havocthecat: the lady of shalott (Default)
[personal profile] havocthecat posting in [community profile] thelittlebang
It's been ages since we've done the first round of TLB. Since 2009, as a matter of fact. In the intervening two years, a whole lot of things have happened, and so we've got some changes.

First of all, [livejournal.com profile] thenewhope and [livejournal.com profile] quasiradiant have been forced to gafiate out of fandom (at least for a while, though we hope to see them back!), so we'll be running with a different mod team: [personal profile] havocthecat, [personal profile] ariestess, and [personal profile] twtd.

Also, we've gotten the Archive of Our Own, and we'll be doing fic posting in a collection there. If you don't have an account, don't worry! I've sent in a request for invitations for anyone who doesn't already have an account. It's not an exchange, so we're not doing sign-ups at the AO3, but we will do fic posting there. Art posting too, more likely than not.

Third, the format has changed. There will still be an initial phase, an editing phase, and a complement phase. This time,the initial phase of the challenge will be open for both visual and written fanworks. That means that vidders and artists will be welcome to participate and have a complementary written work posted.

Last of all, this community and [community profile] bangalittle will be mirrored here and at LiveJournal.

Eligible Fanworks Guidelines

If you choose to create in the initial phase, you must either:
1. Write one story of 15,000 words or more; or
2. Create two or more large visual fanworks to one theme (in any visual medium).

If you choose to create in the complementary phase, you must either:
1. Create one or more themed visual fanworks (in any visual medium) as a complement to an initial phase story; or
2. Write at least one story of 5,000 words or more as a complement to an initial phase visual fanwork.

I'm sorry, but podfic, meta, picspams, and recs are not eligible. The mods have looked at the possibilities and the difficulties, not to mention our individual stress levels, and have gone with the format we're most comfortable with.

Timeline

Sign-Ups: May 16 - June 6th
Sign-ups for the first phase, initial fanworks creation. Sign-ups for cheerleaders.

Initial Fanworks Creation : June 6 - September 12
Creation of initial fanworks, whether fanart, vids, or written works.

Editing, Complementary Fanworks Creation: September 13 - October 16
Claiming and creation of complementary fanworks, whether, fanart, vids, or written works.
Editing of initial fanworks.

Posting Begins: October 17
Initial and complementary fanworks to be posted. Please note: Stories will be posted at the AO3. We will create a challenge for TLB. Fanart and vids will be hosted on alternate webspace. (If the AO3 is up and running on hosting fanart, it will be hosted at the AO3 as well, but we can't promise anything, of course.)

