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Quick note!: This post will be open for discussion and idea bouncing all through sign ups :)

This is the brainstorming post for folks to get all those great ideas out in the open before official signups. We'll form teams later; for now, let's hear about those awesome ideas for Losers bang-size works or complements--or for prompts you'd love to foist on somebody else!

A few items before we get started:

1. Please take a look at the rules, particularly the size requirements for bang-sized fanworks. If you have any questions, please comment over there or Contact A Mod.

2. Items to address in your top-level comment:
--Type and size of fanwork you're creating (if you know).
--Subject matter, genre, general idea, other details about your fanwork (if you know).
--Type(s) of and size(s) of other fanworks you're looking for (if you have a preference).
--Types of team members (besides bang and complement creators) you might like on your team (see #3 below).
--Type of team interaction you're looking for and what level of involvement you'd like (see #4 below).
--Anything else you feel like including!

3. The bang is open to fanwork creators of any stripe and ability, and to works of any size. If you don't feel you can create a bang-sized work, you can create a complement-sized work. If you don't think you can create a complement-sized work, you can create something of any size during the Scramble. It is also open to people who don't have the time to create anything, but who want to be involved in the process and help all these great fanworks come to fruition! If you want to help a team, try one of these vital roles:

--Cheerleader - someone to keep the team's spirits up through the long slogging middle
--Whipcracker - someone to insist on daily/weekly/semi-monthly word counts/sketches/macaroni sculptures.
--Alpha - sometimes known as "first audience" - a person who gets the first look at a fanwork and enthusiastically asks for more (and sometimes provides gentle guidance - but not editing, that's next up).
--Beta - that editor who is a second (or third or seventeenth) set of eyes - eagle eyes, to catch any coloring outside the lines or stray unglued macaroni or typos and offer constructive criticism.
--Omega - ...just kidding. We don't actually know what an Omega would be on a team, but if you want one or want to sign up as one, go for it!
--Time manager/nagger/mother hen/random capslock squee person... any way you can bring organization, time management, nagging, random knowledge, enthusiasm, inspiration, motivation, squee, or just plain silliness to a team, please come and join the fun!

4. Use the comment space to work out how your team will work together. Do you want a hands off team? Take the idea and run with it, check in on the comm weekly and not really talk again until go time? Or do you want more involvement, maybe a weekly or semi-monthly chat session? Maybe you want to create a community for your team. Maybe having a daily email reminder is the way to go. Be specific - the teams need to keep each other on track and enthusiastic about their works and they should work together in a way that makes it fun and exciting for everyone - but not stressful. Basically, teams are one of the best ways to keep each other going so we have lots of awesome fanworks on the bang go-live date.

5. Please use the subject lines. Put as much or as little information you have about your team, complement offering, bang-sized work, or type of cheerleading/whipcracking/alpha/beta/etc in the subject line, and then include details and questions and brainstorming in the body of the comment itself. Examples:
--Comics Bang: Artist looking for an author, dark and gory. Would like fanmix or graphics complements and a whipcracker that will keep on the team at least twice a week.
--Knitting Complements: 1-2 items for up to two bang-sized fanworks. Cheerleader that can read knitting patterns would be welcome.
--Alpha for bang or complement vids: willing to cheer on vids in all stages of completion.
--Fic Bang: Crack AU where The Losers are all snowmen, looking for wacky complements and a Beta that has detailed knowledge of clown school.
--Podfic Complement: Willing to do a podfic complement for a bang; either a section of a fic bang or a related story to some other type of fanwork.
--Professional Prodder: will coordinate team chats, check-in emails, and monitor progress of team.
--Fanmix Bang: set of six albums for all the main characters based on individual arcs, want an art complement (covers) and a cheerleader to soundboard ideas with (broad musical tastes preferred).
--Haiku Complements: Offering sets of haiku complements to up to four art bangs.
--Spreadsheet Designer offering time management for writers: will create spreadsheet indicating words per day to meet the goal for each writing team member.
--Art Bang: several panels featuring Jensen base jumping and Cougar watching through his scope. Any complement(s) or additional bang(s) would be great as well as an Alpha willing to look in at the art every few days and add gentle comments.
--Macaroni sculpture complement: willing to create sculptures to complement any type of bang but unwilling to use rigatoni or fettuccini.
--Beta for any fanworks including aspects of horse riding or ownership, informal, competition, ranching, etc.
--Meta Bang: want to write a bang-sized meta but need help brainstorming in the comments.
--Team Rock and Roll: 2 bangs and 3 complements on a rock band AU; willing to take on more fanworks of either size, Alphas for the writers and Betas for the podficcer and artist, cheerleaders, and an office manager to wrangle the whole team.
--Unknown: Want to create an unusual bang in tandem with one or more complement creators. (Include more details about what you might want to do in the comment itself).
--Unknown: Looking for a team to do pirates vs. ninjas in many formats.
--Plot bunny up for grabs: Losers as a professional baseball team (feel free to drop prompts or plot bunnies for others to pick up, but please make it obvious in the subject line you do not intend to do the fanwork yourself).

6. This year, we’re staging our sign ups slightly differently: we’re asking for bang sign ups first (May 11-18, 2013), and then opening the floor to complement creators and others to form teams (May 18-25, 2013). This is so we can be sure that everyone has a chance to look at all the possible teams at once to decide where they can best put their enthusiasm. We don't want anyone to miss out being on a great team because they forgot to look at sign-ups after the first day and someone put up a magnificent macaroni sculpture bang on day four.

7. Have a great time! *turns on the disco ball*

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