lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
So, I wrote things for Yuletide. Somewhat more than I expected...

Firstly, and most importantly, my assignment, which was for [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42. I had, when signing up initially, looked at my list of fandoms I was willing to write and said to myself I might as well have just said I'd write for Paranoidangel. And then laughed, shook my head at myself, reminded myself that Yuletide is a big exchange and added in a bunch of other fandoms... and then got assigned to Paranoidangel! (So, erm, sorry about that - you just got yet more of me instead of somebody new! I had fun writing for you, though! ♥)

Backstitch in Gold (3948 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The House of Eliott
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Beatrice Eliott & Evangeline Eliott, Beatrice Eliott/Jack Maddox
Characters: Beatrice Eliott, Evangeline Eliott, Jack Maddox
Additional Tags: Yuletide, 1920s, Fashion & Couture, Sister-Sister Relationship, Misses Clause Challenge, Women Being Awesome
Summary:

What has been well-stitched together doesn’t easily fray at the seams.



I'd been rewatching HoE recently and was determined to write fic for it, because there's so little of it, and knew what I wanted to do - a sort of big Bea and Evie across-the-years, culminating in a fixit for the ending. But then it seemed to fall flat in various places, and the ending wasn't quite how I remembered it, thus scuppering my planned final section and I floundered for a while. (I had in my head that Bea and Evie had a big row and, actually, they don't. Evie is angry at everyone, but Bea is muted, almost defeated.) However, eventually, I beat it into shape & hopefully it wasn't too bad! (I've learned by now, though, that I pretty much always feel my assignments are terrible - until the next year, when suddenly I realise that last year's was quite good... but this year's is terrible.)

Anyway, it was fun to write Bea & Evie, and I am still very fond of the series. (Which follows the fortunes of a pair of sisters who set up a London fashion house in the 1920s and is good fun & all up on YT if anyone is interested). I did want to work in more characters, though, and more social history... and, yes, well, possibly being unrealistic? I think in my head I wanted to write a big HofE novel, that's all. At least I finally came up with a title I liked. I had the summary before the fic, but it was in danger of being posted as "Untitled House of Eliott fic" as the deadline approached. (Backstitch is the strongest stitch commonly used for sewing & in gold, obviously, but also because that's how Jack refers to Bea early on. Hmm, I'm not sure now why I changed it from "Backstitch in Gold Thread" because that makes more sense! I shall go change it back.)

And more under the cut! )


Also I now know that it was Clocketpatch who risked complete obscurity by writing me that last minute Public Eye/Sapphire & Steel treat. (Thanks so much, Clocket! You're amazing!) My other wonderful gift was by DesertScribe, who's new to me, but whom I hope hasn't written their last S&S fic, because that one was excellent. ♥
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
As promised!

These are a tiny handful from a first and rather erratic sweep of the archive. There will be more - when I finally make it through the whole alphabet! (As ever, I had to stick to mostly short things, although there is - amazingly - a 30,000 S&S fic featuring original Elements which I will have to go and print off, because... amazing.) There are more fics for many of these fandoms! There are whole novels and things in there... *waves hands in incoherent admiration of the 2014 Yuletide Collection*

17 recs in Archer's Goon, The Avengers, Blackadder, Blake's 7, Bleak Expectations, Chalet School, Chronicles of Prydain, Doctor Who (BFAs), Curse of Fatal Death, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, Drop the Dead Donkey, Fire & Hemlock, Hamlet, Henry IV, and Sapphire & Steel )
lost_spook: (dw - six)
Apparently Maggie Stables who played Evelyn Smythe, Six's lovely and awesome audio companion, has just died.


And just to be really cheerful on the subject of Six-era ladies, also in the news this weekend, was Lynda Bellingham, who is dying of cancer. (She's stopping her chemotherapy in November, and the timing should give her one last Christmas.) In addition to being known here as "the OXO lady", she was the Inquisitor at Six's Trial (and I believe has since also been in the Gallifrey audio series, so make this a particularly bad weekend for Big Finish fans.


*is very sad*


Probably, in honour of the one companion who could really keep Six in order, a sort of final salute of chocolate cake is required...


Following on from Kate O'Mara earlier in the year, it seems an exceptionally bad year for awesome ladies who knew the Sixth Doctor. :-/

Gift fics

23/06/2013 12:42 pm
lost_spook: (dw - six)
Two marvellous fics I've been lucky to have written for me of late! I don't think I posted the Sixathon one here before, did I? (And [livejournal.com profile] sixathon has produced some lovely fics, you should go check it out, if you haven't already.)

So, my gift in the 2013 Sixathon:

Entanglements (4365 words) by ponygirl
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who, Doctor Who (1963), Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who (Big Finish Audio), Doctor Who & Related Fandoms
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: The Doctor/River Song
Characters: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, River Song
Additional Tags: Timey-Wimey, They keep meeting in the wrong order, The TARDIS is a sneaky so-and-so
Summary:

The Doctor has made it very clear to Evelyn that he is not interested in romantic entanglements. It's one of the things they agree on, actually.



(And, yes, it is as good as that all sounds and Ponygirl gave me my Evelyn & Six prompt, and then threw in a bonus Eleven-era character from one of my others. \o/)

And something that [personal profile] aralias wrote for me, for... well, I think because I sort of grumble-rambled the other day. Clearly, I should do that more often, because wonderfully cracky B7 fic ensued:

D(ams)el in Distress: Five Times Dayna and the Scorpio Crew Saved Tarrant (3239 words) by aralias
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dayna Mellanby&Del Tarrant
Characters: Dayna Mellanby, Del Tarrant, Kerr Avon, Vila Restal, Soolin (Blake's 7)
Additional Tags: Damsel in Distress, Fake/Pretend Relationship
Summary:

For a young, handsome Space Captain, Del Tarrant certainly needs a lot of rescuing. Fortunately, Dayna Mellanby is not your average damsel.

lost_spook: (smallbrain)
Title UNIT: Stardust
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: WIP
Characters: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, the Master, Colonel Crichton, various OC 80s UNIT members.
Summary: October 1986: The Doctor and Evelyn arrive at UNIT just as the Colonel and his team are investigating the arrival of some mysterious aliens. Worse, the Doctor suspects a very familiar foe may be to blame.

Well, here we go again... I hope this works, what with juggling all these characters, but look! I wroted something with the Doctor actually in it. ;-)

Six and Evelyn, too, who are rather fun by themselves anyway. No Evil Torchwood this time, but the Master is nasty enough all by himself.

As usual, you'll need to patient until it appears on Teaspoon. (Well, you know, assuming everyone's not rolling their eyes and going "Not another of those UNIT fics...")

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