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01 October 2018 @ 04:44 pm

IT'S DEBUT DAY! \o/ Though I am still waiting on a few outstanding items from a couple people, I decided to go ahead and reveal the collection so we can start celebrating the hard work everybody did for this Bang. A HUGE thank you to the artists and authors who created amazing works! A massive thank you to inabsentialuci and gwenhwyfar1984 for running the help communities during this bang. CONGRATS TO THE FINISHERS!!


Go check out the collection of goodies - leave your fellow authors and artists feedback!

We will be posting a full masterlist soon, and shortly after that, our Random Stories of the Day will start up. Thanks for participating, guys! :D
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26 September 2018 @ 02:41 pm
IT'S DEADLINE DAY!!


Art and Fics Due - September 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) PST (here is a timezone converter.)

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We can't wait to see what you all have created and can't wait to share it with everyone! IMPORTANT NOTE: I will be sending out emails to our artists who were willing to pinch hit art, as we have one outstanding art claim, and we may delay Debut Day if it is not picked up. (There may also be a slight delay because the mods are sick and in school, but we are doing our best not to let that happen!)

POSTING: In case you need a hand with posting or last minute questions, check under the cut for a rundown on how to post your final works to the 2018 Collection.
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Can I post it to my journal a few days early to show my friends?

No. The first time you show your fic for this big bang must be on Debut Day, on this comm. Mods will handle the revealing details. There will be more posts on that to come. Once the Big Bang collection goes live on Oct 1, feel free to post your stuff wherever.

Also, please remember that extensions for final fic and art submissions will not be granted. Please make sure your stories and art are submitted no later than September 26th. If you absolutely cannot make it, contact a mod immediately - either via email at thehetbigbang [at] gmail.com, or on the Page-A-Mod post, or PM red_b_rackham or traycer_.

Lastly, remember if you need some to cry, scream, flail, yell triumphantly, encourage, cheerlead, etc, don't hesitate to check out the support comm and throw up some posts for each other!

YOU'RE ALMOST THERE!!
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Current Mood: sicksick
Current Music: "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas
 
 
12 September 2018 @ 09:33 am
We are almost there! Now don't panic if you think you may not get your story done in time, because you will. You got this!! Come tell us where you are in the story and let us help cheer you on to the finish line. On the flip side, let us know if you've completed your story so that we can heap congratulations upon you. Either way, we are all here for you!

You can either copy and paste the questions below and answer them in a comment (all questions or just some!), or simply leave a comment telling us how things are going. (Reminder that this check in is encouraged but not required.) Feel free to reply to your fellow creators and offer them some cheerleading! ;)

What fandom/pairing are you working on?
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang?
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc)
How many words?
I am feeling…
Anything else:


As always, check out the help comms on LJ (here) or on DW (here) where all kinds of writing-related events are going on where you can share snippets, brainstorm, flail, block write together, and more.
 
 
03 September 2018 @ 05:57 pm
Guys, we have just ONE beautiful story in need of a wonderful artist!! Please spread the word and GO CLAIM IT!

CLAIMS HERE
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31 August 2018 @ 04:06 pm
We still have FIVE wonderful fics that need artists!! Claims are now open for Round 2 - meaning if you have already claimed one, you may now claim seconds or thirds. If you have not claimed one, go get one!!

CLAIMS HERE
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Current Mood: productive
Current Music: "Farmhouse" by Danny Elfman
 
 
 
22 August 2018 @ 07:01 am


To claim a story you want to do art for, please drop a comment below with:

FIRST CHOICE – Story Number: #
SECOND CHOICE – Story Number: #
Email Address:

Remember: first come, first serve!!

Sign ups for artists as well as this claim post will remain open until all fanfics get claimed! Since this has become a fairly small Bang, reminder that Debut Day will be delayed until every fic has been claimed. So, get all your friends out to come take on some art!

After you have claimed your story, you will receive an email from the mods with your writer's name & info, and the snippets they provided (it may not be immediate, but it should be within 24-48 hours). Authors: you will receive an email with your artist’s information once your fic has been claimed. Artists and authors are not required to chat, but it’s highly encouraged that you work with each other in whatever manner works for both of you. :)

What are the requirements for art?
You can make whatever kind of art you feel like, in whichever medium. Drawing, painting, digital, manips, vids, fanmix, fabric, mixed media, anything you can think of. We just ask that you put some time and genuine effort into it, as our authors have put major effort into their story. You are required to make a minimum of ONE piece of art for the story you claim. MORE IS BETTER. We love more! We want more! But, based on feedback from prior year’s artists, we only have a requirement of one piece of artwork.

Make it nice, put some serious effort into it! :)

(more questions about Art and Claims and stuff? FAQs here or if you need to ask a specific question or see something wrong with this preview, contact the mods on the Page-A-Mod page or shoot traycer_ or red_b_rackham a PM.)

