brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (Frankenstein: Creature will fuck you up)
Hey friends! Good news: more showings of Frankenstein have been scheduled in Chicago.

Why do we need more, you ask?

Cinema foibles and incompetent people, basically. )

The new showings are:
Wednesday, May 4th at 5pm
Saturday, May 14th at noon
Sunday May 15th at noon

Anyone game?


Meanwhile, Remix is afoot! Both Remix Redux 9 and Remix Madness 2011 are now in business!

I have a couple recommendations, if you want a place to get started:

A Very Delicate Mission (the Unreal City remix) is a remix of A Very Delicate Mission, in which Sherlock goes on an errand to Geneva, and John is sent to retrieve him. It's the traditional reverse-viewpoints type of remix, but I always like seeing Sherlock spiral a bit out of control (unsatisfying anonymous sex FTW!).

Captured (The Sketchy Excuses Remix) is a remix of Captured, in which John is kind of good at drawing, and Sherlock uses that fact to conduct an experiment about perception. Both versions are from John's point of view, and both explore his boundaries with Sherlock in an interesting way. I also like the idea of John having an artistic hobby.

Sherlock Holmes (ACD Canon)
a wise man's hell is a lovingly crafted and styled remix of The Milk of Paradise, both of which detail Holmes's visit to an opium den. The remixer does a splendid job infusing the kind of unresolved relationship tension that I love in my Holmes/Watson, in an entirely in-character and canon-appropriate way. I also love the way Holmes's opium-fogged thought process is rendered.

Star Trek Reboot
I'm not only morally obligated, but also thoroughly delighted, to rec Good Man (the Bad Day Remix) , a remix of my own Trek fic, Good Man. The author has expanded the story from George's point of view, including a great take on his relationship with Winona, and his reaction to his own Kobayashi Maru. I like how you can see the beginnings of a great commander in the way he reacts. Also, it's hot.

Inside Out, Upside Down (the Take Two Kirks and Call Me in the Morning Remix) remixes Spun Glass, and features a Jim who's in love with Bones going to his mother for help. I love fic that doesn't make Winona a terrible mother; the family relationship in this is just great, and the glimpses you see of the depth of Jim's affection for Bones is lovely. Plus, the title is awesome.

An Inception (what?) fic I found especially lovely was I Regret Nothing (the Colonel Mustard in the Solarium with the Wind-Up Victrola remix), which remixes With Thanks to Apollo. The remix takes a closer look at some pictures on Ariadne's phone that are referenced in the original story, and examines Ariadne's ways of relating to her waking world. The style is gorgeous, as are the glimpses of character relationships. And though the fic is mostly gen, there's a bit of hinted sexiness in there that spices it up.

The Cat and the Fiddle is a lengthy, surprisingly un-crack-y (not to mention hot) story about Arthur unexpectedly ending up with physical and psycho-social cat traits from Eames' dying-of-sexual-tension point of view. The remix, The Cat and the Fiddle (Kitty in the Middle remix) is a choose-your-own-adventure version of the same events from Arthur's point of view. The result ends up a bit more crack-tastic than the original, but the innovative format is worth a look.

Through The Looking Glass (The Male Gaze Mashup) is a remix of the petite Can't Take My Eyes Off of You that expands the original into an insightful character study from Wilson's point of view. It delves into instances of House invading Wilson's life, and explores the push-pull of their relationship beautifully. And there's a surprisingly hot scene involving the online ordering of sex toys.

The Heavens Are Not Shaken (The Catch a Falling Star remix)is a remix of put it in your pocket. Both of these stories are beautiful stargazing-themed works set in Season 6, and they complement each other well. I love remixes that tease out and expand on themes dropped in the original; this remix makes excellent use of the Greek myth tradition mentioned in the work that inspired it. Dean's voice (and humor) rings true here, and Castiel makes a very in-character appearance as well.

Have you read any awesome remixes? Did anyone on my f-list participate? I know we can't reveal what we wrote yet, but I hope whatever was written for you was kick-ass.
brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (RPF: The Cumberbatch will see you now)
If you love Remixing, you can participating in Remix Madness regardless of whether you participated in the regular Remix Challenge this year. No qualifying fandoms, just madness for all! Put your stories up for grabs to be remixed, and then (if you like), remix something by someone else by the end of the weekend. MADNESS!

