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22 August 2016 @ 12:22 pm
Authors, you have until Friday, August 26 to complete the first check in.

If you have not already discussed with your Artist(s) who will be making the Master post to i_reversebang, now is the time to do so. Please note that if an Artist has two stories being written for a particular piece of their art, the Artist must be the one to make the Master Post to the community for that piece of art.

Please comment to this entry using the following template. If you have claimed two art pieces, comment a second time using the template. One comment for each respective art piece.





And as a reminder, here is the rest of the schedule:

Friday, August 26: Author Check in
Friday, September 30: Author Check in
Sunday, October 23: Stories due
 
 
16 August 2016 @ 11:34 pm
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All of which have sparked new fics, new art, and a lot of other great fandom stuff.

The schedule and upcoming deadlines:
Friday, August 26: Author Check in
Friday, September 30: Author Check in

Sunday, October 23: Stories due
 
 
Now that everyone has their claims, here is a list of suggestions for the rest of the challenge.

Purpose: This challenge is centered around the of collaboration between artists and authors to produce art and fic. Unlike traditional Big Bangs, however, the challenge focuses on the art first.

Every artist/author team dynamic will be different, just as they are in normal Big Bangs. Some teams will be more intense, with communication almost daily to create together. Other teams will be more casual, with only the occasional email as both parties work separately and come together at the end for a master post. There is no right or wrong way to handle this challenge, and we leave it to each artist/author team to figure out what works for them.

The only requirement we have is that both parties be civil and respectful towards each other during the process. This includes not making any public posts or comments expressing disappointment over the Art an Author claimed, or the Author(s) an Artist was claimed by. Please bear in mind the feelings of people who may read those posts and comments.

If there are problems between you and your artist/author, please try your best to work it out. If, however, they are being unresponsive or extremely uncooperative, you may send an email to the ireversebang gmail and we will do our best to help resolve the issue.

Guidelines: These are not all rules, per se, but guidelines we strongly suggest both artists and authors follow in order to allow this challenge to be as fun and positive an experience as possible for all parties involved.

For the Artists:
  • It is up to you how closely you wish the author to follow your vision for the art in their story. If you have a very specific vision that is fine, but bear in mind that most writers must be given at least a little room in order to produce their best work.
  • The only obligation that an Artist has is to finish the piece(s) of art that they submitted to the challenge. You may create more art for any/all of your prompts, but this optional. Please discuss your plans with your author and consider sending them drafts/completed pieces as you go.
  • No Author should pressure their Artist to create more art.
  • We leave it up to every artist/author team to decide who will post the master post to i_reversebang. If, however, an an Artist has a piece with two stories attached (two writers claimed it), then the stories should both be linked in the master post for that piece. Therefore, for the sake of convenience, the Artist should make the master post to the community.


For the Writers:
  • Be polite, respectful, and enthusiastic when working with your artist. They put work into this challenge, and they deserve your best efforts in return.
  • Discuss with your artist your plans for the story. You are not bound by what they say they want in the story, but try to take their thoughts and comments into account as you write.
  • Artists are free to create as much art as they want for their prompts. Therefore, there is the potential for them to create art that is directly related to the story you write; for this to happen, be sure to stay in contact with your artist and keep them apprised of updates in the story. But bear in mind that this is purely at the Artist's discretion, and at no point should an Author pressure their Artist for anything.
  • Once again, the minimum wordcount is 3,000 words, and stories must be beta-read.
 
 
21 July 2016 @ 11:46 pm
Now that Claims have closed, we hope all the artists have made some sort of preliminary contact with their Author. If, by the end of next week, the person you are working with still has not replied at all, please send an email to ireversebang @ gmail and we will discuss what to do. A Sign up post for Pinch Hitters will be coming in a few days.

The schedule and upcoming deadlines:
Friday, August 26: Author Check in
Friday, September 30: Author Check in

Sunday, October 23: Stories due
Sunday, October 30: Posting Schedule goes up
Sunday, November 6: Posting begins


Both check in periods will run for a week leading up to the listed deadline. Please do not be late.

Leave a comment to this entry if you do not see your name or piece # included, or there seems to be some other error.

Artist - Piece # - Author | Second Author (if applicable)
beautifulweddin - 101 - cimila | eustacia_vye28
beautifulweddin - 102 - kore_rising
ameluz71 - 103 - Xynnia
ameluz71 - 104 - earlgreytea68 | kore_rising
ko_no_yo - 105 - sibilantly
marourin - 106 - sofia_gigante
kedgeree11 - 107 - corinnethewise | MaryJane221b
geekbynight - 108 - ilokheimsins
swtalmnd - 109 - sianii_writes | transcendingi
dreammaidenn - 110 - isidore13 | earlgreytea68
dreammaidenn - 111 - lavenderparadox | roseandthorns28
lauand - 112 - mrsdstephens | immoral_crow
kedgeree11 - 113 - rex-dart | kate_the_reader
monaiyra - 114 - bookshop
kaminagi - 115 - eustacia_vye28
kaminagi - 116 - potterlockedpme
nyooomu - 117 - mlfctnngtotem
kateison - 118 - msbrightsidesh | redxluna
kateison - 119 - chasingriver
Lkaet - 120 - sohappyiwhistle
involuntaryorng - 121 - kedgeree11 | ohfreckle
geekbynight - 201 - colliena | ilokheimsins
marourin - 202 - monochromatia | dreammaidenn
ko_no_yo - 203 - redxluna | mrsdstephens
justgotone - 204 - teacuphuman09 | nonesane
evisionarts - 205 - jikeidannin | bauble
skipping_pledge - 206 - agenttrojie | dreammaidenn
robinredr - 207 - involuntaryorng | 1lostoneficspot


Artists can go to the Claims Posts if they'd like to find their authors' email addresses (which are listed in the claim comments).

