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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Sun, Jan. 21st, 2007 08:30 pm
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I thought this was an interesting topic of discussion:

fernwithy ponders what makes something "fandomable" or "ficcable".

After doing a couple of posts on things my f-list isn't especially into (Warriors and Tom Sawyer), I got to thinking about the question--what is it that makes something "fandomable" and something else just popular? (I'm not talking about popular vs. unpopular; no accounting for that, sometimes, just kind of, what inspires these insanely talkative and creative fan communities, as opposed to being "the it book" or something along that line.)

Everything out there has some fandom somewhere, I'm quite convinced, but there's a difference. Harry Potter has 281,748 stories at the moment at The Pit, and will probably gain a couple hundred by the end of the week. Stephen King, who has arguably sold a comparable number of books, has 371. The ubiquitous Da Vinci Code has 190. John Grisham isn't even listed. The bizarrely popular Gossip Girl books rack up a total of 70, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants--movie and all--only gets to 203, and all of Georgia Nicholson's full-frontal snogging can only get her to 84, despite a lot of popularity when FFN was at its peak.


Go read the rest, including the comments, wherein I rank anime/manga series by number of fics at FFN and puzzle over why Furuba ranks as high as it does.

Joie

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touchthesoul
touchthesoul
The Tea Shop Angel
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:01 am (UTC)

I can't believe Sailormoon didn't make it on there! It's got like 20000-something fics and that's on ff.net alone!


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nessabutterfly
nessabutterfly
nessabutterfly
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)

that list was just books--one of the other comments showed all of FFN and Sailor Moon is # 10


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:34 pm (UTC)

It looks like you didn't bother to scroll down and read my comment about anime/manga rankings before you commented. :P

SM ranks #10 overall, #7 for anime/manga, and #1 for shojo.


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fiannan
fiannan
Andrea
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:07 am (UTC)

Interesting link, and a very cool discussion. Thanks for pointing this out :)


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laurel_potter
laurel_potter
laurel_potter
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 05:29 pm (UTC)

Many years ago I went looking for "Who's the Boss" fanfic on fanfiction.net, and there wasn't any. Since Tony and Angela took almost eight years just to say, "I love you" I was hoping someone would have written their wedding. Alas.

I actually wrote a fic of their first time, but I never finished it.

I need a "Who's the Boss" icon.


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hymnia
hymnia
Joie
Mon, Jan. 22nd, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)

I know how you feel. I adored the TV show Life Goes On (and would still be happy to discuss it and read/write fic for it), but it has virtually no fandom. :(


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