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First, someone wrote me a remix of one of my first pieces! Go read Chancing Happiness (The Red, Red Wine Remix), which is a Hakkai/Gojyo story that nicely explores Gojyo's side of things and has the two broken people that I love.

I wrote:

Spoilers: Through volume 3 of the manga and episode 12 of the anime
Disclaimer: Not mine!
Summary: "We, amnesiacs all, condemned to live in an eternally fleeting present, have created the most elaborate of human constructions, memory, to buffer ourselves against the intolerable knowledge of the irreversible passage of time and the irretrieveability of its moments and events." - Geoffrey Sonnabend
Notes: Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] etothey for the beta and [livejournal.com profile] xsmoonshine for writing in this tiny fandom!

Read Obliscence and the Plane of Experience (the Rememory Remix)

Some commentary, same spoilers as for the fic )
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Oops, I meant to post about this after the reveal. Ah well.

Here's my story, if anyone's interested.

This was my first remix; I've written a POV switch of [livejournal.com profile] devikun's Senses Working Overtime that ended up playing a little with the themes of the story, but I wouldn't personally count it as a remix.

I was actually a little surprised to read the rules for Remix -- no changing plot? Eh? And then I read the clarification: someone remixing "The Little Mermaid" might think keeping the sea witch and the voice-losing and the need to win the prince's love was the story and disregard the whole dying bit at the end. So I shrugged and decided to do what I generally do when given instructions -- pretend that I actually understand the spirit of them, toss them out the window, and then proceed to make a general muck out of things (see: knitting, cooking, etc.).

Thinky thoughts )
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First of all, thanks very much to [livejournal.com profile] xsmoonshine for remixing my story!

I realized that I had never gotten around to reccing the Yuletide pieces that I beta-ed, which is a real shame, because they're both wonderful. So, in the spirit of "better late than never":

  • Stories Darkness Tells You, by [livejournal.com profile] thuviaptarth (Fray) - Harth and Melaka and the monsters within. I love the flow of this one and how informed by fairy tales it is, particularly the fairy tales in which evil sisters chop off their toes and girls in red shoes dance themselves to death.

    Excerpt: When they were very small, they slept in the same bed and dreamed the same dreams; this stopped when they grew big, when the girl began to acquire curves and the boy began to get his height, when the girl began to run with dangerous men and the boy began to dream true.

  • Blood and Ink, by [livejournal.com profile] edonohana (Lloyd Alexander's Westmark trilogy) - It's Theo before, during, and after he becomes the Kestrel, and it touches on the very things that I love most about the Westmark trilogy: what wars do to people, what people do about wars, and what happens when the war is over. I love the voices, both of the characters and of the narration (sausages!), and I love that Theo and Mickle are still trying to figure it all out.

    Excerpt: "It's only ink on paper," said Justin.

    "So is a constitution," said Florian.

And now for the Remix ones:

  • Apocalypses and Other Fairy Tales (Keys remix), by [livejournal.com profile] yhlee - It's Fred and Willow after the apocalypse, and they've only got each other. Another dark fairy tale, this time in Yoon's dream-like prose. I really like that Yoon doesn't forget that Fred is a woman who lived in a cave for years and that she is a survivor, not just the cute and girly love interest that she so often is on the show.

    Excerpt: Once upon a time, there lived a girl in a cave. The girl was clever and the girl was quick, and no matter what monsters came after her, the girl always got away.

  • What Will Be Told (the Gospel remix), by [livejournal.com profile] minnow1212 - I lied. Feathers, Lightsabers, and Lead wasn't my only favorite remix; this is the other. I have been waiting all week for the reveal just so I could squee about this and make other people read it! I got to beta this, which largely involved my reading every other paragraph, looking up, and then swearing, "Damnit! Why can't I write like this?"

    [livejournal.com profile] sullensiren's A Path Unvaried is an awesome story, and [livejournal.com profile] minnow1212 takes her story and adds to it so that it becomes the seed for myth and legend and folklore, which brings it right back to Sandman, which has always been about the power of Story. I love all the different narrative forms in the story -- gospel and talk show interviews and children's rhyming games. Brilliantly executed and highly recommended.

    Excerpt: Many stories are told of Prez Rickard: some documented, some plausible, some contradictory, some clearly impossible. (Some of the documented ones are false; some of the impossible ones are true. This is the way of stories.)
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Spoilers: Nothing really
Disclaimer: Alas, they are all Minekura Kazuya's. I just borrow them for fun.
Summary: Birds and bees, life and death, and the sun shining through it all.
Original story: Untitled by [livejournal.com profile] tad_coast, with additional inspiration taken from Between Lives
Notes: Many thanks to my very excellent betas, [livejournal.com profile] yhlee, [livejournal.com profile] minnow1212 and [livejournal.com profile] thuviaptarth, and many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tad_coast for the inspiration and the stories.

( Story behind the fake cut! )

I am woefully behind on things right now so I may take a while to get back to comments.

Also, as always, concrit is highly welcome, particularly in this case, as I may be trying to smooth it out a little in the next week or so.

Remix recs

Apr. 23rd, 2007 09:42 pm
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I adore Remix. I seem to work best as a writer if I'm taking bits and pieces and mixing them all together and chucking something hopefully newish back out there; I've found I like repetition and layering and combining images. So it's naturally fun to watch other people doing the same, seeing how a story works on its own and how it works as a remix of another, seeing how a writer will take a certain image or moment from the original story and create something new and poignant and wonderful from it.

Admin notes: I started reading in reverse order, just for the heck of it. Why yes, I am one of those people whose last names start with a letter in the second half of the alphabet!

I think I've made it through all the fandoms I'm interested in; I skipped all of the Stargates and Star Treks and SPN, which is why this list is coming out so quickly.

So without further ado, [livejournal.com profile] remix_redux recs! Fandoms included are: Yami no Matsuei, XMM, VMars, Narnia, Heroes, HP, Buffy, Angel, and Bleach. Spoilers below the cut for Buffy S7 and X-Men 2.

Recs here )


Apr. 22nd, 2007 06:24 pm
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Yay! [livejournal.com profile] remix_redux is now up!

And some lovely person wrote Moshi Moshi Mochi ("In the Pink" Blues Remix) from my Crossroads and it is awesome and has green mochi!

You are all welcome to guess which one I wrote, and I will even promise a drabble, although given the rate I am writing these days, you will end up getting it two years later....

Yay! *runs off to read stuff*
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ARGH, finished! Well, I think. Anyhow, I have been revising it every other second for the entire day, and I am now at the point in which I can't tell if I've made the thing better or worse. Fun times....

Anyhow, deadline passed while I was watching taiko (yay), so there. Fic! I refuse to touch you further!

Will now curl up and recover from trauma. Note to self: this is what happens when you have about twenty different themes and images in your head and hope that they somehow coalesce into something coherent during a few weeks of thinking.