Ricki Jay is creating Statistical Analysis of Fanfiction
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I read a lot of fanfiction - millions of words annually would be a very conservative estimate.
I have a lot of questions about fanfiction, and I'm guessing you might too.  So, I'm going to try to answer the ones I can.  Questions like:
  • How much fic is categorized as F/F, F/M, M/M, Other, or Multi, and is this related to the gender ratio in the source material?
  • If a fic is listed as "In-Progress," is it actually in progress or has it been abandoned?  Can I make a reasonable guess?  How long does it typically take an author to post another chapter?
  • For television fandoms, is more fic generally posted during the show's run or while it is on hiatus?
  • What happens in fanfiction when a character is killed off in the source material?  Does that character's popularity change in fanfiction?
So, I'm setting out to try to answer these questions, and a few more.
The thing is, I like to eat.  I like not living with my parents.  That's where, I'm hoping, you'll come in.

Let me be clear: MY DATA AND RESULTS WILL NOT BE RESTRICTED TO THOSE WHO PAY FOR THEM.

Kind Patrons (that's you!) will get a shout out in the thanks section of my work!  Also, the knowledge that you helped contribute to a quasi-scientific endeavor!
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Ricki, You're Rad, But I Have No Money
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
It's cool; I don't either, hence Patreon. I appreciate you tipping something!


All Patrons get access to status updates from me as the project unfolds!

A Mug of Hot Cocoa!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Huzzah!  Sweet chocolately fuel!


All Patrons at this level or above will have their name put into the "Thanks" section of the analysis.

Thin Crust Pizza!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
By Jove!  You've chosen to feed me!


Patrons at this level and above get access to the in-progress analysis as I do the project.

Deep Dish Pizza!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Sweet Hestia, now this is eating!
Dinner & a Movie!
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
I'm not a terribly expensive date, what can I say.


Patrons at this level can request that I look into something specific - a fandom, character, tag, pairing, or something such as that.

Rent!
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
You - you really want to give me $1,000 to do statistics on fanfiction?
I'm not complaining, I was just pretty sure that no one on Earth would actually do that!
I read a lot of fanfiction - millions of words annually would be a very conservative estimate.
I have a lot of questions about fanfiction, and I'm guessing you might too.  So, I'm going to try to answer the ones I can.  Questions like:
  • How much fic is categorized as F/F, F/M, M/M, Other, or Multi, and is this related to the gender ratio in the source material?
  • If a fic is listed as "In-Progress," is it actually in progress or has it been abandoned?  Can I make a reasonable guess?  How long does it typically take an author to post another chapter?
  • For television fandoms, is more fic generally posted during the show's run or while it is on hiatus?
  • What happens in fanfiction when a character is killed off in the source material?  Does that character's popularity change in fanfiction?
So, I'm setting out to try to answer these questions, and a few more.
The thing is, I like to eat.  I like not living with my parents.  That's where, I'm hoping, you'll come in.

Let me be clear: MY DATA AND RESULTS WILL NOT BE RESTRICTED TO THOSE WHO PAY FOR THEM.

Kind Patrons (that's you!) will get a shout out in the thanks section of my work!  Also, the knowledge that you helped contribute to a quasi-scientific endeavor!

Recent posts by Ricki Jay

Tiers
Ricki, You're Rad, But I Have No Money
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
It's cool; I don't either, hence Patreon. I appreciate you tipping something!


All Patrons get access to status updates from me as the project unfolds!

A Mug of Hot Cocoa!
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
Huzzah!  Sweet chocolately fuel!


All Patrons at this level or above will have their name put into the "Thanks" section of the analysis.

Thin Crust Pizza!
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
By Jove!  You've chosen to feed me!


Patrons at this level and above get access to the in-progress analysis as I do the project.

Deep Dish Pizza!
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Sweet Hestia, now this is eating!
Dinner & a Movie!
$25 or more per month 0 of 25 patrons
I'm not a terribly expensive date, what can I say.


Patrons at this level can request that I look into something specific - a fandom, character, tag, pairing, or something such as that.

Rent!
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
You - you really want to give me $1,000 to do statistics on fanfiction?
I'm not complaining, I was just pretty sure that no one on Earth would actually do that!