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Thesaurus for canon

Synonyms, antonyms, and related words for canon

I noticed most of the other definitions here completely trash fanfiction.

First, definition: Fanfiction is when someone takes either the story or characters (or both) of a certain piece of work, whether it be a novel, tv show, movie, etc, and create their own story based on it. Sometimes people will take characters from one movie and put them in another, which is called a cross-over.

Most people who bash fanfiction are not willing to look past the fact that it's based on something else to see that it could be worth reading IF you like the subject. If they don't like the subject, then obviously they are going to automatically dismiss the fanfiction.

It is true, however, that some fanfictions are rather poorly written and only a few hundred words, and it is also true that some people just write them so they can have their favorite characters have sex (lemon). But, if you take the time to find something decent, you can end up with a fanfiction story that is so close to the original piece of art, that you'd barely notice the difference.
Mary decided to write a fanfiction based on a story she had read. She liked the idea of two of the characters as a couple, but it wasn't in the original plot, so she twisted the story around a bit and evolved the characters so that it seemed as though they actually *could* have been together in the first place. (Good example, it's rare that someone does it perfectly but there are some out there)

Sue was so angry that her two favorite characters never got together that she wrote her own story in which the first thing they did was have sex and get married. (Bad example, but sadly sometimes true)
by Mistaki August 07, 2006
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The community that surrounds a tv show/movie/book etc. Fanfiction writers, artists, poets, and cosplayers are all members of that fandom. Fandoms often consist of message boards, livejournal communities, and people.
The Harry Potter fandom has some of the most diverse fans, from eight year olds to thirty somethings.
by Brianne August 08, 2004
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N: Short for romantic relationship, popularized in fanfiction circles.

V: To endorse a romantic relationship.

N: I see a 'ship developing between Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley.

V: I ship Ron/Hermione
by magwana April 13, 2003
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Short for fanfiction. Unlike fanfiction, the word fanfic (also just 'fic') is a single noun (pluralized as 'fanfics').

A story written by a fan of a particular ard (movie, book, tv show, video game, etc.), about the characters and world in that series, usually without the original creator's permission.
By the very nature of fanfiction, there're a lot of really terrible fics out there. But when you find a good one - it's great!
by The original ARDvark September 14, 2003
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In Philadelphia this term is used to describe a violent or reckless person.
That youngan is a cannon.
by Lbs. December 23, 2006
292 128
A little box that bestows a power unknown on its weilder, which gives them the apparent ability to control the facial expression and bodily pose of whomever they point the small box toward.
Cameraman: "Stand over there and raise your hands to the sky"

Others: -stand in directed area and raise hands-"This good?"

Cameraman: "Now Say Cheese"

Others: "Cheese"
by Vyxx August 22, 2007
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Yaoi is a slang meaning 'boys love' or homosexuality that is used in the japanese language. Popular with fangirls who like their favorite anime guys to kiss.
Damn, I need some good yaoi fan-fics!
by Francesca December 20, 2003
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The real deal; a piece that is widely recognized as a genuine member of the body of work (oeuvre) of a given artist/writer/composer; a standard by which all others are compared.
I just finished reading the "canonical list of auto plurals" on manofleisure.us
by khiddy June 02, 2004
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OTP
One True Pairing. Meaning the your favorite combination of characters in a fandom.
RON and Hermione are /so/ OTP.
by willow__tree December 27, 2004
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a term used in fanfiction to describe commonly accepted ideas among authors even if they are not actually expressed in the canon work.
In Harry Potter, SiriusxLupin is virtually fanon.
by Kathy October 03, 2003
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