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Fanfiction Terms

Post by Dreamlight » Fri 10th Nov 2006

These FanFiction Terms can be found in the FanFiction site as well, but the FanFic archive isn't open yet to public, so I will post it here for reference. If I've fogotten anything, please post here.

A few of the terms have blank spaces after them. This means the term has an explicit meaning and I've hidden it from public view in case there are young people viewing this thread. In order to view the meaning, highlight it with your mouse.

General Terms:

!: Not. For example, Cute!Artemis means Not Cute Artemis.

/: Used to display pairings in the FanFic. For example, Artemis/Holly.

Antific/Basher Fic: Any Fic used to kill off a character the author does not like. For example, having Minerva commit suicide because Artemis likes Juliet better than her. :D

Barbieshipper: Any author who creates the ?perfect relationship? and gets angry if anything threatens the romance. Generally bad.

Betareader (Beta): Someone who reads over your Fic to check for mistakes before you submit your work.

Canon: The ?official? source of material ? the original work that your FanFiction is based on. (In this case, Artemis Fowl). Canon characters would be characters from the Artemis Fowl series.

Citrus: Similar to Lime ? stories with a sexual connotation, but no actual sex.

Fanon: Situations so common in fandom that they have become almost canon. Fanons are accepted by many FanFic writers although there is no reference to it in the canon source.

FCD: First Comment Dance. A dance done by the first person to comment on a story on our archives.

Ficlet: A story usually between 500 and 1000 word long ? longer than a drabble, but shorter than a regular FanFic.

Filk: A FanFic in which you take a song and change the words so that they relate to Artemis Fowl.

Flames: Negative feedback, usually on purpose to attack the author. Flames are bad.

Fluff: FanFics devoid of angst or drama that usually take on a light, carefree romance. Meant to be cute and sweet.

Lemon: FanFics with no real plot other than sex and are sexually explicit. They are also called smutfics or PWP?s (Plot? What Plot?).

Lime: Stories with sexual themes but not necessarily explicit.

Mary Sue/Gary Stu: An idealized version of the author ? how the author currently is or wishes he/she was. In other words, a perfect character with no noticeable flaws (like Minerva. Grr) Mary Sue?s are looked down upon and should be avoided at all costs. A canon character can become a Mary Sue too if the author idealizes it too much. A common excuse is: ?I?m basing her off someone else!?

Original Character (OC): A non-canon character that the author of the fic created.

Songfic: Fics in which the author incorporates lyrics from songs into their work to enhance the theme in the story.

Shipping: Supporting a relationship between two characters, usually canon.

WIP: Work in Progress


Categories:

Action/Adventure: FanFictions that focus mainly on the character(s) taking part in a suspenseful adventure, usually with fights and battles.

Alternate Universe (AU): A story that would make major changes on the canon story, such as killing off Artemis Fowl or Holly Short. These situations are so unlikely they are depicted as taking place in an alternate universe. (What would happen if this unlikely event happened?)

Angst: Dark, emotional Fics that refer to a character?s suffering and misery. If used well, it can add extreme intensity to a story. Can be very addicting!

Crossover: FanFics in which characters from different canon sources are crossed over together. For example, Tom Riddle from Harry Potter and Artemis Fowl.

Drabble: Vignettes exactly 100 words long. 200-word long drabbles are known as Double Drabbles. Likewise, a 50-word drabble is called a Half-Drabble?

Het Romance: Heterosexual romance, meaning the pairings are female/male.

Slash Romance: Homosexual romance, meaning the pairings are male/male or female/female. If the couple is under legal age, it is known as a chanslash. Most female/female slash is known as Femmeslash.

Ratings:

K: Kids (G)
K+: Kids Plus (PG)
T: Teen (PG-13)
M: Mature ?
M+: Mature Plus (NC-17)
Last edited by BlackOpal on Wed 20th Feb 2008, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Added FCD, it was confusing people.
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Post by Wednesday A. Rome » Sat 18th Nov 2006

Hey, do you not know what Lemon and Lime is? I do! I do! Pick meeeeeeee!

Lemon: A fanfiction where there is graphic sexual contact. Mature and higher.

