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13 August 2011 @ 02:29 pm
Title: Finding A Way
Author: dark_malignity
Rating: NC16
Main Characters: Mai, Zuko, Azula
Supporting Characters: Ty Lee, Iroh, the gAang.
Pairing: Mai/Zuko
Pairings:Katara/Aang, Sokka/Suki. Absolutely minute traces of Zuko/Katara if you squint like mad and turn your head sideways.
Warnings: Spoilers to the end of the series. Occasional foul language.(highlight to reveal) Graphic foreplay, dry humping, oral sex, concubinage, implied S/M, relatively graphic birth sequence.


Summary: Zuko wants to get married, but Mai is reluctant because all signs point to a possibility of her being barren. Her rejection hurts and baffles him until she eventually comes clean. Together, they embark on an extensive, five-year search for a solution that would involve everything from concubinage, to ritual superstition, to rediscovering lost fire bending lore.





Look at doini's fanart, done as part of this big bang project! Isnt it beautiful? <3 Follow the teaser to see the full pic.



PART I


Last notes:
A shoutout to my beta, Kristine Fox, who happens to be a published author. Go check out her blog here: http://vampiretales-fox.blogspot.com/

A big thank you also to Qing for her feedback on Part 1, to my brother (an Azula fanboi) for helping me brainstorm her fight strategies/sequences in Part 2, and my sister for listening to me whine every time I’m stuck.

And of course, thank you Ice for making this big bang possible! <3 <3


 
 
13 August 2011 @ 01:46 pm
Title: Ember, Ash, and Kindling
Author: beckyh2112
Artist: flawney
Pairings: Mai/Zuko, Ozai/Ursa
Characters: Ensemble
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Azulon ordered her son's death, Ursa convinced Ozai his father would not stop with Zuko and they could not stop him. The royal couple fled into exile with their children. Six years later, their tenuous peace shatters with the arrival of two forces in Ba Sing Se: Avatar Aang and Prince-General Iroh.

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Ember Ash and Kindling
 
 
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12 July 2011 @ 09:36 am
Title: The Dew of Summer
Author: yukinoomoni
Rating: T+
Characters: Mai and Zuko, assorted ensemble and an OC.
Pairing: Mai/Zuko, some hints of Toph/The Duke, Aang/Katara and Suki/Sokka
Warnings: Takes place after my first bigbang fic, At the Edge of Dusk, but you don't have to read it to enjoy this one. It occurs roughly two years post-series and does contain heavy spoilers for the entire series.
Additional Notes: As many of you are aware, I've been really ill for almost a year now. As such, I was doubtful I would ever get this done in time for posting. And to be honest, I'm...not done yet. However, everything is set up in a way that I will be posting a chapter a day on weekdays. It should take me about two weeks to get all of the chapters up, and as I do, this master post will be updated with links to my writing journal. Following the completion of the story, I will then be posting it on AO3 within the banked-flame community there. So keep your eyes peeled on this post!

Additionally, once it's ready, I'll be posting amanda_violet's artwork with the relevant chapter =D

Chapter One, Chapter Two, Chapter Three, Chapter Four, Chapter Five
Chapter Six, Chapter Seven, Chapter Eight, Chapter Nine
 
 
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06 July 2011 @ 06:08 pm
Title: The Black Mask
Pairings: Mai/Zuko
Characters: Mai, Zuko, Zhao, Ty Lee
Rating: PG-13
Summary: While searching for the Avatar, Prince Zuko stops at Whale Tail Island. He meets the Governor's daughter, Mai, who shows him around the most boring Fire Nation colony in the world. But things start happening when Captain Zhao arrives to investigate a report of an air bender living on the island, and both Mai and Zuko get pulled into his hunt.

Unfortunately, I did not have time to get the entire fic up today. The first two chapters have been posted, and I will post the rest as soon as I can.

The Black Mask

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The Black Mask from Nuit Songeur on Vimeo.

