Content Tags List
This is the full list of Content Tags used in the HSWC. They exist both to help people better understand what the Major Content Tags entail and to be used as Content tags themselves, should people wish to use them.
For each tag (major and additional) you may choose to preface it with "canon" or "mentions of" if applicable. For example, if a work centers on Bro Strider's canonical death, you may include the major tag of death as "Canon Death." A fic that contains characters talking, but not in detail, about an experience with having been mind controlled might include the additional tag "Mentions of mind control." A piece that makes reference in passing to the canon amputation of Tavros's legs might use the tag "Mentions of canon amputation."
Major Content Tags
If you wish to use an expanded major tag, list it in parenthesis after the actual major tag. For example: Abuse (bullying, emotional manipulation).
You cannot leave this area blank in your entry's header block. If there are no tags present in your work, write "NONE." If you are choosing not to use tags to avoid spoiling your entry, write "TAGS OMITTED." Leaving this area blank will disqualify your entry from the final vote.
- Animal abuse
- Child abuse
- Domestic abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Emotional manipulation
- Mental abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Verbal abuse
- Spores and cordyceps-esque infections
- Animal/Pet death
- Character death
Dub-con (sexual acts of dubious consent)
Graphic depictions of violence/gore
- Puncturing the skin
- Violence to specific body parts
- teeth/mouth (e.g., forced dental work)
Non-con (nonconsensual sexual acts)
Rapidly flashing images
The following are tags you may consider using in the "Additional Tags" section of your entry header block. If there are no tags present in your work, write "NONE." If you are choosing not to use tags to avoid spoiling your entry, write "TAGS OMITTED."
Alcohol and drinking
Broken musical instruments
Childbearing and complications
Dentists and dental work
Gender and Sexuality Issues
- Body dysphoria
- Gender dysphoria
- Homophobia/internalized homophobia
- Misogyny/internalized misogyny
Mental Health issues
- Mentally disabled characters being hurt/taken advantage of