favourite sherlock

I love it when you go back and watch a show and you notice things you didn’t notice the first time. Like for example, the foreshadowing and hints for later in the episode/season. 


Sherlock: Is a phone call possible? 

Mycroft: Phone call? 

Sherlock: Sherlock has a brother he may wish to say goodbye. John has a daughter he may wish to say goodbye.

Sherlock Fic Recs

Shamefully, I am terrible at keeping track of fics I love. TERRIBLE. This is bad not just because I am myself a fanfiction writer, but because I am a librarian

So I don’t have a list, but I would like to have one. So I’ve spent many hours here on my sickbed collecting a bunch of my favourite Sherlock fics. This is not a complete list by any means. It’s the best I can do today.

Sherlock (and Sherlock Holmes) Fics Beloved By Me

The Whore of Babylon is a Perfectly Nice Girl, by out_there. Explicit. An oldie but a goodie. A take on Sherlock’s sexual experience before Irene Adler entered the picture.

Undercurrents, by entanglednow. Explicit. Sherlock recreates a crime scene to help him think; John pretends to be the victim. Classic, and brilliant. 

Let Me, by Violsva. Explicit. ACD Holmes. Holmes has insomnia. Watson is very helpful.

Thought Experiments, by entanglednow. Mature. Relationships that start as experiments.

Ghost Stories, by SwissMiss. Mature. Sherlock’s parents think Sherlock and John are a couple. Absolutely beautiful.

The Lingering Taste of Orange Juice, by darcylindbergh ( @watsonshoneybee ). Gen. Getting to the first kiss. Excellent, excellent dialogue work in this one. 

The Book Collection, by Ferryman. Explicit. ACD Holmes. Watson and Holmes, without discussion, attempt to communicate their tastes to other by leaving pornographic books for each other on Watson’s desk. Brilliantly written. Complete with works cited!

Gross Indecency, by bittergreens. Victorian!Sherlock. Explicit. Who knows what might happen in a carriage in the middle of the day.

Just a Touch, by MissDavis ( @missdaviswrites ). Explicit. A shared hotel room. Just how intimate are you prepared to get with your flatmate? 

An Excellent Single Stick Player, by Flawedamythyst. Explicit. ACD Holmes. Hilarious. Watson, curious about the mysteries of “single stick,” asks Holmes for a demonstration. A demonstration is what he gets.

The Hungerford Wreck, by @mistyzeo. Explicit. ACD Holmes. Holmes is injured in a train derailment, is heroic, and needs the care of his excellent doctor.

The Blissful Hippocrene, by @mistyzeo. Explicit. ACD Holmes. Seduction Holmes’ style. mistyzeo is so so good, read them all.

Lending a Hand, by @mistyzeo. Explicit. ACD Holmes. Holmes requires Watson’s help in a more intimate way after her burns his hands in an experiment. While we’re on this theme…

Curious Case, by Cleo2010. Explicit. Sherlock has very specific needs.

A Terrific Soporific, by antietamfalls ( @antietamfalls ). Teen. Bedsharing. Who doesn’t love bedsharing fics?

Bed-Sharing Between Flatmates, by testosterone_tea. Teen. A 5 +1. It’s for science.

how curious… look what the bfi & radio times television festival has chosen for their MAIN ADVERT IMAGE… why pray tell might we still be talking about Sherlock IN APRIL

[also both Steven and Mark are doing events – Mark’s is billed as a “tour of his favourite television moments INCLUDING SHERLOCK”; Steven’s is about how he “changed the way the world thinks about British television”]








countdown to series four // day 14 - favourite otp


favourite sherlock moments → 8 / ∞
“How? Every movement I made was entirely random, every new personality just on the roll of a dice!”
“Mary, no human action is ever truly random. An advanced grasp of the mathematics of probability, mapped onto a thorough apprehension of human psychology and the known disposition of any given individual,can reduce the number of variables considerably. I, myself, know of at least 58 techniques to refine a seemingly infinite array of randomly generated possibilities down to the smallest number of feasible variables.”