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Obscure & British Commentfest 2016

Welcome to the Obscure & British comment fest IV! This is a comment fest for any small(ish) British fandom and open to all fanworks.

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 commentfest works in the same way as most comment ficathons, although all kinds of fanworks are welcome. (Fanart, icons, fanmixes, vids, or whatever your creative mind can come up with or prompt for.) Just leave your prompt and/or browse through other people's prompts to see what you can fill.

1. Be polite - no bashing or shaming of anyone, or any prompts, characters, ships or fandoms! Thank you.

2. One prompt per post, please use format: Fandom(/Fandom), Character(s)/Pairing(s), prompt (i.e "Spooks, Tom/Ruth, apocalypse AU"). You may repost prompts from previous years (or even from elsewhere, as long as that's okay with the other fest/comm/whatever).

3. Post fills as replies (or links) to the comment containing the prompt. Please format the subject line as follows: Fandom - Character(s)/Pairing(s) - Ratings/Warnings (if included). There's a fills thread at the start of the post. Please also link your fill here, if you can. (I will also start up a masterlist post as soon as we have some fills.)

4. You may fill your own prompts if you wish, and multiple fills are more than welcome. (No prompt claiming needed.)

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 if there's anything else you want to ask.

7. Prompt, fill, away!

Eligible Fandoms
Basically, any rare to smallish/medium British fandom, no matter how odd, old, obscure, non-existent, random or how shiny and new - anything that's not on the below list is fine. (Definitions of British are also fairly wide and hand-wavy - check on the questions thread if you're not sure.)

Non-eligible fandoms
ALL non-British fandoms are ineligible and the following fandoms are British but too large and therefore ineligible for this fest (although don't forget that you can prompt for any fandom as a crossover with an eligible fandom):

Chronicles of Narnia (all), Doctor Who (2005+), Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, The Hobbit (all), James Bond (Craig!Bond films), The Kingsman, Lord of the Rings (all), Merlin, The Musketeers (BBC), One Direction, Pride & Prejudice (all), Primeval, Robin Hood (BBC), Sherlock (BBC), Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle, The Silmarillion, Torchwood.

(RPF is welcome! Please use specific categories when prompting (e.g. history by century, and all actor/bandom RPF by individual series/film/band or whatever grouping seems most appropriate. In the spirit of the fest, please try and avoid RPF for non-eligible shows and super-popular actors like Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch.)

There's no closing date for prompts or fills - the fest will stay open until next year's post goes up. Once you've created a fill, you're welcome to crosspost it anywhere you like. (If you're posting to AO3, there's no collection for the fest, but there is an "Obscure & British Commentfest" tag you can use if you want.)

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.

You can find last year's fest here. Also: O&B 2014 and O&B 2013. If you want to fill or repost a previous prompt, you may, although please also post to the fills thread on the current post.

ETA: Masterlist of Fills!

For those who don't have an LJ account, or prefer to remain anonymous, anon commenting is on!


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May. 7th, 2016 08:12 pm (UTC)
A Touch of Frost/Star Trek Voyager; Frost and Janeway - Voyager returns to earth, misses san Francisco by a hair and lands in Frost's precinct.
May. 8th, 2016 04:26 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I hope someone writes this.
May. 7th, 2016 08:15 pm (UTC)
The New Avengers/The West Wing - Purdey/Lord John Marbury - Purdey goes undercover as Lord Johns aide.
May. 7th, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC)
The New Avengers/The West Wing-Purdey/Lord John Marbury-Purdey goes undercover as Lord John's aide
I'm a huge "New Avengers" fan, but alas my knowledge of "The West Wing" is confined to clips from award shows and ads seen many years ago. I've cobbled together a working knowledge of Marbury from character bios and youtube clips, so I hope any wobbles in characterisation don't spoil your enjoyment. I did my best!
“It’s not that I’m not delighted you’re here, ah…”

“Purdey,” the attractive fiftysomething blonde replied. “Just Purdey.”

“Yes, of course you are,” Lord John Marbury said, with just a touch of lasciviousness. “I am, naturally, delighted to have you and your stunning, shapely long legs in my office, but I’m not entirely certain that it’s strictly necessary.”

“Don’t you?” Purdey cocked her head. “The recent threats on your life have been corroborated by highly credible sources. You don’t want to inconvenience the British government by forcing them to appoint a new ambassador to the United States before your term is up, do you?” Purdey looked around the office, then added, “Not to mention the cleaning bill the White House will be sending along for scrubbing your blood out of the carpet. From experience, I know it doesn’t come out with a little red wine.”

“You and your stunning figure make an excellent point,” Marbury conceded, pouring himself what, as far as Purdey knew, was his second scotch of the day, but she had a sneaking suspicion he had a head start. “So, you’re to pose as my aide, are you? Always was up for a spot of roleplaying.”

“Just until the threat has been contained,” Purdey qualified. “But yes, it’s in everyone’s best interest that they don’t know who I really am.”

“Mum’s the word.” Marbury put a finger to his lips conspiratorially and came to stand quite close to the female agent. “But if I’m going to be putting my life in your lovely hands, I’d like to know a little about you.”

Purdey looked heavenward in thought. “Well, I did a spell at the Sorbonne.”

“Excellent! So did I. And Cambridge.”

“I know,” Purdey countered. “I read your file.”

“How flattering.”

“Research,” Purdey said with a smile. “And my daughter’s at Cambridge, so I suppose that’s something else we have in common.”

“I refuse to believe a woman in possession of those gams has a university-aged daughter.”

“I’m sure we’ll test the bounds of your credulity on many occasions in our time together.”

“We can start now, if you have a light on you.” Purdey produced a lighter from her satchel, much to his lordship’s delight. “Don’t tell the Americans you’ve been enabling. They’re terribly touchy about what the smoke does to the drapes.” He lit up and exhaled a long plume with a satisfied sigh. “How did you know?”

