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Oct. 30th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
A few questions (sorry, I don't mean to spam)
Can artists claim multiple fics? Is there some kind of quantity/quality requirement for artists or writers besides the 20k word count minimum? How strict is the word count minimum (i.e. if somebody writes a beautiful 19k-word story, what would you do)? What happens if somebody has family commitments, serious injury, etc., that make it impossible for them to continue the challenge partway through? If it's an artist, can another artist claim the story afterwards?
Oct. 31st, 2013 08:43 pm (UTC)
Re: A few questions (sorry, I don't mean to spam)
Hi there

We've updated the FAQ which should cover most of these questions now. Let us know if you have any further issues.
Nov. 2nd, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
Do you actually insist on real name use in sign-ups? Because that's a deal-breaker for some of us. :(
Nov. 2nd, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
No one will see the information except for the mods and it's just if we need to email you we can address it to a real name

If you really don't want to include that information just put N/A or duplicate your fandom name
Dec. 16th, 2013 12:44 pm (UTC)
Hi, mods! Just a suggestion that you fill in the interest section so people can find you. Not that there isn't room for more than one BB, but it might keep people from starting another one (http://agentofshieldbb.livejournal.com/) and claiming they're the first. And also get you more sign-ups, as well. *g*
Dec. 16th, 2013 02:48 pm (UTC)
Hi, thanks for the heads up! We've definitely filled in our interests now, hehe.
(no subject) - spikedluv - Dec. 16th, 2013 05:10 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 18th, 2013 02:55 pm (UTC)

I was signed up for the other SHIELD BB and last night for some reason their comm was deleted, so I decided to sign up here. However, this morning they are back and since I have already signed up there, I am going to stay with them because I just can't jump ship like that. So if you could please ignore my sign-up I appreciate that.

Sorry, but I honestly thought they'd gone and deleted their comm for some reason and I did want to participate in a big bang in this fandom. Maybe next time!
Dec. 18th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
No problem! Thanks for letting us know. We've removed you from our records

Good luck with your bigbang!
(no subject) - milady_dragon - Dec. 18th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dec. 18th, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
Sign-up Question
How do we know if you've received our sign-up?
Dec. 19th, 2013 02:34 am (UTC)
Re: Sign-up Question
Hello, everyone who has signed up will receive an e-mail confirming their participation at the end of the sign-up period. We can also confirm you're on our list. :)
Dec. 19th, 2013 02:59 am (UTC)
Hey guys- this is a stupid question, but have I signed up yet? My memory's not the best, and I don't want to miss signups!
Dec. 19th, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
You have indeed signed up, and your name is on our list. :)
(no subject) - sabinelagrande - Dec. 19th, 2013 03:05 am (UTC) - Expand
Feb. 20th, 2014 06:39 am (UTC)
This is probably a silly question but is there a preferred format in which to send the finished fic? a file type etc?
Feb. 20th, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
We would prefer a .doc, .docx or google docs, though if you write in another file format I'm sure we can work something out. :)
(no subject) - dazzledfirestar - Feb. 20th, 2014 11:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
Mar. 20th, 2014 08:50 pm (UTC)
Possibly weird question: are we allowed to change the title of our story before posting/send in a rough draft without a title? Because I'm done, but I'm stuck there.

Also, how finished should a rough draft be? Everything is there, but there's one scene I might expand significantly, depending on what my betas say- it hasn't been betaed yet.

Mar. 21st, 2014 05:26 pm (UTC)
Yes, submitting an untitled fic, or changing the title later is perfectly okay!

Your rough draft doesn't have to be complete, or betaed. It's to show us that you'll finish on time - so based on what you've described here, that will be more than okay. :)
Mar. 21st, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
I've totally missed the check-in, so sorry about that D: I'm not making that much progress but I'm determined to stay in this because I've not had much luck with writing lately and I think I just need to finish something!
Mar. 21st, 2014 05:30 pm (UTC)
Hi Cashay, thanks for letting us know! We hope you're able to finish, but you have a little bit of time before rough drafts are due. :)
Mar. 24th, 2014 09:33 pm (UTC)
Submission Question
When sending you a draft via Google docs, do you need full access to the doc? Or just viewing access?
Mar. 24th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Submission Question
Viewing access should be just fine, thank you. :)
Re: Submission Question - msraven929 - Mar. 24th, 2014 09:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Submission Question - aosbbmod - Mar. 24th, 2014 09:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
Apr. 1st, 2014 08:46 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to let someone know that I'm afraid I'll have to drop out. I've a decent start on my story, but then March went all to hell and I just forgot about it entirely. I guess I'll just have to wait for next year. :(
Apr. 1st, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you for letting us know, and we hope to see you again next year! ^_^
May. 1st, 2014 03:23 pm (UTC)
Hi there - I note that today is listed as an Artist Check-In, but I don't see a post for it - and I'm leaving in a couple of hours for the airport and a long trip without much internet access.
My piece is proceeding apace and I've been in touch with my author, and I'm on target to finish in time for the May 12th deadline.

