lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
A while back, [livejournal.com profile] hyarrowen and I were clearly having like thoughts on Major Richter & Dr Martel-related hurt/comfort, and I finally got my idea to work. So, for [livejournal.com profile] hyarrowen, [community profile] trope_bingo square "hurt/comfort" and [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square "accept injury to protect someone," and set post-canon somewhere in the winter of 1944/45:


Invisible Incident (2461 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Enemy at the Door (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Philip Martel & Dieter Richter
Characters: Dieter Richter, Philip Martel, Olive Martel
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, World War II, Minor Injuries, Community: hc_bingo, Community: trope_bingo, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: Oberst Richter has not been shot; there was no bullet.
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
I wrote a [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales AU (so effectively just unconnected origfic) for [community profile] unconventionalcourtship this year (written back in January) but for various reasons, I wound up never posting it for the fest. However, I discovered it fitted a [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square ("fall from grace"), so I pulled it out again and have now further edited it, tweaked it, had it beta-ed, and finally got the ending more to my liking. I don't imagine it'll be of much interest to anyone, but here it is, nonetheless, and about time, really. (Sorry [personal profile] aralias for all my wibbling back in spring/summer! Hopefully next year will be better. But at least now I get a bingo square too...)

Title: Scandal of the Town
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Fandom: Original Work
Pairing/Characters: Julia Graves/Edward Iveson (OFC/OMC)
Rating: Teen
Length: 26,067 words (3 chapters)
Summary: Thanks to one indiscretion, Edward Iveson's life and reputation is in ruins, until Julia Graves comes to his rescue with a proposal of marriage. Edward can hardly turn her down, but what is it that Julia wants from him?

From this summary, although it went seriously off-piste (but [personal profile] aralias kindly said it could still count for the fest. I got carried away with the first line and forgot that the rest of the summary would demand pr0n neither I nor my characters are up to):

138) In the Flesh- Portia Da Costa

Victorian society already believes he’s a scarlet man. Why not become one? Edward’s reputation is in tatters. With scandalous photographs of him being scrutinized by the ton and his brother running them into debt, Edward’s only hope – a respectable marriage – is dashed. Then powerful, wealthy Julia offers an indecent proposal: for one month of hedonistic servitude she’ll pay off his brother’s debts. But nothing can prepare Edward for the worst, for discovering that he enjoys his degradation and delights in the dark fantasies that Julia has awakened. In fact, he’s fast becoming addicted to a life, and a woman, who can never wholly be his…


Notes: Also written for [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales (prompts "role reversal" and "settle") and [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square "fall from grace). Some references to suicide and murder. With many thanks to [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 for the beta! (♥ Pers!)

Link: on AO3 | at Runaway Tales (LJ)
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I never can resist, and happily Bingos are laid back enough for me to enjoy them:

Card under cut )
lost_spook: (dw - eleven reading knitting book)
A Robots/Artificial Intelligences Hurt/Comfort recs list for [community profile] hc_bingo square "Robots/androids". I widened the definition out to include all AI (but there are at least 10 recs that feature more unambiguous androids/robots, just to make sure I'm definitely covered on the challenge requirements).

Robots/Androids Rec Set )
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
Forsyte Saga (BBC 1967) Fleur/Jon picspam (10 Tumblr graphics; 88 pics) for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square "forbidden love". (And completing two possible bingos at once! \o/ Well, it can still only be one bingo, but I get to choose which one I claim. If I don't complete another possible bingo before I'm done. Ha.)

Notes: Fleur Forsyte/Jon Forsyte picspam (also some Fleur/Michael, Jon/Ann), plus Soames and Irene. Warnings for infidelity & spoilers for very old TV and literature. (Feat. Susan Hampshire, Martin Jarvis, Eric Porter, Nyree Dawn Porter, Nicholas Pennell, Anne Fernald.) It got a bit ridiculously epic, but I blame that on Susan Hampshire's face.

Also, sorry, being obscure again, but, look, a second 'impossible' bingo square completed! How could I not? (I'm still on Team Michael, though.)

