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23 July 2014 @ 04:57 pm
All of the stories have been claimed by artists and we are entering the home stretch for Round 5 of the White Collar Big Bang. Although our sister community, wcbbvent, is always open for beta requests, as was noted to me by citrinesunset, it's not as popular as this comm, and requests for beta readers may likely go unnoticed.

Authors - If you need a beta reader, please comment below and use this form:




Potential Beta Readers - If you'd like to be a beta reader, you can sign up here, too.


 
 
23 July 2014 @ 11:35 am
Your mods have to issue a very profound apology. There was a story that was accidentally left off of the summary listing last week, and we just realized it. So, we need an artist for this one, too.

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We are thrilled that almost all of the record number of stories (23) that were up for grabs have been claimed by artists. There are still two stories, however, that have not.

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Both of these stories look to be fascinating crossovers. Even if you've already claimed three stories and these interest you, you're free to claim these, too.
 
 
Thank you, awesome artists and patient writers. Emails confirming selections have been sent to every artist and author pairing. It's now up to you to make some magic! Neither artists nor authors should stand on ceremony and wait for the other to initiate contact.

If you have trouble reaching your creative partner, please contact your mods. We're standing by to assist.

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

PMs and emails to us directly are always welcome, as are emails to the community at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com.
 
 
21 July 2014 @ 05:06 pm
Artists! We've gone through your selections and were able to confirm the choices. Replies to your selection comments have been sent and emails will go out tonight or tomorrow morning. Some artists who had signed up to do art for multiple stories may not have gotten all of their requests (in some cases, the second and third choices were already picked as other artist's first choices).

There are still five summaries that still need artists:

Summaries under the cutCollapse )

If any of these stories appeal to your artistic sensibilities, please go back to the artist selection post here. I'll be posting an official second selection round later in the week, but want to give everyone a head's up.
 
 
21 July 2014 @ 03:15 pm
Sorry, guys - was set stalking all day and haven't been able to sort through the artist selections. Will do so tonight and the emails will go out either later this evening or early tomorrow.

Thank you for your patience.

In just so you know, Tim and Sharif were awesome. Matt was en route back from Italy.

ETA: Artist selections have been sorted. Preliminary notifications have been made in response to the selection comments. Emails to authors and artists go out tonight and tomorrow.
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20 July 2014 @ 11:59 am
This is the selection post for artists for Round Five of the White Collar Big Bang.

We have a lot more stories (23) than we have artists (10), and rather than deliberately letting authors whose stories don’t get picked right off the bat hang around and stress that they don’t have an artist for a week until a second round of claiming, we’re going to do things differently this time, and hopefully get all of the stories paired up with artists in one fell swoop.

1 – Artists may select up to THREE different stories to illustrate or otherwise create fanworks for (see art requirement rules below on what can be created). If you only want one story, but one or two others catch your eye as alternates, you can pick a second and third choice. If you only want one story and don't want to pick alternatives, that's fine, too.

2 – When making the selections, if an artist want to select more than one story, please note your first, second and third choices. If two artists select the same story as first choice, the first artist to make the claim will get it. If one artist picks the story as first choice but there’s an earlier claim to the story as a second choice, the artist who selects as first choice will get that story. The same holds true for second vis-à-vis third choices.

3 – Twenty-four hours after this post goes live (and not before), artists’ choices will be confirmed. This will give the mods the chance to review all of the selection comments and sort through who gets what art.

4 – Mods will contact artists and authors by email with the contact information. If you don’t hear from the mods by July 24th, (1) check your spam folder, (2) PM us via LJ, and/or (3) email us at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com. Same holds true if you (authors) don’t hear from your artists within a reasonable period of time (a week) or if you lose contact with your artist, and if you (artists) don’t hear back from your authors.

5 - Copy and paste the following information into your post.


Also, if you remember, put the following into the title of the post "I will do art for X story/ies" where "X" is the number (1-3) of the stories you'll do art for.

If you haven’t signed up as an artist but want to, the signup post is here.

There are currently twenty-three summaries (a few more may be added before the selection post goes live), which is a record number for this Big Bang. You are all made of awesome!

Story summaries under the cutCollapse )

And to refresh your memory on the art requirementsCollapse )

If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask them in a PM or by email

Your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

PMs and emails to us directly are always welcome, as are emails to the community at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com.
 
 
19 July 2014 @ 05:51 pm
Heads up!

The artist selection post goes live tomorrow at 11:59 AM (because I'm not sure if LJ uses military time).
 
 
This is just a preview post (hence the disabled comments - PM me if you have questions) for artists who have signed up for Round Five of this Big Bang (and there's still time to sign up as an artist, here).

There are currently twenty-three summaries (a few more may be added before the selection post goes live), which is a record number for this Big Bang. You are all made of awesome!

Since there are a lot more stories than artists, we're going to do things differently this year. Artists may select up to THREE different stories to illustrate or otherwise create fanworks for. When making the selections on the 20th (this Sunday), if an artist wants to pick more than one story, the artist will have to note first, second and third choices. If two artists select the same story as first choice, the first artist to make the claim will get it. If one artist picks the story as first choice but there’s an earlier claim to the story as a second choice, the artist who selects as first choice will get that story. The same holds true for second vis-à-vis third choices.

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15 July 2014 @ 07:24 pm
The story summaries for preview by artists will be posted tomorrow around mid-day, Eastern Time. If you haven't gotten your summary to me (even if you've been given an extension or have been waffling about continuing with the challenge), now is the time to do so.

We currently have twenty-five twenty-three stories that will be available for art, which is something of a record for this Big Bang. Last year, we had only 15 and about the same the year before. Your mods are very impressed and extremely pleased.

