dehner: new worlds

An embarrassment of remixes

I started off today feeling depressed that my remix has, quite frankly, tanked. It's not that people aren't commenting; it's that they're not even reading it, and I had thought it was a good little story. A bit silly perhaps, but cute, and with nice dialogue and a fun title. I know that these things happen sometimes, and a small number of hits does not inherently mean a bad story. On the other hand, I love remix, and I hadn't posted a story in a long time, so I was looking forward to sharing something that people would want to read. Luckily, the day is improving! I saw that my springtime_gen piece had been posted last week, when I was too busy to read any of my communities, and the feedback on it was kind and warm.

Then, best of all, I realized that I had lots of lovely remixes.

My main remix, Breaking the Mold, tells a Gaila/Uhura ficlet I wrote from Uhura's point of view with some neat insights into Uhura's views on sex. I also received One (To All the Girls I've Ever Loved Remix), a remix of a very small ficlet I wrote long ago about Number One hitting on a pretty lady in a bar. The author spun it into the most lovely femslashy backstory for Number One, and I think I know exactly who wrote it, though I'm naming names here. Then I got Small (Not Green with Envy Remix), which is about Uhura watching Gaila get ready for a night out on the town. I wrote the original story from Gaila's POV, and this story uses Uhura's POV to round out both ladies' characters quite nicely.

I have re-read all three stories a couple times this evening, and I am now thoroughly cheered!
Quick heads-up, the Number One story is "only available to registered users of the Archive. If you already have an Archive of Our Own account, log in now."

Anyway, I haven't really had much time to browse the remixes, I've only read from links and it might be the same for others. What a cool number of remixes you received, though! *off to read the linked ones now*

I'm really glad you got excellent stories, and I look forward to having the chance to read them and to read yours!