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gleecollagefest:

Announcing the Glee Hiatus Collage Fest!
All characters and all ships welcome!
July 5-12. No sign ups. Open to all fanworks.
How it works: We’ll post a collage prompt every day during the challenge, including pictures and words but no specific Glee characters—that part is up to you! Use these as inspiration however you wish, tag your works for us to find, and each day we’ll do a round-up of all works from the day before.
More info coming soon! Follow the glee collage fest blog for updates.


The same mod team that has been running the KHBB (orangegirl22 and loveinisolation) will be running the Glee Hiatus Collage Fest over the summer! It’s a ways off yet, but we’re excited about it, and we hope you will be too!

gleecollagefest:

Announcing the Glee Hiatus Collage Fest!

All characters and all ships welcome!

July 5-12. No sign ups. Open to all fanworks.

How it works: We’ll post a collage prompt every day during the challenge, including pictures and words but no specific Glee characters—that part is up to you! Use these as inspiration however you wish, tag your works for us to find, and each day we’ll do a round-up of all works from the day before.

More info coming soon! Follow the glee collage fest blog for updates.

The same mod team that has been running the KHBB (orangegirl22 and loveinisolation) will be running the Glee Hiatus Collage Fest over the summer!

It’s a ways off yet, but we’re excited about it, and we hope you will be too!

gleewritewhatyouknow:

The Glee Write What You Know Fest is an all ship/all character Glee Fest. The goal is for everyone to write (or create art) about their favorite character(s) being involved in something with which they are familiar. It can be a job, a hobby, or something that you are going through in your life. Anything you’ve experienced is fair game! Posting will run from April 12th-April 13th.
Authors and Artists may begin writing/creating whenever they want to. All lengths, topics, ratings, ships, and characters will be accepted. All fic/art posted in the “Glee WWYK” tag on April 12th or 13th will be reblogged to this blog and included in a round up post as long as it follows the guidelines in the FAQ. Glee fic posted in this fest on AO3 in the “GleeWWYK” collection will also be included in the round up. 
Our ask box is open for any questions. 

The Kurt Big Bang is finished but there is plenty more fun coming up. Orangegirl22, one of your KHBB mods, is planning this fest with marauder-in-warblerland. Posting begins in just a few weeks so come join us and get started writing now!

gleewritewhatyouknow:

The Glee Write What You Know Fest is an all ship/all character Glee Fest. The goal is for everyone to write (or create art) about their favorite character(s) being involved in something with which they are familiar. It can be a job, a hobby, or something that you are going through in your life. Anything you’ve experienced is fair game! Posting will run from April 12th-April 13th.

Authors and Artists may begin writing/creating whenever they want to. All lengths, topics, ratings, ships, and characters will be accepted. All fic/art posted in the “Glee WWYK” tag on April 12th or 13th will be reblogged to this blog and included in a round up post as long as it follows the guidelines in the FAQ. Glee fic posted in this fest on AO3 in the “GleeWWYK” collection will also be included in the round up.

Our ask box is open for any questions.

The Kurt Big Bang is finished but there is plenty more fun coming up. Orangegirl22, one of your KHBB mods, is planning this fest with marauder-in-warblerland. Posting begins in just a few weeks so come join us and get started writing now!

zelenoye:

So this is the thing I did for Kurt Big Bang
Awesome fic I worked for called “So the World is About to End”
by chazzam and lurkdusoleil.
Tumblr post
Read on AO3
Riverance  also did artwork for this, it’s great!

zelenoye:

So this is the thing I did for Kurt Big Bang

Awesome fic I worked for called “So the World is About to End”

by chazzam and lurkdusoleil.

Tumblr post

Read on AO3

Riverance  also did artwork for this, it’s great!

sweetbabyturkisus:

For kurtswish’s fic “With You I Am Free”. She’s fab, so check it out. :) (We did it for the Kurt Big Bang.)

sweetbabyturkisus:

For kurtswish’s fic “With You I Am Free”. She’s fab, so check it out. :) (We did it for the Kurt Big Bang.)

lurkdusoleil:

