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

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At least, that's how my Riverdale/The Masked Singer crossover fan fiction goes. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Fans Are Dying Over This Accidental "Riverdale" and "The Masked Singer" Crossover," 17 Jan. 2019 Getty Images In the internet's rich history of fan fiction, one story takes the cake: the theory that Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson are secretly dating. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Years Later, Louis Tomlinson Is Finally Addressing Rumors That He Dated Harry Styles," 25 July 2017 The Archive of our Own, or AO3, is a prominent home for fan fiction online. Casey Newton, The Verge, "One easy thing Facebook should do in Myanmar," 10 Nov. 2018 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

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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