Every community has its own distinct lexicon. That's linguistics, baby.
And elements of lexicon have the ability to spread like wildfire under the right circumstances. That's memetics, baby.
Or something like that. There's probably a better term for it.
I'm an expert of neither memetics nor linguistics (though I do like linguistics), so I'll just skip to the part where I tell you that this is a glossary of the random fandom/social media/millennial terms used throughout this project. The terms' respective links on their respective pages take them to their respective definitions, and that's what they do here, too. They're just all gathered in a nice alphabetical list, linked to possibly several versions of their definition and where on the site the term is used.
Before I let you go, just know that we're not using Merriam-Webster here. We're linking to Wikipedia, Urban Dictionary, Fanlore, KnowYourMeme... I think it aligns well with the nature of this project, y'know? Sites like Wikipedia are great sources for vague knowledge you need to find out. Like. What’s a ghostwriter? Bam. Oh, okay, that's it. I’m not gonna use Wikipedia to write a paper about it, but I’ll use the site as a springboard for further research, y’know? So yeah, consider all the different sites I cite here springboards.
Alternate Universe (AU)
Anime Music Video (AMV)
Fan Service / Fanservice
Fanfiction / Fan Fiction / Fanfic / Fic
Not Safe For Work (NSFW)
More coming soon!
Fanart / Fan Art
Wikipedia | Fanlore | Urban Dictionary
In Real Life (IRL)
Pepe the Frog
Slice of Life