Fanlore:Featured Article Archives/2018: Week 18

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Kink memes are commentfic fests found usually on Livejournal or other journaling services with similar threaded comment capability.

Most are fandom- or even pairing-specific, and they are nearly always anonymous. Some run continuously, others have set times where posting is allowed.

Fans post prompts, which can range from the very vague to so exact they are nearly story outlines, and other fans fill the request by responding with custom-made fan works, usually fanfic, but sometimes with fan art.

Most kink memes will have content that meets either or both fannish definitions of kink, and not all fills are sexually explicit. The anonymous nature of the meme permits both prompters and fillers to have fewer inhibitions in making and filling requests, and may be a way for new fans to feel more comfortable about participating.