Button mashing no more
We’ve reworked our Advanced Search to no longer use buttons for tags. Tags will now appear in a dropdown list instead.
Each tag will have a brief description listed so you can easily find exactly what you’re searching for at any time.
Additionally, the list can be filtered by putting text in:
There are now two separate lists for including and excluding tags, which will make searching for your favourite fictions a breeze.
Now that we can easily add more tags since they don’t use up browser real estate, we’ve decided to change and expand our genre and tag list so we can better reflect the available fictions and align with current trends.
We’ve decided to remove the Non-fiction genre. Considering we’re a website that revolves around fiction, this one was an unintuitive option to begin with and most of the submissions we received were more akin to blog posts than stories. Thus, we’re ending the support for Non-fiction. Current fictions with the tag will receive the Contemporary genre instead.
Xianxia added alongside Wuxia. Wuxia fictions without Martial Arts tag will receive the Xianxia tag.
Xianxia is a long-standing favourite among eastern fiction. As such, we feel it’s high time we incorporate it properly under our tag list. Previously, most users tagged Xianxia under Wuxia, but since they have their differences, we’ve decided to implement both, as well as make some of the applicable fictions gain the tag initially.
This might affect some fictions negatively, so make sure to check if your own fiction applies.
Fantasy received four subgenre tags
- High Fantasy
- Low Fantasy
- Urban Fantasy
- Portal Fantasy / Isekai
Fictions with the Summoned Hero tag will receive the Portal Fantasy / Isekai tag and will lose the depreciated Summoned Hero tag. Fantasy as a genre still exists.
Fantasy is probably the widest genre, and we feel that we need to add options to narrow it a bit. We considered the number and extent of subgenres to use, and came to the conclusion that the four subgenres mentioned above give a decent cover of the genre as a whole.
We decided to leave both Isekai and Portal Fantasy as names concatenated into one tag, as they are mostly synonyms used in different languages and origin. The decision to effectively rename Summoned Hero is to better represent its standing in the fantasy genre.
GameLit added, LitRPG description changed.
GameLit has been added in lieu of the changing trends in what is considered LitRPG and what isn’t. While LitRPG usually makes use of statistics and EXP gains and other, more visual context for development, GameLit simply requires game-like mechanics without their overly-visual representation in the form of tables or prompts.
Space Opera added.
Space Opera has been added as a subgenre to the growing Science Fiction genre, in order to better differentiate between various works.
Similar to the above. Science Fiction now has a wider array of options, including Virtual Reality, Cyberpunk, Space Opera, and Steampunk, allowing for more options to search through.
Super Heroes added.
Who doesn’t like costumed superheroes? A growing genre in the popular media, we’ve decided that this is different enough from other tags (mainly Strong Lead) to have its own separate category.
This is a two-fold addition. Dungeon Core fictions have become a mainstay on RR, and other fictions make heavy use of well-known concept of Dungeon exploration. We’ve decided to merge both of them into this tag.
Mythos added. Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
We’ve seen a recent uptick of fictions that involve mythological entities (like Norse or Greek/Roman Gods) or mythological subthemes. We’ve also added the Occult subtheme to this tag because both mythology and occult felt too narrow on their own.
Post Apocalyptic added.
Let’s face it, everyone likes a good zombie infestation. We’ve added the tag to satiate your need for zombies and world ending calamities.
Villainous Lead added.
Last time we tweaked our tag list, we’ve added the Anti-Hero tag. Considering some uses of the tag were erroneous, we’ve decided to remedy that by adding a straight up Villain Lead. If you like seeing evil deeds go unpunished, this might be the tag for you.
Ruling Class added.
We’ll be honest here, not a single name we came up with felt good enough to describe the tag. Meant to be used in situations where there is distinct management of castles, cities, villages, countries, or the entire world even — we considered any other name too limiting. Thus, we felt that Ruling Class is an evocative yet not too narrow a title for the tag.
It’s up to you now
Remember to check if any fictions you have are affected by the new tag paradigm and edit them appropriately and, as always, let us know what you think in the comments.