Glossary / Terms



CANNON: is the official and accepted continuity of an original
piece of work that fans use when constructing their fanart, fanfic or fanvid.
CON: (a.k.a. fan convention) is a gathering of fans of a
particular television series, film, literary work or genre. They have discussion panels, meet each other, occasionally have celebrity guests and participate in other activities related to their fandom.
COSPLAY: is when a fan dresses up as character from their
favorite television series, film or literary work. This is usually done at CONs or other fan gatherings.
CROSSOVER: is a when characters from one fandom are combined
with characters from another, either in fanart, fanfic or a fanvid. Although it is rare, sometimes the original creators will create their own crossover between two fandoms. E.g. This would be akin to having the characters from Pride and Prejudice step into the world of Emma, Sense and Sensibility or Harry Potter.
FANDOM: is a community of people (fans) who enjoy a
particular television series, film or literary work.
FANART: is when an artist uses the setting and/or characters
from a particular television series, film or literary work in their artwork. (The website deviantART is an online community were you can find fanart from many different fandoms.)
FANFIC: (a.k.a. Fan Fiction) is a story written by a fan of a
television series, film or literary work, using the characters from the original work without the author’s permission. (The website has a large catalogue of fanfics from various fandoms.)
FANGIRLING(OR BOY)v. 1. the reaction a fangirl has to any mention or sighting of the object of her “affection”. These reactions include shortness of breath, fainting, highpitched noises, shaking, fierce head shaking as if in the midst of a seizure, wet panties, endless blog posts, etc.
2. a gathering of two or more fangirls in which they proceed to waste endless amounts of time ogling, discussing/arguing, stalking, etc. the object of their “affection”
AU: (a.k.a. Alternate Universe) is a fanfic which is written
using some elements from canon, but disregarding others. E.g. A modern Pride and Prejudice fanfic which places Darcy/Elizabeth within the 21st century would be considered AU.
ONESHOT: is a short fanfic that is only one chapter and will
not be continued.
PWP: (a.k.a. “Plot, What Plot” or “Porno Without Plot”) is a
FANFIC: where nothing happens but steam and often graphic sexual activity.
FAN STUDIES: is the academic discipline which studies fans,
fan culture and the artifacts (fanart, fanfics, fanvids, cosplay costumes etc.) that the fans create.
FANVID: is a multimedia video created using video clips from
a television series or film, set to a particular song. (YouTube is a great source for finding fanvids.)
FANWAR: (a.k.a. fanfeud) is when members of a particular
fandom disagree on a particular issue. Usually it is over which relationship (ship) is better or whether or not something should be considered canon.
LEMON: is either fanart, a fanfic or a fanvid which is based
solely on depicting sexual activity.
MARY-SUE: is a female character within a particular
television series, film or literary work that is the embodiment of perfection, she has no character flaws, is beautiful, nothing bad happens to her and men want to be with her. She is the wish fulfillment of the author and audience alike who want to be her. The term is most commonly used in regard to characters in writing workshops, fanfic and RPs. E.g. Jane could be considered a Mary-sue character within the world of Pride and Prejudice.
OTP: (a.k.a. One True Pairing) is a fan’s favorite
relationship (ship) within a particular television series, film or literary work. E.g. Darcy/Elizabeth are my OTP within the Pride and Prejudice fandom.
RP: (a.k.a. Role Playing) is when someone assumes the
identity of a character, either of their own creation or from a fandom and they interact with other characters online on posting forums or in a tabletop setting such as D&D (Dungeons and Dragons).
SHIP: is a relationship within a particular television
series, film or literary work; it can either be canon or fan constructed. E.g. Within Pride and Prejudice Darcy/Elizabeth and Bingly/Jane would be considered canon ships, while Col. Fitzwilliam/Georgiana is a popular fan constructed ship.
SHIPPER: are fans who support a particular relationship
within a fandom. E.g. I am a Darcy/Elizabeth shipper, in the Pride and Prejudice fandom.
SLASH: is when fans take two heterosexual characters and make
them homosexual either in their fanart, fanfic or fanvid. E.g. Within Pride and Prejudice the pairing of Darcy/Wickham would be considered slash.
UNIVERSE: is everything that exists within the world the
fandom inhabits.
ANON: This one means, naturally, anonymous.
BNF: Big Name Fan
HEAD-CANON: Canon that is created by a fan.
HATEDOM: The opposite of a fandom
OOC: Out Of Character
NFSW: Not Safe For Work
SQUEE: A noise primarily made by an over-excited fangirl (or Boy), however it has spread rapidly and is now widely spread among the web community.
Omg!! New Harry Potter book out!! Omg Squee squee! omg!!!
ASDFGHJKL : When A Feeling Cannot Be Expressed In Words IE friend “Tom Hiddleston just gave me an autograph at lunch today! so cool Squeee!” and i had to work and i am all ASDFGHJKL 0.o


