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john_amend_all: (wiztardis)
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14th-Apr-2014 08:12 pm - Character Opinions Meme
john_amend_all: (nineemma)
This meme looks like it's becoming an annual fixture. From [personal profile] lost_spook:
Give me a character's name from a fandom I know. I will try to answer these questions for them:
  1. How I feel about this character;
  2. All the people I ship romantically with this character;
  3. My non-romantic OTP for this character [I take this to mean: who should be their best friend?];
  4. My unpopular opinion about this character;
  5. One thing I wish would happen/had happened with this character in canon;
  6. Something about them I consider true, even though it's only my head canon/fanon.

The previous time round I also answered these questions, so I may do again:

  1. Do you love/hate/don’t feel strongly about this character?
  2. What’s your favorite trait of this character?
  3. What’s your favorite moment/event involving this character?
  4. If you could have one power/attribute/etc. of this character, what would it be?
  5. Prior to reading this question, have you ever pictured this character naked?
  6. When did you fall in love/hate with this character? If you don’t have any strong feelings toward them, why not?
  7. Who’s your OTP for this character, if any?
You can find my answers to previous variations of this meme under the Character Opinions Meme tag.
john_amend_all: (shipping)
I don't think I could possibly do it justice, but prompt 87, "Secret Agent Sam" by Kathleen Creighton sounds very suited to be a setting update of Persuasion. Thus:

Trouble becomes him.

Reporter [Frederick Wentworth]’s penchant for working in war zones had gotten him into hot water before, but this was uncharted territory, even for him. Because the pilot assigned to fly him into danger was none other than [Anne Elliot].

Once she’d been [Annabelle May], an eighteen-year-old girl who’d looked at him starry eyed. Now she was [Anne], a very competent professional, whose eyes seemed to hold all manners of secrets. If [Anne] was thrown by learning who her new client was, she couldn’t afford to show it – or the fact that her strong feelings for [Frederick] hadn’t changed.

But if he couldn’t accept who she was back them, what would he possibly want with her now – now that life had taken a direction neither of them could have imagined…and left them both clinging to each other for their survival?

Also, the banners are as addictive as ever.

Cut for space )
20th-Mar-2014 11:03 pm - Probably not the intended reading
john_amend_all: (shipping)
[community profile] unconventionalcourtship is running again, and as I was glancing at the list of prompts, one caught my eye:

147) One More Kiss- Katherine Garbera

Since her divorce, cupcake queen Alysse Dresden prefers baking to boys...until a phone order from a sexy-voiced stranger melts her insides like butter. It isn't until Alysse makes the delivery that she realises - there's only been one man whose voice had such an effect: her mysterious, gorgeous ex-husband...

I couldn't help taking "melts her insides" literally, and wondering how the poor lady managed to deliver cupcakes after her innards had been fatally liquefied.

28th-Feb-2014 08:27 am - I Surrendered: Murder at Mallerton
Prompt from [ profile] jjpor:
A good old classical country house murder mystery, with a twist; nobody had lived in this particular country house for a long time. All the characters are ghosts.

Since this prompt, just like my previous one, centred around ghosts, I couldn't resist putting the two in the same continuity.

Murder At Mallerton )
26th-Feb-2014 12:52 am - Just a heads-up
john_amend_all: (ulkesh)

Don't buy hard drives from Amazon.

I ordered two, and they arrived through the post in a cardboard wrapper with no padding. The fall from the letterbox to the doormat must have been transmitted directly to their delicate internal mechanisms.

Unsurprisingly, the WD diagnostic program reported multiple errors on one, and I'm certainly not going to entrust any data to either.

Having encountered this problem, I googled it, and of course I'm not the only one. By any means.

5th-Feb-2014 12:58 am - I Surrendered: Ghostriders
My first prompt was from [personal profile] lost_spook:
What if there's a literal ghost train network along all the disused/closed railway lines, (of course, incorporating lost Underground stations, too). And the people who know about it and, er, have to guard the secret/use it for stuff/haunt it. Anyway "ghost train network", whatever you can do with that.
What I did with it was this )
31st-Jan-2014 09:31 pm - When Hobbies Collide II
john_amend_all: (portal)

So in the search for information on abandoned railways in London (for, um, reasons), I happened to wander into a blog that discusses London topics with a focus on transport — no surprises there.

What you wouldn't expect is that I landed there on the same day the writer decided to talk about Sapphire and Steel. He's a fan.

28th-Jan-2014 07:49 pm - It Is Futile To Resist
john_amend_all: (peri_stetson)
Memed from [personal profile] lost_spook:
  1. Comment to this post with "I surrender!" and I'll assign you the basis of some TV show idea. (Science fiction show, medical drama, criminal procedure, etc...)
  2. Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them.
  3. Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
  4. Post to your own journal.
(... and [community profile] isurrendered / [ profile] isurrendered, too, if you feel like it).
19th-Jan-2014 10:07 pm - The Musketeers
john_amend_all: (crichtardis)

Well, Capaldi's good, but he's no Michael Palin.

And since I saw his final scene, I've been imagining him saying spoiler )

17th-Jan-2014 04:06 pm - 15 Characters: Round 6 Results
john_amend_all: (ulkesh)

So, my fifteen characters were:

  1. Liz Shaw (Doctor Who)
  2. Mary Crawford (Mansfield Park, Austen)
  3. Elita (Knightmare)
  4. Astrid Ferrier (Doctor Who)
  5. Ernst Stavro Blofeld (James Bond)
  6. Penelope Pitstop (Wacky Races)
  7. Helen Sherwood (The Face of the Abbot, L T Meade and Robert Eustace)
  8. Inspector Bucket (Bleak House, Dickens)
  9. Lord Percy Percy (Blackadder)
  10. Isobel Watkins (Doctor Who)
  11. Ardra the Evil One (Star Trek TNG)
  12. Rufus Ruffcut (Wacky Races)
  13. Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective! (The Experiences of Loveday Brooke, C L Pirkis)
  14. Bluebottle (The Goon Show, Spike Milligan)
  15. Shinwell Johnson (Sherlock Holmes, Doyle)
And what happened to them all? )
13th-Jan-2014 10:57 pm - Fic: Childcare Arrangements
john_amend_all: (silverliz)

Since everyone (well, two people) seemed to like the idea of that WIP I said I wasn't going to finish... I finished it.

Childcare Arrangements (1919 words) by JohnAmendAll
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sapphire and Steel
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sapphire, Steel, Silver, Original Child Character
Summary: On their latest assignment, Sapphire and Steel need Silver's expertise. But he needs some help from them, too.

12th-Jan-2014 08:23 pm - Fifteen Characters Meme, Round 6.
john_amend_all: (memepolice)
[personal profile] lost_spook commands and we obey...
  1. Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.
  2. Ask your f-list / circle to post questions in the comments. For example: "One, nine, and fifteen are chosen by a prophecy to save the world from four. Do they succeed?", "Under what circumstances might five and fourteen fall in love?", "Which character on the list would you most want on your side in a zombie invasion?"
  3. After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
4th-Jan-2014 08:12 pm - I finally gave in to temptation
john_amend_all: (samnjamie)

and requested a [community profile] trope_bingo card.

This is my card )

I think there are enough usable tropes there that I could manage something. Let's hope so, anyway.

3rd-Jan-2014 05:44 pm - Talking of Richard III...
john_amend_all: (ulkesh)

I think this definitely needs to be added to the list of Ten Stupidest Things.

One member of the Richard III Society told me that he would not be surprised if the entire movement turned out to be reincarnated henchmen of the King, and that he would sue me if his name was ever connected with this belief.


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