Naruto Big / Reverse Bang

Current Round: 2022 Big Bang

Naruto Big / Reverse Bang

Current Round: 2022 Big Bang

2022 Big Bang Schedule

Sign-ups Open: May 05
Writer Sign-ups Close: May 15
Story Previews Due: July 25
Artist Sign-ups Close: Aug 01
Claims: Aug 01
Check-in #1: Sep 01
Check-in #2: Oct 01
Check-in #3: Nov 01
Works Due: Dec 10
Posting Begins: Dec 15
Posting Ends: Dec 31

2023 Rev Bang Schedule

Sign-ups Open: Jan 01
Artist Sign-ups Close: Jan 31
Previews Due: Feb 01
Author Sign-ups Close: Feb 05
Claims: Feb 05
Check-in #1: Mar 01
Check-in #2: Apr 01
Check-in #3: May 01
Works Due: Jun 10
Posting Begins: Jun 15
Posting Ends: Jun 30

Events, Roles, Tiers

Events
Big Bang
Authors create stories, artists create accompanying artwork.
Reverse Bang
Artists create artwork, authors create accompanying stories.
Tiers
Mini • Medium • Mega
Roles
Authors • Artists
Pinch-hitters • Beta-readers

Requirements

Authors
Mini: 5k
Medium: 15k
Mega: 30k
Artists
Mini: detailed sketch / simple line-work
Medium: soft-cell shading with simple background
Mega: full colour with detailed background
Cosplay & craft options also available, please contact an admin to arrange medium-specific requirements.

Naruto Big / Reverse Bang

Current Round: 2022 Big Bang

Questions & Answers

basicsq: what is a big bang/reverse bang challenge?
a: big bang: authors come up with an idea for a story, artists choose which stories they're interested in creating artwork for, and everyone is assigned a partner.
reverse bang: works the same, except artists come up with the initial idea, and authors choose artwork to write a story for.

participation/sign-ups
q: how will communication be carried out for the event?
a: there is an event discord server that all participants are required to join.
q: do I need to have social media?
a: as long as you have a place to post your work, social media is not a requirement.
q: is it alright if I'm a first time author/artist?
a: perfectly fine! As long as you're confident that you can successfully meet the event requirements, experience isn't important.
q: can I sign-up for multiple roles?
a: absolutely!
q: can I sign-up for multiple tiers?
a: you can! However, if you are the initial creator (big bang: authors, reverse bang: artists), you may only create one work per tier.

content
q: does my work have to be stand-alone?
a: your work must stand alone. However, as long as it can be read on its own, without any additional context, it can be part of a larger series.
q: can I write about my oc/si?
a: original characters and/or self-inserts cannot be the main focus of your work.
q: does my work have to be focused on a ship?
a: absolutely not, gen fics are welcome!
q: are there any rating and/or content restrictions?
a: any work rated explicit must focus on characters who are 15 or older, as that is the age of the main characters at the start of shippuden.

author specific
q: does my work have to be beta-read?
a: it's not mandatory, but we do ask that your final product have some effort put into avoiding any major spag errors.
q: I would like a beta-reader, how do I find one?
a: there will be a spread sheet of available beta-readers and a category of channels dedicated to beta/author collaboration in the server.

artist specific
q: the requirements don't really suit my art style, what do I do?
a: as art processes and styles are incredibly varied, it's difficult to set requirements that apply to everyone. If you feel that the requirements don't work with your artwork, please contact an admin and we'll come up with personalized requirements for your check-ins and final submission.'

pinch-hitter specific
q: for what reasons might I be asked to pinch-hit?
a: there are two main reasons you would be asked to pinch-hit:
1: an author/artist has dropped out
2: an author/artist has dropped down a tier and we're assigning their partner a pinch-hitter to keep an equal exchange
q: if I'm pinch-hitting, do I get to come up with my own idea?
a: the degree of creative freedom given to pinch-hitters depends entirely on the stage of challenge during which they step in and how far along their partner is.
q: will pinch-hitters be given different deadlines or requirements?
a: final requirements will not change, but dates will be flexible whenever possible to allow pinch-hitters as much time as they need to make up for lost time.

