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Reverse Bang Date Claims are coming—it's time for you to decide on a posting date! Come back to this post to claim your date on Saturday, 20th April, 18:00 CET (what time is this for me?).

Remember that if no one on your team is available to claim a date, you can ask someone else to proxy-claim for you!


IMPORTANT INFORMATION


By claiming a posting date, you are committing to having your work complete and ready for posting by the date you have picked. If your team does not claim a date by 22nd April, 18:00 CET, we'll assume your team can reasonably post on any date, and will assign your team to a date accordingly. If you have any special requests, please get in touch with cap.im.events@gmail.com as soon as possible so we can try to accommodate you (please note that we cannot guarantee anything).

We will not grant any pre-emptive extension requests at this time. Extensions will be considered only after posting dates are claimed. We strongly encourage all participants to meet their posting deadline, and only ask for an extension as a final resort. If you believe you won't be able to finish your work by next month, please communicate your concerns with your partner(s) and the mods as soon as possible.

Incomplete works, failure to meet the deadline, or a complete lack of communication on and after your posting date will result in a ban. Bans are done individually and not as a team; participants who have completed their event work will not be held responsible for the actions of their partner(s). For further details on bans, read through the Defaulting and Participation Eligibility policies.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR DATE


30 posting dates are available from May 1 to May 30. Your posting team is determined by the artist's CODENAME as given to you in the RBB matching email. Please note that there are two slots available for every date, so a maximum of two teams (with a possible 4 fics) will post per day.



Before choosing your posting date, please make sure it will work for everyone on the team. If you have multiple partners (if a work was double claimed), you are required to have all the work posted on the same date by midnight PST. This means that if an artist is working with two authors, they will both post their fics on the same day.

Claims are made on a first-come first-serve basis, and each team is limited to one claim. Be prepared with alternatives in case you are unable to pick your initial choice, and make sure you communicate if there are any dates that absolutely will not work for you and your teammate(s). Only one person need claim on behalf of their team.

The Doodle poll will be be linked here on Saturday, 20th April, 18:00 CET (what time is this for me?) and the poll will close 22nd April, 18:00 CET.



If you or your partner(s) are unavailable during that time, you may use a proxy to claim on your behalf, or contact the mods for help.

On April 22nd, teams will receive an email with their finalised posting date and additional information regarding their deadline. A calendar of all teams and their posting dates will be provided here once all the posting dates are scheduled.
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NOTE: Second claims are CLOSED to ALL writer participants.



All team-up emails have been sent, so please reply confirming you've got yours! If you haven't received one, check your spam, then let us know by emailing cap.im.events@gmail.com and we'll sort it out.



To those unfamiliar with the concept, second claims are when entries in the Reverse Bang are made available to be claimed again by a second writer, resulting in teams of one artist and two writers. Unlike the first round of claims, however, second claims are completely optional and not all the artworks are guaranteed to be claimed again.

We encourage all writers who missed the first round of claims to join in and participate in the second round! For the first part of second claims, only writers who have not yet joined the Reverse Bang are allowed to claim an artwork.

Writers who have already claimed an entry in round one will be invited to claim a second artwork 12 hours later, on Monday 11th February 18:00 CET (what time is that for me?). We ask that they do not try to claim a second artwork at this time, in order to make the process more equitable. We welcome writers signing up twice, but when considering whether to make a second claim or not, we ask that they consider their time carefully and accord their second artwork with the same amount of enthusiasm and respect as the first.

Remember, art claims are meant to be anonymous, so please refrain from discussing who the artwork belongs to!




This is the CLAIMS phase of the Reverse Bang, and where the writers come in! There are 35 amazing art entries waiting for authors to claim them. By claiming an artwork, you assert that you will collaborate with your artist(s) to produce a custom fanfiction to accompany their artwork when posting begins in May. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled. (Commenting will open when the claiming phase begins).

The art previews are underneath a cut in the next part of the post. Please note that some of them might be NOT SAFE FOR WORK; view at your own discretion.

Your schedule:
  • February 11th, 6:00 CET: Artwork open for new writers (participants who have not claimed in Round 1) to claim.

  • February 11th, 18:00 CET: All writers (including those who have claimed a work in Round 1) are invited to claim a second work.

  • February 12th, 18:00 CET: Claims are closed for ALL writers.

  • February-April: Writers write! Artists put finishing touches on their work.

  • April 20th: Artist and writer teams pick posting date in May.

  • May: Teams begin posting!


A recap on some of the main rules:
  1. Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Reverse Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Writers’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any art.

  2. Each creator may participate in the 2019 RBB a maximum of two times, either by submitting 2 distinct artworks to be claimed, by claiming 2 different artworks as a writer (if second claims go forward), or by submitting one artwork and claiming another as a writer.

  3. If you sign up as a writer, you are required to write a completely new companion fic of at least 5,000 words to accompany your assigned artist's artwork.

  4. This is a collaborative challenge; you are all expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  5. All participants must be 18 or older.


Please follow the claiming instructions below. Make sure you ONLY choose art that you want to write for. Please be aware that by signing up now you are fully committing to the challenge.

The ANY universe label means the artist is happy with receiving a fic set in any Marvel universe. Please don't choose art set in a universe you're unfamiliar with or unwilling to write.




Claiming Instructions


To claim a summary on February 11th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste into a comment, then add your own details):



We recommend that you pick two or three options as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or list just one choice if there is only one artwork you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list art codenames that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. Artists, remember that writers have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your art may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

Authors, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (cap.im.events@gmail.com) for assistance in finding a proxy.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

And finally to the exciting part—the art!

(Remember, some of these are NSFW: view at your own discretion) )
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All Reverse Bang entries have been claimed!

If you haven't claimed a summary, we invite you to join Round 2 of Claims, which will be opened from February 11, 6:00 CET to February 12th, 18:00 CET!






This is the CLAIMS phase of the Reverse Bang, and where the writers come in! There are now 3 amazing art entries remaining and are awaiting authors to claim them. By claiming an artwork, you assert that you will collaborate with your artist(s) to produce a custom fanfiction to accompany their artwork when posting begins in May. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled. (Commenting will open when the claiming phase begins).

The art previews are underneath a cut in the next part of the post. Please note that some of them might be NOT SAFE FOR WORK; view at your own discretion.

Your schedule:
  • February 9th, 18:00 CET: This post will be opened for writers to claim an artwork in the first round of claims

  • February-April: Writers write! Artists put finishing touches on their work.

  • April 20th: Artist and writer teams pick posting date in May

  • May: Teams begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  1. Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Reverse Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Writers’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any art.

