Satire
from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959
There be two types. One, the Aldous Huxley sort, consists of exaggeration of present excesses to absurd degrees. The Jonathan Swift type, much more artful, has our ordinary absurd customs acted out by creatures rather different from us so that their silliness becomes apparent; if it is foolish for the six-inch King of Lilliput to put on grand airs, is it any less silly for us simply because we're scaled in feet instead of inches? Most fan satire has been of the Huxley, burlesque, variety, consisting of fictitious fan gatherings or conversations with outstanding personalities, notably by Hoy Ping Pong of old and various Anglofans today. The Insurgents have presented some deadly work in the Swift manner, as in the Ashley Mythos. Satire of fans as a species is often in the character of Joe Fann.
from Fancyclopedia 1 ca. 1944
There be two types. One, the Coblentz sort, consists of exaggeration of present excesses to absurd degrees. The Jonathan Swiftype, much more artful, has our ordinary absurd customs acted out by creatures rather different from us so that their silliness is apparent: if it is foolish for the six-inch king of Lilliput to put on grand airs, is it any the less silly for us, simply because we're scaled in feet instead of inches? Most fan satire has been of the Coblentz, burlesque variety, consisting of fictitious fan gatherings or conversations with outstanding personalities, notably by Pong. Satire of fans as a species is most often in the character of Joe Fann.