So my inner Lisa was all, "you should make a post about Jezebel Magazine
and Bush giving himself absolute control over the entire federal government
!" and my inner Bart went, "or you could actually say something semi-interesting and talk about Remix some more!" and my inner Marge went, "mixing half a glass of pepsi with cold coffee tastes just like coca-cola blak
but with less sugar!" and my inner Homer went, "help me, space coyote!!" and this is how it shakes out:
It turns out that in the FAQ, I listed the reveal date for Remix as May 25!! I had just assumed that I'd set it for a week after the stories were first posted, so I tagged on the author names without even checking the FAQ to make sure I got the date right! Well, the rest of my week will be swamped anyhow, so perhaps my subconscious knew it was for the best.
I have been seeing a lot of people posting about their Remix experiences, which is new to me -- I don't think participants did that in the last remixes, not that I can remember -- but I like it. I always enjoy reading about people's writing processes & thoughts. So here are mine. Thanks, inner Bart!!
The first remix
I did was awkward and ungainly, and I think the original author didn't like it very much and looking back at it, I can sure see why -- just about everybody except Joey comes off like a real douchebag in it, heh. I mean, that's what I was going for, but all the same. At any rate, it drove home to me right off the bat the unusual nature of Remix, and what it's like when the person whose story you remixed doesn't like what you did. Didn't put me off, though. *g*Second time
I pulled one of my good friends to remix, which was completely different than my first experience; while I ended up with a servicable story, I can't say I did anything new or different and exciting with it. Is that because I'm familiar with kel and her writing style, and felt hesitant to muddle it up too much? Maybe, although I don't recall ever actually thinking that.Third time
I was scrambling for something interesting to do, and seriously I had half a page of an entirely different story written before scrapping it all and banging out the classroom-reader version maybe the day before it was due, or something. And that was weird too, because that year people made very cautious recs for the story with the caveat that it 'might possibly be mean' and I was honestly kind of surprised, because it's really a very silly and broad parody and, well -- I dunno. It is what it is.Last year
I completely blanked on what the hell I should write, and while I ended up with something fine it's more along the lines of how I remixed kelly's fic -- competent, but not extraordinary. Which, hmm ... now that I'm looking at it, I can see that I'm not adventurous with fic that I'm more familiar with. Like, I'm not too familiar with Terri's fic, so I felt more like I was coming to it fresh rather than approaching something I knew and had preconceived notions about. Interesting! I never realized that pattern existed before.
Now, to go buy some ecologically friendly household cleaning products. Y'all, the local drugstore has them on sale for like $1.99! That's the kind of environmental two-for that I really enjoy. Especially since I forgot to do the REAL two-four