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Does anyone's story here have a following?:

I was wondering if fanfic writers with followers hang out here.

HAHAHAHAHA!!! I wish. ^_^

 3 Immi, Sun, 3rd Jun '12 8:00:55 PM Relationship Status: I know
HAHAHAHAHA!!!

Yeeeeeaah. Not a chance.
No logic can defeat our purpose!

PM box is always open.
 4 gwonbush, Sun, 3rd Jun '12 8:31:25 PM Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Lurking Puma
I think "following" should be defined.

 5 Aondeug, Mon, 4th Jun '12 1:06:40 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
If we mean "People who like the thing and follow the work during the run" then yes I have a few for my dumb poem thing. My works aren't horrendously popular like some others which is fine with me.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 6 Sessalisk, Tue, 5th Jun '12 5:28:26 PM from Wheeeeeeeee
I wrote this Naruto fanfic once. I don't know what happened. I blacked out for a week and all of a sudden there were 70, 000 words written on the computer in front of me, and I had no idea how they got there or how I wrote them.

But I keep reading it and I think to myself, "Hey, maybe this would be worth posting somewhere", so I put it up on fanfiction.net, cuz you know... You can get anything on fanfiction.net, as long as it doesn't have genitalia in it*.

And then in a month, there are 8000 comments. Some of them were really intense, like really, really intense. They were kind of freaking me out. I found out later that one person started this death cult with maybe two dozen of my "fans". They started sending me emails from their "base camp" in Japan. They told me how they would sneak into people's apartments to brutally murder anyone named "Sasuke". It pains me every time I hear about another Sasuke murder because I know it's all my fault. It's like I die a little on the inside too.

One of those death cult members showed up on my front doorstep a few days ago, presenting me with the half-rotted head of one of these "Sasukes". How did she know where I lived? And more importantly, how did she get that past customs?

So yes, I have a following. And their eyes follow me every time I walk to the bathroom or make myself a peanut butter and banana sandwich late at night.

It's horrible.
Caaan anybody find me... Somebody to ♠
 7 Napoleon De Cheese, Tue, 5th Jun '12 6:44:06 PM from Valencia, Venezuela
I Want to Protect That Smile
[up]How dare you reveal our secret!
Haters gonna hate, apologists gonna make apologies up.
Somebody reccomended one of my fics, so clearly somebody likes me.

 
 9 Hotpoint, Tue, 12th Jun '12 12:15:30 PM from Kingdom of Wessex
Fanfic Author
I suppose I've got a bit of a following in terms of readers. I get a reasonable number of hits/reviews at least and people have gone to the lengths of putting together TV Tropes pages for some of my stories and even an full scale wiki for one series.
Writer of quite popular fanfiction (apparently)
 10 Thunderchin, Sun, 15th Jul '12 10:53:58 PM from Far Away from Ass to Kick and Gum to Chew
Thunderchin
I'd like to ask how to get a following. Of 500 people, not a goddamn soul can be bothered to comment? What the hell?

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7922981/1/Repairs
Anyone got some ass for me to kick and some bubblegum for me to chew?
 11 d Roy, Sun, 15th Jul '12 11:09:38 PM Relationship Status: Getting away with murder
 12 Hyp3r B14d 3, Mon, 16th Jul '12 3:47:57 AM Relationship Status: I don't mind being locked in this eternal maze!
Need more badges...
Most fanfics that have been posted on the internet have been read by at least a few people. You need to define "following" better. Perhaps having a following means having reviews posted about your fic. Perhaps it means having more than 500 reviews posted about your fic. Perhaps it means being recommended on TV Tropes. Perhaps it means having its own page on TV Tropes. Perhaps it means having more than 500 hits. Perhaps it means having more than 500 visitors.

edited 16th Jul '12 3:48:52 AM by Hyp3rB14d3

Wait, Did That Happen Before - In which Naruto's attempt to time-travel warps reality
 13 Hotpoint, Mon, 16th Jul '12 10:48:54 AM from Kingdom of Wessex
Fanfic Author
Thunderchin: "I'd like to ask how to get a following. Of 500 people, not a goddamn soul can be bothered to comment? What the hell?"

