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Hail, fellow travellers, and well met. My LJ is mostly for fic, recs, icons, vids and fannish nonsense, and the majority of that is open. Personal and rambly stuff (mostly dull) is usually all that is flocked. I'm terribly obscure and multi-fannish, but generally happy to make new friends.

My fic:
lost_spook on AO3
vvj5 at A Teaspoon and An Open Mind (the Doctor Who archive)

My vids:
lostspook1 at YouTube

Past prompt tables etc: Hurt/Comfort Bingo Card | Trope Bingo card | 100 Element Prompts | 50 Ficlets | Shakespeare Plays Watched.

Also the 500 Prompts Meme.

Notes on permission:

Any remixes etc. based on fanworks of mine are fine - go ahead, and do let me know; I'd be thrilled. And, obviously, credit is nice. I would however appreciate asking before podficcing (I'd just really like to check and edit the fic first). Under no circumstances are any posts made here to be reproduced elsewhere. If you wish to link to any open posts, please do so.

ETA (08/03/14): Am currently having trouble with bandwidth (presumably via hotlinking) at Photobucket - so am unfortunately gradually deleting past icon sets to try and solve this. Sorry about that.

Fic: Something in the Wiring

s&s - silver
This is a bit of an odd one, but it gets me a bingo, and it's apparently what happens when I realise I could get a bingo a different way if I could only think of something for "suicide attempt" and then enlist the help of Sapphire & Steel. But, um, yes...

Title: Something in the Wiring
Author: lost_spook
Rating: Teen
Word Count: 1358
Characters/Pairings: Silver, Steel, Sapphire
Notes/Warnings: Suicide, Elemental weirdness.
Summary: Trying to determine the source of the time break is always tricky & this one is causing Silver some problems – is it something in the wiring or merely the inconvenient dying man on the floor?

Written for the [community profile] hc_bingo square “suicide attempt”.

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Happy birthday...

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... to the lovely a_phoenixdragon! I hope you're managing to have a wonderful day! ♥

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Dear Yuletide Letter 2014

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Dear Yuletide Writer,

Firstly, you're ready to attempt to write something for me and you share a tiny fandom with me, so that makes you pretty awesome in my eyes - thank you, dear writer!

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Fic: The Devil's Harvest

dw - oswin
The Devil's Harvest (3294 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (2005), Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Major Character Death
Characters: Clara Oswin Oswald, Sixth Doctor
Additional Tags: Community: dw-allsorts, Community: hc_bingo, Episode: s07e14 The Name of the Doctor, Multi-Era
Summary:

Clara's alone in a wood in the middle of the night, but there's something else out there...



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

Written for dw_allsorts prompt "the devil's harvest" and [community profile] hc_bingo square "deals with demons".

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dw_allsorts - Prompt table #2

dw - four
The trouble with making lists... Now I've claimed this for the Fourth Doctor Era and mean to do mainly minor characters, definitely including Mrs Tyler for the first.

#01 – Far off things #02 – Love is done #03 – Steal the gold
#04 – Most precious prize #05 – These ancient minutes #06 – I will go alone


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Not really apropos of anything

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But I was fishing these two pics out for Tumblr purposes & thought I'd share (again, in both cases, but it's been a while):

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Happy birthday... (plus a note)

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... to the wonderful liadtbunny! I do hope you're having an excellent day, with all the gloomy old 70s telly you could possibly wish for. ♥


Also, in another note, there's a blog out there where the user has been reposting LJ posts without permission. (They seem to have set it up in some automated way to repost any posts tagged with "fanfic" or variations, or entries from selected blogs, possibly, but it includes anything tagged with that - random meme posts, challenge announcement and in one case, someone complaining about the blog stealing their posts, so they obviously don't bother looking at their own content.)

It's here

I've requested that my posts be removed. (They seemed to have taken all my entries tagged fanfic since July, regardless of fandom.)

I noticed (when going through the "fanfic" tag) entries stolen from [personal profile] john_amend_all, liadtbunny (happy birthday! your fic has been stolen!), kaffyr, and also [personal profile] still_lycoris, who isn't on my flist, but I know some of you know.

I'm actually a lot less bothered than I probably should be about people stealing my fic, but I do very much object to someone reposting my LJ entries wholesale, and I may need to make a lot more things flocked for a while, because if it's possible to set up something like that for one tag, who knows who else is doing it for whatever kind of topic? Clearly a public entry really needs to be something I don't mind being more public than I'd planned on.

(I'm posting this publicly and tagging it "fanfic" though, because if the blog ends up with a whole lot of posts warning the world against itself, it serves the blogger right. You know, can we go back in time and prevent the invention of Tumblr or something? Not everything is made to be reblogged and context is a thing that exists, even on the internet.)

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power game
Through this week I rapidly approached (and have now passed) the Awefull moment where I would finish The Power Game and not have anything else to watch where people are likely to accuse one another of clinging on like a neurotic limpet with a peeping tom complex. Naturally, I pulled out my 500 Prompts list to find the one Persiflage had so kindly left for just such an occasion. Me: "Hmm, betrayal, that could fit everyone..." *writes five times fic that is a series of (hopefully not too) incomprehensible conversations* What can I say? Sadly, the sarcasm is lagging a long way behind the show.

In other news, I managed to get a solitary blue and white bran flake in my pack of otherwise-normal Bran Flakes this week. I get the white frosting, but I didn't think we had blue breakfast cereal in the UK. Where did the blue come from? Is it an alien plot?




Title: Loose Ends (or Five Times Pieces of Silver Changed Hands)
Author: lost_spook
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1952
Characters/Pairings: Don Henderson & Pamela Wilder, Susan Weldon & Colin Townley, Lincoln Dowling/Pamela Wilder, Kenneth Bligh/Justine Bligh, John Wilder.
Notes/Warnings: Spoilers; mentions of character death; wilful obscurity.
Summary: ”Have you heard it said that power is a Dead Sea fruit?” Five conversations between the players of the game – five small moments of betrayal (or business as usual).

