Battlestar Galactica Big Bang

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Name: Battlestar Galactica Big Bang
Date(s): 2009 - 2010
Moderator(s): chosenfire28, rednuck
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Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
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The Battlestar Galactica Big Bang was a big bang challenge in Battlestar Galactica. Authors had to write a story that was a minimum of 15,000 words, artists had to create a a minimum of one piece of a medium of their choosing.

Masterlists

2009

Title: The Space Between Us
Author: lls_mutant
Artist: mrsdrjackson
Word Count: 115K
Rating: R for violence, language, and rape- not much sex at all
Pairings: Gaeta/Hoshi, Pilot!Eight/Engineer!Two, Kara/Sam, the Tighs, the Agathons, Adama/Roslin, Boomer/Tyrol, Baltar/Caprica Six, Thornton/Sian, Sweet!Eight/OC!Four, Zarek/Racetrack
Warnings: Contains rape. The actual rape happens off-screen and is not the main plot, but the impact of it echoes through the rest of the fic. In addition to the rape, there is other talk of sexual assault, including referencing The Farm. If you would like more details in terms of who the assailants are, who the victim is, and what's going on, highlight: The rapists are the Sunshine Boys and the two Marines that were helping hold Athena down in Pegasus, and the victim is Hoshi. The rape takes place for reasons that are purely violent and meant as revenge, and this is not a hurt/comfort fic. (Not saying that Hoshi doesn't heal at all- just it's not the H/C genre.) As mentioned, the rape takes place off-screen, but Hoshi deals extensively with the fall-out through the rest of the story, and it very much influences his actions.. Other warnings include torture, miscarriage (neither one is graphic), and character death.
Summary: Raptor 718 wasn't lost randomly; an Eight on board was ready to switch sides in the Cylon civil war. With the passengers of Raptor 718 being held prisoner on the Colony, the events on Galactica unfold differently. (Season 4.5 AU fic, and Kara-poof-free.) Notes: Thanks a million times over to my beta, kappamaki33, as well as to my f-list for listening to me rant and complain. Huge thanks also to safenthecity, who made the off-handed comment that inspired the story. Although it's not an official prologue, my story Honor and Duty sort of serves the purpose, especially in regards to Sweet!Eight.


Title: The Thread of Ariadne
Series: Not All That We Are
Author: lizardbeth_j
Word Count: 63K
Rating: R
Pairings: Kara/Sam, Sam/Thea Six
Warnings: non-explicit sex and some violence, including a flashback of torture
Beta: greycoupon and sabaceanbabe
Previous stories: Not All That We Are and At the Labyrinth Gates. For a quick refresher you can read the Previouslies. Both together are about half of this one, so there's not that much to catch up on before you start. Note: This AU series was begun and planned well before S.4. Although I've incorporated some of what we learned and major events remain parallel, this is an entirely separate mythology and history.
Summary: Revelation. Prophecy. Destiny. This has happened before, but does it have to happen again? With New Caprica now behind them, both sides struggle to find the right path. Sam recovers from his ordeal at Cylon hands, while his visions insist that his destiny is tied to the Cylons and Earth. When the gods give Kara proof that her faith is not in vain, she plans to keep her promise and rescue Sam. They both dream of meeting again, but the truth may be more than either of them can bear.


Title: Over the Rainbow
Author: ddagent
Artist: nnaylime
Word Count: 48,114
Rating: MA
Pairings: Laura/Bill; Kara/Lee, with Kara/Sam and Lee/Dee
Warnings: Strong language and scenes of a sexual nature, with some dark themes after the occupation of New Caprica, such as PTSD and off screen child death. So, be warned.
Summary: Baltar is President of the Colonies. Bill is the Admiral, and former President Laura Roslin is now a schoolteacher. Now they have no formal relationship, the two try a romantic relationship down on New Caprica. Unfortunately, there are forces pulling at them, some which may firmly put them apart.


Title: Evolution & Assimilation Ch1
Author: dallirious
Artist: janneys
Disclaimer: Battlestar Galactica, and its characters, don’t belong to me. Which kind of sucks, but I’m dealing with it.
Character/s: Caprica Six, Laura Roslin
Rating: M
Summary: Alternate Universe. Caprica Six, a child of war, vies to find her place in the Universe after betraying her kin and helping Athena return to Galactica. While Laura Roslin finds herself becoming the Dying Leader all over again and coming to terms with her defined place in history. The two women find themselves connected by the hybrid child, but then discover a connection based on so much more.


