lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
... and of course, this is why I can never resist [community profile] fandom_stocking after all, because, lo, I have a stocking and it is full of shiny things!

AAL!, Doctor Who, S&S, Georgette Heyer, Dracula (TV 1968) fic under the cut )

And in my stocking, in addition to some kind greetings, friendly good wishes, and IOUs, I have:

* a great little Ruth/Harry ficlet (Spooks) by [personal profile] cordeliadelayne

* one of Liadt's amazingly funny and adorable pics (which is still making me giggle far too much whenever I look at it.)

* Superior Sense, a Georgette Heyer crossover with Sophy and Drusilla, which is lovely, by [personal profile] rain_sleet_snow

* actual fab Press Gang Spike/Lynda + alien invasion fic from [personal profile] swordznsorcery, amazing!! (Watch out for the alarming gif, too. ;-D)

* and, lastly, a couple of very nice S&S icons by [personal profile] tarlanx.

(And I did make things; they were just very nearly all graphics and odd bits and pieces, but me saying that I wasn't doing things for it was actually untrue. I just wasn't writing, but words aren't the only form of creativity!)
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1. I've just done a friending meme and even actually managed to friend new people (I asked some of them myself!) (hi, new flisters!) and now of course, I am off to my parents' for Christmas, where internet access will be variable and most likely reading rather than commenting. Sorry about that.

Also because the next few posts following this will very likely be the one where I'm not here but I have to mention my Yuletide gift, the one where I'm back but exhausted, and then a wave of Yule-recs. So, um, yes, welcome? I will try and do something properly introductory in the New Year, though.

But I hope everyone who is celebrating Christmas has a lovely one, and anyone not celebrating manages to have a nice week despite any unwanted festivities! ♥


2. I nearly managed to finish the last writing meme before I went (because if I don't now, I won't) but I embarrassingly ran out of spoons with one left to go. (Sorry last person; once I cross that line, I cross that line. It was accidental!) I will have another writing meme soon enough, I'm sure. I might even get through all the prompts next time.

And here are the last three:Under the cut so as not to take up too much space )
lost_spook: (dw - one)
Sometimes when I am thinking I'd like to write a quick ficlet, I actually remember that I have a giant list of prompts for that purpose. Amazing. Have a 500 prompts fic:

Title: Lightning Flashes
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 638 words
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor, Bernice Summerfield.
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: The Doctor decides to pay an afternoon call on the gods.

For [livejournal.com profile] romanajo123 in the 500 Prompts Meme: 024 Flash of Lighning – Seventh Doctor & Bernice Summerfield.

Lightning Flashes )
lost_spook: (b7 - Vila)
The first two results of the conversational crossover meme. (And years may have passed since the last time I did it, but I still fail on the 'no explanations' part, but I refuse to be sorry for that!)


For [personal profile] swordznsorcery: Evy Carnahan meeting Dayna Mellanby. (Blake's 7/The Mummy):

Entombed )

And for [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny: Georgina Jones meeting Vila. (Adam Adamant Lives!/Blake's 7).


Wrong Number )
lost_spook: (dw - brig/liz)
Three more fills from the prompt meme:

Alone Out Here (238 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Original Characters, Sapphire (S&S), Steel
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic
Summary: “We’re in an abandoned lodge in the middle of nowhere. Sure, you’re totally right, nothing bad could ever happen here.”

Think of the Planet (502 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart/Liz Shaw
Characters: Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Liz Shaw (Doctor Who), Third Doctor
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic
Summary: “Don’t panic, but I think we might have accidentally got married…” (Brig/Liz)

Under the Stars (627 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Missy/Clara Oswin Oswald
Characters: Missy (Doctor Who), Clara Oswin Oswald
Additional Tags: Dubious Consent, Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic
Summary: “Our first date is a picnic on a beach under the stars? Have you swallowed a romance novel? Do I need to call a doctor?” (Clara/Missy)
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First handful of results from the prompts meme:

Space Married (940 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald
Characters: Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Accidental Marriage
Summary: “Don’t panic, but I think we might have accidentally got married…”

Unwelcome Bedfellows (120 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: John Sheridan, Alfred Bester
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Humor
Summary: Bester + Sheridan, “It’s only one night, we’ll just share the bed.”

Bedside Manner (546 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peri Brown & Sixth Doctor
Characters: Peri Brown, Sixth Doctor
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: “I’m dying.” (Six + Peri)

Experimental Flavours (587 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Press Gang
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kenny Phillips, Colin Mathews
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Humor
Summary: “Who crawls through someone’s window at 4am to go for ice cream?!”
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
So, someone gave me the Spooks film for Christmas. I have thoughts, but it was clearly more important to first write fic for Spy!Elizabeth Bennet Jennifer Ehle's character, so I did.

