lost_spook: (margaret lockwood)
I've taken part in the last two challenges for [community profile] iconthat - you make three icons for the comm, but I had trouble narrowing it down, so here are my challenge entries, plus a few extra for each.


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The rest of the icons under here )
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1. I've just done a friending meme and even actually managed to friend new people (I asked some of them myself!) (hi, new flisters!) and now of course, I am off to my parents' for Christmas, where internet access will be variable and most likely reading rather than commenting. Sorry about that.

Also because the next few posts following this will very likely be the one where I'm not here but I have to mention my Yuletide gift, the one where I'm back but exhausted, and then a wave of Yule-recs. So, um, yes, welcome? I will try and do something properly introductory in the New Year, though.

But I hope everyone who is celebrating Christmas has a lovely one, and anyone not celebrating manages to have a nice week despite any unwanted festivities! ♥

2. I nearly managed to finish the last writing meme before I went (because if I don't now, I won't) but I embarrassingly ran out of spoons with one left to go. (Sorry last person; once I cross that line, I cross that line. It was accidental!) I will have another writing meme soon enough, I'm sure. I might even get through all the prompts next time.

And here are the last three:Under the cut so as not to take up too much space )
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I was feeling a bit down and so thought of doing this as maybe an occasional thing: here are five nice things I've bookmarked recently:

Third Time Pays For All by JohnAmendAll (G, 922 words, Lucy Weston/Mina Harker/John Seward.) Lucy had been vaguely expecting a confession of a clandestine love affair between her fiancé and her best friend. The truth was far stranger.

Written for me in a recent meme, this is a lovely Dracula TV 1968 fic from the prompt Lucy/Mina/John & timeloops.

Appropriately enough, two very excellent DW fics from the [livejournal.com profile] who_at_50 53rd Anniversary Fanworkathon:

The Scientific Method by nonelvis (Teen, 1723 words. Implied Liz/Brig; Liz/Kate Stewart) Five moments in the life of Elizabeth Shaw. Liz, being awesome as ever.

An Offer You Can't Refuse by Shivver (All ages, 4959 words.) Trying to recover an ailing population's stolen medical supplies, the Doctor and Ace come up empty when the smuggler's trail goes cold. Great missing adventure for Seven & Ace (never an offer I can refuse, that's for certain).

Dance Apocalyptic by thingswithwings and eruthros I really really wanna thank you for dancing to the end. Amazing multi-fandom vid about when the world is ending.

I get so used to finding no fic I like when I poke into modern fandoms (just endless fluff and AUs and ships), that I was actually shocked when I looked into Ripper Street on AO3 and found actual multiple good fics. (I suppose it is a fandom where one of the main attractions is its use of language...)

Inspector Reid's Catalogue of Criminals by shyday (G, 6616 words. Edmund Reid, Homer Jackson, Fred Abberline.) An archive fic. Great capturing of the voices - Reid, his obsessions and dreams and his archive project. (set shortly before 3.01).
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Sometimes when I am thinking I'd like to write a quick ficlet, I actually remember that I have a giant list of prompts for that purpose. Amazing. Have a 500 prompts fic:

Title: Lightning Flashes
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 638 words
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor, Bernice Summerfield.
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: The Doctor decides to pay an afternoon call on the gods.

For [livejournal.com profile] romanajo123 in the 500 Prompts Meme: 024 Flash of Lighning – Seventh Doctor & Bernice Summerfield.

Lightning Flashes )
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Enough of the moaning; I pulled myself together enough to make some icons over the last few days. The themes come from the icons200* thing I was doing ages ago. (I went to find it and realised I'd stopped because obviously this set had to be Seven & Ace and I needed more screencaps. And, lo, I was unwell enough not to grudge time spent screencapping last week.)


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Icons under here )

Now, what on earth to icon next...?

*I wanted a reason to icon (I fall so easily into thinking it just pointless & it's not) and picked the theme list from the now-defunct icons200 comm and was doing each installment of 10 themes + 10 artists' choice (like a 20by20), with option to swap out prompts if I didn't like them. I might continue again now sometimes.
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I actually managed to write some things for [community profile] fandom_stocking myself! I didn't get to as many people as I wanted, but that's always the way. I also managed a handful of icons and one or two other small bits, but here's the fic:

6 fics in Doctor Who, Adam Adamant Lives!, Blake's 7, & Georgette Heyer )

I also started a joint S&S fic for [personal profile] kaffyr and [personal profile] annariel, but it got too long to be attempted for Fandom Stocking, so I'm going to work on it - it's at 2000 words now and has a better plot outline than it did when I posted it, so I'm hopeful, but it may take me a while yet.
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
Title: All the Hounds of Hell
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 2736
Characters/Pairings: Henry VII, Ace McShane, Seventh Doctor, Jasper Tudor
Notes/Warnings: Written for [livejournal.com profile] hc_bingo square “culture shock” and from a random characters meme that suggested Henry VII and Ace on a date - not that this could count as a date, except possibly by certain Ace-specific definitions. (I default to The Shadow of the Tower versions, because I do, but that’s otherwise irrelevant, really.) Set sometime in Brittany in the early 1470s.
Summary: Henry Tudor is used to people wanting him dead, but they don’t usually send the hounds of hell after him to accomplish it. Luckily, there’s a very odd girl looking out for him…

Also at AO3 and the Teaspoon (when it's verified).

