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Snippets are due in 1 hour!

Stories don't have to be finished by then, but we do need your snippets or you won't receive art. Here is how to submit them. Please get in touch by then, we are still missing snippets from a lot of you. I still have several waiting in my inbox, but I will try to have all confirmation emails sent by Monday night. So if you don't receive a confirmation by then, please let us know.

Go, go go!!!!
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Stories don't have to be finished by then, but we do need your snippets or you won't receive art. Here is how to submit them. Please get in touch by then. We are still missing snippets from a lot of you.

Let's do this!!
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Snippets are due in approximately 36 hours, so make sure you get yours in! They are due Sunday, May 14th, at 11:59pm CST. You can go here to find out how to submit your snippets. Thank you to everyone who has already gotten theirs in! Art claims will begin on Wednesday, May 17th. Those who have signed up on the artist interest form will get an email on Tuesday with a heads up on the time.
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Hi everyone! I just had a couple of things I wanted to talk about real quick.

First off is communication with mods, i.e. me. At the moment I'm the only mod running things, so unfortunately I can't respond to every comment on every platform. I'm trying my best, but there are a lot of you and I don't have much extra time! That means that I haven't been responding to comments unless I think it really needs response, like questions or drop outs, and often my responses come several days late. So please don't feel put off if you don't get a response from me, especially on check ins! If you really want one and I haven't responded in a couple of days, feel free to send an email and hopefully I can get to that faster.

Secondly, I've updated the FAQ a bit due to some confusion about emails. Basically it says that unfortunately we don't have the time to keep up an email list to send out reminders about deadlines, but please feel free to email us if you need to. If you have any questions about the FAQ update or about emails, don't hesitate to ask!

Lastly, just a few reminders:

  • Snippets are due this Sunday, May 14th, at 11:59pm CST. Instructions on how to submit snippets can be found here.

  • The discussion post is still open for you to post about your story and talk with others about theirs. If you're in a rut and need some help, try it out! And if you're willing to talk with other participatns about their stories, consider tracking the post so you can keep up with the comments.

  • The artist interest form is open until May 14th as well. If you're interested in being first to know about art claims, please be sure to fill it out.
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Your snippets are due on Sunday, May 14th at 11:59pm CST, so we’re going to go ahead and start collecting them. This doesn't mean your story has to be complete right now (though you should have 80% of it done by June 18th), it just means we're collecting snippets for when your artist claims you.

What we need from you:

Author Name on AO3 or*
Livejournal/Dreamwidth Name*
Story Title
Pairings, Characters
Warnings (Violence, Non-Con/Dub-Con, Incest, Major Character Death, Etc)

*Your name will not be included on the claims post. This is for organizational purposes.

And three snippets which should be between 500-1000 words each. These will help your artist match the tone of your work, so try to pick excerpts that really encompass the tone and feeling of your story. Please include them directly in the body of the email. Please do not send attachments. Please include ALL of these things in your email with the subject [YOUR NAME] WIP BIG BANG SNIPPETS. Emails can be sent to If you have multiple fics, please send a separate, numbered email for each one. You will receive a confirmation email once we’ve gotten your email.

To make it easier, here's a copy and paste-able textarea to put in your email:

Failure to send us snippets or an email by May 14th will NOT drop you from the big bang, but you will not receive art for your fic. This is, however, the last switch to change fics, so be sure to send us an email if you would like to do that. If you are bringing in your own artist or would like to opt out of receiving art, please let us know even if you’ve talked to use already. You do NOT have to send snippets if you’re bringing an artist or opting out, but we still need to verify your info.
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 Hi everyone!

It's that time again. Welcome to the second Check In! Like the first one, this isn't mandatory, but it is much appreciated by the mods if you would just let us know how you're doing, even if it's only a few words. Comments are screened, so we're the only ones that will see. So come one, come all, come vent, come celebrate, come worry! Let's do this thing! :D

Reminder: snippets are due in two weeks on May 14th. Get crackin' on those fics!
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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 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 If you could also include the username you signed up with it will greatly help us find and resend your confirmation.

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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

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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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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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.

Read more... )


  • 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

Master Art Post

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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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