eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
Written for [livejournal.com profile] nam_jai, who so kindly went above and beyond her bid in [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti to commission this one. ♥ Apologies for the bit of lateness; I hope you enjoy!

Title: A Three-Pipe Problem
Word Count: 3306
Rating: PG-13
Characters: The Valeyard, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Warnings: None
Beta: Huge, huge thanks to [livejournal.com profile] tigerkat24 for her powers of beta and hand-holding throughout.

Summary: This happened first. This is happening now. This hasn't happened yet. The Valeyard wanders familiar streets.

A Three-Pipe Problem )
eponymous_rose: (MfU | Illya | Napoleon)
Hurrah, [livejournal.com profile] help_haiti! I have two fics written that will need some polishing tomorrow, but then they will be ready for betaing, so I thought I might as well ask you amazing people now. :D

The first is a Who/Holmes crossover in which the Valeyard meets Sherlock Holmes. The second is a Man from UNCLE fic in which Illya gets to play double-agent. Barring major changes tomorrow, they're going to work out to approximately 4,000 words apiece, and neither one is rated higher than PG-13.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, folks! I've screened comments so you can leave an e-mail address without fear of spambots.

(♥ to you all, by the way. Life is incredibly hectic right now - in the best possible way - and I can't wait to have more online time again.)
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: (SH | Writing)
Have started listening to Petherbridge!Holmes's version of "A Study in Scarlet"! It's excellent, definitely, though I keep getting thrown off because I seem to have learned the Merrison/Williams version word-for-word at some point. Ahem. ("Do you think he might be... addicted to something?" "He seems like a perfectly healthy dog to me!") But yes, Watson has fun inner monologues over Holmes's long ramblings. And Holmes keeps barging in on poor sleepy Watson to tell him about, um, burning human skin and things.

It's always fun to see what they do with the whole "Sherlock Holmes: His Limits" list, because that is Not An Easy Thing to get across in audio. The Coules approach was to have Holmes read it beforehand when Watson fails to totally burn it, and then to launch into a non-sequiturish recitation of it, complete with violin-type accompaniment, while Watson just goes "...Holmes?" Can't beat that. The bizarre dream sequence in this version is pretty neat, if a bit on the expositiony side.

And now for my usual plug of the Merrison/Williams audios:

I relistened to "The Lion's Mane" (had to have another listen because I totally missed the Man from U.N.C.L.E. in-joke the first time around. I have to listen again to the one with Tom Baker, too!), and that right there is why I love the Coules audios so much. They are, and I don't use this word lightly, perfect. Practically perfect in every way. Even a story that is not exactly sparkling in canon becomes amazing (but then, I adore two-handers - of course, the only other one I can think of at the moment is Scherzo, which is also spectacular).

The fact that there exists a complete full-cast Holmesian canon, with an excellent budget, phenomenal writers, a marvelous supporting cast (Dame Judi Dench!), and the two most brilliant principals you could possibly hope for - well, I absolutely cannot recommend it enough. If you're a Holmes fan and you haven't listened to these, you're missing out on something incredible. If you're not a Holmes fan and you haven't listened to these, you're still missing out.

...I think this would be some bottled-up Holmes geekiness, there. Blame Bert Coules and Steven Moffat for arguing about Watsons on the OG that one time.
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 | Master | O RLY?)
A screencap of Roger Delgado in Danger Man, along with a smirking Patrick McGoohan. )

And bonus Unexpected Ronald Howard, for the Sherlock Holmes fans in the audience. )

So! Screencap one features Delgado about ten years before his role as the Master, and screencap two features Ronald Howard about seven years after his role as Sherlock Holmes. Would you have spotted them? I'm awful with faces, so I didn't recognize Delgado until he did more of the mannerisms with the raised eyebrows and sarcasm and such. And with Howard, it took the patented hands-in-pockets-of-dressing-gown thing.

Fandom collisions, hurrah!
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
1. Midnight! I loved it, and the Confidential was extremely fascinating. I adore that kind of stuff. (There, I think that's vague and nonspecific enough to be spoiler-free!)

2. I recognized Ronald Howard (of the 1954 Sherlock Holmes series fame) in an episode of Danger Man, and lo, there was squeeing. My geekiness, I show you it.

