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Know good fic to introduce people to fandoms, media, things that you love.
Please post them here.
I need fodder for my podfic.
So go my pretties. Rec and post and explain why.
Love you all!

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Episode 3 (Inspiration)
Time:9 minutes and 8 seconds
The newest episode explores Inspiration, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss to the Sherlock fandom.
Heavenly Day by felixfelicius
Fall Now by Katrina Depp
Adamant by Alessnox
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Liisakee is a vidder who is an expert at theme.
This video explores the darker side of the doctor. Those times when he had to make life and death choices with his companion's lives. Liisakee has a way of pulling the emotion out of you by showing you these scenes which resonate and just grab your heart. Watch and see.

[Apparently I copied the entire playlist. Oh well, I love them all! - Enjoy]
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Quote: "I created a website while you were talking in your sleep about cake."

First let it be said that I hate incest fics. Incest sets off all of my squick warnings. The closest to an incest fic that I can usually get to is something like Fruitsbasket where the incest or implied incest gives a creepy, malevolent background story. This being said...

The physics of present tense

The Physics of Present Tense

is the closest thing that I have ever seen to a incest!yeah fic. I downloaded this podfic and was surprised to find that it was in 10 parts. Going back, I found that it is four hours and forty one minutes long! Nevertheless, since I enjoy long form podfics, and I was in a good mood, I banished my husband from the room and began to listen to it.

It happens instantaneously, but it takes years. It’s like looking up at the stars and spinning around with your arms out and letting gravity take you.

The story is seductive and interesting starting before Sherlock is born and passing year by year until we get to the series. A complete backstory for the Sherlock Mycroft relationship which informs us about things such as the skull, Victor Trevor, Mycroft and Lestrade, Sally Donovan, and the brothers' verbal sparring. Sometimes it seems like voyeurism. Sometimes it is immersive, thrusting us into a forbidden relationship that seems so very all-enveloping and intense.

The language is poetic. A susurrus of words that pool and form a story of an affection that grows, perhaps, a bit too narcissistic. Time passes quickly at first with little glimpses of their lives. Mycroft is the main character, but we jump from his point of view to that of his brother between chapters to show that this is more of an equal relationship than it may appear at first.

Mycroft is a believable character, in temperament he appears much as he is in the show. Sherlock borders on insanity. I'd say that he's the closest to being OOC although there isn't anything that I can point to off the top of my head to show this fact. This can be used to explain Mycroft's obsessive protectiveness of his brother which includes using spy cameras and paying off his friends. It explains the cake barbs and why Mycroft must be present after Sherlock almost gets himself killed. A very well thought out and complete world view that just serves to point out how curved-in their world is on itself. Besides being "men of the world", it seems as if the two of them only really see each other most of the time which also serves to explain why neither brother dates.

Although it doesn't look it, they form a united front. Sherlock's wildness serves as a release for Mycroft preventing his boredom. Mycroft's solidity and power protects Sherlock and allows him to do what he wants. As a character study it is an intoxicating work and I salute for such a well realized work.


It's hard to believe that this is zwischendenstuehlen's first podfic. The production values on this work are just excellent. As someone who struggles to make halfway decent podfics myself, I can appreciate the clear quality of the sound, the interweaving of the story with music and sound effects, and the clear separation of voices required to make this work. zwischendenstuehlen has a beautiful voice. She reads very well. The fact that this is not her native language may be one reason that she speaks slowly and with good intonation, making this an enjoyable story to listen to. The only problems were the mispronunciation of some words that made me silently re-say the words properly in my head, and one verbal glitch that is less than is found in most works that I have listened to. Overall, it has a very good sound, and I will probably listen to this more than once, which considering the subject is saying something.

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TITLE:   The Quiet Man
FANDOM: Sherlock (BBC)
GENRE: Grief/angst, Johnlock
WORDS:  157369


Reading Sherlock fan fiction, especially Sherlock return stories, is like living in a world of parallel universes. Each story paints an image of a possible future where the smallest choices create different dynamics in the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. One of these stories, The Quiet Man by paints a world with an ending so sweet that we want to close our eyes and let it linger for a moment as Sherlock does in one key point in the story.

