lost_spook: (OUaT - belle)
Randomly memed from [livejournal.com profile] dimity_blue:

Choose five series fandoms (no peeking before you choose them), list them, and then answer the questions behind the cut.

1. Once Upon a Time
2. Blake's 7
3. Doctor Who
4. Dracula (1968)*
5. Sapphire & Steel

Cut for questions and answers )


* Yes, I did fail to read the instructions when I made the list. *handwaves*
lost_spook: (once upon a time)
For the Talking Meme: [personal profile] elen_nare asked: Which fictional universe(s) would you most like to live in?

I'm fascinated by the Blake's 7 universe maybe more than all my other fictional universes, but I certainly would not want to live in it. So, out of the things that immediately came to mind, I decided that the Once Upon a Time universe would be a good one. I mean, yes, it's full of villains and ogres and dragons, but as far as I can see, if you live in Storybrooke as a minor character, you get to watch the heroes chase the dragons down the High Street while you just carry on making a Heritage Trail and assume that it will all be okay in the end, because it generally is. (It is a universe where goodness actually does pay. I'm not sure I know any others.)

Since Belle seems to be doing two jobs at once, I'm sure I could get a job as children's/assistant librarian without much trouble (and it's not even as if there's a dragon in the cellar any more), although I suspect presenting budget requests to the Mayor would be an ordeal, no matter how reformed she is these days. I'm not sure how book ordering would work, either, and they don't seem to have had any software updates anywhere in the town since about 1995, but every job has its little hang-ups. And I bet Snow would be amenable to school visits to the library, which is always a plus.

But importantly, if I'm going to live in another universe, it should be one where there's magic and they can make me better. Magic always comes with a price, but healing magic seems to be definitely in the good category in general, so I think it would be worth the risk.

And apart from the obligatory yearly Curse and related amnesia, it's a protected little bubble of a place to live in - and if I don't like it, I can get to any other fictional universe I want from there! All I need is a magic bean, or an airship, or a mermaid, or a pirate ship, or that Fairy Bus To/From the Land With No Magic. (It's really easy, as long as you're not Rumplestiltskin.)

I'm not sure what would happen if I carelessly wrote fic while I was there, though. I might need to chat to Henry before I finalise any arrangements to move in...
lost_spook: (OUaT - belle)
First, the Characters:

1. Silver (S&S)
2. G'kar (Babylon 5)
3. Beatrice Eliott (House of Eliott)
4. Missy (DW)
5. Adam Adamant (Adam Adamant Lives!)
6. Seventh Doctor
7. The Brigadier (DW)
8. The Cat (Red Dwarf)
9. Snow White (OUaT)
10. Bill Potts (DW)
11. Henry VII (The Shadow of the Tower)
12. Cassandra Cillian (The Librarians)
13. Orac (B7)
14. Dayna Mellanby (B7)
15. Servalan (B7)

Answers under the cut... )
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 )

Hetswap

8 Mar 2017 06:41 pm
lost_spook: (dw - brig/liz)
In other reading, [community profile] hetswap went live today and I had both my gift fic and an unexpected unofficial gift fic (from ParanoidAngel):

My gift fic, a sweet and funny little Emma Swan/Captain Hook fic:

A Little Blue Bottle (2219 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Captain Hook | Killian Jones/Emma Swan
Characters: Emma Swan, Captain Hook | Killian Jones, Henry Mills (Once Upon a Time), Evil Queen | Regina Mills, Rumplestiltskin | Mr. Gold, Violet (Once Upon a Time), Prince Charming | David Nolan, Snow White | Mary Margaret Blanchard
Summary: Emma and Killian go on a date, but something gets in the way of enjoying it fully.


And my unofficial, non-anonymous gift, which was much fun and introduced Evelyn and Six to the cake!fic genre, something that was way overdue, all considered:

Chocolate Cake, a Cardigan and a Coat (1173 words) by paranoidangel
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (Big Finish Audio)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sixth Doctor, Evelyn Smythe
Additional Tags: Cake, Cake Fic Meme, chocolate cake, Lemon Drizzle Cake
Summary: The Sixth Doctor and Evelyn find themselves chained together and covered in chocolate cake.

So, that was very nice, all round & I enjoyed a few of the other stories in the collection, too.
lost_spook: (cat)
My currently regular Thursday feature...

OUaT: Browned Butter by awanderingbard (G, 1956 words. Emma Swan/Killian Jones, Snow White, Regina Mills, Henry Mills.) It's Storybrooke's first Thanksgiving, and Emma is finding trying to be a domestic goddess more difficult than she anticipated. Sweet and funny, with Emma battling to do something impressive on the domestic front.


Miss Marple: Advice From Aunt Jane by DesertVixen (Teen, 1212 words. Miss Marple, Dolly Bantry, Jane Helier.) Jane Helier needs some advice from Miss Marple and Dolly Bantry Pitch perfect conversation between the three, picking up on threads from The Thirteen Problems.


