kohikari: a stack of books with the words "read more / ...be stupid less" (brain food)
RULES: copy list, bold what you've read, underline what you loved, italicise what you plan on reading.  Judy being Judy, there are now four more categories.

 -05-  :: UNDERLINED: love (all children's books, incidentally)

17ish :: RED: have actually read in original form
22ish :: BOLDED: have read have read part of and/or know enough about
 -24-  :: GREEN: recognise it
 -17-  :: BLUE: sounds sort of familiar (probably couldn't tell you what it's about, though)
 -23-  :: PLAIN: ...who?

 -12-  :: ITALICISED: intend to (re)read, for whatever reason

top 100 or whatever )

So yeah, I am not so much with the classics.  Or pop culture in general.  17ish is nicely above the average (6, apparently?), but considering the average reader...hnnn.  It's just that most of these aren't my style, I was born into an SFF/YA/etc. mentality.  Why read "true-to-life" fiction when you can read about dragons and spaceships and grand adventures?  (Add in my fudges and we've got 39.  That's good, right?)
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I've been meaning to do this for quite a while.  ^^;

*fine print* )

First, the main pages!  Heavy-hitters are sections with at least 10,000 stories.



01.)  Harry Potter (466.5K)
02.)  Naruto (244.7)
03.)  Twilight (156.5)
04.)  Inuyasha (94.7)

apple-flavored Big League Chew is delicious. )

I was in love with that gum during freshman year of HS... )

I wonder what Little League Chew would taste like? )

would it come in a smaller pack? )

nostalgia aside, lookit the tiny~ )


blame it on the japanese )

booksbooksbooks )

saturday morning )

comix )

arcade )

miscellaneous )

film )

stage )

television )

Next, the first-ever Heavy Hitter assessment for the Crossover pages!  So, apparently this part of the site measures by how many different canons one fandom crosses with; heavy-hitters in this case are crossover sections with at least 1,000 intersections.  Each of these intersections has its own section of stories about two different canons.  *head hurt yet? mine does*


01.)  Harry Potter (9.0K)
02.)  Naruto (6.7)
03.)  Twilight (6.3)
(...sound familiar?)

cont'd )

categorically )

In conclusion:

blah blah blah )

(I'll most likely come back to this later, do more analysis and whatnot.)
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...So you know how I spend a lot of time thinking about pointless things?[Poll #1593578]
kohikari: text: "I read crappy fanfiction in / my spare time. / It's crap, / I know it's crap, / and yet I / can't stop." (guilty habit)
I can't help but get giddy over a lot of ff.n's new features.  The character filters, the crossover sections, the "Just In" top 100 list, and now there's popularity filters in each of the category pages!  Ah~ ♥

Based off of data collected between 10 and 11 PM EST, Thursday December 31st 2009.

1.)  Harry Potter (436.6K)
2.)  Naruto (220.5K)
3.)  Twilight (125.6K)
4.)  Inuyasha (90.9 K)

tier five )

tier four )

tier three )

tier two )

tier one )

heavy hitters (sections with 10K+ stories)

otaku )

bookworms )

toons )

comix )

gamers )

misfits )

films )

drama club )

boob tube )

* =given Firefox 3.0.5 for Ubuntu browser on a Kubuntu 8.10 ("Intrepid Ibex") OS with screen resolution 1024x768, tabs running: a "page" is the whole of the web page visible in the window at any one point in time, counted through "pgdn" and "pgup" keys

xovers! )

analysis, yo~ )

Notes:  After a long and agonising decision process, I went for lavender as the colour for "TV Shows," as deep orange just wasn't cutting it.  *angst*

Also, to all the Naruto fic-writers out there:  FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WRITE!  WRITE LIKE YOUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT!  No way in hell is Twifail overtaking our position!  For crying out loud, neither of the main characters has a personality!  ガンバレヨ!
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...The graphs are just so pretty. Also, I have this crippling need-to-know complex. And ADD. And...yeah, you know the deal.