I saw Frankenstein again on Wednesday. This will surprise no one, but I am a nerd. On the train on the way to the theater to see the play, I was listening to the score from the play while reading a copy of the play. I also had a copy of Mary Shelly's novel in my bag, in case I wanted to consult it. One of my favorite parts this time was hearing/seeing reactions of people around me. One girl behind me gasped, whispered curse words, and made whimpering noises in various parts. It was awesome.

Also, real life obligations are becoming such that I am considering taking a fandom hiatus in May. I have so many tabs open now of things I want to read that I'm feeling the cosmic weight of fic unread. If I stop tuning into fandom altogether, I may perhaps feel less guilty? I still have a few days to consider. *think think think*

So what have you been up to? Proudly nerd-ing? Knocking out fandom challenges left and right? Writing awesome stuff? Reading awesome stuff? Do tell.
brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (Sherlock: S&J Blah blah blah)
Title: The Golden Key (Ice Melt Remix)
Pairing: John/Sherlock
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: discussion of murder, violence, and brief recollections of war (on par w/ the show)
Word count: ~7,000
Beta/Britpick Team: [ profile] not_a_cypher, [ profile] jaune_chat and An Anonymous Benefactor
Author’s Note: Written for the [ profile] sherlock_remix challenge 2011, and based on [ profile] sprl1199’s story Frozen.
Summary: The current case involves a dead maid, a rumour of ghosts, and a quickly worsening head cold, but none of that troubled John so much as the troublesome patterns he began to notice in the way Sherlock dealt with death.

John had seen a death wish before: in the manic grin of an arsonist they’d chased last year, in the grief-stricken face of a Pashtun man whose wife and infant son had been killed in a street bombing, in the eyes of his father pouring out the last of a bottle. )
brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (Nathan: in profile)
Remix time! Oh boy, kids! For those of you not familiar with the remix, you can read more at [ profile] remixers_lounge, but I think it's a fairly prevalent fanfic activity nowadays.

I suppose the news most interesting to me this year, is that Heroes is no longer an eligible fandom. *sob!* Two of the three remixes I've written for Remix Redux were for Heroes, and I always had a grand time playing with the brilliant fic of Heroes authors:

Heroes remixes what I wrote:
Behind Clouds, Sun Shines (the Legends Remix) and
The Persistence of Memory (The Dragon-Slayer Remix)

Heroes stories of mine what have been remixed-
* Philosopher's Stone became Philosopher's Stone (Tabula Rasa Re-Remix) by [ profile] poisontaster
* Preventative Maintenance transformed into Preventative Maintenance (Yet Another Bad Night) by [ profile] aurilly

Plus, y'know, I've written a Harry Potter remix (the only Harry Potter fic I've ever written), had a Trek fic remixed, remixed a Trek mirror!verse fic for the [ profile] issenterprise Remix challenge, and am now working on a Sooper-Sekrit Sherlock remix.

The point is. YOU should sign up to remix, if you've written five stories of 500 words or more (or 7 stories of 100 words or more) in one of the qualifying fandoms. Although Heroes is off the list, Star Trek and Sherlock are both eligible. They don't guarantee a match by pairing preference or type (you could end up with someone who writes only kid!fic gen), but you do get to specify up to seven fandoms in which you're willing to write.

I love remixes, and I love talking about remixes with fellow remixers. Let me know if you're signing up so we can cling to each other in breathless anticipation until we get our assignments.
brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (Bennet and Sylar: Drivers picks the musi)
Hey ya'll! Long time no see. I am still alive, and still writing. I took another writing class last week (no, not nearly as entertaining as the previous one). What's up with you?

In other news, the Remix Redux 2010 archive is now open! It includes more than 200 stories in a variety of fandoms, including kick-ass Heroes and Star Trek offerings. I can't tell you what story I remixed yet, but rest assured I'll post it here when it's time for the reveal!

And now for some music memery stolen from [ profile] speccygeekgrrl

Step 1: Put your music player on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing. Skip the instrumental-only pieces (non-English too if you want).
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and title correctly. (If it's a cover, the original artist is okay, and vice-versa.)
Step 4: Looking them up on Google or any other search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like this game, post your own!

