Consulting Fans: Emma, Geny, Shannon and Methleigh
In this episode: We discuss the past week’s spoilers for Sherlock series 3. (SPOILERS below, obviously.)
It’s that time again—if you want the latest spoilers about series 3, you know where to go. :)
A short series on the final years of Sherlock Holmes.
Better get your box of Kleenex, you’re gonna need it! This is Sherlock’s tale of living after his beloved doctor has passed, accepting the past, and finding a way to leave behind the Holmes and Watson legacy. Sherlock has grown into a very loving and emotional man but it was never described as being an overnight process which I appreciated. He gradually learned to let others into his life, to build a family, and to show sentiment. I really like the little peeks into John and Sherlock’s life but it never became the focus. The focus wasn’t on the past, it was in the moment but looked fondly back on memories. I actually really like the fact that Molly moved in with Sherlock to keep him company in his final years, their friendship had obviously grown and strengthened over the years and they needed each other. However, I really wish the details of Molly’s life were explained a bit more. Yes, the story isn’t about her but she is a major factor of this story and we’re told tiny bits of her marriage and children that leave me with many questions unanswered. What happened to her family? Where are her children now? Just a bit of clarity would leave me at peace with this story. Sherlock’s tribute to John was perfect, I love the praise the book got and the success. There is no better way to honor John Watson than by honoring his adventures with Sherlock. The amount of success in a two year span seemed a little much but I guess I could see it happening. Lily was a great character to bring into the story to show how they all end up. She wrapped up a few questions I had at the end and I’m happy to see her life come out the way it did. It’s a beautiful story, and well written. The only thing I had a hard time connecting to was some of the dialogue, some of it felt unnatural, obvious that it was a story rather than something that might have actually been said. Does that make sense? It’s nothing that hindered my enjoyment, I just didn’t fall completely into the world. All in all a bittersweet tale of a man trying to carry on without his soulmate by his side.
Word Count: 11,599
My Rating: A-/B+
Sherlock Holmes is not surprised when comes home to find John Watson in a very compromising position with a girl. He issurprised when he is invited to join them.
Honestly, our boys getting it on with a girl is right up my street. So I was definitely intrigued by this fic. The porn is hot, but it didn’t blow my mind. I think this had a lot to do with the lack of emotional connection between the characters? John was a bit…rude I suppose you’d say. He’d kind of snap and rush into things. And while we’re told John and Sherlock have feelings for eachother I didn’t feel it. I wouldn’t have believed it had I not been a Johnlock shipper to begin with. The girl is also…I don’t want to say objectified but it’s clear what her purpose is and why she’s there. I think by establishing a strong emotional connection I would have believed this fic more. The actual sex is very hot, very dirty in the best ways, and didn’t become overly cheesy. It certainly managed to give me a bit of a flush! MATURE READERS ONLY
Word Count: 5516
If Alisha thinks there’s something strange about the older guy who’s sentenced to community service, it’s nothing to the strangeness of the hyper-observant man who comes looking for him.
Just a fun little Misfits crossover! Been awhile since I’ve watched the show but it certainly made me giggle and I’d love to see the two combined more often. John serves community service for his ASBO but of course Sherlock couldn’t let him away for that long. The kids were fun, close to their characters and had an interesting reference to series 2 towards the end. It was interesting what Sherlock deduced, but there’s always something….
Word Count: 1,668
Con passione (adv. /kon pas·si·’o·ne/): a musical directive to the performer to play a particular passage dramatically; with emotion and passion.
I really cannot understand how this is under 500 words. It’s just so decadent and lush. I honestly feel like this fic is a rich devil’s food cake with smooth fudge icing. Delicious, yet you know you shouldn’t let yourself indulge too much. I love that it became too passionate for John to sit in on, that he felt he was intruding on a very private moment Sherlock was having. It really gave off this forbidden air, that this was a moment not meant for anyone’s eyes. For something so brief, it leaves a lasting impression.
Word Count: 427
My Rating: A
“I know you’re here,” John shouts into the darkness.
Despite it’s length you really get sucked into this universe quickly and deeply. I love the tone of this, it’s beautiful but eerie. I don’t know whether to be calm or wary, to trust Sherlock or beg John to run away. I love that balance of uncertainty, especially for something this brief. It definitely leaves an impression, one that makes me think. I really hope this is a universe she explores more!
Word Count: 963
My Rating: A-
John’s awakened in the middle of the night by Sherlock, whose excuse for waking John is pretty odd.
This is one to read when you just need a little pick me up! It combines two of my favorite things, sleepy Johnlock and The Muppets! Yep, The Muppets. It’s an adorable little crack fic that will leave you with a smile. And who knows, maybe Kermit and the gang really were in 221B!
Word Count: 899
My Rating: A-