lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
(And then hopefully no more! It takes quite a while to fiddle about and pack up stuff, and spoons too. Also rl was a little busier at the same time.)

1. I have been moving my communities! Some of these are still waiting on import, for various reasons (also the queue is still very long; it's definitely a mass back-up/exodus this time) and so have nothing on them yet, and some of them are more for archival purposes, but most are active or would happily be again, and certainly this mod is around for questions/tagging etc. if anyone else posts:

I moved [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts over here in January, and it is all shiny and ready at [community profile] who_allsorts. I won't close the other, but feel free to switch your claim over (or drop your claim and start a new one at Dreamwidth, I won't tell). Also I probably will only add new tables on this side now.

[livejournal.com profile] dw_straybunnies is now fully imported at [community profile] who_straybunnies! (It hasn't been active for a while, but as long as I'm still here, I'll be fine with people posting to it - it is/was a community for donating Doctor Who fanwork ideas (plotbunnies, if you'll forgive the tweeness, but it makes for a handy name) plus regular discussion of plot ideas we'd like to see and occasional challenges to fill some of the donated prompts.)

[livejournal.com profile] dw_guestfest is created now at [community profile] who_guestfest, but I won't import it until this weekend is over, as someone's still trying to write a last fic for this year's fest. Obviously, the ficathon is over for this year, so nothing will be happening there until it runs again.

[livejournal.com profile] house_of_eliott is now in progress to [community profile] house_of_eliott, hopefully before the LJ version entirely crumbles off a cliff. It's very tiny, but it's a general House of Eliott comm. (This is the only one I will be deleting, because it's so very tiny and crumbling and my co-mod has deleted their account, so it's on virtual point of collapse.)

[livejournal.com profile] cakefic is not yet in progress (but will be as soon as HoE finishes) and you'll find it at [community profile] cakefic. It's not exactly very active, I know, but I do mean to finally run a cakeficathon one day (and heaven forfend that cake fic should be lost)! ([personal profile] clocketpatch, shall I make you co-mod again?)

I am also co-mod of [livejournal.com profile] b7friday, which [personal profile] vilakins has imported to [community profile] b7friday and I hope to see if it's possible to revive it over there, as I think quite a lot of the B7 crew are more Dreamwidth based, such as there is in journal-land anyway). [personal profile] vilakins also imported [community profile] b7fic, and already runs [community profile] blakes7 (and foolishly just made me co-mod of both, which is new. Soon, I shall be supreme commander of the Federation and have all the best dresses!)

And I think I really am going to launch Apocabingo soon at [community profile] tic_tac_woe, but more about that anon!

Please feel free to join any of them you like, even the ones that are still slightly works in progress. I do mean to pimp [community profile] who_allsorts and [community profile] b7friday a bit, and of course [community profile] tic_tac_woe once I've firmed up the rules, and we'll see how it goes with the rest.

And, wow, no wonder that's been taking it out of me. *collapses* (Also, if you are not so much on Dreamwidth, or even if you are, and are feeling a little concerned about imported content, claiming your open ID is super-easy and seems to work like magic on assigning those posts and comments to your actual Dreamwidth account (providing you have one, of course) and then that allows you to edit/delete them as with the original.)


2. Also, in order to get me over the transition bump among other things, I've decided to turn off commenting on my crossposts for the next two months (at least). I've been trying to make sure I've granted access to everybody I can think first so you'll still be able to see and comment on flocked entries, but spotting who I've missed is rather like that game where you have a tray of objects and then take one or two away - and I was always rubbish at that game! So if I haven't yet, just point me in your direction at Dreamwidth. I am a terrible turncoat, I know, but I feel very happy about it! I hadn't realised how much worrying about LJ apocalypses was getting me down.

(tl;dr after this entry, you will have to click through on the link to comment, but I have faith in your ability to cope with slight extra clickiness, even if you judge me for it. ;-p)
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: (HoE)
Made back in August or September, but I kept forgetting to post them. Anyway, a set for the BBC 1990s costume drama The House of Eliott, also posted for Fandom Snowflake Day 7 (create a fanwork).

Preview
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23 HoE icons )
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: (S&S - Silver looks up)
The full set of icons made for [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo (minus only the icons that were made as specific requests, and the Big Finish ones, which will follow shortly). It does include some extras and alternates not posted elsewhere. (Gosh. I know. Heh.) A fairly random mix of sources, as follows:

1-5 The Way We Live Now
6-9 Northanger Abbey (BBC 1986)
10-12 Seaside penguins
13-16 North & South) (BBC)
17-26 Text icons from Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
28-30 Dungeons & Dragons (Cartoon)
31-33 Elizabeth R
34-37 Life
38 Inkheart
39-40 I Capture the Castle
41-46 Doctor Who (Classic)
47-48 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
49-53 Spooks/MI-5
54-57 Sapphire & Steel
58-59 Red Dwarf
60-66 Blake's 7
67-72 The West Wing
73-74 Press Gang
75-76 Jenna Russell
77-86 The House of Eliott
87-88 The Four Musketeers
89-91 Midnight Is A Place (1977/78 ITV)


Teasers:

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Icons here )
lost_spook: (HoE - Jack & Bea blue)
Happy birthday to [livejournal.com profile] kitnkabootle! Hope you have a great day, whatever you're up to.

I've been making icons (and things) daily for [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo this month, so made today's entry all Stella Gonet/Bea in your honour. I hope you like one or two of these.

handful of Stella icons under the cut )
lost_spook: (smiley sundress (Carol Hawkins))
Today's entry - four very close crops (plus four medium crops for comparison). They are probably even more obscure than usual, barring one.



Four close crops for [livejournal.com profile] naarmamo:

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And the medium crops )
lost_spook: (HoE - french and saunders)
I completed the [livejournal.com profile] icons100 challenge for The House of Eliott. (icons 44-100 now added to the table under the cut. Plus, alternates, bases, and oddities that I left out.)

Teasers:
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House of Eliott icons100 table )

Alternates etc )

As ever: Want, take, have, credit. No hotlinking.
lost_spook: (rain)
I was trying to make icons for the 1990s BBC historical drama The House of Eliott and needed something to push me, so took up the [livejournal.com profile] icons100 challenge. The first batch is here. This is my first time for any sort of icons challenge, so encouragement & feedback would be nice.

(The House of Eliott was a BBC drama about two sisters who set up a fashion house in the 1920s, starring Stella Gonet and Louise Lombard. I hope the pretty makes up for the obscure.)


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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