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09 July 2017 @ 11:00 am
Sorry for the delay - technical difficulties!

For our artists, now is when you get to claim the story you'd like to work on for the Big Bang and here's how.

First click on the cut and read the story summaries. Not all the summaries have titles but they are all numbered.

Then please comment to the post and let us know the following:

1. Your email address

2. Your top four story choices in order of preference

3.If you would be happy to provide art for a second story as this year we
have more writers than artists.

4.If you are willing to pinch-hit if another artist unexpectedly has to pull out.

While you will only be working on one or two stories, giving us your top four choices will hopefully minimize the odds of our having to re-contact you as we work through the comments matching artists with stories.

The comments on this post are screened, so your mods are the only ones who will see them. If you have any questions, you can let us know via comment.

We will send you the rough draft of your story selection and your writer's email addie ASAP.

So, here's the form:

First Story Choice:
Second Story Choice:
Third Story Choice:
Fourth Story Choice:
Willing to take a second story?:
Willing to pinch hit?:

Summaries be hereCollapse )
06 July 2017 @ 05:53 pm
To give our 2017 Pros BB artists a heads-up on the way they'll be claiming their stories, here's an outline of the way we'll be proceeding with the art claims.

The artist claiming post will go up on Sunday, 9th July at 00:00 a.m. PDT.
That's 0700 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
0800 British Summer Time (BST) for the UK cousins and
0900 Central European Summer Time (CEST) for the European cousins.

If you're not in any of those time zones, you can use the World Clock Time Zone Converter to determine the time in your location.

The claiming post will contain all the story summaries, under a cut, and without the writers' names. The post will be screened, so your friendly mods will be the only ones to see all comments. Artists should comment to the post, and include their first, second, third, and fourth choices for story claims. Artists should also let us know whether they are willing to provide art for a second story, in case any of our artists has to drop out unexpectedly.

The mods will do a first pass through the list, starting with the first comment, and assign each artist their first story. If your first choice has already been chosen, you will be assigned your second pick. We chose this method to ensure that:

• every artist has a decent chance of getting their first or second choice, and…
• artists who claim early will get their story assigned early, so they can get to work on art as quickly as possible.

Please note that once you have claimed a story, you'll be getting the rough draft of that story, so you don't have to work just from the summary. Let us know if you have any questions, either in the comments here or by emailing the mods at prosbigbangtwo@gmail.com. And huge thanks once again to our artists for volunteering their time and talent! :-)
04 July 2017 @ 04:22 pm
First off, thanks to everybody who's worked hard to participate in this year's Big Bang. We had our rough draft deadline and I'm very pleased to announce the participating writers for this year's Big Bang! In alphabetical order, I give you:

agent talis
Snow White

Keep your eyes peeled because artists' claiming will be coming up shortly! Woohoo!
The rough draft deadline for the Pros Big Bang looms ever closer! Your files are due by midnight PDT, July 1 (that's UTC -7).

If you need to review the requirements, you can find listed here. Submission instructions are listed here.

Let us know if you have any questions! Looking forward to seeing those drafts!
20 June 2017 @ 03:01 pm
I will be out of internet range. . .so a few hours early. . . OMG what can you do with me!!

How to submit your rough draft and summary

Here is the information on how to turn in your Pros Big Bang story draft and summary. Those of you who have participated in previous years will find that the submission information is entirely unchanged, but here it is again.

Please create two separate files. One file should contain your rough draft and the other your summary. We ask that you use the following naming convention:



So if I were submitting, my files would be named prosbigbang_roughdraft_krisser.doc and prosbigbang_summary_krisser.doc.

File format: As suggested by the naming template, we would prefer to receive your files in Microsoft Word .doc format (NOT .docx, which is what newer Word versions produce by default; Word will still save .doc files, though). If .doc is not possible for you, we also accept .rtf (Rich Text Format) and .txt (plaintext).

Send your two files to the Pros Big Bang email address: prosbigbangtwo@gmail.com

The deadline: Midnight, July 1, PDT

(Pacific Daylight Time is GMT-7 hours.)

If you need to familiarize yourself with the draft/summary requirements, you can find them listed here

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at the above email address, or you can PM any one of the mods.