beta-reader specific
q: am I obligated to accept any author who approaches me?
a: not at all, you do not have to accept any story that you don't feel you're well suited to.
q: how many works am I required to beta-read?
a: as few or as many as you like.
q: what happens if my author goes past the agreed upon word count?
a: you're free to continue working on the fic if you'd like to, but you're absolutely not obligated to go past the expected word count.

claims
q: how are authors and artists paired together? Do I get to choose who I work with?
a:
1. Initial creators submit a preview of their work
2. Previews are compiled into an anonymous spreadsheet
3. Claims open, and accompanying creators are given forms to fill out indicating their preferred previews
4. Claims close, an administrator matches authors and artists based on preferences
5. Everyone receives their assignment & partner information via dm
q: I don't want to work on ___ content.
a: both preview and claim forms have space to indicate content you aren't willing to work with.

switching tiers/falling short/dropping out
q: what are check-ins? Are they mandatory?
a: check-ins are points during the challenge when you'll be asked to show the administrator what progress you've made. Each check-in will have requirements that can be found in the discord server.
q: what happens if I fall short during a check-in?
a: if you’ve fallen short by 15% of the required work for your tier or less, don’t worry about it. Everyone deserves some hassle-free wiggle room. If you’ve fallen short by more than that, please contact an administrator when you submit your check-in. If it seems feasible for you to catch up by the next deadline, you’ll likely be free to carry on towards it, possibly with another, supplementary check-in beforehand. If it seems impossible, you’ll be given the option of either dropping down a tier or dropping out of the challenge without penalty.
q: what happens if my partner falls short during a check-in?
a: your partner should contact an administrator and proceed accordingly. You can read the answer to the question directly above this one for further insight into the process.
q: what happens if I miss a check-in completely?
a: if you think you’re in danger of missing a check-in, please contact an administrator to arrange a supplementary date and time that works for you. Life happens, and this challenge is all about fun! If you’re stressed over a deadline you’re not sure works for you, please don’t be afraid to reach out. If you miss a check-in without saying anything and don’t respond to administrator attempts to contact you within 72 hours, you will be dropped from the challenge and banned from future participation.
q: I don’t want to drop out, but I’m no longer confident I’m going to be able to meet the requirements for my tier, what do I do?
a: don’t panic! Sincerely, we’re all here to have a good time. If you’re worried you might end up falling short of your tier requirements, please contact an administrator. Depending on how close to the requirements you feel you’re going to get, there are three possible options in this scenario:
• if you just need a little extra time, an extension can be arranged.
• if you’re going to come close, but not quite close enough, to the final requirements of your tier, you’ll most likely be permitted to finish as you see fit.
• if you’re falling significantly short of the requirements of your tier, you’ll be asked to drop down a tier.
q: what happens if I need to drop out?
a: if at any stage of the challenge you need to drop out, there’s no need for you to divulge personal details. Simply message an administrator to let them know that you can no longer participate. If you drop out without any warning, you will be banned from participating in the future.
q: what happens if my artist drops down a tier?
a: if your artist drops down a tier, you will be given two options:
• you may also drop down a tier, if you’d prefer.
• alternatively, you will be assigned a pinch hitter, also of the next tier down, to make up the difference.
q: what happens if my author drops down a tier?
a: if your author drops down a tier, you will be given two options:
• you may also drop down a tier, if you’d prefer.
• alternatively, a pinch-hitter of the next tier down will be assigned to you to create a second work based on the same premise in order to make up the difference.
q: what happens if my author/artist drops out?
a: if your artist/author drops out, you will be assigned a pinch-hitter of the same tier you signed-up for to work with.
q: can I go up a tier if I surpass my tier requirements?
a: no.
harassment/abuseq: what constitutes harassment or abuse in this context?
a: hate speech, ship bashing, spamming, doxxing, misgendering, pushing for personal information.
q: I’m uncomfortable with the actions of another participant, what do I do?
a: please contact an administrator immediately. This challenge is all about having fun, if someone is making you sincerely uncomfortable, that’s a problem we take seriously.

