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27 October 2015 @ 12:19 am
all fics have been claimed and claims are now closed! thank you to everyone who participated for making things go so smoothly :-*

and sorry for the informality of this post. it's late and I'm on mobile.
26 October 2015 @ 12:13 pm
The second round of claims is now open. Fics #1, #3 and #6 are still unclaimed! Please leave your comment on the original claims post.

Here is the link: http://shamelessbb.livejournal.com/10594.html
25 October 2015 @ 10:57 am
Claims are now OPEN

Below, you will find the fic summaries for this round of the Big Bang.

- Each story can only be claimed once for art. Once it's claimed it will be marked off the list.
- Once an artist claims a story and is confirmed as getting it by a mod, the author can contact them and start working together. So authors, keep an eye on this post! (Update: To facilitate this step, I will email the authors and inform them that their fic has been claimed.)
- At this point, there are more artists than authors, but if, somehow, some artists decide not to participate, then there will be a second round of claims after the first one is complete.

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To claim, please first check all the other comments to make sure the fic hasn't been claimed already. Then leave a comment on this post with the following information:

How your author should contact you (e.g. email address, livejournal messenger, skype name):
Claim: # + Title

If your author has not contacted you after 48 hours of you claiming, send an email to shamelessbigbang@gmail.com and I'll get in touch with them to make sure they've seen it.
21 October 2015 @ 04:07 pm
There are ten fics that have made it past the rough draft phase for this round of the big bang! What this means is that it’s super important for artists to claim the one they want as quickly as possible starting Sunday, because atm there are more artists than fics… (Just a sidebar, the next round of the Big Bang will start during the tail end of season six, and will be a bit longer than usual, to give everyone more than enough time to write.)

Below is a summary preview for artists. Claims will open on October 25th, and I will post instructions for claiming at that time. For now, this is just a little look at the fics that are being written so that you can think about which one inspires you :)



Title: Under Hill, Under Sky
Rating: Explicit
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Mickey, Fiona, Lip, Terry, Iggy, Mandy
Warnings: Fantasy-genre violence (fight scenes, injuries, some graphic descriptions of monsters)
Summary: Exiled from his father's court of goblins and monsters, Mickey has been living alone in the woods, until he stumbles upon Ian, an injured knight belonging to the Seelie Court (the bright immortals who are his father's worst enemies). Hiding his own supernatural identity, Mickey nurses Ian back to health, secretly intending to betray him and win back his place at his father's side. But when the Seelie Court comes to reclaim a reluctant Ian, he and Mickey end up working together to protect the ones they love on both sides of the fight—including each other.



Title: Is There Somewhere
Rating: Explicit
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Mickey
Warnings sexual content... some language that isn't specifically offensive but someone (brief appearance) still refers to any deviation from the norm as "unnatural"
Summary: In a universe where everyone has their soulmate's first words to them on their hip, Mickey is born with no Words at all. He grows up confused, scared, and committed to a life of loveless flings - and then he meets Ian Gallagher, a mute boy that won't stop getting under his skin.



Title: Bon Appétit
Rating: Mature/Explicit
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Mickey
Warnings No scenes but implication of Ian having sex for money/for his job
Summary: Ian works as a waiter at a French restaurant and the new chef - Mickey - is kind of a dick. At least until Ian gets to know him. And wants to get to know him better. Mickey makes Ian rethink some choices and they both seem to figure out what they want. Cooking lessons, flirting,and stupid, ridiculous boys. The perfect recipe.



Title: My Stars
Rating: Mature
Characters/Pairings: Ian x Mickey (+ general canon characters and pairings)
Warnings: sexual content, minor violence, strong language
Summary: Something's gone wrong with the world, and the stars are going out. Mickey doesn't know why, and frankly he doesn't give a shit; his life has never felt more empty, more worthless. He can't shake the feeling that there's something missing - a life he was supposed to have led, someone he was meant to have met, voices in his head saying things that never happened... And then Lip freaking Gallagher is in front of him, telling him that it's his fault the stars are disappearing. He was supposed to be with Lip's little brother, but he did it wrong - and now he has to go back in time and change the past to the way it was meant to be.



Title: Company Man
Rating: Explicit
Characters/Pairings: Ian x Mickey
Warnings: Graphic Descriptions of Violence, Major Character Death. Honestly there is just a ridiculous amount of violence and death, but I don’t think it’s actually sad… more like fact? It’s a grim reaper AU… there will be death.
Summary: Mickey dies and becomes a grim reaper. He’s given a second chance at life. He meets Ian a week into his new life and tries to keep things casual between them, but fails miserably. He slowly lets the redhead into his life, despite his secret “career”, until things get complicated: Ian’s name ends up on Mickey’s list. The only problem (okay, no where near the ONLY problem, but a huge problem) is that in order to save Ian from his fate, Mickey has to go up against the very Company that’s given him his second chance. Is Mickey ready to put everything on the line? Can they even run from death?



