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[mod post] 2016 Introductions Post!

Welcome to omgspnbigbang 2016. This is the official support community for the fabulous spn_j2_bigbang. And what’s extra special this year is that it is the TENTH annual spn_j2_bigbang. Wow! How awesome is that!?!

It's that time of year again! Artist and Writer Signups are open at spn_j2_bigbang! (Okay, so as of this posting they will be opening in a couple of hours, but close enough!) So it's time for a new introductions post and some housekeeping.

First, welcome! paleogymnast here. I’m your mod here at omgspnbigbang. This is the official support community for the big bang, not the bigbang itself. We have different mods, different websites, etc. So while we will do our best to answer any and all questions about the spn_j2_bigbang, if you need the official mod's word on anything related to the bigbang, please check in at the spn_j2_bigbang or ask wendy or one of the other bigbang mods.

For questions related to this community and the challenges we run to help you complete the spn_j2_bigbang, you've come to the right place.

Now without further ado, this is your chance to introduce yourselves and get to know the other denizens of omgspnbigbang.

So step right up, tell us about yourself! Is this your first foray into the spn_j2_bigbang, or perhaps your first bigbang, ever? Are you a fabulous artist, or a fantastic writer? Do you love to cheer people on? Let us know, and get to know your fellow members!

Are you a writer? An artist? A beta? A cheerleader? Are you a seasoned veteran of bigbang craziness, or is this your first time?

Step right up! Don't be shy. There's no requirement that you participate, but here is your platform to let everyone know all about the awesome person that is you.



Welcome to the community! We’re thrilled to have you!

P.S. 2016 icons are up; you can find them here.

P.S. LJ is randomly screening some comments and not letting me un-screen them. If you have trouble getting your comment to post, please consider joining the comm (sometimes that helps) or just try again... hopefully LJ will stop glitching!

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Username (or name): vamp
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): 2nd, writer :)
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: 2nd!
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: Probably the fact that it gives me incentive to actually finish/edit/post a thing ;)
Fun things to know about me: Umm. Not much, really. I'm pretty boring. I write Sam/Dean. Total Dean-girl (my 9yo daughter is obsessed with Sam, between us we've got it all covered).

Been writing fic for about 7 years, been wallflowering in SPN fandom for about 2 years. I don't know anyone in the fandom terribly well (which is why this comm is so valuable to me). Kinda looking to get to know people better, would be nice to have a beta or pre-reader who could check my canon (because my old Teen Wolf friends are still betaing my stuff - which is fine, but sometimes you need someone to say "Dean SO WOULD NOT SAY THAT", you know?), but it's hard, because I don't blog on LJ (I'm a dreamwidth girl), and RL is crazy busy and I have limited time on the computer, which normally goes on writing and editing (or at least it *should*).

I wasn't intending to Big Bang this year, but I accidentally wrote a thing over Christmas, and I need the incentive to get it edited, so, here I am :D
Welcome!
This post makes me very happy. \o/ *lurks in wait for signups*

Username (or name): cassiopeia7
This is my 7th bigbang as a reader:
This is my 6th time doing the spn_j2_bigbang as an artist:
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: CLAIMS DAY and POST DAY!! \o/ Drawing a fantastic collaborative partner, reading their awesome fic, drawing art for said fic, and posting together on the big day. Then, once everything posts, getting to read everyone else's shiny new fic and view gorgeous new arts.
Fun things to know about me: I LOVE ME SOME BIG BANG! ♥
Whoo hoo! Welcome!