Here is a link to the galleries on Imgur: ireversebang.imgur.com.

Once again, congratulations to all participants! We look forward to seeing the completed artwork as well as the stories inspired by them.
 
 
20 July 2016 @ 01:44 pm
The first and second round of art claims are closed. Artists should start emailing their authors immediately (email addresses are listed in the claims post comments).

As a reminder, here is the schedule:
Sunday, July 24: The Big Reveal of Artist/Author Matchups

Friday, August 26: Author Check in
Friday, September 30: Author Check in

Sunday, October 23: Stories due
Sunday, October 30: Posting Schedule goes up

Sunday, November 6: Posting begins
 
 
 
 
15 July 2016 @ 03:08 am
How Art Claims will work:
The art pieces will be going up in a members-locked post with comments turned off on Saturday, July 16 at 3PM EST so everyone can get a chance to look through the art before the claiming begins. Prompts will be numbered, without the artist's name attached. Each prompt will include a thumbnail (which links to the full-size version), a short description, preferred pairings (if there are any) and ratings. Here is an example:

101.
Rating: G for art, fic can be higher
Pairing(s): Gen or dude/dude
Description: Two dudes in front of a bright window, being mysterious.


Claims Begin:
After 24 hours comments will be turned on and claiming will begin on Sunday, July 17 at 3PM EST. When the Claims Post opens, authors will comment with their top 3 art choices. Mods will reply and inform the author of which piece they get, and the piece will be struck out in the claims post.

In the first round of claims authors will only be allowed to claim one piece of art. Claims will be first come first serve, and the prompts will be crossed out as they are claimed. If there are unclaimed pieces at the end of two days, there will be a second round of claims, wherein authors may claim a second piece to write for.

We cannot guarantee that anyone will get their first, second, or even third choice. Some pieces may be very popular, and it is natural to feel some disappointment if you don't get to write for something that really inspires you. However, please bear in mind the feelings of artists who will be reading the comments to the Claims Post as well; making comments along the lines of "I don't want to write for any of this" or "there's nothing good left" will not make any of the artists feel good. If you've ever participated as a writer in a Big Bang challenge, I'm sure you can understand the anxiety that comes from having your work in a line up with other pieces.

Proxies: If an author cannot comment when they claims post first opens, they may preview the claims in the 24 hour window beforehand and submit their choices to a proxy who will post in their stead. If a proxy is making a claim for themself as well, they must leave two separate comments, one stating their top 3 choices and one stating the top 3 choices of their friend.

Here is what the claims comment format will look like:
LJ Username:
Email:
Choice #1:
Choice #2:
Choice #3:


Multiple claims: Two or more authors claiming the same piece to write a story for will not be allowed until every single piece has been claimed. Only if every single piece has been claimed will we consider opening the pieces up to second claims. Artists may opt their piece(s) out of being claimed by a second author if they wish.

After a piece has been claimed:
Artists are free to contact their author as soon as they see that their piece has been claimed. We will be posting a Author/Artist Matchup Reveals post and as well as sending email notifications to authors and artists, but that will take time for us to do so we strongly recommend that artists proactively contact their authors ASAP.

If you have any questions about the Claim Process, please comment to this post.
 
 
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We have received 28 art submissions in total! There's still time for authors to sign up & claim a piece of art. Be sure to join the LJ community in order to see the claims post.

Here is a breakdown of the art we have received so far by various categories:
6 Arthur/Ariadne
18 Slash Arthur/Eames
2 Gen
2 non Ariadne/Arthur & non Arthur/Eames pieces
7 Not Safe For Work
21 Safe for work


Please note that in the Claims Post, pieces will all be grouped by the first pairing listed. Everyone should be sure to read the Suggested Pairings field carefully, as many art pieces feature several possible pairings. Also, pieces in the Gen category may have suggested pairings as well (ie, Pairing: Gen, or Arthur/Eames).

Not Safe for Work Claims will be towards the bottom of the post below a divider.

Several Reminders:
  • Multiple authors claiming a single art piece to write for will not be allowed until every single piece is claimed at least once. If that happens, then we will open the pieces up to a second author claiming them. Artists may opt-out of having their pieces claimed a second time by commenting here or emailing the mod account at: ireversebang at gmail.
  • If you wish to participate in claims, you must join and watch the community. If you are using a proxy, be sure to have them join and watch the community as well.


For your convenience, here is a reminder of the schedule:
Saturday, June 16: Comments-locked preview of the Art Claims post goes up
Sunday, July 17: Art Claims
Sunday, July 24: The Big Reveal of Artist/Author Matchups

Friday, August 26: Author Check in
Friday, September 30: Author Check in
Sunday, October 23: Stories due
Sunday, October 30: Posting Schedule goes up

Sunday, November 6: Posting begins
 
 
10 July 2016 @ 02:35 pm
Art is due by end of day TODAY, July 10.

Guidelines for submission may be found here.

Upcoming deadlines:
Sunday, July 17: Art Claims
Sunday, July 24: The Big Reveal of Artist/Author Matchups


Sign ups for Authors still open!
 
 
09 July 2016 @ 03:13 am
Art is due by end of day tomorrow, July 10.

Guidelines for submission may be found here.

Upcoming deadlines:
Sunday, July 10: Artists’ works are due
Sunday, July 17: Art Claims
Sunday, July 24: The Big Reveal of Artist/Author Matchups


Sign ups for Authors still open!