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bbb_mod ([personal profile] bbb_mod) wrote in [community profile] bandombigbang2017-05-12 04:57 pm

Check-in Post #3

Here is the third check in post, mirrored on our Tumblr.

This is an optional activity, with no deadlines. Answer now, answer later, or skip it completely.

Sooo, May is just about half over, and the draft deadline is looming rather scarily. June 1st is right around the corner, and I know a lot of people are not ready for the deadline. Are you?

We're thinking about pushing back the draft deadline by a month (and consequently the final deadline) - what do you think? Survey here. Let us know what your opinion is.

Otherwise, we hope your creation process is going smoothly, or at least as smoothly as possible.

Comment to this post, or reblog on Tumblr, and:

1. tell us about your favorite trope/narrative kink
2. tell us a little bit about the story (or stories, if you haven't settled on just one) you want to tell
3. comment to someone else's comment and cheer them on

Remember, you're not being graded; there is no wrong answer, because all answers are right.

Let's kick our creativity into gear!
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[personal profile] rosiedoes 2017-05-12 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I could cry with relief at the prospect of an extension, honestly. I've been on the verge of pulling out because I didn't know if I could do the story justice, even if I met the word count.

1. I'm not sure I have a favourite trope, per se, but I write a lot of Bad Communication. They'll talk - intimately so - but never about what actually needs to be said. I guess it's the old misunderstanding = angst. I love angst.

2. I'm still working on the alien apocalypse fic. When I originally wrote this, I imagined it to be a lot more gen-ish Walking Dead-y (no zombies). In actual fact it's turned a bit more to be a study of lost love and second chances, I guess.

3. I did say I'd hit some buddies up on Tumblr or IM, but I just haven't had the time, because I've been trying to get the damn thing written. I'm not shunning you, guys! ♥
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[personal profile] conventionalweapons 2017-05-12 10:58 pm (UTC)(link)
ooh bad communication is a nice one... it hurts so good

(and my dude that story still sounds AWESOME)

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[personal profile] doctorkilljoy 2017-05-12 11:05 pm (UTC)(link)
That's why I keep bugging you on Tumblr IM instead. Keep it up though, this fic is gonna be cool!

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[personal profile] trojie 2017-05-12 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Angst is the bessssst *highfives you*

Ooh, apocalypse with second chances? SIGN ME UP :D Can't wait to see this one!

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[personal profile] darkrosaleen 2017-05-14 06:10 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm really looking forward to this! I love feelings with a background of crazy worldbuilding.
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[personal profile] conventionalweapons 2017-05-12 10:56 pm (UTC)(link)
1. oh lord favorite trope.... that's REALLY HARD but i'm always a slut for hurt/comfort

2. my story is done!! i've had my betas look it over, and though i intend to do some final touch-ups in the upcoming months, i consider it finished now :D

i hope everybody else's stories are going well!!
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[personal profile] doctorkilljoy 2017-05-12 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
I am jealous but also happy for you!
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[personal profile] trojie 2017-05-12 11:29 pm (UTC)(link)
HURT/COMFORT FOR THE MOTHERFUCKING WIN :D

also congrats, super congrats, great job!
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[personal profile] cold_clarity 2017-05-13 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
ALL OF YOU PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP AND SUCCEEDED IN MEETING DEADLINES ARE MY PERSONAL LIFESPIRATION. i'm dead serious.

it took me a really long time to completely grasp the appeal of h/c (not that i objected to it; i just wasn't profoundly into it) until arsenicjade wrote this very interesting and articulate...manifesto?...about what she valued in it. also she had some really good recs to highlight her points, so it makes a lot more sense to me now!
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[personal profile] das_verlorene_kind 2017-05-13 11:54 am (UTC)(link)
Congrats on finishing already!~
Also hurt/comfort is always a satisfying read. Throw in tons and tns of angst and I'm always sold, hehe
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[personal profile] rosiedoes 2017-05-13 04:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow! Well done, dude! That's awesome.
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[personal profile] darkrosaleen 2017-05-14 06:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Congrats on finishing!!
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[personal profile] doctorkilljoy 2017-05-12 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
1. I don't... Know? I seem to really like angst. And hurt/comfort. And some weird kinky stuff I'm not going to tell you about.

