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18 March 2015 @ 10:02 am
The Future of the Het Big Bang  
Those who have been members of this community for a few years (or longer) may recall the Het Big Bang, an annual multifandom het-themed writing and illustrating challenge that ran for three rounds, from 2011–2013. The mods of that Bang also used to manage this community; last year, however, due to a lack of time, they handed over the reins for both het-reccers and het-bigbang to your current mods, stars-inthe-sky and blithers.

We both love moderating this community and aren't going anywhere, but, like our predecessors, we don't have the time to also run a large challenge, especially not at the level of organization and mindfulness that the previous mods maintained. That said, we're both proud past participants of the Het Big Bang, and we'd love to see it have a future as an annual event affiliated with this community.

So, here's our question to all of you: Is anyone interested in taking over and running the Het Big Bang in 2015 and beyond?

Please bear in mind that this isn't a small job (the 2013 Bang had a total of 91 works)—you may want to recruit a co-mod or two before you volunteer as tribute, or look in the comments here for others who might want partners. As the mods of het-reccers, we will happily promote the crap out of this Bang, give you moderator access to the requisite communities (both the main Bang one and the participants-only Help one), and otherwise pitch in where we can. We may even participate, schedules and plot bunnies permitting. But if you want this role, it's your responsibility; we will not be co-moderating it with you. We're passing the torch on for a reason.

If you're interested, leave a comment on this post and let us know what an awesome job you'd do!
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
leobrat: Broken Heartleobrat on March 18th, 2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
Once again, thanks for all the work you guys do...I really hope someone is up for the challenge!
Redred_b_rackham on March 18th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
I love (and miss) the HBB!

But if one or two others would be willing to run it with me, I would be willing to take a crack at it...! Any takers?
Traycer: cassietraycer_ on March 18th, 2015 06:45 pm (UTC)
I'm interested in helping you run it! Because yeah. The HBB is my favorite big bang and I would love to see it up and running again!
Redred_b_rackham on March 23rd, 2015 02:41 pm (UTC)
N.E. Starn_e_star on March 20th, 2015 05:33 am (UTC)
I'd help out.
glennagirlglennagirl on March 18th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
I remember joining this community but can't recall any activity until now. It is certainly a worthy cause, although I'm not really in a position to sign on for anything permanent. I moderate a het site for The Man from UNCLE communities,mfu_map_room It would be great to be in touch and definitely promote a Big Bang, het style.
Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 18th, 2015 09:03 pm (UTC)
Keep an eye on this community; if there's interest in reviving the Het Big Bang, I'm sure we'll do an announcement down the road when there's more information to share.

In the interim, it's actually been more active around here lately than it used to be! And it looks like we don't have any Man from U.N.C.L.E. recs in our archive at all, so feel free to post some and remedy that :)
glennagirlglennagirl on March 18th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, there's not a huge number of het stories but we're doing our best to keep it hot ;)
raktajinosraktajinos on March 19th, 2015 12:08 am (UTC)
I'd be happy to run it (Im okay to do it alone, but always welcome for help). I currently run heroinebigbang so I've got some experience.
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Katherine Joy Summersstars_inthe_sky on March 19th, 2015 02:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for saying so! We've been doing our best to keep this community great, but having such a solid foundation to work off of certainly helps :)
blithersblithers on March 21st, 2015 01:55 pm (UTC)
*blush* Thank you for creating such an amazing, engaged, friendly, and intelligent community! Het_reccers is awesome.
Nicky Gabriel: my brothernickygabriel on March 22nd, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
I really hope you will find someone to take over because this is my favorite big bang :)
Good luck!