Curse, What Curse?

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Synonyms: CWC
Related: Epilogue, What Epilogue?, denialfic
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"Curse, What Curse?" is a subgenre of fanworks in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel fandoms, in which Angel's curse is ignored, glossed over, or summarily disposed of. [1] [2] Often the result is a PWP.

While the exact origin of this term is unknown, it appears B/A writers were using it as early as 2000.

This trope was often known by its acronym CWC. Fans have also applied that same acronym to a different type of denialfic. Recently CWC has been used to mean, Canon, What Canon?. The acronym CWC also predates Buffy fandom and had previously meant, Continuity, What Continuity?.

Example Fanworks


  1. ^ About EverySixSeconds Last accessed Sept 11, 2010. CWC stands for Curse, What Curse? Basically, a way to write a naughty story for Angel without having to deal with the perfect happiness clause.
  2. ^ WritersGrace, Dictionary Of Fanfiction Terms Last accessed Sept 11, 2010.