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Remixes galore

I LOVE the idea of remixes. So...

I signed up for remixredux this year. Got my assignment, and I think I've picked out the story I'll be playing with. Whee!

I've also signed up for remixthedrabble. Sign-ups are still open until Friday March 7. Two things make this challenge extra cool:
1) You are only committing to a ficlet (100-500 words ideally, 1,000 max)
2) You can sign-up to remix, be remixed, or both. Your choice!

And, for anyone new around here, I still have an open invitation for anyone, anytime, to remix any of my stories or original characters in any way you see fit. Write a sequel. Show the 'andthentheyhadsex' epilogue. Change the POV. Switch up the genre. Fix the ending. Anything goes. All I ask is that you link back to the original story, and let me know that you did it. Because that would be nifty.

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ithildyn
Mar. 6th, 2008 02:36 am (UTC)
You know, people have tried to explain the concept of remixes before to me, but I just don't 'get' it for some reason. I seem to have some sort of mental block on the subject :)

Maybe I need to see a before and after example to understand exactly what is being done. I'll keep an eye on your LJ and see if you get mixed and then maybe I'll get it! I wish I did, because it sounds kind of nifty.
keerawa
Mar. 6th, 2008 10:56 pm (UTC)
Well, Updike's "Grendel" is a remix of the Beowulf epic poem.

Last year I signed up for remixredux. Teresa_c and I were assigned each other, which is rather incestuous and not supposed to happen, but I guess there weren't many Highlander writers participating back then.

My Desert Mirage (Sympathy for the Devil Remix) is a remix of teresa_c's Desert Mirage.

teresa_c remixed my story Destination Unknown, where Richie has a choice to make in the after-life, into That Inaccessible Land, about Kronos and Darius in the after-life.

It's really, really fabulous, btw. She even captured the peculiar, pulsing pace of the original.
ithildyn
Mar. 6th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for pointing those out. I'll have to take a look.
ithildyn
Mar. 6th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
Okay then. Now it makes more sense. Having examples always works best for my brain :) Cool idea. Not something I'd feel up to attempting, but it would be interesting to see a story I'd written get the treatment.

Thank you again for taking the time to rec the examples. I enjoyed all of them!
nos4a2no9
Mar. 7th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Teresa_c and I were assigned each other, which is rather incestuous and not supposed to happen

That happened to me and marag! I think it was an odd year for Remix. And in our case it wasn't due to low participation in that particular fandom: I think it may have either been a fluke or a sign that I had to write one more Batman story before hanging up my shingle in that fandom.
j_s_cavalcante
Mar. 6th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
Oh, man. If I had the time, I might take you up on this, because "Con Job" broke me (as you know, because I also became a broken record on the subject), and I would SO love to redeem that situation with a sequel. As of now I don't have the time, but maybe I'll put it on my wishlist. What a neat thing for you to offer. \o/
keerawa
Mar. 6th, 2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
I would be so very, very delighted if you were to write a sequel to "Con Job". Save Ray! I'd love to read that story, I just can't find it in me to write it.
j_s_cavalcante
Mar. 6th, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
I will give it serious thought. It might take me about two years, or it might be the kind of thing that I get an idea about and write in a fevered rush of inspiration. I can kind of feel the edges of where that scenario needs to go before it climbs back out of the pit, you know? And there would be some wailing and gnashing of teeth before things got better.

I'll think on it.
nos4a2no9
Mar. 7th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Heh, I had a feeling you'd be a little broken-up about "Con Job," JS. I'd be curious about your reaction. When I was betaing for keerawa I thought about you in particular reading the story and going, "Noooooo!"

And yes, I too would totally love a sequel. Or a remix. Or just one more story in the "Con Job" 'verse.
j_s_cavalcante
Mar. 7th, 2008 06:23 am (UTC)
OMG, you didn't see my comments to her? Well, go look them up. I freaked, of course! Because it is so, so well-written and so excellent that I can't ignore it. See, this is why I avoid tragedies by very good writers (*cough* "Wind From the South" *cough*). Because I can't just dismiss them, the way I can mentally dismiss something that either isn't well-written or is implausible to me for whatever other reason. I told keerawa that I'd have to think of "Con Job" as an AU. Actually, tonight when I gave a little thought to what a sequel would entail, I realized that if I do write a sequel I may have to think of it as an AU, because there is a LOT of canon that just doesn't fit into that Ray characterization. But I still think I could maybe do a sequel. Just, you know, not tonight, and probably not even this year. But I took some quick notes and I'm thinking about it, so...I won't say never. :)

P.S. I still haven't read your story referenced above. I couldn't handle it at the time. I'll probably get to it at some point, though.

Edited at 2008-03-07 06:25 am (UTC)
keerawa
Mar. 8th, 2008 12:09 am (UTC)
feel the edges of where that scenario needs to go before it climbs back out of the pit
Oh, yay, I know that feeling! I won't pressure you, but there may be chocolate incentives.
nos4a2no9
Mar. 7th, 2008 03:45 am (UTC)
\o/ for Remixes! I missed all the signup dates for remixredux but I did sign up for the drabbles challenge, and I'm excited about this one.

And once again, your open offer to anyone to remix your fix is really, really brave and wonderfully generous of you. You've given us so many fabulous stories and the offer to let anyone take on a remix is an amazing display of trust. You, Peaches, are one hell of a fangirl. *salutes you*
keerawa
Mar. 8th, 2008 12:13 am (UTC)
I'm glad you signed up for the remixthedrabble challenge, Nos! To me, the possible benefits of people remixing my work ("Con Job" sequel? Hell yeah!) far out-weigh any potential risks. ("Con Job" sequel with Mary Sue who fixes Ray with her magical pussy? *snicker*)

AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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