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08/06/2016 02:14 pm
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1. I defaulted on Not For Prime Time. I know by now I shouldn't sign up for exchanges, excepting only Yuletide (because once a year come hell or high water to see how it goes is a good thing) and possbly Remix (because it works differently). But of course I love exchanges and it's hard to remember that they don't mix well with being ill even in the best circumstances. So I'm kicking myself for giving in and signing up, and also for defaulting on a really lovely assignment that I had a perfectly workable idea for, but I'm immediately a good deal less stressed. Bingos are fine, Runaway Tales, prompts, commentfests, but not exchanges and only some ficathons. I know this by now. *kicks self again*

(When I'm well enough, one day, sometime, never, I shall sign up for ALL THE EXCHANGES. And run some. And ficathons. All of them. Well, maybe, lol.)


2. While not doing NPT, I did quite a lot of family history (tidying, small bits of transcribing and typing up mostly, but more and more consistently than I've managed for six years), which is amazing. If I have been quiet lately, that was one of the reasons.


3. Also I wrote some more ficlets (while not writing my NPT fic, I know, I know. I should be able to do it; it's just never quite that simple). Two more for the meme, one for the Commentfest (it hasn't entirely ended yet):

Gateaux and Glitz (571 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7, Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kerr Avon, Dayna Mellanby, Melanie Bush
Additional Tags: Crossover, Humor, Cake Fic Meme, Prompt Fic, Meme
Summary: "Are you ticklish?" (Melanie Bush + Kerr Avon.)


Safe Break (496 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Vila Restal & Soolin
Characters: Soolin (Blake's 7), Vila Restal
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Humor, Prompt Fic, Bank Robbery
Summary: “We shouldn’t be doing this.” (Vila + Soolin)


Ruined (392 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Sandbaggers
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sir Geoffrey Wellingham, Neil Burnside, Matthew Peele
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Obscure and British Commentfest, Humor
Summary: Matthew's interests come in handy for once.
lost_spook: (b7 - Vila)
1. The Obscure & British Commentfest continues! \o/ It is my birthday weekend now, so I shall be pimping again, at least a little, to see if I can poke it into some further weekend action (and then I promise I shall at least stop pimping). It's going nicely and we have a whole bunch of fills (including Spike from Buffy paying a visit to Nouvion and Steel getting sold suits from Mr Humphreys, just for starters).

Thanks to everyone who has helped promote it! It really does make a difference. I also have some rebloggable Tumblr posts, if anyone wants to give it a shout over there. (Most of the time when I complain about Tumblr, that's just me, because I was clearly a person made for LJ and therefore not Tumblr material, but you do realise when trying to promote something multi-fandom like this where the tag-tracking just isn't going to help much, that you have nowhere to go and are totally reliant on reblogs. If I'm missing some major fandom newsletter-type submission blog, let me know.) Anyway, please don't feel obliged, despite my over-thinking stuff, but if you are willing and able, the posts are here, here, here and here. Thank you!


1a. A side-effect of the Commentfest and LJ's relative quietness is that I get temporarily shunted to top of the day's LJs. (And, yes, such power! It puts me up above the gods...! etc. etc. And then I crash straight back into my usual obscurity.)

Anyway, the point of this is that LJ has a button you can press to automatically friend the top 15 journals, so I get random friending during the fest. If you have friended me over the last week and you did it on purpose and aren't a bot, please do comment to this post and wave at me, and I'll friend you back. (I just don't want to friend people who wanted someone popular and interesting! It would be embarrasing all round.)


2. Not entirely about the fest, but definitely Obscure & British - I have been writing some things! Here is an NYR fic, two fills for the fest, and a belated Trope Bingo effort, which can all be found over at AO3 (and the fills via the Masterpost, too, of course):


For the commentfest, for Liadt:

Congratulations & Celebrations (298 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Adam Adamant/Georgina Jones
Characters: Adam Llewellyn De Vere Adamant, Georgina Jones
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Humor, Obscure and British Commentfest
Summary: Adam and Georgie celebrate their anniversary in a way that's sure to become an annual tradition for them...

