|Special remix_redux Edition
April 26th, 2007 at 3:23pm]
remix_redux opened this year's archive last week. I've been trying to figure out how to do recs from there on top of the usual number of fics that come out each week. Since all the fics for remix get released at once, I've decided to just do a special edition with nothing but remix fics. Aren't familiar with remix_redux? You can check out its userinfo here. Note that all of these fics are currently anonymous, so no authors are listed.
However, before I get started, I wanted to give one apology. This exchange, for whatever reason (I have my theories), is heavy on Sirius and heavy on Remus/Sirius. Accordingly, these recs are heavy on those two themes. My apologies if those aren't your cup of tea, just move on by and we'll be back with the regular mix of fics and art before you know it.
The Red and the Black (The Neverland Remix) Sirius is reading The Communist Manifesto. Somehow, Remus knows, this will end in disaster. [Sirius, Remus, PG-13]
This one is my favorite to come out of remix_redux this year. I've already gushed about my love on my own journal, so I'll just paste a bit from there. The author lovingly explores the friendship between Sirius and Remus and how that dynamic grows, changes and is repaired as they prepare to leave Hogwarts and know their lives are about to change immensely. It also delves into how the Marauder group dynamic works (and doesn't), which I find to be a pretty apt exploration of how many tight group friendships work (their loves, jealousies, fierce protections and inherent messiness). Plus this has a not so secret favorite of mine: communist!Sirius. Really I love Sirius on any crazy political bent but him and communism just makes me grin like an idiot every time.
This Widening Bed (This Bed Has Seen It All Remix) Sirius Black, his bed, and the people he shared it with. [Sirius gen with Remus/Sirius, PG-13]
The Grimmauld Place Irregulars (The Fine, Upstanding Families Remix) Voldemort's supporters gather at 12, Grimmauld Place, the night Barty Crouch takes the Dark Mark. [Winky, Barty Crouch Jr, Lucius, Bellatrix, Narcissa; Regulus, Bartemius Crouch, Sr, PG]
Black Chords (the Firework of Madness Remix) Those who can't have the one they love should settle for the next best thing: the one they hate. [Snape/Black (background James/Sirius and Snape/Lily), NC-17]
You Must Know That I'll Follow You (Paradise Lost Remix) James knows what he has to do, but sometimes he just can't let go. [James/Sirius, NC-17]
From the day of James F. Potter (the things a man has got to do Remix) James fashions himself a pretty progressive lad, but there are some things that a man has to do. [James, PG-13]
The Hawthorne Effect (Heart of Darkness Remix) Before Sirius, there was nothing. Before Remus, there was James. [Remus/Sirius, James/Sirius, NC-17]
Bareback Flying On A Really Big Duck (The Dive and Drown Remix) Remus likes James. James knows it. Sort of. [Remus/James, R]
Falling Apart in Slow Motion (The Brother's Keeper Remix) "You're my brother," he says. Regulus pauses, pressing his lips together. "No, I'm not." [Sirius, Regulus, PG]
The Silent Son (The Unutterable Words Remix) The younger son was supposed to do a grand, stupid gesture in his youth. [Regulus, Sirius, PG]
Not Enough (with the Someone's Future Coda) Desperation makes Regulus turn to his least favorite "person" in the world. [Regulus, Remus, PG-13]
My Candle Burns at Both Ends (The Extended Combustion Remix) There are so many things Sirius should have done. [Remus/Sirius, PG]
Skipping, Stopping, and Starting Over (Running to Stand Still: the Dare Disturb the Universe Remix) This is how it could end; this is how it could begin. [Remus/Sirius, Remus/other, implied Sirius/James, PG-13]
A Photograph of a Boy (Out of Eden Remix) None of them looked anything like that photograph. [Remus/Sirius, PG]
The Year of Living Dangerously (Cold Feet Remix) 1978 was a long, hard year for Remus Lupin. [Remus/Sirius, PG-13]
The End of Sirius Black (The Long Live Sirius Remix) So that was the famous sorting hat, Sirius really thought that an ancient and powerful magical object should look a bit less rubbish. [MWPP, Bellatrix, Narcissa, PG]
How to Save a Life (The High Enough Crescendo) Working for Werewolf Support Services might have been one step up from being a werewolf yourself, but Alastair Finch wouldn't have wanted to work anywhere else. [OC, Remus, PG]