tea berry-blue (teaberryblue) wrote,
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Mega Mega Mega Fanfic Poll!!!!

I was having a discussion with sunnyrea about fanfic yesterday and I decided to make a poll about it!



Poll #1784264 THE MEGA MEGA FANFIC POLL

I consider myself primarily a

Fanfic writer
6(10.9%)
Fanfic reader
22(40.0%)
Both
9(16.4%)
Neither
18(32.7%)

FANFIC! Write it?

Regularly
3(5.6%)
Occasionally
4(7.4%)
I go through periods of writing it regularly or occasionally followed by periods of not writing it for long stretches.
16(29.6%)
In the past, but not currently
8(14.8%)
I don't write fic but I roleplay in fandom-based writing RPGs.
2(3.7%)
I have only written fanfic a few times.
9(16.7%)
I have only written a single piece of fanfic ever.
4(7.4%)
I have written an adaptation or other work that is not really fanfic but has something in common with fanfic.
2(3.7%)
I have never written fanfic.
6(11.1%)

FANDOMS! I primarily write in:

Lots of fandoms!
0(0.0%)
Under 10 fandoms
2(3.8%)
Under 5 fandoms
18(34.0%)
Only one fandom
12(22.6%)
I tend to gravitate to one fandom at a time for sustained periods, then move on to a different one
6(11.3%)
I don't write fanfic
15(28.3%)

I write fanfics in these fandoms:

The lengths I go to: Lengths of fanfics I write most frequently

EPIC! (hundreds of thousands of words)
3(2.3%)
Novellas! (50-100k!)
6(4.6%)
Long (10-50k!)
5(3.8%)
Medium! 5-10k
10(7.7%)
Short-ish! 2-5k
20(15.4%)
Short! 1-2k
21(16.2%)
More shorter! 500-1000!
22(16.9%)
Drabbles and ficlets! 100-500
23(17.7%)
Flashfic! Under 100
5(3.8%)
I don't write fanfic
15(11.5%)

I post my fanfic

On my own website or blog
26(27.7%)
On an "official" website, mailing list or community for the fandom in question
4(4.3%)
On a fan-run website, mailing list or community for the fandom in question
19(20.2%)
On a fanfic repository or library
18(19.1%)
On another site, mailing list, or community related to fanfiction
3(3.2%)
On another site mailing list, or community unrelated to fanfiction
2(2.1%)
In a print publication
0(0.0%)
I keep my fanfic for myself (please only tick this if you EXCLUSIVELY write for yourself and don't share it)
3(3.2%)
Somewhere else
2(2.1%)
I don't write fanfic
17(18.1%)

I have been paid to write fanfic

By someone else who sold or otherwise published my fanfic
0(0.0%)
Because I sell my fanfic in a published format on my own
0(0.0%)
I have taken commissions to write fanfic
0(0.0%)
I have been sort-of paid in something that isn't money (baked goods, LJ icons, sexual favors)
3(5.4%)
Only from ad traffic to my website or similar indirect money
0(0.0%)
I have never been paid to write fanfic
36(64.3%)
I don't write fanfic
17(30.4%)

I have been paid, either with money or other forms of payment for fanfic:

With the knowledge and permission of the creator of the original work
1(1.7%)
Without the knowledge or permission of the creator of the original work
3(5.0%)
With the knowledge but not the permission of the creator of the original work
1(1.7%)
With the explicit disapproval of the creator of the original work
0(0.0%)
Based on a work for which the creator explicitly gave blanket permission for such things
1(1.7%)
Based on a work which was in the public domain/otherwise free from copyright issues
1(1.7%)
Based on a work for which I hold the estate
0(0.0%)
Based on a work for which the creator is dead/otherwise incapable to grant permission, but without permission from the estate
0(0.0%)
Based on a work for which the creator is dead/otherwise incapable to grant permission, but with permission from the estate
0(0.0%)
I have never made money off fanfic
37(61.7%)
I don't write fanfic
16(26.7%)

FANFIC! Read it?

