[sticky entry] Sticky: 2017 Schedule + FAQ

Mar. 21st, 2017 09:25 pm
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Schedule )

FAQ )


If you need help you can always contact a mod (reeby10 or biffelderberry) and we will do our best to make sure that you get your story/art finished.
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 Hey everyone!

It's time for our first check point! This isn't mandatory, but highly encouraged. We're just seeing how everybody's doing, if there are any concerns we need to be worried about, etc. Comments on this post are screened, so nobody else can see your comment, so feel free to vent as much as you need to. But please let us know how you're doing with that WIP. Any closer to done? Even if it's only a couple of words to assure us you're alive, please check in! :)

Next check point will be April 30th.
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There have been some requests in previous years for a post where authors can discuss the fics they're writing for the bang. So this is your chance! You can comment here to talk about your story, get feedback, entice prospective artists, exchange ideas, etc. Feel free to comment on others' posts even if you're not writing for the bang, the more the merrier. This post will remain open for the entire round, so if you decide to change your story in a few weeks or just see this post late, you're still welcome to comment. And if you want to hear more about everyone else's fics, you might want to track this post too.

This is totally optional, but if you'd like to post about your fic, we'd like to listen!

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 The sign up period for authors has come to an end! We had 180 people sign up, which is about the same as last year. If you signed up and haven't received a confirmation email, please email us at wipbigbang@gmail.com with your username so we can confirm your sign up. As per requests last year, a post will go up in the next few days where you can discuss your fic if you'd like some community support/involvement/etc. I'm so excited to see the awesome fics you all finish this round :)

We still need artists though! The artist interest form will remain open until May 14th. If you know any artists who might like to create art for the bang, please point them our way!
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This is your reminder that author sign ups close today, April 7th, at 11:59pm CST. If you haven't signed up yet, you still have a little time, so get to it! The artist interest form will remain open until May 14th.
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This is your reminder that author sign ups close tomorrow, April 7th, at 11:59pm CST. If you haven't signed up yet, you still have time, so get to it! And there's still time to spread the word and get all of your friends and fandom buddies to join you too. The more the merrier and more WIPs that will finally be finished! The artist interest form will remain open until May 14th.
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Hey everyone,

We're having some issues the autoresponder we use to generate confirmation emails. We know that a few of them aren't going through but we have no way to tell which ones aren't. So if you haven't received your confirmation email and it's been 24 hours since your sign up, please shoot us an email at WIPBigBang@gmail.com. If you could also include the username you signed up with it will greatly help us find and resend your confirmation.

Thanks!
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Welcome to the fourth annual WIP Big Bang! If you're interested in signing up, make sure you have first read all our FAQs. There are a couple of changes this year, so please give it (and this post) at least a skim even if you’re a returning participant.

Sign ups will be through one of the google forms listed below. If you are planning to do multiple fics, please fill out a separate form for each one just to help us keep organized. This year we are doing something a little different with artist sign ups (so we’d love to hear from you about if you like/don’t like this!). Instead of a sign up for artists, we are doing an “artist interest form.” The way this works is that artists interested in possibly doing art for the bang will fill out the form and we will contact them with art claims details a day or two before the post goes up. That means artist are not technically signed up for the bang until they’ve claimed a fic for art. We’re hoping this will help get fics claimed more quickly, as well as prevent those who are a little hesitant from not filling out the form in fear that they’re going to lock themselves into something.

The only required sections are username, platform, and email, but please fill out as much of the form as you can. It will really help us to keep track of everything. You can contact a mod later if you change your mind on the details of your story, or if you put a few options on the sign up you can narrow it down later. After you sign up, you should receive a confirmation email to the email you put on the form. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours, please email a mod at wipbigbang@gmail.com.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!




Click Here For Author Sign Up Form Signs ups are closed, thank you!
Click Here For Artist Interest Form




Author sign ups will close on Friday, April 7, 2017. Artist interest sign ups will close on May 14th, 2017. All times are 11:59 CST. If you have any questions about sign ups, please feel free to leave a comment here.
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If you’d like to promo the comm, here’s how to do it! Just copy the text in the textarea to put it on your journal, reblog the post on tumblr, retweet on twitter, or post a banner anywhere else you’d like. If you’d like to make more promo banners for us to use, just let us know!





Join us at wipbigbang Sign up March 24-April 7 and Finish Your Sh**! This is a Big Bang with one goal in mind: to clean out your drafts folder. These are stories that were unfinished for whatever reason, that authors returned to and completed, and the art that goes with them! All fandoms welcome!





Thanks to [personal profile] knowmefirst for making this banner!

 



Join us at wipbigbang Sign up March 24-April 7 and Finish Your Sh**! This is a Big Bang with one goal in mind: to clean out your drafts folder. These are stories that were unfinished for whatever reason, that authors returned to and completed, and the art that goes with them! All fandoms welcome!


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Finally the results from last year's feedback survey! I've compiled all* of the results and you can find them under the cut. Thank you again to everyone for participating and I hope to see you all in the next round :)

We had 42 total responses to the survey.

