[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Just wanted to touch base. How's it going?

Mine has gone NOWHERE yet. I haven't even gotten a fandom yet! How is that for awful? I kinda wanna do Sherlock Holmes but can't find a case I want him and Watson to solve! I am hoping I have something by the end of the week.

I have fallen down on the beta post so will make it as soon as I post this one. First snippet post is this Saturday as well...I look forward to reading those!

Got any questions? Ask me here or PM me!

Alex
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HI !

I’ll bet you thought I’d abandoned the whole thing!

Nope. Just realllllly behind so I’m gonna change some things and make things less rigid and more relaxed! We missed out January 1 check so this is it… as well as lots of info you’re going to need including some date changes.

1. Are you in or out? I still need a head count.
2. Artist Claims run January 15- February 28.
3. Writing time and edit time will run together until March 15.
4. Art and stories are due on April 1. A post for claiming posting days will come soon as well.

What does this mean?

It means you have 43 extra writing days. I will leave it to you to make sure you are betaed and ready to go by April 1.

I am truly sorry that I have not posted until now.

Anyhow, happy writing!
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
HI all!

We are 15 days into our signups for writers and we have 7 writers so far and I make 8 but we need lots and lots more! If you know any writers who love to write Big Bangs, send them along. We have several fandoms available and we are looking for more writers and artists. Please feel free to share the info and the sign-up link on your journals and at any groups who will allow it as well.

We have 30 more days of signup time for writers and artist signups begin today as well. Writing time begins October 30 so you have plenty of time to research and plot before you begin writing.

I cleaned up the community a bit and added tags for all stories from the previous Big Bangs plus a tag for art that was done for a story never posted. I deleted one story from a person who evidently has disappeared altogether from here and Ao3. I will leave all the various mods posts for reference, if nothing else.

If you have questions, ask away here or send me a PM and I'll be happy to help.

Alex
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
The posting days are:

April 1:
[livejournal.com profile] alexcat
[livejournal.com profile] zeedrippyvessel

April 2:
[livejournal.com profile] balrogtweety
[livejournal.com profile] chaotic_binky

April 3:
[livejournal.com profile] samtyr
[livejournal.com profile] burning_night

You need to post your story HERE in this comm as 1-3 posts or a link in this comm to where ever you post it otherwise.
You also need to post it at Ao3: http://archiveofourown.org/collections/OEAM_Big_Bang If you do not have a code for an account there, I have 2-3 left.

You are free to post it at OEAM, both LJ and Yahoo groups and I encourage you to do so! I will see if BB will lift them from here to post them at the OEAM archive site also.

Happy posting!!

Alex
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Hello fellow bangers!

How's that for a greeting!?

We have less than a month until posting begins and I'm going to try to do a quick summary here of our details and such.  You don't have to check in but I do need you to claim a posting day and I will make a separate post for that when this one is done.

We have:
[livejournal.com profile] alexcat
[livejournal.com profile] chaotic_binky
[livejournal.com profile] samtyr
[livejournal.com profile] burning_night
[livejournal.com profile] balrogtweety
[livejournal.com profile] zeedrippyvessel

You should all be working on your edits and your artists should be working on your art.

I think we should have some really good stuff this year!!!

Alex
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
All righty then!

I don't know if you all have artists. If you have not been contacted, check the summary post here. If you need one, let me know asap. Also, you might want to send a rough draft of your story to your artist.


Since no one has asked for a beta, I will assume that all have them. Your story should be with your beta by now or almost ready to go to beta.

As always, if you've got questions, let me know.
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Writing time ended yesterday. Your story should be ready to go to beta soon and since only one of you has asked me to find you a beta, I assume that you all have one. If not, let me know. You should have your story proofread and delivered to your beta no later than Feb. 15 and they should, in turn, have it back to you by March 16. We will begin posting them(along with art) on April 1. I ask that you post them to OEAM and/or the Big Bang Archive I have set up at Ao3. AND Post a link here when it's time. If you need an Ao3 code, I still have a few.