  2. Each creator may participate in the 2019 RBB a maximum of two times, either by submitting 2 distinct artworks to be claimed, by claiming 2 different artworks as a writer (if second claims go forward), or by submitting one artwork and claiming another as a writer.

  3. If you sign up as a writer, you are required to write a completely new companion fic of at least 5,000 words to accompany your assigned artist's artwork.

  4. This is a collaborative challenge; you are all expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  5. All participants must be 18 or older.


Please follow the claiming instructions below. Make sure you ONLY choose art that you want to write for. Please be aware that by signing up now you are fully committing to the challenge.

The ANY universe label means the artist is happy with receiving a fic set in any Marvel universe. Please don't choose art set in a universe you're unfamiliar with or unwilling to write.




Claiming Instructions


To claim a summary on February 9th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste into a comment, then add your own details):



We recommend that you pick two or three options as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or list just one choice if there is only one artwork you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list art codenames that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. You may only claim once during Round 1, and you will be assigned a single art entry—this is to give everyone who can't be there for claims opening a chance. Artists, remember that writers have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your art may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

Authors, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (cap.im.events@gmail.com) for assistance in finding a proxy.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

And finally to the exciting part—the art!

(Remember, some of these are NSFW: view at your own discretion) )
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ALL REMAINING AND AVAILABLE ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR CLAIMS HERE. Please head to the new post and do not make your claim on this post.





This is the CLAIMS phase of the Reverse Bang, and where the writers come in! There are now 8 amazing art entries remaining and are awaiting authors to claim them. By claiming an artwork, you assert that you will collaborate with your artist(s) to produce a custom fanfiction to accompany their artwork when posting begins in May. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled. (Commenting will open when the claiming phase begins).

The art previews are underneath a cut in the next part of the post. Please note that some of them might be NOT SAFE FOR WORK; view at your own discretion.

Your schedule:
  • February 9th, 18:00 CET: This post will be opened for writers to claim an artwork in the first round of claims

  • February-April: Writers write! Artists put finishing touches on their work.

  • April 20th: Artist and writer teams pick posting date in May

  • May: Teams begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  1. Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Reverse Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Writers’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any art.

  2. Each creator may participate in the 2019 RBB a maximum of two times, either by submitting 2 distinct artworks to be claimed, by claiming 2 different artworks as a writer (if second claims go forward), or by submitting one artwork and claiming another as a writer.

  3. If you sign up as a writer, you are required to write a completely new companion fic of at least 5,000 words to accompany your assigned artist's artwork.

  4. This is a collaborative challenge; you are all expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  5. All participants must be 18 or older.


Please follow the claiming instructions below. Make sure you ONLY choose art that you want to write for. Please be aware that by signing up now you are fully committing to the challenge.

The ANY universe label means the artist is happy with receiving a fic set in any Marvel universe. Please don't choose art set in a universe you're unfamiliar with or unwilling to write.




Claiming Instructions


To claim a summary on February 9th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste into a comment, then add your own details):



We recommend that you pick two or three options as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or list just one choice if there is only one artwork you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list art codenames that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. You may only claim once during Round 1, and you will be assigned a single art entry—this is to give everyone who can't be there for claims opening a chance. Artists, remember that writers have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your art may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

Authors, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (cap.im.events@gmail.com) for assistance in finding a proxy.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

And finally to the exciting part—the art!

(Remember, some of these are NSFW: view at your own discretion) )
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ALL REMAINING AND AVAILABLE ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR CLAIMS HERE. Please head to the new post and do not make your claim on this post.





This is the CLAIMS phase of the Reverse Bang, and where the writers come in! There are now 16 amazing art entries remaining and are awaiting authors to claim them. By claiming an artwork, you assert that you will collaborate with your artist(s) to produce a custom fanfiction to accompany their artwork when posting begins in May. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled. (Commenting will open when the claiming phase begins).

The art previews are underneath a cut in the next part of the post. Please note that some of them might be NOT SAFE FOR WORK; view at your own discretion.

Your schedule:
  • February 9th, 18:00 CET: This post will be opened for writers to claim an artwork in the first round of claims

  • February-April: Writers write! Artists put finishing touches on their work.

  • April 20th: Artist and writer teams pick posting date in May

  • May: Teams begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  1. Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Reverse Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Writers’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any art.

  2. Each creator may participate in the 2019 RBB a maximum of two times, either by submitting 2 distinct artworks to be claimed, by claiming 2 different artworks as a writer (if second claims go forward), or by submitting one artwork and claiming another as a writer.

  3. If you sign up as a writer, you are required to write a completely new companion fic of at least 5,000 words to accompany your assigned artist's artwork.

  4. This is a collaborative challenge; you are all expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  5. All participants must be 18 or older.


Please follow the claiming instructions below. Make sure you ONLY choose art that you want to write for. Please be aware that by signing up now you are fully committing to the challenge.

The ANY universe label means the artist is happy with receiving a fic set in any Marvel universe. Please don't choose art set in a universe you're unfamiliar with or unwilling to write.




Claiming Instructions


To claim a summary on February 9th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste into a comment, then add your own details):



We recommend that you pick two or three options as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or list just one choice if there is only one artwork you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list art codenames that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. You may only claim once during Round 1, and you will be assigned a single art entry—this is to give everyone who can't be there for claims opening a chance. Artists, remember that writers have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your art may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

Authors, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (cap.im.events@gmail.com) for assistance in finding a proxy.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

And finally to the exciting part—the art!

(Remember, some of these are NSFW: view at your own discretion) )
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ALL REMAINING AND AVAILABLE ENTRIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR CLAIMS HERE. Please head to the new post and do not make your claim on this post.





This is the CLAIMS phase of the Reverse Bang, and where the writers come in! An amazing 36 art entries have been submitted and are awaiting authors to claim them. By claiming an artwork, you assert that you will collaborate with your artist(s) to produce a custom fanfiction to accompany their artwork when posting begins in May. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled. (Commenting will open when the claiming phase begins).

The art previews are underneath a cut in the next part of the post. Please note that some of them might be NOT SAFE FOR WORK; view at your own discretion.

Your schedule:
  • February 9th, 18:00 CET: This post will be opened for writers to claim an artwork in the first round of claims

  • February-April: Writers write! Artists put finishing touches on their work.

  • April 20th: Artist and writer teams pick posting date in May

  • May: Teams begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  1. Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Reverse Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Writers’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any art.

  2. Each creator may participate in the 2019 RBB a maximum of two times, either by submitting 2 distinct artworks to be claimed, by claiming 2 different artworks as a writer (if second claims go forward), or by submitting one artwork and claiming another as a writer.