For the commentfest, for Van:

Rumours of Blake (947 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Vila Restal, Orac (Blake's 7), Kerr Avon, Dayna Mellanby, Cally (Blake's 7), Del Tarrant
Additional Tags: Mentions of Blake, mentions of various relationships, Ficlet, Humor, Work Contains Fan(s) or Fandom(s), Season/Series 03, Obscure and British Commentfest
Summary: The Liberator Crew discovers that some people have been writing fiction about their favourites rebels, and that rumours of Blake seem to have been greatly exaggerated. (S3)


A Sandbaggers/Mr Palfrey crossover for Trope Bingo square "Trust and Vows":

One Good Turn (1212 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Sandbaggers, Mr. Palfrey of Westminster
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Willie Caine, Neil Burnside, Mr. Palfrey (Mr. Palfrey of Westminster)
Additional Tags: Crossover, Spies & Secret Agents, Trope Bingo Amnesty, Trust Issues, 1980s, Season/Series 03 Spoilers
Summary: One bad apple and you’ve got to check the whole barrel hasn’t gone rotten, that’s the problem…


And for NYR, for paperclipbitch:

Four Plied (1359 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Poldark - All Media Types, Poldark (TV 1975)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Demelza Carne/Dwight Enys/Caroline Penvenen/Ross Poldark, Dwight Enys/Caroline Penvenen, Demelza Carne/Caroline Penvenen, Demelza Carne/Ross Poldark, Caroline Penvenen/Ross Poldark
Characters: Caroline Penvenen, Demelza Carne, Dwight Enys, Ross Poldark
Additional Tags: Yuletide, OT4, Book 07: The Angry Tide, Post-The Angry Tide
Summary: It's chiefly Caroline's doing, of course.
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
Amazing truth, we already have fills and I need to make this post. (The main commentfest post is here.)

'Allo 'Allo
The Fantome of the Cafe Rene (PG, Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer) by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni

Ace of Wands
Ozzie the Owl POV by [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny
Human Error by [livejournal.com profile] skybirdday (PG-13, Crossover with Sapphire and Steel.)

Adam Adamant Lives!
Georgie/Adam, Congratulations & Celebrations, 298 words by [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook

Agent Carter
Bletchley Circle/Agent Carter-Peggy Carter/Bletchley Cast-Peggy meets the girls by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

Are You Being Served?
Sapphire and Steel/Are You Being Served, Steel + Mr. Humphries, A Very Hard Sale. by [livejournal.com profile] count_nickula

The Avengers
Steed & Peel - "Steed, we're needed" by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

The Ballad of Barry and Freda - Victoria Wood
next-door neighbour POV, 384 words by [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook

Blake's 7
The Liberator crew discovers fanfic (G, 943 words.) by [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Flying, Dayna & Tarrant by [personal profile] swordznsorcery

Bletchley Circle
Bletchley Circle/Agent Carter-Peggy Carter/Bletchley Cast-Peggy meets the girls by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel
Peace At Last, Bletchley Circle, Susan/Millie, celebrating the end of the war by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan
A Rose By Any Other Name, G, The Bletchley Circle, Millie/Jean: flowers by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Fantome of the Cafe Rene (PG, Crossover with 'Allo 'Allo) by [livejournal.com profile] brutti_ma_buoni

The Champions
Craig/Sharron/Richard - Finding their way together by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

Countermeasures
Tick, Tick, Tick... Boom, Rachel/Allison, Nitro-9 by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan

Department S
Jason King/Stewart Sullivan/Annabelle Hurst-Huddling for warmth cramps one's style by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

dinnerladies
The Funniest Thing..., dinnerladies, Bren (& ensemble if you can) by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan

Doctor Who (1963)
Jamie & Victoria - Fake relationship by [personal profile] john_amend_all
"I'm Not Ready", Doctor Who- Ace/her Girl of the Week by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan
Wandering Savage, G, Leela/Toos, Leela goes back to Toos by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan
By Your Side, G, Ace/Ray, travelling together by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan
fake marriage (Jamie/Victoria) by [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny
Ace / Ray - travelling together by [personal profile] john_amend_all

Enemy at the Door
Doctor of Philosophy by [livejournal.com profile] hyarrowen

Heartbeat
An Easy Silence, Heartbeat, Jenny/Tricia, G by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan

Home Fires
When Anger Takes Control, G, Steph Farrow by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan
Wrong Feels So Right, Home Fires, Steph/Mim, G by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan

Humans
Niska - Dreams by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

The IT Club
Roy + Moss + Jen, playing a tabletop game together as a bonding exercise by [livejournal.com profile] ssclassof56

James Bond
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Lazenby!Bond)-Bond/Tracy-Better by far you should forget and smile by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (Lazenby!Bond) - Bond/Tracy - 'We have all the time in the world' AU by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare
Four Points of the Compass by [livejournal.com profile] lexigent

Neverwhere
Ingress by anon.

