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figuring point values for fandoms/pairings (2008 challenge)

fandom points:
  • well-archived fandoms - 1 point awarded
    • this includes the top three fandoms in the archive only. they are due south, stargate: atlantis, and supernatural.
  • less represented archived fandoms - 2 points awarded
    • any fandom that has stories in the archive as of 3/16/08 earns two points. the list of fandoms is behind the cut at the bottom of this post.
  • unrepresented fandoms - 3 points awarded
    • if there isn't a story in the archive already for the fandom you recorded in (or there wasn't when the list was generated), you get three points! yay!
pairing points (we're calling gen a pairing, as well as groupings of more than two characters):
  • well-represented pairings - 1 point awarded
    • there's one of these for each fandom. whichever pairing/grouping has the largest number of entries in the archive, that's the one-pointer. the top group in each fandom is bolded in the list behind the cut at the bottom of this post.
  • less-represented archived pairings - 2 points awarded
    • anything listed but not bolded!
  • unrepresented pairings - 3 pts
    • includes gen and any slash or ship grouping that is not on the list as it stood as of 3/16/08.
how do i do this math? examples:
  • an sga mckay/sheppard story would earn 2 points total. one for fandom, one for pairing.
  • an sga lorne/parrish story would earn 3 points total. one for fandom, two for pairing.
  • an sga lorne/sheppard story would earn 4 points. one for fandom, three for pairing.
  • a fullmetal alchemist gen story would earn six points. three for fandom, three for pairing.
  • an sga/fullmetal alchemist sheppard/edward elric story would earn seven points. one for sga, three for fma, three for pairing. i don't think this story exists, but if it does, can someone please link me?
  • a fullmetal alchemist/m*a*s*h hawkeye/hawkeye story would earn nine points. three for each fandom, three for pairing. i don't think this exists either.
yes, this privileges crossovers. i don't really think that's going to be a problem. the more, the merrier! we are trusting people to get the difference between a crossover and a fusion - none of the challenge mods are going to read/listen to everything to figure it out. if a fusion involves major world-elements (for example, trinityofone's dæmonology universe), you can count it like a crossover. if a story is only borrowing plot or minor elements from a second source, then not so much. when in doubt, guess. and ask your friends. and trust your own judgement. :) six degrees-type fandoms and rpf fandoms count separately from the fandom they are associated with.

list of fandoms and pairings in the archive:

