= F =
film at 11
filk /filk/ n.,v.
[from SF fandom, where a typo for
`folk' was adopted as a new word] Originally, a popular or folk
song with lyrics revised or completely new lyrics and/or music,
intended for humorous effect when read, and/or to be sung late at
night at SF conventions. More recently (especially since the late
1980s), filk has come to include a great deal of
originally-composed music on SFnal or fantasy themes and a range of
moods wider than simple parody or humor. Worthy of mention here
because there is a flourishing subgenre of filks called `computer
filks', written by hackers and often containing rather
sophisticated technical humor. See double bucky for an
example. Compare grilf, hing, pr0n, and
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.