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[personal profile] el_staplador requested Meet Me at Midnight for the Fic Commentary Meme.

This was a recent one, written to finish off one of my remaining [community profile] who_allsorts prompts on my Fourth Doctor claim, the prompt being, "I will go alone," which, in conjunction with Four, made me think of the line from Androids of Tara where the Doctor says, "They always want you to go alone when you're walking into a trap, have you noticed that?" So I thought it could be fun to play with that being the Doctor's voice of experience speaking there.

I picked the prompt set out a couple of years ago now, and the vague idea had been lurking for a while, and then suddenly the full idea just struck me, and I wrote it and it was a lot of fun. I do have my original notebook version, but it didn't see a lot of changes, overall.

Each segment was, hopefully (and judging by comments, fairly successfully), a typical scene with each Team TARDIS of Four's era. (Well, barring Four, Romana & Adric, but the E-Space trilogy is still on my to-watch pile.)

Cut for various traps )
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Author: [personal profile] lost_spook
Title: Meet Me at Midnight
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1973
Notes/Warnings: None, other than for silliness and frivolity.
Summary “They always want you to go alone when you're walking into a trap. Have you noticed that?”

Meet Me at Midnight on AO3 | on the Teaspoon
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My now-regular Thursday feature! (We'll see how long this lasts. ;-p)

1. For some reason I'd been feeling a bit down the last couple of days, but you know what is always at least a little bit cheering at such moments? Multi-era Doctor Who fanvids. I was cheering myself with Marching On by xxdrosexx and then wondering why I didn't have any yet that went up to Twelve, so I went looking, and found this, which is also great:

Cut for embed )

Because Doctor Who is, after all, that great big improbable and ridiculous thing of joy and monsters. :-)

And I'm continuing to enjoy watching (or reading) from the sidelines as the Public Call fics get revealed, so here's two more good ones:

2. A Taste of Home by dbskyler (G, 1784 words. Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan.) Sarah, the Doctor, and home. Lovely glimpse of some 'missing scenes' from Terror of the Zygons.

3. Side Quest by annariel (G, 6388 words. Harry Sullivan, Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith.) Harry is collecting equipment for the Doctor when he runs into an adventure of his own. Can he foil the evil Dr. Richards, while at the same time helping the Doctor and Sarah fend off an alien invasion they somehow never quite have the time to explain properly to him? Excellent missing adventure, with Harry getting to prove his worth.

4. The Terrible Doom That Came To Honeysuckle Cottage by Psychomachia (Teen, 2592 words.) There's a saying old says that love is blind
Still we're often told, seek and ye shall find
So I'm going to seek a certain lad I've had in mind.
One of the best and funniest fics to come out of last year's Yuletide: the Cthulhu Mythos meets P.G. Wodehouse's Honeysuckle cottage. (Definitely a don't-need-to-know-canon fic.)

5. By Wise Council You Shall Make Your War by beer_good_foamy (Teen, 722 words. Edmund Blackadder, George Colthurst St. Barleigh, Baldrick, Bob. Crossover with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) In each generation, a Slayer is born. She alone will stand against the etc etc. In 1917, that was a young woman named... um... Bob? Good thing the Watcher's Council have an auxiliary member already in place in the trenches. What it says, oh yes, oh yes. :-D
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My entry for [livejournal.com profile] who_at_50's 52nd anniversary fanworkathon!

Title: Quest Object
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: PG
Word Count: 3859
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Fourth Doctor
Notes/Warnings: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square “attacked by a creature”, [livejournal.com profile] dw_allsorts prompt “most precious prize” and the who_at_50 fanworkathon, for the Fourth Doctor era.
Summary: Harry and Sarah are down in some caves, trying to retrieve an important artefact, but the trouble with lost artefacts is that they tend to be well-guarded…


Story here at AO3 | Teaspoon (pending mod approval).
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1. Two more [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales installments:

Errors, Corrections (All ages, 661 words. Charles Terrell, undercover for the revolution – compiling lists.)

The More Things Change... (PG, 1198 words. Charles Terrell, Anna Miller, Edward Woodfield. For some people, it seems the rebellion isn’t over.

2. I was poking around at some very old fic the other day, including some efforts from This Time Round (the pub outside reality where Doctor Who characters go in between stories, courtesy of alt.drwho.creative on usenet), and while most of my TTR fics don't really transfer so well out of the Round, I found this Harry and Sarah do a classic Agatha Christie fic and though, despite being rather meta-ish at the edges, it's comprehensible as an AU and hopefully fairly entertaining & so I've been tweaking it and uploading it to AO3.

(Some of the characters are aware of the narrative they're in though, and there's some playing around with that. I seem to recall the original idea was that there were things called 'genre bubbles' that could occur around Nameless, and the characters in the vicinity would all start acting in accordance to narrative rules of that genre. Hence Harry and Sarah in a Miss Marple story.) I seem to have written it some time during or soon after S4 of New Who.

