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First handful of results from the prompts meme:

Space Married (940 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald
Characters: Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Accidental Marriage
Summary: “Don’t panic, but I think we might have accidentally got married…”

Unwelcome Bedfellows (120 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: John Sheridan, Alfred Bester
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Humor
Summary: Bester + Sheridan, “It’s only one night, we’ll just share the bed.”

Bedside Manner (546 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peri Brown & Sixth Doctor
Characters: Peri Brown, Sixth Doctor
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: “I’m dying.” (Six + Peri)

Experimental Flavours (587 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Press Gang
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kenny Phillips, Colin Mathews
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Humor
Summary: “Who crawls through someone’s window at 4am to go for ice cream?!”
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
So, I wrote things for Yuletide. Somewhat more than I expected...

Firstly, and most importantly, my assignment, which was for [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42. I had, when signing up initially, looked at my list of fandoms I was willing to write and said to myself I might as well have just said I'd write for Paranoidangel. And then laughed, shook my head at myself, reminded myself that Yuletide is a big exchange and added in a bunch of other fandoms... and then got assigned to Paranoidangel! (So, erm, sorry about that - you just got yet more of me instead of somebody new! I had fun writing for you, though! ♥)

Backstitch in Gold (3948 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The House of Eliott
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Beatrice Eliott & Evangeline Eliott, Beatrice Eliott/Jack Maddox
Characters: Beatrice Eliott, Evangeline Eliott, Jack Maddox
Additional Tags: Yuletide, 1920s, Fashion & Couture, Sister-Sister Relationship, Misses Clause Challenge, Women Being Awesome
Summary:

What has been well-stitched together doesn’t easily fray at the seams.



I'd been rewatching HoE recently and was determined to write fic for it, because there's so little of it, and knew what I wanted to do - a sort of big Bea and Evie across-the-years, culminating in a fixit for the ending. But then it seemed to fall flat in various places, and the ending wasn't quite how I remembered it, thus scuppering my planned final section and I floundered for a while. (I had in my head that Bea and Evie had a big row and, actually, they don't. Evie is angry at everyone, but Bea is muted, almost defeated.) However, eventually, I beat it into shape & hopefully it wasn't too bad! (I've learned by now, though, that I pretty much always feel my assignments are terrible - until the next year, when suddenly I realise that last year's was quite good... but this year's is terrible.)

Anyway, it was fun to write Bea & Evie, and I am still very fond of the series. (Which follows the fortunes of a pair of sisters who set up a London fashion house in the 1920s and is good fun & all up on YT if anyone is interested). I did want to work in more characters, though, and more social history... and, yes, well, possibly being unrealistic? I think in my head I wanted to write a big HofE novel, that's all. At least I finally came up with a title I liked. I had the summary before the fic, but it was in danger of being posted as "Untitled House of Eliott fic" as the deadline approached. (Backstitch is the strongest stitch commonly used for sewing & in gold, obviously, but also because that's how Jack refers to Bea early on. Hmm, I'm not sure now why I changed it from "Backstitch in Gold Thread" because that makes more sense! I shall go change it back.)

And more under the cut! )


Also I now know that it was Clocketpatch who risked complete obscurity by writing me that last minute Public Eye/Sapphire & Steel treat. (Thanks so much, Clocket! You're amazing!) My other wonderful gift was by DesertScribe, who's new to me, but whom I hope hasn't written their last S&S fic, because that one was excellent. ♥
lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
As promised!

These are a tiny handful from a first and rather erratic sweep of the archive. There will be more - when I finally make it through the whole alphabet! (As ever, I had to stick to mostly short things, although there is - amazingly - a 30,000 S&S fic featuring original Elements which I will have to go and print off, because... amazing.) There are more fics for many of these fandoms! There are whole novels and things in there... *waves hands in incoherent admiration of the 2014 Yuletide Collection*

17 recs in Archer's Goon, The Avengers, Blackadder, Blake's 7, Bleak Expectations, Chalet School, Chronicles of Prydain, Doctor Who (BFAs), Curse of Fatal Death, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, Drop the Dead Donkey, Fire & Hemlock, Hamlet, Henry IV, and Sapphire & Steel )
lost_spook: (dw - six)
The Devil's Harvest (3294 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Clara Oswin Oswald, Sixth Doctor
Additional Tags: Community: dw-allsorts, Community: hc_bingo, Episode: s07e14 The Name of the Doctor, Multi-Era
Summary:

Clara's alone in a wood in the middle of the night, but there's something else out there...



