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    A series of loosely related fics that have to do with psychopathology, Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, and their respective psychiatric diagnoses (or lack thereof).

    Psychiatric categories are all just different ways of cutting the pie that is human experience; it is rare that any individual fits into one category perfectly. Overlapping disorders, unusual clusters of symptoms, and lifelong variation in psychopathology is the norm. No one is reducible to a diagnosis, and it is offensive to refer to people by their diagnoses (as John did, as Anderson did), because we are all more human than otherwise (as the psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan was wont to say). We are not the sum of our symptoms, and our diagnoses should not define us. But still, one thing I enjoy about the Sherlock series is their willingness to portray characters who are very broken, whose lives are basically a mess. And yet Sherlock and John are each able, through their friendship, to grow and to heal. That is what makes this, in part, such a marvelous human drama.

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  1. Public Bookmark 25

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    Female detective Sherlock Holmes hates her imaginary but necessary male boss, John Watson. Her feelings may change now that someone is accepting that role…

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    24 Apr 2017

  2. Public Bookmark 5

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    Victoria, Melbourne and Catullus.
    (Or: How Victoria learned to marry Albert and keep Lord M, courtesy of a dead Roman poet.)

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    22 Jan 2017

  3. Public Bookmark 3

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    “That’s the magic of girl pirates,” Miss March said wryly, pulling the eyepatch from her head, untying the laces that pulled her skirts into the approximation of pants, and beginning to investigate the destruction of her coif with careful hands. Bhaer raised an eyebrow in silent question, and she responded with her explanation with a smile as she began to pull pins from her hair. “No one ever expects them.”

    Professor Bhaer and Jo play pirates.

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    29 Apr 2016

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    Mary and Jed the night of the medical demonstration, a discussion of marriage.

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    13 Apr 2016

  5. Public Bookmark 5

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    (S1Ep3) In the few short weeks she has been at Mansion House Hospital, Mary Phinney has been subjected to all manner of abuse. She has been kicked, slapped, shouted at, punched, thrown across rooms and sent careening into beds, and, on one particularly memorable occasion, bitten. Those wounds are easy -- bruises fade and skin will heal. But the morphine-addled attentions of Doctor Foster are something else entirely.

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    2 Feb 2016

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