The Language of Fanspeak: Volume 3, K-O

By: Kassity Murphy

K :

Korean Pop/Rock – ( Re. K-Pop or K-Rock ) similar to Japanese pop and rock but is more popular among the teenage girl demographic.

Example: Spring Day by BTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEeFrLSkMm8 ( K-Pop ); Ocean of Light by NELL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ze0TVXXHJ4 ( K-Rock )

L :

LARP – Live Action Role Play; Mainly for fans of medieval fairs or medieval online games.

Lemon – A tag in Fan Fiction mainly in  Yaoi that is not meant for fans under 17 years of age.

Lewd: Slang for erotic.

Example: “Why are you so lewd all the time?!”

Lime – Fanfiction that is erotic but no sex; Synonym for Lemon. 

M :

Manga – Japanese comics that are read right to left instead of left to right.

Example: Dragon Ball by Akira Toriyama; NARUTO by Masahi Kishimoto; Ten Count by Rihito Takarai; A Silent Voice by Yoshitoki Oima.

Mary-Sue – The “perfect” female character; not well liked it’s respective fandom community.

Example: Any Disney princess from the Classic Era.

Meme – A blunder that happens in real life that the internet makes fun of; something funny and relatable using text posts or clever images.


N :

Neko – Japanese for cat; used in Fandoms to make characters cats.


NOTP – The opposite of OTP; a pairing that a fan does not ship and/or hates.

Example: Again! Journalist does not wish to start War.

Non Consensual – ( Re. Noncon ) A genre of Fanfiction that has themes of rape, assault, molestation, and/or sexual harassment; Paired with Angst and NSFW.

NSFW – Not Safe For Work/Web; A fanwork that has erotic themes

O :

Original Character/ OC – A character made by a fan to exist in their fandom world and interacts with the Canon characters.

Example: Kende Lai (Dragon Ball and the journalist’s first OC )

OST – Original Soundtrack of a show or musical.

Example: Red vs Blue Season 13 OST  by Trocadero and David Levy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WInBDQrZHD8&list=PLixxPZX_l4ljT6Vp_KNQGhSYysKKL6DP- ; RWBY Volume 3 OST by Jeff Williams https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo9b02xOcrI&list=PLBybFbYNbe7eoejURBhBi-6sX24MDie71   

Otaku – Name for people who love Anime and Manga.

Example: This journalist

OTP – Stands for One True Pairing; a label given for the special pairing a fan has.

Example: Goku x Chichi (GoChi), Vegeta x Bulma (VegeBul), Harry x Draco (Drarry), Tessa x Will

Out of Character/ OOC – A character in a Fanfiction that does not adhere to their Canonical personality, either done intentional for the plot or unintentional.

Example: Kirito not getting all girls.

Over powered/ OP – A label given to a character that has too much power and no one can beat them; OP can also be used for the opening of a show.

Example: History Maker by Dean Fujioka (Opening song for Yuri!!! On Ice ) ; Saitama from One-Punch Man

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