Calling All Footy Fic Writers, Artists, Mixers, Etc. – It’s Futbal Mini-Bang!

28 Dec

I know plenty of y’all out there are creative types so listen up! Along with my dear watishista kfunk22 (who came up with the idea), I will be modding Futbal Mini-Bang. And it’s not just for writers. If you’ve never participated in anything like this before, I can recommend it as a great way dip your toe into the fandom waters. Read on…

I’ll let the fabulous kfunk22 break it down for you:

Futbal Mini-Bang is an exchange in which authors and artists are paired together to create a multimedia fanwork over the course of a two-month period. Authors are asked to write a 2,500 word fic of their choosing. They will be matched with an artist, who will then create content to accompany the fic. Once complete, all works will be posted to this community for our eager consumption!


You can find full details at the community (you don’t need a Livejournal account to participate) or you can email us with any questions at

As a consumer, but not writer of footy fic, I took the plunge in the 2012 footie_bang and created a fan mix for kfunk22’s brilliant “Esteban Granero is a misunderstood angsty teenager in a band” gen fic. If you haven’t read “It’s All In The View” I highly recommend it (and not just because my friend wrote it). It’s hysterical and touching. (For the squeamish, there’s no dirty bits). Imagine a pretentious teenage Pirata writing in his Moleskine, musing about life. Yeah. Let that sink in for a minute. Now READ IT!. (And download the mix I made as a soundtrack, if you’re so inclined.) What I’m basically trying to say is, I had a ball doing this so even if you don’t normally consider yourself a creative sort, there’s gotta be something you can do to contribute. Are you a wizard with gifs or vids? Have a knack for making mixtapes? Have you knitted a replica of the Santiago Bernabeu? Carved Real Madrid’s entire first team out of vegetables? Made paper silhouettes of the best noses of football? (::cough:: Zlatan :: cough::) Anything at all – bring it on!

Join us in the fun!

– Lozil

7 Responses to “Calling All Footy Fic Writers, Artists, Mixers, Etc. – It’s Futbal Mini-Bang!”

  1. kfunk22 December 29, 2013 at 8:00 am #

    thanks for pimping us out,lo! and all the nice things you said!

    and i can only echo what you’ve said above – we’d love to have any and all comers!

  2. Rosa December 29, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Sign me up. I’m a little dim witted, explain the rules like I was a 4th grader!

    • headbandsandheartbreak December 29, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

      If you click on the “community” link in the post above, it will take you to the full details. Depending on what you’re doing, sign ups aren’t for a week or so.

  3. Sweet December 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Wish I COULD carve the whole team out of veg! What would Sergio be?!

  4. Katie Ann December 29, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Fun! So doing this.


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