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Atm i am writing a story, and was wondering if i sweared in it and wanted to post it on here would i be able to?
**** yeah you are!
Now see if this post gets censored or deleted, and if not, you're free to post, haha.
Edit: A ha, so you get censored automatically.
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For ease of refrence the rule you need is #5.Personally I'd try to avoid swearing and use other words, made up ones with no meaning. If you're using Imperial Guard for example you could use Feth and Gak, this would allow you to write something likeForum age rating is 13
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*Feth! He shot me in the Gakking foot!*
*Gak me they've got a titan.*
These two words were created by Dan Abnett for his Gaunts Ghosts novels and for the 40k unvierse so are completely appropriate for use in your fluff if you're Guard. Orks would likely shout WAAAGH!!!. Eldar could say something in their own tougne, Marines and CSM could use Feth and Gak, since they speak Gothic like most of the Imperium.
Edit: I can see Marius introduced you to the language filter. This is another reason that swearing may not be great in your fluff, it will be automatically censored if you do.
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Last edited by kevin vanrooyen; June 1st, 2010 at 02:57.
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Eldar 3rd Overall/Best General of 26--2nd Overall/Best General of 7--1st Overall/Best General of 11
you could just say/write it like:
Rapunzel threw away her last victim and swore as she got hit in her left leg by a stray bullet
that way your readers can fill in the blanks and think for themselves: how would I swear if I got shot in the leg?" this actually keeps your reader much more connected to your story as it actively involves them in it.
Farscape came up with a good way around the swearing. They just invented the word 'frell, frelling. The frelling Scarrans are shooting at Moya, why the frell doesn't this thing have any guns!' in place of another commonly used bad word.
The new Battlestar Galactica copied Farscape by using 'frack'. It is clear what both of these words are meant to be but they aren't so both these shows are shown at all times of the day. Try doing that.
You could post it, but it would be censored, and may or may not violate LO Rule #5.
Personally, I think proper swearing in fluff is justified. Anyone who would claim that swearing isn't appropriate in a world that knows nothing except violence, war and death clearly needs to take their daily medication. It may be PG rated violence, but it is violence nonetheless. Words like 'Frack' or 'Gak' seem like blatant censorship. One could argue that in the future, language has changed which would justify different words used instead of the words we have today. But then how does that explain the fact that they still use all the other English words? Onoes!
Swearing in a fluff?
I comes to me that the name of this thread sounds like some sort of therapy. Stick your head in a bucket full of cotton wool and scream abuse.
kadicel has a point that often our imaginations can make up for what is not clearly presented. Like the shark in Jaws, we hardly ever see it until the end of the film but it is very sinister.
Last edited by Leech; June 2nd, 2010 at 19:36.
I found most readers find it annoying (having ***** midsentence kinda rips you out of the story, especially if it follows up alot i.e:
"die you **** son of a ****"sgt. Caketown shouted.
"you go first you nasty mother**** go eat *** you worthelless piece of ****" sgt.Pieville replied.
Just make up your own swear words as it becomes more fluffy when your army has it's own slang way of speaking. Or just use "frack" from BSG, although i didn't watch the series (the original really put me off when i was a kid), I found it to be a good way of swearing without actually swearing since it begins and ends the same as a particular real life swear word.
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