1. "You can do this, Hunter. Stop forcing ideas. That shit is no fun."
2. "I was driving up from Tampa when the radiator burst. I was three sheets to the wind; a civilian saw me first."
3. "Have they all gone? Yes, it's [title of song]! No more writers to whine, now it's my turn to shine." [ profile] jaune_chat got Neil's Turn from Commentary! The Musical.
4. "One evening for pleasure I ramble on the banks of some cold purling steam. Sit down on a bed of primroses and I gently fell into a dream." [ profile] maireadinish got Ireland's Green Shore, Tim O'Brien.
5. "Once I had my heroes. Once I had my dream. But all of that is changed now."
6. "Let me run with you tonight. I'll take you on a moonlight ride."
7. "House up in Clear Lake where I used to live. Picked the lock on the front door and felt it give." [ profile] speccygeekgrrl got Genesis 3:23, The Mountain Goats
8. "Hey little sister what have you done? Hey little sister who's the only one?" [ profile] speccygeekgrrl got White Wedding by Billy Idol (actually I was listening to the cover by The Harvey Girls)
9. "When you walk through a storm keep your chin up high, and don't be afraid of the dark." [ profile] takhallus guessed You'll Never Walk Alone from Carousel.
10. "I never loved nobody fully; always one foot on the ground." [ profile] speccygeekgrrl got Fidelity, Regina Spektor.
11. "Well, my friends do me so right. I'm lucky this far or maybe it's karma."
12. "Go away from my window. Leave at your own chosen speed." [ profile] takhallus guessed It Ain't Me Babe. I was actually listening to the Joaquin Phoenix version where he's pretending to be Johnny Cash.
13. "Does green mean stop or go? Is plastic good to eat? Should I put a hat on my head or on my feet?"
14. "I'm so happy 'cause today I found my friends." [ profile] speccygeekgrrl got Lithium, Nirvana.
15. "Some said the local lake had been enchanted. Others said it must have been the weather." [ profile] speccygeekgrrl got Genius Next Door, Regina Spektor
16. "I'm [song title]. God, how can this be, playing with my memory?" [ profile] jaune_chat got Under Your Spell from Once More, With Feeling (the Buffy musical)
17. "Cuz he gets up in the morning, and he goes to work at night, and he comes back home at 5:30. Gets the same train every time."
18. "See these eyes so green? I can stare for a thousand years. Colder than the moon. It's been so long." [ profile] speccygeekgrrl got Cat People, David Bowie
19. "Broken pieces, break into me. So imperfectly what you should be."
20. "Alors tu vois, comme tout se mele. Et du coeur a tes levres, je deviens un casse
21. "I can't breathe. I can't breathe. As I try to make it right, but you won't let me."
22. "I took the Polaroid down in my room. I'm pretty sure you have a new girlfriend."
23. "[song title], but I love him. Breaks a new heart every day." [ profile] takhallus guessed He's a Tramp by Peggy Lee
24. "Color me your color, baby. Color me your car. Color me your color, darling." [ profile] takhallus guessed Call Me, Blondie.
25. "Amber called her uncle, said 'We're up here for the holidays. Jane and I were having Solstice. Mow we need a place to stay.'" [ profile] speccygeekgrrl got The Christians and the Pagans, Dar Williams
26. "She's not a girl who misses much. Do do do do do do. Oh yeah."
27. "One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burning, down the track came a hobo hiking, and he said, 'Boys, I'm not turning.'" [ profile] maireadinish got Big Rock Candy Mountain, which is by many people, but in this instance by Harry McClintock on the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack
28. "Nkosi sikelel'i Afrika. Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo. Yizwa imithandazo yethu. Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo."
29. "I was lying on the grass of Sunday morning of last week, indulging in my self-defeat." [ profile] strickens_girl got Steal My Sunshine, Len
30. "I'll wager a hat full of guineas against all the songs you can sing that someday you'll love, and the next day you'll lose, and winter will turn into spring."
brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (ST: McCoy - Hamlet)
This is a note to my intrepid remixer for this year'sRemix/Redux. The rest of you can go on with your lives. Also, I will soon post something that isn't shameless pimping. It may even be fic. Watch out.

Dear remixer,
Hello, and thanks for participating! Remix is one of my favorite events of the year, because of the mystery (ooooo, mystery) and the freedom (freeeedooooom!).

You can find most of my fic on the link I submitted (that'd be the master list at the top of the page here *points up*). Aside from Heroes and Star Trek AOS (my qualifying fandoms), there's also a smattering of other random fandoms. If for some reason you're interested in CSI, you can find my old (only mildly embarrassing) Nick/Greg stuff here. Yeah. Blast from the past, right there. And no, you'll never get me to disclose any fanfic earlier than that, because it's just... not pretty.