Sign-ups are open over at spn_j2_bigbang now, so hurry over their and sign up if you haven't already!
Username (or name): Hermine Kurotowa
This is my 3. bigbang as a writer: 2014 and 2015
This is my 3. time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: I already pulled it off twice \o/
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: It makes me beat my procrastination.
Fun things to know about me: I'm not fun, I'm dieting.
I'm dieting too! I had a lot of fun over the holidays but I'm back on track now. I lost 40 pounds last year and I have about 20 to go still. How about you?
Username (or name): sinnerforhire
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): 4th as a writer
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: 3rd
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: Getting awesome art for my story. I can't draw at all, so getting hand-drawn art is especially exciting.
Fun things to know about me: I've been to 5 SPN cons, I have a Master's degree in American Studies, I once presented a paper on Dean-centric h/c fanfic at an academic conference, and my Master's thesis was about h/c fanfic.
Yay, welcome back!
Username (or name): firesign10
This is my ___ bigbang as a ___(writer, artist, reader, etc.): This is my sixth big bang as a reader.
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: This is my fourth time writing for spn_j2_bigbang.
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: The collaboration with the artist, and POSTING DAY! And reading all the stories!
Fun things to know about me: I teach karate and am the office manager for my dojo. I'm hoping to go for my black belt test in June, if my shoulder rehab allows. I love to write. I've been to 3 cons and am hoping to attend NJ Con 2016. *rolls around in lovely fandom*
Good luck on your black belt test! And welcome back to the comm!

OMG BB

Username (or name): junkerin
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): 6th BB as a reader
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: 3rd time as a writer
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: I never know how but somehow I always get it finished in time.
Fun things to know about me: I got two good ideas and don´t know wich one to take....

RE: OMG BB

Welcome! If you need help picking a story, that's the kind of thing we're here for. At this point, why don'y you try working on both of them and see which one takes off or really strikes your fancy.
Username (or name): kisahawklin
This is my... dunno, twentieth? bigbang as a writer
This is my second time doing the spn_j2_bigbang (but I didn't make the finish line last year, boo)
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: actually getting to post one of the epic stories I work on ALL THE TIME.
Fun things to know about me: I love all the ships! My main one is Wincestiel because I usually solve OTP infighting with smushing them all together, but I love everything. Sam/Kevin, Castiel/Meg, Dean/Cassie, Sam/Jody, Jody/Donna, Dean/Mrs. Tran... you name it!

I write every day, but even so have a hard time staying on tasks for big bangs, so encouragement is very much appreciated.

Edited at 2016-01-11 03:43 pm (UTC)
Welcome! We're here to make sure you finish your story this year! You can do it! *waves pom-poms*
Username (or name): Lauren (dimpledtexan)
This is my first bigbang as a writer
This is my first time doing the spn_j2_bigbang:
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is:
Really working hard and working on my writing skills! :)

Fun things to know about me:
I'm currently studying in a town called Winchester ;)
I'm recently engaged! ^^
I adore reading and photography
Congrats on your engagement and welcome!

Edited at 2016-01-11 05:27 pm (UTC)
Username (or name): paleogymnast
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): Oh good grief I have no idea. It's gotta be around 20 as a writer, 10 as an artist, untold numbers as beta and reader. I have no freaking clue and cannot answer my own question LOL. :)
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: 9th time as writer. And I was an avid reader during the 1st bigbang too!
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: Having a deadline to force me to finish something and getting to collaborate with an artist.
Fun things to know about me:I am too busy for my own good, but I love this big bang!

Edited at 2016-01-11 04:41 pm (UTC)
Hello gang! I haven't actually signed up yet; I've got a question first. Reading the sign-up post, almost all the writers are planning slash and RPF. I don't write either. Are any artists going to be interested in a gen fic, or does everyone come here planning to illustrate some hot J2 action?
People write anything and everything they can shoehorn into the challenge rules. Trust me, you will make all the genfic readers' year if you bring more gen to the table.

I personally have written anything and everything for this challenge (in order of my entries: 1 j2 non-AU, 2 gen star wars fusion, 3 j2 scifi AU, 4-6 jensen/misha scifi AU, 7 spn gen AU, 8 wincest timetravel fic, and 9 (this year) spn gen AU).

Write it! It's the first day of signups! Bring your gen to the party! And if you don't believe me, check out the links for the past years' master posts. Look at the awesome variety!
Username (or name):backrose_17
This is my 13th bigbang as a writer
This is my 3rd time doing the spn_j2_bigbang:
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: Reading all the wonderful stories to come and seeing what amazing art my artist comes up with.
Fun things to know about me: I'm a total bottom!Sam and bottom!Jared girl. I nearly fainted when I met Jensen last year at my first SPN con, I'm hoping this year goes better. I'm a real animal lover which would explain why I have a yard full of stray cats and kittens that I feed.

