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Phrase used to express utmost disgust or frustration.
Acronym for the fic After
the End by Arabella and Zsenya. (See "Headmistresses",
AU - Acronym for Alternate
Universe. (A favourite Star Trek trick, like when, you know Worf and
Deanna were having this thing? and..., well never mind.) A story in which
one factor in a time line alters the rest of a story. Ex. "What if Harry
and Hermione being interested in one another?" or "What if Dorco,
I mean Draco, is sorted into Hufflepuff?"
Baby Remus - The name given to Alphie's baby before he was born
a healthy little cub on July 31, 2002. Notice his birthday coincides with
the great Joanne Rowling's? Talk about taking her HP addiction a bit too
- Acronym for: 1. Beautiful Adoring Dames Keeping Adoration Towards
Sirius. 2. Boring Association of Dames Klustered At The Sugarquill.
3. Brilliant Association of Darling Keepers, Amazing Teachers and
Students (or at least that's what we're telling you). It's a girl thing.
Beta Reader - Computer jargon for proof reader. The term
originated in the 1960's at IBM (Just call me Hermione...) and referred to the
company's practice of releasing a product that was not quite fully functional
to a select few for a trial run. These days Beta Readers have acquired
Muse-like status by correcting grammar, spelling, typos and a whole host of
other writing sins. Beta Readers ROX.
- A sapphire blue insect whose sting giddiness followed by levitation.
Originating from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Billywig Addiction - The habit
formed from the abuse of Billywigs. Also known as "stinging" or "wigging".
Writing, and Wigging: A Wizarding Parentsí Guide to Billywig Abuse in Children:
A Free Publication brought to you by Wizards and Witches for a Drug Free Britain.)
Billywig Brownies - Chocolate
concoction served at Summit Meetings. (See "Billywig",
"Billywig Addiction", "Summit",
A web log, or on-line diary. Like
Live Journal, though slightly less KEWL, but
without that "code" thing. (See Moey's blog: Thought
You Ought To Know. Though it probably hasn't been updated.
An acronym for Be right back. A term frequently used in chat when
a chatter needs to leave for a moment.
Extra - Butterbeer with a higher alcohol content. Created by Vapid.
Bottles, Broken Hearts.)
The original works of J. K. Rowling.
Acronym for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
CRAX - What prevents non
R/H-ers from seeing the error of their ways. Like
FREAX, KEWL, SMAX, SUX, and ROX, it must be written in capitals only.
Headmistress - Moey. Oh, how do you solve a problem like Moey?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand? She is gentle! She is wild!
She's a riddle! She's a child! She's a headache! She's an angel!
She's a pirate! According to Zsenya, a Deputy Headmistress does way more work
than her title gives her credit for.
Lord - Fumbled attempt by Wormtail to express the return of Voldemort,
as depicted by DennisCh in TAHPCWNS2. (See "The
Joke Lord", "TAHPCWNS".)
Dran - Another word for
darn. Used most often in chat by people who can't type very well.
Coined by Jnae, I mean Jane.
EZ Board - A message board
with lots of pop up ads where the SQ boards used to be hosted. Now we
have Invision Boards. (Thanks to
James and Instorn, who are KEWL.)
Works of fan fiction which have become pseudo canon to their fans i.e.
the stories by Thing1,
Queen of the Witches by Arabella, and of course, the Uberfic.
FAQ - Acronym for Frequently
Asked Questions. The SQ has it's own FAQ question pages that answers
the questions frequently asked of the webmistresses.
FBAWTFT - Acronym for Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them.
- Acronym for fanfiction.net. The site which is the origin
of many Harry Potter fanfiction stories. Houses a gigantic stock of fanfiction
(approximately 93% of which contains pornography, obscene violence, very unpolished
writing, extremely out of canon ideas (see OOC), and/or ideals
that go against the S.P.E.W., but still houses enough
quality fanfiction that it is a staple in the everyday lives of most fanfiction
Acronym for Full Frontal Snogging, or, according to Georgia Nicholson
in Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging "Kissing with all the
trimmings, lip to lip, open mouths, tongues... everything." (See
Alley - fictionalley.org. A fanfiction archive, which is selective,
but is also without ship restrictions. Also a place to review, and post messages.