Naruto Big / Reverse Bang

Current Round: 2022 Big Bang

Sign-Ups

big bang 2022 sign-ups
Writer sign-ups: closed
Artist sign-ups: closed
Pinch-hitter sign-ups: closed
beta-reader sign-ups: closed
Reverse bang 2023 sign-ups
Writer sign-ups: Jan 01
Artist sign-ups: Jan 01
Pinch-hitter sign-ups: Jan 01
beta-reader sign-ups: Jan 01

Naruto New Year's
Rare Pair Gift Exchange

An inclusive fic and art based gift exchange centred around Naruto and Boruto rare pairs. Stories are posted anonymously on the Gregorian New Year, and authors are revealed on the Lunar New Year.

Naruto New Year's
Rare Pair Gift Exchange

Schedule

Sign-ups Open: August 20th - September 5th
Request Submissions due: September 10th
Gift Assignments: September 15th
First Check-in: October 1st - October 3rd
Second Check-in: November 1st - November 3rd
Third Check-in: December 1st - December 3rd
Anonymous Posting: December 31st - January 1st
Gift Reveals: January 22nd

Sign-Up

Sign-ups for the 2022/23 round of the exchange have closed.Sign-ups for the 2023/24 round will open August 1st, 2023.

Naruto New Year's
Rare Pair Gift Exchange

About

Participation• Zero Tolerance Towards Discrimination And Harassment• Dropping Out: You May Drop Out At Any Stage Of The Exchange, Please Get In Touch With An Admin To Do So• Dropping Out Without Notifying An Admin: Silent Drop Outs Will Be Banned From Future Participation• Dropping Out After The Third Check-in: Late Drop Outs Will Be Required To Create A 'treat' For A Previous Year's Request Before Participating AgainRequirements• Everyone Must Both Make And Fill A Request• Authors: 2k• Authors: Work Must Be Beta-read• Artists: Line Art With Soft-cell Shading• Discord Required: Invite Link On Sign-up Sheet• Ao3 Required: Necessary For Anonymous Posting Period• Get An Ao3 Account hereRequests, Fills & Treats• You Will Make 3-5 Requests, Only 1 Will Be Filled• Treats: Additional Fills For Requests You Were Not Assigned, You Can Make As Many As You Like• Once The Exchange Is Complete, Requests Will Be Listed Publicly On Ao3 For Any Participants Who Would Like To Create Treat Fills• Treats Do Not Need To Be Beta-readContent• Dead Dove: This Content Is Allowed, But Please Keep In Mind That The More Extreme Your Request Is, The More The Pool Of People Willing To Fill It NarrowsSFW/NSFW• Both Sfw And Nsfw Gift Requests Are Allowed• You Will Only Receive A Nsfw Gift If You Requested One• You Will Not Be Asked To Fill A Nsfw Request Unless You Indicated Your Interest In Doing SoAges• This Is An All Ages Event• Minors Will Not Be Permitted To Make Nsfw Requests Or Fills

Naruto New Year's
Rare Pair Gift Exchange

Rare Pairs

Below, you will find lists of pairings that have been confirmed as eligible and ineligible. The lists are not exhaustive. If your pairing is not on the list, please visit the tumblr, the twitter, or the admin's inbox to ask whether or not your pairing is eligible.Last updated: November 01st, 2022

Eligiblility

Eligible pairs meet the following requirements (determined while filtering out major pairings):1K+
English
Complete
Less than 500 combined works on AO3 & FFN

Eligible Pairings

Pairings are listed alphabetically, by last name.

