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samvara: Cartoon picture of Agatha Heterodyne and text "One cannot be corrupted by science, and science alone is my master!" (GG - Science)
Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 09:38 pm
I'm doing my Data Analysis assignment on Supernatural_fic because hey, why waste an opportunity to do something fun and it's a good seven months out of date and there's no way I can catch up on tagging the [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter in time. I will have to leave Season 5 out - woe!

Are there hardy souls out there who would be up for helping and doing a month each? I estimate it takes me about 20 hours to do 30 newsletters which is a great opportunity to mainline a TV series you haven't got around to watching.. (or two!) go on, you know you want to help. *flails* Assignment is not due until late July so there is time to tag everything if people can help.

I can promise regression analysis, time series analysis and serious commentary on the rise of Dean/Castiel plus I will love you forever and praise you and maybe, you know, knit you something and post it to you1 or, if knitted goods terrify you I will send you something uniquely Australian that is not a kangaroo scrotum.

FOR SCIENCE!
1I do funny hats and scarves well, and socks and jumpers slowly and badly.
2Now cross-posted for maximum pleading.
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Monday, April 6th, 2009 08:15 pm
The [info]spnnewsletter hit 1100 editions on the 18th March (15 S4 episodes aired) and Supernatural_fic hit 28,696 entries. Tagging courtesy of the amazing and dedicated [info]scribblesinink (and me, I just watched the last 9 episodes of BSG and now I'm going to hit something).

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Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 10:37 pm
The [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter  hit 1050 editions on the 24th January (12 episodes aired) and Supernatural_fic hit 27,360 entries.

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Sunday, December 28th, 2008 10:32 am
The [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter hit 1000 (1,000!) editions on the 6th of December (10 episodes aired) and Supernatural_fic hit 26,157 entries. Dean/Castiel shot up to be the 15th most popular pairing

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Friday, December 5th, 2008 04:35 pm
The [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter hit 950 editions on the 15th of October (the day before 4x05 Monster Movie aired) and Supernatural_fic hit 24,887 entries.

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samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 06:36 pm
Edition 900 brings us to 23,708 items tagged. Of the [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang  tagged, delicious provides a handy counter that tells you who else tagged it, below are the six most tagged Gen, Sam/Dean and J2 in no particular order.

Gen, Sam/Dean, J2 )
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Monday, July 7th, 2008 07:58 pm
Edition 850 brings us to 22,705 items tagged and I feel an urge to run Category stats again. Very little has changed since November 2007, for the entire fandom Slash increased slightly to 52.52%, Wincest sank slightly to 33.05%, Het crept up slightly to 14.74%, Gen sank slightly to 31.18%, Femslash rose to a whole 0.30% and CW:RPF rose to 18.44%.

I've also tagged all the [profile] spn_j2_bigbang  out for 2008 so far - go read them!


Many, many thanks to the beautiful [personal profile] maharetr  who helped tag the last 50 newsletters - I'm still looking some some hardy souls who would be up for either skimming a lot of Gen fic and filling in Character tags (~4,000 to go) or investigating and fixing the Pairing:Not:Known tags (1,041 in existence) - email black_samvara at livejournal dot com. If you want to know a little more about what I’ve been doing my notes are here. No previous knowledge of del.icio.us is needed, it's quite easy to use.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Saturday, May 17th, 2008 09:28 pm

Edition 800 falls on the day of the S3 Season Finale bringing Supernatural_fic to a ridiculous 21,451 fic tagged. The last year has been amazingly productive and you are all awesome. The below graph gives some idea of just how awesome!

I, alas, am going to have to take a break from tagging fic for a few months. Real life and other projects intrude. If there is some amazingly helpful person out there who is interested in either:

  • Tagging new newsletters (~26 fic per day)
  • Skimming a lot of Gen fic and filling in Character tags (~4,000 to go) or
  • Investigating and fixing the Pairing:Not:Known tags (1,008 in existence)

I would *love* to hear from you - email black_samvara at livejournal dot com. If you want to know a little more about what I’ve been doing my notes are here. No previous knowledge of del.icio.us is needed, it's quite easy to use.

