March 4th, 2007

Winter: Snow Globe

My Fanfic Stories By Genre

doylebaby, another fan of lists, in particular will appreciate this.

Earlier today I was updating my Alphabet Fanfic Meme in terms of genre of story, and decided to make a second table showing how many stories per fandom I have written in various genres.

Here is the result of it - which, as with the above mentioned list, I shall also keep updated on a story-by-story basis.

PRE-SLASH FIRST TIME
SLASH
ESTABLISHED
RELATIONSHIP
SLASH
PRE-HET FIRST TIME
HET
ESTABLISHED
RELATIONSHIP
HET
      GEN          TOTALS   
NCIS
Abby/McGee
---001001073-075
NCIS
General Series
016033067019011048159353
NCIS
Gibbs/Ducky
035100503----638
DUE SOUTH
Fraser/Vecchio
005015052----072
RAFFLES
Raffles/Bunny
003043019----065
SAPPHIRE & STEEL
Silver/Steel
008009036----053
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.
Napoleon/Illya
007015050----072
THE PROFESSIONALS
Bodie/Doyle
013030064----107
BUFFYVERSE
Buffy/Angel
---01-013-013
BUFFYVERSE
Rupert Giles
------023023
HIGHLANDER
Duncan/Methos
--001----001
INSPECTOR LYNLEY
Lynley/Havers
---003008009-020
M*A*S*H
Hawkeye/BJ
003007017----027
SHERLOCK HOLMES
Holmes/Watson
005004003----012
STARSKY & HUTCH
Starsky/Hutch
001004018----023
THE DALGLIESH MYSTERIES
Dalgliesh/Massingham
-001-----001
THE SAND BAGGERS
Neil/Willie
-001005----006
THE WEST WING
Toby/Sam
----001----001
TOTALS0962628360240201431821,562


TOTAL SLASH - 1,194
TOTAL HET - 187
TOTAL GEN - 182

TOTAL NCIS - 1,066
TOTAL OTHER MAIN FANDOMS - 369
TOTAL MISC FANDOMS - 128
Winter: Snow Globe

Genres In Fandom

Following on from my previous post, I started to wonder whether you could have Pre-Het as a genre?

And before you all think 'Nikki's flipped, that's Gen', consider this:

We have the genre Pre-Slash to indicate stories where characters of the same gender haven't actually got together, haven't kissed, haven't even shared their feelings, so why can't we have the same definition when it relates to characters of opposite genders?

And yes, I do appreciate the the term Pre-Slash can be as (if not more so) confusing and arbitrary and meaning different things to different people as Gen and Het can. For example, I know there are people for whom a story does not become slash, in their eyes, unless there is a sex scene; others who don't see it as slash unless there is a kiss (even though the couple are an established couple).

But surely if we can have Pre-Slash we should also be able to have Pre-Het, shouldn't we?

Has anyone come across stories labelled Pre-Het?

NB For the purposes of this post, please note that when I refer to genre, I don't mean things like romance, AU, action, etc. I mean slash, gen, het, pre-slash. I appreciate fully that the aforementioned types are genres, or sub-genres, but I'm not using the term that way for this post.

And for those folk on my f-list who do not like any kind of label, yes, I know that this adds another reason to why stories do not even need to be labelled Slash, Gen or Het (or in some cases just Slash and Gen). Something that, as you know, I don't agree with, but I do agree that it can become extremely complex.