Title: Practice to Deceive
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 605
Characters/Pairings: Ruth Evershed/Geraldine Maltby, mentions of Ruth/Harry.
Notes/Warnings: None. It’s not even spoilery for The Greater Good. Set somewhere between late S9 & early S10. For [community profile] trope_bingo square “love triangle”. I mean, you can't put Elizabeth Bennet in Spooks and expect me not to ship her with Ruth, even if this quote didn't exist.
Summary: It’s not only Harry who’s preoccupied with a certain person, it seems.

Also here on AO3.

Practice to Deceive )
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I actually managed to write some things for [community profile] fandom_stocking myself! I didn't get to as many people as I wanted, but that's always the way. I also managed a handful of icons and one or two other small bits, but here's the fic:

6 fics in Doctor Who, Adam Adamant Lives!, Blake's 7, & Georgette Heyer )

I also started a joint S&S fic for [personal profile] kaffyr and [personal profile] annariel, but it got too long to be attempted for Fandom Stocking, so I'm going to work on it - it's at 2000 words now and has a better plot outline than it did when I posted it, so I'm hopeful, but it may take me a while yet.
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
Another little 500 prompts ficlet.

Title: Fading Fast
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: PG
Word Count: 410
Characters/Pairings: Ruth Evershed/Harry Pearce, Beth Bailey
Notes/Warnings: None, save typical Spooks-angstiness. Set somewhere in S9; no spoilers.
Summary: It always hurts, or it ought to. That’s the eternal problem.

For [livejournal.com profile] brunhilde_1013 in the 500 Prompts Meme: 346 – The innocent can never last – Ruth Evershed (Spooks).

Fading Fast )
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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: (dw - brig/liz)
For reasons, I find myself very short of brain again (replies to posts and comments coming whenever as a result) but I also found I'd completed two 500 Prompts ficlets a few weeks ago, so here's one of them. You might even get the other later, too...

Title: The Last Time
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 303
Characters/Pairings: Jo Grant, Third Doctor
Notes/Warnings: None. Fluff.
Summary: Jo’s had enough, absolutely, definitely, for real this time.

For [livejournal.com profile] romanajo123 in the 500 Prompts Meme: 015 – Last time – Jo Grant.

The Last Time )
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So, I finished The Forsyte Saga and, yes, it was great. More anon, I should think, if I ever have brain. In the meantime, it struck me that if I wrote Fleur/Michael fic, it would hit one of my 'impossible' bingo squares (unrequited pining). (I had completely forgotten Michael somehow, even though now I've remembered, I know that was what kept me reading all the later books - teeanged me got reluctantly hooked on Fleur/Michael & it's been an influence ever since. I just forget everything, apparently.) So, here's a ficlet, ducky. ;-D

None of this is getting my Yule-fic written, of course, but slight character vignettes don't require more of me than I've got right now & my Yule-fic would. (If I default, that'll still be my story.) /o\


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Title: Waiting For the Stars To Fall
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: PG
Word Count: 856
Characters/Pairings: Michael Mont/Fleur Forsyte
Notes/Warnings: None. Post (1967)-series – some spoilers in passing. (I have read the books, but too long ago to have a clue what’s canon-compliant or not.) For [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square “unrequited pining”.
Summary: Michael reflects on what he wants from Fleur. It’s a dangerous question.

Waiting For the Stars to Fall )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Title: Rescuer in Red
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: PG
Word Count: 842
Characters/Pairings: Martha Jones/Clara Oswald
Notes/Warnings: None, except for being slight & fluffy. Refs to Name of the Doctor and Blink.
Summary: 1969 isn’t the best of years, but it’s not without some attractions, Martha finds.

For [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 in the 500 Prompts Meme: #114 – Written all over his/her/my face – Clara Oswald. (I may have kind of leapt sideways from the prompt, but not in a way I think you’ll mind – or at least, I hope not!)

Rescuer )
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
Title: After the Moment
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 347
Characters/Pairings: Silver/The Moment
Notes/Warnings: None. (Possible spoilers for The Day of the Doctor?)
Summary: Someone always has to clear up after the grand gestures – and that someone is rarely the Doctor.

For [personal profile] john_amend_all in the 500 Prompts Meme #197: the moment – Silver/The Moment (S&S/DW). (Because apparently one Silver fic inevitably leads to another.)

