lost_spook: (pg - lynda)
I've had a few answers for this meme done or semi-done for a while, so it's about time I posted one, and here goes - From [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan: Favourite TV shows almost nobody knows about and should watch? (Seriously... I need more stuff)

Shows that nobody else knows about seems to sum up my entire fannish life of late (and always, really), but since [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan specified "and should watch", that's a whole other thing. I have plenty of strange things I love - I don't necessarily think anyone else should have to watch them!

I avoided anything with its own (reasonably active) fandom, like Blake's 7, Sapphire & Steel and The Avengers (obviously, people have heard of them, if they're being fannish about them), and anything I thought was too inaccessible to count as something people should watch. What counts as something 'nobody's heard of' is so relative anyway. (Some of these things really don't count if you're British but do count if you live anywhere else. What can I do?). Of course, much of it assumes some willingness to watch studio-bound, video-taped old British TV of some kind, which I know not everyone is up for. If you are, or you're willing to try, these aren't bad places to start.

Anyway, here's a list! Not in any particular order, really. (I numbered them so I would know to stop if I went over ten, because that would be silly.)


Under here for the list!! )
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)
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: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
I did actually make some icons for NaArMaMo that weren't from Enemy at the Door. Here are the rest (barring a few from Ripper Street that I hope to make a full set out of sometime) - mini sets on a theme for each day, in most cases.

Teaser:

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Mostly old TV and kittens )
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: (I Capture - writing)
In which I continue with typing up things found in notebooks:

Title: Flowers in the Ashes
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1020
Characters/Pairings: Sylbil Crawley, Evangeline Eliott
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: Sybil Crawley makes a new acquaintance.

For [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42 in the 500 Prompts Meme - Prompt 456: Flowers in the ashes – Sybil Crawley & Evie Eliott (Downton/House of Eliott). Which was (mainly due to the canonical timelines of bother), much harder than it appeared once I thought about it. This was the best I could come up with - hope it's all right!

Flowers in the Ashes )
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
I was too tired to do anything for fic_rush (still not sure I'm really any better today *sigh*) but I did manage the Opening of the Word Doc and lo! There I found a finished ficlet I had no idea why I hadn't posted. So.

Title: Light Conversation
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 708
Characters/Pairings: Beatrice Eliott, Jack Maddox (Bea/Jack)
Notes/Warnings: None. Fluff.
Summary: Bea and Jack, and a moment in conversation after an evening out.

For [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42 in the 500 Prompts Meme - Prompt 155 – Endless darkness – Bea/Jack (House of Eliott). (I may be subverting the prompt a little, but it was randomly chosen, so I’m not being awkward. Not any more so than usual, anyway.)

Light Conversation )
lost_spook: (DA - the abbey)
I saw this: http://eirienne.tumblr.com/post/26136397823/look-look-lady-edith-is-wearing-a-creation-by

I am eagerly waiting for S3 of DA, not just because, obviously, next season please, but because it will then be okay to write a perfectly logical crossover in which Mary or Edith have their wardrobe designed by the up and coming Eliott sisters. Well, if you follow the link, you will see that Lady Edith is actually wearing an outfit created by Evangeline Eliott! If anyone writes a crossover, it'll be pretty much canon. Downton Abbey and HoE clearly exist in the same reality. *glee*

(Look, small things please me. And that is just brilliant. It's perfect. I wonder if any more Eliott creations will get an airing?)


Also, my Mum and Dad have been and gone, and it was v nice, now I am v tired. :-)
lost_spook: (AA - Herr Flick not in the handbook)
So there's not much going on, and I couldn't resist retrying the meme using last names. Some couples stayed together despite the odds: Evie Eliott & Eowyn, Frobisher & Gandalf, Maddy & Maid Marian, and Servalan & Seven. The results were mostly much scarier than last time, but it did throw up some things that were amusing - and one or two I want badly now:

More mayhem and scary pairings )
lost_spook: (be - laura/brittas (eek))
Meme found in the wild: Make a list of all the characters in your icons. (Although you may have more than one icon of a single character, they only go on the list once.) Alphabetize it. Take the first two people on the list; that's your first pairing. Second two people; second pairing, etc. Treat us to some commentary once you're done.

I thought it'd be fun... I hadn't quite realised what a weird jumble of characters I have - some of them are there more for the action in the icon than the character. So, in most cases, let's say that instead of a commentary, a horrified silence might be more appropriate?

(Actually, it turned out better than I expected. For the first half of the alphabet, anyway.)

38 random pairings and an odd man out )
lost_spook: (HoE - Jack & Bea blue)
I'll catch up with the my flist presently. Meanwhile, I keep getting distracted by, appointments, things I'm supposed to be doing, things I'm not supposed to be doing, Middle Earth generally (there was in-character Faramir!!) and also random LJ discussions that happen and suddenly there's this:

[livejournal.com profile] house_of_eliott!

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Yes, there is now an LJ comm for The House of Eliott that I am accidentally half responsible for. I'm going to pimp it where I can presently, but I know there are a couple of people on my flist who also have at least a passing interest. The theory is, if we all gang up together, by sheer mass we will induce Bea/Jack fic into existence. Or something. Possibly there may also be discussions, graphics and the usual LJ shenanigans.

Currently up to start us off is a discussion post on that controversial ending of S3!

Please join if you wish, and pass on the info to any person or comm who might be interested & we'll gather all HoE fans lurking about there into one merry fold.

If you don't know HoE but might be on board for stuff about 1920s fashion houses or Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard, then you're welcome, too.




Also, on a separate note - [livejournal.com profile] fic_rush is this weekend! (Now where did I put my ninja penguins and my pen and notepad?)
lost_spook: (Eight)

A couple of my TTR stories I haven't linked to yet....

Master Test
(All Ages)
In which the Deadly Assassin and Traken Masters challenge their other selves to restore their evil reputations (after slurs of good behaviour are made in Plot and Loophole).  This is not as easy as it seems.

A very silly story in which the Delgado, Jacobi, Ainley, Roberts and Simm Masters find that being evil is too much like hard work.
http://www.ttrarchive.com/mastertestprelude.html


A Tale of Two Fashion Houses
(All Ages)
The Movie Master is set on being a fashion designer, he's enlisted the help of the Eliot sisters and a sinister tastefulness is invading the Round.  Wouldn't you know?  Eight and Charley struggle to put things right before anyone other than Harry gets killed.

This one came about due to the fashion designs of the Movie Master in Master Test.  Poor Bea and Evie are now in the Round for good.  I don't know what I was thinking... (Yes, I wrote a brief Who/House of Eliott crossover.  I'm sorry.)
http://www.ttrarchive.com/2fh-1.html

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