2. Victorian Vampire AU still finished. I did some more editing on it but not a lot. Magical bookstore AU is fighting me tooth and nail but I WILL FINISH YOU DAMN IT DO YOU HEAR ME?! It's just hard because still job hunting. :-(
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[personal profile] conventionalweapons 2017-05-12 11:19 pm (UTC)(link)
u gotta love angst..... u just gotta. and tbh everyone has that one (or ten) type of kinky fic they indulge in, i feel u :')

oooOOO both those sound great!!! i've been reading tons of historical fic lately for some reason, i can't wait to see what you come up with. and magical bookstore?? heck yeah! i'm rooting for you to finish it and get a good job :D

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[personal profile] trojie 2017-05-12 11:31 pm (UTC)(link)
Angst and hurt/comfort are such a good COMBO too :D :D :D AND they can then be FURTHER COMBINED with weird kinky stuff, so basically everyone wins.

YOU CAN DO THIS I BELIEVE IN YOU (*hugs* re; job hunting. It'll happen. You're so fucking determined about it, I'm so proud of you <3)

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[personal profile] cold_clarity 2017-05-13 12:30 am (UTC)(link)
angst is my fucking jam, yo.

and hey, you can totally finish!! i was too chicken to even sign up, so i'm super amazed at everyone who did/made it this far.

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[personal profile] das_verlorene_kind 2017-05-13 11:57 am (UTC)(link)
Angst is my life blood. And who doesn't have some weird kinky stuff secretly bookmarked somewhere (uh, right? I-i can't be the only one)...

And omg, I remember you posting about the bookstore AU and please, please finish that one because it sounds like a combinaion of everything awesome. Books, magic, Peterick, and booooks. Mmmm, yes. Though I wonder how Harry Potter managed to piss you off enough to write this story :D

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[personal profile] rosiedoes 2017-05-13 04:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Well done on having one finished, dude, that's 50% of the way.

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[personal profile] trojie 2017-05-12 11:21 pm (UTC)(link)
1: oh my god the thing where they start out as fuckbuddies but then it Gets Serious. With Angst. Preferably WITHOUT ending in a romantic relationship. Just in BETTER FUCKBUDDY RELATIONSHIPS with MORE COMMUNICATION.

2: Well, uh, in Story the First, we get to see Ray Toro go from 'I'm straight, I'm straight, I'm totally straight, I fuck girls, not boys' to 'both? Both. Both is good,' with a little, uh, hands-on help from Gerard Way and a Very Helpful PSA from Frank Iero.

In Story the Second there are explosives, probably more talk about sand in carburettors than anyone actually wants, Doctor D actually being a doctor, a soupcon of angst, and pizza as a metaphor for love.

Just FYI I love everyone in this bar <3
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[personal profile] doctorkilljoy 2017-05-12 11:27 pm (UTC)(link)
...Dude I love you I would bake you fresh bread every day.

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[personal profile] lady_smutterella 2017-05-13 10:35 am (UTC)(link)
The thought of an extension makes me want to weep with joy. I swear - I could have coped with writing and finding a new job and beta reading for like 6 people. But then I thought the bingo was a cunning plan. And I never realised what petty little fucks my current work would be with making me do things before I leave (BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT REPLACING ME FOR A YEAR. SO. THAT). And then, to make everything perfect, just as my crippling writer's block eased, my keyboard on my laptop broke, so unless you want a story without any e, r, t, y, u, I or o letters... I kinda need the extension. >.>

1. tell us about your favorite trope/narrative kink
I adore stories where a point of view is shifted - deaging, alternate universes, epistolary fic, transformation stories - and the protagonists can learn to see each other in a brand new way. Those are my catnip.

2. tell us a little bit about the story (or stories, if you haven't settled on just one) you want to tell
I swear to god I will finish this Great Bandom Bake Off story if it kills me. It might. IF ANYONE HAS ANY IDEAS FOR CAKES OR OTHER BAKED ITEMS, I NEED YOU AND YOUR DELICIOUS IDEAS PLEASE.

I also have documents open for a short thing featuring Frank's facial hair and an intensely personal thing about bodies and how shitty it is being stuck in one sometimes. They are likely to be bingo fills though. (And lets not forget the spanking fic someone requested. Or the "Gerard has a sudden English accent" fic)

*stares at to do list* *sobs*

3. comment to someone else's comment and cheer them on

Will do!
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[personal profile] rosiedoes 2017-05-13 04:31 pm (UTC)(link)
You can do it, dude. If you're desperate, you could by a USB laptop from Amazon for a few quid and write at a table until you can get the laptop fixed?