Hope this is an ok check-in, even if a post goes up a bit later.
May. 1st, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC)
Hi, thank you for leaving us a message! The post will be going up shortly, but this will work just fine. We're very appreciative that you're keeping us updated! ^_^ Have a great trip!
May. 21st, 2014 08:01 am (UTC)
Hey guys! I'm having a problem- my story and kultiras's art are up, but I don't have posting access to the comm to link it here.
May. 21st, 2014 11:05 am (UTC)
Yikes, not sure how that happened but it should be fixed now. Community moderation is on, but we'll be watching for the entry. :) Thank you for alerting us!
Jul. 20th, 2014 12:40 pm (UTC)
Bowing out
I'm sorry, but due to personal issues I won't be able to finish the story on time. Thus, I am bowing out of the Big Bang.
Jul. 21st, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
Re: Bowing out
That's perfectly all right, thank you so much for letting us know. :)
Aug. 5th, 2014 05:47 am (UTC)
so I'm really new to this big bang thing, but what happens after an artist claims a fic? do you send us the authors contact info so we can get in touch? Or is it up to the authors to keep an eye on the claims post and then they contact the artist?
Aug. 5th, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
We'll be sending out e-mails (later today, is the plan) to put artists and authors in contact with each other, and after that it's up to each pair to stay in touch for the remainder of the challenge. If anyone suddenly can't get in touch with their author/artist, it's important that we're notified asap, so we can find a pinch hitter, but we're hoping none will be necessary. :)
Aug. 6th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
so i know that we are trying to keep the fics secret until posting day but are artists allowed to read the fics of their collaborating authors?
Aug. 6th, 2014 10:19 pm (UTC)
Absolutely! We sent out matching emails yesterday, so you should've received your author's contact information. If they don't send you the draft of their fic within the next couple of days, let us know and we'll help you out. Or, if you haven't received the matching email, let us know and we'll resend.
Aug. 16th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
Posting rules
Would it be OK To post the story in several chapters, and if so, would it be OK to post for example a chapter a day, so should everything be done on the sept 1?

Aug. 18th, 2014 01:57 am (UTC)
Re: Posting rules

Unfortunately, we need you to post your story as a completed work, on your assigned posting date, so all stories will go live with the corresponding art. If you have a preference for posting date, after posting starts, we can try to accommodate your wishes.
Aug. 18th, 2014 05:16 pm (UTC)
Are all fics supposed to be posted on September 1st? Or are there gonna be assigned posting dates? If the latter, can I ask for a late date? lol (not funny) And when are we gonna know what our assigned dates are?
Aug. 18th, 2014 05:46 pm (UTC)
Everyone will be assigned a posting date once final drafts are turned in, and the posting schedule will go up once we've received everyone's drafts. We can definitely make a note that you'd like a later posting date, and will do our best to accommodate your request.
Aug. 25th, 2014 10:20 pm (UTC)
For final drafts, should there be chapter distinctions in the document? I'm mostly asking because I haven't bothered with chapter distinctions and would likely only do so on AO3.
Aug. 31st, 2014 08:13 am (UTC)
posting day!
Where do we post the master post? Like I've got a post in the making on my livejournal using the template you have but then where do I link it here for everyone to see? Ooh! I do see a "post to community", is that what I do? Agh confusion!
Aug. 31st, 2014 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: posting day!
You should post your collaboration masterpost directly to the comm. There's a post to community link in the bar at the top of the page, or you can click here, which will take you to the same page. Let us know if you need any help or have any other questions.
Re: posting day! - caputell - Sep. 1st, 2014 02:47 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 22nd, 2015 12:55 pm (UTC)
Hey guys!

When you say a first draft what exactly do you mean by that?
Jul. 22nd, 2015 05:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Drafts.
Your rough draft doesn't have to be 100% complete or betaed or anything like that, but you need to have basically the entire story. If you're only halfway through, that's not really a draft, but if every scene isn't complete, or you still need to add to it, that's okay.

We ask for rough drafts to be submitted so that we can see that you'll finish on time and that you're meeting the word count minimum. So, if you need to make changes or flesh out bits or whatever, that's totally fine!
Re: Drafts. - evil_kitten18 - Jul. 22nd, 2015 05:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Drafts. - aosbbmod - Jul. 22nd, 2015 05:13 pm (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 31st, 2015 07:30 am (UTC)
Drafts & Summaries
Hey guys!

Tomorrow we are supposed to turn in our drafts and summaries. How do we do that? Is there some guide?
Jul. 31st, 2015 09:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Drafts & Summaries
We'll be putting a reminder post up with instructions tomorrow, but if you're already done, you can submit now. Just take a look at the check in post for the information that we need along with your draft.
Jul. 31st, 2015 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I'm quibbler on tumblr. Unfortunately I've had a lot of trouble writing and am currently on holiday with limited time to finish my draft, so I think I'll have to drop out this round, but hopefully I'll bring my A game to the next round. Sorry for the trouble!
Jul. 31st, 2015 09:33 pm (UTC)
We're sorry to hear that, but thank you very much for letting us know! We hope to see you again for the next round.
Aug. 6th, 2015 08:46 pm (UTC)
Newb question: can I claim a story that has already been claimed? (Double the art I guess)

Edited at 2015-08-06 08:47 pm (UTC)
Aug. 6th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)
Once all of the summaries are claimed, we may open up a second round of art claims, depending on interest, but if something has already been claimed, it is currently not available for another artist.
Sep. 12th, 2015 05:06 pm (UTC)
Hey, I tried to post to this community, but it wouldn't let me? The post you asked for id on my LJ right now.
Sep. 12th, 2015 05:48 pm (UTC)
Hi, we're sorry you had issues with posting to the comm. All submissions are moderated, so we don't get people posting outside of their schedule date. Can you try again and let us know if you get a notification that posting is moderated when you post? If that works, we'll approve it as soon as it comes through.
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