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    The Fandom Abbreviation Dictionary

    Within this thread you will find many words and initials that you don't know. Hopefully, after reading them, you'll understand the fandom that little bit better.

    The dictionary contains words and abbreviations that are commonly used within fanfiction and the fandom.

    Navy Members - please add to the dictionary by posting the word or abbreviation in bold and writing it's meaning beside it. Eg:

    Potterverse - The universe in which Harry Potter is set. For example, Hogwarts is part of the potterverse.

    I hope you all find it useful.
    ~ Roxy



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    sayiansirius
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    OTP - One True Pairing - example: my OTP is H/Hr
    WIP - Work in Progress
    Ship - Relationship - exampe: I ship Harry/Hermione

    *can't think of more now*

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    Schmerg_The_Impaler
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    Slash-- When the two members of a pairing are the same sex. Such as Voldemort/Dumbledore, Gilderoy/Sirius, Harry/Neville, Luna/McGonagall, Snape/Percy, Fred/George, Gilderoy/Gilderoy, Peter/Lucius, etc.
    Dramione-- Hermione and Draco... romantically involved.
    Heron--Hermione and Ron... romantically involved.
    Harmony-- Hermione and Harry... romantically involved. (Sensing a pattern here?)
    Plot bunny-- Hermione and the Easter bunny... (no. I'm kidding.) It's an idea for a fanfiction not yet developed.
    OC-- Not just Orange county, it can also mean an original character. However, most OCs are pretty unoriginal, so it's a bit of a misnomer. (Kidding again!)
    Mary-Sue-- A female unOriginal original character. (A very cliched character, such as a mysteriously beautiful transfer student with a tragic past named Selena Kaleidoscopica Riddle and a pet liger named Biff or something.)
    Gary-Stu-- A male unOrginal original character.
    D/A-- Not just an organization Harry Potter put together, it also means Dark/Angsty.
    RL-- Real life. Something many members (such as myself) of MNFF don't have one of.
    AU-- Alternate universe. Like, a story where Voldemort grew up to be a baker instead of a dictator, or a story where Draco Malfoy was the Chosen One, or Philosopher's Stone, but all taking place in Africa with the main characters as lions, or a story where Ron is a vampire or Dumbledore was raised by platypi or Neville Longbottom was the Hogwarts triwizard champion. And I am having way too much fun with this.
    Mods-- The beautiful, talented, and brilliant people who run this site and are secretly in charge of the world. They are the ones with the power to accept or reject your stories, which is why I'm being so nice and complimentary. *waves nervously* Did I mention, mods, that your hair looks fantastic today?

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    sayiansirius
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    *laughs out loud at schmerg's last one*

    Here's another in addition to one of yours.

    OOC - Out of character. This is when one of your characters are not, well, in character. When they are not sticking to canon.

    Canon - Information gained from the books and/or JK Rowling herself. For example, we now know that R/Hr is canon because it happened in Book Seven.

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    aliauthor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schmerg_The_Impaler
    Slash-- When the two members of a pairing are the same sex. Such as Voldemort/Dumbledore, Gilderoy/Sirius, Harry/Neville, Luna/McGonagall, Snape/Percy, Fred/George, Gilderoy/Gilderoy, Peter/Lucius, etc.
    Dramione-- Hermione and Draco... romantically involved.
    Heron--Hermione and Ron... romantically involved.
    Harmony-- Hermione and Harry... romantically involved. (Sensing a pattern here?)
    Plot bunny-- Hermione and the Easter bunny... (no. I'm kidding.) It's an idea for a fanfiction not yet developed.
    OC-- Not just Orange county, it can also mean an original character. However, most OCs are pretty unoriginal, so it's a bit of a misnomer. (Kidding again!)
    Mary-Sue-- A female unOriginal original character. (A very cliched character, such as a mysteriously beautiful transfer student with a tragic past named Selena Kaleidoscopica Riddle and a pet liger named Biff or something.)
    Gary-Stu-- A male unOrginal original character.
    D/A-- Not just an organization Harry Potter put together, it also means Dark/Angsty.
    RL-- Real life. Something many members (such as myself) of MNFF don't have one of.
    AU-- Alternate universe. Like, a story where Voldemort grew up to be a baker instead of a dictator, or a story where Draco Malfoy was the Chosen One, or Philosopher's Stone, but all taking place in Africa with the main characters as lions, or a story where Ron is a vampire or Dumbledore was raised by platypi or Neville Longbottom was the Hogwarts triwizard champion. And I am having way too much fun with this.
    Mods-- The beautiful, talented, and brilliant people who run this site and are secretly in charge of the world. They are the ones with the power to accept or reject your stories, which is why I'm being so nice and complimentary. *waves nervously* Did I mention, mods, that your hair looks fantastic today?
    schmergo, you are hilarious. I had a few to post here, but you stole them all from me! I'll post some here even though I'm not a navy member (avoids tomatoes)

