Focal vocabulary related to Loki’s Army fan fiction

AU: (acronym) alternative universe

Archive: (noun) a website that publishes fan fiction stories from many different authors.

Beta/beta reader: (noun, compound noun) an editor of fan fiction; someone who reads the story before it is released to the main public.

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Bromance: (compound noun, brother + romance) a close relationship between two men, but nonsexual. It can also be a complicated love relationship between two straight men.

Canon: (noun) description of the events that happened in the movies as they happened.

Conventional relationship: (expression) a relationship with two characters that has taken place within the Canon.

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Dark Lord: (compound noun) referring to the evil character, usually with plans for world domination or its destruction. Examples: Darth Vader, Sauron, Loki.

Death smile: (compound noun) probably from “death ray” (Nikola Tesla), referring to Loki having the sexiest smile ever.

Domestic Avengers: (compound noun) a relationship, usually in slash/yaoi fan fiction, involving the Avengers, including Phil Coulson and Loki.

Drabble: (noun) a 100 word fan fiction.

Drabblet: (noun) a 100-500 word fan fiction.

Ehehehehe: (expression) LMFAO, LOL, that is very funny

Fandom: (noun) a community that shares the same interests around a celebrity, a movie, a show, a singer, etc.

Fanfic: (compound noun) fan fiction. A written piece telling an alternate story about a movie or a show. Usually writers write further, deeper or alternative story lines.

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Fangirling: (verb) behaving as a fangirl. For example: to collect pics in your computer, having posters, collecting things, being aware of being a fangirl. Extreme fangirling would include a Gollum syndrome, according to which the idolized person turns to be like the One Ring.

Fanwank: (noun) re-writing a movie, show. See “Retcon.”

Ficathon: (noun) an event in which several writers decide to write a piece of fan fiction with a deadline.

Ficlet: (noun) a 500-1000 word fan fiction.

Flames: (noun, plural) unhelpful feedback, close to trolling than a real feedback.

FrostHawk: (compound noun) the couple composed by Loki and Hawkeye (Clint Barton), specially in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

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FrostIron: (compound noun) the couple composed by Iron Man (Tony Stark) and Loki, specially in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

FrostSoldier: (compound noun) the couple composed by Loki and the Winter Soldier (Bucky), specially in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

FrostShield: (compound noun) the couple composed by Captain America (Steve Rogers) and Loki in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

FrostWinter: (compound noun) the couple composed by Loki and the Winter Soldier (Bucky) in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

FrostWinterShield: (compound noun) the threesome composed by Loki, Captain America (Steve Rogers) and the Winter Soldier (Bucky) in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

Future Fic: (compound noun) future fiction, fiction that takes place after the canon story ends.

Hand porn (also, neck porn, etc): (expression) meaning I love his hands, neck, etc.

Het: (noun) fan fiction where male/female relationships are presented.

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Hiddlesbatch: (compound noun) the couple formed by Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch, as an example of hot british men, but also as a couple in some fan fiction. Related term: Sherloki.

Hiddlesworth: (compound noun) the couple formed by Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth, specially in fan fiction. Related term: Thorki.

H/C (hurt/comfort): (acronym, expression) a piece of fan fiction in which one of the two characters is hurt and the other helps the hurt one. It usually ends with some sex.

Incubus: (noun) a supernatural god/male/villain that sneaks into the rooms of fans to have sex with them.

Kawaii: (noun, from Japanese) cute, too cute, extremely cute.

Kerfuffle: (noun) an online argument among several people, usually about slash topics.

Kink Fic: (compound noun) kink fan fiction.

LJ: (acronym) live journal.

Lokane: (compound noun) the couple formed by Loki and Jane, specially in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

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Loki’d / I’m Loki’d: (noun, expression) are you mad?, you mad?, you got pranked, I’m in love.

Loki feels: (expression) feeling sad, being sad, being confused, being misunderstood.

Netiquette: (compound noun) online etiquette.

Non-canon: (compound noun) relationships that are not in the canon of the movie or show.

OC: (acronym) a. original character. An original character created by a fan fiction writer. b. other character. A minor character poorly introduced in the movie or show, or who was not very active, that is used in the fan fiction.

OTP: (acronym) one true pairing. A romantic couple that the fan likes best.

POV: (acronym) point of view.

PWP: (acronym) porn without plot.

Posting text: (compound noun) the warning text at the beginning of a fan fiction post in which its title, type, etc is stated.

Rates: (noun, plural) types of fan fiction. Fiction ratings are: K (content suitable for most ages), K+ (suitable for children 9 years old and older), T (suitable for teens, 13yo and older), M (not suitable for children or teens below 16 years old, contains mature content), MA (contains explicit content, mature adults only). Other rating systems follow that of the movies: G (all ages), PG (there is some intimacy and mild language), PG-13 (there is some touching and strong language), R (there is nudity, sex and/or course language), NC-17 (there is graphic sex with lots of details, maybe tortures, etc).

Retcon: (noun) re-writing a movie, show. See “Fanwank.”

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RPF: (acronym) real people fiction, fan fiction involving real people.

RPS: (acronym) real people slash fan fiction.

Sherloki: (compound noun) the couple composed by Sherlock Holmes and Loki, specially in the yaoi/slash genre.

Sherloki’d: (expression) “I am Sherloki’d”, a fan who ships the couple formed by Sherlock Holmes and Loki.

Ship: (verb) to ship, to like a fictional relationship between to characters. “I ship it like Fedex” would express a strong feeling of liking that relationship.

Shipper: (noun) a fan who has a specific relationship between two or more characters as his/her favorite one.

Slash: (noun) fan fiction where male/male relationships are presented. See “Yaoi.”

Songfic: (compound noun) fan fiction with lyrics from a song, or inspired by a song.

Squick: (noun) something in the plot that turns off and out a reader from the fan fiction piece.

Subtext: (noun) a sexual relationship that is only apparent to the viewers of a certain movie or show.

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TaserTricks: (compound noun) the het couple composed by Darcy and Loki, in het slash genre fan fiction.

TBC: (acronym) to be continued.

Thorki: (compound noun) the couple formed by Thor and Loki, usually in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

ThunderFrost: (compound noun) the couple formed by Thor and Loki, usually in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

ThunderFrostIron: (compound noun) the threesome formed by Thor, Loki and Iron Man (Tony Stark), usually in slash/yaoi fan fiction.

UC: (acronym) unconventional relationship. A non-canon relationship.

WIP: (acronym) work in progress.

Yaoi: (noun, from Japanese) slash fan fiction.

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