lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
Well, I am still not back on LJ, so forgive me if I'm ignoring you. (I can see people's comments on my posts via my email, but I have absolutely no way to reply or read anything on LJ until it deigns to let me back in.) If it's not back by this evening, I may need someone to put in a report for me, if anybody's willing, because it's getting silly now. In the meantime:


1. I have started watching Man at the Top (Thames, 1972), and the next two episodes should have James Maxwell in. I knew he was playing somebody called Bernard MacLaine, and throughout this ep, he hasn't appeared but everyone keeps talking about him. Apparently, he's a really mean millionnaire who goes round firing people and closing factories and also is very puritannical. The anti-hero may be going to steal his wife. I await his actual arrival with interest... (I am amused that the other week I watched him being someone called Peter Kane and this week it's Bernard MacLaine. If he plays any more rhyming people, I could write a poem. Simms could probably do an awful limerick.)

(I might have got the day muddled for my blood test, so now I am going on Thursday instead. This bit was entirely my ME muddled-ness, whoops. I usually double-check everything because I know I do things like that. /o\)


2. Also Remix has been revealed in the night! I wrote two fics, one for [personal profile] scripsi in the main collection, and one for Madness, for Redrikki. And I need to thank [personal profile] paranoidangel for her remix of my Ruth/Harry AU, All Russians Are Spies (The Retirement Remix), which I had strongly suspected. (We do have this tendency to get assigned to each other!) It's still awesome if you haven't read it yet.


First up, I remixed parts of Scripsi's A Little Less Than Kin series, which was huge fun to do:

Unrelated (The Loop the Loop to Affinity Remix) (2971 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: The Master (Delgado)/River Song, The Doctor/River Song, The Doctor/The Master (Doctor Who)
Characters: The Master (Delgado), River Song, Missy (Doctor Who)
Additional Tags: Remix, Death, Timey-Wimey
Summary:

It takes time to achieve perfection. Several times, in fact. Both the Master and River Song know this a little too well.




Then, when reading through the sign-ups for Madness, I found a wonderful Ats/Pushing Daisies ficlet that accidentally happy-ending-ed everything. I couldn't resist remixing it (and accidentally ruining things again, because once you start writing AtS-side, as opposed to the pie-and-dead-people side, something has to go wrong.)

Criss-Cross My Heart and Hope To Die (The Lattice-Top Rebake) (1327 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Angel: the Series, Pushing Daisies
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Angel (BtVS), Olive Snook, Ned (Pushing Daisies), Emerson Cod
Additional Tags: Remix, Crossover, Humor, Pie
Summary:

Angel has a seriously weird experience in a pie shop.




So, that was Remix, and I mustn't forget to post the DW to Teaspoon now that I'm free to own it. Otherwise, I am probably mostly proud of my terrible titles, really.
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
[community profile] fandom_stocking went live yesterday, and I had so many nice things in my stocking! Thanks so much to everyone who left anything there for me. ♥ Anyone liking the sound of any of the following should go check it out. (Yes, I am displaying the contents of my stocking for you all...)

* I got TWO sets of David Collings gifs. Yes, really! \o/ I did ask, but I didn't think anyone would actually make me any. (I'll see about putting one or maybe two on the LJ version of this post, but I'm feeling a bit too lazy for Photobucket just now). They were made v kindly for me by [personal profile] brooms and [personal profile] liadtbunny. ♥ ♥ ♥

* A tiny-but-cute Lorne & Fred ficlet (Ats) from [personal profile] yhlee

* A Mary Dove/Inspector Neele drabble from [personal profile] john_amend_all (Miss Marple, A Pocketful of Rye, and, um, yes, it's my fault. It's all to do with me wanting professional thief/detective and ITV casting Matthew Macfadyen and then sticking meticulously to the book, when the BBC 1980s version got the shippy vibe. Damn TV makers are so contrary.)

* [personal profile] kaffyr wrote me a wonderful Sapphire and Steel fic Green, Red and Gold, and Blue Follows

* [profile] ladymercury10 left me a very tempting-looking set of Doctor who recs

* [personal profile] cosmic_llin wrote me a lovely Sarah & Harry ficlet. (Sometimes Harry is much more practical than the Doctor, after all.)

* A beautiful little set of Blake's 7 icons from [personal profile] shinyjenni

* An IOU for West Wing fic from [personal profile] feathermoon_scarletsky

* [personal profile] dbskyler gave me some vid links, and you should check them out but especially the adorable penguin one.

* Summer Afternoon Blues by [personal profile] glinda, another AtS ficlet, this one about Lorne and the first time he heard music and it's just gorgeous and if anyone round here also knows Angel, do take a look.

* Seven-and-Ace fic by [personal profile] clocketpatch, which is every bit as wonderful as you would suppose and I'm delighted.

* And last (but absolutely not least, since it contained infinity) - Unccountable Infinities from [personal profile] eve11 and Eight and Charley ficlet, which answered my first first Straybunnies prompt for the two of them investigating something really surreal. And Eight and Charley! *joy*

*plus various good wishes and season greetings from kind folks. Oh! And intriguingly, a promise for some David Collings graphics at some point this week from [personal profile] weaselett.

So that was pretty amazing and thanks again to everyone. I did manage to write and make some bits and bobs for other people, too. I (rather belatedly yesterday evening, sorry about that) put them in the AO3 collection as well, so I'll put up another post with the fics in sometime soon. (There were also a few graphics/icons and recs, but they were all pretty specific for the recipients.)
lost_spook: (angel)
[livejournal.com profile] shipswap had its author reveal today (or last night), so I can finally post this here.

