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)
EDIT: I started adding links to the editors' amv.org pages and, uh, LJ yelled at me about the post being too long? So this is now split into 2006-2008, 2009-2012, and 2013-2016, because. Reasons.


Lo and behold!  A sort-of comprehensive list of the 2013-2016 Anime Boston AMV Contest Finalists and Winners!*

* = DISCLAIMER OF DISCLAIMING:  In no particular order in some cases, because I don't remember the original order and/or I lost my original notes and had to look up the information again.  And if there's more than two or three sources of video or audio, I get lazy and put (various)!  Except if the sources are all in the same canon--then I just list the most obvious.  For instance, I'm not going to list every single Kingdom Hearts game used in a video.  (Actually, anything in parentheses below the title that's not in quotation marks is probably a note that I'm not totally sure about something.)

...Okay, so maybe 'comprehensive' was a poor choice of words.  There's a pretty good chance I fucked up somewhere, like on the AMV maker / AMV studio thing, so uh.  Don't quote me on this?



KEY:
Title of AMV -- AWARD(S) WON (TECHNICAL OR AUDIENCE)
"Title of Song" by Artist Name
Title of Source Anime
Name of AMV editor



AB '13 )


AB '14 )


AB '15 )

AB '16 )





[07] = (...I'm...really not sure how this one made it to the finals?  It's...not really an AMV.  :/ )
[08] = (Giant robots...wearing high-top sneakers...playing magic basketball...IN SPACE. I--I didn't even know I needed this in my life. ♥)
[09] = (Yes, this song won Best Romance again. It was a really good AMV though!)
[10] = ("Fun" switched categories this year for no discernable reason)
[11] = (New category!  About time, too.  And the total number of finalists actually went up to 35! Possibly because 30 splits neatly into 5 and 6, but 7 not so much...)
[12] = (There were four One Punch Man vids this year. Four. Literally every other category had one.  I'm guessing people liked the anime, then?)
[13] = (Upbeat and Fun/Comedy switched places this year for no discernable reason)
[14] = (The same song, twice in one contest!  That might be a first for AB.)

kohikari: a kitten gnawing on a stuffed Godzilla toy (kitten claws)
EDIT: I started adding links to the editors' amv.org pages and, uh, LJ yelled at me about the post being too long? So this is now split into 2006-2008, 2009-2012, and 2013-2016, because. Reasons.


Lo and behold!  A sort-of comprehensive list of the 2009-2012 Anime Boston AMV Contest Finalists and Winners!*

* = DISCLAIMER OF DISCLAIMING:  In no particular order in some cases, because I don't remember the original order and/or I lost my original notes and had to look up the information again.  And if there's more than two or three sources of video or audio, I get lazy and put (various)!  Except if the sources are all in the same canon--then I just list the most obvious.  For instance, I'm not going to list every single Kingdom Hearts game used in a video.  (Actually, anything in parentheses below the title that's not in quotation marks is probably a note that I'm not totally sure about something.)

...Okay, so maybe 'comprehensive' was a poor choice of words.  There's a pretty good chance I fucked up somewhere, like on the AMV maker / AMV studio thing, so uh.  Don't quote me on this?



KEY:
Title of AMV -- AWARD(S) WON (TECHNICAL OR AUDIENCE)
"Title of Song" by Artist Name
Title of Source Anime
Name of AMV editor



AB '09 )


AB '10 )


AB '11 )


AB '12 )




[04] = (I only had to see this AMV once to fall in love with the music, so I'd like to thank "FaytxZen" for introducing me to edIT and glitch-hop.  Certified Air Raid Material is a great album.)
[05] = (This was the year "Other" finally got its own category.  Just in time for the 2011 mindfucks--"A Psychedelic Lover's Dream" probably only makes sense if you're high.)
[06] = (One person won four awards with two videos in the same contest.  And for good reason--they're fantastic, if a little trippy at points.  (Giant bouncing moustachio, I'm looking at you!))
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)
For the past two-and-a-half years I've been working in a specialty sweets shop that masquerades as a grocery/deli.  Inevitably, I started trying the cookies and chocolates we carry--and we carry a lot of different kinds of cookies & chocolates, imported & local & megabrands alike.  Here are some of the most memorable:


CADBURY CREME EGG COOKIES(/Biscuits)
1/5 )

OREO MEGA STUF Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
3/5 )

Chewy CHIPS AHOY! OREO CREME FILLED Soft Cookies
0/5 )


CHIPS AHOY! MADE WITH REESE'S
3/5 )


On to fancier things!

