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  1. Public Bookmark 2

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    One of Oldshrewsburyian's Holmestice requests was artwork for one of her fics and I jumped with joy. Her story, "The Always Puzzle" grabbed me from the minute I read it. In it, she explores the deep Holmes/Watson bond via their journey through Sherlock's illness and treatment. Chapter Five is where my heart broke and mended - the tragic story of Tristan and Isolde and the overlays and parallels to Holmes and Watson are introduced to us via Wagner's opera. From Oldshrewsburyian's notes, "In the opera, Isolde is -- among other things -- the only doctor Tristan trusts, a woman with skilled hands and a fierce heart." The illustration hopes to capture a small sense of the sweet sadness of the moment. This, once more from Oldshrewburyian's notes, says it all: "because to die without her would be/is nothing less than an act of disloyalty."

    The overlaid image is a manip of the John William Waterhouse painting, "Tristan and Isolde Sharing the Potion" - in Chapter Five, Sherlock has just told Joan about the change to more "aggressive treatment" of his illness.

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    09 Jun 2018

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    My fic has an illustration now; I'm so excited.

  2. Public Bookmark 36

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    Lucy Preston can’t remember the first time she met Garcia Flynn, because the brain blocks out traumatic memories, but they have somehow managed to attend an absurd number of the same conferences for an American modernist and a European medievalist. He seems to make a personal point of turning up at her papers and asking five hundred obnoxious questions afterward. Mostly of the “have you considered this document from two centuries earlier that says something entirely different” variety, while Lucy smiles at him with a No Because I Don’t Study That Period Jackass homicidal glint in her eye.

    Guess who's now at Stanford?

    (Rival Professors!Garcy AU. Reasons.)

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    07 Jun 2018

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    It's academic fluff and it's hilarious and delightful.

  3. Public Bookmark 2

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    Ned Poins, informal intelligencer to his sometime-boyfriend Henry V, knows more than most. He also knows a thing or two about tennis balls.

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    05 Jun 2018

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    It takes a wounded subcontinental soldier to help a wounded subcontinental soldier.

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    28 Apr 2018

  5. Public Bookmark 60

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    These are the stories behind the story we know: what really happened to Watson's marriage, and what made him follow Holmes to Reichenbach; what secrets were hidden in the mountains, and what a dead man wrote to the man he left behind.

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    15 Apr 2018

    Bookmarker's Notes

    This is charming, and beautifully written, and it fixes Reichenbach (which is very important.)