calliopes_pen: (lost_spook lost found Jonathan Mina)
Here, have a meme that’s been taken from so very many people around the reading list.

Rules: Go to your AO3 works page, expand all the filters, and answer the following questions!

Fanfic:34 works

What’re your first and second most common work ratings?
Teen And Up Audiences (20)
General Audiences (11)

What’s your most common archive warning?
No Archive Warnings Apply (31)

Least common?
Major Character Death (2). And I’m pretty sure both of those were Jonathan Harker getting a temporary death while a vampire.

Do you consider yourself an adventurous writer?

I’m not certain. However, I was adventurous enough to actually tackle something over 100,000 words, so I’ll have to go with probably. In terms of content, it would really depend on the fandom and plot.

How many stories have you made in each pairing category?

Gen (27)
F/M (6)
M/M (4)
F/F (2)

Is this more accidental, or do you have preferences?

Mostly accidental. I’m not actively looking to write any particular kind of pairing, and it simply happens whenever it does. I suspect that much gen comes about through having imported the Doctor Who fanfics, and a couple Firefly fanfics that I wrote so very long ago.

What are your top 4 fandoms by numbers?

Doctor Who is apparently in there twice through a small glitch, but I’m counting it as once for this: Doctor Who (11) and Doctor Who (2005) (5)
Firefly (2)
Dracula - Bram Stoker (2)
Dracula (TV 1968) (2)

Are you still active in any of them, and do you tend to migrate a lot?

I’m no longer active in Doctor Who, and have not been for many years. I moved on from Firefly a long time ago, and never looked back. For the last two, still hang out there no matter how quiet it is.

What are your top 4 relationship tags?
Count Dracula/Jonathan Harker (3)
Jonathan Harker/Mina Harker (2)
Mina Harker/Lucy Westenra (2)
Mina Harker/John Seward (2)

Does this match how you feel about the characters, or are you puzzled?

It’s pretty much exactly as I expected.

What are your top 2 most used additional tags, and your bottom 2? I went with top 3 since the top 2 overlap.
Most Used:
Fluff and Humor (8)
Friendship (6)

Bottom Two
Crossover (3)
Drabble (3)

What would happen if you combined all 4 of these into an fic?

I sort of did with the crossover and friendship, with that crossover between Dark Shadows and Dracula. Granted, it wasn’t a drabble. Nor was it fluff, since Jonathan’s brain fever induced hallucinations during his escape from the castle didn’t exactly have him veering towards imaginings of fluffy bunnies (perhaps with fangs, though that leads to either Bunnicula or Monty Python and given how distraught he was, he certainly didn’t see that).

How many WIPs do you have currently running on AO3? Any you don’t plan on finishing?

When there is a WIP, I wait until it’s finished prior to uploading it to Ao3. If I drifted away from something or real life went after me, I wouldn’t want to leave anyone hanging if someone had chosen to read it. It took 2 years to finish The Soft Whispers of the Dead, so that would have been cruel to leave it open ended at any point in time when I was still rewriting huge chunks of story at any given time.
calliopes_pen: (callingpiper History)
Luke Perry has passed away, at the age of 52, following his hospitalization for a massive stroke last week. May he rest in peace.

I never watched Beverly Hills 90210, because I’m pretty sure I was too young for it when it started. Nor have I ever chosen to watch Riverdale on the CW, though I have occasionally wondered if it was worth catching. I think all I ever managed to catch him in was the 1992 Buffy movie, where he played Pike opposite Kristy Swanson’s Buffy.
calliopes_pen: (tarlanx Jonathan Lucy consolation comfor)
Bruno Ganz passed away yesterday, at the age of 77, following a battle with colon cancer. May he rest in peace. He was apparently better known to most people for playing Hitler in the movie Downfall (2004). However, as I’ve never seen it, I probably know him best from Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979), where he played Jonathan Harker.

The icon I’m using for this post is from there, actually. It’s from a scene early in the film, where he and Lucy* stare out to sea and wonder what the future will bring (since she was having a premonition of danger). Here, have a few clips from the film.

*It's another of those where the names get switched around. Mina is Lucy and Lucy is Mina.
calliopes_pen: (sallymn disaster of the day Hammond)
Carmen Argenziano passed away yesterday at the age of 75. May he rest in peace. I will forever remember him best as Jacob/Selmak on Stargate SG-1, given one of the first episodes I ever saw (during a marathon on The Sci-Fi Channel prior to the name change to Syfy, I believe) of the series was where Jacob received his symbiote; Comet tends to have marathons of the series on Tuesdays, but I don’t think they’re up to his episodes again just yet.