Title: Head to the Romance Section (subject to change)
Rating: Honestly this could be gen, it's just fluff. But I'll say Teen.
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Mickey
Warnings: Honestly, this fic is literally just fluff, there's hardly any drama. It's just a sweet bookstore au.
Summary: When Ian moves into a new area, he begins to frequent a local bookstore—less for the books and more for the bookstore owner.



Title: Six Months Too Late
Rating: M (probably because of the language and sexual content)
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Mickey, Kevin/Veronica.
Warnings: Strong language, mentions of two people having sex, quite emotional.
Summary: Mickey had gotten use to the quietness of the house and the emptiness inside him, he was starting to realize that Ian would never come back home after he abruptly left. Until he shows up and everything that was now settled goes to hell.



Title: Slick back My Hair (You know the Devil's in There)
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Ian and Mickey
Warnings: sexual content, violence, strong language, minor characters death, torture, paid to kill, slurs.
Summary: Hit-men AU where Ian and Mickey make a great team and are maybe totally a little bit hot for each other. After Ian gets shot Mickey is forced to confront his feelings for his partner in crime, and deal with the fact that someone out there is trying to kill Ian, the one person he'll do anything to protect.



Title: After Midnight (title incredibly subject to change, so don't get attached)
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Mickey, Fiona/Jimmy
Warnings strong language (obvs), sexual content, character death, violence
Summary: The Gallaghers are just trying to get through each day, but when the palace announces that the king is throwing a festival and all the maidens in the kingdom are invited, life in the Gallagher cottage takes a surprising shift. Cue princes, wolves, giants, and quite a bit of magic - which is unreliable at best, and dangerous when it falls into the wrong hands. A quasi-Into the Woods AU with adventure, heartbreak, romance, and whatever happens after the happily ever after.



Title: Adult Education
Rating: Explicit
Characters/Pairings: Ian/Mickey
Warnings: None except for mention of the circumstances of Yevgeny's conception.
Summary: Mickey hooks up with a hot guy at a nightclub, only to find out that he just so happens to be Yevgeny’s kindergarten teacher. He tries to keep his distance, but Ian’s persuasive and, to be honest, Mickey doesn’t mind being persuaded. Things fall apart a little for Mickey when Svetlana finds a new boyfriend and she and Yevgeny go to live with him. Ian tries to help Mickey adjust, but Mickey tries to put distance between them because he doesn’t want to get hurt – and doesn’t want Yevgeny to get hurt. Ian perseveres and Mickey finally realizes maybe he wants more than he was willing to admit. And he wants it from Ian. Can a one night stand become a one life stand?
12 October 2015 @ 09:01 pm

Since I’ve gotten only 3 rough drafts so far, I have decided to move some dates around:

October 11th 18th: Rough Drafts Due (last chance for Authors to drop out)
October 14th 21st: Summary Preview for Artists
October 18th 25th: Artist Claims
November 1st 8th: Artist & Author Checkpoint
November 15th 22nd: Artist & Author Checkpoint
November 25th: Posting Schedule Up
November 29th: Posting Begins

Basically, I’ve taken a week away from the artists… (SO very sorry, but I couldn’t move the entire deadline back because it would conflict with the Gallavich Gift Exchange!)

I will email everyone who has shared their email address with me the info about the change, and hopefully this extra week will give you some more time to work on your fics.

10 October 2015 @ 04:33 pm

Rough drafts are due tomorrow (October 11th). You have until October 14th to turn it in, but that’s more like “in the morning” as opposed to midnight. It’s not a major thing… No one is going to read through it. Honestly all I do is make sure it’s a real fic and that it’s roughly as long as you say it is. This is your last chance to drop out worry-free.

It’d be awesome if you could turn in a minimum word count of 10,000 and around 80% of the storyline done, but IF you are ABSOLUTELY sure you will have your fic finished by the deadline and will have more than 15,000 words by the end of the Bang then turn in the information we ask along with whatever you have. This is important because you have to be sure you will finish. All rough drafts will be going up to get claimed by an artist and we don't want an artist to claim someone's story only to have the author drop out.

How to turn in your rough draft:

Email it to:


Subject line of email:

Rough Draft - Title - Username



Current Word Count:

Percent Complete:




<b>Warnings</b> (sexual context, non-con, violence, strong language, characters death, etc. If there is anything in your fic potential artists should be warned about, include it - though obviously since this is Shameless, a few of these things are to be expected.)

