For the remixrevival
exchange, I was matched with makiyakinabe
, and ended up going a little outside of my comfort zone to remix an AU I've never tried to write before: a daemon (His Dark Materials
) AU of the World War II espionage anime Joker Game
. The original fic, tools of the trade
, put an interesting spin on the concept, so I kept the basic plot structure and made some tweaks to reinterpret the concept for a non-Christian culture. The result came out as Tsukumogami (The Subtle Knife Remix)
, and though I had to rework the ending a few times before I was completely satisfied with it, I think this idea turned out well.
In turn, I very much enjoyed the remix written from my own story -- Turn the Page (Don't Fear the Ending)
by the always-delightful edenfalling
! Based on The Monster at the End of This Book
, a missing-scene fic for Salman Rushdie's Haroun and the Sea of Stories
, the remix does an excellent job of presenting one of the important implicit themes in the book, about the choices that people (and women in particular) make when they feel that they aren't in control of their own stories. I highly recommend both the original book and this fic!