02 January 2014 @ 08:35 pm
Top Five Fantastic Remixes  
Today I am celebrating the remix. The premise of a remix is simple. You take someone else's story (with their permission, of course) and write it differently. Disney films are an oddly great example of the remix concept, but personally, I think these authors do it better. These are five stories that mixed up this year and of course, each one has a link to the original that inspired it. (I'm not going to lie...there's a lot of femslash here.)

1) Same Strokes, Different Folks by brutti_ma_buoni - This Willow/Sandy tale is a remix of one of my stories, actually. BMB takes the original tale and turns it on it's timeline. She captures both characters extremely well and I promise she delivers a sting that will make your heart hurt a little for both ladies.



2) Love Is (the Death is My Gift remix) by rebcake. This main pairing in this story is Xander/Faith and the story is AU, set after "Chosen." Xander does some reflection on the theory that "Love Hurts" and we get to see the way he perceives the rest of the Scooby Gang in relation to this theory. There's some great Xander characterization here as well as some sweet bits.

3) To Be Human Like Me by clockwork_hart1. This story is Buffy/Faith-centric and is set in the Normal Again!Verse. The author doesn't rely on the-F-word to get Faith's POV across (I think it comes up twice), but it still feels like Faith is talking to the reader through the words. I promise this story will very likely give you feelings.

4) Another Side of Faith (The Wicca that Won’ta Remix) by valyssia. This one is Willow/Kennedy and Buffy/Faith. The author really stretches herself here and uses Willow as a "camera lens." If you ever wanted to read about someone watching other people flirt, this is the perfect choice for you.

5) Answering (The Observer's Remix) by deird1. This remix is told from the perspective of Raine, an employee at the Sunnydale Manor For Distressed Persons. It fills in the gaps of the original story and does so in a beautifully poignant, but completely objective way.

 
 
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velvetwhip: He's So Strangevelvetwhip on January 3rd, 2014 02:45 am (UTC)
Great to see remixes celebrated!


Gabrielle
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 3rd, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
I thought it would make for a good contribution. :)
Rebcake: btvs_faithrebcake on January 3rd, 2014 02:46 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie! Better than Disney, huh? Even without any on-screen femslash? I'm more than honored. *mwah*
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 3rd, 2014 03:40 am (UTC)
*giggles*

You're welcome!
Danna: Fool for Lovechasingdemons on January 3rd, 2014 04:15 am (UTC)
Looks like a great list!
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 3rd, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
Enjoy!
petzipellepingo: buffyversetop5 spike by eyesthatslaypetzipellepingo on January 3rd, 2014 08:57 am (UTC)
Oooh, good list. Thanks for posting.
Butterfly: [BtVS] Willowsnogged on January 3rd, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
Enjoy!
Kiki May: Good facekikimay on January 3rd, 2014 11:31 am (UTC)
Nice list! Interesting choices!
Butterfly: [BtVS] Willowsnogged on January 3rd, 2014 01:30 pm (UTC)
Enjoy. :)
red_satin_doll: Chosen One - purplered_satin_doll on January 3rd, 2014 04:15 pm (UTC)
What a terrrific idea for a rec list theme!

I think the only one of these I've read before is clockwork_hart1's, which is AMAZING. Normal Again!verse fix + Buffy/Faith? TOTAL CRACK COCAINE.
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 3rd, 2014 10:53 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it!
yourlibrarian: DevilYouKnow: indulging_breckyourlibrarian on January 3rd, 2014 05:40 pm (UTC)
Good topic and good to see the femslash as well :)
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 3rd, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
Naturally. :)
brutti_ma_buonibrutti_ma_buoni on January 3rd, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
Yay for remixes! And thank you for the rec, of course.
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 3rd, 2014 10:54 pm (UTC)
I'm happy to do it. It's a great story.
lucy: Hugs!clockwork_hart1 on January 4th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a great list! There are two I haven't read yet but sound really good, and remixes are just so fun! And of course I want to thank you so much, Sweetie, for putting mine on there. I'm touched and honoured you think it's good enough to be included on such a great list!
Butterfly: [Doctor Who] Amy and Rorysnogged on January 5th, 2014 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

I'm fond of remixes too.

You are most welcome. Your story is deserving of praise!
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