MANNER VIENNA LEMON CREAM FILLED WAFERS
5/5 )


Pocky's Friend PÉJOY Chocolate Cream Filled Biscuit Sticks
4/5 )


CARR'S GINGER LEMON CREMES
4/5 )


OHMIGOD! PUCKER UP Lemon Flavored Cookies
4/5 )


OHMIGOD! OVER THE RAINBOW Cookies/Cakes
4/5 )


BISOUSWEET DOUGHNUT MUFFINS
4/5 )


LINDT GRANDEUR 34% HAZELNUTS Milk Chocolate Bar
5/5 )(footnote) )
kohikari: a woman walking down a street, limned by an electrical explosion (kaerimichi)
[archive post of finalists past]

The AMV Contest is quickly shaping up to be my favorite part of the con.

(Apparently this year a record-breaking number of videos were entered: forms sent for 210, 194 uploaded, and 172 managed to qualify--and somehow Programming has managed to cram all of the overflow into the three days of the con.  (Perhaps this is connected to AB's expansion into the fifth floor of the Sheraton...)  Also apparently this year's is their biggest Best of Show trophy yet offered--it did look pretty hefty.  Also also the guy in charge of the AMV Contest (since 2005) is leaving(!!); fortunately, his successor managed to hook us up with neat little cards with a tear-off ballot, leaving us the listing to take home.  Sadly it doesn't leave much room for notes; I tend to scribble all over mine, and it can be difficult trying to decipher my own handwriting.)

This year I feel like putting the ballot up Friday night, instead of waiting until Saturday or Sunday or Monday when the winners have been announced.  Why the hell not.

First, the exhibition pieces!  After the last two years, I'm actually a little surprised there wasn't a My Little Pony remake of one of the previous year's winning AMVs.  (I think it was Bashar who did it? a version of Shin's 2012 Extraball vid, and a version of Ileia's 2013 Radioakshun vid.)  Largely kaiju-themed vids instead.
~ "Totoro Meets Godzilla" (Vlad G Pohnert), a loving homage to the classic "Bambi Meets Godzilla" (came as a bit of a surprise to those who haven't heard of the original; I do so love horrified audience reactions)
~ "Go Go Tohoscope!" (drewaconclusion), what seems like an actual music video--or at least a retrospective of live-action Godzilla films set to an extremely topical song.
~ "Otaku Paradise" (BecauseImBored1), a mashup/juxtaposition of anime clips and video of cosplayers at anime cons.  Gotta be honest with you, I had a bit of an attack of the feels during this vid.

(Before the exhibitions there was also a truly adorable paper-puppet video demonstrating proper emergency procedure.  I love this con.)

DRAMA (1 win) )

ACTION (3 wins!) )

ROMANCE (2 wins!) )

UPBEAT (2 wins) )

OTHER (1 win) )

FUN/COMEDY (2 wins) )

ROUNDUP: Ileia & Shin cleaned house this year!  And a Romance vid won Best of Show for the first time in...uh...ever at this con, to my knowledge.  (To be fair, it's far from classic romance.)
At the con feedback panel, AB staff mentioned that only six of the eleven awards were handed out in person this year (two to one person); the other five awards have to be shipped to the winners (two to one person), two of whom are in Seattle, one in Michigan, and one apparently busy running Anime Conji in San Diego.  As Anime Conji has a maddening website apparently lacking a staff listing, I have no idea which AMV belonged to that person.



* DISCLAIMER:  I don't know shit about AMV editing; I've never made one in my life.  I do really enjoy watching them every year, though!
kohikari: a suited dignitary lying on the ground, reaching for his hat, which has tumbled away in the commotion (my hat!!)
EDIT: I started adding links to the editors' amv.org pages and, uh, LJ yelled at me about the post being too long? So this is now split into 2006-2008, 2009-2012, and 2013-2016, because. Reasons.


I've been compiling lists of the winners and finalists in AB's Music Video Contest that I've seen at the conventions (just the winners from '06, '07, and '08, and all of the finalists from '09-present; in 2005 I didn't see any of them at all and therefore did not get the visceral effect of a video and audio system larger than my laptop, so I do not care, and '09 was the first year I actually went to the Contest showing instead of just watching the winners in Closing Ceremonies and/or the Masquerade).  I've been keeping it all in draft(s) on my Gmail account, which is where I keep all of my notes these days because (a) dude, it's searchable (b) my computer haets word processors with all the passion its battered little electronic soul can muster up (c) you can google your notes, how freaking awesome is that.  (Even if that means that I now have to find a backup for my cloud backup, and I'm not sure how...  *headdesk*)

Anyway!  I figure the draft is getting a little long for Gmail (on my computer, at least) to deal with without slowing down a little, so I'm putting it up here.

Lo and behold!  A sort-of comprehensive list of the 2006-2016 Anime Boston AMV Contest Winners and 2009-2016 AMV Contest Finalists!*

* = DISCLAIMER OF DISCLAIMING:  In no particular order in some cases, because I don't remember the original order and/or I lost my original notes and had to look up the information again.  And if there's more than two or three sources of video or audio, I get lazy and put (various)!  Except if the sources are all in the same canon--then I just list the most obvious.  For instance, I'm not going to list every single Kingdom Hearts game used in a video.  (Actually, anything in parentheses below the title that's not in quotation marks is probably a note that I'm not totally sure about something.)

