The Olympics may be drawing to a close in less than 24 hours, but it doesn't mean that the party has to end. What's the Olympic Mini Big Bang challenge, you ask? To put it simply - it's a big bang challenge for our favourite Olympic pairings on a smaller scale. It's a place where writers and artists can collaborate and create amazing fanworks featuring the hottie mchothots of the Olympics (both Summer and Winter, of course!).
I did say that this is a mini big bang, so instead of the usual 20K word-minimum of regular big bangs, the minimum word count for this challenge is 5000 words. There is no upper limit, so go nuts, y'all!
Of course, a big bang just isn't a big bang without awesome artists. For the purposes of this challenge, the following falls under the art umbrella: trad or digital art, manips, icons, fanvids, fan mixes and soundtracks, wallpapers, and cover art.
Title: Trials and Tribulations Author:cupcakegirla (tumblr/AO3/LJ) Artist: :( there isn't one Pairing(s): Ryan Lochte/Michael Phelps Rating: PG-13 Wordcount: 12,518 Summary:Michael is a little confused heading into London. But it’s not about Ryan. It’s not! Ok. Maybe it’s about Ryan, at least a little bit. Ok. A lot. But it’s not strictly about Ryan. There’s other stuff too.
Title: just want to stare into the light Author:finkpishnets Pairing(s): Max Whitlock/Sam Oldham & Kristian Thomas/Louis Smith Rating: PG-13 Word Count: 5,587 Summary:Boarding School AU. In which Louis and Kristian co-host a radio show, everyone overuses twitter, and there’s far too much pining (mostly the oblivious sort). Notes: Thanks to misprinting for looking this over for me and telling me I wasn’t completely crazy for scrapping all my original ideas in favour of something utterly dumb.
Title: Time for Love Author: scoobydumblonde Pairing(s): Natuzzi Rating: NC-17 Wordcount: 5,126 Summary: Todd and Markus have been together for years. During Turin, the Canadian team thinks Todd needs a more calming influence. In the years following, Markus is Todd's rock. Notes: For all the Natuzzi fans who've missed these two. I doubt I'm the only one.
Title: Always Have Author: scoobydumblonde Artist: vingtdigniti Pairing(s): Lochte/Phelps Rating: NC-17 Wordcount: 5,066 Summary: Ryan loves Michael. He always has. But Michael's not sure if it's love or just lust. When Michael decides he's ready, will Ryan still be waiting for him? Notes: Special thanks to Kiki for always pushing me. And special thanks to my artist for the amazing work!
Title: Rush Night Author: kingzgurl Verse: Bonds of Brotherhood (Fraternity AU) Fandom: Olympics, Swimming and Gymnastics Pairing: Michael Phelps/Ryan Lochte, Chris Brooks/Jonathan Horton Word Count: 9,500 Rating: PG-13 Summary: Rush Night freshman year changed Michael Phelps’ life. It was a night he almost skipped out on.
Title: Catching Forty Author:cupcakegirla (tumblr/AO3/LJ) Artist:kateison/Kavinskysdick (tumblr) Pairing(s): JR Celski/Apolo Ohno Rating: PG-13 Wordcount: 5,439 Summary: Unable to sleep in his dorm room in the Olympic Athletes Village in Vancouver, Apolo pays a visit to JR.