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Obscure & British Comment Fest

Welcome to the Obscure & British comment fest! This is a comment fest for any small(ish) British fandom and open to any kind of fanwork.




If you've ever loved any (non-large) British fandoms, find yourself too obscure for most fests, or you're busy wondering why there's still no Emma Peel in all this Avengers stuff, you're in the right place. Come on in and help yourself to a cup of tea and a crumpet. Also you should make prompts and fill them.

Rules & Guidelines
This comment!fest works in the same way as most comment ficathons - although all kinds of fanworks are definitely welcome here. (Fanart, icons, fanmixes, vids, whatever your creative mind can come up with.)

1. Be polite - no bashing of anyone, any prompts, characters, ships or fandoms! Thank you.
2. One prompt per post, please use format: Fandom, Character/Pairing, prompt.
3. Post fills as replies (or links) to the comment containing the prompt. Please format the subject line as follows: Fandom - Character/Pairing - Rating/Warnings (if needed). There's a fills thread at the start of the post. Please also link your fill here.
4. You may fill your own prompts if you wish. Multiple fills are allowed - even encouraged, especially in different formats.
5. For crossovers any fandom is allowed as long as the first fandom qualifies. (If it's a cracky multi-fandom crossover prompt, that's fine, too, though try and make sure there are always equal or more eligible fandoms in proportion to those that are non-eligible.)
6. Any other questions - there's a questions thread at the start of the post.
7. Prompt, fill, away!

Eligible Fandoms
Basically, any non-large British fandom at all! You can prompt for anything that fits, no matter how odd, old or obscure, or shiny and new - anything that's not on the below list is great.

Non-eligible fandoms
ALL non-British fandoms are ineligible (except as crossovers) and the following fandoms are British but too large and therefore ineligible for this fest (sorry):

Chronicles of Narnia, Doctor Who (2005+), Downton Abbey, Good Omens, Harry Potter, The Hobbit (all), James Bond (Craig!Bond films only), Lord of the Rings (all), Merlin, Primeval, Robin Hood (BBC), Sherlock (BBC), Sherlock Holmes (all), The Silmarillion, Skins (UK), Torchwood, and any post-2000 Actor RPF or Bandom/Musician RPF.


So - anything British not listed above: British TV, films, books, Historical events, plays, songs, radio dramas, folklore & mythology, anthropomorphic - it's all good. There's no closing date for prompts or fills.


If you want to promote the fest, then thank you! Please do. You can find a selection of banners here, or feel free to make your own.

ETA: Masterlist of fills

Comments

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mollivanders
May. 11th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
The Hour - Bel/Freddie; if anyone wants to play in what Abi Morgan said would be the tone for S3, they would have my undying gratitude.

Link here for those who didn't see.
liadtbunny
May. 11th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
Murder on the Homefront: Molly/Izzy fic
femme_slash_fan
May. 24th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
I'll probably have a go eventually.
liadtbunny
May. 11th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
Murder on the Homefront: Molly/Izzy icon/screencaps
mollivanders
May. 11th, 2013 02:26 pm (UTC)
Spaced, Tim/Daisy and as many Star Wars references as you can fit in for a trip to the grocery store.
liadtbunny
May. 11th, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
Ace of Wands (70's kids TV series quite Sapphire & Steel-ish) anything inc crossovers, though any occult happenings that would give Mary Whitehouse a heart attack would be good:)
liadtbunny
May. 11th, 2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
Dick Turpin: why barmaids are awesome and ladies are rarely just ladies.
mollivanders
May. 11th, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC)
Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice/Benedick, dancing feet

(preferably set in the RSC's 2011 production, but whatever floats your boat)
emeraldarrows
May. 11th, 2013 02:59 pm (UTC)
Robin Of Sherwood, Robert of Huntingdon, he is the sunlight
swordznsorcery
Jun. 2nd, 2013 12:45 am (UTC)
Hello! You've had a name change. :)

Nice to see someone who likes Jason Connery. I like both Robins, but there are altogether too many people who treat Connery like an interloper! Anyway, I thought I'd have a go at this. I can hardly ignore the internet's only other Laramie fan. ;)

Linking to the story, as I suck at fitting things in LJ comments.

