Fanfictions - Lexicon

This is a short list of abbreviations and terms used in fanfictions.
 
A/N: Author's note.

Angst: Fic with emotionally heavy.

AU: Alternative Universe. Fic where characters are depicted in a situation different from the original one, as different ages or planets for example. A fic where Natsume couldn't see the youkai would be an AU.

Crack: Fic with absurd and funny content.

Crossover: It means that in this story you can find characters or other elements from other series.

Deathfic: Fic where a character dies. Sometimes this classification is omitted to avoid to spoil the content. On some websites, it's mandatory in any case.

Drabble: Very short fic, usually with no more than 100 words.

Fluff: Fic opposite to Angst. It contains soft scenes and feelings.

Gen: General. Usually no romance traits are present.

Lemon e Lime: Fic containing explicit sex, not necessarily Pwp (see later).

Multipart: Fic divided in more than one chapter.

Non-con: Non consensual. Usually, a character is forced into sexual activities against its will.

Ooc: Literally "Out of Character". In these fics, one or more characters are somehow modified by the fic's author, for example personality or behaviour etc.

Oneshot: Self conclusive fic.

Pov: "Point of View". The fic is written from the point of view of a specific character.

Pwp: "Porn without plot" otherwise "Plot? What plot?". Fic without a real plot: it's just a mean to describe a sex scene.

Violence: Contains some explicit violent practices, could it be phisical or mental ones.

Shounen ai: Contains homosexual relationships without explicit sex scenes.

Slash: Term mostly used in movies and tv series fandom, but now quite common. It refers to homosexual relationships. (Femslash is slash among female characters).

Songfic: Fiction written starting from a song lyric.

Yaoi: Contains homosexual relationships. Explicit sex scenes are very likely.
 
Rating system's Lexicon
 
This is a list of rating system's term taken from the most famous rating systems: the american one, the japanese one and the Fanfiction.net rating system (probably the most famous website about fanfictions).
 
American rating system (MPAA)
G: Suitable for everyone.

PG: Parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.

PG-13: Parental Guidance 13+ Parents urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

R: Restricted. It's recommended the presence of an adult person if the fic is read by someone under 17 years old.

NC-17: No Children Under 17 Admitted. Reading is prohibited to people under 17 years old.

X: Reading is prohibited to people under 18 years old.
[Rarely used in fanfictions]
 
Japanese rating system (Eirin)
G: General Audiences. Suitable for everyone.

PG-12: Parental Guidance Requested. Some material may be unsuitable for children under 12. Accompanying parent or adult guardian is desirable.

R15+: Restricted to mature audiences, 15 years and over. No one younger than 15 years old is admitted.
(You can simply find R15)

R18+: Restricted to adults, 18 years and over. No one younger than 18 years old is admitted.
(You can simply find R18)
 
Fanfiction.net
K: Suitable for everyone.

K+: Suitable for more mature childen, 9 years and older, with minor action violence without serious injury. May contain mild coarse language. Should not contain any adult themes.

T: Suitable for teens, 13 years and older, with some violence, minor coarse language, and minor suggestive adult themes.

M: Not suitable for children or teens below the age of 16 with possible strong but non-explicit adult themes, references to violence, and strong coarse language.