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Mod Post: Update on Round 3

Sep. 19th, 2012 | 04:21 pm
music: Julia Nunes - Stay Awake
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

Thank you to everyone for your comments! Here is what has been decided:

Round 3 is being scrapped. A Round 4 will appear in the new year, same time-line as Round #2 & 3.

If you would like something in return for what you DID write for Round #3, please let me know! Just comment here! xsilverdreamsx, beccastareyes and myself are willing to contribute a sketch/mix to those of you who are interested in a reward for being awesome!

I would also like to extend the invitation to not_from_stars, merigreenleaf, and xsilverdreamsx to help run the comm! Pretty much, you'll just help make sure that things are being kept up with (posts are made on time, questions are being answered, etc). I'd also like to leave one person in charge of artists and one or two in charge of the writers, so make sure that they have everything turned in on time complete their check-ins etc. The comm runs on here and on DW, but you don't have to worry about having a DW or not in order to be mod, since it will all be done on the mod account. Reply here or send an email (fantasbigbangmods@gmail.com) if you are interested!

Thank you again to everyone for all that you have done and putting up with me! An email will go out shortly with the same contents as this message, just to cover the bases for people who haven't checked their flist in awhile.

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Your mod is alive (and horrible)

Sep. 11th, 2012 | 10:42 am
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

I am a horrible person. I make no excuses.

I've been putting this off for a long time and finally told myself "stop being a punk and make a post".

So here are the options:

- We continue on the best we can.
- We drop the round

If you guys aren't too angry and upset with me for vanishing off the face of LJ/DW, then we will continue and I will get posts up and going.

If you guys don't want to continue, then that's fine too.

I'll make another post, regardless of the outcome of this one, that will determine the possible fate of this BB. We can try for a round 4 at a much later date (I will also take willing volunteers for another mod) (as a side note, if we do carry on, no black marks will be given for this round because I just pretty much trumped all of your black marks), or we'll just close it down.

A few of you have already turned in drafts to me, or are hanging on to your drafts. I am more than willing to make a mix for each of you for being such troopers and thank you thank you thank you for being wonderful people, all of you, throughout the round despite my previous inability to keep my shit together.

I cannot apologize enough for my general lack of everything. Regardless of how you guys decide, there will be a post in the near future in which you can vote on the future of the Big Bang itself. So please comment here with how you authors feel about carrying on, and if the artists are out there, I'd love to hear from you as well!

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Official Drop Out Post!

Jun. 18th, 2012 | 09:54 am
mood: tired
music: Rob Thomas - Her Diamonds
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

Finding out that you really can't keep up after all? Never worry! Here is your official drop out post. All you have to do is comment here saying that you'd like to drop out. You won't get a mark on your name for future rounds.

This post works for authors and artists alike. If you have signed up via DW but are commenting here, please let me know what your DW name is so I can find you and mark you off properly.

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Check-In #2 + Update!

Jun. 18th, 2012 | 09:46 am
mood: sick
music: The Civil Wars - I've Got this Friend
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

I finally have a day off where the only thing I have to do is chores. So after starting laundry and before I unpack from my trip (even though I got back a week ago whoops) I shall bring you your update post!

As you have undoubtedly noticed, I am running quite behind schedule. Because of that, I am pushing the rough-draft deadline back until July 15th. That does mean the rest of the calendar will be skewed because of it. That's okay, though, I hope! Here is the new schedule:

Rough Drafts Due: July 15
Story Claims Open: July 24
Final Stories/Art Due: August 25
Posting Starts: September 1

Of course you are more than welcome to turn in your rough draft any time between now and July 15th.

Now, we are commencing with your second check-in post! Please comment here if you are still in for the running (Artists are more than welcome and encouraged to pop their head in, but it isn't mandatory).

Keep in mind that authors who do not comment on this post (or email the mods) will be marked as having dropped. If you did not reply to the first check-in and you still do not reply to this one (marked with *), you will be dropped and given a black mark for future rounds.

