lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
(And then hopefully no more! It takes quite a while to fiddle about and pack up stuff, and spoons too. Also rl was a little busier at the same time.)

1. I have been moving my communities! Some of these are still waiting on import, for various reasons (also the queue is still very long; it's definitely a mass back-up/exodus this time) and so have nothing on them yet, and some of them are more for archival purposes, but most are active or would happily be again, and certainly this mod is around for questions/tagging etc. if anyone else posts:

I moved [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts over here in January, and it is all shiny and ready at [community profile] who_allsorts. I won't close the other, but feel free to switch your claim over (or drop your claim and start a new one at Dreamwidth, I won't tell). Also I probably will only add new tables on this side now.

[livejournal.com profile] dw_straybunnies is now fully imported at [community profile] who_straybunnies! (It hasn't been active for a while, but as long as I'm still here, I'll be fine with people posting to it - it is/was a community for donating Doctor Who fanwork ideas (plotbunnies, if you'll forgive the tweeness, but it makes for a handy name) plus regular discussion of plot ideas we'd like to see and occasional challenges to fill some of the donated prompts.)

[livejournal.com profile] dw_guestfest is created now at [community profile] who_guestfest, but I won't import it until this weekend is over, as someone's still trying to write a last fic for this year's fest. Obviously, the ficathon is over for this year, so nothing will be happening there until it runs again.

[livejournal.com profile] house_of_eliott is now in progress to [community profile] house_of_eliott, hopefully before the LJ version entirely crumbles off a cliff. It's very tiny, but it's a general House of Eliott comm. (This is the only one I will be deleting, because it's so very tiny and crumbling and my co-mod has deleted their account, so it's on virtual point of collapse.)

[livejournal.com profile] cakefic is not yet in progress (but will be as soon as HoE finishes) and you'll find it at [community profile] cakefic. It's not exactly very active, I know, but I do mean to finally run a cakeficathon one day (and heaven forfend that cake fic should be lost)! ([personal profile] clocketpatch, shall I make you co-mod again?)

I am also co-mod of [livejournal.com profile] b7friday, which [personal profile] vilakins has imported to [community profile] b7friday and I hope to see if it's possible to revive it over there, as I think quite a lot of the B7 crew are more Dreamwidth based, such as there is in journal-land anyway). [personal profile] vilakins also imported [community profile] b7fic, and already runs [community profile] blakes7 (and foolishly just made me co-mod of both, which is new. Soon, I shall be supreme commander of the Federation and have all the best dresses!)

And I think I really am going to launch Apocabingo soon at [community profile] tic_tac_woe, but more about that anon!

Please feel free to join any of them you like, even the ones that are still slightly works in progress. I do mean to pimp [community profile] who_allsorts and [community profile] b7friday a bit, and of course [community profile] tic_tac_woe once I've firmed up the rules, and we'll see how it goes with the rest.

And, wow, no wonder that's been taking it out of me. *collapses* (Also, if you are not so much on Dreamwidth, or even if you are, and are feeling a little concerned about imported content, claiming your open ID is super-easy and seems to work like magic on assigning those posts and comments to your actual Dreamwidth account (providing you have one, of course) and then that allows you to edit/delete them as with the original.)


2. Also, in order to get me over the transition bump among other things, I've decided to turn off commenting on my crossposts for the next two months (at least). I've been trying to make sure I've granted access to everybody I can think first so you'll still be able to see and comment on flocked entries, but spotting who I've missed is rather like that game where you have a tray of objects and then take one or two away - and I was always rubbish at that game! So if I haven't yet, just point me in your direction at Dreamwidth. I am a terrible turncoat, I know, but I feel very happy about it! I hadn't realised how much worrying about LJ apocalypses was getting me down.

(tl;dr after this entry, you will have to click through on the link to comment, but I have faith in your ability to cope with slight extra clickiness, even if you judge me for it. ;-p)
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Author: [personal profile] lost_spook
Title: Meet Me at Midnight
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1973
Notes/Warnings: None, other than for silliness and frivolity.
Summary “They always want you to go alone when you're walking into a trap. Have you noticed that?”