If you haven't sent in your summary, please email to the mods at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

Your summary must be emailed using this format (including the HTML):



Please be sure to copy and paste the complete HTML into your email instead of sending formatted text (this way, we don't have to add the HTML when we create the summary post). Please make sure the header of the email contains the following information: YOUR LJ USER NAME - Story - TITLE (even if just working)
 
 
Thank you to all of the participants who have turned in their rough drafts, and to those who have requested an extension. We're pushing up the summary posting by one day (from Tuesday, July 15). If you've asked for an extension but have not provided a summary (we probably didn't ask you to do that), please email JUST your summary to the mods at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

Your summary must be emailed using this format:



Please be sure to copy and paste the complete HTML into your email instead of sending formatted text (this way, we don't have to add the HTML when we create the summary post). Please make sure the header of the email contains the following information: YOUR LJ USER NAME - Story - TITLE (even if just working)
 
 
01 July 2014 @ 10:27 am
Authors - Your drafts are now due and you have five days to submit to the mods! Please contact your mods immediately if you are going to be delayed. We will chase you for your rough draft if we don’t hear from you and if you don’t respond to our gentle nudges, we’ll mark you as “dropped.”

Please email your mods at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com with your draft story as an attachment in .doc (MS-Word) format only.

The title of your email should read: YOUR LJ USER NAME - Story - TITLE (even if just working)

Your draft post should contain the following (cut and paste into your email, including the HTML, so we don't have to reformat when it comes time to do the artist post):



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If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can email the community at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com.
 
 
Authors! Rough drafts for Round Five of the White Collar Big Bang are due starting in one week. If you think you’re going to have trouble meeting the deadline, please contact your mods ASAP. We’re happy to work with you on this.

Important dates on the schedule:

Author Rough Drafts Due: July 1, continues for five days
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: July 15
Artist Selection: July 20, continues for ten days


You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com
 
 
AUTHORS! This is your non-mandatory check-in post. We just want to see how you're doing and to remind you of critical dates:

Author Rough Drafts Due: July 1, continues for five days
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: July 15
Artist Selection: July 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: July 30
Posting Date Selection: August 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: September 1
Posting Starts: September 10
Posting Ends: September 30

If you are having problems, questions, or if need to drop out, please let us know here. We'll try to assist as much as we can. As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page
 
 


sirwynai was kind enough to give over control of the White Collar Big Bang venting comm - wcbbvent - to us, your Big Bang mods, and we're taking this opportunity to boost the signal. And boy, does that signal need to be boosted.

As of today, wcbbvent has only forty members, less than a tenth of the membership here at whitecollar_bb. Now, we know that most of the members here are not writing and probably don't need the venting community, but we do think that a significant portion of the writers would benefit from that community. And even if you are not writing, being part of the venting comm gives you a chance to contribute as a cheerleader, a reference resource, and a sounding board.

The venting community is a supplement to the Café posts that will begin here at whitecollar_bb, and we urge you to join and participate.
 
 
01 April 2014 @ 10:15 am
Artists, now is your chance to sign up for Round 5 of the White Collar Big Bang.

The relevant dates for artists to take note of:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: April 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): June 1
Author Rough Drafts Due: July 1, continues for five days
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: July 15
Artist Selection: July 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: July 30
Posting Date Selection: August 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: September 1
Posting Starts: September 10
Posting Ends: September 30

Artist Signup Form (select and copy/paste into your comment entry):



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As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can PM or email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page
 
 
01 April 2014 @ 09:57 am
Authors, now is your chance to sign up for Round 5 of the White Collar Big Bang.

The relevant dates for authors to take note of:

Sign Ups Open for Authors and Artists: April 1
Author Check In (not mandatory): June 1
Author Rough Drafts Due: July 1, continues for five days
Summaries Posted for Artist Selection: July 15
Artist Selection: July 20, continues for ten days
Authors may claim their own unclaimed stories for art: July 30
Posting Date Selection: August 15
Challenge Closes, Finished Fics and Art Due: September 1
Posting Starts: September 10
Posting Ends: September 30

Author Signup Form (select and copy/paste into your comment entry):



Writing RequirementsCollapse )

You can find the complete rules, schedule and FAQ at the whitecollar_bb community Profile Page

As always, if you have any questions, please contact your mods:

elrhiarhodan - Email at elrhiarhodan1@gmail.com
theatregirl7299 - Email at theatregirl7299@gmail.com

Or you can PM or email the comm at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com
 
 
The White Collar Big Bang has a fairly long challenge period - April to September - six months if my math is correct. Previous rounds have operated well under a regime of benevolent neglect. The mods popped in on occasion to let writers know when things were due, but basically left people alone in their creative endeavors.

It's worked, and worked well, given the number of participants and stories published every round. But sometimes, writers might need a little more encouragement. There are several ways to go with this - a Big Bang vent community, a regular "Café" post where writers can talk about the problems they are having with their writing (which is sort of like a venting comm, but a little more structured), a dedicated chat room, and regular meta posts.

In going back through the early posts for the White Collar BB community, I discovered that the original mods for this comm set up a venting comm - aptly named wcbbvent. There are exactly two posts there. One from 2010 and one from 2012. I can contact the mod and see if she'll give it over to the new management here (the mod was one of the original mods for this community) if people find venting comms useful. (In other words, let me know in the comments).

As an alternative to this, we can establish a Café - a weekly post (probably on Sunday) with a topic for discussion, where writers can contribute, can vent, can help out other writers. We can be very structured and solicit a slew of topics in advance and alternate with free weekends where people can simple talk about their writing difficulties.

And as an alternative or supplement to the Café idea, there's the wcwu IRC chat. That room can be reserved for a dedicated Big Bang discussion session on a regular basis. It can be moderated or unmoderated, depending on what people would like (again, your input in comments is appreciated).

