Remix Redux 12: The Dirty Dozen

(Open, Unmoderated, Gift Exchange Challenge)

About Remix Redux 12: The Dirty Dozen (remix2015)

Active since:
2015-03-27
Maintainers:
Contact:
remixredux@gmail.com
Assignments Due:
Sun 21 Jun 2015 11:59PM EDT
Signed up:
152
  • Laura,
  • scribblemyname,
  • Suzume,
  • Unforgotten,
  • pocky_slash,
  • igrockspock,
  • Aadler,
  • AstroGirl,
  • heyjupiter,
  • EmmaDeMarais,
  • rivkat,
  • amyfortuna,
  • LadySilver,
  • WingedFlight,
  • flyingcarpet,
  • echoinautumn,
  • isabeau,
  • dancinbutterfly,
  • Estirose,
  • MiraMira
  • pearl_o,
  • victoria_p (musesfool),
  • evewithanapple,
  • PhoenixFalls,
  • texanfan,
  • coricomile,
  • obstinatrix,
  • Flywoman,
  • Maribor_Petrichor,
  • keerawa,
  • NEStar,
  • silverfoxflower,
  • Brenda,
  • Tesserae,
  • SRoni,
  • livii,
  • originally,
  • flyakate,
  • Sandel,
  • Red,
  • Noxnoctisanima,
  • paranoidangel,
  • redsnake05,
  • sevendeadlyfun,
  • Kastaka,
  • Quillori,
  • StripySock,
  • Beatrice_Otter,
  • Elizabeth Culmer (edenfalling),
  • Redrikki,
  • TheSecondBatgirl,
  • CloudAtlas,
  • Mara,
  • Jain,
  • owlmoose,
  • Isis,
  • lunabee34 (Lorraine),
  • ariadnes_string,
  • Erinya,
  • theladyscribe,
  • seratonation,
  • wendelah1,
  • lost_spook,
  • navaan,
  • samalander,
  • geckoholic,
  • Piscaria,
  • havisham,
  • dancinguniverse,
  • coyotesuspect,
  • Maidenjedi,
  • likeadeuce,
  • Aris Merquoni (ArisTGD),
  • Dancingsalome,
  • wei,
  • M_Scott_Eiland,
  • Evil_Little_Dog,
  • fawatson,
  • deird1,
  • Revieloutionne,
  • haldolhs,
  • kelly_chambliss,
  • amathela (Zhailei),
  • celeste9,
  • pamymex3girl,
  • leiascully,
  • marmolita,
  • Rynne,
  • fleetwood_mouse,
  • Arabwel,
  • Weiryn,
  • Kyra,
  • hophophop,
  • Diaphenia,
  • callunavulgari,
  • time_converges,
  • katilara,
  • hungrytiger,
  • significantowl,
  • sensalito,
  • Netgirl_y2k,
  • the_rck,
  • Daegaer,
  • Gramarye,
  • Lady_Ganesh,
  • nothorse,
  • Glinda,
  • Miri Cleo (miri_cleo),
  • WildAndFreeHearts,
  • melannen,
  • Kernezelda,
  • SegaBarrett,
  • Gehayi,
  • filenotch,
  • Moontyger,
  • rthstewart,
  • curiouslyfic,
  • crookedspoon,
  • peacefulboo,
  • sevenofspade,
  • fairytiger,
  • eyebrowofdoom,
  • Querulousgawks,
  • mayachain,
  • professor,
  • listerinezero,
  • keire_ke,
  • skieswideopen,
  • athenejen,
  • tiltedsyllogism,
  • mako_lies (wingeddserpent),
  • littledust,
  • HYPERFocused,
  • l_cloudy,
  • TourmalineQueen,
  • kinetikatrue,
  • JosephineStone,
  • La Reine Noire (lareinenoire),
  • sanguinity,
  • Tyleet,
  • Teaotter,
  • tifaching,
  • maypop,
  • Spiralleds,
  • words_unravel,
  • monanotlisa,
  • opalmatrix,
  • htbthomas,
  • heeroluva,
  • Snacky,
  • angelgazing,
  • templemarker

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Intro:

What's this all about?
* 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. Take the work of another person and wrap it up in your vision and style, just like a remixer does to songs.

Please check the profile of the current challenge for deadline dates.

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FAQ:

So just take another person's story and change everything?
* Yes and no. You can do whatever you like to the story - change POV, dialogue, mood, characterization, make it longer or shorter, whatever - except for two things: pairing(s) and the basic plotline.

Why can't I change ____?
* Basic plotline is fairly obvious, we think. If you change the plot, then you're really not writing the same story, right? This doesn't mean you can't change things, adding or deleting as you see fit. For example, if you were rewriting The Little Mermaid, you might decide to give the mermaid a best friend who's a fish and a guardian who's a lobster, things that weren't in the original story. But you would keep the sea witch and the fact that the mermaid loses her voice, because those are essential to the story. Of course, what are and aren't essential plot points is purely subjective (for example, in the original Little Mermaid, the mermaid dies), but we trust people will be able to decide what to do.

* Pairing(s) must be kept as is. While this can certainly be argued, we think once you change who the story is about, you're pretty much writing a new story, and contrary to popular belief, that's not what this challenge is about. It's about reinterpreting a story that's already been told. So, no, you cannot change the pairing(s) in the story. We also do not want any slash pairings het-ified or het pairings slash-ified. You may, if you feel it necessary, background the pairing(s) and focus on less pairing-centric plot points (i.e., you may remix a slash or het story as gen).

