Hellfire by Valkryies
song: Hellfire (The Hunchback of Notre Dame)

biohazard_girl said:
This is an extremely creative video and an idea I never would have thought of and somehow Valkryies makes it work. Basically John is in Frodo's role and Sherlock is in Esmerelda's and yeah I just don't know what it is about this video that somehow makes this idea work and makes the story it's telling work but it DOES.
*recced  type:vid  creator:valkryies 
september 2012
Take My Hand (Take My Whole Life Too) by ILoveThesePeople
Song: I Can't Help Falling in Love With You

Length: 3:25 min

biohazard_girl said:
This is set to "I Can't Help Falling in Love With You" sung by Ingrid Michaelson. Again a tribute to John and Sherlock's relationship. It really shows how much they care about and love each other, and then yeah it includes the fall to rip your heart out. The way this video is done is really creative too.
*recced  type:vid  rating:unknown  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  category:postreichenbach  creator:ilovethesepeople 
september 2012
Sherlock // Hallelujah by hotandcoldcollision
"I was so alone. I owe you so much.
Just one more thing.. One more miracle, Sherlock.
Don't be dead.
Just for me. Just stop this."

Song by Imogen Heap

Length: 2:51 min

biohazard_girl said:
This one was made pretty much right after TRF aired. It's a tribute to John and Sherlock's friendship and to TRF and the impact of the fall is really made clear here. Imogen Heap sings this version of Hallelujah and it's just. . .god, it's really heartbreaking.
*recced  type:vid  rating:unknown  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  category:postreichenbach  category:friendship  category:grief  creator:hotandcoldcollision 
september 2012
sherlock in love trailer by bloodism
Song: what makes you beautiful - one direction (instrumental and original)


biohazard_girl said:
This is like a trailer for Sherlock if Sherlock was a romantic comedy, and it's fantastic. It's so much like an actual trailer that when I heard the music on the actual radio for the first time ("What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction) I had the vague sense that I had seen it in a movie trailer somewhere. I was in the car with other people, and they couldn't remember which one for some reason and then a few days later I facepalmed when I realized it was from a fanvideo.

Uh, tl;dr watch this one because it's a good'n.
*recced  type:vid  character:sherlockholmes  creator:bloodism  rating:unknown 
september 2012
Sherlock'd In His Pants by ddraggy
Sherlock and John have a problem. John/Sherlock.

Song: Jizz In My Pants by The Lonely Island

Length: 2:32 min

biohazard_girl said:
This is Sherlock edited to the song "Jizz in My Pants," and it's literally one of the funniest things I've ever seen.
*recced  type:vid  pairing:sherlock/john  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  creator:ddraggy  rating:unknown 
september 2012
The Family Quadruple by stardust_made
Four ficlets in the 221b format, for the prompts 'Birth', 'Parents', 'Children', 'Family'. (884 words)
*recced  type:fic  rating:pg-13  creator:stardust_made  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  category:grief  category:221b!format 
september 2012
The First Time by azriona
The first time never ends; it just changes its shape. (~3,400 words)

ladyprydian said:
a series non linear of "first times" for Sherlock and John. Beautifully told with great use of quotes from the series.
*recced  type:fic  creator:azriona  rating:nc-17  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john  category:first!time  category:postreichenbach 
september 2012
The Heart in Him by azriona
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.

ladyprydian said:
This is an Omeaga!Verse kid fic (ch. 1/10 so far). Chapters should be updated on Wednesdays.
*recced  *wip  type:fic  creator:azriona  rating:r  character:clara  character:harrywatson  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  character:mycroftholmes  character:greglestrade  character:marymorstan  pairing:john/mary  pairing:sherlock/john  pairing:harrywatson/clara  category:omegaverse  category:au  category:kidfic  category:consentissues 
september 2012
The Brave and The Cunning Series by thequeergiraffe
The Inter-House Challenge: also known as the bane of John Watson's existence. He turned the card over in his hands once more- emerald green, the stock heavy- and eyed the spidery silver scrawl on it with more trepidation than seemed reasonable. A lot of other boys were mentoring Slytherins, so why should he be so nervous?