The last idea is something I'd been thinking about for a while - having regular White Collar meta posts. Once or twice a month, someone from the fandom (not necessarily someone who's signed up to write for the challenge) will post a meta. We will put up a list of suggested topics and ask for signups. How long does the meta have to be? No particular length. Can you recycle a meta you wrote for something else? That's not a problem (unless there are copyright or ownership issues - remember, one of your mods IS a lawyer). If you're interested in writing a meta or your have a fantastic idea for a meta for someone else to write, a request/sign up post will go up shortly.

If anyone has any other ideas on what we can do to facilitate and improve the Big Bang community and make your writing time easier, please let us know in comments.
 
 
The FAQ/Rules/Schedule for the White Collar Big Bang has been completely revamped and expanded. If these rules look familiar, it’s because your mods wrote them originally for the White Collar Reverse Big Bang and modified and expanded them to meet the more traditional Big Bang challenge.

There are a lot of small changes and we encourage you to read the entire thing, top-to-bottom (several times, in fact). The Community Profile is now the complete FAQ/Rules/Schedule.

But since we know you probably won’t, here are the highlights:

1 – Addition of mini bang (7,500 words) and super big bang (20,000 minimum words) levels to the challenge. For this inaugural round of a tiered challenge, authors will sign up for a tier, but can change their minds at any time. No need to notify the mods of you scale up or down a tier.

2 – Artists signups. Artists will be able to sign up on April 1, just like authors.

3 – Clarification on Fusions. Fusions where the primary focus is of non-White Collar characters placed in the White Collar universe does not meet the requirements of the challenge.

4 – Clarification on what needs to be submitted for rough drafts and final stories. Rough drafts must be at least 75% of the minimum word count. Final stories must meet or exceed the minimum word count and be all but complete.

5 – New rules for posting very long stories. Stories that are more than 20k can be posted over a few consecutive days, and each segment must be at least 9k (except for the final post of the story).

6 – Changes to Date Selection rules. Up to four stories may be posted on the same date.

7 – Changes to Missed Posting Date rules. If an author misses the selected posting date, the author will be given the next free slot (which could be the next day). Authors will NOT be rescheduled to the end of the challenge. If the author misses the rescheduled date, the author is defaulted and banned from the next year’s challenge. Authors who are having trouble finishing their stories on time MUST contact the mods before their posting date. Mod will be happy to assist with extensions on a case-by-case basis.

8 – New rules on art claiming. Authors may claim their own stories for artwork ten (10) days after the art claims post goes live.

9 – New and expansive rules on Warnings. Read them.

Please comment with any questions.
 
 


WHITE COLLAR BIG BANG RULES, SCHEDULE, AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


NOTE: These Rules/Schedule/FAQ supersede the FAQ found here.
A complete version of this is maintained on the Community Profile


What is a big bang? A big bang is a challenge where fan fiction authors commit to writing stories in excess of a specified word count, usually more than ten thousand words. In addition, each author will have an artist who will create art for that fic.

How do I sign up? When sign-ups start, two sign up posts will go up. One for authors and one for artists. You can sign up as an artist and as an author, but you can't claim your own fic to create art unless it remains unclaimed for more than ten days.

Do I need a LiveJournal account to take part? A LiveJournal account will be needed to make the reveal post to the White Collar Big Bang community at the scheduled time of posting, so one member of the team will need to have one. If neither person in a team has a LiveJournal account go ahead and send the post information to the mods and we will post it to on the teams’ behalf. Authors and artists are welcome to sign up with other accounts as long as a valid email address is provided so we can have contact with you.

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27 February 2014 @ 10:03 am
Hi there, folks!

It's your friendly community moderators just dropping in to let you know that you'll be seeing a bunch of posts from the whitecollar_bb comm in anticipation of Round Five, which opens for sign-ups on April 1, 2014.

There are some changes in the works, and I hope you find all of them positive.

In case you missed the announcement at the end of Round Four, crescent_gaia and sirwynai stepped down and gave the community over to theatregirl7299 and I. We will work hard to continue the great tradition they started.
 
 
07 October 2013 @ 04:23 pm
Round Four of the White Collar Big Bang is now closed.

Thank you to all the authors and artists that made this possible - we wouldn't be the same community without you. These are listed by posting date.

Round 5 will start April 1st, 2014.

Many, many thanks to crescent_gaia and sirwynai for all their hard work and dedication to this community over the past four years.

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07 October 2013 @ 02:58 pm
I just wanted to thank everyone that participaed in the challenge: authors, artistis, betas, and the people who just came to read. It has been an honor to run this big bang with sirwynai and we want it to succeed. Therefore, we are leaving it in the wise hands of elrhiarhodan and theatregirl7299.

Just so everyone knows, there will be a round 5 next April. elrhiarhodan will be posting the master list when she has a chance. Again, thank you everyone as you have made this challenge the wonderful place it has come to be. We started out shaky, but we came around. So I thank you for that.

Well, see you on the flip side. :)
 
 
28 September 2013 @ 12:43 am
Title: Conspiracies
Author’s Name: sheenianni
Fandom: White Collar
Spoilers:
Minor from all seasons
Characters/Pairings: Mozzie, Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke, Elizabeth Burke, FBI Team, Sally, Hale, June Ellington; mostly gen
Rating: PG-13
Content Notice: None
Word Count: ~ 23,900 in total
Summary: His childhood nickname is Mozzie, but his colleagues and neighbors know him under a different name. He is a respectable member of society, until one day his whole world is turned upside down. After Mozzie contacts him with a plea for help, Neal knows that he will have to use all his skills as a con man to protect his friend. However, what he doesn’t realize is that the man on their trail is Peter Burke, the agent who had already captured him once. AU.

