im using William Shakespeare, and okay.
Oh, well you could recite the whole of Romeo and Juliet and not get in trouble if it’s Shakespeare Go ahead and quote whatever you like!
lol ok. waits for team response
All Shakespeare’s works are in the public domain so you absolutely can use them in any context- including Episode stories.
If you wanted to, you could make William a character and have him in your story without worrying about content guidelines or copyright.
Yep. Just got the team response and its allowed. Thanks guys.
Are you allowed to have a character say it happened?
I think so. This rule seems to suggest it’s ok if not explicit. So “They has sex” would be OK, but talking about… where specific body parts go could cross a line.
So for example in my story “The Young Actress” When Emma is telling Lana and Sophia about her night having her say:
We may have…
Or something along those lines, Would that be okay?
It should be, as I don’t think that counts as explicit, and the purpose of that rule’s wording seems to indicate implicit or generalized references are OK. Just include a content warning. And technically even though we know what “sleeping together” means, literally speaking it isn’t explicitly sexual. More of a euphemism, really.
Is it okay to put a quote with the authors name on it?
People will probably tell you it is. But no. Legally, it is not unless the work is in public domain (in the US, I imagine, since that’s where Episode is located).
Here are other more specific ones according to my experience:
- You can’t say the F word more than 5 times per episode, and you can’t use it as a synonym for sex
- You can’t say “whore” or “hoe” more than 1 time per chapter and if you do you can only say the F word 4 times
- You can’t say “naked” in a sexual way
- Characters over 18 can’t date or have sex with characters under 18, even if one of them is 17 and the other is 18
- You can’t say you enjoyed sex or describe pleasure from it
- You can’t glorify strip clubs, smoking, drinking, or drugs or say that a character enjoys smoking or doing drugs
- You can’t describe sexual assault
- You can’t say anything fetishizing age gaps i.e. “little one”, “daddy”
Lol… Wait… Really?
You mean like calling someone not your daddy… Daddy? lol
Calling someone daddy other then your daddy… daddy is weird anyone
The new term is Zaddy lollolololol…
As for the word “hoe” I didn’t know that. I don’t get it. Hoe isn’t even a terrible word. Whore is but not hoe.
I agree. Some of the guidelines are honestly pretty stupid
Okay wait that is straight up bizarre and oddly specific .
Also cough Featured episodes break the under 18 rule cough
Alssooo whyyyyy calling people daddy and hoe in a funny way is my thing im heartbroken
Hey guys! I’m wondering what does “excessive use of profanity or sexually explicit phrases” exactly mean. :,D Is there a “counter” (or examples) for that or how do I know when I cross the line? (Apart from being reported, because obviously, that’s what I’d like to avoid/prevent.)
Right, you would think they would be clear on this…
I’m going to need them to define excessive a little more.
Or… Better yet give some examples lol
Maybe a curse word every two dialogue lines is excessive? Sounds like something I’d do