lost_spook: (suzanne neve)
For the icons200 challenge I've been gradually working my way through. I started these last summer and then stopped before I'd made the last handful for some reason. I have now made the last handful, and, lo, icons for the BBC's 1970s period drama The Duchess of Duke Street, featuring the ever-amazing Gemma Jones.


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I put it down to being a snob and a bully. Both very useful things in running a hotel like this. )

Credits: All screencaps my own; textures by tiger_tyger and imemime_art. The usual rules apply: want, take, have, credit. Comments = ♥ and hotlinkers will be kicked out of the Bentinck with no refunds.
lost_spook: (cat)
In the interests of keeping cheerful, I would have liked to do a writing meme, but since I am still working on the Yuletide fic that won't lie down and die, that must wait. However, there is another sort of small, nice thing I can provide - icons!

I know hardly anybody has room or as much use for them anymore, but they are a source of pretty and joy all round, so if you would like one, comment here! I can provide a pic if it's something I have screencapped already, or can easily Google image search for stock; otherwise it's best to supply me with a pic or quote to use, if you'd like a text icon. And then I shall do my best to oblige over the next few days (when I'm not hitting said fic with a big stick).

Click my icon tag below to see what my usual efforts are like. Iconses, anyone?? Um, probably best not hate-iconses, though. I would get v down before I was done. Otherwise, anything goes - I don't need to know something to do an icon request.
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Deciding on what to icon next takes far longer than making icon sets... Anyway, I remembered that I wanted to cap and icon some of the Margaret Lockwood films and as this set was clearly meant for The Wicked Lady (1945), that's what I did. (Featuring Margaret Lockwood, Patricia Roc, James Mason, Griffith Jones & Michael Rennie.)


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Why did you shoot that horse? I'd rather kill a man any day! )

Credits: Screencaps my own. Textures by tiger_tyger. The usual rules apply: want, take, have, credit. Comments = ♥ and hotlinkers will be shot down like a dog on the highway.
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
While I was ill I also rewatched most of Mr Palfrey of Westminster (starring Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, and Clive Wood) and remembered how good it was once it got going (and how little of it there is, sadly) so it was my next choice for an icon set.


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Our country right or wrong. We leave small matters such as crises of conscience, fastidiousness over the truth to traitors )

Credits: Screencaps my own; textures by tiger_tyger, wolfbane_icons and imemime_art. The usual rules apply: want, take, have, credit, comments are ♥ and hotlinkers will be interrogated.
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28 Poldark (1975) set of icons. It was meant to be mostly other characters, as I'd already done a Ross/Demelza set a while back, but I couldn't quite keep them out, really.


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Icons under here )

Credits: Screencaps are my own. Textures by tiger_tyger and wolfbane_icons. The usual rules apply - want, take, have, credit. Comments = ♥ Hotlinkers will be subjected to a violent family feud and have their copper mines blown to smithereens.
lost_spook: (cat)
Despite my radio silence, I have continued to progress quite nicely over the last week & even survived an out-patient trip back to the hospital without being too exhausted afterwards. However, I've still been not so able to comment and interact here yet, but that should start to return to normal this week, too, I hope. In the meantime, I slowly made an icon or two each day, so now I have another set to post! (I don't know what to do next, though. I am working my way through this list and am not having any immediate thoughts for Set 8 and onwards. Feel free to give me suggestions, which I may take up or ignore as I feel led. ;-p)

Anyway, when you run out of AAL! eps because of cruel burnination, what else do you do to keep cheerful but icon it?


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Being expressly fobidden, sir, is something Miss Jones does not understand )

Credits: Screencaps my own; textures by imemime_art, tiger_tyger & midnight_road. The usual rules apply - want, take, have, credit, and no hotlinking. Comments & feedback = ♥
lost_spook: (cat)
I am a little better than last week now (thankfully!) but still v low; also it's hard to comment due to people in my house (looking after me but also eating up my energy too, unfortunately! I'm a ungrateful so-and-so). However, I'd finished this set before being hospitalised, so here are some pretty icons in the meantime. (Your interesting comments last post were all GREAT and MUCH appreciated even if I haven't managed a reply yet!! Thank you!! <3)


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Icons under here )

Credits: Textures by Imemime_art and mindight_road. The usual rules apply - want, take, have, credit. I'm risking going back to Photobucket, so please please no hotlinking! Comments = ♥
lost_spook: (cat)
So [livejournal.com profile] ravenskyewalker suggested I do some Twelve next, and as it turned out the next icons200 batch of themes suddenly made sense if I considered them in the light of the S8 two-part finale. It was really weird doing new tv, though; I need to get back to the old tv! (What is this shiny stuff, how does it work?)

There are more extras/alternates than usual, because it took me a while to settle on the second Artist's Choice set.


Icons under here )

Credits: Textures by midnight_road and tiger_tyger. The usual rules apply: Want, take, have, credit, and hotlinkers will be deleted. Comment and feedback = ♥
lost_spook: (cat)
Enough of the moaning; I pulled myself together enough to make some icons over the last few days. The themes come from the icons200* thing I was doing ages ago. (I went to find it and realised I'd stopped because obviously this set had to be Seven & Ace and I needed more screencaps. And, lo, I was unwell enough not to grudge time spent screencapping last week.)


