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AO3 Meme

Last month, I officially started my own little educational consulting business, and it's 90% awesome. I already have a steady freelance writing contract and summer work lined up, but the sad thing is that it eats up all the time and energy I used to spend on fandom. On balance, making money is obviously more important than writing fanfic, but I still miss it. In lieu of actual writing, here is an AO3 meme...

1. What’s your first and second most common work ratings? Any surprises?

Teen & up: 151
General audiences: 55

This is not especially surprising. I'm terrible at writing porn, occasionally write fluff, and mostly write about grown-up issues that are not overly disturbing.

2. What is your most and least common archive warning? Do you consider yourself an adventurous writer?

Major character death (5)
Graphic violence (1)

I consider myself adventurous in that I'm willing to try out new fandoms, new ships, and new characters. I would not say I'm adventurous in writing potentially disturbing content or kinky content that would require warnings.

3. How many fics have you written in each relationship category? Is this intentional? Do you have preferences?

Gen (112)
F/M (92)
F/F (10)
M/M (8)

Doesn't everyone have preferences? I used to gravitate pretty heavily toward gen because romance is so often covered on-screen, so I wanted to write more about friendships. Also, I teach high school, so when HP was my main fandom, I had ZERO interest in reading or writing about teen romance. These days I think I write more ships. I tend to write a lot of het because I'm bi, so a het ship has one of each thing I like. And it's not exactly a secret that I'm the one fangirl whose slash goggles are completely broken.

4. What are your top 4 fandoms? Are you still active in them? Do you tend to migrate a lot?

Star Trek AOS (84)
The Avengers (36)
Harry Potter (19)
Veronica Mars (18)

I'm not super active in any of these fandoms anymore, although they are all "comfort food" for me, so I'll watch them when I feel like having something familiar and then write little ficlets sometimes. I have gotten quite a bit more migratory than I used to be. I feel like there is so much more sci-fi and fantasy content than there was when I started in fandom, so I have more choices.

5. What are your top 5 character tags? Does this match how you feel about the characters, or are you puzzled?

Gaila (26)
Natasha Romanov (34)
Spock (16)
James T. Kirk (15)
Nyota Uhura (15)

I think AO3 must have a glitch, because I've written 18 Veronica Mars stories, and most of them are about Veronica, so... Aside from that, this list reflects my early Star Trek days and my interest in female characters pretty well. I've mostly written about Jim as a supporting character, but since he's the captain, he ended up in a lot of fics.

6. What are your top 2 additional tags? What about your bottom 2? What would happen if you combined them into a fic?

Getting Together (31)
Bechdel Test Pass (28)
Humor (7)
Families of Choice (6)

Actually, I'm pretty certain I have written about all those things together, and it was The Dating Rituals of Superheroes (The Role Reversal Remix). It would need some more work-related interaction between Maria, Pepper, and Natasha, but otherwise it fits the bill.
I consider myself adventurous in that I'm willing to try out new fandoms, new ships, and new characters.

Me too :)