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06 December 2008 @ 09:31 am
WE ARE AT AN END, YOU GUYS. Thank you all for a GREAT posting week! Posting has now been closed and the master list is heeeeere.

Title: Broken
Author: beckyo
Artist: pikka
Pairing: Nick Carter / Kevin Richardson
Rating/Warnings: R, language
Word count: 33,011-ish
Summary: When Kevin sent Nick away, he didn't expect anything to be broken but his heart.

Title: Cetacean Blues
Author: chalcopyrite
Artist: semijocund
Pairing: Chris/Nick, Joey/JC
Warnings: Adult content
Word count:22,800
Summary: When high school science teacher JC Chasez goes missing under weird circumstances, his partner Joey Fatone calls in Chris Kirkpatrick and Nick Carter, private investigators who specialize in spooky. This case is weird even for them, though, and Chris soon finds himself more involved in it than he ever intended to be.
(This is a sequel to last year's Sesa story, Noche, but hopefully it stands on its own.)

Title: Park Guy
Author: catviret
Artist: pensnest
Pairing: Justin/Lance
Rating: PG-13 (some swearing)
Word Count: 30,500
Summary: Oakland, CA: Justin Timberlake is a long way from home, 27 years old and working two part-time jobs while he struggles through the final semester of his degree. Between school, his job, his other job, and his friendships with the rest of Chris Kirkpatrick's "waifs and strays", he really doesn't have time for a boyfriend. Especially not the guy he sees in the park every morning, the hot stranger with the down-home accent who walks his dogs at the same time Justin takes his morning run.

But then "Park Guy" walks right into Justin's life - actually, right into the gym where Justin works. Will Justin take the risk and let somebody new into his life? Or keep up the old routine at the cost of staying lonely?

Title: You With The Sad Eyes
Author: bubbleforest
Artist: pikka
Pairing: AJ/Brian
Rating/Warnings: R (Pretty Woman AU! I don't know if that's a warning, but now you know what to expect.)
Word count: 26,013
Summary: AJ was really just looking to get behind the wheel of a Lotus Esprit.

Title: Show You the Shape of my What?
Author: pensnest
Artist: bubbleforest
Rating/Warnings: Well, there is sex eventually, of a not noticeably kinky kind.
Word count: 25,628
Summary: This story is heavily based on 'The Full Monty'. Nick and his best friend Brian are unemployed steelworkers in Pittsburgh in the mid-1990s. Brian has a crisis: he's in danger of losing his son. Trying to find Brian's ex-wife, he and Nick end up at a male strip show, and Brian realises he's found the perfect way to make the money to pay the child support he owes. They just need three more guys...

Title: Itty Bitty Pieces
Author: hurricanemegan
Artist: ninjetti75
Pairing: Britney/JC
Rating/Warnings: Het, y'all
Word count: 20,002

Title: Honeybee
Author: marythefan
Artist: wistfuljane
Pairing: Lance/Nick
Rating: NC-17
Word count: 46,000
Summary: Scenes from a kitchen ... delayed adolescence ... relationship.

Title: The Circle Game
Author: otherdeb
Artist: milosflaca
Pairing: Howie Dorough/Chris Kirkpatrick
Rating/Warnings: R (emotional baggage, m/m sex)
Word Count: 20,267
Summary: Howie and Chris have been everything from lovers to friends to enemies over the years. Can they make it last this time?

Title: The Truth Beneath the Rose
Author: fadedsouls
Artist: linear_flower
Pairing: Brian, hints at Brian/Nick, Brian/AJ +
Rating/Warnings: PG-13ish I suppose. No real warning, except this is AU, and I may be abusing not one, but two boybands....
Word count: 20,627
Summary: For Brian, what started like an ordinary day turned out to be anything but when a stranger brushes by him on the subway, leaving him with a vision of her death. Now, together with his closest friends, he must race against time to figure out who she is and where she is going to die, if he is to have any chance of getting to her before it's too late.

Title: Dear Goodbye
Author: phaballa
Artist: semijocund
Pairing: Justin/Nick, Justin/Chris
Rating/Warnings: Adult in every conceivable way
Word count: 22,345
Summary: Justin remembers the sand most of all. Miles and miles of it, the lightest tan, coarse and grainy, extending in all directions to meet the fluorescent blue of the sky at the horizon in an endless line that waved in the heat of the desert sun. He remembers the dirt roads between villages and the only slightly better roads between cities; he remembers that first sip of water, sweet and cold, the best damn thing he ever tasted even after only ten minutes under the sun. He remembers riding in the back of the jeep, pressed hip-to-knee with his company and wondering if today was the day they'd all get fucked to hell by a roadside bomb.