3. A million and one congratulations to the folks on my flist who completed [livejournal.com profile] tardis_bigbang! You guys are amazing! (And cookies also to my fellow drop-outs. Maybe next year?) I hope to have long-winded reviews for you all!

4. Projects nearly finished: freaky nonlinear MUNCLE!fic, Liz/Babs apocalypse!fic, drabbles of drabbletasticness

5. Projects almost nearly finished: The Empty Planet (epic SH/DW crossover fic that would've been for [livejournal.com profile] tardis_bigbang, for those of you just tuning in), Five Things MUNCLE!fic (because I am predictable like that)

6. Projects that are distracting me from the above: The One Fic [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose Wrote That Stars Captain Jack Harkness (working title, yo), various and sundry other things.
eponymous_rose: (Default)
Because it is my day off, rambling!

1. First off, show of hands - who here gave up on House at some point? Eh? My hands are in the air, both of 'em, because while I stuck with the show until the end of season two (and I did watch season three eventually), I only had a couple moments of love for it after, oh, halfway through season one.

And this would be me, admitting that I was dead wrong to stop watching when I did.

Spoiler-free ramblings about House's season four, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Show Again. )

2. I've just started watching Due South, which is an adorable show that I have been meaning to see for a long time. I could mutter about Canadian stereotypes, but honestly? They've established that everyone north of the 49th finds him just as nutty. Hee.

(Also, heck, I've never been any further north in Canada than, uh, Peace River or possibly Grimshaw. I've never lived in a city with a population under 60,000 (and am currently living in North America's northernmost city with a metropolitan population of more than 1,000,000), so what do I know about the Yukon? Hee. Plus, cute premise, awesome characters, unexpected depths, and it's about how sometimes you really can believe the best in people and get away with it. I think I could really, really like this show. Although if nobody makes a "Dudley Do-Right" joke at some point, I will be sorely disappointed.)

Edit: Okay, joke's been made. I'm satisfied!

3. Now it's time for that meme where you post bits and pieces of your works-in-progress.

Here are some of the highlights I've been working on lately. )

Okay, that's enough of that. I'm giving too much away as it is! But yes. Fic!

4. And here's an offer I've been meaning to make, in the form of a meme, because I write lots of shortfic.

Have you ever read a fanfic that just begged to be expanded, to go beyond the hundred or thousand or ten thousand words into something more substantial? Have you ever come across an intriguing passage in a fanfic that made you want more elaboration, more detail? Well, now's your chance. Dig through my stories and let me know if there's a fic(let), an idea, a character you'd like to see expanded.

The more ideas, the better!
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 | Romana | Party)
Who's excited? I'm excited! I'm thrilled at my assignment - when you've upwards of six fandoms in common, you know fun times will be had by all. :D

To my remixer:

I hope the fact that there are only two fandoms (Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Who) will be offset by the variety! I think there's something there for every Doctor, at least, and hopefully it's not a case of quantity over quality - even if it is, there should be something worthwhile lurking about!

I've reorganised the fanfic index in terms of story length, and you can also take a look at the fic tag in case I fall behind on the indexing. New fic posted daily - even if there's nothing that takes your fancy at the moment, maybe something will pop up in the next couple of weeks.

(The more popular bits of Whofic tend to wind up archived here, if you'd like to narrow the field a bit.)

Anyway, as everyone's saying, go wild! I didn't pick a "safe fic" for a reason: I'm easygoing, I love anything related to any of these fandoms, and the fact that you (very probably) like either or both of them is an excellent start.

I'm really looking forward to this - have fun!
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
Did I just miss the squee over this or something? Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss writing a modernized version of Sherlock Holmes!

I think I must be really out of the loop. But yay! Sounds like fun.

A cool, informal interview with Moffat is here. And we learn the secret behind the bananas!
eponymous_rose: (DW | Sarah | ZOMG!!!)
It's been a month since I did that crazy New Year's Resolution to write every day, so I guess now's the time to pick up some comments. Love? Hate? Am I absolutely insane for clogging your friendslists so?

[Poll #1130895]

Also, as always, any fic-related prompts would be most welcome. :D

Bonus points: Rec me some fic! Pretty please?
eponymous_rose: (DW | Martha | Awesome)
Title: Chance Encounter
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Characters: Martha Jones

Chance Encounter )
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
Title: Une fleur entre deux abîmes
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eponymous_rose
Word Count: 100
Rating: G
Characters: John and Mary Watson
Author's Note: If you get the reference in the title, you get a gold star. A very happy birthday to our favourite sleuth!

