All figures are as of December 6, 2013, as of my highly-scientific copy-and-paste of the forum text...
- Total novelists posting in the topic: 77
- Total "fans" posting (did not set up a novel): 8
- Total posts in the Brigade topic: 1,202
- Occurrences of the word "rhino" in the post bodies: 148
- Post count that used to break the forums: 250
- Total words written by Brigade novelists in 2013: 2,973,180
- Approximate number of double-spaced pages @ 250 words/page: 11,900
- Average number of words per Brigade novelist: 38,613
- Median number of words per Brigade novelist: 50,062
- Most words written in 2013 by a single Brigadier: 112,140
- Number of Brigadiers that exceeded 100,000 words in 2013: 3
- Total number of winners (met or exceeded 50,000 words): 46
- Narrowest win margin, in words: 0
- Percentage of Brigade winners: 59.74%
Well done, Brigadiers!
For more than a few of us in the 'sphere, the Brigade was the gateway drug to getting into typewriters and retrotech in general, and despite the cries of "hipster!" and the usual level of mockery and disbelief that Brigadiers had to face this year, I'd say we kicked some serious rhino hindquarters. Same time next year?