Also at the Teaspoon (once it's been approved).

Written for [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts prompt "the devil's harvest" and [community profile] hc_bingo square "deals with demons".
lost_spook: (dw - six)
In which I continue rescuing ficlets and suchlike from the depths of my notebooks. Here's another one for 500 prompts.

Title: One Dreary Day
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 275
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: It was one of those grey days – and then he turned up…

For [livejournal.com profile] taiyou_to_tsuki in the 500 Prompts Meme - Prompt 184: One dreary September day – Sixth Doctor. This is a little odd, I know, but it was what came to mind with the prompt for some reason.


One Dreary Day )

Gift fics

23/06/2013 12:42 pm
lost_spook: (dw - six)
Two marvellous fics I've been lucky to have written for me of late! I don't think I posted the Sixathon one here before, did I? (And [livejournal.com profile] sixathon has produced some lovely fics, you should go check it out, if you haven't already.)

So, my gift in the 2013 Sixathon:

Entanglements (4365 words) by ponygirl
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who, Doctor Who (1963), Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who (Big Finish Audio), Doctor Who & Related Fandoms
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: The Doctor/River Song
Characters: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, River Song
Additional Tags: Timey-Wimey, They keep meeting in the wrong order, The TARDIS is a sneaky so-and-so
Summary:

The Doctor has made it very clear to Evelyn that he is not interested in romantic entanglements. It's one of the things they agree on, actually.



(And, yes, it is as good as that all sounds and Ponygirl gave me my Evelyn & Six prompt, and then threw in a bonus Eleven-era character from one of my others. \o/)

And something that [personal profile] aralias wrote for me, for... well, I think because I sort of grumble-rambled the other day. Clearly, I should do that more often, because wonderfully cracky B7 fic ensued:

D(ams)el in Distress: Five Times Dayna and the Scorpio Crew Saved Tarrant (3239 words) by aralias
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Dayna Mellanby&Del Tarrant
Characters: Dayna Mellanby, Del Tarrant, Kerr Avon, Vila Restal, Soolin (Blake's 7)
Additional Tags: Damsel in Distress, Fake/Pretend Relationship
Summary:

For a young, handsome Space Captain, Del Tarrant certainly needs a lot of rescuing. Fortunately, Dayna Mellanby is not your average damsel.

lost_spook: (dw - six)
Title: Temporary Truce
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2044
Characters/Pairings: Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown, the Rani
Notes/Warnings: None. There is some technobabble that I hope – in the spirit of Pip and Jane – makes no sense whatsoever.
Summary: The Doctor and Peri need to persuade the Rani to hitch a ride with them, just this once.

For [livejournal.com profile] femme_slash_fan in the 2013 [livejournal.com profile] sixathon from the prompt: Six & Peri/Rani. Apologies for lack of more than a fleeting edge of shippiness, but I hope that you enjoy this anyway. Thanks to [personal profile] aralias for the beta.


Temporary Truce )
lost_spook: (dw - six)
1. I need to work on titles of posts.

2. [livejournal.com profile] sixathon is happening! You can sign up now (until April 12th) at the comm, or its Dreamwidth mirror, [community profile] sixathon if you prefer. \o/

3. I am ordering something on Amazon, but two of the marketplace sellers seem to be having a mini-price war over the thing I want. Every time I go back to my basket, it's gone a few pence cheaper. So I'm hanging on for a bit longer. I don't know when one of them will concede defeat and then it'll stop, but it's amusing me and saving me pennies. (Literally.)

4. Doctor Who tonight!

5. I'm sure there was something else I meant to say.
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Firstly, I am wearing contact lenses. This is really peculiar, but very exciting. (Although I did think for a bit that the very kind and patient woman at Boots wasn't going to let me have them... because of my initial inability to take them out. I must say I wondered what it would be like putting them in, but hadn't thought about how weird it would be sort of pinching at seemingly non-existent things in your eyes. However, I managed it.)

Secondly, and what I was meaning to say - I've been doing some actual writing!: I finally finished my DW/Angel crossover last night (now up on Teaspoon HERE). I must thank [livejournal.com profile] dbskyler who has probably forgotten that she answered my what-should-Peri-sing-at-karaoke question last spring or something - and gave me not only a sensible answer to that but also a fun last line. So: thanks!