Aburame Shibi/Inuzuka Tsume
Aburame Shino/Inuzuka Kiba
Aburame Torune/Inuzuka Tsume
Aburame Torune/Yamanaka Fū
Akimichi Chōji/Nara Shikamaru
Chōjūrō/Gaara
Deidara/Sarutobi Asuma
Deidara/Sasori/Uchiha Itachi
Delta/Jigen
Fū/Gaara
Gaara/Hyūga Neji
Gaara/Ōtsutsuki Urashiki
Gaara/Sasori
Gaara/Uchiha Itachi
Gaara/Uchiha Sasuke
Gaara/Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto
Haku/Jūgo
Haku/Momochi Zabuza
Haku/Sai
Haruno Sakura/Hidan
Haruno Sakura/Hyūga Hinata
Haruno Sakura/Kankūro
Haruno Sakura/Lee Rock
Haruno Sakura/Sai
Haruno Sakura/Tenten
Haruno Sakura/Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto
Haruno Sakura/Uchiha Obito
Haruno Sakura/Uchiha Shisui
Haruno Sakura/Uzumaki Karin
Hatake Kakashi/Kitō
Hatake Kakashi/Namikaze Minato
Hatake Kakashi/Nohara Rin/Uchiha Obito
Hatake Kakashi/Sai
Hatake Kakashi/Senju Tobirama
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Itachi/Uchiha Obito/Uchiha Shisui
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Izuna
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Obito/Hidan
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Obito/Yamato
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Itachi
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Itachi/Uchiha Sasuke
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Shisui
Hatake Kakashi/Uzumaki Kushina
Hatake Sakumo/Maito Dai
Hatake Sakumo/Uchiha Madara
Hatake Sakumo/Uchiha Obito
Hidan/Hoshigaki Kisame/Kakuzu
Hidan/Hoshigaki Kisame
Hidan/Hoshigaki Kisame/Uchiha Itachi
Hidan/Nara Shikamaru
Hidan/Sasori
Hidan/Uchiha Obito
Hyūga Hinata/Hyūga Neji
Hyūga Hinata/Inuzuka Hana
Hyūga Hinata/Inuzuka Kiba
Hyūga Hinata/Jūgo
Hyūga Hinata/Kankurō
Hyūga Hinata/Yamanaka Ino
Hyūga Neji/Lee Rock
Hoshigaki Kisame/Uchiha Obito
Hōzuki Suigetsu/Uchiha Sasuke
Inuzuka Hana/Uchiha Itachi
Inuzuka Kiba/Kankurō
Inuzuka Kiba/Nara Shikamaru
Inuzuka Tsume/Konan
Inuzuka Tsume/Senju Tsunade
Ise Udon/Sarutobi Konohamaru
Jiraiya/Orochimaru/Senju Tsunade
Jūgo/Kaguya Kimimaro
Kakuzu/Senju Hashirama
Kakuzu/Senju Tobirama
Kakuzu/Uchiha Izuna
Kankurō/Sasori
Katō Dan/Orochimaru
Kirara/Sasori
Kitō/Yamanaka Inoichi
Konan/Sasori
Konan/Uchiha Obito
Konan/Uzumaki Nagato/Yahiko
Maito Gai/Shiranui Genma
Maito Gai/Uchiha Obito
Maito Gai/Yamato
Mitarashi Anko/Morino Ibiki
Mitarashi Anko/Senju Nawaki
Mitarashi Anko/Tayuya
Namikaze Minato/Uchiha Fugaku
Namikaze Minato/Uchiha Fugaku/Uchiha Mikoto/Uzumaki Kushina
Nara Shikamaru/Uzumaki Naruto
Nohara Rin/Uchiha Obito
Nohara Rin/Uzumaki Kushina
Omoi/Sai
Orochimaru/Yakushi Kabuto
Ōtsutsuki Ashura/Ōtsutsuki Indra
Ōtsutsuki Momoshiki/Ōtsutsuki Urashiki
Rasa/Sasori
Rasa/Uchiha Obito
Sai/Uchiha Itachi
Sai/Uzumaki Naruto
Sai/Yamato
Sasori/Third Kazekage
Sasori/Uchiha Itachi
Sasori/Uchiha Obito
Senju Butsuma/Uchiha Tajima
Senju Hashirama/Uchiha Madara/Uzumaki Mito
Senju Hashirama/Senju Tobirama
Senju Hashirama/Senju Tobirama/Uchiha Izuna
Senju Hashirama/Uchiha Izuna
Senju Itama/Uchiha Izuna
Senju Itama/Uchiha Madara
Senju Kawarama/Uchiha Izuna
Senju Tobirama/Uchiha Izuna
Senju Tobirama/Uchiha Izuna/Uchiha Madara
Senju Tobirama/Uchiha Izuna/Uzumaki Mito
Senju Tobirama/Uchiha Kagami
Senju Tobirama/Uchiha Obito
Senju Tobirama/Uzumaki Mito
Senju Tōka/Uchiha Izuna
Senju Tōka/Uchiha Madara
Senju Tōka/Uzumaki Mito
Shiranui Genma/Umino Iruka
Temari/Tenten
Temari/Yamanaka Ino
Terumī Mei/Uchiha Madara
Uchiha Hikaku/Uchiha Izuna
Uchiha Hikaku/Uchiha Madara
Uchiha Itachi/Uchiha Izumi/Uchiha Shisui
Uchiha Itachi/Uzumaki Karin
Uchiha Itachi/Yamato
Uchiha Izumi/Uchiha Shisui
Uchiha Izuna/Uchiha Madara
Uchiha Izuna/Uchiha Obito
Uchiha Madara/Uchiha Obito
Uchiha Madara/Uzumaki Mito
Uchiha Naka/Uchiha Naori
Uchiha Obito/Uchiha Shisui
Uchiha Obito/Uzumaki Mito
Uchiha Sasuke/Uchiha Shisui
Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Minato
Uchiha Sasuke/Yamanaka Ino
Umino Iruka/Yamato

