lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
Dear Yuletide Writer,

You share a tiny fandom with me, so that makes you a person of taste and awesomeness as far as I'm concerned and I hope that you have fun writing for me.

I am a great believer in the story that you want to tell being the one that's going to be the most compelling to read, so please, write that story. If you are the sort of person who likes a concise letter and a free hand, just go for what you have in mind. The extra details are for souls like me who want them. Do not attempt to give me everything below in one fic; you'd do yourself an injury. If anything seems contradictory, it's mostly because I like all sorts of different things at different times in different fandoms.

Annual long flaily letter continues under here )
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: (Default)
I also wrote stuff, shock, horror!

First, my assignment, which was for butterflymind, who (as it turned out) shares about twenty small fandoms with me, and I matched on two of them in this year's request. I badly wanted to write the one about the characters from the Miss Marple book A Moving Finger, but that didn't happen, and I did have the rough beginnings of a Jonathan Creek fic somewhere that matched the request exactly. Just one problem - I'd set up a typical Jonathan Creek mystery with no solution. (It's amazing what the brain does at need, because suddenly, I could at least come up with something to explain the ballerina, the clown and the vanishing motel...). I would have liked to have had more brain and add a little more mention of random Adam things, and just a smidgeon of something more serious to counterweight all the Maddy-Jonathan banter, but I hope that it is plain that there are feelings going on under here, as it is. Anyway, banter was what my recipient asked for, so overall I'm pleased with it (and very relieved that I caught a minor plot hole before Yuletide actually went live). Happily, my recipient seemed to like it too:

Persistence in Porcelain (4090 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jonathan Creek (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jonathan Creek, Maddy Magellan
Additional Tags: Yuletide
Summary:

Maddy's got a problem involving a ballerina, a clown and a vanishing motel. Obviously, there's only one person who can help. She just probably shouldn't have annoyed him first...



I also wrote two treats out in rough while the letters went up, and finally typed them up after I'd finished my main assignment (I could have done more with the Time Traveller's Guide one if I'd been badly behaved and written things the other way round, but it works. People seemed to like it.) Anyway, reading the letter requesting it, immediately made me think of writing it rather like The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (though it mutated a little from that starting point), and that was what I did. The other, well, the other was a bit of a joke and not exactly very hard to guess as being by me (to say the least), but it came out of a conversation with the recipient, and had to be done.

The Time Traveller’s Guide: Important Additional Information (1722 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England - Ian Mortimer
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Summary:

Because there are always some people who seem to need the obvious spelling out to them…



Striking A Balance (745 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Steel (Sapphire and Steel), Sapphire (Sapphire and Steel), Silver (Sapphire and Steel)
Additional Tags: Curtain Fic
Summary:

In which Sapphire and Steel shop for curtains, for inscrutable reasons.



So, overall, it's been a good Yuletide. And thanks to thankyouturtle, recessivejean, [personal profile] lferion and the_alchemist, who wrote gifts for me!
lost_spook: (jc - jonathan & Maddy)
The next round of daft snippets from the housework meme. As last time, only the tiniest bit of actual shippiness in the Allo Allo one.

5. Jonathan Creek - Jonathan Creek/Maddy Magellan: hanging out (or folding up) the laundry (387 words) From [livejournal.com profile] justice_turtle

Lies and laundry )

8. DW - Brig/Liz – ironing (310 words) From [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1

Scientific advisers don't do ironing in the lab )

9. Allo Allo - Helga Geerhart/Otto Flick: clearing the spiders out of the garage. (246 words) From [livejournal.com profile] brunhilde_1013

Don't kill Gestapo spiders... )

17. Blake's 7 - Tarrant/Dayna: cleaning the kitchen or galley (89 words) From [livejournal.com profile] vilakins

How to clean your space age kitchen )
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: (jc - jonathan & Maddy)
This wasn't going to be the character for today, but I got carried away earlier when my collecting of bits and pieces and so on led to unexpected Colin Baker and Anthony Stewart Head (see below) among other things. (Besides, does Jonathan Creek count as obscure? Doesn't feel like it can be, really...)

How come when I stay at your place you get the bed and I get the sofa, but when you stay at my place you still get the bed and I get the sofa? )

So Far )

ETA: Oh, yes, forgot to say that Colin Baker's character has a wardrobe that is painted a suspiciously familiar colour of blue.

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