I've staked my claim, you're mine )
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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\


***

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 - 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: (I Capture - writing)
Title: All the Hounds of Hell
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2736
Characters/Pairings: Henry VII, Ace McShane, Seventh Doctor, Jasper Tudor
Notes/Warnings: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square “culture shock” and from a random characters meme that suggested Henry VII and Ace on a date - not that this could count as a date, except possibly by certain Ace-specific definitions. (I default to The Shadow of the Tower versions, because I do, but that’s otherwise irrelevant, really.) Set sometime in Brittany in the early 1470s.
Summary: Henry Tudor is used to people wanting him dead, but they don’t usually send the hounds of hell after him to accomplish it. Luckily, there’s a very odd girl looking out for him…

Also at AO3 and the Teaspoon (when it's verified).

All the Hounds of Hell )
lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
I've been a little quiet this week, because my friend was up visiting for two days, which was lovely (she is also the only person I know in rl who thinks watching creaky old cult TV is fun. O, guess what we did?), but then I was extremely tired after. I'm feeling a bit better now & decided that it might be a good moment to have another go at podficcing (because I'd already got myself used to speaking more earlier in the week and recovered from it, so...).

(I have complicated feelings about podfic, which mostly wind up at NOPE. However, I used to read aloud as part of my rl job & also had to think about making stuff accessible in as many formats as possible, and am rather worried about how silent I am for most of the time these days & how much it takes out of me when I do talk for very long, so carefully monitored speaking for x length and gradually building up via fic-reading seems like a useful plan. I just have to deal with all the other NOPES but we'll get there!)

Anyway, I started with this. The podfic is very basic & probably enough to make practised podficcers shudder, but I think it is at least fully audible and that was my chief aim. But I don't think people will be queuing up to listen to obscure ficlets in podfic-form anyway! (Er. I hope!)

Title: something in the heart
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 730 words / 3.31 mins
Characters/Pairings: Henry VII/Elizabeth of York
Notes/Warnings: None. For [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square “trust issues”. My first podfic - very basic, no music or effects, but I think it is at least fairly audible throughout.
Summary: Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, at the beginning and at the end…

Also on the AO3 (with links to the original fic).

Cut for embedding & download )
lost_spook: (ww - josh/donna hug)
30 icons made for the [community profile] hc_bingo square "hugs". I went back through all my screen caps looking for any iconable & expressive hugs and this was the result. Given the odd things I screen cap, it's a little motley, but on the other hand it covers a whole range of hugs from 1959-2013, which is quite nice in itself, after all. (Even if I may have used a pic to icon before, these are all new for the challenge.)


Teaser:

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Multifandom hugs under here )
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
Title: In the Blood
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: Teen/Mature
Word Count: 920
Characters/Pairings: Mina Harker/Lucy Weston, Mina Harker/Lucy Weston/John Seward, Abraham Van Helsing
Notes/Warnings: Vampires, dub-con (about as dodgy as my fic ever gets, basically). For [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square “unwanted transformation”. (For the 1968 TV Dracula, which dispenses with all but one of Lucy’s admirers, renames her ‘Weston’, conflates Harker with Renfield, and includes some Lucy/Mina. Anyway, it occurred to me that Dr Seward and Van Helsing spend ages waiting in the crypt while vampire!Lucy runs about in her nighty, & she must have gone somewhere, so… Mina/Lucy fic.
Summary: Mina sees not the Count, but Lucy, sweet Lucy, as she was in life, returned to her. It’s her downfall.

Also here on AO3

In the Blood )
lost_spook: (b7 - Vila)
Just a slight repost, as I realised it's not very practical for means of recording progress etc. to have stuck the card in an flocked post with a bunch of other things. Feel free to ignore me or tell me what to write for each prompts (in which case I may ignore you, or not, depending, heh).


My hc_bingo card )
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
I made a vid! Or to be more accurate, I finally finished the very last bit of a vid that's been sitting neglected on my pc since July or something. It's Survivors, and I originally started it for [community profile] hc_bingo square "apocalypse" (my wild card square).

Cut for embed etc )
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
This is a bit of an odd one, but it gets me a bingo, and it's apparently what happens when I realise I could get a bingo a different way if I could only think of something for "suicide attempt" and then enlist the help of Sapphire & Steel. But, um, yes...

Title: Something in the Wiring
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1358
Characters/Pairings: Silver, Steel, Sapphire
Notes/Warnings: Suicide, Elemental weirdness.
Summary: Trying to determine the source of the time break is always tricky & this one is causing Silver some problems – is it something in the wiring or merely the inconvenient dying man on the floor?

Written for the [community profile] hc_bingo square “suicide attempt”.

