Yes, indeed, It is that time of year again --or, if you want to be accurate, it is slightly later than that time of year again -- but this is no time to focus on details. Remix 2015 is up and running!
Before we direct you to the page, one very important thing to note. angelgazing and I have possibly lost our minds, and are going to try to run this thing without qualifying fandoms, and instead just use the standard AO3 fandom tags. (I know you'll all miss the many, many serious discussions of what fandoms qualify, and just what criteria makes a qualifying fandom qualify, anyway.)
However, this is just a test. It's entirely possible removing qualifying fandoms will just make matching unworkable, in which case, we'll be redoing the whole thing in a couple of weeks. But if it works, it means more people can play, and also that you can be more specific about what fandoms you ask for -- no more signing up for MCU, if all you want to write is Captain America.
Couple things you guys can do to help -- use common sense when you're offering/requesting fandoms. Don't offer something completely obscure, unless you know you've got someone else you can bring along to play. Also, the number of people requesting/offering fandoms will be public as signups are happening, so you can check if you're the only person in a fandom. If it seems like you are, we'd strongly advise changing your signup -- if you don't and we can't match you, you'll just get put straight to the pinch list, and there's not even a guarantee someone there will know your fandom.
Also, the eligibility rule hasn't changed. You can only offer to be remixed in a fandom if you've written either five stories of at least 500 words, or seven stories of at least 100 words in it. And you must offer to remix in at least one fandom you're eligible to be remixed in.
The lack of qualifying fandoms is the only major change from previous years. You can read the rules and FAQ here.
I...think that's all the not fun stuff out of the way. Signups will open next Sunday -- that's May 3 -- and they'll close on May 17. After that, we'll find out if our experiment worked, or if it has, in fact, turned out to be a disaster.
If you've got questions, feel free to comment to this post, or drop us an email at remixredux (at) gmail (dot) com.
Word Count: 3958
Warnings: Underage semi-sexual exploration, nothing too explicit
Summary: It doesn't make sense for Leo to leave La Masia for siesta, so naturally he ends up in Cesc's bed. Lionel Messi/Francesc Fábregas/Gerard Piqué bromance/pre-slash, a.k.a. Baby Dream Team romantic friendship problems.
Author’s Notes: Thanks very much to jezziejay, my faithful beta, and to uphemism for the amazing, adorable artwork she made to accompany this piece! And thanks to the mods of futbal_minibang for providing the pressure I needed to set my work aside for a while and write again.
( Read the fic... )
Word Count: ~8400
Pairings: Xavi Hernández/Iker Casillas, past Xavi Hernández/Fernando Torres, future Xavi Hernández/David Villa?
Summary: The Golden Age of Spain comes to an abrupt and embarrassing end at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Meanwhile, Fernando Torres suspects David Villa of having designs on Xavi Hernández, who faces one of the biggest decisions of his life.
Disclaimer: While inspired by actual persons and events, this is a work of fiction.
Warnings: Mild BDSM.
Thanks: To jezziejay for enthusiastic beta and to kkslover9 for the awesome header and podfic version!
Notes: Written for Futbal Minibang: International Edition. This could be considered a sequel to "Never a Bride" and "Catch a Falling Star." One section is a rewrite of flywoman's previously posted fic "sail your sea, meet your storm" from Xavi's POV.
( June 8, 2014, Curitiba, Brazil )
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica (2003)
Word Count: 2221
Pairing: Sam Anders/Lee Adama
Summary: Sam and Adama grieve together in a particular way. Post-3X18 "Maelstrom" remix of "Oublie Tes Erreurs" by leiascully for Remix Madness 2014.
( The moment Adama's boots hit the deck, Sam's waiting for him. )
Fandom: House M.D.
Word Count: 1417
Summary: He's alive. She's a mess, and they're both so thirsty. Post-2X24, "No Reason."
Author's Notes: Written for Remix Redux 11: The Eleventh Hour as a remix of Thirst by 0penhearts. Thanks very much to jezziejay for the beta!
( Drip... drip... drip... )
A Proxy in the Mirror (Remix of Proxy) by anonymous
"Chase won't write House a scrip for Vicodin, but he can help the pain. A dark AU set during the Tritter arc."
clarity (the fight or flight remix) by anonymous
"Mid-season 7 (post 7x12, to be exact). House wants Wilson to get laid. As usual, there is a reason why. Unfortunately, it's not at all what Wilson wants to hear, or what House wants to tell him."
I have also written two stories, one for Remix Redux 11 and one for Remix Madness. The first was for a fandom in which I'd written many fics before, but the other was for a fandom in which I'd never written anything. (If you think that you can guess which stories are mine, PM me and I'll confirm or deny!)
Title: I’ve Got You Covered (The Short and Sweet Remix)
Word Count: 100
Summary: Wilson is cold all the time and needs House to help warm him up. A remix of one my favorite Sick!Wilson fics, Antifreeze by barefootpuddles
Notes: Drabble written for the (Re)Mixing It Up Challenge on sick_wilson
Title: Light as a Feather
Fandom: House M.D.
Rating: PG-13 for language
Warning: This isn’t one of those funny, fuzzy ones. Angst ahoy.
Summary: Jimmy Wilson was thrilled when his older brother offered to let him participate in his slumber party. If only he’d known…
Notes: Written for the Camp Sick!Wilson Child’s Play Challenge
Summary: Wilson is the universal donor.
Disclaimer: David Shore and RSL own Wilson. The Spice Girls own the original song "Wannabe."
Author's Notes: Thanks to jezziejay for beta! This filk was written for the Singing (Filk)Songs 'Round the Campfire challenge at Camp Sick!Wilson.
( Yo I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want )