May 13th, 2014


AO3 Top Ten Hit List meme

So I saw this meme on vix_spes's blog and was intrigued, so I had a go.

Meme: List your top 10 AO3 fics by number of hits.

  1. Gold Tinted Spectacles(Harry/Draco, NC17, Hits:18332)
    Harry is about to enter his seventh year, and things are not quite what he expected. He is no longer the angry boy who watched his world fall apart at the end of his fifth year, but neither has he completely found his place yet. He is looking for someting, and to his confusion it seems to have something to do with Draco Malfoy.

  2. Angels and Devils (Harry/Draco, NC17, Hits:12784)
    Harry defeated Voldemort: his act of heroism is famous throughout the wizarding world. He’s trying to finish his final year at Hogwarts in peace, but something peculiar is happening to him, something he never would have expected. It's all rather embarrassing and making his life very complicated.

  3. Faults for Fixing (Charles Xavier/Eric Lehnsherr, NC17, Hits:11579)
    Charles sees the events of the missile crisis and subsequent weeks when he uses Cerebro to touch the mind of a mutant with the power to see the near future. When he wakes up he is determined that he will not allow them to happen and he will not lose the people he loves.

  4. Of All the Locked Rooms In All The World... (Derek/Stiles, Teenwolf, NC17, Hits:11207)
    Hunters have plans for Beacon Hills that involved kidnapping Stiles and having him killed by a rogue werewolf. When that rogue werewolf is Derek, however, plans are bound to go awry.

  5. The Needs of the Few (Sherlock/John, NC17, Hits:9522
    When Sherlock is shot and lies dying, John confesses what he has come to realise; that he is in love with his friend and cannot go on without him. This confession leads to revelations about Sherlock and vampires, of all things, and sets their relationship onto a whole new path.

  6. Destiny Sucks (Derek/Stiles, Teenwolf, NC17, Hits: 8481)
    When Stiles sleeps he goes to the white place he, Scott and Alison visited when they sacrificed themselves. He keeps seeing a white wolf there and he knows it's important, but he's just so tired.

  7. Hot and Hotter (Derek/Stiles, Teenwolf, NC17, Hits: 7813)
    Stiles has been hit by magical backlash and he goes to Derek for help without really knowing why.

  8. The Needy (Sherlock/John, NC17, Hits: 7566)
    Sequel to The Needs of the Few - Sherlock is finding that letting his vampire side out is very interesting and stimulating as well as making him more than a little obsessed with John. He could have done without Lestrade showing up, but he had left rather a lot of blood at the scene so it was only to be expected.

  9. Corruption (Harry/Draco, NC17, Hits: 6210)
    Voldemort has captured Harry and for his own twisted reasons has chosen not to kill him outright. Revenge in the Dark Lord's mind requires a fate worse than death and Harry is about to find out what that is.

  10. More Mundane Needs (Interlude for the Needs series) (Sherlock/John, PG, Hits: 6177)
    An interlude where John and Sherlock go shopping to a very exclusive gentleman's outfitters.

Most interesting how one of my oldest fics that was only secondarily posted to AO3 after years on LJ is at the top :). Shows that the Harry Potter fandom is still going strong.

I had no idea that my Sherlock fics were so popular compared to my other fics, or my X-men: FC fic.

Teen Wolf really is a monster fandom - I've never had so many hits so quickly as when I post Sterek fics. :) It's like the high days of Harry Potter fandom all over again.
Avengers - Loki sweet and innocent

There is nothing wrong with a man in a dress! Conchita is Awesome.

For those who have been under a rock, or not in Europe, this year's Eurovision Song Contest was won by Austria and their entrant, Conchita Wurst, a singer whose real name is Tom Neuwirth, who created the persona of Conchita in a bid for tolerance.

"This is about an important message, it's call for tolerance for everything that seems different." - Conchita Wurst

She was utterly spectacular on the night and boy does she have a fantastic voice. Play the vid, the song is brilliant - it's the official vid from Eurovision TV.

I think her win is incredibly important because it really is a complete up yours to all the prejudice.

There is a backlash in Russia apparently with celebrities shaving off their beards - which is clearly a political move. However, according to Popbitch on twitter, Rise Like a Phoenix is currently No1 on Russian charts, so ordinary people are not of the same opinion. See this article for info on both:

Russia tried to have Conchita banned before the competition :

Sorry Putin - you can't stage a debate with only one side of the argument and expect people to take it seriously. I feel sorry for your entry this year because they're only 17 and they were booed and that is your fault for invading Ukraine. You're a homophobic arsehole with megalomania and Europe just stuck its fingers up at you.

However, it's not just Russia sadly. I've already heard someone say it was disgusting and that they had to try and explain it to their 4 year old. Um, so what? Just tell them she's a man who likes to wear dresses and be a lady when she's singing. What's hard about that? You don't have to explain all the political and social implications to a 4 year old.

Personally I thought explaining Poland's entry to a 4 year old might be harder, given that there were two lasses on the stage who were only there for their big boobs and the butter churning was fooling no one!

For heaven's sake, we're in the 21st century, if a man wants to wear a dress he should be able to. Judge people on who they are and how they treat others, not what they look like or who they do or don't love.

If you would like to read more about Conchita here is her official page and her wiki page.

All I can say is, well done Europe. We voted for a fantastic singer, a fantastic song and tolerance.

Oh and for the record, for once my fav songs came top:
  1. Rise Like a Phoenix - Austria - Conchita Wurst
  2. Calm After the Storm - Netherlands - the Common Linnets (I am sure the Winter Soldier was signing for them :))
  3. Undo - Sweden - Sanna Nielson
I also loved Iceland, Norway, Spain and Slovenia's entries. You can see them all on Youtube under the Eurovision's Official Channel.