After the Moment )
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
First, for [personal profile] executrix who asked (after I bounced up and down and said I would take any excuse to write Enemy at the Door) for Dr Martel, being accused of collaboration, post-Occupation. I'm afraid it isn't very exciting, but I have now wroted it, which is always something:

Points of View (600 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Enemy at the Door (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Olive Martel, Philip Martel
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Post-Canon
Summary:

The Germans might have gone, but the Martels' troubles haven't ended yet.




In the process, I fished out my Fanfic Writing Notebook (sadly neglected this year, for the Original Fic Writing Notebook (and yes, I really do have separate notebooks for them)) and found finished but untyped things lurking in it! I am on a quest to type them up.

First off is this, which my notes on it say was meant to be for [livejournal.com profile] weaselett's [community profile] fandom_stocking. I think I didn't type it up because I was too tired to know if it was funny, but it could have been because it clashed with a want/do not want, in which case, my apologies!

Illogical Explanations (212 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jonathan Creek (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jonathan Creek, Maddy Magellan
Additional Tags: Apocalypse, Alternate Universe, Zombies, Ficlet
Summary:

The zombie apocalypse wouldn't be so bad, Maddy thinks, if Jonathan weren't so bloody awkward.

lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
The other day (week? month?) when I was complaining about the lack of Zaf/Jo, I wrote this & finally tidied and posted it today:

Opening Gambit (594 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Spooks | MI-5
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jo Portman/Zafar Younis
Characters: Jo Portman, Zafar Younis
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Season/Series 04, Roommates
Summary:

Jo’s just putting her pieces on the board, working out how to play the game.




(Call it a promise that I'll try and give them at least one of my Hurt/Comfort Bingo Squares. For great justice and tragic angst and combined prettiness and all that. Talking of combined prettiness and hurt/comfort, seriously:

Cut for image/gif )
lost_spook: (dw - one)
A bunch of resulting ficlets from the previous meme. I was going to start posting them as replies in the comments and then realised that'd slowly be giving the list away.

So, consider the previous post closed now, and here goes!

(I didn't stick to the word limit at all, I'm afraid. I was going to do demi-drabbles again, and then, a couple of hundred words later, decided I wasn't. Still, those meme police never have turned up yet.)

4 x Strange meetings )

More to come... sometime. ;-)
lost_spook: (dw - brig/liz)
Title: Better Left Unsaid
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 651
Characters/Pairings: Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart/Liz Shaw
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: There are some things neither of them need to say.

For [livejournal.com profile] jjpor in the 500 Prompts Meme: #402: You mean that much to me / And it’s hard to show - Brig/Liz.

Better Left Unsaid )
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: (s&s - ot3)
Well, it did go live, and even though I think it may have been quieter than some years, I got rather a lot of nice things in my stocking!

[personal profile] liadtbunny wrote me Public Eye fic, If I had a Million Pounds and posted a small picspam of James Maxwell from a thing called The Prison. (It looks like a great source for if I wanted Copper-related pics of him.) I also had a picspam from [personal profile] dunderklumpen, who went to all the trouble of finding pics of my random favourite old TV actors for me here.

Clocket made me a brilliant bit of art of Frank Marker; [personal profile] finisterre made me some old TV icons & [personal profile] rosied found me a link to a huge list of genealogy blogs, so I should be able to find something interesting in there.

Also there was more fic! It's been a bumper holiday season for Sapphire & Steel, that's for certain.

I had The Bright Side of Time (Silver, Sapphire, the TARDIS, Clara & Twelve) by [personal profile] kaffyr, Something Hungry Under the Stone (Silver) by [personal profile] annariel, and Just Passing Through (Silver/Liz) by [personal profile] john_amend_all.

Thank you, everyone! ♥


I did manage to write three little ficlets, as follows under the cut, but I'm sorry I couldn't do more!

Ficlets in New Tricks, OUaT & Historical RPF )
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: (b7 - Vila)
Here's a slight ficlet for the 500 Prompts meme I found lurking on my hard drive...

Title: Like A House on Fire
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: PG
Word Count: 666
Characters/Pairings: Ace, Dayna Mellanby
Notes/Warnings: Possibly spoilery for B7 episode “Aftermath”. Mentions of violence/explosives/canon death.
Summary: Ace and Dayna swap tall tales round the fire. They’ve got a lot in common.

For [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42 in the 500 Prompts Meme: #341. Tales of long ago - Ace & Dayna Mellanby (DW/B7)

Like A House On Fire )

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