Meta is a Greek word indicating a concept which is an abstraction from another concept, used to complete or add to the latter.
In fandom, particularly LiveJournal-based fandom, meta is used to describe a discussion of fanworks of all kinds, fan work in relation to the source text, fanfiction characters and their motivation and psychology, fan behavior, or fandom itself.
Meta or a meta essay can also be a fan-authored piece of non-fiction writing that discusses any of the above topics.
Meta in Welcome to Hell fandomEdit
Meta discussion in the Welcome to Hell fandom is fairly popular, considering lack of material lends fan energy to speculation once the boundaries of the film and comic canon have been reached. It can manifest in simple Tumblr posts praising fandom reactions to projeted material and even substantive essays examining character or the precise location of Sock Sowachowski's spooky hole. The Welcome to Hell Wiki is meta.
- Meta on Fanlore
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