The following is a list of authors (On LJ) who still need to check in. If you don't see yourself on this list, it means that A) you have already dropped out or B) you are on the DW list. If you signed up on DW but are commenting on here, please let me know what your DW username is so I can mark you off that list.


(note to urbydizzy, seeing as I got your message yesterday, I'm counting you as checked in, so don't panic!)

You have until June 27th to reply!

Drop-out post will follow shortly.

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Author Sign-Ups CLOSED + Check-in!

Apr. 17th, 2012 | 01:04 pm
mood: content
music: Vermillion Lies - "I Should Fly"
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

Fweee I was sitting around wondering what to do as my nails finished drying when I remembered that I was supposed to make a mod post a few days ago! So here it is! As of this point, the author sign-ups are closed! We have 22 people signed up and wading through this challenge.

We also currently have 10 artists signed up, which is a pretty excellent number. If you would like to sign up (and you still have plenty of time), please head on over here and then enroll on the googledoc!

Along with the message of closing the author sign-ups, I figured it was as good a time as any to do a check-in.
Poll #1834381 Check-in!

So, how you doing so far?

Bad, but hanging in there!
Chugging along.
I might have to drop out.

Please leave a comment below to participate in the check-in! Just say "I'M HERE!" or even "I can't make it any more". There will be an official drop-out post later, but if you've been biting your nails over it for a long time you can comment here with a withdrawal.

I'm giving you all a week before we send out emails to see who is still in or not :) Hope that you're all writing away as much as you are able (I am not very able but I am doing my best--!). Please feel free to comment here or send us an email if you have any questions or concerns. It has been very quite, so I am going to take that as you are all writing hard or hardly writing?. Cheers!

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Update on things!

Mar. 3rd, 2012 | 11:14 am
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

Hello there everyone! I thought that, what with it being two weeks (and then some) since sign-ups began, it would be a good time to do a little modly post to see how you're all doing (No, this is not one of the check ins, don't worry). Here's what we've got going on so far:

+ 16 authors signed up between here and DW! (17 if you include the two that are crazy enough to write a story together ON TOP of their own individual ones)
+ 4 artists signed up

We can use some more artists. As it is, in order to get everyone covered, each artist would have to take 4 pieces! And that's no fun. So spread the word and spread the links to all your artistically inclined friends! Author sign ups are here and open until April 15th, and artist sign ups are here and open until May 31st.

Are you guys chugging along with your stories? With your plots? I know I haven't even started mine yet but I do know what I'm doing. Any other projects taking up your time? (at the other Big Bang I'm participating in, there is someone who is doing TWELVE! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?)

As always, please feel free to reply here or send an email (fantasybigbangmods@gmail.com) if you have any questions or concerns. Looking forward to working through this round with all of you!

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Round 3 Opens

Feb. 16th, 2012 | 05:08 pm
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

Round 3 is officially open!

Navigation to anywhere you need to go:
Author Sign Ups
Artist/Mixer Sign Ups
Promo Banners

And just so you all remember, here's this round's schedule:
Author Sign Ups Open: Feb. 15
Artist Sign Ups Open: Feb. 15
Author Sign Ups Close: April 15
Artist Sign Ups Close: May 31
Rough Drafts Due: June 15
Story Claims Open: June 24
Final Stories/Art Due: July 25
Posting Starts: Aug. 1

Between April 15 and June 15 there will be mandatory check ins.

This round is being run simultaneously on our LJ mirror. You may sign up via the link on either one, and we will be cross-posting everything between the two. However, whichever you mark on the sign-up will just be wherever you end up posting the final product. Authors from LJ can have their fics claimed by someone on DW and vice versa.

Go go go!

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Round 3 update!

Feb. 10th, 2012 | 04:00 pm
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

Oh my gosh, is it that time already? It is, it is! You might have noticed that the Round 2 Masterlist went up, and you might have guessed that that meant the mods were getting all their ducks in a row in preparation. You would be correct!