  3. If you sign up as a writer, you are required to write a completely new companion fic of at least 5,000 words to accompany your assigned artist's artwork.

  4. This is a collaborative challenge; you are all expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  5. All participants must be 18 or older.


Please follow the claiming instructions below. Make sure you ONLY choose art that you want to write for. Please be aware that by signing up now you are fully committing to the challenge.

The ANY universe label means the artist is happy with receiving a fic set in any Marvel universe. Please don't choose art set in a universe you're unfamiliar with or unwilling to write.




Claiming Instructions


To claim a summary on February 9th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste into a comment, then add your own details):



We recommend that you pick two or three options as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or list just one choice if there is only one artwork you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list art codenames that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. You may only claim once during Round 1, and you will be assigned a single art entry—this is to give everyone who can't be there for claims opening a chance. Artists, remember that writers have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your art may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

Authors, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (cap.im.events@gmail.com) for assistance in finding a proxy.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

And finally to the exciting part—the art!

(Remember, some of these are NSFW: view at your own discretion) )
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Sometimes, it can be challenging to know when you’ve stepped off the aesthetic path into the dark forest of unbalanced objects and strangely extortionist limbs, and need a second eye to guide you back. Sometimes, it’s easy to see that something is “off” about your artwork, but difficult to suss out what exactly is making it look that way. Sometimes, you want to feel that sweet vindication when someone else points out a problem spot that you already know about and then suggests an solution. Constructive criticism is a valuable tool in the artist’s kit, and if you’re comfortable using it, it can really improve your art!

This post will discuss accepting constructive criticism (concrit), why and how concrit can be a valuable part of the art-making process and offer suggestions for how to approach making concrit. It also acts as a place for fellow Stevetony artists and creators to ask for help and offer up their concrit services.

Remember that these tips are at your disposal to be used as best suits you. If you don’t need it, don’t use it, and definitely don’t feel obliged to follow through in the order we’ve written this post in—it’s intended to be read any way you like! If you’re here to indicate you’re happy to provide feedback for artworks, please leave a comment on this post following the format in the handily linked Making an Offer section.

Good luck with your art, and have fun!



Accepting feedback )



Offering your services for feedback )



Thanks in advance to everyone who offers their services. On behalf of our Cap-IM community artists, we appreciate your enthusiasm for helping others improve their craft ♥️♡♥️

Artists, browse through the comments below for people available to give you concrit and contact them directly via their preferred contact method or in a threaded discussion. You can also comment yourselves (please use the subject line “concrit wanted” for readability of the post) to ask for help; make sure to leave a contact method when you do!
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One of the challenges faced by artists is deciding how to best convey their ideas within the limits of their chosen medium. How does an artist get started on a piece of artwork, and after they find a idea that works for them, how do they translate a scene in their heads onto their canvas?

This post will give you tips on how to find and explore your ideas for artwork, including plenty of resources that we hope you find useful.

Remember that these resources and tips are at your disposal to be used as best suits you. If you don’t need it, don’t use it, and definitely don’t feel obliged to follow through in the order we’ve written this post in—it’s intended to be read any way you like!

That’s why we have the very handy navigation titles below, which will take you directly to each subsection:
Using pre-existing ideas
Brainstorming
Drawing from canon(s)
Being inspired by existing material
Thumbnailing and composition
Setting
Figures and poses
Clothing
Colours
Light and shadow
Movement and emotion

Good luck with your art, and have fun!



Finding those elusive ideas )



Exploring and developing your ideas visually )




We hope you've found some of these resources useful! If you have any of your own resources or references you'd like to share with the community, please link to them in the comments below so artists can browse through what you have to share!

In the following weeks, we'll have more inspiration posts to encourage and help you with your RBB entry until the submission deadline on February 6th. Keep an eye out on our Tumblr blog for upcoming inspirations posts and be sure to read through all of our Reverse Bang information if you'd like to join!
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Welcome to a new round of the Cap-Iron Man Reverse Bang! Running since 2010, the Reverse Bang invites the community's artists to create new Steve/Tony artworks and challenges writers to create fanfiction prompted by an artist's work.


What's a Reverse Bang?
A reverse bang (a.k.a. reverse big bang or RBB) is collaborative event between artists and writers, meant to encourage the creation of new fanart and accompanying fic. Opposite to the big bang challenge, artists submit art entries which are then claimed by writers who each create a story inspired by their claim.

How does it work?
During the art submission period, artists will sign up for the Reverse Bang by sending in their entries following the submission guidelines as detailed in the Artists' Guidelines. We will accept any Steve/Tony art submission that has recognizable characters—the art doesn't have to be 100% complete to be sent in!

During the claims phase, all art entries will be assigned a code name and posted anonymously. Writers will then claim the artwork for which they want to create an accompanying story for. There is no formal sign-up for writers; all participants need to do is to claim artwork during the claims period.

During the collaborative phase, writers and artists can work together as much or a little as they want to brainstorm ideas and cheer each other on, making sure to keep in regular contact with each other.

During the posting phase, teams will post their completed fanworks together. At the end of the challenge, we will prepare a Masterlist of all created works.


Schedule


Earliest art submission acceptance: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Art submission deadline: Wednesday, February 6th, 18:00 CET (what time is this for me?)
(art will be available for viewing a minimum of 24 hours before claims begin)
Author claims: Saturday, February 9th, 18:00 CET (what time is this for me?)
Posting date claims: Saturday, April 20th, 18:00 CET (what time is this for me?)
Posting begins: Wednesday, May 1st


Guidelines for All Participants


  • Please read through the General Event Policies and the following rules below carefully before submitting your work. Works that do not abide by the Event Work Requirements will not be accepted.

  • You must read all of the guidelines carefully. You are responsible for reading and understanding all of the guidelines listed below.

  • All participants must be 18 or older.

  • This challenge is run by the cap-ironman community and it's a Steve/Tony fest, so we're looking for art and fic with a focus on the relationship between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark in any context and in any setting or continuity you can think of.

  • We don't allow pre-formed teams or tandem sign-ups, and we expect all participants to be open to working with new people. We also can't guarantee that a particular author and artist will be paired together as the claiming process is partially anonymous and first-come, first-serve. When you sign-up, be open to work constructively with anyone.

  • Each creator may submit a total of two distinct works to the event (in any combination of art and fic).

  • This is a collaborative fest: you are expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the fest. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  • Works need to be complete by the beginning of May and ready for posting by your team’s posting date.

