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bbb_mod ([personal profile] bbb_mod) wrote in [community profile] bandombigbang2017-03-06 02:26 am

Friending Meme!

tl;dr friending memes are a good way to make new friends, but also help develop creative relationships with people who will keep you focused on your Bandom Big Bang fanwork.

Important things to remember:

•You don't have to have a DW to participate - just comment anonymously.
•You don't have to be signed up as a fanwork creator to participate.
•The official BBB Tumblr ([ profile] bandombb) and Twitter ([ profile] bandombigbang) are only for announcements, but there is an inspirational Tumblr that you can contribute to at any time by joining the [ profile] bbb-network.
•If you are signed up as a fanwork creator, you can opt to be poked and prodded by mod email.

The mods' collective excitement about this year's Bandom Big Bang is mega-intense! We're definitely thrilled to see people returning to participate and equally as happy for all of the first timers as well.

One of the best ways to make sure you get to the finish line is to have a lot of support. Cheerleaders, productivity partners, and betas all help keep you focused on the finish line. And it might feel like it's a little early in the game to be recruiting minions friends, it really isn't.

So look at the people in your life, figure out who has the time to help you out. Who's gonna text you every few days to see how your fanwork's going? Who's gonna help you brainstorm your fanwork or do productivity sprints with you? Who's going to beta your fanwork?

Friending memes are a great way to meet new friends that share a fandom, but it's also a great place to offer your services as a minion, or to ask for people to volunteer to be a minion. So, here is one to get you started. (Full disclosure: we've adapted the friending meme from the [community profile] the_neverenders comm.)

Copy and paste the text below in your comment reply:

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[personal profile] heartofthesunrise 2017-03-06 11:31 am (UTC)(link)
My name is:
•DW/LJ: heartofthesunrise
•Twitter: -
•Tumblr: swiss-army-romance
•AO3: heartofthesunrise
•other: -

My pronouns are: they/them

My contributions to fandom include (reading, writing, art, podfic, etc): writing and some art
Link to my masterlist: my fics, my art, my reclist

I am a fan of these bands: MCR, Reggie and the Full Effect, Fall Out Boy, Motion City Soundtrack, The Get Up Kids, Say Anything, The Academy Is..., Midtown, &c &c
My favorite people in these bands are: Ray Toro, Gerard Way, James Dewees, Joe Trohman, Andy Hurley, Justin Pierre, Matt Pryor, Max Bemis, Sisky, The Butcher, Bill Beckett, Gabe Saporta
Relationships I ship within these bands are: lots, but i'm picky - if it's popular i'm probably not into it lol

I am willing to be a minion! (specify type): Very good to chat at, poke at you, do productivity sprints, really good for talking through plot snarls and enthusiasm slumps
I am in need of a minion! (specify type): Looking for someone to occasionally commiserate with when I'm in over my head. (I'm good at getting things done but there's always a fair amount of good-natured complaining involved - be my suffering buddy!)

A random fact about myself: I keep odd and early hours.
My hope for BBB is: To write something I would want to read!
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[personal profile] akamine_chan 2017-03-07 06:47 am (UTC)(link)
I am an excellent suffering buddy! Also, I always need someone to sprint with.
Edited 2017-03-07 06:52 (UTC)
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[personal profile] heartofthesunrise 2017-03-07 11:07 am (UTC)(link)
I was lookin at your schedule and I'll totally hit you up on some Thursdays and Fridays for sprints! Do you use mywriteclub at all?
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[personal profile] akamine_chan 2017-03-08 06:28 am (UTC)(link)
Yes, please do ping me for sprints. And no, not a user of mywriteclub.
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[personal profile] doctorkilljoy 2017-03-07 09:09 am (UTC)(link)
Oh hey, I ALSO complain a lot! Feel free to complain to me, I will likely do the same.
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[personal profile] lucifuge5 2017-03-08 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
NGL, even during fic and/or fanwork exchanges, I tend to write for myself. *sly high-five*
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[personal profile] heartofthesunrise 2017-03-10 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
Hell yeah, that's how the best fic comes about. (I was struggling deciding whether to write a popular pairing or the limited-content rarepair for which I have a burning passion, obv I went for the latter)
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[personal profile] cold_clarity 2017-03-10 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
oh man, i love chatting my way through enthusiasm slumps! i've never done a productivity sprint, but i'd like to actually try (or help someone else who wants to do one). and i'm a great suffering buddy--i feel like it actually helps me get things done?


hi, let's be friends? :D

(p.s. i just followed you on tumblr like a creeper)
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[personal profile] heartofthesunrise 2017-03-10 04:01 am (UTC)(link)
GOSH THANK YOU!!! I sent you a message from my main, let's absolutely be friends. I LOVE writing Joe/Patrick and I like, super love betaing other people's Joe/Patrick fics which is mostly what I do vis-a-vis FOB these days (tho for that bingo challenge I'm gonna try to get back on the horse lol)

Please be my suffering buddy! Do some word sprints with me! Be my friend and help me to not die!! <3 <3 <3
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[personal profile] darkrosaleen 2017-03-17 12:03 pm (UTC)(link)
Yay Joe! I'm looking for suffering buddies too. I don't have tumblr, but you can hit me up on DW or email.