|Here to help you out. This section is full of definitions for various terminology you will find in Gundam Wing internet yaoi/shounen-ai - aswell as some japanese translations. If you don't already know them, these will come in handy when reading fanfiction or determining couples.
|Okay, first of all, you're going to need to know who's who. The Gundam Wing characters are identified by numbers or letters.. The most common ones will be:
Heero : : 1
Duo : : 2
Trowa : : 3
Quatre : : 4
Wu Fei : : 5
Relena : : R
Sally : : S
Hilde : : H
Treize : : 13
Zechs : : 6
The relationship between a couple is identified normally by an 'x' or '+'.
The 'x' represents some sort of very intimate or sexual relationship with the desired characters.
The '+' represents a either a very close frienship between the characters, or togetherness without heavy sexual content.
Here are the definitions on pretty much most of the warnings/categories you will find mainly in fanfiction.
Alcohol Use- When alchol is consumed by a character in the fic. Most possibly an abuse of alcohol is related.
Attempted Suicide- When a character attempts suicide.
AU- Alternate Universe (set in a differnt time/universe scheme). But dont let this scare you! This could simply mean something as small as a slight age difference between the pilots... but it could also go as far as setting a fic in med-evil times or different twi-light dimensions where Duo is a girl. Hmm...
Angst- some sort of depression or hurt feelings experienced by one or more characters.
BDSM- Bondage, Domination, Sado-masochism. You can often get some nasty stuff here.
Character Death- Pretty self-explanitory. When a character dies in the fic :(
Chibi- Japanese word for small. If a character is chibi, they would be very tiny and cute or children.
Citrus- Indicates a strongly erotic tone yet without any actual sex. Weird.
Continuation- A fic that continues onto more than one part/chapter.
Crossover/X-over- When the anime/TV series written about also involves another anime/TV series. Personally, I dont like crossovers.
Darkfic/Dark- Involves a LARGE amount of death, pain, trauma inflicted on the characters. Normally a non-happy ending.
Deathfic- When the fic is based around a main character dying :(
Drug Use- When drugs are used by a character in the fic - normally illegal drugs.
Epic- Multi-chapter fic.
Fluff- Lighthearted, inconsequential, cute, sweet. Really sweet love between a couple.
Humor- A parody fic. Full of laughs.
Language- When there is swearing/foul language involved.
Lemon- Uh...well, um....sex. Yeah. Or sexual situations. Consensual, ofcourse.
Lime- Non-explicit sexual situations. Tasteful.
Mpreg- When a male character becomes pregnant. Very popular umong DBZ.
Masturbation- I really dont think I have to explain this one.
Non-con/NCS- Non Consensual Sex/Sexual situations. Rape.
OC/Original Character- When a new, original character created by the author is included in the fic.
OOC- Out Of Character-ness. The character from the anime is out of character. Yeah.
OneShot- A single fic with no continuing parts.
POV- Point Of View. The fic is written in first person of one of the characters.
PWP- Plot? What Plot? also known as Porn Without Plot. It is a fic that is based around sex and has no real plot. Just there for yummy entertainment =D
Romance- You guessed it. For the romantics. A Fic containing romance between the characters.
Self-Infliction/Self-Inflicted Pain- When a character in the fic is a cutter. Purposely causes themself unneeded pain.
Self-Insertion- When the author includes themself in the fic.
Shoujon-ai- Love/Romance between two females. Nothin Explicit.
Shounen-ai- Sweet, non-graphic romace/love between two guys.
Slavery- When a character is enslaved/treated as a slave. Normally Historical in fics.
Suicide- When a character in the fic commits suicide...
Vidfic- When the fic is written in scenes and shots - described in a TV way.
Violence- When violence, abuse or harassment is involoved in the fic.
WIP- Work In Progress. Meaning the fic isn't complete yet.
Yaoi- You should already know this one.
Yuri- Sexual Situations between females.
Okay...now for some translations. The following are just the basic japanese you will mainly find in GW fanfiction.
Yaoi- Duh! Male/male...situations.
Yuri- The...uh, female version of Yaoi.
Shounen ai- Male/male love. The lesser form of Yaoi.
Shojo ai- Female lovev - the lesser form of Yuri.
Bishounen- A Beautiful guy!
Bishoujo- A Beautiful chick.
Shinigami- God Of Death
Gomen Nasai- Very Sorry
Owari- The end/finale
K'so- Shit or Damn
Shimatta- Damn it
Ohayo- Good Morning
Konnichiwa- Good Afternoon
Konbanwa- Good Evening
Oyasumi/oyasuminasai- Good Night
Sayounara- Good Bye
Ja ne- Good Bye / See ya.
Daijoubu desu ka?- Are you alright/okay/safe?
Daijoubu- I'm alright/okay
Ai Shiteru- I love you
Ninmu Kanryou- Mission Accomplished
Ninmu Ryoukai- Mission Accepted
Ninmu Shippai- Mission Failure