Hey hey! Listen listen! Hey listen!
I've seen some people express interest in a possible Round Two of hardmode
so I'm curious; how many of you would be interested in doing this again this year, and when would be the best time for you? I want an idea of when everyone would be willing to run it with minimal overlap with other Big Bangs so be sure to mention other BBs you're interested in so I can get an idea of where the most overlap would be and how to avoid it.
Another question: How do you feel about possibly raising the word count? A 10,000 word minimum is at the low end of a typical BB wordcount and some people consider this to be more like an easymode
game. However, it's a good starting number for people new to BBs and we probably don't want to alienate too many noobs either. A 10,001 minimum may be a sufficient increase though. What are your thoughts?
AND ONE LAST QUESTION: I feel that the way hardmode
was run last year was a bit chaotic, stressful and ended up being especially NOT fun for media creators. I noticed that polybigbang
had writer sign-ups that were open up until the rough draft due date and then posting summaries for the artists to choose from. I'm very tempted to steal that idea from them as it would a) lower stress for writers as they only need to commit when they feel they have enough material to make a commitment, b) give artists this weird thing called 'choice', something that they likely aren't accustomed to in fandom challenges, and c) make life easier for me.
C is a really big one for me, though I think you guys may be especially interested in A and B.
How would you guys feel about doing Round Two a bit more like that? Or would you prefer something else entirely?
Also, I am a huge liar and have one more question: how many of you would be vehemently opposed to the idea of an AO3 collection? I know a lot of people don't like the site so it would be optional, but I think it might be a cool thing for those of you who enjoy AO3. Though I'm not sure it would really be worth the effort if only two people would use it. ^^;