The vast majority of readers don't bother leaving reviews, even the ones that like the story. My story on ff.net with the largest number of hits XSGCOM: Mirror Image has 550 reviews which sounds good until you know it's had 228, 966 hits and work out the hit to review ratio!

The same story posted on Tt H (Twisting the Hellmouth) has 421 reviews but some 293, 992 hits so it's not just ff.net either I'm afraid. You just have to accept that readers are lazy :-p
Writer of quite popular fanfiction (apparently)
love lockdown, you lose.
Apparently this guy who makes videos on YouTube said one of my Family Guy fanfics is in his Top 5, even though I left it unfinished due to a computer virus wiping out my files. I don't know if I like that because he comes off as a dick in his videos, but it's SOMETHING...
X-ALL!
Agreed with Hotpoint, the ratio of people that actually let a review will be always smaller when compared to the number of hits. In my case, it helped me to learn humility (that's a long story), even though my fic has a modest review/chapter ratio and I always see people that doesn't review but support my work.
My work is here. Current main fic: Tengen Toppa Gurren Solvernia
 16 Explosivo 25, Sun, 22nd Jul '12 5:24:19 PM from Camp Wawanakwa Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Animation Addict
I have a story that was both favorited and followed, despite it sucking and only being one chapter.

I hope to post something else I'm working on before the end of my summer vacation. It should generate at least a few reviews.
I'll stand and fight until the day they put me in the ground.
If we say "has a following" is having more than one hundred reviews, with the majority favorable of the fic, and has more than one hundred people following the fic, I think we can safely say it has a following. That's a fairly reasonable definition.

I sort of wish my fic had a page on TV Tropes, but I don't want to create one myself since it would seem too much like ego stroking.

love lockdown, you lose.
I went ahead and made a TV Tropes page for my current fanfic. I had the same kind of fear - that it would look like ego-stroking - but aside from the obvious cult classic fanfics (like My Immortal), it seems like most pages for fanfics are made by their authors. Also, it gives me something to direct potential readers to; if they don't like the tropes being used and the ideas behind it, they don't have to read, but if they do, they can contribute to a work page as well.
 19 Nick The Swing, Mon, 23rd Jul '12 6:34:51 PM from Ya really wanna know? Relationship Status: Dating Catwoman
BFS Enthusiast
Well, its an original fiction novel, but I felt like posting at any rate. Two Yaoi Fangirls for New Dawn at first, they were joined by some others from school.

edited 23rd Jul '12 6:35:46 PM by NickTheSwing

[up][up]I guess I don't feel so bad about it then. Now I just have to learn how to create and index pages.

 21 Karalora, Tue, 24th Jul '12 11:51:38 AM from San Fernando Valley, CA Relationship Status: In another castle
Manliest Person on Skype
A couple of my completed Long Runners had followings during their runs. One of them even got a rec here.

edited 30th Aug '12 3:19:16 PM by Karalora

 22 Explosivo 25, Wed, 22nd Aug '12 7:01:33 AM from Camp Wawanakwa Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
Animation Addict
i gained some fans recently with the multi-crossover i'm doing.

well, okay, four. but i feel loved if even one person says my fics are good.
I'll stand and fight until the day they put me in the ground.
I had a bit of a fanbase, but as expected with fics that update slowly, it shrunk to a few devoted fans. The irony is that I had the most popularity when I was starting out, when I was a greenhorn. When my skills got better, I didn't get the reaction I wanted when I updated. And my most popular fic is the one with the most flaws.

My fic seems to vary. Sometimes I only get a few hits per chapter, other times I get loads of hits. At least I seem to have a pretty steady fanbase.

The system doesn't know you right now, so no post button for you.
You need to Get Known to get one of those.
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