http://swordznsorcery.dreamwidth.org/131028.html
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emeraldarrows
May. 11th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC)
Robin Of Sherwood, Robert/Marion, anything with some hurt/comfort
emeraldarrows
May. 11th, 2013 03:02 pm (UTC)
Sapphire and Steel, Steel/Sapphire, fire and ice
emeraldarrows
May. 11th, 2013 03:04 pm (UTC)
Space: 1999, Tony/Maya, written in the stars
emeraldarrows
May. 11th, 2013 03:06 pm (UTC)
Robin Of Sherwood, Robert/Marion, she'd always thought he'd make a wonderful father and she was right
emeraldarrows
May. 11th, 2013 03:07 pm (UTC)
Our Mutual Friend (book or '90s film), Eugene/Lizzie, drawn from
the waters
brewsternorth
May. 25th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
Definitely pondering this one. Possibly with a tinge of (prior) Eugene/Mortimer...
moetushie
May. 11th, 2013 03:10 pm (UTC)
Richard II (I'm imagining the Hollow Crown version, but you don't have to!), Richard/Aumerle, loyalty
liadtbunny
May. 11th, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Cathy Gale era Avengers/Callan crossover because Ronald Radd played a secret service boss in both.
liadtbunny
May. 13th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
Fill Avengers/Callan Woe
I’ve filled in my own fill to stop anyone else from having the horror of writing the worst episode of ‘The Avengers’ ever, ever. Quite cheery for ‘Callan’ though. I was hoping for a cheery fill with ‘Callan’ characters in ‘The Avengers’ world, when I posted.

Col. Hunter sat back and shut his latest red file and smiled, he found his post as Hunter tedious in the extreme; tinkering with his agents minds was the only amusement he could find sometimes. That and eating houmous. Cathy Gale so lovely it was a pity, he’d only wanted her in a white file but after her suicide he’d had to get a new red file out. And Steed the genial gentleman was all gone, who knew Steed could be so vicious & sadistic? Steed probably thought he had been unable to cope with seeing the agent who had tortured him in Albania in Section HQ. Maybe if he hadn’t had the helping hand of psychotic drugs from Snell’s cupboard.

Edited at 2013-05-13 03:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill Avengers/Callan Woe - lost_spook - May. 13th, 2013 04:34 pm (UTC) - Expand
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liadtbunny
May. 11th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
Cathy Gale era Avengers: why did Steed get through so many dogs?
timelessapeel
May. 20th, 2013 07:32 pm (UTC)
Avengers (Cathy Gale era)--Cathy Gale, John Steed--Why did Steed get through so many dogs?
This is something I've often wondered myself, so I just had to have a stab at it.
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“It’s extremely obliging of you to come to the rescue in my hour of need, my dear,” John Steed said to Cathy Gale as she stepped into his flat.

“It’s for the dog’s sake, not yours,” Cathy reminded him tersely. “If you’re going to keep a pet, you should be present to care for it, but I’m not going to let an animal suffer because of your lifestyle.”

“And I’m sure she’ll be extremely pleased to hear it,” Steed said cheerfully, broad smile never wavering for an instant. He lifted a leash off a hook on the wall with a deft touch, and whistled. “Sheba! Here, girl.”

“Sheba?” Cathy repeated, brows knitted in puzzlement. “I thought it was Freckles.”

“It was,” Steed confirmed, dropping into a crouch as the sleek grey whippet trotted over to have her ears scratched.

Cathy put her hands on her hips. “Steed, this is becoming ridiculous. Before Sheba you had Freckles and Junia. You change dogs the way people change clothes. Are you leasing them out by the month, or did they all liberate themselves from you at the earliest opportunity?”

“And deprive themselves of my winning personality? Never.” Steed chuckled as Sheba licked his face, then caught sight of Cathy’s evil eye, and sobered up. “Look, it’s my Auntie Penelope,” he explained. “Dear old thing. Loves her dogs like her children. Possibly more.” He patted Sheba on the head and straightened up. “But she’s taken on rather more than she can handle, you see, so I keep one of them for her on a rotating basis. That way she can be sure they’ll all receive enough attention, and for few blessed months, no one forces them to eat her rock cakes.” He furrowed his brow at the thought of the leaden baked goods. “I only wish the same could be said for me when she chooses to visit.”

Cathy softened. “Steed, I’m surprised. That’s unusually altruistic of you.”

“Yes, it is, isn’t it?” Steed agreed. “Of course, there’s also an allowance.”

Cathy felt her eyes narrow. “An allowance?”

“To cover expenses,” Steed went on. “Of course, it’s always a bit more than needed, so I can have the odd treat myself. Isn’t that right, Sheba?”

Cathy snatched the leash away from Steed and hooked it onto the whippet’s collar. “Come along, Sheba,” she said tersely. “I think we both need a holiday from the Steeds. All of them.”

“Oh, now, don’t be like that,” Steed protested, but Cathy was already on her way out the door.

