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05 December 2012 @ 08:25 pm
LuRe Big Bang 2012 is now OVER!  

*hands you tissues*

No more crying, because this month has been chock full of amazing writing and art, right?! 

This past month we have been honoured and privileged to have fics written and art made for stories about Luke and Reid. That fact that almost over two years on, the love and admiration for this couple is alive and kicking is something wonderful. We are all so lucky to have such amazing people in the fandom who are willing to keep their love alive.

Tis truly a wonderful thing!

There shall be a masterpost uploaded, as well as a PDF book made by the absolutely amazing aljc100 shortly and that shall be posted up in due course. But now to the important part!

Firstly, a huge and massive and ginormous THANK YOU go to the writers and artists and betas. Without you, there would be no Big Bang, without you, there would no amazing stories or the vision to go with it. Without you, we wouldn't be able to see Luke and Reid put through different trials and tribulations based in canon, in different universes, in alternate worlds where they deal with the unimaginable but what stays the same is their love for one another and that these two always, always find each other. Thank you for giving Luke and Reid a new lease of life, a way for us to keep them alive in our hearts for a long time to come.
No Big Bang challenge can happen without the authors and the artists who take out the time out of their own busy and hectic lives to gift us with their talent. Also a thank you to those who fought so hard to get their stories done on time but were unable to. Just because you didn't post for the challenge, it doesn't in anyway diminish your effort or the time you spent on crafting your story. We can only hope that one day, you will get to post your story and will be able to share it with all of us...we shall keep our fingers crossed!

So, thank you, thank you, thank you for making this year a success!

Secondly, a massive thank you to the readers without whom this challenge would pretty much die a grisly death, lol. Writers write but without the reader, what fun is it? Thank you all for being amazingly patient, for being quick readers and for leaving excellent comments for those who have written their stories and for the incredible art that has received such adoration. Without you readers, this challenge would be pointless but you guys have a huge hand in keeping this fandom alive so thank you all for your voracious reading skills!

If you have been reading but have not commented on the stories, do us a favour and please leave those authors/artists a quick thank you if you can! Just a small token of gratitude to an author/artist for their contribution to the challenge can make a massive difference to someone's day! Take my word for it! ;)

Last but not the least, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to the wonderful traciamc without whom this challenge would've been impossible to handle. She has, without doubt, thrown herself into the fandom (willingly, totally willingly! :P) and given her heart and soul into making sure that we, as a fandom, get to enjoy every single thing about LuRe, she's been a major part of making sure that we get to keep our boys alive. Without her it would've been impossible to coordinate the challenge alone. I don't know how she managed last year but she is honestly a true trooper. There is nothing she hasn't done for this fandom and so, I don't even know if thank you is big enough a word...but I shall say it anyway. Thank you, Traci, for all you do and have done for this fandom.

We love ya!

Once more, huge thanks to you all for all your contribution and maybe, just maybe...we might be back again next year!

In the meantime, keep an eye out for the masterpost and the book!

Till then...

scotianovascotianova on December 5th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, we love you, Traci - AND you, Bhumi ;)
traciamc: pic#102206829traciamc on December 6th, 2012 02:54 am (UTC)
traciamctraciamc on December 6th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
And thank YOU for helping me put this together this year. With RL the way it's been, I never would have been able to do this on my own.

I'm so in awe of the writers and artists out there, and am so happy that we had yet another successful Big Bang.

As for the fandom, I have never been involved in any kind of fandom before, but the moment that Eric Sheffer Stevens showed up on my soap, I was in love. It was because of him and his character that I found this fandom. And because of the fandom, I have some absolutely amazing and wonderful friends, friends that I consider family. So thank you, everyone! I may not be around as much (RL is a bitch), but I'll be lurking.

Thank you to all of the participants and readers, and especially to my British daughter bhumimak. Love you!
Petuniapetuniagirl on December 6th, 2012 02:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you Traci and Bhumi for putting this together. I still have so many stories left to read--I can't wait!
sleeper6: SmileyBlairsleeper6 on December 9th, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
A big thank you to you and traciamc! You two are fabulous at doing this and making sure it's as successful as it was. The fandom is grateful and lucky to have you!

And another big thank you to all the talented writers, artists and betas who gave us some amazing stories!

I still fee horrid that I dropped out. I hardly ever give up on anything (especially when it comes to our guys) but I still hope to finish the BB fic I started . . . one day.
traciamctraciamc on December 13th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)