Resolution : I'm never participating to a fic exchange ever
again. That way lies failure and self-loathing.
That said, remixredux08
is pretty. I'm terribly in love with the fic remixed out of my fic :Mirror Cipher (the All Other Angle call-response)Fandom
: Harry PotterCharacters
: Sybill, Dean, Dennis, Blaise, Draco, Molly, Lucius, Voldemort, BellatrixMy original fic
My own fic was about Narcissa, written very shortly after HBP's release, and a little bit of a rant about the (mis)characterization of Narcissa one could see in fandom as well as my own spin onto the myth of Narcissus and my fascination for mirror metaphores.
The remixer took the theme of identity, of identities built in the eyes of others and how we see others' idententities, and the motif of reflections, and ran away with it, spinning a beautiful mosaic of different characters echoing each others (and Narcissa) in a complex, multilayered and rather dark contemplation. The way the images, the voices and the theme are interwoven is nothing short of brillant. Worth reading, and re-reading. I also loved how she-or-he used artistic metaphores like negative space and photography
My own ending was a question. The remix is even more nihilistic, denying the core over and again. The camera only goes skin deep and there is no life here, only its static representation
Can't wait for the reveal to see who's writer this is and what else they've written.
Other Remix rec out of what I've seen so far :By Any Other Name (The Fool's Paradise Remix)Fandom
: X-Men MovieCharacters
: Mystique, Pyro, MagnetoSummary
: If ye should lead her in a fool's paradise, as they say, it were a very gross kind of behaviour.
This fic takes Mystique after XM3 and... blows us with her. The writing is gorgeous and Mystique is awesome.Goldfish Bowl (Glasshouse remix)Fandom
: X-Men MovieCharacters/Pairings
: Bobby/Rogue, John, LoganSummary
: It's hard being normal in the goldfish bowl.
Not the kind of fic I often read, even when I read XMM (which is pretty rare in the first place ^^) but the characterisation and good writing really made this fic stood out.How Long, Baby (Extended Dance Remix)Fandom
: In the beginning was the word. Then came the song.
The original was pretty cool in the first place, but I love the way the remix impart music into it. There's a love of words and rhythm both interwoven lovingly and beautifully; and through it Methos' voice stands out so clearly. Very nice.Desert Time (Ordinary Time remix)Fandom
: Star WarsCharacters
: Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon, LukeSummary
: In his years on Tatooine, Obi-Wan finds he has a lot to learn.
A remix of imadra_blue
's work, whose fics I adore, and this fic is definitly of an equal level. Luminescent writing, with an understated sense of pain and yet growing hope.