beatrice_otter: Jedi fighting against a blue background (blue Jedi)
There are twelve stories, one original and eleven remixes; there are three remix streams.  One of those stories is mine!  The challenge: can you tell which one is mine?  Can you tell who wrote any of them in particular?  Can you figure out which order they were written in?

Personally, I found it fascinating to see the differences (and similarities), and to see just how far afield we went from the original.  In all three streams.
beatrice_otter: Eowyn holding a sword (Eowyn)
[community profile] femmeremix was, as always, a blast, and the fics have now been revealed.  (Authors will be revealed in a week.) I received this marvelous Five Gods fic:
Clarity of Purpose (the Separate Callings remix) (1233 words), Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Characters: Ista dy Chalion, Iselle dy Chalion, Illvin dy Arbanos
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Mother-Daughter Relationship, Reunions, Difficult Emotions, Paladin of Souls
Summary: Ista wonders how much she and her daughter really recognise each other, these days.

Other fics I enjoyed:
MCU, Harry Potter, and more )
beatrice_otter: Sam Carter against a blue background. (Sam)
I had a lot of fun with [community profile] femmeremix last time ([ profile] femmeremix ), so I'm really glad to hear they're doing it again.  It's a remix ficathon focused on female characters.  ("Women" here is loosely defined to include canonical alien/trans/non-genderbinary characters who identify as female. It does not include Rule 63/"always-a-girl" characters. She-Hulk is in, Brucella Banner is not.)

In each fandom you offer up to be remixed in, you must have completed at least THREE stories of 500 words or more, or FIVE stories of 100 words or more, with at least one female character who is or can be centralized.  So, if you want to participate and you have a fandom that's a little short, now's the time to write a few drabbles!

Rules are here, fandom noms open in a week.

Fandoms I could offer: Stargate SG-1, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Stargate Atlantis, Deep Space 9,

I'd need one more story each for Terminator, the Vorkosiverse, and Star Trek TOS, two more stories each for B5,  Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Reboot, DCU Animated, and Agent Carter.   If you've got plot bunnies or prompts for any of these fandoms, well, I can't guarantee I'll write 'em, but I can't say I wouldn't, either.

ETA: have written another VK story, The Princess in the Tower.  So now I have five qualifying fandoms.

beatrice_otter: Delenn--Grey Council (Delenn--Grey Council)
Hey, guys, if you haven't checked out the FemmeRemix fics, you should--lots of good female-centered fic in many different fandoms.

I wrote Finding the Words (the stranger in a strange land remix), 4,000 words of Babylon 5 fic about Catherine Sakai that remixed [ profile] nenya_kanadka's fic Where the Stars are Strange, and received The Numbers Game by [ profile] ariestess, remix of my own Four Times Laura Roslin Regretted Banning Abortion (and one time she didn't).

Remix Recs

Jul. 3rd, 2015 02:40 pm
beatrice_otter: Emma and Henry reading the book of fairy tales (Once Upon a Time)
Fic written for me:
Turn and Face the Changes (1384 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Cordelia Naismith Vorkosigan
Additional Tags: Remix Redux
Summary: Two Armsmen's daughter break with tradition, each in her own way.

Other recs:

Always Another One (The Robin Recruitment Remix) (1821 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Batman (Comics), DCU (Comics), Gotham Central
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Harvey Bullock, Renee Montoya, Jim Gordon, Maggie Sawyer, Josie MacDonald, Crispus Allen, Romy Chandler, Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Robin (DCU)
Additional Tags: Dead Robins, Harm to Children, Remix

There have been Robins in Gotham City for almost twenty years. The detectives of the M.C.U. have opinions about that.

books, nooks, and crooks (keep your eyes open remix) (1524 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Digory Kirke, Mrs. Macready, Original Characters

His role was not to interfere with the Adventures, and therefore, neither was the housekeeper.

A Factual Account of the Important Details of Eustace Scrubb's First Visit to Narnia (1052 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Chronicles of Narnia - C. S. Lewis
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Eustace Scrubb, Jill Pole, Puddleglum, Reepicheep
Additional Tags: Friendship, Loss, Animal Transformations, dragon - Freeform, remembering, Remix

So Eustace recounted the facts of his previous adventures in Narnia, beginning in the middle with the dragon.

