Remember how I mentioned in my last post about fanfiction very briefly about pairings? I just realized only now that there is a whole bunch of fanfiction lingo besides pairings that you may not be familiar with, so I’ll do my best to explain at least a couple of them.
PersonAxPersonB: If there is an ‘x’ between two character’s names, that means that they are being paired together.
Slash/yaoi/shonen-ai: If you see this, this basically means the fanfic contains homosexual male pairings.
Femslash/yuri,shoujo-ai: If you see this, the fanfic will contain lesbian female pairings.
Lemon/lime: Sexual content—Lime is usually less explicit than a lemon, however.
OOC: Out Of Character
IC: In Character
AU: Alternate Universe
A/N: Author’s Note
Mary Sue/Gary Stu/Marty Stu: An extremely unrealistic or unstable character
OC: Original Character
Oneshot/One-shot: A one-chapter fanfiction.
Two-shot: Two chapter fanfiction.
Three-shot: Three-chapter fanfiction!
Multi-chapter: Multiple-chapter fanfiction!
These are only a few out of numerous fanfiction lingo you’re going to find out there when looking for fanfiction to read, so I hope this helped give you some understanding of just a few of the words often tossed around in fanfiction!