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I also wrote stuff, shock, horror!

First, my assignment, which was for butterflymind, who (as it turned out) shares about twenty small fandoms with me, and I matched on two of them in this year's request. I badly wanted to write the one about the characters from the Miss Marple book A Moving Finger, but that didn't happen, and I did have the rough beginnings of a Jonathan Creek fic somewhere that matched the request exactly. Just one problem - I'd set up a typical Jonathan Creek mystery with no solution. (It's amazing what the brain does at need, because suddenly, I could at least come up with something to explain the ballerina, the clown and the vanishing motel...). I would have liked to have had more brain and add a little more mention of random Adam things, and just a smidgeon of something more serious to counterweight all the Maddy-Jonathan banter, but I hope that it is plain that there are feelings going on under here, as it is. Anyway, banter was what my recipient asked for, so overall I'm pleased with it (and very relieved that I caught a minor plot hole before Yuletide actually went live). Happily, my recipient seemed to like it too:

Persistence in Porcelain (4090 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Jonathan Creek (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Jonathan Creek, Maddy Magellan
Additional Tags: Yuletide

Maddy's got a problem involving a ballerina, a clown and a vanishing motel. Obviously, there's only one person who can help. She just probably shouldn't have annoyed him first...

I also wrote two treats out in rough while the letters went up, and finally typed them up after I'd finished my main assignment (I could have done more with the Time Traveller's Guide one if I'd been badly behaved and written things the other way round, but it works. People seemed to like it.) Anyway, reading the letter requesting it, immediately made me think of writing it rather like The Tough Guide to Fantasyland (though it mutated a little from that starting point), and that was what I did. The other, well, the other was a bit of a joke and not exactly very hard to guess as being by me (to say the least), but it came out of a conversation with the recipient, and had to be done.

The Time Traveller’s Guide: Important Additional Information (1722 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England - Ian Mortimer
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply

Because there are always some people who seem to need the obvious spelling out to them…

Striking A Balance (745 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Steel (Sapphire and Steel), Sapphire (Sapphire and Steel), Silver (Sapphire and Steel)
Additional Tags: Curtain Fic

In which Sapphire and Steel shop for curtains, for inscrutable reasons.

So, overall, it's been a good Yuletide. And thanks to thankyouturtle, recessivejean, [personal profile] lferion and the_alchemist, who wrote gifts for me!
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The next round of daft snippets from the housework meme. As last time, only the tiniest bit of actual shippiness in the Allo Allo one.

5. Jonathan Creek - Jonathan Creek/Maddy Magellan: hanging out (or folding up) the laundry (387 words) From [livejournal.com profile] justice_turtle

Lies and laundry )

8. DW - Brig/Liz – ironing (310 words) From [livejournal.com profile] persiflage_1

Scientific advisers don't do ironing in the lab )

9. Allo Allo - Helga Geerhart/Otto Flick: clearing the spiders out of the garage. (246 words) From [livejournal.com profile] brunhilde_1013

Don't kill Gestapo spiders... )

17. Blake's 7 - Tarrant/Dayna: cleaning the kitchen or galley (89 words) From [livejournal.com profile] vilakins

How to clean your space age kitchen )
lost_spook: (jc - jonathan & Maddy)
(with unexpected naked!Ancelyn, as I promised Clocket).

Naturally, possible spoilers for the S2 episodes Danse Macabre and Mother Redcap under the cut (although I have done my very best not to reveal any of the how/whodunnit aspect, I promise!):

In which Peter Davison turns up at the door dressed as a vicar and Jonathan wants Maddy to check his underwear... )

In which Jonathan chats up WPC Nicola while Maddy discovers that Ancelyn (all right, Marcus Gilbert) has an interesting hobby... )
lost_spook: (jc - jonathan & Maddy)
This wasn't going to be the character for today, but I got carried away earlier when my collecting of bits and pieces and so on led to unexpected Colin Baker and Anthony Stewart Head (see below) among other things. (Besides, does Jonathan Creek count as obscure? Doesn't feel like it can be, really...)

How come when I stay at your place you get the bed and I get the sofa, but when you stay at my place you still get the bed and I get the sofa? )

So Far )

ETA: Oh, yes, forgot to say that Colin Baker's character has a wardrobe that is painted a suspiciously familiar colour of blue.


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