lost_spook: (dw - amy)
The Doctor Who Minor Characters Ficathon is on again for this year! See below for details and please pimp if you can - there's a banner post with handy coding at the comm. There is also a rebloggable tumblr post for similar pimpage over there.

Also go sign up and prompt if you're a Doctor Who fanficcer! And don't forget you don't need to be taking part to leave prompts - all welcome!



[livejournal.com profile] dw_guestfest is a low pressure ficathon for all minor/guest characters from any corner of the Whoniverse.

Open now for both prompts and sign-ups! (If you're not on LJ, anon commenting is on, and other methods of prompting/signing up etc. are available - check the comm for more info.)

Fic Corner

7 Jun 2015 02:24 pm
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
[community profile] fic_corner | [livejournal.com profile] fic_corner, the exchange for YA/children's lit fandoms is running again, and nominations are currently open for it on AO3!

I doubt I'll be able to play again, but it's a lovely exchange to take part in. ♥
lost_spook: (dw - one)
I took part in Remix Redux for the first time this year, so I woke up this morning to find a lovely remix of (unexpectedly) the one Once Upon a Time drabble I'd written (some lovely perilous thing a gift for [profile] ramasi in [community profile] fandom_stocking).

Anyway, it's really lovely and takes a drabble I wouldn't have said had anything more in it, and expands beautifully on the original point. It's great (and not spoilery beyond Belle's first episode in S1):

Perilous Things (The Bright Spots and Dark Corners Remix) (2088 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Belle/Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold
Characters: Belle (Once Upon a Time), Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold
Additional Tags: Remix
Summary:

Rumplestiltskin's castle is full of dangerous things.




(And to my relief, my remixee seems to like the fic I wrote, too. \o/ The whole collection is here and there are some other shiny things in it, too, including more Doctor Who, The West Wing and many other fandoms.)
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I was, btw, definitely not signing up for [community profile] unconventionalcourtship myself this time, oh no. I'd only try and write inappropriate Public Eye fanfic for it, if I could even manage anything.

I looked through the summaries (and mostly boggled, and thought WHY? and questioned characters' life choices) and then I wrote most of this in rough by early this afternoon:

78) Between Strangers – Linda Conrad
Rescuing a stranded mother and baby from a raging blizzard hasn’t been part of Frank Marker’s plans. Yet he couldn’t abandon Helen Mortimer. And ended up getting snowed in with her, tasting those fiery kisses. She was all wrong for him, so why did she feel so right in his arms?


Needless to say, there will not be any fiery kisses in my Public Eye fic, even if it is set 20 years pre-canon in the hard winter of 1947 when Our Heroes were 18 and 24 respectively (or thereabouts) and - if you follow Timeline #1 - Helen was, in canon, a single mother with a baby. (Denis Mortimer did marry her, but only four years later when it was convenient for him, of course.) (My working draft summary is something like this: Frank Marker’s trying to sell encyclopedias in the middle of the worst winter of the century, which probably wasn’t the best idea to start with. And now he’s wound up trying to rescue a single mother and her baby who’ve been abandoned at a bus stop, and all he’s got to hand is a car that won’t go, and a dozen copies of the A-Z of Everything... )

Please send help. Things the world does not need: Public Eye fanfiction. I mean, really. Even aside from nobody watching it but me, it works by showing, not telling, and cleverness, and Alfred Burke's face. I have none of those things; I have a Mills & Boon summary and a due date of May 2nd... /o\

Anyway. It's a fun ficathon - you get the prompt on a plate, full freedom to be as unromantic and trope subverting as you like or the reverse, for those who aren't me and will write fiery kisses for characters they ship. (Mind, I think this one might qualify as more romantic than last time when Silver and Steel got stuck in a romance novel, or, to put it more honestly, I cheated outrageously by use of the nature of S&S.)
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
It's like someone made a fic exchange especially for me (and I probably won't even be able to play). But I know lots of you like plenty of YA/children's books, so go here and find out more - and have some fun brainstorming over the nominations!

