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I'm not aware of this term; a quick online search doesn't show it being used by other than the website--I suggest retooling this article into an article about the website, as has been done with such niche-use terms as Fixed Furs. -- Sine 02:05, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Let's Not Merge Them[edit]

Let's not merge the entry for "anthrofiction" with the entry for "Anthrofiction Network".

Anthrofiction is a general concept while Anthrofiction Network is the name of a website I created to promote anthrofiction. Besides my site, Stephen Abbott has Anthrofiction Stories Web Site. His site existed years before I started mine.

To the best of my knowledge, my definition of anthrofiction is the only published definition online or anywhere, but I didn't develop it in isolation. I started working on a formal definition in 2006. That definition is based on discussions I had with SimbaW and Nadan (Nathan Ryan) on the AnthroArchives forums, and with several other folks on the Critique Circle forums. The forum database from that era at AnthroArchives was lost, but I managed to save a text file of the discussion (but I failed to save metadata, such as the dates the original posts were made). I believe the posts in the Critique Circle database still exist at that website. I also synthesized ideas from several online essays about the nature of science fiction and fantasy, but failed to save bookmarks.

My concept of anthrofiction has drifted since 2006. I used to see it as distinct from furry fiction, but I know see them as nearly identical.

FYI, I use the spelling "anthrofiction" rather than "anthro fiction" because: Steve Abbott did so, and because "anthro" is usually used as a prefix and not a word in its own right. When I asked Steve where he first heard the word, he said from James Bruner.

I probably should write a definitive entry for "Anthrofiction" and post it. I have more thoughts on anthrofiction/furry fiction than will fit in that little definition box on my web page. Plus I feel the definition I published is out of date. This all smacks of a single-sourced article, but I suppose with a bit of work I could find some of those old sources.

ScottyDM 04:26, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

Perhaps merge Anthrofiction Network into this[edit]

as there's also an -- Sine 03:10, 2 November 2009 (UTC)