Heavy Hitters (10K+ stories)

numbersnumbers )

It's been...uh...six months since the last check. This time, can't remember why, used decimals on the grand...oh well, it'll just complicate the comparison algorithm a little...although I just remembered that I've always hated subtracting. Damn sneaky numbers, always borrowing without asking first!...But yes! to the numbers: HP went up 21K, Naruto 25.5K, IY 3K. Roughly the same trends as always: Inuyasha fandom is in long-term cooling, Potterdom is still rolling along at the pace its sheer size requires, and the Narutards are still trying their darndest to cream Harry's British clock with a teeny-tiny (but very enthusiastic) Rasengan. Meanwhile, KH, FF7, Pokemon, Bleach, Supernatural, Stargate: SG-1, Avatar, Wrestling (god part of me still can't believe that section exists, and so prolific at that~ XDDD), High School Musical, Prince of Tennis, Sonic, and House have all bumped up; that can probably be attributed to new material in the respective franchises. Happy news!: we have new members of the Cool Kids clique--Doctor Who and Death Note (w00t ♥).  Also, Twilight doubled.

sad )

Also, on the D.Gray-front:  pre-February I think the archive had between 500 and 1000 stories; by the 23rd it was 1464; 2536 by the fourth of July; 2637 on the 14th; and the current story count is 4396.  If it keeps doubling every six months or so, and I do suspect that this trend will continue, then D.Gray-man will hit the Heavy Hitters in less than a year and work its way up.  The second the dub hits major broadcast channels, all the odds are on the side of there-goes-the-neighborhood, here-come-the-numbers.

(this is just part one, I'm coming up soon with something specifics on Naruto and D.Gray-man and characters and all those shiny new toys that have been updated...though I'm kind of embarrassed I don't recognise half the names on the D.Gray-list, it's really annoying they don't put full names)

kohikari: text: "I read crappy fanfiction in / my spare time. / It's crap, / I know it's crap, / and yet I / can't stop." (me)
*flails*  It's Sarah Rees Brennan's birthday, and I'm late again.  >.<;;;;;

Sarah Rees Brennan --> Maya --> [livejournal.com profile] mistful  is (a) the reason why I'm willing to walk into a bookstore again and look into new books (b) a wealth of bookish knowledge and expertise I've been desperately waiting to tap into my whole life (c) a fanfic writer so skilled and witty I will actually read copious fic for a fandom I usually don't patron of a pairing I normally avoid because of my personal opinion of its likelihood (if you're interested, it's "slim to none") (d) a new author coming out with the first of her debut YA SFF trilogy in Germany in March of 2009 (because US and UK take longer, apparently) for which I will happily learn German and find a way to purchase it online just for the chance to read it earlier (is that too much italicising? my "melodrama" instincts are perking again) (e) ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Hence, the flailing.  About a year ago I ran across her work Drop Dead Gorgeous (reasonable use of italics, hurray) while halfway through infiltrating the lovely FastForward Sarge's pro-SasuNaru RYFG Yahoo!group (incidentally, curiosity killed the cat and nothing Eugene O'Neill says can change that), fell on the floor laughing (can you keep track of my manic ADD parenthetic-interjection-infested narrative? I know I can't), looked up the author, discovered a personality overwhelmingly worthy of stalkage, read all her public LJ posts, friended her, and started a cult.  Okay, maybe not the last part, but I should have!  Because somewhere around--oh, was it November?  It might have been November--she landed an amazing multi-figure book deal that splashed her fame all over the internet and beyond.  That's an awful lot of cult members; we might even weigh out Scientology and Dahn Yoga if we recruit hard enough.  Shortly after, she Came Out on LJ, gave her name as Brennan, Sarah Rees, and collected several hundred more rabid fans (If not several thousand).  Even more exciting, despite having been a BNF (Big Name Fan for those who, like me, are constantly out of the loop) for like forever and rapidly becoming an actual celebrity, she actually responds thoughtfully to comments on her journal.  (And let me tell you, those italics were quite merited (those too!).)

Have I said hence-the-flailing yet?  I have?  Good.