Lime: A fanfiction were the situation is less discriptive than a Lemon. Teen and up.
The Word of the Week is...<br><br><br>Abasement, n. A decent and customary metal (or mental, I can't read my writting) attitude in the presence of wealth of power. Peculiarly appropriate in an emplyee when addressing an employer -From the Devil's Dictrionary<br><br>Winner of Riddle #1: MichaelM #2: Mentos_not_mental<br><br>My heart belongs to evil Genii: Artemis Fowl, Jack Spicer, Hiruma Yochi, Ken Ichijouji...

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Post by Dreamlight » Sat 18th Nov 2006

I blanked them out for a reason. If you read what I wrote earlier:

A few of the terms have blank spaces after them. This means the term has an explicit meaning and I've hidden it from public view in case there are young people viewing this thread. In order to view the meaning, highlight it with your mouse.


So yes, they are there, just set to the same color as the background. Highlight them with your mouse to see them.
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Post by Wednesday A. Rome » Sat 18th Nov 2006

Oh, I must have missed that part. :P And I couldn't refuse to sprout knowlegde. My horrid. (Like my bad only worse ^_^) Have a nice day. *wobbles away*
The Word of the Week is...<br><br><br>Abasement, n. A decent and customary metal (or mental, I can't read my writting) attitude in the presence of wealth of power. Peculiarly appropriate in an emplyee when addressing an employer -From the Devil's Dictrionary<br><br>Winner of Riddle #1: MichaelM #2: Mentos_not_mental<br><br>My heart belongs to evil Genii: Artemis Fowl, Jack Spicer, Hiruma Yochi, Ken Ichijouji...

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Post by Athena » Fri 15th Dec 2006

Wow my first introduction into the world of Fan Fiction
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Post by minervaparadizo » Thu 21st Dec 2006

Yeah, I had no idea there were so many catagories!
Minerva seperated the fingers on her right hand into a W
'Whatever.'
Minerva, The Lost Colony

"What's that suposed to mean. A wolfs head on a stick Big wolf barbeque tonight. Bring your own wolf."
No 1. The Lost Colony

"Was Holly still clinging there, or was he alone now? for the first time in his life, truly alone. 'Fowl, open the door you pasty faced mud weasel!' Ah well, not alone then"
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Post by kneesocks99 » Sat 23rd Dec 2006

O.O.C: Out of Character
O.C.: Original Character
A/N: Author's Note
Slash: Same s.e.x pairings
R&R: Read and Review
One-Shot: One chapter story, often with romance
POV: Point of View
WIP: Work in Progress
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Post by BlackOpal » Sat 23rd Dec 2006

Don't they have those already?
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Post by kneesocks99 » Wed 10th Jan 2007

I didn't see those up there when I first posted :huh: I could have sworn that I double checked it, too........
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Post by Athena » Mon 12th Feb 2007

you can edit your posts... ^_^
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~Lillie Gmail conversation last monday.

(I LOVE YOU LILLIEDOODLES!)

Yes I have peach children, you got a problem with that huh? They are about 2 weeks old now and they came from the grocery store, I even ate the peach part myself! They have names also, Lillie, Jayd, and Greggie now bug off! They are my babies and I love them all (but Greggie gets watered first ;) )

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Post by randomness » Mon 19th Feb 2007

<span style='color:blue'>yay! some ones finnaly told me what o.o.c meant!!!! ^_^</span>
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Post by TomRK1089 » Sat 24th Feb 2007

Actually, PWP isn't necessarily a lemon- or lime-based fic. I've read some rather good PWPs that were just plain funny.

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Post by _Lenore_ » Mon 5th Mar 2007

I have a question though - Does this place have to be for fanfics, or can we put our original works in here? 'Cause I don't see any forum for anything other than fanfiction... *looks around* :D
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Post by MMK » Mon 5th Mar 2007

You can put original works- actually, if you look around, at least one person has done so already.
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Re: Fanfiction Terms

Post by shiaw_bing2000 » Sat 16th Jun 2007

A few of the terms have blank spaces after them. This means the term has an explicit meaning and I've hidden it from public view in case there are young people viewing this thread. In order to view the meaning, highlight it with your mouse.

erm i highlited it with my mouse and amazeingly nothing happened.

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