Title: Life Here Began Out There
Author: urbaninja
Artist: xmaidelx
Word Count: 14,885
Rating: PG-14
Pairings: Saul/Ellen, Later Galen/OFC, Galen/Tory
Warnings: None for this part really.
Summary: An Origin story of the Final Five. What were their lives like on Earth-1 before the fall?


Title: Meet Your Storm
Author: ivanolix
Artist: kj_svala


Art for Echoes (Part 1) by redsmirch

Title: Echoes (Part 1)
Author: ecstaticdance
Artist: redsmirch
Word Count: 40,000
Rating: NC-17
Pairings: Lee/Kara
Warnings: Smut. Mysticism. Spoilers through Season 3 for part 1 (to be safe), ultimately through Daybreak.
Summary:All of this has happened before, now we're going to see it happen again. But the Lords of Kobol want to see if they can possibly change it, so key characters have retained the echoes of memories which cause them to make different decisions, or experience things at different times, than in previous cycles.


Title: At Breaking Point
Author: bossanovababy24
Artist: dualbunny
Word Count: 21,100 [approx]
Rating: T
Pairings: Very slight Adama/Roslin, very slight Apollo/Starbuck. It's more of a "don't even look for it" slight.
Warnings: None
Summary: When a glitch in the FTL systems puts Kara Thrace away from the Galactica on a civilian ship, she meets an artist by the name of Daniel, who tries to teach her an important lesson. Meanwhile, the Galactica is trying to find its way back to the missing ships, before the Cylons find them first...


Title: Through the Looking Glass
Author: karate0kat
Artist: dhfreak
Word Count: 63,000+
Rating: PG-13 (for brief sexuality, language, violence)
Pairings: Kara/Sam, Jayne/Jean (Barolay), Mal/Inara, mentions of Kaylee/Simon, Zoe/Wash, and Helo/Athena
Warnings: The story begins with a crash and there are several characters that die. They are all relatively minor characters and their deaths are not graphic and in fact happen 'off screen'.
Summary: When the Demetrius runs into Cavil's forces, they must make an emergency blind jump. Finding themselves stranded in a strange world, they're soon picked up by a ship called Serenity and its motley crew. AU for BSG after Ties That Bind, starts after Objects in Space for the Firefly ‘verse.


Title: Two Roads Diverged
Author: icedteainthebag
Artist: mrsdrjackson
Word Count: 34,420
Rating: MA
Pairings: Ellen Tigh/Saul Tigh, Laura Roslin/Bill Adama, John Cavil/Ellen Tigh
Warnings: This fic contains graphic physical violence, sexual situations—both consensual and of dubious consent—and character death. Chapters containing violence, dubcon or death will have warnings in the headers. I'm not going to warn for consensual sex, you should just expect that from me.
Summary: Sometimes we make mistakes when we think we're doing the right thing.


Title: Voice of Reason
Author: grey_sw
Artist: plasticeneposes
Rating: R (warning: includes graphic violence and major character death)
Word Count: 66600+
Genre: General
Characters/Pairings: Starbuck, Anders, Cavil, Boomer, Athena, Adama, Roslin, Caprica, Baltar, Tyrol. Everyone, really! Includes canon pairings as well as Four/Five. Summary: Sam Anders dies in the mutiny. He resurrects on the Colony, where Cavil is working to save his people. At the same time, Starbuck and Adama are trying to save the Fleet from his people... and Boomer, Baltar, and Tyrol are still trying to save everyone, each in their own strange way. An alternate ending for season 4.5.


Title: The Drowned Rat and the Commander
Author: sira01 and ufp13
Artist: ufp13
Word Count: roughly 27,000
Rating: NC-17 / MA
Pairings: Bill Adama/Laura Roslin, Laura Roslin/Richard Adar
Summary: Saving a damsel in distress, Commander Bill Adama meets the Secretary of Education. The glimpse of her he gets during the brief time they spend in each other's company leaves him curious. As things develop, Laura has to face the wrath of her ex-lover.


Title: Here on the Hill, Halfway Up Halfway Down
Author: lls_mutant
Artist brennanspeaks
Word Count: ~29,800
Rating: Between PG-13 and R, higher rating for violence. Sex fades to black extremely quickly.
Pairings: Mainly Gaeta/Cavil, with background pairings of Ellen/Cavil, the Tighs, and mentions of former male partners for Gaeta, including Baltar.
Summary: Before the attacks, Felix Gaeta knew Brother Cavil as the chaplain on the Galactica. On New Caprica, Cavil became an ideal source of information, and Felix was willing to do what he had to do to get it. But how deeply can you entangle someone in a web without catching yourself as well?


