eponymous_rose: (MfU | Illya | Napoleon)
For [livejournal.com profile] curuchamion, who requested that Illya and Napoleon meet up with Sapphire and Steel. Sorry it's just a drabble - it's been a while since I saw either series!

Title: Convergence
Word Count: 100
Rating: PG
Characters: Napoleon Solo, Illya Kuryakin, Sapphire, Steel
Warnings: None

Convergence )
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
Not the end of the year yet, but others have been posting, and I am getting antsy. So, even if I wind up posting more fic before the New Year (which I will, since I have at least one fic that's just holding out for a beta, hurrah!), have a meme!

Hey, I did it last year, too!

And, yeah, I was a little more prolific this year. )

And how about you guys? Which fics worked for you? Which didn't? What would you like to see more of in the new year?
eponymous_rose: (DW | Two | Fanfic)
When you see this, post snippets of all your works-in-progress.

(Partly as a sort of spring-cleaning for my hard drive, and partly because I tend to completely forget any of these ever existed unless I dredge them up from time to time to remind myself.)

1. Sarah Jane Adventures | The Still Point (Sarah Jane Smith/Alan Jackson)
Excerpt. )

2. Danger Man | Red Light/Green Light (John Drake, assorted bit characters)
Excerpt. )

3. Man from U.N.C.L.E. | Postman Always Rings Twice (OC, Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo)
Excerpt. )

4. Doctor Who | Untitled (Liz Shaw/Barbara Wright)
Excerpt. )

5. Doctor Who/Sherlock Holmes | The Empty Planet (The Doctor, John Watson, Fitz Kreiner)
Excerpt. )

6. Man from U.N.C.L.E. | How Does it Feel (Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo)
Excerpt. )

7. Doctor Who/The Prisoner | Untitled (Tenth Doctor, Donna Noble, Number Six, Number Two)
Excerpt. )

8. Man from U.N.C.L.E. | Five Ways the World (Nearly) Ended on U.N.C.L.E.'s Watch (Illya Kuryakin, Napoleon Solo, Alexander Waverly)
Excerpt. )

9. The Middleman | The Sinister Storytime Stratagem (The Middleman, Wendy Watson, Lacey Thornfield, Noser, Ida)
Excerpt. )

10. Sapphire & Steel | Under the Knife (Sapphire, Steel, Silver)
Excerpt. )
eponymous_rose: (DW | Two | Fanfic)
A couple more reasons to visit the 'Spoon!

Title: Humans (SPOILERS for 4x10)
Author: rosa_acicularis ([livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis on LJ)
Characters: Six people from 4x10. If you've seen the ep, you know who they are!
Summary: Six people, six stories, six seconds. Six voices, and the evil that men do. A post episode fic for Midnight.

Why you must read this fic: Well, for one thing, it's by [livejournal.com profile] rosa_acicularis, and if you're not acquainted with any of her fic, you should remedy that post-haste. Her characterisation is flawless, and you'll come away from the fic feeling you've known these people forever. Also, it might just leave you speechless.

Title: The Glade
Author: Wiccagirl24 ([livejournal.com profile] wiccagirl24 on LJ)
Characters: Seven, Ace, Sapphire, Steel
Summary: Sapphire and Steel are assigned to investigate a snow covered glade where something has gone wrong with time. The Doctor and Ace are drawn to the same place but for them it's spring and the flowers are in bloom. An angry man, a sobbing woman, a mystery.

Why you must read this fic: If you have a sense of the barest premise of Sapphire and Steel (which you can access here, conveniently), you'll love this fic, which seamlessly combines the two series and remains true to all characters involved. Lovely characterisation and gripping narrative show how well these two shows work together. The only thing I can say is: more crossovers of this calibre? Please?
eponymous_rose: (DW | Barbara | Ian)
First off, Happy Birthday to [livejournal.com profile] lizbee! Here in the past, it's still the twelfth for another eighteen minutes, anyway. ;) Hope your day was excellent!

