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27 June 2015 @ 05:08 pm
Stats for all HDS_Beltane fests, 2007-2015  
The final hds_beltane reveals are now up, so I can finally post the stats I've been collecting on this fest!

First off some fun trivia:

  • megyal wrote a fic (or two!) for every single hds_beltane fest from the beginning. That's 11 fics over 9 fests!

Two other authors have been nearly as prolific:

  • lomonaaeren wrote 12 fics over 8 fests. The only year she missed was 2007 (the first year).

  • twistedm also wrote for every year but one, missing 2009. She produced 10 fics over 8 fests.

The longest fic written for hds_beltane was annafugazzi's 52K Volunteers, written for the 2007 fest.

Since this was a fest that welcomed Drarry, Snarry, & Snaco pairings (as well as variations and threesomes) I was interested in knowing how many fics fell into each of these ships. Unsurprisingly, Drarry is the most popular ship for the fest, but I was surprised to find that threesomes and variations (which I counted together) were generally more popular than either of the other two ships, though Snarry came close. Snaco is rather the unloved second cousin, however, as some years there were no Snaco fics at all!

This is all much clearer to see with pretty charts and graphs. As I mentioned, trying to tease apart variations on Snape/Harry/Draco (is this a Snarry fic with a one-off Draco threesome, or a Drarry fic with a brief Snarry fling, or...you get the picture) was too complicated, so anything that involved all three boys in some way or another I called "Multi" and counted together. Many years included Gen fics too, so I counted those separately.

Beltane Table
 Year   Drarry   Snarry   Snaco   Multi   Gen   Total 
2015 13 2 1 9 1 26
2014 12 7 2 1 22
2013 8 3 4 2 17
2012 20 2 2 5 29
2011 13 2 6 3 24
2010 19 4 6 29
2009 22 3 6 31
2008 44 7 10 61
2007 35 9 3 10 1 58
Totals 186 39 12 55 5 297

(click for full-size chart)

It is also nice to see that 2015, the final year of the fest, had more fics than the previous two years, which is a great send-off.

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frnklymrshnklyfrnklymrshnkly on June 27th, 2015 09:29 pm (UTC)
Love the data, as always. I must say I am 0% surprised that annafugazzi penned the longest fic--I think it actually took me a full week to read Bond (and then another week to reread it ;)).
snowgallsnowgall on June 27th, 2015 10:33 pm (UTC)
Yeah, and she even wrote a sequel to Volunteers which is even longer, and makes me think that if it hadn't been for time constraints writing for the fest that she would have just written one long Volunteers fic with both parts included.

But I love Bond so much! I re-read it more than probably any other fic.
writcraftwritcraft on June 27th, 2015 10:30 pm (UTC)
This is awesome and super interesting - are you happy for me to post a link to this over at hds_beltane?

Thank you for all of your hard work with these stats!

Edited at 2015-06-27 10:31 pm (UTC)
snowgallsnowgall on June 27th, 2015 10:32 pm (UTC)
Oh absolutely, I would be happy for you to do that!

I'm glad you liked the stats ♥♥
writcraftwritcraft on June 27th, 2015 10:40 pm (UTC)
Cool, thank you! I've just posted a link :)
Anonymuncule.: big eyed boggled looktwistedm on June 28th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC)
Now I need to try to figure out what the hell I was doing in 2009! ;)

Seriously though, this is super cool. I am impressed that you compiled all of this data! It is very cool to see it all laid out like that.
(And I've already told AnnaFugazzi to head on over here and see what you've had to say about Volunteers!)
(Anonymous) on June 29th, 2015 07:31 pm (UTC)
That is so neat! Thanks for the shout-out - I had no idea I'd been quite so wordy :D :D :D
snowgallsnowgall on June 29th, 2015 08:57 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, if you're who I think you are (and even if not, I guess :)
Anna Fugazziannafugazzi on June 30th, 2015 04:35 am (UTC)
Oh for heaven's - I'm so sorry, I thought I was signed in and you just had a strangely elaborate yet entertaining way of making people prove who they were. ::feeling dumb::

snowgallsnowgall on June 30th, 2015 03:47 pm (UTC)

Yes indeed. I require two forms of identification, as well as your notarized birth certificate and a letter of reference from your 4th grade teacher :)

Thanks so much for stopping by, and for posting about my post!

And if I may say, I love your stories so much ♥
LiveJournal: pingback_botlivejournal on June 30th, 2015 04:41 am (UTC)
::tapping mic:: ::coughing at the dust::
User annafugazzi referenced to your post from ::tapping mic:: ::coughing at the dust:: saying: [...] verdue fanfic? It's George/Lee. Check out Snowgall's STATS FOR ALL HDS_BELTANE FESTS, 2007-2015 [...]
Truthful Plum Logical Horse: hibiscus (in the sun)megyal on July 8th, 2015 04:59 am (UTC)
*tears streaming down face* You know I didn't know that????? Man. This is a really cool post.
snowgallsnowgall on July 8th, 2015 06:25 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for your fics!