My recent postings on slash fiction and imagery, and fan fiction and art, pulled up a series of truncations and clippings, the most notable being manip, a count noun referring to a digital or photo manipulation of an image or video. From “Spike / Marsters” on the 20th:

Angel can be viewed in my previous posting (image #2, and with the Winchester brothers and Spike in a fourgy in #9). Doug Wyman supplied a Spangel [Spike/Angel] manip in a comment to that posting, and here’s another that I like: [#2 in “Spike / Marsters”]

That’s digital or photo manipulation truncated to manipulation, then clipped to manip. Well, it’s short and snappy.

On these manipulations, from Wikipedia:

Photo manipulation (also called photoshopping or — before the rise of Photoshop software — airbrushing) is the application of image editing techniques to photographs in order to create an illusion or deception (in contrast to mere enhancement or correction) after the original photographing took place.

The term is used for both the technique (as a mass noun) and its product (as a count noun).

On to clippings of fiction as fic (parallel to the clipping of literature as lit, as in chicklit or chick lit). First, in fanfic:

Fan fiction (alternatively referred to as fan-fiction, fanfiction, fanfic, FF, or simply fic) is a broadly-defined fan labor term for stories about characters or settings written by fans of the original work, rather than by the original creator. Works of fan fiction are rarely commissioned or authorized by the original work’s owner, creator, or publisher; also, they are almost never professionally published. Because of this, stories often contain a disclaimer stating that the creator of the work owns none of the characters. Fan fiction, therefore, is defined by being both related to its subject’s canonical fictional universe and simultaneously existing outside the canon of that universe. Most fan fiction writers assume that their work is read primarily by other fans, and therefore tend to presume that their readers have knowledge of the canon universe (created by a professional writer) in which their works are based. (Wikipedia link)

From the same Wikipedia entry:

In almost all fandoms, slash refers to same-sex male pairings. The term originates from the slash between the names of the characters in a relationship (e.g. Kirk/Spock).

And that gives us slashfic, short for slash fiction.


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  1. Riley/Xander | Arnold Zwicky's Blog Says:

    […] stunning shirtless photos of them separately, but I did come across a manip (on the term, see here) of the two of them in carnal congress, Riley screwing Xander (viewable on AZBlogX, […]

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