My main fandom to write for is Torchwood so I don't know that many in the SPN fandom yet, I hope to change that.I tend to take on more than I should be able to handle but I get bored quickly and writing keeps me busy.

I currently have three plot bunnies I'm debating between two are J2 and one is Wincest and I have no clue which one to write.
Welcome!

Yay for having 2 plot bunnies! You've got plenty of time to explore both and see what works best!

Edited at 2016-01-11 07:06 pm (UTC)
Username (or name): winchesterpooja/Pooja
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): Eighth BB as a writer. I did one as an artist in 2014, too, so 9th overall. :)
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: Third!
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: I attach my name to anything which has "challenge" written on it, tbh. Plus alllll the pretty art. And last minute hysteria! So worth it all.
Fun things to know about me: 1) I can speak in four—almost five languages. The fifth language I can understand and speak back as long as it's not being spoken swiftly.
2) I fangirl this Indian actor called Shah Rukh Khan. He's the only person, besides the SPN boys, who can melt me and make me sigh out loud.
3) The reason I might not finish this Big Bang is that I'm really hoping to start residency this May. Which will happen if my exam on the 24th of Jan goes well! *fingers crossed*
Wow, welcome and good luck with everything! If there is anything the comm can do to make your big bang writing easier, let us know.
Username (or name): dawnmay
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): Well, the first time around, I had no idea what I was doing, and produced a draft that will never see the light of day. This past year, I think I've found my voice as a writer, and that I'll be more successful this time. But technically, this is my 2nd year participating, both as a writer and reader!! :D
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: Hopefully, it's my first year to turn in a draft! And first of many.
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: ART! Reading all the diverse summaries, CLAIMS DAY. Trying out new ideas. ALL OF IT!! <33333
Fun things to know about me: I'm working on my RBB at the moment, which is finally starting to hit its stride. I also have several other WIPs in the works, so it's gonna be a pretty busy year for me. I'm super excited! :D
Welcome! :)
Username (or name): lady_yashka
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): I think I've lost count.
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: Um...maybe my 5th? I think.
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: I like getting the pretty artwork.
Fun things to know about me: Even if I'm not participating, I look forward to the big bang. I love long fic I can just spend hours reading, and the big bang provides lots of it.
Yay! Welcome back!
Username (or name): shadowsong26
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): Sixth, I think? Writer.
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: Third!
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: All the awesome fic and getting to work with an artist!
Fun things to know about me: I just moved a couple months ago, from an apartment that was really too teeny for me and my two roommates to a much bigger/nicer place with now three roommates.
Welcome back and congrats on your new place!
Username (or name):
This is my _1st_ bigbang as a writer:
This is my _1st_ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang:
The thing that excites/scares me most about the bigbang is: Meeting the deadlines and having an artist choose my story based on a prompt.
Fun things to know about me: Been reading/commenting/betaing for a few years. I started posting a WIP but every time I sit down to write, this story idea keeps getting in the way .... so I figure I better write it down.
*throws confetti*

