RPF

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RPF

  1. (fandom slang) Real person fiction.
    • 2007, Ruadhan J. McElroy, Simple Man: The Autobiography of Peter West, S. H. S. Publications (2007), ISBN 9781435721791, page 196:
      Apparently, this all started with some Star Trek stories and RPF or “real person fic” started in a Duran Duran fanzine.
    • 2008, Miriam Segall, Career Building Through Fan Fiction Writing: New Work Based on Favorite Fiction, The Rosen Publishing Group (2008), ISBN 9781404213562, page 25:
      The first known "RPF" is believed to have been authored by members of the Brontë family, who went on to become famous for writing the novels Jane Eyre (Charlotte) and Wuthering Heights (Emily). Based on a children's role-paying game about the Napoleonic Wars, the series featured the Duke of Wellington; his two sons, Charles and Arthur; and their archenemy, Alexander Percy, partly based on Napoleon.
    • 2011, Abigail De Kosnik, "Soaps for Tomorrow: Media Fans Making Online Drama from Celebrity Gossip", in The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era (eds. Sam Ford, Abigail De Kosnik, & C. Lee Harrington), University Press of Mississippi (2011), ISBN 9781604737165, page 245:
      Much RPF is about celebrities' private relationships, just as most soap opera narratives concern characters' private relationships.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.