lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
My Yuletide letter is finally in a better state and only needing some very minor tweaks. Hurrah! And just in time - sign-ups are now open!

This week I managed two more crossover ficlets for the Crossover Meme (I am aiming to get them all done by the time Yuletide assignments go out; if not, I shall have to write them off):

Helping With Enquiries (581 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock Holmes (TV 1965), Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: John Watson, The Master (Delgado)
Additional Tags: Crossover, Crossover Meme, Ficlet
Summary: Dr Watson receives a highly unexpected visitor...

Interrogation (764 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7, The Shadow of the Tower
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jenna Stannis, Henry VII of England
Additional Tags: Crossover, Time Travel, Ficlet, Crossover Meme, Meme
Summary: Jenna's a prisoner again, only this time, she's not even in the right century...
lost_spook: (b7 - Vila)
The first two results of the conversational crossover meme. (And years may have passed since the last time I did it, but I still fail on the 'no explanations' part, but I refuse to be sorry for that!)


For [personal profile] swordznsorcery: Evy Carnahan meeting Dayna Mellanby. (Blake's 7/The Mummy):

Entombed )

And for [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny: Georgina Jones meeting Vila. (Adam Adamant Lives!/Blake's 7).


Wrong Number )
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
It's been six years since I last did this, so let's give it a whirl & get something cheerful out of this week!

As ever for something like this, I'll take prompts from anything I know (my interests and tags will probably give you a clue, but anything else you think I might know - I'll let you know if I don't or really can't for any reason):

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.
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: (Kenny writing)
I've been so bad about writing (aside from long things, for some reason) lately that I was sadly going to pull out on my last two crossover fics, but then decided to aim for 300 words each and go for it, and stop being so stupid, and lo, there was fic. I'm sorry if they weren't worth the wait for the remaining patient two on my flist, but here goes:

Vila and Kenny Phillips )

Calling Dr Jones )

This may or may not be a UNIT fic smutty insert )

Thanks to everyone for their lovely prompts for the crossover birthday meme I held, and I wish it hadn't been such an odd summer, and I'd written them all sooner for everyone.
lost_spook: (buffy - spike fun)
Three more finally typed up from my birthday crossover meme. Sorry about the delay (especially given how long I've had a couple of these sitting in a notebook):

1. Cut and Dried: Inspector Japp and the Seventh Doctor (Poirot/DW) requested by [livejournal.com profile] jjpor
All ages
1,500 words.
(This was meant to be Seven and Ace, as requested, but Bernice wanted to come, too. Sorry about that.)

The case was proving a bit tricky to say the least )


2. Bargaining: Spike and Dana Scully (BtVS/X-Files) requested by [livejournal.com profile] daibhid_c
PG (for Spike being Spike, generally)
1,331 words

So, what sort of bird likes cutting up dead people for fun? )


3. Observation: Luna Lovegood and Miss Marple (Harry Potter/Agatha Christie) requested by [livejournal.com profile] lizzie_marie_23
All ages
355 words

Watching the Roses )
lost_spook: (Ten Agatha Christie)
Crossover meme fic. Please don't shoot me anyone, because I was meaning to type up the other two I have already written first, but with the editing of End Game stretching on this was as far as I got all week. It's just that I do realise I've now done all three of [livejournal.com profile] curuchamion's prompts. *cough* liked them all.

Title: Partners in Crime
Characters: Miss Marple, Major Hugo Darracott
Word count: 627
Summary: In which our two heroes tackle crime and each other in their own unique ways.

Partners in Crime )
lost_spook: (wee Amelia)
Remember my birthday crossover meme? Hopefully, I'll get through the rest of the lovely prompts everyone gave over the next week or so, but to start, written for [livejournal.com profile] john_elliott who wanted Wee!Amelia to meet Willy Wonka. This is a gorgeous prompt, to which nobody could probably do justice, but I had a stab at it.

Story: Amelia and the Giant Gobstopper
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1112
Characters/Pairings: Amelia Pond, Willy Wonka
Warnings: None.

Summary: Amelia meets another strange man with a box who wants to talk about food.

Story under here )
lost_spook: (Annie writing)
Slowly, slowly, I'm typing these up!

So: two Star Wars crossovers. That's a first for me - SW fic.

Confusion in the Force
Written for [livejournal.com profile] pitry who asked for Chris Skelton meeting Luke Skywalker. (I actually wrote this well before the A2A finale, in rough, so it might have been different otherwise)
(All ages, 427 words).

Confusion in the Force )


Flight of Fancy

Written for [livejournal.com profile] curuchamion, who requested a TARDIS/Millennium Falcon fic.
(All ages, 303 words. Han Solo, Leia Organa, Romana I, Fourth Doctor, K9, and two ships.)

Flight of Fancy )
lost_spook: (Liz Shaw 2)
One of those belated but not-forgotten crossover meme fics. This one for [livejournal.com profile] curuchamion, who wanted Liz Shaw to meet Ruth (Nancy) Blackett from Swallows and Amazons. I was going to get one of the books, but never got the chance, so I hope the characterisation works. (I think the time scheme is about right, though).

Let's Pretend
(576 words, Liz Shaw, Nancy Blackett - DW/Swallows & Amazons)

Chance encounter in the park )
lost_spook: (new tricks - sandra & gerry)
For [livejournal.com profile] mickeyk in the crossover meme:

Story: Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 366 (Yes, the title is nearly longer than the fic)
Characters/Pairings: Captain Jack Harkness, Sandra Pullman (TW & DW / New Tricks)
Warnings: None. I should say here that I don't think I've ever done angsty Jack...

Summary: Sandra just wants to know one thing. Captain Jack, as usual, wants more.

Never chat up police officers )
lost_spook: (Donna and Josh)
Written for [livejournal.com profile] belantana for the crossover meme. (The prompt being Evie from The Mummy meeting someone from The West Wing. I don't propose for the others to be this long, but [livejournal.com profile] belantana kind of challenged me to introduce her to the show, which is new to me, too. I couldn't include Toby or Leo, but they get refs.)

Story: The Usual Insanity
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2578
Characters/Pairings: Evelyn O'Connell, Sam Seaborn. Also Donna Moss, Josh Lyman, CJ Cregg, President Bartlett.
Warnings: Late S1, None. (The only thing that could even count as a spoiler refers to something in the first 20 mins of the series.)

Summary: There’s a crazy, beautiful librarian (or, possibly a ghost), in Sam’s office. With an urn. Nobody else is surprised.

And about the urn )
lost_spook: (Default)
This is a resurrection of the crossover fic meme from last year. (In the hobbit tradition of giving gifts on one's birthday.) I'm slightly ahead of time, I realise, but I thought best to collect the prompts now & maybe there will be fic on the weekend for people. It's [livejournal.com profile] fic_rush time again, you know.

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.

Potential crossovers under cut )
lost_spook: (Default)
I thought, since they're scattered about, I'd gather the crossover stories from the meme together here. And, thanks, people, this was huge fun to do. (Maybe again, someday?)

***

For [livejournal.com profile] jjpor Gordon Brittas/Arnold Rimmer Conversations from Whitbury Leisure Centre (Red Dwarf / Brittas Empire)
and
Lieutenant Gruber/ Four, Sarah and Harry Under Arrest (DW / Allo Allo)
For [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42 Harry Sullivan / Harry Pearce In the Line of Duty (DW / Spooks)
For [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatch Tenth Doctor / Mr Darcy Of Antiques and Aliens (DW / Pride and Prejudice)
For [livejournal.com profile] daibhid_c Inspector Thompson / Jools Siviter Trespassing (Gosford Park / Spooks)
For [livejournal.com profile] john_elliott Rose Tyler / Sergeant Cuff A Rose and a Thief (DW / The Moonstone)
For [livejournal.com profile] dbskyler Dave Lister / Davros Desperate Measures (DW / Red Dwarf)
For [livejournal.com profile] belantana Jools Siviter / Lynda Day Offer of a Lifetime (Spooks / Press Gang)
For [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 Martha Jones / Billy Mack Not the Ideal Patient (DW / Love Actually>
For [livejournal.com profile] infinitejoys Turlough / Charlotte Lucas A Rough Portrait in Black and White (DW / Pride and Prejudice)

The Doctor Who stories are also here in A Collection of Crossovers.
lost_spook: (Five)
Belatedly, and against my better judgement, I've decided to run with this meme, taken from both [personal profile] clocketpatchand [livejournal.com profile] jjpor. (After all, I did make requests of both of them...)

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.

For something like this, I'm willing to do almost anything I've seen/read reasonably often or at least retain some definite memory of. (It's a long story, but I've attempted more insane things elsewhere, for characters I know NOTHING about... And got away with it, too. *blushes*)

So, here goes, but anything I've mentioned here before is fair game.

Potential crossovers under the cut )
I think that's more than enough bizarre things, isn't it? Let's hope it hasn't scared everyone away!!! 

*wonders if I will regret this*

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