The Big Apricot

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Name: The Big Apricot
Date(s): August 17, 2008 (site registered) - c. September 2020
Archivist: Head Librarian
Type: Fanfiction Archive
Fandom: Superman (Movies)
URL: (via Wayback
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The Big Apricot was a fanfiction archive for Superman Movieverse fanfiction, named for the nickname given to Metropolis in the Superman films. The site also hosted a bulletin board and various resources related to the films such as links to scripts, discussion of Metropolis, etc.. As of 6th March 2017, the site held 218 stories.[1]

Posting Rules

Fiction is generally posted to the bulletin board for criticism etc. before being posted to the archive. The archive uses an automated submission form but stories are added manually by the site administrators, and can be downloaded as HTML, ePub, etc. once on line.

Fiction must be related to the Superman movieverse and related media (such as the film Supergirl). Crossovers are allowed. Stories must include a disclaimer and spoiler warnings if needed. Actor Fiction is prohibited.


Stories must be rated on the following scale:

  • Fiction Rated: K
    Intended for general audience 5 years and older. Content should be free of any coarse language, violence, and adult themes.
  • Fiction Rated: K+
    Suitable for more mature children, 9 years and older, with minor action violence without serious injury. May contain mild coarse language. Should not contain any adult themes.
  • Fiction Rated: T
    Suitable for teens, 13 years and older, with some violence, minor coarse language, and minor suggestive adult themes.
  • Fiction Rated: S
    (Slash) Suitable for older teens, contains non-explicit homosexual themes
  • Fiction Rated: M
    Not suitable for children or teens below the age of 16 with possible strong but non-explicit adult themes, references to violence, and strong coarse language.
  • Fiction Rated: MA
    Content is only suitable for mature adults. May contain explicit language and adult themes.