- CloudMonstaChopper: Ok guys, this is the glossary I put together for my school project. If you could please please PLEASE help me make sure everything is as accurate as possible! And if you can think of any other terms that should be included, anything that should be tweaked, please let me know. And don't be afraid to signal boost through a reblog so I can get AS MANY USERS AS POSSIBLE to help me out with this, the more input I get, the more accurate it will be! But please DO NOT EDIT THIS POST as it's part of my research; feel free to send me a message or something instead! ^^
- OTP: (n) Initialism for "one true pairing;" the pairing/ship that, if you could, you would make canon; the ship you ship the hardest.
- hng: (sound effect) a deep, glottal (in your throat) sound made in response to something pleasurable; usually in reference to something/someone found attractive; can have varying n's (more n's = more intense pleasure)
- ugh: (sound effect) a noise made in frustration at something; often used in a positive format, frustration from love (ugh I just love this so much)
- ship: (n) a pairing or group of people you like the idea of being in a relationship together; if not used for a romantic or sexual relationship, should be qualified (I best-friend ship this!; also see BrOTP)
- shipping: (v) the act of supporting a ship; can also be used as "ship," such as in "I ship Ron/Hermione"
- slash: (adj?) a term originally meaning near the same as ship - implying a relationship, but has come to evolve to mean a same-sex-pairing; so named because in the original ship-name format, a slash was placed between the names of the two parties to indicate a relationship (Ron/Hermione)
- Fandom: (n) short for "fanatic domain" for the average joe; those within a fandom will more often think of it as a "kingdom of the fans;" a word for a group of people who all like the same thing and interact upon that liking to discuss that thing (show, book, series, author, artist, etc.)
- Meme: (n) a recurring idea, usually in the form of a joke; often begins as something dumb, is genuinely funny the first or second time you see it, slightly funny the next few times, then becomes overused and annoying.
- gif: (n) pronunciation (varied with a hard or soft g) of a .GIF file which allows images to be saved as a little moving picture
- Keysmash: (v) when you are so overcome with something (usually an emotion) that you cannot articulate and resort to just smashing your keyboard in response (aslkdjflajslf)
- THIS!: (utterance) Almost always written in all caps, usually accompanied or within an image/gif, an exclamation to denote utter agreement with the above post, but inability to add anything (worthwhile) to it
- All the *blank*: usually filled in with "things," a popular meme to show energetic and fanatic action (eat all the things! interview all the people!)
- Life ruiner: (adj) someone or something (usually a person or show) that is "ruining your life" because you think about it 24/7 or it is just perfect in your eyes (often used jokingly/sarcastically, the life ruiner is much appreciated and loved)
- Reblog: (v) when you see a post you like and "quote" it by click the circled-arrows button to have it placed upon your blog as well; again-blog; a sort of reposting with total credit attached
- Tags: (n) things, words or phrases by which you can search other posts with those same markers
- Queue: (n) a function in which you can delay/specify publishing time of a post
- Queuing: (v) placing or preparing posts in the queue function
- Feels: (n) an abbreviation for "overwhelming feelings;" conveys more emotion and usually used in relation to happy or sad emotions, not angry ones
- I just can't: (phrase) A statement used to replicate shock or inability to articulate; usually not used in a serious manner (but when it is, the user is *VERY* upset and legitimately cannot handle the subject anymore)
- IRL: Initialism meaning "in real life;" used not to refer to real v. fake or imagined life, often, but "offline" life
- tumbling/to tumbl: (v) the verb form of Tumblr; to be on tumblr, to blog on tumblr, etc.; (I'm gonna tumbl that; sorry, can't, busy tumbling)
- BroTP: (n) initialism for "bromance true pairing;" favorite best friends friendship; see bromance
- NOTP: (n) initialism for "NO true pairing;" for the ship that, for you, will NEVER BE
- My Babies: (phrase) term of endearment, usually for characters in whom you are particularly invested in their well being (no, not my babies, don't hurt my babies!)
