Fluff

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Trope · Genre
Synonyms: WAFF (Warm and Fuzzy/Fluffy Feelings), HHJJ (Happy Happy Joy Joy), happyfic
Related: PWP, schmoop, TAFF, sillyfic, Tissue Warning
See Also: angst, comfortfic, Fairytale Romance
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Fluff is often used in fandom to characterize any pleasant, feel-good work. It is sometimes described as the opposite of angst. Fluff may lack plot; however, unlike a PWP the focus is not sex, but displays of affection between two or more characters, whether their relationship is romantic or not. A fluff story may be gen and focused on family (or found family) interactions. It may also indicate a mood piece with warm, uplifting descriptions, such as this narrative about the music of the TARDIS from Doctor Who.

There is also the adjective, Fluffy, which can be used to modify another genre to indicate a sweet and happy story, e.g. "a fluffy PWP" for a sweet or mushy PWP, or even to qualify darker genres, e.g. TAFF or "fluffy angst" (sometimes combined into "flangst").[1]

Some fans describe their own fluff as "so sweet it'll give you cavities."

Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Fanart

See the following artist pages:

untitled, Archived version by TuherrusFandom: ITDate: 30 November 2017Medium: FanartGenre: Fluff
lift your eds (Reddie)
Richie and Eddie, Archived version by Tanaka -shanFandom: ITDate: 30 June 2018Length: 5:48Medium: Fanart - SpeedpaintGenre: Fluff
Corte parte del lineart por que en lo personal creo que en mi estilo es lo mas aburrido de ver :B (Reddie)
♡Reddie - IT♡, Archived version by Kenmii OwO aka Kenmii_DrowzFandom: ITDate: 15 October 2019Length: 0:37Medium: Fanart - SpeedpaintGenre: Fluff
Hay!! Another #Reddie video, yup, but its just that they deserved a Happy ending ;-; Also, probably you have already seen this bc i upload It in my Instagram (@Kenmii_Drowz) (Reddie)

References

  1. ^ Ashera. Glossary and fan fiction introduction. Last updated: March 13th, 2001