Maybe Monday, Maybe Someday (3772 words) by faviconlost_spook
Fandom: Angel: the Series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Faith Lehane/Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Characters: Faith Lehane, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce
Summary: Faith and Wesley find themselves temporarily in a different dimension...

With many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] dbskyler for the extremely helpful combined beta, US-pick and moral support. (And I'm sorry - one or two bits I corrected. And then uncorrected because it sounded wrong in the character voice. And recorrected. And uncorrected... Basically, any mistakes and remaining/extra Britishicisms are my fault.)

Also thanks again to [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42 who wrote my lovely gift fic. And then left a comment on it to fool me because apparently she's also devious and cunning as well as a nifty writer of Press Gang.

Also, talking of fic exchanges and suchlike, scary but true: [livejournal.com profile] yuletide, the rare fanfic exchange, is having its nominations brainstorming post. Oh my. Yuletide already?!

In other news: today I rescued a bee. (The bee seemed fine, but I am still a bit shaky.) :-)
lost_spook: (aiken - dozen words (lucas))
I found this writing meme I did once before and thought it was a funny sort of day, and just the time to try again. And I did it! \o/

1: Pick five fandoms. List them in alphabetical order. (ETA: Whoops.)

1. Blake's 7
2. Sapphire & Steel
3. Doctor Who
4. Press Gang
5. Angel

2: Visit this site to find your first RANDOM POEM OF POWER. Write down the 5th line (yes, even if it's an E.E. Cummings poem and you wind up with an apostrophe). Repeat five times and - you guessed it - list 'em in alphabetical order! (No cheating, mind! This is a challenge and it's always been about creativity.)

3: I think you can see where this is going. Write a very quick 50-word half-drabble for each fandom (try to do it all in one sitting - make your brain explode!), using the line from the poem as a prompt. You don't have to include it in the half-drabble - it's just inspiration.

4: Bravo! Have a cookie.


Demi-drabbles under the cut )

I had a sandwich, a banana and a bit of chocolate afterwards, though, not a cookie. And I was being very careful not to let my mind explode. It does that too often anyway, these days.
lost_spook: (angel)
Aha, another awesome female. Well, I think she is. I know some people on my flist can't stand her, but this is my list and she's quite high up on it. (Not that there really is a ranking before you ask, except that No. 1 is a certain person I haven't done yet. It won't take a genius to work out which female character I might mean.)

Our discussions tend to go about three minutes, then it's strictly name calling and hair pulling )

So Far )
lost_spook: (Ruth smiling)
Only 1 day behind now! Yay.

Day 15 - Favorite female character:

So many to choose from, but there's only one who's definitely in the top spot here: Ruth Evershed, Spooks's Senior Analyst, as played by Nicola Walker.

nicola walker

More, and other candidates under the cut )
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Firstly, I am wearing contact lenses. This is really peculiar, but very exciting. (Although I did think for a bit that the very kind and patient woman at Boots wasn't going to let me have them... because of my initial inability to take them out. I must say I wondered what it would be like putting them in, but hadn't thought about how weird it would be sort of pinching at seemingly non-existent things in your eyes. However, I managed it.)

Secondly, and what I was meaning to say - I've been doing some actual writing!: I finally finished my DW/Angel crossover last night (now up on Teaspoon HERE). I must thank [livejournal.com profile] dbskyler who has probably forgotten that she answered my what-should-Peri-sing-at-karaoke question last spring or something - and gave me not only a sensible answer to that but also a fun last line. So: thanks!

Plus, have a random drabble! I've been going back through some of the old [livejournal.com profile] dw100 challenges recently and was trying to do one per Doctor for the 004/020 challenge 'crossover'. I did this one and then realised that not only was it obscure (as ever), but it didn't have a Doctor in it, so it didn't count (for my own personal satisfaction, I should add - [livejournal.com profile] dw100 are wonderfully non-prescriptive!). So: Tegan Jovanka has a new employee at the famliy cattle feed business who isn't the least bit scared of her bossiness... (I don't know why I keep using The Gathering continuity when sometimes I don't want the audio to exist, but then Tegan's arguments about why she ended up in the business are fun)(DW/Press Gang):

Just Like Home )

I've got my third fake TV Show nearly done, but I'll hold fire on it for a bit, because it's also Regency-set, so I don't want to follow Cloak and Dagger with it too swiftly.
lost_spook: (Default)
Title: Winged Shadows
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages / PG
Word Count: WIP
Characters: Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown, Angel, Cordelia Chase, Wesley Wyndham-Price, Charles Gunn, Lorne, Lilah Morgan

Summary: There’s a new menace in LA and it’s not the weirdo in the patchwork coat. It’s something shadowy and dangerous. That makes it the business of Angel Investigations, Wolfram and Hart – and a passing Time Lord.

(Part One awaiting approval on Teaspoon.)

I'm ridiculously excited - I finished my Christmas fic last weekend, got my Stardust AU out of the way and have been finally able to decide which of my WIPs to finish off first. And, earlier this year, I rewatched Angel S2, which reminded me that, yes, actually, it was a great show, found it hard to find any decent crossovers (I have now, but no joint investigation stories) and, sadly, Andy Hallett (Lorne) died. So what else could I do? I'm thrilled to mess about with DW, shadowy monsters, demon karaoke and the amoral Wolfram and Hart. And to clash Angel with Six. Heh. So, you know, just humour me, okay. (Look, no OCs!)

I did write another fic, but I want to make a few tweaks to it. (Just in [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatch is reading and blinking a bit at the change of direction. I realised I may have had the Ainley Master in my head as well as wondering about adding angst!!! ;-D)

(Oh. Am I supposed to be excited about something else happening this evening? Pfft. That looks scary and claustrophobic... :lol:)

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