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11 August 2012 @ 01:57 pm

This comm is officially closed! I'm just dropping a note to remind the people who are interested and haven't switched over that now is probably a good time. Round III of the Undead Big Bang has officially kicked off and I hope to see everyone there!



 
 
04 March 2012 @ 03:51 pm
I wasn't going to announce yet, but apparently when I moved the Wrap Up posts it pinged some people -- so, uh, yay! We're moving.

The new comm will be: Undead Big Bang  Go join up!

The comm is still under construction, but the bones are in place.

Also, as per the unanimous poll results the new round will be timed to post the last 2 weeks of October 2012 running into Halloween, so I anticipate starting up in early August, maybe even mid-July. Just so everyone knows. And because I know you guys would cry without a poll to do:

We've been tossing around the idea of raising the word count from 5k to 10k. In all honesty, almost all of the submitted fics have been 10k or over anyways, and most of the rest of you told me getting over 10k wouldn't be an issue. So...

Poll #1824061 Word Count

The word count should be...

5k so I can write it in one afternoon.
4(18.2%)
10k so we can read more story! (and, you know, two afternoons)
12(54.5%)
Here, I'm using hand gestures to signal my answer. It's very poetic.
3(13.6%)
Kittens?
3(13.6%)
 
 
25 February 2012 @ 03:37 pm

I know it is really early to be talking about the next round when it seems we barely finished the last, just two quick housekeeping issues:

First of all, we will be moving to a new address before the next round. I don't have anything set up there yet, and will make an announcement when it happens, but it will be undead_bigbang instead of l4d_bigbang. I think the l4d was confusing some people so this will just neaten that up a trifle.

Secondly -- the co-mod and I have been discussing changing the timing so that stories post the week of/before Halloween instead of in January. I always feel like the ravaging undead are well timed after the holidays, but apparently there are two schools of thought on that...

Poll #1821795 Timing

When should stories post?

January
0(0.0%)
October
10(100.0%)


Feel free to comment with other suggestions!




 
 
05 February 2012 @ 06:29 pm
Greetings! All stories have been posted and it's sadly time to wave goodbye to yet another round. My co-mod, elusive_life_77 and I would like to thank everyone who participated this year. We have had some great people and some fantastic stories come up and are greatly looking forward to the next round! I have been especially impressed with how supportive and active the comm participants have been with commenting on each others stories and art -- it means a lot and in such a small comm takes almost no time to drop people a note of appreciation. But I digress (knows everyone is shocked *grins*) As a final side note -- everyone should feel more than free post their stories to other comms as they feel appropriate!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS ROUND!!!
(we hope to see everyone back next time!)


Master Fic List - In Order of Posting
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Author: metallikirk    Artist: glasslogic
Summary:
John Grimm finds himself back in Olduvai, facing the ghosts of his past, quite literally.




Author: caz2y5    Artist: annasymmetric
Summary:
On December 12 2012, a terrorist group calling themselves the Sons of Enoch, launched a simultaneous viral terrorist attack in over 150 major cities across the United States. U.S. Marine Dean Winchester is recalled from active duty in Afghanistan and finds himself in a world devastated by the Enochian virus. Through this he must travel to find his brother. Along the way he meet’s Jimmy Novak, a genetic Immunologist trying to get to the CDC offices in Spokane Washington.




Author: 1_rhiannon_1   Artist: aolian
Summary:
Alex, a high-school dropout, has only ever been good at one thing: using women. He's always thought that luck has been on his side, but his encounter with Angela has finally proven to him that his luck has run out. His charm has always been enough to carry him from con to con, but when the dead begin to rise and feast on the living, charm is worthless.




Author: kaddywhak    Artist: glasslogic
Summary:
Ever since the world ended, Alexis Castle can think of nothing but finding her father. Basically, Alexis, Sam Winchester and Emily Lightman all attended Stanford together. And that's when the zombies show up.