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Icons under here )

Now, what on earth to icon next...?

*I wanted a reason to icon (I fall so easily into thinking it just pointless & it's not) and picked the theme list from the now-defunct icons200 comm and was doing each installment of 10 themes + 10 artists' choice (like a 20by20), with option to swap out prompts if I didn't like them. I might continue again now sometimes.
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
[community profile] fandom_stocking went live some time last night, so I have a whole stocking full of goodies!

I had three marvellous fics that were also posted to AO3, (so I'm using the handy links feature) - first up, two Sapphire and Steel fics, which both featured Silver and Liz, first from [personal profile] annariel:

Tracking the Weather (589 words) by Annariel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel, Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Liz Shaw (Doctor Who), Silver (S&S)
Summary: Aircraft and ships are vanishing in the wake of the Hurricane. More than seem natural.

And a wonderful, long fic from [personal profile] kaffyr, too:

A Vein of Silver (4083 words) by kaffyrutsky
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who, Doctor Who (1963), Sapphire and Steel
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Liz Shaw & Silver
Characters: Silver (S&S), Liz Shaw (Doctor Who), Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, Third Doctor, The Doctor's TARDIS
Additional Tags: Strangers, Uneasy Allies, Fighting Time
Summary: Let the wall be built, the stranger said; Dr. Liz Shaw considers her options in a laboratory where something's gone wrong with Time.

Plus, amazingly, more Dracula (1968) fic from [personal profile] john_amend_all! I was just thinking that my lovely Yuletide gift had not in any way stopped me wanting MOAR FIC (well, you know, more than NONE or now, one) for this Dracula, and hey presto, now there's a lovely Lucy/Mina AU:

Out for the Count (972 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dracula (TV 1968)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mina Harker/Lucy Weston
Characters: Mina Harker, Lucy Weston, John Seward
Additional Tags: Stealth Crossover, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Fluff, Fix-It
Summary: Lucy has been saved from the Count, and wishes to make her own desires known.

But that wasn't all... First Liadtbunny found me some Barbara Murray stuff and then, surreally, apparently James Maxwell turned up on her Avengers extras pretending to be Steed for a bit and she has the screencaps to prove it. (That James Maxwell gets everywhere...!) Anyway, I was highly amused, because, you know, Steed if he was awkwardly tall, slightly shifty and didn't know what to say to people at parties.

I had some pretty icons from Scripsi, some sweet best wishes/New Year's greetings, a rec, an IOU for Chalet School fic of some kind (v exciting!), and a lovely little A Quiet Gentleman/The Grand Sophy crossover by [personal profile] rain_sleet_snow.

I also had some fab Adam Adamant Lives! gifs from Swordznsorcery, so have a few of them under the cut:Gifs )

I did manage to do a bit more on the stocking-stuffing myself than last year, which was good! I'll post those in another post sometime. I didn't get to very many people, though - a rather random eight or so, including (ironically) an IOU for Chalet School fic and a joint S&S WIP (that I am at least pretty sure is going to get completed now as it has a much better scribbled out plan than it did when I posted the beginning).
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Some random icons and mini-sets I've made recently or found lurking on my hard drive. Margaret Lockwood, quotes, some random old TV peoples, and Once Upon A Time.


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Icons under here )
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.)


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Multifandom hugs under here )
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
So I decided it would be better to make icons for the BBC's old 1972 serial about Henry VII, Shadow of the Tower than to babble about it. And then I had too much fun, as you can see, with eps 1-5 (& hopefully I'll do the rest in a second post).


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To the usurper, every man is dangerous... to the true king, no one is )
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 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.


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Mostly old TV and kittens )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
I made various icons for NaArMaMo, but halfway through the month, I started on an utterly pointless large set for Enemy at the Door. (NaArMaMo is just for having fun and experimenting, so I did.)


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A lot of people need help - they don't know how to fight or even what to fight sometimes )
lost_spook: (pg - lynda)
Not for NaArMaMo - I have no idea how long ago I made them. It may have been a year, but first I planned to do more and then I was having Photobucket troubles. (I still am, but I'm putting icons on TinyPic for the moment and that seems okay.) Anyway, some unspecified time ago, I finally got to watch Drop The Dead Donkey and my first thought before I'd even decided whether or not I liked it was that the world needed icons of Gus-isms.

So, here are 11 plus two other quotes from the series.


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More under here )
Credits: Main textures by GieGie. The usual rules apply - want, take, have, credit. No hotlinking and comments = ♥
lost_spook: (cat)
Whatever I'll end up thinking of Survivors, the first few eps struck me as being fun to mine for icons & I was in the right sort of mood, so... here are some icons from episodes 1 & 2 (The Fourth Horseman & Genesis, 1975):


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Please God don't let me be the only one left )
lost_spook: (dw - eleven reading knitting book)
Also I finished off this small batch of icons a few days ago - 23 Clara icons (16 icon set + 7 alternates/extras) made for [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts, for the prompt "Life's My Riddle".


