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28 October 2012 @ 09:13 pm
Title: Handle with Care
Author: ellensmithee
Artist: saltzatore
Word Count: 23,183
Rating: Hard R
Characters/Pairings: Katherine/Elijah, minor Klaus/Stefan, Lucy Bennett
Warnings Sexual content, some elements that may appear to be dub con at first glance, canon-typical violence, and, God help me, fluff
Summary: When Elijah requests Katherine's detective skills to help him find someone, Katherine's curiosity gets the best of her and she agrees. The result? Shared hotel beds, stolen cars, dead bodies, pissed-off werewolves, and a dog named Charlemagne.
A/N: Many thanks to my betas, saltzatore and swirlsofblue! This fic takes place in the same universe as a light to burn all the empires, but works as a standalone.

Link to fic master post: LJ and AO3
Link to art master post: Art

27 October 2012 @ 03:50 pm

Title: When you Tell my Story, Don't Forget Me
Author: kwritten
Artist: fluffyfrolicker
Word Count: 16,085
Rating: Teen
Characters/Pairings: Anna, OC (mention of Pearl)
Warnings:  Discussion of abuse, rape, incest, violence (very minor Spoilers for S1)
Summary: After the events in 1864, Anna begins wandering West - ending up in San Francisco at the turn of the century with a human child she must learn how to care for. When she suddenly finds her child is now a fully grown man, Anna must face his desire for her, and vampirism, while also battling a growing awareness that she knows nothing about her own turning, or Pearl's life before they became a "family." After all - what happens when a vampire tries to raise a human child - when she no longer remembers a human life at all...
Author's Note: Many thanks and more thanks tohappyg_rlfor being the most wonderful beta sister in the world! Any further mistakes are my own. Cheerleader awards also go tofluffyfrolicker,upupa_epops, andaerintinefor rushing to my aid when I completely freaked out early in the writing process over how ~dark this story seemed to be. This is my very first bigbang - so thank you to this whole community and my entire flist for being so supportive of my very inelegant stumble into this fandom. I love you all. 

[Links to some inspiration/historical context: SPOILERY IN NATURE, DO NOT CLICK UNTIL YOU HAVE READ ALL THE THINGS]
Further notes: Spoilery in nature
  • All poetry taken from Women of the Red Plain, an anthology of Contemporary Chinese Women's Poetry
  • Shen was found by Anna at a Chinese Railroad Worker Camp - follow link to more information on the presence of Chinese workers in America at this time (It's probably historically inaccurate that a woman and small child would have been in any rough terrain - but I imagine that there must have been some cases/encampments that were not male-only)
  • Pearl's story deals primarily with the White Lotus - which was a specific Buddhist sect that worshipped the "Unborn or Eternal Venerable Mother" ... which just screamed "vampire" to me
  • The man who kills Pearl's family: Hongwu Emporer - a beggar who used the White Lotus Society to rise to power
  • The last story that Anna tells, of Wang Cong'er, is also based on a historical figure who was associated with the White Lotus. She was pretty much a BAMF.
  • Title taken in part from the finale piece in "Smash":: "Don't Forget Me"

25 October 2012 @ 05:20 pm

Title: Torment of Tantalus
Author: swirlsofblue
Artist: thesicko1012
Beta: ellensmithee
Word Count: 12,500
Rating: NC-17 (for violence)
Characters/Pairings: Klaus/Stefan, minor Damon/Elena, Caroline, Elijah.
Warnings Graphic violence, mild sexual content, character deaths, dark themes.
Summary: Stefan gets kidnapped by witches and bitten by a werewolf. Klaus needs to get to Stefan in time to give him his blood and cure him. If Klaus is going to reach his lover before it’s too late he will first have to reach a long lost part of himself. Damon comes along for the ride to ensure his brother is saved. Meanwhile Caroline tries to look after Stefan as he begins to hallucinate and relive the key moments of his and Klaus’s relationship. Written for tvd_bigbang
Author's Note; Thank you so much to ellensmithee for the wonderful betaing, and thank you so much tothesicko1012 for the awesome banner, icons and fanmix.


