April 26th, 2008

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remix reveal

Oh. So we can do remix reveal? Cool.

Always Summer, remix of panisdead's Shimmer. My clothes fetish shows through, I think. And thing for the cold. And--okay, sadly, no rain. But the rest, yes.

It was a lot of fun to write--I loved the shimmering silk bedcoat and weakness for indulgent fabrics, velvets and satins and smooth cottons, textures. Just--gah. Pretty. The story was lovely, wiht so much possible backstory to explore.

I thank panisdead for the opportunity. It was marvelous.

general_jinjur and aurora84 both win for stating they thought this one was mine. GOLD STARS!

On the other side, kassrachel did the remix for Shed Your Skin and wow. I'm still floored by it. It's just--wow. Loved. So very much.

And now I can get my list of remix recs out. There were vampires! I am happy glee.
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remix recs so far

Okay, so my first set of remix recs:

Shed Your Skin Remix by kassrachel - I am totally like this and am reccing it again now that I know who the author is, because a.) I totally guessed when chopchica asked me. I didn't know I *could* identify her style that clearly, but in this case, I couldn't think of anyone else. It was happymaking in extreme. And it's a fantastic remix; to me, this works as a remix *should* and I've never been able to do: take what is needed from the original, and write it anew. It's good.

Acceptable Risk by darsynia, remix of First Monday by flyakate - okay, one, how did I miss this author? As an intro to a new author--wow. This one was just *amazing*. The characterization was spot on, the dialogue was so them I could practically see it on the show, the careful work to show their relationship building and coming together, the pieces of their lives integrating--and people, the dog tags. The author did justice to the original beautifully.

It's What You Hear (The Fives Senses Remix) by argosy, remix of It's What You Don't See by telesilla - okay, to be fair: I am in the middle of a supernatural and vampire phase of reading, so when I hit this one (by accident! I didn't know), I nearly jumped off the bed in delight. The remix was change in character, from Rodney to John--the structure was kept, but the fine difference of what character *is* what shone through. That's some damn fine work considering the built in limitations of writing inside the original story; I loved the story, but was immensely impressed as a remixer how well the remixer worked to keep to the original story and create something new as well. Also--God in heaven this is hot. Hot hot hot.

More later.
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smallville angst recs - yes, because we all want that feeling of incipient despair

This is fairly random, but I sent two of these off to someone today who was watching SV and then re-read, because I like being creeped the hell out. Then I thought, I should list all the ones that still scare me.

Three types, choose your poison.

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And that was a trip down memory lane. I'm going to go cry now for a bit.