Round 3 will open in the middle of February, just the same as Round 2. In fact, we're going to keep most of the dates exactly the same for the whole of Round 3, just to make it easier on our continued participants and on the mods. That means that the schedule will look like this:

Author Sign Ups Open: Feb. 15
Artist Sign Ups Open: Feb. 15
Author Sign Ups Close: April 15
Artist Sign Ups Close: May 31
Rough Drafts Due: June 15
Story Claims Open: June 24
Final Stories/Art Due: July 25
Posting Starts: Aug. 1
As always, there will be mandatory check-ins between the sign ups and posting dates.

The mods thought that Round 2 went pretty well, so not a whole lot will change from that round to this. The FAQ is still up if you have any concerns or questions, but as always feel free to email us (fantasybigbangmods @ gmail.com) or PM either of the mods if something is still unclear or unanswered.

Keep an eye out for the Author and Artist sign ups!

As a small side note: There is currently a DreamWidth mirror of this comm. Sky-mod attempted to keep it up to date when running round one, but Mab-mod is a little curious if people will be interested in it being dusted off and used once more. Let us know in a comment here or through the email if you guys would prefer to use DW and would like that option instead of LJ (because we all remember how difficult it was for us during round 2 when LJ kept dying...) We'll be sure to keep it active for this coming round :) We might also try promoting over there for more people but let's not get too ambitious just yet...

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Round 2 Masterlist

Feb. 10th, 2012 | 03:13 pm
posted by: fbb_mods in fantasybigbang

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Leviathan Sleeps

Aug. 20th, 2011 | 11:08 pm
posted by: iamdemandred in fantasybigbang

Title: Leviathan Sleeps
Author: Iamdemandred
Artist: My_Chemical_Lust
Mixer: Silver_Dreams
Type: Gen, Sci-Fi.
Word Count: 26,133
Rating: M
Warnings: Sexual intercourse, violence, disturbing themes.
Summary: Abendrad, an orphan raised by a secretive order of confessors on a world foreign to our own, struggles with his fractured identity as the mysteries around him deepen throughout his troubled life.
Link to story master post: http://iamdemandred.livejournal.com/23096.html, http://iamdemandred.livejournal.com/23305.html, http://iamdemandred.livejournal.com/23663.html
Link to art master post: http://xsilverdreamsx.livejournal.com/13140.html
Link to mix post: http://at-halfpastfour.livejournal.com/1353.html#cutid1

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Sister Stories: New Death

Aug. 19th, 2011 | 04:54 pm
posted by: dream_mancer in fantasybigbang

Title: The Sister Stories: New Death
Author: dream_mancer
Artist: the_disillusion
Mixer: the_disillusion
Type: Gen
Word Count: 15,950
Rating: PG-13 for violence and language
Warnings Violence (but nothing gory), language, mention of drug use
Summary: In a world where supernatural beings are the norm, vampires are still viewed with awe and caution. Young vampires are taught to be wary of media attention and stay away from seedy vampires. For the most part, they behave and live normal lives, but sometimes, vampires need helpful...nudges to make sure they comply with the rules.

Near the top of the complex vampire hierarchy are seven vampires tasked with watching over vampires in one of the seven vampire covens. They operate in secret and often act as vampire internal affairs, protecting vampires not only from outside forces, but from each other. These vampires are stronger, faster, and more powerful than normal vampires. They can walk in the sunlight, change their features at will, and view blood memories from other vampires and humans. They're called "Sisters".

As one of the oldest vampire Sisters, Val has a duty, but someone is calling in a favor--a human someone needing a vampire issue taken care of. She has no problem taking on vampires who aren't playing by the rules, since before she became a Sister, she was one of the deadliest mercenary vampires on the earth. But when a human forced into illegal servitude gets thrown into the mix, Val has to choose between her duty and her instincts.