So, it's her birthday, and I don't know quite what to do (seeing as I'm a bit of a no-name, after all, and that's most certainly the way I like it) besides spontaneously (and impotently) declaring today (September 21--at least I think it's not midnight yet...Lord, but I do suck at this birthday thing) an international book-loving holiday; I don't know her personally, she doesn't know me personally, I highly doubt she reads my elljay, and have I mentioned the flailing yet?

I don't know what to do.  This is pretty much what it's like for me all the time, so I guess I'll do what I always do: something rather stupid with a lot of big words thrown on top to make it seem like the appropriate thing to do.  (Hey, it's gotten me this far...)  I copied D_T's idea of birthday posts earlier, and though I'd thought to limit that to friends/people who actually read my journal, the flailing won out.  And look, it's not even f-locked (at least, I think it isn't; this technology claptrap-whippersnappers-etc. tends to confound me, and then deliver a swift kick in the ovaries).  Yay?

So, celebrating how cool I think Sarah Rees Brennan/Maya is, this post is born.  And it took less than an hour, holy crap.  That's a first...

(Merited italics!--oh wait, the joke's over?  Sorry about that...)


(See?  Even thinking about her makes me more verbose!  She chafes the rust off my vocabulary despite years in inner-city Boston--which is quite the achievement, let me tell you [vague approximation of audience/friends/my mother/my cat--oh, who am I kidding, my cat hates me].)

*shuts up*

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[Poll #1222882][Poll #1222882]

D.Gray-man's archives have doubled in just four-and-a-half months, to 2536 stories total (that's the equivalent of 102 pages of fic).

~Close-up on English archive ('*' = newer genre)~

sort by: update (code 1) OR publish (code 2)

Overall, damn but this fandom has grown fast.  And now that Funimation's licensed it for dubbing, the tsunami of American n00bfans can already be seen in the distance, ready to turn my precious precious tinyfandom into the likes of Bleach, Inuyasha, and Naruto.  I don't know whether I want to swell with pride or lock D.Gray-man in its room and tell it it's not allowed to date until it's thirty...  *sob*  They grow up so fast...

(Also, this would have been posted like five days ago had the computer not been taken apart, moved from one room from another, put back together, broke down, fixed, caught a virus, quarantined, scanned, and reset.  AND THEN LIVEJOURNAL DECIDED TO HATE ME.  Mother of God.  *deathglares at evilthing*)
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I have to share this computer with my mother, so I don't have the time or resources to update the D.Gray-man or Naruto stats yet.

I reviewed the heavy hitters in all the categories (comics is still utterly bereft of anything significant):

Apart from the top three, nothing has really budged much except Kingdom Hearts (up 4K) and Twilight, which has actually doubled.  If it weren't for Jasper Fforde and Sarah Rees Brennan, I'd give up all hope for the future of modern literature.  (If anyone compares Stephanie Meyer to J.K. Rowling, they're lying.)

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read more )

That's the first one.  There's another.  -_-;;  More tomorrow--I'm out of school, applying for a summer job, have nothing much to do.  My precious darling Hermione (yes, I named my new laptop, and no, it wasn't specifically for the Harry Potter character--awesome as Hermione Jean Granger is, there is precedent of the name in both Shakespeare and Greek history, not to mention the number of possible nicknames referencing the word "mine;" we have technological possession issues in my house) fried right in front of me not three months after buying it off eBay (curse you, eBay! *shakes fist*) and I've been sneaking onto the computer my mother uses when she's looking the other way.  Right now I'm making an effort to catch up on D.Gray-man: rereading ZONE, wtf-ing over chapter 159, going over past notes and compiling new ones.  Still trying to screw my head on straight.  *emo!sigh*

(Dayadhvam_Triad, if you have any problem with the content being displayed in a Google-unsafe zone, just comment and I'll take it off.  Also, I kind of love you.  *glomps* ♥) 

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I have an update to the last Naruto Fandom Report!  ^^

*was supposed to be doing her homework, oops*

...Okay, I'm seriously going to bed now.
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Over the 2007-08 holiday break, D.Gray-man ate my soul.

