lost_spook: (dw - bill)
Title: Fatal Error
Author: [personal profile] lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 693
Characters/Pairings: Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: Letting the strangers go had clearly been a mistake…

For [personal profile] persiflage_1 in the 500 Prompts Meme: 12. Why didn't we detain them? - Twelve & Clara Oswald (DW)

Here @ AO3 | Also @ the Teaspoon
lost_spook: (dw - bill)
The main Remix collection was revealed today, so I can admit that I wrote:

Coffee and Crumbs (The Idiot in the Attic Remix) (2145 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005), Sarah Jane Adventures
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Twelfth Doctor & Sarah Jane Smith
Characters: Sky Smith, Twelfth Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith, Mr Smith (Sarah Jane Adventures)
Additional Tags: Remix, remixrevival, Post-Episode: s08e01 Deep Breath, Episode: 2013 Xmas The Time of the Doctor
Summary: The Doctor always returns to Bannerman Road at the important moments. It's the timing that's so hard to get right...

It's a remix of [personal profile] paranoidangel's Tea and Biscuits, because we just can't avoid each other in these things! Anyway, it was fun and I had plenty of options to choose from, but my heart wanted this one. I'd actually beta-ed Tea and Biscuits (and it was a gift fic for [personal profile] dbskyler, too), which is a little odd, but so far in my remixing, I've always gone for stories I've loved and that's what drew me to T&B quite quickly. I'm not sure what the key is (I'm sure you could remix almost anything with a bit of work and inspiration), but certainly a story that speaks to me, one I can say something in response to is maybe what that sudden, "That's the one!" spark is. Anyway, this was fun. I was little worried about effectively switching Eleven for Twelve, because it borders on going too far - but on the other hand, the Doctor is the Doctor, and I know Paranoidangel doesn't have an aversion to any of them. (Well, as far as I know!)


And I see that I have [personal profile] estirose to thank for the remix of my Dungeons & Dragons fic! (Madness is still unrevealed, although I do have a suspicion...)
lost_spook: (writing)
I don't seem to have been writing much lately, so I did what I usually do in these circumstances: the poetry meme!

1: Pick five fandoms. List them in alphabetical order.

2: Visit this site to find your first RANDOM POEM OF POWER. Write down the 5th line (yes, even if it's an E.E. Cummings poem and you wind up with an apostrophe). Repeat five times and - you guessed it - list 'em in alphabetical order! (No cheating, mind! This is a challenge and it's always been about creativity.)

3: I think you can see where this is going. Write a very quick 50-word half-drabble for each fandom (try to do it all in one sitting - make your brain explode!), using the line from the poem as a prompt. You don't have to include it in the half-drabble - it's just inspiration.

4: Bravo! Have a cookie.


*noms virtual cookie*

(These are all only 50 words, so I don't think they're really spoilery unless you know stuff already, they're just probably incomprehensible, but possibly for DW S10, Ripper Street S5 and Spooks S10. Ish. I did cheat, because I didn't want a comma, but at least I managed alphabetical order, and my brain also did not explode.)

Results under here: B7, Department S, Doctor Who, Ripper Street, Spooks )
lost_spook: (dw - bill)
I haven't talked much about Doctor Who, because I tend to enjoy it and find that enjoyment often diminished by discussion, especially in circles that are more negative about Twelve and Steven Moffat than my heart will ever be, but I have indeed been watching and enjoying and loved the finale very much. Anyway, here are some related fanworks I have also enjoyed:


[personal profile] purplefringe has already made a Bill fanvid & it is a truly lovely thing, you will be unsurprised to hear.


[personal profile] selenay has been writing a series of Bill episode tags (for the first few eps, so far) and they're just great. I was trying to think which one in particular to rec, but, really, they're all great.


And, via [personal profile] eve11, who clearly has the best taste in fic:

Love, That Loosener of Limbs by amatalefay (G, 253 words. Bill Potts/Sappho, Twelve.)