Link to story master post: Here
Link to art and mix post: Here

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Taste the Day

Aug. 19th, 2011 | 12:29 pm
posted by: imaginary_rose in fantasybigbang

Title: Taste the Day
Author: imaginary_rose
Artist: deadflowers5
Mixer: cerulean_sky

Type: slash
Word Count: 13.3k
Rating: light R
Warnings: non-explicit violence, torture aftermath, implied sex 
Summary: Rainer released the captured Cathali Elf. So why can't he get rid of him?
Notes: Lots and lots of thanks to cerulean_sky and deadflowers5 for their hard work. Check out what they've created! Also a thanks to postnotice for the beta-ing this and so quicky too!

Link to story: Part 1, Part 2
Link to art master post:Art post
Link to mix post: Mix post

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Hidden Magic

Aug. 17th, 2011 | 10:02 pm
posted by: merigreenleaf in fantasybigbang

Title: Hidden Magic
Author: merigreenleaf
Artist: jack_spire
Mixer: skylar0grace
Type: Gen
Word Count: 22,053
Rating: PG
Warnings Unreliable magic? Rather vague battles? A surplus of wizards? Yeah, this story doesn't really need a warning. ;)
Summary: Meren, an unusual elf girl (and her more unusual centaur "brother") take up the task of hunting down a band of orc trespassers. When she stumbles into a pitfall, Meren finds an object: an amulet that gives strange new powers. Little does she know that an increasingly desperate young wizard is looking for the very same amulet, and that their paths are destined to crisscross in a weave of chaotic magic...
Link to story master post: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Link to art master post: http://jack-spire.livejournal.com/31044.html
Link to mix post: http://skylar0grace.livejournal.com/100708.html

Author's note: This story takes place in the same world as The Acolyte's Map, the last one I wrote for Fantasy Big Bang, but on an entirely different continent with completely different characters. This means you certainly don't need to have read that one first. :)

Edit: And I want to give a big thanks to my artist and mixer! They did a great job! :D

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Guardian of the Grave

Aug. 14th, 2011 | 10:24 pm
location: Home
mood: sleepy
music: The hum of the computer and the burble of the fish tank...
posted by: liregran in fantasybigbang

Title: Guardian of the Grave
Author: liregran  
Artist: dragon_gypsy  
Mixer: dragon_gypsy  
Type: Gen
Word Count: 16,122
Rating: PG to PG-13 (maybe)
Warnings: Violence at the end as well as a death. There is also mention of a character's previous death.

Rand, a trained knight and former member of a Warrior Company, is accompanying Tala, a girl whose spirit is now embodied in a white wolf after the Spirits of her people returned her from the dead, on her journey back home. Along their way, they encounter a band of colorful and nomadic people known in Rand's homeland as the Vagar. The Vagar are having a wedding to bring good luck to them after they discovered cracked gravestones in their local burial ground - a sure sign that a Draemort, a very evil presence, has moved in and is disturbing the sleep of their dead.

It is up to Rand and Tala to find a way to rid the Vagar of their Draemort.

Notes: The story is still in the process of being beta'ed. It will likely undergo further edits and posts will be updated as needed.

Link to story master post: Part I || Part II || Part III
Link to art master post: Cards
Link to mix post: Beyond my Memories

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Aug. 13th, 2011 | 10:56 pm
posted by: jaceyfaye in fantasybigbang

Title: Ark
Author: Jacey Faye
Artist: The lovely votaku! ♥
Mixer: Again the lovely votaku!
Type: Gen, hints of future het.
Word Count: 10,227
Rating: PG-13-ish.
Warnings None, unless even planning for a war counts.
Summary: A post-apocalyptic, steampunk-flavoured fairytale, where talking animals and allusions to mythos abound!
Link to story master post: http://jaceyfaye.livejournal.com/543.html
Link to art master post: http://votaku.livejournal.com/13776.html
Link to mix post: http://votaku.livejournal.com/13902.html

