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The mods of the 2019 Big Bang are extremely pleased to announce the writers' and artists' match ups! I am so excited!

Writers, you will receive an email with the contact details of your artist.

Artists, you will receive an email with your writer's info and their rough draft.

If you haven't had an email by the end of the week, please let us know by emailing us at prosbigbangtwo@gmail.com. Also if you see any mistakes in this list, drop us a line. Thanks to everybody!




LilyK author -- KrisserCI5 artist
Dreamland
Summary: A shocking discovery leads Doyle and Bodie on an unusual quest to discover the truth.



Dawnwind author -- Doyle on Canvas artist

High Stakes Summary

Chico and Sid learn that the senior steward of the Jockey Club has died. Bodie and Doyle uncover his murder, and the implication that he was involved in some extremely risky business. This fouls Bodie and Doyle’s plans for the weekend—and possibly their entire future. The Professionals/Racing Game crossover.



Verlaine author -- mella68 artist

Hostages to Fortune

Slash; Bodie/Doyle; case-fic; kidfic
Warning: details of child abuse and child trafficking

While Doyle is still recovering from being shot by Mayli, he and Bodie are assigned as redundant back-up for surveillance of an IRA terrorist in London. Still worried about his health and his future in CI5, Doyle becomes increasingly doubtful about why he and Bodie have been assigned to the case. And why has hardened terrorist Sean Donovan brought his children with him to England? As they uncover the details, Bodie and Doyle must make a choice about where their loyalties lie, and how far they will go in the name of CI5.



jat_sapphire author -- KrisserCI5 artist

Working title: Underground
Summary:
As a young man, Ray Doyle came to London with barely the train fare in his pocket. He lived in Brixton, among abandoned flats and a sexually and racially diverse population. He chose family and worked for social change … and slept with men, women, and genderfluid people. Then he joined the Met and later, CI5. He'd hoped his partner Bodie would never have to know.
Now CI-5 has an operation in the Brixton squats, and Ray must tell Bodie enough about his past there to make sure they can work safely and complete their assignment. They must work together and come to terms with their new knowledge and both their sexualities, as well as the unforeseen complications of their assignment.
The object of their assignment, Szymon Nowak, is hesitating to come in. Bodie and Doyle don't know why. Nowak has a boyfriend he has not told them about. Their relationship is volatile and intense. The boyfriend thinks Bodie and Doyle threaten his relationship with Nowak and tries to chase them away. The gay community in the squats which Nowak is part of protects him and drives off his boyfriend, who is part of King Billy's biker gang.
Nowak comes in and that case seems to be over, but Doyle is still stuck between Billy and Nowak's boyfriend on one side and Bodie and his Brixton community on the other. Bodie needs to work with Doyle, not “protect” him by shutting him out and driving him into an impossible position. Doyle needs to be more open about his past, his sexual identity, and his commitment to Bodie.



Cornishcat author -- macklingirl artist
Untitled
A face from his distant past unexpectedly arrives in London and Bodie finds himself drawn undercover, alone and unprepared.
Unable to contact HQ without putting himself at risk, he has to wait until Doyle tracks him down before he can pass over the vital information necessary to prevent an IRA attack on the mainland.
But where does Ray start looking?



Bodie24 author -- merentha13 artist

Times Change

Cowley has set up Bodie and Doyle once too often and Bodie has finally had enough.

While Doyle is musing things over, Bodie hands in his resignation, expecting his partner to follow suit and when Doyle doesn't, Bodie is deeply hurt.

Cowley, realizing he's losing Bodie, makes Doyle an offer. When Bodie hears about it he feels that Doyle has badly let him down.

While Bodie is working his notice period he has withdrawn completely from Doyle. Doyle is struggling to try and get Bodie to open up. A life and death shoot out leads Doyle to a last ditch attempt to save their partnership.



Ubicaritas author -- gvenanne artist

Untitled
Summary
As the legend goes, if the ravens should ever leave, the Tower will crumble into dust, and great harm will befall the kingdom.
Credible threats have been made against the nation’s antiquities. CI5 agents Bodie and Murphy are sent undercover to work as part of the Guard Extraordinary, the special defence force tasked with the protection the Tower of London. Their assignment: protect the ravens at all cost.
At the Tower, Bodie and Murphy meet former Metropolitan Police Detective Constable Raymond Doyle, Yeoman Warder and member of the Extraordinary… who also happens to be the RavenMaster of the Tower’s formidable flock.
As the threat deepens, Bodie must deal with his growing attraction to the enigmatic Doyle, even as he fights to keep both him and his precious birds safe from harm.
And when the ravens and their master suddenly disappear, Bodie must find them and return them to the Tower before the legend is fulfilled…



Golden_bastet author -- banbury artist

Untitled
B has spent his time serving in Pharaoh's army out of the country, away from the land of his birth. He's used to the chaotic life of the southern border, where souls from across the known world meet to trade, to bargain, to fight.

Under the new Pharaoh, however, things quickly change and his unit is transferred to Akhetaten. Built twenty years earlier by the Heretic Pharaoh, and abandoned twelve years after that, the isolated city is virtually abandoned, the only souls remaining those who were unable to leave after the fall of the Heretic's rule.