Murder at Mill Cottage (23135 words) by vvj5
Chapters: 11/12
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963), Miss Marple - Agatha Christie
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Relationships: Sarah Jane Smith/Harry Sullivan, Ben Jackson/Polly Wright
Characters: Harry Sullivan, Sarah Jane Smith, First Doctor, Charley Pollard, Eighth Doctor, Polly Wright, Ben Jackson (Doctor Who), Jamie McCrimmon, Jane Marple, Various Characters, Amelia Rumford, Louisa Pollard, The Master (Delgado), Inspector Mackenzie (Doctor Who), Mehendri Solon
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Detectives, Metafiction, Humor, POV First Person, This Time Round, Murder Mystery
Summary: Dr Sullivan's finally got a nice little practice in the country, just like he always wanted - except it turns out there's a murderer at large. It's lucky for him he's got help from a visiting journalist, and, of course, his favourite little old lady, Miss Marple...
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From [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1: Sarah Jane and Harry discussing Four's scarf.

Title: Passing the Time
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 587
Characters/Pairings: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan
Notes/Warnings: Casual mention of giraffes. No spoilers. (All fluff, and no substance, really.)

Summary: Sarah and Harry discuss cells, escape plans – and the Doctor’s scarf.

Passing the Time )
lost_spook: (Harry)
Story: Five Times Sarah Lied to the Doctor About Harry
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages / PG
Word Count: 1250
Characters/Pairings: Fourth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan (Harry/Sarah>
Warnings: None

Summary: The Doctor has his suspicions, oh yes...

For [livejournal.com profile] akashasheiress who said I would never write a fic about Sarah and Harry trying to hide their relationship from the Doctor for that Fic I Would Never Write meme. Naturally, owning a twisted mind, I wondered what sort of relationship… And then stopped and made it at least a little bit shippy.

I don’t know why it took so long to type up, though. I wrote it ages ago now. However, with a bit of effort, I made it in the same year! Happy New Year to all!

Story under here )
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For [livejournal.com profile] jjpor in the crossover meme, although I did try not to write it: Four, Sarah and Harry meet Lieutenant Gruber in a distressing incident involving his little tank.

Gruber, for those who don't know Allo Allo was played by Guy Siner, also General Ravon in Genesis of the Daleks. (Fellow Allo Allo star Hilary Minster is also in it as a Thal. It really does distract from that serial when you know the sitcom). Allo Allo is a 1980s/90s British sitcom set in occupied France.

Under Arrest )
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For [livejournal.com profile] paranoidangel42 who wanted Harry Sullivan meeting Harry Pearce. Now given that they're both supposed to end up in MI5, I chose to be awkward (because I don't much buy Harry Sullivan in MI5, and certainly not the Spooks version) and instead took inspiration from the even more unlikely sources of Harry's Diary and Wikipedia to come up with this (but it did mean aliens could attack Buckingham Palace and be fought off by UNIT and the Household Cavalry, so you can see the attraction...) Oh, wait, no backstory? You mean, I shouldn't have gone and listened to the Queen's Speech from 1957 and... :lol:

Read more... )
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All right, I will post the other chapters here eventually, but I am a little busy right now, so the whole thing is here at the This Time Round Archive.  But I will have to put the others here eventually, just because Miss Marple really does need italics.  (She has pretty much one per sentence, I tell you...)

lost_spook: (Harry)
TTR: Murder at Mill Cottage
Part One: Dr Sullivan in Practice
(All Ages, Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, Miss Marple and various other supporting characters from a certain 45 year old TV show).

Edit: I've just done something weird to my entry again.  Oh, well.  There must be a html code out of place, but it's hiding when I g to look.  (I've got to get better at this.)  I just realised the below doesn't actually sound like the story, which is a mock-Agatha Christie mystery (I can't quite claim parody) with Harry as narrator & village GP.  If I explain too much more about why & the joke I'm having (with myself if no one else), it'll give away too many clues about whodunnit.  Well, assuming anyone cares...  But put Harry and Sarah in a Miss Marple - don't they fit nicely? - and then think about The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...

Harry's the local GP in Nether St Yorick, Sarah the journalist who's arrived just as there's a murder.  Together they attempt to solve the mystery, but find there are some things that should be left to little old ladies.

My latest This Time Round effort, the idea shamelessly stolen from Helen Fayle, who should have kept something that priceless better guarded.  (That Harry and Sarah should be the leads in an Agatha Christie type village murder mystery).

I'm posting it here because I think the idea's general enough to appeal outside TTR, plus I can give Miss Marple italics here (& writing Miss Marple without italics is not easy).


Chapter One: Doctor Sullivan in Practice )
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My most recent story.  Seems a reasonable thing to post.

Harry Sullivan falls down a hole.

Need I say more?    

Waffle )
So Harry falls down a hole and has an existential moment.  With sentient mud.

Extract )


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