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I just fixed a double redirect from "pass-around" here, and I don't think they are the same, because how, if something is passed around, can it be "drawerfic"? And if we do both on the same page, the pass-around should get a section explaining that term for people who get here via a "pass-around" link, and that link that now goes cyclical to this page in the see also be removed.--RatCreature 09:55, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

I think "pass-around", "drawerfic" and "circuit story" are similar, but not quite the same. "Pass-around" is passed around a group of friends and in that sense is more like "circuit story." But, not knowing much about Pros fandom, I'm thinking a "circuit story" is more formal, more far-reaching, a bigger circle of "friends" were the recipients. And it is certainly a Pros term. "Pass around," and quite frankly only a term I've heard one person use and that was in Starsky and Hutch, so I don't even know how wide-spread the word is, even if the practice in that fandom was common (though not even close to the frequency in Pros!) . As for "drawer fic," beats me how to use it. I mean, technically if it's in a drawer, then no one ever saw it meaning no one would be talking about it now. It makes me think "drawer fic" is much closer to "pass around," a fic that one was going to keep to oneself but ended up sharing with friends. All in all, they are all sorta the same, with slight variations from fandom to fandom and in scope. JMO --Mrs. Potato Head 12:27, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
I did a quick google on "drawerfic" and got these little quotes:
  • 'drawerfic'--stories that had no outlet in which to be published and thus were simply passed from one person to another"
  • "Drawerfic being the stories that are written and then shut in a drawer forever"
  • "There were examples of drawerfic floating around."
  • "I'm going to be posting it with a huge warning that it is basically drawerfic anyway"

Then I started thinking about "pass around." It is the same thing as "drawer fic." How that should be handled as a glossary term, seeing how I've only heard one person use it, is unknown. At least by me. --Mrs. Potato Head 12:51, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

okay, but I still think it is a problem if a term, "pass-around", links here, and then the word does not appear on the page, only in the See also, as a link, which leads you here again. You can't find out on this page what "pass-around" means, but it is the page associated with it.--RatCreature 21:41, 16 April 2010 (UTC)
I think my problem is that I confused "synonym" with "see also." I hope by moving the word to the other fixes any snarls. Mrs. Potato Head 21:45, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Sequel to The Rack?

If I'm following the story correctly, the unauthorized sequel to The Rack was published in Starbase M.T.L. Is there a reason it's being cited as drawerfic?--Greenygal 18:35, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

It's not, so I fixed it. I think it may have been put there when it was "unauthorized" but where it resided wasn't clear. Thanks for catching it. --Mrs. Potato Head 18:58, 2 March 2012 (UTC)