All the Hounds of Hell )
lost_spook: (dw - six)
For the best bit of DW, naturally. ;-p

The first is more dramatic, the second is my favourite, but then it is for the best DW season:
Seventh Doctor Trailers )
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
Another fic I found lurking in a notebook - I wrote this one for a prompt about two years ago, but could never manage to type it up, I don't know why.

Title: Little Things
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 980
Characters/Pairings: Ace, Seventh Doctor, Matilda
Notes/Warnings: None. DW/Matilda crossover.
Summary: Sometimes it’s the little things that count.

Written for a prompt left by [livejournal.com profile] seiya234 on [livejournal.com profile] dw_straybunnies: "In all three versions of Matilda-book, movie, musical – at the end, Matilda's parents have to leave in a hurry, and Matilda ends the book leaving with Miss Honey. My thought was, what if instead of dodgy business dealings/the mob/whatever that caused them to leave, the Doctor had a hand in that instead. Double points if there's a scene with him and Matilda. Triple extra points if it's the Seventh Doctor, who I had in mind."

Little Things )
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Title: Nobody’s Property
Author: [livejournal.com profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1323
Characters/Pairings: Seventh Doctor, Ace McShane
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: The Doctor and Ace; they’re not easily containable.

For Hurt/Comfort Bingo square “branding”. Which I seem to remember saying was another one I definitely wasn’t doing… Also my entry for 1988 in [livejournal.com profile] dw_50ficathon

Nobody's Property )
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Three more finally typed up from my birthday crossover meme. Sorry about the delay (especially given how long I've had a couple of these sitting in a notebook):

1. Cut and Dried: Inspector Japp and the Seventh Doctor (Poirot/DW) requested by [livejournal.com profile] jjpor
All ages
1,500 words.
(This was meant to be Seven and Ace, as requested, but Bernice wanted to come, too. Sorry about that.)

The case was proving a bit tricky to say the least )

2. Bargaining: Spike and Dana Scully (BtVS/X-Files) requested by [livejournal.com profile] daibhid_c
PG (for Spike being Spike, generally)
1,331 words

So, what sort of bird likes cutting up dead people for fun? )

3. Observation: Luna Lovegood and Miss Marple (Harry Potter/Agatha Christie) requested by [livejournal.com profile] lizzie_marie_23
All ages
355 words

Watching the Roses )
lost_spook: (dw - Seven Ace border)
I keep saying that Seven is my favourite Doctor etc etc etc. But what do I ever do to prove it?

Well, I have made some icons (much too quickly, cos I wanted to be the first person to cap and icon Silver Nemesis, which was my first full Doctor Who serial, the first Target novelisation I bought, and the first video I bought. (Sadly BBC were a bit slow in releasing it, so it's not my first DVD by any means). And you know what else? The sleeve insert in the DVD, instead of being apologetic about it, as it sometimes is about these stories deemed to be 'lesser', goes and sums up what I found in it, and loved to pieces:

At the heart of this story is the programme's sense of fun. The Doctor sets about thwarting his enemies with a spring in his step, using jazz music to defeat ruthless logic and all the time whistling as he works. There really is no other hero quite like him...

It doesn't mention that Ace and the Doctor have a lovely day out, listen to jazz, watch Nazis fight scary Cybermen and then blow up things, but that also happens. (I know this is not ever going to win best story, but I still think it was a great thing to stumble onto when you were 11 or so. So I ran out with my Tescos vouchers yesterday, and this is the result. I also had to put up with some Fourth Doctor nonsense that came attached, but I daresay I can stand it... :lol:)

Anyway, I said there were icons... (I will do some more some time, less hastily, but Seven and Ace are too awesome to come out very badly, even with me making the things.)

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Total Icon Count: 40

Icons Here! )
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For [livejournal.com profile] ghost2, a fic commentary on my Seven, Mel and Ray Delta epilogue, Postcards From Wales. Due to the nature of the 'story', there are genuinely no spoilers below.

On the subject of companions )
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Seven, Bernice & a Yeti. (All Ages)

I suddenly thought about the other Randomiser prompt that made me laugh and this appeared.  It is very silly.

The story )

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A Delta and the Bannermen Epilogue, because er... we needed one?

Seven, Six, Mel, Ray, Burton and what makes a companion (or what makes a companion leave).  With important questions like why doesn't the Doctor like carrot juice? (All ages).



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