When an injury forces adventure and travel photographer John Watson to take more sedate jobs, he worries he might be bored - until he meets Chef Sherlock Holmes.
Shoy’s posting a review? And it’s for an AU that doesn’t have to do with vampires or werewolves or wings? WHAT?! Okay, all joking aside, I finally remembered that I used to REVIEW fics instead of just read them, and I thought I’d share one I just finished.
This is a lovely romp into an AU I would love to read more of. Both Sherlock and John seem to be spot-on in their new roles, and I really appreciate that the author let the world slowly build as their relationship did. I can totally picture Sherlock as an amazing chef, and his explanation for how he got into the food business felt perfectly in-character for me. John as a travel photographer was a little harder to grasp, but it didn’t take me out of the story by any means. I was almost disappointed when I reached the end, because I wanted to read more about the food and the photography and, of course, the budding romance… This fic has definitely (if you’ll pardon the pun) left me hungry for more.
Word Count: 11,065
My Rating: B
bring on the evening hours || a sussex downs playlist
The hours have grown long and the days grow late, and the country calls. The time has come to leave the hectic city behind, to set aside the trappings of two lives well and truly lived to settle into the quiet evenings of forever. And perhaps, for a little while, among the bees and flowers there is some peace to be found at last in these ever-fleeing numbered days.
Re: the discussion of a community for fanfic writers who want to go pro or work more on original fiction. Several people suggested a forum, so I set one up!
Right now there are just a couple of forums for gathering ideas, and figuring out what form we want this board to take. If you want to take part in that, come check it out!
Now with actual forums and topics! Come chat!
As we enter into the long dark night of Sherlock hiatus, why not satisfy your addiction with something new? Sherlock Seattle ‘13 was host to Vicious and Vulgar, an original play written by fans/theatre artists that is all about what it means to love these stories. The show went up, we had a third party record the footage, and now we are awaiting for the release of that performance on Youtube! Until that happens, below is the Google Doc of the original script!
We wanted to write a play about the importance of fans, and the impact that collective love and transformation can have on an original work. Vicious and Vulgar begins with Arthur Conan Doyle trying to understand WHY people still read these stories. He creates feminine incarnations of Sherlock and John for the convention goers as examples of why people SHOULDN’T enjoy his stories, and everything goes downhill from there. :)
Below is the full script for Vicious and Vulgar, as written by #theshescott and I. We are theatre artists who love people who love stories, and few stories are more beloved than the stories of Arthur Conan Doyle (no matter how much he may loathe to admit it).
Read Vicious and Vulgar
Episode 16: Rat
Less than an hour after the credits rolled on The Empty Hearse, the TPP staff gathered online to put together this episode to release within 24 hours. Show notes and direct download information are available HERE at three-patch.com. Or subscribe via RSS or via iTunes (search for threepatch).
- A squeeful intro with Rachael, Methleigh, Qui, and Chris
- The Coroner’s Report with Octopieces
- An episode reaction roundtable with Shannon, DrinkingCocoa, Emma, Roane, and Dixie, in which we discuss our top ten themes for TEH and celebrate the arrival of new canon.
Episode 15: The Reichenbach Wrap Up
In which we wrap-up two years of speculation with final thoughts and favorite theories regarding just how Sherlock survived the fall. This episode follows the Three Patch Podcast Spoiler Policy. Show notes and direct download information are available here at three-patch.com. Or subscribe via RSS or via iTunes (search for threepatch).
- MK (aka notverygoodatflyingaeroplanes) and Decadent Wallpaper join Rachael and Roane to stake out our final positions regarding the many Reichenbach puzzles.
- Questions to ponder: how Sherlock faked his death, who was involved, what IOU means, does the Gingerbread Man matter, and what are we all missing that Moffat is teasing us about.
- Responses to listener mail and comments.
