2014-2015 Round?
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Hey folks,

Is there an interest in doing another round of fmabigbang?

This last round was a bit chaotic and we do apologize for that and will strive to do better this year. We plan to advertise much more on Tumblr and provide more regular updates/check ins over the course of the new round.

Unfortunately, we had a bit of artist attrition last year especially with the round falling over the holidays. So our choices would be to do a quick round ending before the holiday period hits everyone with word counts and such being lower and then next year's round would be backed up by several months so posting would commence around October/November. Or we could do a regular round and then shorten the period between rounds next year.

Let us know what you think in the comments or email us at alchemybigbang[at]gmail[dot]com

FIC: Glimmers in the Night - Another Road Traveled: Promise Filled Sky
fma - ed - all or nothing
AUTHOR: catw00man and zippitgood
UNIVERSE: Another Road Traveled
SERIES: Promise Filled Sky
CHARACTERS: Roy Mustang/Edward Elric
WORD COUNT: 47,122
CONTENT NOTES: Sexual content
DISCLAIMER: The characters portrayed within are not ours. This is merely a loving response to the original work.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This story is part of a larger Universe called Another Road Traveled. Promise Filled Sky falls within this universe and chronicles the beginning of the saga. This story immediately follows Eclipsed by the Sun. Other stories within this universe may be found HERE.

Summary: After finding Mustang in the park, Ed escorts him back home where revelations about what they both want are revealed and Ed reaches the end of his patience. In the days that follow, Ed learns more than he ever thought he would about Mustang and they reach a new level in their relationship.

Fic Link: Glimmers in the Night

Sorrow's Child
royai together
Title: Sorrow’s Child (this links to AO3)
Author: cornerofmadness
Word Count: 28,471
Rating: R
Summary: Arsonists, rogue chimeras, angry Ishbalans, Roy is at the end of his tether.
Content Notes:This has not yet been edited. It is finished. However, professional writing obligations came due at the same time. Edits will happen after May 1, 2014. I apologize for this. All reasonable attempts at editing it were made, but real life got in the way. If you wish to read it before then, feel free, but the better reading experience will be in a couple weeks. I will change this note when it is ready. Characters/Pairings: Roy/Riza, Ed/Winry, AlterMaes/Gracia, Alphonse, Original Characters Warnings: arson, murder, chimeric cannibalization of children.

Link to Art: As far as I know the art was not done.

The Fire That Burns
drowning royed
Title: The Fire That Burns
Author: meredavey
Artist: monaps
Word Count: 20, 111
Rating: R
Content Notes: Some angst, a lot of drama, intrigue, some sexual content, but
Summary: The fire that drove Ed and Roy together is the same fire that drives him to discover the secrets behind a murder - and it soon leads him back into a world he much rather would have forgone. Because nothing is as it seems.

Link to Fic:

The Fire That Burns {AO3 only}

Link to Art: Art Here

Soot In The Snow
Title: Soot In The Snow

Author: thunderflames

Artist: Pinkavy

Word Count: Approx. 35,000

Rating: T

Content Notes: Death is mentioned (and shown) later on

Summary: When a blizzard disorientates the Elric brothers, Edward and Alphonse end up in Drachma. Quickly learning about the mysterious Alchemy that Drachma had banned, they decide to pursue the secrets Drachma has hidden from the world. However, sometimes the truth can only be seen by those on the outside; and it isn't always pleasant.

Link to Fic:

LJ (Full version)

FF.NET (weekly)

Link to Art: Pinkavy's Tumblr

Wicked Paths
Fixin' to die
Title: Wicked Paths
Author: bay115
Artist: thunderflames
Word Count: Approx 34,000 words
Rating: PG
Content Notes: Some suggestive material later on.
Summary: Edward, Winry, and their three children go to South City for a short family vacation. While there, they stumble upon an elder lady that claims her late father was friends with Hohenheim when they had explored Aerugo together and discovered valuable alchemy notes there. The family then ends up crossing the border with Edward curious what type of alchemy research his father had done in that country.

Links to Art: Link 1 | Link 2

Links to Story
Livejournal | Dreamwidth (full versions)

AO3 | FFnet (weekly)

Writing Names on Dragon Wings
FMA Armstrong BAM!
Title: Writing Names on Dragon Wings
Author: evil_little_dog
Artist: dzioo
Word Count: Appx 55,000
Rating: Teen-R
Content Notes: Canon-type language and violence. Alternate reality post-108. Original characters. Winry/Edward; Julia/Alphonse
Summary: Before going to the East and West, respectively, the Elric brothers and Winry decide to take a trip to Milos. Unfortunately for them, Milos and Creta are still battling over Table City, and they get caught up in the war. What's worse, Creta has invented flying warships. Milos might still have the upper hand, though - they have dragons.

Link to Art: Art for chapter two
Art for chapter four
Art for chapter six

Another Man's Shoes
black forest
Title: Another Man's Shoes
Author: Naja_Nive
Artist: Kirathaune
Word Count:  35,000
Rating: R
Content Notes:  Rape of a woman, violence, alcoholism, abortion, and suicidal thoughts
Summary: The Truth is always listening and after Mustang and Fullmetal have one of their famous spats, The Truth decides they need to understand one and other a bit better by learning of the other's unique experiences.
Link to Art: "A Photograph oh Memories": http://kirathaune.livejournal.com/142726.html &
"Morning Coffee": http://kirathaune.livejournal.com/142883.html

A Wicked Game - Tierfal & Phindus
Roy & Ed - Workin' Those Coats Like Whoa
Title: A Wicked Game
Author: tierfal
Artist: Phindus
Word Count: 60,000
Rating: R
Content Notes: language; shenanigans; semi-explicit sexual material; frank discussion of mental illness; modern AU
Summary: Roy has lucked into the all-expenses-paid vacation of his dreams – all he has to do is convince a bunch of happy couples that he's head-over-heels in love with Ed Elric. What could possibly go wrong?