Author: elusive_life_77    Artist: kymericl
Summary:
Strange events in a small town in West Virginia bring together two groups that had no idea of the other’s existence up to that point. Hunters of the supernatural, Sam and Dean Winchester run into Special Agents Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer, of Warehouse 13.  Each pair has their own ideas about what is affecting the residents and causing them to spontaneously act out vampire clichés.




Author: afterandalasia    Artist: caz2y5
Summary:
At first, it was fear that rose in Atlantis, fear of the ancient plague that had almost destroyed the city. When Milo and Kida go to the surface to greet their old friends, however, they find a world that has fallen apart before the onslaught of the infected. Thousands of years ago, Atlantis barely survived; can the surface world now do the same?




Author: fairlyironic   Artist: angelicmercy
Summary:
The last of the bodies had finally been removed, each with a bullet in its head, dropped beneath the waves to rot where even the fish wouldn't touch them.  After the first man down had been destroyed the rest had been remarkably easy, though Anamaria had had a close call when she opened the hold.  There were two casks of water left, and some French wine.  And then there was the Commodore.




Author: angelicmercy   Artist: caz2y5
Summary:
Loosely based on Tim Burton’s Corpse bride movie. Setting is quite dark and gothic like just like in the movie. Pairing is Dean/Castiel, one sided Lisa/Dean. Major character death Castiel is the corpse. Dean Winchester is marrying Lisa Braeden for the dowry to send his brother Sam to college. One night Dean just runs, but after throwing away the wedding ring meant for Lisa, a mysterious man rises from the dead and tells Dean he’s to be his spouse. The man kidnaps him and takes him to the land of the dead. Can Dean learn what true love really means or face a fate worse than death?




Author: saraid   Artist: glasslogic
Summary:
Sam will never give up his brother




Author: glasslogic   Artist: caz2y5
Summary: 
 College students are turning up dead without a mark, and Dean heads west to investigate after the son of a friend is added to the growing list. But “dead” in this case may be a slight exaggeration. Dean finding the recently deceased chatting up a bartender on the wrong side of the tracks is just his first step into a mystery with roots much closer to home than he ever could have imagined, where all of the answers are confusing and the revelations just make things so much worse.


 
 
05 February 2012 @ 05:12 am
title: Honey and Flies
author:  glasslogic
artist: caz2y5
wordcount: 31k
fandom: SPN
pairing: Sam/Dean, Sam/Other
rating: NC-17
warning: non-con, mutual dub-con, language, various states of undeath -- that general kind of thing.
disclaimer: i have no rights to any of the copyrighted materials within this fic, and make no profit from it.
summary: College students are turning up dead without a mark, and Dean heads west to investigate after the son of a friend is added to the growing list. But “dead” in this case may be a slight exaggeration. Dean finding the recently deceased chatting up a bartender on the wrong side of the tracks is just his first step into a mystery with roots much closer to home than he ever could have imagined, where all of the answers are confusing and the revelations just make things so much worse.

 
 
 
03 February 2012 @ 08:27 pm
title: Habanera
author: saraid
artist: glasslogic
wordcount: 7,098
fandom: Supernatural
pairing: Sam/Zombie!Dean
rating: Explicit
warning: incest, general grossness
disclaimer: not mine, don't own, can't touch
summary: Sam will never give up his brother
a/n: this is all [info]glasslogic 's fault. she tempted me. i'm so glad she did. beta'd by doug_the_peep, aka my loving husband, who had to add a line. ftr, Habanera does not refer to the hot pepper, but a song from Carmen, which i listened to while writing this. Act One, No.5. I like the lyrics. (scroll down for English translation) Sorry this is late! LJ was uncooperative.

