Hello, Bandom Big Bangers!
We're back for 2013, and we have some pre-season announcements.
1) One of our 2012 mods, catchmelike
, has moved on to other fannish pastures. She was great and we'll miss her! To help with the workload, we've reached out to jrho
, who has agreed to join the 2013 mod team. We're excited to have her mad organization skills on board. Everyone, please welcome her!
2) Due to LJ's stability issues and, therefore, its unsuitability for running a challenge of BBB's caliber and size, we've decided to move BBB to Dreamwidth under the same name
. The BBB archive will remain on LJ as is. We also welcome you to post all of your previous big bang fics, art, and mixes to our AO3 collection
. We are working on setting up the layout on the new DW comm now, and we look forward to officially kicking off the 2013 season by the end of the month!
3) To ease this transition, we will be posting the schedule of BBB 2013 to LJ so LJ users will know when to wander over. We also have a feed set up so you can read from LJ: bbb_dreamwidth
Hope to see you there!
BBB 2013 Mod Teamanoneknewmoose
, & jrho
We wanted to try something new this year, as it is apparently the year of testing stuff out. ;) Lots of people sent us feedback over the course of the challenge, but we'd like to gather feedback in a more public and organized way, much like a survey you might fill out after attending a conference or using a website. So we have a poll!
If you have any feedback on something we didn't address in the poll, please leave a comment. We'd love to hear from you!
(However, this is not a place to pick fights! Feel free to discuss things, but please remain civil.)
((This is also not a band suggestion post. We're looking more for policy and/or structure feedback.))( Read more...Collapse )
Thanks again everyone for a fabulous year! ♥
This year we've revamped the master lists to fit into fewer posts; part of that means editing some of the information for length. Please make sure you always read the full header at the actual fic post, and drop a comment if you see any mistakes!
See you in the spring! ♥♥( Read more...Collapse )
Bound to the BeatBand(s):
My Chemical Romance, Fall Out BoyPairing(s):
Bob/Patrick (Bob/Brian, Bob/OMC, Patrick/Anna, Patrick/Brendon, nonromantic Pete/Patrick, Gerard/Brian, Mikey/Pete, Ryan/Spencer, Jamia/Frank)Rating:
Innate Dominant/submissive identities, soulbonding, prescription drug use and misuse in conjunction with soulbonds, consent issues discussed in regards to soulbonding, reference to canon suicide attempt, BDSM, minor OC character death, still-a-band!AU, a Will who is NOT
Huge thanks to Ari, Jessie and the other twitter girls for all the help with the actually execution. Largest thanks to Helen78 and Cesare for allowing me to play in this wonderful world to begin with. Thank you so much. It was a privilege.Summary:
In a near canon world where orientation refers to dominance or submission, not sexuality, almost everyone has a soulmate that is supposed to complement their personality, biology, orientation and heart. Most people look forward to the day when the psionic bond sparks into existence, connecting them to their other halves. However, a trauma left Bob wanting anything but the bond he sees as a dangerous trap, and he takes matters in his own hands to chemically prevent his bond from effecting him. Patrick doesn't know what he did wrong but he knows that for some reason, his soulmate has rejected him and he has to learn to live with that. Between their pasts, their bands, and their hopes, neither of them expects end up where they do - so close with so much distance still between them. (Inspired by the Bound and Determined universe created by Helen78 and Cesare. This fic was written with the authors' permission and knowledge that many elements of the original concept were adjusted to fit my own universe.)Fic:Masterpost @LJArchive of Our OwnFanmix: Lesson of Building High Walls by alexander_tango
Red is the Rose Author: cloudlessclimesBand(s):
Panic! At the DiscoPairing(s):
Brendon Urie/Spencer SmithWord Count:
A sort of fairy tale. In which Brendon is the much maligned crofters' son and Spencer is the human Guardian of the Faerie King's Roses (yes, roses. it's a job okay. someone has to do it). Their stars briefly align, they fall in love, and have to beat a curse older than time to be together. Loosely, very very very loosely based on the Ballad of Tamlin, with a smattering of various global folk and fairy tales thrown in for good measure. Takes place in a parallel world that is a mishmash of Ireland and Las Vegas just because that's how I roll. Very much an AU.Part One Part Two Part Three Bonus MaterialsFanart:
1 piece by look_alive hereFanmix:
1 mix by morganya here
Everybody was well dressed (everybody was a mess).Author: pr_scatterbrainBand(s)/Musicians:
The Young Veins, Panic at the Disco, Phantom Planet, The Like, Coconut Records.Pairing(s):
Ryan/Spencer, (Z/Ryan, Spencer/Clémence Poésy, Ellen Page/Brendon, past!Charlotte Froom/Brendon, unrequited!Kirsten Dunst/Alex Greenwald). Word Count:
Drug use, a DUI offenceSummary:
Originally when Ryan first signed on to the new Gus Van Sant film they were shooting on location in New York City. Due to a combinations of filming restrictions and funding issues they’re now shooting the bulk of the production in a small town an hour outside Portland. Z isn’t exactly happy, but she isn’t too put out. Secretly, Ryan thinks she likes being the big fish in the small town. Jesse Eisenberg definitely does not.LJ: LJ AO3Bonus Materials
“How would you know?” Spencer asks, on one of the rare occasions when he manages to answer his phone. “It’s not like he talks to you.”