Link to fic master post: http://swirlsofblue.livejournal.com/9850.html 

Link to art master post: http://thesicko1012.livejournal.com/29056.html 

23 October 2012 @ 10:08 pm
Title: Nobody has to Stay
Author: upupa_epops
Artist: lynzie914
Word Count: 14k
Rating: NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Elena, Bonnie, Damon with some Damon/Elena on the side; mentions of Stefan/Elena
Warnings sexual situations, biting
Summary: Things used to be much simpler before. The good guys were always stalwart and true, the bad guys were easily distinguished by their pointy horns or black hats (BtVS 2x07, Lie To Me). But now Elena is a vampire, and Bonnie just saved Klaus of all people. There are spells to break and problems to solve, urges to control and decisions to make. But, first of all, there are friendships to fix.

banner by lynzie914

Link to fic master post: LJ AO3
Link to art master post: here
22 October 2012 @ 07:54 am
Title: A Season in Hell
Author: goth_clark
Artist: elenarain
Word Count: 10,800
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Damon/Alaric, Elena, Stefan, Jeremy
Warnings sexual context, violence, strong language
Summary: When Alaric goes vampire evil, the only choice is to
dagger him and lock him up in a coffin. Angry that Elena chose Stefan,
Damon fights the urge to revert back to his evil ways. He becomes
obsessed with Alaric, and frees him, discovering that it's much easier
to take what he wants than he realized.

Link to fic master post: A SEASON IN HELL
Link to art master post: ART
16 October 2012 @ 03:04 pm
The posting schedule can be found here.

Posting Instructions

Leading up to their assigned posting day Authors and Artists need to communicate to get ready. I would like both Authors and Artist to make a Master Post at their journals (one for fic and one for art) and provide each other with the links.

For Authors I want a place on your journal people can go to be navigated to the fic (whether you decide to host in on your journal, on archive, or somewhere else).

For Artists we want you to have a post that you can get your own feedback at.

If you want an example of a story master post please look HERE. For art post you can format the way you like just make sure to include a link to the author’s story, like THIS.
(example used at sncross_bigbang)

Further instructions, please readCollapse )

If you aren’t sure how to do this (the coding, etc) or have any other questions please contact me through the comms email (tvdbigbangmods@gmail.com), private message, or gchat at chosenfire2890. You can also always just leave a comment to this post.
16 October 2012 @ 03:00 pm
Posting instructions are coming up next! We didn't end up with enough fics to fill the whole schedule so posting will run to the 27th instead of the 28th.

Here is the posting schedule, hopefully the dates work for everyone!

goth_clark & elenarain

upupa_epops & lynzie914

elenarain & spuffy_noelle

swirlsofblue & thesicko1012

kelpyfinners & fluffyfrolicker

ellensmithee & saltzatore
12 October 2012 @ 01:46 am
Final fic drafts and art rough drafts (so you don't have to have the art complete but you do need to be able to show you have started and made progress on the art) are due October 14th give or take a few hours (the date has been pushed back to give some artists some more time to get something to send in).

Please follow these instructions to submit your final fic and art drafts. This way we can know where people are and where to put them in the posting schedule (so authors and artists that are done will go towards the beginning, while ones that need some more time will be scheduled towards the end).

IF YOU AREN'T FINISHED DON'T WORRY! That is why we asked for you to tell us if its complete or not, I will try to work those people that need more time later on in the schedule.

Included is a question asking what dates you can't post between October 22nd to October 28th (this years posting period). If you have already send your stuff in thats fine, you'll just be getting an email back asking when during those dates you can't post (I try to find the best posting date for everyone so please help me know when its best for you).

Email to tvdbigbangmods@gmail.com

Subject line Fic - Fic Title - Username - Complete/Incomplete (make sure you put which one applies to your fic)

Percentage Complete -
Do you need time for it to be beta'd?
Days you can't post between October 22nd to October 28th -

Username -
Title -
Word Count -
Type -
Characters/Pairings -

Then attach your fic as a doc, docx, or rtf format.

Email to tvdbigbangmods@gmail.com

Subject line Art - Fic Title - Username - Complete/Incomplete (make sure you put which one applies to your art)

Percentage Complete -
Days you can't post between October 22nd to October 28th -

Then either attach the artwork or a link to where you will be hosting it.

As fics and art come in they will be put into a posting schedule, the posting schedule will be up by October 17th. Author/Artist teams that get their stuff in early and can post earlier will be PMed their posting date if they post in the first couple of days.

If you can't turn anything in and want to drop out of the challenge email us or comment here to let us know ASAP.
30 September 2012 @ 04:25 pm
By popular demand authors and artists have been given a two week extension to get their works done! Here are the new due dates.

October 14th: Final Fic and Artist drafts due
October 17th Posting schedule is up
October 22nd: Posting begins

Instructions on how to turn in your final drafts will be going up later this week for those that are ready, for those that aren't please don't worry. You still have time ;D
26 September 2012 @ 04:29 pm
The artist checkpoint period is over and I haven't heard from the following artists:

All checked in!

Also, I am considering extending the schedule by at least a week. What that means is all current dates (final due date and posting) would be pushed back. I was hoping to have posting starting BEFORE the new season started but if there is an extension that won't happen. I wanted to make sure authors and artists would be okay with this?