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Story Title: an island in your arms

Fandom: Mad Men

Link(s): http://archiveofourown.org/works/754229/chapters/1409007

Summary: In which two friends fall out, fall to pieces, and - much later - fall in love. A season 5 AU.

Warnings: Suicide Attempt; References to Past Abuse

Characters: Joan Holloway, Lane Pryce, Rebecca Pryce, Nigel Pryce, Gail Holloway, Kevin Harris, Peggy Olson, Don Draper, Roger Sterling, Ken Cosgrove, Cynthia Cosgrove, Pete Campbell, Harry Crane, Stan Rizzo, Michael Ginsberg, Dawn Chambers, Lewis Pryce (Original Male Character)

Pairings: Joan Holloway/Lane Pryce, Peggy Olson/Don Draper, Michael Ginsberg/Dawn Chambers

When I Started: April 9, 2013

How I Lost My Shit:
In retrospect, starting a story about suicide and depression while experiencing clinical depression and working three jobs was probably not the brightest idea. And also, why the hell did I want this story to span a five year time period? That was overzealous. :) ANYWAY, after a move, getting better jobs, also getting medication, and staying on that medication, I was still able to keep writing and updating the story.

How I Finished My Shit:
Day after goddamn day. Finally wrote the last few pieces from April - June 2017.

How I Got Story Art:
Thanks to the Bang, my story art was created by the fabulous [archiveofourown.org profile] red_b_rackham, who provided me with the most GORGEOUS digital work ever ever ever.

Check it out on AO3!

She even did art for specific scenes!! And listened to all my nerdy requests without complaint. So thanks, Red, you're awesome. I'm so glad we got paired up!
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So this will be the final post before the posting extravaganza begins on Saturday! I am so so excited by how many of you have participated and how many amazing stories we’re going to be reading soon. All of you had stories that had been sitting around for who knows how long and now YOU HAVE COMPLETE STORIES. At least mostly. Hopefully. You are all fantastic, authors and artists alike, and I am so proud of you :)

So how's this going to go, you ask? I've got my story online or mostly online and it'll be posted by the date I claimed, but how will everybody know I've completed it?

Well, friend, do I have just the thing for you. Here on the WIP Big Bang comm, we're doing what we call Bragging Rights. That's right, you get an entire post on the comm to shout to the world how awesome you are.* In this post, you can share things like:

Story Title
Fandom
Link
Summary
Warnings
Characters
Pairings
When I Started**
How I Lost My Shit**
How I Finished My Shit**


You can submit your post to the comm as early as you like (but LJ will only allow you to have one post in the queue at a time, so be aware if you have multiple posts to make!) and we'll queue it to post on the date you've claimed. Don't worry about tagging posts; we will use a system we've determined.

And don't worry, artists, we've got you covered, too. You get your own separate post, though you are welcome to just have your author post your art on their post if you want. If you don't plan on making your own separate post to the comm, then please let me know so I can get you marked off my list and you won’t be accidentally banned. In this post, you can share things like:

Art Title
Fandom
Link (or you can post the art here, too!)
Warnings
Bragging Rights


Your posting day is all about you. So celebrate! Don't be modest! Shout it to the world! We all come from so many fandoms, but we all came together to finish our shit, and that's something to shed a proud tear over.

To make it easier, here are some templates:

Authors



Artists



You may post to Livejournal and/or Dreamwidth, whichever you prefer.  You must post to the comm by the end of the posting period or you may be banned. As well as your bragging rights, you are welcome to post to the WIP Big Bang 2017 collection on AO3. If you have any questions, feel free to send the mods an email!

*If for some reason, you can't post this yourself, you can always email this information to the mod, and we'll post it for you.
**When I Started, How I Lost My Shit, How I Finished My Shit are all optional, but we would prefer you fill out the rest of the categories.
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Please leave comments for date claims on the Livejournal post. This post is only for reference.

We're entering the final stages of the big bang! Today is the day to claim your date for posting.

What does that mean? It means that by the date you picked, your completed story MUST be online. It can be on AO3. It can be on ff-net. It can be on your personal blog. But it needs to be online and complete. We'll have two stories per day featured on the community. Next week, I will post the "bragging rights" post layout for both authors and artists (because hey, you finished your shit, you fully deserve to brag about that and your awesome art!), as well as links to the AO3 collection.