  • For long term accessibility reasons, we now require both writers and artists to have an AO3 account. You are responsible for posting your finished work(s) to our AO3 collection upon your team's posting date. If you don’t have an account, you can request one here. If for any reason you do not receive an invitation through the queue and it’s already close to your posting date, please contact us and we will try and provide you with an invite code.

  • Detailed date claiming and posting instructions will be communicated to participants closer to the deadline. Even if you finish early, do not post your work or any portion of it anywhere before the posting date. Doing so will disqualify you from the Reverse Bang.

If you're signing up as an artist, please read through the GUIDELINES FOR ARTISTS page for information on draft submissions and more.

If you'd like to claim artwork and join as a writer, please read through the GUIDELINES FOR WRITERS page for information on the claiming process and more.


After the claiming period and all creators are teamed up, the RBB mods will be sending out additional information and event updates via email, in addition to posting on the [community profile] c_im_bigbang community. Please make sure that you check your email regularly once you've joined the event.

If you need a space to talk about your progress, ask questions, look for resources, or more, check out the Creator Workshop posts. It's a long creating period from now until May, and the key is to keep motivated and have a great time throughout the challenge!

FAQ

Where can I post my work?


We require your work to be posted to our AO3 Collection and on our Dreamwidth community in your Masterpost on your posting date, but you are free to post it in other places after you’ve done this. We will reblog your Tumblr post if you link to your partner's work and and, because of Tumblr's new rules regarding nudity, all NSFW art is linked rather than in the post itself. Please note that as this is a collaborative event, art created for this event should not be posted for commercial sale until six months after the event has ended.

We are required to make a Masterpost on the DW community, but what if none of our team members has a DW account?


Every team will be required to have a DW Masterpost with links to the art entry and all accompanying stories posted on their chosen posting date. A Dreamwidth account can easily be created here and in order for you to keep control over it we suggest that one team member make an account. If no one on the team has an account or want to make one, mods can post your masterpost from the cap-ironman-fe account. Please contact us for at cap.im.events@gmail.com after more information goes up in the posting guidelines.

What kind of art submissions and accompanying stories qualify?


This challenge is run by the [community profile] cap_ironman community and this is a Steve/Tony fest, so we’re looking for fanworks with a focus on the relationship between Steve Rogers and Tony Stark in any context and in any setting or continuity you can think of.

An art submission is any piece of art created with digital or physical media that prominently features Steve/Tony or Steve and/or Tony in any situation that could be developed into a story about Steve and Tony and their relationship.

A companion fic is any Steve/Tony focussed story that is newly created, based on the artwork that the writer claimed, and is at least 5,00 words in length. This means that the fic must be set in the same canon that the artwork is in, and should revolve around Steve, Tony and their relationship.

Are other characters and pairings permitted?


Supporting characters are of course allowed—your art and fic doesn't have to be Tony and Steve in isolation. Secondary pairings are allowed, but can’t be the focus of your work. In pre-slash works, secondary pairings should be kept to the background and the focus should be clearly on Steve and Tony and their interactions, relationship, friendship, etc.

If there is romance, then the focus should be clearly on the Steve/Tony relationship. Relationships that feature a character who is neither Steve or Tony are not allowed to be the main focus of your work. For example, Steve/Tony/Tony is allowed to be the main dynamic in your work, but secondary pairings, a relationship that only features Steve or Tony, or Steve/Tony/other character are not. Other Steve- and/or Tony-pairings can be referenced to or featured in the background or set-up, but should not be a prominent aspect of the work.

Steve and Tony's relationship—whether it is romantic, platonic, pre-slash or otherwise—should be the main focus of your work and the “endgame” relationship, if applicable.

What does "endgame" mean?


Does it mean they have to be together at the end? Not exactly. If Steve and Tony's relationship is the only dynamic explored in your Reverse Bang art or story, then they do not have to be "together" at the end of your work. However, if multiple relationships are featured, then the endgame or "goal" of your story should be exclusively Steve/Tony.

The following examples of artwork would be allowed as a submission to the Cap-Iron Man Reverse Bang:
  • A single-panelled work that features Tony and/or Steve clutching the other's uniform, a letter or other such item of significance to the other, gazing longingly into the distance.

  • Artwork where Steve and Tony are in mid-battle or having an argument, and are not then seen walking off with someone else.

  • Artwork of Steve and Tony having a good time in a platonic way, where no romantic relationship is featured between them and anyone else, and any secondary pairings are kept to the background of the art.

  • A series of sequential artworks or multipanel art that depicts Steve and/or Tony's realisation that they love each other, and romantic entanglements are resolved as Steve/Tony, with Steve and Tony being in the foreground of the artworks.


The following examples of stories would be allowed as an accompanying fic in the Cap-Iron Man Reverse Bang:
  • A story where 100% of the story concerns Steve/Tony and their breaking up and subsequent unhappy ending.

  • A story that ends with Steve or Tony dying, and the other is left to pine and grieve for his one true love and regret missed chances.

  • A love triangle where Steve and Tony finally realize they are the only ones for each other and the romantic trouble gets resolved as Steve/Tony, with Steve and Tony's relationship at the forefront of the fic.


If you have any questions, they may already be answered in our General Event Policies page. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact the RBB mods at cap.im.events@gmail.com!
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Guidelines for Writers


  • Remember to read through our General Event Policies and Guidelines for All Participants, as well as the writers' guidelines outlined below.

  • You will be writing a companion fic to accompany your assigned artist's artwork(s), and this fic must be newly created. Your fic must be an self-contained story written specifically and exclusively for the Reverse Bang based on or inspired by the artwork that you claim.

  • You can sign up alone or as part of an author team (minimum word count remains the same).

  • Completed Reverse Bang stories must be a minimum of 5,000 words. There is no upper word limit, but fic can’t be a work-in-progress at the time of posting.



  • Claiming Process


    • To participate in the 2018 Cap-IronMan Big Bang as a writer, all you need to do is claim a summary on Saturday, February 9th. There is no prior sign-up available or required.

    • Claims will be done on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    • In case you can't make a claim personally on Saturday, February 9th, you are allowed to ask someone to make a claim on your behalf (a proxy claim). There is no need to have an DreamWidth or OpenID account to make a claim or proxy claim for someone, as anonymous commenting will be enabled.

    • Artworks are posted anonymously. You must claim artwork based solely on the submission and details provided.

    • Instructions on how to claim artwork will go up with the preview of art entries on February 6th.

    • Because this is a collaborative event, there is no penalty free dropping out once you've claimed a work. Dropping out once you've been partnered up will be considered defaulting on the challenge and will result in a ban.