John sat down on the edge of his bed, the card in his hands, and stared at the name written there. If he were honest with himself, he knew he wasn't worried because the boy was a Slytherin, or a pureblood, or wildly wealthy. He was worried because the boy was Sherlock Holmes. (~79,000 words atm)

swissmarg said:
This is a wonderful re-imagining of Sherlock and John as best friends at Hogwarts. It contains gen, pre-slash, and slash installments, with ratings ranging from G to M. The whole thing is really well done, with adaptations of many of the original ACD stories. It helps to be at least familiar with the HP universe in order to understand what's going on, but you don't need to be a big HP fan to enjoy it.
*recced  type:fic  creator:thequeergiraffe  category:fusion  fandom:harrypotter  category:au  category:casefic  character:sherlockholmes  character:anderson  character:johnwatson  character:jimmoriarty  character:greglestrade  character:sallydonovan  character:mollyhooper  character:mycroftholmes  character:mikestamford  character:sarahsawyer  character:sebastianwilkes  character:mrshudson  character:harrywatson  character:ireneadler  pairing:sherlock/john  pairing:sherlock/irene  pairing:jim/irene  pairing:john/sarah  pairing:sherlock/sebastianwilkes 
september 2012
The Yearly Revolution by methimyesterday
Sherlock walked smoothly through the seasons, without noticing them, without endorsing them. Busy Sherlock, unseasonal Sherlock. Until John Watson arrived in his life. To revolutionise it. (~3,500 words)

coendou said:
I also just recently discovered the gorgeous The Yearly Revolution by methimyesterday. From 2011, highly recommended for anyone new to the fandom or otherwise missed it the first time around.
*recced  type:fic  creator:methimyesterday  category:season.autumn  category:season.winter  category:season.summer  category:season.spring  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  pairing:sherlock/john  rating:pg-13 
september 2012
Be Here Now by Todesfuge
John Watson was already fighting demons when he and Sherlock met. With Sherlock's suicide, it all comes flooding back, forcing Sherlock to reveal his plans -- all of them -- sooner than he had planned. Set six months after the events of The Reichenbach Fall. (~35,400 words atm)

coendou said:
I am really enjoying Be Here Now by todesfuge (AO3, LJ). It's a WIP, currently at 11/? chapters and 35k words. Post-Reichenbach, John is suicidal and Sherlock saves him - but I like that John's mental state isn't just about Sherlock, but about the fall triggering John's war PTSD in very specific ways. I hate when John just can't live without Sherlock. Their reunion and eventual reconciliation is just the beginning of a bigger international adventure also featuring Irene and Moriarty's dad. Shit is just about to get real, it seems.
*recced  type:fic  creator:todesfuge  *wip  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:ireneadler  character:mycroftholmes  pairing:sherlock/john  category:hurt/comfort  category:angst  category:suicide  category:postreichenbach  rating:r  category:trauma 
september 2012
Echo by jenncho
While on an undercover assignment Lestrade is killed. Mycroft has a difficult time dealing with this and starts to have a nervous breakdown.

Song: Echo by Jason Walker

(length: 2:01 min)

swissmarg said:
While on an undercover assignment Lestrade is killed. Mycroft has a difficult time dealing with this and starts to have a nervous breakdown. This is so cool! The vidder has created a Mycroft/Lestrade vid-story using shots of Mycroft alternating with scenes of Rupert Graves in other movies. They have matched angles, backgrounds, and dialogue so that the different scenes fit together seamlessly. The narrative is startlingly cohesive, despite the disparate source material. And the emotional impact is quite profound, even for someone who doesn't usually ship this pairing.

azriona said:
Second Echo. Even if you don't watch videos, watch this one, it's incredibly moving and lovely

ramblinsuze added:
Holy moly. Agreed. The editing on this is incredible. Just make sure to bring your tissues! *sniff*
*recced  type:vid  creator:jenncho  character:mycroftholmes  character:greglestrade  pairing:mycroft/lestrade  rating:unknown 
september 2012
the virgin & the psychopath by bloodism
"nothing satisfies me but your soul..."

song: oh death - jen titus

(length: 1:54 min)

swissmarg said:
A beautiful little study of Moriarty's obsession with Sherlock. The music is haunting, and this talented vidder uses the technique of slowing down or speeding up the clips to focus on little gestures and looks that carry great weight. (Plus, I recommend looking at this vidder's other Sherlock videos. There are a lot of great ones!)<(blockquote>
*recced  type:vid  creator:bloodism  character:sherlockholmes  character:jimmoriarty  pairing:jim/sherlock  rating:unknown 
september 2012
Spider to the Fly Series by Mazarin221b
You know what they say about subs having all of the power? You better believe it. Sherlock decides total conquest is in order to get what he wants. (~20,100 words) (sub!Sherlock)
*recced  theme:BDSM  type:fic  creator:mazarin221b  rating:nc-17  category:bdsm  category:dominance/submission  category:angst  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john 
september 2012
Points of Light by pennypaperbrain
John and Sherlock are broken, but their jagged edges fit together in a way that is almost painfully right.

