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16th-Jan-2012 08:04 pm - Fic: Share and Enjoy
ETA: Sorry, I am an idiot and forgot to change my default DW settings. It's public now.


Here is a bit of fluff that I wrote a while back and never felt like posting. I thought that possibly some of my flist could use it now. Disclaimer--written quickly, not beta~ed, probably slapdash and filled with British inaccuracies.


Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Spoilers: None (written before S2 aired)
Title: Share and Enjoy
Inspirational credit to: Douglas Adams.



Share and Enjoy. (Link goes to my DW journal.)
Crochet for coffee
29th-May-2011 07:57 am - Wild DW Speculation
Spoilers for 6.06!

How long is a very long time?Collapse )

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TW--Jack happy
ariadnes_string is holding a multi-fandom fever-themed fic-commenting meme, here. Go and prompt! Or fill! Or just read!

I found a prompt that jumped out at me: A wet day in December. Sherlock and John curled up in 221b with horrible colds, trying to decide who has to go and get medicine. Only way to solve this? The person with the highest temperature gets to stay in bed and the other one has to brave the outside.

And this comment-ficlet sort of wrote itself.

Sicker Than ThouCollapse )

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17th-May-2011 05:51 am(no subject)
A thought about last Saturday's Doctor Who, 6.4:

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DW--stained glass TARDIS
7th-May-2011 11:41 pm - Fic: All My Secrets Away
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Word Count: 8814
Rating: PG (language)
Warnings/Spoilers/Pairings: None
Notes: Written for a prompt on the kinkmeme: "Lestrade doesn't have a first name. He gave it away in exchange for ___?"

All My Secrets Away
SH--Lestrade
Title: Remembrances of Things Past
Pairing: Gen
Rating/Warnings: G; see summary for details
Word Count: 6000
Summary: Written for a prompt at the kinkmeme: "John's the one missing for three years to take down Moriarty...everyone still thinks he's dead. The 5 times someone thought they saw JW in 221B after his death, and the one time he was actually back." This drifts slightly from the prompt, but that's the basic story.
Notes: Many thanks to thirdbird for beta-reading and, as always, providing lots of encouragement. Any remaining mistakes or problems are strictly my own fault. Feedback always welcomed!


Link to story on Dreamwidth:

Remembrances of Things Past
SH--Mycroft keep calm clean up mess
21st-Dec-2010 12:42 pm - Fic--Whither Thou Goest
Title: Whither Thou Goest
Fandom: Sherlock
Characters: Sherlock, John
Rating: PG
Warnings: Mentions of suicidal impulses, not graphic
Word Count: 1800-ish
Summary: Written for a prompt on the kinkmeme and originally posted there; full prompt under the cut because it's rather long.

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SH--Get annoyed & pickpocket Lestrade
2nd-Nov-2010 10:20 pm(no subject)
I'm a bit late with this, but all this week [personal profile] karaokegal is hosting her annual Come As You're Not party, where everyone is invited to bring a costume: write a fic for a pairing, a fandom, or a genre you've never written for. Go and mingle, and admire the costumes!

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26th-Oct-2010 08:01 am(no subject)
If you can't stand kids or kid-fic, you probably should skip the rest of this post.

If you've been poking around the Sherlock fandom for very long, you've probably seen some of sadynax's art and, if you're inclined that way, you've probably squeed a lot.

I think her latest one may be the most teeth-achingly sweet one yet. It's Sherlock and John's family, and it was inspired by a set of macros, and in turn it has inspired fic, Five Little Reasons. I love the interactive nature of fandom, when creativity of one sort spurs creativity of another sort.

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24th-Oct-2010 07:35 pm(no subject)
"A Study in Pink" airs on PBS in twenty-five minutes! *squees a lot* Who's watching? And hoping desperately they don't cut out too much of it?

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24th-Oct-2010 06:29 pm(no subject)
Also, this vid. Which is a Sherlock vid set to "Baker Street", and it's sweet and sad and sweet again and FLAILING LOVE, because OMG, that song. I can't even describe how many memories that song brings back. And I never even knew it was called "Baker Street". (Also, was it a theme song for some TV show or other, or am I hallucinating again?)

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SH--Get annoyed & pickpocket Lestrade
24th-Oct-2010 03:19 pm(no subject)
Is there an equivalent to the Bechdel Test for sidekicks? If there's not one, there needs to be. You know, for a fic (crossover or otherwise) to pass, it has to have at least two sidekicks, who talk to each other, about something besides their heroes.

It could be called the Zocalo Test.

This post brought to you by my Walks Into a Bar fic, which--if I haven't already missed the deadline, because I'm scared to check, and if I ever get it written at all--will fail the test miserably.

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10th-Oct-2010 12:46 pm(no subject)
Drive-by vid rec:

Sherlock vid set to Queen's "The Show Must Go On", here. SPOILERS for all episodes.

Queen and Sherlock, y'all. What's not to love?