“Never mind me. I saw some biscuits on the counter on the way in.” Cathy swung the door open and turned to face him. “Have one and choke on it, there’s a good boy.” She slammed the door with feeling, but not before Sheba barked with something that sounded suspiciously like approval.
liadtbunny
May. 11th, 2013 03:19 pm (UTC)
Cathy Gale era Avengers: Redecorating the flat, again.
liadtbunny
Jun. 23rd, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
Fill: Avengers Changing Rooms
Cathy Gale stood poised, next to her living room wall, steamer in one hand and a scraper in the other. Not only was the task tedious with moments of frustration it was admittedly silly. In a couple of months time she would be vacating the flat. Yet here she was stripping wallpaper.

It wasn’t that long since she’d had the room redecorated. The pattern of the wallpaper hadn’t been exactly matched up right in one corner and it irritated her. Trying to cover the join with her largest tribal mask didn’t help. She knew it was there, even if others didn’t. It had to go.

Resuming her task she pulled off a long thin strip of wallpaper. Underneath was some writing in large letters, part of a larger work she couldn’t see. Cathy frowned. Was it a comment left by decorators unable to cope with a woman with an opinion or childish remarks about her tribal art?

Cathy worked quickly at the paper to find out what the script said. Standing back she read:

Mrs Peel, we’re needed!

Cathy reached for the telephone, dialled and as the receiver was picked up said “Steed!”.
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penny_lane_42
May. 11th, 2013 03:42 pm (UTC)
Press Gang - Lynda/Spike - their version of 'domestic' isn't exactly like most
lost_spook
May. 13th, 2013 08:32 pm (UTC)
Press Gang, Spike/Lynda, Domestic Battles, PG
They don’t do domestic, or they don’t do it like everyone else, anyway. Unless, of course, everyone else in the country treats housework like it’s an Olympic event with the loser to be eliminated in the latest strenuous hoovering heat.

Spike has the advantage of practise, and he’s pretty damn fine at the washing up, if he says so himself (and he does, because, let’s face it, who else is going to?) but Lynda’s so sharp with the drying she’d finish before he did if it was humanely possible. He thinks someday she’s probably going to manage it, even if it means bending time and space in the process.

Lynda’s best event, though, is the race to leave in the morning. Some days she’s so good at it, she doesn’t even come home at night. She was going for a personal best last Tuesday, and he’s still getting glares for slowing her up by occupying the bathroom for longer than his allotted seven minutes. (Hey, can he help it if he’s so good-looking it’s hard to tear himself away from the mirror?)

“Fifteen minutes,” she’s still saying on Friday.

“Was it really? Must be true what they say – time flies when you’re having fun.”

“I timed you.”

“Did you keep notes?”

Lynda gives him a look. “Fifteen minutes and forty-three seconds. What were you doing in there?”

“Keeping out of the way of crazy people who stand outside the bathroom door, timing other people.”

Spike usually wins with the cooking, of course, though this week hasn’t been his best, which is putting it mildly. It would have been great, brilliant even – if he’d remembered that he’d bought the deep fat fryer off Colin to get him to go away a while back. Still, the fire was pretty, the neighbours were entertained, and it’d been a slow news week anyhow, so Lynda was glad of the story.

And, as he says now, if he’d thought to get some sausages, they could have had a barbeque and no harm done.

Laundry is Lynda’s event. Well, if you can call it that. Spike thinks of it more as an interrogation with the incriminating evidence laid out in front of him. Any unreasonably stained garments get hung up in the hallway and he’s asked to justify each spot.

“Well?” Lynda says. “How exactly did that mustard get there? Missed your mouth? Or you just decided to throw your dinner at yourself?”

“No, Lynda, that was you. You threw my dinner at me.”

Lynda grins suddenly; that wicked grin of hers. “Oh, yes. So I did. I’m sure you deserved it, though.”

“Maybe,” says Spike, edging into a grin in return. “Maybe not.”

Spike now, he’s thinking of seeing if he can get into the national team for Exiting By Windows. He’s getting good at it. He might even go find a few ladders to put around the place. Well, probably not – it might encourage burglars, or Colin, or something worse.

Lynda tends to go for the doors. Some of her best door-slamming has been heard three streets over, or so the legend goes. Spike believes it. He’s still half deaf and got a bruised finger to prove how enthusiastic she can be.

But there are always the joint events and some of those they’re pretty good at – always have been. And not just the rowing. Other things, stuff they’re even better at. Even if Lynda maintains that his technique could do with some work and he’s not convinced injury rate should be this high. Still, it’s like everything, right – you’ve got to keep trying. And that’s a thought that makes him grin again.

“You’ve got a very suspicious look on your face,” says Lynda, walking past. “Something I should know about, Thompson?”

“Definitely,” Spike says, and explains to the best of his ability.