Fidge - Edible fan fiction:
"It's so good you can taste it!" Coined by Cap'nGin and company,
AKA as Team Fidge.
Acronym for Farmer in the Dell. The theory that Ron likes Hermione,
Hermione likes Harry, and that Harry likes no one or someone outside the trio.
(By this theory, Ron would be the dog, Hermione the cat, and Harry the mouse,
and thus far Cho would be the Cheese. Hi-ho-the-dairyo...)
Flame - A nasty, rude,
and inflammatory review for a fic, usually left anonymously by a mean person.
Flame sometimes refers to any unkind remark made on the Message Boards.
Fluff-O-Meter - A measure of romance
content in a fic, invented by Poppy P. Scale of the Fluff-O-Meter ranges from
"er?" (being low) to "AWWWWWWWWW" (being high).
Acronym for Fellowship of the Ring, first in LotR trilogy. (See
"LotR", "TTT", "RotK.")
FREAX - Sugar Quill spelling of "Freaks".
Like CRAX, KEWL, SMAX, SUX, and
ROX, it must be written in capitals only.
G/H - A Ginny Weasley/Harry Potter romance.
Acronym for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Ship R/H - A symbolic "ship" that supports Ron and Hermione's
relationship. The Good Ship R/H is run by a crew of Sugar Quill All-Stars, led
by Cap'n Kathy. (See "Shipper", "R/H".)
Goodwill Ambassador - BBennett,
member of the SQ crew, who spreads love, happiness and the true interpretation
of canon to the other islands of fanfic. BBennett is assisted in this
endless task by the Junior Goodwill Ambassador
Michelle Ravel (see "HaiKween").
Acronym for Get out of my head. A phrase used in chat when two
people (See "Twin") say the same thing at the
Map - The SQ Guest maps shows us where all the Quillers from around
the globe live. 'Twas BBennett's idea and Dr. Aicha carried it out.
HaiKween - The title given to Michelle
Ravel for being an absolute genius at writing haikus. (See "Junior
Potter Anonymous - A former thread on the "old" Sugar
Quill for fans of Harry Potter who needed some place to turn when talking about
their obsession. A support group for SQers.
Head Boy and Girl - Presently
Dr. Cornelius and Hallie. Prerequisites include: Flute and Viola playing,
perfect pitch, moderating skills.
Headmistresses - Sugar Quill founders,
Arabella and Zsenya, without whom the magic never would have happened, and whom
are therefore responsible for the therapy should anything ever happen to this
HGTG - Acronym for Hero Gets the Girl.
(Sometimes referred to as "Harry Gets The Girl.") A theory a
few confused souls hold, which stems from the belief that since Harry is the
supposed 'hero' of the books, he should automatically be paired with Hermione,
the obvious heroine. Branching from this theory is the mindset that Harry and
Hermione eventually belong together because Harry is a great wizard (See "Super
Harry") and Hermione is the smartest witch of her time. (See BBennett's
Point of View.)
- Used to describe a person whose computer is constantly crashing. Said
person usually sees ghosts.
- 1. (n) A term coined on the SCTV skit The Great White North. 2.
A certain person whose misguided devotion to his/her hometown sports team
is affecting their mental health.
Acronym for Harry Potter for Grownups, another HP message board.
IMHO - Acronym for In
My Humble Opinion. A term generally used in chat or on the message
boards by people who are not humble.
IMNSHO - Acronym for In
My Not So Humble Opinion. Generally used in chat or on the message
boards by people who are not humble and aren't afraid to say so.
IMO - Acronym for In
My Opinion. Generally used to cover one's posterior when voicing an
Quidditch Superstar - A title given to Vapid due to his constant
impersonation of Rapid Swiftfoot (see Charlie's
Witches). It is believed the title was granted by Z as part of a therapy
regimen aimed at curing Vapid of his fear of hurtling through the air at speeds
in excess of 100 mph.
