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Plot is a literary term for "the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story."[1] Fanfics that contain a well-developed plot are often described by readers as plotty to distinguish them from everything else.

Plot can also be used to refer a scene with fanservice. Fans may react to a scene of the hero taking off his shirt by saying, "Look at that plot!" [2]

Recycled Plots

Fans have been complaining of tired old plots and the sameness of fan fiction from almost Day One.

For more, see The Same Old Story.


  1. plot at (accessed 17 June 2011)
  2. For example, a post by dangermousie with screencaps of the hero in the shower uses the cut tag Plot in the shower and other amusements, and a commenter replies "Oh, looks plotty indeed." (Accessed March 20, 2010)