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Garonne
02 February 2020 @ 10:22 pm
What you'll find here: Holmes angsting over Watson, and Watson angsting over Holmes, with a generous helping of Victoriana. And a bit of a Victorian men's clothing obsession...

(Mostly) slash. Ratings are possibly erring on the safe side, though.

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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Garonne
17 August 2014 @ 11:17 am
This morning I realised that I've been convinced for no reason at all that Holmes has grey eyes, Watson is (was) blond, and a couple of other things that have no real basis in fact, and now I want to figure out why... (ETA: Turns out Holmes does have grey eyes)

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So what do you all think? Have I missed some description of Holmes or Watson in the stories? Anyone have other theories?



Watson's description is from "What do we really know about Sherlock Holmes and John Watson?" by Leslie Klinger. Holmes' description is from me skimming through the complete canon myself, so I probably didn't catch every single reference to his appearance.
 
 
Garonne
24 May 2014 @ 04:09 pm
Fandom: Holmes (ACD canon)

Title: The Incident with the Bicycle
Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Watson
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Word count: 2600
Summary:

We know Holmes can ride a bicycle, but when exactly did he learn?

This was written for gardnerhill as part of the 4th round of acd_holmesfest. Many thanks to rabidsamfan for beta-reading!

Read here on AO3.
 
 
Garonne
14 May 2014 @ 10:59 pm
I don't know how large the intersection between podfic listeners, Holmes fans and my f-list is, but even if you don't fall into that little group, let me encourage you to check out the wonderful gift I received as part of acd_holmesfest. It's a podfic (still anon for the moment) of Tweedisgood's ACD Holmes story Frail Memory, and you can find the download link here.
 
 
Garonne
26 April 2014 @ 07:32 pm
Cover art for xfdryad's fic 'Kiss and Music'
Fandom: Lewis
Rating and category: G, gen

This is something I drew for the smallfandombang. It's a cover for a very cool fic written by Dryad, with otherwordly elements and (something I love) a lot of music.

You can find the fic here on AO3.

pencil sketch of lewis and hathaway by Garonne

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(So, I'm kind of new both to fanart and to digitilising art. I don't suppose anyone out there has experience with scanning pencil or charcoal art, and has tips on how to clean up the background smudges I always seem to get? Preferably with Gimp, but tips for any other free software would be very welcome too!)
 
 
Garonne
24 March 2014 @ 10:10 pm
Having met lots of nice new people at the cox_and_co post, and enjoyed reading their intros, I thought I should do one of my own. It occurs to me that I should stick this in my user profile too. I'm always interested to read other people's "bio" section, but I don't really have one myself...

What I post is mostly fic or fic recs, though also some stuff related to writing, and some meta - I have an ongoing project to watch and review as many Holmes adaptations as possible, which is advancing at a glacial pace at the moment.

Most of what I post is Holmes related, and most of what I read and write is slash (some gen too). One of the first things I did when I discovered the existence of slash was to type 'Holmes Watson slash' into google ;)

I've never really found a screen adaptation whose Holmes fits the mental picture I constructed as a child, though Peter Cushing comes close. (But that's the beauty of fanfic! It can pretty much always fit your mental picture.) I love the Lenfilm and Guy Ritchie versions too, even if they aren't terribly faithful to canon. Livanov and Solomin are absolutely adorable, and RDJ and Jude Law are enormous fun.

Non-Holmes fandoms: Star Trek TOS, due South and Lewis are perennial favourites. I've also dabbled in a few other fandoms, including Aubrey/Maturin, Slings & Arrows, Lawrence of Arabia, Snape/Lupin and Blake's 7, though I don't believe I've ever posted about them. Just discovering Starsky and Hutch at the moment, too.

I don't post very often myself, in fact. I spend more time reading and commenting on other people's stuff.

Well, that's it! Nice to have met you :D
 
 
Garonne
Belated end-of-year post

So, in 2014 I wrote 130,000 words, of which 100,000 were fanfic, and of which around 65,000 actually got posted. (Because when I count how many words I've written, you can be damn sure I also count the words that got written and then edited back out again ;) There are also a string of unfinished stories in that unposted 35,000.)

I'm pretty pleased with that, even it's a bit less than what I was hoping for. Initial goal for the year was 150,000 and until early November everything was going swimmingly. Then RL happened... see the sad tale told by the graphic below.

number of words written each month


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Garonne
03 January 2014 @ 10:13 pm
Fandom: Holmes (ACD canon)

Title: The Glass Half Full
Characters/Pairings: Watson/Mary, Holmes/Watson unresolved
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Word count: 2500
Summary:

Nothing but unspoken words and unspent passions, declarations never made and caresses never given.

Holmes and Mary Watson have an after-dinner conversation about Watson.

This was written for fleetwood_mouse as part of holmestice 2013. Many thanks to Mr Garonne for beta-reading.

Read here on AO3.




Fandom: Lewis

Title: Things We Don't Talk About
Characters/Pairings: Lewis/Hathaway (established relationship)
Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Word count: 1100
Summary:

He's afraid that one day Hathaway will have some sort of crisis of faith, and this thing between them will be the first casualty.

This was written for luvsbitca as part of yuletide 2013. A huge thank you to paranoidangel42 and sysann for beta-reading.

Again, posted to AO3, here.


 
 
Garonne
02 January 2014 @ 04:53 pm
I do like receiving concrit on fic* but I know it's not easy to give. For my own part, at least, I don't think I've ever given someone a negative/constructive review - you never know if it's something they'll appreciate or if they really only want the more feel-good type of comment.

But I DO want concrit, and thanks to seascribe I just discovered this comm where you encourage people to leave (anonymous) concrit in your comment thread:

END OF YEAR FEEDBACK MEME
my thread here


So, you know, please do! I have a pretty thick skin, honestly.

*Okay, so admittedly my first reaction is always Oh no! Argh! Embarrassment... But in the long run I am glad to have got it.
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Garonne
02 January 2014 @ 04:22 pm
I do love exchanges - they make this time of year at lot of fun, not to mention the huge mountains of fic they generate for us all to enjoy... I still have all of Yuletide and lewis_challenge's Lewis Secret Santa to explore, and Snupin Secret Santa is still posting too.

I want to particularly encourage people to check out the fic and podfic made for me, all of which come heartily recommended.

Due South Seekrit Santa

Why I Lied to You by Queue. This is a long (impressively long!) podfic of one of my own DS stories. I only started listening to podfic this year, and this one is particularly well read, in a great dramatic voice.

Holmes/Watson (ACD)

I doubt tweedisgood needs any introduction for H/W people on my f-list, and I rather felt like I hit the jackpot this year, with two fics and a podfic. The fics were Jubilee, in her inimitable witty style, and Fair Hearts of Finest Glow that rare thing I'm always looking for: great case fic and realism with a dash of slash. And the podfic too, of my own Wintry Morning, Victoria Station! Another great reading... I feel like starting to listen to podfic was one of the best things I did in 2013 :)

Wilby Wonderful

As part of Yuletide I got With You on the Beach of the Sea by busaikko, a beautiful, extraordinarily well-written Duck/Dan story.

And while I'm on the subject of WW, I want to rec another Duck/Dan fic by desireearmfeldt, The Right Place At The Right Time. Another brilliant fic, this time re-imagining the events of the film. [My rather tenuous connection to this fic was just providing the prompt :) ]