Men of Few Words (1027 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, John Benton, Kate Lethbridge-Stewart
Additional Tags: Remix

Aliens or teenaged daughters; it’s all in a day’s work for the Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

The Peculiar Case Of The Man With The Missing Soul (the Turn! Turn! Turn! remix) (8651 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Elementary (TV), Chalion Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Joan Watson (Elementary), Sherlock Holmes, Ms. Hudson (Elementary)
Additional Tags: Crossovers & Fandom Fusions, Alternate Universe - Modern Setting, Alternate Universe - Modern with Magic, The Bastard - Freeform, Case Fic, Character of Faith, Canon Trans Character

At first, Curtis Atherton's death appeared a simple suicide. Of course, nothing is simple when the Bastard is involved.
Sherlock Holmes, Doctor Joan Watson, and Ms. Hudson, Acolyte of the Bastard, are on the case.

Lighthouse (The Lost in the Fog Extended Mix) (1146 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Elementary (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Joan Watson & Mary Watson (Elementary)
Characters: Joan Watson, Mary Watson (Elementary)
Additional Tags: Remix, Relapse, Season/Series 03 Spoilers

People who are in grief come to Mary Watson like birds to a lighthouse. Joan is no exception.

Like No Business I Know (the Climbing Uphill Remix) (3802 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Galaxy Quest (1999)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Gwen DeMarco/Jason Nesmith
Characters: Gwen DeMarco, Jason Nesmith, Alexander Dane
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Sexism, Sexist Language, Sexual Harassment, just so much sexist crap, Show Business, Angst and Humor, Mentions of Stalking
Summary: At the time she read for Galaxy Quest, all Gwen had was a bunch of background credits and two national shampoo commercials, so she wasn't feeling very optimistic about this one.

“Don't get your hopes up, honey,” her agent had said, coughing around the Lucky Strike dangling from her lip. Then she tapped the ash from her cigarette into the coffee mug on her desk and looked Gwen straight in the breasts. “Wear a low-cut top.”

Five years in the life of Gwen DeMarco.

Suppression Systems (the Boardroom Boogaloo remix) (2882 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Iron Man (Movies)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Pepper Potts/Tony Stark
Characters: Pepper Potts, Natasha Romanov
Summary: Four days in the hospital, waiting, have been more than enough, as far as Pepper is concerned. Her vital signs are stable. Her blood work is as normal as it’s going to get. She's going to have to learn to live with the effects of Extremis eventually.
In the meantime, Stark Industries is beginning to implode from the rumors circulating about her condition.
Pepper needs to go back to work.

[set post-Iron Man 3]

Under Your Shield (1350 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Natasha Romanov, Sif (Marvel)
Additional Tags: Post-Thor: The Dark World, Friendly Sparring
Summary: Sif might be tall, proud, and beautiful, but she is also terribly lonely. Natasha can relate.

Embrace the World in Gray (The La Cosetta Nostra remix) (6363 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Pacific Rim (2013)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Alison Choi, Stacker Pentecost, Mako Mori, Hermann Gottlieb, Kaidonovsky, Hannibal Chau, Tendo Choi
Additional Tags: Pre-Canon, Black Markets, Remix, Dad Sweaters

Alison may run a thingy mafia, but she's not sure where the Marshall got the idea that it qualified her to negotiate with a mafia mafia.

As Food to Life (6024 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain America (Movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Steve Rogers/Sam Wilson
Characters: Steve Rogers, Sam Wilson (Marvel), Natasha Romanov
Additional Tags: 5 Times, Canon Character of Color, POV Sam Wilson, Food, Post-Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Interracial Relationship, Bisexual Male Character, Gay Male Character, Travel, Grief/Mourning, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - PTSD, Relationship Negotiation, Fluff, Dick Jokes, Up all night to get Bucky
Summary: Or: Five meals Sam Wilson shares with Steve Rogers

Victory Conditions (The Rashomon Remix) (8655 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kostolitz, Miles Vorkosigan, Ivan Vorpatril
Additional Tags: Remix, Hijinks & Shenanigans

Ivan always looked like an actor playing a model cadet in a training vid. This impressed the hell out of Kostolitz when Miles first introduced them, but he'd since amended the comparison to 'an actor in a training vid, who's perpetually on a break between shoots, and is eager to get back to a party – to which common folk are not invited -- going on in his trailer.'
Miles looked like, well, Miles. That had taken some getting used to with the way Kostolitz had been raised. But Miles strategized like he was two meters tall and plasma-arc proof, and that fit Kostolitz's idea of a Barrayaran officer just fine.

