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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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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.

HARRYMORT:

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)

TOMARRY:

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…

JOHNLOCK:

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.

HANNIGRAM:

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.”

HP/Avengers:

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.)

Victorian Johnlock Fic Recs

This is not a comprehensive list by any means, it’s just my personal favourites.

Since First I Saw Your Face by Stavia_Scott_Grayson. 92 k, Mature.  During the Great Hiatus, Holmes, studying in Tibet, reflects on his first meeting with Dr John Watson. - It’s so meticulously written, with a lot of research put into it, and there’s cases! It feels like an extension of the canon, simply beautiful. (ongoing)

My Greatest Joy and Privilege by apliddell. 2414 words, General. Watson solves Holmes, and then Holmes solves Watson. - Post-Reichenbach. Very short and tender. Liddy has a way with victorian language.

Upstanding Books and Sorrowful Diaries by Heurtebizzz (hertie). 16k, Mature. In the summer 1894, Mycroft Holmes requests his brother’s help in the search of a noble foreigner gone missing. Watson writes up what looks like an interesting case. Holmes has been keeping a journal, too. - This one contrasts Watson’s narration to Holmes’ diary and plays with the concept of an unreliable narrator. A case is the catalyst for romance. Amazing.

five times sherlock holmes lied to john watson (and one time he finally told the truth) by miss_frankenstein. 5948 words, General. “Something in Wilde’s persecution has touched a nerve in Sherlock – snapped that tenuous thread of hope holding him upright – and it feels as if he has taken to bleeding internally. ”Set in “The Abominable Bride” universe, this piece adopts a familiar format to chronicle Sherlock’s quiet suffering in the wake of the 1895 Oscar Wilde trials and the particular way they affect his relationship with (and feelings for) John. - Don’t let the trope-y title dissuade you, it’s brilliant.

Poets Lie by A_Candle_For_Sherlock. 5588 words, General.  Love was a proven irrationality for men of his kind. To say to anyone, “My heart is yours,” would bring on his beloved the permanent threat of being cast off from society, safety, home–Unconscionable. He’d thought the impulse long conquered. Now he saw that time had only distilled it. It was no wild, unfocused longing now, but a concentrated need. To touch a loved face tenderly–it was such a simple thing to be so entirely out of reach. - It expands on the stories by interspacing bits into canon cases, “filling in the gaps”.

As Yes to If by daisynorbury. 3020 words, General. “Leave for your own sake if you must, but on no account shall you leave for mine. I can imagine no sadder outcome of the insight you have gained tonight. "Epilogue to "The Devil’s Foot”, and includes spoilers for that episode. It languished in my files for years, and yesterday it was Callicat49’s lovely user icon that inspired me to finally finish it. The title’s from my favorite piece of e.e. cummings. - I’ve yet to read this one since I haven’t read The Devil’s Foot yet.

Silver Gaze by daisynorbury. 4837 words, Teen.  “It wasn’t the future I’d imagined as a young man, but what of it? Holmes often seemed to think me immovably conventional, and a month ago I might have accepted that judgement without comment, but it seems now that I am not so old that I can’t adapt, and not so staid that I can’t heed the call of love, even if its voice rings deeper than I dreamed.”

Floriography Lessons by Waid. 1091 words, Not Rated. Now that they are in a “romantic relationship”, Watson subjects Holmes to the intricacies of Victorian courtship. Holmes learns about the Language of Flowers, among other things

The Language of Flowers by fleetwood_mouse. 11k, Teen.  A case leaves Watson wondering about a series of strange messages he received years ago, when he believed Holmes to be dead. - Ingenious and lovely (You need an ao3 account for this one).


It seems I tend to favour short and general-rated fics. Anyway, enjoy.


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The Quiet Moments

Description: Cuddling. Lots of it.

Review: What the fuuuuuuck. This is so?????? Oh my god?? This is definitely the fic you want to read if you want a feel-good fic with so much cuddling and touching your chest physically aches with it. I almost died. So soft. 

Rating: Teen

★★★★★

My list of little treasures I have read the last couple of weeks.

An Experiment By Any Other Name by adventureofthedancinggirl: Sherlock conducts an “experiment” that involves giving John a rose every day.  The results could change the dynamic of their relationship forever. (Teen and up; 21k). It’s sweet anf fluffy, romantic and funny, and yes, even with a Garribeds-remix. And I can promise you: You learn all about the language of flowers! ;)

Incidents with Dogs, Curious and Otherwise by DiscordantWords: Rosie, it seems, is quite taken with dogs. So is Sherlock. John cannot help but notice. (Teen and up; 6k). Parent!lock at its finest; matching coats, a nod to ACD (it is a reference to “Silver Blaze”, is it not?), gorgeous fanart by @khorazir, spot-on dialogue, all you wanted of a post-season 4 (fix-it). Highly recommended.

the argument from roses by syllogismos: Universal pleasures do not exist: some people don’t like the smell of roses, some people don’t like sex. (Explicit, 9k). It’s an oldie, but a goodie (published in 2013). Its’ asexual!Sherlock trying to make a relatioship with John work; and to debunk some assumptions while doing so. One day, I will print out the first paragraph about the church’s “argumentation”… Spot-on.