Plus, have a random drabble! I've been going back through some of the old [livejournal.com profile] dw100 challenges recently and was trying to do one per Doctor for the 004/020 challenge 'crossover'. I did this one and then realised that not only was it obscure (as ever), but it didn't have a Doctor in it, so it didn't count (for my own personal satisfaction, I should add - [livejournal.com profile] dw100 are wonderfully non-prescriptive!). So: Tegan Jovanka has a new employee at the famliy cattle feed business who isn't the least bit scared of her bossiness... (I don't know why I keep using The Gathering continuity when sometimes I don't want the audio to exist, but then Tegan's arguments about why she ended up in the business are fun)(DW/Press Gang):

Just Like Home )

I've got my third fake TV Show nearly done, but I'll hold fire on it for a bit, because it's also Regency-set, so I don't want to follow Cloak and Dagger with it too swiftly.
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The other week, when I was feeling a bit too down to write anything at all sensible, I distracted myself with this. And since people liked the other character commentaries, I thought I may as well post it. Although I am embarrassed and it shouldn't happen again. It's just Six, you see, you know what's like...

Character commentary on Stardust )

And I must stop this. I really need to get on top of my family history instead. (Did you know I have a direct ancestor called John Benton, who was a soldier? But not a Sergeant. :lol:)
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Title: Winged Shadows
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages / PG
Word Count: WIP
Characters: Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown, Angel, Cordelia Chase, Wesley Wyndham-Price, Charles Gunn, Lorne, Lilah Morgan

Summary: There’s a new menace in LA and it’s not the weirdo in the patchwork coat. It’s something shadowy and dangerous. That makes it the business of Angel Investigations, Wolfram and Hart – and a passing Time Lord.

(Part One awaiting approval on Teaspoon.)

I'm ridiculously excited - I finished my Christmas fic last weekend, got my Stardust AU out of the way and have been finally able to decide which of my WIPs to finish off first. And, earlier this year, I rewatched Angel S2, which reminded me that, yes, actually, it was a great show, found it hard to find any decent crossovers (I have now, but no joint investigation stories) and, sadly, Andy Hallett (Lorne) died. So what else could I do? I'm thrilled to mess about with DW, shadowy monsters, demon karaoke and the amoral Wolfram and Hart. And to clash Angel with Six. Heh. So, you know, just humour me, okay. (Look, no OCs!)

I did write another fic, but I want to make a few tweaks to it. (Just in [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatch is reading and blinking a bit at the change of direction. I realised I may have had the Ainley Master in my head as well as wondering about adding angst!!! ;-D)

(Oh. Am I supposed to be excited about something else happening this evening? Pfft. That looks scary and claustrophobic... :lol:)
lost_spook: (ianbarbara)
At last! My effort for the 2009 [livejournal.com profile] sixathon.

Title Field Trip
Author [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating All ages
Word Count 5269
Characters Sixth Doctor, Peri Brown, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright. And half of 1F.
Summary Ian and Barbara encounter an unexpected danger on the school trip. Luckily, the Doctor is there to come to their rescue. In a manner of speaking…

Written for [livejournal.com profile] infiniteviking who requested Ian and Barbara, chaperoning a dozen kids on a school trip, encounter an alien menace and are rescued by Six. Unfortunately, getting out of danger is easier than getting back to civilization. Cue thirty hours trapped on a TARDIS that refuses to go where it's told, during which the Doctor and his increasingly amused companions have to entertain a group of scared ten-year-olds. The sillier, the better! The youngest they could be was eleven and I haven’t counted out the hours, but hopefully this is silly enough to amuse. I know it was 3rd prompt, but once I’d seen it, how could I possibly write anything else?

Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1 for kindly doing the beta-reading. Any remaining errors are therefore All My Fault.

Read more... )
lost_spook: (smallbrain)
Title UNIT: Stardust
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All Ages
Word Count: WIP
Characters: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe, the Master, Colonel Crichton, various OC 80s UNIT members.
Summary: October 1986: The Doctor and Evelyn arrive at UNIT just as the Colonel and his team are investigating the arrival of some mysterious aliens. Worse, the Doctor suspects a very familiar foe may be to blame.

Well, here we go again... I hope this works, what with juggling all these characters, but look! I wroted something with the Doctor actually in it. ;-)

Six and Evelyn, too, who are rather fun by themselves anyway. No Evil Torchwood this time, but the Master is nasty enough all by himself.