He also appeared in an episode of Babylon 5; it was season 2, and the episode was Knives, so I haven’t watched it just yet. He played Urza Jaddo. I’ve seen most of season 1 and seasons 3-5, so I’m getting there soon enough.

A perusal of his IMDB page tells me he popped up in more stuff than I ever realized over the decades, including an early role in Grave of the Vampire (1972), an episode of Columbo (Identity Crisis, in 1975), When A Stranger Calls (1979), an episode of Designing Women in 1987, and The First Power (1990).

To my surprise, I do not have a Jacob/Selmak icon. Nor do I have one of Samantha Carter, so have one of Hammond asking about the disaster of the day. It felt just a bit more appropriate than the one of Daniel saying he'd find someone more interesting if they were dead.
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook thisbluespirit illumination)
1. Comment to this entry saying 'Ooo Shiny!' and I will pick 3 of your icons/userpics.
2. Make an entry in your own journal (or just reply if you prefer) and talk about the icons I picked!

[personal profile] arduinna selected these three for me to talk about. I’m also reposting the rules in case someone wanted to do this, too.

This one was made by [livejournal.com profile] perletwo_ljcozy. I have no idea what issue of the original New Mutants that panel comes from. I’ve been tempted to delete it a few times, since I almost never have the opportunity to use it.

Kitty and Kurt walking along a cliff (I think?) on Muir Island, around the first issue of the original Excalibur. It would have been shortly after they mistakenly believed the X-Men were killed in Dallas, and right after Kurt awakened from his coma. I’ve used it for at least one or two serious posts, and love the art style by Alan Davis. [livejournal.com profile] alterian made it.

This is Elizabeth from Curse of Frankenstein (1957). I believe the scene involves her going snooping to find out what Victor is hiding from her, and she’s moments from discovering the creature. [personal profile] thisbluespirit made this icon for me for the latest round of Fandom Stocking.
calliopes_pen: (tarlanx Jonathan Lucy consolation comfor)
Dick Miller passed away yesterday at the age of 90. May he rest in peace. As Bloody Disgusting and others have rightfully observed already, he was a legend and shall be missed.

He was so extremely prolific over the decades that one couldn’t help but run across something he was in. He was a recognizeable face even if one didn’t know his name. I remember him from so many movies, including both Gremlins films, Matinee, The Howling, A Bucket of Blood, Night of the Creeps, the original Little Shop of Horrors, Premature Burial and The Terror, just to name a select few.

For MST3K fans, films that included him were: The Undead, It Conquered The World, and Gunslinger.
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Mina corrects someone)
1. Amanda (Highlander: The Series)
2. Londo Mollari (Babylon 5)
3. Jonathan Harker (Dracula 1968)
4. Lucy Weston (Dracula 1968)
5. Peter Vincent (Fright Night 1985)
6. Elizabeth (Curse of Frankenstein)
7. Mr. Morden (Babylon 5)
8. Victoria Winters (Dark Shadows 1991)
9. The Tenth Doctor (Doctor Who)
10. Willow Rosenberg (Buffy)
11. Angelique (original Dark Shadows)
12. Methos (Highlander: The Series)
13. Dana (Ghostbusters)
14. Vanessa Ives (Penny Dreadful)
15. Edith Cushing (Crimson Peak)

Beneath the cut, I answer the many questions that everyone threw out there for the meme. )

Icon Meme

Jan. 26th, 2019 03:52 pm
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook enough necromancy)
1. Comment to this entry saying 'Ooo Shiny!' and I will pick 3 of your icons/userpics.
2. Make an entry in your own journal (or just reply if you prefer) and talk about the icons I picked!

First, three selected by [personal profile] teigh_corvus:

This one is a quote from Dracula (1968). Seward has had enough of all of Van Helsing’s supernatural discussions. I’ll quote myself, because I remembered that someone else selected this one in the past:

This is a wonderful line that Seward shouted at Van Helsing in Dracula (1968) during everything that goes down with Lucy being bitten by Dracula, and Seward didn’t want to hear Van Helsing. Well, not until later, when a particular illustration looked just like Dracula, and then it was Van Helsing denying it could be possible. The icon was made by [personal profile] thisbluespirit.