    Creation Period and Posting


    Once you have claimed a piece of art and you've been teamed up with your artist, all that's left is to write your RBB fic! Please remember to keep in touch with your partner, and keep track of time as your write. The posting period begins in May, and mods will be in touch before then with instructions on how to claim a posting date and post your work.
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Guidelines for Artists


  • Remember to read through our General Event Policies and Guidelines for All Participants, as well as the artists' guidelines outlined below.

  • Art must focus on Steve and Tony. As per the community guidelines, a primary non-Steve/Tony relationship or moresome involving other characters is not allowed. Moresomes involving multiple versions of Steve or Tony are welcome. Art may depict Steve or Tony separately, but please recognize that this is a Steve/Tony event.

  • Acceptable artwork submission(s) are traditional and digital art. Other visual media—such as edits, manipulations, fanmixes, or works that rely on or are derivative of existing material—are not eligible for this Reverse Bang.

  • Art must be created solely for the Reverse Bang and should not have been previously posted anywhere. It will be acting as a prompt for your claiming writers, so should be self-contained. Art can be based in any universe you like, whether it is a universe from the Marvel canon, an AU, a fusion, or set in an ambiguous universe.

  • An entry may consist of a single image, a multipanel work, or a series of sequential images. Sequential or multipanel artworks are permitted so as long as they do not have large amounts of text (textless entries work best) and do not have an excessive number of images.

  • To fulfill your part in the challenge, you are committing to finish the artwork(s) you submitted for claims, but afterwards you are welcome to create additional collaborative artworks for your fest entry.

  • Participants can submit works in progress and sketches for claims, but all final artwork(s) need to be complete by the beginning of May and ready for posting by your team’s posting date.

  • As you're working on your submission(s), please keep in mind that artworks are posted anonymously during claims (see the Claiming Process section), and we urge you to be tactful during the pre-claim period.


If you don’t have an idea for a on yet, you might want to check out our prompt post and browse the ideas that people would like to see in fic. We also invite you to make use of our Creator's Workshop posts!



Art Submission Requirements


To officially enter the 2019 Reverse Big Bang, simply submit an art entry that is at minimum one piece of art at any time from now until submissions close on Wednesday, February 6th, 18:00 CET (what time is this for me?).

All participating art must be submitted to cap.im.events@gmail.com by the February 6th submission deadline.

Art does not need to be finished during the submission period. You can send in works in progress and sketches, but characters must be recognizable without labels. Each entry must speak for itself, as artists will not have the opportunity to explain their work prior to claims. Please keep in mind that Reverse Bang artworks serve as prompts and inspiration for writers, so we encourage you to submit works that set a scene.

To submit your entry, send an email to cap.im.events@gmail.com with "2019 RBB ENTRY" and the username you want to sign up with as the subject line. Don't forget to attach your art file in a .JPG or .PNG format. Please also name your file to include your username.

In the body of your email, include the following information:



Because this is a collaborative event, there is no penalty-free dropping out after your artwork(s) is claimed. If you run into trouble let us know as soon as possible; we'll see what we can do. If you need to drop out, you must do so before Saturday, February 9th; dropping out after your work has been claimed will be considered defaulting on the challenge and will result in a ban.



Claiming Process


After you submit your entry and it's been approved by the mods, it will be available for claims on Saturday, February 9th. Claims are done anonymously. Writers will be claiming art based solely on the artwork and additional details you have provided. Out of fairness to all participant and stories, please don't advertise which artwork(s) is yours.

We don’t allow pre-formed teams, and we expect all participants to be open to working with new people. We also can’t guarantee that a particular author and artist be paired together as there will be a random element to the claiming process.

If claims go quickly, a second round of claims may be opened to give more writers a chance to participate. This means that your RBB art will potentially be 'double claimed'—claimed by two writers—and you'll be coordinating with two partners. If you'd like to opt out of having your work double claimed, please let the mods know when you submit your artwork.



Creation Period and Posting


Once your work has been claimed and you've been teamed up with an writer, all that's left is to finish your RBB work(s)! If you have been double claimed, keep both stories in mind if you decide to make supplementary work. The posting period begins in May, and mods will be in touch before then with instructions on how to claim a posting date and post your entry.

Please note: From this year onwards, we do require that the finished artwork(s) are hosted in our event collection on AO3 when posting dates come in May. If you need to make an AO3 account, please request an invite here and keep in mind that it might take a few days for you to get it and be able to create the account.
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Leave comments to this post with any art prompts/ideas you'd like to see tackled! Who knows, you might give some artist who doesn’t feel inspired yet the idea they need to get started and join this year’s Reverse Bang.

Anonymous commenting is enabled, so feel free to leave prompts even without a Dreamwidth account!

If you're an artist or prompter looking for more inspiration, check out some of these places:
The Donate-A-Prompt posts (with a large archive of prompts available here)
The Kink Meme
The 10 Years of Steve/Tony prompt meme
50 Years of Cap and Iron Man: the meme
Our prompt posts from previous years
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Posting dates for the 2018 Cap-Iron Man Big Bang have been scheduled! All participants should be expecting an email today with their team's posting date. Below are also all the details you need to be aware of in case you require an extension.

To help keep everyone on track, you can find a posting calendar below!

Full Posting Schedule

NOV 1NOV 2NOV 3
Hotel
NOV 4NOV 5NOV 6NOV 7NOV 8NOV 9NOV 10
Echo
Alfa
Whiskey
Romeo
NOV 11NOV 12NOV 13NOV 14NOV 15NOV 16NOV 17
Xray
Oscar
Foxtrot

Victor
Yankee
NOV 18NOV 19NOV 20NOV 21NOV 22NOV 23NOV 24
Charlie
Juliett
Tango
Mike
Uniform
Lima
India
NOV 25NOV 26NOV 27NOV 28NOV 29NOV 30DEC 1
November
Kilo
Papa
Sierra
Golf
DEC 2DEC 3DEC 4
Quebec
Bravo
Delta

Remember that all teams must post their Big Bang works on their scheduled date by midnight, Pacific Standard Time. Posting instructions can be found here.

Extension Information


We strongly urge you to make sure that you are finished and ready to post before your posting date. If you cannot make your posting date for any reason, please let us know! We will work with you; please don't just disappear. Should you need an extension, email us at least 24 hours before your posting date; we will not accept extension requests made on your posting date. You must be confident that you will be able to finish your work with an extension, as you will only be allowed one extension. The extension will apply to your entire team.

We understand that due to unexpected issues, you may need to ask for an extension. If that becomes the case, please include the following:

  • The writer's current Big Bang fic draft. This is so that we are aware of how far you have to go, and can check whether significant progress has been made since the first draft submission.

