January 2008

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Community Discussion

Plagiarism

On January 11, 2008, the LiveJournal community fanficrants discussed plagiarism, what it meant and consequences for it in fandom. [1]

Fandom growth

10th Kingdom

As of January 30, 2008, there were 266 stories on FanFiction.Net. [2] This is an increase of 18 stories since May 28, 2007 and 32 stories since October 10, 2006.

15/Love

As of January 3, 2008, there are 0 stories on FanLib [3] and 15 fans on FanPop. [4] As of January 30, 2008, there were 113 stories on FanFiction.Net. For FanFiction.Net, this is an increase of 7 stories since December 5, 2006.

21 Jump Street

As of January 20, 2008, there are 74 fans on FanPop. [5] As of January 30, 2008, there were 209 stories on FanFiction.Net, and 3 stories and 2 videos on FanLib. [6] For FanFiction.Net, this was an increase of 71 stories since February 28, 2007, 86 stories since December 5, 2006 and 95 stories since October 10, 2006.

4400

As of January 3, 2008, there are 312 fans on FanPop and [7] 7 stories on FanLib. [8] As of January 30, 2008, there are 331 fans on FanPop, [9] 305 stories on FanFiction.Net and 9 stories on FanLib. [10] For FanFiction.Net, this was an increase of 83 stories since October 10, 2006 and 67 stories since June 14, 2007. For FanLib, this was an increase of 4 stories since June 14, 2007.

Adventures of Shirley Holmes

As of January 28, 2008, 1 person and 1 community listed 'Adventures of Shirley Holmes' as an interest on LiveJournal. [11] There are 74 stories and 94 fanworks on shirleyholmes.damonford.com [12] and 35 stories on FanFiction.Net. [13] For FanFiction.Net, this was an increase of 1 new story since December 6, 2006.

Billy Idol

As of January 30, 2008, there were 2 stories tagged billyidol on Quizilla. [14] This is an increase of one story since April 8, 2007.

Bleach

As of January 1, 2008, there are 11,488 stories, 134 communities and 104 forums on FanFiction.Net [15][16] and 205 fans on FanPop. [17] As of January 30, 2008, there 113 stories, 50 videos, 29 images, 5 poems and 3 screenplays on FanLib. [18] For FanLib, this was an increase of 9 stories, 50 videos, 29 images, 5 poems and 3 screenplays as of May 23, 2007.

Card Captor Sakura

There were 160 Card Captor Sakura stories on AdultFanfiction.net [19] as of January 19, 2008. There are 20,978 stories on FanFiction.Net as of January 30, 2008. For FanFiction.Net, this was an increase of 2,119 stories since October 10, 2006.


Gilmore Girls

As of January 30, 2008, there were 220 stories, 43 videos, 23 images and 2 screenplays on FanLib. [20], 20 stories tagged gilmoregirls on Quizilla [21] and 13,181 stories on FanFiction.Net. [22] This is an increase of 2,482 stories on FanFiction.Net in the period between December 6, 2006 and January 30, 2008. For FanLib, this is an increase of 122 stories since August 17, 2007, and 132 since May 23, 2007.

House

As of January 30, 2008, there were 8,673 stories on FanFiction.Net, 72 stories, 2 videos and 1 poem on FanLib, [House_md]] had 4326 members, House_Wilson had 2906 members, House_Cameron had 2202 members, House_Cuddy had 1434 members, House_Chase had 842 members and there are 3,6771 fans on FanPop [23]. For FanLib, this is an increase of 4 stories and decrease of one piece of fan art since January 1, 2008. For FanPop, this is an increase of 308 fans since January 1, 2008. For FanFiction.Net, this is an increase of 3,928 stories since February 10, 2007. For House_md on LiveJournal, this is an increase of 424 new members since February 10, 2007. For House_Wilson, this is an increase of 964 new members since February 10, 2007.


My Chemical Romance

Growth of My Chemical Romance story publishing on Quizilla from August 2007 to January 2008.

As of January 30, 2008, there were 2 stories, 2 videos, 2 images and 1 lyric on FanLib [24], 21,505 stories on Quizilla tagged mcr [25] and 23,929 stories tagged mychemicalromance. [26] For FanLib, this is an increase of 2 stories, 2 videos, and 1 lyric on FanLib since December 3, 2007. For Quizilla, this is an increase of 457 stories tagged mychemicalromance and 466 stories tagged mcr since December 3, 2007. For FanLib, this is an increase of


Smallville

As of January 11, 2008, there are 7,944 stories on FanFiction.Net. This is an increase of 1,393 stories since November 22, 2006.

Ugly Betty

Chart for past 6 months of January 6, 2008 comparing CSI: Miami, Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives fan fiction blog references.

X-Men

As of January 2, 2008, 72 X-Men stories, 45 images, 9 lyrics, 3 screen places, 1 poem and 1 video on FanLib. [27] This was a decrease of 35 stories, increase of 45 images, 9 lyrics, 1 poem and 1 video since May 7, 2007.

Zoids

As of January 28, 2008, there are 2,002 stories on FanFiction.Net [28] and 10 people list 'zoids' as an interest on InsaneJournal. [29] For FanFiction.Net, this was an increase of 1461 new stories since October 10, 2006.

Deaths

Below is a partial list of fandom related deaths in January, 2008.

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Ficathons

The Beatles, Metallica, Billy Idol, Nirvana, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age and Bon Jovi fandom were represented in the 2008 xmas_rocks exchange, with 1 story each posted in January 2008. [30] Aerosmith and Pink Floyd were represented with 2 stories being posted. [31] My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy were also represented, each with 3 stories posted in January 2008. [32]

MySpace

Below is a partial list of MySpace groups created in 2008.

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The Web

During January 2008, Quizilla users expressed their feelings regarding the changes at Quizilla. The official journal announcements regarding these changes produced several thousand comments. [33] Users did not like what looked like a policy change regarding the inclusion of death in their stories, the inclusion of some mild sexual content, the color scheme and layout of the site, the ability to customize their user pages and other issues. [34]

On January 1, 2008, MediaMiner.Org launched their Third Annual Maximum Challenge Fan Fiction Contest.

On January 18, 2008, sockii launched policefans.org, a fansite featuring a new messageboard forum.[35] This forum was conceived after complaints and uncertainties from fans regarding the official Police website. Many members were uncertain about paying membership dues again in 2008 or if the official site would even continue past that summer or fall, hence an unofficial site which could provide the same messageboard-style community was created.

On January 22, 2008, LiveJournal had some load issues. This was attributed to people posting to and looking for posts about the death of Heath Ledger. [36]

Wikipedia

Below is a partial list of Wikipedia fandom related articles that were created in January 2008.

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Writers Strike

Below is a partial list of last new episodes air dates as a result of the lack of new episodes because of the Writers Strike.

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