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Open Call: AFTERMATH Free Zine for TJLCers

Hi I’m Mel I’m a BFA grad, am working on an LGBTQ gallery space, and drew a lot of Johnlock porn. Like many other tjlcers, I was obsessed with Sherlock: I stayed up nights reading metas, fanfictions, Oscar Wilde, ACD’s books, John’s blog, twitter accounts, and watching adaptations, roleplaying, drawing them and loving them. 

The finale tore me to shreds: not only was it of poor quality in general, but the creators were brutal and disrespectful regarding the treatment and representation of queer-identifying people. When I saw the suicide hotlines being reblogged the night of the finale it broke my heart. All I could think in my fit of rage at the end is we deserve better. We deserve better than these power hungry men who mock us and can’t write a decent ending, who have to rely on baiting to generate an audience and then fall back on stale, anti-progressive writing.

While I can’t give you as much as I want, we can only do what we can. I want to put together a zine and send it to anyone who wants it. I don’t care about money or putting my name out there. I just want to give back to the community that can outwit the best in TV, and are smart and sweet and fiery and hilarious and have gotten me through, and have absolutely been my favorite fandom.

Spread this please, tag your friends. Anyone can join, it’s all free. Submit a meta, a rebuttal essay, a fanfic, headcanons, poetry, art, comics, photo edits/manips, anything that can go into a PDF to //flavoapis @gmail .com// by Feb 28. I want to start sending it out by March. It’s open ended, I just want everyone to create what’s on their hearts, because for me and probably many others, this is my goodbye to the fandom.

I just want to write a story about Rosie growing up with her gay Danger Dads Dr. John and Sherlock. And mostly I want to see what everyone has to offer/ is willing to offer. Because in the end, the TJLC fandom did something interesting, we made ACD’s Mofftiss’ “Sherlock” ours. WE created the red pants, the modern Sebastian, Translock, smol Sherlock, fawnlock, etc, it goes way back lmao. WE created our own Baker St. legacy, and we can keep creating it.

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