...Okay, so maybe 'comprehensive' was a poor choice of words.  There's a pretty good chance I fucked up somewhere, like on the AMV maker / AMV studio thing, so uh.  Don't quote me on this?



KEY:
Title of AMV -- AWARD(S) WON (TECHNICAL OR AUDIENCE)
"Title of Song" by Artist Name
Title of Source Anime
Name of AMV editor




AB '06 )


AB '07 )


AB '08 )


[1] = (The listing of this only mentioned Das Omen, but the beginning part, with that woman praying--Misato, from Evangelion?--is Lauf der Zeit.)
[2] = ("Genkaiten (subeta wa watashi no bankai wo shiranai)", or...well, I don't remember the translation of the first word, but the gist of the subtitle is basically "whatchu know 'bout me!?" ...or something.)
[3] = (I have no idea who this person is, BUT I LOVE THEM FOREVER.  I just.  First the one that finally made it worth it that Boston was the only city in America that felt the need to call the bomb squad on a frigging Light Bright, and then the one that totally justified my finding Totoro creepy as a child, while simultaneously violating the childhoods of several thousand people.  In the same contest, no less.  That takes talent.)
kohikari: a stack of books with the words "read more / ...be stupid less" (brain food)
I, like many a starving college student/otaku/anyone on a budget or unwilling to wait more than 3 minutes (plus boiling water) to make food, have eaten a lot of cup ramen.  I'm a Maruchan brand loyalist, mostly because Top Ramen tastes fucking bizarre, and am most fond of their popular neon-orange-packaged Chicken flavor (although I did have a brief fling with the neon pink Shrimp flavor...those tiny freeze-dried crustaceans kind of creeped me out).  I also have been known to make a decent stir-fry with packaged ramen (using half a flavor packet to a whole package of noodles, draining the water before adding the flavoring, and including a healthy chunk of 100% real motherfucking butter, bitches).  You might say that I'm almost an instant ramen aficionado.

This, however, I did not see coming.

lol cheese ramen )

Of course, the ingredients list explains everything:

lookit me, I'm a table! )

Basically, they took regular 'chicken ramen' broth powder and added cheese sauce powder.  Not very original, but, being lazy myself, I give this one an 'E' for the '(Total Lack of) Effort'.  Probably would not buy again, but if I had to eat it again, I wouldn't bitch about it too much.

ask the internet: )


(Also, I am twenty-one as of yesterday at 02:36 AM.  Woo.

^o.o^

vo.ov

>o.o>

<o.o<

Okay, enough old-school text!emoticon dancing, my attention span can't handle much more.)
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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.

SITE-WIDE RANKINGS:

REIGNING CHAMPIONS

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~ )


PER CATEGORY:

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*

SITE -WIDE RANKINGS:

TOP OF THE HEAP
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.)

8D

Jan. 12th, 2010 10:10 am
kohikari: Princess Elizabeth's hands cradling a book (cat's cradle)
So, so, there's this "Gender Genie" thing, and the few times I poked it it seemed to think I was a man (an opinion with which my uterus would like to respectfully disagree), so I just threw a bunch of my old crap at it on a whim to see what would happen, and guess what!  I still have testicles.  (Although, contrary to the expectations of the many and manifold messages in my Gmail spambox, I actually am quite content with the size of my penis.)

wheeeee long list~ )

*hem-hem*  So, looking at the results, I am clearly a shemale.  Although there isn't enough "female" to rate futanari or even straight-up hermaphrodite, so maybe I'm just a dude with really excellent man-breasts?  Like, F-cup.  (Or perhaps I'm flamingly gay, whichever works.)

Also, December apparently is like my month for posting things.  Geez.  Maybe the holiday season's collection of stimuli, school vacation's provision of free time, and the thrill of avoiding finals?  I also do an awful lot of statistics, although there's plenty of wank in there too...

Gaaah it's not even the right time of month and I've been craving tea and bad slashfic for the last several hours.  >.<  Should I blame it on the lack of sleep?  I did kinda pull an all-nighter doing this.  I get so much work done in the wee hours, though--it's so much easier to think and work without distractions or interruptions.  No parents or friends or roommates or neighbours, no TV or radio or phone conversations in the background.  Just me and the distant highway traffic.  It's difficult enough to focus without noise and people all over the place... [/waxes eloquent for no good reason]
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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.

REIGNING FOUR CHAMPIONS (75K+)
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 )


PER CATEGORY:
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!
kohikari: Princess Elizabeth's hands cradling a book (cat's cradle)
Is it just me, or was NASA's move to name Node 3 "Tranquility" instead of "Colbert" or "Serenity" a total cop-out?

