johnlock rec list

  1. Absolutely all of these fics have happy endings. I can’t read hardcore angst or I’ll die. I mean it. 
  2. If there are any other relationships in these fics then it’ll be minor but Johnlock is def front and center and endgame for all of them.
  3. I’ve avoided reccing the really famous Johnlock fics. I love them but all these fics need more love cause they’re all so amazing! 
  4. 99% of these fics are bottomlock but since I don’t care who bottoms or who tops (as long as they fuck and as long as they are in character) (that means no DFP Sherlock) (or Baby Princess John) so if you have a problem with toplock in general, tread carefully.
  5. All of these fics are from AO3. 
  6. Also please excuse my crappy summaries.
  7. Be sure to read all the tags before reading!


  • The Dialogue of John and Sherlock Series by cwb - Sherlock decides that he and John are in a romantic relationship. John tries to educate Sherlock on what that actually means. (this is the cutest, Sherlock is literally hopeless)
  • The Bachelors’ Handfasting by jurgbury - 1800s Scotland where younger Sherlock and older John are in an arranged marriage. (John is so fucking hot in this I want to die)
  • Thirteen Dances (Or, The Doctor Dances) by Knackorcraft - John can dance!!!
  • Hellfire by testosterone_tea - Magical Realism! John is a Berserker (powerful fire monster thing that’s supposed to be extinct) and is believed to be a threat to the country and Mycroft wants him held captive so of course Mage Sherlock is like NO.
  • Bury the Bells by unknownsister - Parade’s End AU. 
  • The Kepler Problem by kinklock - Alienlock and space-explorer/worker/maintainer/something John! (all of Kinklock’s fics are awesome af really)
  • The High Tide Series by stardust_made - A rich arse of a bloke tries to woo a clueless John and Sherlock just about loses his mind I LOVE JEALOUS SHERLOCK (The first story is rated T but the other two are E so…) (my fave)
  • The Haunting of Sherlock Holmes by MapleleafCameo - Sherlock investigates a 60 year old disappearance in the countryside and gets a shock along the way. (Not angsty, don’t worry)
  • The Life that is Waiting For by Youameliakaleigh - Sherlock is the son of a Goddess (so basically a demigod) and John is his trusty guardian/teacher/person/Sun sentinel okay just read!
  • Neighbours by thelookyouredoingthelookagain - John moves into 22IC and Sherlock is very silly, as he always is. 
  • Irrational and Sentimental Series by apliddell - Post S3 lovely Johnlock sweetness.
  • Intimacy Series by sussexbound (SamanthaLenore) - Love confessions and then smut! (First story is T later story is E) 
  • Never Have I Ever by hudders-and-hiddles (huddersandhiddles) - The boys play Never Have I Ever with some of the Met and they get together cause John and Sherlock are so dumb that it takes alcohol and a truth game for them to realize that their feelings are REQUITED DAMN IT okay okay I’m sorry canon stresses me out.
  • First and Only by crimsonwinter - Babylock to Kidlock to Teenlock to Unilock, growing up with John. WIP
  • A Study in Movement by Supernova12 - Teen rugby John is working on an art project and needs to improve drawing movement so he draws teen ballet Sherlock. 
  • A Hard Day’s Night by 221Btls - John the Knight and Sherlock the peasant. WIP
  • To the Sticking Place by blueink3 - John and Sherlock as theatre actors, both acting as the main roles in a Hamlet production! WIP (I don’t know why this doesn’t get more love, this is the theatre version of Performance In A Leading Role!) (my fave) 
  • How Do You Know? by LaurieRoar - John having sex with Virgin Sherlock to see whether or not his claim that he doesn’t like sex is true. (my fave) (but I hardly ever see this recced) (super fucking hot)
  • Well Begun Is Half Done by Avice - Sherlock tryna seduce John but John’s like “Fuck that, let’s get down to it”. (Avice’s fics are severely underrated, they are all awesome)
  • Angel Hair Series by justacookieofacumberbatch (buffyholic) - Successful surgeon John and waiter Sherlock get it on wohoho. WIP
  • A Study in Sex Series by Castiel_For_King - John teaching Sherlock The Ways of Sex.
  • The City of Dreams Series by bittergreens - Lots of sex? Lol.
  • Spinning by Tispy-the-Minx (ComeAlongPond14) - Seventeen-year-old John is assigned to Sherlock’s care.
  • For you, there’s only me by shock_blanket - So much pining the boys are idiots I swear to God.
  • Six Degrees of Separation by testosterone_tea - Sherlock highkey wants to meet John but treats it all like a ridiculous experiment to stay cool, I could kill him, he’s so ridiculous. (testosterone_tea is awesome, their fics need more love)
  • Lovesick by distantstarlight - Sherlock getting sick and John taking care of him and also sex.
  • The Republic of Heaven by Blind_Author - His Dark Materials AU. WIP (okay so this is my fave out of all my faves but it hasn’t been updated in forever but I refuse to believe it’s been abandoned or else I’ll perish) (the fave)
  • Imaginary Pictures by crossroads - Teenlock falling in love with John. Loads of pining. (this needs more love)
  • In Care Of by quietasasleepingarmy -  John writes instructions for Sherlock’s ‘lover’ on how to care for him aka I hate them PLEASE DIE.
  • In A Changing Age by allonsys_girl -  Sherlock wakes up in the 19th century, with no idea how he got there aka I love them I’M GONNA DIE.
  • Pretending to Be by 221BJen (jcoz1701) - John is hired to track down Sherlock, who is an asset to The Centre, a secret agency.
  • The Wrong Wagon by DancingGrimm - Molly starts crushing on John instead of Sherlock when the doctor saved her life. Sherlock (aka the gay baby loser that I hate) notices and just about goes insane.
  • Angel With A Fiddle by Remy_Writes5 - Young soldier John meets violinist Sherlock at a carnival the day before he is to be deployed to Germany to serve in World War 1.
  • The Boffin and the Bachelor by starrysummernights - Uh… John and Sherlock getting together and there’s some fluff and some smut and a bit of angst? (Idk how to summarize this. Really good, though)
  • Fool For You by sheerrloockk - Poor clueless Sherlock proposes to John on April Fools’ Day by accident.
  • Operation Inked by QuinnAnderson - John has a tattoo and Sherlock makes it his mission to see it cause he dumb.
  • Discerning Tastes by Irrevocably_Sherlocked - Sherlock tries to get some good Scotch for Mycroft’s birthday but is faced with a hot, kilt-wearing John and practically loses all his genius because of it. (Irrevocably_Sherlocked’s fics need more attention cause they are the bombdotcom)
  • Lightning and Sea Glass by 221b_careful_what_you_wish_for - Frankenlock AU. (This is a bit angsty so watch out)
  • In Nomine by Atiki - Sherlock can only manage to say John’s name when they have sex. (Sherlock is too cute, I will perish)
  • See Recipe for Details by pandoras_chaos - John makes a list of things Sherlock likes to eat. (Reading this made me hungry. For food. Obvs)


  • Tell it Like it is by testosterone_tea -  Sherlock and John go out to the pub with some of the officers from Scotland Yard and played some games while they’re at it. (This is fucking hilarious) 
  • The Semantics of Crop Circle Formation: a case study by Sherlock Holmes [unpublished] by canolacrush - John and Sherlock are investigating a weird extraterrestrial-like case but for once, John knows more about it than Sherlock does wink wink read it! (my fave) (this needs heaps more love wtf!!!)
  • My Life Had Stood A Loaded Gun by HeartOfTheMirror - Magical Realism! John is a Healer. (I hate Mycroft in this)
  • Aparecium by 1electricpirate - Potterlock! Sherlock is a Muggle but John isn’t. WIP
  • Enigma by khorazir - The Imitation Game-esque fic. WIP
  • Splatter Patterns by beezee - John is an artist and Sherlock is an art critic.
  • Apprehension by BashfulBunny (Aequoreavictoria) - John is hired to kidnap Sherlock but things go awry obvs. WIP
  • Captains of Industry series by 221b_hound - John is a hot barista and Sherlock is, of course, a fumbling mess. (This series is awesome, the whole gang is here, working close by.)
  • where the good things grow by anchors - Sherlock has a magic garden he uses to brew tea and John has a tea shop. (This fic is so sweettttt and deserves more love)
  • Down with this Ship by FrostedFlame (PinkOrchid) - Sherlock takes John to a gay bar expecting him to be uncomfortable but BAM John the Raging Bisexual comes out to play and shocks the fuck out of the detective.
  • The Thin Line by Odamaki - Sherlock and John in a super snug closet  and John gets a raging boner lolllllllll.
  • The Frost Child by twistedthicket1 - Everyone have gifts and John keeps his a secret but Sherlock finds out. (my fave)
  • Dawn Before the Rest of the World Series by PoppyAlexander - 1920s England, butler Sherlock and gardener John. (John is so romantic in this, I want to cry)
  • Dreamer by MagdaTheMagpie - After Afghanistan, John keeps dreaming about Sherlock dying and does everything he can to stop it. (my fave)
  • ROT-13 by berlynn_wohl -  John the spaceman crashes his pod in Sherlock the alien’s planet where he meets Sherlock and fuck it’s hilarious just read.
  • Don’t Underestimate John Watson by BakerTumblings - John is offered the role of Lester Nygaard in Fargo and basically never underestimate him, for reals.
  • Brother Mine by annabagnell - Parentlock and MPreg! Sherlock gives birth to a baby much to the impatience and delight of excited big sister Michaela (This is so sweet)
  • Care of Magical Creatures by stillaseeker - Some Potterlock domestic cuteness and hilarity. 
  • Ink and Honour Series by moonblossom - 1800s. Mrs. Hudson takes in young Captain John Watson who was injured in the Napoleonic wars alongside her young ward Sherlock. (first story is M but the ratings after that are all over the place so read tags) 


  • Love or What You Will by miss_frankenstein - John is an English professor and Sherlock is a PhD student assigned to be his TA. (I just… I love this one so much… I will die) (my fave) (this fic introduced me to my favourite poem, Sylvia Plath’s Mad Girl’s Love Song)
  • Bookshop Series by alivingfire - John meets Sherlock at a bookshop.
  • The Master of Latham Hall by Kryptaria - John and Sherlock investigates murders at Latham Hall and is in for a bit of a shock. (A bit of angst but not in regards to John and Sherlock) (I love you. I will always love you. God, I die every time)
  • A Haunted House series by cassyl - Major Character Deaths but not angsty. (Can’t say anything more cause spoilers but seriously, don’t worry, just read)
  • Once Upon a Beast Becoming by antietamfalls - Sherlock is an ancient being cursed by a Druid and John is the only person who can rid him of it. (loveeeeeeeee)
  • between each beat are words unsaid by darcylindbergh, hudders-and-hiddles (huddersandhiddles) -  On their wedding night, John and Sherlock gift each other with a collection of writings they wrote about the other. (Sweet af)  
  • Deleted Files Series by oh_my_stars_and_sky - Every time Sherlock deletes something from his Mind Palace it shows up in John’s mind. WIP
  • Four Shots Series by Opy3332 - John works at a Starbucks at SIS Headquarters and meets Sherlock.
  • Quality of Life Series by cleflink - John has great healing powers! WIP
  • Truth or Consequences Series by Majela - John gives Sherlock a taste of his own medicine in regards to drugging people without their consent.
  • Witness Protection by missilemuse -  John used to be Jim’s fiance but he finds out about him being super evil and all and testifies against him. He meets Sherlock and ya know: lurve. (my fave)
  • The Red Dianthus by kinklock -  The boys investigate a mysterious disappearance in a supposedly haunted house, and get much more than they bargained for.  
  • Watch What They Photograph Series by Itsallfine - “If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph.” (First two stories are rated T the last is E)
  • A Different Kind of Complication by Atisenia - John, living alone in 221B, started getting letters addressed to Sherlock.
  • Without a Doubt by prettysailorsoldier - 1950s Teenlock.
  • The Strait of Juan de Fuca by mightypog - Post Reichenbach. John is distant from Sherlock even though he has forgiven him and Sherlock tries hard to fix their friendship.
  • Turbulence in the Sky by esplanade - Sherlock wants to tell John how he feels about him but he keeps spouting bullshit instead oh my poor child…
  • Affectionate Investment by MillieTheFreak - Sherlock and John feeding each other like it’s the most natural thing in the world I LOVE THEM
  • What Would Sherlock Do? Series by EinahSirro - John uses his deductive powers to find out if Sherlock reciprocates his romantic feelings and to seduce him! 


