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    ...Watson had at that time deserted me for a wife, the only selfish action which I can recall in our association. I was alone.  

    ---Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

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    18 Oct 2017

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    Long, plotty, and well written.

    Pining John and Sherlock.

    Blackmailed Mary.

    Human Mycroft.

    Lovely Nora.

    Patient Moriarty.

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    All John Watson wants is a peaceful fortnight's holiday in Cornwall. Fate has other plans.

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    28 Sep 2017

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    THIS is what I expected Sherlock fic to be like. Case fic with well-researched and developed setting, antagonists, and plot. In-character Sherlock and John voices -- Sherlock and John written as if they were men in their 30s with years of life experience behind them. Callbacks to previous episodes but not hinging on post-Reichenbach plots/characters (I was beginning to wonder if Sherlock fic was written pre-2012!). And a fully developed sex scene that earned the Explicit rating the fic was given (you have NO IDEA how rare that is in this fandom).

    This was brilliant. I enjoyed Victor Trevor's genderswap, the abbey, the monks, the setting, the descriptions, Ian, Sherlock and John having fully-fleshed (so to speak) sexualities, and an ominous but not story dominating Jim Moriarty. This was wonderful.

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    Sherlock Holmes was nineteen when he decided he'd had enough. Uni was dull, his family smothering, cocaine too expensive after his trust fund was cut. There was no utility in pursuing a degree in Chemistry, not when he was so good at stealing cars and could make his own money. He had no reason to stay. So he left.

    John Watson was nineteen when his absent mother dumped on him her last daughter. She disappeared (again) while his father drank himself numb every night (typical).
    With six younger siblings to take care of, uni was an impossible dream. They had no one except for him. So he stayed.

     

    Or: how Sherlock escaped from his family, John sacrificed everything to his, and how, together, they built their own.

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    26 Sep 2017

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    Some random typos malapropisms and a few logic flaws, but overall this is lovely. The epilogue ends a bit abruptly, and the initial sex scene in the filthy kitchen kind of wigged me out (grew up around a lot of poverty, addiction, etc), but John is a just stunning in this. The kids were all well done and believable, and Sherlock actually got character development. Well done.

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    25 Sep 2017

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    My favorite part of this was the backstory about why John decided to go to medical school and his presentation as an Omega. The rest -- Post-Reichenbach, Sherlock rounding up the last of Moriarty's cells, John and Sherlock's families -- was fine. Parts of this were incredibly well-written and thought provoking, and parts of it just didn't interest me. The characterization was good, and the kids were realistic.

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    Seven years after Sherlock's death, John's life is normal.

    And then it isn't.

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    24 Sep 2017

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    Absolutely some of the best John and Sherlock voices I've ever read. Nazir was a wonderful OC, not too precocious or precious, seemed like a real kid. Maryam was real and lovely and it was wonderful to have a non-white character. This is also probably the best post-Reichebach fic I've read.

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    Sam and Dean pretend to be gay lovers while they hunt a monster on a bus tour of Nova Scotia.

    Originally posted on my LJ in Jan '09.

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    10 Sep 2017

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    Vintage pretending to be boyfriend ms fic:

    Vintage:
    "I don't have anything gay to wear," said Dean. Sam stared at him, trying to tell if he was serious. "What do gay people wear anyway? Girly purple shirts with greyhounds on them?"

    A few Britishisms, but otherwise pretty close to perfect.

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    John finds it three months after he's moved back.

    He's on the hunt for something to make for dinner, is scrounging through the cupboards, when he happens upon the graveyard of pasta boxes Sherlock still seems to create when left to his own devices. Behind seven boxes of pasta, all almost completely empty, is a dark-glassed bottle, with a paler coat of dust.

    It's unopened.

    John's face falls slack when he sees it, instantly recognises it, and for a long moment he just stands and looks at it.

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    06 Sep 2017

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    Mmmm...wine. This is the rare sensual Johnlock. I find the fic in this fandom short on indulgent sexcapades. Too many of them are handwaved or overwrought with Sherlock's fanon sexuality or John's historical heterosexuality. Perhaps it's because I'm bi and John's actual age, but typically 40 year old men know how to enjoy a good shag.

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    What it says on the tin: John and Sherlock pretend to be married in order to be contestants in a Newlywed Game.
    Of course it's for a case.
    Of course it doesn't stay that way.

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    05 Sep 2017

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    Newlywed Game Johnlock

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    In a world where Omegas are the property of the elite Alphas, locked away and treasured by those wealthy enough to buy them, John never questioned his flatmate's secondary gender. Sherlock Holmes was an Alpha through-and through.

    Wasn't he?

    A chance discovery turns the world on its head, and John is left grappling to come to terms with Sherlock's past as events conspire to threaten their future.

     

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    04 Sep 2017

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    This is a very unusual a/b/o fic:

    1) Plot not related to just a/b/o dynamics
    2) No omega or pregnancy fetish
    3) No mpreg
    4) Various types of sex -- including the Omega topping

    The case fic here was incredibly well done. A/B/O society involved clever world building and logic. My only real crits: pacing is a bit slow at times -- an edit could have helped tighten things up, and John and Sherlock never discuss the possibility of pregnancy at some point. The relationship is lovely, however, and all of the characterizations were canon-perfect.

