@clarkgregg: Tough mission today. #agentsofshield @chloebennet4 @iambjbritt
I will never figure out how AO3’s word count fails to match the one in my word processor.
Word counts in different sites and word processors vary. For example, some count html symbols, while others don’t. Some count hyphenated words separately, some count them as a single word. Some count the separators between sections differently. This is true across all types of software, so you’ll see it elsewhere as well.
I’ve only posted works on AO3. I also have OCD. The misalignment in word counts hit me very badly. Unfortunately, I don’t see anything on the site that covers how hyphenated words, HTML (which did not appear in that particular piece) or anything else is structured into the word count unless I missed it.
I’m sorry the situation causes you problems. :(
To my knowledge, most sites and software don’t give any information about how they calculate word count. I only know some of the causes of variation from trial and error while working on challenges with strict word requirements.
Switching from Googledocs to Open Office to Scrivener have all caused changes in my word counts, so I know it’s a general issue. There may be third-party websites out there that offer information about how various word processors calculate, but I haven’t gone looking.
Oh, the joys of OCD and writing.
I don’t think there’s any standard for it which basically leaves it in the hands of whomever is handling the software - and then it’s never put into any of the documentation, likely because it seems to be a non-issue to most people. Just one of those things…
One of our kind Support staffers saw this conversation and went looking through the code. They dug up the part that does word counts, which was actually commented. (Omg, how much do I love our coders?) It seems like the following are true on AO3:
- Anything separated by an apostrophe is counted as one word.
- Anything separated by a hyphen is counted as one word.
- Anything separated by a double-hyphen is counted as two words and is converted to an em-dash first.
- HTML tags are not counted.
I don’t know what your word processor does, but I hope that’s helpful.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier + trivia
The toughest thing about the shield was making it believable that [Captain America] could throw this thing, have it bounce off something, then take some guy out and have it come back to him. We tried some practical stuff, where he’s throwing a rubber shield. Nothing worked until we handed it over to Chris Evans, until we said, ‘Okay, we’ve got this shield. It’s this wide, it weighs this much. What would you do? How would you throw it?’ And he came up with some really interesting ways of doing it. He had nothing in his hands, he was just miming the actions. It was basically Chris Evans’ ability to mime throwing and catching the shield that made it work.”
- Joe Johnston, director, Captain America: The First Avenger
Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier: The Art of the Movie Slipcase
yokoaka Thank you for Scanning so much.xo
I <3 Bones.
September 11, 2012. First pictures of actor Chris Hemsworth playing Thor in the film set of Thor: The Dark World filming in South East England. Chris is pictured fighting along side actress Jaimie Alexander who plays Sif. (HQ)
More Thor 2 filming (HQ)
The Hobbit Production Video #7
Stone Street Studios tour
(With a little appearance from Orlando)
via: Peter Jackson
ELIJAH SIGHTING AT 5:11 YES YES YES.
FKDJHGLJKFDGD OH MY GOD
i’m not even a big orlando fan but I JUST WANT TO HUG HIM SO BADLY RIGHT NOW
The Hobbit cast & crew
The Hobbit, Production Video #6
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