This is a story about needing something right down to the bottom of your soul, and perhaps eventually getting it. Contains thinky, kinky sex. (~15,700 words; part of a series) (sub!Sherlock)
*recced  type:fic  theme:BDSM  creator:pennypaperbrain  rating:nc-17  category:bdsm  category:suicide  category:first!time  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:mikestamford  character:anderson  character:greglestrade  character:sallydonovan  pairing:sherlock/john 
september 2012
you need someone (but it won't be me) by etothepii
The first time he sees Sherlock's driving license, Lestrade is sure it's a skilled forgery, though why Sherlock would want the little black S as his role instead of a D, he has no idea. (~5,300 words)

Part of a trilogy:
*recced  theme:BDSM  category:bdsm!au  type:fic  creator:etothepii  character:sherlockholmes  character:greglestrade  pairing:sherlock/lestrade  rating:nc-17 
september 2012
The Pleasure-Dome Hotel by raiining and velvet-mace
This is the fic where I said 'in the BDSM world AU Sherlock would totally make John strip for him. And kneel. And ... do other stuff.' and then I realized I couldn't write sex. And velvet_mace said she could write sex and yes. Yes she can. So we wrote this. Its porn with plot. Over 16,000 words of porn! and much less of plot.

"Sherlock pressed his finger on the keypad and ran a critical eye over the hotel room after the door unlocked and opened."
*recced  theme:BDSM  type:fic  category:bdsm!au  category:au  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john  rating:nc-17  creator:velvet_mace  creator:raiining 
september 2012
It’s only a body by skadi_zlata
John is a sensible, calm and reliable man. He keeps telling it to himself, but sometimes that doesn’t help much. Especially when Sherlock sets up a psychological experiment requiring a riding crop. (~5,500 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:skadi_zlata  theme:BDSM  category:BDSM  category:angst  category:hurt/comfort  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/john 
september 2012
Dark!John Series by tenderly_wicked
Written for a prompt. Sherlock was rather reckless playing cards for a wish with his flatmate. John has LOTS of very specific wishes in mind. (14,300 atm.) (sub!Sherlock)

mugenmine said:
This was the first bookmark I made when I discovered A03. I'm so happy she's decided to continue this series :-D I didn't know I liked the idea of Dark!John until I read this series. It seems that I really do :-D
*recced  *wip  type:fic  creator:tenderly_wicked  theme:BDSM  category:BDSM  category:consentissues  category:hurt/comfort  pairing:sherlock/john  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson 
september 2012
NewSub!John Headspace by mugenmine
John tries to come to terms with his need to be bound and dominated, while Sherlock comes up with new, slightly disturbing, mildly scientific, and sometimes misguided ways to test John's limits. (~30,700 words)

(genderswap refers to Kate and Irene)

maybemalapert said:
This is so hot and awesome.
*recced  theme:BDSM  type:fic  rating:nc-17  rating:r  pairing:sherlock/john  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:ireneadler  character:kate  category:bdsm  category:au  category:genderswap  category:consentissues  creator:mugenmine 
september 2012
If You Were... Series by Kryptaria, Mitaya, and The_Kinky_Pet
Sherlock and John meet as potential flatmates, just in time for John to get a more attractive offer as a partner in Irene Adler's business. This calls for discretion, so he reluctantly refuses Sherlock's offer to share a flat, but he can't quite get Sherlock Holmes out of his mind.

A series of suicides provides Sherlock with a much-needed distraction. A dead cabbie gives Sherlock the next clue in the game: the name Moriarty. And when John Watson comes back into the game, Sherlock can't help but wonder where to draw the line between coincidence and fact.(~117,000 words atm.)

maybemalapert said:
I've been greatly enjoying the "If you Were" series with professional Dom!John. It's AU in the sense that John didn't move into Baker Street, but that doesn't mean he doesn't keep running into Sherlock and being BAMF. The series is incomplete with part 3 being posted as a WIP atm.

It has some great Irene and Kate, too. :)
*wip  *recced  category:bdsm  theme:BDSM  category:au  category:angst  character:johnwatson  character:kate  character:ireneadler  character:sherlockholmes  character:mollyhooper  character:greglestrade  character:mrshudson  character:sebastianmoran  character:sallydonovan  pairing:jim/john  pairing:sherlock/john  type:fic  rating:r  creator:kryptaria  creator:mitaya  creator:the_kinky_pet 
september 2012
That Tired Old Metaphor, Alchemy by anactoria
I want this, all of it. I want to dissect you and know all of you; I want to caress the dark and ugly parts just like the red muscle of your heart; I’ll hold them in my hands and wonder at them, because they are so much rarer than mundane goodness. So much more interesting, and that’s why you can’t let anyone else have them, only me. (~10,100 words)
[dom!John, sub!Sherlock]

darkhellokitty said:
Oh, yeah, that is a GOOD one!
*recced  type:fic  theme:BDSM  category:bdsm  category:spanking  category:roleplay  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:mollyhooper  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/john  creator:anactoria 
september 2012
Like You Hate Me by quamquam
For a prompt: John cannot stop thinking about Sherlock making him helpless, controlling him, doing what he wants with him. Sherlock, quite aware, wants to see how long it will take before John throws himself at him. (~2,600 words)

