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Remix revelation time!

May 30th, 2010 (08:23 pm)

Odd remix this year, and I hasten to add, only on my writing front. The whole AO3 archive and anonymous posting system worked like a dream, and I certainly hope we keep it for next year.

No, twas odd in a different way. I was matched with soda_and_capes, and I assume on the Doctor Who fic front. However, no matter what I tried, I just could not get going with any of them. A remix story for me, has to be one which sticks in my mind afterwards, even if it's not the one I expect it to be. It's got to be one that you almost roll around in your head like a worry bead, smoothing and tweaking, and making you think.

So, in sheer desperation, I went back through soda_and_capes's ficlist and noticed the DC and Marvel sections. And this lovely Iron Man fic Repairs just stood out for me.

Oh, the possibilities. The gaps. The sense of so much more. Potential.

So I wrote Repairmen (and Women).

What I consider to be my first ever Iron Man fic.

And naturally spent the entire next week worrying myself senseless and second-guessing myself non-stop. Big thanks to elementalv and moragmacpherson for being such good betas, and putting up with my panicked flailings for that time.

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Posted by: Poetry (joking)
Posted at: May 30th, 2010 08:10 pm (UTC)
I love...

Hello! This is Poetry from AO3. Just dropping in to say that I had a lot of fun remixing you. I'd read your fic before, and we had so many fandoms in common it was like going through a candy store. I decided to take a chance and try out a crossover I never would have considered before. (Actually, I hadn't intended to add in Rose originally, but then I realized the story had to come full circle with Giles giving the wardrobe to someone else, and that the "someone else" should be someone special who fits with the theme of the story.) Much enjoyment was had.

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