Have been working today on my the first of my crazy Random Pairing Generator fics. And, as is so often the case, the sheer cracktasticness of the prompt means that the fic itself is dark and terribly serious and full of woe. Also, apocalypse. But it is Barbara/Liz! Surely we can forgive some worlds ending for that pairing.

Hey, new layout! It's probably quite temporary, since I'm already fed up with some of the broken bits of it (most notably its stretchiness and strange narrowness and such). I do like the header, though. Balloons! Clock faces! Little dashed lines and things!

Have rekindled my odd obsession with the board game Monopoly, because. Well. It is strangely amusing to have various characters from fandom playing this game. (Fraser keeps losing because he is too nice, I have decided. And Silver cheats. Also, Donna seems to get Park Place and Boardwalk through dice rolls alone every time.) This new habit is not at all strange, no.

In other news, I'm planning on starting up my coin collection again. Yay, coins! Shininess + history = major draw for me. I will need to rescue them from my parents' house, though, and maybe see if I can persuade my brother to part with his collection for a shiny quarter. Anyone else here indulge in numismatics?

And speaking of history, my Mom came across a brilliant old photo album that my Granddad kept during WWII. There are pictures of planes and things, since he was a pilot, but also some amazing aerial views of cities in India and palaces and such. It's really interesting - he never much talked about that part of his life, so I guess it's that old cliché where you feel you know someone better after they died, etc. But not in the Due South way, with the talkative ghosts following you around and building offices in your closet. Er. Yes. Point being that my Dad's going to digitize this collection of photos. They're really amazing.

Tomorrow? Groceries, further fandoming, exercising the knee, and lots and lots of cleaning. Possibly ice cream, too. And after cleaning comes picspam of the apartment, long overdue!

Five straight days of shifts, starting Saturday. Once more unto the etc.
eponymous_rose: (Default)
You guys, I have finally figured out what my job actually entails, now that the severe storm season is officially upon us. I STORMCHASE FROM OUTER SPACE!

(Well, okay, so I don't use satellite all that much as compared to radar, but there is still the rabidly following every blip and calling a bunch of random people and occasionally the mayor by accident (whoops) and giving everyone the severe weather hotline number just before their cars get trashed by hail. Which is like stormchasing! From space!)

I am a bit goofy today - 55-hour work week, though, so overtime + more than 50% of my hours either after 5PM or on weekends = shiny paycheck, hopefully. I have a 77-hour week coming up in July. This is madness!

Speaking of madness! Since I have Monday - Thursday off this week, I thought I'd kick things off by cleaning my apartment from top to bottom. This is about as exciting as it sounds, unless I have some form of audio encouragement. What do you, the viewers at home think?

[Poll #1197238]

And a note - you guys should watch Due South, for it is made of awesome. Very Twin Peaks! Very Sherlock Holmes (Fraser lives at number 221, and occasionally tastes dirt and/or deducifies someone's occupation from crazy clues)! Very strange and mood swingy and excellent! Yes.

(Have not had a chance yet to see Who - will attempt to remedy this tomorrow night!)

EDIT: Re: the above poll, it might be more helpful if I mentioned what I have actually listened to before - not that I mind listening again! I've heard nearly all of the monthly Doctor Who audios (a couple gaps in Five's era), all of the UNIT audios, the first couple Gallifrey audios, and all of the S&S audios. There.
eponymous_rose: (S&S | Divergence)
Title: Mirrors
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Characters: Silver, Steel
Spoilers: Set during Assignment 3.
Author's Note: A belated response to the now-closed challenge at [livejournal.com profile] element_flash. Sorry!

Reflections and refractions; together, they bend the light. )
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
Saw it chez [livejournal.com profile] lizbee and could absolutely not resist. Lots of WIPs! I'll only include the WIPs I haven't posted here before. Also, I'm refraining from going into my Remix/Redux fic, for obvious reasons.