Artists! WE NEED MORE! I know we have artists for 2, maybe 3 works but we need more. If you're an artist, please claim the work you want to do if you haven't done so already. If you know an artist, please send them here. We can use any type: graphic art, drawing/painting, photo manips... anything you can do to help out!

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Alex
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Here is the rest of the calendar:

January 31 – Writing Time Ends
January 31 – Artist Sign-ups End
February 15 – Rough Drafts Due
February 16 – Work on Edits
March 16 – Beta’d stories due
April 1 – Art/Stories Due
April 1 – Posting Begins

Your story needs to be DONE by January 31 and with your beta. You should be working on edits from February 16 - March 16. Posting begins on April 1. I will make a posting calendar in the next few weeks.

Story links must be posted HERE at this community and they also need to go to either of the Yahoo groups and/or the OEAM LJ. If you have an Ao3 account, I have a Big Bang collection there as well. If you need an Ao3 code, I think I have a few more.

We have three artists signed up but we need about 6 more. If you or anyone you know does graphics or any other type of art, send them along to us. Artists, please check the summary thread(http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/22777.html) and choose a story. Post a comment THERE and I'll get back to you. If you have your own artist, they need to join the comm and sign up as well.

If you do not yet have a beta reader, let me know. If you would like to be a beta reader, let me know. ASAP!

Any comments or questions, please ask them in this thread!

Alex
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
We have 3 people who have not checked in. I have mailed them and posted LJ notes to them without response. I will give them until November 15 to respond.

November 15 is the day to post your snippets of 500 words or less. I'mm anxious to see if I actually have one word done by then!

These are the three:
[livejournal.com profile] adlanth
[livejournal.com profile] wattle_neurotic
[livejournal.com profile] turnerwolf

Thanks!

Alex
[identity profile] oeambb-mod.livejournal.com
HI all!

How is it going? How many words so far? Feel free to brag or complain or even whine here if you need to! We'll cheer you on if you need us to! We do need a few more betas to sign up and please round up any artists you know who'd like to do some art for us! We need a bunch of both.

Beta signup post: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/19982.html
Artist signup post: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/19380.html

I've got bupkus, nada! Not even an idea! Well, okay, a tiny little idea but it's sooooo small right now I don't dare talk about it for fear the flame will go out.

Out next date is November 1st for the first author check in. Please remember that check-in is mandatory. I will send a reminder if you do not check in and after 3-5 days, you will be deleted from this year's challenge.

In the next few days, I will try to get a table made up as well as assign a few betas to those who need them early. I need you to add your summary to your signup post as soon as you know what it is.

Writing-humor

Good luck and good night!
Alex
[identity profile] oeambb-mod.livejournal.com
HI all!

Just a couple of reminders:

-- Artist signups begin Saturday, Sept 1. They end Sept 30.
-- Writing time begins October 1. You are not to begin your work until then. I noticed several of you mentioned writing already so i wanted to remind you that writing does NOT begin until October 1.


Here is the singup link: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/18544.html

Please pimp us!!!

Alex
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
HI all,

You all should be almost ready to post. We have 12 days until posting starts. I have 2 writers that have not contacted me to say if they will finish or not. I do not have artists for them but I can get artwork of some kind. I have sent emails out to these people and hope to hear back asap:
[livejournal.com profile] sivanshemesh
[livejournal.com profile] torezhan.

[livejournal.com profile] samtyr, I sent you a message too.

We have a place to post at Archive of Our Own. If you need a code, ask me Here and I'll get that code to you.

We will begin posting on Feb. 21. We will; psot 4 per day through Feb 24.
Tell me whoch day you want and a back up. First come, first serve.

Feb. 21 - [livejournal.com profile] balrogtweety, [livejournal.com profile] chaotic_binky, [livejournal.com profile] zeedrippyvessel
Feb. 22 - [livejournal.com profile] alexcat, [livejournal.com profile] elladansgirl, [livejournal.com profile] anorienparker
Feb. 23 - [livejournal.com profile] lackam, [livejournal.com profile] moanahine
Feb. 24 - [livejournal.com profile] keiliss, [livejournal.com profile] aglarien1

Thanks!
Alex
[identity profile] oeambb-mod.livejournal.com
HI all,

We have a little more than a month until posting begins. I have decided that posting will begin Feb. 21 and go through Feb. 25. You will be assigned a posting day. Your stories should be about done by now. They ought to be at beta and sent to me to give to your artist by February 1st. If you've made other arrangements with your artist, let me know.