Note*- there are illegal drug related terms in this list. I’m not advising the use of them, I just think its important for anyone coming into the scene to be aware of them.
Rave- A gathering of people at a venue listening to electronic music and looking at crazy lights. Originally these were considered underground concerts.
Raver- Person who attends raves
EDM- Electric Dance Music
PLUR- Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect.
This word sums up the cultures goal of spreading positive vibes and happiness through electric music. This also is the official raver handshake.
BPM- Beats per minute
Festival- Is a large venue with multiple stages and multiple artist
Massive- Is a venue with one stage but with multiple artist
Womp- the sound a deep base makes
Acid House-(not the drug) This music version is very funk based and inspired by psychedelic sounds
Drum and Bass- One of the faster music tempos that relies on a very heavy deep bass, sometimes also called hardstep
DJs- Dirty phonics, Sub Focus
Dubstep- A lighter, womper, wobblier version of drum and bass music
DJs- Skrillex, Rusko, Bassnectar
Trance- considered being a mellow melody with lulling bass. This would be equivalent to classical music but in the edm world.
DJs- Armin Van Buuren, Above & Beyond
Trap- A heavier version of Dubstep with hip hop tendencies
DJs- Flosstradamus, Baauer, RL Grime
House- A steady beat that’s inspired from disco, and trance. This is the oldest and most famous form of electric music so it has many sub genres like deep house, progressive house and funky house. Most used genre in clubs.
DJs-Fredde Le Grand, Nicky Romero
Techno- A more industrial version of house music
DJs-Juan Atkins

Booty for Borgore- Girls in bootylicious bottoms
Euphoria- An intense feeling of well-being and happiness that one can get from ddm
Group Therapy- Coined by Above & Beyond is an expression for the happiness one will have from listening to their music and all other edm music live with other happy people
Light Show- Can be two things; either the amazing lights coming from the stage, or a personal light show from a glover
Gloving- Someone who is creating a light show with lit up gloves for one or more people
Twerk- a style of dance usually associated with trap music or Diplo
Roll- The term for being on MDMA or Ecstasy
Rage- Means to party
Turnt Up- To rage really hard, almost too hard
The Drop- the fall of a beat from its peak and usually the most favorite part of the song
Filthy- heavy bass
Dope- Can be marijuana but also can be another term for cool
Kandi- beaded bracelets that are collected and shared throughout shows
Kandi Kid- a raver who has accepted the rave culture and the goal of plur
Cuff- A very thick kandi bracelet and it usually forms a picture or a word
Flufflies- Furry boots that people wear to rave in
Trippy- A feeling of weirdness
Totem pole- A designated stick for a group of people that they carry around at shows
Lets get Weird- to party hard
Bass Face- The stupid look that uncontrollably appears when raging to edm
Face melt- Another term for bass face, but used when one was rolling
IDGAFOS- An abbreviation for “I don’t give a fuck or shit”, became popular because of Dillon Francis