The Empty Planet (Doctor Who/Sherlock Holmes [livejournal.com profile] tardis_bigbang fic o' doom)

Adair: Even in this strange retelling, I have been murdered behind a locked door. Dag, yo.
Fitz: I do not like waistcoats.
Time War: *dishes out backstory*
Doctor: Everything's dying except me. That's nifty except for the part where it's totally not. 'Sup, Watson?
Watson: I want to believe.
Subtext: *runs rampant*
Canon: *flees for its life*

The Count of Monte Carlo (Sapphire and Steel longfic)

Random-Number Generators: *are more dangerous than they look*
Silver: Ooh, gadgets!
Steel: I am ever so thrilled to be a part of this assignment.
Everyone: *stares moodily into the distance*

Untitled [livejournal.com profile] churchontime Fic (Doctor Who)

Jo: Getting married in the Amazon actually seems like a reasonably safe alternative to Cardiff, all things considered.
Cliff: You're telling me.
Aliens: *beg to differ*
Madness: *ensues*

Untitled Man from U.N.C.L.E. Fic (Man from U.N.C.L.E.)

Napoleon and Illya: *banter*
Stuff: *blows up*
Plot: *is quite clever, really*
I: *so promised myself I'd stop taking on new projects*

And there you have it, give or take the few dozen little snippets languishing on my hard drive. In other news, I have to write 40 pages' worth of term papers by next Thursday, so I should probably. Go do that. Or something.
eponymous_rose: (DW | Ten | Donna | Talk)
Title: Search Engine
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Word Count: 3894
Rating: PG
Characters: Donna Noble, Tenth Doctor, various and sundry characters from my Other Fandoms, much loved but so oft-neglected that they have attained mythical status. Guess 'em all and you get a cookie. I'll fix the tags up at some point.
Author's Note: Part April Fools' fic, part gift to the flist for putting up with me, part flaily anticipation of series four of Doctor Who. Mostly crack.

The TARDIS is being controlled, dragged across time and space to unknown, unrelated destinations. This should come as a shock to precisely nobody. )
eponymous_rose: (S&S | Divergence)
Title: Something New
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Word Count: 713
Rating: G
Characters: Sapphire, Steel

Before and after the work, the duty, the cold. )
eponymous_rose: (S&S | Divergence)
I humbly present to you, from across the reaches of time and space and probably other things, my impassioned plea for moar content in the Sapphire and Steel fandom. What follows is my argument, in the form of a picspam that will mercilessly oppress dialup users. Basically spoiler-free - the whole idea is to get you guys hooked on the wonders of everyone's favourite interdimensional time-battling operative duo and their adventures fighting the dead, the undead, the maybe-dead-at-some-point, and pillows. I had to physically restrain myself to keep from capping the some of the spoilery bits, though.

(All my own screencaps - from assignments one through three and a wee bit of six - are of variable size, quality, and hilarity; snag away! Larger images are available! Click to embiggen.)

Sapphire and Steel: A Beginner's Guide in 82 Screencaps )

But where do I find this wondrous show, I hear you ask? Simple enough. Here. But I didn't tell you that.

Also, the fandom has a comm - join us! [livejournal.com profile] sapphirensteel (Will probably crosspost this there.)

There. My work here is done. If that's not enough motivation, how about, er, an epic fanfic in the works about probabilistic computing seeded by Time called "The Count of Monte Carlo"? Hmm?

This has been a public service announcement. We now return you to your regularly scheduled LJ and collapse over our keyboards in exhaustion.
eponymous_rose: (XF | Scully | Typing)
Am getting a bit nervous about seeing the apartment and all, but I have dressed appropriately professional-casual instead of going for the baggy t-shirt and ripped-jeans thing and might actually be able to pass for a grown-up capable of making decisions and such. Ahem. Yes. I am planning on asking lots of silly questions, though, and not hesitating to call up my Mom in case of confusion. It's a lot of money! I need to be sure.