How many can I claim?
For the first round of claims, please only choose ONE story to do. We will shortly open it up to a second round, where you may claim a second and third fic if you so wish. If you’re ambitious and want to do more than three, that’s doable BUT you must complete what you claim. Trying to find back-up artists is a nightmare - please don’t make us do it. ;) And a reminder that no extensions will be granted.

Artists, if you have the time, please consider also signing up to be a pinch hit artist in the event someone has to drop out last minute, and please spread the word so we can have all our hard working authors claimed by hard working artists!!

Want to get in on this art action but forgot to sign up? No problem!! The Artist Interest sign-ups are here and will be open until every fic has been claimed.

Schedule:

Arist Preview - August 20th to 22nd
Artist Claiming of Big Bang Stories Begins - August 22nd
Art and Fics Due - September 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) EST (here is a timezone converter)
Debut Date (DD) - October 1st


SUMMARIES FOR THE CLAIMING ARE UNDER THE CUT!!

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20 August 2018 @ 09:00 am


This year, we’re trying something new with the art claims!! The summaries will go up for VIEWING ONLY for 2 DAYS – that is, from 9:00 AM (EST) Monday, August 20th to 9:00 AM (EST) Wednesday, August 22, upon which Claims will begin in a SEPARATE entry. This is so that you can get an idea of what is available, and think about what you’d like to claim. (Comments on this entry will be disabled.)

If you have questions about the art claiming process, try our FAQs here or if you need to ask a specific question or see something wrong with this preview, contact the mods on the Page-A-Mod page or shoot traycer_ or red_b_rackham a PM.

See something you’d like to art but forgot to sign up? No problem!! The Artist Interest sign-ups are here and will be open until every fic has been claimed.

Schedule:

Arist Preview - August 20th to 22nd
Artist Claiming of Big Bang Stories Begins - August 22nd
Art and Fics Due - September 26th, 11:59 PM (Midnight) EST (here is a timezone converter)
Debut Date (DD) - October 1st


CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW UNDER THE CUT!

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Current Music: watching "Leverage"
 
 
15 August 2018 @ 08:47 am
Okay, it's time for us to make the final commitment! All writers must participate in this check-in, or they will be assumed to have dropped out of the challenge. This poll will remain open until 11:50 p.m. August 18th. There are two mandatory parts for a Big Bang Participant (poll and email), and only one mandatory part for a Little Bang Participant (poll).

PART ONE:

Poll #2084152 WRITERS ONLY - MANDATORY CHECK IN
This poll is closed.

I signed up to write ...

One story (Answer Questions 1-7 only)
21(95.5%)
Two stories (Answer All Questions)
1(4.5%)

For the FIRST (and, possibly, only) story I am writing, I am now officially doing

A Big Bang
11(52.4%)
A Little Bang
10(47.6%)

I am officially dropping out of this challenge, if I click the following button

I AM DROPPED OUT. (No need to continue the poll for the rest of the answers)
4(100.0%)

If I am a Big Bang participant ...

I am going to or have already sent the mods a check-in email (see below for details)
11(100.0%)

I am writing (Use exact following format): Fandom: Main Ship Pairing(s). (Write the Female name first/Male name second, and both first and last names included, if you know them)

For the FIRST (and, possibly, only) story I have written

NOTHING, DEAR GOD, HELP ME
1(5.6%)
0.1K-5K
7(38.9%)
6K-10K
2(11.1%)
11K-15K (Passed Little Bang Limit)
2(11.1%)
16-20K
1(5.6%)
21K-25K
3(16.7%)
26K-35K (Passed Big Bang Limit!)
0(0.0%)
36K-45K
0(0.0%)
45K+
2(11.1%)

I am ...

just at the beginning of the story
8(47.1%)
about halfway done
7(41.2%)
approaching the end
0(0.0%)
DONE!!
2(11.8%)

For the SECOND story I am writing, I am now officially doing

A Big Bang
1(50.0%)
A Little Bang
1(50.0%)

I am officially dropping out of this story, if I click the following button

I AM DROPPED OUT. (No need to continue the poll for the rest of the answers)
0(0.0%)

If I am a Big Bang participant ...

I am going to or have already sent the mods a check-in email (see below for details)
2(100.0%)

I am writing (Use exact following format): Fandom: Main Ship Pairing(s). (Write the Female name first/Male name second, and both first and last names included, if you know them)

For the SECOND story, I have written

NOTHING. DEAR GOD, HELP ME.
0(0.0%)
0.1K-5K
1(100.0%)
6K-10K
0(0.0%)
11K-15K (Passed Little Bang Limit)
0(0.0%)
16K-20K
0(0.0%)
21K-25K
0(0.0%)
26K-35K (Passed Big Bang Limit!)
0(0.0%)
36K-45K
0(0.0%)
45K+
0(0.0%)

I am ...

just at the beginning of the story
1(100.0%)
about halfway done
0(0.0%)
approaching the end
0(0.0%)
DONE!!
0(0.0%)



There is no minimum word count that you need at this point, for either the Big Bang or the Little Bang. After today, you cannot change: your selection of participating in the Big Bang or Little Bang (or both, if you're writing two stories), the fandom, or the pairing. That's locked in!

