Remix Redux 10: X Marks the Spot

Ever read a story and think, wow, what a fascinating story, but if I had written it, I would have... Well, now here's your chance to do just that. Rewrite someone else's story, tell somebody else's tale. Take the work of another person and wrap it up in your vision and style.

(Open, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)

About Remix Redux 10: X Marks the Spot (remix2012)

Active since:
2012-03-03
Maintainers:
Contact:
remixredux@gmail.com
Tag Set:
Assignments Due:
Mon 16 Apr 2012 12:00AM EDT
Signed up:
207
  • victoria_p (musesfool),
  • elementalv,
  • havisham,
  • jibrailis,
  • airspaniel,
  • Mara,
  • EllieMurasaki,
  • ishafel,
  • milleniumrex,
  • embroiderama,
  • leiascully,
  • clex_monkie89,
  • BridgetMcKennitt,
  • likeadeuce,
  • pocky_slash,
  • bessemerprocess,
  • Mad_Maudlin,
  • heyjupiter,
  • pressdbtwnpages,
  • hhertzof
  • seratonation,
  • pearl_o,
  • soundingsea,
  • secondalto,
  • coricomile,
  • Eustacia Vye (eustaciavye),
  • rabidchild67,
  • SecondSilk,
  • xylodemon,
  • M_Scott_Eiland,
  • lls_mutant,
  • cindergal,
  • VelvetMouse,
  • tifaching,
  • lferion,
  • Revieloutionne,
  • inksheddings,
  • ariadnes_string,
  • Elizabeth Culmer (edenfalling),
  • recrudescence,
  • Delphi,
  • livii,
  • lazulisong,
  • Aeiouna,
  • templemarker,
  • flyakate,
  • echoinautumn (maybetwice),
  • igrockspock,
  • backtograce (ephemerall),
  • lorax,
  • Elva_Barr,
  • Estirose,
  • Selena,
  • Cinaed,
  • SRoni,
  • BrighteyedJill,
  • Telesilla,
  • Trojie,
  • Aviss,
  • nothorse,
  • Ruuger,
  • Aris Merquoni (ArisTGD),
  • Highlander_II,
  • florahart,
  • GloriaMundi,
  • froxyn,
  • mayachain,
  • TardisIsTheOnlyWayToTravel,
  • caramelsilver,
  • Aadler,
  • TheSecondBatgirl,
  • AstroGirl,
  • Penknife,
  • Alixtii,
  • SnarkyLlama,
  • aphrodite_mine,
  • Taz,
  • saekhwa,
  • Evil_Little_Dog,
  • galaxysoup,
  • hostilecrayon,
  • drcalvin,
  • MidniteMarauder,
  • Teaotter,
  • sevendeadlyfun,
  • NEStar,
  • deird1,
  • troisroyaumes,
  • cosmic_llin,
  • brutti_ma_buoni,
  • kisahawklin,
  • Kernezelda,
  • bibliothekara,
  • Gramarye,
  • Brenda,
  • sabinelagrande,
  • waketosleep,
  • karaokegal,
  • The_Plaid_Slytherin,
  • voodoochild,
  • Rynne,
  • Erinya,
  • sophinisba,
  • krabapple,
  • ennyousai,
  • neveralarch,
  • isabeau,
  • norgbelulah,
  • cm (mumblemutter),
  • furies,
  • chemm80,
  • thefourthvine,
  • lalazee,
  • Runespoor,
  • orbiting_saturn,
  • Seascribe,
  • Hokuto,
  • rufflefeather,
  • schmevil,
  • Beatrice_Otter,
  • monanotlisa,
  • somnolentblue,
  • sabriel75,
  • Rana Eros (ranalore),
  • maggie,
  • escritoireazul,
  • VampirePaladin,
  • azephirin,
  • elrhiarhodan,
  • etirabys,
  • amathela,
  • amy1705,
  • maypop,
  • flammablehat,
  • Jain,
  • Lorraine,
  • aron_kristina,
  • such_heights,
  • jelazakazone,
  • destroythemeek,
  • sophia_sol,
  • prettykitty_aya (words_unravel),
  • inalasahl,
  • Suzume,
  • MelayneSeahawk,
  • hakuen,
  • pollitt,
  • duckgirlie,
  • Zooey_Glass,
  • paranoidangel,
  • Caeseria,
  • the_rck,
  • pensnest,
  • gryffindorJ,
  • Cornerofmadness,
  • snarkydame,
  • gyzym,
  • roachpatrol,
  • biichan,
  • Framlingem,
  • Topaz_Eyes,
  • Lady_Ganesh,
  • lilfluffykitten,
  • northern,
  • Tyleet,
  • qwerty,
  • Vera,
  • kumquatix,
  • mific,
  • VesperRegina,
  • Medie,
  • hardlygolden,
  • kitrinlu,
  • pyrebi,
  • kyuuketsukirui,
  • zarabithia,
  • tuuli,
  • gladdecease,
  • oultrepreu,
  • Snacky,
  • twilightfire,
  • helens78,
  • zulu,
  • ZaliaChimera,
  • Daegaer,
  • Wojelah,
  • etben,
  • via_ostiense,
  • Netgirl_y2k,
  • coffeesuperhero,
  • arysteia,
  • Unforgotten,
  • eyebrowofdoom,
  • PragmaticHominid,
  • aisle_one,
  • texanfan,
  • hoosierbitch,
  • heeroluva,
  • The_Second_Evil,
  • angelgazing,
  • CaitN,
  • seriousfic,
  • Piscaria,
  • storiesfortravellers,
  • ViaLethe,
  • tigerist,
  • Lyras