Icons under here )
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).

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23 HoE icons )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Day 11: Stretch yourself a little and try something new. Go play in a new fandom or with a new pairing or trope. Try creating a different kind of fanwork. Or check out some types of fanworks that are new to you.

I meant to post this yesterday, and I had been trying some new techniques with icons. (Nothing that special, but a few odd different things). So I say that still counts, even if I'm late with the post!

Day 7: In your own space, create a fanwork. A drabble, a ficlet, a podfic, or an icon, art or meta or a rec list. A picspam. Something.

I can make stuff! Yes. *nods* So, I am off to post an icon set for House of Eliott (not the icons in question, and, as ever with image posts, only on LJ), which I actually made in August and September, and a fic I finally finished editing this morning. The icons are quite nice (hopefully), but the fic is of no interest to anyone (really!), so I might as well make it count for something by including it here for [community profile] snowflake_challenge.

lost_spook: (spooks - ruth!)
And, as I said, I also made some things for people:

Falling From A Cloud for [personal profile] akashasheiress (Doctor Who, Ben Jackson/Polly Wright, 346 words. Also a 500 prompts ficlet.)

9 Avengers Icons for [personal profile] glinda (Emma Peel, John Steed.) (Liadt sent me some Avengers! I have only watched 1 episode, but once I've watched more, more icons will happen because it was heaps of fun to play with.)

The Gods Walk Among Us for [personal profile] kaffyr (Doctor Who, Ian & Barbara, Drabble.)

Dance of A Lifetime for [personal profile] azarsuerte (Doctor Who, Five/Clara, 169 words. One of the random drabbles - the poetry line was "and the last stroke of midnight dies").

13 Silmarillion icons for [personal profile] moetushie (Mostly from Ted Naismith images.)

13 The Good Life icons for [personal profile] ozqueen (Tom, Barbara, Margo & Jerry and all combinations thereof.)

Radical Actions for [personal profile] liadtbunny (Er. The Fight Against Slavery, Wilberforce/Pitt cake!fic drabble. Yes. /o\)

The Man Who Cried Lion for eve11 (Doctor Who, Six, Evelyn, 329 words. Poetry line: rushed out onto the fire escape screaming Lion! Lion!)

some lovely perilous thing for [personal profile] ein_papier (Once Upon A Time, Belle/Rumplestiltskin, Drabble. Poetry line as the title "some lovely perilous thing".)

... that was more than it seemed like at the time. :-)

(Obviously, icons made as gifts are not for snagging unless the recipient is okay with that.)
lost_spook: (spooks - ruth!)
I'm sorry, I ended up being tired all the time and not posting. Anyhow, [community profile] fandom_stocking went live yesterday and I had some lovely things in my stocking, left me by some very, very kind people.

You can find all the goodies here and, my, they are marvellous! I had three Sapphire and Steel fics and a Blake's 7/Sapphire and Steel crossover from [personal profile] annariel, [personal profile] amaresu, [personal profile] kaffyr and [personal profile] swordznsorcery. They are all great and they all have Silver in them. *is very happy*

There were also good wishes and some beautiful graphics from people, including a Sapphire and Steel wallpaper, some gorgeous icons of Nicola Walker as Ruth Evershed in Spooks from [personal profile] dreamer_98. (I may not mention Spooks so often, but my love for Ruth will never die.) I am using one now (on Dreamwidth). Over on LJ, I shall attempt to edit the entry and use the Public Eye one made for me by eve11, who even went Googling Alfred Burke images to make icons for me. (♥)

[personal profile] liadtbunny also took pity on me in my obscurity and wrote me a Public Eye/Avengers (TV) crossover, in which Frank Marker meets two eccentrics in search of champagne in a dark alleyway. And also Dark Towers fic! (I can't explain again. Click on the Look and Read tag on this entry if you're feeling brave and possibly ready to pause and read things slowly at need.)

Doctor Who was not forgotten, either, as I had a great drabble from [personal profile] john_amend_all, and a lovely ficlet from [personal profile] cosmic_llin, both of which featured Tegan.

Not actually in my stocking, but tucked away on AO3, I had two excellent Heyer drabbles from [profile] desert_vixen (Excitement and Notes. The first is my favourite, I have to admit, because it's beautifully evil.)

I also wrote some things, and made some icons, but I shall have to find them all again and make another post, I think. I should say that I was very tired and ended up with this Desperate Drabbling plan, in which I wrote down all the characters/pairings from requests I might be able to do and randomly generated poetry prompts, matched them up and attempted a drabble until I ran out of steam. Also some icons. But it did end up a bit random as to who actually got things and who didn't. Still, it was better than nobody getting anything. (Well, unless it wasn't, but let's hope otherwise!)

Anyway, I loved everything, so thanks to everyone who was kind enough to stuff things in my stocking: ♥ ♥ ♥


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