The Incredibly Exhaustive and Completist Sign-Up Information & Rules

  • You must choose your fandom (or fandoms, as crossovers are allowed) at sign-up. Pairing, plot (where applicable), etc. are all your own choice, and can be decided when you're comfortable with it.
  • All fandoms are allowed. We encourage western media fandoms, book fandoms, anime, manga (basically, all forms of yuri are made of win and awesome), rpfs, and video game fandoms.
  • Explicit stories are welcomed. Please be sure the characters are over the age of consent for the applicable laws in your place of residence.
  • Incest is allowed. Given that it's a contentious issue, please label your fanwork clearly for those who prefer to avoid it.
  • For that matter, we would like you to either label your warnings clearly or state that you choose not to use warnings.
  • AU and uber stories are allowed, not to mention gladly encouraged.
  • Original fiction isn't eligible for this challenge. It's easier to find complements for established fandoms.
  • The fanworks created for this challenge must be about characters who are canonically women; however stories about the trans experience are welcomed in this challenge. For example, a story about Eliot Spencer of Leverage, whether trans or cis, that focuses on the female experience is not eligible for this challenge. A story about Parker of Leverage, whether trans or cis, that focuses on the female experience is eligible for this challenge.
  • Genderbender/genderfuck/genderswap stories are not eligible. Please see this post from round one regarding the issue.
  • Updates for this challenge will be posted on both LJ and DW, at [livejournal.com profile] thelittlebang/[community profile] thelittlebang and [livejournal.com profile] bangalittle/[community profile] bangalittle .
  • After sign-ups end, we will be clearing the membership of [community profile] thelittlebang and then will send invitations out for round two, as membership open only to challenge participants. Anyone is allowed to watch the comm (and should, for when fanworks go live), but posting will be moderated. [community profile] bangalittle/[livejournal.com profile] bangalittle is our comm for all members, with posting for any members. The same goes for the Dreamwidth communities.
  • Our parent collection on the AO3 is The Little Bang. We have separate subcollections for round one, which is open for anyone who wrote for round one, and a challenge for round two, which is not open yet.
  • We don't really need to say that character and pairing bashing is not cool, do we?
  • Same with various expressions of privilege and -isms. Please, let's not go there.
  • With regard to WIPs, if you have begun a story that isn't posted publicly on the internet, you may complete that, so long as you add a minimum of 15,000 additional words.
  • Writers, you must have your story betaread by at least two people before turning in the finished version. Artists, you must have your visual fanwork critiqued by at least two people before turning in the finished version.
  • We will put up a post for betas, critiquers, and creators to find each other; however, we will not be assigning betareaders and critiquers.
  • Fanworks must have a femslash relationship as their primary element. There can be non-romantic elements, but the femslash relationship should be the primary shiop. Het and boyslash (and poly variants of het and boyslash) are welcomed, but as background elements only, due to the nature of this challenge.
  • To clarify from the above, femslash written about asexual characters is also allowed in this challenge. We are aware that romantic relationships aren't always sexual in nature, and welcome stories of that nature as well.
  • The femslash can be a first time story, or an established relationship. Whatever works for you!
  • Your fanwork should not be posted publicly on the internet until it has been live with TLB for at least one month.
  • We will still be doing activities, word counts, and community building fun times.


Sign-Ups

Creators, please use the following form:
Journal Name: In case you're signing up under a different name than you're posting under.
E-Mail: An alternate way for us to contact you. Something other than @livejournal.com or @dreamwidth.org
Fandom: What fandom/fandoms you want to create in.
Format: Written or Visual Medium
Phase: Initial or Complementary



Cheerleaders, please use the following form:
Journal Name: In case you're signing up under a different name than you're posting under.
E-Mail: An alternate way for us to contact you. Something other than @livejournal.com or @dreamwidth.org
Fandom: What fandom/fandoms you want to cheerlead for.
Specific Creator: If you're signing up to cheerlead someone specifically, please let us know their journal name.



For any questions, please post them as comments to the thread labeled "Questions" in this post. Thank you!

Re: Questions

Date: 2011-05-16 09:06 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Nate Ford sitting on a bench, Sophie Devereaux resting against his lap (Default)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
I'm balking on one point here:

Your fanwork should not be posted publicly on the internet until it has been live with TLB for at least one month.

The way I post now, I post on AO3, and then put pointers to it from my journal. Is this rule precluding me from advertising a fic I write in my own journal? Or is my reading comprehension shot with the fact I've been awake too long?

And the main reason I am balking is because if I put the effort to create 15,000 words, I sure as heck want people to know it exists pretty quickly to get some kind of feedback incentive for the effort.

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Date: 2011-05-17 02:20 pm (UTC)
cypher: (hero of her time)
From: [personal profile] cypher
Do potential complementary-phase creators have to sign up during this period? In the timeline it sounds like only initial-phase creators need to sign up now, but in the signups it mentions both phases, so I want to be sure I'm not reading it wrong.

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Date: 2011-05-18 02:27 pm (UTC)
oparu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] oparu
may I sign up for both initial and complementary phases?

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Date: 2011-05-19 05:34 am (UTC)
scrollgirl: vala with her head down on the table; text: *headdesk* (sg-1 vala *headdesk*)
From: [personal profile] scrollgirl
This isn't a question so much as a... heads-up? But I was reading through the sign-up rules and got stuck on "The fanworks created for this challenge must be about characters who are canonically women". Okay, I thought to myself, Maybe this is a female-centric big bang like [community profile] ladiesbigbang. Let me check the profile page to make sure. And so I checked the profile page, which says quite clearly this is a FEMSLASH big bang. Whoops! So I go back to the rules and keep reading, and finally! Yep, the fifth from last bullet says: "Fanworks must have a femslash relationship as their primary element." Heh.