Title: Waltzing with Destiny
Author: ivanolix
Artist: ivanolix


Title: From the Ashes
Artist name: davincis_girl
Warnings/Rating: All art work safe.
Artist’s Note: This is my entry into the Battlestar Gallactica Big Bang. My author millari suffered a tragic computer crash that prevents her from posting in time for this big bang, but she intends to recontruct and post this story. It was wonderful to meet and work with her while I could. The kind mods at bsg_bigbang invited me to go ahead and post anyway since I had work done.
Summary: The story is essentially a Baltar/Gaeta romance AU, with themes of reconciliation and personal growth. It diverges straight from the end of Season 3 with the released Baltar inviting himself to stay in Gaeta's quarters. An original character with a Captain Jack Harkness flair is interested in Gaeta, forming the last point in a romantic triangle.

2010

Title: The Division Bell
Author: Team resurrectiontub is: icedteainthebag, boudiceaborn, calebar77, aka_plynn, mmegiry, bibliodragon, carnography, mammothluv, seariderfalcon, and katamarann
Artist: katamarann
Type: A/U
Word Count: 52,805
Rating: T to MA
Characters/Pairings: Laura Roslin, Laura Roslin, Adama/Roslin, John Cavil, Caprica, general ensemble
Warnings some sexual situations, canon character deaths
Summary: When Laura Roslin flatlines in Epiphanies, another copy of her resurrects on a Cylon Basestar.


Title: Picture Perfect
Author: kappamaki33
Artist: lls_mutant
Type: Drama
Word Count: 30,000
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Hoshi, Gaeta, Racetrack, Athena, Helo, Hera, Gina, Hotdog, Nicky, and several OCs; Gaeta/Hoshi, Helo/Athena, pre-attacks Hoshi/OCs
Warnings Language, off-screen character deaths, mild non-explicit sexual content
Summary:“When you have something so precious to lose, that changes everything.” As what remains of Galactica’s crew struggles to hold the crumbling civilian Fleet together, Louis Hoshi and Felix Gaeta decide they’re not going to put their hopes and plans for the future on hold anymore, even though the Fleet is no closer to finding a home than when Starbuck led them to a dead Earth. The prospect of becoming a father again revives memories of the family Louis lost on the Colonies and the lie he tried to live in order to be the perfect dad. Season 4.5 AU.


Title: In The Moment
Author: lorrainemarker
Artist: geekbynight
Type: AU New Caprica Fic, Action/Adventure Romance
Word Count: 62,171
Rating: FRM (R)
Characters/Pairings: Felix Gaeta/Noel ‘Narcho’ Allison
Warnings Mature themes and language, mild sexual content, violence, and non-explicit torture and sexual assault with lingering effects.
Summary: A very AU New Caprica story, where Felix Gaeta and Noel 'Narcho' Allison get together before New Caprica and are a couple before, during, and after the occupation.


Title: Agency
Author: lls_mutant
Artist: amyxaphania
Type: crossover with Dollhouse, action adventure, gen
Word Count: 80k
Rating: PG-13 to a very mild R for dark themes
Characters/Pairings: From BSG: Laura Roslin, Bill Adama, Tom Zarek, Karl "Helo" Agathon, Sharon Agathon, Kara Thrace, Louis Hoshi, Playa Palacios, Lee Adama, Saul Tigh, and Felix Gaeta, Margaret Edmondson, and Noel "Narcho" Allison From Dollhouse: Adelle DeWitt, Topher Brink, Victor and Sierra
Warnings Vague talk of child death, character death
Summary: Dollhouse and Epitaph One showed us what happened when the imprinting technology falls into the wrong hands. But what happens when it falls into the right ones? When Laura Roslin discovers that the imprinting technology is on board the Persephone, it opens up a whole new way to benefit the Fleet, especially after the mutiny does its damage. But even in the right hands, there's a price to be paid.


