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I thought this would be more fun than making a rambly post and hoping for comments. Please vote!

Poll #2051756 Fic Reading Habits

For how many fandoms are you currently reading fic?

none
0(0.0%)
1
2(40.0%)
2
1(20.0%)
3
1(20.0%)
4
1(20.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6 or more
0(0.0%)

Please specify which fandoms, if you so desire:

Where do you look for fic to read? (choose all that apply)

AO3
5(45.5%)
FFN
2(18.2%)
Livejournal
2(18.2%)
Dreamwidth
0(0.0%)
Recs from tumblr or other similar sites
2(18.2%)
Other (specify in comments if you'd like!)
0(0.0%)

How do you select which fics to read? (choose all that apply)

the author is a friend
1(3.3%)
the author is someone whose work I've enjoyed previously
4(13.3%)
I look for specific pairings and/or characters
4(13.3%)
by genre (drama, smut, crack, etc.)
3(10.0%)
by length
1(3.3%)
I read the beginning and see if it pulls me in enough to read more
5(16.7%)
interesting title
1(3.3%)
by specific tags
2(6.7%)
the summary/premise has to appeal to me
4(13.3%)
by era or time period it takes place
0(0.0%)
by recommendation
3(10.0%)
cannot be a WIP
0(0.0%)
the spelling & grammar needs to be excellent
2(6.7%)
I read EVERYTHING for my fave fandom(s)
0(0.0%)
Other (specify in comments if you'd like!)
0(0.0%)

When deciding what to read, are you at all influenced by the # of comments/kudos/favorites a fic has?

Yes
2(40.0%)
No
1(20.0%)
Sometimes
2(40.0%)

How do you feel about tags/warnings/plot details? (choose all that apply)

the more I know about the fic before reading it, the better
0(0.0%)
too many of them are annoying
3(27.3%)
I would like to be warned for something extremely upsetting, such as major character death or noncon
3(27.3%)
I would rather be surprised than be warned of anything
2(18.2%)
I may ask the author for more info if something I'm concerned about is unclear
0(0.0%)
I don't want to read fic containing certain elements so I pass on it if it seems risky, tagged or not
2(18.2%)
Meh, whatever
1(9.1%)
Other (specify in comments if you'd like!)
0(0.0%)

Is there a certain length of fic you prefer?

Yes, I prefer epic fic with a million chapters
1(20.0%)
Yes, I prefer multi-chaptered but not so long that it takes eons to read
0(0.0%)
Yes, I prefer one-shots, ficlets, or drabbles
0(0.0%)
No, I will read any length of fic as long as it appeals to me
2(40.0%)
My preferences change with my mood
2(40.0%)
My preferences depend on how much time I've allotted to read (today, this week, etc.)
0(0.0%)

Do you like to read WIPs?

Yes, but only if they've been updated recently
0(0.0%)
Yes, but only if the author states that he/she has written most or all of the story already
0(0.0%)
Yes, I'd like to see the work get finished but no biggie if it doesn't
2(40.0%)
No, I'd rather not risk it being abandoned by the author
0(0.0%)
No, I don't like to wait for updates and would rather read it all when finished
2(40.0%)
No, didn't you read my answer above? I only read short fic!
0(0.0%)
It depends (on my mood, on the specific fic, or other stuff not mentioned here)
1(20.0%)

How do you feel about commenting/reviewing?

I will kudos/favorite/etc. but don't usually comment
0(0.0%)
I have to be moved/inspired by something in the work to comment
3(60.0%)
If I read it, I comment on it -- even if it sucked
0(0.0%)
If I read it, I comment on it -- but only if I liked it
0(0.0%)
I only comment if a fic doesn't have a lot of comments; if tons of people have posted stuff similar to my thoughts, I don't bother
0(0.0%)
I am a ninja -- no 'likes' or comments or anything to show I've read it
1(20.0%)
Other (specify in comments if you'd like!)
1(20.0%)

For those who like multi-chaptered fic: You like a fic in the beginning, but as it goes on, you find you don't like the direction the author is going. You...

stop reading and let the author know why
0(0.0%)
stop reading and don't let the author know why
3(60.0%)
keep reading it in the hopes that it will get better, or out of sheer curiosity
0(0.0%)
I dunno, that's never happened to me!
0(0.0%)
It depends on the situation, I don't always respond the same way
2(40.0%)
Other (specify in comments if you'd like!)
0(0.0%)

Is it weird that I can't seem to read fic that shares some aspects with what I'm currently writing?

Yes, what's wrong with you?!
1(20.0%)
No, I'm kinda like that myself
2(40.0%)
Meh, maybe it's a bit quirky but I get it
1(20.0%)
Um...what?
1(20.0%)


(Okay, so that last question was a little indulgent :D)


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Thanks, everyone!

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