 
 
04 July 2011 @ 08:33 am
Title: Ember, Ash, and Kindling
Pairings: Mai/Zuko, Ozai/Ursa
Characters: Ensemble
Rating: PG-13
Summary: After Azulon ordered her son's death, Ursa convinced Ozai his father would not stop with Zuko and they could not stop him. The royal couple fled into exile with their children. Six years later, their tenuous peace shatters with the arrival of two forces in Ba Sing Se: Avatar Aang and Prince-General Iroh.

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Title: Love, Family, and Treachery
Author: amanda_violet
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Mai, Zuko, Mai's Mother, Iroh, Everyone, OCs
Pairing: Mai/Zuko (all canon pairings +hints of Tokka mentioned)
Summary: Mai and Zuko thought they had enough to deal with in the three years following the war. They didn't count on a shotgun wedding, parenthood, and a deadly conspiracy from within their own inner circle.

Note: This fic is chaptered. The first chapter only is linked, but all the others will be added shortly.


on FF.net || on LJ




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26 June 2011 @ 10:11 pm
As time grows near for your submissions please take note of the format of the masterposts here in the community for the submissions. Please keep the size of the sample banner small so that it flows with the layout of the community. Thank you.

For those who will have the main collections in other sites here are a few guidelines

your own livejournal
please remember to say in ff.n that you're doing it for maiko big bang and link back in the banked flame livejournal page.


archive of our own

There's an official archive of our own collection here, if you're posting in archive of our own. Please include in the tags at archive of our own "maiko big bang".

fanfiction.net
please remember to say in ff.n that you're doing it for maiko big bang and link back in the banked flame livejournal page. ff.n doesn't allow linking out so you'll have to spell it out :( which I'm sure you all guys hate to do: just say done for maiko big bang in: "banked-flame slash livejournal. com, please check the other fics out when they come out" or some permutation so everyone sees it.

Please remember to pimp your artist/author too, and always refer your readers back to the banked flame site. Thanks and happy posting!
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Sample master post for those who usually don't use master posts.


For the fiction here's the suggested formatting : (we're using one of my fics as a sample here)


Title: Killing Me Softly
Author: ice_of_dreams
Rating: NC-17/MA
Characters: the gAang, Mai & Zuko
Pairing: Mai/Zuko
Warnings: (highlight to reveal) sounding, shibari, anal beads Again, set in the Control!verse, but again, is largely stand alone.
Summary: Zuko confesses to Mai that he's bored. Mai tries to relieve him of his boredom the only way she knows how.



Control || Like Moths to the Flame || Circling Dragon, Rising Phoenix || Possession || Turtle-duck || Killing Me Softly


The HTML for that is:




And we're pretending that this is a sample of the banner/sample fan art that's going to be in place which will link to the fanartist page:

banked-flame:a maiko big bang



remember! keep the image within the bounds of the posting area (it shouldn't exceed the size of this table, the width of the banner up there is 300, so you could probably do it up to 500, just experiment.

the HTML for the banner is:



I'll put the tags in after a while so that they'll be uniform, so keep those blank for now. And please remember to accept membership so that you have posting access.

I'm so excited :)

see you July. and post questions if you need help.
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17 May 2011 @ 01:54 pm
Here's the Posting Schedules everyone. Reminding everyone that sketches, rough line art were due yesterday and the second rough draft was due two weeks ago so those who haven't submitted please do so at banked.flame at gmail.com. Thanks for those who've submitted on time *grins*

Posting schedule
JUNE 30
author: dark_malignity
artist: doini

JULY 2
author; amanda_violet
artist: unjapanologist

JULY 4
author: beckyh2112
artist: flawney

JULY 6
author: blue_lacquer
artist: nuitsongeur

JULY 8
author: peri_peteia
artist: nuitsongeur

JULY 10
author: ixmythot
artist: unjapanologist

JULY 12
author: yukinoomoni
artist: amanda_violet
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07 April 2011 @ 05:20 pm
Hi five days delay due to some people not replying to their mails, so please check your mails. Here's the first round list and two more coming up.


STORY 1
author: amanda_violet
artist: unjapanologist
Genre(optional): Murder Mystery without the Murder, Romance, Family, and a little bit of everything else.