This work, an epic at over 157,000 words, tells the story of John Watson enduring the loss of Sherlock Holmes for three years before his eventual return. Needless to say, there is a lot of angst in this work. John Watson spends most of his time feeling lost and horribly depressed. Some of the early chapters are a bit slow as John continues to live in a fantasy world where the image of Sherlock talks with him, and he seems to make no progress forward, but his story picks up again after we meet Mary.

The Sherlock return story is one of tension and expectations. We know that Sherlock will some time come into the picture, and we know that what happens to John during this separation will have a great part in deciding how their reunion will go. Will he marry Mary? Will he commit suicide? Will he tell his therapist his true feelings? Will he learn to hate Sherlock? Each decision affects the outcome.

In this version of the story, John becomes a  writer for The Strand magazine, just as in the original Sir Arthur Conan Doyle books. He works through his feelings for Sherlock while creating the novelization of his blog as he continues to be haunted by images of Sherlock that he seems to see everywhere. When he finally does encounter Sherlock, we are still left wondering how he will act. Will he be able to accept this sudden change in circumstances?

The story doesn't try to go too fast. It lets us comes to terms with each decision as John does, allowing him a depth of characterization that is underscored by the title "The quiet man".  John now thinks a great deal before he speaks, and we are spectators viewing his thoughts. The story is in first person. We stay deep in John's mind. Like him, we don't know what Sherlock was doing on the rooftop at Barts, and when we meet him, we don't know what he's thinking. It makes everything a bit muffled and uncertain as John is when he goes through the world uncertain of who he is and what he should be doing.

It is mostly a work of mood. it spends its time conveying the sense of loss and mourning that John endures. This makes the story a bit of a downer in parts, but it is alleviated by the interesting experiences and observations that John makes of the world around him.

The story is very well written and beta-edited. The explicit rating comes from some fantasy scenes  and a few sex scenes at the very end of the story, as well as some violence.

At fifty eight chapters, this story is a bit of a commitment, but it is well worth the effort. Although the road of loss is long, ultimately the reunion is beautifully sweet.
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Here is my response to the snowflake challenge DAY 1  All of these works are based on the BBC show SHERLOCK.

In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you have created. It can be your favorite fanworks that you've created, or fanworks you feel no one ever saw, or fanworks you say would define you as a creator. Leave a comment in this post saying you did it. Include a link to your post if you feel comfortable doing so.


This is my first attempt at a podfic. It began as a single 221B written for Halloween, but it didn't want to stay so small. It grew into 23 chapters each a 221B and since each chapter was a little bite sized bit of story, I decided to try my hand at making a podfic of it. This is a horror, suspense, romance. The main character is Molly Hooper.

The story: After Sherlock's "death", Molly finds that someone is leaving black roses on her bed. The person most likely to make such a gesture, James Moriarty, is dead. Is his ghost haunting her, or is there someone else?


Revised version on AO3.

Moving is my first JohnLock story. This was my first attempt at a mature writing, and is probably the most controversial of my works. My comments include both glowing praise and those that say that they hated the story. Even though I still have some typos that I need to go back and correct, I still like this story very much. It was reviewed by barbrat.

The story: John tells Sherlock that he is moving out of the apartment. Sherlock decides that he would do anything to make him stay, even if it means having sex. A post-Reichenbach Sherlock / John story with humor, dirty tricks, and true love. Warning: Strong emotions!


I was thinking about the homeless network and what a shit Sherlock was to use these poor people, giving them only pocket change for their efforts, so I decided to write a story from the point of view of one of Sherlock's agents. By writing it, I found that my assumptions about Sherlock were wrong. This story creates an original character that other people have told me that they like very much. Her worldview and attitudes have given me a chance to explore some of the assumptions of the Sherlock universe and the people that they just don't see.

The story: If you sit in the right place, you might meet the guy in the long coat and make a little money. Maddy meets Sherlock Holmes planning to make a pound or two, but gets far more than she expected.

July 2017



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