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fan fiction

noun
1.
fanfic (def 1).
Also, fanfiction.
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Examples for fan fiction
  • Reality television is also inspiring its own fan fiction.
Contemporary definitions for fan fiction
noun

a fictional account written by a fan of a show, movie, book, or video game to explore themes and ideas that will not or cannot be explored via the originating medium; also written fan fiction , also called fanfic

Word Origin

1944

noun

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Encyclopedia Article for fan fiction

Television shows had long captivated audiences and provided a temporary escape from reality for viewers who could vicariously live another life. Some devoted viewers would often discuss their favourite dramas and begin to play out "what-if" scenarios: What if Agent Mulder never returned to The X-Files and Agent Scully began having an affair with Assistant Director Walter Skinner? What if Captain Kirk of Star Trek had never met Spock? What if the title character of Buffy the Vampire Slayer found true love in a demon

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