Doctor Who: At Last a Dragon by paranoidangel (All ages, 985 words. John Chesterton, Tenth Doctor.) John Chesterton doesn't believe in Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy or the Doctor. John Chesterton finally realises that all the stories his parents told him were real. Lovely.


Heroes: Drive My Car by Andraste (Hiro & Ando, Hiro/Ando.) "Our life of legend begins!" Great, fun vid for S1 Hiro & Ando.


Diana Wynne Jones: World Enough, and Time by jamjar (PG, 5408 words. Erskine, Hathaway, Torquil, Awful, Howard, Catriona.) The journey of a thousand miles (starts with sending your siblings to Alpha Centauri). Perfect capturing of the novel's tone, with the remaining siblings starting to both mend their ways and move about more freely.
lost_spook: light + Ruth Evershed looking upwards (spooks - Ruth!)
Time for the answers! \o/ (Between this and more family history, I must await more spoons before catching up & commenting again, but I will. In the meantime, wacky crossover nonsense awaits...)

15 Characters Reveal )
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[livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 and I are running a ficathon! It is a terrible time to run a ficathon, because the internet in the middle of summer in the northern hemisphere tends to be deathly quiet, but that bit is my fault, not [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2's, because I decided it was now or never, and then the now moved forward a bit because Remix might actually still happen before Yuletide. (I used my DW Minor Characters ficathon as a model while [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 has promised to write something so I don't have to if I get stressed.)

Anyway, it is a Once Upon A Time ficathon based around Storybrooke itself, and we would appreciate all the help you can give us in reaching the people who might be interested, as it's a newer fandom and mostly tunnelled down into its respective ships on Tumblr and less active on LJ and Dreamwidth. So if you know of a good place to pimp, or know of flisters who might be interested, if you were willing to pass on the news that would be awesome. (There are details at the comm ([livejournal.com profile] storybrookelife) and on the Tumblr post for how to join in if people don't have and don't want an LJ account. I am also happy for people to prompt/sign-up post by pm-ing me on Dreamwidth.)



You can find the LJ banner with coding all done for you here and I have a rebloggable Tumblr post here.

It is open for leaving prompts now and sign-ups will open from Saturday. You don't have to be taking part to leave prompts, so do feel free to drop some off to inspire someone else. Posting will run from 10th Aug to 7th September. The main requirement for fic is that they be 500+ words and are set in Storybrooke.

(This ficathon brought to you by [livejournal.com profile] astrogirl2 and me spending far too much time wondering about the people who make heritage trails in the middle of the Second Curse (for a town that's only existed since 1983 and spent its first 28 years experiencing effectively the same day over and over, frozen in time) or who runs the carpet cleaning services and do they have Opinions about getting scorches, blood etc. etc. out of our Heroes' (and Villains') carpets? Are they also Magic Carpet experts? But it is very much also for those who want to write about anything happening in Storybrooke of any kind, including OTPs being shippy and characters doing their stuff. Anyway, it is a thing! We hope to have more than one person signing up! \o/)
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
1. [livejournal.com profile] verdande_mi is running an Open Rec Post where you can rec all sorts of things to people.


2. A while back I got excited because someone had put up all of Public Eye on YT, but they took it down again. I don't suppose anyone was actually watching, but someone's put S5, 6 & 7 up here and the surviving 60s eps and S4, I still have up here. Because you know you want to watch the most mundane but brilliant old telly show ever, obv. (All right, I know people don't really. But just in case!)


3. I thought this official trailer for 100 eps of Once Upon a Time was rather nice:

Cut for embed )
lost_spook: (Default)
I'm tired, so I turned to the Unconventional Courtship Generator to amuse me and had to share again. I'm sorry, but I mean, you want to know all about that time Tegan had to edit the Fourth Doctor's epic erotic novel, surely . . .

That and the time a Dalek got together with an alien banana )


(This post brought to you by the need for Brain Bleach.)
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Some random icons and mini-sets I've made recently or found lurking on my hard drive. Margaret Lockwood, quotes, some random old TV peoples, and Once Upon A Time.

Taster:

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Icons under here )
lost_spook: (ww - josh/donna hug)
30 icons made for the [community profile] hc_bingo square "hugs". I went back through all my screen caps looking for any iconable & expressive hugs and this was the result. Given the odd things I screen cap, it's a little motley, but on the other hand it covers a whole range of hugs from 1959-2013, which is quite nice in itself, after all. (Even if I may have used a pic to icon before, these are all new for the challenge.)


Teaser:

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Multifandom hugs under here )
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! )

OTP Meme

20 Jan 2015 01:26 pm
lost_spook: (s&s - ot3)
A random meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] a_phoenixdragon:

Choose 5 OTP’s without looking at the questions behind the cut first, then tag friends to do the same.

My Five OTPS
1) Silver/Sapphire/Steel (S&S)
2) Emma Swan/Regina Mills (OUaT)
3) Fifth Doctor/Tegan Jovanka (DW)
4) Ruth Evershed/Harry Pearce (Spooks)
5) Frank Marker/Helen Mortimer (Public Eye) (I know, I know, Frank never goes well in memes, but let's be honest about stuff...)


