AO3 Ship Stats

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Title: AO3 Ship Stats
Creator: centrumlumina
Date(s): 2013 - present
Medium: tumblr posts
Fandom: panfandom
External Links: Tumblr
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AO3 Ship Stats is a project by centrumlumina that tracks the amount of fanworks produced for different ships on Archive Of Our Own.

About Ship Stats

What exactly is this measuring?

This measures the number of publicly-accessible works posted in Relationship tag displayed on Archive Of Our Own. [...] Because of the way AO3 tags work, all sub-tags and synonymous tags are also counted automatically. The data gathering technique I use cannot access locked fics, so fandoms with a high proportion of locked fics (e.g. RPF) may be lower than expected.

What point are you trying to make?

All of the information in the main post is intended to be factual and verifiable. However, the data is presented in order to highlight the lack of fanfiction focused on women, F/F pairings, and People of Colour. If you wish to learn more about my views on this topic, please read my essays Why M/M? and Misogyny? and my analysis of race in the AO3 Ship Stats.[1]


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Ship Stats


  1. AO3 Ship Stats 2016: FAQ