Sunday, February 17, 2008

FF.Net: How do we measure up?

This blog now has over 10,000 views! Hooray! Yeah, a lot of them were mine, but forget about that. 10,000! Wheee!

Morbid curiosity prompted me to look at the story categories on and see where Daria ranks among the legions of the popular, in terms of fanfics posted. Our Heroine has a secure place near the top of the pack in the Cartoons group. (I can hear someone shouting, "It's not a cartoon! It's an animated series!") At the moment, there are 1,033 Daria fanfics posted to This is pretty good for a carto—animated series that's been off the air for as long as Daria has. There are a tiny number of superheavyweights in the list (10,000+ fanfics), some heavyweights (4,000+), a cluster in the low thousands (where Daria is), and loads and loads below the 1,000-fanfic level. Here's how the 1,000+ shows pile up.
  • Teen Titans (21,674)
  • X-Men: Evolution (11,587)
  • Danny Phantom (7,856)
  • Transformers/Beast Wars (6,089)
  • Invader Zim (5,118)
  • Kim Possible (5,041)
  • Ninja Turtles (4,290)
  • Xiaolin Showdown (2,852)
  • South Park (2,111)
  • Codename: Kids Next Door (1,979)
  • Gargoyles (1,523)
  • Justice League (1,454)
  • Powerpuff Girls (1,327)
  • Disney (1,194)
  • Jimmy Neutron (1,185)
  • Super Robot Monkey Team (1,074)
  • Ed, Edd n Eddy (1,066)
  • Daria: (1,033)
  • W.I.T.C.H. (1,020)
Thank God we outrank the Smurfs (48). Take that, you little blue @%$%^@$!! And we outrank Beavis and Butt-head, too (21)! YES!!! I've never heard of some of these cartoons, though. Super Robot Monkey Team? Xiaolin Showdown? Eh, whatever.

It is worth knowing that the number of Daria fanfics here compares favorably to the number of fanfics about William Shakespeare's work (1,056), though of course we have far below the number of Lord of the Rings fanfics (40,821) and are light years behind that Harry Potter cra—uh, stuff (343,047). Jeez Louise. We do beat out Dilbert comics, though (8, snicker).

Just something to meditate on while staring at your computer this morning. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Speaking of, have you read the newest story in the Daria section? It's called Extracurricular Activities, and it is just wrong. Sick and wrong.

The Angst Guy said...

The links to in this blog are set to exclude stories with an M rating, though anyone can change the setting once at the website.

And, yeah. [eye roll]

The Angst Guy said...

C'mon, people! We can write more fanfics than Harry Potter will ever know! Let's do it!

legendeld said...

Right after you boss.