  • The Contingency Plan by mightypog -  When Sally and Greg prevent Sherlock from committing suicide when he thinks John has been killed, Sherlock and Sally reconsider each other. (bit of angst, nothing heavy) (this is so real like this is exactly how canon Sherlock will react if anything happens to John) (my fave)
  • Evidence by JezebelGoldstone - Angry papa Lestrade comes bounding up to 221B demanding the return of all the evidence Sherlock stole so the detective tells the DI about some of the evidence so he’ll let him keep it. (Sherlock is amazingly sentimental in this, I love him)
  • And as the seasons change, I love you more by Teatrolley -  A year in the lives of John and Sherlock, essentially. (I will bawl my eyes out, this is so… just so! So much) (This isn’t rated so I’ll just put it under here) 

If I’ve mentioned your fic here and you want me to credit you or add a link to your Tumblr or anything like that, let me know! 

I’ll be updating this post regularly as more great fics will inevitably come along. And I’ll always be happy to rec specific fics to anyone and everyone! Just ask. I read Johnlock fanfic 24/7 every single day so might as well utilize it somehow. 

Bedsharing Theme Rec List

Originally posted by cupidford

We’re loving this months theme so far! Thanks to everyone who has already submitted fic’s we get so excited when we get a tag notification, ask or email! 

In keeping with May’s theme here are some fabulous stories we’ve read that we’d like to share with you! These are all lovely, sweet, sexy and just so fluffy you’ll squee. Enjoy!

A Discourse on the Inadequacy of a Duvet by guns_and_poses
Words: 1,005, T
Summary: For a prompt: Sherlock keeps stealing the covers when they share a bed because he wants John to move closer to him when they are sleeping but of course doesn’t want to ask. John gets annoyed at first until he realises what Sherlock wants and is more than happy to oblige.John looks over at the folds of covers gathered on the opposite side of Sherlock’s body, then glances up at Sherlock’s face. “You’re doing it again.”

Adjacent by weeesi
Words: 5,711, E
Summary: “Oi. I’ve just asked you twice where our bloody room is.”Oh, John.“Rooms, I meant. Obviously.”The innkeeper blew his nose into his handkerchief, already sodden with the effects of the spring bloom, and shot a knowing look between the two of them. “Ta, lads. Have a good ‘un.”Sherlock rolled his eyes and spun on his heel, leaving John trailing behind him.

A garden party in Sussex by alexaprilgarden
Words: 8,681, E
Summary: Mrs Holmes turns 75 and decides to have a garden party at home in Sussex. She invites Mycroft and Sherlock – and John. Sherlock asks John to play his boyfriend for that weekend. Lots of fluff, summer stuff and a bit of smut.

An Infinity Of Mornings by klein_monsti
Words: 13,070, T
Summary: For so long 221B had been his home, even in those last years when he hadn’t lived there anymore, it had always felt good to be there, it had felt right. And now this place, this sanctuary is gone. At least for now. And Sherlock has no place to stay. In the wake of The Final Problem Sherlock and John rebuild their flat and their relationship.

Assurance by belovedmuerto
Words: 2,382, T
Summary: It’s not so much the ‘you’re half-dead, you wanker,’ or even the broken ribs, the hairline fracture of the pelvis, the dislocated shoulder and knee, and the wrenched ankle.

Bed-Sharing Between Flatmates by  testosterone_tea
Words: 5,053, T
Summary:  5 times Sherlock had an excuse to share John’s bed, and the one time he didn’t need one.

Caught by Salambo06
Words: 1,859, E
Summary: Based on a prompt : “Johnlock necessary bed sharing and one has a wet dream and the other catches them"A hotel room. They’re here for a case, hadn’t planned to spend the night and ended up sharing a room. No, sharing a bed. Suddenly John is very much aware of his own hand closed around his hard cock and the ragged breathing next to him. Closing his eyes for the briefest second, John dares to turn his head just enough to confirm what he already knows.Sherlock, on his side, watching him.

Everything by patternofdefiance
Words: 4,409, E
Summary: John wakes up with an armful of Sherlock.This – situation – is unusual, yes, and definitely unfamiliar, but in no way does it feel wrong.Rather, it feels the exact opposite.  

Ghost Stories by SwissMiss
Words: 22,256, M
Summary: Sherlock’s parents think he and John are a couple. They might be onto something.

In the Morning by erebones
Words: 3,921, E
Summary: for paula bennyslegs: [gets down on my knees] someone please write sherlock and john sharing a bed because of a case… and one of them waking up to the sound of the other having a wet dream please [presses face to the ground] especially if they’re saying the other persons name whilst doing it please [sinks into the ground]

Knotted by naughtyspirit
Words: 23,166, E
Summary: John has to cancel a date because of Sherlock’s case, which leads them to be tied up in a basement from which they have to escape.They get wet, get tied up close and John has to step up and save them.Because he’s pretty. And hot. And just a little bit of a BAMF.

Rainbow Hearts Retreat by PajamaSecrets
Words: 11,638, E
Summary: "It’s a same-sex couples retreat. For those experiencing troubles in their relationship. Consists of group and couples therapy as well as encouraging socialization between the couples. It’s all in their incredibly dull brochure.”“Rainbow Hearts Retreat,” John read. “Sounds… quite gay.”

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Fic Rec List

So I see a ton of fic recs and had always hoped that my fics would be good enough to rec, but I have noticed that any story written within the past 3 years, gets next to no attention whatsoever, unless there are a shit ton of reviews and favs. And even then, I see fic rec lists on Tumblr or Yahoo or Reddit, and rarely do I see my fics, or fics from people I know, on those lists. Even though we’ve reached the usual review/fav amount required.

It’s always the same ones. The ones we have all read before, from the writers we all know very well. And nothing ever changes. It’s like the fandom is too scared to branch into the newer works, so they just stick to the old ones because it’s what they know.

So here is a list of more recent/unknown stories, that deserve as much attention, for Tomarry/Harrymort, Johnlock, and Hannigram.


Riddle and The Ancient Contract by HERMIT532- What if it wasn’t anything the current Potters had done that saved little Harriett Potter as an infant? What if the child prodigy Thomas Riddle had tweaked the horcrux spell before creating them? And what happens when they discover that nothing is exactly what it seems? FemHarry, DumbledoreBashing EXPLICIT SEX/ MENTION OF RAPE. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED.

Heirs to the Dark by Dark Disaster- How did Voldemort and Harry Potter end up in a romantic relationship? A potions accident might hold the answers.

A Beast’s Virtue by Arliene- Schooled at Durmstrang, forced into political upheaval, pursued by dark and light wizards alike, Harry Potter becomes a leader and icon for his entire generation, thus turning the Dark Lord’s attention to him. HP/LV. Politician Harry

Boredom and Secrets by XxXxDarkVampirexXxX- A very bored Harry Potter starts writing to the Dark Lord over the summer after his fifth year at Hogwarts. An equally bored Voldemort decides to write back. And thus, a summer of secrets is born, and the enemy named boredom is fended off.

Marvolo’s Ring by ImperialPepper- Vernon Dursley changes the course of wizarding history, when he gives his wife Petunia a ring for her birthday.

Embracing His True Self by DebsTheSlytherinSnapeFan- Tom Riddle/Harry Potter Slash. What if Harry didn’t want to fight Voldemort? What if he was fed up with the light side judging him constantly and wants to be his true self? The Slytherin side that he had squashed in a bid to fit in and be accepted? Realizing he never would…what of the prophecy? Could they overcome it? Will Voldemort even give him a chance?

Your Name on My Heart by whitedandelions- Bearing the Dark Lord’s soul mark on his chest certainly isn’t easy when his family is firmly on the Light Side. HPLV SLASH. Set in the Past.

The Wand Chooses by Dreamereye- Voldemort, obsessed with defeating Dumbledore, conscripts Gregorovitch into making the most powerful wand. Little does he know that the famous wandmaker is retired. Or that the man’s son, the brains behind the operation, is really Harry Potter in hiding. Will either be able to fight rising feelings for the enemy? A/N: Slash.

Σίγμα Τρία by Watermelonsmellinfellon- Humanity has evolved and the Secondary Genders change the world! Harry Potter was not expecting these sudden changes that came with being an Omega. The Wizarding World was not expecting it either, but certainly took the revelation much better than the Muggle World did. This opened up new avenues for them to approach.

A/N: Omega-verse. Sigma-Harry/Alpha-Voldy. Goblet of Fire/AU. SLASH.

third time’s a charm by lejf- Soulmate AU: soulmates’ thoughts are written on their match’s hands. HP/TR (HP/LV) A story that follows Harry through canon events as he searches for his mysterious writer who always seems to be in pain.

Irresistible by fadingstarlight (Genveon)- Beta Tom Riddle has achieved his goal of becoming a teacher for DADA in Hogwarts. He is also the alpha Lord Voldemort, who’s struggling to gain support from the purebloods in wizarding society. Enter omega Harry Potter who may be the answer to his problems or the start of another. More tags will be added as this story progresses

Consuming Shadows by Child_OTKW- ‘His attention skipped passed the students and moved to the politicians’ pavilion. His gaze locked with crimson, and he nearly faltered under the sheer hunger in those eyes.

It unnerved him how fixated the man was on his dirtied, bloody, exhausted figure.

But what troubled him more was the slight smirk he could make out on the man’s lips. It was almost pleased.’

On the night of the attack, Lily managed to escape with her infant son, but at the cost of her husband’s life. Distraught and distrusting of her friends, she fled to France with Harry, to raise him away from the corruption in Britain and the rising influence of the Dark Lord. She trains him to the best of her abilities, shaping him into a dangerous, intelligent and powerful wizard.

But when Britain re-establishes the Triwizard Tournament, and Harry is forced to return to his once-home, he finds himself questioning whether he really wants to kill the Dark Lord. Voldemort finds an unexpected challenge in the child, and as his intrigue and amusement grows, so too does the desire to possess the spark in those defiant green eyes.

Kitty Series by phoenixmaiden13 (LadyPhoenix)- Harry has an accident and gets turned into a cat! If that wasn’t bad, he finds himself in the hands of his enemy. Follow Harry as he tries to find a way to freedom, or will he want to?

4 part Series, Parts 1-3 are finished.

The Consort Tournament by Watermelonsmellinfellon- The Dark Lord wanted a consort and had decided to host a competition that involved nearly everyone in Britain. If they thought they were good enough, they could enter to compete in a certain amount of tasks set by the Lord of the lands himself. Only the victor would have the skills necessary to become Voldemort’s consort.

Harry unfortunately nabs the Dark Lord’s attention. Voldemort does as he pleases.

A/N: SLASH/Harrymort/AU.

Burning Desire by Little.Miss.Xanda- It burned, leaving nothing but desire. It took everything he was and even so he couldn’t bring himself to regret it. A/N: Poem.