Three years have passed since the end of the war. Ozai is still in prison, Azula is still institutionalized, and the Earth King has been reinstated. There is a fragile peace in the world, and all seems well... but not for the Firelord. Despite Zuko's popularity in the Earth Kingdom, he is very much NOT popular with his countrymen. Assassination attempts, rumors of rebellion, and conspiracies from within the aristocracy are a constant problem, and he's being driven out of his mind in a hopefully amusing manner. Luckily, he has Mai there to help him with absolutely everything. Postwar troubles have brought them so close as to be completely inseparable, and at times they're the only things keeping each other sane. Unfortunately, when the arrival of Unnamed-Surprise-Maiko-Baby becomes imminent, so does the conclusion of a murder conspiracy from Zuko's own bodyguards. A mastermind from within their ranks (which sounds mysterious only because I haven't decided who it will be yet) plans to kill Zuko and Mai and set up Unnamed Baby as a puppet ruler so they can take control and restore the Fire Nation to its former "glory." But the mastermind forgets that Unnamed Baby has badass parents devoted to protecting him/her at any cost and numerous "aunts" and "uncles" who are some of the most powerful people in the world. Not to mention he overestimates the loyalty of some of his own minions...
I'm going for a generally lighthearted tone, but with angst (it is about Maiko after all).

STORY 2
author: beckyh2112
artist: flawney
Summary: When Princess Ursa heard the Firelord had pronounced a death-sentence on her son, she demanded to know where the Firelord would stop with Ozai's family. She convinced Second Prince Ozai that Azulon would not stop and they could not stop him, so the royal couple took their children and fled into exile. Six years later, their tenuous peace is shattered by the arrival of two forces in Ba Sing Se: Avatar Aang and General-Prince Iroh.

STORY 3: THE BLACK MASK
author: blue_lacquer
artist: nuitsongeur
Characters: Mai, Zuko, Zhao, Ty Lee
Pairings: None other than Mai/Zuko.
Rating: PG-13/T
Genre: AU - Adventure
Summary: While searching for the Avatar, Prince Zuko stops at Whale Tail Island. He meets the Governor's daughter, Mai, who shows him around the most boring Fire Nation colony in the world. But all kinds of things start happening when Captain Zhao arrives to investigate a report of an airbender living on the island, and both Mai and Zuko get pulled into his hunt.

STORY 4
author: dark_malignity
artist: doini
genre: speculative(?) philosophical(?)
theme: myth, culture and ritual healing. some politics.
summary: Mai is reluctant to marry zuko because all signs point to a possibility of her being barren. Her reluctance hurts and baffles him. she eventually comes clean, and he sends her on an unsuccessful pilgrimage to a fertility shrine, where she discovers the existance of an ancient fire nation healing (based loosely on traditional heat therapy [fire bending] and acupuncture [lightning bending]). The healing therapy is effective: it allows Zuko to find inner stability (resulting in an ability to generate his own lightning) and Mai's condition improves. They get married, and Mai gets pregnant.


Meanwhile, Azula escapes from her secure holding area and raises an army to put Ozai back on the throne. She then returns to the capital and attempts to overthrow Zuko's government. The siblings agree to settle the dispute in Agnikai. Zuko defeats her using his new zen-touched lightning and Mai gives birth to a boy (and so his crown is safe). Zuko then asks that Azula is put in the care of his fire healers, in an attempt to soothe her unsettled spirit.

STORY 5
author: peri_peteia
artist: nuitsongeur
Just because things are going well doesn't mean that they aren't overwhelming. Mai's just passed the bar, Zuko's photography career is on the verge of finally taking off, and their wedding is in a few short months. With job searches, attempts to manage a business, and the ever-present specter of Mai's mother and her army of wedding planners, the pressure is building. So, when Sokka suggests to Zuko that they take a weekend roadtrip like they did back in college, Zuko jumps on it as the perfect breath of fresh of air for himself and his fiancée. Of course, Sokka intended a brotrip, one last opportunity to bond before his best friend moves on to an entirely new stage of life and leaves him behind, not the huge affair for their entire social circle that it becomes. As they all work out their current problems on the road, they remember the beginnings and progressions of their complex web of relationships. Modern AU. Mai/Zuko, Sokka/Suki, Zuko+Sokka friendship, Mai+Suki friendship, a billion other friendships. Background Aang/Katara and Ty Lee/Azula.

