|The Dwarves of Belegost against Glaurung the Black, part of Tolkien's epic "The Silmarillion." For some reason this is my most popular deviation.|
Fanfiction Research Project!Fanfiction Research Project! by Afalstein
Recently, on this forum I frequent, a poster named Shay Guy did a very interesting study of crossovers--what fandoms have the highest percentage of crossovers, what sorts of stories seem to attract crossovers, etc. It was a very interesting study for a lot of reasons, and you can read about it here if you want. http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/the-statistics-of-crossovers.302232/ But I mention it because he mentioned he was hampered by the lack of real information on fanfiction. And the more I puzzled over his findings, the more I wished that there was more systematic study of fanfiction and fanfiction writers.
Accordingly, I drew up a survey. It asks various statistical questions about the writer (though you are free to skip most of them) and also asks for more detailed reflections on what most attracts them to fanfiction. If this goes well, I might try to turn it into some kind of article, but even apart from that, I plan on publishing the re
Recently, I decided to do a research project on the demographics of fanfiction writers--what sorts of fandoms they focus on, what age group they tend to be in, etc. etc. Except there's nothing out there. So I put together a short survey, and I want your help in filling it out!
Please take a few minutes to fill out the form. It's only three pages long and takes very little time to do. You can see the results when you're done, and I'm planning on publically publishing them anyway after all this is over.