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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

Current & Past Prompt tables etc: genprompt_bingo card (Round 11) | Fourth Doctor Era - 6 Prompts (for dw_allsorts) | Historical 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 2016 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!

If you would like to friend me and we haven't already interacted, please drop me a comment to say hi.

Comments

lost_spook
Jul. 14th, 2016 09:00 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! That would be very nice. I shall go off to friend you now.

Also, 'slightly obscure'! I try harder than that; I think I've definitely achieved highly obscure fandoms by now. ;-p But seriously, which ones did you mean in particular, just out of interest?
desecrets
Jul. 14th, 2016 01:00 pm (UTC)
Friended :)

Lmao. Quite so. But, in answer - there's Classic Who for one thing (Three! Delgado!). And I was basically bottlefed British mysteries all through childhood, which resulted in an unwieldy Holmes obsession, so there's that. Also Jonathan Strange = amazing. More peripherally, how often do you hear of Wodehouse, Red Dwarf or Allo Allo these days, haha. So if either of those crosses my flist even once in a blue moon that can only be an improvement. :)
lost_spook
Jul. 14th, 2016 08:08 pm (UTC)


And, aw, yes, Classic Who is always going to get you in the door. Three is not my favourite, but my love of Delgado more than makes up for that. (Not that I don't like Three, but when I was a bb DW fan, all the fellow fans I found were Pertwee fans and I was alone in my Seven-loving. It was hard. They ate you alive in the 90s for liking Sylvester McCoy or Colin Baker. Heh.) And, yay, yes, JS&MN, mysteries, Wodehouse, Red Dwarf and Allo Allo are all things to be glad of in an flister.

I just keep watching more and more random old TV and then going on about it and wondering why no one else has ever heard of it. Lately I have developed a thing for 1930s British films. It is not helping with the obscurity levels. :-)
desecrets
Jul. 14th, 2016 09:44 pm (UTC)
Aw, yeah, I can imagine. My old friend who got me into DW is a bit defensive of Colin Baker too, haha. I don't know him well enough, but I do love Seven. ♥

Well I'm going to enjoy hearing about all these lost treasures! I have a massive backlog of Holmes adaptations and then possibly Raffles adaptations to work through (life's work, y/n) so I can sympathise. :)
lost_spook
Jul. 15th, 2016 07:42 am (UTC)
Oh, I have just been watching one of the old Holmes adaptations - the BBC 1965 with Douglas Wilmer and Nigel Stock. And while I have enjoyed various other Holmes things (I have alwasy found myself enjoying of but never fannish), I adored them for some reason & even felt fannish. I'm not sure whether this is just me and 60s TV these days, or what...

I have watched some Raffles, but I was mainly in it for the pilot, which has James Maxwell as Inspector McKenzie, and Amazon lied to me about its S1 set having James Maxwell (blatantly and shamelessly), which made me resent it unfairly. But Anthony Valentine was excellent, of course. (It was just definitely better when it had JM as well. :lol:)
desecrets
Jul. 15th, 2016 11:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's cool! I've had that recommended to me actually. Will try to get round to it after the 1954 Ronald Howard (and then there's the Bert Coules radioplays)... a quick google image search seems to tell me Roger Delgado is in it! Speak of the devil. That'll be fun.

I'm not 100% sure what I think of Anthony Valentine purely based on his looks (I get picky about that stuff), but we shall see!
lost_spook
Jul. 16th, 2016 12:24 pm (UTC)
It does have bonus Roger Delgado indeed! It also has Patrick Troughton, although not in the same episode. Old telly is never less than highly incestuous. I find it quite comforting. :-)

Oh, sorry, I was assuming you must have watched it if you liked it, for some reason. Anthony Valentine is always good and it was his signature part, really. Christopher Strauli is the most naive innocent alive as Bunny. My real problem with it (when I'm not having stupid favourite actor sulks) is that I'm too law-abiding. I can take an episode and enjoy it and after that I get stressed because they keep stealing things! I had the same problem when I tried to watch Hustle. I have to stick to the detectives, it seems.
desecrets
Jul. 16th, 2016 02:10 pm (UTC)
Oh yes. Current telly, too - my mum says that watching British mystery tv is a bit like a family reunion because it's all familiar faces, haha.

they keep stealing things! I KNOW. I'm torturing myself slowly by reading the books atm, and every time they come up with some new harebrained plan (well, I say "they") I'm practically reading through my fingers. It's a train wreck of dysfunction but I can't seem to stop watching it unfold ;)
lost_spook
Jul. 16th, 2016 07:09 pm (UTC)
At least Robin Hood had a decent excuse... /o\

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