pennypaperbrain said:
*recced  creator:quamquam  type:fic  theme:BDSM  rating:nc-17  category:bdsm  category:watersports  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  pairing:sherlock/john 
september 2012
High Stakes by fengirl88
"All your hiding-places," Lestrade says. "Every last one." (~4,300 words)

pennypaperbrain said:
handcuffs and a thoroughly dominated Sherlock
*recced  type:fic  creator:fengirl88  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/lestrade  character:sherlockholmes  character:greglestrade  category:bdsm  category:consentissues  theme:BDSM 
september 2012
The Voice of the Morning Star by shinychimera and yeomanrand
The prompt:
Sherlock likes the danger, he likes putting his absolute trust in John, letting him do anything at all, feeling free and safe even when they're doing things that are insanely dangerous and unsafe.

John thinks this is a very bad idea, feels like one day he won't stop, and he'll betray that absolute trust fatally. He accepts it regardless, because no one has ever placed their life in his hands willingly before, and it's exhilarating, even addictive. (~7,200 words atm.)

pennypaperbrain said:
this is a WIP and hasn't been updated in a while, but I hope it comes back as it breathes new life into the old 'John uses the crop on Sherlock and they're both a bit surprised' trope.
*recced  *wip  theme:BDSM  type:fic  creator:yeomanrand  creator:shinychimera  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/john  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  category:bdsm  category:addiction 
september 2012
These Days You Don't Know How to March by cranberryloops
It's not easy to be Sherlock's.

Saved. Owned. Loved. These aren't words John ever thought to associate with himself. (~10,300 words)

pennypaperbrain said:
a beautiful portrait of two people completing each other.
*recced  creator:cranberryloops  type:fic  theme:BDSM  category:BDSM  pairing:sherlock/john  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:mycroftholmes  rating:nc-17 
september 2012
Unspoken Lies Series by kijakazibibi
"This thing tonight, it just happens sometimes. It’s just a need. It comes upon him and he takes care of it and it’s over. He’s not ashamed of it, but he doesn’t talk about it, tries not to think about it much when he’s not feeling that way. The way one doesn’t think about being thirsty when one isn’t. It’s always been that way." (~25,800 words)

pennypaperbrain said:
part 4 has a great caning scene.
*recced  theme:BDSM  rating:nc-17  creator:kijakazibibi  type:fic  pairing:sherlock/john  pairing:john/omc  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  category:angst  category:addiction  category:bdsm 
september 2012
A Frankenstein by any other name by nutty_nube
Victor's creature outlived him - the spark of false life breathed into him by his creator allowed him to carry on long after Victor perished on the ice. He survived and he flourished, gained a new appearence as years passed and took the name Sherlock, rejoining his family and seeking the one thing his creator could not give him. A soul. A soul which he finds in a certain Dr Watson. (~59,700 words)

annjej76 said:
Read this over on FF.Net and I love the fusion between the Frankenstein world and Sherlock. There are few typos here and there but over all very well written and heartfelt.
*recced  type:fic  creator:nutty_nube  category:au  category:fusion  fandom:frankenstein  rating:pg  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  category:friendship  category:romance 
august 2012
These Skies Are Breaking by in-the-bottle
"Danger, leaving everything behind. Yes, I heard." Martin replied. "Sherlock, you're my brother, of course I would help. Mycroft is doing his part, and I'll do my part." (~17,100 words)
*recced  creator:in-the-bottle  type:fic  category:crossover  fandom:cabinpressure  character:sherlockholmes  rating:pg-13  category:gen 
august 2012
That Obscure Object by emmadelosnardos
Danger was a green pool in an inner courtyard, the wet slide of skin against skin, the risk of being caught. Danger was a needle under the floorboards, opium in the toe of a slipper, the subterfuge of his habit. Danger was a shabby cabbie, even odds, an aneurysm. (~6,800 words atm)

chapbook said (about this and another fic in the series):
Both are WIPs. Both are wonderful fics that take a psychologically realistic view of Sherlock and John. The former [In Confidence] takes place about a decade before S1. Sherlock is in rehab.

[Warnings for discussion of trauma, abuse, rape, violence.]
*recced  *wip  creator:emmadelosnardos  type:fic  character:johnwatson  character:mycroftholmes  character:mummyholmes  character:sherlockholmes  character:ellathompson  character:fatherholmes  pairing:sherlock/john  category:trauma  category:traumarecovery  category:mentalissues  rating:pg-13 
august 2012
Coercion by roane
Noir. Two years after Sherlock's fall, Greg Lestrade is doing all right as a private detective. Maybe he drinks a little too much, but he's getting by. Until he shows up. John Watson is back on his doorstep, and he's got a case Greg needs to solve before it's too late... (~10,400 words; first part in a series)

chapbook said.
Noir AU. Lestrade is the hardboiled gumshoe. I'll let you have the fun of finding out what roles the rest of the cast plays.
*recced  type:fic  creator:roane  category:au  category:postreichenbach  category:casefic  character:greglestrade  character:johnwatson  character:mollyhooper  character:sallydonovan  character:mycroftholmes  pairing:john/lestrade  pairing:sherlock/john  pairing:molly/lestrade  category:het  category:slash  rating:pg-13 
august 2012
Bowbroken by aderyn
The city is the body and the body is the city.

