BATCH SIX 1: Pas de Deux by prettysailorsoldier

Pas de Deux (12681 words) by prettysailorsoldier
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Underage
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Mycroft Holmes, Mrs. Hudson, Irene Adler
Additional Tags: ballet!lock, rugby!john, Ballet, Rugby, Teenlock, AU, One Shot, Johnlock Fluff
Summary:

When Sherlock gets banished to the Year 13 corridor, he finds himself with a new locker neighbor: John Watson, the enigmatic captain of the rugby team whom the teachers love and girls swoon at the sight of, but Sherlock isn’t charmed.
Not in the slightest.
Honest.

Ballet!lock/Rugby!John inspired by shootbadcabbies.

AO3

“All the seven deadly sins are man’s true nature. To be greedy. To be hateful. To have lust. Of course, you have to control them, but if you’re made to feel guilty for being human, then you’re going to be trapped in a never-ending sin-and-repent cycle that you can’t escape from.”

-Marilyn Manson

We’re all sinners.  We’ve all done something that made us feel guilty, made us feel like we’ve done something wrong, though we may not have been sure exactly why it was wrong.  We’ve all indulged, perhaps excessively.  And try as we might, we seem to be incapable of stopping.  So why try?

Live a little, sin a lot.

  1. luxuria (lust)
    The lustful are guilty of having an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body. 
    virtue: castitita (chastity)
    -the practice of courtly love and romantic friendship

  2. gula (gluttony)
    Those who engage in gluttony over-indulge and over-consume to the point of waste.  
    virtue: temperantia (temperance)
    -the practice of self-control, abstention, moderation and deferred gratification

  3. avaritia (greed)
    The greedy are also guilty of indulging in the excess, though their excess consists of material possessions.  It includes both those who hoard and those who squander their worldly possessions.  
    virtue: caritas (charity)
    -the greatest of the virtues, it is the practice of generosity and self-sacrifice

  4. acedia (sloth)
    The slothful are described as being apathetic and inactive, both physically and spiritually, though spiritual apathy is emphasized.  Laziness is shown in the bible particularly through those who squander God’s gifts to them, and allow themselves to become underprivileged.
    virtue: industria (diligence)
    -characterized by persistence and a zealous effort in one’s own work

  5. ira (wrath/anger)
    The wrathful are consumed by their anger and can see nothing beyond the emotion blinding them.  This includes those that are wrathful against others, and those who turn their anger in towards themselves.
    virtue: patientia (patience)
    -the practice of resolving conflict and injustice peacefully, and a state of endurance under extreme circumstances

  6. ividia (envy)
    Those guilty of being envious are characterized by a covetous nature, and the desire to hold all that another possesses.  The envious are not content with their own achievements, but are always striving to be better than those around them, to the point of obsession.  .
    virtue: benevolentia (kindness)
    -characterized by compassion and integrity, and friendship for the sake of friendship

  7. superbia (pride)
    Considered to be the most serious of all sins, the prideful are guilty of taking too much stock in their own successes.  Pride is a sin of thinking highly of oneself, and of putting oneself on a pedestal above one’s compatriots.  
    virtue: humilitas (humility)
    -the practice of modesty, selflessness, and the giving of respect.  it is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less

Pick a sin (or its virtue, or both) add some characters, and see what comes out.  You can use any combination of characters from Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle series, and even characters of your own if you’d like.  

Don’t forget to read the rules.

These are your prompts, go forth, be inspired, and submit.  

BATCH SIX 2: In which John is a cuddly, BAMF assassin by notbeloved07

In which John is a cuddly, BAMF assassin. (10768 words) by notbeloved07
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Greg Lestrade, Jim Moriarty
Additional Tags: BAMF!John, BAMF!Sherlock, Alternate Universe, assassin!john, (But not in a dark way), Predator/Prey flirtation, (But not the scary kind), Spoilers for A Study in Pink (S01E01), Some sexual innuendo, Slightly morally ambiguous characters (but only slightly), Crack, Weird Courtship
Summary:

This is a fill for this prompt, found here.

"Sherlock learns that a spat of recent killings was done by a professional assassin. A man so feared that the criminal underworld is afraid to whisper his name. Sherlock goes off on his own to track him down, and is captured.

Sherlock braces himself for a cold-blooded killer, with nerves of steel and no remorse, with a reputation for ruthlessness that makes several hardened criminals check their closets before they go to bed - and meets John. Easygoing, good-natured, cuddly jumper-wearing John. Who thinks he’s brilliant and hilarious, and can he take him out for a coffee?

Cue the weirdest courtship ever. Like, dates being crashed by Russian assassins, epic gunfights in the middle of London, Lestrade and the Yard going WTF, Mycroft questioning his brother’s taste in men, etc.”

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HEY EVERYONE GUESS WHAT GOOGLE JUST STOPPED THEIR FUNDING FOR A.L.E.C

If you don’t know what ALEC is, it is The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Quote from forecastthefacts.org “Forecast the Facts was pleased to hear Google Chairman Eric Schmidt announce today on The Diane Rehm Show that Google will pull its support from The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) due to the organization’s support of climate change denial–a move requested by more than 100,000 members of Forecast the Facts since starting its #DontFundEvil campaign last year.”

You read that right! Google believes Climate Change is and issue and it will affect us!

Quote from Schmidt himself: “The facts of climate change are not in question anymore, everyone understands that climate change is occurring, and the people who oppose it are really hurting our children and our grandchildren and making the world a much worse place, and we should not be aligned with such people. They are just literally lying

Go Google!

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