tried to eat the safe banana (thefourthvine) wrote,
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Poll: Choose Your Fandoms

Wait! Wait, please don't scroll past.

Yes, I know you've probably seen at least one other poll like this today. I have, too. In fact, I've seen four polls about popular current fandoms in the last 48 hours or so, mostly as people gear up for year-end stuff. And the results have been oddly variant, depending on who was hosting the poll and the terms of the poll. It made me curious.

So here's what I'd like you to do. Answer the questions below about the fandoms you are currently active in. By active, I mean doing whatever it is you do in fandom. That's more than just loving the source - writing about it, reading obsessively about it, writing or reading fan fiction for it, making or watching vids, making or hunting for art, organizing stuff, dragging other people into it, etc. Just - you need to be doing these things currently. No matter how much you love the fandom, if you haven't had anything much to do with it in the past, say, three to four months, it doesn't count.

Yeah, I know. It hurts. Be strong! And may the force of the ticky box be with you.

(Oh, and if you're wondering how the fandoms ended up on the list below - they came from my sidebar. I subtracted all the small or one-off fandoms, added in the two RPF fandoms I know are big, and this was the result. So, if you think it should be here and it isn't, perhaps you should pimp me into it. Juuuuust a suggestion.)

ETA: In the how-many-boxes question, line six should read "21-45," not "31-45." Sorry about that. Got carried away with Polling Enthusiasm.

Further ETA: If you've done a poll like this recently, morgandawn would like to know about it for BASCON purposes; please drop her a line on the first comment.

Poll #809556 Your fandoms

Please check this one off so I can get a good head count on the poll.

Poll-taker reporting for duty!
708(99.4%)

Choose any and all of your current fandoms:

Age of Sail (Hornblower, Master & Commander, etc.)
3(0.5%)
Angel
2(0.3%)
Battlestar Galactica (New)
16(2.5%)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
6(0.9%)
D.C. Universe (Comics, movies, whatever.)
16(2.5%)
Dead Zone
2(0.3%)
Due South
33(5.2%)
Farscape
5(0.8%)
Firefly
10(1.6%)
Harry Potter
31(4.9%)
Hercules
1(0.2%)
Hikaru no Go (Someone besides me better check this one, or there will be CRYING.)
4(0.6%)
Highlander
3(0.5%)
House
17(2.7%)
Lord of the Rings
5(0.8%)

Continue to check any and all of your current fandoms:

Lord of the Rings RPF
1(0.2%)
Numb3rs
6(1.0%)
Ocean's 11
2(0.3%)
Oz
6(1.0%)
Pirates of the Caribbean
24(3.9%)
Popslash
5(0.8%)
The Professionals
2(0.3%)
Samurai Champloo
3(0.5%)
Scrubs
2(0.3%)
The Sentinel
7(1.1%)
Smallville
22(3.5%)
Sports Night
9(1.4%)
Star Trek (Any)
7(1.1%)
Star Wars (Any)
0(0.0%)
Stargate: Atlantis
167(26.9%)

You know the drill. But why are fandoms so alphabetically bottom-heavy? (Yes, okay, but I thought you needed a bad double entendre if you made it this far.)

Stargate: SG-1
57(9.2%)
Supernatural
55(8.8%)
Video games (Any and all. Feel free to say which in the text box or comments.)
1(0.2%)
The West Wing
10(1.6%)
X-Files
4(0.6%)
X-Men (Comics, movies, whatever.)
8(1.3%)
Xena
3(0.5%)
Comic book not mentioned above. (Please say which in the text box or comments.)
0(0.0%)
Anime or manga not mentioned above. (Please say which in the text box or comments. And, hey, feel free to pimp while you're at it.)
19(3.1%)
Book not mentioned above. (Please say which in the blah-blah-blah.)
17(2.7%)
Movie not mentioned above. (Text box. Comments. You.)
2(0.3%)
TV show not mentioned above. (TB or C, please.)
46(7.4%)
Real person fandom not mentioned above. ("")
10(1.6%)
Something that isn't a comic book, anime, manga, book, movie, TV show, or video game. (Definitely tell us about this one in the text box or comments. Provide diagrams where necessary.)
0(0.0%)
I'm in a Yuletide-qualified fandom all year 'round. (In other words, an itty fandom, even if you check a box above for it.)
5(0.8%)

Here is where you tell me about your other current fandoms, sweetpea.

And here's some additional space for the fannishly over-achieving among us.

Now. How many boxes did you check above? (If it helps, there are 15 boxes in each of the questions.)

One, baby. My true love hath my heart.
61(8.1%)
Two. I'm torn between two lovers.
64(8.5%)
3-5. Flexible, but not slutty.
282(37.3%)
6-10. Hello, yes, total fanslut.
230(30.4%)
11-20. It's - it's a problem, and I'm working on it.
104(13.8%)
31-45. It's not a problem at all, and I'm working on a Grand Unifying Theory of Fandom.
9(1.2%)
More than 45. I managed to tick more boxes than there were boxes. Possibly I cannot read instructions very well. Possibly I have power over space and time. You'll never know which.
6(0.8%)

How long have you been in fandom?

Less than a year. I'm new here. Will you be my friend?
13(1.7%)
1-2 years. I've survived at least one major wank.
67(8.9%)
3-5 years. Been around the block, a-yup.
269(35.5%)
6-10 years. Been around a bunch of blocks. In fact, I have been all over town.
310(41.0%)
11-20 years. Fannishly speaking, I've put a girdle about the earth. Twice.
72(9.5%)
More than 20 years. I - was there a time before fandom? I don't recall.
26(3.4%)

And, finally, how long have you been in your current dominant fandom? (This is the one in which you are most active.)

Less than 3 months. I'm still trying to figure out what all the acronyms and pairing names mean.
51(6.7%)
3-6 months. I know the acronyms, but the fanon eludes me.
65(8.6%)
7 months to 1 year. I'm settling down and I've almost got the furniture the way I want it.
202(26.7%)
1-2 years. My fandom is like my favorite sweater.
277(36.6%)
3-5 years. I don't like change.
113(14.9%)
More than five years. "Ever faithful, ever true."
49(6.5%)
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