Just to recap the other info in an easy-to-read format:

Remixes previously written by me-
Behind Clouds, Sun Shines (the Legends Remix) and
Feels Like Falling (the No Surprises Remix)
Stories of mine that have been previously remixed-
Preventative Maintenance remixed by [ profile] aurilly and
Philosopher's Stone remixed by [ profile] poinsontaster
Safe Story - Disciplinary Action (mostly because I've got a sequel in the works right now)

Hopefully you'll find something that catches your fancy. This isn't an exchange challenge, but I just want to give you my reassurance that I'm not sensitive about people mucking with the elements of my stories, so I hope you feel complete freedom to try crazy things if you like. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

And if you have any questions, feel free to either ask through an intermediary or comment anonymously.

Kiss kiss,
brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (Sylar: cake omfg yay)
What time of year is it?


If you're unfamiliar with the principle of the fanfic remix, think about music. Some of the most awesome songs ever are covers of other songs. Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nail's Hurt, for example. Or Bear McCreary's Battlestar Galactica version of All Along the Watchtower (original by Jimi Hendrix).

The original songs kicked ass, but the covers spun them around and made them into something different but still kick-ass! It's the same thing with fic. You are assigned someone in a fandom you request. You'll have at least 5 stories to choose from, but you have no idea whether they've written het, slash, gen, or fluffy crack non-con mirrorverse high school AUs. You pick a story of theirs that speaks to you, and you shake it up and write it your own way.

Previous remixes what I did write:
* Harry Potter. Yes, Harry Potter. No Surprises (The Feels Like Falling Remix) from No Surprises by [ profile] justholdstill.
* Heroes: Behind Clouds, Sun Shines (The Legends Remix) from Downpour by [ profile] cruiscan_lan

Previous remixes what were written to my fic:
* Heroes: Philosopher's Stone became Philosopher's Stone (Tabula Rasa Re-Remix) by [ profile] poisontaster
* Heroes: Preventative Maintenance transformed into Preventative Maintenance (Yet Another Bad Night) by [ profile] aurilly.

Like magic, eh? Now you try! You just have to have written 5 1000-word stories (or 7 drabbles of 500 words) to qualify in a fandom. You can offer to write in any fandom, though. Do it!

ETA: You do have to have an Archive Of Our Own account to play, but... You want one of those anyway. Seriously.
brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (Sylar: cake omfg yay)
A little love note to my remixer for [ profile] remixredux09. The rest of you can go about your business.

Dearest remixer,

Hello! I reckon you've already taken a look at the master list of fic *points further up the page* so you know what's there. A preponderance of Heroes fic, heavy on the slash, heavy on the Petrellis. There's also some gen, and a touch of het. Plus there's a mix of Star Trek XI, and a few other random fandoms. Best of luck to you with that lot... If for some crazy reason you are interested in the CSI fic, there's more of the story at The Nick/Greg Archive. Yeah. Blast from the past, right there.

I just want to reassure you, dear remixer, since you're probably someone in the Heroes fandom, possibly even someone I know, that you can do no wrong. I'm not terrible sensitive about my stories, and whatever you come up with is less for my benefit (this isn't an exchange, after all), but really for fun and kicks. So take anything. I hath no safe story! Do with your remix what you will, my blessing upon you.

And if you have any questions, feel free to either ask through an intermediary or comment annonymously.

Kiss kiss,
brighteyedjill: Bones is pensive (SPN: Winchesters Marauder's Map)
So, this was my first remix, and I'm not completely happy with it. I've never written Harry Potter before, so this was new territory. Anyway, I wanted to post something since I've been so non-posty lately. But I promise that something wicked this way comes, and soon!

Title: No Surprises (The Feels Like Falling Remix)
Summary: Harry’s not quite sure how he ended up in love with Draco Malfoy.
Rating: NC-17
Fandom: Harry Potter
Warnings: slash, AUish
Spoilers: None
Original Story: No Surprises by [ profile] justholdstill

The albino peacocks Harry could do without; their ear-splitting calls echo over the grounds early in the morning, and even Narcissa acquires a deeper sneer than usual if they disturb breakfast on the terrace. )


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