  • fandom|ace ventura
    • _gen_
  • fandom|alias
    • _sydney/lauren/nadia_
    • _weiss/vaughn_
  • fandom|angel the series
    • _gen_
    • _gunn/wesley_
    • _lilah/river_
    • _lilah/wesley_
    • _wesley/buffy_
  • fandom|bandom
    • _brendon/spencer_
    • _gerard/patrick_
  • fandom|bend it like beckham
    • _jess/jules_
  • fandom|black books
    • _gen_
  • fandom|boa vs python
    • _emmett/julian_
  • fandom|bones
    • _booth/zach_
  • fandom|boondock saints
    • _conner/murphy_
  • fandom|buffy the vampire slayer
    • _buffy/faith_
    • _buffy/wesley_
    • _faith/drusilla_
    • _gen_
    • _giles/buffy/ethan_
  • fandom|chuck
    • _chuck/casey_
  • fandom|csi
    • _gen_
    • _nick/greg_
  • fandom|csi: miami
    • _ryan/eric_
  • fandom|death note
    • _light/l_
  • fandom|discworld
    • _teatime/nny_
  • fandom|doctor who
    • _gen_
  • fandom|dresden files
    • _dresden/marcone_
  • fandom|due south
    • _caroline/robert_
    • _frannie/omc_
    • _fraser/kowalski_
    • _fraser/ofc_
    • _fraser/omc_
    • _fraser/smithbauer_
    • _fraser/thatcher_
    • _fraser/vecchio/kowalski_
    • _fraser/vecchio_
    • _fraser/victoria_
    • _gen_
    • _kowalski/ofc_
    • _kowalski/omc_
    • _kowalski/stella_
    • _vecchio/kowalski_
  • fandom|edward scissorhands
    • _gen_
  • fandom|ella enchanted
    • _gen_
  • fandom|entourage
    • _vince/eric_
  • fandom|eureka
    • _stark/carter_
  • fandom|everwood
    • _bright/ephram_
  • fandom|fahrenheit 451
    • _montag/kavanagh_
  • fandom|fandom rpf
    • _wisdomeagle/joss/river_
  • fandom|final fantasy vii
    • _cid/vincent_
    • _tifa/seifer_
  • fandom|final fantasy viii
    • _seifer/tifa_
    • _selphie/irvine_
  • fandom|firefly
    • _gen_
    • _mal/inara_
    • _mal/jayne_
    • _mal/kaylee_
    • _mal/river_
    • _river/joss/wisdomeagle_
    • _river/lilah_
    • _wash/zoe_
  • fandom|first monday
    • _julian/emmett_
    • _julian/mckay/sheppard_
  • fandom|gokusen
    • _sawada shin/yamaguchi kumiko_
  • fandom|good omens
    • _crowley/aziraphale_
  • fandom|green wing
    • _gen_
    • _guy/mac_
  • fandom|grey's anatomy
    • _gen_
    • _george/alex_
  • fandom|gyakuten saiban
    • _gen_
    • _phoenix/miles_
  • fandom|hard core logo
    • _joe/billy_
  • fandom|harry potter
    • _black/lupin_
    • _gen_
    • _harry/draco_
    • _harry/ginny_
    • _lucius/regulus_
    • _snape/harry_
    • _snape/lupin_
  • fandom|heroes
    • _gen_
    • _matt/janice_
    • _nathan/peter_
  • fandom|house
    • _cameron/cuddy_
    • _cameron/house_
    • _chase/cameron_
    • _chase/foreman_
    • _foreman/cuddy/cameron_
    • _gen_
    • _house/cuddy/wilson_
    • _house/cuddy_
    • _house/omc_
    • _house/wilson/chase_
    • _house/wilson_
    • _wilson/omc_
  • fandom|johnny the homicidal maniac
    • _gen_
    • _nny/teatime_
  • fandom|jossverse rpf
    • _joss/river/wisdomeagle_
  • fandom|life on mars
    • _gene/annie_
    • _gene/sam_
  • fandom|lois & clark
    • _gen_
    • _lois/clark_
  • fandom|lord of the rings
    • _gen_
  • fandom|metal gear solid
    • _gen_
  • fandom|monk
    • _monk/stottlemeyer_
  • fandom|ncis
    • _dinozzo/mcgee_
  • fandom|oh my goddess
    • _gen_
  • fandom|pirates of the caribbean
    • _gen_
  • fandom|political rps
    • _kissinger/deep throat
  • fandom|pretty guardian sailor moon
    • _gen_
  • fandom|psych
    • _shawn/gus_
  • fandom|ranma 1/2
    • _gen_
  • fandom|sandman
    • _gen_
  • fandom|secret of the unicorn queen
    • _gen_
    • _illyria/laric_
    • _sheila/darian_
  • fandom|series of unfortunate events
    • _gen_
  • fandom|silent hill 4
    • _gen_
  • fandom|slings and arrows
    • _oliver/geoffrey_
  • fandom|smallville
    • _clark/lex_
    • _lex/dean_
  • fandom|sports night
    • _dan/casey_
    • _gen_
  • fandom|star trek: the next generation
  • fandom|stargate: atlantis
    • _beckett/cadman_
    • _beckett/mckay_
    • _cadman/sheppard_
    • _dex/sheppard_
    • _emmagan/bates_
    • _emmagan/heightmeyer_
    • _emmagan/lorne_
    • _gen_
    • _kavanagh/montag_
    • _mckay/cadman/sheppard_
    • _mckay/cadman_
    • _mckay/carter_
    • _mckay/dex/emmagan_
    • _mckay/dex_
    • _mckay/lodge_
    • _mckay/ofc_
    • _mckay/sheppard/emmagen_
    • _mckay/sheppard/lodge_
    • _mckay/sheppard/lorne/parrish_
    • _mckay/sheppard_
    • _mckay/zelenka/beckett_
    • _mckay/zelenka_
    • _sheppard/emmagan_
    • _sheppard/ofc_
    • _sheppard/omc_
    • _weir/sheppard_
  • fandom|stargate: sg1
    • _daniel/sam/teal'c/jack_
    • _jack/daniel_
    • _mitchell/teal'c_
  • fandom|studio 60
  • fandom|supernatural
    • _dean/lex_
    • _dean/ofc_
    • _dean/omc_
    • _gen_
    • _sam/dean_
  • fandom|supernatural rps
    • _ackles/morgan/padalecki_
    • _ackles/padalecki_
  • fandom|the faculty
    • _casey/zeke_
  • fandom|the sentinel
    • _jim/blair_
  • fandom|torchwood
    • _gen_
    • _ianto/master_
    • _jack/doctor_
    • _jack/ianto_
    • _jack/master_
  • fandom|veronica mars
    • _veronica/mac/lilly_
  • fandom|wilby wonderful
    • _duck/dan_
  • fandom|x-men (comic)
    • _gambit/iceman_
  • fandom|x-men (movies)
    • _bobby/rogue_
    • _kitty/mindee_
  • fandom|xena: warrior princess
    • _gen_
    • _xena/ares_
    • _xena/gabrielle_
  • fandom|xxxholic
    • _gen_
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Great idea, I'll very probably come and play! :D
Uhm, I assume Torchwood is still a 2-pointer?
yep, torchwood is a two-pointer. yay!
So, I've been kind of freaking out about this ever since I heard about it (awesome idea, btw), and I really want to give it a shot, but I have a question first.