Title: So the World is About to EndPairing: KlaineAuthors: chazzam and lurkdusoleilBetas: fmhartz91 and braindetritusArtists: riverance and zelenoyeGenre: Romance, Humor, Action/Adventure, Sci-fiRating: NC-17Word Count: ~31,500Warnings: violence; death (no main characters); brief/light non-con (a kiss, intention for more; Karofsky involvement); very brief mentions (via research) of several evils of mankind (including genocide, child abuse, war, etc); non consensual voyeurism; brief, mild instances of sexual harassment
Summary: Blaine Anderson is a priest of an ancient order, the final priest of his line, and one destined to ultimately fail humanity. Because a force of unwavering darkness is slowly consuming the earth, and the only one who could save humankind—a Supreme Being embodying the fifth element of the natural world—has perished in a fiery spaceship crash.
Or so Blaine believes. Until that very Being is delivered directly to his doorstep, very much alive, problematically gorgeous, and determined to save a world he barely understands. If Blaine can manage to stop the world from destroying him first.
(AKA a Fifth Element Klaine AU with a sexy orange-haired Kurt)
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Authors’ Notes: We have a lot of thanks to hand out. First, to our wonderful artists, riverance and zelenoye, for their truly stunning work and choosing to show Kurt so we could see the orange hair, and having only half a fic to work with for most of the process. Second, to our betas, fmhartz91 and braindetritus, who both stepped in in varying degrees of late and took on such a big jumbled confusing project with such enthusiasm. Third, the mods of the Kurt Hummel Big Bang for being patient with us when we were really, really dumb procrastinators. And finally, everyone who cheered us on and expressed excitement and listened to us whining and kicked our butts, even when that included each other.
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Art Link 1 | Art Link 2
*All art is embedded within the fic
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Note: watching the movie on which this fic was based, “The Fifth Element”, is not necessary to enjoy the fic! You will certainly have a more clear picture, because we follow the plotline and the locations almost exactly (almost—we did make some significant changes we think you’ll like). But it’s not at all necessary.
—
Read on AO3

lurkdusoleil:

Title: So the World is About to End
Pairing: Klaine
Authors: chazzam and lurkdusoleil
Betas: fmhartz91 and braindetritus
Artists: riverance and zelenoye
Genre: Romance, Humor, Action/Adventure, Sci-fi
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: ~31,500
Warnings: violence; death (no main characters); brief/light non-con (a kiss, intention for more; Karofsky involvement); very brief mentions (via research) of several evils of mankind (including genocide, child abuse, war, etc); non consensual voyeurism; brief, mild instances of sexual harassment

Summary: Blaine Anderson is a priest of an ancient order, the final priest of his line, and one destined to ultimately fail humanity. Because a force of unwavering darkness is slowly consuming the earth, and the only one who could save humankind—a Supreme Being embodying the fifth element of the natural world—has perished in a fiery spaceship crash.

Or so Blaine believes. Until that very Being is delivered directly to his doorstep, very much alive, problematically gorgeous, and determined to save a world he barely understands. If Blaine can manage to stop the world from destroying him first.

(AKA a Fifth Element Klaine AU with a sexy orange-haired Kurt)

Authors’ Notes: We have a lot of thanks to hand out. First, to our wonderful artists, riverance and zelenoye, for their truly stunning work and choosing to show Kurt so we could see the orange hair, and having only half a fic to work with for most of the process. Second, to our betas, fmhartz91 and braindetritus, who both stepped in in varying degrees of late and took on such a big jumbled confusing project with such enthusiasm. Third, the mods of the Kurt Hummel Big Bang for being patient with us when we were really, really dumb procrastinators. And finally, everyone who cheered us on and expressed excitement and listened to us whining and kicked our butts, even when that included each other.

Art Link 1 | Art Link 2

*All art is embedded within the fic

Note: watching the movie on which this fic was based, “The Fifth Element”, is not necessary to enjoy the fic! You will certainly have a more clear picture, because we follow the plotline and the locations almost exactly (almost—we did make some significant changes we think you’ll like). But it’s not at all necessary.

Read on AO3

Fic: Always the Best Man (R)

the-water-nixie:

So here is the story I wrote for the Kurt Big Bang. It’s inspired by the film Four Weddings and A Funeral. Many thanks to wheretheshadowslie and sandyeyes for being fantastic betas. You guys are the best. <3 
And hopelesslydevotedgleek, it was really great working with you. Thanks for everything. The art is gorgeous! :) 
Summary: It sometimes feels as though Kurt spends every weekend being dragged out to yet another wedding, although he himself has vowed to never tie the knot. A string of failed relationships have taught him that true love is a fantasy, and just when he’s managed to stop that particular type of daydream, he meets a man who seems to have stepped right out of all his favourite ones. With that complication and then the drunken confession of a good friend, Kurt is sent into a tailspin. He’s got his single friends finding love at every turn—and hell, even people’s dogs are getting hitched for God’s sake—the last thing he needs is to discover that he hasn’t lost hope for a special day of his own. A romantic comedy told over the course of five weddings. Kurt/past OCs. Kurt/Blaine endgame. (Also background Mercedes/Sam, Santana/Brittany, Rachel/Jesse, Cooper/anyone who’s ready and willing.)

image Here is a short excerpt; the rest can be read over at AO3.
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“You are a sight for sore eyes,” he whispers into Blaine’s ear. “Break me outta here.”

“No way, you must greet all of your fans.”

