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Hail, fellow travellers, and well met. My LJ is mostly for fic, recs, icons, vids and fannish nonsense - fic/vids/icons etc. remain open, but the rest has got largely flocked these days (people were scraping entries via tags, unfortunately). I'm terribly obscure and multi-fannish, but generally happy to make new friends. I crosspost from Dreamwidth, too, but tend to read my flist via LJ.

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: Fourth Doctor Era - 6 Prompts (for dw_allsorts) | Hurt/Comfort Bingo Card | Trope Bingo card | 100 Element Prompts | 50 Ficlets | Shakespeare Plays Watched.

Also the 500 Prompts Meme. runaway_tales: Masterpost here.

Dear Yuletide Letter 2015 here

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. No posts made here to be reproduced elsewhere, thanks. If you wish to link to any open posts, of course, please do so!

31x Mr Palfrey of Westminster Icons

While I was ill I also rewatched most of Mr Palfrey of Westminster (starring Alec McCowen, Caroline Blakiston, and Clive Wood) and remembered how good it was once it got going (and how little of it there is, sadly) so it was my next choice for an icon set.


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Credits: Screencaps my own; textures by tiger_tyger, wolfbane_icons and imemime_art. The usual rules apply: want, take, have, credit, comments are ♥ and hotlinkers will be interrogated.

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Fannish bits

1. It is nearly time for the Obscure & British Commentfest! I was in two minds whether to run it or not this year - up until a few weeks ago, ever since when I've been basically hopping up and down going "Is it time yet? IS IT NOW?" Well, next weekend and onwards, it will be. The May online b'day party for those who love obscure and British fandoms. (For a given meaning of obscure; please let's not go into that again...)

\o/ Any fandoms I should make banners of that I haven't already done?

2. I made a thing: an Unconventional Courtship Generator Tumblr. It seemed like disposing of the masses of cracky summaries I've generated via Tumblr was one of the things it might be useful for. We shall see! (Probably not. Is Tumblr useful for anything in the end, except that lonely in a crowd feeling? /cynical yet hopeful)

3. Sorry about the meme ficlets I owe. For some reason, when Victoria Wood died, it really knocked me off my stride. I don't know why. Hopefully this week! (Please send a note to other celebrities not to die and inconvenience my fannish pursuits).

... nearly the commentfest. *nods*

ETA: Also am reading more terrible Regency Romances. Latest heroines were called Roslyn and Lindsey. Lindsey has a sister called Blythe. /o\

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28 x Poldark (1975) Icons

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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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.

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Not For Prime Time Letter

Dear Prime Time Player,

I have a terrible tendency to waffle in these Dear Author letters, so let it be said that I am a great believer in the story that you want to tell being the one that's going to be the most compelling to read. If you're the sort of person who likes a concise letter and a free hand, just go for what you have in mind as long as you at least try to avoid any pet hates listed here. All the extra details & prompts are for souls like me who might want them. Do not attempt to give me everything below in one fic; you'd do yourself an injury. If anything seems contradictory, it's mostly because I like different things at different times in different fandoms.

Likes: Humour, missing adventures, friendships, hurt/comfort, fantasy, history, mysteries, ghosts, plot, casefic, crossovers, gen, het, femslash. I do enjoy mild shippiness, and I adore reading about the subtleties, interactions and differing dynamics of relationships of all kinds between people/groups. (This is hard. I like lots of things.)

Dislikes: graphic horror/violence, explicit pr0n, PWP, sugary sentimentality, incest, rape, or unending angst without hope. I do like some AUs on occasion, but in general for me adding fantastical elements to a mundane fandom is fine, turning a fantasy/sf fandom mundane not so much, and I tend not to be into fusions. I'm not keen on unexpected (non-canonical) character death, generally (although it will be more okay in something like Spooks or B7 than happier fandoms). If I love a fandom, I tend to love most if not all of it, so it's really best to avoid any character bashing or assumptions that canon always needs fixing. If I have any pet fixits I'd like, I'll mention it below. I don't have any triggers, though, so please don't panic, and I can absolutely take some of these things if that's what the fic needs.

In short, please don't worry, I like lots of different things and am sure I will enjoy your fic. I hope you also have fun writing (and many apologies if anything in this letter is making you tear out your hair).

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Meme! Meme!

When you finally finish one writing meme, what's to do but ignore all those things you're meant to be doing and start another? Stolen way back when from doreyg.

Comment with a number, and a pairing/two or more characters, and I'll try to write you a ficlet or drabble.

(As ever, anything I've mentioned or have in my interests/tags is fair game. If I can't do something I'll say so. And no guarantees - if I get too tired, I'll just draw a line under it. Some numbers are missing because I deleted them. Of course, some numbers may have already been missing; you know what memes are like.)

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Fics, Recs, Various

So, after I started feeling a little better a couple of weeks ago, I gradually picked up some things I'd already finished/nearly finished and started poking at them & as a result have posted most of them in the appropriate places, but not linked here.

1. A Ruth Evershed Character Manifesto (Spooks) for het_reccers (containing 13 recs, much blathering about the greatness of Ruth and ships and possible ships, plus some pics and gifs). (I've been chipping away at this for at least a year now.)

2. I looked at my dw_guestfest WIP and found it was much more complete and okay than I'd thought and tidied it up. It's here:

Self-Made Man (956 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: The Kandyman & Gilbert M
Characters: Gilbert M (Doctor Who), The Kandyman (Doctor Who)
Additional Tags: Serial: s149 The Happiness Patrol, Backstory, Canonical Character Death, Community: dw_guestfest, Community: trope_bingo
Summary: "Close to the Kandyman, were you?" / "I made him." Gilbert M and the Kandyman.