Here's what I need from you right now. I need you to get with your author/artist and select a date that works for BOTH of you. I will leave this post up and update as need be as dates get claimed. If you have not claimed a date by July 5th at 11:59 pm CST, a date will be assigned to you at random. (This is an extension on the original July 2nd date, to give you more time to communicate with your author/artist.) Dates are first come, first served. The last four days have been reserved in case of emergencies or missing artists, so please do not put any of them in your choices.

To claim your date, please leave a comment below with these details:



Dates )
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 Hey everyone!

Time for our fifth check point! This isn't mandatory, but highly encouraged for both authors and artists. 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/art. Any closer to done? Even if it's only a couple of words to assure us you're alive, please check in! :)

Reminders:

  • Posting date claims will go up on Wednesday, June 28th. Posting dates will run from July 8th to around mid-August. Be sure to talk with your author/artist about what date is best! If you or your proxy has not claimed a date by July 2nd, one will be chosen for you at random.

  • Posting begins on July 8th! We're so close to the end, guys!!
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Hey everyone!

Posting time is fast approaching! I hope you’re all doing fantastically on your fics. Even if you’ve finished and looked over your story yourself, it’s a good idea have a beta reader give it a second look before posting. Sometimes it can be hard to find a beta, so that’s what this post is for!

If you need a beta or would like to offer your beta services, please leave a comment below. I’ve even included nice little text boxes you can use as a base for your request or offer! (Please ignore the <br /> tags in the boxes... I've not been able to figure out how to get rid of them on here.)

For writers:



For betas:



Feel free to contact a writer or beta with the information they've included and try to match up! The Livejournal post can be found here if you'd like to widen your scope or crosspost.
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Hi everyone!

This is the Rough Draft Check In. Unlike the other check in's, this one is mandatory. You do NOT have to turn anything into us, your assurances are enough. By this point you should be at least 80% done, though I know several people are already at the beta and editing stages! If you're not at least 80% done, please also let us know if you think you'll be able to finish by the deadline and if there's anything we can do to help you finish.

Comments are screened, so we're the only ones that will see. If you did a double check in on the last check in or have already confirmed with us through email, there’s no need to check in again. So come one, come all, come vent, come celebrate, come worry! Let's do this thing! :D

Reminder: Posting date claims will go up on Wednesday, June 28th. Be sure to talk with your author/artist about what date is best!

This is a week later than the original date of Wednesday, June 21st, bc we still have several fics that have not been claimed for art and we want them claimed before posting dates opens. Please PLEASE check out the art claims post and send over anyone you think might be interested!
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Please leave comments for art claims on the Livejournal post. This post is only for reference.

Fifth round of story claims are up, let’s definitely make this the last. At the time of this posting, 17 stories are still left. Stories are listed by fandom in alphabetical order and each story is tagged with the story name and a number identifying that story (for my records). These are all great stories that deserve an awesome artist. Please look into your hearts and see if you want to claim any of these. Also, TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Bribe them with kisses and pie. I've just checked with my lawyer and it's perfectly acceptable to grab your artist friends and stuff them in a sack and bring them over here*. There will be posts on the tumblr for each fic for easier sharing!

*Actually, my lawyer's words were more like "Don't do that."

To claim a story, please leave a comment below with these details:

First Choice
Title of Story & #:

Second Choice
Title of Story & #:

Willing to Take Both?

Username/Platform:
Email:




Stories are first come, first serve. I'll update this post as stories are claimed. Official posting dates begin on July 8th. Sign-up sheet goes up on June 28th for posting dates. This is a week later than the original date of June 21st, bc we still have so many fics that have not been claimed for art and we want them claimed before posting dates opens.

Authors, if something is wrong with the info for your stories, please let me know ASAP via email.

Hetalia )
Highlander/MCU )
Inuyasha )
Mad Men )
Pacific Rim/MCU )
Sherlock )
Silmarillion )
Star Wars (all verses) )
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) )
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 Hey everyone!

Sorry again for the late check in, I got back to town far later than I'd planned. I promise I will try to catch up on emails and comments asap!

