Fanvid Rec: Fanvid_Sherlock2016

Oct. 18th, 2017 10:27 pm
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Title: Fanvid_Sherlock2016
Music Title & Artist: Mendelssohn’s Lieder Ohne Worte No. 7
Vidder: Darlington Substitution
Pairing or Character: John Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Verse: Sherlock BBC

Link: DarlingtonSubstitution video announcement
Vimeo link: other video link

Reccer's Comments: Awww,this fanvid... it's just so beautiful and moving! I love how it depicts the amazing chemistry between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes. It touches the heart with its seamless flow from present day to Victorian times (TAB). Our vidder's music selection--Mendelssohn’s Lieder Ohne Worte No. 7--makes this fanvid extra special since it's the classic violin piece Holmes loves to play for Watson in ACD canon. Seriously, it gives me goosebumps whenever I listen to it. Hope you like it. It's well worth taking the time to view! :D

Fic for Violsva: Upon a Ring, PG-13

Oct. 18th, 2017 06:36 pm
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Title: Upon a Ring
Recipient: [personal profile] violsva
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG-13
Characters: John Watson/Mary Morstan; past Mary Morstan/Kate Whitney
Warnings: Period-typical and internalized homophobia
Word Count: 5,500
Summary: "I did know a lover before you, but…" My heart hammered in my chest. John nodded once, his expression carefully schooled. "She wasn't a man."

My marriage bed with John, I was relieved to learn, was no less joyful... )
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Title: His Every Mood
Recipient: [personal profile] garonne
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG-13
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, OCs
Word count: 6.2K
Warnings: none apply
Summary: Holmes is dissatisfied with his recent cases and Watson strives to divert him.
Disclaimer: This story is firmly set in the public domain realm of ACD's Sherlock Holmes works.

I glance across the sitting room. Dusk is deepening... )

Fic Rec: Autumn in Wimpole

Oct. 16th, 2017 04:15 pm
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Title: Autumn in Wimpole
Author: currently anonymous (will be revealed on Oct. 31st)
Pairing: Holmes/Watson
Length: 2,100 words
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
Verse: ACD Books
Author's summary: Watson struggles to uncover a mystery in a seaside village. Holmes is less than helpful.

Reccer's comments: The ACD Holmesfest is underway with so many delightful entries already and more to come! While this comm has an open recs post for the fest, it's also nice to have some more detailed recs. So let me start by calling your attention to this unique and lovely piece.

Here is a glimpse of Holmes and Watson, on the cusp of retirement, making their way through what Watson considers a lack-luster investigation amid the chilly ambience of a seaside resort town well past its summer prime. The author creates the details of the scene - the emptying streets, the dusty police station, the cramped local pub, the dark cliffside path - with an excellent eye for the most telling details.

The real marvel, though, is the keen and convincing take this story offers on Holmes and Watson's relationship, obviously established for many long years and deeply imbued with both affection and irritation. It is comfortable and prickly, teasing and sharp, boring on one level while obviously content and loving in its fundamentals. Here are two men who have made a life together for so long that they get on each other's nerves precisely because they know each other so well and are so completely synchronous in their routines.

Heart-warming with a tinge of melancholy, this fic left me feeling as if I had gotten a realistic and affectionate glimpse at this couple who, even ensconced in the mild aggravations of daily life, clearly can't live without each other.

The Game is Afoot!

Oct. 16th, 2017 01:44 pm
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Happy creating, and keep an eye out for upcoming volunteer posts for pinch-hitters and betas/Britpickers.
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Title: Ingredients of Love
Recipient: [personal profile] elwinglyre
Author: [redacted]
Beta: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mrs Hudson; Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Warnings: No archive warnings apply
Summary: To cheer his dear Watson up, Holmes runs an experiment in the kitchen of 221B.

It happened on an ordinary day in October towards the end of the century. )

Fic for rachelindeed: Scars

Oct. 14th, 2017 07:01 am
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Title: Scars
Recipient: [personal profile] rachelindeed
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Warnings: residuals of war
Word Count: 2550
Beta Thanks: to my dear [redacted], always so helpful and encouraging.
Summary: "We have been learning about each other, Watson. I would learn this."

"It won't do, Watson." )

ACD Holmesfest open recs post

Oct. 14th, 2017 09:25 am
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Anonymous posting for this round of  [community profile] acdholmesfest, an exchange for classic Sherlock Holmes fanworks, has begun.

If you'd like to make any recs for works from the fest, please share them in comments here! We'd like to hear from you. Please include a link to the work. Anyone may share here.

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Title: The Kiss of the Vampire
Recipient: [personal profile] ghislainem70
Author: [redacted]
Rating: R (only a gay kiss!)
Characters: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Lestrade (mentioned), OCs
Warnings: none
Summary: When Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the shocking death of a wealthy man, Archibald Ashworth, vampires are suspect. Other family members have fallen under the fiendish spell, and Holmes must race the cause. But there are other secrets— one so deep that it threatens to entangle the great detective. What is the secret? Are the vampires real? How will Watson help his friend? All will be revealed by the great Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. ACD after the fall.
Disclaimer: I’ve taken some liberties and nods to the great ACD in this piece— in particular from “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire.”

Over the years of cases presented for solution to my good friend Mr. Sherlock Holmes... )
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Title: Autumn in Wimpole
Recipient: [personal profile] tweedisgood
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG-13
Characters, including any pairing(s): Holmes/Watson
Summary: Watson struggles to uncover a mystery in a seaside village. Holmes is less than helpful.

Watson hated Wimpole from the very start. )

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