Poll: For my regular to semi-regular readers: what are your ships? Vote Now!
Author has written 67 stories for Naruto, Millennium Trilogy, Pokémon, Hunter X Hunter, ManHua/Chinese Comics/漫画, Crimson Peak, Untamed/陈情令, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Twilight.
“Strong characters. Weak characters. That is only the selfish perception of people. Truly skilled authors should try to succeed writing the characters they love.”
Welcome, I am Lily! Below, I have included some whimsical facts for your reading pleasure.
I write 25 percent homosexual incest, 25 percent female power fantasies, 40 percent cutesy adventures with an OC, 5 percent parody, and 5 percent misc. 93 percent of my stories are Naruto, so expect 93 percent to be bullshit built on an even bigger pile of bullshit!
I started reading fanfiction exactly one decade ago in 2006. I created this account a year later on August 10, 2007 to submit my first ever review. It was to a SSHG Harry Potter story. Incidentally, SSHG was my first ever “ship” and I still hold it fondly in my heart~
A year or so later, I started writing my first fanfictions for Naruto and Twilight. Of the time, I would classified as a below-average author, at approximately 30 to 40th percentile. Now, I would be classified as an above-average author, at approximately 70 to 80th percentile!
Approximately 77 percent of my works are considered OKAY by fanfiction standards.
My most popular works are Permission to Castrate Please (rating score 91/100); Another Light: the Story of Ayae (84); Firestorm (87); and ex delicium delirium (83).*
Genre-wise, I write 26 percent romance, 19 percent friendship, 13 percent adventure, 10 percent humor, 7 percent suspense, 6 percent angst, and 20 percent across twelve other genres. Despite this, an individual story is most likely to be parody, at 16 percent.
From my first poll, open 2011-2014, my reader base was primarily interested in dark romance at 14 percent. 13 percent cared about plot. Another 13 percent liked humor and crack.
From my second poll, open 2014-2016, the majority of my reader base voted in favor of author notes, at an overwhelming 77 percent! 12 percent were indifferent, while 11 percent were against.
My most prolific period was in 2009, with an update once to twice per week. My second most prolific period was in 2012, with the introduction of 23 new stories and an update once per week. My least prolific period was in 2015, with less than one update per month.
Once per year, I do a story purge. 12 stories have been removed thus far.
Once per year, I do a profile purge. Past items have included character analysis essays, rants, poems, puzzles, quotes, philosophical musings, and other quirky little things. Just to switch things up a bit and leave some fun eggs for the long-time readers.
(*) Ratings calculated from percentile rank of reviews and favorites across stories of comparable fandoms and length.
Now, some fun shipping statistics!*
The most popular ships amongst English-speakers are: SNS (15 percent), NaruHina (13), SasuSaku (12), NaruSaku (8), and SasuHina (6).
Within the fanfiction community, the most represented ships are: SasuSaku (22 percent), SNS (15), NaruHina (15), NaruSaku (6), SasuHina (5).
The most popular ships amongst Japanese-speakers are: SNS (18 percent), SasuSaku (17), NaruHina (13), KakaIru (11), KakaNaru (6).
Within the pixiv community, the most represented ships are: SNS (24 percent), SasuSaku (14), KakaIru (11), NaruHina (10), KakaNaru (6).
(*) Data as of 2015. 200 shipping combinations have been exhausted, 55 of which yielded 0.1 percent or above. OCs excluded. SNS is composed of approximately 60 percent SasuNaru and 40 percent NaruSasu across both English and Japanese fandoms. Figures may be inflated due to overlap.
A final word to the SasuIta fans:
Did you know that of all Naruto fanfictions out there, approximately 60 percent are ships. 6 percent of those ships are Itachi ships. 12 percent of those Itachi ships are with Sasuke. Finally, 4 percent of those Itachi ships with Sasuke are SasuIta.
Welcome to the 0.01 percent, bitch!