Saturday, June 09, 2012

Femfic

Recently, a friend of mine used the term 'femfic' to describe a subgenre of literature written by women and/or for women, and often for women whose orientation is towards other women. I suppose it is similar to 'fanfic', a subgenre of literature written by fans of someone else's work and/or for fans of that work.

Then I realised how far you could take this. You could have 'malefic' as a male counterpart, or 'prolific' for the masses; physical dread could be 'horrific' and psychological dread 'terrific'. Sadly, this might cause some misunderstanding because such words already have reasonably broad exposure. Sigh... back to the drawing-board.

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