lost_spook: (Dracula)
Some icons made for [community profile] iconthat, for Department S generally, and others spotted lurking on the hard-drive, including Doctor Who, Dracula (1968) & The Forsyte Saga. I like to save up and post in big sets, but that only means some things never get posted!

Teaser:




It serves him right after all; he should manage his affairs better )

Credits: textures by larmay, tiger_tyger & imemime_art. The usual rules apply - want, take, use, credit. Please no hotlinking.
lost_spook: (dw - bill)
In the event of me seemingly getting worse at writing birthday ficlets, instead of better, I have for the past couple of years, taken the Unconventionalcourtship Generator and had a flash-fic writing session with it, tackling any prompts where I felt able to write both characters for [personal profile] john_amend_all's birthday. The end of June was particularly bad, so here it is, only slightly delayed.

One of the results that came up was clearly something I thought would amuse [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2, who also had a birthday around the same time, so, I'm calling that a belated present also. Plus some bonus summaries I failed at writing. (The whole package is like a bundle of those tacky plasticky things you get at the seaside, but I had fun.) I did this on different days, before and during my family's visit, so it all got a bit out of hand. But still mostly not even shippy. /o\

Unconventional Results Under Here )
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: (dw - one)
A bunch of resulting ficlets from the previous meme. I was going to start posting them as replies in the comments and then realised that'd slowly be giving the list away.

So, consider the previous post closed now, and here goes!

(I didn't stick to the word limit at all, I'm afraid. I was going to do demi-drabbles again, and then, a couple of hundred words later, decided I wasn't. Still, those meme police never have turned up yet.)

4 x Strange meetings )

More to come... sometime. ;-)
lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
I have been a bit AWOL, but for reasons and also now I have a vid! And, all right, so it is a vid of James Maxwell, BUT it is totally a vid containing cute children and animals, paper aeroplanes, stuffed toys, random barometers, wilful destruction of property, Emma Peel kicking ass, vampires, tea and coffee drinking, two Henry VIIs, rocks, Nazis, space ships, and an actual kitchen sink. Also epic hand-holding (but not anything like as much as there could have been).

Cut for Embed )

And, at some point, I will catch up with other stuff a bit. (♥)
lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
The list!

1. Adam Adamant
2. Emma Peel (The Avengers)
3. Charley Pollard (DW)
4. Eighth Doctor (DW)
5. Soolin (B7)
6. Silver (S&S)
7. Harry Pearce (Spooks)
8. Cora Mills (OUaT)
9. Clara Oswald (DW)
10. Servalan (B7)
11. Vila Restal
12. Esme Weatherwax (Discworld)
13. Arnold Rimmer (Red Dwarf)
14. Jane Marple
15. Harry Sullivan (DW)


The shenanigans! )
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: (s&s - ot3)
I realised recently that I obviously had never picspammed this episode of The Avengers, which I watched early this year. I don't know how eager you all are to see James Maxwell in a silly costume, but there is also Emma Peel. No excuse is needed for picspams involving Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, obviously. Her awesome is reason enough in itself.

This picspam comes courtesy of the wonderful Liadtbunny, a terrible Enabler of Old TV-watching. (Thanks, Liadt, for these 12 episodes of The Avengers, for Enemy at the Door - and therefore Public Eye - and even for Children of the Damned! Everyone else: okay, you can blame her for all my obsessions, basically. ;-p)

The Superlative Seven )
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
I did actually make some icons for NaArMaMo that weren't from Enemy at the Door. Here are the rest (barring a few from Ripper Street that I hope to make a full set out of sometime) - mini sets on a theme for each day, in most cases.

Teaser:

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Mostly old TV and kittens )
lost_spook: (spooks - ruth!)
And, as I said, I also made some things for people:

Falling From A Cloud for [personal profile] akashasheiress (Doctor Who, Ben Jackson/Polly Wright, 346 words. Also a 500 prompts ficlet.)

9 Avengers Icons for [personal profile] glinda (Emma Peel, John Steed.) (Liadt sent me some Avengers! I have only watched 1 episode, but once I've watched more, more icons will happen because it was heaps of fun to play with.)

