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02 February 2020 @ 10:22 pm
What you'll find here: mostly stuff related to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories, or various adaptations thereof.

I do have other fandoms (too many of them!) but I don't post about them so often. Besides Holmes, I read and sometimes write in: Man from UNCLE (TV), Lewis, Due South, Supernatural, Star Trek (TOS), Lupin/Snape, Aubrey/Maturin, Blake's 7, The Professionals, Starsky and Hutch

I'm much more active on livejournal than the entries in this journal would suggest, but mostly in comms, not in posts here. Always happy to meet new people :)

I also made an intro post a while back which you can find here, but it's rather out of date now.

The fic listed below is mostly slash, sometimes gen. Ratings generally erring on the safe side.

I'm slowing uploading everything to AO3, here.

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By the way, don't hesitate to point out any historical inaccuracies, canonical inaccuracies, or other stupid mistakes.

Friending: Feel free to friend/defriend at will. If you're here wondering who on earth I am and why I added you, it's probably because I read your fic and I'd like to know when you write some more!

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16 September 2016 @ 07:07 pm
I just finalised my yuletide nominations: Aubrey-Maturin series by Patrick O'Brien, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes and All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot (Anyone else remember that one? I knew the books first, but the TV series is great too, and there are loads of episodes on youtube.)

When I tried to nominate characters for The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, AO3 told me the same characters had already been nominated under Sherlock (BBC TV). Who the hell could possibly think Sherlock is an eligible fandom for yuletide?!
20 August 2016 @ 03:22 pm
This morning I tried using an online prose analysis tool. Most of them you have to pay for, but I tested a free one called ProwritingAid. My only previous experience with this kind of thing was the so-called grammar corrections in Microsoft Word, which are pretty much 100% wrong. This online tool turned out to be a bit more advanced!

The tool wasn't perfect, but it was useful. You paste in some text and it runs an analysis. Unfortunately you have to sign up for a free account to see the results. Here's a screenshot of what the output looks like (click for bigger image).

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19 August 2016 @ 03:38 pm
Round-up of all the fic I posted to AO3 since I last made one of these posts here on LJ about six months ago. I finished a lot of WIPs recently, which was my New Year's Resolution, so that's cool. Most of the words in these fics were actually written in 2013-2015. An enormous thank you to laurose8, sanguinity, Dawnwind and the mfuwss comm for beta-reading help!

Sherlock Holmes (ACD)

Like Butter
Holmes/Watson, 1000 words
This is pretty much a PWP. More explicit than I usually write, for the come_at_once comm.

The Red Notebook
Holmes/Watson, 10600 words
Holmes is dead, or seems to be. Watson starts to write, and Mycroft starts to read. Set during the Hiatus. Mycroft's POV.

My Dearly Beloved Detective (Holmes adaptation)

The Hue and Cry
F/F, one-sided Holmes/Watson
Based on the film My Dearly Beloved Detective, which I posted about here. Written for k_e_p during holmestice.

Starsky and Hutch

Second Thoughts
Gen, 1500 words
A few weeks before they graduate from the Academy, Hutch returns to Bay City to find something's bothering Starsky. Written several years ago as a Christmas gift for Nicky Gabriel.

Starsky and Hutch vs the World
Starsky/Hutch, 31000 words
The first time they noticed that spark between them, they were still at the Academy. A decade later, they finally talk about it. And that's just the beginning.
Longest fic I've ever written! Finally finished it during the wipbigbang. With cover page by Alobear.

Man from UNCLE

The Under the Ice Affair
Gen, 14000 words
Illya and his team of agents are stranded north of the Arctic Circle, and the only way Napoleon can get there is to commandeer a submarine and go under the polar ice cap. With illustrations by loxleyprince!
This is basically a result of my decades-long love affair with submarines.

Gen, 2400 words
On a rainy night in Belgrade, a Soviet scientist knocks on Napoleon and Illya's hotel room door and announces that he wants to defect. Written at the mfuwss comm.

Where the Heather Grows Best
Gen with hints of het, 3600 words
Illya is on a mission on the Isle of Skye when he makes friends with an art student on a painting holiday. This was written for lindafishes8 at the mfu_scrapbook comm.
18 August 2016 @ 08:56 pm
Good news for anyone who is interested in some of the rather more obscure Holmes adaptations! sanguinity, phoenixfalls and k_e_p have set up a new collection on AO3, for Sherlock Holmes fic that's not in one of the 'big five' verses (BBC Sherlock, Elementary, House M.D., the Ritchie films, ACD canon). It's here on AO3.

In other news, I've been away from LJ for a while, so today I was trying to catch up with my friends list, and I discovered it only goes back three weeks, or 630 entries, one or the other. I thought it went back in time indefinitely...
Fic rec! This year for holmestice I got something I was very much hoping for but not really expecting, a fic based on the film "My Dearly Beloved Detective", which is a rather obscure Russian adaptation of Sherlock Holmes. The fic is my tired soul on fire by an anonymous author. It's femslash, I loved it, and I highly recommend it!

And while I'm at it, I have to rec the film itself too. It's based on the premise that Holmes and Watson were fictional, but so many people came to seek their help at 221B Baker Street that it was deemed necessary to set up a detective agency there, and the two best candidates were two women called Shirley Holmes and Jane Watson. You can find it with English subtitles here on Youtube.
20 March 2016 @ 01:47 pm
The Sherlock Holmes Book, multiple contributors and editors, Dorling Kindersley, 2015

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Encyclopaedia Sherlockiana, by Jack Tracy, Avon, 1977

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The Science of Sherlock Holmes: From Baskerville Hall to the Valley of Fear, the Real Forensics Behind the Great Detective's Greatest Cases, by EJ Wagner, Turner, 2007

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04 January 2016 @ 11:57 pm
There are a few questions I felt awkward about answering or simply couldn't think of an answer for, so I just left them out! So if anyone wants to do the meme after seeing this post, better copy it from somewhere else (in my case, I got if from seascribe :) )

Fiction posted in 2015:

In addition to the fic I listed in this post a few months ago there was also:

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This year I wrote and posted:
Wrote 100000 words and posted 60000 words in the fandoms Sherlock Holmes (ACD canon, 10000 words), The Professionals (26000 words), Man from UNCLE (22000 words) and Snape/Lupin, Dumbledore/Grindelwald (Harry Potter, 2000 words)

Overall Thoughts:

The first and most important thing is to mention and thank the people who beta-read the fic listed here, helped with research or just generally egged me on: vsee, tripleransom, everyone at the LJ comm mfuwss, JoJo, the_wretching, yaoi_hunter, spikesgirl58, Elijahwildchild, loxleyprince and laurose8.

Looking back, did you write more fic than you thought you would this year, less, or about what you'd predicted?
About the same as every year since I took up writing again back in January 2011.

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