Mibba's Big Bang

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    Mibba's Big Bang, like all Big Bangs, is an opportunity for creators of all mediums to work together and use their varying skills to create something wonderful. Whether you like to write, read, edit, or create graphics, you can join in on this event!

    Mibba's Big Bang asks that authors, proofreaders, beta-readers, and artists collaborate to create a full-novel experience. The author creates the story, the editor and beta-reader help polish it up, artists make banners, layouts, book covers, etc to go with the story, and finally Mibbians get to enjoy (and hopefully shower them with love)!
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    The Big Bang includes several pieces.

    First, authors decide what they'll be working on and sign up - giving us as much info on their piece as possible. The main goal is to write a piece about 25,000 words long - but authors are free to set up their own personal goals. Authors can work on a chaptered fic or a collection of short stories.

    Once the authors have started working on their pieces, they'll get assigned a beta reader and a proofreader. The beta reader provides the author with feedback content-wise. This can include improvements on things plot or character development, writing style, description, etc. The proofreader provides technical editing help with things like spelling, grammar, formatting, and typos.

    Shortly after authors and beta-readers/proofreaders are paired, authors who submit graphic requests will also be paired with a artists. Artists work with the author to create accompanying graphics to the stories. This can include things like story layouts, banners, story covers, etc. Authors can request more than one type of graphic; if you do, you'll probably end up working with more than one artists (one artists for each request).

    For the most part, artists, beta readers, and proofreaders will be able to claim the stories/graphic requests they want to work on on a 'first come, first serve basis' - but once most of the requests are made, we'll be assigning the remaining pieces to the artists, betas, and proofreaders available.
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    Deadline to sign up is August 20th.

    If you'd like to participate, you first need to sign up. Leave a post in this thread with the following information:

    Authors
    • Story title
    • Story type (if it's fanfiction, let us know the fandom)
    • Chaptered/short story collection
    • Rating/genre(s)
    • Trigger warning(s)
    • Summary: It doesn't need to be a polished 'official' summary. Just enough information to give the proofreaders/beta-readers
    Beta-Readers

    You can sign up to be an official 'Beta-Reader' for this event. If you do, you'll be paired with an author(s) so you can help them improve their story by providing detailed feedback.
    • How many pieces are you comfortable reading and commenting?
    • Any triggering content you'd like to avoid?
    • Preferred rating/genre.
    • Do you have a Editing Hub thread? (If you do, please leave a link.)
    Proofreaders

    Proofreaders look over authors' work for spelling,grammar, formatting, and typo errors. Basically, the technical stuff.
    • How many pieces are you comfortable reading and commenting?
    • Any triggering content you'd like to avoid?
    • Preferred rating/genre.
    • Do you have a Editing Hub thread? (If you do, please leave a link.)
    Artists
    • What kinds of graphics/media can you make? (Playlists, book trailers, banners, layouts, book covers, aesthetics, Instagram pages, character pages, story ads, etc.)
    • How many slots do you have open? (For example, if you can comfortably create 5 graphics during the month, you can say you have '5' slots open.)
    • Do you have a Graphics Shop? (If you do, please leave a link.)
    August 2nd, 2016 at 02:59pm
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    • Aug. 20: Deadline to sign up.
    • Aug. 22: Authors will be paired up with their proofreaders and betas.
    • Aug. 30: Deadline for authors to add specific graphic requests to their sign up post.
    • Sep. 05: Authors will be paired up with artists.
    • Sep. 15: Authors should be finishing up their stories.
    • Sep. 30: Stories, editing, and graphics should be complete!
    August 2nd, 2016 at 03:00pm
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    Once the sign-up deadline passes, I'll be sending out PMs to everyone with further instructions on what happens next.

    Author
    weezespeaks
    flower child
    Mr. Darcy
    exploding boy.

    Beta
    aubs
    erin hallsey
    princess;
    losing control

    Proofreader
    erin hallsey
    aubs
    kaz brekker
    exploding boy.

    Graphics
    kaz brekker
    losing control
    inej ghafa
    princess;
    she said poptarts.
    August 2nd, 2016 at 03:00pm
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    Deadline to make graphic requests is August 30.
    • story layouts
    • story covers
    • banners
    • playlists
    • story trailers
    • aesthetics [1*]
    • social media pages for characters [1*]
    • story ads [2]
    Authors must put in their graphic requests by August 30th. Artists will claim/be assigned your stories/requests and contact you around September 05th to work out the details.

    To request a graphic, include this form in your sign up post. You can request as many graphics as you need. Please be as detailed as possible about what you're looking for. Feel free to include things like color schemes, images, and fonts you may want used in your graphic.Graphic Type:
    Description of what you'd like:
    Any quotes/words you wanted included:
    Links to any images, color palettes, font choices you'd like to include:
    Anything else you think is important for the artists to know:
    ^ This form is just to give us an idea of what you're looking for. Once you're paired with an artists, the two of you can discuss what you're looking for in more details.
    August 2nd, 2016 at 03:00pm
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  • kaul hilo

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    I'd like to sign up as an artist!

    What kinds of graphics/media can you make? Layouts, aesthetics, titles / headers, character instagram profiles.
    How many slots do you have open? Five!
    Do you have a Graphics Shop? Ella's Graphic Boutique
    August 2nd, 2016 at 07:20pm
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    I'd like to sign up as a proofreader and graphics maker!