My friends tell me that some adults-only apartments say boo to students, too. Honestly, I'm not sure they'll believe me when I say I don't smoke, drink, party, watch TV or listen to music without headphones, and that my idea of a wild night in usually involves calculus. (Except for the part where it sounds too unlikely to be made up, probably.) If my assurances and landlords' word isn't enough, I can always fall back on the whole "Well, I'll probably have a full-time job with the government in May. That enough for you?" argument.

Note to self: don't get defensive.

Anyway, yes, time for another of these things again, because I forgot to post yesterday! (So considers up to the 24th inclusive.)

Twelve weeks into my crazy writing New Year's Resolution - to post a fic or a chapter or a drabble for every day of 2008! You can browse the archives here, and watch my brain explode.

Postings: 84
Words Posted This Week: 7,906
Cumulative Word Count for 2008: 93,143 (!)

Comments: Technically, Lieder ohne Worte falls into week thirteen (and isn't counted above), but it was by far the hardest to write so I witter on about it here. Mostly, I just had the urge to write something unbearably flowery to get the purple prose out of my system (and if anything lends itself well to purple prose, it's Sapphire and Steel). So there you go. I need to listen to the audio with Ruby again (only trouble with devouring an entire canon over a long weekend is that it all tends to blur together) and see if they address the fact that her entire musical specialty thingie is based on time, which could get really interesting. And I need to listen to The Mystery of the Missing Hour again to quote bits at you. And and I need to write something with Silver and/or Gold. Yes.

(Am not neglecting Doctor Who! Am not! Watch me multitask.)

Anyway, many thanks for the feedback! Am finally starting to get caught up on comments and such. :D

(Also - everybody's reports of Eastercon have made me sufficiently jealous. How about we move the next big con to Western Canada? Eh?)
eponymous_rose: (S&S | Divergence)
Title: Lieder ohne Worte
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Word Count: 1407
Rating: PG
Characters: Sapphire, Steel

He and she and an abandoned music hall: a solitary performer plays for an empty audience, keeping Time. )
eponymous_rose: (S&S | Divergence)
(I shall keep my spoilers below the cuts.)

Well, I managed to finish Sapphire and Steel, audios and TV show and all, and that was just a huge amount of fun. And yes, I did listen to that interview where somebody (possibly the producer) was talking about what a challenge it is to adapt this show to audio because we really don't know a thing about the main characters at the end of the TV series (I mean, the opening credits are about as much information as we're given), so you can either couch everything in mystery and stay perfectly true to TV, or you can develop it in different ways and risk getting called OOC. I suppose it's a bit like fanfiction, then, isn't it, where staying too true to canon can make for a terribly dull story? Whatever the case, while I think the risks they took in the second series really paid off, it's definitely not the same Sapphire and Steel - but the transition is believable.

Now, I adored The Mystery of the Missing Hour, which should come as no surprise given my addiction to clever, gimmicky-type audios (the only one I can think of in the Big Finish line that really didn't work for me was the Doctor Who audio Flip-Flop). I mean, voice actors playing themselves! And, uh, lots of totally random sex and violence! And purposefully terrible writing! And... and Egypt and things! And UNEXPECTED COLIN BAKER was really, really cool - I almost recognised his voice! (Hey, it was two in the morning. Cut me some slack.)

But yes. Very, very neat and meta - like a cross between Scherzo, The Chimes of Midnight, Live 34, and a bit of Doctor Who and the Pirates thrown in for good measure. It had absolutely hilarious moments, and the ending was pretty chilling, yes (though the last few moments where spoiler ) were spoiled by the fact that my iPod cheerfully cued up Cake's cover of "I Will Survive" immediately afterwards). And it was clever - all the gratuitous referencing of other audios (Gold! Silver! Books and things!) actually worked, and I had such a good time listening to the piano music in the background of the dénouement, which ran through everything from the theme to the assorted omnipresent nursery rhymes. Oh, and I see what they did thar with Sarah Douglas making the reference to Superman II.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to listening again and maybe not starting with the second CD this time (I only noticed the fact 20 minutes later, whoops). And eek, all done! Considering that my other two active fandoms are Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes, it's weird to have so little to work with here. But kind of nice. I've got a fic in the works already, hurrah!

