1. Is your podfic is intended for the Epic Podfic Big Bang (75,000-word minimum)?
2. Are you are relatively confident in your ability to finish your podfic?
3. Are you interested in seeing an artist create cover art or another artistic contribution to companion your podfic?
If you answered "Yes!" to these questions, please reply to this post using the form template in the textbox below!
Copy (Ctrl + C) the form and Paste (Ctrl + V) it into a reply:
If there are specific scenes or visuals that really stand out for you in the story you have chosen to podfic, consider mentioning them in your comments as potential enticements or inspiration.
Art requests will be accepted on an ongoing basis until December 17th. Artists may jump in and claim any podfic that sparks their interest. Podfic + art is due to be posted December 18th-31st.
Epic Podfic Big Bang GSD week is here! This week is a week to work hard on your project and get lots of encouraging feedback! To that end, like last time, I am running several activities that will hopefully help motivate everyone.
1) Bingo Cards! I still have those Podfic Big Bang GSD Bingo cards but I've now made them EPIC. If you want one let me know in a comment, DM, or tweet and I'll set you up. There is no prize other than a feeling of great satisfaction but that feeling is indeed great!
2) Sprints! I will be hosting sprints on twitter. Don't worry if my twitter is locked I will unlock for sprinting. The schedule is below.
3) Daily Challenges! I've set a challenge for each day! Once again there is no prize save for the satisfaction that you have gotten the achievement and Done The Thing.
4) Daily accountability check in posts! These are totally optional. I'll post the challenge every day and on that post you can post things like "I want to record 3 chapters today" or "I plan to edit 30 min during my lunch break" and also report on how well you met the previous day's goals.
**Sprint Schedule** (All times are CST)
Sunday: Evening Sprints with Opalsong (7:30pm-11pm)
Monday-Wednesday: Morning Sprints with Opalsong (8:30am-11:30am)
Thursday: Possible Evening sprint with Opalsong (8pm-11:30pm) (this one is up in the air)
Friday: All Day Sprints with Opalsong (9:30am-whenever people lose interest) (if you don't see a sprint happening just DM me on twitter and I'll get one started for you)
Saturday: Mid-Day Sprints with Opalsong (11am-2pm)
I'll host all sprints on Twitter. I'll tweet when we're starting and you can reply if you want in.
On top of all this if anyone wants to organize things of their own for specific days let me know and I'll include it in the daily post.
Hope everyone has fun and gets stuff done!
PS: Feel free to use this GSD week for projects other than Epic Podfic Big Bang (though hopefully you're finished first). #ITPE is coming up and if you or someone else wants to use this to help for that, that is more than welcome!
How are you doing? Still chugging away? Panicking? So far past done that you forgot about it? Worried that #ITPE will eat up all your time (or vise versa)?
Reminder that next week (13th to 19th) is GSD week. I'll try to have some of the same activities and milestones as last GSD week. Is there anything you want to see? That you would find really helpful?
Check in number 4 for Epic Podfic Big Bang is now live! How is your project coming? What's your game plan? Are you struggling anywhere or is it going way too smoothly?
For those of you that participated in podfic big bang, how has switching projects been going? Did you find that finishing and posting gave you new energy? Did you need a break? If you didn't participate in podfic big bang, have you been working steadily? Did you find the posting inspirational? or distracting?
Was the GSD week useful? What activities did you enjoy and what didn't work? Is there anything you'd like to see in the future?
Also a reminder that Paraka is running a 3 Day Novel Podfic challenge on twitter that has open posting during the year (so if you finish something now you can post it later. or if you later on finish something in 3 days you can post it to the collection on AO3) and so there will be a fair amount of sprints and podfic talk over there if you need some motivation.
Participants in the Podfic Big Bang have until August 20th to post their podfics!
(Naturally, this does not include Epic Podfic Big Bang podfics. The EPBB runs on a different schedule and still has a few months yet before posting.)
The posting queue is OPEN! Posting to the queue is entirely optional and intended only for people who have finished early and do not wish to wait to post until the official posting period begins on August 7th. Queued posts will be hidden in the queue until August 7th. They will not go live early.
Artists who have completed their artistic contributions, should send their offerings to their partnered podficcers. Podficcers are responsible for embedding cover art into their completed podfics.
Podfic + art should be posted together in a single post to the livejournal and/or dreamwidth communities, but may post separately to the AO3 collection if they prefer. Collaborators are responsible for determining who will post the completed project. Typically the podficcer decides to make the posts to the community, but that is not a requirement.
There are still a few open requests on our art claims post. If you're familiar with any of the fandoms below, please consider offering your artistic talents to the challenge! You may claim as many requests as you like.
How did you do yesterday? Any particular goals for today?
Thanks to everyone who participated!
Reminder that Opalsong is going to be hosting sprints at 6pm CST today on twitter.