Nikki (nakeisha) wrote,
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More musings (or maybe I'm just masochistic)

Following on from the, what was for me at least, interesting discussion re: fandom genres that arose on my LJ the other day (Genre & Meaning) and discussions on other LJs and also via email, I began pondering (always dangerous) about genres, and whether people generally read in more than one genre, or whether they stick to just one. Several people said they read across genres and knew lots of people who did too, generally my experience has been the opposite.

So I thought I'd conduct a short poll (yes another one) just to see what arises. I know the results were hardly be conclusive, as the sample will be very small, but I still think it's worth doing.



For the purposes of this poll, I have, after careful thought, chosen to go with three genres (the ones that existed when I came into fandom): slash, gen and het. I know that for some people gen and het are the same, whereas for others they are not. And I also know, by virtue of the discussion mentioned above, that there are now other terms. However, I wanted to keep it as simple as I could, whilst still offering as many options as I could. However, I know it's impossible to please all of the people all of time, so please accept that I mean no offence to anyone by opting to go this route.

Poll #600076 Cross-genre reading

Assuming that your other 'requirements' for reading a story (e.g. fandom, pairing, writing style, name of author, etc), are satisfied, does genre matter to you when reading fanfiction?

No, not at all. I read in any genre.
25(36.2%)
I mainly read in one genre. However, I will read others if I know the author/the story is recommended/etc.
40(58.0%)
Yes. I only read in one genre.
4(5.8%)

If you selected option 2 above (i.e. you read mainly in one genre) which genre is that?

Slash
35(85.4%)
Gen
4(9.8%)
Het
2(4.9%)

If you selected option 3 above (i.e I only read in one genre) which genre is that?

Slash
4(100.0%)
Gen
0(0.0%)
Het
0(0.0%)

Please list your main fandom(s)/pairing(s)

Tags: media fandom : general, polls
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