The New Avengers
Purdey/Lord John Marbury-Purdey goes undercover as Lord John's aide (Crossover with The West Wing) by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

The Persuaders
Daniel Wilde/Brett Sinclair-"Danny is obscure and I am British!" by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel
Brett and Danny - Danny rescues Brett from drowning [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

Press Gang
This might not be the dinosaur you were thinking of... by [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42

The Prisoner
Welcome to the Village by [livejournal.com profile] spikesgirl58

The Professionals
Bodie/Doyle Many an Obscure Past by [livejournal.com profile] byslantedlight

Robin of Sherwood
Robin/Marion, star-gazing, all ages by [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny

The Sandbaggers
Matthew Peele, a 'ruin-bibber, randy for antique', G, 395 words by [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook

Sapphire & Steel
Sapphire and Steel/Are You Being Served, Steel + Mr. Humphries, A Very Hard Sale. by [livejournal.com profile] count_nickula
No Way Out by [livejournal.com profile] spikesgirl58
Fire and Ice by [livejournal.com profile] spikesgirl58
Sapphire - In Anima by Kitty Eden
Human Error by [livejournal.com profile] skybirdday (PG-13, Crossover with Ace of Wands.)

Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Give their lives a glimmer of hope by [livejournal.com profile] killing_kurare

Shetland
To Make a Sick Heart Heal by spilled_notes

Spooks | MI5
Lucas North/Adam Carter, PG by [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit

Tenko
After Everything, M, Marion/OFC, Marion finds comfort in a new friend by [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan

The West Wing
Purdey/Lord John Marbury-Purdey goes undercover as Lord John's aide (Crossover with The New Avengers) by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

Whitechapel
A Strange Understanding by [livejournal.com profile] di_daydreamer
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The commentfest is now live here at my LJ! (Anon commenting enabled). Please feel free to prompt & fill!

If anyone's happy to pimp, that would also be wonderful. Banners are here, complete with handy coding inc. the link. (And apologies to anyone who shares many of the appropriate comms with me - spammage is now beginning. /o\)

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1. It is nearly time for the Obscure & British Commentfest! I was in two minds whether to run it or not this year - up until a few weeks ago, ever since when I've been basically hopping up and down going "Is it time yet? IS IT NOW?" Well, next weekend and onwards, it will be. The May online b'day party for those who love obscure and British fandoms. (For a given meaning of obscure; please let's not go into that again...)

\o/ Any fandoms I should make banners of that I haven't already done?


2. I made a thing: an Unconventional Courtship Generator Tumblr. It seemed like disposing of the masses of cracky summaries I've generated via Tumblr was one of the things it might be useful for. We shall see! (Probably not. Is Tumblr useful for anything in the end, except that lonely in a crowd feeling? /cynical yet hopeful)


3. Sorry about the meme ficlets I owe. For some reason, when Victoria Wood died, it really knocked me off my stride. I don't know why. Hopefully this week! (Please send a note to other celebrities not to die and inconvenience my fannish pursuits).


... nearly the commentfest. *nods*

ETA: Also am reading more terrible Regency Romances. Latest heroines were called Roslyn and Lindsey. Lindsey has a sister called Blythe. /o\
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
\o/ And I already need to start this post...