Une fleur entre deux abîmes. )

Icon Meme!

Dec. 31st, 2007 04:22 pm
eponymous_rose: (DW | Sarah | ZOMG!!!)
Yes, it's a memetastic sort of day, isn't it? :D Just over seven hours left in 2007 hereabouts!

Aaand... they're almost all Doctor Who. What a shock! )

Also, combining two memes into one, have a gander over at my userpics and ask any questions you like about any of the icons! (For instance: "What the heck is that? Who's that and what do they have to do with Doctor Who? What's that fandom all about?")
eponymous_rose: (DW | Romana | Party)
Hey, new icon! As the old proverb says, you can never go wrong with Romana dressed as the Fourth Doctor!

(Wait, what?)

Anyway, back in The Day I did that pick-a-character-and-I'll-answer-the-following-questions meme. And then promptly forgot about it.

So here it is!

The questions:

1) What is your opinion of this character? If you like, explain why you like him/her. Likewise if you dislike the character.

2) Is he/she important to the general plot?

3) Can you relate to this character at all? Do they grip you emotionally?

4) How much do you like the fandom that this character comes from?

5) Do you ship this character with any other character? Or, are you particularly intrigued by their relationship with any other character(s)? (romance-wise or platonic)

6) Is there anything about the character you would change?

7) If you were in the fandom with this character or knew this character in real life, how do you see yourself interacting with him/her? (Would you get along well? Fall in love with? Dislike? Friendly rivalry? etc etc)

8) Does this character make the cut as one of your all time favorites (if you like) or least favorites?

9) Would you hype up this character (if you like) or warn about (if you dislike) to someone whose new to the fandom?

10) Is this character popular with the fanbase?

The answers (cut separately because of the potential for spoilers and because I felt like posting pretty pictures):

The Eighth Doctor (Doctor Who) )

Jack Harkness (Doctor Who/Torchwood) )

Sherlock Holmes )

Martha Jones (Doctor Who) )

Mickey Smith. And Jackie Tyler, too! (Doctor Who) )

Whew. I think I might have to save the next two for later.

I'm so proud that I didn't go through and correct that "whose" in question 9. :D

Feel free to throw more names on the list - I'll get to them whenever! *grins*
eponymous_rose: (SH | Writing)
To be more specific, it's that time where I list my works-in-progress so that I don't, y'know, forget about anything. :D

The Meme: Post your current works-in-progress/hypothetical projects, along with a brief summary and approximately how far along you are. The idea is to remind yourself of old projects, to inspire yourself with newer ones, and to provide the opportunity for people to comment on/offer to beta/eagerly anticipate the finished product!

Alternate universes and boardgames and murders (oh, my!) )

Just out of curiosity:
Words of fic posted on this journal since May 5th, 2007: 31,058!
Longest fic: 5,714 (Chapter 2 of The Wanderer Fantasy)
Shortest fic: 50 (any of a number of demidrabbles)

Productive year! And that's disregarding the billions of half-formed ideas cluttering up my hard drive. :D
eponymous_rose: (SH: Writerly!)
*static crackle*

We will return you to your regularly scheduled blog after this brief interruption.

Everybody everywhere, you owe it to yourself to go and watch [livejournal.com profile] whorl's amazing Sherlock Holmes concentrated stick-figure adventures! If you haven't got time to read a whole short story, these summaries will bring all the pertinent points to the fore, along with scintillating repartee and flashy special effects. Also, you'll probably understand a lot of the more random items on my interests list.

The Red-Headed League!
The Bloo Sparkly Blue Carbuncle!
The Adventure of the Speckled Band

That is all.

*static crackle*

(Ooh, and while I'm demanding that you go and do stuff, might I recommend listening to "The One Doctor" at the next possible opportunity? Because - multidimensional Ikea-type shelving units? Evil... cylinders? The "Stardis", which resembles quite another type of big blue box? A futuristic "Weakest Link" gag pre-new Who? Wacky romantic entanglements for our heroes? Singing giant jelly monsters? Yeah. Freakin' awesome!)

My fandoms, they are silly. Let me show you them! :D

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