I am going to work on getting artists to actually make claims. So far, we are short a few. If you know someone, send them here soon. Several people have said they'd do it but not signed up. I will not allow art from artists who did not bother to join the Big Bang community and sign up.

I have two authors who have not checked in in some time. I have sent emails and they do not answer. If you can contact [livejournal.com profile] torezhan and [livejournal.com profile] essenja_08, please have them contact me ASAP. Also, if you're a maybe, I need to know if you're going to get done or not so I can get you an artist too.

I'm not requiring a check-in but I'd like it if you'd let me know where you are.

Thanks!
Alex
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
HI all,

Due to so many people needing a few more days and such, I’m extending our time until Feb. 21. This will get us past the Slashy Santa Valentine exchange and maybe some of you might still have a chance to finish who would have otherwise quit.

I am still planning on leaving artist claims until Feb.1. We will simply push posting back to begin Feb. 21. When your fic is done or when you have a draft that you feel is good enough for your artist to work with, send me your file and I will forward it to your artist.

If you are planning on doing your own art, please make sure that you are signed up and that you claim it just as if you were claiming any fic. If you have your own artist, please make sure they sign up or their art will not be postable. I will extend artists sign-up until Feb. 1 also.

You should all have betas but if you do not, let me know and we will find you one.

If you have ANY questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.

Okay… can I get a head count? 

I’m still in!

January 1 – Artist Claims Begin
January 31 – Beta’d stories due
February 1 – Work on Edits
February 21 – Art/Stories Due
February 21 – Posting Begins

Alex
[identity profile] oeambb-mod.livejournal.com
Hello everyone!

Well, the deadline is December 31! I’m not nearly there either. Are you?

As long as you can have your story to ME for sending to the artist by January 16, then you can have that much longer to write. I’d like the stories to be betaed too but if not, then as long as your artist can read a decent copy to base her artwork from, then we’re good.

Artist sign-ups end on Dec. 31 also and the next day, Jan 1, the claims begin. We do need an artist willing to try Sherlock Holmes and the writer(me) has a couple of ideas what she wants.

I do not have a summary from [livejournal.com profile] menel nor did she check in last time. [livejournal.com profile] zhie and [livejournal.com profile] essenja_08 also missed the last check in. Please let us know you’re still with us!

Here are our dates:
December 31 – Writing time ends
December 31 – Artist sign-ups end (so get out and recruit some more artists!)
Jan. 1 – Rough drafts due
Jan. 1 – Artist claims will begin
Jan. 16 – Betaed Stories due back to authors
Jan. 17 – Work on edits
Feb. 1 – Art and Stories Due
Feb. 1 – Posting Begins!

Please reply to this post so I get an idea where we are!

Thanks!

Quick and happy writing!
Alex
[identity profile] oeambb-mod.livejournal.com
Well, we've got 15 more writing days left and I am just past half done. How are y'all doing?

Thought since I can't sleep that I'd do a bit of housekeeping. Our last check-in was Dec.1 or there around and I still need to hear from these folks:
[livejournal.com profile] zhie
[livejournal.com profile] menel
[livejournal.com profile] essenja_08
[livejournal.com profile] torezhan

We also need summaries for:
[livejournal.com profile] menel
[livejournal.com profile] torezhan

I am about to go through the artist list and see what we have. If you know any artists who'd like to join, send them along. The artist sign-ups end on the last day of writing, Dec. 31. Rough drafts should be sent to beta no later than Jan. 1 but I will leave that to you as long as I get a copy of the final or even a rough draft for the artists by Jan 16.
EDIT: We will need artists who can do art for QaF and Sherlock Holmes as well as the ones we have. We also have less artists than writers so we may need some who can double up.

So that's where we are.

Happy writing and Happy Holidays to you all!
Alex
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
HI all!