A sequel to That's not just friendship that's romance too (LJ AO3), set at the same time as What's a day when the years are on their way (LJ AO3) where Jessie Eisenberg likes Gus Van Sant more than Ryan, Spencer hardly ever answers his phone, and Ryan grows up. A actors au.
The Kirsten Dunst/Alex Greenwald coda: LJ AO3Fanmix(es):Fanmix: Rumors of L.A
The Cameras Watch the Accidents and Stars You HateAuthor: daniomalley22Band(s):
Frank/Gerard, Alicia/Vicky-T, Pete/PatrickWord Count:
Character death,graphic violence, alcohol abuse. Fairly dark.Summary:
After winning the Hunger Games, life was supposed to go back to normal for Gerard, Frank and their mentor Alicia. But they've made too many enemies in the Capitol, and it looks like they might be lucky to keep any sort of life at all.Author's Notes:
All my thanks to jokerindisguise
who made the most fantastic mix for this fic.
I have to also give a massive thanks to forbiddensatan
who betaed this for me and put up with my incessant whinging like a champ.
This is a sequel to my Wave One fic, The Boy With The Bread
. A fusion of Catching Fire
.Part One Part Two Part ThreeBonus MaterialsFanmix(es):Midnight Show by jokerindisguise
My Chemical RomancePairing(s):
Wing!kink, hurt/comfort, mentions of alcohol abuseSummary:
Libraries are the places where the most amazing stories begin. Some have the happiest ending, and some have the saddest; but Gerard's never experienced any of this. Not until one quirky guy walked into the library Gerard worked at. A/N:
Frank is a peculiar boy to just look at; he wears etnies during winter and he's always got his nose buried in a book. He seems to be the perfect match for Gerard; he's talkative, smart and really pretty. And he likes him back. the only catch is, Frank's not as human as he seems.
We'd like to thank the mods for running this challenge and also a big thank you to our very wonderful and life saving beta, unicorneuphoria
. On LJ:Part One / Part Two / Part Three and also on AO3
Bonus MaterialsFanart: one piece
Tea for Two (And Me for You)Author: inabathrobe
My Chemical Romance, allusions to Fall Out BoyPairing(s):
implied past Pete/MikeyWord Count:
unkindness to a small child, some sexual content, excessive swearing, ridiculous magicSummary:
After an incident where Mikeyway’s magic microwave skills turned Frank into a six-year-old and then back, Bob was sure that things with this crazy band would return to normal and that his lovable, slobby friends would continue with their non-showered-never-laundered ways, never to practice the apparently ancient and well-established art of coffee voodoo again.
Instead, the Ways decided to drink tea.( Notes:Collapse )On AO3Bonus MaterialsFanart:1 2
by creepyliciousFanmix:it's not magic it's voodoo
Title: Under Wraps
Author: shystrangemanic & elle2706
Band(s): My Chemical Romance (w/ cameos from Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Spencer Smith, and Lyn-Z)
Word Count: 27,905
Warning(s): deals with issues of transgender/transexualism, cross-dressing, violence in the form of a short scuffle at a high school game
Summary: After getting expelled from Queen of Peace, Frank realizes that this could be the best thing to ever happen to him and formulates a plan. A plan to use his new life at his new school as an opportunity to cross-dress, full-time as the boy he knows he is, unbeknownst to the students and administration of Belleville High School.
[Posted on AO3]
[2 Pieces of Adorable Art] by [matchbox_bones]
[Give Me One Last Wish] by [viviansface]
You're a Matter of UrgencyAuthor: annemarisBand(s):
My Chemical RomancePairing(s):
Mikey/Gerard, Frank/Gerard/MikeyWord Count:
Gerard and Mikey's relationship hasn't always been the easiest, but they're happy with where they've ended up. Gerard can't imagine wanting or needing anyone besides Mikey. But what happens when Mikey gets into a car accident and the nurse looking after him turns out to be really fucking awesome? And how does Frank feel about falling for two brothers at the same time?On AO3
On DWBonus MaterialsFanmix:Replace our Fear with our Faith
to the midnight landAuthor:
MCR, with mentions of empires, CS, Pencey PrepPairings:
Frank/Gerard, Alicia/MikeyWord Count:
Consensual teenage sexual activity, mentions of depression and drinking, mentions of off-screen historical deathSummary:
[at AO3] to the midnight landBonus MaterialsFanart:Midnight Land
Being a teenager is hard. Being a Blooded teenager, one with a connection to the Moon and his fur-self, is even worse. He's got to contend with his own hormones, high school, and the fact that he's in love with his best friend.
