“More than 7,500 fanfiction readers filled out the Fansplaining Fic Preferences Survey. What can we learn from the results?”
Cheesy title aside, the folks at Fansplaining gathered a lot of interesting data from Western fanfic aficionados.
Their article on the results, on Medium:
Five Tropes Fanfic Readers Love (And One They Hate)
Discussion on Tumblr:
The only cavil I had with the survey was that it had some in-fandom terms that I had Noooooooooo idea about. So, that “Gen” thing in the above graph concerns “friendship only” fic. or does it?
Gen is a label for a fanwork that contains no romantic or sexual content, either het (heterosexual) or slash (homosexual). The term comes from “general audiences”, the MPAA term for a child-safe film. — Gen – https://fanlore.org/wiki/Gen
Ok, I learned sumthin’. Then there is the sex-werewolf thang. Nawww, read above if you really need any of that.