Hello! I just wanna say first hand that I love your work, but this question doesn't have to do with anything, I just wish for someone to tell me. Im kinda new to fanfiction and don't really understand the ratings, I know M is for mature, but what does G, F, K+, etc... Stand for? It may appear silly, but I really don't know ^^;
It’s totally ok!
So ratings are also different depending on what site you are on, so I am going to try to walk through them that way!
So on AO3 your ratings are G, T, M, E and NR- G= general. Disney movie safe, no complex themes, language or sexual situations whatsoever. T= teen. More like Harry Potter of Hunger games- some light language but nothing you couldn’t see on network TV, more mature themes but nothing explicit or graphic. M= mature. This will have heavier adult themes- often violent and sometimes sexual although usually not explicit unless its a long form fic where you may get the occasional mild sex scene. E- explicit. This is almost always Erotica. In theory E could be explicit violence, but my experience is this is where you go for the smut. NA means the author chose not to include a rating- read at your own risk.
Fanfiction.net uses slightly different ratings tags- k and k+ are the “kids” catagory, just a divided version of the G on AO3. K is meant to be safe for as young as age 5. K+ is meant to be more for ages 8-10. T is teen again, M- mature, MA- mature adult (this is where you get your explicit and extreme violence or controversial themes) and is also no longer allowed on FF.net (it was when I first started writing fics)
Those are the sites I use so those are all the ones I know, hopefully that helps~