Luckily, Frankie's got the determination to see things through. He's got family, friends, and a community of shifters to lean on, and he's not going to give up. Frankie's not patient, but he's stubborn when he knows what he wants. And he wants Gerard.
by dwg Fanmix:If You Are Lost You Can Look And You Will Find Me
Give Me a ReasonAuthor: mistresscurvyBand(s):
My Chemical Romance, Mindless Self IndulgencePairing(s):
Frank/Gerard, Frank/Jamia, Gerard/Lindsey, Frank/Jamia/Gerard, Frank/Gerard/Jamia/LindseyWord Count:
July 2007. Frank is fucking stoked for the next tour. This one will be the best ever, because his wife's gonna be with him the entire time. They've been married for less than six months, and he still can't fucking believe he got to marry her. This summer is going to rock.On AO3Bonus MaterialsFanart:Graphics
But life never happens as he plans.
King of the Pumpkin PatchAuthor: bad_peppermintBand(s):
Panic! at the Disco (Version 2.0) [Also Panic! Version 3.0, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, The Cab, Cobra Starship, The Hush Sound, The Academy Is..., Hey Monday, The Dresden Dolls, Mindless Self Indulgence, Gym Class Heroes]Pairing(s):
Gen (pre-Ryan/Brendon)Word Count:
Ryan, with his tailored suits and spindly fingers, has been King of the Pumpkin Patch for as long as he can remember. He sleeps underneath the briar patch, he smokes his pipe with his friends, and he watches the sun set every night, without fail. But everything changes when the Boy moves into the Old Lady's house. With Brendon's parents dead set on destroying everything Ryan's ever known, Ryan has no choice but to challenge Brendon to a duel to determine the next King of the Pumpkin Patch.LJ Masterpost | AO3Bonus MaterialsFanmix:Fairy Nightsongs
Cupid's ChokeholdAuthor: matchbox_bonesBand(s):
My Chemical RomancePairing(s):
The horrors of matchmaking, butchering of vague Greek mythology, and large amounts of cheesiness because it's a story about Cupids and falling in love. Summary:
Frank taps his foot on the tile and looks at anything other than Ray’s face for a long moment. Then he groans and says, "I suck at love, alright? I’m a fucking Cupid, a servant of Aphrodite for fuck’s sake, and I suck at making people fall in love.”Bonus Materials
Fanart:Two Pieces of Art
. (Awesome and mildly spoiler-y!)Fanmix:Home
. (Not spoiler-y, but still awesome!)
In RepairAuthor: blue_soaringBand(s):
My Chemical RomancePairing(s):
Frank Iero/Gerard WayWord Count:
Frank is sixteen. Also, there are robots. Summary:
"Shit," Frank mutters, and shoves both hands through his hair. He looks around the kitchen like he's gonna find what he should do scratched into the old linoleum, then looks back at the bot. He gnaws on his lip. Fuck it. He already knows what he's gonna do. He's just gotta do it.On DW or AO3!
Getting down on his knees, he braces a hand on the edge of the crate and leans over the bot. It's dressed in a plain white tee and matching drawstring pants like an escaped mental patient. Frank rolls his neck and cracks his knuckles, shaking the ache out of them before carefully laying his palm against its cheek. He's pretty sure his voice is steady when he says, "Activate."
Nothing happens. Fucking shitty packaging-- the thing's busted. But Frank keeps his hand where it is, jumping a little when he feels the surge of energy beneath it. The robot's skin goes from room temperature to lukewarm, then warm. Frank watches it open its eyes, the light behind them adjusting until they're a pale sort of brown. It looks at him and asks, "Am I dead?"
Two pieces on Dreamwidth
.Fanmix:I Screw Robots
Clockwork RomanceAuthor: piratekitten
, posting on cheshiremittensBand(s):
Panic! At The Disco (with minor The Young Veins)Pairing(s):
Spencer Smith/Brendon Urie, Brendon Urie/Sarah OrzechowskiWord Count:
Spencer Smith is a watchmaker and clockwork inventor who specializes in toys made to amuse children. His personal favorite is a graceful ballerina who unwinds herself from a flower to pirouette, bow to her audience and twist herself back into her flower. When a young lord comes in, interested in seeing the ballerina and hoping she's for sale, Spencer's cat (a snarky, sarcastic creature named Ryan who enjoys wearing goggles and clockwork wings) reminds Spencer of his childhood friend, another young lord named Brendon Urie.Clockwork Romance | Clockwork Romance on AO3Bonus MaterialsFanart: Ryan
by gira_lunaSpencer and Brendon