Jul. 24th, 2011 06:31 pm
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The deadline for posting is July 31st. If you have not been matched with a media creator, you may go ahead and post now if you choose and wait for me to do a cover for you. Unfortunately, I will be unable to complete covers for anyone until August, so I apologize for the wait.

To those of you who have finished, congratulations! You beat the game! \o/

If you have any other problems that will prevent you from posting by that date, please contact me either by PM or at seizeglory[at]gmail[dot]com.
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Many people are foreseeing problems with the posting date currently set at July 3rd - July 17th, so I came up with an easy solution.

I changed a number in the schedule so the posting period is now July 3rd - July 31st. Hopefully this'll add enough time that no-one needs to worry about rushing to finish by the 17th and no-one who is already set and ready to go needs to wait any longer than they expected.

There are also still uncovered fics and I personally know I won't be able to cover all of them myself. If needed, further extensions will be given to anyone who is willing to pick these up.

And lastly, if there are any problems, please contact me through PM or e-mail (seizeglory at gmail dot com). I'm preparing for a very busy July and have been pretty scatterbrained so if you are expecting contact from me for any reason, please contact me again. Chances are it just got overshadowed by Important Meatspace Issues. ^^;
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We still have four Big Bang fics in need of some love!

The fandoms are:
Assassin's Creed II
Final Fantasy X-2
Kingdom Hearts
Crossover: Yggdra Union/THE iDOLM@STER

If you know anyone who can cover these fandoms, please send them over! If you've already claimed a fic but one of these was a second choice, you can work for two fics if you choose. Currently the posting period is July 3rd through July 17th but if needed, extensions will be made.

Ask me if you have any questions! Comments and PMs are still accepted and seizeglory[at]gmail[dot]com is still my e-mail!
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We're six days away from the rough draft due date so (hopefully) many of you have either finished or are close to finishing. When you have finished your rough draft (and remembered to comment on the sign-up post) e-mail me at seizeglory[at]gmail[dot]com with these things:

Subject Line: Hardmode Round 2 - [your username]'s Rough Draft

Body: Include a brief summary of your work. You do not need to spoil your fic, but you do need to include enough detail that media creators know what your fic is about. If there's any potentially triggering material (rape/non-con or self-harm/suicide) include a content note. If you're not sure if you need a note or not, ask me and we'll figure it out.

Attachment: A rough draft of your work as a .doc, .rtf or a shared google docs file. If none of those options work for you for whatever reason, you may send me a .txt or comment/PM me for other options.

If you need to drop out, you may do so by either deleting your initial sign-up comment or sending me a PM to give me a heads up. If you have any other questions/issues, you are always free to contact me and I'll do my best to help.

For those of you closing in on the finish line, GOOD LUCK! *\o/*
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It is May 7th now and the writing period ends on June 3rd.

You have a little less than a month to finish your rough draft! If you've signed up and found that you cannot finish it on time, you can easily delete your sign-up comment here. If you haven't signed up yet and are sure you'll finish...sign-ups are still here and are still open.

Good luck writers! o7


There is now a Hardmode collection on AO3. Posting to this collection is 100% optional but for those of you who are already posting to the archive, it's there. :3
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Round Two of [community profile] hardmode will be starting next Friday, April 1st. The sign-ups will open then and writers will begin writing. The sign-ups will be open for the duration of the writing period (April 1st - June 3rd) so you won't need to commit until you're sure you'll be able to finish. The writing period should be far more relaxed for writers (and me!) this time.

If you haven't decided on what to write, you have a week to think it over! You may not be required to sign up until June 3rd at the latest, but it's still expected that you make use of the three month writing period.

Last round there were issues where some people waited until the last week to begin writing and that caused some issues later for betas and media creators. You will have a month of beta time, but your media creator will be working off your rough draft. However you schedule your writing time, make sure you leave yourself enough to time for pre-beta cleanup at the least so your media creator will have a something to work with. :3

If you have any questions, you may comment here or send me a PM.
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Here's a current possible schedule, adjusted to avoid overlap with some of the popular summer writing stuff. This is not yet set in stone. Let me know if this will or will not work for you. I'll try and adjust the schedule so the most people can participate.

April 1st - June 3rd: Writer sign-ups will be open. This should give you two whole months to work, plus a few days just in case.

June 3rd: Rough draft and summaries will be due by 11:59PM in whichever-timezone-the-sun-sets-on-last time. Effectively, the due date will probably be "Whenever [personal profile] vangirl wakes up the next day," but it'll be best if you assume that I'm an insomniac.

June 4th: Once all the rough drafts are in, a post of story summaries will be put up, with comments disabled. Those summaries will be up for about 24~ hours (unless 48 hours is better? thoughts?) so media creators will have the time to look at them and decide which one they want to do.

June 5th (or 6th?): Comments to summary post will be opened and media creators/beta readers will duel to the death comment with what they want. It'll be a bloody, gruesome battle first-come, first-serve type of thing.

July 3rd - 17th: Big Bangs should be betaed, artwork/FSTs/crocheted blankets should be completed and they all will be posted within this timeframe. The official due-date is on the 3rd, but if you need extra time for whatever reason then you have until the 17th.

July 18th: It's celebration time, come on!

Approval? Objections?

ALTERNATIVELY, [personal profile] solaris came up with awesome idea. At sign-ups, writers will post a summary of what they want to write for the challenge and potential media creators/betas/cheerleaders will contact the writer then and work together.