Author's Note: This story probably never would have been written if not for all the people who had helped me on the way:
- First of all, there’s the amazing theatregirl7299 who beta-read the story and had patience with me while I was writing this.
- Then there are all the folks from the nightly chats who listened to my whining, provided support and advice and helped me whenever I got stuck. You’re all completely undeniably awesome!
- Finally, there is my absolutely wonderful artist treonb, who made me the most awesome vid I could have asked for and cheered on me the whole time.

Disclaimer: I don’t own White Collar or any of the characters. White Collar is the property of Fox Television Studios and USA Networks.


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Part I – On LJ | On DW
Part II – On LJ |
On DW
Part III – On LJ | On DW
Part IV – On LJ | On DW


 
 
Title: And the ghosts in the attic they never quite leave
Characters/Pairings: Diana/Christie, Neal, Peter
Rating: PG
Word Count: 14,300
Spoilers: Spoilers through 2.10 Burke’s Seven
Warnings: None
Summary: On the limitations of geometry as a guide to moral decision-making, or, the one where Neal and Diana cook dinner together and light things on fire.
Author's Note: Huge thanks to LC, my amazing beta, who is awesome and wonderful and who made this much better than it would have been otherwise. Also thanks to frith_in_thorns and neontiger55 for cheerleading and encouragement! I do not own any of these characters. The title is from Vienna Teng's "Eric's Song".

Art: The gorgeous cover art is by the amazing and talented love_82 - thank you SO MUCH! :)

Cover art Diana

Part 1 on LJ | Part 2 on LJ
On DW
 
 
24 September 2013 @ 10:08 pm

Title: Canvas of My Soul
Crossover Fandom: Queer as Folk
Characters/Pairings: Peter/Neal/Elizabeth, Brian/Justin, Diana, June, Mozzie, Clinton, Emmett and Gus
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 21318
Spoilers: None
Warnings: None
Summary:Peter’s suspicions when Neal invites him, along with everyone else, to the opening night at an Art Gallery quickly change when it becomes clear that Neal and the artist, one Justin Taylor-Kinney, know each other just a little too well for Peter and Justin's husband's Brian's taste. Justin isn’t blind to the obvious feelings between Peter, Neal and Elizabeth and how perfect the three of them fit together and he makes it his mission to get them together before he and Brian have to go home. What could possible go wrong?

Art: TBP


Story on A03

 
 
23 September 2013 @ 10:19 pm
Title: The Dream Becomes the Man - Master Post
Author: theatregirl7299
Art: elrhiarhodan Art Post
Fandom: White Collar
Characters/Pairings: Peter Burke, Neal Caffrey, Elizabeth Burke, Diana Berrigan, Clinton Jones, Mozzie, June Ellington, Philip Kramer, Garrett Fowler, Curtis Hagen, Blake, Peter/Neal/Elizabeth
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 45,182
Spoilers: None
Beta Credit: miri_thompson, elrhiarhodan
Warnings: Violence, slight torture
Summary: In the year 2033, the Militia, under the command of Imperator Peter Burke, keeps the peace and order in the city of New York. He believes his life is complete with his beautiful wife, Elizabeth, despite the marriage laws that require them to take a third spouse. When a con man with a special Talent and a dark secret appears, will more than Peter's heart be at risk?

Author's Note: This story has been in the works since January, 2013 when I re-read elrhiarhodan’s ( Vampire World: The Blood of Helios ). I told myself I wanted to write a story like that, and this is the result.

I have lots of thank yous: First and foremost to to my wonderful artist, elrhiarhodan for the cover and icons and playlist (I’ve got a playlist!). Not only is she a fantastic author but a fantastic artist and beta reader as well.

miri_thompson’s critiques and comments made this a better piece. She made me think outside my outline and for that I am immensely grateful.

embroiderama and angelita26 get special thanks for listening to me whine about deadlines and plot devices and generally holding my hand throughout this whole thing. Ladies – I could not have done it without you.

And finally to everyone who hangs out in wcwu chat. Thank you - our Word Wars made this story happen.

Legal statement - I don’t own White Collar or the characters portrayed therein. White Collar is the property of Fox Television Studios and USA Networks.

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Part One - On LJ
Part Two - On LJ
Part Three - On LJ
Part Four - On LJ
Part Five - On LJ
Part Six - On LJ

 
 
22 September 2013 @ 09:22 am
Title: Red Velvet - Master Post
Author: elrhiarhodan
Art: kanarek13 - Art Post
Fandom: White Collar
Characters/Pairings: Peter Burke, Neal Caffrey, Diana Berrigan, Elizabeth Mitchell, Reese Hughes, Clinton Jones, Mozzie, June Ellington, OFC, OMC, Peter/Neal, Neal/Elizabeth, past Neal/Sara, past Neal/Keller, past Neal/Kate, past Neal/Gordon, Mozzie/Elizabeth, Reese/Elizabeth, Mozzie/Gina (off camera), Mozzie/Sallie (off camera), implied Mozzie/Gina/Sallie (off camera)
Rating: R
Word Count: ~70,000
Spoilers: None
Beta Credit: miri_thompson
Warnings: Situational depression, grief, mention of HIV/AIDS, other STDs
Summary: Elizabeth Mitchell’s company, "Desserts After Dark," delivers fine cupcakes and pastries to the eclectic elite of Kings County (Brooklyn). Peter Burke, former FBI agent and one of the senior partners in the accounting firm of Hughes, Burke, is the bakery’s most loyal customer. But it’s not all fluff and cream cheese icing when he falls for Neal Caffrey, the Chief Baking Officer of Desserts After Dark. Peter has some serious issues from his past to deal with, and their road to happiness isn’t guaranteed.

