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  • But doesn't that just make me one of those batchip crazy, super-obsessive, fanwanking types who can twist any little old two-shot into some sort of confirmation of their wacky worldview?

    Rose...Rose Tyler...Rose Marion Tyler...Mrs. Rose Tyler-Smith...

  • And I'm fanwanking the Trial on a Sunday up to Tivo.

    LEVERAGE: No Justice, No Peace

  • If an undead and Forsaken were the same, then an undead couldn't become a death knight. fanwanking I could do to convince someone who doesn't like the delineation, but I find it helpful to think of forsaken and death knights as simply being different critters.

    WoW.com

  • Contrary to Joss Whedon's perspective, if two Englishmen lose their memories they'll be surprised that everyone else is American, not that they're English (yes, I know there's fanwanking to defend that one.

    June 11th, 2005

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  • When continuity mistakes have been made, explanations are often proposed by either writers or fans to smooth over discrepancies. Fans sometimes make up explanations for such errors that may or may not be integrated into canon; this has come to be colloquially known as fanwanking (a term originally coined by the author Craig Hinton to describe excessive use of continuity). Often when a fan does not agree with one of the events in a story (such as the death of a favorite character) they will choose to ignore the event in question so that their enjoyment of the franchise is not diminished. When the holder of the intellectual property discards all existing continuity and starts from scratch it is known as rebooting. Fans call a less extreme literary technique that erases one episode the reset button.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuity_(fiction)#Dealing_with_errors

    April 7, 2012