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The Supernatural Fic Link Archive is a project by black_samvara, who tagged all the stories listed in the [[spnnewsletter]] producing a searchable archive of links to 17,355 works of fanfiction.
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= Tagging Project =
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The Supernatural Fic Link Archive is a project by black_samvara, who tags all the stories listed in the [[spnnewsletter]] producing a [http://del.icio.us/supernatural_fic searchable archive of links]. To date there are 39,425 works of fan fiction at delicious.
  
 
Fics are searchable by author, category, rating and pairing.  
 
Fics are searchable by author, category, rating and pairing.  
  
By analysing the categories, the following charts were produced, providing a fascinating insight into the distribution of stories in different categories. 83% of stories were based in the Supernatural verse, and 17% were [[RPF]].
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Statistics are produced for every 50 newsletters tagged, giving an overview of growth and trends within the fandom. It should be noted however that not all fics are included in the newsletter, which requires that a work lists both a pairing and a rating. [[WIP]]s are counted as one work.
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[[Image:Supernatural fic published per 50 days(2).png|400px|Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction]]
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== Categories ==
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By analysing the categories, the following charts were produced, providing a fascinating insight into the distribution of stories in different categories.  
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[[Image:Categories from edition 400 - 1250.png|400px|Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction]]
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These can also be represented as a percentage. Below are the categories taken in snapshots every 50 newsletters.
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In April 2007 [[RPF]] consisted of 15.58% of the total, rising to 22.05% by August 2009.
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[[Image:Newsletter editions 400 - 1250.png|400px|Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction]]
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== Supernatural fanfiction ==
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Statistics effective 17 August 2009.
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Please note: for the purposes of this tagging system 'Wincest' includes Sam/Dean, Sam/John & Dean/John
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{| class="wikitable" border="1"
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|-
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!  Category
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!  24/01/09
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!  05/05/09
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!  17/08/09
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|-
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|  Wincest
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|  39.67%
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|  39.11%
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|  38.49%
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|-
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|  Other Slash
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|  4.35%
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|  5.72%
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|  7.92%
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|-
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|  Gen
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|  37.74%
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|  37.20%
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|  36.16%
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|-
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|  Het
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|  16.72%
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|  16.48%
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|  16.09%
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|-
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|  Femslash
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|  0.38%
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|  0.39%
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|  0.42%
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|}
  
 
[[Image:Fic categories in Supernatural fic.jpg|400px|Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction]]
 
[[Image:Fic categories in Supernatural fic.jpg|400px|Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction]]
  
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== Real Person fanfiction ==
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Statistics effective 17 August 2009
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{| class="wikitable" border="1"
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|-
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!  Category
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!  24/01/09
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!  05/05/09
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!  17/08/09
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|-
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|  J2
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|  83.66%
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|  84.63%
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|  84.87%
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|-
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|  Other Slash
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|  11.27%
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|  10.47%
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|  10.39%
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|-
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|  Gen
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|  0.91%
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|  0.94%
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|  1.00%
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|-
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|  Het
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|  5.81%
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|  5.37%
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|  5.39%
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|-
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|  Femslash
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|  0.16%
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|  0.15%
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|  0.15%
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|}
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[[Image:Fic categories within RPF.jpg|400px|Fic Categories in Supernatural fan fiction]]
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== Pairings ==
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[[Sam/Dean]] (29.43%) and [[Jared/Jensen]] (18.79%) are by far the most popular pairings written about. The next most popular are summarised below, the most notable being the startling rise of [[Dean/Castiel]] since Castiel was first introduced in Season 4.
  
[[Image:Fic categories within RPF.jpg|400px|Fic Categories in Supernatural fan fiction]]
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[[Image:10 most popular pairings excluding s d and j2 ed 400 - 1250.png|400px|Fic Categories in Supernatural fan fiction]]
  
 
* [http://black-samvara.livejournal.com/317422.html?page=2 More information on the project]
 
* [http://black-samvara.livejournal.com/317422.html?page=2 More information on the project]
  
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Latest revision as of 05:03, 12 February 2011

Tagging Project

The Supernatural Fic Link Archive is a project by black_samvara, who tags all the stories listed in the spnnewsletter producing a searchable archive of links. To date there are 39,425 works of fan fiction at delicious.

Fics are searchable by author, category, rating and pairing.

Statistics are produced for every 50 newsletters tagged, giving an overview of growth and trends within the fandom. It should be noted however that not all fics are included in the newsletter, which requires that a work lists both a pairing and a rating. WIPs are counted as one work.

Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction

Categories

By analysing the categories, the following charts were produced, providing a fascinating insight into the distribution of stories in different categories.

Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction

These can also be represented as a percentage. Below are the categories taken in snapshots every 50 newsletters.

In April 2007 RPF consisted of 15.58% of the total, rising to 22.05% by August 2009.

Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction

Supernatural fanfiction

Statistics effective 17 August 2009.

Please note: for the purposes of this tagging system 'Wincest' includes Sam/Dean, Sam/John & Dean/John

Category 24/01/09 05/05/09 17/08/09
Wincest 39.67% 39.11% 38.49%
Other Slash 4.35% 5.72% 7.92%
Gen 37.74% 37.20% 36.16%
Het 16.72% 16.48% 16.09%
Femslash 0.38% 0.39% 0.42%

Fic categories in Supernatural fan fiction

Real Person fanfiction

Statistics effective 17 August 2009

Category 24/01/09 05/05/09 17/08/09
J2 83.66% 84.63% 84.87%
Other Slash 11.27% 10.47% 10.39%
Gen 0.91% 0.94% 1.00%
Het 5.81% 5.37% 5.39%
Femslash 0.16% 0.15% 0.15%

Fic Categories in Supernatural fan fiction

Pairings

Sam/Dean (29.43%) and Jared/Jensen (18.79%) are by far the most popular pairings written about. The next most popular are summarised below, the most notable being the startling rise of Dean/Castiel since Castiel was first introduced in Season 4.

Fic Categories in Supernatural fan fiction