HEX (glossary term)
|Synonyms:||responsefic, fix-it story|
|See also:||remix, shared universe|
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Use of the word: HEXing, HEXed, a "fixed" story is a HEX.
Executrix explains the term:
- "The Freedom City mailing list culture also includes a variant of the remix called the HEX--Happy Ending Expediters--when a reader who thinks someone else’s story has an overdose of angst is authorized to cheer it up a little"
HEXing can be done with or without the original author's consent. The latter can be controversial. Hafren writes:
- "HEXing is not entirely uncontroversial. Some people feel a sad story may in some way be devalued by being HEXed, in that it was complete in itself and meant to end as it did. Others, in true AU style, feel they can separate the two in their minds and keep the original in two dimensions at once, one where it ends the way it did and one where it can go on." 
- ship_manifesto: Blake/Avon (Blakes7) (accessed 19 July 2013)
- Hafren. Review of Tales from Space City #6 (accessed 13 Feb 2010)
also talked about in Hafren's Review of Tales from Space City #5 (accessed 13 Feb 2010)