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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)!
 
 
Hi all you would-be, could-be artists out there!!!

This is a reminder that the deadline for Artist sign-ups is the 31st of May.
If you haven't yet signed up and would like to be involved, please read below.

Graphics, videos, manips, macros, original art, animation...whatever you can think of, everything's welcome - so please do consider coming along to play with us and the Lads.


Rules For Artists:

1. You agree to create at least one piece of art or one vid for a Pros Big Bang story.
2. Collaborations between artists are also allowed. Just let us know when you sign up if you are planning on working with a partner.
3. The art may be an original illustration, title banner, photo manip., or whatever else strikes your fancy. The vid may be a reflection of the story or a teaser to entice people to read. Have fun with your project!
4. You’re free to create what you will for the art or vid, but we suggest that you consult with your writer before doing anything too explicit.
5. On your assigned date, you will make a master post for your art at this comm (the mods will provide a template for this post closer to the time). The art itself may be posted to, and linked from, your personal LJ, Dreamwidth, AO3, The Automated Hatstand, etc. Please do not post your artwork anywhere prior to your assigned posting date and please do not cross-post it to any other community before the end of October.
6. If you feel you have the energy and willpower to create artwork for someone else's story, as well as writing your own, then please feel free to sign up as both an artist and as a writer.

Sign ups opened on 1st May and will close on 31st May.

On 9th July, a list of story summaries will be posted anonymously. You will claim the story that interests you on a first come, first served basis. Once you have successfully claimed a story, we’ll give you the author’s contact information and the rough draft/outline of their story from which to work.

The due date for your artwork/vid is 23rd September. Your work should not be posted on a public forum at this time, but you must provide us with either a working link to the art or vid, or the art or vid file itself.

An assigned, staggered posting schedule will happen in October.

To sign up, please comment below with:

● Artist/Vidder name:
● LJ username (if applicable):
● Email address:
● Art or Vid, or both (if you know):
● Would you prefer to work on slash, gen or het/have no preference?:
● If necessary, would you be willing to pinch hit?

If you would prefer not to put your email address in the comment then please send the mods an email at prosbigbangtwo@gmail.com. Questions happily answered by email or by comments here.
 
 
12 May 2017 @ 05:19 pm
It's that time again. How are you going with your story? Deadlines are getting a little closer. (Eep!)

Also, a reminder to any vidders and artists who want to take part that our sign-up post is here:

http://ci5-boxoftricks.livejournal.com/168014.html

We're not quite halfway through the sign-up stage, and we'd love to see you before 31 May. :-)
 
 
So, folks - time for a check in! And you don't have to be Bertie Wooster to do it.

First, welcome to the artists / vidders who have signed up so far! (So many already. \o/) 'Artist / vidder sign-up?' you ask? Then you must not have seen the post for artists / vidders sign-ups, with all the rules and such. If you've got a hankering for capturing the fine profiles of the lads, now's your chance - and the rest of us won't say no, either. If you have any questions, just reach out to your friendly neighborhood mods.

Also, status. How is it going? It's late in the evening, and I can't think of anything witty, but I do know two things: 1. there will be more lads in Oct ! and 2. you all have more words than I do, LOL.

Share your secrets with us...
 
 
 
01 May 2017 @ 01:07 am
It's that time! The writers sign-up post has been up for a while, and now it's the turn of all our fabulous artists and vidders.

Please give the rules a read before you sign up so you understand what is expected of you. The mods are excited to see who's joining us for the 2017 Big Bang.

Rules For Artists:

1. You agree to create at least one piece of art or one vid for a Pros Big Bang story.
2. Collaborations between artists are also allowed. Just let us know when you sign up if you are planning on working with a partner.
3. The art may be an original illustration, title banner, photo manip., or whatever else strikes your fancy. The vid may be a reflection of the story or a teaser to entice people to read. Have fun with your project!
4. You’re free to create what you will for the art or vid, but we suggest that you consult with your writer before doing anything too explicit.
5. On your assigned date, you will make a master post for your art at this comm (the mods will provide a template for this post closer to the time). The art itself may be posted to, and linked from, your personal LJ, Dreamwidth, AO3, The Automated Hatstand, etc. Please do not post your artwork anywhere prior to your assigned posting date and please do not cross-post it to any other community before the end of October.
6. If you feel you have the energy and willpower to create artwork for someone else's story, as well as writing your own, then please feel free to sign up as both an artist and as a writer.

Sign ups open on 1st May and close on 31st May.

On 9th July, a list of story summaries will be posted anonymously. You will claim the story that interests you on a first come, first served basis. Once you have successfully claimed a story, we’ll give you the author’s contact information and the rough draft/outline of their story from which to work.

The due date for your artwork/vid is 23rd September. Your work should not be posted on a public forum at this time, but you must provide us with either a working link to the art or vid, or the art or vid file itself.

An assigned, staggered posting schedule will happen in October.

To sign up, please comment below with:

● Artist/Vidder name:
● LJ username (if applicable):
● Email address:
● Art or Vid, or both (if you know):
● Would you prefer to work on slash, gen or het/have no preference?:
● If necessary, would you be willing to pinch hit?

If you would prefer not to put your email address in the comment then please send the mods an email at prosbigbangtwo@gmail.com. Questions happily answered by email or by comments here.

We'd love to have you on board, whether you've done this before or you're brand new to Pros or to a big bang challenge. Come on, you want to do this! It's a blast.

Thank you!
 
 
ARTISTS AND VIDDERS - SIGN UPS START MAY 1!!


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So warm up your computers, tune up your software, gather those screen caps and film clips and join the fun of the 2017 Big Bang! More information coming in a few days.

And writers - how's it going? Have our lads irritated Cowley enough? Have the baddies been rounded up? Has Doyle had his brood; Bodie his Swiss roll? Have they had enough between-the-sheets-time? Let us know!
 
 
19 April 2017 @ 10:05 am
Rough draft requirements reminder


As we are now getting to the midway point before 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 6,600 words.
We're not going to be totally tyrannical about this. If you're only at 4,000 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, 2014 .

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 June 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.
 
 
12 April 2017 @ 08:25 pm
Yes, almost unbelievably, another week has passed and it's time for the Pros BB Check-in again. Is it me, or are the weeks just hurtling by?
If that thought fills you with dread, don't panic! There are still a lot of weeks to go before you need to turn anything in, and we're here to help if you need assistance with anything. :-)
Soooooooo, how's it going for you? Do let us know!
 
 
05 April 2017 @ 09:03 pm
Ooh, look, it's a check-in post. Time marches on into April (see what I did there, yes?). How is your writing going? Whether cheers or commiserations are in order, let us know here. :-)