Welcome! We are always welcoming to anyone setting out on their first big bang adventure! Let us know if you have any questions (there are no silly questions!) and we are here to help and make this challenge awesome!
Username (or name): zara_zee aka Caz
This is my 6th bigbang as a writer (I've also done three reversebangs)
This is my fifth time doing the spn_j2_bigbang:
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: The opportunity to collaborate with an artist, to watch them bring my story to life visually! I also love being part of the creative effort, knowing that fandom writers and artists all around are working towards this fabulous body of work that occurs each year.
Fun things to know about me: Um. Fun...hmmm... I have partially rainbow-coloured hair at the moment. That's kinda fun!
Welcome back! :)
Username (or name): cindy (it's easier to say :D )
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): seventh as a writer
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: seventh
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is:
having a deadline to get me to actually finish a thing. also getting art for it. also also artists' claims! which is my favorite day aside from the day i actually post.
Fun things to know about me:
i just spent three days bitching about a beeping noise of unknown origin in my apartment, only to discover a smoke detector i didn't know was on the ceiling because apparently i never look up in my own house. >.< i have two smoke detectors. surprise! needless to say, the battery has been replaced and the beeping has stopped. which is not a fun fact but more of an example of my utter cluelessness. for fun facts, uh, i curl. i'm not very good, but it's fun.
Welcome back! We're glad to have you back for another year!
Username: smalltrolven
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.):Eighth as a writer.
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang:Fifth time as a writer!
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is:The challenge to write something extra long and plotty and the excitement of working with an artist and seeing what they come up with inspired by my story!
Fun things to know about me: I'm doing some fanfic reading or writing, pretty much every day. I think I've watched spn all the way through at least times, some episodes many more than that. Mildly obsessed would be putting it kindly.
Welcome back! :)
Username (or name): ju4jen
This is my 5th bigbang as a writer and reader and I'd like to get involved as a beta this year too
This is my 4th time doing the spn_j2_bigbang:
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: so many fic to get lost in, collaborating with an artist (I have no artistic talent and I have worked with some fab artists in the past, actually finishing writing something
Fun things to know about me: I would really love to write more but real life is a bitch. Uh, that's not really a fun thing to know about me, is it? Love, love, love SPN J2 Big Bang time!
Welcome! Thanks for joining us! :)
Username (or name): Queen
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): First (aaahhhh!!), writer.
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: FIRST AGAIN (Hahaha-- *dies*)
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: Getting crazy ideas in my head and writing them down as I go. Also, ART. I've always wanted to see art of my own work ><
Fun things to know about me: Extremely new to BigBangs, but not so much with writing. I'm hoping this can help me determine whether or not I can beat procrastination, because I'm aspiring to be an author *rolls on the floor*
Welcome!! :) Yay another BB virgin! We are here to help, hand-hold, cheer, answer questionsm and ensure you slay the dragon that is procrastination and get your fic done! You can do it!
Username (or name): Cee
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): Third as writer
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: First
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: Deadlines! Without them I just procrastinate. And procrastinate. And then procrastinate some more, yay.
Fun things to know about me: Ow, fuck, there's nothing fun about me? I'm shy, I ship wincest and J2, and I'm trying to figure out which plot I'd better tackle. (See? I'm boring as hell)
Welcome! :)

If you have any questions or ideas, let us know! We're thrilled to have you!
Username (or name):vyperdd
This is my __ bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): Lots of signups & starts. Yet to complete one. :-(
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang: 3rd signup, I think. Hopefully this will be the year I actually finish the fic I've been working on for almost 2 decades!!!!
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: Getting my fic finished this year!!! I will do it, I swear!!!!
Fun things to know about me:I love me some very tortured, very hurt but also very BAMF!Sam, so that's what I'm aiming to write!!!
Yes you, will get it finished this year!
Username: LoveYouLikeSin8

This is my 1st bigbang as a writer.

This is my 1st time doing the spn_j2_bigbang (but I've read a bunch of them!)

The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is all the amazing stories and that comes out of it.

Fun things to know about me: I'm a pretty talented artist but I'm recovering from wrist surgery (3 actually, with one more to go) so drawing is out for me this year. Hence the writing attempt...
Welcome! Hope your wrist gets better soon and your future surgery goes well. It is too bad you can't share your art with us this year, but it's great that you're going for a story! You can do it! We're here to help so if you need any help, just let us know! :)
Username (or name):liliaeth
This is not my first bigbang as a _____ (writer, artist, reader, etc.): I have no idea how many of these I've done, just more than one
This is my __ time doing the spn_j2_bigbang:no idea, more than a few
The thing that excites me most about the bigbang is: getting myself to write something more than a short fic, and a deadline to get it done :-)
Fun things to know about me: Just hoping I won't have to drop out this year
You can do it! Totally, you can! We'll make sure you get it done. Welcome back!! :)
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