Ineligible Pairings

Pairings are listed alphabetically, by last name.

Deidara/Sasori
Gaara/Lee Rock
Gaara/Uzumaki Naruto
Haruno Sakura/Hatake Kakashi
Haruno Sakura/Uchiha Sasuke
Haruno Sakura/Uzumaki Naruto
Haruno Sakura/Yamanaka Ino
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Sasuke
Hatake Kakashi/Uchiha Obito
Hatake Kakashi/Umino Iruka
Hatake Kakashi/Uzumaki Naruto
Hidan/Kakuzu
Hoshigaki Kisame/Uchiha Itachi
Hyūga Hinata/Uchiha Sasuke
Hyūga Hinata/Uzumaki Naruto
Hyūga Neji/Tenten
Nara Shikamaru/Temari
Senju Hashirama/Uchiha Madara
Senju Tobirama/Uchiha Madara
Uchiha Itachi/Uchiha Shisui
Uchiha Sasuke/Uzumaki Naruto

KakaSaku Exchange

Welcome to the KakaSaku Exchange. This is an annual gift exchange of fan art focused Kakashi and Sakura from Naruto as a romantic ship.

Currently running the 2023 Interest Check.


KakaSaku Exchange

2022/23 ScheduleSign-ups Open: December 1st - 31st
Assignments: January 5th
1st Check-in: February 1st
2nd Check-in: March 1st
Gifts Posted: March 31st


KakaSaku Exchange

RequirementsAuthors: 2,500 word count
Artists: clean sketch w/ simple shading
Rules• Participants must respect their giftees request and DNW indications both.• Participants must show basic consideration and respect for one another, no bashing, discrimination, or harassment will be tolerated. This includes ship bashing.• All works must meet the minimum requirements for the challenge. Exceeding the requirements is no problem at all!• Works must not be shared publicly before the posting date.


KakaSaku Exchange

Questions & AnswersQ: Are NSFW/Dead-Dove requests/gifts allowed?
A: Absolutely! You'll be given the chance to specify your preferences during the request submission process.
Q: Does that mean I'll have to write/draw a NSFW gift? What if I'm not comfortable with that?
A: No, not at all! Everyone will be given the chance to opt-out of being assigned any type of request they're not comfortable with.
Q: How many pieces will I be expected to create? How many will I receive?
A: Everyone is expected to create one piece and everyone will receive one piece. Gifters are absolutely allowed to create more than one gift for their giftee, but it's not a requirement.
Q: Is there a system for treats?
A: As this is the first year the event has run, we don't have any treats up for grabs yet, but once the event has been completed, prompts will be publicly shared on AO3 (unless requested otherwise, of course) so that people can create treats any time they'd like!


Coming 2023