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jadesfire ([personal profile] jadesfire) wrote2016-08-03 04:11 pm

MCU Rolling Remix

Earlier in the week, I linked to the MCU Rolling Remix, one of the few writing things I've managed this year. It's a great idea, was fun to do (even though I signed up THEN remembered how hopeless I am at remixes), and we're now into the guessing phase.

Basically there was a 'starter' story, sent to three people who each remixed it in their own way. Those remixes were then sent to three more people to remix, and so on, like a game of Telephone, only with stories. I've read all 22, and...er... Well, I have some rough guesses, but in all honesty, some of these I have no idea how they link together. The whole collection is here, and my best guesses look something like this:

I think either "Between the Wars" or "Can you keep a secret?" was the starter story, because they cover all the characters. If pushed, I'd say that it was "Between the Wars", with the other going in section B. But I'm really not sure!

After that, I found three main threads.

A. The 'New Avengers' stories, which are (roughly in the right order, I think):
Not the one to praise
Tenuous connection
This is how it goes
Skin in the game
Old dog and new tricks
Four quiet lives Natasha never lived
Sidewinder, microcosm

B. The 'Awesome Women of SHIELD' stories, which are (no idea of the order here):
Seventeen Minutes
Raisons d'Etre*
If one of them is dead
Red, Hot and Blue
There is no in between

C. The 'Bucky and Natasha' stories, which are (roughly in the right order, I think):
On reflection
Let slip the dogs of war
Heart skipped a beat
I remember standing by the wall

I honestly can't tell how 'A story all about how...' fits in, which I think means I've missed an important details somewhere.

Sadly, I only know one other author in the challenge, Sholio, and am not really sure which fic is hers, so no guesses on authors. But I can show you the extrememly advanced and technical process I went through to try and nail down the various chains.

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It's entirely possible that I had too much time on my hands...

That's all the guessing I can manage! It's a great set of stories - make sure you read them all :)
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[personal profile] nenya_kanadka 2016-08-03 10:46 pm (UTC)(link)

You put mine and the one I remixed in the same stream. :D Though obvs my lips are sealed. :D

I agree with you that the three streams are Bucky/Nat, Women of SHIELD, and...something something Avengers, I haven't read enough of that stream yet to know. But in both the Women of SHIELD and the Bucky/Nat/? stream, you and I both have 4 or 5 of the same fics slotted into those categories. Mirror & Reflection seem for sure to be remixes of each other, for example (in that order) and I'm thinking Red, Hot & Blue and Family are related. So it looks like we're picking up on some of the same threads...

However I thiiink that Can You Keep A Secret? is NOT the seed story, because I have a strong feeling about where it falls in relation to my fic. (And I didn't remix the seed story.)
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[personal profile] likeadeuce 2016-08-03 11:07 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm contemplating 'Between the Wars,' which makes a lot of sense as an 'original' except it seems like it might have been written post CACW -- did we know Thunderbolt Ross was a player in Hydra prior to that? Though I guess it could be based on casting spoilers. Hmm. I'm wondering if one of the women of SHIELD storg was the original + the others sprang off of that.
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[personal profile] topaz_eyes 2016-08-04 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
A rolling remix--what a cool idea! :-D
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[personal profile] kore 2016-08-05 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't think I did terribly well at the actual remixing, but seeing what everyone did, so creatively, was great. I did NOT guess the original story at all.
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[personal profile] kore 2016-08-05 08:17 pm (UTC)(link)
Awesome!....I don't think I even managed to get the order of the stream I was in/team I was on right, heh. But it was very fun guessing.
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[personal profile] zvi 2016-08-06 04:03 am (UTC)(link)
A story all about how is a remix of Heart Skipped a Beat. Similar situation, different characters
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[personal profile] zvi 2016-08-08 10:53 pm (UTC)(link)

I always approach a remix as writing the same story the way I would have written it, and I can't get my head around Bucky, so, since it was in the rules, I worked with characters I feel clearer about.

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[personal profile] likeadeuce 2016-08-09 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, huh, I missed that rule! I thought you chose a great way to work with it, in any case.