Fic posted over S3 )
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Thursday, March 27th, 2008 04:57 pm
Supernatural_fic now has a Character tag for the Gen fic; for which you should thank [profile] hossgal who suggested it. I'm working backwards from today and hit August 2007 recently - I'll keep working on it. The 10 most popular characters not including Sam and Dean are listed below. It pleases me that half are women and one is a car. No doubt this will change when total numbers are in (about 1/3 done so far)

samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Wednesday, February 6th, 2008 07:16 pm
Edition 700 of the [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter resulted in another 1,258 new fic (since Ed 650), not including updates. The proportion of J2 increased by 7.94% compared to other RPF pairings and Sam/Jo kicked Jared/Chad out of the 15 most popular pairings. Poor Jared. Poor Chad.

Challenges tagged were : [livejournal.com profile] j2_otpathon, [livejournal.com profile] spn_50states, [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, [livejournal.com profile] spn_halloween, [livejournal.com profile] spn_harlequin. They now also include [livejournal.com profile] spn_holidays , [livejournal.com profile] fluffandfold , [livejournal.com profile] spn_outsidepov , [livejournal.com profile] spn_fairytales , [livejournal.com profile] spn_apocasmut and [livejournal.com profile] estrella30 's All CW All The Time Kink/Cliche Challenge.*

It's half porn? )
*Feel positively encouraged to suggest Challenges/Ficathons for tagging.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Monday, December 17th, 2007 07:42 pm
It's a nice round number and brings total fic tagged to 18,049. In the last 50 days the [info]spnnewsletter listed an impressive 1,344 new fic and that doesn't include the vast amount of updates to WIPs. There was a 7% increase in Het within that 1,344 which I am tempted to call Ruby and Bela getting some angry sex.

In addition to Supernatural_fic being able to filter off Author, Category, Rating and Pairing you can also filter by Fandom and by Collection. Collection is a new bundle; it is a work in progress and currently captures the following challenges: [livejournal.com profile] j2_otpathon, [livejournal.com profile] spn_50states, [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang, [livejournal.com profile] spn_halloween and [livejournal.com profile] spn_harlequin. I'd like to stick to largely completed ficathons although I'm happy to tag the community in order to remember it and wander back a few months later.

I would love to hear suggestions for other challenges/ficathons!

Breakdown of pairings within 'Wincest' )
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Wednesday, November 28th, 2007 10:23 pm

I've tagged the fic in the [info]spnnewsletter on del.icio.us. Supernatural_fic works as an archive of links, it can be filtered by Author, Category, Rating and Pairing, it is also an informal rec list as you can see how many other people have bookmarked something. Supernatural_fic is based on the newsletter because it is not very search friendly. This was not it's purpose, what it does, it does admirably and I have a lot of respect for the people who organise and code it. A side effect of all that tagging is the ability to make pretty pictures of the type of fic being written in our pretty, pretty fandom. The below pie charts were inspired by [personal profile] esorlehcar 's fabulous research. Mmm pie charts. They were derived from Edition 1 through Edition 600 and represent 16,705 items tagged.


To report an error on del.icio.us Supernatural_fic please comment here with the correct information.
For detailed info on how fic is categorised see the Admin post.
samvara: Photo of Modesty Blaise with text "All this and brains as well" (Default)
Sunday, September 16th, 2007 07:45 am

Supernatural_fic detailed tagging information and error reporting post, comment here with the correct information to have a tagged link updated/fixed.

The Rough Plan:
  1. Tag all fic in [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter including RPF; will not be tagging news, meta or vids etc.
  2. URLs will be cleaned of extras such as #cutid, ?style=mine, ?format=light etc.
  3. Only one instance of a story told in parts will be tagged. I would like, in an ideal world to link to a master post that links to all chapters of a fic.
    ** I don't automatically ignore a fic if it has 'part 2' on it - I check to see if it's already tagged by searching Supernatural_fic by Author and then I ignore it.
  4. Authors who have since deleted their journals / left LJ will be included for stats (tag = LJ:Deleted).
  5. Warnings such as deathfic, darkfic, rape, evil!sam, girl!Dean and mpreg will go in the Description/Notes field if noted in [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter.
  6. Put the [livejournal.com profile] spnnewsletter edition number in the Description Title field (it's tidier) of the last fic tagged on that edition.
The Detailed Plan )