Masterlist of fills for the Obscure & British Commentfest:

All Creatures Great and Small
Doctor Who / All Creatures Great and Small, Tristan Farnon+the Fifth Doctor & Peri Brown, mistaken identity by [personal profile] swordznsorcery

The Avengers (UK TV)
Tara King--Heels (G) by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel
Avengers/DW Mrs Peel rescues the Doctor, All ages by [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny
Emma Peel/John Steed, abandoned town, general audiences (1593 words) by [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny

Blake's 7
A Flock of Golden Daffodils Blake's7, How Green Was My Valley Kerr Avon (PG) by [livejournal.com profile] executrix
Eight Billion Nine Hundred Thousand (G) by [livejournal.com profile] executrix

The Champions
Craig Stirling, Sharron Macready, Richard Barrett, Tremayne--Found Out (PG) by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel
OT3 or closer than family bond - Tremaine Finds Out 'big reveal' about their powers by swordznsorcery>

Department S
Jason King, Stewart Sullivan, Annabelle Hurst--Zombies Attack? (PG) by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

Doctor Who
Jamie/Sam or Jamie/Victoria, clothes stolen while swimming by [personal profile] john_amend_all
Jamie/Victoria, clothes stolen while swimming, PG, 888 words by [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny
Ainley!Master and Delgado!Master -- Sarn Invictus (PG) by [livejournal.com profile] icarus_chained
the Master (any version): Chess pieces by [livejournal.com profile] scripsi
Any Doctor vs. Any Master- PG (minor character death) by [livejournal.com profile] irishvampire13
Avengers/DW Mrs Peel rescues the Doctor, All ages by [livejournal.com profile] liadtbunny
DelgadoMaster and AinleyMaster- PG (implications of future torture) by [livejournal.com profile] irishvampire13
Fifth Doctor/Tegan Jovanka, just this once alternate universe by [livejournal.com profile] sevanatwonights
AinleyMaster- No warnings by [livejournal.com profile] irishvampire13
Fifth Doctor, AinleyMaster- Potentially disturbing imagery by [livejournal.com profile] irishvampire13
Fifth Doctor and companions; like catching fireflies on a summer evening by [livejournal.com profile] irishvampire13
Ben/Polly, Pirate AU, 228 words by [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Tegan & Nyssa, their friendship by [livejournal.com profile] irishvampire13
Doctor Who / All Creatures Great and Small, Tristan Farnon+the Fifth Doctor & Peri Brown, mistaken identity by [personal profile] swordznsorcery
Fifth Doctor/Tegan Jovanka, just this once by [livejournal.com profile] irishvampire13

Fortysomething
Rory Slippery, Daniel Slippery--Admirer (PG) by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

Good Omens
Aziraphale and Crowley--Selling Books by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

Green Knowe Series - Lucy M. Boston
Tolly and Mrs Oldknow. Geminids by [personal profile] legionseagle
Tolly and Mrs Oldknow: Constellations by [livejournal.com profile] hyarrowen

Hamlet - Shakespeare
The Pandemayne and Small Ale Club (G) by [livejournal.com profile] executrix

How Green Was My Valley
A Flock of Golden Daffodils Blake's7, How Green Was My Valley Kerr Avon (PG) by [livejournal.com profile] executrix

In the Flesh
Jemima Walker--Worthy (PG) by [livejournal.com profile] timelessapeel

The IT Crowd
Moss/Roy - General audiences, warning for zombies by [livejournal.com profile] oonaseckar

Jonathan Creek
Jonathan Creek & Maddy Magellan, reunion by [livejournal.com profile] weaselett

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, Gilbert Norrell, 'The first shall bury his heart in a dark wood beneath the snow, yet still feel its ache' by [personal profile] swordznsorcery

Miss Marple
TENTACLES Fandom: Miss Marple; Character: Jane Marple; Rating (G) WARNING: Implied character death by [livejournal.com profile] executrix

The Ogre Downstairs
Here Be Monsters by [livejournal.com profile] oonaseckar

The Quiet Gentleman - Georgette Heyer
Drusilla Morville, skeletons in the closet (bonus points if it's a literal skeleton) by [livejournal.com profile] ylla

Robin of Sherwood
Nasir by [personal profile] swordznsorcery

Sapphire & Steel
Steel, Sapphire, Silver, Bismuth -- A Happy Irregularity (PG) by [livejournal.com profile] icarus_chained

Zodiac (TV)
Best Out Of Ten by [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook

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Now live over at my LiveJournal!