Just wanted to share my story of totally being clueless about [community profile] thelittlebang.

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Date: 2011-05-19 02:52 pm (UTC)
cypher: (eve - the greatest gift)
From: [personal profile] cypher
Another question, this one on behalf of a friend who's currently hesitant to sign up -- currently, the rules say, "Explicit stories are welcomed. Please be sure the characters are over the age of consent for the applicable laws in your place of residence."

Can the mods give us a little elaboration on how this would apply to a story about two teenage girls? A lot of animanga fandoms focus on high-school-age characters; would a story where they had a sexual relationship be rejected from this challenge?

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Date: 2011-05-19 10:36 pm (UTC)
moontyger: (Arwen reading)
From: [personal profile] moontyger
I notice the rules require you to have two betas. I have one regular beta, but really only the one.

Is there any possibility of some sort of beta matching?

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Date: 2011-05-16 07:47 pm (UTC)
birgitriddle: (Default)
From: [personal profile] birgitriddle
Journal Name: [personal profile] birgitriddle (writing journal is [personal profile] night_ink)
E-Mail: birgitriddle @ gmail.com
Fandom: Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-16 08:22 pm (UTC)
ariestess: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariestess
Journal Name: [personal profile] ariestess
E-Mail: spottyseal @ gmail.com
Fandom: Private Practice
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-16 08:25 pm (UTC)
ariestess: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ariestess
Journal Name: [personal profile] ariestess
E-Mail: spottyseal @ gmail.com
Fandom: Honestly, I can cheer for anyone, regardless of whether I know the fandom or not.
Specific Creator: n/a

Date: 2011-05-16 08:25 pm (UTC)
shatterpath: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shatterpath
Journal Name: shatterpath, both here and LJ
E-Mail: shatterpath@shatterstorm.net
Fandom: Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-16 11:34 pm (UTC)
sharpest_asp: Nyssa and Tegan from Doctor Who together in one icon (Doctor Who: Tegan and Nyssa)
From: [personal profile] sharpest_asp
Journal Name: [personal profile] sharpest_asp / [archiveofourown.org profile] merfilly
E-Mail: merfilly@gmail.com
Fandom: Doctor Who
Format: Written Medium
Phase: Initial
Edited Date: 2011-05-23 01:06 pm (UTC)

Creator Sign Up

Date: 2011-05-16 11:54 pm (UTC)
angel_negra: Wind Rangers being bad ass. (Ninja_Storm)
From: [personal profile] angel_negra
Journal Name: [personal profile] angel_negra
E-Mail: angelnegra13@gmail.com
Fandom: Power Rangers Ninja Storm/Power Rangers Mystic Force
Format: Written
Phase: Initial
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Date: 2011-05-17 02:26 am (UTC)
fitz_y: (nim hair)
From: [personal profile] fitz_y
Journal Name: [personal profile] fitz_y / [livejournal.com profile] fitz_y
E-Mail: fitz.zeee at gmail.com
Fandom: Merlin
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-17 02:41 am (UTC)
thatyourefuse: Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful, walking along a bloodtrail in the snow. ([sp] the greatest treason)
From: [personal profile] thatyourefuse
Journal Name: [personal profile] thatyourefuse
E-Mail: isabelstant@gmail.com
Fandom: Spooks
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-21 07:39 pm (UTC)
thatyourefuse: Vanessa Ives from Penny Dreadful, walking along a bloodtrail in the snow. ([hunt] good grief)
From: [personal profile] thatyourefuse
Actually, I think I'm going to have to drop out of the actual writing; I'm a bit overcommitted and I don't think the plot bunny I had for this is going to extend to minimum word-count.

However, I am available for cheerleading.

Journal Name: [personal profile] thatyourefuse
E-Mail: isabelstant@gmail.com
Fandom: Honestly, I can do pretty much anything, including fandoms I'm not in, as long as the creator doesn't mind me not being intimately familiar with canon.
Specific Creator: None at this point.