So of course I'm head over heels. ♥  And best of all, the D.Gray-fandom isn't even massive like Harry Potter and Naruto and Inuyasha--there's only a thousand or so stories on the Pit, which means I can go through them all and get an idea of what the fandom's about without missing anything.

Geh, don't have the energy to write any decent intro right now--just, here's the stats.



(Harry Potter is currently at 344,004 stories.  Naruto is at 126,092. Inuyasha lags behind at 78,031.  But WHO CARES about those big bloated depraved fandoms, when I have the world's cutest tinyfandom RIGHT HERE?~ ♥ ♥ ♥)

D.Gray-man has grown to 1464 stories (socute) (that's 59 pages, up 10p or 248s from two months ago!~

~Oh, look how much you've grown!~  *pinches D.Gray-fandom's cheeks, squashes to saggy bosom and leaves embarrassing fuschia lipstick marks on its face*

Overall, the section has bloomed 22% in just two months, and if it keeps up it'll be a large healthy Pit-section in no time.  ^^  Sotiny~ Socute~

~So for the last couple months I've been powering through all 299 stories with 5000 words or more (code 5) (I'm ignoring the other 955 or so tinyfic, at least until they're big enough to warrant examination--there are far more phailfic and emo poetry than there are 1337 drabbles), and these are my observations thus far:
overview )


(Hey, maybe I should start that homework now...)

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...I need a hobby.

Um. A different one, I mean. Maybe I need multiple hobbies. I'm just a liiittle too dangerous when I'm bored/procrastinating/avoiding something.

So.  First, since I knew Harry Potter was the most popular section overall and Naruto was the most popular section in the Anime/Manga category, I decided to check out the rest of the site so I could get an idea of what the rest of ff.n is like.

Heavy Hitters Per Category (10K+ stories)

(Note on URLs:



As of today, there are 113K stories in the Naruto section. 4056 pages of English stories.

Let's see what the character statistics are like.

Most Popular Characters (with 100 pages or more)

...See, this is why I need a hobby. A hobby that maybe doesn't involve theatre, because acting classes just make me more special.

On to the pr0n!

Most Popular Pairings (with 30 pages or more)

Tendencies of the Long-Winded Fangirl (6 stories or more)

Compound Analysis:  I have way too much fun with this.

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all numbers refer to number of pages of stories unless noted otherwise

start: 8.3.2007 3:45 PM / 310,237 stories / 10,170 English pages

Top Ten Most Written Characters:
Harry James Potter, 2973 pages
Hermione Granger, 2290 pages
Draco Malfoy, 2214 pages
Ginevra Weasley, 976 pages
Severus Snape, 932 pages
Sirius Black, 696 pages
James Potter, 679 pages
Ronald Bilius Weasley, 664 pages
Lily Potter, 648 pages
Remus Lupin, 647 pages 

Top Ten Pairings:
Draco Malfoy/Hermione Granger, 772 pages
Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy, 720 pages
James Potter/Lily Potter, 519 pages
Harry Potter/Hermione Granger, 474 pages
Ron Weasley/Hermione Granger, 420 pages
Harry Potter/Ginny Weasley, 412 pages
Draco Malfoy/Ginny Weasley, 367 pages
Remus Lupin/Sirius Black, 286 pages
Severus Snape/Hermione Granger, 240 pages
Severus Snape/Harry Potter, 230 pages

100K+ fics at 77 pages total:

HP/GW fans longwinded at 7 pages
DM/HP, JP/LP, HP/HG fans not far behind at 6 pages each
SS/HP fans following at 5 pages
DM/HG fans at 4 pages
DM/GW, SS/HG fans at 3 pages each
RL/SB, RW/HG fans still strong at 2 pages each


finish: 8.4.2007 5:45 AM / 310,451 stories / 10,178 English pages

(I just did this incredibly complicated OCD thing, ten times the complexity of my OFNPR projects, for essentially fourteen hours straight, stopping only for food and to convince my mother that I was going to actually get sleep. And I enjoyed it. Ye gods, something really is wrong with me.)