Regularly
12(22.2%)
Occasionally
12(22.2%)
I go through periods of reading it regularly or occasionally followed by periods of not reading it for long stretches.
12(22.2%)
In the past, but not currently
7(13.0%)
I don't read fanfic written as a purely fan-related activity, but I enjoy professionally published work that has elements in common with fanfic ("sequels" or "retellings")
2(3.7%)
I have only read fanfic a few times
4(7.4%)
I only read fanfic by a certain author or handful of authors
2(3.7%)
I don't read fanfic for pleasure but I often beta-read for my friends
1(1.9%)
I have only read one fanfic, ever
0(0.0%)
I have never read a fanfic
2(3.7%)

My favorite fanfic authors are:

FANDOMS! Read in them? I primarily read in:

Lots of fandoms!
12(22.2%)
Under 10 fandoms
3(5.6%)
Under 5 fandoms
22(40.7%)
Just 1 fandom
5(9.3%)
I tend to gravitate to one fandom at a time for sustained periods, then move on to a different one
4(7.4%)
I don't read fanfic
8(14.8%)

I read fanfic in the following fandoms:

I prefer to read fanfic that is:

EPIC! (hundreds of thousands of words)
17(8.1%)
Novellas! (50-100k!)
19(9.0%)
Long (10-50k!)
27(12.9%)
Medium! 5-10k
33(15.7%)
Short-ish! 2-5k
28(13.3%)
Short! 1-2k
25(11.9%)
More shorter! 500-1000!
20(9.5%)
Drabbles and ficlets! 100-500
18(8.6%)
Flashfic! Under 100
10(4.8%)
I have no preference as long as it is by one of my preferred authors
5(2.4%)
I don't read fanfic
8(3.8%)

I choose fanfics to read based on:

Characters
39(22.5%)
Pairings
32(18.5%)
Themes
32(18.5%)
Historical Periods in that universe's canon
16(9.2%)
Crossovers
11(6.4%)
Maturity Content (I prefer no "mature" content)
2(1.2%)
Maturity Content (I prefer "mature" content)
11(6.4%)
Ratings or reviews by others
15(8.7%)
Something Else
7(4.0%)
I don't read fanfic
8(4.6%)

I have paid for fanfic:

For work which I originally created
1(2.9%)
For a publication which I publish with the consent/knowledge of the original creator
0(0.0%)
For a publication which I publish without the consent/knowledge of the original creator
0(0.0%)
For a publication which I publish directly against the wishes of the original creator
0(0.0%)
By purchasing a publication full of fanfic
0(0.0%)
For my own personal collection
0(0.0%)
To support a fanfic writer I like
4(11.8%)
With something that is not money (cupcakes, web design, ocelots)
6(17.6%)
Something Else
12(35.3%)
I don't read fanfic
11(32.4%)

I personally have moral/ethical quandaries/uneasiness about fanfic which:

includes pornography in a fandom where the canon material does not
3(1.8%)
includes subjects such as rape or pedophilia in a fandom where the canon material does not
20(11.8%)
is written in fandoms where the original creator has not explicitly said they encourage fanfic
0(0.0%)
is written in fandoms where the original creator has explicitly said they discourage fanfic
17(10.0%)
goes counter to the wishes of the original creator (ie, porn written in a fandom where a creator enjoys fanfic but does not enjoy porn)
12(7.1%)
includes real people, living or dead.
8(4.7%)
includes real people, but only if they are still alive.
10(5.9%)
includes real people, but only if they have explicitly said they don't like fic being written about them
15(8.8%)
includes real people, but only if it is pornographic
13(7.6%)
includes real people, but only if it also includes the author
7(4.1%)
includes real people, but only if it is pornographic and also includes the author
9(5.3%)
is used to gain monetary compensation
17(10.0%)
is used to gain monetary compensation, but only without the permission of the original author/subject
17(10.0%)
the author creates new, original characters
6(3.5%)
the author deliberately contradicts facts of the original canon
12(7.1%)
Something Else
4(2.4%)




Whew! Um. That thing. Cookies if you read it all?

Note: the last question is not to suggest that anyone should/should not feel a certain way, but is just to collect most of the major objections I have heard from people and see how many people actually feel that way!
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