Welcome to the Japanese Drama Remix Exchange! Sign-ups for the 2009 challenge are closed, and the challenge will not be taking place due to lack of interest. We'll try again next year!
A basic explanation of the exchange follows (text borrowed liberally from remixredux):
What's this all about? * Ever read a fic and think, wow, what a fascinating story, but if I had written it, I would have... Well, now here's your chance to do just that. Rewrite someone else's story, tell somebody else's tale. Take the work of another person and wrap it up in your vision and style, just like a remixer does to songs.
So just take another person's story and change everything? * Yes and no. You can do whatever you like to the story - change POV, dialogue, mood, characterization, make it longer or shorter, whatever - except for three things: pairing(s), setting(s), and the basic plotline.
All right. So then we can choose any story we want to rewrite? * Not just any story. Each participant will be assigned a writer (who will be a fellow participant and chosen at random, but matched by fandom--every participant will have at least one fandom in common with their assigned remixee) and must choose a story from that writer. You can choose any story written by the person you are assigned except for works in progress, previous remixes that have been designated safe stories, and stories that are nothing more than smut. Not that you can't choose a smutty story to rewrite, just not one that is one long sex scene. After all, where's the challenge in rewriting that?
Also, please note that there is no matching on pairing or genre (i.e., slash, femslash, het, or gen), so if you only write het, for example, or only write a particular pairing or character, etc., you probably don't want to sign up, because there is no guarantee you'll get someone who matches on those requirements.
Are there other requirements/rules? * Each remix must have a minimum word count of 1,000 words.