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Postby Shagbark » Mon Apr 09, 2012 9:13 pm

Just in case you were curious...

There are currently

758 stories on ponyfictionarchive.net
8816 stories on fimfiction.net
1863 stories on Equestria Daily
859 5- or 6-star stories on EqD
157 6-star stories on EqD
1 Legendary story on EqD
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Re: Ponyfic stats

Postby RBDash47 » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:01 pm

Actually, counting explicit fics...

PFA 1085
FIMFic (err... last time I browsed with Mature turned on, I coulda sworn it was over 9000, but mayhaps I'm misremembering, and I guess we lost the fic total in the browse function after the last update... where'd you get your total for this, Shagbark? I'm not seeing a "total stories" on their site stats page)
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Ponyfic stats

Postby Ovr9000percentcooler » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:32 pm

RBDash47 wrote:Actually, counting explicit fics...

PFA 1085
FIMFic (err... last time I browsed with Mature turned on, I coulda sworn it was over 9000, but mayhaps I'm misremembering, and I guess we lost the fic total in the browse function after the last update... where'd you get your total for this, Shagbark? I'm not seeing a "total stories" on their site stats page)


Im pretty sure it's ovr9000. :D
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Re: Ponyfic stats

Postby Shagbark » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:33 pm

RBDash47 wrote:Actually, counting explicit fics...

PFA 1085

But the front page says, "We are home to 761 stories, consisting of 2448 chapters and 7699944 words. 433 authors have contributed from among our 1661 members, and visitors have written 1006 reviews. A special welcome to our newest member, tongdude1."
RBDash47 wrote:FIMFic (err... last time I browsed with Mature turned on, I coulda sworn it was over 9000, but mayhaps I'm misremembering, and I guess we lost the fic total in the browse function after the last update... where'd you get your total for this, Shagbark? I'm not seeing a "total stories" on their site stats page)


Did a search with no filters, found the last page of search results, and took the number of the last story.
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Re: Ponyfic stats

Postby Shagbark » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:57 pm

Number of fanfictions on fanfiction.net, by source material. This proves that everything people like falls into one or more of these categories:
- Fantasy
- Fighting
- Science fiction
- Crimesolving
- Relationships (Glee, Clique, Gossip Girl)
- Hetalia

MLP is, like, maybe number 200 on the list. Why are there so few ponyfictions on fanfiction.net when MLP has a much bigger internet presence than Invader Zim or, well, any of these things? I go to deviantart and 1/3 of the artwork is MLP. Yet we got beaten by Danny Phantom and Total Drama, and crushed like a gnat by Inuyasha and Avatar.

(But we beat both Shakespeare (1,939) and the Bible (3,271).)

Does it make any freaking sense at all that there are 10 times as many Kingdom Hearts fan-fictions as My Little Pony?

Harry Potter (588,056)
Naruto (301,383)
Twilight (198,824)
Inuyasha (103,834)
Glee (68,551)
Kingdom Hearts (65,807)
Bleach (64,721)
Supernatural (60,508)
Yu-Gi-Oh (59,482)
Hetalia - Axis Powers (57,959)
Pokémon (49,461)
Lord of the Rings (46,297)
Buffy: The Vampire Slayer (44,048)
Gundam Wing/AC (40,977)
Fullmetal Alchemist (39,714)
Digimon (36,986)
Dragon Ball Z (36,739)
Final Fantasy VII (36,680)
Doctor Who (36,422)
Sailor Moon (35,798)
Avatar: Last Airbender (31,717)
Death Note (30,689)
Teen Titans (30,494)
NCIS (30,276)
Pro wrestling (29,890)
Star Wars (28,115)
CSI (26,227)
Stargate: SG-1 (25,724)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians (25,103)
Sonic the Hedgehog (25,036)
Card Captor Sakura (24,998)
(Star Trek, total of all TV shows) (20,637)
House, M.D. (20,443)
Legend of Zelda (20,244)
Criminal Minds (20,234)
Pirates of the Caribbean (19,496)
High School Musical (18,114)
Bones (18,109)
Stargate: Atlantis (17,770)
Gilmore Girls (16,091)
Maximum Ride (15,631)
Hunger Games (14,953)
Vampire Diaries (14,823) (manga)
X-Men: The Movie (14,548)
... many many other things ...
My Little Pony (5,504)

- 15 out of the top 20 books are fantasies.
- Books have a winner-take-all distribution: There are more Harry Potter fan-fictions than fan-fictions of all other books combined. It looks like people will watch many TV shows and a lot of movies, and read many different manga; but read only a few books a year, mostly highly popular books. So either become the next JK Rowling, or go home.
- TV has the least winner-take-all distribution, with no standout winners, and many, many TV shows that have over 5,000 fan-fictions. If you want to have a reasonable chance of writing something that a lot of people will see, rather than a tiny chance of winning the lottery and becoming the one author everybody reads, become a TV scriptwriter, not a novelist.

Cartoons only:
Transformers/Beast Wars (17,521)
X-Men: Evolution (15,480)
Danny Phantom (13,627)
South Park (11,574)
Invader Zim (9,460)
Ninja Turtles (9,098)
Total Drama series (8,400)
Kim Possible (7,826)
Young Justice (6,122)
Code Lyoko (5,563)
My Little Pony (5,504)
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Re: Ponyfic stats

Postby RBDash47 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:23 am

[quote="Shagbark"]But the front page says, "We are home to 761 stories...[quote="RBDash47"]
The main page's stat box only counts the main section; the explicit section has its own stat box.
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