Off to go door-to-door apartment hunting after school this afternoon, which will hopefully go well now I've got my roommates' blessing. Hee!
eponymous_rose: (S&S | Divergence)
(First off, I'd like to accept the Terrible Flister award once again, to apologise to everyone whose comments/posts are sitting without replies, and to thank my apartment-hunting for being so kind as to monopolise my time and spicy brains. Next week will be full of catching up, and all the people who only know me from the Classic Who Friending Meme may actually discover that I'm not such a terrible commenter most of the time!)

Well, I finished all of the Sapphire and Steel TV show last night, and started in with the first two Big Finish audios today - I was a little bit worried they'd screw something up, because it's such a wonky and half-glimpsed canon to have to play with... but come on, you guys. It's Big Finish, after all - it's absolutely marvellous.

Here's why - with spoilers for everything up to and including Daisy Chain. )

In other words, hooray Big Finish!

(And ohmigoodness Mark Gatiss was wonderful as Gold. Eee!)

Yes. Er. I still really want to write some sort of epic crossover fic with Doctor Who, because it just works, especially right after the Time War - timelines ripped asunder, time sneaking in everywhere, Sapphire and Steel have been assigned, etc. - and particularly since the Doctor generally seems to view Time as a sort of ally, whereas Time is unquestionably the enemy in Sapphire and Steel. It could be wacky! I'm not touching anything longer than drabbles until after I've finished the audios, though, because canon is so sparse that I wouldn't want to miss a thing.

(That said - any fanfic recs for this fandom? I get the impression I'm gonna be insanely picky, but it'd be nice to have something to read once I finish the audios.)

Also, hey! Check out [livejournal.com profile] loves_them_all's companion posting month! Happy meta/recs/rambles for all!
eponymous_rose: (S&S | Divergence)
Title: Eastertide
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Characters: Sapphire, Steel
Spoilers: Takes place at the end of Assignment 2, but is vague enough to be spoiler-free.

Two Pasque flowers living in the dark. )
eponymous_rose: (DW | Time)
I'm almost halfway through Assignment 2 of Sapphire and Steel already, which means I've watched about four hours of this show (who needs sleep?). Suffice it to say that I am madly in love - the first serial had me in full-on keyboard-mashing squee mode, and the second serial is just... just... I mean, man this is a smart show. Creepy as heck, too. (Everyone who told me not to watch it alone with the lights out? You should know better than to encourage me!)

Best descriptor I can come up with is a combo Doctor Who/Twin Peaks (in its creepier moments)/Avengers/something totally new and wonderful. Great, spooky music and clever, minimalistic special effects (I am now officially afraid of flashlights). And does it ever remind me of "The Empty Child"/"The Doctor Dances"! Ooh, and morally ambiguous heroes - Steel is extremely ruthless/a total jerk, of course, but Sapphire definitely has her moments of... well, when you can see the precise moment where she switches on the charm and diplomacy and caring, there's something creepy there. They're both wonderfully alien.

Some quotes/random favourite bits, because squee, hooray! Probably not particularly spoilery. )

So... so yes. Now I know what everyone's on about, and why everyone seems to be crossing this show with Doctor Who in fanfiction. Am looking forward to writing fanfic once I finish the series (and the Big Finish audios!), which at this rate should be sometime this weekend.

Er. Yes. Back to your Torchwood squee, flist. (If you'd like to know what I'm on about, give it a shot.)

ETA: Er. Also reminds me of "The X-Files". That's the other one.

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