STORY 6
author: ixmythot
artist: unjapanologist
Summary: A series of mini-fics showcasing the Gaang's slow but eventual realization that no, Zuko nor Mai really don't care who's in the room when they're showing the other how much they love one another. Smut, smut, and more smut.

Canon pairings, with a few hints of Sukkaoph, Tyzula, and the like

STORY 7
author stopped responding to mail

STORY 8
author: yukinoomoni
artist: amanda_violet
While still getting used to being married and ruling the Fire Nation, Mai and Zuko receive a strange letter from what eventually turns out to be the Sun Warriors. Their presence is requested and the reason isn't disclosed, but whatever it is could mean the fate of the relationship between the Fire Nation and the Sun Warriors.




SUMMARIES of Authors who have dropped out or are not responding to PMS/missed a lot of deadlines:

Tentative Title: Matched Pair
Author: lavanyasix
Genre: Drama
Summary: AU from the Boiling Rock. In retaliation for betraying her, Azula burns off half of Mai's face, giving her a scar to match Zuko's. Now, with the war over, Mai and Zuko try to pick up the pieces of their lives. (The fancier, non-spoilery summary will be: "Mai pays a hefty price for her betrayal of Azula, but how long will she keep paying for choosing love over fear?")

Tentative Title: "An Ocean of Memories"
Author: nuitsongeur
Summary:
Ozai was proud when he learned his wife gave birth to a son. It meant a male heir for him. He gets an idea to make a match between his son and his favorite nobleman's daughter. That is, until Azula is born and becomes his favorite. Mai and Zuko grow up through much until Mai is turned from Zuko's playmate into Azula's. The Blue Spirit identity is coined as a way for Zuko to see his old playmate until time, Azula, and Mai's strict upbringing tear them apart. When he was banished, he still used the Blue Spirit as a means to see Mai until one day, he stops visiting and the Blue Spirit becomes an enemy to the Fire Nation. Recollection, and hints of child-grooming.

Everything Happens in Ba Sing Se
Author: alabaster86
Genre: Humor, romance, family SummaryNeither Mai nor Zuko expected life after the war to be easy; and it wasn’t. With Zuko trying to fight the prejudice against both his age and inexperience, Mai trying her best to contribute something, nurturing their own relationship and meeting the expectations placed upon them, the young couple experience stress, fatigue and the occasional fit of temper. Oh, and there was that whole thing about restoring the honour of the Fire Nation too.
It was no wonder that the young couple sought refuge in Iroh’s teashop, The Jasmine Dragon, whenever the opportunity presented itself. But no one could explain why every important event or occasion in their lives ended up happening there….in Ba Sing Se.

STORY 7
Author: bombalurima1
Story Idea from: lavanyasix
In a world where Mai was born a poor colonial peasant girl, she found fulfillment as the youngest member EVER of the Yu Yan archers. At least until a certain blue-masked figure stole the Avatar out from under her nose and she *missed* that last shot to take him down. Canned by Zhao for 'gross incompetence', Mai dedicates herself to hunting down the only one who ever got away.
 
 
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16 March 2011 @ 12:28 am
Hey it's reminder time again.

It's time for the extensive outlines. There are some people who protested to an extensive outline, and we agreed that if you don't want to produce an extensive outline then anything that you've finished at this point would be an all right substitute as long as you have at least a vague idea of the ending goal that you are planning.

The reason for the extensive outlines are so that we know that a) you're still committed to the project b) as a checkpoint c) that you'll be able to finish the project (it is 20,000 words) so that you can d) get an eligible artist (remember the artists outnumber the authors at least 3:1).

As soon as the extensive outlines are given we'll post the list of summaries for the artists to match up.

Timeline for the Maiko Big Bang If you're still confused with the timeline please look at this post :)
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