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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


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May. 13th, 2013 11:02 am (UTC)
The New Avengers, Purdy, she'd never thought her childhood ballet lessons would be so useful
May. 21st, 2013 12:36 pm (UTC)
The New Avengers--Purdey--She'd never thought her childhood ballet lessons would be so useful
Again, inordinately pleased that someone is requesting TNA fic, so wanted to oblige.
When Purdey had signed up for her Ministry training as a would-be agent, she’d never doubted for a moment that her ballet training would prove to be an asset. She was probably more athletic than most of her classmates, certainly more flexible, with a great degree of poise and control of her body, a high tolerance for pain, and above-average endurance. Years of watching her instructors and imitating their positions meant she could do the same with her self-defence teachers, allowing her to easily mimic the positions of hands and feet alike, and to replicate movements that weren’t unlike dance steps. She’d even managed to marry the two together, melding the ability to inflict damage with her penchant for high-kicks. But of all the ways she’d anticipated drawing on her childhood ballet lessons, she’d never once imagined she would ever find herself in the position of instructor, replicating her old lessons from memory.

“That’s very good,” she praised her solitary student. “Now, back to first position.”

Mike Gambit looked up from his feet and treated her with an ugly scowl. “I bloody hate first position.”

“I never would have guessed,” Purdey said sweetly, watching with no small amusement as Gambit rearranged his feet into something resembling first position. “You’ve been so terribly positive about it so far.”

“Sarcasm isn’t going to make me like it any better,” Gambit snapped back. “Look, do we have to do this?”

“Yes,” Purdey said simply. “We can’t investigate that foreign ballet troupe without raising suspicion unless they think we’re the artistic directors of the venue, and they’ll expect trained ex-dancers in that role. And trained dancers, even retired ones, move a certain way. You walk like a sailor.”

“I am a sailor,” Gambit pointed out gruffly. “I’ve been walking like I’m aboardship for twenty years now. A couple of afternoons of me wrenching my ankle and knee joints out of their sockets isn’t going to change that.”

“We can try,” Purdey said optimistically. “It’s not completely unlike karate. Just a matter of putting your feet in the right places at the right time.”

“I don’t remember karate lessons being this humiliating,” Gambit said dryly.

“I thought you’d be happy to learn. You always seem very interested when I’m exercising at my barre,” Purdey reminded, smiling beatifically.

“Yeah, but it looks better when you’re doing it,” Gambit quipped, treating her with a wink. “I’m not built for it, and neither are these trousers.”

“I offered you something a little more flexible,” Purdey reminded, pointing her chin at the duffel bag cast off to the side of the living room.

“I’m not putting on the leotard,” Gambit said firmly. “I saw the camera in that bag. Next thing I know, it’ll be up on the office bulletin board. I’m on to you.”

“Gambit, you’re becoming paranoid,” Purdey chastised.

“Am I?” Gambit said ruefully.

“Yes,” Purdey asserted, but her smile told him otherwise. “We’re wasting time. First position.”

Gambit glanced over his shoulder. “Does Steed have to be here?”

Steed glanced up from his newspaper, treated Gambit to an encouraging smile. “I’m here for moral support.”

“Mine or yours?” Gambit wanted to know.

“We need an audience,” Purdey said simply, placing her hands on her hips. “If you can’t fool Steed, how are you going to fare up against professional dancers who might just put a bullet in your brain if they find you out?”

“At least they’d put me out of my misery,” Gambit said miserably. “I don’t know what’s in worse shape—my pride or my knees.”

“Gambit.” Purdey’s tone was warning this time.

“I know, I know,” he sighed, resignedly looking back at his feet. “First position.”
May. 13th, 2013 11:03 am (UTC)
Sharpe (either), Teresa and Isabella/Ramona (I can't remember if they overlap, sorry), women's work
May. 13th, 2013 12:07 pm (UTC)
Poldark, Ross/Demelza, Demelza getting to ride to the rescue (literally or metaphorically)
May. 13th, 2013 12:42 pm (UTC)
The Thick of It / Yes, Minister [/Prime Minister]. Bernard is appalled (were these people never exposed to a Classical tongue?); Sir Humphrey, alarmed (the Civil Service must not be treated in this fashion). They sort Malcolm Tucker.
May. 13th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
Ripper Street. Bennett/Rose. Would love something exploring Bennett's feelings for Rose.

Edited at 2013-05-13 04:32 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
I have no excuse for this one
Historical RPF. Oscar Wilde/Lord George Byron. In some magical alternate universe these two are alive at the same time, meet each other, and have amazingly witty and cynical gay sex.
May. 13th, 2013 04:56 pm (UTC)
Frankenstein (novel). Victor/Henry. Victor doesn't dare taint Elizabeth with the knowledge of what he's created; instead, he turns to Henry for comfort and understanding.
May. 14th, 2013 10:53 pm (UTC)
Awww! Victor sure could use some comfort. *hopes for a fill*

Edited at 2013-05-14 10:53 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
Blackadder/Downton Abbey [or any other costume drama you fancy], Edmund Blackadder in among [whichever members you choose among] the other cast, and he's not happy about it.
May. 13th, 2013 09:14 pm (UTC)
Blackadder/Downton Abbey - George/Edith - PG/None

(have a very hastily written one to start)


"Come on, just one game!"