Date: 2011-05-17 12:06 pm (UTC)
twtd: (Default)
From: [personal profile] twtd
Journal Name: [personal profile] twtd
E-Mail: donaamoore [at] gmail.com
Fandom: Criminal Minds/Fringe
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-17 04:24 pm (UTC)
dagas_isa: Kanzaki Nao from Liar Game (Default)
From: [personal profile] dagas_isa
Journal Name: [personal profile] dagas_isa
E-Mail: dagasisa [at] gmail.com
Fandom: Final Fantasy XIII
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-20 04:58 pm (UTC)
dagas_isa: Kanzaki Nao from Liar Game (Default)
From: [personal profile] dagas_isa
May I change my fandom to Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon? I just got bit hard by a bunny.

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Date: 2011-05-18 02:28 pm (UTC)
oparu: (k/b talk)
From: [personal profile] oparu
Journal Name: oparu
E-Mail: opalesse@gmail.com
Fandom: Star Trek TNG/DS9/VOY
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-30 05:32 am (UTC)
ariestess: (Troi-Crusher -- from merfilly)
From: [personal profile] ariestess
Oooooers... Any pairings I might know? *g*

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Date: 2011-05-22 11:15 am (UTC)
yvi: (Stargate - Osiris looking down)
From: [personal profile] yvi
Is it okay if I sign up now so I don't forget even though I am only 90% certain on my fandom?

Journal Name: [personal profile] yvi
E-Mail: I have a seed accout, so @dreamwidth.org should always work, but alternatively: yvi.dreamwidth@googlemail.com
Fandom: Stargate SG-1
Format: Written
Phase: Initial
Edited Date: 2011-05-22 11:15 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-23 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kivitaskula
Journal Name: [personal profile] kivitaskula
E-Mail: kivitasku at zoho com
Fandoms: Bobby Blanchard Lesbian Gym Teacher, Boston Legal, Discworld (nearly all books), due South, Leverage, Lois Lenz Lesbian Secretary, Lord of the Rings, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Psych, Red Dwarf, Star Trek Reboot, Star Trek: TOS, The Aubreyad, The Devil Wears Prada, oh gosh so many more, actually. It would be easier to make a list of fandoms I can't/don't want to do (that would include: Merlin, any of the Stargates, Supernatural, any cop show, Doctor Who.) If none of these fit, ask!
Format: Art
Phase: Complementary

Date: 2011-05-23 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] kivitaskula
...to be clear, I'm signing up to illustrate a fic submitted to the challenge, so I'll write whatever fandoms is a match.

Date: 2011-05-24 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] thegeneral
Journal Name: thegeneral
E-Mail: averagemccormack [at] yahoo [dot] com
Fandom: Stick It/A Marine Story
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-24 08:38 pm (UTC)
petra: A girl kissing a woman's cheek while she smiles (Lucrezia Borgia & Giulia - Promise)
From: [personal profile] petra
Journal Name: [personal profile] petra
E-Mail: petralemaitre at gmail.com
Fandom: The Borgias / Italian History RPS
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-05-24 08:45 pm (UTC)
twtd: (Default)
From: [personal profile] twtd
I haven't been watching The Borgias (too much tv to watch already), but I'm really interested to see where you go with this.

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Date: 2011-05-30 02:39 am (UTC)
bellaedward2223: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bellaedward2223
Journal Name: bellaedward2223
E-Mail: lilysfiction23@gmail.com
Fandom: Btvs
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-06-01 02:33 am (UTC)
tani: Sakura, about to kick someone's ass (Kickass Sakura)
From: [personal profile] tani
Time to sign-up, before I completely lose my nerve.

Journal Name: [personal profile] tani
E-Mail: anbakoori at yahoo dot com
Fandom: Naruto
Format: Written
Phase: Initial

Date: 2011-06-05 04:49 pm (UTC)
damkianna: A cap of the Reverend Mother from the Dune miniseries, with accompanying text: "Space cowgirl." (Default)
From: [personal profile] damkianna
Left this until the last minute, but I just can't resist. /o\

Journal Name: [personal profile] damkianna/[archiveofourown.org profile] Damkianna.
E-Mail: damki dot apsu at gmail dot com.
Fandom: Avatar (2009).
Format: Written
Phase: Initial
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