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# [[Sherlock Holmes/John Watson]]
 
# [[Sherlock Holmes/John Watson]]
 
# [[Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski]]
 
# [[Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski]]
# Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson
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# [[Real Person Fiction|Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson]]
 
# [[Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester]]
 
# [[Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester]]
 
# [[Merlin/Arthur Pendragon]]
 
# [[Merlin/Arthur Pendragon]]

Revision as of 08:00, 18 April 2016

An Archive of Our Own, commonly abbreviated AO3, is a popular fanfiction website known for the prevalence of slash and femslash fanfiction in its archives. It hosts over 1 million works tagged as m/m slash[1] and over 150,000 works tagged as femslash[2].

As of July 7, 2015, the 10 most popular ships tagged in the archive were all m/m slash[3]:

  1. Castiel/Dean Winchester
  2. Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
  3. Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski
  4. Harry Styles/Louis Tomlinson
  5. Dean Winchester/Sam Winchester
  6. Merlin/Arthur Pendragon
  7. Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes
  8. Steve Rogers/Tony Stark
  9. Harry Potter/Draco Malfoy
  10. Blaine Anderson/Kurt Hummel

Of these pairings, the only canon relationship is Blaine/Kurt. The top 100 most popular ships include 65 M/M pairings, 25 F/M, 4 F/F, 4 Gen, and 2 Other[4].

References

  1. http://archiveofourown.org/tags/M*s*M/works
  2. http://archiveofourown.org/tags/F*s*F/works
  3. http://centrumlumina.tumblr.com/post/123467319174/summer-is-here-again-so-its-time-for-the-2015
  4. http://centrumlumina.tumblr.com/post/123467319174/summer-is-here-again-so-its-time-for-the-2015