The Gods Walk Among Us for [personal profile] kaffyr (Doctor Who, Ian & Barbara, Drabble.)

Dance of A Lifetime for [personal profile] azarsuerte (Doctor Who, Five/Clara, 169 words. One of the random drabbles - the poetry line was "and the last stroke of midnight dies").

13 Silmarillion icons for [personal profile] moetushie (Mostly from Ted Naismith images.)

13 The Good Life icons for [personal profile] ozqueen (Tom, Barbara, Margo & Jerry and all combinations thereof.)

Radical Actions for [personal profile] liadtbunny (Er. The Fight Against Slavery, Wilberforce/Pitt cake!fic drabble. Yes. /o\)

The Man Who Cried Lion for eve11 (Doctor Who, Six, Evelyn, 329 words. Poetry line: rushed out onto the fire escape screaming Lion! Lion!)

some lovely perilous thing for [personal profile] ein_papier (Once Upon A Time, Belle/Rumplestiltskin, Drabble. Poetry line as the title "some lovely perilous thing".)

... that was more than it seemed like at the time. :-)

(Obviously, icons made as gifts are not for snagging unless the recipient is okay with that.)
lost_spook: (dw - eleven reading knitting book)
Okay, this proved to be fun. Here are the new things I tried:

From [personal profile] seriesfive:

Slippery (1823 words) by FayJay
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Good Omens
Rating: General Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Aziraphale/Crowley - Relationship
Characters: Crowley, Aziraphale
Summary:

in which Crowley and Aziraphale eat sushi.



I have read Good Omens, but probably about twenty years ago and my memory of it is very vague. This however, was lovely. And it was even m/m slash (not usually my first choice as to type of pairing). But basically, what it says except also beautifully written, subtle and amusing (as something from this fandom should be). Brilliant!

[personal profile] persiflage_1 suggested one of her recent Bond fics:

This Shall Be My Dancing Day (1305 words) by Persiflage
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: James Bond (Movies), James Bond (Craig movies)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warning: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: James Bond/M
Characters: James Bond, Female M (James Bond), Original Characters
Series: Part 14 of Bondkink Fics
Summary:

Bond and M are at a masquerade ball...



My knowledge of Bond is mainly from watching the Roger Moore films with my Dad when I was young, so not something I tend to seek out fanworks for! However, this is a great little scenario with lots of nicely done details, I could hear the two actors and very much enjoyed it. ♥

[personal profile] sallymn sent me to these Get Smart vids. I have no idea what these are and also I don't usually watch vids if I have to download them first, so two new things in one. It was pretty funny and clever, although I confess I did feel as though I'd have appreciated it more if I knew something about what I was watching. But, yes, still enjoyable even for a baffled bystander.

[profile] llywela13 gave me a short Firefly fic: The B-Team, which was indeed, cute and accessible, with a few explosions and things. (I haven't seen Firefly, but I have watched Serenity and read quite a few DW crossovers, so I could pick things up fairly easily anyway. But good fun, thanks.)

[personal profile] liadtbunny gave me two Avengers fanvids - Keeping Things Friendly and Needed: One Pair of Boots, Preferably Kinky which were a lot of fun and nicely done. (I think I would say that the actors singing the novelty song should definitely not give up the day-job, but that's a given, really. But, yes, great fun. I really do want to watch The Avengers.) I think, overall, I liked the Kinky Boots one best, but they were both v entertaining.

[personal profile] seriesfive sneaked back with a second rec just in time:

After the Fall (852 words) by thedevilchicken
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Ben-Hur (1959)
Rating: Mature
Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Judah (Ben-Hur), Messala (Ben-Hur)

(More m/m slash, but not explicit despite the rating.) Anyway, this was well-written and I liked it. It's a bit random out of context sometimes, not sure what else to say. But well done, I liked reading it.

(The other two recs were for fics that were over 2k - my definition of "very short" really is very short at the moment, sorry, but they look good, so I'll come back to them later on when I have some more brain.) Thank you, everyone! :-)

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