There's this one story in the Thursday Next fandom that I really want to do, but the inherent nature of that series is that it is rife with crossovers. From a quick count, I can find...Lord of the Rings, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Greek mythology (minor part), the Badger song, and Harry Potter. There are also three major pairings: Thursday/Landen, Frodo/Sam, and Legolas/Gimli.

So, um, how would I total up the points for that?

The story is here, for reference purposes.

(Of course, it might all be a moot point. I'm asking for permission from the author right now; heaven only knows what they'll say.)
oh man! that's...potentially the most crossovery crossover ever. hmmm. well, i've read the thursday next books, so i know what you mean about the nature of the series. the story is definitely at least lotr/thursday next. the snow white and alice in wonderland parts feel true to the thursday next books - tn versions - so maybe, maybe not. the badger song seems prominent enough. harry potter is more a mention than a crossover.

okay, i'm going to read it again and do some conferring. i want you to get a bajillion points because this is an awesome story to choose! but i don't want to make the point level impossible for anyone else to hit. you're getting 15 fandom/pairing points at the very least. will get back to you very soon!

podmod

13 years ago

blienky27

13 years ago

podmod

13 years ago

Do we still get points if we read our own fic?

(I'm thinking, only I know what tone of voice was being used in some cases *G*)
yes, absolutely! i just went back and clarified that a bit in the faq.

(yes, that can be weird - one of my stories has been podficced and the reader's emphases are totally different to how i heard them in my head! which tells you a lot about authorial intent, i think. i thought it was weird at first, but then i decided it was cool - it's like a window into the perception of the audience! but...yes. :p)
Hi! Came to have a look as promised.. :)

So Lord of the Rings real person or fictional person slash would be a three pointer as only gen is listed, or a two pointer as gen is already listed? This looks like fun! I've just hurt my wrist so typing is out for a while (two handed anyway) so recording could be just the thing!

*is excited*
So, of course, the first story I want to do is way complicated numbers-wise. I'm going to need some clarification, because I do things the difficult way, I guess.

The story is "Ten Slayers Who Never Were (The Of All The Women In All The World Mix)" and I think the numbers would break down like this:

BtVS: 2
Lost: 3 Gen
Full House: 3 Gen
Blue Crush: 3 Eden/Anne Marie
The Baby-Sitters Club: 3 Gen
The Fast and the Furious: 3 Letty/Faith
Bring It On: 3 Missy/Torrance
Resident Evil: 3 Gen
Dawson's Creek: 3 Pacey/Joey
Girlfight: 3 Gen

My first question is, for these individual stories within the overall frame, is the overall story gen since not all of them have pairings? Do I get points for each individual story? Do I get gen points once and then points for individual pairings?
you gen points for each, because of the nature of a story like this - it breaks down like individual stories, with an overarching premise, but no plot continuity. and yes - we count gen as a pairing once per story.

so:

BtVS: 2 fandom
Lost: 3 fandom
Full House: 3 fandom
Blue Crush: 3 fandom 3 pairing
The Baby-Sitters Club: 3 fandom 3 pairing
The Fast and the Furious: 3 fandom 3 pairing
Bring It On: 3 fandom 3 pairing
Resident Evil: 3 fandom
Dawson's Creek: 3 fandom 3 pairing
Girlfight: 3 fandom
overall gen - 3 pairing points

total of 44 fandom and pairing points (feel free to check my math)

what do you think?