Time for our fourth check point! This isn't mandatory, but highly encouraged for both authors and artists. 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/art. Any closer to done? Even if it's only a couple of words to assure us you're alive, please check in! :)

Reminders:

  • Fourth round of art claims is still going! We really REALLY need to get the rest of these awesome fics claimed. Please spread the word, bring all your friends!

  • Rough drafts are due June 18th. Your fics should be 80% done by then. This is a required check in for both authors and artists.

Little FYI

Jun. 8th, 2017 02:25 pm
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 I just wanted to let ya'll know that responses to emails and art claims may be a bit slow until Monday. I'll be away at a con starting this afternoon through Sunday, so I'm not sure how much time I'll have to respond and send out confirmations. Please be patient with me and I promise I'll catch up as soon as I'm home!

In the meantime, definitely do check out the fourth round of art claims! There are still a bunch of fics that deserve art, so even if you're not interested in any of them, please tell your artsy friends. And to all of you still working on writing your fics, you're wonderful and I believe in you! Keep writing!
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Please leave comments for art claims on the Livejournal post. This post is only for reference.

Fourth round of story claims are up, let’s definitely make this the last. At the time of this posting, over 20 stories are left. Stories are listed by fandom in alphabetical order and each story is tagged with the story name and a number identifying that story (for my records). These are all great stories that deserve an awesome artist. Please look into your hearts and see if you want to claim any of these. Also, TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Bribe them with hugs and cupcakes. I've just checked with my lawyer and it's perfectly acceptable to grab your artist friends and stuff them in a sack and bring them over here*.

*Actually, my lawyer's words were more like "Don't do that."

To claim a story, please leave a comment below with these details:

First Choice
Title of Story & #:

Second Choice
Title of Story & #:

Willing to Take Both?

Username/Platform:
Email:




Stories are first come, first serve. I'll update this post as stories are claimed. Official posting dates begin on July 8th. Sign-up sheet goes up on June 21st for posting dates.

Authors, if something is wrong with the info for your stories, please let me know ASAP via email.

Hetalia )
Highlander/MCU )
Inuyasha )
James Bond )
Mad Men )
NCIS: New Orleans )
Pacific Rim/MCU )

The Raven Cycle )

Sherlock )
Silmarillion )
Star Trek: AOS )
Star Wars (all verses) )

Teen Wolf )

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) )
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Please leave comments for art claims on the Livejournal post. This post is only for reference.

Third (and hopefully final) round of story claims are up. At the time of this posting, 40 stories are left. Stories are listed by fandom in alphabetical order and each story is tagged with the story name and a number identifying that story (for my records). These are all great stories that deserve an awesome artist. Please look into your hearts and see if you want to claim any of these. Also, TELL YOUR FRIENDS. Bribe them with smiles and candy. I've just checked with my lawyer and it's perfectly acceptable to grab your artist friends and stuff them in a sack and bring them over here*.

*Actually, my lawyer's words were more like "Don't do that."

To claim a story, please leave a comment below with these details:

First Choice
Title of Story & #:

Second Choice
Title of Story & #:

Willing to Take Both?

Username/Platform:
Email:




Stories are first come, first serve. I'll update this post as stories are claimed. Official posting dates begin on July 8th. Sign-up sheet goes up on June 21st for posting dates.

Authors, if something is wrong with the info for your stories, please let me know ASAP via email.

Band of Brothers )
Haikyuu!! )
Harry Potter )

Hetalia )
Highlander/MCU )

Inuyasha )
James Bond )

Mad Men )
MCU )

Miraculous Ladybug )

NCIS: New Orleans )
Pacific Rim/MCU )

The Raven Cycle )

Sherlock )
Silmarillion )
Sports Night )
Star Trek: AOS )
Star Wars (all verses) )

Teen Wolf )

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) )
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Hey everyone!

I'm so sorry about this late check in! It totally slipped my mind yesterday.

It's time for our third check point! This isn't mandatory, but highly encouraged for both authors and artists. 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/art. 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 June 11th.

Reminder: Second round of art claims is still going! Next round will open up Wednesday evening. Please spread the word, bring all your friends!
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Please leave comments for art claims on the Livejournal post. This post is only for reference.

Second round, same as the first, only better. We got some stories claimed this week, but we still have over 60 that are up for grabs and need some wonderful artists. In this round, you can definitely take two stories at a time. Everybody spread the word! Grab your artist friends, stuff them in a potato sack, and drag them here kicking and screaming if you have to! Stories are listed by fandom in alphabetical order and each story is tagged with the story name and a number identifying that story (for my records).