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Under Two Moons

Aug. 12th, 2011 | 11:39 am
posted by: hilandmum in fantasybigbang

<b>Title:</b> Under Two Moons
<b>Author:</b> hilandmum 
<b>Artist:</b> merigreenleaf 
<b>Mixer:</b> casper_san 
<b>Type:</b>  het
<b>Word Count:</b> 22,952
<b>Rating:</b> Teen and older
<b>Warnings</b> This is the first part of a much longer story and is a sequel to The Crimson Orb
<b>Summary:</b> Narissa Day and her brothers and sister set out with their friends on a new journey of discovery. They are seeking the source of two books in a foreign language that the wizard Madoc, one of those friends, who's also Nissa's love, has been puzzling over since they came into his possession. What will they find as they travel north, crossing the sea to the land of Solwintor, where the people are blond and blue eyed? They encounter pirates, a volcano, a religious sect and a thriving town, among other things. But it's what they learn in a large building west of the town of Grenska that will change their view of their world and the Evening Moon and the Second Moon that light the night sky.
<b>Link to story master post:</b>  is here
<b>Link to art master post:</b> is here
<b>Link to mix post:</b> is here

I am extremely grateful to my artist and mixer for the fabulous job they did for my story. Please let them know what you think about the fantastic job they both did.

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Fugitive Storm

Aug. 12th, 2011 | 07:31 am
posted by: kittydesade in fantasybigbang

Title: Fugitive Storm
Author: kittydesade
Artist: queen_of_11seas
Mixer: wtfbrain

Word Count: 33,500
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Violence, violent magic, non-graphic non-con
Summary: Amaranth was only a junior Finder in the Guild when she stumbled on the case that could build or break reputations. Capturing one of the Pirate families' key runners not only would disable that entire Pirate clan, it could disbalance the illicit war and give the legitimate nations the edge they needed to take back control of the port city-states. But the war has deeper roots than she knows, and she quickly finds herself drawn into a deadly battle between the powerful sorcerer heads of the Pirate clans, surviving only by her wits and the good will of the few allies she has left.
Thanks to: My wonderful, brilliant author and mixer, who created beautiful art and assembled a wonderful soundtrack and put up with me and my rewriting the damn thing ten times before it was done.

Links to story:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6

Link to Art Post: Here
Link to Mix Post: Here

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Dust and Water

Aug. 10th, 2011 | 11:47 am
posted by: quantumlobster in fantasybigbang

Title:  "Dust and Water"
Author: quantumlobster
Artist: skylar0grace
Mixer: pekori

  Gen with undertones of femslash
Word Count:  25,000
Rating:  R
Warnings:  strong language, violence, character death, "offstage" M/M noncon sex

Summary:   Aren, a young officer in the Tyrunian army, never expected to be imprisoned on trumped-up charges in one of his own Empire's most notorious internment camps.  Yet, that is where he finds himself, in a camp built in the middle of the enkava, the poisonous dead zone around the destroyed city of Dracia. He reluctantly joins the other captives in eking out a marginal existence, though he can't shake the feeling that there is some hidden purpose to their actions.  And when Aren at last seizes his chance to escape, he finds himself the unwilling custodian of the secrets that his fellow inmates risked their lives to preserve.

Link to story master post:  Link to art master post:  Here
Link to mix post:  Here

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Sword In Blood

Aug. 9th, 2011 | 10:20 pm
posted by: vorquellyn in fantasybigbang

Title: Sword In Blood
Author: vorquellyn
Artist: xsilverdreamsx
Mixer: xsilverdreamsx
Type: contains slash and het
Word Count: ~9000
Rating: T
Warnings violence, villain protagonist(s)
Summary: Dragons rule the skies, gods rule the worlds, monsters rule their kingdoms
Link to story master post: http://vorquellyn.livejournal.com/64029.html
Link to art master post: http://xsilverdreamsx.livejournal.com/11806.html
Link to mix post: http://xsilverdreamsx.livejournal.com/12302.html

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