I was tagged by myk-myk-myk

Rules: In a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!

I thought it will be difficult because I read almost only PWPs, but as it turns out I don’t.

A Silver Sixpence, by _doodle, John/Sherlock, 

John, we need to get married. 

This one I’ve read in 2011 when I was new to Sherlock fandom but it’s still one of my favourites. 

Reaction, by blind_author, eventual John/Sherlock, JimJohn Non-con

Moriarty raped John that night before Sherlock came to the pool. Aftermath, hurt/comfort

When I first read it, it was the first time I’ve ever read a fic like this, I mean I’ve of course read hurt/comfort rape-aftermath fics but they didn’t seem as carefully written and were not as well written as this one. 

Software Malfunction, tiger_in_the_flightdeck, John/Sherlock, space opera au

Assigned as the head of Medical Research on the Baker, John Watson meets- and quickly falls in love with- Sherlock, a specially commissioned Companion android with a malfunction.

I can’t even talk about this one, it wrecked me. When I finished it I was in McDonald’s, eating breakfast, I remember it was Friday after my early-ass lecture, so I was sitting, my phone in one hand, hash brown in the other, and I was crying because of this fic. Nomming while sobbing, yay. 

Enduring, Aloneindarknes7, Non-con Thorin/Bilbo, implied unconsummated Bilbo/Bofur. Mpreg.

Thorin is a dick, he takes Bilbo for a sex-slave to breed himself an army of heirs. Gentle guardian Bofur who takes care of Bilbo, is in fact his only friend and only person that’s concerned for his well being. 

This one also had broken me, but in a satisfying way. Thorin is a sick bastard that you hate, just the way I like (because I hate him even more than Mycroft and that’s telling), you feel absolutely heartbroken over Bilbo’s fate and sorry about him and Bofur and how impossible the happy end is. Also, it have mpreg, you know that I have a soft spot for mpreg right?

The Espresso is My Savior, I Shall Not Want, ShaneAndrew, Bilbo/Bofur, Coffee shop au

Every writer needs a good coffee shop, and Bilbo Baggins thinks the little family-owned place in the center of downtown is just the environment he needs to help him write his book - an epic tale of unexpected adventures and the like…

This one is just sweet and relaxing comparing to the above one. Bofur is a barista/waiter in a little Coffee shop he owns with Bombur and Bifur, Bilbo is a customer and aspiring writer. Romantic shmoop asdfghjkl…

Arthur’s Secret, dragoninatrenchcoat, gen, Arthur and Martin (in no-shippy-way)

Martin discovers something about Arthur he never would have guessed.

This one is really short but it made such an impression on me that… Just whoa. I still remember it, how subtly creepy it was and that unanswered question “WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?!” (I don’t want to spoil fun to anyone, but I suppose you shouldn’t read it if you don’t like blood) 

Somewhere Deep in the Dark, EverlivingGhosts, Arthur/Martin, Carolyn/Herc

It was supposed to be a routine flight through Russia, but the crew find themselves in an impossible situation. With a crash landing looming, will G-ERTI be able to perform? And Russia in the winter can be a cold, dark place…

I remember I was so scared when I first read this. I was worried they’re not gonna make it… It keeps you in suspence, this one! 

Taction, Kalimyre, Arthur/Martin

Arthur notices that Martin has problem with being touched. He loves helping, so he helps.

I’ve first found out about this one via iyori’s beautiful fanart

From me, but never to you, RuleBritannia, Arthur/Martin

Real love is wanting you to be happy

Arthur writes a letter to Martin, the one he doesn’t intend to send. Sad but really good.

Contents May Have Shifted, thirdbird, Arthur/Martin

Martin gets stuck in the flight deck locker with Arthur. More than once.

This one is sweet and funny, never fails to cheer me up

Found, f-m-r-l, Holmes/Watson

What if Watson had literally become immortal?

Today au with a twist, I’m not gonna lie this one is my all time favourite

A Dreamy, Melodious Air, Kimmy Jarl, Holmes/Watson, NC-17

When Holmes played his violin, he became somebody else.

Erotic, sensual. Even musical.

Oops it may be more than 10, but whatever.

