blottingtheink + type:characterization + fandom:sherlock   5

Immortal Beloved - greywash - Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms [Archive of Our Own]
Mostly, John just wants Sherlock to leave off the prostitutes.

...

Premise: Sherlock is a sexual being, but not a romantic one. More or less. So he pays for sex. John...finds this troubling.

Full disclosure: John is ALSO troubling. (Which of course, I LOVE; someone who sticks around Sherlock can only be also troubling.) Warnings for consent issues, and age-gap.
fandom:sherlock  author:greywash  pairing:sherlock/john  pairing:john/omc  type:ouchmyheart  type:characterization  type:takeanideaandrun  type:workingitout  type:whatwedotoeachother  type:longandsatisfying  warningtype:consentissues  warningtype:agedifference  length:20-25k 
january 2012 by blottingtheink
holmestice: Art/Fic for Lelek: Disaster, Want and Tea: A Christmas Carol & A Mistletoe Kiss
Look at the characterization in this shit:

"I was vaguely aware," says Sherlock, slowly. John isn't predictable at all, and he rather adores that. That had been the reason for the decorations after all, hadn't it? To read John's reaction. Like texting, tea, and technology, John has become essential in a way. Life is the more pleasant for his existence. Sherlock could do without the lot of them, but he'd really rather not. The realisation is accompanied by mounting horror.

--
By mid-week, the panic has subsided and he is bored again.

|| WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT, that's right. Also the ending is brilliantly characterized.
fandom:sherlock  author:anon  pairing:sherlock/john  type:characterization  type:fluff  type:endingiswhoa  type:holidays  fandom:bbcsherlock  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
here is the part where everyone was happy all the time - fic: The Case of the Interloper
Arthur finds his nemesis in Sherlock Holmes.

Um, yes plz. Sherlock's dreaming--and its effect on Arthur--is exquisite. Some great insights into characterization.
fandom:inception  fandom:sherlock  author:imogenedisease  pairing:arthur/eames  type:gen  type:casefic  type:characterization  type:crossover  fandom:bbcsherlock  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
rachelindeed - Sherlock BBC/Harry Potter AU: The Almost Empty House
Sherlock shrugged. “It’s a serious mistake to twist facts to fit theories instead of theories to fit facts. I am a fact. I have no intention of twisting to fit anyone’s cookie-cutter system.” He settled back into his seat. “I’m going to be my own House.”

|| More than anything, this fic is brilliant for reworking the House system to fit Sherlock--and exposing something very, very wrong with it--along with its characterization of Mycroft. Glee.
fandom:sherlock  fandom:harrypotter  author:rachelindeed  type:crossover  type:gen  type:alternateuniverse  type:flailhands  type:characterization  type:abouttheexecution  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink
Subliminal
he man arrives in the midst of foul weather. Mrs. Hudson shows him up. "Mr. (elocution lessons) Holmes?" he asks, standing (good posture) in the doorway. Sherlock ostentatiously lifts his eyes from his Blackberry, but does not otherwise move. The man (blue eyes) is wearing expensive (Fendi; SW1X; Peter Jones, David Mellor, Royal Court; fashion design; hairdressers; advertising?) glasses and (cuffs altered at least twice) a second-hand (not advertising, then) designer suit.

|| WAH. BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT. Thank god. A piece of extraordinary characterization is exactly what I needed to pull me back from the brink. To some extent, about John and Sherlock, but, really, about Sherlock's mental processes.
fandom:sherlock  author:speranza  pairing:sherlock/john  character:sherlock  type:characterization  type:short  type:awesome  type:somethingperfect  type:flailhands  from delicious
march 2011 by blottingtheink

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