To claim a story, please leave a (screened) comment below with these details:

First Choice
Title of Story & #:

Second Choice
Title of Story & #:

Willing to Take Both?

Username:
Email:




Stories are first come, first serve. I'll update the post as stories are claimed. Official posting dates begin on July 8th. Once all stories are claimed and all artists/authors have been notified, I will put up a sign-up sheet so authors and artists can choose their posting dates.

Authors, if something is wrong with the info for your stories, please let me know ASAP via email at wipbigbang@gmail.com.

Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn )
American Idol )
Band of Brothers )
DCU (comics) )
Doctor Who/Torchwood )
Forever/The Mentalist )
Haikyuu!! )
Harry Potter (all verses) )
Harry Potter/Pacific Rim )

Hawaii Five-0/Oceans movies )
Hetalia )
Highlander/MCU )
Historical )
Hockey RPF )
Inuyasha )
James Bond )
Les Miserables )
Mad Men )
MCU )
Miraculous Ladybug )
NCIS: New Orleans )
Pacific Rim/MCU )
The Raven Cycle )
The Sentinel )
Sherlock )
Silmarillion )
Sports Night )
Star Trek: AOS )
Star Wars (all verses) )
Stargate Atlantis )
Supernatural RPF )
Supernatural/The Amazing Spider-Man )
Teen Wolf )
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) )
Wynonna Earp )

Art Claims

May. 17th, 2017 08:44 pm
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Please leave comments for art claims on the Livejournal post. This post is only for reference.


Claims for artists are open! The first round will go for a week week and then I'll post a new round on Wednesday, May 24th, opening it up for seconds. Everybody spread the word! Grab your artist friends, stuff them in a potato sack, and drag them here kicking and screaming if you have to! Stories are listed by fandom in alphabetical order and each story is tagged with the story name and a number identifying that story (for my records).

Only one story can be claimed per artist in the first round. You will have the chance to pick up more stories later if they remain unclaimed after this round. To claim a story, please leave a (screened) comment below with these details:

First Choice
Title of Story & #:

Second Choice
Title of Story & #:

Third Choice
Title of Story &#:

Username:
Email:


Here is a handy textarea to make things easier:



Stories are first come, first serve. I'll update the post as stories are claimed. On Wednesday, I'll close comments on this post and post the stories that are left. Hopefully everything will get claimed this week. I have faith. WE CAN DO THIS, GUYS.

Official posting dates begin on July 8th. Once all stories are claimed and all artists/authors have been notified, I will put up a sign-up sheet so authors and artists can choose their posting dates.

Authors, if something is wrong with the info for your stories or you sent in snippets and your story is missing from the list, please let me know ASAP via email at wipbigbang@gmail.com.


Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn )
American Idol )
Band of Brothers )
DCU (comics) )
Doctor Who/Torchwood )
Forever/The Mentalist )
Haikyuu!! )
Harry Potter (all verses) )
Harry Potter/Pacific Rim )
Harry Potter/Star Trek: AOS )
Hawaii Five-0/Oceans movies )
Hetalia )
Highlander/MCU )
Historical )
Hockey RPF )
Inuyasha )
James Bond )
Mad Men )
Les Miserables )
Les Miserables/Lovecraft )
Mad Men )
MCU )
MCU/Kings )
Merlin )
Miraculous Ladybug )
Mulan )
NCIS: New Orleans )
Pacific Rim/MCU )
Person of Interest )
The Raven Cycle )
The Sentinel )
Shadow Hunters )
Sherlock )
Silmarillion )
Sports Night )
Star Trek: AOS )
Star Wars (all verses) )
Stargate Atlantis )
Supernatural RPF )
Supernatural/The Amazing Spider-Man )
Teen Wolf )
Teen Wolf/Supernatural )
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012) )
Vampire Diaries )
Wynonna Earp )
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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 Fanfiction.net*
Livejournal/Dreamwidth Name*
Story Title
Fandom
Pairings, Characters
Rating
Warnings (Violence, Non-Con/Dub-Con, Incest, Major Character Death, Etc)
Summary


*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 wipbigbang@gmail.com. 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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