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Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
 
 
03 February 2012 @ 10:32 pm
title: the corpse groom
author: angelicmercy
artist: caz2y5
wordcount: 16 500
fandom: SPN/The corpse bride
pairing: Dean/Castiel, one sided Lisa/Dean
rating: PG
warning: major character death (Castiel is the corpse)
disclaimer: not mine
summary: Loosely based on Tim Burton’s Corpse bride movie. Setting is quite dark and gothic like just like in the movie. Pairing is Dean/Castiel, one sided Lisa/Dean. Major character death Castiel is the corpse. Dean Winchester is marrying Lisa Braeden for the dowry to send his brother Sam to college. One night Dean just runs, but after throwing away the wedding ring meant for Lisa, a mysterious man rises from the dead and tells Dean he’s to be his spouse. The man kidnaps him and takes him to the land of the dead. Can Dean learn what true love really means or face a fate worse than death?
link to art masterpost: the stunning art
A/N: first of all I wish to thank my wonderful friend caz2y5 who betaed the story and cheered me on when I thought I would go crazy. She also made the wonderful art which is just stunning. Seriously amazing! This story was done for the Undead Big Bang, my first big bang ever. It was so much fun!


ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE
 
 
31 January 2012 @ 09:43 am
Title: But Ye Shall Die Like Men
Author: [info]afterandalasia
Artist: caz2y5
Wordcount: 12,750
Fandom: Left 4 Dead/Atlantis: The Lost Empire
Pairing: Kida/Milo, background Audrey/Vinnie
Rating: T for violence
Warning: Spoilers for Atlantis: The Lost Empire; moderately compliant with L4D mythos. Violence, gore, minor character death, swearing in various languages.
Disclaimer: I have no rights to and make no profit from this work.
Summary: At first, it was fear that rose in Atlantis, fear of the ancient plague that had almost destroyed the city. When Milo and Kida go to the surface to greet their old friends, however, they find a world that has fallen apart before the onslaught of the infected. Thousands of years ago, Atlantis barely survived; can the surface world now do the same?


Author's Notes: Written for [info]l4d_bigbang Round Two! My unending thanks to the wonderful mods who made this possible and allow us all to unleash more zombies on an unsuspecting world. Furthermore, my thanks to [info]caz2y5 for doing the art for this as well as for other people and writing her own story! Check out the art here! (Though be warned, it's spoilery!) Finally, thanks to [info]darkstar1991 for doing beta-reading on this piece.

More abstractly, I am really glad that this contest introduced me to the Left 4 Dead verse, and that my housemate subsequently bought the game to allow me to kill zombies myself. The story is not fully accurate to the L4D 'verse, but I hope that it at least captures the feel of the games, with an Atlantis-esque twist in the story.

The title comes from Psalm 82 (6:7), "I have said ye are gods [...] but ye shall die like men."

 
 
31 January 2012 @ 12:35 am
title: Ere They Yet Expire
author: elusive_life_77
artist: kymericl
wordcount: 8,826
fandom: Supernatural/Warehouse 13
pairing: None
rating: PG-13 for language and content
warning: Nothing here you wouldn't see on either show.
disclaimer:  I own nothing here but my own imaginings
summary: Strange events in a small town in West Virginia bring together two groups that had no idea of the other’s existence up to that point. Hunters of the supernatural, Sam and Dean Winchester run into Special Agents Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer, of Warehouse 13.  Each pair has their own ideas about what is affecting the residents and causing them to spontaneously act out vampire clichés.
author's note:  Some familiarity with the T.V. shows Supernatural and Warehouse 13 would probably be helpful.  Here are links to the Wikia pages for both shows.

Warehouse 13      Supernatural 

kymericl did an awesome job with her art!  Check it out here.  Show her some love!

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Current Mood: amusedamused
 
 
29 January 2012 @ 11:41 pm
title: That Was Longer Than a Heartbeat
author: kaddywhak
artist: glasslogic 
wordcount: 9973
fandom: Castle/Supernatural/Lie to Me/and L4D only if you count zombies lore
pairing: None, unless you count some brief Sam/Jess
rating: R
warning: gore, character death
disclaimer: Oh I wish they were mine. But they're not, and I make no money.
summary: Ever since the world ended, Alexis Castle can think of nothing but finding her father. Basically, Alexis, Sam Winchester and Emily Lightman all attended Stanford together. And that's when the zombies show up.

PS, sorry for lateness. The Rogers internet USB I was supposed to have access to this weekend never showed up. But better late than never.


Art post is here.