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Remix Recs: Part the Sixth
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Part the First, Part the Second, Part the Third, Part the Fourth and Part the Fifth.

Ok, the final instalment. I'm pretty sure I've read every fic I wanted to, though it'll take tomorrow's reveal to see if there's anything I've missed. It's been fun doing this this week, if only as a way to remind myself how completely awesome and talented fandom is. The overall quality of the archive blows my mind, really.

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Title: Tell Me You Love Me (The Orbital Capture Mix)
Author: mad_maudlin.
Summary: Sirius and Remus are locked in orbit.
Rating: PG-13
Fandom: Harry Potter
Warnings: Language, alcoholism, general desolation
Original story: You Only Tell Me You Love Me When You're Drunk by kyasuriin.

Read it here.

Gritty but strangely beautiful - the story from a drunk Sirius' POV is really very compelling. Some lovely use of metaphor in this, but oh they're both so miserable and I just want to hug them both.

Reasons to read: for good mistrust angst; for an alcohol-induced POV; for a grim poetic quality.

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Title: Ways of Not Speaking (Poetry In Motion Remix)
Author: loneraven.
Summary: Up there in heaven, the pubs never close.
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters: Remus, Harry, Tonks.
Rating: PG-13
Original story: Secrets, Lies and Guinness Pies, by gunderpants.

Read it here.

This is one of the best stories about grief and mourning I've read in a long time. It doesn't pull punches or overdo the angst, it's just beautiful and dismal and human. Fantastically characterised, and at times funny, ridiculous and heart-breaking.

Reasons to read: for Sirius closure; for a great Remus-Harry dynamic; for good grief fic.

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Title: Our Daily Bread (The Whole of the Moon Remix)
Author: krabapple.
Summary: Remus has to cope with Grimmauld Place, too.
Fandom: Harry Potter
Pairing: Remus Lupin/Sirius Black
Rating: PG-13
Original story: Untitled Fic for Elanor Two by lacylu42.

Read it here.

Everyday life made into living poetry here. Remus trying to be ordinary and hopeful and there's so much emotion just beneath the surface. Every detail mentioned is perfect.

Reasons to read: for gorgeous prose; for Remus battling against it all; for the beauty of ordinary things.

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I could go on. And on and on. But really, enough now. I've had a great time reading this week, and must have got through 40+ stories. You all win so hard - actually, I can't wait to see which ones my flist wrote, so many styles here seemed really familiar to me, but I'm a hopeless guesser more specifically than that.

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What with nest_of_spiders and springtime_gen nearly over too (both of which I've neglected horrifically this week), things will probably be a fair bit quieter around here soon. Plus, there is the minor fact that I have exams looming ever more menacingly, a bit more time revising and a bit less time devoted to fandom might be an idea. *sigh*

On Remixing
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Blatherings on Remix - of interest to Yvonne at least, I hope!Collapse )

Remix Repost! FIC: It goes like this (the slowing heartbeat remix)
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It goes like this (the slowing heartbeat remix)
PG-13, 3200 words
Remus/Sirius
Summary: Memory's a tricky business, and Sirius has forgotten so much.
Original: Remix of glass_icarus' It goes like this.
Note: With much thanks and gratitude to my beta, melandry! First posted here. So as not to bore you or spam up your flist any more, you can find thoughts on writing this here, if you're interested.

Realities splay out, feather-light and cold across the house.Collapse )