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Notes

  • 2017 bang dates and the promo post should be up in the next couple of days. If you'd like to make new banners for this round, please send me a PM or email.

  • New art guidelines/minimums will likely be included in the upcoming FAQ update. If you have vid experience and wouldnn't mind answering a few additional questions, please send me a PM or email.

  • If you're interested in joining us as a mod this year, please send me a PM or email asap. I'm especially looking for someone who would be willing to run word wars and/or whine bars.

*I have not included all of the results in this post bc I figured most ppl would not interested, but if you are (or just want to see full-size charts), leave your email and I'll be happy to email you a copy!
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Here is the promised feedback survey! Quite a bit later than I intended, my apologies...

There are about 20 questions (only 4 are required) about everything from whether you did fic or art to if we should have art minimums. I'm not sure how long it will take to complete (my guess is less than 10 minutes), but I would really, really appreciate it if you could all complete the whole thing. Even if you had to drop out or didn't end up posting, I'd like to hear from you. It's very important to me to see how things went this year and how things can be improved in the future.

All answers will remain anonymous, though I will put together some stats if anyone is interested in seeing that. If you have any other concerns that aren't addressed in the survey, feel free to ask them here. There is also an option at the end for any comments, questions, suggestions, etc. and if you leave your email or username there I will reply to you privately. The survey will close on December 31.

Click here to take the survey.

Thank you! :)
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WIP Big Bang 2016 is over!



Congratulations to everyone!! We had a lot of great fic and great art posted and it's time to celebrate! I'm so so proud of all of you and I hope you're all proud of yourselves as well. You did something great by completing your stories and I'm really glad you all participated. I'm really impressed by all the fantastic fics and beautiful art that was produced. If you haven't had a chance to check everyone else's posts and leave comments, please do!



I had a great time modding and I hope you all had a good time too. There will be a survey up soonish so you can tell me how you thought it went and if you think any changes need to be made for the next round. As per the poll a while back, I will be starting a banned list, but that won't take effect until next year.

For now, it's time to cheer and squee and post the most excited/congratulatory gifs you can find! Have some wine and cheese and flail, shout, and have fun! You deserve a break after all your hard work :)



I hope to see you all again next year!
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Art Title: Art for Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
Artist: loracine
Fandom: X-Files RPF
Warnings: none

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 Story Title: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Fandom: The X-Files RPF
Link: AO3
Summary: Just when Dr. David Duchovny thinks his blind date can't get any worse, his insipid dinner companion pulls out a gun. On the brink of a scientific breakthrough, Dr. Duchovny had knowledge that dangerous men would kill to possess. His only protection is Gillian Anderson, an agent with Tactical Executive Security. He desperately needed to trust someone, and Agent Anderson was it. But David senses that Gillian is keeping more secrets than she's revealing. With his life in chaos, can he trust the secret agent? 
Warnings: none
Characters: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Pairings: David Duchovny/Gillian Anderson
When I Started: This fic was originally begun in February 2013 for the first round of [community profile] unconventionalcourtship. The idea was to select your summary from an existing Harlequin Romance novel, tailor it as needed to suit your characters, and go write! I signed up with two goals in mind: I wanted to stretch myself as a writer and I wanted to write the first true AU for The X-Files RPF fandom. My summary is a mash-up of two different Harlequin romances. My friend tree requested that the prompt be gender-swapped, which I was happy to do.
How I Lost My Shit: I just got stuck. I actually signed up to write this same prompt during three different rounds of Unconventional Courtship. (Those mods are saints. They even let me post the first four, completed chapters as a WIP last year.) As it turns out, I'm pretty good at inventing interesting plots and characters, but I'm terrible at romance. This presented a problem since I was working on a thriller/romance. 
How I Finished My Shit: Chapter Five, the one I got stuck on last year, was supposed to have an explicit sex scene. (I did read a few thriller/romances before I got started which is how I discovered that even thriller/romances have many such scenes. Yikes.) Spoiler alert: After eight drafts, I finally took the story in a different direction. That's how a fic with the working title of "Under Fire," ended up as "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered." 

Which leads us to wipbigbang. Predictably, I got stuck again. Writing is hard! Real life sucks! But then the amazing and talented Loracine made an adorable bookcover for the fic. I didn't want to let her down. I didn't want to let my beta/cheerleaders down--again. So I asked for an extension and kept plugging away at it. There are five brand new chapters going up today on AO3 just as fast as I can get them formatted for posting.
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Posting for knowmefirst

Art Title:
Feeling Strangely Fine
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Warnings: N/A
Link: A03
Bragging Rights: I been meaning to do art for one of the many scandalbaby fics, and I was so happy to be able to do it for this one. It was such a lovely romantic fic and I hope that one day she does a sequel to it.



