no plottin'.
Shipper: Generally a story about How They Got Together. A good catch-all genre if you can't decide what it is. If they're together in the story, it's Shipper Fic.
Songfic: Lyrics sprinkled in the story.
UST: Unresolved sexual tension. Note: If they have sex in the story, it is *not* unresolved sexial tension. Once they start fucking, it's been resolved. :)
Vignette: Wikipedia says it best: "short, impressionistic scenes that focus on one moment or give a particular insight into a character, idea, or setting."
"Please read" is not an acceptable title or summary.
Story titles and summaries should not be typed in all caps.
Put your actual story in the archive, not a link to it on your website or LiveJournal. Why? Because if you delete your site or lock your LiveJournal, then the link is broken, and we want an archive full of stories, not an archive full of broken links. Admins will delete link-only submissions.
Readers: There may be times you will come across content you feel should have been warned for, content you do not wish to read. Our advice is to use your back button and make a note of the author's name for future reference.