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The long-awaited update! Three computers and an external harddrive later and I cannot find the files for the third wave. And I've looked every possible place. Fear not -- I need an afternoon to actually sit down and put everything together (and as I just quit one of the three jobs I was working I now have several afternoons to myself thank god. but I digress).

I have all the fic files. that's not the issue and I'm in the middle of putting together a master list of all the fics from the past four waves.

Now -- here comes the question I have for you guys as well as asking about the next wave. I want you guys to have input as it's as much your fest as it is mine -- I'm just the facilitator. :D

Poll #1145062 Ideas for Wave Five of the FQF

Would you be willing to participate if the fifth wave were a remix challenge?

Yes, I'd love that!
1(4.0%)
Not quite my thing to do a remix
8(32.0%)
I'd like the option to do a remix or a challenge.
16(64.0%)

Since I'm shooting for doing posting around May/June-ish, do you want it to be themed?

Yaye theme!
3(12.0%)
Not necessary, but a theme wouldn't bother me
21(84.0%)
Not in favour of a theme-based.
1(4.0%)

What would you like to see as a theme?

If we end up going challenge-based (either in full or in part) give us a challenge (max characters is 255. If it's longer, give ideas in comments!)

Another challenge idea? (again, max of 255 characters)



If you have other ideas or prompt ideas longer than 255 characters, feel free to post in the comments. I should, by tomorrow hopefully, have an archive listing of the four phases. And please, do pimp this around to get loverly feedback. ♥

ETA: What a remix is! *smacks self* Basically, a remix is taking a fic (or art) that was done and you get to re-write it. Just like cover artists re-do songs by the original artists and they put their own spin on it, so too is what a remix is all about. What we'd do for this is take all the fics written in the previous four fests and use those for the potential remixes. :D Hope that clears that up.

And as always -- ask questions. I don't bite -- save when asked to. ;o)

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a_shadow_there
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:15 am (UTC)
This is potentially a stupid question, but what exactly is a remix challenge? Would just like to know before I go about filling in the poll :)
thescarletwoman
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:19 am (UTC)
That's not a stupid question whatsoever!

remixredux08 is an example of a fest that's entirely about the remix. Basically -- you take a story that's been written previously and you get to re-write it. Like cover artists do with songs. They put their own spin and twist on it.

What we'd do is take all the fics that have been written in the previous four fests and use those as the "challenges" this time around. That make sense?
a_shadow_there
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:20 am (UTC)
Ah, I see - thanks so much for the explanation :)
thescarletwoman
Feb. 27th, 2008 05:22 am (UTC)
More than welcome! :o)
katekintail
Feb. 28th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
I don't feel I should vote since I probably won't be able to participate. I plan to do the pervy_werewolf Lusty Month of May challenge again so a May/June deadline for this is definitely not going to work so well unless I give up sleeping or get a start in March or early April.

As far as reading Sirius/Remus goodness that's produced from the fest... I'm not so familiar with remixes but from the sound of it I'd be interested in reading them. Though a theme and brand new challenges would be great to see, too! I'm thrilled there will be another wave!
thescarletwoman
Feb. 28th, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Do vote anyway. If all goes as planned, I'm going to have the challenges posted around mid-march, with claiming shortly thereafter and having writing for april and may if that helps! *g*
gwendolyngrace
Feb. 28th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
I have a third challenge idea: Remus survived the war, raising Teddy and a year or two later meets someone who reminds him very much of Sirius...could it be that Sirius went through the veil and came out changed?
padawanewan
Feb. 29th, 2008 07:02 am (UTC)
I don't care for remixes, but I would be interested in challenges. Especially if I can convince my Sirius nocturnali to write, as well.
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