It makes so much sense, as much sense as anything, really, when you’ve seen a man navigate somatically, with his hands and his teeth and his lungs and his veins, watched him come to you smiling across steaming pavement and heard him stroke the night-sounds into submission with his fingers. (500 words)

chapbook said:
Sherlock, London, and the mind-body problem. Aderyn8 is a master of 221Bs, ficlets, and one-shots.
*recced  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  pairing:sherlock/john  type:fic  creator:aderyn  rating:unknown 
august 2012
A Beginner's Guide to Apiology. by VictoryCandescence
John and Sherlock meet for the first time as old men in Sussex. (~11,000 words)

ladyprydian said:
There is some beautiful circular magical realism at the end. A wee bit angsty but warm and wonderful and very feel good.

maniac1 said:
Seconded, so very hard! Lovely, sad and hopeful, all at the same time. Heartily recommend.

bowl_of_glow said:
Seconding this one, it was really beautiful and it made me cry. *sniff*
*recced  type:fic  creator:victorycandescence  rating:r  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:marymorstan  pairing:sherlock/john  pairing:john/mary  category:het  category:au  category:friendship  category:magicalrealism 
august 2012
Training Dr. John Watson by angelblack3
In this universe, Jim got a hold of Sherlock way before he ever met the ones that were meant to save him. Now, they're happy business partners. Though, according to Jim, Sherlock isn't nearly as happy as he could be. He should find someone like Jim found his dear pet Sebby. Sherlock is skeptical, until he finds an army doctor with a psychosomatic limp in a twisted sense of fate. (~58,000 words; first part of a series.)
*recced  type:fic  creator:angelblack3  category:mentalissues  category:consentissues  category:kidnapping  category:au  category:torture  category:dark!sherlock  character:sherlockholmes  character:jimmoriarty  character:johnwatson  character:sebastianmoran  character:mycroftholmes  pairing:jim/sebastianmoran  pairing:sherlock/john  rating:nc-17 
august 2012
The Case of the Dead Man's Secret by the_arc5
After Holmes' death, Watson is faced with a case he must solve on his own, a case that threatens to destroy him and everything he holds dear. (~27,000 words)
*recced  type:fic  fandom:acd!canon  pairing:holmes/watson  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  rating:r  creator:the_arc5  category:majorcharacterdeath 
august 2012
wearing thin by insistent_bass
'John feels alone. Singular and abandoned, aching and dry in the desert of their flat.' (~1,700 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:insistent_bass  rating:pg-13  category:angst  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john 
august 2012
walk through ghosts by augustbird
The thing is: Sherlock thought that the two of them would have forever to figure it out. (~6,100 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:augustbird  rating:r  category:angst  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john 
august 2012
What's left of you by diminua
Sherlock is called in to solve a case involving a dead ex-army doctor. During the course of his investigations, he finds the video blog the victim recorded for therapy purposes. Sherlock watches the blog, and falls in love with the late John Watson. (~1,500 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:diminua  character:sherlockholmes  category:au  rating:pg 
august 2012
Feeding Spaghetti to Mice by justwolf
When he walked he wondered if people knew he wasn't real. If they could see it in his face. Other days it felt like they weren't real and he was, and he wondered if they knew that too. Warning: Contains graphic descriptions of self-harm. Also references PTSD, dissociation and derealization, and alcoholism. (~5,900 words)
*recced  rating:r  type:fic  creator:justwolf  category:gen  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  character:harrywatson  character:clara  category:selfharm  category:trauma 
august 2012
In The Land Of The Blind by entangled_now
Sherlock's been acting strangely for days. There's a claustrophobic silence to the flat, experiments tossed aside or abandoned, cases ignored. It's almost as if nothing matters any more. John's determined to know why. (~12,700 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:entangled_now  rating:r  category:au  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john 
august 2012
Psychophysical Examinations of Perceptual Effects of Differential Somatic Stimulation (or: Fuck Off And Leave My Bloody Balls Alone, Would You, Sherlock?) by jedusaur
"Wait," says John. "Go over that again, the part about somatosensory stimulation?" He's not a neural specialist, but they don't let you graduate med school without learning a thing or two about the parietal lobe, and he's not at all sure he wants Sherlock using him as a subject for tactile sensation experiments. Particularly if they involve the removal of his trousers. (~2,000 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:jedusaur  rating:nc-17  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john  category:science 
august 2012
Not Yet Dead by Castiron
Sherlock Holmes has long been fascinated with (and haunted by) the tragic story of his namesake cousin. When his nightmares about it grow unbearable and he starts seeing hypnotherapist Jim Moriarty, however, Sherlock begins to wonder whether he himself is his cousin's reincarnation. Have Sherlock and the modern John Watson known each other before this life? Can Sherlock solve a nineteenth-century murder and prove the historic Dr. Watson innocent, and also solve the current string of oddly-posed unidentified corpses? (~105,000 words)

