00Q Big Bang

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Name: 00Q Big Bang
Date(s): Feb-Aug 2013
Moderator(s): nerakrose
Founder: nerakrose
Type: Big Bang
Fandom: James Bond
URL: "at LiveJournal". Archived from the original on 2013-08-27.
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00Q Big Bang is a Big Bang challenge centered on Bond and Q as the main pairing or central characters. It was organised through LiveJournal and tumblr with posting directly to the 00q_bb collection on AO3. The challenge was created in direct response to Skyfall, the latest Bond film at the time.


Created on December 3, 2012, in response to the release of the craig!James Bond movie Skyfall that same year, 00Q Big Bang started on LiveJournal, with crossposting on Tumblr. In mid 2017, more specifically on April 4,[1] 00q_bb_mod informed about the backup of all content to Dreamwidth, including comments and posts from the original LJ profile.

Friending Meme

Before the participants sent their work, a friending meme publication was opened so that everyone could get to know each other and cultivate friendships.

00Q Friending Meme
00Q Friending Meme
  • Template for Friending Meme on 00QBB
<b>BASIC INFO</b><br/>♥<b>Name:</b> <br/>♥<b>Age:</b><br/>♥<b>Location:</b><br/><br/><b>RANDOMITIES</b><br/>♥<b>Favourite quote:</b><br/>♥<b>Three tv-shows you love:</b> <br/>♥<b>Three movies you love:</b><br/>♥<b>Three books you love:</b><br/>♥<b>Three songs you're digging right now:</b><br/><br/><b>FANDOM INFO</b><br/>♥<b>Fandoms:</b><br/>♥<b>Favourite fandom ships and/or characters:</b><br/>♥<b>What best describes you in fandom?</b> (lurker/fangirl/author/graphics-maker/etc)<br/><br/><b>JOURNAL/TUMBLR/ETC.</b><br/>♥<b>Your journal is:</b> (locked, public, both?)<br/>♥<b>What you talk about there?</b> (fandom, real life, etc.)<br/>♥<b>Other places to find you:</b> (Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Tumblr, Last.fm, etc.)<br/>♥<b>Anything else?</b><br/>


00q-bb is a fanfiction+fanart collab fest for James Bond & Q, whether as in a romantic and/or sexual relationship or merely as the central characters. The fest is going to run simultaneously here on LJ and on tumblr. While the writing and arting period is on, there will be a series of small happenings both on the comm and on tumblr, with the first one being the friending meme. These things aren't "participants only" but are open to everyone.

00Q Big Bang profile on LJ[2]



Completed stories must be a minimum of 15,000 words. A bigbang is meant be challenging and you will have five months to complete your fic. There is no loft for how long your fic can be; it only has to meet the minimum word count.

Your fic must be an independent story written specifically for the 00Q bigbang and can't therefore be a sequel to an existing fic or a part of an existing wip that has been posted online. If you have an unposted wip on your harddrive that you think would be perfect for this bigbang, that's of course all right.

Your rough draft must be 10,000 words by the draft submission deadline. I will put the draft through a word count check once it has been submitted to me, to ensure that it is indeed 10,000 words. If you have trouble meeting this goal, please contact me (pm, tumblr ask, 00qbang at gmail dot com) and we'll make a deal. The draft will be emailed to the artist who chooses your fic to illustrate. It is expected that the writer and artist will co-operate during the remainder of the fest as it can be expected that changes will occur in the fic. Please keep your artists up to date on what is happening with your fic, so that they can work with the changes.

This is a 00Q bigbang; this means that your story must centre around Bond/Q, and/or Bond and/or Q as the central characters. If your fic has a sidepairing/background pairing of Bond/Silva or Q/Mallory (or whatever), that's acceptable so long as the central characters are Bond and/or Q.


All types of art is acceptable for this challenge. This means: digital art, traditional art, podfics (this would be tough, but if you're up for the challenge...I'm certainly not saying no), knitted items, fanvideos/trailers, fanmixes, graphics, etc. There are loads of artforms out there and they are all acceptable.

However, a bigbang should be challenging for the artists as well, so please do put an appropriate amount of work into your art. This definition of course varies, but as a rule of thumb your drawings should not look like a half hour sketch. Artists have two months to complete their art.


Common for everyone is that extensions will be given on a case-by-case basis. There will be regular check-ins for the purpose of getting a feel for how things are coming along. If you need to drop out, please contact me as soon as possible. There will be no repercussions for dropping out, I just need to know so that I can find a pinch-hitter or figure something else out.

All works must be betaed. This means that fics must've been read over by a beta reader and art must've been looked over by an art beta.

This is the header the drafts should be outfitted with. If you choose to post your work to livejournal or other archive where using a pre-defined header is the norm, please use the following header.