Title: Smoke and Mirrors
Author: plaid_slytherin
Artist: geekbynight
Type: mystery/action, slash
Word Count: 43, 537
Rating: R
Characters/Pairings: Bill/Saul, OCs
Warnings some language, sexual situations, violence and minor off-screen OC deaths
Summary: Twenty years before the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, Saul Tigh is settling in to his new position on the battlestar Columbia and is enjoying his chance to work closely with his best friend, despite his frequent clashes with the ship's CAG. When a separatist group stages a violent attack, Saul is held responsible. With a Quorum election looming, Bill and Saul must clear his name and figure out who is behind it, before it's too late.


Title: no one's the killer and no one's the martyr
Author: leiascully
Artist: sunshine_queen
Type: AU, romance, smut
Word Count: 27,727
Rating: Hard R to NC-17
Characters/Pairings: Kara/Cain, Cain/Gina, Kara/Cain/Gina, Kara/Sam, Kara/Lee, Kara/Laura, Laura/Bill, Dee/Billy, Gaeta/Hoshi, Kara/Zak
Warnings READ AT YOUR OWN RISK: Sexual content, slightly kinky sex, strong language, violence, character death
Summary: Kara Thrace outrode, outroped, outshot, and outdrank the men, and then she came to work for Hellraiser Cain. Along the way she meets a whole cast of familiar characters, not all of whom make her life easier. When she gets closer to Hell and her partner Gene, Kara discovers a few new things about herself and a few ways to reconcile her own history.


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Title: Wheel Turns
Author: lyssie
Artist: ivanolix
Type: gen, friendship, mythology is buggered, vaguely shippy, action/adventure, you did WHAT to that plotline?, character death, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, telepathy is weird, nanites are your bffs.
Word Count: over 50,000
Rating: PG13/R
Characters/Pairings: *deep breath* (holy frak) Kara Thrace/Sam Anders, Ellen Tigh(/Saul Tigh), Boomer, Athena/Helo, Susan Ivanova, Delenn, Londo Mollari, G'Kar, Lyta Alexander, Felix Gaeta/Louis Hoshi, D'Anna Biers, various Cylons, Leoben Conoy, Tory Foster, Caprica, Lee Adama and Tom Zarek that one time, Cavil, Fours, Fives, Ones, Mr. Morden, Kosh, Giana O'Neill... I think that's almost everyone? Some random OCs, too. And for a Kara/Sam shipper, it's not very shippy. Well, mostly not. Warnings violence, telepathy, adult situations, strong language, character death
Summary: Ellen Tigh once answered the question What do you want? the repercussions are still being felt, the colonial fleet is about to discover they're not alone in the universe, and Babylon Five is going to have to pick up the pieces. Takes place: Post-season three of B5, and nearly-the-end-of-Revelations for BSG


Title: We Know Not What We Do: Trust Bk 1
Author: korenap
Artist: mammothluv
Type: AU, Drama, Femslash, het
Word Count: ~40,500
Rating: M
Characters/Pairings: Gina Inviere, Erin Mathias, Athena, Bill Adama, Cottle & Roslin with Cain, Starbuck, Dee, Lee, Fischer, Racetrack, Titus Pullo(Rome), Tigh, Harder, Venner, Hot Dog and Seelix, OC's; Gina/Mathias, Gina/Cain, Adama/Roslin, Athena/Starbuck,
Warnings: Mature themes, Confrontations with a Rapist and flashbacks of rape(non- graphic), Sexual content, Violence, Major Character Death. Nothing Graphic or explicit, but it all adds up.
Summary: Gina is caught after killing Cain and ends up in Galactica's brig. When the Colonial fleet faces a crisis Admiral Adama comes to her with a proposal to help herself and humanity. She must grapple with the past and present to decide if she wants a future.


Title: Thy Kingdom Come
Author: puszysty
Artist: geekbynight
Type: AU
Word Count: 50,019
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Felix Gaeta, Louis Hoshi, Dee, Caprica, Bill Adama, Lee Adama, Saul Tigh, Gaius Baltar. Minor appearances by just about everyone who was still alive after Unfinished Business.
Warnings: Character death, although nothing that didn't happen in canon
Special Thanks: lls_mutant, for being my lovely beta
Summary: Sequel to Deliver Us From Evil and Forgive Us Our Trespasses. (Seriously, read those first, otherwise this story will not make sense.) Felix Gaeta is no longer in the brig, but that doesn't mean he's exactly welcome on Galactica. With freedom comes new challenges, some Felix would never have anticipated. Runs from The Passage through Daybreak.