And four other perspectives

beatrice_otter: Me in red--face not shown (Default)
I'm signing up for [community profile] femmeremix, a remix ficathon for female-focused fics, and realized that if I wrote one more Vorkosiverse fic with a woman in an important role, I could add the Vorkosigan fandom to my signup. And, thinking, I got a REALLY awesome idea for a genderswapped Aarl, which I now have to write. And then I realized "but genderswap doesn't count for signup purposes," but I'm going to write it anyway because it's such a cool idea.

And then I realized, "but wait, if I say instead that Aral died in Mad Yuri's massacre and his unnamed sister survived instead, that would qualify!"

Brilliant solution. Only problem being she is so firmly GIRL!ARAL in my head that I don't know if it would work.

Her backstory: canon!Aral married Ges' sister in an arranged marriage. Given an arranged marriage, wouldn't girl!Aral likely be married to a man from the same family? OMG, SHE WOULD HAVE MARRIED GES HERSELF! Except Ges would not treat a wife like an equal the way he treated canon!Aral, so he abused her, and given Aral's temper, she killed him, and now lives in semi-disgrace down in the Vorkosigan district. That is where the story starts.

Now, the main things that she has in common with Aral are a) brilliant tactician, except used socially instead of militarily, b) that infamous temper, and c) bisexuality. And sure, I can say that the sister had all of those too, but ... isn't that kinda denying the sister's individuality?


On a completely different note, what happened to the rich text posting option? And tag autocomplete?
beatrice_otter: Cameron Mitchell, bored with a stack of files (Schoolwork)
So there's a meme going around to pick lines from three WIPs you have.

But where's the fun in that? I have like twenty WIPs in various states of completion. Here are the ones most interesting to me/most likely to get finished:

1. My remix of [ profile] rapfic's "Going Native"

2. Sequel to The Desert Between

Vulcan! )

3. Untitled Teen Wolf thing.
I've never even seen a single ep, though I've read a lot of fic. It can't be that much of a problem, right? )

4. Stargate/Criminal Minds crossover
A casefic that gets personal ... )

5. Sequel to Unreal Things
Cylon!Daniel )

6. The one where Cyd Charisse was a Vulcan
Get your kicks on Route 66 )

7. The one where Anakin doesn't turn and he and Padme eventually get couples therapy.
Living together is a lot different from a few hours snatched here and there during wartime. )

8. The one about Carol Marcus and Jim Kirk's relationship.
beatrice_otter: Sometimes you just have to say screw canon (Screw Canon)
Remix 2014 and Rarewomen 2014 are both open for business!  There is tons if fic in tons of fandoms, go read and enjoy and comment!

I wrote for Remix but not Rarewomen, this year.  See if you can guess my fic!

beatrice_otter: Maria Hill (Maria Hill)
So, that multi-fandom female-focused remix that [personal profile] tielan and [personal profile] theladyscribe were thinking about looks like it will be a go!  [community profile] femmeremix will have signups in May, probably.  Here's the tentative fandom list, in which you must have at least 3 500-word fics focused on a female character.  If there's a fandom you'd really like to see on the list, and you think you will participate, go tell the mods; they're still in preliminary planning stages.  These are fandoms in which they have four or more people saying they're eligible to sign up in it.
  • Babylon 5 (4)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (9) -- does not include Angel (3)
  • DC Comics Movies (4) - Batman and Superman
  • Doctor Who (5)
  • Fairy Tales (6) -- includes Disney Princesses
  • Game of Thrones (5)
  • Marvel Cinematic Universe (17) (not including Agents of SHIELD)
  • Pacific Rim (4)
  • Star Trek TOS (5)
  • Stargate Atlantis/SG-1 (7)
  • Supernatural (4)
  • White Collar (4)
  • The X-Files (4)

beatrice_otter: Uhura and Uhura Prime (Too awesome for one timeline)
So there are remix challenges happening, which is always exciting, because I love remix!

But remix often comes with issues of not having the ability to specify that you aren't a big fan of slash or mostly write women. While that can sometimes be part of the fun, it's also really frustrating when you've got a bunch of awesome stories about women and one not-as-awesome story about men and that one not-as-awesome story is the one that gets remixed because your author doesn't write women.

So are you into stories about women? Have you written stories about women? Would you like to read and write more of them? Would you like to read and write stories based on other people's stories? Yes? Motherfucking yes? Well then, I want to hear about it!

In short, [personal profile] tielan and [personal profile] theladyscribe are trying to gauge possible interest in a female-centric remix.