Everyone already did it, so I’m tagging no-one. If you wish to do it, do it and you can tag me so I can see it :)

have you read that fic for the canon!verse, where Holmes seemingly didn’t survive the adventure with Reichenbach and all later works were Watson’s fiction but also he discovered as time passed that he is immortal, so he lives in XXI century, is watching BBC Sherlock and muses in his dairy about his love for Holmes and how he misses him

have you head it?

bookshop

I’m done explaining why fanfic is okay.

bookshop:

Note: this post was originally made in 2010 in response to Diana Gabaldon’s epic rant about fanfiction. The original version is still being updated. I’m reposting it to Tumblr by request, but if you have any additions, please feel free to drop a comment at LJ so they can be added to the masterpost!

Dear Author of the Week,

You think fanfic is a personal affront to the many hours you’ve spent carefully crafting your characters. You think fanfic is “immoral and illegal.” You think fanfiction is just plagiarism. You think fanfiction is cheating. You think fanfic is for people who are too stupid/lazy/unimaginative to write stories of their own. You think there are exceptions for people who write published derivative works as part of a brand or franchise, because they’re clearly only doing it because they have to. You’re personally traumatized by the idea that someone else could look at your characters and decide that you did it wrong and they need to fix it/add original characters to your universe/send your characters to the moon/Japan/their hometown. You think all fanfic is basically porn. You’re revolted by the very idea that fic writers think what they do is legitimate.

We get it. 

Congratulations! You’ve just summarily dismissed as criminal, immoral, and unimaginative each of the following Pulitzer Prize-winning writers and works:

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Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, Irene Adler/Molly Hooper
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Molly Hooper, Irene Adler, Mummy (Sherlock), Sherlock Holmes’ Father, Molly Hooper’s Father
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - High School, Alternate Universe - Teenagers, Teenlock
Series: Part 1 of And They Lived Dangerously Ever After
Summary:

In which we have scathing schoolmates (instead of evil sisters), fairy Godmother who is a teenage genius and Prince who argues with his own sexuality. And Cinderella… well… Cinderella finds the treasure without looking for it.

taikova

Sherlock series 3 fic recs (TEH, TSoT, and HLV)

sherlockbbcficrecs:

THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR ALL EPISODES OF SHERLOCK SERIES 3 (THE EMPTY HEARSE, THE SIGN OF THREE, AND HIS LAST VOW)



ithinkthereforeisherlock: Hello, lovely followers! As many of you may have seen, I did a post last week - before HLV aired - rounding up some fics that had already been written about TEH and TSoT. I wanted to fill out that post some more, and include HLV as well. There has been more written about the first two episodes as well, so I’ve included everything that was on the first post, as well as some additional fics, here. Enjoy, and happy reading!



The Empty Hearse

Thirteen by lifeonmars

There are thirteen possible ways to approach John Watson, and none of them are right.

You Can(‘t) Switch The Bomb Off and You Didn’t Call The Police? by pennypaperbrain

Of course he called the police. That just means the police are about to die, with them, if Sherlock doesn’t solve this. He’s overreached himself. Wanted to impress John by solving everything and waltzing away just as the police turned up to attend to the minor practical issues. Impressing John, moment by moment, keeps John needing him.

Unexpected Consequences by flawedamythyst

As lovely as it was to be back on the case with John, Sherlock couldn’t help noticing that things weren’t quite right between them yet.

Begin Again by mazarin221b

Much as they began and ended they begin again.

All In by missilemuse

Mary had never expected to meet Sherlock Holmes, never expected to come face to face with the man John had placed on a pedestal in his heart, a place she could never even touch, much less dream of usurping. She was completely fine with that. She did not want to be John’s God; she wanted to be his wife.

Cats and Dogs by Emcee

Molly has a dog. Dogs are loyal, sweet and nice. But Molly always loved rude, selfish and standoffish cats.



The Sign of Three

Tiebreaker by earlgreytea68

John Watson is always aware of where Sherlock Holmes is. Sherlock shouldn’t have stopped for his coat on his way out.

Unexpected Sentiment by flawedamythyst

Stamford stayed home and got drunk rather than go to John’s wedding.

Sky on Fire by what_alchemy

After John’s wedding, Sherlock catches an overnight train to Scotland.

suddenly I meet your face by coloredink

"I don’t sit in your chair," said Sherlock. "It’s yours."

Yellow Diamonds by mazarin221b

There’s an eternity between the time they find themselves on the stairs and the rest of the night.

Of all the selfish things that Sherlock has done, this one is so outrageous and so courageous John is at a loss as to what to say. He knows he wants it, knows whatever it is Sherlock is offering will only happen once. So he slides across the ocean of cool blue sheet and pins Sherlock down with a kiss, leaning on his elbows with his hands wrapped around Sherlock’s shoulders.

