Hi everyon!! Hows everyone doing?? good thats good!!
I was reading one of my many many Fanfics the other day and sometime even now i have a bit of trouble understanding some things like when they say its:
Cannon Pairing Au/Ah Edward and Bella story
I mean at first i was like What the hell?? I know what most if not all of it means now but when i was first starting out i was like man i wish they had a guide or something to tell you what what means??
So about a year or more later while im suppose to be doing my assignments and i got bored i thought why not do it now!!
Brilliant idea BB!!
Well at least i hope it is??
Anyway enough of my rambling and down to buiseness!!
Below you will find The ratings they use in Fanfiction, Nicknames for Fanfiction and other nicknames for other stuff and really just all that i could think of even if it is soo simple that you want to say "Duh BB"
So please enjoy and if you you do read this please tell me what you think!!
a fictional account written by a fan of a show, movie, book, or video game to explore themes
and ideas that will not or cannot be explored via the originating medium;
B = Intended for preschool level and younger children between
the ages of 1 and 4. Content should be free of any coarse language,
violence, adult themes, and ideas very young children cannot comprehend.
K = Intended for general audience 5 years and older.
Content should be free of any coarse language, violence,
and adult themes.
K+ Suitable for more mature childen, 9 years and older,
with minor action violence without serious injury.
May contain mild coarse language. Should not contain any adult themes.
T = Suitable for teens, 13 years and older, with some violence,
minor coarse language, and minor suggestive adult themes.
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.
MA = Content is only suitable for mature adults.
May contain explicit language and adult themes.
AU/Alternate Univerese - This means the world (universe) is different. The physics, geography, technology etc. are different, e.g. no vampires in Twilight. Popular in this category are HS (high school) and college fan fictions, where the canon characters are written as students in real world school.
AR/Alternate Reality - This is where the world is the same, but some (or most) basic canon facts are different, e.g. In Twilight The Cullen's and/or Bella Swan never went to Forks. AU and AR are often used interchangeably, with AU being more common in most fandoms.
AT/Alternate Timeline - This refers to fan fictions that take place in another time than the canon (e.g. in Ancient Greece, when the canon is in present time), or change the time line itself. A special case of this is TT (Time Travel), where characters travel back or forth in time.
AH/All Human - This is used for fan fiction where canonical non-human characters are depicted as human. For instance, All the vampires in Twilight are human. Usually in such cases the characters retain their names and personality, despite the change in species.
Mary Sue - An unusually powerful or favored-by-the-author character. This character may represent the author's own wish-fulfillment fantasy. Often the Mary Sue character will rescue the nominal main character from a series of impossible situations, or nurse him back to health after he is seriously wounded or driven to the edge of insanity. The term can be used derisively by saying a story is contaminated by "Mary Sue-age" where the "Sue-age" is a homonym of "sewage." A male Mary Sue is sometimes referred to as "Marty Stu" or "Gary Stu". Though "Mary Sue" is not exclusively a fan fiction term, it is strongly associated with fan fiction due to the frequency with which Mary Sue characters appear in fan-created works.
Gary Stu/Larry Stu/Marty Stu - Is the equivelent of a "Mary Sue".
Fanfic Oneshot - A oneshot is a fanfic that consists of only one chapter and/or is first published in its completed form, as opposed to a fanfic consisting of multiple chapters which are published over time.
A/N - Authors note -
Collab - Short for "collaboration", this ia a fanfic written by several authors working together. A collab may involve different authors for different chapters, or all authors working together on the entire fic. Collabs in which each part is written exclusively by one author are called round-robins.
Concrit - Short for "constructive criticism". Within the realm of fan fiction, "constructive criticism" nearly always refers to criticism of a specific work, rather than a general criticism of the writer.
Gen - "General" or non-romantic, used as an official subgenre category on many archives, including fanfiction.net. There is some controversy about what qualifies as a "gen fic", but usually it denotes a story in which there is no sex and any and all romance is a background element of the story, while the main plot centers around non-romantic themes.
"Gen fics" also tend to lack a specific focus of any kind. They are not focused around any particular genre (romance, comedy or humor, tragedy or angst, adventure, drama, fantasy, horror, mystery, sci-fi, suspense, etc.). If the author can't fit their story in to one (or sometimes two) of those categories, they may label it a "general" fic.
H/C - Hurt/Comfort - "Hurt/comfort" in a plot framework in which one character experiences pain (physical or emotional) and another character offers comfort. If one character is being comforted from severe trauma, an HU fiction may also be a darkfic depending on the origin and amount of focus on the "hurt" aspect of the story. HC fics may also qualify as a lemon, lime or PWP if the "comfort" is provided sexually.
IC/In Character - "In-character" is a term that refers to the behavior of characters which is consistent with their previous behavior in canon (see: OOC), and occasionally in fanon.
Wow thats longer than i thought!!
Thats not all of though so i will have to do it in 2 maybe even three parts well see how we go!!
Now Part 2 may be up 2morrow?? if its not then it will be up sometime next week!! but i am determined to finish this!! i just didnt realize how much info there was!!
Please tell me what you think and if it has helped!! i would really really love that!!
I hope you enjoy it and sorry if anything is wrong or anything like that!!
Until next time!!
xoxo BB Cullen!!