Fan Art – Visual media created by fans in the form of drawing, painting, digital art, sculpting, and/or videos; Form of fanwork.
Fanboy/Fangirl – Someone who is obsessed with a Fandom.
Example: The journalist writing this.
Fangirling – The act of out of control emotions that involve ASDFGHJKL, Squeeing, Glomping, and jumping up and down.
Fanfiction/Fic – Another form of media created by fans in the form of writing; Another form of fanwork.
Fanfiction.net/ FF.net – A fanfiction website, is normally the first website that fans go to for fanfics. NOTE: Site is a tad outdated but still really good, more for first time Fan Fic authors and is predominantly Fluff fiction.
Fandom – Fanatic Domain; Name given to a beloved show, book or book series, movie or movie series, band, etc.; A collective group of fans who love the same form of media, some have their own unique names.
Example: Harry Potter ; Percy Jackson and the Olympians ( shorthand : PJO) ; Gravity Falls ; Star vs the Forces of Evil ( shorthand: SvtFoE) ; Supernatural ( shorthand: SPN )
Fandom Wars – “Wars” that are started by people of a different fandom expressing hate, intentional or not, in regards to another fandom.
Fanservice – Something in the Fandom that appeals to the fans in the form of skimpy outfits for the characters, exaggerated breasts or posteriors of female characters, and/or shirtless ripped male characters.
Fanon – A headcanon that is accepted by the entire Fandom ( More info. See Headcanon ).
Feels – The indescribable emotions that attack a fan in their heart after hearing and/or watching a touching moment between characters or the death of a beloved character.
Example: “Right in the Feels.”
Femslash – See Slash.
Example: Ruby x Sapphire ( Steven Universe )
Korra x Asami ( Legend of Korra )
Fix-It – A genre of fanfiction that fixes a scene or event in a Fandom that was not well received by the whole Fandom or one person in the Fandom; Synonym for A.U.
Fluff – Opposite of Angst, it is feel good fanworks that focus on positive emotions and hit the fan in the feels.
Gary-Stu: The male equivalent of a Mary-Sue; the ideal male character that has no flaws.
Example: Any Disney prince from the Classic Era
Genderbend – A rule of the internet, Rule 63, that says that any character that exists has an equal opposite gender.
Ghost Ship – A ship that is partially dead in Canon or AU.
Example: Buffy Summers x Angel
Girl’s Love/GL – The simple version of Yuri ( See Shojo-ai ).
Glomp – An enthusiastic hug.
Example: “Oh my gods! It’s been so long!” *glomp*
GPOY – Gratuitous Picture of Yourself, a picture of yourself or a picture that represents you in a funny manner.
Hatedom – A Fandom that a fan does not like.
Example: * The journalist does not wish to ignite a Fandom War *
Headcanon – A fan theory that is used in Fanfiction or other fanworks.
Hentai – 18+ DO NOT WATCH IF UNDER 18! Anime that is strictly meant for Adult Audiences only.
IRL – In Real Life, used in posts for when a fan refers to them, an actor, and/or the creator that is not in the Fandom world.
Example: “IRL Jared and Jensen are suuuuper nice!”
Japanese Pop/Rock – ( Re. J-Pop or J-Rock ) Japanese pop music or japanese rock music.