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An acronym for "fandom is a way of life," used as a slogan by fandom subcultures, especially science fiction fandoms, to express how important the subculture is in their lives. A: "My parents don't understand why I invest so much time and money in my collections, my cosplay, and my convention trips." B: "I know, it's like FIAWOL is a totally foreign concept to them."
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