uberfic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

uber- +‎ fic

Noun[edit]

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uberfic (uncountable)

  1. (fandom slang) A genre of alternate universe fan fiction which features archetypes of canon characters (including ancestors, descendants, and reincarnations) living in a different time, setting, or reality than that found in canon.
    • 1999 June 21, David Hines, “Re: Hmm...Willow and Angel?”, in alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer, Usenet[1]:
      Kate Bolin cited the mellow, friendly, castrated Spike; another example would be the alternate universes which are popping up with increasing frequency these days: you know, the kind of almost-but-not-quite-uberfic where everything's so different from the show that the author has to literally reconceptualize about half the characters to get them all in so everyone up to and including Jonathan will have somebody to exchange bodily fluids with.
    • 1999 June 24, damaged justice [username], “First known Uberfic sighting? (was Re: Season 2 Review: "The Xena Scrolls")”, in alt.tv.xena, Usenet[2]:
      On a related topic, it occurred to me t'other day to wonder whether there was in fact any Uberfic in existence before "The Xena Scrolls".
    • 2003 October 19, Shalon Wood, “Re: {ASSD} Hijacked! I feel like one of the gang now.”, in alt.sex.stories.d, Usenet[3]:
      There are a few genres where you can get away with it (Xena/Gabrielle uberfic, for example -- S.X. Meagher's I Found My Heart In San Francisco series was repubished[sic] in a slightly different form; []
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:uberfic.