Once we have all your files, we will be removing identifying information and posting summaries for artist claims on July 9.

Good luck, writers! :)
14 June 2017 @ 02:37 pm
I have had no internet. . . .It felt like prison!

Rough draft requirements reminder

As we are now getting ever closer to the rough draft deadline on the 1st July we thought this was a good time to post a reminder of the rough draft requirements.

A minimum word count of 6000 words.
We're not going to be totally tyrannical about this. If you're only at 5,000 words, but it's clear you're well on the way to finishing, that works for us. But if you're only at 1,000 words, we have a problem. Talk to us and let us know how you are getting on. We don’t bite..........hard.

A reasonably complete outline of any unfinished scenes
The outline can be as complete (massively detailed descriptions of every remaining incident in the story) or as brief ("insert sex scene here") as you like.

A reasonable confidence that you will be able to finish the whole story (10,000 word minimum) by the September 23rd deadline.
This last bit is the most important. Since it gets handed to an artist at this point, we'd like for the artist not to work on something that isn't going to get done.

A short paragraph length summary/blurb that can be posted publicly on the comm for the artists to claim from.

This should give a good flavour of the story, but doesn't have to give everything away. You can see what people wrote for the last few years: 2016, & 2015 . Please also include a warning if one applies (e.g. for subjects like death, rape or underage sex) or, if the story needs a warning but you are worried about spoilers, you can let us know that you choose not to warn.

Lastly you don’t need a title at this point, we all know that sometimes this can be the very last thing that you write :D.

We will be putting a post up in a few days time detailing how to send us your rough draft and summary so please look out for that.

Finally, as always, if you have any questions about anything please get in touch by emailing the mods at prosbigbangtwo@gmail.com.

Tags: housekeeping 2017
07 June 2017 @ 09:03 pm

Hello, intrepid Pros BB participants! It's Weekly Check-in time again, so how are things going?

Artists and Vidders, are you already sharpening your pencils, screen-capping all four box-sets of the DVDs, and streaming Spotify 24x7 for those perfect songs to vid the lads to? Do let us know!

Writers, have your stories been wandering in the proverbial desert for so long, they're considering joining the French Foreign Legion? Or have they been tabbing happily across the sands like SAS-Bodie and are already eyeing-up an ice-cold beer in Alexandria? (Or Alexandra Palace - if you're unbelievable2 :-) Do tell!

And if you're finding yourself struggling for inspiration, don't forget that the UK General Election is tomorrow. Bet you could invent all manner of Pros-y mayhem around one of those... *g*
The sign up post is now closed, which means we can have the pleasure of confirming all the fabulous artists and vidders taking part in the 2017 Pros Big Bang (listed alphabetically):

The artists who've signed up are:-

    Anima Allegra
    Fairy Fox

Huge thanks to everyone who has signed up - we are all looking forward to what you'll be coming up with ♥. \~~~/ I be dancing here!!

The next big step for our artists and vidders will be for you to claim your story/stories.

We'll be posting the story summaries from our writers anonymously on July 9, and then the final work will be due on the 23rd September.

Watch out for more information about the claiming process here on the comm as we head towards the end of June.
31 May 2017 @ 12:31 am
Just a quick note to let everybody know that today is the last day of Artists' Sign Ups. If you've been thinking about doing art or a vid, please hop over to the post and give us your info. We'd love to have you!

Come on! Join in the fun. The lads want you to play with them! (They told me they really, really like to be played with on a regular basis.)(They did, they really did!)
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Yes, dear hearts, another week has past and it's time for a Pros BB check-in! In the immortal words of Corporal Jones from 'Dad's Army' (which was dead popular in the UK in the 70s and 80s if you're stuck for something the lads might be watching on telly in your BB story) DON'T PANIC! There's still lots of time to get the Capri out of the canal/Bodie out of the canal/Doyle out of Bodie - Good lord! Where was my mind going? - the Capri, canal, or both - well, you get the idea...

On the Mod Squad front, we're still a little short of artists and vidders, so if you'd like to make one of our lovely BB writers very happy - please sign up by following this link to the Artists and Vidders Sign Up Post.. Go on! You know you want to. :-)

So, lovely BB writers, how are you getting on? Do please let us know (especially if there is anything we can help with)!