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sick +‎ fic


sickfic (countable and uncountable, plural sickfics)

  1. (fandom slang, countable) A fanfic which focuses on a character dealing with illness.
    • 1999 October 26, Nicola Simpson, “Re: What About A 'Sick Fic Archive'????”, in, Usenet[1]:
      A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I wrote a sickfic.
    • 2001 March 23, Bracha Shahar, “Fic: Urgggg”, in, Usenet[2]:
      Summary: A cliché little sickfic
    • 2001 July 20, Medie, “FIC: Safety And Security (DSR) 1/1”, in, Usenet[3]:
      This was written as a sickfic for the List Mom of ShoDDs. Glad you're feeling better DB!
  2. (fandom slang, uncountable) Fanfiction which intentionally deals with disturbing situations and themes.
    • 1997 April 8, B Jones, “Re: To all Fanfic authors...”, in rec.arts.anime.fandom, Usenet[4]:
      Probably so he can post some truly disgusting darkfic/deathfic/sickfic/hatefic, like Soun doing ungodly things to his children as an explanation for their behaviour...or at least Kasumi.
    • 1998 January 22, Soton, “Re: [POLL] Truly awful fanfics”, in, Usenet[5]:
      But somehow, calling a[sic] fanfic is giving it too much regard. Sickfic would be more like it.
    • 1999 May 6, badfic, “Re: ScullyKinkStoriesBANNED”, in, Usenet[6]:
      Sickfic is hard-core pornography with a thin gloss of XF over it, with themes such as sex with children, sex with animals, incest, rape, torture, and scat.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:sickfic.


  • (fan fiction dealing with disturbing situations and themes): darkfic