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 Art Title:R.E.P.
Fandom:Teenwolf
Warnings:NSFW. Nudity, adult situations
Link:R.E.P.
Bragging Rights:My first vid! Even though my author sadly had to drop out, I have been wanting to try vidding and thought I could manage a 30 sec trailer, so I did this as part of the art for her story. She encouraged me to go ahead and post and I honestly had so much fun with this that I thought, okay.
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 Posting for welsh_woman1988

Story Title
: By The Grace I Found In Thee
Fandom: Teen Wolf
Link(s): 
AO3
Summary: A battle hardened and mistrusting Templar has his faith returned when a caravan arrives carrying a young Friar who is struggling with his own sense of belief.
Warnings Violence, Period Typical Racism, Period Typical Homophobia, Homophobia Slurs, Religious Homophobia, Suicidal Thoughts
Characters: Derek Hale, Stiles Stilinski, Scott McCall, Alan Deaton, Vernon Boyd, Erica Reyes, Isaac Lahey, Aiden, Danny Mahealani, Papa Stilinski, Claudia Stilinski (mentioned), Talia Hale (mentioned), Laura Hale (mentioned), Cora Hale (mentioned)
Pairings: Derek Hale/Stiles Stilinski, Background Vernon Boyd/Erica Reyes
When I Started: Waaaaaaaaaaaay back on November 15th, 2013 after saucefactory on tumblr 
made a post talking about how this would be a great idea.
How I Lost My Shit: While writing, I realized that this was way too big a project for me to take on at the time; I was still trying to figure out who I was as a writer and I spent most of my time comparing my writing to everyone else's. I psyched myself out of writing more barely two chapters in, and just let it sit as I worked on other things and only added bits and pieces whenever my other writing wasn't cooperating.
How I Finished My Shit: This Big Bang, actually. It made me dig through all my old stuff and see which one I wanted to dust off and finish. I gave By The Grace a few more words and was claimed by an awesome artist, which gave me another boost to get this done. Alobear's art, having my Beta memprime cheering me on and the WIP Big Bang people be gracious enough to give me a few extra days because I didn't have my shit together is the main reason this story is even seeing the light of day!
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 Story Title: Speak For The Dead
Fandom: Sherlock
Link(s): AO3
Summary: Molly gets a letter from a solicitor that she’s the sole beneficiary of the estate of a Miss Venecia Williamson, supposedly a great-aunt she’s never heard of. She inherits an estate on the outskirts of London, a large sum of money, a rather eclectic household and, rather unfortunately, a gift: the ability to speak to the dead. And even more unfortunately, there are people who would rather she didn’t put that gift to good use.
Warnings 
Characters: Molly Hooper, Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Mary Watson, John Watson, OMC & OFCs
Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/Molly Hooper, John Watson/Mary Watson, mentions of pairings among original characters
When I Started: October 5th, 2015
How I Lost My Shit: This was started for the Spook Me Ficathon’s 2015 round, of which I was a tad overambitious. I had attempted to finish it soon afterward, but real life just got to be too much.
How I Finished My Shit I almost didn’t. I worked on this story all the way up to the rough draft deadline, and then at the beginning of July scrapped almost everything I had written because honestly? It sucked. It just wasn’t what I wanted when I showed it to a friend of mine who had thoroughly enjoyed the previously posted five chapters. But I had an artist who had gotten excited and I didn’t want to disappoint so I worked really hard on, keeping in mind they were making a fanmix, and what we’d talked about the vibe of it was, and kept to that and came up with something I thought would work and honestly, I’m much happier with this second attempt than I was the first. I think the first attempt under my heavier pain pills was just not as good as the second attempt when I was thinking more clearly. It was much less gothic doom and gloom.
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 Art title: In Abeyance
Author: reeby10
Fandom: Supernatural
Warnings: None.
Bragging Rights: Wow, ok. This could have gone so wrong because I thought I still had time to finish the art. Fortunately, my muse decided that it was the right time to wake up. I can now show you the art I made for Reeby10's fic! I hope you enjoy it! :)
Links: LJ | AO3
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 Story Title: In Abeyance
Fandom: Supernatural
Link(s): on AO3
Summary: Dean takes the move to a new town as a chance to start something new. That means beginning college, becoming best friends with a guy from the largest and weirdest family ever imagined, and getting a crush on the local diner cook. Unfortunately, misunderstandings and one-sided feelings threaten to ruin everything.
Warnings AU, one-sided attraction, dysfunctional families
Characters: Dean, Sam, Adam, John, Castiel, Gabriel, Balthazar, Bobby, Victor Henriksen
Pairings: Benny/Dean, Castiel/Dean (one-sided), Gabriel/Sam (side)
When I Started: I first came up with the idea in January 2015 and it slowly started morphing into a (massive) series of interrelated fics with the help of biffelderberry.
How I Lost My Shit: Basically we made it our goal to fit every SPN character we could think of into a modern AU about family dysfunction. Which required a LOT of planning, which turned into not a lot of actual writing... I tried to write this story, one of the main ones in the series from Dean's POV, for NaNo in November, but I only got a little less than 5k done bc life. And then life continued to kick my ass, so it all just fizzled out.
How I Finished My Shit: We'd estimated that the total series would come out somewhere around 200k, but we had a friend who didn't think we'd be able to finish ever one fic of it. So basically I just really wanted to prove her wrong lol And I figured since I was modding I should probably get my ass in gear and finish. Plus, the promise of some lovely art by manuushuu was a great incentive.

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