Sequelae by hitlikehammers

The truth is, Sherlock’s coming apart at the seams. He needs—he needs, but they can’t all dance.

The truth is, they need just as much, just as desperately. The truth is, he hides far too well, and they’re clever, they are, but they’re blind: they’re not him.

And the truth is: John and Mary don’t see until it may be too damned late.

Stag Do by rubyofkukundu

Sherlock and John are both drunk. What happens after Mrs Hudson ushers them back up into the flat?

If You’ll Have Us by fifthnorthumberland

Three weeks after their wedding, they give Sherlock a ring.

Unspoken by SilentAuror

Ten minutes before the wedding ceremony. Sherlock decides he has something to say at the last minute.

The Rising Tide by SilentAuror

John is dreaming. Outside the cottage in Brighton, the tide is rising.

Boundless by destinationtoast

Sherlock may have misunderstood about there being limits.

Scars by mildredandbobbin

On his honeymoon, John starts receiving anonymous texts with increasingly disturbing images. He discovers how much he doesn’t know about Sherlock’s time away.

Set post-TSoT, pre-HLV. Spoilers for TSoT, speculation for HLV.

Have To Take You In by achray

Four brief alternate endings for ‘The Sign of Three’. In which whatever else Sherlock is up to immediately after the wedding, he is *not taking drugs in 221B on his own* (as he implicitly does in ACD canon at the end of ‘The Sign of Four’). I will FIX IT. Chapters 1 and 2 are gen, friendship, chapter 3 is slash or pre-slash, chapter 4 is explicit John/Mary/Sherlock: each can be read separately or together.

(i’m happy just to) dance with you by trustingno1

"This," John says, grinning a little helplessly, "is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever done."

Sherlock pulls the curtains closed, pulls them closed so John won’t have to ask, allows a corner of his mouth to curl up in genuine amusement. “Yet here you are.”

I’m You, Aren’t I by AxeMeAboutAxinomancy

What would have happened had Mrs Hudson thought better of bringing a client up when she knew the boys were pissed on John’s stag night?



His Last Vow

The Eastern Wind Leaves With These Words by homeswinchesterwatson

They stand facing each other on the run way, but does it really need saying?

They’re Putting Me Down Too by pocketsebastian

He’s seven when he comes home with scabby knees and a bruised cheek.

Kept the Hives by aderyn

They did name her Sherlock.

Human Error by lily_winterwood

Silly John. Did he ever know? Did he need everyone to spell it out for him? Spoilers for “His Last Vow”.

Unseated by moonblossom

She’s in John’s chair again, and it’s all wrong.

In The Bleak Winter (A Canticle for Advent) by CaitlinFairchild

Sherlock Holmes was shot in the autumn of 2014. This is what happened after.

Good Man by elsmaster

John Watson is not an evil man, but sometimes he does wonder.

A House of Many Rooms by Lothiriel84

"You were there in my mind palace, telling me what to do."

A Boy’s Best Friend by second_skin

Sherlock’s father gave him a puppy. It changed his life. 

taikova
What is significant about fan fiction is that it often spins the kind of stories that showrunners wouldn’t think to tell, because fanficcers often come from a different demographic. The discomfort seems to be not that the shows are being reinterpreted by fans, but that they are being reinterpreted by the wrong sorts of fans - women, people of colour, queer kids, horny teenagers, people who are not professional writers, people who actually care about continuity (sorry). The proper way for cultural mythmaking to progress, it is implied, is for privileged men to recreate the works of privileged men from previous generations whilst everyone else listens quietly. That’s how it’s always been done. That’s how it should be done in the future, whatever Tumblr says.
But time can be rewritten. Myths can bend and change. Something new and exciting is happening in the world of storytelling, and fans are an important part of it.
Laurie Penny, Sherlock and the Adventure of the Overzealous Fanbase [x] (via wearethemakersofmanners)
bennyslegs
johnstached:

A house in the country by PlainJane(~20k word)

With new “real rape” laws in place, every unbonded omega is at risk, including Sherlock Holmes. He needs someone to help protect him and hide his true nature, but John Watson may be more of a problem than a solution.

Hearts by azriona (~118k) ♥

Three years after Sherlock fakes his death, he receives a text from Mycroft telling him it is time to come home. But the text doesn’t give the whole story. Not by half.