How are you getting along with your stories? It's about time for our last mandatory check-in. These check-ins are a requirement so don't forget to reply to the post tomorrow,

I have assigned beta readers and hope that the assignments go well. If anyone else needs a beta, let me know.

We do still need artists. If you know anyone who does grpahics as well as painting or drawing, send them our way. The art need not be elaborate. Sometimes a cast picture of your characters along with a title makes a good cover or banner. Anyone wanting to sign-up, go here: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/1531.html#comments.

Writers need to make sure they have a summary posted in this post. It does not have to be detailed, just a vague idea will do.They go here: http://oeam-bigbang.livejournal.com/5842.html. These authors have not yet posted one:
[livejournal.com profile] menel
[livejournal.com profile] sivanshemesh
[livejournal.com profile] larian
[livejournal.com profile] zeedrippyvessel
[livejournal.com profile] essenja_08
[livejournal.com profile] torezhan

As always, if there are any problems or questions, let me know!

Happy Writing!
Alex
(will be crossposting to [livejournal.com profile] oeam and the Yahoo groups)

Update

Nov. 10th, 2011 11:02 pm
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Hey!

Well, we have a little over a month and half until time to pout down our pens and begin the final work on our fics. We still have a pretty good number of you. I am not entirely sure how many but we still have 21 hanging in there. I updated the Table to reflect how many people are still and to add liniks to all the summaries that we have so far. We do need summaries from the rest of you.

So far we only have four betas signed up. If YOU can beta for another writer, please look back and sign up in the beta sign-up thread. We'd be very glad to have you!!!

Those of you who want to do your own art, simply claim it when artist claims begin. If you have someone who you want to do your art, please have them join the comm and sign up. Tell them they can note that they plan on doinjg your art then have them claim it at claim time. Artists may do art for as many writers as they wish. IF YOU KNOW MNOR ARTISTS, SEND THEM OUR WAY!

If you have questions, please let me know!

Would all like anothet snippet post so you can tease us some more?

Good luck!
Alex
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Hi all,

Tuesday is our next mandatory check-in and I wanted to get a few things taken care of
before that.

1. Betas – We have 2 signed up and we need maybe 6 for Tolkien and 2 for possible Arthurian legend. I will be asking for betas here and at the Yahoo groups tomorrow. If you would like to beta, let me know. If you know a good beta, send them our way. If you are going to beta, please put your name on the sign-up post Here.

2. The Summary post will go up following this one. I’d like you to give us a one or two line summary so the artists and betas will know what you’re doing. It will give the artists a chance to pick and choose, and the betas can see if your story is something they’d like to work on.

3. Artists: We need more. If you have a person in mind for your art, ask them and have them sign up and note they want your story. Then when choosing time comes, they can choose you. If you want to do your own art, you need to sign up and you can note that you’re doing your own art.
If you do graphics, we’d love to have you join us! The art need not be complicated or fancy, as long as you and your writer are happy with it. If you know some artists out there, send them our way.

Thanks to you all for participating and I hope that your writing is going well. If you’ve got questions, post them here and I’ll help you as best I can!

Happy Writing!
Alex (who is also [livejournal.com profile] oeambb_mod)
[identity profile] alexcat.livejournal.com
Sept 15 Update

HI all!

It looks, from the snippet post, as if you all are marching along on your fics. I even understand that some of you are DONE! Way to go!

I wanted to remind those of you who signed up for more than one fic because you couldn’t decide which one you wanted to do that when we have our first author check-in on October 1, you’ll need to tell me which one you’re doing. This check-in is mandatory. You’ll have until October 10 to check in. After that, if we’ve not heard from you, I’ll send you one reminder email and then you’ll be dropped if I don’t hear from you. Please make sure that I have an email address for you.

October 1 is the official beginning of Beta sign-ups. If you or anyone you know would be willing to beta, please send them here. It looks as if we mostly will need Tolkien betas so keep that in mind. If you have your own beta, that is great too.

There will also be a summary post soon. You will need to post a short summary when this post comes up. I will let you know when it will be.

I think that everyone who signed up is a member of this community. YOU must be a member in order to post your fic.

If you’ve got questions, ask away and as always,
Happy Writing!

Alex

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