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: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
I felt in need of a writing meme tonight &, as ever, resurrected this one, which often seems to work for me:

1: Pick five fandoms. List them in alphabetical order.

1. Doctor Who
2. Dungeons & Dragons
3. Press Gang
4. Public Eye
5. Spooks

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.


And the resulting demi-drabbles... )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
A Dungeons & Dragons cartoon vid I've been working on (and off) for a while. My tribute to the very best 1980s cartoon series. (You know, in the highly biased opinion of someone who fell for it hard at six. And again at fourteen...) When I started this in July or August, I had been about to make something completely different, but was suddenly struck by how much this song fitted so much about the series.

With many thanks to [personal profile] justice_turtle for his invaluable help towards the end. (♥)

Links, embed and song lyrics under the cut )

Memeage

22 Feb 2012 07:43 pm
lost_spook: (D&D - the way home)
Tell me you want to play and I'll pick up to three of your fandoms. Then update your journal and answer the following questions:

1. What got you into this fandom in the first place?
2. Do you think you'll stay in this fandom or eventually move on?
3. Favorite episodes/books/movies, etc?
4. Do you participate in this fandom (fanfiction, graphics, discussions)?
5. Do you think more people should get into this fandom?


Memed from [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1, who gave me Sapphire & Steel, Doctor Who and Dungeons & Dragons.

Answers under cut )
lost_spook: (S&S - Silver looks up)
The full set of icons made for [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo (minus only the icons that were made as specific requests, and the Big Finish ones, which will follow shortly). It does include some extras and alternates not posted elsewhere. (Gosh. I know. Heh.) A fairly random mix of sources, as follows:

1-5 The Way We Live Now
6-9 Northanger Abbey (BBC 1986)
10-12 Seaside penguins
13-16 North & South) (BBC)
17-26 Text icons from Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
28-30 Dungeons & Dragons (Cartoon)
31-33 Elizabeth R
34-37 Life
38 Inkheart
39-40 I Capture the Castle
41-46 Doctor Who (Classic)
47-48 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
49-53 Spooks/MI-5
54-57 Sapphire & Steel
58-59 Red Dwarf
60-66 Blake's 7
67-72 The West Wing
73-74 Press Gang
75-76 Jenna Russell
77-86 The House of Eliott
87-88 The Four Musketeers
89-91 Midnight Is A Place (1977/78 ITV)


Teasers:

Photobucket Photobucket Photobucket

Icons here )
lost_spook: (dw - Romana II)
Because I said I would post here if I did anything that wasn't an icon:

Day eight )

Also I said I would post any icons made together at the end of the month, but I realised that there may be quite a few. Here is the week one collection:
Week One )
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
I flipped through Yuletide Madness, and A-L of Yuletide2010.

Because they're rare fandoms, I don't know who will might be interested, but my picks so far:

One that should interest the flist, first:
The Curse of Fatal Death (DW comic relief sketch)
Sometime, Later in the TARDIS
2201 words, Teen (esp. at end). What the Lumley Doctor and Pryce Master got up to, post sketch. It's so funny and just like the actual thing. The Daleks' idea of being good, the Doctor infuriating the Master by... being the Doctor. *snort*
“Who would have thought that just as I was returning to Earth, the Daleks would try to invade for the thirty-seventh time?” the Doctor said.

More shiny treats under the cut - Fairy Tales, Spooks, Downton Abbey etc )

Also, my gifts:
Firstly, my Yuletide writer wrote me two lovely Chrestomanci fics centring on Janet and what she will do now she's been trapped in Chrestomanci's world as Cat's sort-of sister. (You need to read Charmed Life to understand, a book I recommend to anyone.) The first is probably reasonably accessible to newbies, but not the second. However, I am very pleased - they're both so well-done and there's sharp characterisation of Cat (despite his not appearing in it) in the second, and the first, aside from everything else, features a splendid new dressing gown for Chrestomanci, which is obviously the most important thing. (It's all in the books, okay?) Both are short, gen, and safe for all ages:
their fine incisions
best, Janet

And, also, lucky thing that I am, had two Yuletide Madness treats, too:
Changing Directions
Hee - someone saw my prompt and love of crossovers, obviously, and wrote me a great, unexpected AU cross for my Janet Chant request.

and, I also got a Blake's 7 (yay!) double-drabble, in which a Federation guard is unfortunate enough to encounter our heroes. (I love all those random guards with backstories, who usually end up dead in two minutes, even so...)
Rumours
lost_spook: (Janeway laptop)
In case anybody's feeling bored, or down.

Actually, this is the fault of [livejournal.com profile] dbskyler who had me checking out 'vvj5' and 'lost_spook' searches on del.ici.ous, and it turns out that my only non-fic bookmarks on there are fanvid recs, so have some more...

Let's have some Very Dramatic Trailers )
lost_spook: (Hank and Sheila)
I couldn't resist making some, after all that talking about the other day, especially as I had screen caps just lying about...

Total Icon Count: 27

Teasers:

Icons Here! )
lost_spook: (Hank Sheila 2)
And I'm still catching up.

Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times:

Well, if I like things, I do tend to rewatch them a scary amount. However, if I think about one episode of something in proportion to how much I've watched the rest of the series, then Buffy's musical episode 'Once More With Feeling' probably wins. I don't think that needs any explaining, does it?

Day 13 - Favorite childhood show:

Oh, my, this is going to be a long post. Both for honorable mentions and for the extent of the love I still have for the show in question and the rambling reminiscences it brings in its wake. (No, it’s not Doctor Who. When I was small I was too busy sticking my head under a cushion and begging my parents to turn it off because of the scary music, so I missed that.) I have pics and vids, though.

Childhood TV and misspent cartoon-watching youth )

Full list of days )
lost_spook: (HankSheila)
Written for the New Year's Resolutions 2009 (picking up unfulfilled requests on Yuletide). Scribbler requested Dungeons and Dragons Hank/Sheila and Hank trying to get the others home while he has to stay behind. That seemed like the sort of request that ought to get filled to me.

Story:Promises
Author: Lost Spook
Characters: Hank/Sheila, Eric, Presto, Bobby, Diana.
Rating: All ages.
Summary: Sometimes Sheila's the only one who can save Hank from himself. And she's not going without him.
Word count: 1103


Promises )


lost_spook: (Sheila)

Just because.  I grew up in the 80s and there were a lot of them and I seem to have watched most of the things.  Plus, I'm pretending that Doctor Who is my favourite show.  Which it is.  Except, just maybe, for one cartoon that got in there while I was still sticking my head under a cushion and screaming "Turn it off!" when Doctor Who came on the telly.

It's time for a confession... )

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