Anonymous asked:Good Anon here. I love this fandom, and think you guys are awesome. Seeing lots of vitriol spewed from Pyka shippers lately. Thought by now they'd stopped their childish behavior & lack of understanding how fandom works. Read an article yesterday, with comments like "get over it. Pyka is canon.", whining, "I can't find any Pyka fic to read, because it's 90% Myka/HG, and only 10% Pyka" *smirks* Jealous, much, two year old Pyka anons? There is more talent in this fandom than in your little pinkie.
This fandom watches out for its own.
Yeah I find it pretty hard to take Pyka shippers too seriously when they could go to almost* every single other fandom and find things that cater to their heteronormativity. Wow. So rough. Much sad. Very oppression.
* I say almost because I’m pretty sure there is almost no hetfic in SuperWhoLock because boyslash.
10% Pyka sounds like a gross overestimation.
Using only AO3, which is easier to check than others, there are 953 under Myka Bering/Helena “H. G.” Wells (if you take the individual stories of collected one shots like The Vodka Made Me Do It etc there’s an extra 100 or so, I didn’t though) and 46 under Pete Lattimer/Myka Bering. So those two ships have 999 between them, making 4.6% Pyka fics.
I failed Maths, but I think that’s right.
All I get out of this is that there needs to be at least 46 more Bering and Wells fics on AO3…
I lied. There are at least 4 Bering & Wells ones in Pete/Myka for fix-it or Pete feelings or not-fix-it Helena feels. Reduce that to 4.2%.
But then we are seeing the little picture. While Bering and Wells shippers are connoisseurs of fic and fan-made content and as such use Ao3 to probably a much larger extent than the evidently less content-savvy Pyka camp, we would need to include two other major arenas to properly document these numbers.
Now; The sheer mountain of Bering and Wells fic posted only on tumblr, for instance. And then there’s ff.net. And you could conceivably find some on LJ too. Now, since all those three have horrendous search options and well, lacking proper meta data tagging, it’s hard to say for sure just how much we dominate.
Even if we allow for some spark of creation on their part, (and as i think Three pointed out, things that are sometimes seen as Pyka art by their shippers were really created by B&W shippers to show the cool pre-the season that must not be numbered) we must factor in the art created also, not just because of the abundance of comment fic, but you know, pictures tell stories too. At which point I’m hard pressed to see how they could even be responsible for 1% of the fanmade ship content for W13,
Like I said, they have canon, we have the fandom
I feel like I should add this: The Pyka fic on Ao3 with the highest wordcount,
Yes, you’re reading that right. 17,742.
This means that there are Bering and Wells stories with almost more words singlehandedly than ALL the Pyka stories put together. (Even if you include all (*snicker) the Pyka scenes in the show)