The interest-gauging post is here.
beatrice_otter: Honor Harrington--Flag in Exile. (Honor Harrington)
It is always interesting to get ready for the main Remix by looking at what fandoms I could sign up to be remixed in.  My problem is that my fandoms tend to be ... eclectic and filled with crossovers.  So there are a lot that either a) they're not big enough to be a Remix fandom or b) I don't have enough non-crossovers in the fandom.  For example, I've apparently only ever written Doctor Who in crossover.  And I qualify in Deep Space Nine, but I'd have to write several drabbles between now and sign up for TNG.  And it would be simple to qualify for "DCU Animated" but the only thing I've written in is Batman Beyond and what if whoever gets me isn't a BB fan?

Also, this rant is brought to you by a fic I just read (and the several others like it I've seen recently): yes, we all get that Nick Fury and SHIELD have secrets and are manipulative.  But that doesn't mean that everything that SHIELD picks up is Avengers business.  I've seen several where they throw a hissy fit about Fury hiding things that ... they genuinely, honestly don't need to know, stuff that doesn't even remotely touch on what they're doing as Avengers.  The fic I just read, SHIELD did everything right: they got a bit of intelligence, followed up on it, gathered more intelligence, passed things off to local law enforcement and intelligence agencies as appropriate, and when it became clear that it was something that could/should be turned over to the Avengers, they called the Avengers in and briefed them on the things related to the mission that didn't include the kind of identifying data that could be dangerous to the agents-on-the-ground if it got found out.  The Avengers' response was to throw a hissy fit that Fury was hiding things from them!  I could have rolled my eyes and skipped over that, were it not that Natasha was acting way out of character.
beatrice_otter: BSG's Six with red Cylon eyes (Six)
Title: Family Matters (The Things Inside Remix)
Anastasia Dualla, a Six, Bill Adama, Lee Adama
Anastasia Dualla/Lee Adama, Six/Lee Adama
assault, Cylon mindgames.
Dee is on Pegasus, finding her place. A Six is on New Caprica, learning what she doesn't know. Lee Adama is a Cylon prisoner, but this is not his story. A New Caprica AU.
Original Story:
Give You All by [personal profile] nicole_anell 
Author's Notes:
Many thanks to [personal profile] lls_mutant  for the beta
Word Count: 32,560 words

At AO3

( Family Matters (The Things Inside Remix) )

beatrice_otter: SG-1 in the Gateroom (SG-1)
Title: The First Rule of Anthropology (the Missed Chances Remix)
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Sam Carter
Word Count: 5353
Written for: [personal profile] melayneseahawk in Remix 2012
Remix of:Another Chance
Summary: Nine years after Daniel leaves the SGC, the Stargate goes public.
Rating: Gen
Betaed by: [personal profile] secondalto 

Read on AO3

Can anyone tell me what the number one rule for an anthropologist is? )

Remix Recs

Apr. 23rd, 2012 08:43 am
beatrice_otter: DS9 wormhole (DS9)
The main Remix just went live, and here are some recs.

First off, the story written for me is awesome, you should all read it.  What You Know (The Devil in the Details Remix) is a Deep Space 9 story about the whole Sisko family dealing with the knowledge of what the Prophets did to ensure that Benjamin Sisko was born.  A very haunting look at the things the show didn't consider which takes my story and amps it to the next level.

One Who Lights the Darkness (The Bedtime Story Remix) When you're the slayer, what do you do when there's a monster under your bed?  Remix of 5 Scoobies Who Didn't Curse The Darkness And On Who Lit A Candle.  I love the different reactions to monsters and beds. On its own, it is a great remix. It's also a great remix concept, taking the whole Scoobies-at-night idea and giving it a twist.

The Captain and the Man of Iron, a Saga by Thor Odinsson, beta by Loki Laufeyjarson (Steve Rogers Must Die: the In Tony Stark’s Arms Mix) The title says it all.

Buffy/Doctor Who
Watching the Watchers (the Oncoming Storm Remix) Ethan Rayne and the 9th Doctor.  A storm, a Doctor, and a judicious application of chaos.

Harry Potter
About Her (Candlelight Mix) .  Luna had always taken a shine to fantastic things, and Cho definitely counts as one of the most fantastic.  I love the way the author writes an adult Luna, it's just pitch-perfect.

Stargate SG-1
The First Rule of Anthropology (The Missed Chances Remix).  Nine years after Daniel leaves the SGC, the Stargate goes public.

