lost_spook: (Northanger reading)
(My friends came, had a nice time, liked each other, and went. I am now vv tired and also have not yet watched DW, because vv tired so catching up must wait, but in the meantime, one of two posts I made earlier; in this case my final Yuletide recs post. <3)

Somewhat belated, but better late than never, as they say.

19 recs in Discworld, Georgette Heyer, Howl's Moving Castle, Hundred & One Dalmatians, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, King Lear, The Librarians, North & South, Northanger Abbey, Owl Service, Poldark, Timeless & Victoria )
lost_spook: (b7 - Vila)
1. The Obscure & British Commentfest continues! \o/ It is my birthday weekend now, so I shall be pimping again, at least a little, to see if I can poke it into some further weekend action (and then I promise I shall at least stop pimping). It's going nicely and we have a whole bunch of fills (including Spike from Buffy paying a visit to Nouvion and Steel getting sold suits from Mr Humphreys, just for starters).

Thanks to everyone who has helped promote it! It really does make a difference. I also have some rebloggable Tumblr posts, if anyone wants to give it a shout over there. (Most of the time when I complain about Tumblr, that's just me, because I was clearly a person made for LJ and therefore not Tumblr material, but you do realise when trying to promote something multi-fandom like this where the tag-tracking just isn't going to help much, that you have nowhere to go and are totally reliant on reblogs. If I'm missing some major fandom newsletter-type submission blog, let me know.) Anyway, please don't feel obliged, despite my over-thinking stuff, but if you are willing and able, the posts are here, here, here and here. Thank you!

1a. A side-effect of the Commentfest and LJ's relative quietness is that I get temporarily shunted to top of the day's LJs. (And, yes, such power! It puts me up above the gods...! etc. etc. And then I crash straight back into my usual obscurity.)

Anyway, the point of this is that LJ has a button you can press to automatically friend the top 15 journals, so I get random friending during the fest. If you have friended me over the last week and you did it on purpose and aren't a bot, please do comment to this post and wave at me, and I'll friend you back. (I just don't want to friend people who wanted someone popular and interesting! It would be embarrasing all round.)

2. Not entirely about the fest, but definitely Obscure & British - I have been writing some things! Here is an NYR fic, two fills for the fest, and a belated Trope Bingo effort, which can all be found over at AO3 (and the fills via the Masterpost, too, of course):

For the commentfest, for Liadt:

Congratulations & Celebrations (298 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Adam Adamant/Georgina Jones
Characters: Adam Llewellyn De Vere Adamant, Georgina Jones
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Humor, Obscure and British Commentfest
Summary: Adam and Georgie celebrate their anniversary in a way that's sure to become an annual tradition for them...

For the commentfest, for Van:

Rumours of Blake (947 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Blake's 7
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Vila Restal, Orac (Blake's 7), Kerr Avon, Dayna Mellanby, Cally (Blake's 7), Del Tarrant
Additional Tags: Mentions of Blake, mentions of various relationships, Ficlet, Humor, Work Contains Fan(s) or Fandom(s), Season/Series 03, Obscure and British Commentfest
Summary: The Liberator Crew discovers that some people have been writing fiction about their favourites rebels, and that rumours of Blake seem to have been greatly exaggerated. (S3)

A Sandbaggers/Mr Palfrey crossover for Trope Bingo square "Trust and Vows":

One Good Turn (1212 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: The Sandbaggers, Mr. Palfrey of Westminster
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Willie Caine, Neil Burnside, Mr. Palfrey (Mr. Palfrey of Westminster)
Additional Tags: Crossover, Spies & Secret Agents, Trope Bingo Amnesty, Trust Issues, 1980s, Season/Series 03 Spoilers
Summary: One bad apple and you’ve got to check the whole barrel hasn’t gone rotten, that’s the problem…

And for NYR, for paperclipbitch:

Four Plied (1359 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Poldark - All Media Types, Poldark (TV 1975)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Demelza Carne/Dwight Enys/Caroline Penvenen/Ross Poldark, Dwight Enys/Caroline Penvenen, Demelza Carne/Caroline Penvenen, Demelza Carne/Ross Poldark, Caroline Penvenen/Ross Poldark
Characters: Caroline Penvenen, Demelza Carne, Dwight Enys, Ross Poldark
Additional Tags: Yuletide, OT4, Book 07: The Angry Tide, Post-The Angry Tide
Summary: It's chiefly Caroline's doing, of course.
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28 Poldark (1975) set of icons. It was meant to be mostly other characters, as I'd already done a Ross/Demelza set a while back, but I couldn't quite keep them out, really.


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Icons under here )

Credits: Screencaps are my own. Textures by tiger_tyger and wolfbane_icons. The usual rules apply - want, take, have, credit. Comments = ♥ Hotlinkers will be subjected to a violent family feud and have their copper mines blown to smithereens.
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.


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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.)


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Multifandom hugs under here )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
I was reminded about these when talking about a possible other comm recently and thought it was about time I made a post. You see, when I'm really ill and bored, I sometimes make comms. And then never get well enough to post about them.

