Creative fanworks challenge for The Sentinel fandom

Art Claims – Round #1

It’s the artists’ turn for the 2013 Sentinel Big Bang!

At last count, we had 10 artists signed up, and we have more stories than that so claims will go in two rounds.

A reminder: as far as the big bang is concerned “art” means any kind of fanwork that is not the written word. As long as your work serves to accompany or illustrate the project you are assigned, you can create anything you like. The full rules for artwork are on our website.

Two absolute rules:

1. You must be signed up as an artist to claim. The signup post is still open.
2. If you are both a writer and an artist, you can’t make an art claim if the mods are still waiting for your finished project. This is just for practical reasons – we don’t want you to have multiple deadlines and too much stress.

Other guidelines for artworks:

Adult fics: a number of our projects are rated adults-only or mature – that does not mean the artwork that goes with it has to be adult-rated.

Who decides what the art will be? The artist – always. We ask artists and writers to get in touch with each other, but you’re under no obligation to work together. Big bang art is not a commissioned piece – the artist has full control over what she creates and what media she uses.

How to claim

Step One: Browse the available projects

A list of the available projects is below.

Look over the list and decide which projects appeal to you. You should choose at least three, but you can list more in your claim if you want to.


Project #1 – Imagine That
Writer: Katef
Genre and rating: Slash, angst, hurt / comfort. MAVS.
Warnings: Mature themes, bigotry.
Summary: AU standalone sequel to my story ‘Picture This’. Blair is undercover again, and in peril from not just the bad guys, but from an unknown threat from within the PD. Can Jim get to him in time? And will the Sentinel’s secret be ‘outted?’

Project #2 – Another Chance
Writer: Bluewolf
Genre and rating: Gen, AU, All audiences.
Warnings: None
Summary: Blair already has his PhD before he meets Jim… and when he does, he realizes almost immediately what Jim is.

Project #3 – The Weight of Love
Writer: Patt
Genre and rating: Slash – mature rating
Warnings: Kid fic
Summary: William is still recovering from his heart surgery and getting to know his boys and their families. Little does he know how many changes that will involve.

Project #4 – The Witness
Writers: Kerensa and Patt
Genre and rating: Pre-slash, Mature rating (R)
Warnings: Violence and Angst
Summary: Blair is the only witness to a terrible crime that even Blair doesn’t truly understand. He is sent to a safe house with a Cascade detective named Jim Ellison. What exactly did Blair see and how will he help solve the case?

Project #5 – To See the Face of God
Writer: A.S. Nightbird
Genre and Rating: Slash (M/M), Crossover (The Sentinel/Flashpoint/The Listener); PG
Warnings: Crossover (The Sentinel/Flashpoint/The Listener); Slash (M/M – Jim/Blair), but nothing more explicit than kissing.
Summary: Simon helps Jim hatch a plan to surprise Blair, but as usual, Blair has a way of finding trouble. This results in Jim’s secret being revealed. Fortunately, things work out even better than expected thanks to the men and women of Toronto’s elite Police Strategic Response Unit.

Project #6 – Star-child
Writer: Laurie
Genre and rating: Slash, Angst, Sci-fi, AU, Bonding, Mature
Warnings: Dub-con, public sex, D/s dynamics, mention of past self-harming attempts, and an off-screen medical sexual assault. There is no dub-con between Jim and Blair.
Summary: Ranger Jim Ellison of the Space Services is stationed on the planet Homestead for a six month rotation. His duties include handling trade arrangements with the Maven, the isolationist, matriarchal society that governs the planet. Blair Star-child was returned to Homestead following his mother’s death, but despite the Maven’s attempts to integrate him with his mother’s people, he desperately wants to leave. Jim’s intrigued by Blair, but he has no intention of falling in love, bonding, or promising Blair anything except sex. As Jim learns, Blair is willing to do anything for the chance to escape. And it’s Jim’s job to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Project #7 – The Wolves of Cascade
Writer: Morgan Briarwood
Genre and rating: Slash, Cyberpunk AU, Adult
Warnings: Brief but graphic violence, dark themes, torture and the aftermath.
Summary: Cascade. A city divided. A city traumatised by its past. The wealthy elite live in luxury, safe in their high towers. In the city below, the streets are ruled by the “Wolfpack”: the ruthless street gang that rose to dominance in the wake of the Red Night Riot. Cybernetic surgeon Blair Sandburg could have been one of the elite but, pulled into the Wolfpack through some bad choices, he now sees no way out of the criminal underworld. Jim Ellison is a man with a mission and a secret he must keep at all costs. His quest leads him to risk a journey through the depths of the Wolfpack’s territory to Sandburg’s door, beginning an adventure that will change the lives of both men.

