Comic-Con: many fandoms, much wow

Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:16 pm
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I know some people don't get why tumblr is awesome, but I think it's awesome because on San Diego Comic-Con weekend, it's really an all-fandom all-points-bulletin for tons and tons of fannish news. So far this weekend I have reblogged full con panel videos from The Walking Dead, Shadowhunters, and Legion. I've posted interviews and Q&As with The Defenders and J2 +Misha Collins. I've reblogged photos from Justice League, Blade Runner 2049, and Ready Player One, and shots of the cast from Arrow, Supergirl, Justice League, Kingsman, etc. I've reblogged pics of covetable merch, new posters, excellent cosplayers, and oh right, then there are the trailers.







I love fandom so much sometimes. :)

Disney Parks news from D23

Jul. 15th, 2017 04:32 pm
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Disney is its own fandom, and OMG there are AMAZING things happening. As I said on tumblr, Disney is about to back trucks up to the parks and shower money on them, because some of our wildest dreams are happening. Including the one I predicted long ago. *g*

cutting to spare those who don't care, but a list of the confirmed changes is behind this cut )

WELL. This is a great day to be a Disney Parks fan. Meanwhile, I have reblogged lots of Infinity War and Star Wars stuff on tumblr, too, as have 1 million others. If you like that stuff but you aren't hanging out there today, you might be missing out just a little. (Unless you're not into squee, capslock and keysmashing; then you're good.)

A poll about AO3 norms

Jul. 13th, 2017 06:24 pm
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I anonymized it for your truth-telling convenience. I'm just curious, really; these are things I've been wondering about, so why not ask?


Poll #18575 AO3 norms, part 1
This poll is anonymous.
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 85

I've heard that a 'good rate of return' is considered to be one comment per 100 hits. Your thoughts on this number?

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Accurate
12 (16.0%)

Arbitrary
63 (84.0%)

Which is the most valuable fannish currency for your story in order to attract readers?

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Kudos
40 (54.8%)

Comments
12 (16.4%)

Hits
5 (6.8%)

Bookmarks
10 (13.7%)

Tumblr reblogs
6 (8.2%)

Do you ever read bookmarks to see the comments people put there even though they haven't commented on your story itself?

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Yes
50 (66.7%)

No
8 (10.7%)

People do that??
17 (22.7%)

Tell the truth: which method do you personally use when you want to read fic in a new fandom?

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Sort stories by pairing or characters, then by kudos
44 (53.0%)

Sort stories by pairing or characters, then by comments
9 (10.8%)

Sort by pairing or character, then by bookmarks
7 (8.4%)

Sort by pairing or character, then by hit count
7 (8.4%)

I use other tags to sort and I will explain in comments
16 (19.3%)

I have the hit counts turned off on my stories.

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Yes
6 (8.2%)

No
67 (91.8%)

I wish AO3 had an option to turn off the kudos button.

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Yes
7 (9.1%)

No
70 (90.9%)

I wish AO3 had an option to turn off the comments on a story, not just moderate them.

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Yes
15 (20.0%)

No
60 (80.0%)

Freeform tumblr-style tags suck and should not be allowed.

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Yes
37 (46.2%)

No
43 (53.8%)

How do you use tags the most?

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To find things I want to read
47 (55.3%)

To avoid things I don't want to read
17 (20.0%)

To sort or filter things
9 (10.6%)

As red flags to warn me off immature writers
10 (11.8%)

As green lights to find things that are funny or delightful
2 (2.4%)

Which of the following is the most irritating to you as a reader?

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Failing to warn properly
3 (3.5%)

Putting the wrong indicator on a story (gen when it's m/m)
9 (10.6%)

Super-long summaries which explain the story for you
3 (3.5%)

Super-long notes or footnotes
2 (2.4%)

Fics without proper spacing or paragraph breaks
31 (36.5%)

Fics without proper dialog punctuation
10 (11.8%)

Self-deprecating author's notes
8 (9.4%)

'Comment and I might write more haha'
19 (22.4%)

Last question: what do you discern from the order of pairings listed on the story?

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I assume all the pairings listed will be in the story, period
44 (51.8%)

I assume the most important/primary pairing is listed first in order
57 (67.1%)

I don't assume; I check notes to see if there's guidance about it
9 (10.6%)

I assume there could be a mix of past and present pairings for any given listed pairings
28 (32.9%)

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