“My husband thought it might come in handy,” Purdey said brightly.

“Oh dear. And we were getting on so well.”

“We still are. I quite like you.”

His lordship’s expression lightened considerably. “Do you?”

“Yes, you remind me of my dear old Uncle Elly. He was in the Raj, too.”

“You cut me to the quick, my dear.”

“Oh, don’t be like that,” Purdey scolded gently, pocketing the lighter once more. “We’ll get on perfectly well just so long as you keep your hands to yourself.”

“And if I don’t?”

Purdey smiled sweetly. “I’ll break your back in three places.”

Marbury seemed cheered by this. “Excellent! Spirit and lovely legs. I hope your husband appreciates what he has.”

“He does,” Purdey confirmed. “I quite like his legs as well.” She moved to the door, leaving his lordship to ponder this intelligence. “You have a meeting. Shall we go?”

Edited at 2016-05-07 11:34 pm (UTC)
May. 7th, 2016 08:22 pm (UTC)
Acorn Antiques, the fandom.
May. 7th, 2016 08:26 pm (UTC)
Acorn Antiques, Miss Berta (and anyone you like), what WAS her father doing in the Post Office when he was supposed to be dead in Dhaka? (Or, frankly, any of those referred to incidents/characters if you feel more inspired elsewhere. Anything would be awesome here.)

Edited at 2016-05-07 08:27 pm (UTC)
May. 7th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
Press Gang, Kenny Phillips/Kelly (Dublin Girl), third time lucky?
May. 7th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)
Fandoms: Mrs Searwood's Secret Weapon (Leonard Wibberley)/The West Wing;
Characters: Chief White Feather and John Marbury;
Prompt: Lord John doesn't believe in ghosts, until he meets an eloquent one that insists on bering heard.
May. 7th, 2016 08:40 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who, Fifth Doctor + Tegan + Turlough, Team TARDIS faces their most formidable foe yet....a rambunctious puppy set loose in the TARDIS.
May. 7th, 2016 10:11 pm (UTC)
Oh yes! That would be funny! *plots*
May. 7th, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
Sapphire & Steel, Sapphire + Steel, dreams
May. 7th, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
Y Gwyll | Hinterland, Tom & Mared, there's a murder in the National Library.
May. 7th, 2016 08:44 pm (UTC)
dinnerladies, Bren (& ensemble if you can), someone unexpected/famous comes into the canteen.
May. 7th, 2016 11:10 pm (UTC)
Oh my god! I know EXACTLY what to do with this. *cough*Maxineislegitfamousnow*cough*
May. 7th, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC)
Fandoms: Lost Horizon (James Hilton)/Star Trek (TOS)
Characters: Conway and Spock
Prompt: on his way back to Shangri-La Conway encounters Spock who (perhaps with Kirk and McCoy singing Row Your Boat in the distance sitting at a campfire) is exploring the Himalayas.

Edited at 2016-05-07 08:48 pm (UTC)
May. 7th, 2016 08:52 pm (UTC)
Bluestone 42, Faruq, A new corporal arrives in camp who is a gifted scrounger. How does Faruq deal with the competition?
May. 7th, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC)
Bluestone 42, Nick&Bird or Nick/Bird, Black humor helps when nothing else can.
May. 7th, 2016 08:58 pm (UTC)
Fandoms: Mary Poppins (P.L. Travers) / Victor/Victoria (film 1982)
Character: Mary Poppins and Toddy (Carol Todd)
While in the drawing that Bert drew for her, Mary Poppins encounters Toddy singing at Chez Lui. He joins her at her table afterwards.
May. 7th, 2016 09:01 pm (UTC)
Fandoms: The Full Monty (1997)/Scott & Bailey
Characters: all
Prompt: While on patrol, Scott and Bailey run across a group of barely clad men in the act of undressing even further to music.
May. 7th, 2016 09:07 pm (UTC)
Love Story (1944), Lissa/Judy(/Kit), just LIssa/Judy, Au or post-canon or whatever, Kit optional, tragic deaths (or not) optional, but please adorable Margaret Lockwood/Patricia Roc femslash, thank you. <3

See gifs:
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May. 7th, 2016 09:08 pm (UTC)
Fandoms: The Hammond Brothers / Blackadder
Characters: All
Prompt: Blackadder plans a hostile takeover of the Hammond Brothers
May. 7th, 2016 09:09 pm (UTC)
Dracula (TV 1968), John Seward/Mina Harker/Lucy Weston, any (relatively) happy au
May. 7th, 2016 09:11 pm (UTC)
Hist RPF, Margaret Beaufort, anything
May. 7th, 2016 09:41 pm (UTC)
Doctor Syn, Christopher Syn Junior & Shuhshuhgah, Syn's long-lost son is finally found.
May. 7th, 2016 09:43 pm (UTC)
This Life, Ferdy/Warren, reunion.
May. 7th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
Fandoms Heyer/The Grand Sophy, and Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

Jonathan Strange meets The Grand Sophy - Peninsula, or Waterloo.
May. 7th, 2016 09:56 pm (UTC)
Lord Peter Wimsey books / 'Death on the Cherwell', Lord Peter Wimsey & Sally Watson, Sally's war service in the SOE.
May. 7th, 2016 09:59 pm (UTC)
'The Dark is Rising' sequence / Sapphire and Steel, Sapphire & Steel, investigating the ghosts of Trewissick.
May. 8th, 2016 01:12 am (UTC)
The Dark is Rising Sequence...I think I love you.
May. 7th, 2016 10:24 pm (UTC)
Wolfblood / Primeval

Rhydian and Abby or Connor and Maddy

Prompt: Not everything is the result of an Anomaly
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