2 definitions by Farthingale

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n. A phenomenon characterised by a sudden and immense flood of enthusiasm for a fandom or character that had previously been a fringe interest, beloved only to few. This is generally caused by the original material being adapted or remade for the big screen, usually in a blockbuster format.

N00bwave flooding is intensely disliked by previous fans of the fandom, because it disregards the years of loyalty towards it in favour of a superficial, hormonally-charged and often angst-fic-sodden adoration.
Examples include the Joker, as rebooted in The Dark Knight, and the cast of Star Trek in the 2009 'prequel'.

Geek: Oh man, I was just browsing the forums, and there's another bunch of fanart of emo-Spock crying with some red-shirt Mary Sue.

Geekette: Oh ferfuksake... freaking n00bwave.
by Farthingale May 15, 2009

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A (UK) shortening of "Oh my actual god!" Sometimes used to indicate that you were so surprised that you could not finish the full phrase.

Popularized by Stephen Fry, on the TV game-show Q.I.
"Oh my actual… just been told I did my whole first two scenes with reading glasses round my neck. Shame-making …" Stephen Fry, Twitter status 432345626756800512
by Farthingale October 06, 2016

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