Something in the Wiring )
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: (s&s - ot3)
A Sapphire & Steel icon set I made the other day for [community profile] hc_bingo square "possession/mind control". (Icons all taken from Assignment 2.)


Icons under here )
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
I've had this fic (for [community profile] hc_bingo square "secret identity revealed") hanging around almost finished for a while, so I've finally done the last tweaks & here goes. I always said one day I was going to write a Spooks fic where there really was an apocalypse and Tom ran the country while Ruth ran him*, although I'm not sure this was what I had in mind...

Light on a Hill (3166 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Spooks | MI-5
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ruth Evershed/Tom Quinn
Characters: Tom Quinn (Spooks), Ruth Evershed, Malcolm Wynn-Jones
Additional Tags: Community: hc_bingo, Identity, Apocalypse, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Season/Series 02, Implied/Referenced Character Death, References to Shakespeare
Summary: ”I think the king is but a man, his fears be of the same relish as ours.” It’s the end of days, and Ruth and Tom are having delusions of grandeur, but then, what’s new?


* It's been over 11 years since 2.5 now. Apparently I'm never getting over it, but I have no regrets. Except about the aliens.
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
So yesterday I spent time that should have been spent on other things writing fic for the Espionage episode I'd just watched. It was about a spy who is accidentally forced to kidnap the ten year old daughter of the British ambassador, and then there were shenanigans and tweeness after she turned out to be smarter than he was. Naturally, instead of just shooting her halfway through when she went on about stars, he took a bullet for her. Anyway, in short, I am a terrible person as I enjoyed it more than I like to admit. I wouldn't have written fic, though, but for the last line where the British Ambassador and the guy from British Intelligence seem to think that the girl is going to help the spy escape from the hospital while stopping off there on her way back to school and they were absolutely fine with that.

Which obviously made me go and write cracky fic about that and what on earth she would grow up to be, except then it went less cracky, I made it fit a hurt/comfort bingo square, and I think I may also have committed some tweeness while I was at it. I have no excuse, sorry.

(Also, hi, any new people. This is probably about par for the course with me these days, I fear. Feel free to run away now.)

Title: Stars in Their Courses
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2966
Characters/Pairings: Kit Morley, Leo Brandt, Arnold Morley (Kit & Leo, Kit & Arnold)
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: Getting kidnapped by a spy should be frightening, but it seems to be the best thing that ever happened to Kit Morley.


For [community profile] hc_bingo square “forced to rely on enemy/rival” (only in a bit of a non-obvious way, perhaps). From the Espionage episode "Light of a Friendly Star", in which a spy kidnaps the daughter of the British Ambassador, who thinks that it's much more fun than going back to school. (Also, she can speak at least three languages and knows how to disable his car.)



Stars in Their Courses )
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
Title: No Bones Broken, No Harm Done
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1395
Characters/Pairings: Frank Marker/Helen Mortimer
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: The last thing Frank wants is tea and sympathy; it only complicates things.

For the [community profile] hc_bingo square “assault”. Hopefully, there won't be any more Public Eye for this, but I had ideas for 4 out of 5 squares and then... well, what fictional character do I write who's most likely to get beaten up? (And he spent at least 18 months in Brighton. It must have happened at some point during that time.)

No Bones Broken )
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
Title: Night Lights
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 565
Characters/Pairings: Beatrice Eliott/Jack Maddox
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: Bea’s doing her best to chase away bad memories in the night.

For [livejournal.com profile] violetcreme in the 500 Prompts Meme #470: Let me be your light – Bea/Jack (House of Eliott).

Also for [community profile] hc_bingo square “scars”.

Night Lights )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
For [community profile] hc_bingo square "Learning to be loved".

I made a Frank Marker/Helen Mortimer fanvid, Helen POV. I didn't even think that was actually possible, but apparently it is if you're me and you don't have much in the way of standards when it comes to vidding. In the middle of looking for some thoughtful, quiet old 50s song or an instrumental piece that would do, I somehow wound up with this. (I worried for a bit about whether or not it still met the prompt, but I've decided it does. I hope.)

They Don't Know About Us
Public Eye: Nobody else understands what Mrs Mortimer sees in Frank. (Frank Marker/Helen Mortimer, S4 fanvid.)

