In the new Shatterbox Anthology film 50/50, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain embarks on a journey to document the true history of powerful women around the world. The project began when Shlain became aware of an interesting statistic about the number of women who have been elected heads of state, which was a lot more than she thought.

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In this year of 2016, the fanfiction that became a milestone for literature, fashion and pop culture in an unprecedent manner, the legendary My Immortal, becomes 10 years old. Above is my compilation of all the main astonishingly well-written characters, as well as the variations on our most beloved mary sue’s iconic outfits.

Here are some impressive numbers on My Immortal’s original 44 chapters:

  • the main character wears a total of 23 carefully detailed outfits. her love interest, darko malfoy, comes at a far second, with 9 outfits.
  • the color ‘black/blak’ is mentioned 291 times. ‘goth / goffik / gothik’ and others appear around 101 times.
  • there are about 50 instances of crying, as well as 56 mentions of blood.
  • my chemical romance or its members are referenced 68 times. other interesting references are good charlotte (38 times), marylin manson (12 times). evanescence is mentioned 2 times as ‘evinezenz’, ‘evonezcence’ and its frontwoman, Amy Lee, 5 times, all properly capitalized.
  • ‘fuck/fucking/fucker’ is used 129 times. 
  • the word ‘prep’ and its variations are used around 78 times.

Avatar: the Last Airbender Shipping According to FanFiction (Rated M [LEMON] Edition)

All of the stories used in these analyses were rated M.  Percentages may not necessarily add up to 100% due to rounding.  The only characters examined were Aang, Katara, Sokka, Toph, Zuko, Azula, Mai, Ty Lee, Suki, and Jet.  Thus, these analyses were conducted differently from those in the individual character statistics, which include all ATLA characters.