Board - The home of the new SQ message boards. We like it there.
It has KEWL icons. (Though we did like the old background...)
- Short for Jerry Springer. An adjective to describe a fic whose
plot might also be suitable for the Jerry Springer Show.
The Joke Lord - Title given to DennisCh
for his outstanding contribution to TAHPCWNS (See "TAHPCWNS".)
Karma Sutra - Proof that Remus Lupin
was a virgin before he met Katie in the context of Thing 1's fanfiction.
KBTT - Acronym for the Kathy/B. Bennett
Therapy Theory, which postulates that Harry's woes will lead him to become
not a suave superhero as an adult, but a chain-smoking basketcase. This theory
is described more fully in B. Bennett's story, Chain-smoking
KEWL - A phrase used to describe something
that is truly rad and ROX.
Lex Luthor - 1. Synonym for Evil, Very Bad, Arch-Nemesis
Super-Villain of Superman. 2. Lex also happens to be a really hot
bald twenty-something year old on the Warner Brothers series, Smallville. 3.
Focus of GP's rather unGryffindor-like crush. 4. Source of at least
87 arguments between Magoo and GinnyPotter.
Bolt - Shape of Harry Potter's scar as confirmed by a chat trivia
session and the fine folks at Warner Brothers. According to J. K. Rowling
the scar is "razor sharp, just off-centre."
- An online journal or diary where people pour out their souls, take
those personality test things and whine. Live journals seem to send people
on endless quests for a code. It sounds like a conspiracy to me.
Lockhart-ish - To be full of one's
self, or in want of attention. ex. "Is it Lockhart-ish of me
to start a thread on one of my own stories?"
Loincloth - The official Sugar Quill uniform
of Weasley men. (This is a post-Summit revelation. See "Summit",
Universal acronym for Laughing Out Loud; frequently used after something
funny has been said.
Acronym for Lord of the Rings, J. R. R. Tolkien's famous novel about
hobbits, adventures, and dead sexy elves. Oh! They had to destroy this
ring, too... Just go read it! (See "FotR",
"TTT", and "RotK.")
Magical Hair Police - A division
of the Ministry of Magic Enforcement Arm: Good Grooming Division. We assume
ourselves to be above the law because, let's face it, "It doesn't matter
what you think, it's how you look". Oath of office to become a member of
the Magical Hair Police requires that you do not argue with the Chief Superintendent
(Thing1) when she tells you that Remus Lupin's hair is short with longish-bangs,
which he is always brushing out of his eyes.
Mary Sue and Gary Stu (Harry
Stu) - A term referring to characters who bear no flaws. Term is
generally not used in a positive light. (See "Who
is "Mary Sue"?)
Messenger Binge and Purge -
A disorder wherein Yahoo! Messenger allows messages from a certain member to
be built up and then released on the page in one massive string. (See also,
"Yahoo! Messenger", "Satan".)
Minutes - A written summary of Summit antics.
- Grammatically incorrect Acronym for Males in Sugar Quill Anonymous,
a thread that just never goes away. Ever.
- The pole on the Good Ship R/H where you can often find one of the crew
strung by their toes shouting ARGH!. Victim most often the First Mate
for the offense of 'Late Minutes.' (See "Good
Ship R/H", "ARGH!".)
MWPP - Acronym for
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs. AKA Remus, Peter (grr), Sirius,
and James. Often used to describe fan fiction featuring these characters.
Nothing. We have no N's.
Nix. Isn't that sad?
Acronym for One Big Happy Weasley Family. This theory holds that
eventually Ron will marry Hermione, Harry will marry Ginny, George will marry
Alicia, Percy will marry Penny etc. and everyone will be part of one big happy
Weasley family. This theory is seen as too sugarquilly sweet by some,
but we like it.