I can understand their logic in not using Colbert, if I squint and try to fit into a hyper-publicity-conscious headspace. I can even understand not using Serenity, and instead picking from the other top names (excluding, of course, the bot-flooded suggestions like Socialvibe and Myyearbook). But choosing a substitute that means the exact same thing as one of the top three winners in the opinion poll? That's just adding insult to injury.

http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/name_ISS/index.html


All that talk about democracy and populist votes. If they weren't going to pick the names that the people want, why put up an opinion poll at all?

Serenity VS Tranquility: Fight to the Death! )

Were I to put a clumsy analogy on it, I'd ask how the American public would have reacted if, after the 2000 elections, Congress had sent a pretty marathoner onto a talk show to propose that the new president be--not Bush, nor Gore--but Nader.

Nader.

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First off: a while back, can't quite remember when, I went around to all the sections that had hit my list and checked for character filters. I distinctly remember Pokemon not having one while a less likely section was more fortunate; alas, I lost the records, so I went around to all 43 sections and checked again. Every single one, and D.Gray-man, has been bedecked with a nice shiny new filter, except for the following: of the Final Fantasy titles, only the contributors in the thousands (I-VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, X-2, XII) benefited, while the crumbs of the fandom (XIII, Versus XIII, Crystal Chronicles, Tactics, Tactics Advance, Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift) went without; of the Star Trek titles, curiously enough, all but the "Others" section had the filter--I guess the Trekkies have a solid enough foundation (or at least enough infamy) to merit closer attention; and, of course, the Wrestling section, because either nobody wants to deal with that or there are simply too many performers to keep straight.

But the more important part of the news is that D.Gray has character filters. *suppressed squee*

listy )

Half these people are faceless names who were all dead by the fourth tankoubon, and they forget to put in Anita-san?! Blasphemy! Oh well. This is ff.n, after all. Are people even paid to do stuff like this? Watch the whole thing be run by temps in their spare time when they're not in the sweatshops in some Southeast Asian country making sneakers. It would certainly explain a lot.

I probably shouldn't play with the filters until I'm sure everyone's been using them. So I'll keep to the usual for the D.Cute-section:

lingua )


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

genre )

ratings )

status )

maths )

/10/0/1/x/0/0/0/0/0/1/
sort by: update (code 1) OR publish (code 2)


Overall, I heart this fandom and need to get back to trolling it before it gets too big for me to devour (if it hasn't already), and there are always the little moments when you find something so well-written that it hits you right there in the pit of your stomach, and it makes everything worth it. Viva fandom.
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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)

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[Poll #1222882][Poll #1222882]
TO THE STATISTICS!

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)~





/10/0/1/x/0/0/0/0/0/1/
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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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.

NEVAR DOUBT THE POWER OF JUDY'S PROCRASTINATION-NO-JUTSU.

--

(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:

)

So.

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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[[Don't want to slog through the knee-deep piles of crap in the archives of ff.n? Have no fear! Judy the Masochist will do it for you.]]

On September 4th I started a project to read and review (in a way) every novel-length fic in the most popular Naruto pairing on ff.n. Which means, a lot of yaoi. I suffer for my art. (Yes, OCD is my art.  Because I'm special.)

(BTW, KakaSaku has overtaken KakaIru/etc. as the eighth most popular pairing; between teacher/student and random yaoi pairing, I have to say no comment.)

(Have I posted the Naruto survey on this account yet? I don't think I have. Okay, top ten pairings on ff.n are, from first to tenth: SasuNaru/etc.; SasuSaku; NaruHina; NejiTen; NaruSaku; ItaSasu; SasuHina; KakaSaku; KakaIru/etc.; GaaSaku.)

I went ADD for a month between September 5 and October 8, and went slowly for the rest of the month because of senior year and all, but I finally finished it today~ *feels special* On the fourth there were 37 100K+ worded fics in this section; by today, there were 44. The seven newbies are GCH, FB, MB, ED, N:TNC, and LMMB. These crazy people, they just don't stop. Anywho, fics are arranged in order of publishing date; debatably coherent "review" follows each description. (Asterisks mark the fics on my stalk list, a.k.a. fics I actually care about.) Like so.

Fic Title (Author)
"Summary given, word for word (i even had enouhg sefl-control ot leave hte typos aloen)."
Rating - Genre(s) - # of Chapters - # of Words - # of Reviews - Date Published--Date Updated

Comments!

And, onward.

And best of all, now I don't have any reason to ever set foot in the archives of ff.n. EVER AGAIN.

*dances*

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OFFICIAL HARRY POTTER FANFICTION.NET REPORT

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

THIS OFFICIAL HARRY POTTER FANFICTION.NET REPORT IS COMPLETE. I’M GOING TO BED NOW.

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.)