Kurt pulls back enough to give Blaine a glare before burrowing into his neck where he knows Blaine is the most ticklish, something he discovered while drunk his junior year of college. “But you smell good,” he whispers. “That old man with the green suspenders smelled like feet and boiled eggs and it made me feel like yakking.”

“Aw, poor baby,” Blaine says. His voice sounds strange, a little strangled almost, but Kurt assumes it’s due to the fact that he is still nosing at Blaine’s ticklish spot and Blaine is far too polite to allow himself to break into giggles and wiggles in the middle of a receiving line. “We’re causing a traffic jam and people are glaring at me,” Blaine says with a forced giggle. “I have to go.”

“Noooo!”

But Blaine pokes Kurt in his most ticklish spot—below the ribs—and breaks out of Kurt’s hold. Kurt sticks his tongue out at him. “Some friend you are!” Kurt stage whispers and Blaine winks before turning away to greet Stephen’s sister.

misqueue:

The Round Room (Masterpost)
Featuring Cover Art and Illustrations by riverance
With special thanks to my beta readers, vampireisabitstrong and chiasmuslovesme Any remaining flaws are not due to their diligence.
Rating: M
Wordcount: ~45,000
Pairings/Characters: Kurt, Carmen Tibideaux, Blaine Anderson, Daphne (Vogue), others in less prominence, various friendships, some complicated Kurt/Blaine
Genre: Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy (Canon divergent AU Fusion)
Warnings: angst, horror elements including (in no particular order) mental instability and mental health issues, grisly occult artifacts, minor character death, accidental death of an animal, zombie animals, monsters, suicidal ideation, desecration of human remains, blood, violence, and injury, self harm, self mutilation, body modification, and psychological trauma
Summary: Something’s not right with Carmen Tibideaux. After a strange encounter with her after hours at NYADA, Kurt cannot shake the sense he’s being stalked: a whisper in his mind; a strange, cloying scent; a prickle on the back of his neck; and the return of an old, forgotten nightmare. Kurt finds clues in both his past and in his present, but none of them prepare him for the truth of what’s out there. A Glee centric fusion with Cthulhu-esque horror and Star Trek: TNG. Canon divergent after 4x09 “Swan Song”. Written for the 2014 kurtbigbang.
Notes: I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say about this story eventually, but for now, anything I could say would spoil the ride. I will say, that this is a major departure from my usual fare, and if you trust me with your time, I truly hope it’s a worthwhile journey. &lt;3 (And even if you don’t wish to read the story, I encourage you to all to take a look at Riverance’s amazing illustrations!)
If you have any specific questions about the warnings, please don’t hesitate to drop me an Ask or an email, and I’ll be happy to explain in more detail.
Extended Credits: Thank you’s to the kurtbigbang mods, first, for organizing the challenge and being so generous in granting an extension when I needed it. And to riverance for her enthusiasm, support, Mythos advice, and stunning artwork. (I’m still floored to have my words illustrated so gorgeously). Working with you has been a complete pleasure! &lt;3 And to vampireisabitstrong for her tireless, patient beta work, for her kindness and support when I was struggling most, and for helping me believe I’d told a story worth sharing! To chiasmuslovesme for her eleventh hour offer to be another critical eye and for sharing her knowledge of New York City, the plot logic of the story is far stronger for her attention! An extra thank you to (yes) my mother for being willing to look over my drafts, too and offer her outside-fandom perspective on it all. And finally, to my partner, for being the primary instigator of this story, and for all the brainstorming sessions over our dinners out and walks along the lake last year. Oh! and to my Tumblr friends and readers who kept telling me I could do it. You were right. 
This story wouldn’t exist without you all. It’s been quite a journey, and you’ve been wonderful companions. &lt;3
[ Read on AO3 ] (There’s more art inside!)

misqueue:

The Round Room (Masterpost)

Featuring Cover Art and Illustrations by riverance

With special thanks to my beta readers, vampireisabitstrong and chiasmuslovesme Any remaining flaws are not due to their diligence.

Rating: M

Wordcount: ~45,000

Pairings/Characters: Kurt, Carmen Tibideaux, Blaine Anderson, Daphne (Vogue), others in less prominence, various friendships, some complicated Kurt/Blaine

Genre: Horror/Science Fiction/Fantasy (Canon divergent AU Fusion)

Warnings: angst, horror elements including (in no particular order) mental instability and mental health issues, grisly occult artifacts, minor character death, accidental death of an animal, zombie animals, monsters, suicidal ideation, desecration of human remains, blood, violence, and injury, self harm, self mutilation, body modification, and psychological trauma

Summary: Something’s not right with Carmen Tibideaux. After a strange encounter with her after hours at NYADA, Kurt cannot shake the sense he’s being stalked: a whisper in his mind; a strange, cloying scent; a prickle on the back of his neck; and the return of an old, forgotten nightmare. Kurt finds clues in both his past and in his present, but none of them prepare him for the truth of what’s out there. A Glee centric fusion with Cthulhu-esque horror and Star Trek: TNG. Canon divergent after 4x09 “Swan Song”. Written for the 2014 kurtbigbang.