Blackadder didn't look up from his book. Or reply.

"Please, Bladder?"

He sighed and gave him a withering glance. "I am taking the very rare opportunity for some peace and quiet to read, George. The very last thing I want to do is play table tennis with you. So please bugger off."

George echoed his sigh, but only wandered over to the window, glancing out. "Lovely place, though, isn't it?"

"It's a step up from the trenches, I'll give you that. Pity about all the injured men lying around. I couldn't even get rid of you when we were invalided out. And the family treat us like an inconvenience or a particularly ugly painting. Which is saying something in this place. Crawley got the only decent room, as well. Perks of being the heir, I suppose."

"Oh, but they're brilliant chaps! Napier's a fine fellow. And everyone's so kind, especially the family." He sighed again, but this was a sigh that made Blackadder raise an eyebrow.

"Everyone?" he asked.

"Well, yes. Everyone." George dragged his foot along the carpet, and Blackadder rolled his eyes.

"Oh, goodness. Who is it this time?"

"No one! Why would you ask such a thing. It's not like - well, I'm just a soldier, really, and of course with this arm no one would look at me twice, but she is lovely."

"She? Well, we're moving in the right direction, then. Which sister is it? The engaged one, the one in the uniform, or the ugly one?"

George spluttered. "Lady Edith is a vision, Captain Blackadder! How can you say such horrid things. She's been lovely to me - to us, and - and -" George seemed overcome with emotion, and unable to continue his tirade. He spotted something over George's shoulder and shook his head slightly

"And she's standing behind you," Blackadder said, his tone entirely disinterested.

George spun around, spluttering some more, and Blackadder sighed as he looked at the stunned expression on Lady Edith's face. He rolled his eyes, placed the book in his lap and wheeled himself out of the library in search of somewhere more peaceful.
May. 13th, 2013 06:01 pm (UTC)
Georgette Heyer Regencies/Jane Austen novels, characters of your choice, meeting at Lyme, or Pemberley, or in London, social interaction, tea and character sharing

(For example: Venetia meets Lizzie Bennett, or the Grand Sophy meets Elinor and Marianne, or Freddie and Hero meet Emma - what could possibly transpire?)
May. 13th, 2013 07:18 pm (UTC)
Not A Fill
This is something I've often wondered about as well. I've never seen any fic on the premise, though. But, yes!
(no subject) - sallymn - May. 22nd, 2013 03:22 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 13th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
Anthropomorfic - Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges and Harrods - food hall or fashion floor envy
May. 13th, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
This idea is sheer genius.
May. 13th, 2013 07:25 pm (UTC)
New Tricks/Spooks, any, any (though preferably some of the desk spooks - Ruth, Malcolm, Tariq, Jo), the UCOS team pay regular visits to Thames House after all, (and get messed about by Oliver Mace's secret double).
May. 20th, 2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
So kind of Ruth and Sandra snarking at each other? (Feel free to tell me no if that's not at all right...)
(no subject) - lost_spook - May. 20th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - femme_slash_fan - May. 20th, 2013 07:20 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 13th, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Hi-de-hi!, Gladys/Jeffrey, one of those times when common sense wins over academia.
May. 13th, 2013 07:54 pm (UTC)
Restless (BBC 2012) Something Eva-centric, I'm not picky :) Thank you!
May. 13th, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
Death in Paradise, Richard Poole, What Poole and the team do to get through a slow day at the office.

Note: I've only seen series 1, so no specific references to series 2 please.

Edited at 2013-05-31 09:14 pm (UTC)
May. 13th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Spender, Spender/Stick - Stick reckons Spender's back trouble is being caused by the extremely shitty quality of his furniture. He decides that the best way to prove this is to show how easily they can break the bed.
May. 13th, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
Only Fools and Horses/Supernatural, Rodney and Del Boy

On the road, with their van, hunting demons.
May. 13th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
... optionally, Raquel is Castiel.
May. 13th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Not the first time I've used this pun...
Sapphire & Steel/Dad's Army, Cpl Jones, cold Steel.
May. 13th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Leave it to Psmith, Psmith, vampire AU
May. 13th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
RPF: The 1924 Everest Expedition. Anything!

Could be Mallory-centric, could be anyone on the expedition. It could be the 1921 or 1922 expedition, if you prefer. I'd love team interaction whilst stuck in those tiny tents, but anything is fine--slash or friendship (or enemies), it's all good!
May. 14th, 2013 10:57 pm (UTC)
Yessss! Tent-fic! Shared body heat! *approves like WHOA*
May. 13th, 2013 11:54 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who, Eighth Doctor & Charley Pollard (shippy or not), crossdressing
May. 13th, 2013 11:56 pm (UTC)
Luther, John Luther/Mark North & Jenny, Jenny's new stepfather
May. 14th, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
Lewis prompt

Robbie and James, friendship or more: Robbie asks James why he asked to be his bagman.
May. 14th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC)
A Bit of Fry and Laurie, any except Control and Tony, dangerous liaisons
May. 14th, 2013 01:38 am (UTC)
A Bit of Fry and Laurie RPF, Stephen Fry and/or Hugh Laurie, all the tea in China
May. 14th, 2013 01:39 am (UTC)
The Secret Garden, any, down to the long black sea
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