Author's Note: My deepest thanks to angelita26, who made an innocuous comment in the wcwu chat one evening about the custom painted dessert delivery van she had just seen in her neighborhood. One thing lead to another and the next thing I knew, I had the start of my White Collar Big Bang story.

theatregirl7299 and miri_thompson also deserve extra-special recognition. Not only were they heroic alpha and beta readers, they gave me flawless story advice, held my hand, wipe my brow and listened to me whine about this for half the summer. I can’t thank them enough.

A special shout out to rabidchild for her help with cake. Many more thanks to all of the ladies of the nightly chats who’ve cheered me on and helped me over the bumps. You’re the best!

And very special thanks to my wonderful artist, kanarek13 for the cover and all of the incredible banners and icons. Her creative talent is without peer. Please remember to go here and tell her how awesome she is.

Of course, I don’t own White Collar or the characters portrayed therein. White Collar is the property of Fox Television Studios and USA Networks

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Part One - On LJ | On DW
Part Two - On LJ | On DW
Part Three - On LJ | On DW
Part Four - On LJ | On DW
Part Five - On LJ | On DW
Part Six - On LJ | On DW
Part Seven - On LJ | On DW
Part Eight - On LJ | On DW
Part Nine - On LJ | On DW


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21 September 2013 @ 11:59 pm
ExceptionToTheRule01

Title: The Exception to the Rule
Author: Gaby
Pairing: mostly gen with hints of Peter/El/Neal
Characters: Peter, El, Neal, Diana, Jones, June, Mozzie
Warning: This is a slave AU fic, which brings the usual warnings for, well, slave fics just to be on the safe side, even though Neal is treated lovingly throughout the fic.
Spoilers: The Dutchman case is mentioned, so spoilers for the pilot. There are a couple of other teensy tidbits mentioned that aren’t spoilery but are hopefully a respectful nod at the wonderful details Jeff Eastin et al add to the characters.
Rating: R
Genre: slave AU
Author's Notes: Written for the whitecollar_bb 2013!
Beta and Artist Extraordinaire: kaylashay, who is made of Awesomecake with ZOMG-Icing. Not only did she beta this monster with, like, 24 hours to spare, she also created beautiful art! And all of that with her posting date being right before mine! You’re my hero, Kayla, thank you so very much!!! I tweaked and added bits here and there, so any remaining mistakes are mine and mine alone.
Word Count: 40,000 exactly! Yes, I tweaked until I managed to hit that number! LOL!
Disclaimer: Not mine, never were, never will be, gosh darn it!
Summary: In a world where the latest fad is owning a show slave, Peter is trying to decide if this would be the perfect birthday present for his wife. Unfortunately, show slaves are bred to look pretty, not to have brains, which is something neither he nor El would be able to enjoy. But then he comes across Neal, a show slave with the raw talent of a real artist, and Peter realizes that there’s obviously an exception to every rule.

 
 
Current Mood: accomplished
 
 
20 September 2013 @ 09:02 pm
Title: Everything to Lose
Author: kaylashay
Rating: FR21
Disclaimer: I'm not USA / Jeff Eastin / etc., so I don't claim to own them.
Characters/Pairings: Peter/El/Neal; Neal/OMCs; Vincent Adler; James Bennett; Other Minor Characters
Genre: Threesome; AU
Warnings: Slavery; Rape/Non-Con; Torture
Word Count: 16,000
Beta: azraelz_angel
Written For: 2013 whitecollar_bb; hc_bingo prompt "Loss of Possessions" by sinfulslasher
Artwork By: sirbojangles (pending as I was slow in finishing this fic)

Summary: As Peter and El start their new life together, the last thing they expect to get is a slave. But Neal works his way into their hearts and, ten years later, Peter is working on a way to show the two loves of his life just how much he cares. However, events set in motion years before threaten to tear their family apart.


01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | Epilogue

 
 
18 September 2013 @ 05:21 am
Title: The Manhattan Story
Author: rabidchild
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Ensemble. Pairings: Peter/Neal and Peter/Sara, with some Hughes/June and Elizabeth/Jones around the edges.
Spoilers: None
Content Notice: Movie AU/fusion, romantic comedy
Word Count: ~22,000
Beta: miri_thompson
Artist: kanarek13
Summary: The White Collar/Philadelphia Story fusion nobody wanted. Peter Burke is the scion of American “royalty,” about to marry Hollywood starlet Sara Ellis. Unfortunately, his ex Neal has brought a pair of tabloid journalists, Elizabeth Mitchell and Clinton Jones, along to the wedding to do an inside story. Nothing could possibly go wrong, right?

Story on LJ
Kanarek13’s art

 
 
17 September 2013 @ 04:43 am
Title: Best Laid Plans
Characters/Pairings: Neal/Sara, Sara/OMC
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~23k
Spoilers: Through season 4
Warnings: None
Summary: When Sara found out she was pregnant with Neal's child, their conflicting desires for the future closed the door on their relationship. Now, almost five years later, Neal is trying to establish himself as a legitimate businessman and a dedicated but long-distance father. When Sara moves back to New York, he sees an opportunity for a closer relationship with his son. But in order to do that, he needs to confront long-buried resentments between him and Sara.
Author's Note: Thank you so much to slytheringurrl for the banners she made. She made two great banners for the fic, and you can also see them at her post here.

Art: slytheringurrl

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On LJ: Link to Part 1
On DW: Link to Part 1
 
 
12 September 2013 @ 08:06 am
Title: The Lost Boys
Characters/Pairings: Gen – Neal, Peter, Mozzie, Sara, Diana, June, Byron, Hughes
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 10,298
Warnings: Off-screen assault and discussion thereof. Teenage AU.
Summary: Neal sneaks out one night and is assaulted by bullies from school. While he recuperates in the hospital, Peter and Mozzie take matters into their own hands.
Author's Note: 1) White Collar and the recognizable characters do not belong to me. 2) Beta credit goes to the amazing embroiderama, and a special thanks to theatregirl7299 for giving it an early read and cheerleading. 3) This story takes place in the same universe as Stand By Me but it is not necessary to read that ficlet first. All you need to know is that Neal, Peter, Mozzie, Diana and Sara are all foster children living with June and Byron in upstate NY.


