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Cheerleader sign-ups

These are official sign-ups for cheerleader volunteers for the Big Bang. These sign-ups will be open until January 29. Please comment here to volunteer as a cheerleader.

As a cheerleader, your job is to encourage your writer in her project. This may or may not involve reading bits of her story ahead of time-- that is up to the writer. At any rate, you should make yourself available to communicate with her in the way that works best for the two of you, whether by email, chat, IM, etc. You can send her small encouraging reminders, ask her how her word count is going, etc.

The way in which you work with your writer is up to the two of you. Everyone has her own way of doing things. It's up to you to find out what your writer expects of you and how you can best fill your role.

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Comments will be screened for now; after sign-ups have been closed, we will unscreen them, and make the assignments.

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labourslamp
Jan. 25th, 2011 05:43 pm (UTC)
LJ username: labourslamp
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) All of the above; pure bookverse.
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? Fourth Age; hobbits. :)
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: Bringing out a longer work can take a lot of effort. I'd love to do whatever I can to help encourage someone else.
bfb
Jan. 25th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)

LJ username: bfb
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) The Hobbit and LotR
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? I know the most about hobbits, though I'd be willing to support a non-hobbit-centric story, too.
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: Everyone needs support and sometimes a good kick in the butt, so I'd like to volunteer that support kick. :P

antane
Jan. 25th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
LJ username: Antane
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) LOTR
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? I love hobbits to death, though I realize as Gandalf does there's always more to learn about them. :)
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: I believe it is very important to encourage and nuture others.

Did you get my Author sign up? It may a crossover but I haven't decided yet.

Namarie, God bless, Antane :)


nancylea57
Jan. 26th, 2011 12:10 am (UTC)
ljusername: nancylea57

most enjoy: the lotr books more than movie but fandom au.s are way up there too.

what would make me a good cheerleader?: I love the story line of lotr and would be so happy to help someone to shadow in the blank areas left on the canvas by the master. owning a large imagination, I think I owe the world some encouragement and I have lots of time to be there for a stuggling author.
ellynn_ithilwen
Jan. 27th, 2011 10:57 am (UTC)
Here is my sign-up as a cheerleader. :) In fact, I'd like to be a beta, but I'm afraid I wouldn't be up to all aspects of that task (explanation bellow), so here I am as a cheerleader. :)


LJ username: ellynn_ithilwen
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) I love all books more or less equally, except for The Hobbit (I am not a big fan of it)
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? Well, I guess that I know 1st and 3rd age of Arda better than 2nd; but hey, when something that I don't know appears, I can always do some exploring. :)
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: I'd like to be involved in this project. I would offer beta-help too, but I am not a native speaker so I wouldn't be able to help with grammar and language (if the author asked me to). I'd like to help someone if I can, and since I can not be a "complete" beta, I can at least be here for encouragement and advices. ;)


I am available through e-mail almost every day, unless something unpredicted happens.
ex_lbilover
Jan. 29th, 2011 01:54 am (UTC)
LJ username: Lbilover
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.)LotR
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of?Third Age hobbits, but I'm game for Men or Dwarves (not so much Elves).
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: Because in my own writing I have a couple of people who are cheerleaders for me and I know how important and helpful it is to have someone you can turn to when you need encouragement.
iavalir
Jan. 29th, 2011 02:55 am (UTC)
LJ username: iavalir
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) LOTR, but I love everything Tolkien created. :)
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? I am most comfortable with elves but I am always looking to expand my knowledge on other races. Also most comfortable with Third Age and Fourth Age.
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: I wish to help others achieve their goals. I can send them inspirational quotes on writing (some humorous!), a shoulder to cry on about the woes of writing, and anything else they would like. I can brainstorm with them if they want. :) And if they need me to be a little tougher, I can send them periodic reminders about their progress.
pearltook1
Jan. 29th, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah!
LJ username: pearltook1
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.)I enjoy LOTR the most but will also do The Hobbit.
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? I'm primarily a Hobbit person but I also like Dwarves and Wizards. Not as good with the Men and out of my element with Elves.
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: I want to be a cheerleader because I'm not able to write for this challenge and I want to be involved. I want to help someone else reach this goal.

Edited at 2011-01-29 02:58 am (UTC)
cascadewaters
Jan. 29th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
2-4-6-8 - oops, i ran into the gate....
LJ username: cascadewaters
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) LotR, but I have read TH, Silm, and most of TCoH
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? If I said yes, Kaylee and Susana would die laughing...
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: ....erm....because I can't be one of the writers? And I like to be an encourager.
ceshaughnessy
Jan. 29th, 2011 01:20 pm (UTC)
Barbara, I will cheerlead as well! Will fill out the form shortly. *Hugs*
dreamflower02
Jan. 31st, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
LJ username: dreamflower02
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) The Hobbit and LotR, naturally, since I love hobbits! But I am somewhat familiar with UT, the Silm, and some volumes of HoMe and with CoH.
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? I'm pretty familiar with hobbits, and know their family trees fairly well. I'm also quite familiar with the events of the late Third Age, as well.
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: Because everyone needs encouragement, and I like to encourage people!

leianora
Jan. 31st, 2011 11:52 pm (UTC)
LJ username: Leianora

What sources do you enjoy? I like Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. I have the most knowledge about the third age starting with Bilbo's time and ending with the beginning of the fourth age.

I want to be a cheerleader because it's a great way to make a struggling writer's day and it's also a wonderful time to cement or make new friendships.
nautika3
Feb. 8th, 2011 12:43 am (UTC)
LJ username: nautika
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.)LOTR, but I could probably handle the Hobbit.
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? I prefer stories of Men and am more of a movie person than a book person. But as I enjoy researching, it doesnt really matter.
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: LOL! Because you need one, and I dont have time to write or beta. I really love this site and want to support it whenever I can.
periantari
Feb. 8th, 2011 04:13 am (UTC)

LJ username: periantari
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) LotR first and foremost but i love the Hobbit, Silm, Children of Hurin and UT too though not as familiar with Sil and UT since i've reread them less. I'm primarily LotR fanfic reader.
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? Third Age and hobbits mostly. The four travelers, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin are my primary interests and who i write /read about most but i like Eowyn fics too.
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: Since i've been fickle with muse lately, i still want to be part of the LotR fanfic community by commenting and i think this will get me going by getting me reading more again. I would love to encourage others on what their fic needs to get even better. :)

melegyrn
Feb. 9th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
LJ username: melegyrn
What sources do you enjoy most? (The Hobbit, LotR, the Silm, etc.) LotR, Silm, HoME, UT
Are there time periods or races that you have more knowledge of? Elves, all periods
Briefly tell why you would like to be a cheerleader: I'm not able to participate as an author this year, but I love Tolkien fanfic and want to be supportive of those who are writing in this challenge.

(Hope I'm not too late)



Edited at 2011-02-09 05:06 am (UTC)
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