This is a really old one, from back when I was still new to the Doctor Who fandom, and only using Livejournal. Jack and Rose, dancing in front of Big Ben in the middle of a London air raid. I meant to delete it long ago, but never had. Made by atellix.

Again, this is something from Dracula (1968). One of the illustrations presented from one of Van Helsing’s books. Seward realizes that Dracula is their vampire from it, while Van Helsing at first doesn’t think so, unwisely thinking Seward is just jealous of Dracula at first. The icon was made by [personal profile] thisbluespirit.

Three selected by [personal profile] musyc:

While I’m not a fan of Winnie the Pooh or any of his friends, I did like this particular Yuletide focused icon. I just never find a need to use it, probably due to having numerous Yuletide focused ones. Made by [personal profile] chomiji.

This icon is a quote from the Dracula novel, from when Jonathan Harker is in the castle, and has only just met the Count. The exact quote is this: “I am all in a sea of wonders. I doubt; I fear; I think strange things, which I dare not confess to my own soul. God keep me, if only for the sake of those dear to me!” He thinks it after being told that his bedroom is ready, and that he can sleep late if he likes.

This is distressing to Jonathan, it seems (and comes right after he’s made nauseous from the Count’s breath, so that and the wolves howling got to him). The icon was made by [personal profile] thisbluespirit.

This is the cover of one of many gothic novels. I have no idea which particular novel it would originate from. It was made by [personal profile] sallymn, and honestly feels like a good fit for [community profile] hidden_passages.

I’ll be answering all of those questions for the Fifteen Characters Meme tomorrow. Feel free to toss a few more into the fray before I get to them if you like!
calliopes_pen: (nellenoir b5 cats don't quack)
1) Make a list of fifteen characters first, and keep it to yourself for the moment.

2) Ask your f-list 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.
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook thisbluespirit Elizabeth Fran)
This year, I received:

-One Lucille icon from [personal profile] kingstoken
-One fic coupon for the shared fandom of Fright Night (1985), from [personal profile] bring_me_sugar
-Five Nosferatu icons from [personal profile] tarlanx
-Orlok (from Nosferatu 1922) being destroyed by sunlight as a Happy New Year, from [personal profile] liadtbunny.
-Two Dracula (1931) icons and seven Crimson Peak icons from [personal profile] paynesgrey.
-One Edith icon from [personal profile] emmatheslayer.
-Book recs from [personal profile] rachelmanija.
-Three Dracula book cover icons, from [personal profile] falcon_horus.
-Seven icons from Curse of Frankenstein, from [personal profile] thisbluespirit.

It took a bit longer before Ao3 finally revealed the fanfic side of things, so I held off on posting about everything I received until then. I could then see that I received these two stories, from [personal profile] disgruntled_owl and [personal profile] sharpest_asp.

Conquered (722 words) by disgruntled_owl
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dracula - Bram Stoker, Dracula & Related Fandoms
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Brides of Dracula/Jonathan Harker
Characters: Brides of Dracula, Jonathan Harker
Additional Tags: Vampires, Gothic, Blood Drinking, Vaginal Sex
Summary:Once Dracula leaves for London, his women lay claim to his castle and to the victim inside. Now fully in the Brides' clutches, Jonathan Harker must choose whether to resist or to surrender.

So Cold (100 words) by Merfilly
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dark Shadows (1966)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Barnabas Collins/Julia Hoffman
Characters: Julia Hoffman, Barnabas Collins
Additional Tags: Drabble

Again, if you left something for me, thank you so much.

I also left two gifts in the form of an IOU for one full length story or drabble, for [personal profile] thisbluespirit (Dracula TV 1968) and [personal profile] sweetsorcery (either Count Dracula TV 1977 or the Dracula novel; waiting to find out).
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Mina corrects someone)
Carol Channing has passed away at the age of 97, due to natural causes; she would have turned 98 on January 31st. May she rest in peace.

I remember her best as the woman who gave me nightmares as a child when she (in the role of The White Queen) turned into a sheep in Alice In Wonderland (1985). Syfy Wire also remembers this scene quite well.

While I recall hearing that she came to Paducah numerous times over the years, I don’t know what the plays in question were that she performed in while here. Meanwhile, I also learned that she was the voice of Grandmama Addams in the early 90's Addams Family cartoon.
calliopes_pen: (blairprovence goodbye Sarah Jane)
William Morgan Sheppard has passed away at the age of 86. May he rest in peace. He had been in so many shows and films over the years, and it was always interesting to see him pop up. For Doctor Who fans, he played the elder version of Canton Everett Delaware III (the younger version being his actual son in real life) in the episode The Impossible Astronaut.