Art: and userpic by the very, very talented aragarna, who took on this very difficult project and made such amazing artwork. Click here to see the full size awesomeness.




Read the story on LJ | Read the story on AO3


ETA: Please tell aragarna how amazing her art is. I'm so grateful she created this cover for me. :D
 
 
11 September 2013 @ 05:31 pm
Title: Hold With All You Have
Author: frith_in_thorns
Characters/Pairings:Neal, Peter, Diana, others. Gen with mild Peter/Elizabeth, Diana/Christie, and Diana/OFC.
Rating: FRT
Word Count: 32,500
Spoilers: Plot points from early season 4.
Warnings: This is an apocafic, dealing with a pandemic. Quite a few warnings are included in that, including disturbing descriptions, violence, a lot of general background death, and death/implied death of canon characters. (Specifically: Christie's death is described; Satchmo dies off-screen; other characters including June, Jones and Hughes have unresolved fates.)
Author's Note: This is a work of derivative fiction — I don't own anything from White Collar.
This fills the "apocalypse" square on my hc_bingo card. It is also very much the longest story I have ever sat down and written. I very much hope you enjoy it!
Beta: sholio, florastuart and helle_d, who were all wonderful and extremely patient with me. Thank you so much!
Art: The amazing art is by sholio. Please let her know how awesome she is!

Summary: A lethal epidemic rips through New York. In the aftermath, Neal, Peter and Diana must work together to survive, and to search for those who left the city before lock-down. And then they have to keep on surviving.



On LJ: Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 | On DW | On AO3

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11 September 2013 @ 09:44 am
Title:Somewhwere Under The Trees

Crossover Fandom:N
Characters/Pairings:Neal C./Peter B./other team members

Rating:T
Word Count: 10 910
Spoilers:from all past seasons
Warnings:mentions of blood and injury, might be slightly graphic. nothing too much
Summary:He's all alone now. Nothing but trees surrounding.
Neal happens to get into trouble. This time there's no Peter to come and save him.
But eventually he will. And that's not all... there's upcoming storm.
What they don't know for sure is whether Neal's ran.
Author's Note: So this my very first Big Bang project I've taken part and pulled it off to this point.
I gotta say thanks to my dream I had a long time ago that was basically what encouraged me to try to write it down and post it. Originally it's for another fandom and was much longer and I've put it down on paper to finish one day...
For this particular story I took only the part with which it started and converted the original idea to this fandom.
I have to say thanks to all who wished me luck with this and I hope y'all like my story..
On a side note, I typed this all up on my phone and completely by myself. It's unbetaed so if there really are any glaringly evil mistakes either bear witn me or point out. I technically was pretty bleary eyed from 4am to 8am on saturday when I got my friend's pc all to myself and did major organization on this.
And pardon if language has slipped, I'm from non-english country so don't mind...
Enjoy! :)
Disclaimer: I don't own White Collar, Jeff does. So I just borrow to play and put back later.

Art: marissaangell http://imgur.com/a/3Tgv8#0

POSTED ON MY LJ:
PART 1: http://marissaangell.livejournal.com/9899.html
PART 2: http://marissaangell.livejournal.com/10069.html
 
 
09 September 2013 @ 02:05 pm
Title: Open and Shut
Characters/Pairings: Gen (with a little bit of Het).  Neal/OFC, Peter, Mozzie, El, Diana, Jones, Callaway
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: ~35K
Spoilers: Through S4 finale
Warnings: None
Summary: When Neal falls in love he's sure he's in Heaven. But soon he finds himself on a collision course with both Peter and Mozzie.  Set post S4.

Author's Note:   Thanks to china_shop for the idea which sparked this fic.  Big, big thanks to swanpride for beta'ing - without her help, ideas and support this story would have never gotten off the ground, much less gotten to this stage.  I'm really grateful for all the effort you invested in this!  Thanks to pikasafire, for her wonderful works, for giving Neal's True Love a face, and for providing a soundtrack for this fic.  And thanks to the whitecollar_bb mods: for their help and for running the challenge, I'd have never aimed this high without it.

Disclaimer: White Collar and its characters belong to Jeff Eastin and co., to whom I dedicate all the plotholes in this fic.

Art: pikasafire





Story on my LJ, Chapters: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
 
 
08 September 2013 @ 01:54 am
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Title: False Pretenses
Characters/Pairings: Neal Caffrey, Peter Burke / Elizabeth Burke, Mozzie, Jones, Barrigan
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 29 K
Spoilers: Spoilers for Season 1-4 and the S4 finale
Warnings: Minor violence, very little cussing
Summary: A man wakes up and doesn't know who he is, Neal Caffrey has cut his anklet and Peter Burke is missing.
Author's Note: This is just a fan fic. I do not own anything related to White Collar.
Thanks for the fantastic cover by Nioelle!

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Title: I Can’t Go Back to Yesterday (I Was a Different Person Then)
Author: rabidchild
Rating: R for language
Characters/Pairings: Tim DeKay, Neal Caffrey, Elizabeth Burke, OFC; Gen
Spoilers: Mentions canon events up to and including Season 4
Content Notice: NOT RPF, I swear; crack; h/c; casefic; friendship; humor. Also, this probably qualifies as parody. Also-also, this does nothing to dispel certain national stereotypes. Sorry, Canada.
Word Count: 20,500
Disclaimer: Don’t own, don’t profit.
Beta: miri_thompson and my Canadian Connection, ivorysilk
Artist: aragarna
Summary: What happens when TDK gets whomped over the head and wakes up in White Collar Land? A self-love story.