3. Someone reminded me that I once wrote a crossover fic for intoabar, which at the time I defaulted on due to being too ill to cope with the editing from my beta. I poked around my memory stick full of fic and found it and the beta-notes (which weren't actually difficult; I was just that ill back then) and posted that too:

Bar-Room Brawl (2512 words) by lost_spook
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Downton Abbey, Doctor Who (1963)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Tegan Jovanka, Tom Branson, Fifth Doctor, Vislor Turlough
Additional Tags: Crossover, Community: intoabar, Walk Into A Bar, Aliens, Fights, 1920s
Summary: Tegan Jovanka walks into a bar… and meets Tom Branson!

4. And then I did manage to finish typing up a thing for runaway_tales, which is also filling a square for [community profile] trope_bingo (au: historical), and I think most things are now at least back to my usual sort of hit and miss abilities. \o/

Midnight Escapade (All ages, 1905 words. Edward Iveson/Julia Graves, Christy Graves, Amyas Harding.) It's a gratuitous Regency AU that I wrote at Christmas when I was reading too many terrible Regency romances.

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24x Adam Adamant Lives! Icons

Despite my radio silence, I have continued to progress quite nicely over the last week & even survived an out-patient trip back to the hospital without being too exhausted afterwards. However, I've still been not so able to comment and interact here yet, but that should start to return to normal this week, too, I hope. In the meantime, I slowly made an icon or two each day, so now I have another set to post! (I don't know what to do next, though. I am working my way through this list and am not having any immediate thoughts for Set 8 and onwards. Feel free to give me suggestions, which I may take up or ignore as I feel led. ;-p)

Anyway, when you run out of AAL! eps because of cruel burnination, what else do you do to keep cheerful but icon it?


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Credits: Screencaps my own; textures by imemime_art, tiger_tyger & midnight_road. The usual rules apply - want, take, have, credit, and no hotlinking. Comments & feedback = ♥

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26x Sleepy Hollow (S2) Icons

I am a little better than last week now (thankfully!) but still v low; also it's hard to comment due to people in my house (looking after me but also eating up my energy too, unfortunately! I'm a ungrateful so-and-so). However, I'd finished this set before being hospitalised, so here are some pretty icons in the meantime. (Your interesting comments last post were all GREAT and MUCH appreciated even if I haven't managed a reply yet!! Thank you!! <3)


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Credits: Textures by Imemime_art and mindight_road. The usual rules apply - want, take, have, credit. I'm risking going back to Photobucket, so please please no hotlinking! Comments = ♥

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Hi I'm Vicky's dad, the pain with her tooth flared up on tuesday & was admitted to hospital, she has had an operation yesterday, she wanted you to know why she was missing from here

31x Dark Water/Death in Heaven Icons

So 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.


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

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Meme fills

I've managed a few of the AU Meme ficlets so far (and a few still yet to come). I have been posting them to AO3 & of course in the comments, but in the absence of other things going on, I thought I might as well round them up here, too:

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Some links and things!

1. verdande_mi is running an Open Rec Post where you can rec all sorts of things to people.

2. A while back I got excited because someone had put up all of Public Eye on YT, but they took it down again. I don't suppose anyone was actually watching, but someone's put S5, 6 & 7 up here and the surviving 60s eps and S4, I still have up here. Because you know you want to watch the most mundane but brilliant old telly show ever, obv. (All right, I know people don't really. But just in case!)

3. I thought this official trailer for 100 eps of Once Upon a Time was rather nice:

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26x Curse of Fenric Icons

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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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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Fic: Time No Longer

I finally finished typing this up a couple of weeks ago, so I thought probably I should also post it - the much-delayed TARDIS/Sapphire/Silver/Steel fic I've been promising. Nothing this short should have taken two or three years to type up, though. :loL:

Title: Time No Longer
Author: lost_spook
Rating: All ages
Word Count: 1386
Characters/Pairings: TARDIS/Steel/Sapphire/Silver
Notes/Warnings: Strange telepathic shippiness between Time-related inhuman beings. (I thought I’d seen a prompt for this somewhere. It turns out I hadn’t.)
Summary: The TARDIS has some intriguing visitors. She may never let them go.

Also at AO3 and the Teaspoon.

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AU writing meme

I have a lot of things I should be writing (and also being careful about not writing too much, self) but, what the hell, I have finished my epic Runaway Tales/Unconventional Courtship rough draft (the wretched thing is 20,000 words long) and I did manage to type up the ending of that TARDIS/Sapphire/Silver/Steel WIP, so, totally ignoring my ficathon and leftover [community profile] fandom_stocking things, here goes:

Give me a character/pairing and I will write snippets of ten different alternate universes for it. One line, ten lines, a ficlet if you're lucky.

Wild West
Coffee Shop
. . . In SPACE!!
Born Another Gender
Urban Fantasy

We'll see what happens. (If my brain collapses and what happens is no words at all, I apologise in advance.) Also, I altered the meme. I thought if I came up with one AU for 'harem' it'd be a miracle, let alone doing it several times over. And I'm never totally sure what Cyberpunk means.)

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More randomly generated nonsense

I'm tired, so I turned to the Unconventional Courtship Generator to amuse me and had to share again. I'm sorry, but I mean, you want to know all about that time Tegan had to edit the Fourth Doctor's epic erotic novel, surely . . .

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(This post brought to you by the need for Brain Bleach.)

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Festivids recs list

These are pretty much all of what I've watched, generally just trying the fandoms I know. (The vids are all still anonymous at this stage). You'll find any warnings/ratings on the vid posts.

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The full Masterlist is here if you want to check out what teeny tiny fandoms now have extremely shiny vids made for them. :-)

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spooks - Harry/Ruth/Bench = &amp;hearts;

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