lindentreeisle said:
Strongly, STRONGLY recommend Castiron's Not Yet Dead- it's one chapter from completion and it's brilliant. The premise is that Holmes and Watson actually did exist- Holmes died at Reichenbach and Watson was tried and convicted for his murder, although he maintained his innocence till he died in prison. Our Sherlock is a cousin of Holmes, and (if hypnotherapist Jim Moriarty is to be believed) possibly his reincarnation. Plus a series of posed-body murders are baffling everyone, Sherlock included.
*recced  creator:castiron  type:fic  rating:pg-13  category:gen  character:jimmoriarty  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:mycroftholmes  character:sarahsawyer  character:sallydonovan  character:greglestrade  character:anderson  character:mollyhooper  category:au  category:friendship 
august 2012
Mental by Boeshane42
Sherlock Holmes is a patient in a closed psychiatric ward. John Watson is his new psychiatrist. (~18,100 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:boeshane42  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john  rating:nc-17  category:mentalissues  category:addiction 
august 2012
Evidence of Human Life by thesardine
Sherlock's sanity deteriorates while he and John are stranded on a deserted island. (~16,900 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:thesardine  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/john  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  category:mentalissues 
august 2012
The Watchman by radio-silent
When the Doctor shows up outside of 221B, John finds his loyalties tested—and his entire world turned upside down. (~24,600 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:radio-silent  rating:pg  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john  category:crossover  fandom:doctorwho 
august 2012
A Hooligans’ Game Played By Gentlemen by scullyseviltwin
In which John wants to get back in shape, does so, joins a rugby league and has sex with Sherlock Holmes. In that order. (~15,200 words)

swissmarg said:
Buff!John, yum!

He was no spring chicken - as it were - and the extra stress of running and jumping and tripping and falling and climbing and leaping and - in one notable instance - swimming to the bank of the Thames was putting his body through the proverbial ringer.
*recced  type:fic  creator:scullyseviltwin  rating:nc-17  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john  character:greglestrade  category:first!time 
august 2012
Hunger Pangs by keelywolfe
It'd been years since Martin had been that desperate, desperate enough to consider just what he would do to get a bit of money. Set after 'The Reichenbach Fall'. (~3,700 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:keelywolfe  rating:r  pairing:john/martincrieff  category:crossover  category:prostitution  fandom:cabinpressure  character:johnwatson 
august 2012
The End of the Road by theimprobable1
After Sherlock's death at the Reichenbach falls, John finds solace with an airline captain who bears an uncanny resemblance to the detective. (~11,400 words)

ntjnke said.
I read The End of the Road by theimprobable1 and damn near lost it.
*recced  creator:theimprobable1  fandom:cabinpressure  category:crossover  rating:pg-13  type:fic  pairing:john/martincrieff  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  pairing:sherlock/john  category:postreichenbach  category:angst 
august 2012
Spoils for the Taking by con_brio
King's Landing is under siege by water and soon by land. Mycroft is the King’s Hand. Sherlock has been put under house arrest as his brother goes to meet with the coming army. John is Sherlock’s sworn shield and only he knows what lies ahead if the city is taken. (~4,100 words atm)

angel_lowe said:
from what I can tell in the world of fanfic this is astoundingly unique
*recced  *wip  creator:con_brio  type:fic  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/john  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  character:mycroftholmes  character:jimmoriarty  character:sebastianmoran  category:consentissues  category:fusion  category:au  fandom:gameofthrones 
august 2012
chapbook said:
Aderyn continues to amaze me with her gorgeous one-shots and ficlets. Rhythmic, vibrant prose that often reads like prose poetry. She knows when to leave gaps, to leave things unsaid, which is part of the reason what she writes is so moving. Wonderful explorations of John and Sherlock and their bond. London, its physical and natural environment, is another compelling character.
*recced  type:creator 
august 2012
Collared by velvet-mace
Written for This Prompt: In a world where the British Empire is still strong and slavery is her economic backbone, John has become a terrorist for the abolitionist movement. He is caught by Mycroft, enslaved, and given to Sherlock for training. The goal: To test a new kind of slave collar with the power to break even the strongest willed fighter. One that will make even John learn to love being a slave. (~83,000 words)