A/N: Follow-up to Stranger in a Strange Land, but it is not at all necessary to have read that. This is set in some amorphous early-Season 4 timeframe.

Story on LJ | Story on AO3
Link to aragarna's art

 
 
07 September 2013 @ 02:54 am
Please remember to post on your date. if something happens and you cannot post on your date for whatever reason, you will have to wait until the end of the challenge to post.

Either myself or my co-mod will be adding tags for you on your posts. So don't worry if you can't tag, we will be taking care of it. :)

Happy posting!
 
 
06 September 2013 @ 01:13 pm
So, we're starting posting on the 7th, which is tomorrow. Eep! So, I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone of when they are posting and get the header up. Here's our posting schedule:

Sept 7th: rabidchild
Sept 8th: elledeegee
Sept 9th: treonb
Sept 10th: marissaangell
Sept 11th: frith_in_thorns
Sept 12th: angelita26
Sept 13th:
Sept 14th:
Sept 15th:
Sept 16th: citrinesunset
Sept 17th:
Sept 18th: rabidchild
Sept 19th:
Sept 20th: kaylashay
Sept 21st: sinfulslasher
Sept 22nd: elrhiarhodan
Sept 23rd: theatregirl7299
Sept 24th: backrose_17
Sept 25th: florastuart
Sept 26th: veleda_k
Sept 27th: sheenianni


Now, here's the header:


Now, let's go through it.

Title: Self explanatory.
Crossover Fandom: Only if you have one. :) If you do not, just erase it from the header.
Characters/Pairings: Your primary characters and/or pairing, secondary pairing - feel free to put characters here if you have a gen fic.
Rating: Use the rating system you are most comfortable with.
Word Count: Again, self explanatory. :D
Spoilers: Due to having people from all over and being in all different places in the fandom, please just say "Spoilers for current season" or "Spoilers for season 3" or something of the like.
Warnings: Please please please use this. if you think you need to put in a warning, please do so. Better to have one than not have one. Do Note - Slash is not a warning and should not be used. If you have a slash warning, I will comment for you to take it down and you will have 48 hours to do so before I take down your fic. You will then repost it at the end of the round - no exceptions.
Summary: Quick sentence or three about your fic.
Author's Note: Please put the following sentence or some variation of it - I do not own White Collar or its characters. If you have a crossover fandom, put that in as well. This is just so we don't get anybody legal on our butt. Thank your betas and anybody else you need or want to.

Art: Either below or above your fic but it needs to be in the same post with a link to the art post if there is one. If your artist has not gotten your art to you by the time you post, please put TBP (to be posted).


Do not worry about tagging - the mods will take care of that as the stories go up.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I will open up for posting around midnight CDT. Happy posting everyone!
 
 
01 September 2013 @ 03:25 pm
Hello authors!

Your final drafts are due into whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com as soon as possible. They do not have to be beta-ed. They don't even have to be completely finished. They do need to be over 10K and attached to the email instead of in the body of the email. Your subject should look like this: username - final draft - title of fic.

You will get an email saying we've got your draft in. It might not be five minutes after you've sent it or...well, give me at least a day and then poke me if you don't get a reply.

This would have been up sooner but there was Whovian going ons. Apologies for that.

MOST IMPORTANT: You have until September 4th at midnight to get your final drafts in. I'm giving more time because I was late getting this up. Around the 5th, I'll post the header and coding and how you should post everything.

Good luck everyone! And congrats to everyone - you are all amazing!
 
 
15 August 2013 @ 08:32 pm
Hi everyone!

So, it is the 15th of August. Some house cleaning first.

Artists: While today is scheduled as the last day to drop out, either though a comment on this post or through email / PM, you can still drop out at any time if you need to. If you need to drop out after today, you need to contact us ASAP. Either through email at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com or by PMing either myself or sirwynai. Nobody is going to get in trouble. We'd just like to know so we could sound the horn for a pinch artist.

Authors: You have 17 days to get in your final draft (September 1st). We ask that, when sending in your final draft, to put in the subject line: User name - Final Draft - Title of Draft. So, my subject, for example, would read: crescent_gaia - Final Draft - Notes and Murder. You don't have to send in any sort of header for it. We just want to make sure that everyone is ready for posting their story. Also, it doesn't have to be finished finished - if you still need to beta it, that's fine. It really is more so we can make sure that everyone is on track.

Alright, let's get to the dates. It is first come, first serve. We want to have only one person a day posting. If you cannot post on any of the dates, give us a poke and we'll see what we can do.

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31 July 2013 @ 05:46 pm
Hello everyone.

So, as you might have noticed, myself and sirwynai aren't really around a lot at the moment. It turns out that this July was a very busy month for both of us. We apologize for any sort of trouble this might have caused and we thank those who contacted their artists on their own. All of the emails for artist claims - save for the newest ones on the second round claiming post - have been sent out. If you do not hear from your author or artist within a week, please give us a poke either here or through email.

The second thing is that Tatra and I have decided that we can no longer run this community after the current round. We are looking for a new mod (or two) who are willing to take over for us. We would transfer ownership of the community to that person, along with the email address account, so nothing would change for the participants. If you're willing to do that, please leave a comment. All comments for the moderation will be kept screened and Tatra and I will make a decision by the end of the round.

We really don't want to see the community end. On that note, we will keep looking until April 1st, 2014. If a mod cannot be found by that time, we will be closing the community. It's been a lot of fun, but at the same time, we just cannot keep up anymore. We've had a wonderful time being your mods and we thank each and everyone - past and present - who have contributed to this community.

Thank you for your time.
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31 July 2013 @ 05:33 pm
We've still got unclaimed fics! Please, if you can take on a second claim or knows someone who wants to do some art, please pass this on.

Thank you!