Most of them are congregated into a small outpost by the river, where they live a life very similar to any small village throughout the land. But there still remain a few priests in the Temple of the Aten, continuing the rites of the Heretic's old religion. The priests mostly keep to themselves, but can be hostile when confronted. At least the stroppy one with the curly hair -- whom B has the displeasure of continually running into.

B's unit spends its mornings drilling, drilling, drilling – and its afternoon unoccupied. There's nothing to be found for miles, much less a threat.

Abandoned city, sulky priests, constant drills. B has no idea why his unit has been stationed there. And he's wondering how he can get himself transferred with some action.

Though he's about to find out.



Klara 3745 author -- brune artist

During the summer of 1981 a series of murders are passed to CI5 to deal with as they involve civil servants and Cowley has an itch that needs scratching. During routine enquiries a fingerprint is found and the identity of the killer is revealed to have links to Bodie’s past and also Belfast. To begin with it is believed that the killer’s target may be Bodie but Cowley makes a connection that could implicate another member of the squad. With one member of the squad injured and one on the missing list will they be able to prevent the killer from striking again? How will traumatic events from the past affect the present?

WARNING: This story deals with the effects of rape and abortion but does not go into great detail



Murphybabe author -- firle artist

Untitled
AU / CRACK!FIC

Bodie, a writer, arrives at the gates of a Scottish castle in the remote Western Isles in search of a story about artist Ray Doyle, who disappeared after an explosion in his art gallery three years ago when he was seriously injured in a raid.
The castle belongs to local laird, George Cowley, who has many interesting stories to tell, none of them very credible. Doyle has been employed to house-sit and keep an eye on Mr. Cowley, but it seems that there may be more to his role than he realised when CI5 turn up, wanting to find a missing piece of information before the Russians come calling. Soon Bodie and Doyle’s developing love affair is most inconsiderately interrupted by a succession of helicopters, civil servants, lost foreign task forces and the Russians.
All they really want is for everyone to go away again so they can get back to where they were: Bodie posing for Doyle’s first painting since the raid, and the constantly interrupted first kiss…



krisser author -- KrisserCI5 artist

Honourable Magic

After Bodie's aunt dies Bodie learns a family secret. Can Cowley and Doyle can help?




merentha13 author -- KrisserCI5 artist

untitled

Story about Bodie and Doyle.
 
 
09 July 2019 @ 09:07 am
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:

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



Summaries withinCollapse )
 
 
 
03 July 2019 @ 09:20 am
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:

Bodie24
cornishcat
dawnwind
golden bastet
jat sapphire
Klara3745
krisser
LilyK
merentha13
murphybabe
ubicaritas
verlaine

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 the post before last. Submission instructions are listed the previous post.

Remember the stories don't have to be complete . . . just well on the way!!!

Let us know if you have any questions! Looking forward to seeing those drafts!!!
 
 
 
19 June 2019 @ 12:03 am
It's that time again. . . .I know can you believe it?

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 in the previous post.

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! :)
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12 June 2019 @ 09:36 pm
The rental unit had semi-major surgery this am. We had to be there at 6 am (and it's about an hour's drive from the house, so blergh); but we got there, it went okay and she left after a couple of hours. I'm amazed that something that would have meant a multi-day hospital stay a few years back is so much faster now.

Well, anyway, here are...

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 [like mine - ed.], 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: 2018, 2017, 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.
 
 
 
06 June 2019 @ 04:12 pm
Usually we have more artists than writers, but this year, it's the opposite. So if any artists or vidders were considering joining in this year and missed the deadline, please contact us by June 15. C'mon! You know you want to!

And now - here are the Artists for the 2019 Pro's Big Bang:

banbury
brune
DoyleOnCanvas
Firlefanzine
gvenanne
krisser
Macklingirl
mella68
merentha13

Thanks to all. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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.

So let's hear from everybody - how's it going?
 
 
30 May 2019 @ 12:33 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!)
 
 
 
How are you fairing? . . . hopefully we are past the what am I going to write stage and onto OMG why did I pick this. . . .or possibly you are in bliss and are kicking back with one of the lads (#@%&^*) I mean lucky you!!

Also, May 31st is the closing date to sign up to use your other talents and create!!!

Need to talk, share, or complain. . . we are here!!!
 
 
16 May 2019 @ 08:44 am
Whoa - was out late defending democracy at my town hall last night :D - but here I am. And here is...

Check-In time!

So - how goeth it? Have B & D gotten down and dirty? Or are they still circling, wary, because the tease is a big part of the suspense? (Or are they still on page 7, like I am? LOL.) ;D

Let us know how you're going, and here be cheerleading if you need a little encouragement.

Also, artists / vidders: a reminder for you. We're just a hair past the halfway point for artists' signups, so sort through your initial thoughts and let us know your intentions by 31 May. We'd love to have you along for the journey!

Sign up post is here: https://ci5-boxoftricks.livejournal.com/204465.html.