Questions & answers under the cut )
lost_spook: (s&s - ot3)
Well, it did go live, and even though I think it may have been quieter than some years, I got rather a lot of nice things in my stocking!

[personal profile] liadtbunny wrote me Public Eye fic, If I had a Million Pounds and posted a small picspam of James Maxwell from a thing called The Prison. (It looks like a great source for if I wanted Copper-related pics of him.) I also had a picspam from [personal profile] dunderklumpen, who went to all the trouble of finding pics of my random favourite old TV actors for me here.

Clocket made me a brilliant bit of art of Frank Marker; [personal profile] finisterre made me some old TV icons & [personal profile] rosied found me a link to a huge list of genealogy blogs, so I should be able to find something interesting in there.

Also there was more fic! It's been a bumper holiday season for Sapphire & Steel, that's for certain.

I had The Bright Side of Time (Silver, Sapphire, the TARDIS, Clara & Twelve) by [personal profile] kaffyr, Something Hungry Under the Stone (Silver) by [personal profile] annariel, and Just Passing Through (Silver/Liz) by [personal profile] john_amend_all.

Thank you, everyone! ♥


I did manage to write three little ficlets, as follows under the cut, but I'm sorry I couldn't do more!

Ficlets in New Tricks, OUaT & Historical RPF )
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I didn't do this last year, because I'd written so many short ficlets and it'd be annoying, but this year, even though I've still written mostly very short things (and therefore quite a lot), I decided I would, anyway. Maybe I should do one for 2013 anyway, as well... Thanks to [personal profile] aralias for the handy template.

Long post under cut )
lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
I started this ages ago & then found it again just now, and have finished it off & here it is! (I think I'd done it because I only semi-did this meme last time, and then everyone else did it properly and I thought I should too. Looking at the results, obviously I was right.)

The characters are:
Frank Marker (Public Eye)
Cora Mills (OUaT)
G'Kar (Babylon 5)
Twelfth Doctor
Ace (DW)
Steel (Sapphire & Steel)
Miss Marple
Liz Shaw (DW)
Henry VII (Shadow of the Tower/Hist. RPF)
Cally (B7)
Silver (S&S)
Belle (OUaT)


And the resulting questions )
lost_spook: (dw - eleven reading knitting book)
So, as a consequence of that meme yesterday, I accidentally a fic:

Shelved (or The Whistle Stop Library Tour of the Universe) (1712 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005), Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Belle (Once Upon A Time)/Clara Oswin Oswald, Belle (Once Upon A TIme)/Eleventh Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald
Characters: Belle (Once Upon a Time), Clara Oswin Oswald, Eleventh Doctor
Additional Tags: Crossover, Humor, Libraries, Books, Alternate Universe, Fluff, Crossover Pairings
Summary:

The Doctor and Clara show Belle the universe, one library at a time.



Also here on Teaspoon.
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
Not all that unlike the 15 characters, except the questions come with the meme. (And make it sound like this is some sort of brain-breaking Doctor/Doctor slashfest. 0_o)

Pick 12 characters from any fandoms and list them before you read the questions that follow.

1. Silver (S&S)
2. Frank Marker (Public Eye)
3. Orac (B7)
4. Cora Mills (OUaT)
5. Belle (OUaT)
6. Servalan (B7)
7. Kathryn Janeway (ST: Voyager)
8. Charles Vaughan (Survivors 1975)
9. Clara Oswald (DW)
10. Eleventh Doctor (DW)
11. Leela (DW)
12. Vila Restal (B7)


And now for the questions )
lost_spook: (s&s - silver)
Still having fun with the [community profile] unconventionalcourtship Random generator by [personal profile] john_amend_all. (It now does OUaT because I begged.)

(Mind, those original summaries... so many horrible cliches and sexism and borderline racism. Putting them into fannish use and turning them on their heads is the only good thing I think you could do with most of them. 0_o)

More fun and games under the cut )
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
I should say since I moaned enough about it, that I have now found an online source for OUaT S3 (might even be legal - looks as if it is), hence me being quiet of late, because my pc time has been eaten up by watching it, and in between trying to sort out recs because it's my stint on [livejournal.com profile] calufrax at the moment.

Anyway, here's the last of the OUaT fics I came out with the other week. (So it's not S3 related, just a thought I had for a long while, about Belle and the library.)

(Also, writing four OUaT fics has proved that the hits come with the ship, or in short, write Emma/Regina and you get attention, write gen about other characters and it's business as usual, but at least nobody wants to kill you.)

Worlds of Her Own (1557 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Once Upon a Time (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Mentions of Belle/Rumplestiltskin
Characters: Belle (Once Upon a Time), Red Riding Hood | Ruby
Additional Tags: Libraries, Bibliophilia, Books, Fluff
Summary:

If each book is a gateway to another world, then Belle’s just been given a galaxy to play with.

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