“Like, finally here's a poem that isn't just some bloke whining about how a beautiful girl won’t give him sex, and it's basically ‘sweet mother, I’m too gay to do my chores, blame Aphrodite’. Like, honestly? Most relatable thing I’ve read in years.”

Bill meets Sappho.


Tiny but perfect. <3

And The Last Age Should Show Your Heart by Quanna. (G, 1854 words. Missy, brief mentions/cameos of others.)

The Doctor saves the Master, one final time, and gives her the universe to look after in his place.

A post 'the Doctor Falls' AU in which the Doctor dies, and the Master goes on; without hope, without witness, without reward.


What it says; really clever and sharp and a great thing to read following The Doctor Falls.


(I hope you can tell that this is not the sort of post where you tell me things you dislike about DW. If that's what you'd like to do, I recommend instead going to [community profile] who_at_50 instead which is great for proper discussion, squee, grumbling and all the usual sorts of reactions. Consider that my final rec for the day. ;-p)
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
Vanquished (252 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!, Dracula (TV 1968)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Adam Adamant/Louise
Characters: Louise (Adam Adamant Lives), Adam Llewellyn De Vere Adamant
Additional Tags: Crossover, Meme, Prompt Fic, Ficlet, Humor, Vampires
Summary: There are moments when the women in Adam's life are quite baffling...


Tall Tales (Bring You Short Replies) (640 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Adam Adamant Lives!
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Georgina Jones, Adam Llewellyn De Vere Adamant, William E. Simms
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic
Summary: Georgie's been busy while Adam's been away...


In Memoriam (791 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Twelfth Doctor & Martha Jones
Characters: Twelfth Doctor, Martha Jones
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme
Summary: The Doctor pays a surprise visit to Martha Jones.
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 )
lost_spook: (Default)
First handful of results from the prompts meme:

Space Married (940 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Twelfth Doctor/Clara Oswin Oswald
Characters: Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswin Oswald
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Accidental Marriage
Summary: “Don’t panic, but I think we might have accidentally got married…”

Unwelcome Bedfellows (120 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Babylon 5
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: John Sheridan, Alfred Bester
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Humor
Summary: Bester + Sheridan, “It’s only one night, we’ll just share the bed.”

Bedside Manner (546 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Peri Brown & Sixth Doctor
Characters: Peri Brown, Sixth Doctor
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Prompt Fic, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: “I’m dying.” (Six + Peri)

Experimental Flavours (587 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Press Gang
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kenny Phillips, Colin Mathews
Additional Tags: Ficlet, Meme, Humor
Summary: “Who crawls through someone’s window at 4am to go for ice cream?!”
lost_spook: (cat)
So [livejournal.com profile] ravenskyewalker suggested I do some Twelve next, and as it turned out the next icons200 batch of themes suddenly made sense if I considered them in the light of the S8 two-part finale. It was really weird doing new tv, though; I need to get back to the old tv! (What is this shiny stuff, how does it work?)

There are more extras/alternates than usual, because it took me a while to settle on the second Artist's Choice set.

Teaser:



Icons under here )

Credits: Textures by midnight_road and tiger_tyger. The usual rules apply: Want, take, have, credit, and hotlinkers will be deleted. Comment and feedback = ♥

Vid recs

8 Jan 2016 12:50 pm
lost_spook: (dw - amy)
Before I forget, here are some great vids I've enjoyed that were posted over the holiday period:

4 Doctor Who & Star Wars )
lost_spook: (dw - one)
Last night's DW made me write a drabble. Amazing! (It was v good. I loved it. And, oh, I love Clara. ♥ If you don't, I don't need to know about it here. Thank you.)


Friendly Warning
Drabble. Ian Chesterton, Twelfth Doctor. Spoilers for Face the Raven. It is possibly a mean drabble, but it was a thing I thought of this morning.

