C

canon
/kan-uh n/

noun

A term used in fandom to describe factual information about a part of their fandom (character traits, plot details , etc) as verified by the original content.

F

fan・dom
/fandəm/


noun

the fans of a particular subject (ie. a celebrity, a sports team, a fictional series, etc.) regarded collectively as a community or subculture.

H

headcanon
/hed kan-uh n/

noun

A term used to describe one's particular idea/opinion about a part of their fandom (character traits, plot details , etc) that is either not verified or completed negated by the original content; but one believes and/or likes their idea/opinion so much that, to the fan, it may as well be canon (officially part of the original content).

S

ship
/ship/
 

  • noun

    short for 'relationship', this term is often used in fandom to describe a pair of subjects as a romantic and/or sexual couple.

 

  • verb

    to endorse a pair of subjects as a romantic and/or sexual couple.

    ie. "I ship Superman with Lois Lane."

     

  • related idioms
     

    • "This ship sails itself."

      this expression means that there's so much evidence within the original context and/or subtext that a ship is canon that even though it's not confirmed by the original content, it might as well be
      .


 

Y

yaoi

 /jɑoʊi/, yah-oh-ee

noun

Yaoi is a Japanese acronymn "yama nashi, ochi nashi, imi nashi" which translates to "no climax, no point, no meaning." This expression began as a slur but eventually became the name of an entire genre, a long story for another time.

Nowadays, in North America, this acronym is slang used to describe
manga with very specific themes: The romantic and

very graphic sexual love between two men. (Boys Love is the term used for the non graphic version of the genre.)

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