**Narcissistic Personality Disorder**

AC -Adult Children
ACON – Adult Children of Narcissists
AFCH – Adult Family Care Home
ALF – Assisted Living Facility
APA (1) – American Psychiatric Association
APA (2) – American Psychological Association
ASPD – Antisocial personality disorder.
AVPD – Avoidant Personality Disorder
BF – Boyfriend
BIL – Brother In Law
Bio-Mom – Biological Mother
Bio-Dad – Biological Father
BM – Biological Mother
BP (1) – Borderline Personality
BP (2) – Bi-Polar
BPBF – Borderline Personality Boyfriend
BPD – Borderline Personality Disorder.
BPGF – Borderline Personality Girlfriend
BPH – Borderline Personality Husband
BPSO – Borderline Personality Significant Other
BPW – Borderline Personality Wife
CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
CE – Custody Evaluation
CPS – Children’s Protective Services
C-PTSD – Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
CSA – Covert Sexual Abuse
DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
DCF – Department of Children and Families
DD – Dear Daughter
DEAR – Describe, Express, Assert and Reinforce.
DH – Dear Husband
DPD – Dependent Personality Disorder.
DS – Dear Son
DSM – Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DW – Dear Wife
EDD – Emotional Dysregulation Disorder
EID – Emotion Intensity Disorder
EIRD – Emotion-Impulse Regulation Disorder
EMDR – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
En-Bro – Enabler Brother.
En-Dad – Enabler Dad
En-Mom – Enabler Mom
En-Sis – Enabler Sister
ERD – Emotional Regulation Disorder.
EUPD – Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder
ETOH – Alcohol
FIL – Father In Law
FOG – Fear, Obligation & Guilt
FOC – Family of Choice
FOO – Family of Origin
GAD – Generalized Anxiety Disorder
GAL – Guardian ad litem
GC – Golden Child ( who can do no wrong)
GF – Girlfriend
H – Husband
HAP – Hostile Aggressive Parenting
HPD – Histrionic Personality Disorder.
IC – Individual Counseling.
ICD – International Classification of Diseases
IL’s – In-laws
IMO – In My Opinion
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
IPD – Impulsive Personality Disorder
IPDE – International Personality Disorder Examination
JADE – Justify, Argue, Defend, Explain
L – Lawyer
LC – Limited Contact
MAOI – Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor
MBPS – Munchausen By Proxy Syndrome.
MC (1) – Marriage Counseling.
MC (2) – Medium Chill.
MHP – Mental Health Professional
MHW – Mental Health Ward
MIL – Mother In Law
MMPI – Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory
MPD – Multiple Personality Disorder
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
NEA-BPD – National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
NC -No Contact
NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health
NPD – Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
OCPD – Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
OOTF – Out of the FOG
OOTS – Out of the Storm
PAS – Parental Alienation Syndrome
PD – Personality Disorder
PDAN – Personality Disorders Awareness Network
PDI – Personality-Disordered Individual
PD-NOS – Personality Disorder – Not Otherwise Specified
PDTS – Personality Disorder – Trait Specified
PE – Psychological Evaluation
PPD – Paranoid personality disorder
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PUVAS – Pay attention, Understand, Validate, Assert, Shift/Share
PW – Person With
RCE – Registered Custody Evaluator
RTC – Residential Treatment Center
SAD – Seasonal Affective Disorder
SAID – Sexual Allegations In Divorce
SCID-II – Structured Clinical Interview for DSM
SD – Step Daughter
SET – Support, Empathy, Truth
SG – Scapegoat.
SH – Self-Harm.
SI – Self-Injury
SIL – Sister In Law
SNRI -Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
SO – Significant Other
SPD – Schizoid Personality Disorder
SS – Step Son
SSRI – Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
STBX – Soon-To-Be-Ex
STBXH – Soon-To-Be-Ex Husband
STBXW – Soon-To-Be-Ex Wife
STBXBPH – Soon-To-Be-Ex Borderline Personality Husband
STBXBPW – Soon-To-Be-Ex Borderline Personality Wife
STPD – Schizotypal Personality Disorder.
SWOE – Stop Walking on Eggshells
T – Therapy or Therapist
U – Undiagnosed
uBP – Undiagnosed Borderline Personality
uASPD – Undiagnosed Antisocial Personality Disorder
uBPD – Undiagnosed Borderline Personality Disorder
uDPD – Undiagnosed person who suffers from Dependent Personality Disorder
uHPD – Undiagnosed Histrionic Personality Disorder
uNPD – Undiagnosed Narcissistic Personality Disorder
uPPD – Undiagnosed Paranoid Personality Disorder
uSTBXBPH – Undiagnosed Soon-To-Be-Ex Borderline Personality Husband.
uSTBXBPW – Undiagnosed Soon-To-Be-Ex Borderline Personality Wife
UTBM – “Understanding The Borderline Mother”
W – Wife
X – Abbreviation for Ex – as in ex-husband or ex-wife
XH – Ex-Husband
XW – Ex-Wife
XBF – Ex-Boyfriend
XGF – Ex-Girlfriend


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