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I decided I would make another claim at [community profile] who_allsorts | [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts for the theme "Historical" and I have finally chosen my table, so all I have to do is fill one with a fanwork by 3 May (or else I might have to tell myself off). I like it, anyway*:

#01 – Summer still holds on #02 – Visiting the graces #03 – This cosmic show
#04 – You cannot find the centre #05 – In the cold, glittering morning #06 – Another missing person
#07 – A sudden death #08 – Forgetting who I am #09 – Night descending




* I know I made it up, so I shouldn't say that, but it was about 3 years ago, and it was random, so it doesn't feel like it.
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I think it's fair to say I'm pretty depressed right now & it is about time to cease the wallowing in despair and things, really. Shall we try a meme?

Give me a number and a pairing & I'll write a drabble or ficlet!

1. glad you came
2. team
3. don't lie
4. i'm coming home
5. story of my life
6. falling down
7. clarity
8. counting stars
9. wake me up
10. safe and sound
11. lose yourself
12. in the sun
13. the monster
14. burn
15. sweet nothing
16. i'm with you
17. we believe
18. thanks for the memories
19. anything could happen
20. little talks
21. the pretender
22. by the way
23. sanctuary
24. paradise
25. where is my mind


(Any two characters will do if you don't want a pairing, just use an '&'. Not that if you apply a '/' romance will necessarily happen, because this is me. But I do try. Any fandom you think I know is fine. I shall just say if you come up with anything I don't know or really can't do.)
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
Let me do something that isn't rambling about old TV!

It's been a while and I need to print off the full list again, for reasons, so... if anyone would like to leave any more prompts (please please!!) in the 500 Prompts meme you're welcome, doubly so if you weren't around when I first offered or you only left one or two... but, hey, all prompts are good!

The instructions are on the original post, but basically it is a very long list of prompts. You choose one/two/many and attach a character/pairing/crossover meeting etc. & at some point in the dim and distant future when you have forgotten all about it, I write a ficlet. Or possibly a drabble or a 6000+ word fic, depending. I make no promises! (One thing I have noticed is that I do seem to respond more to prompts with more than one character.) And anything's fair game - any fandom I've mentioned or is in my profile/tags. If I can't do something, I'll just say.

(In the last year and a few odd months, I think I've done nearly 30, so... fic does happen.)

Prompts = ♥
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Writing memes have been pleasingly plentiful of late, and I picked up this one from [livejournal.com profile] sallymn by way [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 who adapted it sensibly and I've tweaked it again for my own evil purposes:

Reply to this post by giving me [a] character[s]/pairing from one of my fandoms and one word/short quote; and I'll write you a ficlet.

I don't know how quickly I might write a ficlet. I am very happy with my weird S&S prompts, but that tells me two things: a) prompt ficlets really are the way to go right now and b) something other than S&S to turn to might be a relief for everybody! (And as I said, a lot of my other prompts went inconveniently long. My brain; it refuses to acknowledge its actual limits.)

As usual with these things, anything I've mentioned anywhere is fair game. I'll let you know if you really do pick something impossible.
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And now, the end of the housework meme! (Phew. That was a long meme.)

3. Press Gang – Lynda Day/Spike Thomson: getting an oil change for the car. From [livejournal.com profile] lolmac (All ages, 540 words) Who specified there was to be no vehicle substitution. I managed this, even though I’m pretty sure neither of the characters would have a valid UK driving license, let alone a car.

Lynda, you can't drive )

14. Spooks – Ruth/Harry: hoovering the curtains. From [livejournal.com profile] daibhid_c

I tried writing this, and I worked out that they were hoovering the curtains (probably in a safe house) as an excuse to keep an eye on what was happening outside, and that it was Ruth’s idea. But I couldn’t come up with anything non-dull beyond that. The best I managed was a conversation about hoovering the curtains vs washing them, and that point I decided it was better for everyone's sakes if I didn't attempt actually writing it. (Sorry. I think maybe I need to rewatch some Spooks, when I can. Ruth and Harry are kind of elusive.)



19. Doctor Who – Ben Jackson/Polly Wright: changing nappies. (599 words) From [livejournal.com profile] belantana (Who said that the baby didn’t have to be theirs, in fact, the unlikelier, the better. So, it was pretty unlikely. It's not terribly good, though, really, this one, but meme!fic. And I have prompts now. Prompts are cool.)

Left holding the baby )
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
Because I have one. By accident, but I do. Someone in the last round of [livejournal.com profile] fan_flashworks invented this nice little random generator tool - you type in characters and it supplies combinations and prompts using fanfic cliches or genres. (I stuck to cliches; you know how I like going at cliches from unexpected angles.)

I was playing round with it (as I do when I'm bored), mostly trying my 1980s UNIT peoples. (They are not good with fanfic cliches. Either I've already used them, or they just wouldn't go for it. Or for random pairings.) And then, idly, I typed in a lot of random 'Elements'. And... I fell in love with the results. I mean, utterly in love. I don't know why.

So, now I have an epic prompt list that I am going to play with, which is probably not going to be much fun for anyone else, but for at least this week, I love the idea. And it's me, so there's no deadlines, no words limits, I can do 50 words, drabbles, three sentences, ficlets, or get carried away when I'm able. And I can have ALL THE ELEMENTS. Which, if anyone remembers me rambling about being fannish about the periodic table, was mostly what I wanted all along.

(I still have my lovely post full of prompts, but I got stuck on four at once, which was off-putting. I'll go back to those, though - but I need something to make me write small things, and this hopefully will work.) I don't know why I need excuses and prompts to write the things I want to write... but I do.

100 Element & Fanfic cliche Prompts )
Anyway, here for my own reference, but feel free to point out if you like the look of any of them, and maybe I'll try for those first. Since it is a ridiculously epic list, also feel free to snaffle any. (More S&S fic of any kind is a good thing; steal my crazy prompts, please, why not? I'm not really going to manage 100 prompts, am I?)

The thing was amusingly averse to pairing Sapphire & Steel though. After realising it hadn't given me one prompt for them, I cut it down to just Sapphire, Steel and Silver. Still no good. I had to have only Sapphire and Steel before it'd grudgingly give me some. (So those prompts are all at the end.) Some of them, I'd like to add, I kept for pure crackiness, although I'm not entirely sure I can cope with crack!fic in this fandom. (Or have I already written some? Knowing me I probably have.) Anyway, it will be more constructive than moping and playing with screencaps, which is mostly what I seem to do when I'm tired and bored lately.

ETA: And I have (barring editing and the tail end of one) finished the housework meme, and I did type up a 1980s UNIT snippet (which I planned to do in Jan; that needs editing, too.) So, that makes this better, obviously. (Er. Expect some fic soon?)
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Belatedly, and against my better judgement, I've decided to run with this meme, taken from both [personal profile] clocketpatchand [livejournal.com profile] jjpor. (After all, I did make requests of both of them...)

Give me two characters from different fandoms you know I'm familiar with, and I'll give you a dialogue happening between the two of them. Without justifying how the crossover would work, how their worlds clashed or how they could even meet each other. Just a silly crossover conversation with no backstory, for fun.

For something like this, I'm willing to do almost anything I've seen/read reasonably often or at least retain some definite memory of. (It's a long story, but I've attempted more insane things elsewhere, for characters I know NOTHING about... And got away with it, too. *blushes*)

So, here goes, but anything I've mentioned here before is fair game.

Potential crossovers under the cut )
I think that's more than enough bizarre things, isn't it? Let's hope it hasn't scared everyone away!!! 

*wonders if I will regret this*

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