lost_spook: (b7 - deva)
1. One of the joys of Yuletide is stumbling over things you never knew about before. One this year that amused me muchly was the music video of Shakespeare's Sister's Stay. Now, this is a song that I recorded off the radio when I was a teenager (onto a tape, I'm a historical thingumy) and I was always fascinated by it - I reasoned that it was all one voice and maybe some fairy queen who seemed nice but wasn't (a la some Tam Lin/Thomas the Rhymer thing, because I had been reading Fire and Hemlock by that point), but NO. That is not what it is about!

As it turns out, voice one is a woman trying to get her dying boyfriend to stay with her and voice 2 is Death. Who in this wears a sparkly catsuit and does an outrageous dance because... er... um... it's an 80s music video? My favourite bit is Death's eye-roll at the end because, frankly someone's who's been doing a sparkly OTT catsuit dance like that has no grounds on which to eye-roll at people. Oh, and for some reason, it all seems to be happening in space because why not?

Cut for embed )

Anyway, I'm grateful to the requester because otherwise I would never have watched that and my life would have been the poorer for it.

2. Talking of amusing vids, it's been at least a year or two since I mentioned that Julius Caesar Poker Face vid, and every so often a person just needs to remind themselves that it exists and laugh themselves silly at the combination of Richard Pasco and David Collings and their ridiculously opposite faces set to appropriate-inappropriate pop music. Do not worry if you do not like Julius Caesar, 1970s BBC theatricality, Lady Gaga, or Brutus/Cassius. None of those things should come between you and it:

Cut for embed and Richard Pasco )

3. And now for something completely different, because otherwise I'll forget again, I wrote some more [livejournal.com profile] runaway_tales:

Two in the same AU timeline:
Double Cross (PG, 4367 words. Edward Iveson, Julia Graves, Rudy Graves.) Julia’s having nothing but trouble with men – her brother seems to be in danger and Mr Iveson’s trying to buy her off with sandwiches…

Not Just a Passing Phase (PG, 5262 words. Edward Iveson, Julia Graves, Rudy Graves, Elizabeth Long.) The last thing Julia wants is for Mr Iveson to be lying dead in her kitchen with her brother to blame for it…

Faulty Connections (All ages, 1176 words. Anna, Liesa.) Liesa and Anna have the opposite problem when it comes to family.
lost_spook: (shadow - elizabeth/henry)
I have made a fanvid and I don't hate it! I made it for some of the random TV I've been watching lately, so it is obscure (but I don't care). Also, there is more dancing. Apparently this is a thing now and all my vids will have dancing in. Even if it's completely inappropriate...

Smile on my Face )
lost_spook: (S&S - Silver looks up)
I made a set of 35 icons for the BBC version of Julius Caesar (1979). I wasn't intending to, but I screencapped it for other reasons & then thought it would icon rather nicely (and be much easier than certain other things, like, urgh, Sapphire & Steel. I love S&S, obviously, but not my screencaps of it.)

I don't know whether anyone even wants icons of this Julius Caesar, but anyway... I made some. (Although, YOU SHOULD. ;-p)

Cast: Richard Pasco (Brutus), David Collings (Cassius), Keith Michell (Antony), Charles Gray (Caesar), Elizabeth Spriggs (Calpurnia), Virginia McKenna (Portia), Sam Dastor (Casca) & others.


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Icons Here! )

The usual rules apply: want, take, have, credit. Comments are ♥, but no matter how much you love me, no stabbing kthx.

Some textures by [livejournal.com profile] silk_roads.

Also, it was kind of like doing a multi-caption competition where I had no wit to think of the captions, so if anyone wants to use them to add text, go ahead. Or give me a number icon and a witty/literate caption and I will do my best. (Long quotes do not fit easily on icons, though.)

Also of a similar nature and of probably little interest to the majority of my flist, I made a resources post for [livejournal.com profile] david_collings of fanfic & vids for his characters. (When I said I was bored, I meant it. Plus, I'm a librarian who can't do librarian-y things.) If you go to look, please tell me if I missed stuff!


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