I'll be honest with you: I'm a little burned out on running the pokémon big bang. Besides, doing the same thing all the time gets boring, so I'm proposing we change things up a bit!
There are three options.
One is that we have a mini-bang, which is exactly the same as a normal big bang, except the word minimum is only 3k.
The second option, which I'm most interested in doing personally, is a reverse mini-bang—artists are the main creative force behind the fanwork team. They create art, which is then posted anonymously. The art is picked up by a writer (who may have a beta-reader working with them), and then create a fic of at least 3,000 words to accompany the art piece. Artists are revealed when the fics are posted.
The third option is that we run a big bang as per normal, although as stated before, I'm not exactly enthusiastic about this idea. If we did, I'd need to find a very, very reliable mod-person who would be okay with shouldering a large amount of the work, and I'm not sure any of you want to do that. :/
I should also say that no matter what we do this year, we'll probably go back to a normal big bang next year, unless people feel strongly otherwise.
Anyway, here's a poll!
What shape would you like pokemon big bang 2013 to take?
Mini-bang! (Same format, but only 3k)
Reverse mini-bang! (Art created first, writers pick up pieces and write for them after, 3k)
Normal big bang! (Same as above, but 10k instead of 3k)
I have another idea. (Please discuss in comments!)
Feel free to discuss in the comments as well, and PLEASE share this post and its poll with anyone you know who is interested in the big bang—the more voices the better, in my opinion. Thank you to everyone who votes!