For persiflage_1 in the 500 Prompts Meme: #50 – Betrayal – The Power Game.

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The Darkness: 20 x Sapphire & Steel Icons

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A Sapphire & Steel icon set I made the other day for [community profile] hc_bingo square "possession/mind control". (Icons all taken from Assignment 2.)


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Fic: Like A House On Fire (DW/B7)

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Here's a slight ficlet for the 500 Prompts meme I found lurking on my hard drive...

Title: Like A House on Fire
Author: lost_spook
Rating: PG
Word Count: 666
Characters/Pairings: Ace, Dayna Mellanby
Notes/Warnings: Possibly spoilery for B7 episode “Aftermath”. Mentions of violence/explosives/canon death.
Summary: Ace and Dayna swap tall tales round the fire. They’ve got a lot in common.

For paranoidangel42 in the 500 Prompts Meme: #341. Tales of long ago - Ace & Dayna Mellanby (DW/B7)

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Some sad Six-era news...

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Apparently Maggie Stables who played Evelyn Smythe, Six's lovely and awesome audio companion, has just died.


And just to be really cheerful on the subject of Six-era ladies, also in the news this weekend, was Lynda Bellingham, who is dying of cancer. (She's stopping her chemotherapy in November, and the timing should give her one last Christmas.) In addition to being known here as "the OXO lady", she was the Inquisitor at Six's Trial (and I believe has since also been in the Gallifrey audio series, so make this a particularly bad weekend for Big Finish fans.


*is very sad*


Probably, in honour of the one companion who could really keep Six in order, a sort of final salute of chocolate cake is required...


Following on from Kate O'Mara earlier in the year, it seems an exceptionally bad year for awesome ladies who knew the Sixth Doctor. :-/

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avengers
I realised recently that I obviously had never picspammed this episode of The Avengers, which I watched early this year. I don't know how eager you all are to see James Maxwell in a silly costume, but there is also Emma Peel. No excuse is needed for picspams involving Diana Rigg as Emma Peel, obviously. Her awesome is reason enough in itself.

This picspam comes courtesy of the wonderful liadtbunny, a terrible Enabler of Old TV-watching. (Thanks, Liadt, for these 12 episodes of The Avengers, for Enemy at the Door - and therefore Public Eye - and even for Children of the Damned! Everyone else: okay, you can blame her for all my obsessions, basically. ;-p)

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spooks - Ruth!
I've had this fic (for [community profile] hc_bingo square "secret identity revealed") hanging around almost finished for a while, so I've finally done the last tweaks & here goes. I always said one day I was going to write a Spooks fic where there really was an apocalypse and Tom ran the country while Ruth ran him*, although I'm not sure this was what I had in mind...

Light on a Hill (3166 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Spooks | MI-5
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Ruth Evershed/Tom Quinn
Characters: Tom Quinn (Spooks), Ruth Evershed, Malcolm Wynn-Jones
Additional Tags: Community: hc_bingo, Identity, Apocalypse, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Season/Series 02, Implied/Referenced Character Death, References to Shakespeare
Summary: ”I think the king is but a man, his fears be of the same relish as ours.” It’s the end of days, and Ruth and Tom are having delusions of grandeur, but then, what’s new?


* It's been over 11 years since 2.5 now. Apparently I'm never getting over it, but I have no regrets. Except about the aliens.

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Is it that time already?

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Nominations for yuletide have opened, as of yesterday! Having finally decided that I was going to nominate Survivors, Enemy at the Door and Shadow of the Tower, regardless of my small chances of getting fic for obscure 1970s shows, I am now wondering again. Maybe I should dump Survivors for an easy-to-pick-up fandom (like Midnight Is A Place), so I can offer my poor author a back door? Do I actually want either? Is it silly to nominate Shadow of the Tower? (But then, what I can't do is request 15th Historical RPF and ask people to write SotT interpretations, so I either go for it, or I don't.) Or what about Indigo - I did get a really marvellous fic for it during the commentfest, so I don't want to seem ungrateful, but it's not as if there couldn't be more...

*flounders happily*

*also resists completely hopeless temptation to nominate The Power Game* (But, hey, I could, even if it wouldn't get me anywhere, and isn't that part of the glory of the thing?)

In short, the highlight of my fannish year and the loveliest fic exchange I know of is almost upon us, and it's time for the fun and games, unexpected prompts and fandoms, and shared flailing over fandoms of one to begin. ♥ (Or, it's a million to one chance, but it's yuletide, and it might just work. And my other requests will be from other people's nominations and much more sensible and thus I will not be unmatchable.)

Now, excuse me, I've got to go and ponder that third slot...

(How about everyone else? Playing? Not Playing? State of the nominations?)

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Randomising...

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For reasons, I am still not possessed of much brain again today (though more than most of last week) and I may just have been amusing myself with the Unconventional Courtship Generator again. You know what this means. Yes, I had to share. Again.

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Slightly more relevant mini picspam

dw - the master
There is some good to this old TV watching of mine - have some pretty pics of a fez-wearing Roger Delgado in Espionage (ITC 1963).

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Fic: Star Sleepers (DW)

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Title: Star Sleepers
Author: lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1316
Characters/Pairings: Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, First Doctor, Vicki (mild Ian/Barbara)
Notes/Warnings: None.
Summary: The TARDIS lands in the strangest places sometimes…

For flowsoffire in the 500 Prompts Meme: # 191. You're/He's/She's/I'm/They're only sleeping — First Doctor and companion(s) of your choosing.

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