Welcome to the official start of round six!
As a reminder, here are the challenge dates:Signups Open
: June 24Signups Close
: July 5Assignments Out
: July 10Optional Check In
: August 6Mandatory Check In
: September 10Remixes Due
: October 14Posting Begins
: October 21Posting Ends
: October 28Reveals
: November 5
And a few more reminders before we get to the fun stuff.1. This is a challenge, not a gift exchange.
This is not new or different, but it's worth reiterating. You, as a remixer, are not writing fic for someone else; you're taking another author's words, characters, and story and adding your own unique spin to it. Just be mindful that the same is true of the person remixing you. This sort of challenge is not for everyone and we encourage you to think carefully about the risks and rewards before signing up. That said, this is supposed to be fun, and you won’t be penalized for enjoying yourself. 2. As in previous rounds, pairings cannot be changed.
You can choose to focus on, evolve, or downplay certain pairings/relationships, but you cannot take a fic that is Sherlock/Lestrade and John+Mrs. Hudson and change it into Sherlock/John.
Think about this carefully if you choose to change the verse: you must keep the same pairing. You may use the same characters as they appear in the changed verse (e.g., if the original fic is BBC verse Sherlock/Mrs. Hudson, the the remix can have Sherlock/Mrs. Hudson as they are written in ACD canon) or you may transplant the characters and their unique personalities from the original to the different verse (e.g., Sherlock/Mycroft in their BBC personas may appear in the Victorian era of ACD or Jeremy Brett verse). 3. All Sherlock Holmes-related verses are eligible. The verse is an element open to remix.
Stories set in ACD Canon, the Downey films, Elementary, and other Sherlock Holmes verses are eligible for remix. Please keep in mind that previous rounds have been restricted to Sherlock BBC and that a majority of the participants are likely to have only written in that verse. You may change the verse, but see above about maintaining pairings. 4. As in previous rounds, this challenge is anonymous.
Once you receive your assignment, we ask that you not discuss it with anyone other than your beta/Britpicker. 5. No LJ required.
You do not need to be a member of the community or have an LJ to participate. This challenge is open to all, including those whose primary fandom presence is on a platform other than LJ.6. Have fun!
Above all, this challenge is meant to be fun. We want everyone to have a rewarding experience and to enjoy participating. ( Sign Up RulesCollapse )( For Beta ReadersCollapse )( For Pinch HittersCollapse )( Templates for Signing UpCollapse )
Have fun, everyone! And don’t forget, questions, comments and feedback can be emailed to the mods at email@example.com
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