As usual, you'll need to patient until it appears on Teaspoon. (Well, you know, assuming everyone's not rolling their eyes and going "Not another of those UNIT fics...")
lost_spook: (ontheup)
Title: Mistaken
Author [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating All Ages/ PG
Word Count 1472
Characters Sixth Doctor, Rose Tyler
Summary Rose makes a little error with the dimension canon and gets far more than she bargained for.

Um *in small voice* this technically is Doctor/Rose fic, but does that count if it's Six/Rose? ([livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1, you remember you said the only thing I could do to put you off my writing would be to suddenly start writing Doctor/Rose fics...? I promise not to make more than an occasional habit of it. I thought I ought to warn you, as you've got me favourited.)

I'd like to blame this on Death by Asprin, but I think it was entirely my own fault, if I'm honest. It came from us discussing swapping Doctors and episodes and so on. Which I started. [livejournal.com profile] jjpor, what did you get me into?
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...looking for a present for my Dad. (And since his birthday list is miles too short, he still hasn't got one, but I have an idea.)

And then I saw Blake's 7 S3 sitting on the shelf, all on its lonesome. ("It's a sign!" cried my optimistic self. The other half of me raised an eyebrow and said, "It's £10 dearer than on Amazon, you were supposed to be having a break, you've still got the commentaries, you want to write your story and don't be silly.")

And then while I was staring at it battling temptation (get this straight, Tanith Lee wrote an episode?) a 10 year old boy and his mum arrived beside me and started looking at the Doctor Who stuff. I earwigged, as you do. And what was he after? He only likes Colin Baker, apparently. This made my day and I forgot I wasn't allowed to do the Librarian thing and stepped in to help Mystified Mum ("I like David Tennant") who was baffled by the absence of a Season boxset, barring this Trial of a Time Lord thing by explaining how classic DW releases worked. "He really loves Colin Baker," she informed me with a shrug, obviously thinking I was sane (which she wouldn't if she'd known I was staring at B7 S3).

Isn't that great?

Which reminds me, I haven't actually signed up for [livejournal.com profile] sixathon properly yet. I at least know which companions I want prompts for. I'm looking forward to it - the time scheme is pretty decent and I do like writing for Six.

I'm just rubbish at coming up with prompts. I mean, if I had a story idea, I'd probably be writing it, more fool me.

I just thought of an overly cute ending for Strange Weapons. *Glares at self* Said story is not cute. Well, it had better not be. Grr.

Oh, I didn't buy S3!
lost_spook: (Six)

All right, so you've just discovered the level of my sense of humour and the depths to which I will sink, but anyway, don't think I've linked to these two yet.

Companion Classes
(All Ages, Six & Peri)
http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=19680

The Doctor decides that it's about time Peri learned more about him.  Naturally, this involves a slide show presentation, some confusion and a written test.

TTR: Bric a Brac
(All Ages, Nine, Crossover with The Two Ronnies).
http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=22962

Which involves one Doctor, two Ronnies and a sonic screwdriver and surprisingly little innuendo. 

I've removed the obvious TTR links in this one, but it actually takes place in Nameless, because where else would you find Nyder and Nine shopping at the Two Ronnies' hardware store?

Some explanation (you may need it) )
lost_spook: (Six)
In the meantime, a fun piece I wrote when I read G K Chesterton's A Ballade of Suicide while looking for something else.

Ballad of Suicide (I Think I Will Not Hang Myself Today)
(Sixth Doctor, All ages)
http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=26319
Six should not be left alone with his mood swings...

The poem sounded so like Six I couldn't help it.  Aside from everything else, it even mentions H G Wells and has the line: "And decadents decay and pedants pall."  Plus, I have a feeling that the Doctor (or some of him) might get on well with Chesterton.  His celebration of the small things in life particularly.  Four and Six would enjoy his attitude to wine, I suspect.  ("I don't get where the water goes as long as it doesn't get into the wine.")

"An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered.  An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered."  (G K Chesterton 'On running after one's hat'). 

And the fact that he was going to write an ode to the things in his pocket, but "It would be too long and the age of epics is past." 
lost_spook: (Six)
 A short story to partner a long story.

4. Once A Human (Hidden Corners 4)
(Sixth Doctor, Peri, All Ages)

Blurb )Anyway, this one has Six, Peri and said Cyberman.  There's not really anything more to say.

http://www.whofic.com/viewstory.php?sid=16491

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