Firstly, and most importantly, in about Feb/March, I made a home for all the cake fic: [livejournal.com profile] cakefic! (And, yes, I did let [livejournal.com profile] clocketpatch know. (She's been secret co-mod of the secret comm since March. We are dead stealthy.)

Anyway, made since when I did the 15 characters meme and, as ever, someone on my flist prompted for 10, naked except for 3's cloak and covered in cake, all the fault of [random number], everyone else started going "That should be a thing!". Well, it is a thing. It has been since about 2009, or whenever it actually was. And now it is a thing with a comm!

You should all go and join and post cakefic, fannish cake recipes, recs, art, everything fannish and cake-related, for reasons of there being one more cheering thing in the universe. Its origins lie in Doctor Who, but all fandoms are welcome. It is time the meme spread and took its cakey goodness elsewhere! One day, it should probably have a ficathon hosted on it so that actually happens, but I shall start with unveiling it. (No, Ten, the comm, not you! Three, throw him that cape again. Thank you.)

Also when I was ill in the summer, I thought there should be a Poldark comm, because. There was apparently, but it was members only. I poked it and it did not respond. So I made another: [livejournal.com profile] poldarks. Now it is live, I'll try and at least post news of the upcoming 2015 version and so on. (Liadt, I seem to have cheekily already affiliated it with [livejournal.com profile] oldbrit_tvicons. I trust that's okay?)

There is another I made about two years ago when I was ill and bored, but I'm still working on that. I suspect I might still be working on it when LJ dies, but we'll see.

Anyway, please remind me: when really ill and bored - don't make any more comms... Still, at least I retain enough sense to only make low-maintenance comms. (Well, except for the invisible one, obviously.)
lost_spook: (poldark)
I made icons! I got a bit carried away and have made the first set in my Grand Plan already, so here we are - 20 Ross & Demelza icons, from Poldark (S1, 1975). It's lovely to have made some again.


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20 Poldark Icons )

Credits: Textures by [livejournal.com profile] tiger_tyger and imemine art; table template tweaked from [livejournal.com profile] every20in20 and prompts stolen from the (now defunct) [livejournal.com profile] icons200. Usual rules apply: want, take, have, credit. Comments are ♥

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I said you'd soon find out why I'd been thinking about Poldark again. I have no real explanation for this fic, except that a lot of my flist were talking about idfic bingo and I thought that would probably never work out for me (for reasons), but I then also thought that my current fave random generator would give me some completely id-indulging prompts if I put a few random characters I liked in it. And it did. (It really did - I have them printed out so I can laugh at them when I'm down.) However, it also gave me "Ross Poldark - fountain of youth & contemporary AU". The series ended with Ross and Demelza having a conversation about death - Ross finds the idea of losing Demelza through death intolerable, and Demelza tells him you can't live like that, that everybody dies in the end. So... what if somehow Ross got his wish?

Of course, this should be a very exciting story, and it isn't. It goes without saying that it's not also Four Continents Ross and Demelza Had Sex In (though I'm sure they did), because I wrote it. It also doesn't really have Dwight and Caroline beyond a cameo. And historical detail is mostly provided by handwaving, rewatching the end of the series, flicking through one of the books, my vague memories and some hasty Historical dictionary checking and Googling in order to avoid both Boer Wars. (Because there is no way that would go well.) So, anyway, odd fic, but it probably genuinely is also idfic, because I didn't want them to die, either. (It's very sad when watching two people have that conversation and one of them just died in rl. Shouldn't be allowed.)

Century's End (2692 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Poldark - All Media Types, Poldark (1975)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Demelza Carne/Ross Poldark
Characters: Ross Poldark, Demelza Carne, Dwight Enys, Caroline Penvenen
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe

Some strange chance or quirk of fate grants Ross's wish that he and Demelza never be parted by death...

Also, to the best of my knowledge, the only Poldark fic out there. (There must be some hidden somewhere, mustn't there?) I probably should one day write a very silly pirate AU where Ross is a Robin Hood type pirate, Demelza is the cabin boy, Dwight the ship's doctor, George the merchant whose ships he robs (and, *cough* George would tell you that's canon, anyway), and Elizabeth would get tied to the mast a lot.
lost_spook: (poldark - ross/demelza)
So, what do you do when you're waiting for the second half of Poldark S1 to arrive and suddenly realising you're not sure what else you have to watch? Yes. Of course. You make a Ross/Demelza fanvid. Or I do, anyway.

I don't think it's especially spoilery (there are a couple clips from the second half of S1 but mostly from the first two discs, and the actual story takes in a lot of things about other characters, copper mining and general historical things that aren't covered here) but then I am watching it and vaguely remembering what happens from years back anyway.

One warning: in the first 40 seconds there are two brief clips of Ross and Demelza fighting, so (even though it's not that in context!) could possibly be a trigger for domestic violence. (Robin Ellis is pretty tall and Angharad Rees is tiny.)

Concrete & Clay

The ground beneath our feet begins to crumble, but love will never die... (Ross/Demelza to Concrete and Clay by Randy Edelman.)

YouTube link (in case embedding fails): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KT7zf9EBfc

Song lyrics under cut )

PS. Think I need to make myself an icon of them really. :-)


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