Meet Me at Midnight on AO3 | on the Teaspoon
lost_spook: (dw - one)
I decided I would make another claim at [community profile] who_allsorts | [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts for the theme "Historical" and I have finally chosen my table, so all I have to do is fill one with a fanwork by 3 May (or else I might have to tell myself off). I like it, anyway*:

#01 – Summer still holds on #02 – Visiting the graces #03 – This cosmic show
#04 – You cannot find the centre #05 – In the cold, glittering morning #06 – Another missing person
#07 – A sudden death #08 – Forgetting who I am #09 – Night descending




* I know I made it up, so I shouldn't say that, but it was about 3 years ago, and it was random, so it doesn't feel like it.

Halfamoon

1 Feb 2017 05:22 pm
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
1. [community profile] halfamoon | [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon is back! A two week celebration of female characters in fandom, from 1-14 Feb.



(Even though I know it's coming, I never prepare, so I'll have to see if I can still do something...)


2. First proper draft of my NYR fic is typed up! Now for [community profile] hetswap... (I have an idea at least, but it does need to be more than a scribbled idea at some point soon; the deadline's the end of the month.)


3. [livejournal.com profile] dw_guestfest will be back soon. I just want to have a breather and get some words down for [community profile] hetswap first before I open it for prompts, but I'll post there presently and try and put together a 2017 schedule for the fest.


5. [community profile] who_allsorts is still a thing! As is [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts! I need to go claim myself a second table, for the theme "Historical." I'm excited. I shouldn't have signed up for ten more things than I needed to, though. (Sliiight exaggeration.)


(I'm not ignoring rl events, it's just... here be fannish distractions if anyone wants them, because we all need such things, whatever they may be. Others will bring the links and do the stuff, I shall just continue to try to get well and try to bring small good things and distractions for the moment. But sometimes you do feel the need to just say that, because WTH, indeed. :-/)
lost_spook: (s&s - ot3)
1. I decided that there's really no point in trying to catch up with [community profile] snowflake_challenge now. After all, the questions come around each time!


2. Although I didn't write anything for [community profile] fandom_stocking, I did post Chapter One of the Sapphire & Steel fic I've been writing for [personal profile] annariel and [personal profile] kaffyr since last fandom_stocking just to show it is a thing that exists (and hopefully will soon continue). Anyway, Sapphire, Steel and Copper in the 1920s, in a spooky house:

When the Lights Go Out (2797 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/?
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sapphire (S&S), Steel, Copper (S&S), Original Characters
Additional Tags: Brother-Sister Relationships, 1920s, Ghosts, Supernatural Elements, Character Death, seances, Mentions of World War I, References to Suicide, Evil Wallpaper
Summary: It seemed like such a lark, to hold a séance in a haunted house, but what human can bargain with time or death - or even Elements?


3. I was trying to write a letter yesterday for [community profile] hetswap so I can sign up (because that's the only way I get my requests together for these things) and realised I might just as well start it "Dear Paranoidangel..." instead of Dear Author. Unless of course, she doesn't sign up, in which case I may be unmatchable. Heh. We'll see! First I need to get back enough brain to write requests... (I'm sure tomorrow will be betterer!)


4. Thank you for all the [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts prompts! I've updated the choice of tables now and you provided some lovely ones! It was very helpful. :-)
lost_spook: (dw - one)
1. I am now an impatient Yuletider, waiting to have a present to shake! (Where O where is my fic; it's not as if the Deadline is yet to come and I'm being unreasonable! Oh, wait, yes I am...) I am also waiting for two other people to have gifts to I can post their treats. (Which technically I can do anyway, one way or the other, but I'll wait at least a bit longer now. And one of them is not yet typed up and may not work anyway - scary fandom is scary! But shiny prompt is shiny, so shiny...)




2. I was thinking about [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts a while ago and wondering, for various reasons, about opening it up to be just table-claiming and not claiming for a specific person/pairing/era, and then I thought that it has tiny prompt tables (3-20 prompts depending) and so that's part of the point. But then I thought about adding in an extra option to liven things up and so now you can claim a theme instead if you wish! (So, say "historicals" or "Villains" or a trope you like or "Crossovers" or "Episode Tags" or "Favourite Pairings"). I am ridiculously pleased with this idea and now want to claim a further table. I think one could go well with my [community profile] genprompt_bingo table! I'm amused at myself; I've finally worked out how to make my own comm more exciting to me. Anyway, I made a post at the comm for that and a couple of other things.