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8th-Oct-2010 07:01 pm(no subject)
In The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton (SPOILERS for a story that was written yonks ago, plz skip this entry if you're bothered), Milverton is a nasty piece of work who makes a career of blackmailing. Holmes decides to burgle Milverton's residence to retrieve his client's compromising letters, and Watson goes along despite Holmes' objections. (Aside: I think, from the way that the stories are written, that Watson intends us to love and admire Holmes just as much as he does. I must admit that somehow I find myself admiring Watson immensely instead. Also, Watson nonchalantly volunteers to make them matching masks out of black silk. Wait, what? My dear fellow, whatever can you have been up to that would have required mask-making as a skill? And where are you getting the black silk from? *is distracted*)

Ahem. Holmes and Watson, running from the commotion at Milverton's, are pursued. Watson is nearly caught going over a wall, but he shakes off his pursuer and they get away. The next morning they are visited by Lestrade, who comes in "very solemn and impressive", to describe a dramatic and remarkable murder and ask if Holmes is too busy to come and help them out with it. He tells them that there were two criminals, and goes on to describe them.

"We have their footmarks, we have their description, it's ten to one that we trace them. The first fellow was a bit too active, but the second one was caught by the under-gardener, and only got away after a struggle. He was a middle-sized, strongly-built man--square jaw, thick neck, moustache, a mask over his eyes."

"That's rather vague," said Sherlock Holmes. "Why, it might be a description of Watson!"

"It's true," said the inspector, with amusement. "It might be a description of Watson."


YOU GUYS. YOU GUYS, LESTRADE KNOWS. He might play dumb for his own reasons, but he knows. Just as BBC!Lestrade knows.

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6th-Oct-2010 10:53 am(no subject)
The Granada Sherlock Holmes TV series is streaming on Netflix. See you all in a few weeks.

Someone really should have told me about this sooner. Jeremy Brett--most flamboyant Holmes ever, y/y?

Also, Watson cross-dresses and Holmes helps remove his clothing.

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6th-Oct-2010 08:05 am(no subject)
SPOILERS for Sherlock, "The Great Game". NO SERIOUSLY, if you haven't seen this yet, DON'T CLICK. It's totally worth going in unspoiled.

I haz a macroCollapse )

Yeah, maybe one day I'll have actual content again. Not right now, though.

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SH--MF like a boss
5th-Oct-2010 01:01 pm(no subject)
My dear Holmes,

I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.

Sincerely,

John H. Watson, M.D.

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5th-Oct-2010 11:27 am(no subject)
To: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Dear Sir,

Surely a man so blessed in abundant appellations as yourself, possessing not one, or two, but three names to inscribe upon your fanciful tales, could exert himself in distinguishing his characters in similar fashion.

NOT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO BE NAMED JOHN, ARTIE.

I also draw your attention respectfully to the females who populate your stories, all of whom seem to be christened "Mary" or "Violet".

I shall take the liberty of dropping a baby name dictionary into the TARDIS forthwith. Please do avail yourself of its resources.

Sincerely,

Terry

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1st-Oct-2010 03:15 pm(no subject)
"I endeavoured to cheer and amuse [Miss Morstan] by reminiscences of my adventures in Afghanistan; but, to tell the truth, I was myself so excited at our situation and so curious as to our destination that my stories were slightly involved. To this day she declares that I told her one moving anecdote as to how a musket looked into my tent at the dead of night, and how I fired a double-barrelled tiger cub at it."

--The Sign of Four, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Oh, Watson, ILU. With your complete inability to take yourself seriously either as a suave ladies' man or a gifted storyteller. <3

Mary must have been charmed by his adorkableness*, though, as she certainly fell in love with him without much in the way of courtship or encouragement or, as far as I can tell, ever actually learning his first name. Their sudden and immediate engagement does sort of shout "O HAI I HAZ A BEARD GIRLFRIEND." I especially like the way Mary is described vaguely as sweet and rather spiritual-looking, while entire paragraphs are devoted to Holmes' dark hair, piercing eyes, long, pale hands, etc. etc.

Meanwhile, Holmes refuses to congratulate Watson on his engagement and says there's nothing left for him but the cocaine.

...I had a point, but I have lost sight of whatever it was among the rampant Victorian bromance.

*Possibly involving fuzzy jumpers; we are never specifically informed.

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28th-Sep-2010 05:59 pm(no subject)
MAH CANON, LET ME SHOW YOU IT!

"It was no very unusual thing for Mr. Lestrade, of Scotland Yard, to look in upon us of an evening, and his visits were welcome to Sherlock Holmes, for they enabled him to keep in touch with all that was going on at the police headquarters. In return for the news which Lestrade would bring, Holmes was always ready to listen with attention to the details of any case upon which the detective was engaged, and was able occasionally, without any active interference, to give some hint or suggestion drawn from his own vast knowledge and experience."

--The Adventure of the Six Napoleons, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Okay, so those of you who've read these more recently than twenty years ago doubtless knew this, but all I could remember about Lestrade was that he was an Inspector at Scotland Yard who worked with Holmes, and that Holmes didn't have a very high opinion of any of the police. Apparently that changed over the years.

Lestrade hangs out at Baker Street after work, partly to pick up crime-solving tips, partly to keep an eye on Sherlock but mostly to hit on John, and you cannot convince me otherwise.

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SH--MF like a boss
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