- (that's a) thing: (phrase) used to point out something one had not previously thought of and is surprised to find already acknowledged or known by others often enough to have its own name and/or fandom
- Thank: (v?) a shortened version of "thanks;" possibly a corrupted form of "I thank you"
- fangirling: (v) the action of being obsessed over something to the point of getting overly excited, sometimes making high pitched noises; (to fangirl) often used as a lump term for both genders
- fanboy: (n) boys who act like fangirls, or who fangirl (not just a boy who is a fan, just as a fangirl is more than just a girl who is a fan); not used/seen as often as fangirl, which is often used as a lump term
- dashboard: the single long page made up of an amalgamation of the posts from the blogs you follow for you to scroll down through at your pleasure; arranged chronologically, newest posts at the top
- lol: acronym & initialism for "laugh out loud;" used when anything is remotely funny; sometimes used to diffuse an awkward or uncomfortable situation (just like real nervous laughter)
- jfc: initialism for "jesus fucking christ;" usually used in a moment of frustration or great surprise
- bromance: (n) a friendship in which the two parties are so close it could be mistaken for a romantic relationship, but is not; can say "I love you" with great meaning and still be entirely platonic (and both parties know it); not necessarily limited to two people of the same gender, but generally is two people of the same gender
- fangasm: (n) when there is such a large amount of pend up positive energy over something that it is suddenly released in an explosive torrent, often in a splurge of keysmash like sounds or quickly spoken sentences which release the energy and leaves you feeling content, happy and much calmer
- Done: (...n? idk) a statement used to convey complete and utter inability to continue; sometimes meaning about-to or going-to quit; often accompanied by I just can't (I just can't, I'm done, I'm just so done)
- Let me love you: (phrase) statement of affection, usually comedic but sometimes sympathetic, a bit over the top; often accompanied with the wish or urge to hug the recipient and hold them for longer than strictly necessary
- Headcanon: (n) an idea/theory about something you so thoroughly accept that it is adopted and becomes part of your individual, mental canon on the subject
- Canon: (adj... and n?) something that has officially happened in the show/series; universally recognized, though not necessarily welcomed or accepted; coming straight from the official sources (such as the writers of a show)
- It's back!: (phrase) happy and/or surprised exclamation said upon finding an enjoyed post previously lost to the abyss of your never ending tumblr dashboard or the pages of tags or your personal likes or time in general
- Troll: (n) someone who purposely does things just to annoy and or hurt others on the internet; see anon-hate
- Get out: (phrase) usually said in mock seriousness, often said after a joke is told of immensely corny or awful varieties
- Trigger Warning: (n) a tag, "read more" break or text warning of a trigger; often phrases as TW: trigger-here (TW: rape, TW: abuse, TW: burns, TW: gore, TW: flashing images)
- Trigger: (n) Something that may cause someone to remember a scarring experience, or something which may cause harm; can also be used to reference medical warnings (such as flashing images)
- Read More break: A link one must click to see the rest of the post, usually titled "Read More;" often used to hide things from the general populous, for particularly long posts, triggers or personal things
- Spoilers: (n) something in a show/series/book which you have not reached yet or do not know; frequently after a new episode of something you'll see the sentiment "TAG YOUR SPOILERS" so that people can avoid them; generally frowned upon
- Crack: (adj) describing something that is so strange, far from the norm and "out there" that the idea is "you must have been high (on crack) to come up with that!"
- Anon-hate: (n) anonymously sent messages wherein the sole purpose is to hurt, degrade and/or cause harm; very much frowned upon, and usually instigated by trolls
- Unf: acronym for "universal noise of fucking;" used in response to something incredibly arousing; n's of variable length (more n's = more arousing); if desperately enamored, f's are lengthened rather than n's
"So, how was it?"
A simple enough question to ask, right? Obviously as the author, I’m curious to know what you thought of my work. But know that in asking “How was it?” I mean much more.
I’m not just asking you if you liked it. Of course, if you did like what you read then by all means, say so! But don’t stop there. When I ask “How was it?” I don’t just want an answer of “It was good”, or “I liked it a lot.” I’m not asking for a general opinion. I want to know what you thought.
When I let you read my work, I want to know if you enjoyed reading. I want to know what thoughts went through your mind as you flipped through the pages. I want to know if anything upset you, or made you happy. I want to know your reactions to events, no matter how minimal.
If you thought “gee, that character was so rude”, then tell me so.
If you thought “wow that was cute”, point out what you thought was cute.
I don’t offer my work to you so you can give me a near-impartial response. I offer you my work so you can enjoy it. If there was nothing that stood out enough for you to say more than “yeah it was pretty good”, then I take that as “nothing really spoke to me. I’m going to forget all about this story in a week.”
And that just makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong.