lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
I didn't have as much chance to read the Collection while away this year, but it is just as full of lovely things as ever, and you can find it all here. Dive in!

However, I did manage to read some short things, so here they are, just nipping in before reveals - my two wonderful gifts, plus a rather random selection of my first pick at the chocolate box, as it were, chosen in exactly that sort of manner! I hope to have a more leisurely go-through in the coming week or two, though.

16 recs in Archer's Goon, Blandings, Discworld, Dracula (TV 1968), Dungeons & Dragons (Cartoon), Fire & Hemlock, Flood (2007), Georgette Heyer, Malory Towers, New Tricks, Red Dwarf, While You Were Sleeping & Yes Minister )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
1. Calufrax is back in action and in need of more reccers! It seems to be harder and harder to poke a response out of readers these days, but it's still always fun & worthwhile.


2. Belated, but [personal profile] shinyjenni made a wonderful multifandom vid about the women of SF for Vidukon - her vidpost is here where you can tell her how awesome it is and see the list of fandoms etc.. embed )


3. Following up on the return of King Arthur in the wake of the EU Referendum result, here's one where Lord Vetinari takes over. (Yeah, we continue in limbo; none of the options ahead look good, but hey ho. Have a joke article.)


4. Also very belated - a fab Adam Adamant Lives! fic by [personal profile] swordznsorcery which was for [community profile] fandom_stocking for me and Liadt, and now up on AO3. (Swordznsorcery has now uploaded some of their other fic too and is worth checking out, especially if you like various old telly fandoms like Blake's 7 and Doctor Who etc.):

A Most Unrestful Break For Two (10149 words) by swordznsorcery
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Adam Adamant & Georgina Jones
Characters: Adam Adamant, Georgina Jones, William E. Simms
Summary: Fandom Stocking fic. Adam Adamant and Georgie Jones tussle with dastardly fiends at the Savoy hotel in London.


5. I haven't forgotten the crossover meme. I just... haven't written any yet. But I keep admiring my prompts, so, hopefully soon...


I feel sure there were some other fannish things that built up between my op and all the national upheaval, so apologies if I've missed something, but in the meantime, these are all shiny things!
lost_spook: (cat)
I said I found two 500 prompt ficlets yesterday - here's the other:

Title: Diverse Alarums
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 201
Characters/Pairings: Sam Vimes, Carrot
Notes/Warnings: None. (Set some time not long after Guards! Guards!)
Summary: The city cemetary is humming, so they say…

For [personal profile] john_amend_all in the 500 Prompts Meme: 252 – The city cemetary is humming – Sam Vimes & Carrot.

Diverse Alarums )
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: (Northanger reading)
I'd been hoping to get back and read some more Yuletide fic and make another recs post, and Day Three of [community profile] snowflake_challenge is to rec at least three fanworks, so I'm killing two birds with one stone here, with another selection of recs from this year's Yuletide, (though actually I gave up around the end of M. One day I will have ability to read enough online, but this year is not that point so I didn't read many long fics in the same fandoms, so omissions are frequently to do with that rather than lack of quality):

13 recs in Cadfael, Chronicles of Chrestomanci, Discworld, Eternal Law, The Importance of Being Earnest, Miss Marple, Pushing Daisies, Georgette Heyer, & The Sarah Jane Adventures )
lost_spook: (smiley)
So [community profile] festivids went live yesterday and if you like fanvids at all, you might want to take a look at the Masterlist, because there are over 190 vids in tiny fandoms there and marvellous they all are, too. If you don't already know, it's like the Yuletide for vids.

This year, I went, looked, thought I didn't know almost any of the sources, and then of course, kept finding all these things I did and it's wonderful, and, as ever, I'm in awe of all the vidders. So here are a handful of recs from my scratched bit of the surface:

Somewhere A Clock Is Ticking (The Hollow Crown) Just amazing, really. If you only watch one (but why? why would you only watch one???), make it this one.

Beauty in the Breakdown (Amelie) So pretty and right.

Step Into Your Place (Blackadder Goes Forth) Really well done anyway, but it's the clever use of contemporary posters etc. that make it something special.

Just A Girl (Hogfather) I've still never seen this, this vid makes me think I really should. (Michelle Dockery, anyway.)

Glad You Came (Downton Abbey) Joyful DA and sort of all the reasons I keep happily watching, no matter what's happened.

Devils (BBC Gormenghast) Beautifully creepy and fitting.

And in the category of me flailing because I can't believe somebody vidded X, I give you Do What You Feel for Desperately Seeking Susan. (When we were teenagers, my sister and I had this recorded off the TV and watched it at least twenty times. Don't judge me, it was a thing. :lol:)

And lots, lots more.
lost_spook: (dw - one and dalek)
For [livejournal.com profile] pitry who gave me the prompt: DEATH. "Out, damned giraffe! Out, I say!"

Title: Damned Giraffe
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 100
Characters/Pairings:
Notes/Warnings: Contains an undead giraffe.
Summary: See the warning.

Damned Giraffe )

For [profile] john_elliott who gave me the prompt: Doctor Who: Ace and one of her friends-of-the-week - eavesdropping..

Title: Eavesdropping
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages/PG
Word Count: 326
Characters/Pairings: Ace/Gwendoline
Notes/Warnings: Refs to Ghostlight.
Summary: Gwendoline was always taught not to eavesdrop, but then she does many things now that she never used to.

Eavesdropping )
lost_spook: (carry on sid umbrella)
(Using AO3's handy 'share' function for the first time...)

Thanks very much to [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 and [livejournal.com profile] pitry for the helpful beta and also to [livejournal.com profile] daibhid_c who glanced over it to check I hadn't unintentionally messed up Discworld politics. (It feels odd being able to say straight away I wrote a Yuletide fic...)

Truth & Compromise (4404 words) by faviconlost_spook
Fandom: Discworld - Terry Pratchett
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: William de Worde/Sacharissa Cripslock
Characters: William de Worde, Sacharissa Cripslock, Samuel Vimes, Otto von Chriek
Summary:

William’s concerned with the Watch’s latest prisoner, Sacharissa is more worried about a wedding, and, oddly enough, so is Commander Vimes…



(Wow, that is a handy function...)
lost_spook: (carry on Richard O'C go away reading)
Okay, well I still feel like I've only scratched the surface and I haven't read through some of the larger sections, like Fairy Tales, and The Sarah Jane Adventures (both of which I mean to), but here are a handful of great stories in unlikely fandoms, and my last Yuletide recs post. (Probably.)

I was inspired to go back by looking through the collection of prompts, and repeatedly wondering if someone wrote that request, because it sounded great... In many cases, someone had:

Spooks, Discworld, The Mummy, Rentaghost, Tough Guide, Swallows & Amazons and more )

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