For Trek fans, he can be found in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, and in the 2009 movie. I recently spotted him again in reruns of Babylon 5. If you were a fan of Days of Our Lives back in the 90’s, you might recall him as being responsible for a massacre at Greta’s coronation. I also recall him being in Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (1988).

After checking his IMDB page, I see that I’ll have to locate one of his films in particular: The Doctor And The Devils (1985) looks interesting, being based on the story of Burke and Hare; it also stars Timothy Dalton and Patrick Stewart.

A Reminder

Jan. 4th, 2019 12:38 pm
calliopes_pen: (my bloody valentine Edith hat smile)
Partially thanks to spotting this post at [community profile] fandom_stocking, I realized that I hadn’t mentioned my own stocking outside of a locked post. I believe it was probably back in early December.

So outside of that locked post, I’m saying that you can find my stocking over here. The reveal date for stockings is January 19th.
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Van Helsing)
I’m only taking a piece of this meme from [personal profile] moetushie.

I only wrote two stories in 2018, so I’m not that prolific. However, one of them was over 100,000 words long, so there you go. It might have become three stories for the year, if I hadn’t defaulted on Yuletide due to real life issues. Overall, I’m impressed that I managed to write as much as I did.

May 2018

The Fire And Blood of Memory Were Swiftly Stoked (Dark Shadows/Dracula – Bram Stoker; 2 chapters, 11,651 words; written for the Into A Bar ficathon. Rating: Teen and Up)

September 2018

The Soft Whispers of the Dead (Dracula 1968; 10 chapters, 100,023 words. Pairings: Count Dracula/Jonathan Harker, Jonathan Harker/Mina Harker, John Seward/Lucy Weston, Mina Harker/Lucy Weston, Mina Harker/John Seward). Rating: Teen and Up

2018 AO3 Stats:

User Subscriptions: 6
Kudos: 21
Comment Threads: 10
Bookmarks: 3
Subscriptions: 2
Word Count: 111,683
Hits: 586
calliopes_pen: (shawnkyr Doc magnifying glass)
I saw this meme going around the reading list, and finally borrowed it from [personal profile] littlestclouds.

1. Of the fics you’ve written, which is your favorite and why?
2. Which scene was your favorite to write in [title of fic]?
3. Which part of [title] was hardest to write?
4. If you could change anything in [title], what would it be?
5. Did you make an outline for [title]? Did you stick to it?
6. Which scenes did you cut, and which were added in [title]?
7. Who was your favorite character to write in [title]?
8. Which came first, the title or the fic?
9. Which idea came to you first in [title]?
10. What are some facts readers may not know about [title]?
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook lost found Jonathan Mina)
It appears that I ended up receiving a Yuletide story this year after all, contrary to my expectations. It was a lovely treat to receive on this morning. So whoever you are, if you are reading this post, thank you so much. I thought I might know who wrote it, but I could be wrong (seeing as someone other than the previously presumed two people in this fandom wrote a story in this fandom this year).

Road to Recovery (2056 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Dracula (TV 1968)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jonathan Harker/Mina Harker
Characters: Jonathan Harker, John Seward, Mina Harker
Additional Tags: Yuletide Treat, Post-Canon, Vampires, Victorian, Hurt/Comfort, Dark
Summary:

It will take time for Jonathan to become well again, but both Dr Seward and Mina are willing to do everything they can to help him – in very different ways...

In other news, for those that might be interested and have Comet TV: A Babylon 5 marathon begins at 9 AM CST.
calliopes_pen: (alterian Kitty Pryde goodbye)
Stan Lee passed away today, at the age of 95. After everything that man had been through in the last year or so, may he rest in peace. He reportedly died after being rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for a medical emergency.

Loved listening to his voice in an early 80’s cartoon of The Incredible Hulk, when I was 2 (and that, and then an issue of Uncanny X-Men were how I fell in love with Marvel at a young age apparently). I didn’t really love the show more than any other, mind you; I just liked his narration, and wandered back into the room for his voice. I can’t find any of his narration of that show on Youtube, but have the opening intro.
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh hear the Ood song)
James Karen passed away yesterday, at the age of 94. May he rest in peace. The first time I ever saw him would have to have been in the series finale of Designing Women, as he bought out Sugarbakers’ with Kiki.