Death is But the Next Great Adventure by TheObsidianQuill- What if that night in Godric’s Hollow went differently? What if Harry did die? What if Death stepped in and made a deal with the Savior of the Wizarding World? How different would Harry’s life be after that deal?

(Or, Harry makes a deal with Death and in exchange gains something Voldemort has fought his entire life for. Immortality. And a strange friendship with Death)


Lessons on Being a Seer by ZeGhostCow- Being a female in Medieval times would have sucked. Being called and treated like one even though you are male in this time, must suck even more. Do you know what sucks more? Living in the future whilst this is happening.

Welcome to Harry’s world.

Embracing Life’s Riddles Without Asking Questions by Nemesis13- When Harry and Voldemort died at each other’s hands, Harry awoke in an alley as a ten year old girl. Perplexed at this turn of events but not overly surprised, she is taken to Wool’s Orphanage. Now known as Iris Black, she is roomed with Tom Riddle, who she decides to befriend because honestly, why not see how things unfold from the other side? It might be fun.

Riddled by Killing Curse Eyes- On a class trip to London Harriet Lily Potter found a little black book lying on the ground, and suddenly, destiny shifted. Fem!Harry Diary!Tom Eventual TMR/HP Currently in year 5.

I Will Always Come Back to You by Watermelonsmellinfellon- Tom had a friend when he was little. His friend taught him that he was special because of what he could do and that people who hated him, were beneath him. When an accident occurs, Tom’s friend promises that he’ll never truly be gone. Hadrian always comes back to Tom, in the forms of Haraldr, Harish, and finally, Harry. Magic grants wishes. A/N:Reincarnation. SLASH. TMR/Harry/LV.

The Lady of Slytherin-Dark Beginnings by Nemesis13- Lillith Potter, The-Girl-Who-Lived, appears before Severus Snape bleeding and broken at the age of six. Determined to protect his dead friend’s daughter from sharing her mother’s fate he raises her to be brutally pragmatic, viciously opportunistic, and violently protective of those she loves with the help of the Black Sisters. Dad!Snape, Mentor!Bellatrix, DarkFem!Harry, Third Year+ with slight Harmione for several chapters.

Bearstody (Bear Custody) by Clarisse (transnymphtaire)- A 3/shot of Harry working at Build A Bear and meeting Tom Riddle. Tom buys a bear which becomes his and Harry’s ‘son’, and they negotiate custody of their ‘child’.

Rapunzel, Rapunzel… Where is Your Hair? By phoenixmaiden13 (LadyPhoenix)- Tom a wandering thief looking for adventure finds Harry locked up in a tower. What better adventure could you come across?

Don’t Fuck With Florists(They’ll Fuck You Up) by MayMarlow- Unsatisfied with his post-war life, Harry decides to get to the root of all of his problems when that root was still working at Borgin and Burkes shop in the late 40s. He’s the Master of Death, damn it, he can do what he wants for once in his life.

Tom Riddle isn’t particularly happy about working at a small, dingy shop for magical artifacts, no matter how interesting those artifacts are. He’s even less happy when an insufferable stranger sets up the most obnoxious flower shop right across the street.

What follows would be a romantic comedy, if it weren’t for politics.

(Romance isn’t the centerpiece.) HP:

Long Live the Queen by Offsides-(Pretty famous story but recently posted in September of 2015.)

With Harry Potter’s hearing for Underage Use of Magic looming, and Sirius Black hunted for a crime he didn’t commit and was never tried for, Harry reaches out to Her Majesty the Queen for help, with unexpected results. No ships. AU starting Ch 6-9 OotP, No HBP, No DH, No Horcruxes.

Session Transcripts by lazycrazyhorn-(Also pretty famous, but I think more people should read it.)

What happens when a brain damaged Harry and a transgender Hermione both get sorted into Slytherin? Snape’s not sure, but he thinks it’s likely to be an interesting term. This story follows various first years through the trials of their first year.

Doing Things Differently by Blufuzzybubbles- Harry has lost one too many a person to Voldemort and he wasn’t going to lose another. With the help of a mysterious benefactor, he is entering his fifth year with the hopes that “more than one innocent life can be spared”. No more irritatingly naïve Harry. No pairings for Harry, but everyone else is fair game. And bashing of course, because what’s a story without it?

An Unfound Door by joe6991- War is coming to Hogwarts, and Harry Potter, fifth-year Ravenclaw, is beset on all sides by enemies unknown, unseen, and unfound…


HP/Sherlock Crossover:

Lineage Ligno: A Family of His Own by Godiva9- It started out as a simple summer assignment; it ended up changing his life forever. After using a lineage potion for a project, fifteen year old Harry Potter finds out he is not a Potter after all, and that his father is a self-proclaimed Sociopath who committed suicide nearly three years ago. Harry wants answers so he goes to the one man who knew his Dad best, Dr. John Watson

Plain Johnlock:

the thunder underneath his ribs by darcylindbergh- Six or seven, maybe eight months later, there’s a thunderstorm in London.

Sometimes things have to fall apart before they fall together.

Useless Experimentation and Distraction by Nightshift_Works- Sherlock had been acting odd recently and conducting useless experiments. He’d refused to take cases and lays around the flat listlessly. John began to wonder just what was wrong when he came home to the oddest of circumstances: Sherlock was curled up beside his bed, clutching a pillow to his chest, sleeping. Just what was happening to Sherlock Holmes? And just what was happening to him?

The Second Room Upstairs by Laur- 5 times Sherlock needed an excuse to invade John’s room and 1 time he was invited.

So Brave, So Quiet by SomeCoolName- John Watson has always been perfectly in charge of his life, thank you very much. But an intriguing murder, seven suspects, an alcoholic sister and Sherlock’s new interest in him - will it be enough to make him realise what ‘being in charge’ really means.


The Stygian Court by campitor- The Lecter family spurned a witch long ago and so she gave them two skins to wear: one human, one beastly.

A supernatural Hannibal AU where Hannibal is a shape-shifter from a cursed family and Will begins to wonder if that antlered man is truly a figment of his fevered imagination.

How Potent is Thy Sting by extremelyperturbed- I requested it at the kinkmeme but nobody did it so I wrote a story where Hannibal behaves very much like a parasitic wasp, an insect that lays its eggs inside a host and the larva basically forces its host to eat like crazy to feed it and protect it. The chosen host is Will. Hannibal does not look like an insect, however nor will actual insects be a part of the story. A/N: Rape/Non-Con, but with a happy ending.

Instead of Bleeding, They Sing by Square_Pancake- William Graham is the new star of the Baltimore Opera Company. After fending off a serial killer interested in his empathic abilities, Will draws the attention of FBI consultant Hannibal Lecter. Hannibal appreciates the artistry of his music; eventually he wonders if the singer will appreciate the artistry of his kills.

Strangers ‘Til Now by mokuyobi- Post Mizumono, season 3 AU – Instead of being pushing him off the train, Chiyoh takes Will to Paris. There, in Hannibal’s old haunting ground, they attend a Masquerade where Will sees someone who reminds him very much of the man himself.

Consider the Hands That Write This Letter by Watermelonsmellinfellon- Hannibal had written a letter to Will and Alana decided not to have it sent. In a misguided notion of mercy, she decides that Will doesn’t need to know that Hannibal is trying to contact him and lies to Hannibal, telling him that Will has threatened to leave should Hannibal persist. She decides to just have the letters shredded.

Hannibal realizes the opportunity for what it is and chooses to continue writing to Will, pouring his heart into those words and using his Memory Palace Will to pretend that everything is right with the world. He can confess his adoration and Will would never know. Hannibal would never have to face rejection and Will wouldn’t know his feelings.

But there is a small issue. One of the orderlies doesn’t like Alana’s decision and secrets away the letters, sending them to Will Graham anyway.

Hannibal bares his soul, Will falls in love and sheds his fears, and Alana is unaware of it all.

Oh, the drama that shall unfold.

Rafraîchir by ElloPoppet- Hannibal and Will attempt to navigate life, and their relationship, after surviving the fall. Hannibal continues to groom Will into his ideal Murder Husband, only now, Will is an aware and willing participant. How will everything change once Will has embraced not only his attraction to Hannibal, but also his own violent desires?

In which Will unleashes his monster and accepts his destiny by Hannibal’s side, the boys run away to build a life together, and Jack Crawford becomes their hunter.

Let the Night Be Dark by beforethedawn and Destinyawakened- Will and Hannibal are rescued by Chiyoh, only to find out she’s been hired by Hannibal’s uncle to retrieve them. Robertas’ intentions aren’t at all well intended, as they soon come to find out. Will they overcome to find their happy ending?

Not As I Planned by TigerPrawn- Will and Hannibal are not a couple. Will’s first heat after falling from the bluff. All bases covered – Blood, check. Smashing objects, check. Will going into heat during a hunt, check.

The Door to The Abyss by War_Queen- “Will Graham, a bored demon, finds an eight year old boy with a promising future, and makes a deal with him. Years later, he becomes the ruler of hell, and remembers his contract.”


Pairing Undecided:

The Forgotten Potter by njeha- Wrong BWL. FEM Potter. James and Lily Potter has given birth to twins. On that Halloween night, they mistake the real prophecy child, leading to years of abandonment; which ends up being the biggest mistake the light side have ever made. There will be crossovers with many different worlds. Dark FEM Potter. Powerful & Genius FEM Potter. MOD Potter. Warning: Very Extreme M rated.(NSFW in any capacity!)

To Be Continued…

(If you know of a fic from the above 4 OTPs that is good but gets next to no recognition, reblog with the name of it so I can check it out.)

Pod Fic Rec Days

Because seriously, our lovely, amazingly brilliant and talented podficcers need an extra post. And no, I still don’t care about what date it is. We’re an international fandom :D Johnlock in all its glory :)

Something old aka Victorian Times

“Undiscovered Country” read by Ricky Pulsifer and The Dragongirl (explicit, 2 hours): Culverton Smith’s poison box fells the wrong victim. Story written by Katie Forsythe.

