[identity profile] likethesun2.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] mash_slash
Hi, guys!

[livejournal.com profile] subluxate asked me to work on tagging posts/standardizing the tagging system for the community, and I've just finished going through the archives. You can see the current full tag list here. If anyone has any suggestions for new tags that would be particularly helpful, or for any changes to existing ones, I'm all ears! Also, I know that some people's usernames have changed over the years; if you'd like your author/artist tag changed, or if I've listed two usernames for the same person and you'd like them merged, or whatever, please let me know.

Anyway, going through nine years' worth of posts was quite a project, but mostly I was just really impressed by the volume and variety of what people have been doing here during that time. Some stats I found interesting:

--There are 569 separate posts tagged as fanfiction. Rock on.

--Hawkeye/BJ is the most frequently written slash pairing (at 318 posts, holy CRAP, y'all), followed by Hawkeye/Trapper at 159. Hawkeye/Mulcahy is a rather distant third (22), followed by Hawkeye/Sidney (19), and Frank/Trapper and Hawkeye/Radar (11 each).

--The most frequently written het pairing is BJ/Peg (20); the most frequently written not-100%-canon het pairing is Margaret/Charles (17).

--Pairings involving series regulars/recurring characters with only 1 post each (take this as a challenge?):
  • BJ/Sidney
  • Charles/Peg
  • Charles/Sidney
  • Frank/Spearchucker
  • Hawkeye/BJ/Charles
  • Hawkeye/The Duke
  • Hawkeye/Flagg
  • Hawkeye/Mulcahy/Trapper
  • Hawkeye/Peg
  • Hawkeye/Potter
  • Hawkeye/Trapper/Margie Cutler
  • Henry/Lorraine
  • Margaret/Donald
  • Margaret/Radar
  • Mulcahy/Trapper
  • Trapper/Captain Spaulding (the early-seasons Loudon Wainwright III character)
  • Trapper/Henry

Date: 2011-12-23 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_grayswandir_/
I knew you were working on this, but wow, that is a lot of posts to tag/archive! And Hawkeye/Mulcahy comes in at third? Heh. Awesome. That crazy priest.

Some of those one-post-only fics sound slightly brain-breaking (Hawkeye/Flagg, LOL). But I'm hardly one to talk, since somewhere on my hard drive I've got at least part of a Sidney/Frank fic...

Date: 2011-12-23 09:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/_grayswandir_/
I have been organizing basically everything in sight for the last few months, so I know what you mean.

Oh, hey, Charles/Klinger would have tied with Frank/Trapper and Hawkeye/Radar if I'd ever posted my fic here. Fail. :P

it's possible I wrote Potter/Trapper; I cannot confirm or deny.

The great thing about M*A*S*H is that there are kind of no ~pretty~ pairings, so it's always about character, not how sexy everybody looks in their skivvies. :) I think it's still about the best fandom I've found for that.

[EDIT: LOL "in site." Probably also true.]
Edited Date: 2011-12-23 09:05 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-12-23 10:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] dougs.livejournal.com
Brilliant work, thank you.

Date: 2011-12-23 10:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sunsetsinthewes.livejournal.com
Ooo, stats. ♥

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