Navigation

Intro:

Essentials

Deadlines and minimums

  • Date for signups closing: 12 AM ET March 12

  • Date assignments will be sent out by: March 14

  • Date stories are due: 12 AM ET April 16

  • Date archive opens: April 22

  • Date author names are revealed: April 29

  • Stories must be a minimum of one thousand words--we can see the word counts on AO3 now, so if you fudge it, we will know, and we will come after you. Or, you know. Assign a pinch hitter to cover your story.

  • There will be no official extensions this year; if the deadline passes, and we haven't received a story from you, we'll automatically send out a pinch hit. That said, you are still more than welcome to post your completed story if it's finish before the archive opens.

  • If you have to drop out, please default on the archive.

  • If you default after the deadline, you won't be allowed to play in future Remix/Redux challenges.
  •  What you need to play

  • You must be willing and eligible to be remixed in at least one qualifying fandom.

  • To be eligible to be remixed in a fandom, you must have written:
    1. at least 5 500 word permitted stories in that fandom, or
      at least 7 100 word permitted stories in that fandom, or
      some combination of the above (I.E.) 4 500 word permitted stories and 3 100 word permitted stories in that fandom

  • When determining your eligibility remember the following categories of stories must be excluded from your story counts:

    1. crossovers
      works in progress
      any previous remixes you've written--that goes for remixes you might have written for other remix challenges, and not just this one
      co-written stories, unless you and your co-writer have signed up together as a single participant
      safe story (story you love too much to have anyone else remix. You don't have to designate a safe story, and you only get to designate one, so choose carefully!)

    Other requirements

  • Your stories must be accessible--no locked LJ/DW posts, please.

  • You don't need to have your own website, but you must have an easily navigable index of links to your work. LJ memories or tags are fine, as is a pinboard, delicious, or AO3 index.

  • You must have an AO3 account. If you need an invitation, please comment here with an email address and we will send you one.
  •  Signing up

  • List of qualifying fandoms (see signup form)

  • Remember, you must offer to write in at least one qualifying fandom for which you are eligible (and list) to be remixed.

  • You can offer to be remixed in up to seven fandoms, but you can only request to write in five.

  • You can include non-qualifying fandoms in your optional tags, but there's no guarantee of matching on them.

  • Co-writers can sign up as a single participant.

  • Please read the signup instructions carefully. It's complicated! there are step-by-step instructions here. (that post is from 2010, but the general idea remains the same, though some details have changed.)

  • Like Santa, check your signup twice. It's extremely difficult for us to rejigger the matching after assignments are sent out if you discover you've gotten something you didn't mean to ask for.
  •  Matching

  • Matching is based only on fandom, not character and/or pairing, so you shouldn't sign up if you know for certain there's a pairing/character you would rather lose some vital body part than write.

  • You do not have to write in the fandom you're matched on; you can remix any story of your remixee's that catches your eye, provided it isn't a safe or co-written story.

  • Please note that Remix is not a gift exchange. While everyone hopes their remixee likes the story they've written, you are not bound by your remixee's likes and dislikes while writing. They have already written their story. You are writing your story.
  •  And finally, remixing rules

  • You can change anything but the following:

    1. pairing (you can background a pairing, or make a pairing story gen, but no hetifying a slash story, slashifying a het story, or substituting the pairing of the story for your own OTP, please and thank you.)
      essential plot points (this does, of course, require a certain amount of judgment about what essential means)

  • You cannot remix a story that has been:

    1. designated as your remixee's safe story
      written for any previous remix challenge
      co-written, unless your remixee has signed up with that co-writer
      listed as a work in progress by your remixee

    Other stuff you might want to check out

  • The LJ comm remixers_lounge, where you'll find admin updates from us, and general remix discussion/panicking from your fellow participants.

  • Remix Madness, which will be opt-in and require commenting on a remixers_lounge post set up for the purpose
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    FAQ:

    * You can change whatever you like to the story - POV, tense, dialogue, mood, characterization, make it longer or shorter, whatever - except for two things: pairing(s) and the basic plotline. (However, pairings can be backgrounded if necessary; i.e., you may make a het or slash story gen, where the focus is on something other than the pairing.) (Note: there is no matching on pairing or character.)

    * Works in progress are off-limits and should not be remixed.

    * Co-written stories are off-limits and should not be remixed, unless both co-writers have signed up as a team. (Note: This has never happened, so unless otherwise indicated [i.e., your assignment lists two names as co-writers], co-written stories are off-limits.)

    * The safe story is off-limits and should not be remixed.

