A guide to Fanfiction Slang/Language (Cause it can get damn confusing!!) Part 2 Finally here!!

Hey Everyone!! Alright I'm not gonna beat around the bush and I'm just gonna say that I'm sorry that this is very very very very late and sorry for anyone that was waiting or relying on this but as some of you know I've been buried in assignments for tafe!! Well lets get on with it then!!..........


MPreg - Male Pregnancy (wierd I've never read that before?? Imagine Edward or another Cullen boy bieng pregnant!! lol)


 MST/MSTing - MSTs, also known as MSTings and sometimes called MiSTings, are commentaries on fan fiction stories, written in the style of the television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K). In MST3K, a man and some homemade robots trapped on a spaceship watch bad movies and make humorous comments about them. For written MSTings, bad fan fiction is used.

Some archives have banned the posting of MSTs, commonly citing that they include writing that is not the work of the author of the MST. Their existence on FanFiction.net is hotly debated. Some fans consider them rude, while others enjoy what they see as witty commentaries.

In some cases, the writer of a fanfic will offer their own story up to be MSTed by another. This is more likely to be viewed in a positive light by fans who might otherwise disapprove of the genre. Other times, the writer who does the MSTing will do so without the permission of the original fanfic's writer. These are more likely than volunteer-based MSTings to be met with disapproval.


OC/Original character -  Fiction refers to a character created by the author of the fan fiction, as opposed to one already existing in canon. OMC is an original male character, and OFC is an original female character, though the more general and gender-neutral OC label is more prevalent. OMC and OFC may also—less commonly—mean "other male character" and "other female character", respectively.


OOC/Out-of-character - Refers to stories in which the personality or actions of a character does not conform with that established in canon. The term should not be confused with its usage in the online role-playing community, where it is often used to denote comments that are made to be read outside of the context of the game's story (such as notes about when a player will next be available). Its usage in fan fiction is closer to the original literary meaning of the term Out of character, referring only to the behavior of (usually canon) characters in the story itself regarding whether or not they seem "in-character"


OTP/One true pairing - Is a term used by fans to indicate their favorite pairing in a particular fandom. It can refer to a canon couple or two other characters that the fan would like to see in a romantic relationship. OT3, a variation on OTP, stands for one true threesome. It describes a similar situation in which three characters (usually all from canon) are romantically and sexually linked. The term can be expanded indefinitely, as OT4, OT5, etc., although higher numbers tend to be parodic. OT3 is more likely to appear in fandoms with multiple canonical characters operating in an ensemble.


Smutt/PWP/Porn without plot or "Plot? What plot?" - Are terms used to indicate that a story contains little or no plot, and instead contains little more than sexual interactions or pornography; PWP is also called smut.


R&R/Read and review or Rate and review - Can also be written as "R/R", "R'n'R" or r&r. It is meant as an encouragement for the reader to read the story and review it afterward . C&C or critique and comment is also sometimes used, though not as often.
Rec or recpage/reclist - A rec is an abbreviation of “recommendation”, as in a fan fiction recommendation. Extensions of the term include "recpages" and "reclists" and are, thus, pages and lists of recommended fan fiction. Typically these sources are a collection of links redirecting the reader to the original hosting site of the story, and do not seek to re-host the work. Lists will often include just the title of the work, a direct link, the author, the rating, and a brief summary, or any combination thereof.

RPF/Real person fiction - Is written about real people such as actors, politicians, athletes and musicians. Due to the nature of the stories—being about real people as opposed to fictional characters—there are some people who disagree on whether or not RPF is genuine 'fan fiction'; most RPF does seem to be written by fans, but some believe true 'fan fiction' requires a fictional canon. Additionally, historical fiction featuring famous historical figures is not generally considered to be (or at least, referred to as) RPF fan fiction, despite featuring real people as characters. Some major fan fiction archives (such as fanfiction.net) have a moratorium on RPF, usually citing legal concerns or a definition of 'fan fiction' that requires a fictional source for its canon. Possibly the first modern RPF (predating the term by a considerable margin) was written by Charlotte Brontë and her siblings, who beginning in 1826 created a lengthy series of novels, poems and short stories based on the imagined adventures of the Duke of Wellington and his two sons, Arthur and Charles.
SI/Self-insert or Self-indertion - Also referred to as author character, SI stands for self-insert or self-insertion. It refers to an author writing him or herself into their story. The resulting "character" is usually referred to as a self-insert or SI in the fan fiction community. It is a common mistake to confuse the terms 'Mary Sue' and 'Self-Insert', especially since generally Mary Sues are seen as being the kind of person the author wishes they could be and often are a form of idealized self-insertion. The two terms have distinct meanings, however.

TWT/Time? What time? -  And is used when the author of a fanfic has no particular time line in which the story takes place. This is likely a pun on the term 'PWP' and has been adopted in multiple fandoms.

UST/URST/unresolved sexual tension - And refers to the lack of full or sometimes even partial resolution of sexual tension elements within a story. May refer to the content of the fan fiction story, or to a particular interpretation of the original canon story, or to both, if the fan fiction in question is intended to address sexual or romantic subtext in the original story.

Fluff/WAFF/warm and fluffy feeling or warm and fuzzy fic - And is applied to stories which are intended to invoke those feelings in the reader, i.e., "feel good" stories. Also referred to as "fluff" or "schmoop." Fluff often refers to a short story, chapter, or part of a chapter in which readers get a soft, heartwarming feeling.

POV/Point of view - much like the acronym's usage elsewhere, establishes the perspective in which the story is written, whether it be that of a character or a literary viewpoint (e.g. third-person omniscient). It is sometimes also spelled with a lower case o (i.e. PoV). E.g. EPOV - Edward(s) Point Of View or BPOV - Bella(s) Point Of View.

Ok well thats part 2 done!! Part 3 up very soon!! I promise!!
Please tell me what you think!!


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Comment by imaGINAtion on December 17, 2010 at 6:23am
~thanx bb, will await p.3!!
Comment by Maria Georgieva on December 17, 2010 at 8:17am

can u post a link to part 1 i guess i missed it


and thanks by the way, it's really helpful

Comment by Eclipse on December 18, 2010 at 2:23am

Hey BB! Well done! This is really helpful and certainly helps me to understand a little more of the FF nuances.  :)

Comment by BB Cullen on December 20, 2010 at 12:21am

Here you go Maria Georgieva!! Heres Part 1!!



Comment by BB Cullen on December 20, 2010 at 12:21am

And Thank you guys for commenting!!


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