~Phangirl's Index/Dictionary of Terms~
Angel: a shortened refrence to the Angel of
Music. Capitol 'a' must be used.
Phangirl: A girl who is completely obsessed with Phantom of the Opera. They demonstrate
this by writing Phanphics, seeing many and varied versions of the story, singing songs from the movie/musical, and convert
others to their cause. Strict criteria must be met to receive this title.
..."Erik," or, "...to pull an Erik..." (coined
by Haley): Used when doing/preparing to do something you know Erik would do. This may also be applied to any character in
the book/musical/movie, when used in the proper context.
Example: I'm going to pull an Erik and stay home.
case, to 'pull an Erik' means confining yourself in solitude.
Seducted: (coined by Amanda): meaning 'seduced' or 'to
be seduced' Listen to Music of the Night and you'll understand what we mean.
'..(to) Punjab...': to wish someone harm.
the term used to refer to the Persian in Gaston Leroux's novel. However, to a Phangirl, this term might also be used when
referring to someone in authority.
Example: My English daroga
*in this case, daroga is referring to a teacher
Shorthand for Michael Crawford, the first Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical--offically, anyway.
for Gerard/Gerry Butler, the Phantom in the 2004 movie.
"Erik's Angels" (coined by Haley): spinoff of 'Charlie's Angels'.
It is a term of refrence to those of the female persuasion who are obsessed with Erik.
"Raoul's Angels" (coined by
Haley): see "Erik's Angels." It is a term of refrence to those of the female persuasion who are obsessed with Raoul. The two
groups tend to fight.
"Raoul-Basher..": see also "Erik's Angels." A term for those who dislike/hate Raoul with a passion
that rivals their love of Erik.
(Phantom) Purist: Term of refrence to those who see the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical
and the Gaston Leroux novel as the best and only refrences to draw from when debating with other Phangirls.
for Phantom of the Opera
TOM: shorthand for Think of Me.
AIAOY: shorthand for All I Ask of You
MOTN: shorthand for
Music of the Night
LTBL: shorthand for Learn to be Lonely, the exit music for the 2004 movie.
NOWL: shorthand for No
One Would Listen, a deleted/added song/sequence from the 2004 movie.
Phanfiction: POTO fanfiction. singular form: Phanfic
a term of refrence used for those who believe Erik and Christine really should have been together. See also "Erik's Angels."
'R/C'er(s): a term of refrence used for those who like the musical/novel/movie the way it is. See
also, 'Raoul's Angels."
ALW: shorthand for Andrew Lloyd Webber, creator of the smash musical.
Canon: term referring
to the novel Le Fantome d'la Opera by Gaston Leroux.
Rat(s): refrence to the ballet girls in the Opera, Meg Giry included.
Again, capitial 'r' must be used.
Fop: used exclusively by Erik's Angels--used as a degrading refrence to Raoul.
PONR: Point of No Return
Phanatic: Someone who's obsessed with POTO in all its' forms!
Phan: Anyone who likes any edition of "The Phantom of the Opera"