lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
Time for the answers! \o/ (Between this and more family history, I must await more spoons before catching up & commenting again, but I will. In the meantime, wacky crossover nonsense awaits...)

15 Characters Reveal )
lost_spook: (b7 - Vila)
I stopped posting and commenting again, for most of the same reasons, and some more. Sorry - summer! (Even when it's not even hot). However, I get really funny and crawl somewhere inside myself when I don't post and comment, which is really not good, BUT now I have been reminded of a thing I can post!

It has, after all, been about 6 months since I last did the 15 Characters Meme...


1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.



(Also I may try to do a What I'm Reading post. Possibly even on Wednesday (today, gosh). I did mean to do it more than once a year, but I've already failed on that point.) I hope everyone else is well. I am sorry, I didn't mean to go away and ignore you all again. It wasn't that I didn't care. Just spoons (lack of), summer, dentists (only the usual kind) and more family history.
lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
The list!

1. Adam Adamant
2. Emma Peel (The Avengers)
3. Charley Pollard (DW)
4. Eighth Doctor (DW)
5. Soolin (B7)
6. Silver (S&S)
7. Harry Pearce (Spooks)
8. Cora Mills (OUaT)
9. Clara Oswald (DW)
10. Servalan (B7)
11. Vila Restal
12. Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
13. Arnold Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
14. Jane Marple
15. Harry Sullivan (DW)


The shenanigans! )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
I was trying to resist! I have other things I mean to post. But astrogirl2 did the 15 characters meme again, and I can't ever let it pass. I'm sure you all know the drill by now, don't you?


1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
First off, the list:

1. Regina Mills | The Evil Queen (Once Upon A Time)
2. Second Doctor
3. Kiy Uvanov (Doctor Who/Kaldor City)
4. Donna Moss (The West Wing)
5. Rupert Giles (Buffy)
6. Harry Pearce (Spooks)
7. Steel (Sapphire & Steel)
8. Zen (Blake's 7)
9. Romana II (Doctor Who)
10. Fred Burkle (Angel)
11. Tegan Jovanka (Doctor Who)
12. Dayna Mellanby (Blake's 7)
13. Mary Poppins
14. Holly (Red Dwarf)
15. Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey)

And the answers... )
lost_spook: (spooks - ruth!)
Because it is a well known fact that a person can't mention the 15 Characters Meme without doing it again, and I haven't since last February, so it must be time...

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.


:-D
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
Sorry, this has taken me so long to do! It seems set to be the whenever-Talking Meme, so if somebody still wanted to leave a topic, go ahead! :-)

And the last shall be first... I haven't done the one with dates, so I'm going to leap in with the last topic given me (from [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777, but also briefly with one of the very first topic from [livejournal.com profile] oonaseckar), so:

1. Brazil nuts

I think these may be the one kind of nut that I like that isn't a peanut or an almond, but I can never remember, so am reluctant to try and find out. (Inconveniently, I don't like other nuts at all.) Which is all I have to say on the subject of Brazil nuts, unless I do research. :-)

So, from [livejournal.com profile] daybreak777: You seem to like memes. In your LJ existence, what has been your most fun meme to participate in and why?

I do like memes! Not so much the ones with all the intrusive personal questions, but I do have a soft spot for a good fannish/creative writing meme. Or a suitably ridiculous one. The former have led me to write all sorts I would never have done so otherwise (including those for the "ficlets I would never write meme"). I was going to say that there is one meme that towers above all these as far as I'm concerned - one meme to rule them all, and in the... no - but, actually there are some other contenders.

So, first - memes I enjoy either simply make me laugh, make me think about shows, characters and fandoms in new ways (and especially in reading other people's results), get me to write new and unexpected things and brighten up LJ when it's being tired. I love them. Prompts, jokes, unexpected pairings, random meta, discussion with my ever-surprising, brilliant and evil flist and all that. I wouldn't want to own up to how amused I am by some of the silliest/simplest. *looks shifty* (My sense of humour is not all that sophisticated, and small things please small minds.)

For me, I'm less interested in memes involving personal questions, love memes (go away, I'm British!), and anything relating more to rl (unless I am; I reserve the right to be hypocritical when I choose), and any "you are x" if the process takes half an hour. But I'm often happy to read other people's entries for those things. Each to their own, especially in journalling...

So, without doing an exhaustive check of my tags, here are the three that spring to mind:

3. The Crossover meme: Give me two characters from different fandoms you know I'm familiar with, and I'll give you a dialogue happening between the two of them. Without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worlds clashed or how they could even meet each other. Just a silly crossover conversation with no backstory, for fun.

I've done this twice. Each time the resulting prompts have been unexpected and a lot of fun to do, and I think this was the point where I went down the path of multifannishness, from which there is no returning. (I regret nothing, except lack of readers in the quieter avenues and cul-de-sacs).

2. [livejournal.com profile] isurrendered: The meme that ate Manhattan, as they called it... 1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them.
3. Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
4. Post to your own journal.


I really have mixed feelings at placing this one second, because it is the most dangerous, creative and virulent meme I've ever been involved in. And I'm not the only one. If you haven't encountered it before, the fictional TV shows that turned up varied, but there were some amazing ideas. Do explore the comm; it's pretty incredible. (I recommend Mammoth Season, Murder in the Library and many others that I've forgotten since that year.)

