Rare Pairs Poll Results Available

HP Rare Pairs PollInterested in which Harry Potter fanfiction pairs your fellow fanfic readers perceive as rare and which as common? The results of the poll are in!

I’ve embedded the results in a new page and sorted them various ways for you.

I had anticipated at least 20 respondents, and hoped for 30; 25 folks participated, so that was great. I appreciate it! It was fun to see the results — and occasionally, a bit surprising. Hope you find them interesting, too. For you folks who added a pair in the free suggestion area, you’ll have an additional “treat.”

Stay tuned for part two, coming up very soon! 🙂

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4 responses to “Rare Pairs Poll Results Available

  1. Hmm, some very interesting results here. I’m glad to see that the ADMM pairing isn’t considered rare. That did my little heart some good. I can’t wait to see what happens in part two of the poll and the other pairings suggested by other responders!!!

    • I actually was a bit surprised that so many people don’t consider ADMM rare, since I have trouble finding fics with them — particularly lately, and especially on TPP. But I do think that where a person goes for their fanfic has a lot to do with their impression of who’s rare & who’s not. I was surprised that anyone at all would consider SSHG rare — it seems like they’re extremely popular, with a LOT of authors and a huge and enthusiastic fanbase. But I suppose that if you hang out somewhere that doesn’t have many SSHG fics posted, you might have a different sense of things. Which is why I wanted to do the poll — so I could find some pairs that are more commonly perceived as being rare, not just those that I think are.

  2. The results are certainly interesting!

    Most of the canon pairings (i.e, Harry/Ginny and Ron/Hermione) aren’t hard to find, which doesn’t surprise me (the same goes for popular ‘ships like Draco/Hermione and Hermione/Severus), but I’m startled by the relative infrequency of Maxime/Hagrid and Neville/Luna fics.

    All in all, I’m interested to see what are considered easy-to-find pairings, and am eager to see what part two involves. 🙂

    • One canon pairing that I thought for sure would be “rare” for at least a small majority of people was Arthur/Molly — I can’t say I run across a lot of Arthur/Molly fics, but on the other hand, I haven’t really looked for them, either!
      I’ve always been rather fond of Neville/Luna, but I don’t think they’re terribly common.
      Nice to see you!

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