Lynda reckons after that it’s about a seven out of ten and they should probably try again. But only after the next edition is out, of course. It’s not as if they’ve even got a decent lead story yet. But certainly after, she promises, and kisses him.
penny_lane_42
May. 11th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
Afterlife - Allison - it's called living with ghosts
lost_spook
May. 11th, 2013 03:46 pm (UTC)
Enemy at the Door, Richter & Martell, post-war coda.
lost_spook
May. 11th, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, any, any footnote expanded
swordznsorcery
Jun. 1st, 2013 01:49 am (UTC)
Hello. I've been crazy busy lately, but this prompt has been bouncing around inside my head for the last week. Hope to have something for you in a day or two.

Off now to do a lot of LJ catching up!
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lost_spook
May. 11th, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
House of Eliott/Downton Abbey, Evangeline Eliott & Edith Crawley, trying something new.

Edited at 2013-05-12 08:37 am (UTC)
femme_slash_fan
May. 20th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
LOL, I'm promising fic all over this thing rn but... I'll get you something (probably fluff)
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lost_spook
May. 11th, 2013 03:49 pm (UTC)
Chalet School, Mary-Lou Trelawney, her first dig turns up something really unexpected.

Edited at 2013-05-12 08:37 am (UTC)
paranoidangel42
May. 14th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Chalet School crossover, Mary-Lou Trelawney and spoilers
Happy birthday!

Mary-Lou was happy sitting in the dirt. Well, it was her first dig and someone had to do the boring stuff that no one else wanted to. Besides, she was here to learn from the more experienced archaeologists and she was sure they'd much prefer to teach someone willing to learn than someone who complained all the time.

Although she wished one of them was around at the moment. She'd uncovered something - her first find! - and there was no one to share it with. Never mind, she'd tell Verity when she got home, she'd be sure to listen. She hoped it was something big, although she'd settle for a coin there were already hundreds of.

As she'd been taught she uncovered the object slowly and carefully so as not to damage it. At last she could pick it up out of the dirt and examine it. It was a rectangular shape with a few buttons on one side. Across the top, in big letters, it said "SONY." Whatever it was, she was sure it wasn't something the medieval Europeans had. Nothing she had seen from previous digs looked anything like that.

"You found it, thank goodness for that. The professor was going to kill me."

A voice with an accent Mary-Lou recognised as being from London came from behind her, and she turned to see it belonged to a girl not much younger than herself. She was standing behind Mary Lou wearing a black jacket. For a moment Mary-Lou wondered if this was a test, but none of the people here dressed like that. None of the people she'd seen anywhere dressed like that.

"It's mine." The girl sounded guilty about it, as if she'd dropped something that contaminated the dig site, but this object was too well buried for that. "Can I have it back?" She reached her hand out for it.

For a moment Mary-Lou wasn't sure what to do or to say. If someone not with the dig asked for something you'd dug up, no matter how odd, should you give it to them?

"I, er, dropped it earlier," the girl explained, at Mary-Lou's hesitance. She smiled and Mary-Lou was tempted to trust her. If her story just made sense.

"What is it?" Mary-Lou asked, standing up, because being towered over did put her at a disadvantage.

"A Sony walkman." The girl grinned as she took it from Mary-Lou's unresisting fingers. "It plays music. It's going to be big in about twenty years time, just you wait."

Mary-Lou frowned as the girl turned and headed over to a blue box that hadn't been there earlier. By the box was a short man holding an umbrella, despite the cloudless sky.

"What did I tell you about leaving things lying around in the past?" His voice, with a Scottish accent, carried easily, although Mary-Lou didn't intend to eavesdrop. His tone suggested he was telling her off, but the girl just grinned.

"Got it back, didn't I?"

The man sighed. "Well, don't do it again."

Mary-Lou left the mysterious strangers to it and turned back to the dig, but the promise of objects from the past didn't compare with one from the future. If it really was from the future. Time travel? She was sure 'Bill' would say it was impossible.

She looked up as she heard footsteps and saw the man approach and stop further along the trench. "Try here," he said, pointing down. "X marks the spot." A grin and he was gone.

An X usually referred to treasure, but that was on a pirate map in a children's stories. It intrigued her though, and she might as well dig there as anywhere else.

X did indeed mark the spot and by the end of the dig Mary-Lou was hailed as its hero for finding the long-lost treasures they'd been seeking.
lost_spook
May. 11th, 2013 04:18 pm (UTC)
Jonathan Creek/Sapphire & Steel, Jonathan & Maddy(/any)/Sapphire & Steel, there are some things even Jonathan can't explain
belantana
Jun. 16th, 2013 10:24 am (UTC)
YES
executrix
May. 11th, 2013 05:18 pm (UTC)
The Bletchley Circle: Jean/OFC The rules are suspended during wartime
femme_slash_fan
May. 20th, 2013 05:40 pm (UTC)
OMG <3 Thank you!

I will be writing something for this.
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