meme/poll

That AO3 top-tags meme

via sholio, for a change:

Go to your AO3 works page, expand all the filters, and answer the following questions!

1. What’s your first and second most common work ratings? Any surprises?

  • General Audiences (109)

  • Teen And Up Audiences (3)

  • Mature (1)

I included all three, just to show the statistical outlier. No surprises here, since I try to write stuff that I could let my mom read without ... distress. The one "mature" rating is for In a Cursed Hour, which is really just a precautionary rating at this point.

2. What’s your most common archive warning? Least common? Do you consider yourself an adventurous writer?

  • No Archive Warnings Apply (110)

  • Major Character Death (2)

  • Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings (1)

Not really? The rest of fandom is more than enough adventurous--I figure someone might as well write stuff your mom can read without ... distress. :P

3. How many fics have you written in each relationship category? Is this more accidental, or do you have preferences?

  • Gen (108)

  • F/M (8)

  • M/M (1)

...I'm a boring gen writer, and I'll freely admit it. Although I did enjoy writing the snippet of Henry/Millie Winchester at the beginning of "In a Cursed Hour", and I've done a few other canon relationships in various fandoms. But mostly the relationships that I'm interested in exploring are either platonic or familial. (The M/M one isn't actually a fic, it's just some cover art I did for zmediaoutlet's fics.)

4. What are your top 4 fandoms by numbers? Are you still active in any of them, and do you tend to migrate a lot?

  • Stargate Atlantis (59)

  • Supernatural (28)

  • Christian Bible (New Testament) (4)

  • Greek and Roman Mythology (4)

Yeah, I'm still active to some extent in all of them--SGA has slowed down a lot, but I still write snippets from time to time, or finish old fics started ages ago. SPN is pretty obviously the main thing at the moment.

5. What are your top character tags? Does this match how you feel about the characters, or are you puzzled?

  • John Sheppard (52)

  • Rodney McKay (21)

  • Dean Winchester (20)

  • Sam Winchester (20)

  • Ronon Dex (13)

Pretty much matches--John's at the top mostly by seniority now, and Rodney's mostly there by courtesy because people keep asking for John/Rodney fics (which always wind up being gen fics because I don't see the two of them that way). Teyla should probably be on the list (she's no. 6 at the moment). But yeah, no surprises here.

6. What are your top 2 most used additional tags, and your bottom 2? What would happen if you combined all 4 of these into a fic?

  • 5 Things (15)

  • Alternate Universe (9)

  • Young Winchesters (Supernatural) (2)

  • Episode: s11e17 Red Meat (1)

Well, that's pretty easy: 5 AU versions of "Red Meat", one of which is with a young Sam and Dean. (Not interested in writing it myself, but you're welcome to borrow the idea.)

7. How many WIPs do you have currently running on AO3? Any you don’t plan on finishing?

Two, and I want to complete both of them: "In a Cursed Hour", which has the benefit of being a) my current active fandom and b) a co-written venture. Having a partner to work with is very helpful. The other is Thing Already Seen, in which John Sheppard fails to save Atlantis at the end of s1, and gets kicked back to the moment that the expedition arrives in Atlantis. I really do want to finish this one, but part of the issue is that I don't have the overall shape of it in my head, and I don't have a writing partner to talk it out with.

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Gen fic (and your gen fic) isn't boring! I think my mature rating stat is going to be high because I tend to rate stuff as over PG13 for swearing, and my Dean (especially Dean) does swear a lot.
Aw, thanks! That's a very nice compliment. :)

And yeah--I tend to follow the show's actual limits for language, rather than what's hinted at in, say, "Ghostfacers". Does keep the rating down a bit, but I suspect your depiction is closer to 'reality'.
My Dean swears like a sailor on leave who's stubbed his big toe, but Sammy, for some reason, really needs a reason to swear in my fics, lol.
It does, I think, but also there's something just a little bit *growls* when Sammy does cut loose and cuss like a trucker, it gives me all the tingles (fic or not!)
Gen fic is NOT boring, it's not, and your's even more so, I don't think I've met a more exciting Gen writer other than Amberdreams when she gets her Gen on!