But mostly, Justin remembers the sand. The sand, and Nick.

Title: Backstreet's Back
Author: luxshine
Artist: fadedsouls
Pairing: Kevin / Chris UST. Sorta.
Rating/Warnings: G, really. No, trust me on that one.
Word count: 20,853
Summary: To keep Kristen happy, Kevin decides to retire from the Backstreet Boys, but when the others realize they really need a fifth voice, Kevin’s life becomes a complete chaos as the one chosen to become the new fifth BSB is none other than Chris.

Title: Enjoying One Moment At a Time
Author: jstabe
Artist: inahurricane
Pairing: AJ/Nick
Rating: R
Word Count: 22,525
Summary: Post-rehab there are many changes in AJ's life. His relationship with his friends changes with the appearance of a new man in his life.

Title: Boomtown
Author: raynedanser
Artist: bellamyrose
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: under 20,000
Summary: Chris and Lance go on a road trip and break down in a ghost town.

Title: (You've Got) That Pornstar Flava
Author: epicflailer
Artist: samibee
Pairing: Chris-centric, with sides of Chris/AJ; Chris/JC; Chris/Justin; AJ/Brian; Justin/Nick; AJ/Nick; AJ/Justin; Jensen/Jared; David Cook/David Archuleta (I am an equal opportunist) all to varying degrees
Rating: R. ish.
Warnings: This is pretty much a pornstore AU? Only sans the porn.
Word count: ~33,000
Summary: AJ's only been working there a year and a half, give or take, so Chris can see why he doesn't get it. He's still at the stage where porn is shiny and exciting. Thing is, Chris has been a TRANS-PORN employee for almost twice that. After the first twenty thousand tapes, even the weird sex is boring.

Title: Don't Worry About It
Author: inahurricane
Artist: linear_flower
Pairing: AJ/Nick
Rating/Warnings: R
Word count: 20,269
Summary: "Nice to meet you." Nick extended his hand to a weak, tattooed hand which shook it lightly. AJ eyed him suspiciously since he first appeared in the doorway. He was tall with blue eyes and blonde hair that seemed to spike out every direction it chose, but what caught his attention most was that he had never seen him before. He had been there for a bit over two weeks so he figured he knew every doctor, nurse, and staff member. Just when he thought he had the system figured out, this guy walks in wearing his blue scrubs and his stethoscope around his neck and—wait, did Elaine really refer to him as a nurse? AJ looked at the ID clipped to the pocket of his shirt. Nick Carter, RN, BSN. Definitely a nurse. Even got his Bachelor's in Nursing.

So out of the 35 that originally signed up, 15 have completed and posted their stories, with two more coming sometime next week. I want to say a huge, HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed, who stayed up long nights writing or drawing or mixing away. I am completely in love with the turnout, and I can't wait to finish the rest of these stories, because the ones I've read so far have been fantastic!

So we are offically done with bittybang! Thank you for a GREAT challenge, you guys! And once again I have to encourage everyone who watches this comm to read through the stories, check out the art, and leave some feedback. People have worked so hard, and I think that deserves an acknowledgement. ♥
no pseud attached: santa-hatted -- gsf -- rikesnopseud on December 6th, 2008 08:40 am (UTC)
Dude, that's an AWESOME return for a 20000 word challenge! {squeezyhugs} I have some bookmarked to read already, but I'm being stern with myself until my MtYG story is done.

So...when are you starting the sign-ups for next year ;-)
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 6th, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
I'm so PROUD of that master list, even though 14 of those are not my stories. :D It's just great to see this challenge actually succeeding! People have been so dedicated.

Bwahaha! ♥ I will not, unfortunately! Maybe someone else will, though!
The new and improvedlinear_flower on December 6th, 2008 09:13 am (UTC)
I say we make this an annual thing. lol.

Cause I have plot bunnies now, where I didn't in August when this started, which is why my story went on the wayside. Heh.

Edited at 2008-12-06 09:14 am (UTC)
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 6th, 2008 09:18 am (UTC)
Maybe someone else will take it over for next year. :) But it's been fun, definitely!
(no subject) - epicflailer on December 6th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
chalcopyrite on December 6th, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
This was a great challenge, and it's really really gratifying to see all those stories listed! (My heart grew three sizes, no lie.) Thanks heaps for your sterling work in organising it!
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:04 am (UTC)
Oh MAN, mine did too, it was so cool to compile the master list. ♥ Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed being part of the challenge.
Pen: Nick inexplicablepensnest on December 6th, 2008 10:49 am (UTC)
Excellent result - many, many words of fabulous popslash for me to read, and the illustrations, omg! (Though the art for my story is the *best*.) Well done on keeping the challenge nicely in line, and a big thank you for setting it up in the first place. I've finally broken the 20,000 word barrier!