    How many pieces are you comfortable reading and commenting? Up to 5
    Any triggering content you'd like to avoid? I prefer to not read about rape and incest.
    Preferred rating/genre. Open to anything
    Do you have a Editing Hub thread? Lizz's Editing Shop
    What kinds of graphics/media can you make? Playlists/ficmixes and layouts
    How many slots do you have open? Up to 5
    Do you have a Graphics Shop? Lizz's Layout Shop
    August 2nd, 2016 at 08:35pm
  • erin hallisey;

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    Beta and Proof-Reader
    How many pieces are you comfortable reading and commenting? Roughly around 4 or 5
    Any triggering content you'd like to avoid? No rape, incest or suicide.
    Preferred rating/genre. Anything
    Do you have a Editing Hub thread? Sam's Editing Hub
    August 3rd, 2016 at 06:00am
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    I'll sign up as both an author and a proof-reader! Cute
    Story title: Private Eye
    Story type: Original fiction
    Chaptered/short story collection: Chaptered
    Rating/genre(s): R | crime
    Trigger warning(s): Drug / alcohol abuse, domestic abuse
    Summary: After a plane crash leaves the tiny town of Freyston, Illinois in a smouldering wreck, disgraced police detective Barrett Castells and rookie police officer Felicity Stokes are ordered to assist the FBI in launching a full-scale investigation into the disaster. Between the investigation and their own personal problems, they both teeter on the edge between normalcy and a downward spiral that threatens to engulf them whole.
    How many pieces are you comfortable reading and commenting?: Up to 4
    Any triggering content you'd like to avoid?: I'd rather not read anything involving rape.
    Preferred rating/genre: Anything
    Do you have a Editing Hub thread?: Victoria's Editing Hub
    August 6th, 2016 at 03:23pm
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    I'd like to sign up as an artist and beta reader!

    What kinds of graphics/media can you make? Layouts, playlist, banners, and the occasional story trailer
    How many slots do you have open? Five but willing to take on more depending on the request
    Do you have a Graphics Shop? Not at the moment (but I do have this and this blog for examples.)
    How many pieces are you comfortable reading and commenting? Up to 5
    Any triggering content you'd like to avoid? None
    Preferred rating/genre. Any
    Do you have a Editing Hub thread? Not at the moment
    August 20th, 2016 at 12:53am
  • Mr. Darcy

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    I'd like to sign up as an author!

    Story title: The Lock's Keep
    Story type: Original
    Chaptered/short story collection: chaptered
    Rating/genre(s): PG-13 / Drama
    Trigger warning(s): possible abuse (in a setting where it wouldn't be considered abuse)
    Summary: Seren Gwyn knew all about her maternal heritage. From a young age, if she looked into the hand mirror her mother had passed down as a family heirloom, she would see a different world staring back at her. She grew up with a face that grew with her, except that it belonged to another girl who lived in that world. One night she goes to bed in her own flat and wakes up in a room vaguely familiar with a door that's tightly locked. Upon picking up the hand mirror that's at the end of the bed, she soon discover that there is a good reason for the familiarity of the room: she used to see it in her mirror.
    August 20th, 2016 at 08:39am
  • Flower_Child

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    Hi, I'd like to sign up as an author. I have a few a story I've been working on.

    Story title: Weak Heart
    Story type: Original fiction
    Story format: Chaptered
    Rating/Genre: R/Drama
    Trigger Warning: Cheating/relationship issues
    Summary: Aribella and Charlie have been together and engaged for a few years. Aribella thought they were in love and everything was magical until Charlie informs her that he's been cheating. Not only has he been cheating, he's got the girl pregnant. With that news their relationship is in shambles and Charlie desperately wants nothing to do with the girl on the side and tries to get Aribella to love him again but she's forcing herself to get over him.
    August 20th, 2016 at 05:32pm
  • aubs

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    I would like to sign up as a beta-reader and proofreader, if that's possible.

    How many pieces are you comfortable reading and commenting?
    ___No more than four. School is starting soon and I don't want to be too swamped to read all of them.

    Any triggering content you'd like to avoid?
    ___None

    Preferred rating/genre.
    ___Any is fine with me.

    Do you have a Editing Hub thread? (If you do, please leave a link.)
    ______I have one, but I haven't used it in a year. I'll probably start it up again soon.
    August 21st, 2016 at 04:56am
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    Okay okay... I'll sign up as a Graphic Artist!

    What kinds of graphics/media can you make? Banners, and layouts!
    How many slots do you have open? 3 slots!
    Do you have a Graphics Shop? Calli's Mess of a Shop
    August 21st, 2016 at 05:17am
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    Last chance to join Mibba's Big Bang. Authors will be paired with their proofreaders tomorrow.
    August 21st, 2016 at 10:27pm
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    Okay, okay, I would like to sign up as both a graphic artist and proofreader!

    What kinds of graphics/media can you make? Layouts, color palettes, classic moodboards and character moodboards!
    How many slots do you have open? Four!
    Do you have a Graphics Shop? kaz brekker's Fifth Harbor
    How many pieces are you comfortable reading and commenting? No more than two or three since school is about to start.
    Any triggering content you'd like to avoid? I absolutely cannot read graphic sex scenes and rape.
    Preferred rating/genre. Any is fine.
    Do you have a Editing Hub thread? Not at the moment.
    August 21st, 2016 at 10:35pm
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    would it be okay if i change my idea?
    August 21st, 2016 at 11:56pm
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    Yes
    August 21st, 2016 at 11:58pm
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    Story title: Bloody Face
    Story type: Fanfiction - American Horror Story: Asylum, One Direction
    Chaptered/short story collection: short story collection
    Rating/genre(s): NC-17, R
    Trigger warning(s): Murder
    Summary: Louis gets shipped off to Briarcliff Mental Institution for committing seven murders. He swears he hasn't done anything. But he'll uncover things that are meant to be kept a secret.
    August 22nd, 2016 at 12:37am
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    Hello!

    Thank you all for signing up. I'll be sending out PMs to authors, beta readers, and proofreaders soon, to let you know who you'll be working with!
    August 22nd, 2016 at 09:15pm