Ok im confused-

So, I’ve read through the guidelines more then once, but im still confused.

Are we not allowed to use guns, punching or slapping in our stories? I saw that in other stories, guns, punching and slapping were still used. Sorry, I’m just a bit jumbled up.

If someone can clarify this for me, that would be a huge help <3

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You are not allowed, to have GUNS ON STORY COVER, but you can still use them.


so people can use guns in stories but other characters cant be shot, punched or slapped? (sorry just tryna make sure i understand)

U can use guns in your story, u can use slap, u can use punch

im still confusedddd.

Ok so you can use punching, slapping and guns, so yes to being shot im guessing


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this is the guideline for story covers ONLY.

Story Card a.k.a STORY COVERS! Guidelines - In addition to all of the below guidelines , the following guidelines apply to story cards:

  1. No implication that characters are having, have had, or are about to have sex. This includes (but is not limited to) any actual or implied nudity, a bed scene with more than one person, depiction of one or more characters who are sexually touching themselves or one another, images that depict sex work or a sexual act in exchange for compensation
  2. No sexual props or items being used in a sexual context
  3. No nudity, even with censors
  4. No guns
  5. No drug or alcohol use of any kind
  6. No profanity of any kind
  7. No depiction of bullying
  8. No language that relates to racism or racial profiling or stereotypes
  9. Children under the age of 16 cannot be the focus, including any context of overlays and backgrounds (e.g. a closeup of a child on a swing)
  10. No use of the Episode logo

ok! thanks

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I wonder why you’re not allowed to use the episode logo :sweat_smile:


well, because it’s their company logo, and it’s their terms, so…hm. idk.

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I just wondered if they didn’t want anyone to be confused and think that because the logo was on the cover, the story was official?


It kinda sucks for people who made comedy stories like “the worst episode story” :grimacing::grimacing::grimacing:

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Is a couple touching each other faces and looking at each other against the guidelines?

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no, it isn’t since they are only touching their faces while looking at each other.


Assuming they’re fully clothed, you’re probably going to be fine.
One of my covers recently got rejected. I thought it was the way they were touching each other, but it’s because the girl was pulling one of the guy’s ties and that’s apparently a sexual prop in that context lol


Okay :+1:

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I think that’s a bit extreme- for them to reject it. I’m going on the assumption that the man was in businesswear? lol

A child under sixteen? Seriously? What if they’re just standing there?!

I only just saw this because the thread got bumped lol and yes. He was fully clothed in business attire. The same cover got approved without the tie. (lol 6 months later and you probably don’t need an answer anymore :rofl: but I hate not replying)
It seems like recently they’ve cracked down on this again because some covers that must have slipped through the cracks the first time have since been reviewed and rejected.

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