Music: They Don't Know by Kirsty MacColl

Or, in short, this is what happens in S4 according to Mrs Mortimer. Not particularly spoilery as such. Bookended with a little S6. Whether it's ironic, or horribly shippy, or just that Mrs Mortimer is right in fundamentals (and the long-term) if not the immediate outcome, I don't know.

Embed & Links under cut )
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Wisely or otherwise, I signed up for [community profile] hc_bingo again and got myself a card:

My hc_bingo card )

I can see a few potential bingos there, without involving any scary squares. We'll see what happens!

Well, what happens will be (inevitably) that I carry on writing fic of interest to few/no other people, but at least I might achieve a bingo with it. Still, you never know. (I think I can definitely combine a square with one of the [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts fics I have in mind.) Any suggestions? (Before I go off and write a whole Public Eye bingo to the bemusement of the rest of the world.)

Anyway, writing's been weird lately. Let's hope this helps...
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
I haven't posted this to AO3 yet, so if anyone who's from the US and knows OUaT (or knows they don't care about it) has the time to glance over it and tell me if there are any glaring Britishisms, that would be wonderful, thank you. ♥ (Oh, and if it conflicts with S3, don't tell me! Unless you can do so without giving anything away, of course. Spoilers!) (thanks, eve11!)

Title: This Single World Is Double Till I Die
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages/PG
Word Count: 4070
Characters/Pairings: Regina Mills, Emma Swan, Rumplestiltskin (Regina/Emma)
Notes/Warnings: AU from the S2 finale (although mainly to allow the scenario to happen. Not having seen S3, I can’t really explore AUs when I don’t know what canon is yet). Originally written for [community profile] hc_bingo square “forced soulbonding”. Crack but not crack. Probably trope subversion yet again. Author is an entire season behind, sorry. Not really spoilery. Or even very shippy really. (I think I'm seriously failing to get the point of fanfic tropes...)

Summary: You can’t force a happy ending, not even when you live by the logic of fairy tales.


This Single World )

(Sorry about spamming everyone with fic and fests; it's just one of those bad timing things again. This is, in fact, the only thing I've written for a little while. And I actually originally wrote this last year.)
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
I haven't completed a bingo, but it's amnesty now, so nothing gets you actual points, and since I have now written 11 things for it, I decided that was enough, never mind getting five in a row!

In the last couple of days I added two things of pretty much no interest to anyone:

Public Service? : Public Eye meta (~1200 words. Non-spoilery.). Meta on the character of Frank Marker from Public Eye and how much he can and can't be said to prostitute himself (metaphorically at least). (For the bingo square "prostitution".)

I was contemplating possible bingos and that I could possibly use "prostitution" for Public Eye in relation to Frank, and then wrote this in almost no time at all. (I like the strips I made with my icons, but that is probably the only bit worth looking at.)

Fic: Human Development
(Teen, David Neville/Colin Webster). “A geneticist is always disturbed… look at your development. It’s quite extraordinary.” They’ve known each other forever, or near enough, but it’s a long road from there to here.

You may or may not recall that time I made a picspam of Children of the Damned and how I got myself through the film (it was a wee bit tedious, but it had more Alfred Burke and that was what I wanted at the time) by making up random ships and backstory, and... then I realised that that hypothetical backstory would fit really well into the earnest moral, and then I scribbled fic, and then I realised it would fit a bingo square... and yes. I paid for my folly, though. Not only did I have to watch whole scenes again, I also wasted far too much time trying to work out from Colin's scarf which Oxbridge college he (and presumably David Neville) went to. This, btw, via net and a black and white screencap is not possible. Little knowledge of anything beyond the picspam is needed to read this, but I can't imagine why anyone should want to. (I was, at that point, still contemplating a bingo.)

My final result on the card looks like this: Filled in card here )
Looking at it, I realise this probably qualifies as wilful refusal to achieve a bingo or something (a horsehoe shape should be a bingo, right?!), but I thought it was time to move on. The challenge finished two months ago now, and all I needed therefore was one fic to post in amnesty and I'd managed 10 and my first bit of meta. In all seriousness, though, I really did get a lot out of it. And that's what counts, rather than trying to finish that tentacles fic, or even dashing off a ficlet about theft.

So then of course I signed up for the March Amnesty challenge, to make 15 recs between these three prompts - incorporating 1, 2 or 3 of them, but 15 recs in total:

insomnia poisoning unrequited pining


Should be interesting... (There's no penalty if I don't make it, and I do like recs posts.)

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