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Ten minutes of your time for my thesis? [Jun. 21st, 2008|10:59 pm]
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Dear fanfic authors,

first of all I’m sorry if OT posting isn’t allowed in this community, but there’s no other way for me to do this; just delete this if it isn’t appropriate.

I’m a fanfic reader and occasional fanfic writer myself, so what did I pick for my thesis in communication sciences? Fan Fiction, of course. I designed a survey to find out more about our writing habits and media use; it takes about 10 minutes to complete.

If you could go here and fill it out, I’d be forever grateful. Of course I’ll publish some of the results at my journal in about a month or two, so you’ll know what happened with your answers.
The survey is completely anonymous; I have no way of finding out who gave which answers.

Please, please help a fellow fan out. It’s only ten minutes for you; it’s a very important part of my work for me.

This has been cross-posted like crazy, and I'm sorry for spamming you guys, I'm just a little desperate, too.

[User Picture]From: baltimoreandme
2008-06-26 02:31 pm (UTC)
I just read your post, but the link to your survey doesn't seem to work.

I'm interested in your topic, though - can you tell me a little more about your thesis?
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[User Picture]From: noctuabunda
2008-06-26 03:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, I had to close the survey after it had been running for a week. :(
Thank you very much for your interest, though! Since there haven't been any bigger publications on fan fiction in German, I'm gonna have to do a lot of the basics - (probably more than) half of my thesis just explains what ff is. :)

The empirical part (with the survey) is about ff authors' media use and the relations between source material and their work - and also a bit about the community.
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[User Picture]From: baltimoreandme
2008-06-26 03:28 pm (UTC)
We may have some similar interests. I've been obsessed with fanfic as a genre lately (I am an academic, although literature is not my main field of specialization) and I've been doing some meandering writing about it.

If you have an abstract, can you point me to it?
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[User Picture]From: noctuabunda
2008-06-26 03:38 pm (UTC)
Ooh, interesting! I'll make sure to read it.
Sadly, my abstract is in German, so I fear it wouldn't help you. Sorry.
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