As Requested, Fanfiction Recommendations...
I don’t run a Sherlock tumblr, but Sherlock has pretty much taken over my personal blog. XD I can’t watch the Mark Lawson interview (not available outside the UK /weeps at the injustice) You should add a list of quality Mycroft fanfics to this blog, it would be real helpful with the Mycroft mania. :D
Anonymous asked you:
What Mycroft ships do you ship? Could you possibly do a Mycroft ship analysis? Love this blog! x
Oh my dear allherstars
! Oh lovely anon! As shipping and fanfiction have a tendency to go hand-in-hand, let me see what I can do for you both. I haven’t read everything - far from it - and I have the nasty habit of refusing to read anything that contradicts my headcanon, but I do have some favourites that I would enjoy sharing.
I more or less will ship Mycroft with anyone. Not because he needs to have someone, but because he seems to want to. That scene where he was alone at Christmas, contrasted with Sherlock surrounded by friends, made me impossibly sad. I just want him to have a friend, more than anything…I like to think of Anthea playing the part, but that’s just me.
See below for General Mycroft fics, as well as Mystrade, Mystraquerry, Holmescest and Johnlock recommendations.
- Bogeyman and Poker by Marmosette
I could read everything Marmosette writes, all day, every day, but I’m restraining myself.
Bogeyman features two people who don’t realise that Mycroft is the British Government himself, talking themselves into hot water.
Poker has Sherlock, John, Lestrade and Mycroft all trapped together. A game of poker, of sorts, ensues.
Both sort of Mystrade, but you can ignore that if it bothers you. (Why would it bother you??)
- Toccata and Fugue in D Minor by Sapphy
BAMF!Mycroft at his finest, terrifing the life out of Jim Moriarty. Oh yes.
- Terms of Service by Atropabelladonna1120
This is beautiful. Moving between the Holmes brothers childhood, and when they’re old and Mycroft is dying, it explores their brotherly bond. I cried, I really did.
- You’ll Never be Alone in the Bone Orchard by SarahT
I really, really loved this. A sort of ‘Turn Left’ plot, with Mycroft meeting John before Sherlock does, causing the whole world to shift. Also up for your consideration: High in the Catalogue, in which Mycroft and Sherlock actually get on and Become Silhouettes, in which Sherlock has accidently taken a life, so turns to his brother.
- The Rough Edges Series by Basingstoke
Crack, but just the right side of crack. Mycroft only really appears in cameo, but when he does he lights up the stage. Featuring the rest of the Holmes clan, starting with Bernard Black, of Black Books, as Sherlock’s cousin and spiralling from there.
Masterminds by ViaEstelar….I’m just putting his here because I really like it, and it is my headcanon…
I’ve only recently got my head around Mystrade. Like most, I found it odd because the two characters never share a scene…but, after a while, that stopped mattering. Go, put on your belief suspenders and indulge!
- At Least There’s The Football by Sheffiesharpe
A big part of my coming to really, really like Mystrade was the existence of this series, so I’m linking it in full. If you haven’t read it, go and do so immediately. It is an epic, now fourteen parts long, but utterly wonderful. It’s fluffy and warm, but the characters are perfectly drawn and I am inordinately fond of the original characters too. It is a wonderful world to go and get lost in.
- The World on a String by Primroseshows
Dark!Mycroft is creepy…but I love him. When Mycroft decides he wants Lestrade, he stops at nothing. We must never forget just what Mycroft is capable of.
The Police Officer & the Young Politcian by Sashkash
For the uninitiated, that’s Mycroft/Lestrade/The Equerry from the Palace, and for it I hold Kadabbs
- The Meeting by Eva
Don’t ask questions, just go and read it. You’re welcome!
Your new OT3, by Kadabbs
Yes, I’m sorry, I sometimes indulge. I would never want it on my television screen, but when it’s done right in fanfiction, it beautifully illustrates how isolated and lonely the Holmesian intellect has made our boys, and how all they really have is each other.
- The Physics of the Present Tense by Paxlux
This is pretty long, but worth the effort. Covers the Holmes boys throughout the years. The slash is almost incidental, but fits into this world so beautifully.
- Manfred by Thinkpink20
This haunted me for days after reading it.Returning to their dilapidated ancestral home, the brothers are reminded of their confusing relationship.
In The Cupboard by queenstardust
The first Sherlock fanfic I ever read was Johncroft, so I have a bit of a soft spot for the pairing. I don’t often find it works, but I do have one particular favourite:
- Promise to the Living by Deklava
Post-Reichenbach, Mycroft tries to stop John from committing suicide. What follows is a case-fic so enjoyable, with a BAMF! Mycroft and the umbrella sword, that I will be disappointed if season three doesn’t match this level of awesome. The story is currently being continued in The Devil in Devon.
There now…will that keep you going for a while?