This thread is to discuss issues on how to write within the guidelines of the FAQ, with discussion on how to sensitively deal with mature or darker themes. Death, suicide, angst, infidelity, insanity, substance abuse, etc... They are not verboten in and of themselves. It's all in how they are portrayed. Bridge to Terabithia, for example, deals with the death of a child's friend. It is terribly sad and dark, but not graphic. Yoda died in Return of the Jedi, and Qui-Gon died in Phantom Menace. This is NOT a place to complain about why the boards should be PG-13 and how that policy needs to change. The PG policy is set by the owners of this site. They are the only ones who can change it, and they have no intention of doing so. Rants, flames and abuse directed at any user (including mods) will not only be edited but the person posting could face a ban, since that behavior is a violation of TOS. Keep things to the point. I mentioned a specific example of death with Bridge to Terabithia. Anyone have other examples?