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04 May 2019 @ 09:54 pm
HBB 2019 & Beyond  
Hello everybody!! *hugs*

Since we normally get up and running in April, I'm sure most of you have been wondering what is going on with this challenge this year. traycer_ and I have been talking, and it's with sad hearts that we have decided not to run Het Big Bang this year. We are both under a lot of stress trying to achieve degrees, and for my part, I felt I dropped the ball a lot on you guys last year while trying to unsuccessfully juggle everything, and secondarily stressing myself out further, and I simply can't manage it another year. :(


We have a couple options...

  1. We don't run the Bang this year, then revisit the possibility of going again next year, but that is iffy given we both still have a few more years to complete our degrees.

  2. We don't run it this year, but Traycer has offered the possibility of helping another mod run things in a limited capacity in future.

  3. If anyone feels up to stepping forward (with two or three partners, even!), we can hand you the keys to the kingdom, and you are free to run the Bang as you wish, whenever (this summer? Winter? Next spring? Up to you!). If anyone is willing, please comment below or PM us. :)

We love, love, love this challenge, my pals, and we did not come to this decision lightly, but at this time, Trayer and I simply can't run it anymore. We want to thank each and every one of you for making this Bang so great year after year - the way you encourage each other and find writing buddies in the side community is brilliant to see!! - and for all of your hard work making fabulous creations for this Bang to share with everyone. We could not have done it without you. <3 Whether the Bang continues or not, it has been a blast. You guys are wonderful and we love you, and we're sorry to have to come to this decision.

It has been a pleasure being your mods, and we hope this Bang can run again sometime in some form. :)


Red & Traycer

Current Mood: sadsad
Current Music: "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas
jesterlady: ATLSPcryjesterlady on May 7th, 2019 01:22 am (UTC)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING YOU GUYS HAVE DONE! Honestly, this Bang is always a treat and I love it so this is very sad, but you guys have done a tremendous job.

I would actually be interested in doing something for it mod-wise but I've never been a mod before so I'm very inexperienced and would need a lot of help so if that doesn't work out, then it doesn't work out.
Red: jack smilered_b_rackham on May 8th, 2019 05:53 am (UTC)
Thank you for this comment!! <333

No problem!! It looks like we have a few people interested, so I'll be talking to Traycer and then getting in touch with you all. :D We'll still be around if you have questions or need help, in any event!
jesterlady: HeroesPetersmoochjesterlady on May 9th, 2019 01:05 am (UTC)
Sounds good, Red! :)

backrose_17: Morganabackrose_17 on May 7th, 2019 01:53 am (UTC)
I can't imagine that this was an easy decision to make and I am thankful to both of your hard work in running this challenge. So thank you so much for all that you have done.

And while I have never run a challenge I would be willing to help out.
Red: locke orange b&wred_b_rackham on May 8th, 2019 05:54 am (UTC)
Thank you so much, darling!

It looks like we have a few people interested in taking the reins with help, so I'll be talking to Traycer, and follow up with you soon! :)
So much to write, so little attention span~luciferxdamien on May 7th, 2019 02:05 am (UTC)
I never participated in this Bang, but I was looking forward to it this year! I run the DCU Bang, so I know how much work running a Bang can be.

I'm willing to help out with running the Bang this year, especially since it seems like there are some other interested people that want to help! I'd be more than happy to lend my experience. =D
Red: ted grinred_b_rackham on May 8th, 2019 05:56 am (UTC)
Oh, that's fab!! :D Sorry it didn't work out for us to run it this year, but yes, it looks like we have several people interested in running it with some help, so I will be talking to my co-mod and then following up with everybody. Your experience will be GLADLY appreciated!! \o/
soleiltropiquessoleiltropiques on May 9th, 2019 03:53 am (UTC)
Being in the middle of attempting to complete a degree myself, I completely understand your decision!

Whatever happens, I just wanted to thank you both so much for your outstanding work last year. I personally really appreciated it and had a lot of fun. :-)

Edited at 2019-05-09 03:53 am (UTC)
Red: gi epicred_b_rackham on May 11th, 2019 04:22 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for your comment!! It really means a lot to hear that - and good luck with YOUR degree too, oh man!
soleiltropiquessoleiltropiques on May 13th, 2019 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much and best of luck to you both!! I know it's not easy. :)