Meant To Be by Mianmaru (~10k)

How is John supposed to know what is happening with him, in a world where Alphas and Omegas are almost non-existent?

Held in trust by PlainJane (~29k)

John believed he would never have an alpha. Sherlock knew he could never keep an omega. Seventeen years is a long time to wait to learn just how wrong you can be.

A Question of Intent by Mildredandbobbin (~22k)

Sherlock was on the bed, naked, writhing, tangled in the sheets, on all fours and apparently in the full throes of a Heat. So very not good, the non-lizard part of John’s brain was saying — the enlightened 21st Century, reconstructed Alpha part, the part that supported Omega contra-heat, equality, pro-choice, the Omega rape legislation and general gender liberation. The part that knew Sherlock did not, obviously did not, want to copulate with him and certainly did not want to bond.

Drouk by Alma_Anor, merripestin (~16k)

While Sherlock and John are being held prisoner by Moriarty, John goes into heat. Jim chains them up just out of reach of each other and plays with John himself.

Ours by KeelieThompson1 (~76k) ♥♥♥

John is an omega who has been on heat suppressants his entire life. When Sherlock realises this and shows an interest in John, they have to work their way through the problems caused by John having never had a real heat in his life.

It’s Just Not On by dorothydonne (~6k)

John and Sherlock are attracted to each other, but it’s just not natural. Two alphas? You may as well be trying to breed llamas with chickens.

Calculated Pain by Durrant (~20k)

John Watson is an omega, but he has no intention of belonging to some alpha. He is going to get an education and become a doctor, if that means that his alpha is out there alone somewhere then that’s hardly his concern.

Beats of Three by Belladonna_Q (~24k)

Sherlock is an Alpha, John a Beta. Driven by an instinct to mate and protect, Sherlock and John spend Sherlock’s Rut together… with an unintended consequence.

Civil Disobedience by JayEz for merlenhiver (~29k)

Sherlock has been living as an Alpha his entire live. It doesn’t pose a problem – until a unit of the Reformist movement led by Captain John Watson kidnaps him and denies Sherlock his meds.

Late Bloomer by Mommybird (~6k)

Holmes men tended to bloom late. Sherlock, however, is an unfruitful vine.

The Pretence of an Unacknowledged Truth by stickleworting (~28k)

He’s decided to just be himself, cliché as it sounds. The lie about being Sherlock’s mate will be difficult enough to keep up, he’s not going to think up more of a charade regarding himself on top of that.
If he uses the wrong fork at dinner, fine. If someone calls him on it, he’ll just stab them with it. Job done.

The Reluctant Bonded by corpsereviver2 (~16k)

When Sherlock had turned twelve and was considered old enough to be told of such matters, his father had explained that it was the nature of the Omega to be in orbit like the Earth around the stronger, sun-like Alpha who had the responsibility to nurture the weaker mate. Since that lecture, Sherlock had no good opinion of either bonding or astronomy and had decided to ignore the existence of them both as wholly irrelevant.

Interval by berlynn_wohl (~3k)

"You shouldn’t leave the window open in your state. It’s dangerous.”

Sell Out by Unloyal_Olio (~4k)

Omega!Sherlock has hidden his status all his life. Still, he has to let himself go into heat at least once every 18 months or so. After alpha!John moves in that becomes a problem. Finally, Sherlock arranges for John to be out of the country for his upcoming heat.
…John comes home early.

Mummy, No Thank You by Unloyal_Olio (~20k)

Mummy Holmes arranges a marriage for Sherlock. Since Sherlock refuses to meet anyone properly, she must go to one of the breeding camps where older omegas are kept. She finds John Watson. Sherlock and John get along fine, but Sherlock refuses to marry and breed. Mummy decides that John should marry and breed with Mycroft if Sherlock doesn’t want to. Sherlock is not happy at all. Thus, a p0rny, case-ficky, dark comedy.

Sweet Surrender by Supernatural4ever (~10k)

Omega!John & Alpha!Sherlock

The Decree by Sulla (~14k)

Omegaverse where there are popluation problems and omegas have to have children. John is outed as an Omega and Sherlock tries to convince John that they could be happy together if they mated.

And lastly
A Comic Illustrating the Average Omegaverse Fic by 
stickleworting

This pretty much summarizes the general plot of Omegaverse fics, as seen on the Sherlock BBC Kink Meme.

johnstached:

A house in the country by PlainJane(~20k word)

With new “real rape” laws in place, every unbonded omega is at risk, including Sherlock Holmes. He needs someone to help protect him and hide his true nature, but John Watson may be more of a problem than a solution.

