Fan fiction. Fiction written by a fan of the Harry Potter Books (or others eg LOTR). Based around original characters and locations from the books.
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Age Statement A statement that the person is old enough to view the story.
Alt See Alternative.
Alternative Different from the norm.
Alternative History Alternative history fan fiction changes
the original path of the book. An example of this is Harry meeting his parents..
AN See Author Notes.
Angst A piece that deals with raw emotions, anxiety fear and worry.
Antishippers Fans who are opposed to a certain relationship. Eg. Harry and Hermione
Archive (1) An Internet storage site for fan fictions. An
example being our own Archive!!
Archivist A person who updates and maintains an archive. (Me!!)
Author fic A story based around authors. It may take place in the world of HP
Beta Version A first/rough draft of a story.
Challenge fic A piece that answers a Challenge. See Challenge.
Chara Is short for character.
Character Codes Letters in the Header Info of a story that alerts the reader as to who the piece is about. eg. H/H(Harry/Hermione), D/H(Draco/Hermione)
Cliché An over used plot , or description can be described as Clichéd.
Collaboration A story produced by several authors joining together.
Copyright The exclusive right of an author to their material.
Crackfic Term used for a fanfic with the characters in a setting not from the books, or an entirely new cast of characters in the book setting.
Criticism Critical comments and feedback about a story.
Cross over A piece that involves characters and or locations from more than one fandom. An example would be a story featuring Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings characters.
Editor The person that checks a piece before it is posted.
Fandom The world revolving around HP fanfiction.
Fan Fic Abreviation for Fan Fiction. See Fan Fiction.
Fanficcer A writer of fan fic stories.
Fan fiction Fiction written by a fan of the Harry Potter Books (or others eg LOTR). Based around original characters and locations from the books.
Fanon A story, pairing, or situation that does not follow the canon.
FAQ`s Frequently Asked Questions.
FB Stands for feedback. See Feedback.
Feedback Comments by a reader of a story for the author. There are generally four types of feedback: Praise, constructive feedback, criticism and flames.
Femmeslash . This term is used to signify a female/female (f/f) romantic or sexual pairing.
Fic Another term for Fan Fiction. See Fan Fiction.
Ficcer A writer of fan fic stories.
First Draft The first and unedited version of a story.
Fluff A light, happy piece. Will not stretch the reader.
Gary Stu Is a male Mary Sue. See Mary Sue.
Het Stands for heterosexual. Attracted to the opposite sex. A hetfic may be Harry and Ginny falling in love.
IC Stands for In Character. In Character means the characters behave in a fashion that agrees with canon behavior.
Index A list of stories and links to the stories.
Interactive story A story in which the characters will interact with the readers. Or the author will ask for input through the story.
Kleenex Warning A warning by authors that the story is going to be be sad...Get the Kleenex ready
Lurker A person who belongs to a discussion group or forum but does not participate.
Mailing List An e-mail list of users or authors.. .
Mod Mod is short for Moderator. See Moderator.
Moderator Performs much the same job as an Adminstrator. See Administrator.
MWPP Moony Wormtail Padfoot and Prongs. Astory labeled MWPP deals with the the time period when Harry Potter's parents were attending Hogwarts.
Netiquette A code of conduct or acceptable behavior on the
NEW 'NEW' is put into header info to signal to a reader that the piece is new.
Newbie or 'Noob': A new fan fiction writer, or a new user to a forum or messageboard.
OFC Stands for Original Female Character. A character not taken from the book or other fanfiction.
OMC Stands for Original Male Character. ( as above)
One shot A one-shot story is a short piece of work, generally
a single moment in time, that is completed in no more than one chapter.
Parody A story that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way. A spoof, mockery or take off of a story.
Plagiarise To copy another authors work and pass it off as your own.
POV Point of view. A story or section of it that may be shown directly from a certain character`s point of view.
Plot bunny A story idea.
Prequel A story that takes place before events in the book.
PWP Plot, What Plot? Indicates lack of a plot, often mature content.
Review An opinion of a story left by a reader..
Round Robin A story that is started by an author who then invites others to add a chapter to it.
Sequel A story that takes place after events in the book/s.
Shipperfic A story that is based around a particular relationship.
Slashy A story that will touch on aspects of same sex relationships.
Songfic Song fan fiction. A story that is based around or
inspired by the lyrics of a song. See our Archive for examples.
Spoiler Warning A note that the story may contain info from
one of the HP books which may spoil it for you if you haven`t read them
Story Header See Header Info.
Summary A brief outline of the story.
Teaser A small part of a story, posted to get readers interested in the story in advance. An example being the snippets released at the announcement of the release date of Book 5
Validater A member of the staff that previews stories to make sure they are in compliance with the site`s TOS.
WAFF Warm and Fuzzy Feelings. A WAFF piece is light and happy and leaves the reader feeling happy and warm.
WIP Work in Progress. A story still being worked on.
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