OC - Acronym for an Original
Character found in a piece of fan fiction. Several famous OCs include
Gwen from HQoW (That's Hermione Queen of Witches) by Arabella, Mick
O'Malley from AtE, or Alexandra Lennox, from Yolanda's Letting Go.
Old Man Pants - This
is where Arabella lives. Named for the colour of her house, the colour
of choice for old men's pants.
Acronym for Out of Character. A term often used to describe fan
fiction which contradicts the world and beloved characters of Harry Potter
as shown in canon. (See "Canon.")
OotP - Acronym for
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, book five in the HP series
by JKR; near as mythical as the bird in its title.
- From the phrase "To be out of the cupboard" To be completely
open about one's HP obsession, even at one's place of work, school, and/or home.
Pi - 1.
3.14159256 (and so on) the symbol denoting the ratio of the circumference of
a circle to its diameter. Highly respected number at the Sugar Quill which alleviates
the presence of disturbing conversation. Also Dr. Cornelius's favourite number.
2. The 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
PML - Acronym for P***
Myself Laughing. A term the Queens started.
Acronym for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Pond - Affectionate term for the Atlantic Ocean
separating the kindred HP spirits of the USA and the UK. Currently under Satan's
possession, hence the distorting of English Head Girl's voice. (See "Satan",
"Head Boy and Girl".)
POV - An acronym for Point
- Stalling in activities that one is obligated to do. i.e. Producing
Summit Minutes, adding to "Stories in Progress". (See "Summit",
Professors - The dedicated group of Sugar
Quill beta readers who try to ensure that all fanfiction posted at the Sugarquill
is truly Quill-worthy. (see "Quill-worthy".)
PS or SS
- Acronym for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, or Harry
Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
QoHG - 1. Queens of H/G (See "G/H",
"SS H/G"). Titles held by Paula and Imogen.
2. Yahoo Group operated by the QoHG, which later came to spawn the Gryffindor
Quillyness - That certain
something that the Sugar Quill has that other fan fic sites only hope to achieve.
Coined by river.
Quill-worthy - Something worthy of
being posted at the Sugarquill.
REWL - 1. A derivation
of KEWL; used to describe one or more awesome SQers ('I REWL!" or "We
REWL!"). Also used to describe a favorite object, place or idea ('H/G
REWLS!" or "'PoA REWLS!'). Coined by angelphish and Caitlyn.
2. What the Queens of Harry and Ginny do; however since the Queens
must adhere to proper use of spelling and grammar, they always spell it RULE.
A Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger romance.
RMS R/S - Vessel that supports a Remus/Sirius
relationship. Also known as "The One True Way." (See "Shipper".)
- Acronym for Rolling on the Floor, Laughing my Booty Off.
Frequently expressed as "ROTFLMAO." Use your imagination.
Acronym for Return of the King, third in the LotR trilogy. (See
ROX - Term reserved for REALLY cool things.
Like FREAX, KEWL, and SMAX, SUX, it must be written in capitals only.
Satan - Pond related distortion causing 15
year old British girls named Hallie to sound like the Keeper of the Underworld
during YM voice chats. (See "Pond".)
Shipper - Short for "relationshipper".
A person who defends a certain relationship (often with great passion). The
most prominent shipper positions at Sugar Quill are, of course R/H, H/G, and
R/S. We have heard tell of other, darker incomprehensible shipper positions
such as H/H and H/D, and even, inexplicably, Ha/D. (See "R/H",
"G/H", "RMS R/S".)
Shipper Soundtrack - Compilation
of songs suggested by Sugar Quill members to describe R/H, R/S and H/G relationships
(See "R/H", "G/H",
"RMS R/S", "Good
Ship R/H", "SS H/G", and "Shipper.")
Siriusly - A synonym for "Seriously".