Notes: I’m sure I’ll have a lot to say about this story eventually, but for now, anything I could say would spoil the ride. I will say, that this is a major departure from my usual fare, and if you trust me with your time, I truly hope it’s a worthwhile journey. <3 (And even if you don’t wish to read the story, I encourage you to all to take a look at Riverance’s amazing illustrations!)

If you have any specific questions about the warnings, please don’t hesitate to drop me an Ask or an email, and I’ll be happy to explain in more detail.

Extended Credits: Thank you’s to the kurtbigbang mods, first, for organizing the challenge and being so generous in granting an extension when I needed it. And to riverance for her enthusiasm, support, Mythos advice, and stunning artwork. (I’m still floored to have my words illustrated so gorgeously). Working with you has been a complete pleasure! <3 And to vampireisabitstrong for her tireless, patient beta work, for her kindness and support when I was struggling most, and for helping me believe I’d told a story worth sharing! To chiasmuslovesme for her eleventh hour offer to be another critical eye and for sharing her knowledge of New York City, the plot logic of the story is far stronger for her attention! An extra thank you to (yes) my mother for being willing to look over my drafts, too and offer her outside-fandom perspective on it all. And finally, to my partner, for being the primary instigator of this story, and for all the brainstorming sessions over our dinners out and walks along the lake last year. Oh! and to my Tumblr friends and readers who kept telling me I could do it. You were right.

This story wouldn’t exist without you all. It’s been quite a journey, and you’ve been wonderful companions. <3

[ Read on AO3 ] (There’s more art inside!)

Kurt of Lima, Ohio

haleseihcs:

Beta: gottriplets

Artist: Monkeybutton

word count: 16,421

rating: PG

summary: Anne of Green Gables AU. Kurt is adopted by Burt Hummel at the age of twelve; he has a love/hate relationship with Blaine Anderson throughout his school years, culminating in his realization that their relationship is more love than hate.

The beautiful art for this story may be found here.

Also available on AO3.

***

When Kurt stepped off the train at the station in Lima, he was expecting someone to meet him. His hopes crashed when he realized that not only was there no one to meet him, but also that there was no message to explain why there was a delay. He decided to take a seat on a bench outside and wait; he knew that he hadn’t been forgotten. Someone would come along shortly; he would find a home where he’d be loved.

"Wouldn’t you like to sit inside? Maybe have a cool drink while you wait?" The station manager asked as he poked his head out the door.

"No thank you. My father will be here shortly. I don’t want to make him worry," Kurt replied, straightening his shoulders as he put on his best smile. "I’ll be fine."

"You let me know if you need anything. I’ll be here for another forty-five minutes."

"Yes, sir. Thank you. I’m sure my father will be here any minute."

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I’ll Be the One if You Want Me To

nineofhearts4:

Betas: Electrictoes, andintheendtheloveyoutake

Artist: killerquinn

Word Count: 21,375

Summary: Kurt is looking for an apartment in New York, and happens to meet (and move in with) Blaine while searching. Between class and work and everything else, they slowly get to know one another, and eventually fall in love.

Thank you’s: First, thank you to electrictoes for coming in and agreeing to beta my fic so late in the game. And then for putting up with my weird hours. Thank you to andintheendtheloveyoutake for being the first beta for my fic. You have no idea how grateful I am for having a pair of eyes that I knew take a look at my fic before anyone else did. Thank you to voicelikehelvetica for putting up with random vague ramblings about my fic, and never once complaining.

And thank you to killerquinn for creating some fabulous art for my fic!

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Read on: AO3, FF.net

Fic: Treading Water

xxxraquelita:

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Author: xxxraquelita
Title: Treading Water
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 27,166~
Summary: Working at a place like Vogue, it was easy to get caught up in the day to day, not to mention the events and fashion on top of it all, which was part of the reason Kurt didn’t realize he was getting overworked and near the verge of burning out – at least, not until he was ordered to take a vacation to keep just that from happening. It was difficult to argue when everything had been planned, and by the time he was on his way, the fact that his boss had booked a stay at a retreat didn’t seem like any kind of overstepping, but more like a relief. A week away from the city, lost in the quiet – no, the silence – with nothing to do but relax, breathe, meditate, maybe partake in the yoga sessions he’d seen in the brochures provided to him, it was all so foreign compared to the fast paced busyness Kurt was used to dealing with. He had no expectations for the week other than maybe gaining some sense of zen – but by the time he left to head back to the city, he’d gotten much, much more than that.
Author’s Note: Thank you to whenidance for being my amazing beta, and animateglee for creating beautiful art for me once again. Written for the Kurt Big Bang.

AO3 | LJ