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The A03 Hits Meme

I'm so glad that other people are doing this too! I was afraid I was the only one stalking my statistics...


The December War - Sherlock/John
Sherlock and Christmas have a lousy history. 1015 hits.

Logic Demands That You Take Off That Ridiculous Hat, Get Naked, and Come to Bed - Amanda/Sarek
When people ask how he met his wife, he says they exchanged cultural information at a diplomatic event. He does not mention that she beat him at logic (twice), or that afterward, they took off their clothes. 985 hits.

You're Gonna Make It After All - Gaila, Uhura, Spock, Kirk
Two indecent exposure citations, one best friend, one amazing sex partner, one unexpected mentor, and a Starfleet-funded study of intercultural sexual norms. Sounds like a normal academic year for Gaila. 971 hits.

There Is Joy in Repetition (But Sometimes You Have to Break Routine) - Chapel, Kirk
When Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are critically injured in an ambush, Christine Chapel must defend sickbay from Romulan intruders. 911 hits.

A Profound Coming Loose - Amanda/Sarek
Amanda is ready for sex. Sarek isn't. 869 hits.

Five Times Gaila and Sulu Saved Each Other - Gaila/Sulu
Even tough, independent people need saving once in awhile. Gaila and Sulu save each other from fears and insecurities, tarantulas and Starfleet ration bars, failed simulations and lost promotions. And space pirates. Twice. 756 hits.

Rocket Science (The Earth Girls Aren't Easy Remix) - Sulu, Chekov, Gaila, Gaila/Sulu, Gaila/Sulu/Chekov
For Pavel Chekov, rocket science is easy; it's getting laid that's hard. Luckily, he's got a best friend and a mission plan on his side. 718 hits.

A Most Uncomfortable Parallel - Sherlock, John, Harry Watson
Sherlock has more in common with Harry Watson than he'd like to admit. Two small stories about addiction. 639 hits.

The Proper Treatment of Sexorexia - Gaila, Uhura
When Gaila notices that her new roommate never has sex, she's determined to help. Uhura doesn't appreciate the interference. 627 hits.

No One's Bait - Anthea, Moriarty
Moriarty takes Anthea hostage. Things don't go as planned. 591 hits.


Four stories have fallen off the list to make way for Sherlock's fics and last year's remix. I can only assume that Sherlock fandom reads heavily on AO3 because I can think of no other reason why "December War" would have skyrocketed to the list so quickly. None of my Harry Potter stories are anywhere close to the top ten, even the ones that have done well on LJ. Maybe HP doesn't read much on AO3?

Four stories either joined the list or rose in the rankings thanks to a rec from someone with a lot of readers. Two stories -- "Logic..." and "You're Gonna Make It" -- are among the most popular stories I've written, ever. Three were written for exchanges hosted on AO3, so I assume that's why they have so many hits. Almost all of the stories did well on LJ, so I'm not really surprised to find them in my top ten list, unlike last year, when I had a couple really random drabbles.

Here's last year's list for comparison purposes:
There is Joy in Repetition (But Sometimes You Have to Break Routine) (6357 words)
When Kirk, Spock, and McCoy are critically injured in a Romulan ambush, Chapel must defend sickbay from Romulan intruders.

The Proper Treatment of Sexorexia (3037 words)
Gaila does not get her new roommate at all. They've been at school 3 whole weeks now, and she hasn't had sex with anyone. Not even once. She wonders if she should do something. Sex is as important as food, after all. If her roommate were anorexic, she should definitely try to help. Sex anorexia (sexorexia?) is probably just as bad and life-threatening. Plus, it seems to put her roommate in a really bad mood. The situation definitely calls for action. But what should she do?

You're Gonna Make It After All (6623 words)
Two indecent exposure citations, one best friend, one amazing sex partner, one unexpected mentor, and a Starfleet-funded study of intercultural sexual norms. Sounds like a normal academic year for Gaila.

A Profound Coming Loose (2110 words)
Amanda is ready for sex. Sarek isn't. It's not an easy conversation, but it's not a hard one either.

Logic Demands That You Take Off That Ridiculous Hat, Get Naked, and Come to Bed (6430 words)
When people ask how he met his wife, he says they exchanged cultural information at a diplomatic event. He does not mention that she beat him at logic (twice), or that afterward, they took off their clothes.

All Roads (Eventually) Lead to Home (2900 words)
After the war is over, Hermione goes to find her parents. They're not where she expected them to be.

Until You Tear It Off Me (1669 words)
Tight, cheap, tacky red dresses serve no logical purpose that Sarek can see. Amanda teaches him otherwise.

Five Times Gaila and Sulu Saved Each Other (12,170 words)
Even tough, independent people need saving once in awhile. Gaila and Sulu save each other from fears and insecurities, tarantulas and Starfleet ration bars, failed simulations and lost promotions. And space pirates. Twice.

Reality Bites (1447 words)
The fifth time the Enterprise slips into an alternate reality, Captain Kirk wants to stay. (I completely forgot that I wrote this story. It is ooooooooold, and I'm kind of baffled by it's presence on this list.)

Cuffed (442 words)
Handcuffs on the coffee table may not seem odd to you, but your visiting father-in-law probably won’t see it that way. (WTF is this doing so high in my hit count? I think the summary is rather alluring, but the reality is disappointingly tame.)
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I can't remember if I did this last year or not.

Also: No. You are not the only one who obsessively stalks their statistics. Every time we post a new chapter of "Better than Destiny" shinychimera takes note of what the hits/comments/kudos etc were beforehand.
I'm ridiculous about stalking my stats. Every time a kudo or comment notification appears in my inbox, I check the hit counter, too. It's slightly ridiculous, but it works for me. ;)
Oh, goodness, you're not the only one. I'm also obsessively watching the hit counts rise (....slowly) on my seven anon works, because . . . well, just because. :)
I think many people either stalk their stats or hide them. I mostly do it because I know that tons of people read fics that they like and never comment (guilty) so it gives me some sort of horribly inaccurate idea of how many people are at least looking at the fics.

And I don't think HP is very active on AO3. I've been browsing HP fics all day, and the hitcounts are astonishingly low. I think the fandom just grew up elsewhere. (While Sherlock is extremely active on AO3.)
I...only post my stuff on LJ, so I can't stalk my fic. I sorta feel like I'm writing in the dark. -_- As long as I get *A* comment, I'm doing ok, but there's a lot that have nothing, not even "OMG YOU SUCK" comments.
I think I have some AO3 invite codes available from the last fest I ran if you want one. It's a fun place to play, and I think Sherlock stories get more hits than they do on LJ.

Of course, you can also stalk your fic through LJ's stats feature...