Slash - A fic that
features gay/bi protagonists. Slash is a fan term for a genre of stories featuring
characters in relationships with people of the gender opposite of what has been
established in canon that attracts them; typically about characters established
as hetrosexual in canon who are written as homosexual or bisexual in derivative
fiction. The term is rumoured to have originated in the Star Trek fandom in
reference to the /
between Kirk/Spock. (See "RMS
SMAX - A slap up
the head, often administered by Moey. Like CRAX, FREAX, KEWL, SUX, and
ROX, it must be written in capitals only.
- A kewler word for kissing. (See "FFS.")
Soup Witch - Durayan, an
Alpha at the WWR. She makes soup for Remus, because he looks sick and
in need of some lovin'. (See WWR)
- Acronym for Sugar
Quill's Purpose of Existence on the Web. A comprehensive explanation
of principles on which the Sugar Quill was founded.
SQ3 - The new and improved
Sugar Quill. (Who knew it was even possible?)
Sugar Quill Auxiliary -
The Sugar Quill's Live Journal community, where Quillers... do just about the
same thing they do at the quill message boards. Started by amaterasu.
A resident of the Sugar Quill.
SQuERT - Acronym for Sugar Quill Emergency
Response Team, the people who support and lead the SQNN.
SQHQ - The Sugar Quill Headquarters.
This is a moving and unplottable location.
SQNN - Acronym for "Sugar Quill News Network."
The support and updates offered during times of crisis, when people from all
over the world share their experiences and update one another on the latest
SQUKNY - Acronym for
Sugar Quill Urban Kewlness New York. This refers to the infamous Summit
in New York City where SQers met to see the movie premiere of Harry Potter and
the Sorcerer's Stone.
SS H/G - "Ship" supporting Harry
and Ginny's relationship. (See "Shipper", "G/H".)
Sugarkewl - All of the
really wonderful people at the Sugar Quill.
Summit - Meeting between Sugar Quillers.
Not to be confused with summat. That's that word Hagrid says.
Super Harry - The belief that Harry
is gifted with super magical powers.
SUX - Term reserved for REALLY not cool things.
Like FREAX, KEWL, REWL, ROX, and SMAX it must be written in capitals only.
TAHPCWNS - Acronym for Things A Harry
Potter Character Would Never Say. Seemingly unending threads of silliness
in which characters across the HP spectrum are saying crazy things. (See "The
Thread - A thread is a
topic on the Message Boards. For example, the famous "Things A Harry
Potter Character Would Never Say" is a thread.
Tiara on Full Blast - A phrase
introduced by Paula to point out when someone is particularly nitpicky or feeling
very vocal about their opinion. i.e. "Someone has their tiara on full blast!"
Acronym for Terms of Service. The rules, regulations and policies
set for a website.
- Acronym for The Two Towers, second in the LotR trilogy. (See
Twin - Term referring to two SQers who share
a brain. (see "SQer".) i.e. Zsenya and Moey
or Jane and Alphie.
UberFic - 1. Controversial phrase
for a very, very large and /or popular story 2. Word used to describe
the fic After
the End by Zsenya and Arabella.
- Acronym for Weasley Adoration and Idolatry League, which was
created by Winky and Dobby. A Section of Sugar Quill in which SQers can
freely obsess over the Weasley family and read anecdotes about their favourite
the Quill Proudly - To sport the symbolic Sugar Quill tattoo with
pride, and be willing to show it when asked.
Weasley - Defies description.
Weasley-Red - What your
face looks like when you blush. Ex." The cute Weasley in the loincloth smiled
at me and made my face go Weasley-Red."
- Website founded by Thing1, Durayan, and Alphie to express love and adoration
for Remus Lupin.
Word that Cap'n Kathy hates
- I wish I could tell you what it is, but I can't. Cap'n Kathy hates it
and so do I.
Messenger - 1. A frequently used form of communication
between SQers. 2. The origin of Satan. (See "Satan",
Z - A short form for Zsenya, who is one of our
amazing and magical co-headmistresses of the Sugar Quill: claims insanity.
Canadian/British pronunciation, " Zed". (See Deputy
Sugar Quill Glossary ©Sugar Quill, 2001