SHERLOCK fanfiction appreciation thingy


“In a different world,” John says, “We could have been.”

Sherlock laughs tonelessly, “I would have taken all of you. I would have tried to strip you down and rebuild you in my image. I would have ruined you, I would have killed you. You deserve far better than me, John.” He smiles, but it isn’t a smile at all, “I’m glad you found it.”

Sherlock,” John breathes.

Mary,” Sherlock reminds him.

The sun breaks over the horizon. It is John’s wedding day.

from ‘Walk Through Ghosts' by augustbird

[Part 1] [Part 2]


John in the aftermath. Post-reichenbach

John never goes to the morgue. He goes back to 221B and takes a long shower. When he brushes his teeth, he looks at the strands of black hair on the bathroom counter.

He sends a text to Sherlock before he goes to sleep: How did you do it?

In the morning, John opens his eyes and checks his phone for a reply. There is none.


"…it’s hard to explain to other people the sort of love that dug its claws into the soft flesh of his belly, the sort of love that worked its way into his ribcage and wore his skin. The sort that dragged him through the dirt and tore apart his veins and left him gasping for more.”

~ Burn Down by augustbird

🎄 tis the season to suck up to mutuals and people cooler than i am 🎄

mutuals italicised, favourites bolded

aconissa adumbscott aesthetit ahlexachung airafleeza alantvring alienlocks amandaabbington anderscn andrewscottofficial andwooscott anotherwellkeptsecret arcnitecture areichenbachfall artcmis athzna augustbird awtson

 bagelbrother bagginses bakerstr baskerveilles bbcbees bbcmartinfreeman bbcssherlock benedivtcumberbatch bennyslegs beviekatz bifuriousjohn bisexualjohn blooms-and-shrooms bogwix bpdnico bugbud bulgakv burekprincess busylilblop

cactiheart chibistarlyte christmaslock christmoss cishetdotcom cluedo coffeemountainsandmusic commoneras conansdoyles coolplantboy cumberkhaan curlsbatch

dangshezza darlingbenny davidburked dchaans deebzy deerdork deerstalking deerstalks dehaahn deusholmes diarylock dmiboydocoto doctorjhw doctorwhoatson dominatrixes doomslock dramatisecho drfurter drugsbust drunken-deductions

ellectro emillu epmtyhearse

faefriend fairietxt fallenspock felixandriafingrback fjgoya flamiekitten floccinaucinihilipilificationa flora-file foremsic forsciencejohn 

germball gethinblake getsherlock ghostmeme gingerthon goingmads gollyhooper greenwichpips greglestradegrumpytrans

haestia hamishwatson herrholmes hislastbough holmesalone holmeswatson honylemon hopeforjohnlock horacevernet hvdrogene

iheardyoujohn imaginitis inchells incurablylazydevil ineffableboyfriends infinisea irlvoid ivorylungs 

jamesmuriarty jinglebellbarton johnfuckingwatson johnnlocked johnwaltson joolabee justaholmesboy justharpoonedpigs jvlly

kamalakan kanisza killbenedictcumberbatch killmartinfreeman kinixys kinklock knargles kratides

lascio lestrade loudest-subtext-in-television 

maninthefunnyhat markfallon markgatiss martincrief martinfreeman martinsassman maryismoran mccoyers melodramatic-kitten merrygotohell milverrton mindpalace moonblossom mozrts mrsexhimself mycrofts

neverlanddragons nfertiti nondeducible notyourbreadbaker 

oklohomo omgplants onsereverra orcabelly orgast orphanslot otterymary

pawtal piehtro planets-bend-between-us plantpupp plantvibes porcelain prettyarbitrary psychosematic

queersimonmonroe queerteddy 

radaways radsounds rainlet reichenbachses reichenism reikerception robotnudes rominatrix ronfaures 

saidsherlocktojohn sallydonovan saltunderthesea santamoriarty saucydoctor scarves-and-jumpers sebvael sherflake sherhlms sherholmvs sherhomo sherlaugh sherleck sherlock-is-gay-post sherlockshenanigans sherolck sherwat shinka shoydragon shylocks skategoth slayboybunny sleuthers sleuthier spikespiegell subsmarine subtxts sussexs swarley sweetlittlekitty sweettasteofbitter syupon

tachibun taikova teacroft terroralertcritical the-timelordwho-lived thebusylilbee theconsultingamateur thedetectivedoesntdance thekneegrope thorinshielded tinsellock tokenminority tribblles trueni 


victortrevor vortcx vowofsherlock vvrenchers

warhcl watdaughter watsonly werewolfmom whybenedict whybenny withoutawishwooliest wordsthatkeepyouhome wqtson 


Sherlock looks sad most days. John isn’t sure what Sherlock is sad about. He gives Sherlock hugs and says, “I love you,” a lot because those are things that would cheer John up.

Sherlock never says, “I love you,” back, though, which makes John sad. But then both he and Sherlock would be sad and that would just be too much sad in one room. (X)


“In Kabul,” Sherlock says, his voice low and steady, “I hallucinated you for five nights. You were wearing your uniform and you cleaned up my wounds.”

“I don’t care,” John says but he can’t pull away from Sherlock. Sherlock stares at him without blinking, the same unnerving stare from when they had first seen each other again.

