American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Informal Fiction written by fans as an extension of an admired work or series of works, especially a television show, often posted on the Internet or published in fanzines.
- n. slang, uncountable fan fiction
- n. countable a work of fan fiction
- From fan and fiction (Wiktionary)
- fan2 + fic(tion). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“My favourite kind of fanfic is the kind that pushes the envelope of possibility, seeing how far it can go and still not contradict canon.”
“I know of at least one mailing list, read and posted to by the author, where fanfic is simply labeled "fanfic" so she can avoid reading it, but there's no attempt to pretend that it doesn't exist.”
“Seriously, after reading your Doctor/Rose smut a reader of fanfic is spoiled for life.”
“As a girl, I feel like the more extreme examples (mostly in fanfic, thankfully) try to force me into a mold.”
“I think that fanfic is modern the gateway drug to writing – it certainly was in my case.”
“I suspect — and I have no actual basis for saying this, so be warned that I am talking out of my hinder — that this is easier to handle in fanfic than in commercial writing.”
“And you're right, a lot of fanfic is wish fulfilment.”
“I think fanfic is theft, and also lazy, and I've been stomped on many times before for saying so, but frankly, I'm glad to be in your company on this one, and I'll happily pay for the privilege by getting stomped on again.”
“For the vast majority of people, fanfic is either a hobby, or a place to work the kinks out before tackling their own original works.”
“Writing fanfic is kind of like playing with someone else's toys, isn't it?”
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