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[personal profile] darkrosaleen 2017-05-14 05:46 pm (UTC)(link)
An extension would be a lifesaver at this point. It's nice to see that I wasn't the only person dumb enough to sign up during a huge period of job upheaval :(

1. Hurt/comfort (emphasis on the hurt), forced intimacy, all the kinky stuff (especially if it's outside a BDSM context)

2. Patrick is having a hard time sharing a van with a bunch of cute guys with no personal space boundaries. Andy doodles weird symbols on all their arms, Pete leaves crazy bite marks on his hookups, and Joe just about creams himself when someone scratches his head. Then there are the shaggy black dogs Patrick's been seeing everywhere, and the giant white wolf he keeps dreaming about.

[identity profile] reading-is-in.livejournal.com 2017-05-15 10:22 am (UTC)(link)
YES MAGIC FALL OUT BOY IS THE BEST

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[identity profile] reading-is-in.livejournal.com 2017-05-15 10:21 am (UTC)(link)
I could have sworn I commented on this already but I guess it didn't save. Im more than halfway through but would still like the extension to make it better quality.
1) Hurt comfort. Seems a popular choice XD
2) I already summarized my fic on the other check in but : During the FOB hiatus Pete makes a wish and accidentally acquires the power of time travel. Problems ensue. I hope it will be quite funny, I've made myself laugh a couple of times (though obviously I'm writing it according to my own sense of humour, so we'll see).
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[personal profile] das_verlorene_kind 2017-05-15 12:38 pm (UTC)(link)
Pete having the ability to time travel sounds like a lot of potential for hilarious things to happen. It's basically asking for trouble :P
I remember reading about it on the other check in, and I am still curious how it will turn out!~

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Yikes....

[personal profile] volrosso 2017-05-16 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Not rlly a trope but when people manage to write healthy polyamory without making it into a sex thing.... My Jam.

I've changed story ideas again. And I have nothing. I think I might be dying...
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Re: Yikes....

[personal profile] rosiedoes 2017-05-22 07:13 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm sorry you're struggling, dude. Do you need any help? xo
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[personal profile] lucifuge5 2017-05-17 02:19 am (UTC)(link)
An extension woulbe glorious!!! #IJS

1. WEREWOLVESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Like, to the point that, if I'm not sure of a ship, I'll look for one featuring the MCs as werewolves and see if it pings me or not. >:)

2. It's an arranged marriage magical AU that is less fluffy than I'd initially expected. :D?
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[personal profile] rosiedoes 2017-05-22 07:16 pm (UTC)(link)
That's quite some fickink you've got there!

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[personal profile] flames_and_jade 2017-05-17 03:45 am (UTC)(link)
YES extension!!! Please?! I have too many bunnies and not enough time...cause I've got three multi-chapter WIPs not counting my BBB that won't leave me alone!!! I really want to do the story justice, you know?

1. tell us about your favorite trope/narrative kink:

My favorite narrative style is one with lots of ANGST. Maybe that makes me a bad person, but I just love putting my favorites in the worst situations and then bringing them out on the other side with happy endings, because I'm a sucker and can't really hurt them forever! I'm learning to not do the most schmoopy, cliche endings (I hope?) but I can't break their hearts permanently! I think my favorite thing is breaking everything and giving them an ending that isn't quite perfect but is HAPPY. I guess I just love the angst cause it makes the fluff that much better! However, in Bandom, AU's are my favorite too.

2. tell us a little bit about the story (or stories, if you haven't settled on just one) you want to tell:

Magic!Kinda? I'm having Joe, Andy and Patrick have some sort of supernatural ability, and Pete is the oddball. I wanted to have it not be the typical "Pete is the supernatural one and everyone else has to deal" (Not that there's anything wrong with those, because I LOVE them!) Instead I wanted it to be that Patrick/Joe/Andy are the ones who are "weird" and Pete is "normal" but not quite (I want to explore mental health issues and how they SHOULD be handled, with love and compassion not ridicule). Then there's love and angst and such and dawwwhhhhh.
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[personal profile] rosiedoes 2017-05-22 07:15 pm (UTC)(link)
I like the sound of the spin you've put on your fic! Also, I love angst. Lots of angst.

Except I'm 34, now, and the angst I used to write is very different from the angst I write now.