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.
Memed from lost_spook
- 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...)
- Create a cast of characters, including the actors who'd play them.
- Add in any actor photos, character bios and show synopsis that you want.
- Post to your own journal.
(... and isurrendered
, too, if you feel like it).
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
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.
commands and we obey...
- Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.
- 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?"
- After your f-list has stopped asking questions, round them up and answer them using the fifteen characters you selected beforehand, then post them.
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.
I was finding this BBC article on the return of Sherlock moderately interesting (not least because of the 7-minute prequel episode with an amusingly Blinkesque moment).
Perhaps the only awkward moment during the screening was when writer Caitlin Moran, who chaired the Q&A, asked the leads to read out a piece of fan fiction, where fans write dialogue online for their favourite fictional characters.
This particular piece of writing featured the lead-up to an erotic scene between Sherlock and John, but it backfired somewhat as both actors looked awkward reading it out on stage.
Moran apologised profusely for asking them to do it, and Cumberbatch added: "Fans can do what they like but that [a love scene between them] is ludicrous in our universe, so sorry to be all 'eeurgh' but his nibs ain't doing that."
It's such a seductive meme, in our various quiet corners of the Internet, to think that of course the actors in our favourite shows would love our fanfic and share our 'ships. The ensuing dose of cold water in this case is, I think, a salutary one. I'd wonder what Moran was thinking, but it's probably a question best not asked.
(Of course, we can all go on thinking that the relevant actors would love our fanfic. Just as long as we don't put that notion to the test...)
[Goes back to writing Zoë/Isobel fic that had just better not be thrust at Wendy Padbury and Sally Faulkner with a demand to perform it in public.]
ETA (having watched the episode): Ah. That goes some way toward explaining why the topic of slashfic arose, at least.