“Sentiment to Paper” (explicit, 50 minutes) read by Ricky Pulsifer: No fewer than three times by the winter of 1883 had I heard Sherlock Holmes disparage the ways of lovers and their irrational tendencies toward writing letters. With this often and loudly-expressed opinion in mind, I was very surprised indeed to find a stack of unsent, unsealed letters in a drawer in his desk. [written by @mistyzeo]

Some BBC-ish Johnlock

“The Edinburgh Problem” (explicit, more than 12 hours) read by @lockedinjohnlock-podfics: “A nice holiday, just a bit more…murdery. ” John said drily.“Yes! The best kind of holiday!” Sherlock beamed. “So we won’t get bored!” After he separates from Mary, John returns to Baker Street. Following a request for help from Sherlock’s cousin Violet, the detective and his blogger take a trip to Edinburgh. John discovers more about the Holmes family and Sherlock than he bargained for, but tries not to run screaming. (AKA the one season 4 never happend)[written by @snorklepie]

Two Two One Bravo Baker (explicit, more than 12 hours) read by @aranel-parmadil: Captain John Watson of 40 Commando, the Royal Marines, is assigned to protect and assist Sherlock Holmes as he investigates what appears to be a simple war atrocity in Afghanistan. An intense attraction ignites between the two men as they uncover a conspiracy that threatens everything they’ve ever known, but Sherlock is as much hunted as hunter, and everyone close to him is in deadly danger. Can he solve the case in time to save himself and John? (Aka the one before the canon). [written by abundantlyqueer]

“Sugar me Sweet” (mature, 20 minutes) read by @consultingsmartarse: “Let’s get started, shall we?” Sherlock says as he sheds his coat. A black, diaphanous shirt hangs loose on his shoulders, clings tight to his abdomen. A pair of studded, leather trousers like a second skin. They complement the curve of his plump arse and emphasize the length of his outrageously long legs. Powerful thighs. Muscular calves and…John’s not entirely sure how Sherlock got himself in them, but he’s not complaining. On the contrary. A bit distracted by the idea of him removing them, honestly. Peeling them off, and he’d have to go slow. May even need a little help. (AKA different first meeting) [written by penumbra]

Something different aka Alternative Universe for the win

“The Star-crossed series” (14 parts, rated from teen to explicit, more than 12 hours) read by @aranel-parmadil: Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is 29 years old and needs a break from snide whispers before he just stabs someone. But in his place of sanctuary is a beautiful stranger -Khan Noonien Singh, victim of a time surge after an experiment goes wrong. At first it seems they’ll fight, but then other kinds of duelling seem more appealing.But these two men are making bad choices, and their fates are written in the stars. Will their souls ever learn to make better choices? How long will it take them to find each other again, and what will they have to learn before they do? [written by 221b_hound; art work by @missmuffin221]

“Mise en place” (mature, more than 12 hours) read by @consultingsmartarse: John Watson had no intentions of taking over the family business, but when he returns from Afghanistan, battered and bruised, and discovers that his sister Harry has run their restaurant into the ground, he doesn’t have much choice. There’s only one thing that can save the Empire from closing for good – the celebrity star of the BBC series Restaurant Reconstructed, Chef Sherlock Holmes. [written by @azriona]

“Working on the Edges” (mature, 7 hours) read by @consultingsmartarse and @aranel-parmadil: No matter where you put Sherlock and John, they click. Including the Winter Olympics. [written by @earlgreytea68; art work by @anotherwellkeptsecret]

“Northwest Passage” (explicit, more than 12 hours) read by @lockedinjohnlock-podfics: Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn’t truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes. [written by @kryptaria; art work by kacaso]

Favorite Fics List

Here is my list of the best fics I have ever read regardless of fandom and in no particular order

Twist and Shout by gabriel, standbyme - Supernatural, Destiel - I’M LEADING WITH THIS BECAUSE IT’S GETTING TURNED INTO A BOOK AND THEREFORE WON’T BE AVAILABLE ONLINE ANYMORE SO READ IT WHILE YOU CAN Summary: What begins as a transforming love between Dean Winchester and Castiel Novak in the summer of 1965 quickly derails into something far more tumultuous when Dean is drafted in the Vietnam War. Though the two both voice their relationship is one where saying goodbye is never a real truth, their story becomes fraught with the tragedy of circumstance. In an era where homosexuality was especially vulnerable, Twist and Shout is the story of the love transcending time, returning over and over in its many forms, as faithful as the sea. If you were part of the SPN fandom and you didn’t read this fic were you ever even a part of it? (COMPLETED)

A Thousand Beautiful Things by superpotterlock (fvalconbridge) - Supernatural, Destiel - Summary: Accidents happen everyday, like someone accidentally hitting you in the face with a ball and then you mutually getting off with them in the school showers. Now Dean’s not saying he’s gay, but the thing he has going with Castiel isn’t exactly straight either and he isn’t even sure if it matters any more. Basically Cas is a rebellious teenager instead of a goody-goody like in most stories (UNFINISHED but worth it imo)

A Hole in the World by AnnelieseMichel - Supernatural, Destiel, A/B/O - Summary: Dean Winchester never wanted to go home again. Going back to Lawrence meant people who knew what he was, who didn’t buy into the lie. But with a tragic accident, he’s back and dealing with the death of his father, the social stigma and objectification of being an out Omega, and the lingering aftermath of a long-ago crime. (COMPLETED)

Fingers Tap Into What We Once Were by 2ofacrime24 - Supernatural, Destiel - Honestly, I read this fic so long ago that I don’t really remember what happens, but it left such a lasting impression on me that when I saw the title again I had a physical, not just emotional, reaction to it. So it makes the list. Summary: Human!AU. Castiel never expected to see Dean again, the man from one marvelous one-night stand. However when Dean walks back into Castiel’s life on the arm of his twin sister, Anna, a year later, Castiel’s world is turned upside down as he realizes just how much Dean affects him. (COMPLETED)

Out of the Deep by riseofthefallenone - Supernatural, Destiel - THE MERMAID AU TO END ALL MERMAID AUS! Honestly though, I consider this is seminal piece of Mermaid AUs. Summary: Stay away from the light-beds. Stay in the deep.It is the first thing hatchlings are taught the moment their fans unfurl and they can swim without their parents to buoy them along. It is the first rule, the first law. It is the beginning of every boogey-monster bedtime story told when they settle against the cliffs to sleep. Castiel should have listened better. This was also the first fic I experienced that had its own culture and fandom surrounding it. (COMPLETED)

Shootin’ You Straight by rockstarpeach - Supernatural, Destiel - I started reading the first chapter of this fic to remind me what it was about and then I just read the whole thing because it’s that good. Summary: AU. Dean Winchester is in a band and Castiel is a fan. Not of the music, of Dean. An opportunity presents itself one night after a concert and Castiel can’t pass up the chance of a lifetime. Neither of them is happy to leave things at just one night, though, so they start up a romance troubled by long distances and Dean’s rock star lifestyle. It’s not perfect, far from it, but this is their story. (COMPLETED)

Vita Nuova by worldaccordingtofangirls - Supernatural, Destiel - Summary: AU. Dean Winchester takes a job as a teaching assistant to get his little brother into a prestigious academy. He doesn’t quite expect such long nights and snobby kids, but the real surprise is professor Castiel Novak: or falling in love with him, that is. Excuse me while I go re-read this whole fic because I forgot it existed and really need to back in my life. (COMPLETED)

Blue Lips, Blue Veins by romanoff - Avengers, Stony - This is a LONG FIC (145 chapters) but WORTH IT Summary: Tony Stark is Iron Man.Before that, he was an man with bigger heart than brain. Before that, he was an asshole with a bigger mouth than sense. And before that, he was was a scared little boy. Not that it matters. Stark’s always have had iron in their backbone. Basically, it’s Tony’s life story. (COMPLETED)

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If you have not checked out Kinklock’s site, you should. She has the lists to end all lists and links to almost any persuasion. I have the utmost respect to the effort she put in cultivating this list. Hats off to her. ——————————- Johnlock fic rec

My fics: my ao3 (also my bookmarks)

Fic Rec Lists (by request or by my weird preferences)

Smutty / Kinky:

Alternate Universes:

Other (Specific Characteristics):

(OLD) Master Post List 

(Unconventional category system, aaaaand terrible descriptions provided by yours truly)


  • XO by MirithGriffin. John is brought onto an alien spaceship to be Sherlock’s mate. The aliens are jelly. Of their love, and literally, they are made out of jelly. You think this is crack and then it actually makes you feel things you haven’t felt in years, so go now my children, reeadd. 
  • They Mostly Come Out at Night by tawabids. Aliens crossover. I can’t emphasize how good this fic is and how you do not need to love Alien/Aliens to get it (though of course I am an alien fangirl soooo maybe I lie). Sherlock is the little girl in Aliens except you know not a little girl, and John is Sigourney Weaver kind of. 
  • ROT-13 by berlynn_wohl. Spaceman! John intrigues not-a-spaceman Sherlock, look it’s cute, just read


  • Software Malfunction by tiger_in_the_flight_deck. But can a robot sherlock learn to love? yes. yes he can. If you read this, please go directly to the Fluff category immediately following the experience. 
  • Made in Man’s Image series by thequeergiraffe. Sherlock being a strange android at an all robotic hospital. This also answers the above question, and yes, there are robot sex antics. 


  • All The Best and Brightest Creatures by wordstrings, Do I even need to tell people to read this, like it’s wordstrings, what else do you need to know? Love at first sight plus asexuality plus an extra sadistic moriarty PUSH ALL MY BUTTONS why don’t you. 


  • The Regent’s Park Regulars by Basingstoke. Sherlock is a swan except his name isn’t Sherlock and John is a duck and Lestrade is a zoo keeper, and you should already be sold by now. 
  • Wild Kingdom & Mating Snarl by AxeMeAboutAxinomancy. I need to stop re-reading these, BUT SO GOOD? Not technically animals but there is a lot of lion sex consideration. 
  • The Swan Triad by Pennin_Ink. This series starts off all like cute John and Sherlock meet cute, hating each other as kids, true love, happy end- and then suddenly shit gets serious and magical. 

Bees in Sussex 

  • A Beginner’s Guide to Apiology by VictoryCandescence. John and Sherlock meet for the first time as old men pals and like my entire heart hurts in a good way.
  • The Sea in a Chasm by wiggleofjudas. John goes through his teenage rebellion years and Sherlock’s like fiiine I have a house and some bees when you calm down. 
  • The Declaration by flawedamythyst, Sherlock being a goof and John being a cranky old man, all my fave things <3

Book Crossovers 

  • Bel Canto by bendingsignpost. Phantom of the Opera!!!
  • Un Homme Dangereux by IShouldBeOverThis. Les Liaisons Dangereuses! (which Cruel Intentions is based on) wherein Sherlock writes letters to Mycroft like watch me bag this dude oh shit wait I’m in love. This crossover actually makes a lot of sense to me because holmescest slides in nicely but johnlock rules out 
  • Unsettled by AxeMeAboutAxinomancy. His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass)! A+++ for use of daemons as a plot device


  • Collared by VelvetMace. Slavery and sex, but mostly dub con not so much full non con? (that isn’t comforting ashleigh)
  • Playing the game by KeelieThompson1. Fave fave fave, dark vampire stuff, but in a very blase, no one is overly upset, kind of way - everyone’s like put his dick in a cage who even cares any more. (I’m going to give this the award for worst description).
  • Cross Wired by Pretty Arbitrary. I know this category is labeled dark, but this shit is extra dark like satan’s ass crack dark. John finds a journal of Sherlock’s that is, let’s say, not kittens and rainbows.
  • Dehumanize Me by deuxexmycroft. Sherlock makes John his prison bitch, aand yeaah. 


  • Duvet (Green) by mazarin. Mind palace things! I love mind palace things.

Misc AUs

  • This Thing All Things Devours by cypress_tree. 80’s sci fi movie fic (you can already tell why I like it) humans are genetically engineered to stop aging at 25, when the numbers on their arm start counting down, and the only way to get more time is to earn/borrow/steal. John, obvi, is a gambler and Sherlock is basically immortal. Time to solve some TIME THIEVING.

Period Piece -ish

  • echoes through time by chellefic. John reads fanfiction Watson’s journal about him and Holmes being lovey dovey and gets ideas!
  • The Man No One Liked by shouldbeover. Where Sherlock is John’s valet for a visit to a Downton Abbey style place and - quelle surprise - there is a murder to solve!!!!
  • Captive Hearts by Nana_41175. I say period piece, but this isn’t really set in real earth medieval times. Sherlock is a mask wearing, hawking prince (this should be enough to sell you on it) who semi-captures highlander!John. Etc. etc. etc. things get hot. 

