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Fanon ≠ Fanfiction[edit]

Fanon is a portmanteau of the words "fanatic" and "canon", and refers to concepts within fanfiction considered rote even though it was never expressed within the original stories. This is not the same as fanfiction so I don't think it belongs in bold alongside "FF" and "fanfic" at the top of the page, which implies it to be a synonym. However, the concept is related to fan fiction, and there's even a section called "Relationship to canon" on the Fandom page, that would well do with the term and an explanation of the differences between canon and fanon. 2001:44B8:218A:D00:F8DD:B565:E937:FE90 (talk) 11:11, 19 August 2013 (UTC)


  "The canon of fandom. Fanon is the collection concepts and ideas that are normally used in most fan fiction, but don't really existence in the real story's canon." That's from the urban dictionary. So, this disproves it >_< sorry. 

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Fictional Cities in fanfiction?[edit]

Any fictional cities in fanfiction by fan authors as fanfictional? 124.106.141.70 (talk) 08:08, 11 August 2017 (UTC)



 Yes.
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Fan Studies[edit]

Would it be a good idea to add a section here on significant academic studies of fan fiction? Margaretofwessex (talk) 16:25, 6 December 2017 (UTC)

OTPs: Stydia vs Sterek[edit]

Is there a good reason to list Sterek instead of Stydia in the OTP section? It looks like people are changing this, without providing any reason, and it looks approximately political, so I worry both about leaving it and changing it. (See the first change, and a fix to it; then a revert I performed as part of further editing; then a revert of my revert.)

Since none of the section is sourced, should we just find a list of common OTPs, somewhere, and list only those, with a source? Throne3d (talk) 14:35, 13 April 2018 (UTC)


Response[edit]

Vandalism is causing the wrong listing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:A601:A42:9E00:F0E7:6B4B:E49F:CC57 (talk) 23:26, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Can someone/somepony add this?[edit]

For some reason I can't pass the CAPTCHA to publish it, but can someone add the sentence shown below in quotes?

"The most popular sites to host fanfictions are Fanfiction.net and Fimfiction.net." I know, most people aren't fans of MLP, so the second site is optional. And add the links, please.

Your faithful Wikipedian,

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What's The Difference Between Fanon And Canon?[edit]

Can someone please explain to me what the difference between fanon fanfiction and canon fanfiction is? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 97.118.92.186 (talk) 18:45, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Fanfiction should be prioritized over fan fiction[edit]

As someone who is a part of fanfiction culture, I can tell you it’s rarely - if ever - spelled with a space. When someone does spell it with a space, that come across as someone unfamiliar to the scene. I’d edit it, but I’m sure the edits would get rolled back by someone. Durinae (talk) 22:39, 17 July 2020 (UTC)

Pre-television fan fiction?[edit]

Is 'fan fiction' the appropriate page (and if so, is 'fan fiction' the appropriate term) for works of fiction (including published works) appropriating from other fiction (without authorisation); and produced before the advent of television such as the extensive unauthorised works of Sherlock Holmes?--Darrelljon (talk) 12:44, 30 October 2020 (UTC)