<b>Pairing/characters:</b> (if you have any secondary pairings, you should list them also)
<b>Warnings/content:</b> Highlight to read *<span style="color:#ffffff; background-color:#ffffff;">YOUR WARNINGS HERE</span>*
<b>Medium/Word count:</b>


In order of posting.

  • creature comforts by Eryn (entangledwood) and art by rerumfragmenta
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: PG-13
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q, Alec Trevelyan/Eve Moneypenny, past James Bond/Tracy Bond
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read Alternate Universe, dehumanisation of the Charge, implied torture in the name of behaviour readjustment, de-facto slavery
    Word count: ~17500
    Summary: James was once Tracy’s Charge, but when he finally convinced her to marry him, she was killed by a rogue Charge. After that he was passed from Handler to Handler but he just keeps getting rid of them. Q meanwhile is a top student who just graduated from the Handler’s Academy. He expected to get a newbie Charge to learn with, but instead he got the incomparable James Bond. Neither quite knows what to do with the other.
    Notes: thanks a lot to insatiablyyours for the excellent Beta and to interrosand for more valuable feedback
    Disclaimer: This story is a work of fiction based on another work of fiction based on a fictional story. I don't intend to make any money with it.
  • the mating dance of wolf and fox by ThrCatOnTheMoon and art by epithalamium
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: PG-13
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q, one-sided OC/Moneypenny
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read brief mention of ephebophilia
    Medium/Word count: 22,550
    Summary: In which Moneypenny despairs of her boys, no one in MI6 is the least bit sane, Bond complains to HR about MI6's workplace policies, Q insists that he is not a fainting maiden, and he might have to sleep with 007. Strictly for professional purposes, of course.
    Notes: Lots of love and gratitude to the amazing bravofiftyone for her betaing/Britpicking and infinite patience. :)
    Disclaimer: The Bond franchise does not belong to me (unfortunately). This is a fanmade-work not intended for profit and is not meant to be based on any real situations/characters.
  • the way we come undone (i'll have to watch you play the part) by blackidyll and art by neyllya
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: Teen/PG-13
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q; James Bond, Q, Gareth Mallory (as M), Eve Moneypenny, Bill Tanner
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read Non-graphical use of electricity in an experimental context, with brief descriptions of its effects
    Medium/Word count: 34,136
    Summary: Q and Estelle have crossed plenty of boundaries in their capacity as the Quartermaster team, but when it comes to research on the human-daemon link, Q can't sacrifice ethics for practically. Not quite. (Not yet). Bond has always felt an overwhelming need to protect the ones he has allowed to matter, a care he extends to his daemon. Of course, Bailey feels quite the same, and their reckless streak leads them to pushing the limits of the human-daemon bond in an attempt to preserve it. (A Skyfall/His Dark Materials fusion in that this fic takes place after the events of Skyfall, with the sole addition that everyone has a daemon. All Craig!Bond canon applies).
    Notes: All my love to my beta milaryn for catching all my super silly mistakes and enduring my constant rants during the writing of this fic
    Disclaimer: The original James Bond universe was created by Ian Fleming, while the daemon etiquette/properties referenced in this fic are based on Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe. Eon Productions is responsible for this incarnation of 007 and Q. (Fic title comes from Basia Bulat's Snakes and Ladders)
  • swear them to the sky by blurmeese and art by epithalamium and thislostcastaway
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: T+
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read: religious themes, violence in latter chapters
    Medium/Word count: 44,569 words
    Summary: This is a story about choices. About murder. About grief. About anger and fear and hope, and all the things we end up doing because of each. This is a story about push and pull. About dancing around each other, quartermaster to agent, cross-continent and undercover. But above all, this is a story about spies with dragons. (Or to be more succinct: British nationals keep dying overseas, interesting bets are being made, and some dragons think things would be a lot simpler if a certain double-oh agent would just get together with his Quartermaster already.)
    Notes: Written for 00Q Big Bang 2013
    Major themes in this fic are borrowed from Naomi Novik's amazing Temeraire series, which everyone should go and read because holy shit, dragons! Prior knowledge of anything from that AU is not required though :D
    Disclaimer: Bond characters are so not mine, it's not even funny :(
  • do i wake or sleep? by misswinterhill and art by justgot1 and gundamuubitch
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: Adult
    Pairing/characters: Bond/Q. Past pairings (some of which appear in flashbacks): Q/OMC, Q/T.E Lawrence, Bond/Vesper, Bond/others mentioned in passing. M/Silva mentioned in passing.
    Other characters: M, Silva, Severine, Eve, Felix.
