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baby +‎ fic


babyfic ‎(countable and uncountable, plural babyfics)

  1. (countable, fandom slang) A fanfic which focuses on one or more characters welcoming and/or caring for a baby.
    • 1999 February 21, JenR13 [username], “EW: "Meant to Be?" Chapter 4/? by Jen”, in, Usenet[1]:
      I wrote a true "babyfic", but I’m[sic] a sap at heart and this probably shows my true sappiness. :-)
    • 2000 May 28, kbxf [username], “xfc: NEW: Shades of Blue (1/2) by KatyBlue”, in, Usenet[2]:
      Hoo boy... who ever thought I would write a babyfic either? CC made me do it!
    • 2003 August 30, Rocky, “Re: NEW:VOY "Life Support" 1/1 [PG-13] J/C (challenge)”, in alt.startrek.creative, Usenet[3]:
      I'm sure there are at least a few 'babyfics' out there like that, complete with diapers.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:babyfic.
  2. (uncountable, fandom slang) Such fan fiction collectively.
    • 1998 September 6, JenRose, “Rec: Iolokus IV: Res Judicata- Actually ranting, raving praise.”, in, Usenet[4]:
      This is babyfic with a realistic drooly biting babbler in the starring role.
    • 2001 May 20, Daska K., “Beware the onslaught....”, in, Usenet[5]:
      Yep, we're headed for an onslaught of sappy babyfic. Hang onto your hats, girls and boys! <g>
    • 2003, Robin Silbergleid, "'The Truth We Both Know': Readerly Desire and Heteronarrative in The X-Files", Studies in Popular Culture, Volume 25, Issue 3, April 2003, page 61:
      Whereas fan fiction has been understood to be primarily about sex and subversive readings — as Jenkins' work on female fans and "slash" suggests — babyfic on the other hand, demonstrates the need to contain and work through the extreme possibilities of the canon.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:babyfic.