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A Kids' and YA Book Fic Exchange

The banner goes to the Dreamwidth side, but it's on LJ, too: [livejournal.com profile] fic_corner
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[profile] hhertzof is planning a children's/YA lit fic exchange, and you can find out more and vote in the name poll here. I think it's probably of interest to quite a few of you - every and any child/YA lit is probably going to be eligible.

(So, yes, Diana Wynne Jones, Chalet School, Enid Blyton, picture books, modern YA epics, time-honoured classics, anything).
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I don't think I really did anything I expected today, mostly because [personal profile] aralias is evil awesome. (Depending, there might be another post that's her fault later or tomorrow, because she is.)

Anyway, first things first: she's set up a panfandom ficathon where you take a Mills & Boon/Harlequin romance summary and use it for your favourite pairing and hilarity ensues (or possibly actually romance if you feel like it). Where can you find this wonderful thing and sign up etc.? It is here: [community profile] unconventionalcourtship

I might have made some banners for it. Some of them are only useful if you are me, but I was having slightly too much fun. There are more banners on the comm for pimping. But you can use any of these if you like them, too. (You can find them all here.) That was what occupied quite a bit of my day.

In other flist news, [personal profile] john_amend_all wrote first Passenger for the Steel/Jet prompt i left in his 500 prompts post (which was unexpected and entertaining and involves Steel, Jet and a motorbike ride in the 1920s) and then Field Repair with Silver and Iodine, which is marvellous and uses one of those settings that are v clever for S&S but I can't tell you before you read it. (Several S&S fics are like that. It's v annoying. You can't rec them properly.)

And a vid, which wasn't made by anyone on my flist, but is lovely:


(The State of Dreaming by niyalune (Clara, DW - so spoilers for Asylum of the Daleks & the Christmas special).

I'm sure there were about ten other things I've meant to share with people, but never mind. (I must go have dinner now.)

ETA: Had dinner and remembered!

1. Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] vila_restal! (Okay, I know, but it makes me happy that I have Vila on my flist. He's quiet now, but rebels sometimes have to go into hiding.)

Also, other stuff happening that is fun/interesting: [livejournal.com profile] halfamoon (ends on the 14th), [livejournal.com profile] rarewomen and [livejournal.com profile] shipswap.

Shipswap

1 Sep 2012 12:25 pm
lost_spook: (pg - spike & Lynda)
Well, no sooner was [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo over, than [livejournal.com profile] shipswap went live, just to save me getting withdrawal symptoms from interesting 'net activity.

And I have a story! \o/ It's a really lovely and fun Press Gang fic, set S2, with a full complement of Spike/Lynda arguing, Sam/Kenny flirting, Sarah's disastrous love-life, Tiddler - and Colin being more than usually random. What more could a person ask for? (And, yes, I was able to read it. :-D)

The Consequences of Saying No (2557 words) by Anonymous
Fandom: Press Gang
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Lynda Day/Spike Thomson, Sam Black/Kenny Phillips
Characters: Lynda Day, Spike Thomson, Sam Black, Sarah Jackson, Kenny Phillips, "Tiddler" Tildesley, Colin Mathews
Summary: The Norbridge High Valentine's Ball has got everyone at the Junior Gazette thinking of other things than the paper.

It's an anonymous exchange, but I do suspect that this was written for me by [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42 - but I'll find that out come reveal. (Possibly I am amusingly wrong, who knows?) ETA: Looks as though I'm amusingly wrong, I see... Ha.

Also, obviously, anonymity means I can't post my fic here yet. I'm a little curious as to whether people will guess which one it is, so I think I'll do the guessing game for the first and possibly the only time and offer up a tiny ficlet or one or two icons to anyone who guesses correctly.)

(Mind, it is a tiny exchange. If everyone guesses, I might take that back.)