All right. So then we can choose any story we want to rewrite?
* Not just any story. Each participant will be assigned a remixer, who will be a fellow participant, chosen at random but matched on fandom. You will have at least one fandom in common with your assigned writer, and you must choose one of their stories to remix. You can choose any story other than the designated safe story, works in progress, co-written stories, or remixes they've written previously. And keep in mind, you don't have to choose a story from the fandom you matched on -- if there's something in another fandom that catches your eye, have at it!

Couple more things to keep in mind: there is no matching on pairing or genre (i.e., slash, het, or gen), so if you only write het, for example, or only write a particular slash pairing or a particular character, etc., you probably don't want to sign up, because there is no guarantee you'll get someone who matches your preference on those requirements.

And just in case it's not common sense, works in progress are off-limits and should not be remixed.

I'm still confused. We're just writing someone else's story?
* Rewriting. Don't just change a line here and there. Be creative. Have fun. Make a mess if you want. Remember, it's a challenge. Don't make it too easy on yourself. There's more info about the process here, if that helps.

Are there any restrictions on who can sign up?
* Obviously, the challenge only works if everyone who signs up can offer a reasonable number of stories for their remixer to choose between. That means that you can only sign up 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 a single fandom. 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 can obviously offer more than one fandom, as long as you meet the minimum requirements in each one.

Past remixes and your designated safe story may not be included in the story count to determine eligibility. (A safe story is the one story you don't want anyone messing with. You can't have more than one.)

 

Works in progress and crossovers are not acceptable as stories to determine your eligibility. Completed stories that are part of larger series, however, may be counted on their own, though we ask that you use some judgment. If the stories in a series can stand on their own, that's fine; if understanding other stories in the series is necessary for individual parts to make sense, we'd strongly advise considering it as one fic.

 

Please note, however, that to simplify the matching, you can only sign up for a maximum of five fandoms. Please be careful to check that you are actually eligible for any fandoms you sign up with. If it turns out you're not and we find out, You won't be allowed to sign up for the challenge again.

 

In previous years, there were qualifying fandoms. Why not this year?
* We might be flirting with disaster here, but we're going to run it without qualifying fandoms -- or we're certainly going to give it a shot. We're hoping it means more people can play, and that it still lets us match successfully. But that also puts some responsibility on anyone signing up. If you're only able to offer a tiny fandom, you need to recognise that there's a good chance you won't get matched with anyone, unless you can convince other people to sign up too. You'll be able to see how many people have offered and requested fandoms as signups are happening, so you can check if other people are signing up for your fandom too. If it looks like it's just you, we'd ask you to change your signup -- otherwise, you'll likely get thrown straight to the pinch list.

Do I have to have a website?
* Yes. Otherwise, your remixer won't be able to find your stories. You don't need your own website; hosted stories are fine as long as they're all easily available. Stories posted to Dreamwidth, LiveJournal, or other journaling site or archive are okay as long as there is some sort of index or listing for them, making them easily accessible. Stories posted only to locked LJs or LJ communities, message boards and/or mailing lists are ineligible because access to those is often limited. Please don't sign up if your stories aren't publicly available.

What if I've co-written with someone?
* If you have someone you co-write with regularly and the two of you wish to sign up for the challenge together, you will be counted as one participant and only the stories you have written together are eligible. If you regularly co-write with someone but only one of you signs up, then your co-written stories are off-limits. The same goes if both of you sign up but separately.

Are there any sort of other requirements/rules?
* Each remix must have a minimum word count of 1,000 words. One thousand words in four weeks is incredibly reasonable. 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.

* While it's certainly not required, joining remixers_lounge is a good idea -- all announcements will be made in the community, so we suggest you join, so you can be up on the latest and greatest in remix news. You can also mix and mingle with your fellow remixers, ask questions, discuss the challenge, panic together, find a beta, etc.

We're also on Twitter -- remixreduxmods -- and remixredux on Tumblr. Hopefully that should help everyone keep in touch with what's going on!

 

Are there any sort of deadlines?

 

Please check the profile of the current challenge for deadline dates.

Plus, I have the scary poky stick. Fear me.

* If you have to drop out for any reason, please default on the archive before the deadline. If the deadline passes and you haven't done that, you'll be banned from future remixes.

That's kind of mean.
* Why, yes, yes it is.

How do I play?
* Please fill out the sign up form if you'd like to participate.

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Rules:

The bullet points version:

* 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.)

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

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

* You are only allowed one safe story.

* Remixes written for previous remix challenges 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 the safe story and the previous remixes.

* To play, 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 a single fandom. You must offer that fandom to be remixed. 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.

* 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.

* There's no issue at all if you have to drop out -- we realise things come up for people all the time. However, if that happens to you, please default on the archive before the deadline.

 

If the due date passes and we don't have a story from you, we'll take it as a given that you've defaulted. You'll be banned from participating in the future.

 

* We won't be granting extensions this year. Everyone who doesn't turn in a story at the deadline will have a pinch hitter assigned to their remixee automatically, though obviously you're also more than welcome to upload your completed story before stories go live. If you didn't tell us you were going to be late, though, you'll still be banned from future participation. Sorry!

 

Deadlines

 

Please check the profile of the current challenge for deadline dates.

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

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