fafiation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

FAFIA (forced away from it all) +‎ -tion

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Noun[edit]

fafiation (plural fafiations)

  1. (fandom slang) The act of fafiating; exiting involvement in fandom due to other obligations.
    • 2004 September 24, Morris M. Keesan, “Fafiation”, in rec.arts.sf.fandom, Usenet[1], message-ID <fda8l0p5m92qav0t0lblve03fgg2f30ted@4ax.com>:
      Having dropped back into rasff for a bit, I'm now dropping out again. Fall semester has started, and even with lots of filtering and aggressive ignoring of political threads, being a full-time parent and half-time graduate student doesn't leave time for Usenet. Even with three free mornings a week while Joseph's in pre-school.
    • 2008 June, Farey, Nick, “Egotorial”, in This Here...[2], number 8.5, page 2:
      A little happier, but still drained at this point, fafiation could now occur.
    • 2010 April, Penney, Lloyd, “The Fanivore”, in File 770[3], number 158, page 41:
      Tadao Tomomatsu may have announced his gafiation, but he is still busy on Facebook with the odd general announcement. Think this is more a fafiation?
    • 2014, Phillips, Curt, “Who is this “Curt Phillips” person, anyway?”, in Curt Phillips for TAFF![4], page 4:
      I leapt at the chance to go to Nursing school. It wasn’t easy, but I made it through — though at the cost of near total fafiation for two years — and today I work as a surgical nurse in a large regional hospital in East Tennessee.
  2. (fandom slang) The state or result of having fafiated; having exited fandom due to other obligations.
    • 2004 October 18, Doug Wickstrom, “The interminable political argument that swallowed rasff”, in rec.arts.sf.fandom, Usenet[5], message-ID <7j26n0984dfnq46n96o98f8k1et5ge8lnf@4ax.com>:
      Something happened to this newsgroup during my fafiation.
    • 2005 January 2, SJ Doc, “Re: Frank Kelly Freas (1922-2005) R.I.P.”, in alt.fan.mike-jittlov, Usenet[6], message-ID <ffpit0liig7rdmqi6r7fn7r3o1gfaufoja@4ax.com>:
      I'm afraid that I've never met his second wife, Laura Brodian, as (like so many medical fen) I suffered FAFIAtion when I got stuck into building my practice.

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