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House M.D. is a medical drama which premiered on November 16, 2004 on the FOX Network. The eponymous Dr. Gregory House, with his snarky personality, has quickly attracted fans. Largely fashioned after the classic Sherlock Holmes stories in character set-ups, the fandom in general (and the close friendship between Dr. Gregory House and Dr. James Wilson in particular) has managed to draw in a considerable amount of slash fans in addition to the traditional shipping. Fanfiction and both het and slash pairings have been recognized by TPTB, as shown in frequent polls on the official website, often covering questions regarding[fanfiction and all kinds of ships; see Kerfluffles.
The fandom has a penchant for producing hilarious cartoons, often bordering on nonsense (such as Howse!!1 M.D.), conversing in capslock (e.g. Capslock House) and holding frequent fic exchanges. It's noteworthy that the het and slash ships seem to be in almost equal balance and manage to coexist mostly peacefully.
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Below is a list of terms and their definitions that are used in this fan community.
- DDX is a common abbreviation used for Differential Diagnosis which is the team's main tool for solving the mystery.
- Ducklings is an affectionate term used by the fans for Dr. House's team, reflecting their habit of walking behind House.
- Lupus is a popular answer offered by the team during the usual DDX as a possible cause for the patient's condition and which up till now has never been accurate. (Quote House: "It's never lupus," episode 3.09)
- POTW is short for "Patient of the Week" and refers to the show's habit of always having a new case and patient in the focus of every episode as part of the show's everyplot style.
- Wombat is a nickname that fanon has bestowed upon Dr. Chase in reference to Dr. House's referring to him indirectly as a "scared wombat" in episode 1.22.
- Wouse is a portmanteau of the names Wilson and House and implies a slash relationship between the two. The term is interchangable with Hilson.
- Hilson is a portmanteau of the names House and Wilson and implies a slash relationship between the two. The term is interchangable with Wouse.
- Hameron is a portmanteau of the names House and Cameron and implies a romantic relationship between the two.
- Huddy is a portmanteau of the names House and Cuddy and implies a romantic relationship between the two.
- Chameron is a portmanteau of the names Chase and Cameron and implies a romantic relationship between the two.
Below is a partial list of events that took place in this fandom.
- On October 26, 2004, the LiveJournal community House_md was founded, offering a discussion forum to all things related to the show.
- In November 16, 2004, House premiered on Fox.  The show is currently on its 3rd season.
- On November 17, 2004, the LiveJournal community Housefic was founded as a place to share all kinds of fanfics concerning House.
- On November 23, 2004, the House M.D. episode Paternity orginally aired on Fox. 
- On November 30, 2004, the House M.D. episode Occam's Razor orginally aired on Fox. 
- On December 7, 2004, the House M.D. episode Maternity orginally aired on Fox. 
- On December 14, 2004, the House M.D. episode Damned If You Do orginally aired on Fox. 
- On December 21, 2004, the House M.D. episode The Socratic Method orginally aired on Fox. 
- On December 28, 2004, the House M.D. episode Fidelity orginally aired on Fox. 
- On February 15, 2005, the MySpace group housemdfox was created. 
- On February 23, 2005, the LiveJournal community House_Cameron was founded, devoted to stories shipping Dr. Gregory House and Dr. Allison Cameron.
- On February 25, 2005, the LiveJournal community House_Cuddy was founded, devoted to stories shipping Dr. Gregory House and Dr. Lisa Cuddy.
- On February 26, 2005, the LiveJournal community pureandpretty was founded, devoted to stories shipping Dr. Robert Chase and Dr. Allison Cameron.
- On March 2, 2005, the LiveJournal community House_slash was founded, comprising all slash pairings in the House fandom.
- On April 11, 2005, the LiveJournal community House_Wilson was founded, devoted to gen or slash involving Dr. Gregory House and Dr. James Wilson.
- On May 3, 2005, the MySpace group drwatts was created. 
- On May 6, 2005, the LiveJournal community House_Chase was founded, devoted to gen or slash featuring Dr. Gregory House and Dr. Robert Chase.
- On May 9, 2005, the MySpace group HOUSE7 was created. 
- On May 19, 2005, the LiveJournal community House_Stacy was founded, devoted to stories shipping Dr. Gregory House and Stacy Warner.
- In February 2006, the House Fan Fiction Archive  was founded.
- In March 2006, CAPSLOCK HOUSE  was founded, devoted to discussion of the show in all capslock.
- On April 19, 2006, the LiveJournal community House_news was founded as a daily fandom newsletter that would link to News and Reviews, Episode Discussion, Meta Discussion, Fan Creations, and Events.
- House Big Bang Challenge is, according to FanLore, "a House, M.D. fandom challenge, in the Big Bang style, started up by Zulu and Thedeadparrot in 2007." 