Project #8 – Walking The Maze
Writer: Mab
Genre and rating: Slash and Het. Mature rated for sexual content and violence.
Warnings: Choose Not To Warn
Summary: What if the sexual/visionary connection between Jim and Alex came into play while everyone was still in Cascade?

Project #9 – Missing Persons
Writer: unbelievable2
Genre and rating: Slash, rating Mature.
Warnings: Moderate violence, swearing, scenes of a sexual nature.
Summary: Shortly after the dissertation issue, Blair and Jim are still uncertain of each other and where the recent past has left them, as friends. Before they can sort things out, they find their position in the PD called into question. Blair, the primary target, goes off on a search for answers. Jim, meanwhile, finds his life deeply affected by the absence of his Guide and friend. His immediate reaction is to go looking for Blair, but not only are the two of them suffering from a failure to communicate, their separate personal missions are also dangerously uncoordinated. It’s not long before they’re both in real danger.

Project #10 – So Dire A Love
Writer: PsychGirl
Genre and rating: Slash (Jim/Blair), established relationship, rating: R
Warnings: angst, supernatural stuff.
Summary: There’s no limit to the depths Blair will descend to for Jim.

Project #11 – The Iron Ring
Writer: Franscats
Genre and rating: AU. The story is slash and rated R for violence
Warnings: Violent Murder Scene
Summary: By order of the Commissioner, Blair Sandburg, Cadet of the Year, gets paired with Jim Ellison, Cop of the Year. Jim grudgingly accepts Blair as his partner and they work together to track down a serial killer. During the investigation, Blair discovers that Jim is a sentinel and offers to help Jim with his senses while studying him and using Jim as the subject of his dissertation. The partnership is successful and the pair become friends. A year later, Blair’s dissertation is released without his consent. The story follows what would happen to Jim and Blair if Blair didn’t deny his dissertation and Jim’s secret was revealed to the world.

Project #12 – Growing Pains
Writer: Emerald
Genre and rating: Slash, NCIS crossover. FR21
Warnings: Choose not to warn
Summary: Senior Sentinel Ellison and his Guide are in Washington DC to testify on behalf of the Department of Sentinel Affairs when a new Sentinel suddenly comes on-line. Unfortunately, NCIS Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs isn’t interested in becoming a Sentinel and he sure isn’t interested in his surprise Guide, leaving the Senior Pair with a situation that hasn’t happened in a very long time, made worse by personal agendas and a dangerous escape.

Project #13 – Bleeding Daylight
Writer: Xanateria
Genre and rating: Slash, Crossover – Sentinel/ Criminal Minds
Warnings: Canon typical violence, mentions of murders and assaults that happen that happen off-screen etc.
Summary: Blair Sandburg accepted a long time ago that life with Jim Ellison meant accepting the dangers of police work. But, when one close call too many changes Jim’s perspective, they leave police work behind to start their own consulting company, The Watchmen Group. Years later, Aaron Hotchner likes his life just the way it is, but fate has other ideas. A story that teaches the benefits to making new friends and why it’s always good to choose to walk the path you least expected.

Step Two: Comment with your choices

Please leave a comment on this post (or reply on the mailing list) stating the following:

Your Name:
Email address: (required so we can send you your assignment!)
Your claim choices
First choice: (Project number – Title)
Second choice: (Project number – Title)
Third choice: (Project number – Title)

If you have further choices, keep going (fourth, fifth etc) and add them on in order of preference, but you must specify at least three.

Step Three: Assignments will be sent by the mods

Claims will close 24 hours after posting (or when everyone who has signed up has posted their claims, if that’s sooner).

The mods will send out the first round of assignments as soon as we can on Tuesday (please bear in mind we have jobs and live in different time zones!). Round one will assign one project per artist, which means unless we get some last-minute signups there will be some stories left over.

Step 4: Round 2 of claims

Round #2 of claims will open on Wednesday or Thursday, if any projects are unassigned. In round #2, any of our artists who want more than one project to work on can claim one more.


  1. avatar AnnieB
    September 16, 2013    

    Project 12 please – Growing Pains by Emerald

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