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    “This was like nothing John had ever thought to associate with Sherlock: stubble, skin-tight jeans and three small silver rings gleaming at the crest of one ear. It was unbelievable, like stepping into an alternative universe, and John couldn't stop staring.”

    When Sherlock infiltrates a club in order to track down a serial killer, his altered appearance is enough to make John question his assumption that Sherlock is beyond his reach. However, is he the only one who appreciates his flatmate's charms, or is Sherlock at risk of becoming the next victim? (Warning: reviews may contain fic spoilers)

     

    Note: Please do not redistribute my fanfiction on other archives or sites such as goodreads or ebooks tree without my express permission. Thank you :)

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    02 Sep 2017

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    I really like the case work in this story. Very creative and believably Sherlockian. Overall the fic needed a good edit -- there are parts that ramble on and sprawl. Worth it for Sherlock in eyeliner.

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    “I’m a good kisser,” John says.

    Another eye roll. “Everyone thinks that.”

    “Everyone? Blimey, someone’s been kissing and telling. Had no idea I was so famous.”

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    30 Aug 2017

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    Hot

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    Sherlock realises that John's dating habits involve an unacceptable level of risk... what if he meets an unusually tolerant woman and ends up getting married?

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    26 Aug 2017

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    A believably Sherlockian way for the two of them to get together. Lots of tension and mounting attraction. Good angst. Does include the "we're not really gay, just for each other" trope, though.

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    When a group of murderous women start taking out well-to-do men in London, Sherlock must infiltrate their crime ring and discover their motivations. He has a clue--now it's time to get down to some hard-nosed detective work.

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    25 Aug 2017

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    Yum

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    John thinks he has a normal sex life with Sherlock until of course he doesn't. If Sherlock can invent his own job, he can invent his own fetish.

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    24 Aug 2017

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    HOT. Like burning.

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    Sherlock just had sex and he's going to make sure everyone knows.

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    24 Aug 2017

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    Cute

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    "Look," Sherlock began again, "you keep saving my life. And touching me," and hm, that wasn’t as conclusive as it had seemed in his head.

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    23 Aug 2017

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    Sherlock cops to it first.

    "You can create artificially what reality should do naturally if it weren't so unbefuckinglievably boring. Nicotine is a wonderful drug; cocaine even better. I wonder that no one's put them into a health cocktail and fortified them with riboflavin. Look, I'm sorry I kissed you."

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    Mycroft gives Sherlock the apparently simple task of solving a puzzle box containing a stolen microchip. It isn't simple.

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    23 Aug 2017

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    BAMF John, just like I love him. I'm embarrassed to admit that this fic iswhere I finally figured out that fanon Sebastian Wilkes comes from "The Blind Banker."

    The torture was visceral. John and Sherlock figuring each other out was lovely.

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    You never know what you're getting into with Sherlock. John's momentary doubts about the future of his sex life are allayed. Set the morning after the pair get back from their weekend at Willow Cross.

    For when mundane is good. No offense intended to anyone's kinks or preferences! It's all in good fun.

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    21 Aug 2017

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    “I’m going to kiss you now,” said Sherlock, and he did, quite thoroughly, until John was a bit breathless and, once again, hard as a rock. “You know,” he said, pulling away from John’s mouth, “you have completely underestimated vanilla.”

    “How so?”

    “It’s an incredibly complex flavour. And just to create the flavour is a time-intensive process. There are three subspecies of the orchid, one grown in Madagascar, one in the West Indies, and the original Central and South American cultivars. Most of them are hand-pollinated, and was originally very difficult to grow anywhere other than its native Mexico because of its unique symbiotic relationship with the stingless species of bee, melipona. Vanilla extract is prized for its complex bouquet, but more importantly, its ability to enhance the flavours of other tastes, like chocolate, caramel, or coffee. Its chemical composition is complex and incredibly intricate and the plant itself can only survive under just the right conditions. The pods must be hand-picked at precisely the right time and then cured. Ethyl vanillin, John, is extraordinary.”

    Absolutely one of the most clever, sexy, and well-characterized passages I've ever read in any fandom.

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    John knows the human body intimately. He’s had plenty of opportunity for study as a doctor, soldier, and lover. There’s one particular body, however, he knows very little about. When Sherlock launches himself head-first into a new obsession and they get sent on a case in an unlikely location, the pair discovers each other’s bodies with confusing yet delightful (and sometimes hilarious) results.

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    20 Aug 2017

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    In my top 5 fave Sherlock fics ever.

    Sherlock is perhaps the best characterized Sherlock ever. At least one that's in love with john.

    John's POV is also great, and I love everything about this from Sherlock's sudden obsession with grooming practices, Mycroft's suggestion for their next case and John and Sherlock's respective reactions to the spa. Wonderful from start to finish with very satisfying sex scenes.

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    The fabric of life rearranges itself around the re-emergence of Sherlock.

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    19 Aug 2017

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    Post Reichenbach.
    Loved John's insight and the grief group.
    Loved Sherlock's return and how hesitant he was.
    Loved Greg and Mary.
    Loved that John and Sherlock both cared for other people during their time apart.
    Loved that they both bottom and how careful and exploratory their sex life was.

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