Friendly Warning )
lost_spook: (cat)
1. My parents are up visiting, so I may be more erratic and less comment-y than usual (or not, we'll see) but if I miss something, that's why. (We had to watch an episode of Public Eye yesterday and Dad was complaining to me about Frank leaving Mrs Mortimer. It was great, but seriously surreal. What have I done, people? I'm only sad I won't be there to see it when Mrs M turns up again.)


2. Marvellous Twelve & Clara vid by [personal profile] purplefringe; seriously, it encompasses so much, it's excellent:

Cut for embed )


3. [livejournal.com profile] frelling_tralk is running an X-Files friending meme.


4. As ever, I'd swear there was something else. Imagine it here. It was probably the most important thing. ;-) (Well, other than that swordznsorcery is very kind and sent me a file full of James Maxwell gifs from his ep of The Champions for me to wake up to this morning, and what more can one ask for from someone? ♥)
lost_spook: (I Capture - writing)
I managed to get my fic done! (Just!)

*collapses in a heap and hopes it isn't too full of horrible errors*


Salt of the Earth (4143 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963), Doctor Who (2005), Torchwood
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Martha Tyler, Jack Harkness, Original Characters, Twelfth Doctor
Additional Tags: Community: dw_allsorts, Community: dw_guestfest, Minor Canonical Character(s), 20th Century, Witchcraft, Serial: s094 Image of the Fendahl, Women Being Awesome, Folklore
Summary: Martha Tyler lives on a time rift, sees things no one else does, and fights evil with rock salt. It’s been that way all her life.


Also at the Teaspoon (once it's been validated).


Anyway, the fic where Mrs Tyler lives by a time rift her whole life and is much better than Torchwood now exists, except I had to write it, which is just rubbish. Why don't other people write these things for me? (I didn't get much TW in; don't be misled.)
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: (b7 - deva)
Request: Favourite plot twists - [livejournal.com profile] jaxomsride (It turns out I'm not doing these in order. Also I see no reason to wait for December, either.)


It's hard to think about favourite plot twists, maybe because it's not the first thing I think of in what I like about something (though don't get me wrong, I love a really great plot twist), but also because I have a tendency to rewatch and re-read things I like a lot, so then it becomes hard to remember the time when the plot twist was surprising instead of inevitable and admired plot work.

Or, in short, I can't guarantee these are my actual favourite plot twists, but they were the ones I came up with this week. I shall try to talk about them without spoilers. If this involves sign language at any point, bear with me.


1. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie. Her books are so well known, that I think I was spoiled for quite a few of them by the time I read them, or, being the sort of lazy reader who hardly ever tries to work out the murder, maybe I wasn't struck by the others. At any rate, once it became clear what the plot twist was in this one, I was delighted by it, and remain so. I've read at least one other book that used the same twist as The Murder of Roger Ackroyd but I don't think I've ever come across anything with the same solution as Orient Express. (It is something that should be hard to pull off without being ridiculous, which is perhaps why. Or because I haven't read the other books in question, of course.) It's not my favourite Christie, but it is by far my favourite solution to a murder mystery.


2. Listen (Doctor Who). I hesitate to mention this, because I don't want to get into DW discussions, but I thought this was shaped around such a wonderful twist, not just for an episode but because it subverted the expectations of the whole show, especially in terms of New Who and did so beautifully. I know some people are watching this other awful show at the moment, but for me, this was one of the most perfect episodes in a long, long while & largely because of the twist, so I have to include it here.


3. My Life's My Own (Public Eye). It's probably not so much a proper plot twist, in the same way as the two above (but then Public Eye doesn't really work like that), but over halfway through there's a reveal that I completely didn't see coming which not only impressed me in terms of the episode but revised my entire opinion of the series I was watching and what it was capable of. And it was already being a particularly good episode. In addition, there's a twist of viewer expectation in which it looks as though the story is winding down to its close in a particular way - and then it suddenly does so much more with its last five minutes.

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