  • An estimation of how much time your team needs to be able to post. Please note that small edits for typos and such can be done after your posting date, but you do need to post a finished product.

  • The reason your team is asking for an extension. This helps to contextualise your situation and will also aid mods in planning future events.


Please note that your team cannot ask for an indefinite extension, and only one extension will be granted per team, so make sure you are as clear as possible about how much time you will need to finish.

If you fail to contact us and do not work with your partner(s) to post on time, you will be considered as a defaulting participant, and the penalty for this is a year-long ban from all collaborative and exchange events run by the Cap-IM community. This penalty will only apply to the defaulting member of the team, not the team as a whole.

If you have any questions or require clarification on something, please let us know by emailing cap.im.events@gmail.com.

We can't wait to see everyone's work!
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It's time for you to decide on posting date! Date claims will run differently from last year's challenge. Inspired by other fandom Big Bangs, we request that all teams choose multiple preferred posting dates and the schedule will be created based on each team's selection. This way, we can accommodate everyone's scheduling requirements.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

By claiming a posting date, you are committing to having your work complete and ready for posting by the date you have picked; this counts as your check in for the BB. If your team does not claim a date by October 29th, 19:00 UTC, we'll assume your team can reasonably post on any date, and will assign your team to a date accordingly.

We will not grant any pre-emptive extension requests at this time. Extensions will be considered only after posting dates are claimed. We strongly encourage all participants to meet their posting deadline, and only ask for an extension as a final resort. If you believe you won't be able to finish your work by next month, please communicate your concerns with your partner(s) and the mods as soon as possible.

Incomplete works, failure to meet the deadline, or a complete lack of communication on and after your posting date will result in a ban. Bans are done individually and not as a team; participants who have completed their event work will not be held responsible for the actions of their partner(s). For further details on bans, read through the Defaulting and Participation Eligibility policies.

HOW TO CLAIM YOUR DATE

30 posting dates are available from November 1 to November 30. Only one team will be posting on any given day so that all of your brilliant new Stevetony content is staggered for people to enjoy!

Before picking your date preferences, please make sure you have discussed this with your partner(s). If you have multiple partners (if a work was double claimed), you are required to have all the work posted on the same date by midnight, PST, so make sure the dates you pick will work for everyone on the team. Only one member from the team should claim a date; make sure you coordinate and figure out if there are any dates that absolutely will not work for you and your teammate(s), and be prepared in case you are unable to pick your initial choices.

Date claims will be done through a Doodle poll, which only needs to be filled out once per team. Please use your Team Name when picking dates; all teams are required to select exactly 3 dates for when they will be available to post their Big Bang works. Each available date will have a maximum of three slots, meaning only three teams will be able to select it. Each team will only be scheduled for one posting date by the mods.

Your posting date will be determined by which dates you have chosen and where you are on the queue. By default, your posting date will be scheduled for the latest date you have chosen on the Doodle poll, but if you have a different preference, please make a comment on the poll itself, leave a comment on this post, or contact the mods at cap.im.events@gmail.com.

(In the image example above, Team Cap will be scheduled for November 13th and Team Iron Man will scheduled for November 14th, the latest dates they have chosen. Team Nomad will be scheduled for November 9th, their top choice. Team Extremis' request cannot be accommodated because each posting date is limited to one team, so they will be scheduled for November 11th, their top choice.)

If you have any specific requests regarding your chosen dates, please let the mods know on the poll, as a comment to this post, or through email. For example, if you are participating more than once in this year's challenge, you can request to have your posting dates for both teams within the same week, as far apart as possible, etc. If there is a range of dates for which you'd be available to post beyond the three dates you have chosen, you may also let us know through the comments. Please note that we cannot guarantee to accommodate all special requests, and will address them on a first come, first served basis.

The Doodle poll will be available on October 28th at 19:00 UTC (what time is that for me?) until October 29th at 19:00 UTC. Date claims are now closed.

 Remember, you must choose your dates within that 24 hour period, otherwise you will be assigned a posting date by the mods. If you or your partner(s) are unavailable during that time, you may use a proxy or contact the mods for help.

On October 30th, teams will receive an email with their scheduled date and additional information regarding their deadline. A calendar of all teams and their posting dates will be provided once all the posting dates are scheduled.

WHAT TO DO ON YOUR POSTING DATE

On your scheduled posting date, your team is responsible for uploading your story and artwork(s) individually, then having one member of the team make a masterpost on the Dreamwidth community. Be sure to read the posting instructions linked below:
2018 Big Bang Posting Instructions

All posts must be made before midnight, Pacific Standard Time on your posting date. Do not post your work early. If something comes up and you won't be able to upload your work on your posting date, you must contact the mods at cap.im.events@gmail.com as soon as possible and we can make arrangements.
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It's almost time for Big Bang posting! All scheduled posting dates will be emailed out to everyone, and a calendar is available here.

Big Bang stories and accompanying artwork should be completed, formatted, and ready to post by your posting date.

Each participating writer and artist will upload their own fic or art individually. Remember to link to your partner's work when your team has posted, and acknowledge the hard work they've put into this collaboration!

All works must be posted on your scheduled posting date by midnight, Pacific Standard Time. If something comes up, contact the mods and we'll be able to make arrangements to ensure your work is posted on time.

POSTING YOUR WORK

WRITERS:
For long term accessibility reasons we require the finished story be hosted on Archive of Our Own and posted to the collection (2018_Cap_Ironman_Big_Bang). For the masterpost, you must link to the story's AO3 page.

Writers, please be aware that depending on the writing program you are using, your word count may be different from AO3's when posting. Mods will be going by AO3 for the 25,000 word minimum, so make sure your fic meets that requirement.

ARTISTS:
For art, do not host your artwork on a site where it can easily be deleted, requires special access, or use a link that can be broken. For example: when a blog name is changed on Tumblr, prior link addresses will contain the old username and will result in broken links, as they do not automatically redirect to the new blog. For this reason, we ask that you do not link back to a Tumblr URL as your primary art link for the masterpost. We recommend posting your work on AO3 and adding it to the collection, embedding your artwork to a post on the community, or—if those options are unavailable—providing a permalink to your artwork.

If you need to make an AO3 account, please request an invite here and keep in mind that it might take a few days for you to get it and be able to create the account. If you run into trouble, contact us ASAP!

When posting your work onto AO3, be sure to add your works to the 2018 Captain America/Iron Man Big Bang collection (2018_Cap_Ironman_Big_Bang).

For help on AO3 posting, from embedding images to posting in a collection, please check out our AO3 Guide for Cap-Ironman Events.