    * You are only allowed one safe story.

    * Remixes written for any previous remix challenges (not just Remix/Redux) may not be re-remixed.

    * You do not have to remix in the fandom you matched on, or even in a fandom you offered to write in. The only stories off-limits are co-written stories, the safe story and the previous remixes.

    * Remix is not a gift exchange. While everyone hopes their remixee likes the story they've written, you are not bound by your remixee's likes and dislikes while writing. They have already written their story. You are writing your version of the story.

    * To play, you must be eligible to write in at least one fandom listed in the signup form. You will be eligible if you've written at least five (5) stories of 500 words or more OR at least seven (7) stories of 100 words or more in one of the qualifying fandoms. You can, of course, use combinations of 500 and 100 word stories to reach a final total of 7 stories. So you qualify if, for example, you have four stories between 100 and 500 words and three stories of 500 or more words in a fandom. You may meet this criteria for more than one fandom listed, and you may list up to five (5) on the signup form.

    * Everyone must be willing to write in at least one (1) qualifying fandom in which they are eligible and which they have listed on their signup.

    * Your stories must be accessible/public and you must provide the URL of an index/master list so that your remixer can find them.

    * You must have an Archive of Our Own (AO3) account. If you don't, please comment on this post to get one.

    * The remix you submit must be at least 1000 words long. And now, with the AO3's word count feature, we'll be able to see if you're fudging it, so don't do that.

    * If you must drop out, please use the default button on the AO3. Earlier is better.

    If you default after the deadline, you will be banned from participating in the future.

    * There will be no extensions this year. If the deadline passes, and we haven't received a story from you, we'll automatically send out a pinch hit. That said, you are still more than welcome to post your completed story if it's finish before the archive opens.

    Deadlines

    * Signups will remain open until 12 AM ET March 12, 2012.

    * Assignments will be handed out no later than March 14, 2012.

    * Stories are due at 12 AM ET April 16, 2012.

    * Stories will go live on April 22, 2012, barring technical difficulties, and remain anonymous for a week.

    * Author names will be revealed on April 29, 2012.

    We ask that you not discuss your remix publicly or answer feedback on it until author names are revealed.

    If, after all that, you'd still like to participate, please fill out the signup form.

    Navigation

    Rules:

    * You can change whatever you like to the story - POV, tense, dialogue, mood, characterization, make it longer or shorter, whatever - except for two things: pairing(s) and the basic plotline. (However, pairings can be backgrounded if necessary; i.e., you may make a het or slash story gen, where the focus is on something other than the pairing.) (Note: there is no matching on pairing or character.)

    * Works in progress are off-limits and should not be remixed.

    * Co-written stories are off-limits and should not be remixed, unless both co-writers have signed up as a team. (Note: This has never happened, so unless otherwise indicated [i.e., your assignment lists two names as co-writers], co-written stories are off-limits.)

    * The safe story is off-limits and should not be remixed.

    * You are only allowed one safe story.

    * Remixes written for any previous remix challenges (not just Remix/Redux) may not be re-remixed.

    * You do not have to remix in the fandom you matched on, or even in a fandom you offered to write in. The only stories off-limits are co-written stories, the safe story and the previous remixes.

    * Remix is not a gift exchange. While everyone hopes their remixee likes the story they've written, you are not bound by your remixee's likes and dislikes while writing. They have already written their story. You are writing your version of the story.

    * To play, you must be eligible to write in at least one fandom listed in the signup form. You will be eligible if you've written at least five (5) stories of 500 words or more OR at least seven (7) stories of 100 words or more in one of the qualifying fandoms. You can, of course, use combinations of 500 and 100 word stories to reach a final total of 7 stories. So you qualify if, for example, you have four stories between 100 and 500 words and three stories of 500 or more words in a fandom. You may meet this criteria for more than one fandom listed, and you may list up to five (5) on the signup form.

    * Everyone must be willing to write in at least one (1) qualifying fandom in which they are eligible and which they have listed on their signup.

    * Your stories must be accessible/public and you must provide the URL of an index/master list so that your remixer can find them.

    * You must have an Archive of Our Own (AO3) account. If you don't, please comment on this post to get one.

    * The remix you submit must be at least 1000 words long. And now, with the AO3's word count feature, we'll be able to see if you're fudging it, so don't do that.

    * If you must drop out, please use the default button on the AO3. Earlier is better.

     If you default after the deadline, you will be banned from participating in the future.

    * There will be no extensions this year. If the deadline passes, and we haven't received a story from you, we'll automatically send out a pinch hit. That said, you are still more than welcome to post your completed story if it's finish before the archive opens.

    Deadlines

    * Signups will remain open until 12 AM ET March 12, 2012.

    * Assignments will be handed out no later than March 14, 2012.

    * Stories are due at 12 AM ET April 16, 2012.

    * Stories will go live on April 22, 2012, barring technical difficulties, and remain anonymous for a week.

    * Author names will be revealed on April 29, 2012.

    We ask that you not discuss your remix publicly or answer feedback on it until author names are revealed.

    If, after all that, you'd still like to participate, please fill out the signup form.