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20 June 2018 @ 12:01 am
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:

prosbigbang_roughdraft_yourname.doc

prosbigbang_summary_yourname.doc

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! :)
 
 
16 June 2018 @ 10:16 am
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. 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.
 
 
06 June 2018 @ 08:13 pm
Well, how are we doing. . . .Are you in the final stages and relaxing a bit or are you wondering why time has all of a sudden conspired against you. . . .

I do understand and find myself sometimes screaming at the the keyboard for not making me sound smarter.

We are here. . . to hear or read your comments and to help all we can providing we are still sane

Let's us know!!
 
 
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 2018 Pros Big Bang (listed alphabetically):


The artists who've signed up are:-


banbury
brune
DoyleOnCanvas
Firlefanzine
GiseeRouchon
kat-byrd
krisser
loxleyprince
Macklingirl
Mella68
merentha13




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 2018 @ 12:02 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!)
 
 
 
22 May 2018 @ 08:13 pm
Yes, dear hearts, another week has passed and it's time for a Pros BB check-in.

So, how are those stories coming along? Are those stories coming along? I think we should be told!

Have you been inspired by the recent Royal Wedding? I reckon an event like that would have a lot of intrigue/mayhem/plot potential for a Pros BB story (and as Prince Charles and Lady Di got married in 1981, their wedding would even have been contemporary with our lads...)



Just saying! *g*

On the Mod Squad front, we're still a little short of artists and vidders for this year's BB, 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! :-)
 
 
Admit it, you've been thinking about it.

Putting pencil to paper (or song to vidding software), capturing the roughness of Doyle's cheek, the curve of Bodie's... cheek.

Ahem. :D

Well, anyway, this is a reminder that the deadline for Artist sign-ups is the 31st of May. If you've been holding off on adding your name to the list but would like to be involved, please read below.

Graphics, videos, manips, macros, original art, animation: whatever you can think of doing, we say bring it on! - so please consider coming along for the ride and playing with us and the Lads.

And now for the legalese-ish stuff:

Rules For Artists:
  1. You agree to create at least one piece of art or one vid for a Pros Big Bang story.Collaborations between artists are also allowed. Just let us know when you sign up if you are planning on working with a partner.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, you can hop over to the artists' signup post or 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. We're more than happy to answer any questions by email or in the comments below.
 
 
09 May 2018 @ 05:44 am
This is what we do:



And this is why we do it:



The above picture is intended for inspirational purposes only and in no way meant to distract or delay the viewer from their creative works, so forge on my beauties and do what you do best.
 
 


Yes, dear hearts, it's that time of the week, so statuses at the ready! First though, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to those hardy souls who've already signed up to be artists and vidders for this year's BB. It's lovely to have you aboard! :-)

For anyone else who'd like to sign up, you can find all the rules and regs in the sign up post here. If you've got any questions about what being a BB artist or vidder entails, feel free to address them to thePros BB Mod Squad by posting a comment below.

To our lovely writers I say, how's it all going? Is your story happily gambolling in lush, spring pastures? Or is it sneaking around under cover of darkness, much like our Doyle here? Do let us know! We'd love to hear from you (especially if there's anything we can help with.)
 
 
Artists and Vidders sign ups


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 2018 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.