Language of Love by @isitandwonder: Sherlock wants to brush up his German.  The source he chooses leads  to some unexpected events, featuring awkward conversations, the misuse of a fountain pen and the usual misunderstandings. But they figure it out in the end. (explicit; 3k). That story is hella fun, cracky as f*ck, and probably sexy. And I have a soft spot for languages. Give it a try - THIS one will definitely surprise you!

Over Earth and Under Earth by @khorazir: Three months after finally acknowledging their mutual feelings, John and Sherlock are not much closer to sorting out their relationship, hindered by cases, work, family issues, everyday matters and by being themselves. Will a strange case out in the Suffolk countryside bring a solution or further complicate things? (mature, 195k). This one is part of a series “Over/Under” but IMO one does not have to read the other installement to enjoy this one. Actually, you do not even have to no something about bicyles (because I don’t and I still enjoyed it) or horses or the English countryside. If you happen to love those things, run. If you are still hesitating: think about the fanart, think about the tags (developing relationsip…), think about the post the writer made about writing this particular story (in @atlinmerrick “Spark”), and then RUN. It took me more than a year (!) to finally convince myself to give it a try (see: bicyles); you do not want to make the same mistake. Read. Now.

Parentlock Fic Recs!

(So, no one asked me for this, but I wanted to make it. My favorite Parentlock fics for your pleasure.) 

The Men Who Talked Between Words by Odamaki - I think this is my all time favorite parentlock fic. It’s angsty and savory, and so blessedly long. Features a likable Mary who dies in the first chapter, and a grieving John with Sherlock pining after him and loving him and the baby. The three of them form a lovely little family in 221B, and there are too many sweet moments to count. Please, just go give this fic a chance if you haven’t already read it. 

Nature and Nurture by earlgreytea68 - The British government made an oopsie and used Sherlock’s DNA to create the first successful clone. As soon as Sherlock knows about it, he refuses to let the poor thing be raised in some sort of institution, and John and Sherlock end up raising him. We get to see the truly loving side of Sherlock, and see a surprising amount of insight into Sherlock’s past. He doesn’t want his clone son to be treated like he’s anything less than ordinary. 

Wars We Fought, Things We’re Not by blueink3 - I read this treasure about a year ago, and I think it made me fall in love with parentlock. Combines the “faking a relationship for a case” trope with parentlock. John and Sherlock go undercover as a married couple on vacation with their baby, and John has to work through the thought of pretending to be this child’s father so soon after the loss of his own fatherhood. Very, very good fic. 

A Slice of Sumatra by blueink3 - A short three chapter work centering around the time from when Mary drugged Sherlock, to when Sherlock and John left London to go track her. Sherlock and John stay in 221B with Rosie. Sherlock gets a little taste of happiness before going back to the game. 

A Study in Reproductive Science by welovethebeekeeper -  Part one of a seven part series. Established Johnlock. Sherlock is hit with the realization that one day he will be gone, with no way to carry on his legacy. John and Sherlock endeavor to fix that, and Sherlock discovers a research project where two males may be able to successfully produce a child which contains both of their DNA, instead of just choosing one as a sperm donor. He wants something that is only his and John’s. 

Go to Sleep Little Baby by MoonRiver - Part of the Amelia series. One-shot where Sherlock is up late trying to get John’s baby daughter to sleep. Instead, it seems our consulting detective is the one who needs it. Sherlock falls asleep in John’s bed. Cute!

To Have and to Hold by SumthinClever - Baby at a crime scene. Part of a series, but could be read as a stand alone. 

One Autumn Evening by testosterone_tea - Mary’s past has caught up with her, and now she’s dead. Consequently, John is injured and in hospital. So Sherlock and Harry have to take care of the baby alone in 221B. Impressive burping skills are displayed. 

Albion and the Woodsman by Glenmore - John left London to figure himself out, and while he was away Sherlock got too high to remember his own name, and got someone pregnant. Simplistic writing wrapped around a beautiful story. Sherlock as a single dad, and John with a beard. 

Of Madmen and Teddy Bears by pamoonblackbird - Healing one shot. Established Johnlock. Sherlock buys Rosie a teddy bear romper, and John thinks it’s adorable. 

The Hedgehog Defence, or Rosamund Watson’s First Christmas by RubraSaetaFictor - Twelve chapter fic about Rosie’s first Christmas at 221B. Sherlock loves her so much. Very well written. 

