OT/Gary Stu (fanfic definition query)

Kathleen Jennings s368333 at student.uq.edu.au
Tue Jun 25 08:08:09 EDT 2002


(Cringing at knowledge of own ignorance) Slashfic?
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Kathleen Jennings
s368333 at student.uq.edu.au
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathryn Andersen" <kat_lists at katspace.com>
To: <dwj at suberic.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 9:14 PM
Subject: Re: OT/Gary Stu (fanfic definition query)


> On Mon, Jun 24, 2002 at 11:22:04PM -0400, Voicebearer at aol.com wrote:
> > To my embarrassment, I'm still not really sure of what is meant by
fanfic.
> > Any help? (You should have heard the laughter from my cronies when I
didn't
> > really grasp slashfic!)
>
> Ah, how unkind of them; "slash" doesn't at all mean what it might appear
> to mean at first glance.  But I'm a little surprised that you don't know
> what fanfic means, if you do know what slashfic means, considering that
> slashfic is a subgenre of fanfic ("At least, in all the usages I am
> familiar with," she added, remembering that we have a linguist on the
> list.)
>
> The word "fanfic" is short for "fan fiction", which is fiction written
> by fans.   Fans of something, usually TV show or Movie, which is taken
> as the background for the fiction.  When Sherlock Holmes fans do this,
> it is called a "pastiche" because they are more pretentious. (evil grin)
>
> > All responses gratefully received and filed!
>
> Take a look at <http://www.katspace.com/fandef.shtml> for some fannish
> definitions.
>
> Kathryn Andersen
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