podmod

13 years ago

if one story has two ships, do we get points for each? I've got a 4400 fic thats Shawn/Jordan and Shawn/Isabelle. would that be 3 and 3?
yep. :)
Gen question. I think I might be doing my points wrong ... is a 'gen' pairing an automatic 3 points? Or only 2 if it has already been listed prior to the challenge?
2 if it's been listed prior - but if it's a crossover, and gen is listed for one fandom but not the other, take the higher value. so you can only take gen once per story, but you can take it for as many points as possible. did you have a particular entry you thought might not be right?

twasadark

13 years ago

Could I ask some points questions, please? I've recorded some slightly nuttier fics, and have no idea how to sort out the fandom points on them.

Club Night is a sort of meta-fusion of Discworld, Doctor Who and Torchwood. There's no pairings, but I haven't a clue what to do about points.

For the love of cheese uses the same kind of 'universe' as the first, and is Torchwood only, but has the pairing Jack/Cheese. Sort of. As does Feeling Blue (not by me - recorded with permission), although that one's got Jack/Ianto as well.

Also, Criminal Minds isn't on this list, but now has a story in the archive - does it now count as 'represented' for 2 points?

Thanks! Sorry to be a pest...
sure!

last question first, since it's the easiest - the points are figured from the beginning of the challenge, so the values don't change - criminal minds is still a 3 point fandom. :)

i'm really unfamiliar with discworld, but it looks to me like you can probably count all three fandoms for the first - so six fandom points, and since there's no pre-existing gen in discworld, you can count it there, for three points. so nine fandom/pairing points.

for the other two - is the universe made up of major elements of all three? (i have a strong feeling that the answer is yes on this.) if so, then six fandom points for each of those as well. jack/cheese is, of course, a three-point pairing. so 'cheese' is also 9 fandom/pairing points. jack/ianto is a one-point pairing, so if 'feeling blue' is jack/ianto and jack/cheese, then 'blue' is 10 fandom/pairing points.

YOU ARE NOT A PEST. you are making me feel useful. :D

jadesfire

13 years ago

podmod

13 years ago

jadesfire

13 years ago

podmod

13 years ago

jadesfire

13 years ago

I´d like to ask a question on a fic I intend to record. It´s this one: http://daasgrrl.livejournal.com/17345.html
It´s a very cracky meta-thing but absolutely hilarious.
The fandoms included are House, M.D., Angel, Jeeves & Wooster, Dead Poets Society, Swing Kids, My Best Friend is A Vampire, Much Ado About Nothing, In the Gloaming, Chelsea Walls, Ground Control, Safe Passage, Driven and what not else. (If "what not else" is the problem for specificity, I can get back to you with more details.)
So I´ve counted like 39 points or even more. Would you be so kind, only if you have the time, to tell me if that´s correct or whether I´m making a silly mistake in counting? (Hey, I´ve only got ten fingers, right?)


mary sweet mother of crikey.

i think you're in the right neighborhood, but i am a little hindered by a lack of familiarity with some of the six-degrees stuff.

can you list the other fandoms?


5 (for posting) + 2 (this will be your fifth) + ? (fandoms) + 1 (house/wilson) = 8+?

house (2)
angel (2)
wodehouse (3)
dps (3)
swing kids (3)
my best friend (3)
much ado (3)
in the gloaming (3)
chelsea walls (3)
ground control (3)
safe passage (3)
driven (3)
others???

34+???+the 8 above = 42, at least.

that's all of my toes, all of your toes, and all of both of our fingers. plus our noses. (sorry if i'm making assumptions about how many toes & fingers you have.)

i have no idea how this would go in the archive. some awesome way? of that, i am sure.

cadeira

13 years ago

podmod

13 years ago

cadeira

13 years ago

so, a ... 50,000 word plus Dresden Files Harry/Bob first time recorder would be... 5+5+2+3, yes?
yep. seems like a paltry number of points, doesn't it? BUT! you will also receive general acclaim, and everyone will be excited about a longform post. what is that, six hours? exciting!

possibly we should give a prize for greatest number of minutes recorded for the challenge! possibly i should do a poll about that. hmmm.

:D

shadowkittykat_

13 years ago