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Weird things I found on FF.N...

Okay, I had a moment of random searching the TV section of that website, as a break from beta reading, and got more than a few surprises. Okay, I'd already gotten the surprise of finding fanfiction based on a Public Broadcasting System kid's show from the 90s, "Ghostwriter," that I loved. (25 stories total.) Tonight I decided to do some more observing... and got my eyes opened wide. These were the biggest ones:

1. Supernatural has over 20,000 more fanfics written than Doctor Who. Excuse me? Which show has been around longer?!

2. Torchwood has almost a third as many fics written as Doctor Who. Wow... See above comment...

3. The Muppet Show and Muppets Tonight each have their own category. (Fewer than 90 fics COMBINED.)

4. Fraggle Rock, another Jim Henson creation that I watched, has a category. (59 fics.)

5. The Catherine Tate Show has its own category. (A measly 5 fics...)

and the one that baffles me more than any other...

6. ONE little poem for Casanova, 2005?!?!?! Isn't this the DT version?!?! WTF?!?!

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fansquee
Dec. 9th, 2011 11:49 am (UTC)
Omg... Ghostwriter?!!!

My little guilty reading fic is Ninja Turtles... *hides*
tkel_paris
Dec. 9th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
You, too?! I skimmed the section from curiosity and found one or two fics that took me back to when I was that young. It was kinda fun...

Don't be embarrassed. We all have something that we think is a guilty pleasure.
fansquee
Dec. 10th, 2011 10:45 am (UTC)
My favourite turtle is Donatello... *smiles* the others were... meh.
bas_math_girl
Dec. 9th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC)
I've got the theme tune to Fraggle Rock playing in my head now; thanks for that!

What percentage of the Doctor Who ones feature Rose? *quickly ducks to dodge thrown book*

Going through those lists is great fun though. I didn't read any of the fics, I just liked the list. :D
tkel_paris
Dec. 9th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
You watched it, too?! :D I still have two episodes (one from the regular version and one from the animated one) that'll run through my head at random times because I watched them too many times. It's the animated ones that get me at weird times: the Berenstain Bears (yes, Google confirms that I still remember how to spell it!), Duck Tales, and Chip and Dale's Rescue Rangers...

Oh, like I was going to find that one out! And no, that's a pillow I tossed. An orange-trimmed one that only Caroline Bingley might've liked...

And I haven't even looked at the books or movie lists in ages... :)
nipponophile05
Dec. 9th, 2011 03:05 pm (UTC)
As I always say, those who read/write Doctor-Donna fics may be in the minority but it's the DISCERNING minority.
tkel_paris
Dec. 9th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
:D
cassikat
Dec. 11th, 2011 08:25 pm (UTC)
*blinkblink* ...er, that's weird. But I suppose two hot brothers in the sack are more popular than a face-changing alien, given the seeming majority of summaries that I noticed on a brief check. *eyerolls* I mean, between the Wincest and the angel/Winchester bro pairings, and the occasional het fics, there're more PWP's for Supernatural than anything...well, that I noticed scanning through a few pages. :P

Which explains Torchwood too, as there's Jack and sex and other adult things have always been a part of the show. *L* But sometimes you actually have to justify the PWP with 'aliens made me do it' *snicker* Which throws plot in so...fewer individual fics.

Another weird thing I noticed? ST:Voyager has more fics than ST:TNG and ST:TOS combined. And which shows are older? *L*

And a final note, cos I was curious. Rose may have approximately four times as many pages where she's a main character than Donna does, but the Donna fic summaries are far more interesting. (Yes, that's not counting my known bias of 'ew, ick!' regarding Rose.) Quality over quantity, booyeah!
tkel_paris
Dec. 12th, 2011 10:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, for... Jeez! That'll keep me from getting into the show! Although I did laugh myself silly when "Dean" lip-synched to "Eye of the Tiger" at the end of one episode. It was one of the funniest things I've seen in a while...! :D

*rolls eyes* Yeah, Jack and sex... That's always a prompter... *snorts dryly*

The Paris/Torres and Janeway/Chakotay fics seemed to spring up faster than bunnies. I remember that much from when I more actively looked for Janeway/Paris fics. (I thought their dynamic was more interesting, and that they "got" each other better.)

Hmm... Interesting... Makes my point about certain pairings are more teenagerish than anything... *wry grin*
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