lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
A few more bits and pieces before I get back to nicer things (and what a week, everyone, :-/), like those ficlets I owe people:

1. Judging by some of the comments I think I wasn't clear in my last post (as ever), here's the thing: I had a think and changed my mind about everything ever and so am going to be mainly based on Dreamwidth from now on because a) enough has happened to make me feel uncomfortable about supporting LJ by giving them any more money (at the very least) and b) the only way to deal with the stress/upset induced by regular LJ apocalypses is to lose it on my own terms and in the most positive way possible - by putting something in its place. I think not something better than LJ as-it-was, because those times have gone, but, feeling like a person who has finally woken up, I hope maybe better than LJ as-it-is now, and that would be something. Why not be quixotically optimistic, I suppose?

But I'm still cross-posting and keeping any commitments I've made, and if I do anything drastic, it would only be to switch off commenting this side to try and break the habit, and nothing more yet (or not without very good reason; I reserve the right to change my mind as often as I need). (Turns out that when it comes to going down with the ship, I want the ship to be fully worth it, and I'm not all that keen on drowning after all.) It will take some work, because the only way to make a proper network is investing in some of the active comms and things like that, though, and that will no doubt swallow many of my online spoons (there's a weird metaphor), so I will no doubt be a little quieter LJ-side as a result, but I've no intention of losing touch with people.

If I don't have you over here already, then please do friend me, or tell me where to find you. I'm aware I was kind of putting my head in the sand all the last few times we went through this, so I probably have still missed out some people.


2. Picked from multiple people in the scuffle, and this is nifty even if you only use your Dreamwidth account occasionally - you can claim your open ID (if you want) and then it magically connects up any of your imported comments on your own or other journals with your actual account. (It was no trouble to do, so I thought I'd pass that on.)


3. I don't know what I'll do in May - Apocabingo or O&B or what. We'll see how the world, online and offline is, or maybe my b'day plans will involve collapsing somewhere and being quiet, online at least. (Offline, my two actual rl bffs are coming to see me at the same time, or they should be. *crosses everything*)


4. Last but certainly not least, I was flipping through my bookmarks for vids this morning, and was reminded of this and it feels like a very good vid for this week. It's my favourite Babylon 5 vid I've seen, so let's end with a positive:

All Is Not Lost (follow the links to watch via download. It's worth it, I promise. I'm pretty sure I've recced it before, but a good thing is always worth as many more recs as it needs.)
(ETA: Alas, it seems the links have broken!)


(Hopefully, as of next post, normal babbling and fannish service will be resumed!)
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First handful of results from the prompts meme:

Space Married (940 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald
Characters: Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Accidental Marriage
Summary: “Don’t panic, but I think we might have accidentally got married…”

Unwelcome Bedfellows (120 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: John Sheridan, Alfred Bester
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Humor
Summary: Bester + Sheridan, “It’s only one night, we’ll just share the bed.”

Bedside Manner (546 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peri Brown & Sixth Doctor
Characters: Peri Brown, Sixth Doctor
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: “I’m dying.” (Six + Peri)

Experimental Flavours (587 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Press Gang
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kenny Phillips, Colin Mathews
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Humor
Summary: “Who crawls through someone’s window at 4am to go for ice cream?!”
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I'm tired, so I turned to the Unconventional Courtship Generator to amuse me and had to share again. I'm sorry, but I mean, you want to know all about that time Tegan had to edit the Fourth Doctor's epic erotic novel, surely . . .

That and the time a Dalek got together with an alien banana )


(This post brought to you by the need for Brain Bleach.)
lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
I started this ages ago & then found it again just now, and have finished it off & here it is! (I think I'd done it because I only semi-did this meme last time, and then everyone else did it properly and I thought I should too. Looking at the results, obviously I was right.)

The characters are:
Frank Marker (Public Eye)
Cora Mills (OUaT)
G'Kar (Babylon 5)
Twelfth Doctor
Ace (DW)
Steel (Sapphire & Steel)
Miss Marple
Liz Shaw (DW)
Henry VII (Shadow of the Tower/Hist. RPF)
Cally (B7)
Silver (S&S)
Belle (OUaT)


And the resulting questions )
lost_spook: (s&s - ot3)
I finished watching S1 of Babylon 5 about a week and a half ago (and the first two eps of S2) - then Legend of the Seeker S2 turned up (my voucher, it is all gone now, sadly) and I was instantly distracted by the sunshine and magic and pretty, so I'm watching that now. It is February here, after all. Also because I'm very much liking B5 and I don't think I want to race through it too fast; it wants thought and things.

Anyway, yes, I am liking it. Whoever said about G'Kar, yes, I like him too. (A lot. There was a whole spate of episodes without him; it wasn't good enough). The only thing I don't like is that in S2 they have replaced Na'Toth with someone who is not as good. (I sulk at her when she comes on. But it's only been two episodes, I'll probably stop that soon. Maybe.)

The thing is, though, why did nobody warn me it's really not the thing to watch after you've spent 18 months obsessing about Sapphire and Steel and happen to be particularly freaked out by Assignment 6?

Let me explain:

I don't think any of this is spoilery, but under a cut in case )

* In other news, it turns out that "quite" is a dangerous and complicated word that should be used online only with care and context.

* Oh, and for my [community profile] unconventionalcourtship story, it does occur to me that I should probably rewatch at least Assignment 3, episode 3. *sigh* How terrible. How will I stand the pain of watching Silver play with lightbulbs and annoy Steel on rooftops and in cupboards again? (This will end up with me watching at least parts of ep4 and 6 again and probably going round drawing little hearts round my weird OT3. But I'll do it in my head; you won't notice. ♥)

* Oh, and, fairly obviously, from me getting S2, I liked Legend of the Seeker. It's... probably terrible in some ways, but it doesn't matter one bit. It has magic and likeable leads and pretty and sunshine. And in S1, by the end, they'd perfected the art of the group hug and had usually at least one per episode. (In S2, they have another character who is less amenable to group hugging, but I'm sure if they'd had more series, they'd have got to the state of nation-wide hugs, probably including the villain.) What? I'm sorry; I might do a serious review of something someday soon. I am being a little unfair to it with my frivolity as well. Sorry. And I have a mildly amusing story about me looking for fanvids while waiting for S2, but I can't tell it in this post, because you can't do the spoiler-cut on Dreamwidth.

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