A few notes before we start:
1. This is first come, first serve. If all fics are claimed, I'll consider opening up claims again or just putting everything in with the art selection post that is coming up on August 1st.

2. Please be kind to your mods and the author that you are paired up with.

3. You have until September 1st to create art. If at any time you need to drop out, you need to contact us at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com. Or your author needs to know and then your author needs to tell us. This is just so we can get a pinch hitter in the works. You won't send any ninjas after you, because RL is a bitch and your mods know that first hand, but we need to know.

Alright, that's it. Any questions, reply here.

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16 July 2013 @ 09:12 pm
Hello artists and welcome to round four of White Collar Big Bang! It's time for you to select the fic you would like to create art for.

A few notes before we start:
1. This is first come, first serve. If all fics are claimed, I'll consider opening up claims again or just putting everything in with the art selection post that is coming up on August 1st.

2. Please be kind to your mods and the author that you are paired up with.

3. You have until September 1st to create art. If at any time you need to drop out, you need to contact us at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com. Or your author needs to know and then your author needs to tell us. This is just so we can get a pinch hitter in the works. You won't send any ninjas after you, because RL is a bitch and your mods know that first hand, but we need to know.

Alright, that's it. Any questions, reply here.

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16 July 2013 @ 01:07 am
Yep, that's right. Today by 8 pm Central US Time, you need to have your rough drafts into us. The artist claiming post is going up at 9 pm Central unless Livejournal decides to be a bitch. So writers do have that narrow window over the deadline, but don't leave it for too long.

Guidelines on how to submit your draft are here! Also, please make sure that your drafts are in some sort of word document. I'm not going to be opening anything other than a word document, open word document, or notepad file.


Do remember - if you cannot get your rough draft in by 8 pm tonight, you then have until August 1st to submit a rough draft. While we will be putting up an artist claim post for that, I cannot say that you will get an artist if you submit on August 1st.

Happy writing everyone!
 
 
14 July 2013 @ 02:13 pm
1. Rough Drafts Due by July 16th at 8 pm Central Daylight Time. Here is a time zone converter in case you're not sure about what time that is in your part of the world.

The guidelines on how to submit your draft are over here. Please comment either here or there if you have any questions. You need to have around 7K and you do not need to outline the rest. That is between you and your artist.

2. If you cannot get your rough draft in by the deadline, you do have another chance to turn in a rough draft on August 1st. We cannot say that you will get an artist or not.

3. If you know any artists who love White Collar, please send them our way! They can sign up over here or just show up on claiming day and grab a fic.

4. We have a beta post! Feel free to spread it around too.
 
 
14 July 2013 @ 02:12 pm
Hi all!

We're looking for betas (no, not that kind, we're not Supernatural) who are willing to help out an author. Here's the form to sign up:



The last one is to make sure that our betas don't get overwhelmed. :) Have fun!
 
 
02 July 2013 @ 03:07 pm
Hi everyone!

I hope everyone has been having fun writing. We've been quiet, dealing with real life issues, a puppy (me), and writing our own things. I'm glad to see that nobody really needed us and hoped that nobody minded that we were quiet. We feel, here at whitecollar_bb, that everyone feels better with just writing on their own and not being poked every month. :)

However, rough draft time is upon us! You have until whenever the art claims post goes up - should be the 15th but might be the 16th around 8 pm Central Time - to get your drafts in. If we do not have a rough draft with a header from you, I cannot say that you will get an artist. You can still do the challenge, but there's a good chance you're not getting art unless you do the art yourself or get a friend to do it. So, until the art post goes up on the 15th/16th, all drafts will be put into the art claims post for artists. After that, you have until August 1st to get a rough draft in and still be considered in the challenge. You just will not receive art. This way, we get as many stories as possible. If you still need an extension beyond that, please contact us at whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com and we'll see what we can do.

Another thing about rough drafts - you must have at least 7K of written work with an outline your artist can work with until you get them a complete draft. If you have a full and complete draft of work, that's awesome. But if you're struggling and below the 7K, email us and we'll see if we can work something out. Again, it's more about getting as many stories as we can in and having a giant party in September about the awesome work everyone has done.

Now - how to send the rough draft in. You will send it in to whitecollar.bb.mods@gmail.com. You will get a confirmation email back that your draft was received. Your draft must be attached to the email or the draft needs to be sent from Google Docs so we can check word counts and that you're ready to have an artist go at your work (okay, more for word count checking than anything else). Please make sure it is the complete draft and not the individual chapters. That just makes our lives easier. :)

In the subject of the email, you must have the following: Rough Draft - User Name - Title of Fic So, for example, the subject of my email would be "Rough Draft - crescent_gaia - Notes and Murder".

In the body of the email, this is what you need to have:
Title (Please note working or final):
Crossover (Y/N and Fandom):
Characters/Pairings:
Rating:
Any Warnings (this includes anything someone would be squicked by and spoilers):
Short Summary:

So, for mine, it would be:
Title (Final): Notes and Murder
Crossover: Castle
Characters/Pairings: Peter/El, Neal/Sara, Neal/Alex, Beckett/Castle
Rating: PG-13
Any Warnings: Spoilers for all of shown White Collar, save for season 4 finale, and all of Castle, save for season 4 finale.
Short Summary: When someone turns up dead with Peter's card in their pocket, two amazing forces come together to find the murderer.


Simple, to the point, and that will make it a lot easier on us when we put up the art claims post. So, if you have any questions, please leave a comment or poke us at the email address that has been shown at least twice in the post.

Happy writing!
 
 
18 May 2013 @ 12:53 pm
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Sign up to be an artist in the White Collar big bang here! Check the FAQs for the rules and comment here with your artsy likes and dislikes and so on as well as contact info. :)


Artist User Name:
Email:
Artist Likes:
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