Hearts by  (~118k) 

Three years after Sherlock fakes his death, he receives a text from Mycroft telling him it is time to come home. But the text doesn’t give the whole story. Not by half.

Meant To Be by  (~10k)

How is John supposed to know what is happening with him, in a world where Alphas and Omegas are almost non-existent?

Held in trust by  (~29k)

John believed he would never have an alpha. Sherlock knew he could never keep an omega. Seventeen years is a long time to wait to learn just how wrong you can be.

A Question of Intent by  (~22k)

Sherlock was on the bed, naked, writhing, tangled in the sheets, on all fours and apparently in the full throes of a Heat. So very not good, the non-lizard part of John’s brain was saying — the enlightened 21st Century, reconstructed Alpha part, the part that supported Omega contra-heat, equality, pro-choice, the Omega rape legislation and general gender liberation. The part that knew Sherlock did not, obviously did not, want to copulate with him and certainly did not want to bond.

Drouk by  (~16k)

While Sherlock and John are being held prisoner by Moriarty, John goes into heat. Jim chains them up just out of reach of each other and plays with John himself.

Ours by  (~76k) 

John is an omega who has been on heat suppressants his entire life. When Sherlock realises this and shows an interest in John, they have to work their way through the problems caused by John having never had a real heat in his life.

It’s Just Not On by  (~6k)

John and Sherlock are attracted to each other, but it’s just not natural. Two alphas? You may as well be trying to breed llamas with chickens.

Calculated Pain by  (~20k)

John Watson is an omega, but he has no intention of belonging to some alpha. He is going to get an education and become a doctor, if that means that his alpha is out there alone somewhere then that’s hardly his concern.

Beats of Three by  (~24k)

Sherlock is an Alpha, John a Beta. Driven by an instinct to mate and protect, Sherlock and John spend Sherlock’s Rut together… with an unintended consequence.

Civil Disobedience by  for merlenhiver (~29k)

Sherlock has been living as an Alpha his entire live. It doesn’t pose a problem – until a unit of the Reformist movement led by Captain John Watson kidnaps him and denies Sherlock his meds.

Late Bloomer by  (~6k)

Holmes men tended to bloom late. Sherlock, however, is an unfruitful vine.

The Pretence of an Unacknowledged Truth by  (~28k)

He’s decided to just be himself, cliché as it sounds. The lie about being Sherlock’s mate will be difficult enough to keep up, he’s not going to think up more of a charade regarding himself on top of that.

If he uses the wrong fork at dinner, fine. If someone calls him on it, he’ll just stab them with it. Job done.

The Reluctant Bonded by  (~16k)

When Sherlock had turned twelve and was considered old enough to be told of such matters, his father had explained that it was the nature of the Omega to be in orbit like the Earth around the stronger, sun-like Alpha who had the responsibility to nurture the weaker mate. Since that lecture, Sherlock had no good opinion of either bonding or astronomy and had decided to ignore the existence of them both as wholly irrelevant.

Interval by  (~3k)

"You shouldn’t leave the window open in your state. It’s dangerous.”

Sell Out by  (~4k)

Omega!Sherlock has hidden his status all his life. Still, he has to let himself go into heat at least once every 18 months or so. After alpha!John moves in that becomes a problem. Finally, Sherlock arranges for John to be out of the country for his upcoming heat.

…John comes home early.

Mummy, No Thank You by  (~20k)

Mummy Holmes arranges a marriage for Sherlock. Since Sherlock refuses to meet anyone properly, she must go to one of the breeding camps where older omegas are kept. She finds John Watson. Sherlock and John get along fine, but Sherlock refuses to marry and breed. Mummy decides that John should marry and breed with Mycroft if Sherlock doesn’t want to. Sherlock is not happy at all. Thus, a p0rny, case-ficky, dark comedy.

Sweet Surrender by  (~10k)

Omega!John & Alpha!Sherlock

The Decree by  (~14k)

Omegaverse where there are popluation problems and omegas have to have children. John is outed as an Omega and Sherlock tries to convince John that they could be happy together if they mated.

And lastly

A Comic Illustrating the Average Omegaverse Fic by 

This pretty much summarizes the general plot of Omegaverse fics, as seen on the Sherlock BBC Kink Meme.