(If you have problems with LJ, sorry, but it works much better in one place. However, anon commenting is on, if that helps.)
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
Something I wrote for the Obscure & British Commentfest (which has had a few more things posted lately, some of them wonderful (and for me!!!)):

Secrets Are A Tricky Thing (702 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Spooks | MI-5
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ruth Evershed/Tom Quinn
Characters: Ruth Evershed, Tom Quinn (Spooks)
Additional Tags: Obscure and British Commentfest, Angst, Fluff, Season/Series 02, Mild Hurt/Comfort
Summary:

Ruth and Tom and a moment. (S2)



(I... think I might actually be going to write my Ruth/Tom post-acpocalypse fic for [community profile] hc_bingo now. Writing that made me suddenly feel there's fic in me for them after all. 0_o)

(ETA: You know what this means. I might have to watch 2.5 again. Oh, the pain and hardship... :lol:)
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Still feeling grumpy (and still unable to manage being a pirate and thus still have no OUaT. *pines and sulks*).

However, fannish things!

[livejournal.com profile] apocalyptothon is taking votes for fandoms to include in a multi-fandom apocalyptic exchange.

[community profile] fic_corner (the exchange for any children's literature) is in its nominations stage. It was lovely last year.

(I'm still trying to stay strong and not sign up for anything till Yuletide, but... some things are tempting!)

[personal profile] john_amend_all has made an [community profile] unconventionalcourtship random generator. (The Mills & Boon summary ficathon). The resulting crack is pretty amazing... ETA: Because, hey, the link might help, yes? *is very tired*

Some examples under here )


Also, fills have continued to come in for the Obscure & British fest, so it's well worth checking out the Masterpost. (There's even the moving tale of love between two footnotes, as well as other terribly shiny things. <3)
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
Because there are some prompts filled for the fest already! \o/ (This post will be updated as more fills come in.)

Masterlist of Fills )
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I've just launched the second Obscure & British commentfest over on my LJ!



(Click on the banner to be transported there.)
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
A Masterlist post for fills from the Obscure & British commentfest. I'll update this post with any further fanworks as they arrive.

Obscure & British fills )
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The post is now open over on LiveJournal!



(Sorry for any inconvenience, Dreamwidth folks, but it needed to be in one place.)

ETA: I have, though, put anon commenting on. Or at least, definitely tried... ;-)
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General



Please feel free to make your own and add in the comments. I still have the template and can make another one for your fandom, if you link to or post a suitable pic in the comments.
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I was sort of thinking about having a comment ficathon for things I like, for my birthday, except that wouldn't really work. And then I started thinking what I could do that might just... and so, if I had a comment-a-thon for things that were old (pre-2000) and British and obscure, would that be a thing that might work? Or at least not just have me prompting by myself?

It includes a lot and the only big fandoms I can think of that aren't automatically excluded by those qualifiers anyway are LOTR, Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes. And possibly Classic Who, but I'm reluctant to exclude Classic Who because a) people might actually join in and b) no one era is all that popular. (60s only?)

Anyway, how stupid an idea is that? It seems like fun to me, but then it would, wouldn't it? And if I do run it, I would need some help - I can make banners for it, but something I find very hard while I'm ill is promoting things. I can't even post the reminders for dw_straybunnies challenges on the comm itself because I find it so hard. So, if I did that and made banners, would people be willing to help post them about in relevant places? (I would do some myself, of course, too. It gets a bit easier if it's not just me - I think part of it is less about the effort and more about feeling stupid/a nuisance/going on about boring things somehow.)

It wouldn't do any harm, though - and it would be open to all fanworks as fills. And since I usually get overtired on my birthday, I would probably set it going before or after (next weekend?). And it'd just stay open with a link on my sticky, so people could always come back with fills whenever.

What do people think?

ETA: It's not the sort of thing where you could list fandoms, since anything that qualified would be okay, but here's some of mine that would be eligible: Blake's 7, Sapphire and Steel, Press Gang, Allo Allo, Miss Marple, Red Dwarf, Jonathan Creek, Ngaio Marsh, Shakespeare, Dickens, Austen, much other 19th C lit, children's/YA lit, Diana Wynne Jones, Chalet School, The Good Life, Duchess of Duke Street, Georgette Heyer, Poldark, I Claudius, Elizabeth R, House of Eliott etc etc.

Also, it's not egocentric, really, I just can't have a party in rl (though I may manage lunch with my friend round the corner at some point in the week ♥), so I'm going for an online equivalent.

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