This is the end of the world, and beginning of something wider, warmer, better. And Sherlock, for all that it breaks him, doesn’t believe that anything less will ever again suffice. In which Sherlock sucks, licks, and generally worships John’s femoral pulse until John comes.
Sherlock indulges in unabashed body worship detailing John. In technical, anatomical language their unconventional round of oral sex never reads as clinical. With minimal contact to John’s sexual organs Sherlock takes him apart and is overwhelmed in the process.
It is clear in the balance of knowing what John needs and taking time to catalog every detail for himself that Sherlock in this piece is completely consumed with devotion to John. At times it seems as if his observations of John’s responses serve as attempts to anchor himself in the moment without losing his focus and control. It is raw and passionate as much as it is vulnerable (especially near the end where Sherlock is unable to respond coherently). I find it difficult to provide an accurate summary of this piece because so much of the impact from reading this comes from the dedication to emotional impact. MATURE READERS ONLY.
Word Count: 2590
My Rating: A-
Thanks to petrichoriousparalian for your submission.
Review by: Becka
Sherlock is only doing what’s necessary to keep John safe. John is doing what’s necessary to keep going.
Following the events at St Bartholomew’s, John struggles to resume normalcy without the influential factor of Sherlock Holmes on his life. He becomes solitary, angry, and determined not to loose the faint remainders of Sherlock in his possession. As John attempts to take on cases to honor Sherlock and keep away the demons of his solitude (there are references to depressive and suicidal thoughts which might be distressing to some readers), Sherlock takes on his own agenda to dismantle the web of crime built by Moriarty.
Despite their individual efforts to protect each other circumstances arise which cause their reunion, wounded and weary, in a hospital bed. John’s resulting trauma as a result of Sherlock’s death is heartbreaking and solemnly plausible. Accepting his loyalty-cum-adoration for Sherlock leads John to a dark place. Similarly, Sherlock is forced to grow accustomed to the consequences of his actions and reevaluation of his moral foundation. After enduring such trials John and Sherlock reunite in a culmination of frantic relief.
I greatly enjoyed the vulnerability of John’s emotional state, the brotherly alliance between Sherlock and Mycroft, the incredible reunion scene, and the preserved integrity of minor characters in this piece. Great care also seems to have been taken in the explicit scenes between John and Sherlock, leaning heavily on the emotional intimacy. Other than infrequent speech or mannerisms which seemed out of character (one such example is Sherlock’s hand gesture toward John in the hospital) and formatting inconsistencies, I was incredibly impressed by the interpretation of events post-Reichenbach. MATURE READERS ONLY.
Word Count: 17221
My Rating: B+
Reviewed by: Becka
There’s… something about Mary…
Everyone’s worried about Mary affecting the show or Johnlock ship, and all I’m thinking is: Aww yiss. Threesomes.
Side note- If you are one of the few who think threatening an actress is AT ALL acceptable behavior: Unfollow me. Do it. Here it is.
Sherlock Holmes is fine with problems. More than fine. Problems are his job. More than his job. Problems are his life. Sherlock really wants to ask John something. Only, he’s not sure what…
In his frantic determination to complete his sensory catalog of John, Sherlock hits the boundary of social niceties by asking to gather insight from taste receptors. Oral fixation at its finest brings John and Sherlock past the point of platonic flatmates experimenting for quantifiable data into much more sexual territory. As Sherlock struggles to express his desires John faithfully waits for the opportune moment to participate.
Sherlock’s obsessive attention to gathering minutiae is brilliantly utilized in his approach toward initiating a dalliance with potential for growth. Third person narration alternates between Sherlock and John but does not interfere with the flow or clarity of the text. Despite his efforts to mask internal processing of his feelings, Sherlock is an open book for John who has been waiting just as patiently (if less compulsively). What I enjoy about this piece is the tension which carries through the first few chapters, blossoms at the actual tasting, and lingers through the resolution along with a certain levity. MATURE READERS ONLY.
Word Count: 6161
My Rating: A-
Reviewed by: Becka