fan fiction

noun

Definition of fan fiction 

: stories involving popular fictional characters that are written by fans and often posted on the Internet

called also fanfic\-​ˈfik\

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So, solitary shooting nearly twelve hours before tip-off dovetailed perfectly with the fan fiction everyone was writing for Game 2 as soon as Game 1 ended. Andrew Sharp, SI.com, "What If LeBron Never Wins Another NBA Title?," 16 May 2018 This is certainly fan fiction for the enterprise software industry. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Box CEO Aaron Levie on Recode Decode," 11 July 2018 Four thousand fan fictions were written about the characters. D. T. Max, The New Yorker, "“SKAM,” the Radical Teen Drama That Unfolds One Post at a Time," 23 Jan. 2017 The internet couldn’t help but surmise that and Amal and George’s color-coordinated, dashing outfits worn so close to glittering tiaras and the heirloom jewels made the Clooneys prime targets for some heist movie fan fiction. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "Everyone Made the Same Joke About George and Amal Clooney at the Royal Wedding," 20 May 2018 One of the perks of a lively fan base is the perpetual outpouring of creativity from fan art to fan theories to fan fiction. Caitlin Kelley, Billboard, "How to Get Into BTS: A Primer for ARMY Recruits," 17 May 2018 In some ways, Season 2 feels like fan fiction, imposing an entirely different storyline retroactively on characters whose arcs were persuasively defined the first time. Sophie Gilbert, The Atlantic, "13 Reasons Why Tries Again," 17 May 2018 Ever since James Cameron revolutionized the film industry fetish fan fiction websites with Avatar in 2010, 3D has become all-but standard for most wide-release movies. Tom Philip, GQ, "3D Movies Might Be Dead Already," 6 Apr. 2018 The popular fan fiction novel, based on the Twilight series, was no match for the controversial details of the mission that led to the demise of the man held most accountable for the September 11th attacks in New York City. Manouska Jeantus, Woman's Day, "No Easy Day Bumps Fifty Shades of Grey From Best-sellers List," 18 Sep. 2012

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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