skybluex said:
Painful and quite beautiful. Oh you feel so sorry for John and everyone is so in character! There's really only one sex scene so you can skip it. Her British empire built on labour is fascinating and complex and Mycroft is both pure evil and oddly empathic in the way only a Holmes can be! It's a long, multichaptered fic too for those who love to get lost in fanfic, like me!
*recced  rating:nc-17  type:fic  creator:velvet_mace  category:au  category:consentissues  category:dark  category:slavery  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  character:mycroftholmes  category:angst  pairing:sherlock/john 
august 2012
Cooperative Principle by bendingsignpost
As the newest instructor at St. Bart's, John has been explicitly warned to never do Sherlock Holmes any favours. Too bad the sex is so good. (~56,000 words by the time it's completely posted)
*recced  *wip  creator:bendingsignpost  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/john  category:au  category:consentissues  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:mikestamford  character:mollyhooper  type:fic 
august 2012
The British Government Only Asks Twice by azriona
Gregory Lestrade is extremely good at his job. The last thing he needs is a ridiculous civil servant berk in a three-piece-suit telling him what he should and should not be doing. (~18,100 words atm.)

mijeli said:
This week I got completely hooked on azriona's The British Government Only Asks Twice, which is a pre-S1 'not-quite-casefic' about DI Lestrade meeting a scrawny, messed-up and quite brilliant young Sherlock. The characters are really fabulous, and I love how the fic has both deep and hilarious moments. A very engaging read, and I can't wait for the final installment! (Should be up next week.)

shadowturquoise added:
Seconding this one. The Lestrade POV is well written and young Sherlock is just brilliant.

ladypryridan replied:
Thirding this. I love this fic and all the others azriona has written.
*recced  *wip  type:fic  creator:azriona  rating:pg-13  character:greglestrade  character:sherlockholmes  character:mycroftholmes  character:anderson  character:sallydonovan  category:preseries 
august 2012
For you I bleed myself dry by ohmydarlingdear
based loosely on My Sister's Keeper. Sherlock was born for the sole purpose of keeping Mycroft alive - Mycroft, who was suffering from leukemia. He is alone for so long and then suddenly he's not - he meets John and everything changes. John teaches him what it is to care and be cared for, to love and be loved. And Sherlock is, for the first time in his life, happy, really, really, stupidly happy. (~15,500 words)
*recced  creator:ohmydarling  type:fic  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john  rating:pg-13  category:au 
august 2012
Pull the Stars from the Sky by roane
It’s the fall of 2000, and to help him out after his military career has ended due to injury, John Watson’s sister Harriet gets him a job as US tour manager for rising star of the industrial scene and enfant terrible, Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock’s not long out of rehab and there are plenty of doubts as to whether he’s serious about recovery. Plus, the music industry is shaking in its boots over the Napster mess. All John has to do is keep the money coming in and make sure his star doesn't screw things up. After the army, that should be easy, right? (~67,000 words)

swissmarg said:
Be sure to check out the one-shot extras from the same universe.
creator:roane  *recced  type:fic  pairing:sherlock/john  character:greglestrade  character:anderson  character:sallydonovan  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:mollyhooper  character:harrywatson  category:trauma  category:au  category:addiction 
august 2012
Lovers in Captivity by _wristcutshow_
John is well aware he is a medical impossibility. Sherlock knows something is not-quite-right and he’s physically incapable of leaving secrets tucked away in their boxes (he was a horror on Christmas). (~11,500 words)
*recced  creator:_wristcutshow_  category:magicalrealism  category:au  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  pairing:sherlock/john  rating:nc-17  type:fic 
august 2012
And I'm five years ago and three thousand miles away by Sunnyrea
“You know, I spent a year mourning you,” John says and finally looks up at Sherlock. “A whole year; might have been more if not for Mary. Hell, I could be still up there locked in my room right now if not for Mary.” He sits up in his chair, leaning toward Sherlock with every word. “I was a fucking ghost. I walked around this city and didn’t see a bloody thing but a giant hole where you used to be.”

Sherlock returns after three years to a less then pleased John who is now engaged to Mary Morstan. Sherlock and John and Mary figure out how they all connect now, who loves who and where this leaves them with Sherlock back from the dead to face all the pain he caused. (~10,600 words)
*recced  type:fic  pairing:john/mary  pairing:sherlock/john  category:postreichenbach  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:marymorstan  character:mycroftholmes  rating:pg-13  category:het  category:slash  creator:sunnyrea 
august 2012
All Those Things I Told Myself To Forget (and to make it through) by momotastic
After over a year of not talking to each other John did not expect to meet Sherlock in that pub. In fact, if he'd known that Sherlock would be there, he wouldn't have gone inside in the first place. (~42,000 words)

"Post-post-Reichenbach. Sherlock and John got together after he returned, but they didn't stay together. This fic tells why." - swissmarg
*recced  type:fic  creator:momotastic  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/john  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  character:mycroftholmes  character:mrshudson  character:greglestrade  category:kidnapping 
august 2012
There Comes A Time by Subtlemagic
“There comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before...” - Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlett

John had thought his affliction an irritation, but nothing more, but finally when John’s ‘shifts’ through time start leading him deeper and deeper into the life of one Sherlock Holmes he realises that this could be the most beautiful, and the most painful, thing to have ever happened to him. As he grows old his travels force him to watch Sherlock becoming younger and younger, less and less complete. Everything leads towards the inevitable, heart-breaking conclusion that John must prepare himself for, whilst preparing Sherlock for the road that John has already travelled.

