genfic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gen +‎ fic

Noun[edit]

genfic (uncountable)

  1. (fandom slang) Fan fiction that does not focus specifically on romance or sex.
    • 2000 15 February, LHGraphics [username], “Re: Tripping Billies”, alt.tv.sentinel, Usenet:
      Believe it or not there is as much genfic as there is slashfic.
    • 2002, Will Brooker, Using the Force: Creativity, Community and Star Wars Fans, Continuum (2002), ISBN 0826452876, page 136:
      Fee Folay writes, "I do read a lot of genfic, but I find the slash is more likely to explore a deeper, more intense relationship between the male protagonists, and that beguiles me."
    • 2008, Steve Abrams and Smaragd Grün, "Mundanes at the Gate … and Perverts Within: Managing Internal and External Threats to Community Online", in Electronic Tribes: The Virtual Worlds of Geeks, Gamers, Shamans, and Scammers (eds. Tyrone L. Adams & Stephen A. Smith), University of Texas Press (2008), ISBN 9780292717732, page 210:
      Genfic and hetfic typically extend the source material along lines consistent with the producers' intentions, albeit sometimes more explicitly than the broadcast market would allow.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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