lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
I'm back! I'm very tired, so comments and posts will wait/be erratic until I'm not. In the meantime, I'm trying to get some Yuletide recs up before Reveal. I carefully bookmarked on AO3 as I read while away, so hopefully this should be a quiet, simple thing to do?

It's a fairly random first pass of the archive. I tend to read shorter fics, and also have a terrible habit (faced with the chocolate box that is Yuletide) of reading only one or two fics out of a fandom with several in it before skipping to the next shiny thing, but still, an overview of some things I've particularly enjoyed so far, in the hopes that others might enjoy them too:

19 Recs in Archer's Goon, The Avengers, Chalet School, Georgette Heyer (Devil's Cub, False Colours, Frederica), Dracula, Fionavar Tapestry, Forsyte Saga, The Highwayman, Honeysuckle Cottage, I Capture the Castle, Ngaio Marsh, Indiana Jones, Jane Eyre, Jane the Virgin, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and Maid Marian )

More to come later today! (Hopefully! But definitely including my shiny Madness Treat when it does. \o/)
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 )

Quick note

04/02/2011 04:38 pm
lost_spook: (carry on Shorthouse writing)
... to say I finally got around to posting the [livejournal.com profile] fandom_stocking stories I wrote (or most of them) into the community's AO3 collection. So, apologies those of you who may suddenly find a note to say you've got a gift, and then it's only that!

If people want to know the links are under the cut - that share feature is very, very handy! (Two of these I have already posted to Teaspoon, of course.)

DW, Press Gang, Blake's 7 etc )

If anyone prefers not to have their stocking filler archived there, let me know & I'll delete it.
lost_spook: (Maid Marian & Robin (no merry men))
I've been collecting links again, so time to share, this time for something even more obscure than the last: Maid Marian and Her Merry Men.

But don't run away: this fic I recommend to anyone with a passing knowledge of Robin Hood, and a sense of humour. Seriously. It's got a great style &, as long as you get that Marian does all the work and Robin prefers to look good and design the outfits, you can just read & enjoy the crack - this is huge fun:

Woo the Day by alyse.
(5780 words; All ages - in which Robin wakes up to the fact that Marian is a Girl. Obviously, it doesn't go well. Warnings: complete lack of historical realism?)

If you need to know: MM was a CBBC show was written by Tony Robinson (aka Baldrick from Blackadder) & he was also the Sherriff, while Danny John-Jules (Cat from Red Dwarf) was Barrington (this Sherwood's Will Scarlett). And there was mud. And crazy songs. (Have the End Titles, just to complete the illusion that this fic was an actual ep).

In which I have a thought or two )

Anyway, if anyone wants it, a YouTube nostalgia-fest lies beneath the cut.
(No spoilers anywhere here, btw, in clips or fic - don't think there is such a thing for this show).

She's back... and this time she's wearing a hat! )

(Sorry about the deja vu if anyone saw this post's brief appearance on Sunday. I needed to edit.)

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