“Winter in St. Petersburg—”

“Shut up.”

“—it was freezing, obviously, but I imagined that you were there and I told you everything in an abandoned warehouse and you—”

“Shut up.”

“—told me that I had to finish, that I had to persevere—”

“Shut up.”

“—to get back to you. In Seoul I dreamt of you here, in London—”

“Shut up!”

“—under the umbrella in the rain, laughing about the lack of cabs—”

Sherlock’s holding him too tightly. John wants to punch him in the face.

I kept your picture in my wallet for three years but you kept me alive.

John kisses him. Their teeth clack and the inside of John’s lip stings. There’s the taste of blood in his mouth on top of the pain. The back of his legs hit the bed. Sherlock kisses him back desperately.

from Burn Down, by augustbird

            ↠well here’s a super updated follow forever thing. basically i whittled it down multiple times to people i really really will follow for a long time, so if you’re not here don’t feel bad because i narrowed this down repeatedly…i only follow like 250 blogs right now which means if i follow you at all!! i must like you!! but here’s some people im into, people who i would consider friends are bolded and if italicized it means you’re in the squad and you could blog exclusively posts about candles and wouldn’t get rid of me.

 2160k  americachavez  americaschavez  augustbird  baurnes  billycraplan  bishopskate  bjodoodles  blackwidov  buckgaybarnes  buckybarnev  buckybuns  buckysbarnes captainamericaisavirgin  christophrnolan  cindymoons  clintbartoon  clintkates  cptamericachavez  eriklehns  felixandria  gamoras  hawkuye  homovikings  howltt  illustratedkate  intcrstellar  iquisition  kamalakan  kanisza  kevinwada  killmartinfreeman  kinklock  kirkspocks  kitty-ink  kurtlogan  laurakinneys  lauraklnney  leepace  magnaeto  markruffalo  metalarmfucker  mintersoldier  natnovna  oras  parksandcap  peggyicarter  philnoto  psychosematic  queercap  quercusrubra  ramimaleks  rumlow  scottsmmers  snowmenoutoftime  speckledhound  starlard  steveandbucky  stevebuckydaily  steviebucks  superboyo  thekneegrope  thorgasmed  tonyshalube  ughleni  ukejpeg  vampweekend  wadewilsno  whybenedict  xahvier  zcuko

A: Augustbird, Amygloriouspond, Altairs, Alicexz, Areyoutryingtodeduceme, Andrewsbafta, Amyyam

B: Blackmoods, Beniddles, Boringers, Baskervillles, Buttgeek, Bkish, Bakerstreetboyfriends

C: Cumberspock, Comiclock, CaptincrieffCumberlord, Cybermancreator, Cumberbitchsandwich

D: Docktorwho, Dangling-thpider, Deductism, DanflanDoomslock

F: Fifthnorthumberlandfusiliers, Fairgroundsoldier, Freemanist

G: Gratefulgrapefruit

H: Holmosexual, Holligenet

I: Invisiblesarcasm, Ibelieveinmartinfreeman, Its-an-ear-hat-john, Ireneadlered, Ilovemyjawn, Ivyblossom, Inklou, itsthesolarsystem

J: Jawnhatson, Johnlockismydivision

L: LadyavenalLostconner

M: Moriartyyy

O: Objectifyingmartinfreeman, Otterbatch

P: Potter, Professionalblunder

R: Reapersun

S: Sherlicious, Softwatsonwarmwatson, Sassiarty, Soldierlocked, Shocklock, Smauug, Sevnilock, Sexlock, Sherlockian-humour, Sherlocked-x, Sherlicious

T: Theyspeaksarcasm, Thefallenreichenbachhero, Thievingmagpi, Two-Harts, Thebritishteapot, TicktockclockworkThat-fan

U: Umqra

V: Valeria2067, Vicivefallen

W: Watsonias

Z: Zjackt

#: 5pips, 01012012

And the fantastic RP couple: jwatson221 and sholmes221

There are some real life friends of mine that I’m not including because I would like to keep their privacy…but you guys know you’re on here. 

I love you all. <3


It feels so obvious. It’s not in the wrinkles of his clothes or the colour of his teeth or even hiding in his nail beds, but it might as well be.

Word count: 7,168

Tags: Pining, Unresolved Sexual Tension, Unrequited Love, Longing






so I just got my stats grade

the class that I’ve been stressing over…if you’ve been following me for awhile you know what I’m talking about. I’ve made a billion text posts about this class and I’ve tried to withdraw from it after the withdrawal deadline cause I was sure I failed.

Guess what

I got




augustbird and I watched London tonight. It was not good.

ten fics!!

Rules: In a text post, list ten FICS that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes, and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” works, or even all the same pairing or fandom, just the fics that have touched you or that stuck with you somehow. Tag ten friends, including me, so I’ll see your list. Make sure you let your friends know you’ve tagged them!

i was tagged by felixandria, and i copied alex in that this is just a list of ten. pass the torch to augustbird thekneegrope wearitcounts scullyseviltwin pininglock thomasbngalter thegingerbeck director-hill fallingsherlocks @reichenbach-in-a-bit stuckyassemble and caitlinispiningforjohnlock even though that makes 12

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