The Language of Fanspeak: Volume 3, K-O
By: Kassity Murphy
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 )
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.
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.
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
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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