Title: The Unforgiven Ones
Author: grey_sw
Artist: sabaceanbabe
Type: General, AU for The Plan
Word Count: 28,400
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Cavil, the boy from The Plan, Tough Six, Helo, Boxey, Jaffee, Racetrack
Warnings Includes graphic violence and major character death
Summary: John had no one: no family, no friends, and no one to turn to. He clung to the priest because he had nowhere else to go, but as their strange friendship grew, so did his hatred for the rest of humanity... until one lost little boy changed the fate of two civilizations.

"Are you a Cylon?" John asked.

Cavil grew very still, and stayed that way for a long time. He'd stopped breathing again. Then, at last, he spoke. "Yes. I'm a Cylon. My real name is Number One."

"Are you going to kill everybody?" John asked, in a small voice.

"Yes," Number One said. "Everyone but you," he added, with the air of someone who had only just decided. There was a long silence afterward.

"Can I help?"


Title: Sanctuary
Author: kappamaki33
Artist: nicole_anell
Type: Drama, slash and het
Word Count: 34,000
Rating: R for non-explicit sexual situations and dark themes
Characters/Pairings: Gaeta, Baltar, Hoshi, Kara, Lee, Tigh, Zarek, and several OCs
Warnings Prostitution. All sex is consensual, but not necessarily healthy. Other warnings: language, off-screen character deaths, dark themes.
Summary: “I don’t think you’re evil, or that you deserve to be shoved out an airlock for what you’ve done, but it doesn’t change the fact that you did it. And while others may forgive you, you can’t forgive yourself.”

Felix Gaeta can’t handle being himself anymore—not after what he did on New Caprica. He descends into the corrupt, unglamorous world of the sex trade on the Prometheus in the hopes of shedding all remnants of his old self. But a whore can’t shut himself off from the world entirely if he wants to eat, and the past has a way of catching up with people on the Prometheus… AU starting in Season 3.


Title: Storm Clouds Mask a Beloved Moon
Author: ivanolix
Artist: acquiescence
_ Type: AU, character drama, angst
Word Count: 22,000+
Rating: PG-15
Characters/Pairings: Kara, Sam, Kacey, Julia Brynn, Paulla Schaffer (Kara/Sam established and Julia/Paulla pre-ship)
Warnings strong language, some sexual situations, PTSD, children in dangerous situations
Summary: Kara and Sam are losing their sanity, and none of this is fair to Kacey. Sequel to Meet Your Storm and And The Night Is All We Have Left To Hold.


Title: Admiral Adama's Day Off
Authors: flamingo55 & zaleti
Artist: mmegiry
Type: Umm... AU, romance, friendship.
Word Count: 17474
Rating: MA, NC-17, R18
Characters/Pairings: Adama/Roslin, Cottle/OFC, Saul/Caprica
Warnings" Sex! And a very little bit of 'language'. :)
Summary: It’s a rainy day on Earth, and no one feels like going out, but the weather inspires memories from New Caprica.


Title: Under a Shadowed Sky
Author: lizardbeth_j
Artist: sabaceanbabe
Type: AU of 4.5
Word Count: 60,000ish
Rating: Mature
Characters/Pairings: Kara/Sam, Dee/Lee, plus everyone else in 4.5 especially the Agathons, Tyrol, Tory, Leoben, Roslin, Adama, other Cylons, etc. Warnings: sex, death, violence, faith -- it's BSG. (however, no rape)
Summary: In the ruins on a gray Earth, Sam and Kara face the truth that the gods aren't finished with either of them yet. And while the Fleet crumbles under the dark weight of despair, some find hope in new wonders.


Title: it's all been done
Author: coffeesuperhero
Artist: leiascully
Type: Gen (mostly), AU after Maelstrom. Spoilers for everything. Just in case.
Word Count: 20,967
Rating: PG-13
Characters/Pairings: Focus is mostly on Kara. Also appearing: most everybody else. Pairings mentioned are canon pairings.
Warnings: Threats of violence and/or references to violence, cursing.
Summary: All of this has happened before. None of this will happen again. This is a re-imagining of the events that occurred in canon from Maelstrom onward. Instead of following the mystical Leoben into the storm during Maelstrom, Kara comes back to Galactica, where she begins to remember the way to Earth and finds that she isn't the only one who does. The story follows the Fleet, particularly Kara Thrace and the rest of Galactica, as they all search for a place to call home, discovering along the way that they are not all that different from their Cylon enemies-- in fact, they may not be different at all.