The one rule: They shan’t spoil the game. (~21,000 words)
*recced  type:fic  creator:subtlemagic  category:au  category:sciencefiction  category:romance  category:addiction  category:timetravel  character:mycroftholmes  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  character:mikestamford  character:greglestrade  pairing:sherlock/john  pairing:mycroft/omc  rating:pg-13  category:fusion  fandom:thetimetravellerswife 
august 2012
Faith Like A Child by Ricechex
Spoilers through Series 2, Episode 3 - The Reichenbach Fall.

What if, when Sherlock jumped from the roof of St. Bart's, things had not gone quite according to plan? What if he came away from the jump with a serious injury, resulting in brain damage? Still the brilliant mind, the ability to see that which others do not, but rather than the rationality of an adult, he has the understanding of a child? And just how does John deal with this? (~ 42,000 words)

swissmarg said:
John/Mary but focuses on the (platonic) relationship between John & Sherlock. OMG I cried the whole way through this.
*recced  type:fic  creator:ricechex  rating:pg-13  category:gen  category:postreichenbach  character:johnwatson  character:sherlockholmes  character:marymorstan  category:au  pairing:john/mary  category:friendship 
august 2012
Bent by lifeonmars
Sherlock straightens a poker. Something in John's mind snaps.

For all fans of The Speckled Band. (~12,100 words)

asahifirsa said:
I've really admired the work lifeonmars put into her fanfiction Bent, an adaptation of the ACD story "The Speckled Band". It's one of the "John realises he's attracted to Sherlock" stories, but it has so much humour and heart that it absolutely does not feel like a trope. Did I mention that it's very well written as well? Because it is!

yalublyutebya replied:
Agreed! Stunning work and the UST is awesome.
*recced  type:fic  creator:lifeonmars  category:casefic  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  pairing:sherlock/john  character:helenstoner  rating:r 
august 2012
Recs by Tags - Rec Lists by missilemuse
One-shot (<10,000 words)
Longfic (10000-50000 words)
Epic (>50,000 words)

Fan-fic tags (will increase in no.)

FIVE-STARS will be added to my fandom must-reads.
Brotherly love
Character Study
Fanart inspired doodles
Friendship (All stories not tagged friendship are slash)
Irene Adler
Mary , Mary Morstan
Molly Hooper
Mrs. Hudson
Mycroft Holmes
Supernatural (Includes anything magical-ghosts, vampires, zombies, magical realism)
Teen AU
creator:missilemuse  type:rec 
august 2012
Sherlocked Art
pennypaperbrain said:
This week I've fallen in love with the completely NSFW but totally amazing Johnlock drawings of sherlockedart over on tumblr. They're packed full of feeling as well as eroticism.
*recced  creator:sherlockedart  type:art  type:tumblr  character:sherlockholmes  character:johnwatson  rating:nc-17  pairing:sherlock/john 
august 2012
Sherlock Tumblrs
Favourite Sherlock tumblrs as recced by our members.

wastingyourgum recced:

bakerstreetbabes and sherlockology both have tumblrs and are good for general stuff.

shadowturquoise recced:


haikitteh recced:

http://cumberbatchweb.tumblr.com/ (Benedict Cumberbatch focus)
http://sherlockbbcfanart.tumblr.com/ (Fanart focus)
http://bbcsherlockgifs.tumblr.com/ (Sherlock gifs)
http://sherlockspeare.tumblr.com/ (Sherlockspeare)
my favorite fan artist:

augustbird recced:


http://bkish.tumblr.com/ sherlockspeare
people who write heartbreaking stuff in the tags:
because they're hilarious:
people who are just generally awesome & post things i enjoy:

bulleteyes recced:

Has many up to date things on Benedict

Great vids of Benedict, news and pics

More Benedict, wonderful original screen caps and very humorous

Yeah. Just check her out. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, most wonderful and yet again wonderful

Beautifully talented artist. Must check her work out.

evila_elf recced:

And some very NSFW original art (not all revolving around Sherlock, and those that do are Sherlock/John):

kuukiventomu recced:
I'm not even in tumblr myself but I really love this. :)
*recced  type:tumblr  type:art  type:gif  type:fic  type:creator  type:meta 
august 2012
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