POSTING THE MASTERPOST (REQUIRED)

On your chosen posting day, ONE member from your entire team is required to make a masterpost to the main Dreamwidth community. Writers, if your fic was claimed twice by two different artists, you will be expected to coordinate with both of your artists and include both of their works in the masterpost.

Please use the following form:



Art thumbnails are allowed in your post, but not required. Please make sure all thumbnails are SFW (safe for work). If you are opting to post artwork directly to the community, you are welcome to do so, but please make sure the image is under a Dreamwidth cut and, if necessary, warn appropriately for content:



Please tag your masterpost with the following: challenge: big bang, fanart, fanfic, genre, rating, universe and all team members' usernames. Usernames are in the format x: USERNAMEHERE. If someone on your team doesn’t have a tag, please make a note of it in the text of your masterpost and a mod will get right to it!

You can find all of the community's existing tags here and additional posting guidelines if needed.

In case none of your team members have a Dreamwidth account, you can either set one up and make your master post, or you can contact the Big Bang mod team by emailing cap.im.events@gmail.com before your posting date to make arrangements. Your masterpost will then be published on your behalf using the mod account.

CROSSPOSTS

If you'd like to share your fic or art on other social media platforms, please make sure to indicate that it is a work for the Cap-Iron Man Big Bang Challenge and link to your partner's work(s) in the post.

If posting on Tumblr, be sure to tag your post with #capimbb within the first 5 tags so the mods will be able to find it or email us a rebloggable link to guarantee that it'd be reblogged. Please note that we'll be queueing the posts as we see them, so it may take a couple of days for them to be shared on our blog. If your post features art, we will only reblog SFW (safe for work) posts: we encourage you to post a 'safe for work' crop with a link or cut to the full version.

Remember this is a collaborative event; we will not reblog Big Bang works that do not link to the accompanying fic or art.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know by emailing cap.im.events@gmail.com!
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Cap-Iron Man Big Bang Claims are now CLOSED.








This is the CLAIMS phase of the Big Bang, and where the artists come in! An amazing TWENTY-FIVE drafts have been submitted and are now awaiting artists to claim them for a second time. By claiming a story, you assert that you will collaborate with your author(s) to produce custom artwork to accompany their story when posting begins in November. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled.

Your schedule:
  • October 1st at 1:00 UTC: Summaries open for new artists (participants who have not claimed in Round 1) to claim
  • October 2nd at 1:00 UTC: All artists (including those who have claimed a work in Round 1) are invited to claim a second work.
  • October 3rd at 1:00 UTC: Claims are closed for ALL artists
  • October: Artists art, writers put finishing touches on their fics
  • October 28th: Artist and author teams pick posting date in November
  • November: Fics and art begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  • Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Big Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Artists’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any fics.

  • Acceptable art includes traditional and digital art. Other visual mediums—such as edits, manipulations, fanvids or works that rely on or are derivative of existing material—are not eligible for this Big Bang.

  • You are required to make, at minimum, one piece of accompanying fanwork for each fic you claim, and are expected to treat your fics equally. The artwork(s) must be new and made solely for the story in question.

  • This is a collaborative challenge; you are expected to keep in touch with your entire team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner(s) during the posting period.

  • All participants must be 18 or older.


To claim a summary, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste in your own details):




Two or three options are recommended as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or even list just one choice if there is only one summary you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list summaries that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately.

NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

A word about warnings: Many of these stories include strong language, substance abuse, sexual situations, violence, etc. We limited warnings here to the big stuff. If you have a specific concern and would like the mods to vet a story draft before you make your choices, please let us know at cap.im.events@gmail.com.

Please send any questions or things to cap.im.events@gmail.com, especially if you would like to opt out of second claims.


On to the Summaries! )
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All Big Bang summaries have been claimed!

If you haven't claimed a summary, we invite you to join Round 2 of Claims, which will be opened from October 1, 1:00 UTC to October 3, 1:00 UTC!



This is the CLAIMS phase of the Big Bang, and where the artists come in! There are now TWO drafts awaiting artists to claim them. By claiming a story, you assert that you will collaborate with your author(s) to produce custom artwork to accompany their story when posting begins in November. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled.

Your schedule:
  • September 29th at 13:00 UTC: Summaries open for artists to claim
  • October: Artists art, writers put finishing touches on their fics
  • October 28th: Artist and author teams pick posting date in November
  • November: Fics and art begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  • Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Big Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Artists’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any fics.

  • Acceptable art includes traditional and digital art. Other visual mediums—such as edits, manipulations, fanvids or works that rely on or are derivative of existing material—are not eligible for this Big Bang.

  • You are required to make, at minimum, one piece of accompanying fanwork for the fic you claim, and can make as many pieces as you'd like. The artwork(s) must be new and made solely for the story in question.

  • This is a collaborative challenge; you are expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  • All participants must be 18 or older.


To claim a summary, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste in your own details):




Two or three options are recommended as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or even list just one choice if there is only one summary you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list summaries that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. You may only claim once, and you will be assigned a single fic—this is to give everyone who can't be there for claims opening a chance to claim something as well. Writers, remember that artists have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your fic may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

A word about warnings: Many of these stories include strong language, substance abuse, sexual situations, violence, etc. We limited warnings here to the big stuff. If you have a specific concern and would like the mods to vet a story draft before you make your choices, please let us know at cap.im.events@gmail.com.

Please send any questions or things to cap.im.events@gmail.com, especially if we've made a mistake with your summary.


On to the Summaries! )
cap_ironman_fe: (Default)
[personal profile] cap_ironman_fe

ALL REMAINING AND AVAILABLE SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR CLAIMS HERE. Please head to the new post and do not make your claim on this post.





This is the CLAIMS phase of the Big Bang, and where the artists come in! There are now FOUR drafts awaiting artists to claim them. By claiming a story, you assert that you will collaborate with your author(s) to produce custom artwork to accompany their story when posting begins in November. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled.

Your schedule:
  • September 29th at 13:00 UTC: Summaries open for artists to claim
  • October: Artists art, writers put finishing touches on their fics
  • October 28th: Artist and author teams pick posting date in November
  • November: Fics and art begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  • Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Big Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Artists’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any fics.

  • Acceptable art includes traditional and digital art. Other visual mediums—such as edits, manipulations, fanvids or works that rely on or are derivative of existing material—are not eligible for this Big Bang.

  • You are required to make, at minimum, one piece of accompanying fanwork for the fic you claim, and can make as many pieces as you'd like. The artwork(s) must be new and made solely for the story in question.

  • This is a collaborative challenge; you are expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  • All participants must be 18 or older.