Anyway, check out the rest of the collection - it's tiny, but there are some great fics, including two Classic Who stories.
lost_spook: (Varos: Transient Governor)
I finally got my [livejournal.com profile] who_like_giants ficathon entry done - just in time! [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 rescued me with a beta when I was at the point of doubting it even made sense, and at last it is posted:

Transience (c.4500 words, Peri, Governor of Varos, Maldak,PG, possibly AU, spoilers for Vengeance on Varos.)

I should also confess that in my efforts to have an appropriate icon (yes, really), I spent more than I like to admit of yesterday, screen-capping Vengeance on Varos and making an insane number of Varos-related icons. (It wasn't really that mad, only I was beginning to get an idea of what I was doing, and so...) You can witness the results HERE. If anyone should actually want one, you're welcome.

Now,back to the Regency... :lol:
lost_spook: (dw - Six & Peri)
At last! My effort for the 2009 [livejournal.com profile] sixathon.

Title Field Trip
Author [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating All ages
Word Count 5269
Characters Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright. And half of 1F.
Summary Ian and Barbara encounter an unexpected danger on the school trip. Luckily, the Doctor is there to come to their rescue. In a manner of speaking…

Written for [livejournal.com profile] infiniteviking who requested Ian and Barbara, chaperoning a dozen kids on a school trip, encounter an alien menace and are rescued by Six. Unfortunately, getting out of danger is easier than getting back to civilization. Cue thirty hours trapped on a TARDIS that refuses to go where it's told, during which the Doctor and his increasingly amused companions have to entertain a group of scared ten-year-olds. The sillier, the better! The youngest they could be was eleven and I haven’t counted out the hours, but hopefully this is silly enough to amuse. I know it was 3rd prompt, but once I’d seen it, how could I possibly write anything else?

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 for kindly doing the beta-reading. Any remaining errors are therefore All My Fault.

Read more... )
lost_spook: (ianbarbara)
Someone wrote me a story! The [livejournal.com profile] tardis_gen fic from my prompt is up and I am so pleased. Check it out here.

I have to say I was a little worried, because, despite the rubbish I write sometimes, I am picky about stuff and especially about historical things. Like names and words and...

But this tale of Vicki, Steven and the First Doctor and a lot of old-fangled vehicles is just lovely and I'm so glad I asked and got. Historical stories are in short supply and stories with these three even less frequent. Thank you, anonymous good fairy!
lost_spook: (Polly)

1. I've been a bit quiet on the fic front, having been tired lately (and stories go too flat, so I had to leave them all waiting once I'd done the [livejournal.com profile] tardis_gen one). However, talking of [livejournal.com profile] tardis_gen, I notice that they've posted the first two stories - yay! - and nice pieces of work they are, too, If the rest are as good this is going to be an excellent ficathon.

2. I hadn't forgotten StarCrossed and it's now got a lot more links on it and looks at least a little less random. And then I thought of another, similar idea, but I'll let you in on that when I've actually put something sensible on it. (Yes, mad librarian trying to catalogue things again, I know.)

3. In the process of this I had an idea for an Angel crossover of my own. (I do rather love Angel). And then, today, when I finally was able to write again, what did I do? My 1851 story, the Hex/Martha one, said Angel crossover or the next Happy Ending? No, I decided to do a Polly/Brig bit for [livejournal.com profile] whoniverse1000; but it did what all my attempts for that cause do, and went long and gen. It's here, or will be when it gets okayed on Teaspoon. (It's called The Polly Effect. I went on a train today. I pretty much always end up with a fic idea after going on a train.)

Edit: And, and, and, someone just reviewed my Really Obscure piece of fanfic.  I stuck it on ff.net about three weeks ago, since it might as well sit there (in the British Comedy section, On The Up, not being counted as a show) and someone else who watched the show has just given it love.  *dances for joy* (Not that I didn't really appreciate your reading it, too [livejournal.com profile] bugiarda!!)

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