+ Remix Redux
reveals have already happened, so let's link to my only fic:Swinging High (The When You Finally Make The Jump Remix)
(1256 words) by Sole_Sakuma
Fandom: KAT-TUN (Band)
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kamenashi Kazuya, Akanishi Jin
When they were kids, he and Jin would dare each other to jump off the swings. Jin always landed on his feet, Kame always ended up bruised.
IT'S AKAME. Gen, angsty Akame but hm, it felt weird to write about them. Really weird.
It's also my tenth remix. Wow.
I'm quite happy with the result. Similes may have gotten out of hand, but I have been wanting to use the line 'Summer sometimes it's like murder' for a long time now.
It's a fairly straightforward remix, specially given how I tend to go really overboard with my remixes and their metaness. The original story
, by sadlonleyme
is about Ryo and Kame's and what they feel about Kame and Jin's past relationship. But it's mainly about how Kame got over that relationship and how he's happy now.
There were some other drabbles in her archive I could have remixed, but I'm happy I picked that fic. It gave me the chance to expand on the fic's flashbacks, because it's the first time I've taken one part of a fic and dwelt on that. I usually make the original fic one scene of the remix, instead of making the remix one scene of the original fic.
For example, my first remix
was adding parallel scenes to the original story ones. It's like a reflection, I guess. Adding new POVs to the original story.Get Out and Play
is probably a variation on the same approach - paralleling the fic, so to say. Basically, it's what's going on at the same timeframe of the original story or rather the same story with Arashi instead of TOKIO.
Then, in This is the Night Akanishi Jin dies (The Waiting Waiting Waiting Remix)
- in which Akanishi doesn't die - and Flower Girls (The Sisters of Mercy Remix)
- which is a Nobuta fic -, the original story is one scene of the remix. It's a different approach - this is inserting the original fic in a longer timeframe and how that one incident impacts the main character.
The Akanishi one is also me being indulgent and doing a framed story because I'm in love with that. Also - wow, I need to stop having titled sections like yesterday.
And there's the 'seven AUs in one fic' one or the 'fangirls chat about the original fic' one I did for the latest round of JE Remix, which are just really weird. (And they're also me being indulgent.)
I'm not sure of how much the fic stands on its own, though. I ended up adding dates after both my betas - ungalad
- told me they didn't get exactly what happened.
That's how I ended up with titled sections. Again.
The swings imagery comes from the original fic, as does the racing stuff. I picked it up from the flashback. I adore swings - we have one in my backyard - and they've always been a calming spot for me. And the whole thing about jumping off them was one of my favourites games as a child, so that ended being the funky remix subtitle.
The seasonal thing is also something I now notice I repeat a lot, even if I really like how it worked here.
And this is the one I got, remixing Opera
, a Matsukame drabble I did for a meme once:Dustland Fairytale
(1360 words) by sadnlonleyme
Fandom: Johnny's Entertainment
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Kamenashi Kazuya/Matsumoto Jun
When the lights go out, there's only two people left on the stage.
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+ Also - I think I'll probably sign up for parallelsfic
too. It's a rare Asian sources fandom exchange. Hell yes, Parakiss fic!