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Remix reveal day! I wrote three stories this year: Sacrifices (Backwards and in High Heels for [archiveofourown.org profile] aviss, Problems and Solutions (All Things in Time) for [archiveofourown.org profile] cofax, and Down in the Deep (The Index of Refraction) for [archiveofourown.org profile] significantowl.

I am going to talk about each in a separate post.

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Problems and Solutions (All Things in Time): 1,250 words, April 2012. How the Goa'uld Therem came to infiltrate Stargate Command and make an attempt to commandeer the Gate, as told by Susan Pevensie to SG-1 (with necessary omissions).

Remixed from An Alternate Solution to the Problem of Susan, a fic by [personal profile] cofax7.

I wrote this one for fun, because Cofax's original story is such a neat idea. :-)

I also wrote it because as a child, I never saw Susan's survival of the series as a problem. How could it be? Everyone else dies! She's the only one who lives! Since I am not Christian and do not believe in a heaven, I could not (and cannot) see death as a happy ending. Susan's ending is obviously not happy, since she has to deal with the loss of her entire family (barring her unpleasant aunt and uncle), but she's the only one who has the possibility of future happiness, and also of future change, growth, and agency.

I have never understood how the Lewis who wrote that wonderful line in HHB -- "if you live, you may yet have good fortune but all the dead are dead alike" -- could be the same man who insisted the death of almost all his main characters was a good thing. But I have never understood the appeal of a theology of death in any application, so I tend to ignore most of TLB in order to keep myself from frothing fits of rage. *wry*

This will, alas, never be expanded because all I know about SG-1 comes from other people's fanfiction, a handful of episode reviews and meta posts, and some still pictures of the cast. Which is just barely enough to write this kind of idea-centric crossover, but not anywhere near the kind of familiarity one needs to write proper character-centric epics.

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Date: 2012-04-30 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
This story sounds fantastic and I cannot wait to read it.

I have a question. I started trying to remix a story of yours, but...it really expanded outrageously. Would you mind if I posted it when I get done? It's still a remix of your work, even if I didn't get done with Remix Madness on time.

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Date: 2013-11-14 08:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] speaker_to_customers
Very good and very interesting. And, almost unique in a remix in my experience, it's actually better than the original. Usually remixes are a complete waste of time and I only read it because it was by you.

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Date: 2012-04-29 07:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] rthstewart.livejournal.com
I NEVER would have guessed you wrote that awesome xover! I didn't know you knew SG at all, so I never thought that one was yours!! It's terrific and a great expansion of Cofax's terrific idea.

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