To claim a summary on Saturday, September 29th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste in your own details):




Two or three options are recommended as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or even list just one choice if there is only one summary you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list summaries that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. You may only claim once, and you will be assigned a single fic—this is to give everyone who can't be there for claims opening a chance to claim something as well. Writers, remember that artists have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your fic may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

Artists, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (cap.im.events@gmail.com) for assistance in finding a proxy.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

A word about warnings: Many of these stories include strong language, substance abuse, sexual situations, violence, etc. We limited warnings here to the big stuff. If you have a specific concern and would like the mods to vet a story draft before you make your choices, please let us know at cap.im.events@gmail.com.

Please send any questions or things to cap.im.events@gmail.com, especially if we've made a mistake with your summary.


On to the Summaries! )
cap_ironman_fe: (Default)
[personal profile] cap_ironman_fe

ALL REMAINING AND AVAILABLE SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR CLAIMS HERE. Please head to the new post and do not make your claim on this post.




This is the CLAIMS phase of the Big Bang, and where the artists come in! There are now TEN drafts awaiting artists to claim them. By claiming a story, you assert that you will collaborate with your author(s) to produce custom artwork to accompany their story when posting begins in November. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled. (Commenting will open when the claiming phase begins).

Your schedule:
  • September 29th at 13:00 UTC: Summaries open for artists to claim
  • October: Artists art, writers put finishing touches on their fics
  • October 28th: Artist and author teams pick posting date in November
  • November: Fics and art begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  • Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Big Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Artists’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any fics.

  • Acceptable art includes traditional and digital art. Other visual mediums—such as edits, manipulations, fanvids or works that rely on or are derivative of existing material—are not eligible for this Big Bang.

  • You are required to make, at minimum, one piece of accompanying fanwork for the fic you claim, and can make as many pieces as you'd like. The artwork(s) must be new and made solely for the story in question.

  • This is a collaborative challenge; you are expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  • All participants must be 18 or older.


To claim a summary on Saturday, September 29th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste in your own details):




Two or three options are recommended as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or even list just one choice if there is only one summary you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list summaries that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. You may only claim once, and you will be assigned a single fic—this is to give everyone who can't be there for claims opening a chance to claim something as well. Writers, remember that artists have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your fic may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

Artists, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (cap.im.events@gmail.com) for assistance in finding a proxy.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

A word about warnings: Many of these stories include strong language, substance abuse, sexual situations, violence, etc. We limited warnings here to the big stuff. If you have a specific concern and would like the mods to vet a story draft before you make your choices, please let us know at cap.im.events@gmail.com.

Please send any questions or things to cap.im.events@gmail.com, especially if we've made a mistake with your summary.


On to the Summaries! )
cap_ironman_fe: (pic#11300758)
[personal profile] cap_ironman_fe

ALL REMAINING AND AVAILABLE SUMMARIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR CLAIMS HERE. Please head to the new post and do not make your claim on this post.

NOTE: This is the claim preview period. You are not able to claim any fics yet.





Artists, please take this time to read over the summaries and compile your wish list for the day of claiming. You will need to return this Saturday (September 29th) after 13:00 UTC (>What time is that for me?) to submit your claims list and make it all official. Please check the world clock link above, >or this countdown to be sure when this is in your timezone.





This is the CLAIMS phase of the Big Bang, and where the artists come in! An amazing TWENTY-FIVE drafts have been submitted and are awaiting artists to claim them. By claiming a story, you assert that you will collaborate with your author(s) to produce custom artwork to accompany their story when posting begins in November. There is no penalty-free dropping out after this point. You do not need to be a member of the [community profile] cap_ironman community or have a Dreamwidth account to make your claim. Anonymous comments on this post are enabled. (Commenting will open when the claiming phase begins).

Your schedule:
  • September 29th at 13:00 UTC: Summaries open for artists to claim
  • October: Artists art, writers put finishing touches on their fics
  • October 28th: Artist and author teams pick posting date in November
  • November: Fics and art begin posting


A recap on some of the main rules:
  • Please remember to read through our General Event Policies and the Big Bang Event Guidelines for all participants, as well as the Artists’ Guidelines for this year’s challenge before going on to claim any fics.

  • Acceptable art includes traditional and digital art. Other visual mediums—such as edits, manipulations, fanvids or works that rely on or are derivative of existing material—are not eligible for this Big Bang.

  • You are required to make, at minimum, one piece of accompanying fanwork for the fic you claim, and can make as many pieces as you'd like. The artwork(s) must be new and made solely for the story in question.

  • This is a collaborative challenge; you are expected to keep in touch with your team for the duration of the challenge. You must coordinate with your partner during the posting period.

  • All participants must be 18 or older.



To claim a summary on Saturday, September 29th, you will need to leave a comment with the following information (just copy and paste in your own details):




Two or three options are recommended as we cannot guarantee that you will get your first choice. However, you may include more if you wish or even list just one choice if there is only one summary you are interested in. Remember that you are signing up for a collaborative event—please do not list summaries that you would not be genuinely happy to work with.

Claims will be made on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be assigned the first option that is still available in your list. You may only claim once, and you will be assigned a single fic—this is to give everyone who can't be there for claims opening a chance to claim something as well. Writers, remember that artists have different schedules and timezones, and that though we try to accommodate everyone, your fic may not be claimed in the first few hours. Please be patient, and don’t look at claims as a competition. This challenge is about pairing like-minded creators who will work together to produce exciting new Steve/Tony content; sometimes it takes a while for the right person to come along!

Artists, if the claim time is inconvenient for you, we encourage you to find someone who will put in a claim for you by proxy. All your proxy has to do is comment on the claims post instead of you when the time comes, providing your username, email and claims as set out above in this post. If you do not already know someone who can do this for you, you can email the mod team (cap.im.events@gmail.com) for assistance in finding a proxy.

When matching is complete, we will send out emails to connect artists with their authors, along with further instructions. This might take a while, as making a mistake at this crucial stage is something everyone would like to avoid; please don’t panic if you don’t receive an email immediately. NOTE: After you receive the email, PLEASE RESPOND DIRECTLY CONFIRMING you have received the information. Please wait until you have replied to this email before contacting your partner. After confirming the assignment email has been received, it is the artists’ and writers’ responsibilities to open communications with team members and keep in touch for the duration of the collaboration.

A word about warnings: Many of these stories include strong language, substance abuse, sexual situations, violence, etc. We limited warnings here to the big stuff. If you have a specific concern and would like the mods to vet a story draft before you make your choices, please let us know at cap.im.events@gmail.com.

Please send any questions or things to cap.im.events@gmail.com, especially if we've made a mistake with your summary.


On to the Summaries! )

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