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Boundbooks ([personal profile] boundbooks) wrote2011-11-05 06:51 pm

Recommendations from Dramione Remix

Dramione Remix ([livejournal.com profile] dramione_remix) recently wrapped up, with roughly forty entries. The idea behind the remix was that "participants will choose from a list of famous couples throughout history, mythology, literature, folklore, legend, etc. Then they will remix the original couples' story, choosing whatever elements of the original story that they find inspiring to create a brand new Dramione fic or piece of art!"

I decided to do a list of my personal favorites, as there were a staggering number of entries, particularly long ones. There's a lot of the following on this list:

1) Gender role-reversal of the couple
2) Reinterpretation of the story or interpretation of concept/theme, rather than a straight re-telling

Top Three Four Favorites

Constrictor (5,560 words) | Teen | by Riptey (on LJ)
Couple: Othello/Desdemona (Othello)
Summary: Draco isn’t really that bad of a person--not anymore, that is--but try telling him that. It’s going to take a lot of convincing.
Notes: SO GOOD. SO GOOD. OH CUPCAKES. SO GOOD. TALKING SNAKES. FABLES. READ NOW.

Not-Astronomy-Class (5,917 words) | Teen | by Elyaeru (on LJ)
Couple: Flynn/Rapunzel (Rapunzel)
Summary: It was either have pointy things sticking into his bum all evening or talk to a drunk Hermione Granger. He chose the latter.
Notes: I freakin' adored this twist on magical hair. :D

Perish the Universe (31,389 words) | Mature | by Dayang Lucilla (on LJ)
Couple: Bonnie/Clyde
Summary: Perish the universe provided I have my revenge. - Savinien Cyrano de Bergerac
Heaven has no wrath like grief to rancor turned, nor hell a fury like a parent anguished.
In 2010, Britain is rocked by the unsolved disappearance of a little girl, daughter to Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy.
In 2011, America is rattled by a series of scattered and strange crimes, cold cases before the corpses even cooled.
A story of Draco and Hermione on a journey of vendetta, and a journey back to each other.

Different Names For The Same Place (No word count given. Likely 100,000+) | Mature | by [livejournal.com profile] namelessamelie
Couple: Rhett/Scarlett
Summary: Sometimes, the wind blows us places we’ve never dreamed.
Notes: Devastating and fantastic.

Recommended

The Hunger (33,179 words) | Explicit | by faviconeilonwy (on H&V | on LJ)
Couple: Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
Summary: "My chosen couple were Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. This story is a dark-ish, contemporary retelling of the original fairy tale with some twists. It’s actually a bit of a hybrid. See if you can guess which other fairy tale contributes elements to the story as well."

The Knitting Alternative (6,414 words) | Teen | by Misdemeanor1331 (on LJ)
Couple: Fiona/Shrek (Shrek)
Summary: Stuck in the Manor and bored nearly out of his mind, Draco Malfoy hatches a plan of questionable legality to acquire some company.

Sane and Satisfactory (~12,000 words) | Mature | by Rizzle / [livejournal.com profile] fangirlyness
Couple: Anakin/Padme (Star Wars)
Summary: Two enemies find themselves thrown together in a situation neither of them could have predicted.

Blood and Wine (16,570 words) | Teen | by [livejournal.com profile] jdphoenix (on FF.net)
Couple: The Phantom/Christine (Phantom of the Opera)
Summary: With Snape dead Hermione finds herself unequal to the task of becoming his replacement in the Order

The Drums of War (No word count given. Likely 15,000+) | Explicit | by [livejournal.com profile] glass_skies aka PCV
Couple: Hades/Persephone
Summary: Persephone isn’t kidnapped and Hades hedges his bets. The only love story here is a war story.

Forever There (No word count given. Likely 5,000+) | Mature | by [personal profile] scarletladyy
Couple: Jack/Rose (Titanic)
Summary: Draco Malfoy lives in a world where Mudbloods are the property of Purebloods. All of his life he's grown up with his mother's servant's daughter, who has become his servant as they've become older. In a world where his choices are made for him, Draco can't work out his feelings towards her, until the worst possible day.

Alike In Dignity (2,705 words) | General Audiences | by faviconMusyc / [personal profile] musyc (on LJ)
Couple: Romeo/Juliet (Romeo and Juliet)
Summary: A year after the deaths of their children, Draco and Hermione meet in the cemetery beneath a sycamore grove.

Hell and High Water (No word count given. Likely 20,000+) | Explicit | by Misdemeanor1331
Couple: Odysseus/Penelope (The Odyssey)
Summary: Life’s choices are unfair, difficult, and occasionally impossible. But to stand in inaction is to perish, and to perish is to fail. What determines survival, and ultimately success, is one’s ability to adapt to the consequences of the action taken, regardless of whether it’s right or wrong.

How Did You Know You Were In Love? (4,268 words) | Teen | by [livejournal.com profile] ashleyfanfic (on LJ)
Couple: Harry/Sally (When Harry Met Sally)
Summary: Hermione is working on an article for Witch Weekly in which she enlists her friends help.

[Art] Ms. Wolf and her Darling Red | General Audiences | by [livejournal.com profile] geewhiz (on LJ )
Couple: Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf
Summary: Hermione and Draco try on a fairy tale

[Art] Why Hello There | General Audiences | by [livejournal.com profile] geewhiz / Itsbeenvery (on LJ)
Couple: Robin Hood/Maid Marian
Summary: Lord Marion loves his outlaw, Robyn loves her nobleman.

Cross-posted at [personal profile] boundbooks
eevilalice: Finny from Black Butler looking happy, with hearts (D/Hr superimposed)

[personal profile] eevilalice 2011-11-05 11:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Thanks for the recs, and for noting what stood out about many of them. I thought I'd be able to follow along with this fest, but by the time it started posting, I was neck-deep in the semester and hadn't even been able to finish the DD fest fics (still haven't!).

I would love a remix along the lines of redoing classic movies...I don't know if they're just doing the same idea next round or if they're changing it up, but I'd been thinking about that (for HP in general, actually) just before I figured out what a "remix" even was, lol.
eevilalice: Finny from Black Butler looking happy, with hearts (Default)

[personal profile] eevilalice 2011-11-06 03:53 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, I like the classic movies idea as a general concept. Were you speaking more towards 'remix this movie for HP fanfic' or 'remix this movie couple for HP fanfic'?

Good question, although I figure that, since most HP fanfic is shippy, people would choose movies where there's a couple or some romance happening. But I honestly didn't conceptualize too far. Mostly it was like, "Classic movies! Fanfic! Together! But not crossover."

I can see how fairy tales were manipulated/broken out of more. Movie plots might feel more constrictive...
musyc: Draco and Hermione from Harry Potter, (Draco/Hermione: Give into desire)

[personal profile] musyc 2011-11-07 05:58 pm (UTC)(link)
so this dude goes to a party to try and bang this one chick, but then he sees another and she's totally way hotter, so...'

*DYING OF LAUGHTER* I actually considered doing that for my remix. XD Totally thought about Hermione being the hot chick who distracted Draco from trying to hit on Astoria or Pansy and shagging like monkeys in a sycamore grove. >:D But I thought that wouldn't be enough "remix" (though apparently that wasn't something I needed to worry about o.O ). Then I decided I wanted to write them closer to my age instead of teenagers, and boom.