Star Trek
Second Star to the Right (The Chartered Remix) Spock was drowning and Nyota didn't know how to save him.

X-Men movieverse
Homeschooling for Mutants (a Midnight's Child Remix).  Magneto sets Pyro a reading assignment. Unlike past literature assignments, it turns out to be relevant to his interests.  I love the way the author shows us the power of literature, and why all these people are doing what they do.


Apr. 12th, 2012 08:50 pm
beatrice_otter: Uhura and Uhura Prime (Too awesome for one timeline)
Anybody got any chess-for-beginners primers they could recommend that would help me understand the subtleties of the game at least well enough to write a fic with it?  Because I just signed up for and got the most stylishly awesome piece of art at [ profile] trekreversebang this year, and it's Pike, Spock, Kirk, and Uhura against a background of a chess board and pieces.  So I'm thinking I should know something about chess to write this.

Other ficathons: [ profile] bsg_remix  is done, and Remix Redux is coming along nicely.  Anyone want to beta 30k words of BSG AU on short notice, or about 10k words of SG-1 on slightly less short notice?

beatrice_otter: Batman with the Batsignal shining (Batman Signal)
I have to rec the fic I got from [personal profile] medie.  It's everything my little TTH drabble series wanted to be when it grew up. It is awesome.  The original is an Angel/Dark Knight crossover, where Gunn moved to Gotham and became an assistant DA who moonlights as a demon-fighter, and then Batman gets turned into an actual bat.  Gotham (the Just When You Think You're Out Remix) is about 1000x more awesome.  Kara!  Zatanna!  Stephanie Brown as a slayer!  More bat!Batman!  Demons in the ceiling!  Seriously, it's awesome, and you must read it.
beatrice_otter: Sam and Teal'c (Sam and Teal'c)
The Remix Duello is open!  (Basically, you say what fandoms you're willing to write, and get assigned a story and have to remix it whatever it is.)

I wrote: A Collection of E-mails from the SGC Archives (the Wanky Wormhole Remix).  It's about Wormhole X-treme, and its fandom.  When highly intelligent and motivated people get bored, things happen.

The fic written for me is In Battle's Fury, Silence (the Meditations on the Past Remix) by [ profile] skieswideopen , a remix of my fic Pale Battalions.  Teal'c goes to war in the name of Apophis.  This is a beautiful fic, and compliments the original well.

Other great fics to check out:

That I Would Be Good (The Live To Tell Remix) by [personal profile] lls_mutant.  On New Caprica, a Two took an interest in Felix Gaeta. The difference between a Two and an Eight meant a huge difference in the way Gaeta's life turned out.  Creepy in just the right way, and realistic about Stockholm Syndrome, and yet ultimately hopeful.  Very well done.

Mnhei'Sahe (The Rihannsu Remix) by [personal profile] medie.  About Sulu, and the Romulan Commander (TOS).  Very well written, a Sulu who's out of his depth but still smart and savvy, and a wonderfully well-written Romulan Commander.  Bonus, the author uses Diane Duane's version of Romulans, which I love.

Naming of Parts (The Strange Charm Remix) by [ profile] naraht. One fresh October morning when the wind was whipping the dark blue water of the fjord into whitecaps, Stenak arrived at the spaceport in Trondheim and realized that she had learnt the wrong language.  About language, and cultural differences, and the difference between tolerance and acceptance.
[ profile] naraht 

beatrice_otter: Sam and Teal'c (Sam and Teal'c)
So, today I signed up for [community profile] remixduello against my better judgment.  (The remixee chooses which story is remixed.)  But I had to redo my signup, because it said that Teal'c/Drey'auc isn't a canon posting.


I know it's rare; I have the only two stories with that pairing on AO3.  But it's certainly canon.  (I have sent them a note.)

I love Teal'c, and wish there was more fic about him.  My favorite Teal'c pairing is the one above: late-season Sam/Teal'c

beatrice_otter: Vader and Leia (Vader and Leia)
The Remix is revealed!

I wrote What You Are (The Certain Point of View Remix).  Three people look up at the stars at night in the Tatooine desert, in three different eras.  It's a remix of Rynne's A Certain Reverence.

[personal profile] medie wrote Autumn (The Ashes and Roses Remix) for me, remixing Summer Experience, and her fic only has one comment on it which is a terrible shame.  I think you do have to read the original to get the remix, but the fit together so well, I really like it.  Go, read, review!

(And while you're at it, go read all the other great remix stories!)


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