Tarts and Vicars aka Priest!lock (I’m so glad this is a category)

  • The Beast of Baskerville by Mildredandbobbin. Priest!Sherlock (I KNOW, normally it is priest John) and John meet up on their way to a village where there are mysterious wolf-related deaths and mayhaps Sherlock is rethinking that whole celibacy business.
  • Ad Meliora by lotherington. Priest!John getting all seduced


  • Stranger at the Gate by bendingsignpost. This is like if Sherlock was a vampire but a super cute baby vampire who hasn’t gotten his vamp sea legs just yet. Like he’s manipulative as shit and lies like crazy but this is the cutest he’s ever been to me. no plot explanation provided just read it
  • Playing the game by KeelieThompson1. This is dark and vamp related so it comes up twice. Did I mention it was dark? Vamplock turns John into a vamp and then Johnvamp complains about it for a few centuries.  
  • Night Shift by corpsereviver2. John is vamplock’s body guard :D  
  • Preservation by Mildredandbobbin. PINING AHOY and let’s of sex while pining for each other, which I didn’t even think was possible, so kudos. 


  • The Orchard by DancingGrimm. My fave Sherlock loses his v card story ever. I have a soft spot for Prostitute! John. 
  • Safe Distance by merripestin. Really enthusiastic virgin!Sherlock with added bonus of sexuality crisis John!

 is the reigning queen of Sherlockian podfic! All hail!

 Presenting the incomparable work of consultingsmartarse who records like 60% of the podfic in this fandom all on her own so thank goodness she’s so terrific to listen to or I would be sad indeed. But no, she’s got this great voice that’s just a pleasure to listen to and a real way with a sentence. She also begins (and ends right? or is that just sometimes?) each recording with a little music which adds a nice personal signature. Thank you for everything you do for us CS! If you like Sherlock podfic and aren’t subscribed to this genius on AO3 I don’t know what is the matter with you, get over there and do it!

     Here are a selection of my particular favorites, but if you have different tastes in fics than me, just go browse her output and you’ll find something to shake your boat…

        **all the below read by consulting_smartass**

           (and are <1 hour long and johnlock unless otherwise specified)

A Previous Engagement by Colored Ink-- John is jealous and confused, Sherlock is… dating? and everything is happiness and fun. Like all of coloredink’s stories, this is really well crafted and funny.

Nineteen Seconds of Falling by EmmyAngua THIS STORY! You guys this story is so fucking good. I really really want you to listen to it or read it, it’s just beautiful. Trust me. Inside Sherlock’s mind palace after John asks him to be his best man.

Acceptable Behavior by bbcatemysoul– laugh out loud/choke up sweet ending. I love this story.

Blame It on the Viscum by thirdbird– xmas fluff but a fic this good is always in season!

A Trope Too Far by Persiflager– a gay romp through a series of AUs. Fun and entertaining with a tender undertone and a little suspense.

Elementary by Pattern of Defiance--sweaty John, turned on Sherlock, confused Sherlock, kissing and declarations of love, sex… basically everything you need, right? Especially appreciating the musical choice on this one :)

Blackout by Ivy Blossom– it’s Ivy! She’s one of the best writers in the fandom; what do you need to know?! well perhaps it would be worth pointing out that this story is a shortish one shot.

Just One by drwatsonsjournal– octoJohn tentaclelock PWP with a surprise ending. I loved it.

Dream a Little Dream (of me) by Pattern Of Defiance-- porn! John catches Sherlock moaning his name in his sleep.

and finally if you’e looking for a long one, how about Mise en Place by Azriona? this 15+ hour restaurant AU could be just the thing for that tedious job or endless sewing project… I listened to this one while gardening.

…which leads me to a reflection on podfic and the nature of memory. I have a terrible memory, really bad– like actual medical reasons bad– but give me any podfic and I can call up what I was doing when I heard it and all kinds of associated sensory memories. It’s really something! So Mise en Place is late summer weeding my community garden plot in the still-hot early evenings, the Blog of Eugenia Watson will always be exploring London in early spring (so much time riding buses, but also a lot of walking), Shatter the Darkness is a series of long walks with the dog, etc etc. Question– how to use this? There must be a way to use this tool to remember useful things right? Some kind of aural cues? Anyway just rambling… 

                                   MY OTHER PODFIC REC POSTS

Magical Realism and Johnlock

Some of my favorite-ever fics from my favorite-ever genre.

I am not including Potterlock or His Dark Materials (really their own genres!), anything involving a very Dark or Murdery Sherlock or John, or Wingfic/Angels/Demons, and also I probably will not have a terrible lot of werewolves or vampires here because those are not really my thing.

Please remember to check the tags first before reading, especially for main character death which is featured in some of these (in an impermanent fashion).

Please remember that I am a human being with my own personal opinions and tastes and therefore stories that other people might find quintessential may not be featured here.

If there is a fic you love/fic you wrote that is not on the list for some reason, it’s not a personal slight.  It just means it wasn’t my thing or that I didn’t get around to reading it (or that I got very lazy at the end of making this list and just stopped reading and curating before I got to that one).

I will do my best to @ authors if I know their URLs.

All summaries are from AO3, none of them are written by me.

Bullet points by my special favorites.

Enjoy the magic and the sparkles. 🎇

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Fandom Fic Rec Days

(Somewhere it is still Feb, 12th, shhh)

(Johnlock in the BBC Sherlock universe)

Something new

A Study in Spherification by @mistyzeo (explicit, 58k): John Watson has been out of work for eighteen months after his last restaurant, Fifth Northumberland, burned to the ground in a kitchen accident. He’s more than ready for a new project, but who wants to open a restaurant with a washed up celebrity chef who can’t even hold a knife anymore?

Proper Manners by @servicerevolver (explicit, 40k): Sherlock Holmes is a charming—if somewhat eccentric—nobleman who often spends time with John, an apothecary’s son. When John is offered employment at King William’s castle, however, he fears he will have to say goodbye to Sherlock. But in the end, they might actually become closer than before.

Flesh and Blood and Bone and Heart by @silentauroriamthereal (explicit, 59k): As John takes Sherlock back to Baker Street rather than seeing him off to his mission in Serbia, Sherlock decides to reveal how very human he is, after all, and the fall-out will have enormous consequences for them both… 

A Slice of Sumatra by @blueink3 (teen, 5k): What happened while Mary was away searching for Ajay? Sherlock must have expected her to run - they did trace the memory stick, after all. He didn’t, however, expect John to show up on his doorstep in the aftermath. Then again, the army doctor always has been the wild card. (Set between “The Lying Detecive” and “The Final Problem”)

A Land so Wild and Savage by @doctornerdington (teen, 82k): In 1845, the HMS Erebus under the command of Captain James Sholto departed England on a voyage of discovery to find a Northwest Passage through the perilous arctic waters separating the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It was never heard from again. Five years later, Captain John Watson of the Investigator sets sail to recover the Erebus and determine the fate of Sholto and his men. Naturalist Sherlock Holmes takes a berth on a scientific mission to catalogue arctic fauna. What they find could strike a killing blow at the very heart of the British Empire.

Something old

How the mouth changes it shape by @havingbeenbreathedout (explicit, 132k): 1955. Under the placid veneer of suburban playparks and middle-class conformity churns a hidden London: femmes and butches dancing close in basement bars; clandestine love between women. To Sherlock Holmes, struggling private detective and mistress of disguise, it’s a realm she renounced years before. To Johnnie Watson, daredevil ambulance driver turned auto mechanic, it’s become a little too familiar. But when someone is murdered in the washroom of the city’s most notorious lesbian club, the investigation will lead both women to reconsider their assumptions about themselves, each other, and the world in which they live.

Love or What You Will by @miss-frankenstein (teen, 32k): John is an English professor who specializes in War and Post-War Literature and Sherlock is the brilliant yet impossible Ph.D. student assigned to be his TA because no one in the Chemistry Department is willing to put up with him. And - somewhere between Waugh and Plath, e-mails and takeaway, novels and villanelles - they fall in love. 

Lightning and Sea Glass by @221b-carefulwhatyouwishfor (explicit, 18k): The mad Professor Moriarty and his reluctant assistant John Watson have reanimated the dead – and the results are beautiful. At least John thinks so. When Moriarty rejects his creation, John disappears with the creature to protect it, sealing their fates together. (Loosely inspired by Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”)

Mise en Place [PodFic by @consultingsmartarse] by @azriona: John Watson had no intentions of taking over the family business, but when he returns from Afghanistan, battered and bruised, and discovers that his sister Harry has run their restaurant into the ground, he doesn’t have much choice. There’s only one thing that can save the Empire from closing for good – the celebrity star of the BBC series Restaurant Reconstructed, Chef Sherlock Holmes. 

Emperor Tales of the Frozen South by @conversationswithjohnlock (mature, 153k): At the bottom of the world, two intrepid explorers make their way in the harshest of environments. An important journey must be taken, and prophecies fulfilled, but not before family meddling, political interference, and self-doubt threaten to alter the future of an entire species.If you know me at all, you know that this had to be done.

AKA my bookmark: When I was a young girl, one of my very first books I was able to read on my own, was a story about a young penguin growing up and having great adventures. CWB ’s amazing, adorable fanfiction made me remember my own childhood experience and lead me to search for this particular book so my girl can read it in the future. It is not a story to read, it is a story to cherish.

And something which will be a Fandom Classic:

Engima by @khorazir (mature, +160k in 15 chapters): It’s the autumn of 1941, war is raging in Europe, German U-boats are raiding Allied convoys in the Atlantic, the Luftwaffe is bombing English cities, and the cryptographers at Bletchley Park are working feverishly to decode their enemies’ encrypted communications. One should consider this challenge and distraction enough for capricious codebreaker Sherlock Holmes. But the true enigmas are yet waiting to be deciphered: an unbreakable code, a strange murder, and the appearance of Surgeon Captain John H. Watson of the Royal Navy.

anonymous asked:

hi steph! i was wondering if you have a masterlist or something for fic recs? thank you already, hope you have a lovely day

Hi Nonny!

Not officially, which I should probably do, but I do keep a Word Doc offline so I can keep track of them. 

Here’s the list of my recs as of August 14, 2017:


“Ask the Community” RECS:




Hope that Helps you out, Nonny!

In which they also suck blood

Potter!Lock -  Omegaverse - Parent!Lock - AU!Lock -

Teen!Lock - Casefic -  PWP - Fake Relationship

Playing the game by KeelieThompson1 (~17k) ♥

As a vampire, John often despairs of Sherlock Holmes. Especially when he makes a new fledgling.

Swallow You Whole by Lindentreeisle (Captainblue) (16k)

 ”That was amazing,” John blurted out.

Sherlock, already turned halfway to the door, paused and whirled back around. “Really?” he asked, narrowing his eyes at John.

“Yeah,” John said. Sherlock flashed him a quick, tight grin, and then John saw the fangs. Oh.

Night Shift by corpsereviver2 (26k)

 Former army doctor John Watson is a daylighter, a specialist bodyguard for vampires. When he’s hired to be the bodyguard for a vampire’s younger brother - a vampire who doesn’t fit the usual vampire stereotypes of lazy aristocrat in a remote manor or wealthy, indolent playboy - John is intrigued. To his surprise, Sherlock seems intrigued by him as well.

Bleed Me Out by antietamfalls (88k)

John isn’t exactly surprised to discover that Sherlock isn’t human. His vampirism doesn’t pose a problem, even when their relationship gradually grows into something more. That is, until a deadly revelation about John’s blood sends their lives spinning dangerously out of control.

The Curious Wine by songlin (15k)

“I want to watch you kill, because I want to see you lose that tiresome battle against your baser instincts. I want to drink from you, enough that you go weak and breathless and can’t stand properly, but I don’t want to kill you, because then you’ll be gone and the thought of never being surprised by you ever again makes me want to go naked into the sunlight and wait until it burns me into ash.”

Red Dahlias by QuinnAnderson (9k)

John had never thought he would one day stand with his vampire lover and laugh like giddy teenagers, but it wasn’t the first time his life had taken an unexpected twist. 

