A meme taken from dhampyresa
My Top Ten AO3 Fic by Hits:
1. Psalm 133
, 4297 hits. Boondock Saints, Connor/Muphy, complete porn. Knowing fandom, it's really not surprising that my most popular fic is short brother-cest porn.
2. Strange Language
, 1764 hits. A Song of Ice and Fire, gen focusing on Missandei and, to a lesser extent, Dany. A Yuletide fic, which always helps with the hit count, and a fic written before the TV show started, which I suppose gave it the advantage of being there first.
3. Four Moments the Sands of Time Didn't Erase (and One It Did)
, 1180 hits. Prince of Persia. More porn (m/m, m/f, and
threesome!) and another Yuletide fic.
4. A Place to See Things You’ve Not Imagined (The Singapore Counterpoint)
, 1131 hits. Pirates of the Caribbean, mostly about an OC with an outside perspective on the canon characters. I'm not sure why this fic is so popular; maybe it's just the advantage of a big fandom.
5. Summer's Day
, 856 hits. Yami no Matsuei, Tsuzuki/Hisoka first time. Awww, it's one of the first fics I ever wrote. Good to know my habit of pretentiously titling fics with Shakespeare quotes dates back that far. But I'm glad people are still reading it.
6. Kissing Cousins
, 821 hits. Georgette Heyer's Cotillion, Freddy/Jack. Another Yuletide fic! I'm not sure where these hits are coming from, since I don't think Heyer has that big of a fandom.
7. Tolerance and Love (Apres Moi Le Deluge Descant)
, 768 hits. Merlin, Uther/Morgana. Another one where I'm not really sure where the hits are coming from, but clearly most people do not find what they're looking for, since it only has 4 kudos.
8. Five Things That Never Happened to Hisoka
, 726 hits. Yami no Matsuei, mix of gen and Tsuzuki/Hisoka. YOU GUYS I WROTE A FIVE THINGS FIC SO LONG AGO I HAD TO EXPLAIN THE CONCEPT IN MY AUTHOR'S NOTES /old-school cred
9. Thy Faithfulness in Destruction
, 645 hits. Yami no Matsuei, Muraki/Tsuzuki dubcon. I'm kind of surprised this one isn't more popular; I'd consider it the best written of my YnM fics. But I suppose it's not that surprising that people prefer fluffy first times or fun AUs. (Which sounds more cynical than I mean it to be! It's just that 'stylistic quality' is probably not most people's main factor in choosing a story.)
10. A Very Necessary Thing
, 609 hits. Swordspoint, Richard/Alec. I think the Yuletide bump is why this fic ranks over any of my other Swordspoint fics, but I am fond of it. It actually has a plot other than porn! :D
My Top Ten AO3 Fic by Kudos:
1. Psalm 133
, 138 kudos. Still not surprised by fandom.
2. Learning the Rules
, 89 kudos. Goblin Emperor, gen about Maia adjusting to life post-book. But this one is surprising! It's such a tiny fandom and such a new fic that I had no idea it was my #2 fic.
3. A Very Necessary Thing
, 57 kudos.
4. Strange Language
, 50 kudos.
5. Too Great to Ignore
, 35 kudos. Rivers of London, Peter/Nightingale H/C pining. God damn
, RoL fandom! 35 kudos for a drabble? I guess I need to write more for you.
6. Summer's Day
, 34 kudos.
, 30 kudos. Yami no Matsuei, Tsuzuki/Hisoka porn that I couldn't be bothered to write an actual scenario for. So of course it's incredibly popular.
8. Ain't Gonna Waste My Pleasures
, 28 kudos. Practically original fic about a folk song. AKA that one time I kinda had a Yuletide hit.
9. Five Things That Never Happened to Hisoka
, 26 kudos.
10. Wear This Together
, 26 kudos. Sleepy Hollow, Ichabbie pining. Apparently pining drabbles in new fandoms work out very well for me!
Almost none of these are what I would consider my "best" fics, or my favorites. A lot of them are fairly old, which I suppose is why they've had time to rack up so many hits and/or kudos. Some of them are older than A03 though, which means they'd be even higher if one could somehow add in the hitcounts of their original incarnations on LJ or the old Yuletide site. It's kind of interesting that my list for top hits has been fairly steady for a while (not that I check it that often), but the top kudos list has several new fic on it. Maybe it's just that several of my top hit fics are porn, and people are sometimes shy about giving kudos to porn (especially when it involves incest or dubcon).