Incidentally, word count = 7178, 1486 of which are for the Buffy-fic analysis, leaving 2822 words to go. Bugger. Methinks I shall have to go over the word limit.
Oh, heck, it's not like they're going to sit there and count them.
*checks footnotes and appendices out of curiosity* I have 408 words in footnotes (29 of them, so far) and 7159 in appendices (!) Though, to be fair, about 3500 of that is the fanfictions themselves.
Edit (at 16.40): Word count is now 7745, and the short fic analysis is as done as it's going to be. There's much more I can say, but not enough words if I want to say enough about the longer one and the novels (which I still haven't finished reading; I'll take it to work tonight and read it on the bus, just so I can read enough for comparison...) I would do the WiW bit now, but my room is a complete mess, as is the desk, and I simply can't cope any more. Must... tidy...