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|Synonyms:||comfort fic, comfort!fic, comfort-fic, snifflefic, Sick!fic|
|See also:||WaFF, fluff, hurt/comfort, whump|
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Sickfic is a popular fan fiction category which also sometime serves as a trope. The terms refers usually to stories with hurt and/or angst, in which one or more characters deals with an illness and another character takes care of them.
A special sub-type of sickfics are snifflefics: Stories with very minor hurt, in which the point is the comfort: One character puts another to bed, makes him or her tea, sees him or her comforted and cossetted. It was first used in reference to The Professionals story, "Fevers", by Pam Rose.
Examples of Snifflefic
- The Fundamentals of Caring by Braveten; a Yuri!!! on Ice fic where Viktor takes care of Yuuri after the latter becomes sick. It is one of the most popular sickfics on AO3.
- works tagged as Sickfic on Archive of our Own
- stories tagged as sickfic on Wattpad
- The Oncology Ward - (Philedom) Specialized archive that features cancer-arc stories
- works tagged as Sickfic on Asianfanfics
- works tagged as sickfic on FanFiction.net
- works found for "sick fic" on Liminal
Notable examples of sick fic
- The Companion by Arobeebee (방탄소년단|Bangtan Boys|BTS/GOT7/VIXX) currently the fan fiction tagged sickfic with the most hits on Ao3
- Sometimes a Blue Macaw - a Hawaii Five-0 gen story by ariadnes_string
- I Couldn't Sleep by DonRicci - a gen Oliver Queen/Thea Queen stories from Arrow (TV)
- Dance Without Sleeping Series - cancer arcX-Files stories by Lydia Bower
- Long Overdue by hippivickyx (Dean/Castiel College AU)