It's been a while since I've mentioned it, so *pimps at the worst time of the year* : [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts is a low-pressure mini-prompt table community for Doctor Who (of all flavours, including spin-offs). All fanworks are welcome as fills and minimums are pretty minimal! Tables come in sets of 3,6,9,12,15 & 20; you can sign up for up to two claims at a time and you can claim any Character, Pairing, Era, Spin-Off, or Theme that you wish. There are no actual deadlines, but if your first fanwork doesn't appear within three months of signing up, your claim will be removed from the list as inactive, but you can always renew it or pick it up again at any time. People can also suggest new prompt tables if they have ideas. Once you complete your claim, you get a banner of variable quality as made by me (except if you are me, because I draw the line at making myself banners). All the details are here if you want to know more.


3. I have a [community profile] fandom_stocking hung up here, should anyone be interested. (Sign-ups are now over and the stockings are gradually being hung up. I am bookmarking stockings and vaguely hoping that I'll be able to make at least the odd icon here and there, post-Yuletide writing, post-being away etc. etc. and dreaming of ficlets. Who knows?)
lost_spook: (dw - eleven reading knitting book)
My entry for [livejournal.com profile] who_at_50's 52nd anniversary fanworkathon!

Title: Quest Object
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: PG
Word Count: 3859
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Fourth Doctor
Notes/Warnings: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square “attacked by a creature”, [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts prompt “most precious prize” and the who_at_50 fanworkathon, for the Fourth Doctor era.
Summary: Harry and Sarah are down in some caves, trying to retrieve an important artefact, but the trouble with lost artefacts is that they tend to be well-guarded…

***

Story here at AO3 | Teaspoon (pending mod approval).
lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
1. Yuletide noms closed this morning - next up comes the fun! The full tag set, letters appearing, making requests! \o/

(And guess what? I nommed the 1968 TV Dracula as my third fandom. Just as I was about to repent my folly, some nonnie commented on the fandom promotion thread to say that they liked the look of it and that was all the encouragement I needed. So I will have three impossible fandoms on my request list. /sheepish)

But here we go again, folks! *bounces*


2. [livejournal.com profile] het_reccers is having an anniversary Trope Bingo, so I requested a card, because that should make me, you know, actually rec something during the month. Cut for image & mildly NSFW trope names )


3. I made a post to one of my comms - [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts (the Doctor Who mini-table prompt comm*) asking for suggestions for prompt tables. I wondered if anyone here would have any suggestions. There's more details over at the post, and there isn't a desperate need - it's just that I know everyone is so different and I'm very aware that all of these tables were made by me, so I thought it might be quite nice to have some by other people? If anyone has any ideas, or would have joined in if there was a table like x, now's your chance! (Also, if anyone would like to suggest a theme for a table/tables, that would also be cool. I didn't think of that when making the post).


4. I wrote a thing for [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales the other day! And so what, you cry? Well, it was not for Heroes of the Revolution, it was for The Pirate Queen (another of the three fake shows I did at the time, only one that had current actors and was In Space! With Pirates! (Well, Pirates-ish.) I had some thoughts about it, so I might occasionally write some bits for it? I don't know, but there's this, which I did hastily for the Flavour of the Day:

Beneath My Dignity (All ages, 444 words. Lio Hadwin, Arkryte II.) Lio gets lumbered with his nemesis on an away trip.


* It is an awesome comm! You should join! I'm not biased; I didn't make it... Oh, wait, I am, and I did. ;-D
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
I managed to get my fic done! (Just!)

*collapses in a heap and hopes it isn't too full of horrible errors*


Salt of the Earth (4143 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963), Doctor Who (2005), Torchwood
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Martha Tyler, Jack Harkness, Original Characters, Twelfth Doctor
Additional Tags: Community: dw_allsorts, Community: dw_guestfest, Minor Canonical Character(s), 20th Century, Witchcraft, Serial: s094 Image of the Fendahl, Women Being Awesome, Folklore
Summary: Martha Tyler lives on a time rift, sees things no one else does, and fights evil with rock salt. It’s been that way all her life.