If people like this idea I can have a separate, optional post post where writers who wish to go that route can post their working ideas out in the open. Media creators who decide a writer to work with then will also be claiming the fic ahead of time. The summary posts will then work more like a pitch-hit post, where media creators will duel to the death try their luck at working on fics that didn't find a media creator in the sign-up process (or fics where the media creator suddenly abandoned them to go work on another fic that takes place in a Las Vegas drive-through chapel).

Yay or nay to this idea?
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Hey hey! Listen listen! Hey listen!

I've seen some people express interest in a possible Round Two of [community profile] 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 [community profile] 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 [community profile] hardmode was run last year was a bit chaotic, stressful and ended up being especially NOT fun for media creators. I noticed that [community profile] 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. ^^;
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I was slow to making a post today, but it was probably for the best since I had listed the new deadline as September 31st...despite the fact that such a day did not exist. But we'll pretend that if it did, it would be tomorrow, as today is the 30th.

If you haven't posted by now, you'll have until 11:59pm tomorrow to either post. If you still haven't heard from your media creator, you can apply for a pitch hit. If you have a media creator and they've been slow, you have the option to go ahead and post now without the media included. If there's any issues, either already stated or something else entirely, go ahead and send me an e-mail at

As a reminder, pitch hits have until October 14th to be posted. (And I went ahead and checked to make sure THAT date existed this time. >->)

On a more, I've been a very slow reader lately so I haven't had a chance to give many fics a proper read, but I've seen some excellent work so far. I can't wait until I get time to sit down and read them all. :>

You've all done fantastically. Thank you for putting up with my fail modding through-out this endeavor. ♥


Sep. 19th, 2010 02:35 pm
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[personal profile] vangirl
A few people have contacted me with different issues affecting whether or not they think that they'll be able to post by the deadline, so I'm going to go ahead and give one last extension.

You have until September 31st to post. Pitch-hits will have until October 14th as well. If this is not enough, contact me privately either through PM or and I will work with you personally.

Good luck to everyone!
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We will need a pitch hit media creator for Final Fantasy XIII (that is XIII for 13, if you are prone to misreading roman numerals). If you think you can work with this fandom, please e-mail seizeglory[at]gmail[dot]com.

Right now as things stand, the deadline for pitch hits will be October 7th. I am willing to extent the deadline on a case-by-case basis however, since I know that suddenly taking on a 10k+ fic to read and then create something for it is not easy to do, but I would ideally like everyone's Big Bang's to be finished and posted by the end of September.

As a general warning however, I've been very busy lately so it may take time for me to answer e-mails in a timely fashion. Please be patient with me if you can, and I'll try to get to you as soon as I'm able. :)

edit: And claimed! Thank you! :D
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We will be needing (1) media pitch hit for the fandom: Legend of Zelda (Ocarina of Time)

Given that a pitch-hit will need to read a 10k+ fic and then create something for it the deadline will be a little more 'optional', though it will be best that you be able to finish by October. If you think you might be able to take it on, please send me an e-mail at seizeglory[at]gmail[dot]com!

Thank you!
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[personal profile] vangirl
Posting for [community profile] hardmode is open now!

If you're still waiting on your media or still having your fic beta'd then don't worry, posting will be open until September 22nd so you still have plenty of time!

The Nitty Gritty details lie under here. )

If you have any questions, please ask and I'll answer ASAP.
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[personal profile] vangirl
To writers!: I should have most rough drafts in my inbox now and I have sent a reply so the writers will know I received them. If you haven't got a response, please resend the rough draft to me asap!

To media folk!: Due to user error e-mail trouble, I was late sending the rough drafts out. I'm still in the process of sending them out now but if you don't receive them by tomorrow (August 10th), shoot me an e-mail at seizeglory[at]gmail[dot]com.

Now to the important part of this post!

We have four (that is 4!!!) fics in need of media! If you know someone who would be willing to do something for one of these fandoms (or if you yourself can do them!), please comment here or shoot me an e-mail! The fandoms that need to be covered are:

Final Fantasy VII (covered!)
Star Ocean 2 (both fics covered!)
Wizard of Wor (covered!)

Worse comes to worse, I'll cover them myself but uh. It would definitely be appreciated if someone else would be willing to take a few of these on. ^^;

edit: Thank you pitch-hitters!


Jul. 29th, 2010 11:52 pm
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[personal profile] vangirl
I am not sure if I will have internet access when the rough draft due date, August 1st, passes. That is also the day when all media matches should have been made and I am still waiting on e-mail responses for media creators and betas.

It wouldn't be fair to take away the few days left for writers to hammer out issues, and it wouldn't be fair to take away a possible week's worth of work for media creators and betas. Since it would be better to give everyone more time than to suddenly cut it back, I will be pushing the rest of the deadlines one week back.

Rough drafts will now be due by August 7th. If you've already finished, then you can e-mail it as a .doc or .rtf file to seizeglory[at]gmail[dot]com, and I'll try and get it to your match ahead of time. Early birds get the worms first!

Media and beta'd fics will now be due by September 22nd. The posting still starts on the 1st of September, but we will be lengthening the posting period by a week.

You have used item Hourglass(es) x1. You now have Hourglass(es) x0.

Hopefully you have made the right decision.

I need someone who is willing to work with the fandom Wizard of Wor. If this is a fandom you can take on, or you have a friend who is familiar with the fandom and is interested, please send me a PM or an e-mail at seizeglory[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thank you.


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