He was definitely great in Return of the Living Dead (1985); I also remember him from his roles in Invaders From Mars (1986), Girlfriend From Hell (1989), Poltergeist (1982), and Dark And Stormy Night (2009).
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook for science frankenstein)
For those that might be interested, I stumbled across a quiz called “How Would Vincent Price Kill You?” For me, it was poison. I don’t know if any of the Abominable Dr. Phibes murders are in there or not.

“You've been poisoned by Vincent Price! You can be careful and try to avoid it all you want, but in the end you will get your special "medicine". Who knows you might be lucky like Boris Karloff was in Comedy of Terrors and turn the tables on Price in the end.”

(Amazingly, I have never had an icon with Vincent Price in it. Have Peter Cushing instead.)
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh hear the Ood song)
Peggy McCay has passed away at the age of 90; she died on Sunday, from natural causes. May she rest in peace. If you’re a fan of Days Of Our Lives, then you will probably know her best as Caroline Brady.

I haven't watched Days of Our Lives in years, but back when I still did, I rather liked seeing Caroline's reactions to some of the more outlandish events that occurred in Salem. She will be missed.
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Dracula superstar)
The Yuletide tag set is open. I’ve been going through it see what things might interest me. Right now, here’s a list of what I’m pondering when it comes to either offering to write or requesting. There are a few others I have yet to watch or read that sound interesting, so I’m leaving them off the list for now. This is in order according to books, then movies, tv shows, etc…

I will add that I was amused to see WWII RPF, with a cast of Christopher Lee, Julia Child, Jon Pertwee, and Roald Dahl.

Dracula - Bram Stoker
Dracula the Undead - Freda Warrington
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
The Last Unicorn - Peter S. Beagle
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
Bell Book and Candle (1958)
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Crimson Peak (2015)
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (Movies - Hammer)
Horror of Dracula (1958)
The Innocents (1961)
Mark of the Vampire (1935)
The Omen (Movies)
Rebecca (1940)
Stardust (2007)
The Uninvited (1944)
Warlock (1989)
White Zombie (1932)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Dracula (TV 1968)

Dracula (TV 2013) is one that I’ve never seen, but I have heard enough about it to be uncertain if I want to give it a shot.

Meanwhile, I found out yesterday that Comet TV will be doing a special showing of three silent films on Halloween night. They’re calling it Hushaween. At 9 PM it’s Nosferatu (1922); at 11 PM, it’s The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920); and at 1:30 AM, it’s The Phantom of the Opera (1925). Pretty sure I could only last through Nosferatu, but hey—glad they’re on at all.
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Lucy's throat Dracula's ring)
Yuletide nominations are open.

In two cases for my Yuletide nominations, however, it would appear that someone got to a character before I did, based on the message when I went to save. “Someone else has already nominated the tag Lawrence Talbot (The Wolf Man) for this set but in fandom The Wolf Man (1941).”

The other instance was just that someone else nominated the Rebecca characters, but for the Du Maurier novel. Since that is apparently taken care of, I fell back on second place and the Universal movies.

Are there any specific characters that people might want me to nominate under the umbrella of the older Universal Monster Movies?
calliopes_pen: (my bloody valentine Edith hat smile)
Yuletide nominations begin tomorrow, so I just thought I would do a poll for my third nomination. It’s based on the whittled down list of fandoms I could nominate.

First off the ones I will be nominating tomorrow are: Horror of Dracula (1958): Jonathan Harker, Van Helsing, Dracula, and Lucy Holmwood.
Dracula - Bram Stoker: Jonathan, Mina, Peter Hawkins, and Van Helsing.

Someone else will probably get Dracula (1968) and Crimson Peak (2015).

