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8 Jun 2016 02:14 pm
lost_spook: (dw - six)
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 - deva)
Title: Private Transactions
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1600
Characters/Pairings: Soolin, Deva
Notes/Warnings: Pre-S4.
Summary: Soolin sells her skills, that’s how it works. This time, though, is just a bit different.

For [livejournal.com profile] aralias in the 500 Prompts Meme - Prompt 332: if looks could kill – Soolin & Deva

Private Transactions )
lost_spook: (b7 - Vila)
Title: Lesser Known Phobias about Physics
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 863
Characters/Pairings: Vila Restal, Dayna Mellanby, Kerr Avon, Soolin.
Notes/Warnings: S4, post-Orbit. Dodgy physics.
Summary: Vila’s got a new phobia, and it’s all about gravity, or maybe it isn’t.

For [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 and [personal profile] aralias in the 500 Prompts Meme - prompt 254: And that’s when I stopped believing in gravity – Vila Restal.

Lesser Known Phobias About Physics )
lost_spook: (b7 - soolin killer barbie)
I've kept seeing this around, and while I never want to do a consecutive 30 Days Meme again, ever, I like the idea of this one. I have, however, left out Doctor Who, because that would have taken up all 30 days, and [livejournal.com profile] infinitejoys is doing very nice work on that front as it is.

So, starting with Blake's 7 in a sort of reverse chronological order, because when I think about awesome female TV characters, even though B7 is a recent thing for me, all of the main B7 female characters are people that Leela and Ace would approve of. (Even some of the passing minor characters, and then there's Servalan, who is in a category all her own, obviously.)

There are two classic ways of dealing with an hysterical woman - you didn't expect me to kiss her, did you? )

I can't be all that repulsive... )

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