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read Major character deaths throughout, because this is an AU where Q and Bond are grim reapers. Q starts the story dead, Bond dies quickly after but both are effectively immortal throughout the story. Permanent deaths (i.e. not becoming reapers) happen as in Skyfall, but usually lead to a happy afterlife. References to past torture (mainly Q on the receiving end), some murders with associated gore (Severine, OCs), and some extremely minor bloodplay (Q helps Bond dig out the shrapnel from his shoulder and he likes it).
    Word count: ~42500
    Summary: Bond is MI6’s latest reaper—a conveyor of souls from this world to the afterlife—and he's not too impressed by his new working conditions. Q has been with the Secret Intelligence Service since the beginning, and he's so lonely that he wants to die—except for the fact that he's already dead and has been for a hundred years or so. M has no idea what to do with either of them, but to make matters worse, someone’s just blown up her office and a hacker called Silva is on the loose. Loose fusion with the TV show Dead Like Me—some of the universe from the TV show is used, some is original. You definitely don't need to have watched the show for it to make sense.
    Notes: Thanks to 51stcenturyfox for the beta, and thanks to both artists for your beautiful work ♥
    Disclaimer: These are fan works; there is no official association with the creators of either canon.
  • intimacies of print by rivestra and art by charlies_dragon
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: Explicit
    Pairing/characters: Q/Bond
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read The parts of this story differ greatly in tone. Violence (beyond canon-typical), non-graphic unsafe BDSM, submissive themes, sensory deprivation, and serious dubcon (in another fandom, I might call it noncon, but 'in the line of duty' is big, confusing part of Bond's job description—watch your triggers). You'll also find a lot of tenderness and a fluffy flashback to Bond's fourth Christmas so...
    Medium/Word count: 16,400 words
    Summary: I'd forgotten me, but there I was, in the palm of your hand. A collection of private messages, emails, chats, articles, transcripts, alerts and introspections chronicling the growing intimacy between a Quartermaster and his agent during iced-in winter mission. Along the way, Bond outs them both at work, remotely rescues Q's cat, invites Q to move in with him, is surprised to learn he's got a strong submissive side, and makes it very difficult for Q to keep him alive, even while making absolutely no progress on his mission (and Q's got quite enough to do on his own). Also, sometimes there are bad guys.
    Disclaimer: Written purely for fun; no profit or harm intended. All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners.
  • a rush of blood to the head by casstea and art by gundamuubitch and rerumfragmenta
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
  • but should we run from ghosts by lc2l and art by sanny_pirate
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: pg-13
    Pairing/characters: Q, Bond, Eve, Mallory, past Q/OMC
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read Canon-typical violence, major character injury and blood loss, poorly researched hacking, flashbacks to time spent in prison
    Medium/Word count: I'm going to round up and call it 40k :)
    Summary: For a long moment Q just stands there, tries to remind himself that air is good, breathing is great and he should really calm down or he'll end up doing something stupid. He slams his hand into the back wall and it hurts like hell which means this is actually happening. "So I didn't run," he says, before he can think better of it – before he can think at all. "Are you going to tell me what the game is?"
    Notes: all the love to altogetherisi for betaing. More detailed notes attached to the fic.
    Disclaimer: I do not own Skyfall, the British Government, James Bond or any professional footballers.
  • smooth criminal by safaiagem and art by chosenfire28
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: R
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q, past James Bond/Vesper Lynd, Eve Moneypenny, Bill Tanner, M, Raoul Silva
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read language, violence, torture
    Medium/Word count: 27,819
    Summary: Criminals AU: James Bond was one of the best assassins in the criminal underworld until he's given the task of killing the elusive hacker Q. When Bond's employer reveals that he intends to kill them both Bond and Q decide to team up. Years later and they are still working together. Now they are being hunted down by MI6 and their new Agent 007; Eve Moneypenny.
    Notes: See masterpost or AO3 notes section: they are long.
    Disclaimer: The James Bond franchise does not belong to me. I'm just playing in the sandbox. This was made for fun and not for profit. Title is from a Michael Jackson song because seriously me a Michael Jackson song? Please don't sue me.
  • rat under the apple tree by cathrinemccord and art by milky_haven and podfic by kelli
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: Mature
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q, Silva/Q (past)
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read Panic Attacks, Emotional Manipulation,Angst
    Medium/Word count: 22,599
    Summary: In the aftermath of 'Skyfall' Bond finds an unexpected companion in Q. But while Bond gradually heals day after day, mission after mission, Q is constantly dragged deeper by the daemons of his past. Every single one of Q's truths until there is only one thing he knows for certain.He will be the end of James Bond.