<b>Summary:</b> (about 100-200 words)

Please keep the coding in your email, it makes it easier for us to just copy and paste this into the claiming post. The only things that will be taken out is the username, percent complete, and current word count (that information is put in the spreadsheet).

We’ll email you back confirming we got your information. This may not be immediate so please don't worry. If you have any questions at all or need any help, leave a comment on this same post on the livejournal page or send an ask through tumblr, or even email the same gmail account.

Just one more thing to note: The summaries are important! This is what potential artists will be reading to claim a story for art. So please take your time, proofread it, and make sure it’s something that you think reflects your fic well. Feel free to include visual cues for an artist.

Artist claims will begin on October 18th, but they get a preview of the summaries on the 14th, which is why that is the latest you can turn in your draft. I will notify you via email once your fic has been claimed so that you can go to the livejournal post and see the best way to contact your artist.

Thanks and good luck!
03 October 2015 @ 06:28 pm

You do NOT need to turn anything in at this point. There is still another week before rough drafts need to be turned in.

All you have to do for this checkpoint is fill out the form below and leave your answers as a comment on this post.



<b>Current Word Count</b>:

<b>What I Like About the Story</b>:

<b>What I Don’t Like About the Story</b>:

<b>Anything Else</b>: (personal issues that are making it hard to write, need someone to read through what you have and give feedback, need to rant a little?)

It's completely fine to have no words at this point, and don't be discouraged if you see someone else with a lot. People write at different paces (or they could have started their story a while back). Also, if you see something in someone’s ‘anything else’ that you think you could help with (for instance they need help britpicking, info about Chicago, beta’ing) feel free to reply to their comment offering your help! We’re all in this together, after all!

(If, at this point, you feel like you will not finish your fic in time, you should probably message me about dropping out. It is not a big deal or anything. Don't feel guilty if that is what you want/have to do. No pressure... but please do let me know if you cannot participate any longer.)
06 September 2015 @ 09:19 am

The moment we’ve all been waiting for - it’s time to sign up! To sign up as an author for the Shameless Big Bang, you should start by reading the FAQ, if you haven’t already - some rules have changed since last time so this is important even if you think you understand everything you have to do! (If you dropped out after claims in the previous round, you will not be allowed to participate in this round.)

When you understand all the technical stuff, fill out this form and comment with it below:

<b>Pairing/s (or Gen, in which case which characters):</b>
<b>A summary of your plot, if you have one:</b>
<b>Other Comments:</b>

Your comment won’t show up right away since it has to be approved, but once it’s approved, you will officially be signed up for the Shameless Big Bang! Exciting! Then, it's time to start putting words on the page. The first check-in will be on September 6th, rough drafts will be due on October 11th and sign-ups will close that day.

Good luck!
06 September 2015 @ 09:16 am

The moment we’ve all been waiting for - it’s time to sign up! To sign up as an artist for the Shameless Big Bang, you should start by reading the FAQ, if you haven’t already - some rules have changed since last time so this is important even if you think you understand everything you have to do! Please note that if you signed up as an artist in the previous round and never claimed a fic, you will not be allowed to participate in this round (unless you previously messaged an admin to drop out prior to that point).

When you understand all the technical stuff, fill out this form and comment with it below:

<b>Type (e.g. traditional, gifset, fanvid, etc):</b>
<b>Are you willing to create art for more than one story?:</b>
<b>Other Comments :</b>

Your comment won’t show up straight away since it has to be approved, but once it’s approved, you will officially be signed up for the Shameless Big Bang! Exciting! You then just have to wait until October 18th to read the summaries and claim the fic you want.
06 September 2015 @ 09:10 am

To sign up as a beta, fill out this form and comment with it below:

<b>Username/How should an author contact you:</b>
<b>Pairing/s you are willing to beta:</b>
<b>Any content you will not read/beta:</b>
<b>Areas you focus on as a beta:</b> e.g. spelling and grammar, Britishisms, characterisation, are you very harsh or not?
<b>Other Comments:</b>

Your comment won’t show up straight away since it has to be approved, but once it’s approved, you will officially be signed up for the Shameless Big Bang as a beta!

Authors: Once you have turned in your rough draft on October 11th, you may look through the list of betas who have signed up here, and contact one who fits the needs of your fic. They may already be Beta'ing someone else’s fic and not have time to do yours as well, in which case please be respectful and ask someone else! You can only contact a beta after October 11th, to ensure nobody's time is wasted, and please do not ask multiple betas to read your fic.

Thank you!