    Let's see, I can think of a few:
    H/Hr: a Harry/Hermione ship
    R/Hr: a Ron/Hermione ship
    D/Hr: Draco/Hermione, although in some cases it may also indicate Dobby/Hermione, something I have never encountered here...a lot of the ships have to do with Hermione, don't they?
    QsQ: The Quicksilver Quill awards, something every MNFF writer looks at in awe and wonder. They are annual and winning one in one of the categories is a high honor!

    also, a few name abbreviations that I had to figure out on my own (blushes):
    LV: is an abbreviation for Lord Mouldyshorts, not Louis Vuitton as it looks when you first see it...or maybe that was just me...(blushes again)
    DD: Dumbledore...not Dedalus Diggle....I just associate really weird things to abbreviated stuff.

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    nysuperstarz
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    SS- Sorcerer's Stone
    CoS- Chamber of Secrets
    PoA- Prisoner of Azkaban
    GoF- Goblet of Fire
    OotP- Order of the Pheonix
    HBP- Half Blood Prince
    DH- Deathly Hallows


    Random Forum Abbreviation's


    MNFF- Muggle Net Fan Fiction

    RL- Real Life

    QWC
    - Quidditch World Cup

    QSQ- Quick Silver Quills

    OMS- Oh My Salazar

    IMO
    - In my opinion.
    or
    IMHO-In my humble opinion.

    Squee- A random burst of happiness.

    Huggle- A hug but better.

    Teh- Just a much cooler way of saying "the".

    CR
    - Common Room

    Sig- Signature which you can add pretty banners and sayings to.

    SBBC- Susan Bones Book Club -- one of the groups that you can join here.

    SPEW- Society for the Promotion of Evaluations for Writers -- another group here on MNFF.

    Fic- Fiction, or story.

    One-Shot- A fic with only one chapter.

    WIP- Work In Progress

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    MrsRuebeusHagridDursley
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    Just some of the more obvious ones.

    HP-Harry Potter. But if you didn't know that by now....

    DE-Death Eater

    Voldy-Voldemort

    Dumby-Dumbledore

    BA-Banner Makers association, one of the groups here.

    RoR-The Room of Requirement

    Well, Schmergo and nysuperstarz took all of the good ones!

    ~Morgan

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    Just Beyond the Veil
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    A/N: Author's note. This is just anything the author wants to put at the beginning or end of a story, usually to thank betas or explain something about the story.

    FB: Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander.

    Flangst: Fluff and angst combined in one story.

    Het: A heterosexual pairing.

    IC: In Character. As in, Hermione in fanfiction acting the way the Hermione in the books acts.

    MWPP: Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs or a fanfiction set in the Marauder era.

    OC: Usually stands for original character, but it can also mean Other Character.

    OFC: Other Female Character.

    OMC: Other Male Character.

    POV: Point of View. Who's telling the story.

    Rarepair: An unusual couple, not usually found in fanfiction. Like Ginny/Amos Diggory. (I wonder if anyone's ever written one of those. )

    R&R: Read and Review.

    Songfic: A fanfiction centered around a song and with song lyrics in it.

    Squick: To gross someone out.

    ~Chelsea

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