Preservation by Mildredandbobbin (32k)

There was something there, between John and Sherlock, something on the other side of platonic, but John was straight and Sherlock was undead. John thought they had all the time in the world to sort it out. 

Sustain Me by beltainefaerie (3k)

John felt like Sherlock saved him that very first night. It takes him awhile to return that favor. But now their lives will never be the same.

Thrall by VelvetMace (40k)

Sherlock is sober, but his life is still spiraling down hill. Despite this, he has resisted the notion of ever getting a mate. The very idea of having a human balancing his life is abhorrent. As Mycroft, a case, and a new flatmate all vie for his attention, he misses the most important clue of his life: that his mate has found him.

podfic rec list

A podfic rec list for @mmelibrarian88! They asked for best podficced works without teenlock, parentlock, or Mary (sorry - I actually did include one parentlock and one story with Mary but mentioned it in the descriptions). Includes links both to podfics and written works: podfics are linked in the title, written works linked at the end. Enjoy!


Performance in a Leading Role: written by Mad_Lori, read by aranel_parmadil and consulting_smartass. The classic actor AU in which Sherlock and John are actors who fall in love. Such a fantastic fic; absolutely give this a try if you haven’t already! [x]

Mise en Place: written by azriona, read by consulting_smartass. Another fantastic AU in which Sherlock revives failing restaurants and John owns a family restaurant. Truly a lovely work, so wonderful. [x]

Working On the Edges: written by earlgreytea68, read by aranel_parmadil and consulting_smartass. A brilliant AU in which both John and Sherlock are in the Winter Olympics. It’s nothing short of lovely, I highly recommend it! [x]

Shatter the Darkness (Let the Light In): written by MojoFlower, read by consulting_smartass. A fantastic magical realism AU in which Sherlock was cursed into becoming a genie before he meets John. Such a wonderful fic, I love this one. [x]

The Frost Is All Over: written by Chryse, read by aranel_parmadil. One of my favorite AU fics of all. Sherlock is a lord and John is a commoner, and they grow up together and fall in love. So fantastic; a must-read! [x]

The Gilded Cage: written by BeautifulFiction, read by AxeMeAboutAxinomancy. An epic Omegaverse fic that turns the norms of the Omegaverse on its head. Absolutely amazing and beautifully done! [x]

Two Two One Bravo Baker: written by abundantlyqueer, read by aranel_parmadil. A classic AU in which Sherlock meets John while on a case in Afghanistan. A fantastic war story that is scorchingly hot. [x]

Nature and Nurture: written by earlgreytea68, read by AxeMeAboutAxinomancy. The classic parentlock AU in which Sherlock is accidentally cloned and Sherlock and John raise the baby. I can’t recommend this fic enough, it’s fantastic! [x]

John Watson’s Twelve Days of Christmas: written by earlgreytea68, read by consulting_smartass. Any AU that starts with Sherlock and John meeting while dressed as elves is, in my opinion, a fantastic story. Also features a fake relationship and loads of pining - what’s not to love? [x]

All the Best and Brightest Creatures: written by wordstrings, read by bagofthumbs. Honestly one of the best stories I’ve ever encountered. An AU in which Sherlock put away Jim Moriarty when he was ten, and now Moriarty wants revenge. It’s a work in progress, but so, so worth it. I absolutely recommend it. [x]

you are a paradigm: written by 1electricpirate, read by consulting_smartass. A fantastic Potterlock fic in which John is a wizard and Sherlock is a Muggle. Incredible, one of my favorite Potterlock fics. [x]


Electric Pink Hand Grenade: written by BeautifulFiction, read by sevenpercent. A classic sickfic in which Sherlock gets debilitating migraines and John takes care of him. [x]

A River Without Banks: written by Chryse, read by aranel_parmadil. This is easily one of the best fics I’ve ever read: Sherlock lives different versions of his life until he gets it right. The description doesn’t do it justice, it is fantastic. (This is the one with Mary, but it’s so amazing I couldn’t resist, sorry). I highly recommend it! [x]

The Edinburgh Problem: written by snorklepie, read by Lockedinjohnlock. This is easily one of my favorite case fics of all time. Sherlock and John travel to Scotland to help Sherlock’s cousin after a murder occurs. So brilliant; a must-read! [x]

Bread and Wine and Curry Once a Week: written by cwb, read by aranel_parmadil. A great story of miscommunication, pining, and a happy (and smutty) ending. John tells Sherlock to write a letter to the person he’s in love with, not realizing it’s him. [x]

Truly Madly Deeply: written by astolat, read by themusecalliope. A fantastic first time fic after the Three Garridebs. I love this one! [x]

Midnight Blue Serenity: written by BeautifulFiction, read by aranel_parmadil. A fantastic case fic in which John and Sherlock go undercover at a club. So, so good. Definitely give this a read! [x]

Our Enthusiasms Which Cannot Always Be Explained: written by withoutawish, read by SherlockWho and withoutawish. This is one of my favorite fics of all time. A fantastic Christmas fic that turns all of the tropes on their heads, it’s fantastic. A slow burn with perfect characterization: go read it! [x]

anonymous asked:

Hey do you have any really funny fic you could suggest? I just read 'A week is only seven days' and I was crying it was so funny. I want more!

Hi Nonny!! OH GOD this has been in my drafts for MONTHS and I’m sorry for the delay. I’m guessing you found that fic on my “Go-To Johnlock Fic Rec List”, and it’s totally worth a read since it’s like, one of my all-time fave fics!! I don’t have many fics with the same type of humour, but I hope that a few of these will appease you! They’re more fluffy than anything else, but if I had a chuckle in them, then they will be here :)

  • High and Tight, Soft and Loose by cwb (E, Ao3) (7,429 w.) - John is stupidly obsessed with Sherlock, Sherlock is adorably clueless, and they’re both dumb idiots. Jealous John and silly misunderstandings.
  • Well Begun Is Half Done by Avice (E, Ao3) (3,897 w.) - Sherlock conveniently finds reasons to try to touch John’s junk. John’s tired of waiting.
  • The Case of the Vanishing Pants by SwissMiss (E, Ao3) (44,025 w.) - Five times John and Sherlock lost their pants for a case. There are some angsty bits in this, but I did giggle at a few scenes.
  • Life and Death by patemalah21 (K+, ff) (6K+) - Sherlock and John get mugged and injured. The first chapter is angsty, but the second and third chapters, Sherlock has to deal with his worst nemesis yet – a nurse intent on him getting better. *SLIGHT* Sher1011ie in the third chapter, but it feels more BFF’s.
  • You’re a Doctor, Fix me by edken (G, Ao3) (8,342 w.) - Sherlock gets sick and stroppy, John grins and bears it to fix him, and a fluffy happy ending.
  • How to Court Your Blogger by PipMer (K+, ff) (3,124 w.) - Sherlock Tries to court John on significant days in their life. Too bad John is a little bit slow on the draw.
  • Sibling Rivalry Or Fighting Over John Watson by Jessa7 (K+, ffnet) (8,085w.) - Mycroft is suddenly taking an interest in John and Sherlock is not happy. John just goes with it – he’s getting a lot of nice things out of this deal. (*NOT JOHNCROFT, just Mycroft being a meddler).
  • The Devil You Know by PipMer (T, ff) (9K+ w.) - Mycroft flirts with John. Sherlock gets jealous. John’s just along for the ride. Yeah, I also REALLY like Mycroft purposely riling up Sherlock to force him to confess his feelings for John. Another “meddling Mycroft” fic… I seriously love this trope.
  • Cigarettes and Shampoo by laura0506 (K+, ff) (783 w) - John and Sherlock get kicked out of a grocery store. Sherlock has a big mouth.
  • Cabbies by OldBesinaStuff (K, ff) (572 w) - Sherlock expounds and illuminates upon the subject of their current cabbies.
  • The Care and Keeping of Your Mad Genius by Janieshi (T, ff) (4K+ w.) - Lestrade and John tease Sherlock after the pool incident.
  • Just Admit It by LoyalNerdWP (K+, ff) (2K+) - Sherlock goes home for Christmas and is missing John. One of my faves, it’s more sweet than funny.
  • The Newlywed Game: Johnlock Edition by patternofdefiance (E, Ao3) (9,020 w.) - Sherlock and John pretend they’re a couple “for a case”. They’re shocked to discover how much they know about each other. One of my faves.
  • Happy Birthday John by Starlight05 (K+, ff) (1K+ w.) - Sherlock goes shopping for a present for John. 
  • Not Rocket Science by Nitrospira (K+, ff) (2K+ w.) - The boys are handcuffed to a bed while investigating a double homicide on the International Space Station. It’s been awhile since I read this but I remember liking it :D
  • Out on da pull by I-O-U-a-picture (T, ff) (1K+w.) - John can never pull a date, especially with a flatmate like Sherlock.
  • I’m Pretty Sure This Changes Shit by cwb (E, Ao3) (7,672 w.) - This one is really ridiculously silly. Sherlock keeps injuring himself so John will fix him up. John catches on, and it changes shit.
  • Because Blah Blah Blah Happy by cwb  (E, Ao3) (4,578 w.) - Sherlock sets out to make John happy. Happy happy happy.
  • Carry On by Mazarin221b (M, Ao3) (4,647 w.) - Five times John didn’t want to be carried, and one time he did.
  • Equine Arse Anonymity by Kayjaykayme (E, Ao3) (3,834 w.) - Sherlock needs to speak with suspects at a fancy dress ball. He chooses a couple’s costume for himself and John. It is logical, practical and well thought out. John doesn’t agree and exacts sweet revenge.
  • An Acquired Taste by kinklock (E, Ao3) (31,059 w.) - Sherlock is a bat. No other explanation needed.
  • and yes I said yes I will Yes by Mithen (T, Ao3) (1,662 w.) - Sherlock has deduced that John is going to propose to him, and he’s ready to accept. If only John would actually get around to it…
  • The Trouble With Being Subtle. by VictoryCandescence  (NR, Ao3) (5,429 w.) - In which Sherlock experiments, John misinterprets, and everyone else stands back and waits for the light to turn on.
  • The Detective and the Pin-Up by XistentialAngst (T, Ao3) (15,683 w.) - Sally Donovan discovers an old secret John Watson considered long buried - a ten-year old “Men of the Armed Forces” calendar, which has John as a very enticing pin-up for August. The image of John might just change the way everyone sees the unassuming sidekick, even Sherlock Holmes.
  • John’s Drawers by JezebelGoldstone (T, Ao3) (2,646 w.) - Sherlock snoops through John’s drawers and finds something… unexpected.
  • In Which John is a BAMFy MoFo, OMG! by Kantayra (T, Ao3) (1,835 w.) - John’s BAMFness and Sherlock’s damsel-in-distress act are caught forever on camera. So Scotland Yard can mock. A lot.
  • Corpus Hominis by mycapeisplaid (E, Ao3) (47,709 w.) - John knows the human body intimately. He’s had plenty of opportunity for study as a doctor, soldier, and lover. There’s one particular body, however, he knows very little about. When Sherlock launches himself head-first into a new obsession and they get sent on a case in an unlikely location, the pair discovers each other’s bodies with confusing yet delightful (and sometimes hilarious) results. {{NOTE: Because I always forget: ‘The One With the Shampoo, Steph.’}}
  • Goodness Gives Extras by mydwynter (E, Ao3) (39,629 w.) - Christmas time. ‘Tis the season to settle down with a drink, some food and a present or two, and to enjoy the quiet relaxation of the holiday. Instead, there’s a case that drags them all over, missing presents, disappointed kids, angry parents, and a freak snowfall. On top of that John has to deal with Sherlock, who is being even more of a prat than usual. He really shouldn’t have expected anything different.
  • You Can Imagine the Christmas Dinners by ardenteurophile (T, Ao3) (23,584 w.) - Sherlock takes John along for Christmas dinner with Mycroft and Mummy (And “Anthea”, too). Over the course of the evening, John realises that everyone in the room - apart from him - seems to think that he and Sherlock are a couple.
  • You Can Imagine The Christmas Dinners by johnsarmylady (T, ff)(1K+ w.) - Set the morning after a Study in Pink, John sits and contemplates Mycroft’s words. John’s imagination sometimes goes a little wild.
  • Abhorring the Dull Routine of Existence by ardenteurophile (T, ff) (7K+ w.) - Or, a Week Spent on Artificial Stimulants. Sherlock overdoses on Red Bull, much to John’s dismay. Spin-off fic set before the events of “You Can Imagine the Christmas Dinners”.
  • The Real Meaning of Idioms by feverishsea (T, Ao3) (21,691 w.) - After two weeks away, John finally texts Sherlock. He doesn’t expect Sherlock to respond. He doesn’t expect Sherlock to keep texting him. And he really doesn’t expect things to spiral out of control so rapidly.
  • To Sleep, Perchance to Smother Your Flatmate with a Pillow by Linpatootie (G, Ao3) (5,308 w.) - Sherlock wants to conduct a sleep study of sorts. John contemplates smothering him with a pillow. Part 1 of Two Coffees One Black One with Sugar Please (this whole series is amazing, and I love it so much).
  • The Second Law of Thermodynamics by entanglednow (T, Ao3) (3,614) - In which there’s no heating and there’s a dead owl in Sherlock’s bed. Part 1 of Thermodynamics (this whole series is really great, I love it!)
  • Vaporized by Catslynw (K, ff) (1K+ w.) - This little number is set soon after A Study in Pink. John has just moved into 221b and is getting to know his flatmate, and his flatmate’s amazing abilities, a little better.
  • Denial Isn’t Just a River in Egypt by satanatemycat (T, ff) (2K+ w.) - In which John makes a bet with a co-worker. If he wins, she shuts up about him and Sherlock being a couple. If he loses… well, that doesn’t matter, because he won’t lose. Because he and Sherlock ARE NOT a couple. Right?
  • The Video Footage by bitchinblackframedglasses (K, ff) (1K+ w.) - What exactly DID Lestrade film Sherlock doing in A Scandal in Belgravia? Sherlock wants to know, and John tells him. Fluff.
  • At Least Make It Interesting by amythedork (K, ff) (2K+ w.) - "You’ve reached Sherlock Holmes. For the love of God, if you’re going to leave a message, at least make it an interesting one. If this is Mycroft, then piss off.“ / A series of voicemails John left Sherlock throughout their time together. 
  • Manipulation by sixbynine (K, ff) (2+K w.) - John Watson is not as unobservant as Sherlock thinks, nor is he above using what he knows. Even if it is just to make sure Sherlock eats and sleeps.
  • Bored Games by SparksMayFly (K, ff) (3K+ w.) - Sherlock asks if he can take Reverend Green in for interrogation. John explains that’s not how the game works. 
  • Bored Games by patster223 (K+, ff) (2k+ w.) - Sherlock is bored and John decides that they should play Cluedo. In retrospect, it was a truly awful decision.
  • Three Ways Sherlock Conformed to His Stereotype by Jennistar1 (K+, ff) (1K+ w.) - "It’s a hat.” / Urge to roll eyes, quashed. “Yes. I can see that.” / “It’s called a deerstalker.”
  • Tipsy by katkin (K+, ff) (2K+ w.)  “I love everyone in this room,” he announced proudly.“I know you do, buddy,” John replied “Which is why you’re going to clean this carpet in the morning. Because you’re a good friend.” “I am a good friend!” Sherlock agreed.
  • Cards by Caighlee (K+, ff) (1K+ w.) - Sherlock has been without a case for a few days and Molly’s suggested experiment - something with a pig head (ew) - is losing it’s appeal. Can John come up with something that’ll distract Sherlock for a bit longer? And how did John pull off that card trick? Sherlock’ll never know because a magician never tells a secret. Except maybe when faced with a smiling Consulting Detective.
  • Never Have I Ever by Hannelore-Grace (T, ff) (2K+) - In which the Yarders, Sherlock, and John play the time-honored drinking game.
  • Surety by hudders (G, Ao3) (2,477 w.) - Sherlock is pissed because it seems that four pints of larger, two shots of tequila and a glass of wine has resulted in Lestrade becoming a little bit too friendly with everyone. And by everyone, Sherlock really means John.
  • Never Have I Ever by hudders-and-hiddles (E, Ao3) (10,655 w.) - John and Sherlock tag along for the Met’s weekly night out, where the evening’s chosen drinking game is Never Have I Ever. Sherlock is reluctant to join in until he realizes he can learn all kinds of new things about John, but he forgets that John might learn a thing or two about him as well.
  • Cabin Fever by A Wandering Minstrel (K+, ff) (6K+ w.) - A massive storm keeps John trapped in Baker Street with a half-blind (for science!), very bored Sherlock Holmes.
  • Spilt Milk by Erin Giles (K+, ff) (2K+ w.) - John comes back from a trip to the supermarket only to take a trip up the stairs. Both shopping and blood are spilled leaving Sherlock to play the role of Doctor.
  • God Save The Queen by Alice Day (K+, ff) (1K+ w.) - Sherlock has a new case. John is petrified. The Queen is amused.
  • Tidying Up by mattsloved1 (K+, ff) (951w.) – John comes home to a thoroughly cleaned flat. Or so it seems.