    Notes: Unofficial Summary [SPOILER]: Highlight to read This isn't your friendly neighbourhood story. No flirting, just angst, 00 work and a lot of hacking! Prepare for 22 k angst and a happy ending so sweet and unexpected it will give you Diabetes!
    Disclaimer: The characters of James Bond are sadly not mine.
  • bright lights by valinorean and art by jellycrown and milky_haven
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: NC-17 (for very brief explicit scene)
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q
    Warnings/content: none
    Medium/Word count: ~15k
    Summary: James is a kickass double-oh agent who may be flirting with the new Quartermaster a little. He goes to sleep and wakes up in a different world where he is the owner of a quaint little coffee shop, and his favourite regular is a graduate student working on his thesis who is always there because of the free Wi-Fi. James may be in love with him a little. Then he goes to sleep again and he's back in MI6 working with the snarky Q, and he thinks he's going crazy because he isn't sure which is real anymore.
    Notes: This fic is inspired by the TV series Awake (Jason Isaacs!), and the first scene is a blatant ripoff from the series' commercial. :D Much love to Fate and Jellycrown for collaborating with me (actually, for putting up with me; I am the worst, I know!) on this 00Q Bigbang project. And an outpouring of gratitude to my amazing beta, Katie, for always being there and ready to give a helping hand.
    Disclaimer: Awake and Skyfall/James Bond franchise are owned by various publishers. This is written for fun, not profit.
  • for family, queen and country by daisybelle and art by proprietyisnotapriority
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: Explicit
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q, Sherlock Holmes & John Watson, Gareth Mallory, Eve Moneypenny, Mycroft Holmes
    Warnings/content: canon-typical violence, Bondlock, Post-Skyfall, Post-Reichenbach
    Medium/Word count: ~ 28,000
    Summary: After Skyfall Q notices changes in Bond's behaviour. His brother Mycroft suggests John Watson for an undercover investigation. It turns out that James Bond and John Watson share a past.
    Notes: Betaed by bravofiftyone
    Disclaimer: Written purely for fun; no profit or harm intended. All publicly recognizable characters, settings, etc. are the property of their respective owners.
  • we are not legends yet by triffidsandcuckoos and art by johanirae and allyearefallen
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: M
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q, Eve & Q friendship; Q, James Bond, Eve Moneypenny, a whole host of original characters (including some less human ones), Boothroyd, Dench!M, Séverine, Vesper Lynd, and an army of cats
    Warnings/content: Contains suicide attempts, blood, references to stabbing, temporary character death, immortality, ghosts, Greek mythology and the Underworld.
    Medium/Word count: 78 260
    Summary: It starts when Q accidentally makes 007 immortal. Things only get more complicated from there. (OR that Skyfall/general mythology crossover the world has been waiting for.)
    Disclaimer: I cannot stake a claim to Skyfall nor any other affiliated parts of the James Bond franchise, not to mention any other influences of which you might find traces or references within.
  • obscura by twilightscribe and art by tonosamanjuu and assasyngal
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: R
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q ; includes very one-sided Dominic Greene/Q ; Dominic Greene, Silva, Vesper, Severine
    Warnings/content: Highlight to read Warnings are for blood, torture, violence, implied and threatened rape, threats of forced non-consensual impregnation, violence against animals, disturbing images of childbirth, character death, and other horror themes. Contains talk of male impregnation and pregnancy, werewolf!Bond, other mythological and alchemical ideas and elements.
    Medium/Word count: 35517 words
    Summary: When he woke up in a dungeon, it was only the start of this living nightmare he found himself in. The only ally that Q finds in this place is a wolf that isn't all he appears to be. As it stands, though, with him being chased after for something he doesn't know or understand, Q has one goal in mind: survive.
    Notes: Honestly, I just wanted an excuse to write a 00Q Haunting Ground AU. This was a labour of intense love and a good amount of obsessive MUST FINISH FOR THE GREATER GOOD. I have to say, I'm happy with finishing it – it's my first time successfully completing a big bang. Damn, I am so proud of myself why are you so long fic you should not be this long.
    Disclaimer: I cannot stake a claim to Skyfall nor any other affiliated parts of the James Bond franchise, not to mention any other influences of which you might find traces or references within.
  • syncromesh by foolish_m0rtal and art by chosenfire28
    LiveJournal / Archive of Our Own
    Rating: T
    Pairing/characters: James Bond/Q, Eve Moneypenny & Q friendship, Boothroyd
    Warnings/content: reference to death of children
    Medium/Word count: 17594
    Summary: "I should let you know that MI6 is not in the habit of ceding to terrorists," Q tells him with chilly poise. "But it is after hours, and this is at least a halfway decent kidnapping."
    Bond's answering hum of amusement resonates and mingles with the sound of the revving engine.
    Notes: This story is actually derived from a large WIP of a story that I might post later on as a director's cut version.
    Disclaimer: I do not own Skyfall