Next year, it should be earlier, I think, so we'd have more time to read them all without the SeSa panic.
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:05 am (UTC)
(Hee! Thank you. ♥) And yeah, I finally broke 20,000 words as well! It feels like a really big accomplishment. I'm glad you enjoyed the challenge!
JM: aj seven inchestrumpeterofdoom on December 6th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
Well done you and everyone, but most of all you! <333333333
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
<3333333333 Thank you. And yes, everyone did STELLAR.
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Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)
I agree, great turnout! And thank you. :)
turlough on December 6th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Well done!!!

PS Why are some of the entries locked? You really shouldn't have to be a member of the community to read these stories, that defeats the whole purpose of this challenge in my opinion.

Edited at 2008-12-06 02:40 pm (UTC)
phaballaphaballa on December 6th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
I think raynedanser accidentally locked her master post at the community, because the actual fic isn't locked:

(no subject) - turlough on December 8th, 2008 06:59 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - otherdeb on December 14th, 2008 06:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - bubbleforest on December 16th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Raven: pengie splatravenbat on December 6th, 2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
I don't know if Karey got a hold of you or not, but we've both been out of commission for awhile. We're still planning on posting the story and we have our art from Lux.
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:08 am (UTC)
She did. Posting is unfortunately closed now, but I'll be sure to put you both on the masterlist when you've posted.
phaballaphaballa on December 6th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
YAY! Thank you for running the challenge and taking it on when I was all, "It's a great idea, I call not it!" This challenge pushed me to write a fic I wasn't sure about, and it turned out to be one of my best pieces of writing. So I'm very happy.

Plus, DOLPHINS and BritC and hookers, oh my!
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:09 am (UTC)
Thanks for participating! I'm glad it pushed you to do something you really wanted to.

Ahahaha, YES! There should be something for everyone up on that list. :D
the girl with her many obsessions: OTP <3wistfuljane on December 6th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for hosting and making bittybang possible!
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
Thank you for participating!
ناتلي: bittybang!epicflailer on December 6th, 2008 06:18 pm (UTC)

YAY IT IS DONE. it's going to take a while to get my body clock back in sync with the real world, but it was all so, so worth it! you are so awesome, mette, people do not even know. ♥
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:13 am (UTC)
THANK YOU FOR SACRIFICING SO MUCH SLEEP and being all out of whack with your body. ♥ ♥ ♥ You are awesomer!
Pikka: AJ - roxorspikka on December 6th, 2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you for being such a wonderful manager! ♥

I'll so get down to read all fics as soon as possible. (Might be Christmas, though... but hey, late reviews are appreciated, too? D:)

Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:14 am (UTC)
Thank you for participating, with TWO pieces of art no less. You totally stepped up, which was fantastic. ♥

Late reviews are TOTALLY welcome.
Kristineinahurricane on December 6th, 2008 07:27 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to everyone! And thank you again, Mette, for being such a wonderful mod ♥
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:15 am (UTC)
Thank YOU for that awesome thank you omg. ♥ And for joining! YOU DID IT, BB.
Terri: loveturps33 on December 6th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, Mette. You've pulled off an amazing challenge, and I think you're awesome.
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:15 am (UTC)
Thank you. ♥ I think you're awesome too!
lostinthevisionlostinthevision on December 7th, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
Thank God you did this! It absolutely is the very best thing since the SeSa's (and now: MTYG) began. There hasn't been so many great popslash stories/art since, I don't know when. And long stories, no less! Everything seems to be bandslash lately. Which, btw, I have zero problem with because I read them myself, but... where has been the popslash love? *flails dramatically* I was beginning to think that everyone forgot about our pretty little pop!boys/girls. *sniffs* Thank goodness that is not the case. Yay!

I agree as well, this should definitely be an annual event. I hope someone takes up the mantle/gauntlet and runs with it. :) We must have more pop stories, no doubt about it. Thank you all again for your marvelous contributions. Splendid work everyone! *applauds*
Mette: 00: bitty bang!bubbleforest on December 7th, 2008 10:16 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're enjoying it! It's been a while since we've gotten epic stories in popslash, you're totally right. I'm glad people decided to take on the challenge.