Feel free to add your own ficlets and self promos!! I love all the funny fics!

Johnlock Easter Eggs :) Aka my rec list of unusual/underrated works

Easter is approaching fast. What better way then to spend it with some Johnlock goodies :) I, personally, cannot stomach season 4 (fix-it) at the moment, therefore: a list of my favourites that are AU/ ACD/ Granada etc.


1. BBC SHERLOCK + William Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ + Star Trek

Well Met (Part of The Star-Crossed Series by @221b-hound) read by @aranel-parmadil: Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is 29 years old and needs a break from snide whispers before he just stabs someone. But in his place of sanctuary is a beautiful stranger -Khan Noonien Singh, victim of a time surge after an experiment goes wrong. At first it seems they’ll fight, but then other kinds of duelling seem more appealing.But these two men are making bad choices, and their fates are written in the stars. Will their souls ever learn to make better choices? How long will it take them to find each other again, and what will they have to learn before they do? (explicit, ca. 40 mins)

Because our lovely podficer has some difficult times atm; Benedict Cumberbatch just recieved a BAFTA nomination for his portray in ‘The Hollow Crown’; and just because I LOVE LOVE LOVE it (and you’ll love it too, promise!)

TWO WIPs -  updated regularly, both 6 chapters in

1. ACD - Canon Re-Telling

Since First I Say Your Face by Stavia_Scott_Grayson (@artemisastarte) : During the Great Hiatus, Holmes, studying in Tibet, reflects on his first meeting with Dr John Watson (mature, +70k words)

This one makes ACD!Johnlock larger than life by making them more human than ever. An epic (in every sense of the word) masterpiece of writing about the heart, core and truth of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. Aka: The one who gives you the whole picture - from the world’s only consulting detective: from their first meeting at Bart’s till retirement in Sussex

2. BBC SHERLOCK - Historical AU

The Sweetness Makes the Stings Worthwhile by @221b-carefulwhatyouwishfor: After nearly being expelled from university, Sherlock is banished home to Musgrave Hall for the summer. A friend introduces him to John Watson, a handsome medical student visiting the area. Sherlock and John find themselves drawn to each other, falling into a summer romance that may be as painful as it is sweet. (mature, +12k, WIP but updated regurarly) 

BBC SHERLOCK, set in 1920s; kind of PoppyAlexander’s (@fuckyeahfightlock) “Dawn at The Rest of the World” meets @khorazir “Summer Boy”, as in sweet, innocencent Sherlock get’s woed by John Watson. All the feelings, all the goodies. And gorgeous countryside.

THREE One Shots - THREE universes

1. BBC SHERLOCK - femslash

Keeping Secrets by @hubblegleeflower: Hiding. John did try, of course she did. She tried to hide, and tried to hide the fact that she was hiding. She thinks, now, that she must have known it wouldn’t work, on some level. Once she and Sherlock had crossed that line—finally—discovery was hardly even a risk. It was a certainty. But she tried anyway. (explicit, 3k)

The most believable female!Johnlock. So much more than porn (with feelings). A little treasure.

2. ACD + Neil Gaiman’s ‘A Study in Emerald‘ - crossover

A Study in Midnight by M_Leigh: In a world dominated by an alien monarchy, criminals Sherlock Holmes and John Watson work to take down the royal establishment while detective James Moriarty and his associate Sebastian Moran try to track them down. (mature, 42k)

Mindbending masterpiece. With 100% clarity I can assure you: never have ever read something like ‘A Study in Midnight’ before. Complex, captivating story telling and world building, spot-on characterization, enormous attention to detail, overall oustanding and profilic writing. 10/10. Fair warning: It’s a great story, not a particular ‘good’ (read: happy ending and fluff) one. Dark, twisted. A dystopian reading of ACD.

3. GRANADA - “It get’s better”; essay.

What is Right, and What is Easy by gardnerhill: There’s a reason that Article 28 (which criminalized homosexuality) was called the Blackmailer’s Charter. 

It’s been 50 years since Britain changed the law. Some of the writer’s stories are written more than 25 years ago. Published in zines in a time when in my home country homosexuality was still a crime. I won’t tell you that ‘What is Right, and what is Easy’ is the best story but it is - for me - the most important.

underloved fic recs!

in honor of fic writers appreciation day (and in an effort not to rec the same five stories everyone’s already read), here’s a list of all my bookmarked fics with under 200 kudos.

Our Burning Fragments - sweetcupncakes - 2721 words
sherlock/moriarty teenlock AU, *probably* my favorite sheriarty fic of all time.

With Both Hands Thou Shalt Give It - vulgarweed - 6761 words
Supposedly crack but actually deeply engrossing and beautiful Tolkien/Sherlock crossover.  Warning: sex w/ giant spiders.

Don’t Is Not the Same as Haven’t - impracticalbeekeeper - 46533 words
Sherlock Holmes and Victor Trevor meet at university.  Basically Brideshead Revisited meets Sherlock, with all the fey brilliance, class consciousness, and sexual ambiguity that implies.

The Lonely Psychopaths Club - hotchoco195 - 10762 words
Sherlock goes to a dark, disturbed place after killing Magnussen.  Jim’s the only one who can help.

Walk the Line - holyfant - 4512 words
Sherlock and Janine score some blow and fool around.  A good time is had by all. ;)

Bonus fics!  These have slightly over 200 kudos, but what the hell.

Time Is on My Hands  - mildredandbobbin - 7179 words
Gorgeous, utterly honest and believable fic about Sherlock finding his way as a gay man.  Eventual Johnlock. 

The Doubtful Comforts of Human Love - PoppyAlexander - 37143 words
WIP.  Sherlock and John have been together since they were teenagers, but the ordinary stresses of life are wearing on the relationship.  Honest, heartbreaking portrayal of a strong marriage experiencing some dark days.

(haha this was totally unintentional, but 100% of these fics involve Sherlock having sex with someone who isn’t John, even if there is eventual johnlock.  so…  due warning I guess?)

Fic Recs for Will

willietheplaidjacket is going on holiday and asked for some lengthy fics for traveling. Here are a few I hope you enjoy!  
Disclaimer: It should go without saying that more than a few of these fics contain smut. Also, all are johnlock fics.