PART TWO:

An email for Big Bang Writers. If you are attempting a fic greater than 20k, you can choose the Big Bang option and receive an artist who will create artwork for your story. You will therefore need to email the mods at thehetbigbang[at]gmail dot com with THREE different snippets of your work, 500-1000 words each, so that your artist may have something to work off of and inspire. Send a separate email for each big bang that you want to submit.

The email format will be:

SUBJECT LINE: [Your LJ Name: Big Bang Check In.]

Author Name: LJ name and AO3 Name
Story Name: If undecided or only tentative, please state that.
Fandom/Pairing: List the main one, and any minor pairings if you so please
Summary to be provided to the Artist: Yes, this bit is mandatory. It's fine if it's rough, but please give your artists an idea of what the story is about because claims will be done off this. Maximum 50 words.
Current Word Count and Expected Final Word Count:

Then supply your three snippets. 500-1000 words each, in the body of your email and NOT as a separate word document. You may leave any author's notes or any explanations you want, and you must also leave an email address or a way for your artist to contact you directly. Artist are not obliged to work directly with the author on their artwork, but most usually like author input or feedback of some kind. This entire email that you send to the mods will be directly forwarded to your artist, so it's important to include your email address in with your snippets.

You will receive a confirmation email within a couple days to let you know that we've received you snippets.


To Big Bang or Little Bang: Big Bang stories are under some form of obligation to finish because an artist has signed up to do work for it; so try to complete? Pretty, pretty please? If you don't, we understand, but keep in mind that your artist did all that work. If you decide to drop out at any point, contact BOTH a Mod and your artist immediately and tell them so. But try to complete! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!

And just as a reminder, extensions for final fic submissions will not be granted. Please make sure your stories are submitted no later than September 26th.

If you're intimidated by the idea of having an artist or anyone else rely on you completing this venture, there is always the less demanding option: the little big bang. It only has a minimum word count of 10k. No maximum word count. And there is no artists for it, unless you get someone on your own or you create your own artwork for it (either is totally fine). I basically put in this little bang option for those that want to participate, but don't want to be obliged to anyone else to finish. It's completely low-key and non-intimidating! (I hope.)

Artists: will claim stories on August 20th on a post that goes up on this comm. Artist will claim stories on a first come, first serve basis. They are required to make one piece of artwork for each big bang story they claim. The claims posts will display the story title, the fandom/pairings, and summary. We will provide artists with the author name only after they have claimed the story, and we will email the artist the snippets/relevant information as soon as we can. From there, artist can contact authors to find out more about their interests. We would like to encourage artists to be in contact with authors and to share and collaborate, but ONLY in fun. Artists are under no obligation to work directly with the author. Ultimately, what artists create for their artwork is their creation, just like how artists cannot dictate what the author writes for their fanfiction. But we all want everyone to be happy with what they get and what they create, so I hope this remains a happy, fun, friendly experience.

Also, if a writer eventually does not complete his/her Big Bang story by the due date, but the artists has completed their artwork, go ahead and submit it and I'll showcase the artwork on AO3 anyway. Artist deserve recognition for their hard work!
 
 
01 August 2018 @ 09:05 am

Check in tiiiime! How are things going, guys? On track? Off the rails? Smooth sailing? Panic mode? Let us know!

You can either copy and paste the questions below and answer them in a comment (all questions or just some!), or simply leave a comment telling us how things are going. (Reminder that this check in is encouraged but not required.) Feel free to reply to your fellow creators and offer them some cheerleading! ;)

What fandom/pairing are you working on?
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang?
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc)
How many words?
I am feeling…
Anything else:

As always, check out the help comms on LJ (here) or on DW (here) where all kinds of writing-related events are going on where you can share snippets, brainstorm, flail, block write together, and more.

Also, if you're looking for extra motivation and writing pals, check out the new writing community, hosted by fellow Bang author hunter_king_91, called Writing Frenzy !! :D

 
 
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Current Music: "Planet Sakaar" by Mark Mothersbaugh
 
 
18 July 2018 @ 09:23 am
How's it going with your stories? Are you on track with your goals? A little behind? A LOT behind? Leave a comment and let us know!

You can either copy and paste the questions below and answer them in a comment (all questions or just some!), or simply leave a comment telling us how things are going. (Reminder that this check in is encouraged but not required.) Feel free to reply to your fellow creators and offer them some cheerleading! ;)

What fandom/pairing are you working on?
Are you going for a Big or Little Bang?
How far are you into the story? (Beginning, middle, end, etc)
How many words?
I am feeling…
Anything else:


As always, check out the help comms on LJ (here) or on DW (here) where all kinds of writing-related events are going on where you can share snippets, brainstorm, flail, block write together, and more.