I think about doing this again some time, but it's not as if I've entirely got my brain back since the last time: I can never forget about Enigma House, or Cloak and Dagger. (There was a third, but I knew the story for that so well in my head I didn't write it down. Which is probably as well for the state of my brain, because, of course, I've forgotten most of it now.)

I'd also always thought prior to this that "casting" characters was a bit of an odd thing to do; I learned during the process that it can sometimes be really useful in original writing. Anyway, I Surrendered is wonderful, but if you try it - be warned... Still, at least there's a comm to share the insanity. (It's still mildly active, if not what it was in the first flurry of fake shows.)


1. Fifteen Characters Meme: 1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.


It probably says far too much about me that this daft meme is my favourite and never fails to make me weep with laughter at some point in the proceedings. I haven't done it for a while, either. I should probably go off and make a list of 15 characters right now, shouldn't I?



Memes: anything creative/funny/fannish and I usually enjoy it one way or another, even if it's only reading everyone else's entries when I don't have the brain for it myself, but, yes, I do love those sorts of memes. And this one, of course. Even if I have little to say about Brazil nuts.
lost_spook: (Default)
First, the characters:

1. Reginald Jeeves (PG Wodehouse)
2. Ace (DW)
3. Orac (B7)
4. Lynda Day (Press Gang)
5. Kerr Avon (B7)
6. Darth Vader (Star Wars)
7. Elsie Hughes (Downton Abbey)
8. Sapphire (S&S)
9. Tenth Doctor (DW)
10. Ruth Evershed (Spooks)
11. Servalan (B7)
12. Kryten (Red Dwarf)
13. Harry Sullivan (DW)
14. Cally (B7)
15. Gene Hunt (LoM/A2A)

The answers )
lost_spook: (b7 - jenna)
It's been very grey and February here for days, and I suddenly thought, what better than this to make things seem a bit brighter?

Time for my favourite meme again, I think:

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
lost_spook: (Default)
First, the list:

1. Servalan (Blake's 7)
2. Silver (sapphire & Steel)
3. Miss Marple
4. Darth Vader
5. The Sixth Doctor (DW)
6. The (Delgado) Master (DW)
7. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (DW)
8. Leela (DW)
9. Arnold Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
10. Orac (B7)
11. Evelyn Smythe (DW)
12. Ros Myers (Spooks)
13. Nanny Ogg (Discworld)
14. Violet Crawley, Dowager Duchess of Grantham (Downton Abbey)
15. Vila Restal (B7)


In which awesome, amusing and piratical shenanigans ensue )

In other news, I changed my layout (to match my default icon, heh). Me (having a habit of reading everyone else's flists when I'm bored) turning to read my flist: "What? Where am I? Whose the hell's flist is this one?" *rolls eyes*)
lost_spook: (Default)
Since I finally finished the housework meme, I have snaffled this off [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2. It's been at least a few months.

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.



I'll be quicker than the last meme (two months, very nearly to the day!) but that's all I'm promising. I have prompts! And I shall be a nuisance with them, I can see. (Already have 3 more in varying stages of completeness).

Also: I have changed my default icon. It's really been my default icon for ages, I just had to keep selecting it. Also, sometimes you get stuck with your default when LJ is being funny, and there are times when Better With Penguins is not the most appropriate icon. (But Silver is always appropriate. ;-p)
lost_spook: (smiley sundress (Carol Hawkins))
The list:

1. The Meddling Monk (DW)
2. First Doctor (DW)
3. Barbara Wright (DW)
4. Colin Mathews (Press Gang)
5. Miss Marple
6. Arnold Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
7. Eighth Doctor (DW)
8. Turlough (DW)
9. Malcolm Wynn-Jones (Spooks)
10. Vila Restal (B7)
11. Ace (DW)
12. Juliet Shaw (Spooks)
13. Herr Flick of the Gestapo (Allo Allo)
14. Donna Moss (West Wing)
15. Michelle of the Resistance (Allo Allo)

I was trying to make the characters not too obscure, but that's hard work for me. I also tried not to have characters I used last time... except Vila insisted on joining in, because, well, you know what he's like...

The answers...

Answers and mayhem, but no fic )
lost_spook: (Default)
I'll try and get onto the meme reveal and answers presently, but [livejournal.com profile] pitry gave me '7, 2 and 14 are locked in a wine cellar - one finds treasure, one gets drunk, and one is planning to escape'.

As the characters in question were the First Doctor, the Eighth Doctor, and Donna Moss from the West Wing, it seemed immediately obvious that Eight would be treasure-hunting, that Donna would be the one trying to find a way out (practical as ever), and, erm, One would be having a nice time, drinking the wine. So, please accept that this is a piece of nonsense, but I had to write it:

Locked In )

I very much doubt there will be actual fic from the rest, but this just... wrote itself before breakfast yesterday.
lost_spook: (dw - eleven and amy worry)
I saw this going round again, and, since I couldn't half use cheering up this evening, thought I'd have another go, because it was Very Silly and entertaining last time:

1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"

3) After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.


(I'll try and make sure my list has at least some different characters on it this time.)

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