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Meckerziege: dirty thoughtsgelbes_gilatier on June 3rd, 2018 11:11 am (UTC)
I have a question about the sign-up rules for authors (I know, I know, the answers are actually in the rules, I just would like some clarification): I'm considering signing up with the story I wrote for last year and couldn't finish before the deadline. This is, as I understood it right, allowed in principle, but only if the unfinished story has less than 10k or words, right?
Red: addison glassesred_b_rackham on June 4th, 2018 05:39 am (UTC)
Yes indeed. :) Is it largely over 10k or only slightly over, and is it entirely unpublished? Are wanting to do Little or Big Bang? (There may be some wiggle room here so you can use what you have instead of starting fresh).
Meckerziege: Briennegelbes_gilatier on June 4th, 2018 09:10 pm (UTC)
It's slightly over 29k, so I guess that's too big for an exception? :S As for being unpublished: I'm not sure, actually. I think I had small parts of it published either here or at het_banghelp, but I'm really not sure.

It's OK if there's no exception possible, rules are still rules. Just thought I had to ask ;)
Red: izzie elevatorred_b_rackham on June 5th, 2018 10:00 pm (UTC)
Hmm, ya, in that case, I'd say no.

Unless: will the finished product be 20k PLUS the 29k you've already written, for a total of 49/50k of words? Because to me, that would still be fulfilling the challenge of writing a 20k+ HBB fic in the time alotted.

(And putting up snippets in this comm or the help comm doesn't count as "published", so that's totally fine - I meant like, are there chapters up on AO3 or Lj or something already.)

If not, then ya, I'm sorry but you'll have to start something fresh for the challenge! :)
Gwenhwyfar: Het Big Banggwenhwyfar1984 on June 22nd, 2018 03:59 am (UTC)
If I have decided to write something completely different from what I signed up for, do I edit the post? Message a mod? Or just wait until the August checkpoint and change report the change then?
Red: addison glassesred_b_rackham on June 24th, 2018 07:16 pm (UTC)
No, that's totally fine. :)

The sign up post is to confirm you are participating, and give us an idea of what you'll be writing, but you are free to change what you are writing (pairing or size or fandom) as many times as you want up until the Mandatory Check in - at that point, you will have to confirm one thing, period.

Up till then, though, you can change your mind without having to confirm anything anywhere. :)
Ruler of the Planet Omicron Persei VIIIinabsentialuci on August 20th, 2018 04:48 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry, but I'm going to have to drop out as an artist. I've been really sick, which is why I wasn't able to finish my fic, and I was hopeful to be able to do some art, but unfortunately there's no sign of me getting better any time soon.
Red: gi epicred_b_rackham on August 21st, 2018 04:41 pm (UTC)
Aw, I'm so sorry to hear that - that is awful, my friend. Take care of yourself, and we'll see you next year. <3
pushkin666: GEN - Nevermore Crowpushkin666 on August 21st, 2018 07:03 am (UTC)

I dont know if Kat_lair was able to get in touch with you but shes currently in Tanzania and wont be able to claim as an artist. She asked if I could claim for her
Red: katnissred_b_rackham on August 21st, 2018 04:43 pm (UTC)
Hello!! Yes, we chatted over in the DW mirror community about the situation, and having a proxy claim for her. :) The previews are up right now, and claims will officially open tomorrow at 9 AM (EST).
sandy79sandy79 on August 21st, 2018 06:12 pm (UTC)
Art Previews
Just out of curiosity: Are these all the stories? Cause in the official authors list, there were around 30 stories for the Big Bang alone. Did so many drop out? Which, I think, is sad, cause now, there's not one story that might interest me so much to do art for.
Redred_b_rackham on August 22nd, 2018 04:15 am (UTC)
Re: Art Previews
Yes, sadly. :(

We had 50 initial sign-ups (13 Little Bangs and a whopping 37 Big Bangs). As of the Mandatory Check In, we had 12 official drop outs, and 13 simply didn't complete the poll (which, once the check-in deadline has passed, we label as dropped out since that means we haven't heard from them since initial sign-ups). Of the remaining 25 stories, several changed from Big Bangs to Little, leaving us with 11 Big Bangs up for arting.

We totally understand stuff and life happens which results in dropping out or changing from Big to Little (maybe the story just doesn't go as planned, life crisis, etc), but each year the pool seems to be getting smaller and smaller, and the drop out rate higher and higher. We can't figure out what to do, and how to help people stay in it. It's super exciting to see so many people sign up but then it's super disheartening to see so many drop out, even when it can be totally understandable as to why.

That all being said, I always thoroughly appreciate all the hard work of the people still in the Bang, and who finish, the artists, and especially the Big Bangers who are hard at work accomplishing so much in the challenge's time frame. :D

As for art: if you're at all able to work with someone, even if it's a fandom you're not very familiar with, that would be amazing. Our remaining hard working authors oughta get some love for hanging in there. :)
kat: hpgensnax0 on September 25th, 2018 11:39 am (UTC)
Hi! I’m so sorry to do this, especially so last minute, but I need to drop out. I’m a little bang participant, so I don’t think I’m letting anyone but myself down, but rl these past few weeks has been a disaster and all I time I had scheduled for finishing my fic just seemed to disappear. I was hoping I could pull through, but evidently not.

Thank you for all the hard work you’ve put into modding the fest, though! Hopefully I can try again next year.
Redred_b_rackham on September 26th, 2018 08:27 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that, but we understand. Thanks for letting us know - we'll take you off the list. :)
Lady SugarQuillladysugarquill on September 25th, 2018 04:49 pm (UTC)
Hi! I'm an artist, and I'm not sure how should I post. Straight to ao3 myself? or should I send the art to the author to be added in the chapter in question?
Red: locke orange b&wred_b_rackham on September 26th, 2018 08:28 pm (UTC)
You can do both! We'd like you to post the art as it's own entry to AO3 regardless, but it's up to you and your author if they want to include it within the story. :)