May. 8th, 2016 07:06 pm
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My Sherlock Fic

I'm planning on cross-posting to LJ, but in the meantime my fic is all posted on Archive of our Own
11/5/16 ETA - Months later, I'm up to 52 fics on AO3 and have sorely neglected LJ, and even Maybe this is the weekend I'll catch up some? Who can say.
3/28/17 ETA - So I've pretty much given up on posting my Sherlock stuff here, but it is all on Archive of our Own and on, so there you go.

My Sherlock Recs

Quarto: So hilarious! So perfectly in character! All of her work is amazing, but her Competition is my favorite fic, bar none, way too much Sherlock/Molly fun (...there’s no point in doing anything unless you’re going to be the best at it, boyfriending (ugh) included...), always laugh-out-loud funny. Her John/Mary fic Scenes from a marriage is also among my favorites, and she is now writing a multi-chapter Season 3 Mary-pov fic, Love in Wartime, that is just completely brilliant.

miabicicletta - one of the top Sherlock/Molly authors, with a predilection for writing family fic, all with a good comedy/drama vibe and beautifully written OC's. All of her work is worth reading and rereading, but her a fearful hope was all the world, an A/U dystopian future fic, just blows me away every single time -- the kind of fanfic I want to write fanfic for.

sunken_standard - Putting her near the top, because her writing is AMAZING. I was late in discovering it, but have made up for lost time. Fabulous characterizations, fabulous smut (plot driven, real, and beautiful). Her Longer Than The Road That Stretches Out Ahead is one of the older and more revered Sherlock/Molly classics, and her new post-Season Four Fumbling Toward Ecstacy is destined to be one of te newer ones.

Lono - Also here on, Lono is brilliant at comedy, drama, and writes beautiful smut. Her In the End will absolutely do you in, but she has many shorter and lighter works to make it all better. Just fabulous writing, not to be missed.

awanderingbard: 42 great friendship and family fics, replete with the Sherlockian comedy/drama vibe. She has a series, Trio, in which Q from the Daniel Craig Bond movies is the youngest Holmes brother, and it makes me want to watch those Bond movies just to see him. There are some stories featuring Molly Hooper, strictly friendship/unrequited love but charming nonetheless.

cactusnell - Referencing her account as not every story is posted to AO3. She has written over 200 short, cute Sherlock/Molly fics, much fun to read if one is in need of something light and frothy.

hobbitsdoitbetter - Lots of Sherlock/Molly and a lot of it very (sometimes too) explicit porn. Well worth sifting through, however, and her fic The Boyfriend Experience, an A/U in which Sherlock is a male escort working for Irene Adler and Molly is his client for a week, is one I keep returning to, the characterizations are really good (and the sex is hot -- except for the first chapter, just skim over that, it's just Sherlock displaying his particular "skill set" with some random couple), and the ending is lovely.

sgam76 - A really wonderful writer, her epic Scheherezade is a beautifully written exploration of Sherlock's rather horrific adventures after his "Fall" and the resulting PTSD his family and friends help him deal with after his return. Her series A Felicitous Natal Celebration, exploring Mycroft's adventures taking care of little brother Sherlock as they grow up, is much lighter and also wonderful.

Emma_Lynch - One of the great writers of Sherlock/Molly, her series Holmes_Hooperverse A/U is like the finest chocolate -- the first story I read of this was The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Quiet Time and that was it, I was hooked.

Rector - Her Mycroft/OFC works are lovely writing, really fun reads.

PrairieLily - On, wonderful characterizations, fluff, humor, romance, all the good things. As of 3/28/17 I've just discovered her, so have lots of stories ahead, all written post-season four! She is not only a prolific writer, but an excellent one, too.

darthsydious - On, lots of wonderful stories, many featuring Mycroft, too.

Flaignhan - On, her Cigarettes and Splinters was posted almost as soon as TFP aired and is still one of the very best post-Season Four fics I've read. But all her work is beautifully done, and there is a lot of it, thankfully.

I also bookmark fics I really enjoy and the list just keeps on growing.

Sherlock Resources

Sherlock is not as easy to write as PotC was as it is not only based on an extensive canon (the original ACD books, which I have not read much of yet, but which are referenced extensively throughout the 15 hours (so far) of the series) and modern day British culture, which is surprisingly foreign to this Southern California native, but not at all foreign to many potential readers. One doesn't want to throw a reader off by making off-hand but potentially egregious errors in language or cultural references, yet it's all too easy to do: "clinic" rather than "surgery", for example, or "sidewalk" rather than "pavement". Here are some helpful resources...

The Cranky Bint's Guide to Brit-Picking by hobbitsdoitbetter

Brit-pick hints for Sherlock Authors by red_adam

How to Write a Casefic by Jolie_Black - Brilliant resource in three chapters that actually references the two above and several more, including...

London Done Write by AtlinMerrick - Up to ten chapters now, AtlinMerrick takes one on a tour of Sherlock's London, complete with photographs. So interesting and useful!

Meta Masterlist by wellingtongoose

British English Idioms - Not really sure how useful this one is in reality as I suspect a lot of the entries are slightly anachronistic, but it's interesting, nonetheless.

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