Lucid Set post-Reichenbach pre-S3. John manages to achieve lucid dreaming where he holds Sherlock and murmurs declarations of love. The story that follows is what happens when one night dream-Sherlock actually turns out to be the real thing. Now they are stuck together in John’s tiny flat until they can draw out Moran and deal with the threat of the sadistic killer bent on revenge.

Learning Curve AU where John is an American Kindergarten teacher. Also parentlock and more than kind of adorable. Sherlock’s son only talks to a select few people, and never outside the home, so when John becomes the boy’s teacher and finds a way to communicate with him, Sherlock is more than a little intrigued.

The Slow Burn (not really ‘long’) Post S3 fix it fic. Sherlock tries to be the good guy, John is the good guy, and Mary…Mary is Mary. John and Sherlock arrive together in their relationship sweetly and slowly. John does his best to uphold his vows to Mary and still be true to himself. Sherlock honors those wishes even though it’s so, SO hard to do.

Conductivity series Oh. My. God! One of the most in character fics I’ve read. Sherlock develops a form of synesthesia and it revolves around John. A fic where the words “I love you” are never uttered but shown over and over again. Where John comforts Sherlock’s worry that being in a relationship or being in love means someone has “ownership” over you and shows him what a relationship really is. There’s so much more I could say, but if I go on I’ll spoil future parts of the series.  Just read it.

Hindsight Sherlock must learn to depend on John after an explosion on a case leaves him blind. John also has to learn to cope with his feelings towards Sherlock during all of this.

More Things Than Are Dreamt Of Potterlock series, time frame is during the show, so post Deadly Hallows. John is a reluctant wizard, Sherlock doesn’t know, Mycroft is a sneaky bastard. When Sherlock does finally find out, he has a good bit of trouble wrapping his head around the science of magic, tries experiments that could ruin his relationship with John, AND has a jealous streak more than a mile long. If ever there was a reason to utter the words “Poor John” this would be it.

Heart On A String John and Sherlock meet as kids and form a strong bond right away. So strong that they marry with cracker Jack rings. Those rings are carried with them through the rest of their lives, as the meet again and again, not always under the best of circumstances. Lots of turmoil and angst, a very in character Sherlock, and one John Watson who doesn’t take Sherlock’s shit.

Through the Clouds series Sherlock retires early. He springs it on John unannounced. John wonders what this could possibly mean for him, until Sherlock asks John to come with him. Sweet, fluffy, a little bit of angst, and the trials of working on an old home with Sherlock Holmes.

Hollowverse series (warning major character death that isn’t Sherlock or John’s)  Sherlock is forced to return to London sooner than he’d planned. John is forced to deal with Sherlock’s return and the betrayal he feels while grieving the loss of someone very close to him. When forced to work with Sherlock, John is faced with some very difficult questions regarding trust, love, and how to forgive someone who hurt him so badly.

The Swan Triad Swan Princess AU I know that sounds odd but the author makes it work so well.  Sherlock and John’s relationship starts off antagonistic as children, but builds slowly into one of “true love”. Don’t let that throw you off though. All the characters are “in character” as they can be from childhood on up. Moriarty and Moran are sick, sadistic bastards that John and Sherlock must find a way to beat in order to break the curse that’s been cast on Sherlock, Greg, and Molly.

Triage John is shot and Sherlock’s mind goes blank. Everything he thought he knew goes out the window and all he knows is that John Watson has to survive. A story where Sherlock comes to terms with emotions and sentiment.

June’s Theme Rec List

As we bring June’s ‘Elemental AU’ challenge to an end, we’d like to share some fic’s which we’ve found on Ao3 and which fit in with this months theme!

Please remember to leave kudos and/or comments for the authors, it makes their day! <3

Hellfire by testosterone_tea
Words: 28,596, E
Summary:  Sherlock is a Mage that gets involved with a case involving Dark Summoning rituals, leading him to John Watson, a man with Berserker blood. The only thing is, Berserkers have been extinct for centuries. And of course, nothing involving Mycroft and his interfering ways is ever simple. This time, even Sherlock may have bitten off more than he can chew.

Body of the Sanctioned by Belladonna_Q
Words: 822, M
Summary: He’s struck, terrible sparks of pain, and they tumble as he hears a curse from Sherlock as they hit the edge and roll. The pool, and chlorine fills his lungs and he struggles, denied of air, so very frightening, and it’s Sherlock clutching him now.

Honeycomb by tiger_in_the_flightdeck
Words: 2,063, G
Summary: After weeks of long, hard cases, Sherlock brings John to his family home in Surrey to relax and unwind. The countryside is quiet and soothing, except for one small problem. The members of the Holmes family are Elemental sorcerers. Something Sherlock has been hiding from John.
But of course, you don’t stay best friends with Sherlock Holmes for so long without picking up a few things along the way.

The Frost Child by twistedthicket1
Words: 9,944, M
Summary: In a world where people are born with a Gift of varying levels, simple John Watson is the last person one might look at when thinking of any strong Magick capabilities. Hiding comfortably in the shadow of Sherlock’s brilliant deducing abilities, John is content to keep it that way…

Faerie Touched by Blind Author 
Words: 9,781, T
Summary: In a world of sorcerers and magic, Sherlock is a Faerie-born and John, lacking any kind of magical talent, often seems a bit out of place. But he has a gift all his own…

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Time Travel Rec List

We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who has submitted stories for July’s theme so far! With less than a week left before submissions close on the 21st we wanted to share some of our favourite time travel johnlock fics! 

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do, don’t forget to leave kudos and/or comments for the authors <3 

Misdialed by DLanaDHZ
Words:  63,151, T, Major Character Death
Summary:  John needs a new phone, one that doesn’t bend time and have an amazing man on the other end who claims to be the world’s greatest detective, except that he can’t figure out how he called Dr. Watson instead of his brother. However, with a criminal mastermind on the loose, John’s phone connection may be the only thing that can save them both.

Iris by Leloi
Words:  11,302, E
Summary: John Watson was quickly learning to hate the Victorian Era. It wasn’t just the lack of proper medical care… Although that was a rather large component. It was the filth. It was the misery and the lack of regard for human life. Ok… So maybe the lack of proper medical care was a major component. It was difficult being a 21st century medical doctor stuck with 19th century technology.There was some sort of time travel involved. The really strange part is that there was a past version of himself living with a past version of Sherlock Holmes.Ok… So maybe that wasn’t the strangest part either. He seemed to be stuck in an alternate universe.

All Roads Lead To Rome And Tring by NomdePlume
Words:  9,905, E
Summary: Two men, 2,000 years apart, were individually walking through a field one day, when something fuckin’ weird happened.And that’s how Sherlock met Jon. Or, whatever his awkward, Roman, mouthful of a name is.

A Visit To The Doctor by flawedamythyst
Words:  28,318, T
Summary: When Watson gets ill, Holmes goes to extraordinary lengths to get him well again.

The Curious Adventure of the Drs. Watson by ShinySherlock
Words:  40,883, M
Summary: What if ACD Watson and BBC Watson switched places … “Imposter!” Hands clenching the lapels of John’s coat, Holmes shoved him anew. “Yes!” John agreed, nodding, and then grimacing. “Sort of!”

Not Always 1895 by esplanade
Words: 5,879, T
Summary:  “I have long since established that I am not where I once was. So would you be so kind as to enlighten me?”
“What do you mean?”
“This is still London, of course. It isn’t the where I’m having a problem with, it’s the when. What year is it?” 
“It’s 2014.”
The man whirled around and looked at John with a manic glint in his eye. “Say that again.”
The man’s smile widened. “Oh, and here I was worried that it would be a dull evening.”

If You Go, I am Sure to Follow by singularly_obsessed
Words: 5,771, M
Summary: “John…?” his voice was pleading, and John knew he was gone, didn’t care one wit how impossible it was, already stumbling closer as the man finished, “My dear John?”In which the universe, time, and space ship it hard.

September 20th by HappyJuicyfruit
Words: 10,111, T
Summary: Sherlock keeps reliving the same day. He isn’t very happy about it. One day? A fluke. Two days? Entertaining. But four? Four days repeating an already boring day?Sherlock growled under his breath and shoved his laptop away, uncaring when it fell off the opposite end of the table and smashed onto the floor.Wrapping himself in his dressing gown, Sherlock faced the back of the couch. He curled up into a ball and squeezed his eyes shut.He would not live through this day again. It could continue without him.

hope this fragile thing survives by less_than_improbable
Words: 5,462, Not Rated
Summary: Drunk Sherlock texts John to let him know he sneaked out four bottles of wine from the wedding. He’s surprised when John texts him back that he doesn’t have a wife, and refuses to acknowledge his recent marriage.

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classics rec list

A list of fandom classics compiled for @wineinanopenwound (side note: holy hell, I’m sorry that this took so long. Thank you for your patience!) Most of these are multi-chapter fics.

Another side note: a good way to find popular fics is to filter works on AO3 by kudos!

Nature and Nurture by earlgreytea68: I would be remiss if I didn’t include the fandom classic. In this wonderful fic, Sherlock and John raise an infant clone of Sherlock. [Parentlock, Post-Reichenbach]

Performance in a Leading Role by Mad_Lori: An AU in which John and Sherlock are actors playing the leads in a romance and fall in love. [AU]

Saving Sherlock Holmes by earlgreytea68: This is an AU in which John and Sherlock are at school together. So sweet, and I love Mycroft in this fic. [AU, Teenlock]

Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction: This is a fantastic case fic in which Sherlock and John go undercover in a club. [Case Fic, UST]

The Edinburgh Problem by snorklepie: This is another brilliant case fic involving fantastic original characters, shady art students, and plenty of other wonderful surprises. [Case Fic, Post-Season 3, Fix-It]

The Moonlight and the Frost by CaitlinFairchild: This is THE post-season 3 fic, in my opinion, and every bit worth the read. John rebuilds his life after Mary. [Post-Season 3, Case Fic, Fix-It]

State of Flux by Atiki: Another brilliant post-season 3 fic, very soft and tender. [Post-Season 3, Fix-It]

The Least of All Possible Mistakes by rageprufrock: A brilliant fic in which Lestrade is a woman, told from her point of view. One of my favorites. [Lestrade POV, Mystrade]

The Last Drop by Phyona: A great fic in which John and Sherlock go to a pub and play drinking games. I love the sequel as well. [UST]

Two Two One Bravo Baker by abundantlyqueer: An AU in which Sherlock meets John while on a case in Afghanistan. [AU, War Story, Case Fic, Thriller]

The Paradox Series by wordstrings: A brilliant series–somewhat twisted, but brilliant and fascinating. Examines a codependent relationship between John and Sherlock. [Season 1+2, Sociopathy, Codependency, Series]

A River Without Banks by Chryse: One of my all-time favorites, Sherlock relives multiple versions of his life. So, so brilliant. [Post-Season 3, Fix-It, Case Fic, AU-ish]

Mise en Place by azriona: A chef AU, alternatively known as “the one where Sherlock is Gordon Ramsey.” [AU]

And if you say the word, I could stay with you by CaitlinFairchild: A wonderful proposal story, so very lovely. [Established Relationship, Proposal]

The Frost is All Over by Chryse: A Dickensian tale in which Sherlock is an earl’s son and John is a commoner and they grow up together. [AU]

The Gilded Cage by BeautifulFiction: This is the classic Omegaverse fic. Simply brilliant worldbuilding. [AU, Omegaverse, Case Fic]

All the Best and Brightest Creatures by wordstrings: A fantastic AU in which Sherlock sent Moriarty to prison as a child. A work in progress, but simply incredible. [AU, Case Fic, Love at First Sight]