- On March 8, 2007, The Research Project by anil became the first House story published on FanLib. 
- On October 14, 2007, the House M.D. hurt/comfort LiveJournal community chase_comfort was created. 
- On January 19, 2008, an account was created on LiveJournal named houseconvention.  The purpose of the account was to promote and provide information regarding House Convention-Princeton.
- On April 30, 2008 the House Wiki was launched..
- On June 23, 2008, House Convention-Princeton was featured on the JournalFen community, clairvoyantwank. 
- The rules for the fan fiction contest for House Convention-Princeton are set to be announced on August 15, 2008. 
- On Monday, December 15, 2008, House is declared to be fourth of the "Five Men Most Likely To Save Us From the Economic Apocalypse" on www.punkeconomics.com. 
- In April 7, 2009, the House M.D. Wikia wiki really exploded with a lot of new edits because of a character committing suicide. 
- On August 3, 2010, the website Geekscape.net posted an entry titled "Top 10 Potential Warehouse 13 Crossovers". They had listed Sanctuary, Caprica, Haven, Stargate Universe, Sharktopus, House, MD, Fringe, Brimstone/Dresden Files, Farscape, and The Lost Room as fandoms they wanted to crossover with Warehouse 13. 
In October 2006 a minor shipwar erupted when Fox.com posted a poll on its official website asking visitors to vote on their favorite pairings, allowing the options "House and Cameron", "House and Cuddy" and "House and Wilson". Especially the House/Cameron and House/Wilson faction were engaged in a fierce battle, clamoring for support in their respective forums and voting repeatedly to push their ship    . The poll ultimately clocked in on November, 16 with almost two million votes and 25% for "House and Cameron", 14% for "House and Cuddy" and 58% for "House and Wilson".
House MD friendsfriends spoiler wank
In April, 2009, a kerfluffle broke out over some fans intentionally and purposefully giving spoilers for the show on Livejournal, and others - who did not want to read spoilers - stumbling across them while reading their friendsfriends. The situation wanked shortly after that with an appearance by several people who had been participants in previous metamobs.
- On June 3, 2007, the InsaneJournal community housefic was created. 
- On August 11, 2007, the InsaneJournal community house_live was created. 
- On September 15, 2005, the LiveJournal community Cameron_Wilson was founded, devoted to stories featuring Dr. James Wilson and Dr. Allison Cameron.
- On December 9, 2005, the LiveJournal community Wilson_Chase was founded, devoted to gen or slash featuring Dr. James Wilson and Dr. Robert Chase.
- On December 12, 2005, the LiveJournal community Pathologies was founded, devoted to stories devoted to Dr. Gregory House, Dr. James Wilson and Dr. Lisa Cuddy as an OT3.
- On August 13, 2006, the LiveJournal community House_MD_news was founded as an alternate newsletter.
- On November 1, 2006, following a story arc on the show, the LiveJournal community House_Tritter was founded, devoted to gen or slash featuring Dr. Gregory House and Det. Mike Tritter.
- On August 11, 2005, the MySpace group HouseFanatics was created. 
- On August 18, 2005, the MySpace group housel was created. 
- On October 12, 2007, the MySpace group Fanshousemd was created. 
- On December 1, 2007, the MySpace group housemdfanaticsclub was created. 
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- allura99, a FanLib author
- flashforeward, a FanLib author
- Alibi_Factory , a LiveJournal ‘Thick as a Brick’ comic artist
- AquaticFishy  , a deviantArt and LiveJournal fanartist
- cloudy , a LiveJournal ‘Team_Awkward’ comic artist
- elicia8 , a LiveJournal fanartist
- eryslash , a LiveJournal fanartist
- pirate_eggie , a LiveJournal ‘MSPAINT LOLZ’ comic aritst
- platus , a LiveJournal ‘Rusty’s Head’ comic artist
- starryaugen , a deviantArt fanartist
- taconaco , a ‘Not P.C. M.D.’ comic artist
- sapphire17, a FanFiction.net and livejournal author
As of February 10, 2007 the general fandom LiveJournal community House_md counted 3,902 members. Of the popular ship-specific communities, House_Wilson counted 1,942 members, House_Cameron 1,764 members, House_Cuddy 854 members and House_Chase 617 members. The FanFiction.Net category for House featured 4,745 stories.
As of January 30, 2008, there were 8,673 stories on FanFiction.Net, 72 stories, 2 videos and 1 poem on FanLib, House_md had 4326 members, House_Wilson had 2906 members, House_Cameron had 2202 members, House_Cuddy had 1434 members, House_Chase had 842 members and there are 3,671 fans on FanPop .
As of May 30, 2009, there were 14,545 stories on FanFiction.Net, House_md had 5179 members, House_Wilson had 4209 members, House_Chase had 1139 members, House_Cameron had 2623 members, House_Cuddy had 2651 members.
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