do you ever have second-hand obsessions

like one of your friends is super obsessed with a thing so whenever you see something about it you’re like “YES THIS THING” but you’re not the one obsessed with it. they are. you know very little about this thing and yet it still excites you because it excites your friend

(via dammit-sherlock)



I looked at popular relationships on AO3 and FFNet in three large fandoms (Harry Potter, Sherlock, and Supernatural).  There are no relationship tags on FFNet, so the numbers for that platform are less certain.  (Click Read More for methodology details.)  A few patterns that seem to repeat across these fandoms:

  • The relative popularity of ships differs (sometimes substantially) on the two platforms.
  • FFNet has a much higher proportion of non-romantic fanfic than AO3.
  • AO3 has more rare pair fics than FFNet.
  • AO3 has a bigger focus on M/M than FFNet.

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