Also at the Teaspoon (once it's been validated).


Anyway, the fic where Mrs Tyler lives by a time rift her whole life and is much better than Torchwood now exists, except I had to write it, which is just rubbish. Why don't other people write these things for me? (I didn't get much TW in; don't be misled.)
lost_spook: (dw - eleven reading knitting book)
I had my final prompt for [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts finished but for the last line and editing before Yuletide came around, so I've now finished it off, and completed my claim.

Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Title: Tea Break
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 918
Claim: Clara Oswald (3 Prompts – Poetry Randomiser)
Prompt: Some old tragedy
Notes/Warnings: Spoilers for Name of the Doctor.
Summary: This once it doesn’t go quite the way it always does…

Tea Break on AO3 | On Teaspoon
lost_spook: (dw - six)
The Devil's Harvest (3294 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Clara Oswin Oswald, Sixth Doctor
Additional Tags: Community: dw-allsorts, Community: hc_bingo, Episode: s07e14 The Name of the Doctor, Multi-Era
Summary:

Clara's alone in a wood in the middle of the night, but there's something else out there...



Also at the Teaspoon (once it's been approved).

Written for [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts prompt "the devil's harvest" and [community profile] hc_bingo square "deals with demons".
lost_spook: (Default)
The trouble with making lists... Now I've claimed this for the Fourth Doctor Era and mean to do mainly minor characters, definitely including Mrs Tyler for the first.

#01 – Far off things #02 – Love is done #03 – Steal the gold
#04 – Most precious prize #05 – These ancient minutes #06 – I will go alone
lost_spook: (dw - eleven reading knitting book)
Also I finished off this small batch of icons a few days ago - 23 Clara icons (16 icon set + 7 alternates/extras) made for [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts, for the prompt "Life's My Riddle".

Teaser:



Icons under here )
lost_spook: (dw - six)
Well, I have released the comm into the wild, opened it up, and promoted it at least a bit. Please feel free to snaffle banner and pimp also as seems good to you. (Thank you! Also apologies for any spammage that ensues...)



(Click on the banner to get to the comm.)

New comm - Mini Prompt tables for Doctor Who fanworks ranging from 3 to 20 prompts per table. All fanworks, eras and aspects of the Doctor Who universe welcome!


*watches for inevitable failure and ensuing sweeping under the carpet: "Comm? What comm? Oh, you mean, one of my five or six unloved and unwanted comms I rashly made for reasons of... reasons? Never heard of it"* *looks shifty* *stands on lumpy spot on the carpet*
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Day 15: In your own space, create your own challenge. What’s something you want to see more people doing in fandom? Is there something fun you’ve tried that you think other people would enjoy if they gave it a go? Dare your friends to try it out, and have fun with it.

As it happens, I am setting up a challenge (maybe even two). Anyway, this one is something I thought of around 2010, I think, and made a comm for it while really ill and bored in early 2012. And, while prompt tables and LJ itself, I suppose, are now out of date, I think it's time to let it out into the wild, so, nice timing, [community profile] snowflake_challenge.

It's this, a mini prompt table challenge, for Doctor Who: [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts

Anyway, the reasoning was that there was no comm with set tables left for Doctor Who (there used to be whoverse30 and I think one or two others) - only [community profile] dw100 (weekly prompts for drabbles) and I think [livejournal.com profile] doctorwho_100, which was a 100-prompt table. So there should be something in between for a large fandom like Doctor Who. But even 20-50 prompts is a lot, so I came up with this. (All the prompt tables are between 3 and 20.)

It is pretty much ready, so I will put it on [livejournal.com profile] who_daily very soon. In the meantime, if any of you feel so kind as to take a look and see if there are any errors or obviously confusing things, I'd be grateful. Or if you have an idea for a prompt table to add! (I'd give you credit, of course.)

And, of course, it is ready to go, so anyone wanting to actually sign up and create stuff, do!! I'd love you to be a guinea pig bwahahahaha do that. Feel free.

Thank you! (♥)

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