Link to Art: @Phindus's Tumblr!
Fic: @LJ or @AO3

Last Train to Aerugo

Title: Last Train to Aerugo: story link for AO3: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1414189 and story link for y!Gallery: http://www.y-gallery.net/view/970993/

Author: Zanya

Artist: Monaps

Word Count: 28,320

Rating: M ( R )

Content Notes: Violence, minor character death, pre-relationship, post relationship angst, injuries, captivity

Summary: Ed should have known that agreeing to help Roy out one last time was a bad idea. But despite his better judgment, he needed an escape from life for while. So he boarded the last train out of Amestris to Aerugo only to wake up and find himself blindfolded and tied to a chair with the bastard tied up right along with him.

Link to Art: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1413904 and http://thxws.tumblr.com/post/81678878175

"Celestial Ciphers- Second Cipher: Tome of the Stars" || Rated M || sonjajade
shin eating
Title: Celestial Ciphers- Second Cipher: Tome of the Stars (link takes you to AO3)
Author: sonjajade
Artist: seta_suzume
Word Count: +/- 66,500
Rating: M
Content Notes: Underage sex, violence, incest (not really but sorta), rape/non-con, politics, minor character death, failed pregnancies, assassination attempt
Summary:   The second cipher opens on a palace in disarray. A prisoner prince is missing. An Emperor lies upon his deathbed. A Dragon is thousands of miles away and in limbo. One thing is for certain- the Xingese Heir Apparent is about to ascend the throne, and all eyes are on him. Within weeks of taking over the country, things begin to turn from bad to worse. Dissension among his people angers and frustrates him, his allies seem to turn their backs on his requests for help. Before he knows it, the young Emperor is faced with a country at civil war- and his enemy brother leads the charge against the forces of the Peony Palace. The God of Gods seems to be dead as flames consume his temple.  Can emperor Ling raise his country from the scattered pieces? Join an expanded cast of characters as politics and warfare threaten to bury every Xingese citizen under the rubble of their great nation.
Link to Art: Art is appropriately placed within the story text.  However, individual links to the astounding artwork can be found HERE (one nsfw-ish illustration of Mei Chang topless.)

fma - ed - all or nothing
Hey folks,

Posting starts today! And will be open for a two week period. As long as you post within the two weeks that's good. So April 1 to April 15 to accommodate people's schedules.

For this round, we'll be doing things a little different. One of you, either the author or the artist, will post a masterpost to the comm with links to the story and any accompanying art. Please coordinate things with each to make this easier on everyone. We'll be providing a template header below and you can add any additional information you'd like.

Once everyone's posted, we'll compile a masterlist with links to everything and as a summary for the round.

Posting Dates
fma - ed - all or nothing
Hey folks,

Since there's so few of us, when would ya'll like to post during the posting period? Posting is scheduled to start April 1st.

Please comment below with the dates that would best work for you.

Challenge Update
fma - ed - all or nothing
Hey folks,

We've received drafts from the majority of people but we're still trying to hear back from a couple more or at least find out what's going on.

If you're one of those people we haven't heard from, please send us an email or reply to the one we sent you.

We'll have posting date selection tomorrow.

Hope everyone's doing well.

Final Drafts!
fma - ed - all or nothing
Hey folks,

Today's the final draft turn in. So please send them to alchemybigbang[at]gmail[dot]com with the following information:

Subject Line: FMABB Round 5 Final Draft


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to comment below or send an email to the above email address.

fma - ensemble
Hey folks,

Today was supposed to be the final draft deadline but since it looks like everyone would like some more time to work on their big bang, we've decided to push back the final draft deadline 3 weeks. So now drafts will be due on March 18th. This means that posting will also be pushed back 3 weeks so that everyone will be able to post their pieces together.

Mar 18 - Final Drafts of Fic and Art Due
April 1 - Posting Begins

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to comment below or send us an email at alchemybigbang[at]gmail[dot]com.

Almost There
fma - ensemble
Hey folks,

We're getting close to the final draft deadline. How's everyone doing?

I know we were a little slow in getting everyone matched up so what does everyone think about having a little more time for things?

Match Ups!
fma - ed - all or nothing
Hey folks,

We've finally gotten everyone matched up. You should all have received match up emails by now. If you haven't, comment here or email us at alchemybigbang[at]gmail[dot]com and we'll get you a match up email ASAP.

catw00man & zippitgoodaquerna

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Hey guys, it looks like we're going to need a little more help from our artists! Unfortunately there are a handful of stories getting picked and we haven't been able to match everyone up. Since this is a small challenge we really need you guys to be willing to pick some more stories so we can make sure all our lovely authors have an awesome artist to work with.

We definitely did not plan on it taking so much time to pair people up so if you all could help us out that would really be awesome! Otherwise we might just have to reset claims and have you all pick on a first come first serve basis so all the stories can be selected. We'd rather not do that this round since it's already taken awhile so we really need your help!

Also if any of you happen to know anyone else who might be interested in providing art for this challenge it's not too late for them to join and be paired up with a fantastic fic so please feel free to recruit!

Thanks so much and once again I'm sorry this has become so difficult! Hopefully we can get this all sorted out soon where this will be fair to all. :-D

~Cat & Zippit


GOOD NEWS! It looks like we're almost done. We do have one story we're still trying to get paired off, but selections should be going out as soon as we can get in contact with one person. Thank you all so much for your patience!! Hopefully we'll have everyone with an artist asap! :-D


Round 5 Claims Post
fma - ensemble
Hey folks,

Sorry, I lost track of time. Here's the official claims post.

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