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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:

trojie: (Default)

[personal profile] trojie 2017-03-06 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
My name is:
•DW/LJ: trojie on DW (not frequently updated!)
•Twitter: @trojieface (locked - send me a message if you want to follow? Just so I know you're not like, one of my colleagues or something)
•Tumblr: trojieface for fanfic stuff, but main blog is wiwaxia (I try and keep the fanfic talk off that blog for the sake of innocent friends who aren't into filth!)
•AO3: trojie

My pronouns are: She/her

My contributions to fandom include (reading, writing, art, podfic, etc): reading, writing, beta-reading
Link to my masterlist: Trojie on AO3

I am a fan of these bands: My Chemical Romance mostly, (I'm new, be gentle with me, recommend me songs by others ...)
My favorite people in these bands are: You're asking me to choose between my CHILDREN but ... I guess I like writing from the POV of Ray best? That's the only way of discerning that I have.
Relationships I ship within these bands are: Anyone/Anyone in MCR, seriously. The second I specify a pairing as being one I don't like my asshole brain decides to give me a plotbunny about it.

I am willing to be a minion! (specify type): I can audience or beta-read! If you specifically want musical detail checked I am pretty okay at that?
I am in need of a minion! (specify type): Not looking for minions at this point in time but would like to make friends? *puppy-dog face*

A random fact about myself: I'm like a trainspotter but for guitars.
My hope for BBB is: To have a good time and get these stories finished!
akamine_chan: (MCR - Ray - bright)

[personal profile] akamine_chan 2017-03-07 06:56 am (UTC)(link)
I may have to ask you about musical details, like, a lot. Just in general, also. And to maybe swoon and/or squee over Frank/Ray. :D
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[personal profile] trojie 2017-03-08 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my gosh HIT ME UPPPP I am always here to talk about musical details, like, chasing after people all PLEASE DON'T GO I HAVE EXAMPLES AND GUITAR TAB.

also hell yes Frank/Ray my precious perfect guitar playing duo, let's definitely squee and swoon over them!
akamine_chan: (Killjoys - Jet Star - gas station)

[personal profile] akamine_chan 2017-03-08 06:30 am (UTC)(link)
:D :D :D :D
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[personal profile] doctorkilljoy 2017-03-07 09:13 am (UTC)(link)
Can I just say I cracked the fuck up when I saw your header for your personal Tumblr is "Safety lights are for dudes"? Because I did and that's a seriously underrated line from Ghostbusters.
trojie: (Default)

[personal profile] trojie 2017-03-08 02:18 am (UTC)(link)
haha awesome :D I love that line!
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[personal profile] doctorkilljoy 2017-03-08 09:22 am (UTC)(link)
Same. I sent you an add request on Twitter. Also Ray Toro fan club high five?
Edited 2017-03-08 10:32 (UTC)
lucifuge5: (Ray Toro STRUT)

[personal profile] lucifuge5 2017-03-08 02:35 am (UTC)(link)
NGL, Ray's like the little black dress of this fandom for me. There's a v. special place in my heart, however, for Ray/Frank because they're both super-competent musicians (competence is such a kink for me) and the height difference and just their collective hotness, you know? #Unffffffffffff
trojie: (Default)

[personal profile] trojie 2017-03-08 03:02 am (UTC)(link)
UNFFF is the only word, goddamn. I love writing Ray/Frank, everything about them as a pairing is PERFECTION.
lucifuge5: (Ray Toro Shredding the Guitar)

[personal profile] lucifuge5 2017-03-08 03:06 am (UTC)(link)
It's like those YT videos done around the Danger Days era in which they were talking about songs and playing their guitars at the same time? *melts*
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[personal profile] trojie 2017-03-08 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
YEsssss fuck those are like, my go-to things to cheer me up on a bad day, they're so fucking sweet and they clearly just adore each other and adore playing music together and it WARMS MY JADED FANGIRL HEART
lucifuge5: (Frank licking the microphone)

[personal profile] lucifuge5 2017-03-08 03:15 am (UTC)(link)
Me whenever I think about them:

trojie: (Default)

[personal profile] trojie 2017-03-08 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
I KNOW THAT FEEL BRO *solidarity hugs*
lucifuge5: (Bandom: It's a Disease)

[personal profile] lucifuge5 2017-03-08 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
*points to icon, lays her head on your shoulder* They're SUCH jerks for making us feel so many FEEEEEEEELSSSS. ;____;
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[personal profile] cold_clarity 2017-03-10 03:12 am (UTC)(link)
so i got 3 lines into 'oh baby here comes the sound' and i'm already like !!!! (your voice is so good!).

i would super love to make friends! i've been sad lately about how most of my bandom friends longer into bandom, so this friending meme feels a little serendipitous. hi!
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[personal profile] trojie 2017-03-10 03:27 am (UTC)(link)
Oh my gosh thank you so much! <3333

YES LET'S BE FRIENDS I don't really use DW that much (I should try to more???) but come like, bug me there or on twitter or tumblr or whatever?
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[personal profile] cold_clarity 2017-03-10 04:36 am (UTC)(link)
ahaha i resent DW so much because it's not LJ (which is what i really want--but like the LJ of yesteryear, not this jacked up nonsense), but i use it much more than i used to? i'll defs come say hi on tumblr and twitter though! :D :D :D
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[personal profile] cold_clarity 2017-03-10 04:49 am (UTC)(link)
oh also, just so you know, i'm bloodmeridians when you get that random notification on twitter.