Poll #20433 Which Fandom Shall I Nominate For Yuletide?
Open to: Registered Users, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 8


Vote For As Many As You Wish

View Answers

Dracula Das Musical- Wildhorn
2 (25.0%)

Dracula The Undead, by Freda Warrington
1 (12.5%)

The Fall of the House of Usher (TV 1966; with Denholm Elliott)
2 (25.0%)

House of Dark Shadows (1970)
1 (12.5%)

Rebecca (1940)
6 (75.0%)

Universal Monster Movies
4 (50.0%)

In the case of Dracula The Undead, don't confuse it with the sequel from Dacre Stoker. Meanwhile, Dracula Das Musical is the version performed in Graz, and can be found here, on Youtube.
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook Mina covets the ring)
The Soft Whispers of the Dead (100031 words) by calliopes_pen
Chapters: 10/10
Fandom: Dracula (TV 1968)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Count Dracula/Jonathan Harker, Jonathan Harker/Mina Harker, John Seward/Lucy Weston, Mina Harker/Lucy Weston, Mina Harker/John Seward
Characters: Mina Harker, Jonathan Harker, Abraham Van Helsing, John Seward, Lucy Weston, Count Dracula
Additional Tags: Hypnotism, Exorcisms, Ghosts, Possession, Fog, Hurt/Comfort, Post-Canon, When Ghosts Attack, Vampires, Rats, Minor Character Death, Seward could use a life free of the supernatural, Friendship, Hallucinations, Don't Drink The Cognac, Beware of broken glass, Mina fights vampirism, Jonathan fights for his soul, Blood, Don't forget the salt, gothic horror, Horror
Summary:

Dracula turned to ash with the rising of the sun. Despite this, his power and legacy loom large over those he once controlled. As temptations rise and haunt Jonathan and Mina, they struggle to keep their souls. As the shadows close in, will the soft whispers of the dead save them…or damn them forevermore?

It took three hours to fix that quadruple spacing issue, but I did it. And I got it all uploaded! 100,023 words.

I probably left something out of the notes at the end. Whatever the case, I’ll do a round-up post here on Dreamwidth either tomorrow or the next day about the writing process. Just like I do for the Yuletide stories. I might be posting the deleted scenes, too. Yes, there were a few that for one reason or another didn’t work following the rewrites or I felt the story was long enough without them.
calliopes_pen: (wolfbane_icons Dracula reads)
Jacqueline Pearce has passed away, at the age of 74, after having been diagnosed with lung cancer ‘only a couple of weeks ago.’ May she rest in peace.

While most people will remember her best from Blake’s 7, I have never seen that show. I mostly only remember her from the Hammer Horror film The Reptile (1966). She was in one other Hammer Horror film, called Plague of the Zombies (1966), which I plan to track down. For Doctor Who fans, she was in The Two Doctors, as well as several audio dramas for Big Finish.
calliopes_pen: (rose_in_shadow sherlock holmes profile)
Neil Simon has passed away at the age of 91, as a result of complications from pneumonia. May he rest in peace. He wrote Murder By Death (1976), which I will always love. Someday, I need to watch The Cheap Detective (1978).

I thought I had a Murder By Death icon. I see I was mistaken. So instead of that, I'll use what could look like a mourning Sherlock Holmes. The character has a cameo in that movie in a deleted scene.
calliopes_pen: (lost_spook dark corners frankenstein)
Account created: December 17, 2009
Total stories: 32
Total wordcount: 276,777
Average wordcount: 8649
Longest story: The Book of Night Was Opened Wide, at nearly 62,000 words according to Ao3.
Shortest story: Picnic Perils, at 399 words.

Total kudos: 276
Kudos per story: 8.625
Story with most kudos: Give Your Soul To The Night

Total comment threads: 68
Comment threads per story: 2.125
Story with most comments: Because We’re Addamses, with 32 comments.

*Total author subscriptions: 6
Total story subscriptions: 11
Story with most subscriptions: A three-way tie with these three all apparently having 2. Santacide Is Coming To Town. Blood Begets A Curse Anew. Give Your Soul To The Night.

Total bookmarks: 101
Story with most bookmarks: Give Your Soul To The Night, with 30.
Stories with no comments or kudos: 7.

*On the statistics page, there’s a listing for User Subscriptions (6) and a listing for Subscriptions (11). I could only guess that the former is author, and the latter is story, because I have no idea. If not, I’ll reverse that where I’ve filled it in.
calliopes_pen: (taibhrigh puzzle to solve Doctor)
William Hughes has passed away at the age of 20. May he rest in peace. Doctor Who fans will likely remember him as the child Master who looked into the Untempered Schism (in a flashback when the Tenth Doctor was explaining the Master’s origin to Martha and Jack) in The Sound of Drums. According to IMDB, Hughes also appeared in the episode Sleeper over on Torchwood (though just listed as Boy).

While I do have a couple icons (and opted to use one of them) from that episode of Doctor Who, they're unfortunately not from that scene or with that version of the Master.

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