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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anonymous asked:

What other fics are your faves/masterpieces?

Oooh grayface! You ask the hard questions.

I struggled with answering this over the last couple days for a couple reasons.
FIRSTLY - as I tried to compile the list, I got caught up rereading a bunch. I’ve spent the better part of three days either refreshing my Instagram to flail over lilicole at Coachella, or rereading old favourite fanfics. Total time!suck. lol.

Also, like I’ve said in the past, I read A LOT of fic. Like, I think I was several thousand fics last year (Completed and WIPS) on top of the 53 original novels I read for my goodreads challenge in 2016). I read a lot of fic and honestly, I *like* most of the fics I finish because if I hate something or it doesn’t give me joy, I’m not going to continue reading it. (As an example, just recently, I stopped reading a fic by a friend of mine - not because it’s terrible writing (because it wasn’t) or because I don’t love my friend (cuz I do - she’s talented and wonderful and kind and every good thing) - but because every update of the story was giving me anxiety and literal rage at the characters to the point where I was unproductive in real life because I was so mad. Fic is supposed to be fun - even angsty and emotional fic - so I literally had to unsubscribe and take a step back a bit. I still love her, and will read other stories by her - just not that one anymore. It’s a complex thing. So, there’s that.

And then there is the fact that I like a lot of fics that I wouldn’t call MASTERPIECES but… I *liked* them. It’s hard to know what crosses that line into epic awesomeness. I generally bookmark my particular favourites but again - does that mean I think they’re all MASTERPIECES? What does being a MASTERPIECE entail? And maybe there is fic that I absolutely am over the moon about - that other people wonder “What’s the big deal?” There are several favourites of mine that could be like that.

And what if a fic is short? Most Masterpieces are usually Tolstoy length, aren’t they? Sometimes. But sometimes they’re short and perfect and speak to me RIGHT NOW (before more canon makes them suddenly AU) but reading them after isn’t as gut punchy. And sometimes they start as AU and yet they’re still freaking spectacular.

And I hate to throw even one more wrench into the problem - but here’s another: I’ve been around fandom in general for a LONG time. Like 12 years. 12 years where I was really active in fic writing/reading/reviewing/betaing/reccing etc. That makes for a LOT of different specific fandoms. Are you interested in the fics I fell in love with 10 years ago when all I read was Draco/Ginny? Or what about my Sherlolly love? Or Hiccastrid? Or Gendarya? Or Violate? Or Shenny? Or Reylo? Or most recently Bughead? Like - I have a lot of favourites that I read and reread over and over again in all of those fandoms.

And what if a MASTERPIECE is a fan favourite? Does it HAVE to be a fan favourite? Maybe it was written by a BNF and maybe it wasn’t. I was accused of BEING a BNF once (which is laughable - as I’ve mentioned in posts before, I’m a collector of BNF friends - I don’t claim to be one myself) - but does that colour whether I think something is a MASTERPIECE or not?

Does my opinion even matter for that matter?

One last thing before I actually give you a mini list of just a FEW of my favourite “Masterpiece” fics. As I’ve said, I like to collect writers. It’s kinda selfish of me - but I like to surround myself with fandom friends who have so much talent that the metaphorical room is thick with it. Probably because I’m only a mediocre writer myself - but I sure do know how to fangirl people who deserve praise. So, sometimes I love an author so much that every thing they write is a Mastepiece to me. How can I choose when everything they write is so perfect?

You see why this is a SUPER tough question?

ANYWAY - if you got through that, you deserve some links. Remember, some of these will be in fandoms that you aren’t into, greyface. But I hope one or two of them catch your eye. I loved each and every one of them.

And if you’re a writer, and I’ve loved on one of your stories with comments and praise and yet it’s NOT mentioned right here - that doesn’t mean that in the eyes of “Jandy Salmon” it’s not a Masterpiece, it just means that I had so much to choose from and such conflicting feelings about which/how many to share that it didn’t get mentioned. But remember, I’m sincere in every review I leave - and I try to leave at least fangirly squeeing on like 95% of the stories/chapters I read (which is a freaking lot). It’s been a while since I posted fic, but I /still/ receive reviews that make my heart happy and I think being actively engaged with reviews helps build connections with the authors I love.

Right? Okay Right. Here’s the list of just a FEW of my favourites (fics that I would probably call MASTERPIECES) that I read over and over again because I love them THAT much:

Jane Austen

The Effect Series by Shem (Kitty Bennet/OC, Lizzie/Darcy)
http://archiveofourown.org/series/115954

Everingham by katharhino (Fanny Price/Henry Crawford)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/279556

Mansfield End by Ione (Fanny Price/Henry Crawford)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/1072559

How to Train your Dragon

Simple Gifts byEcoutez (Hiccup/Astrid)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/1925469

Game of Thrones

Not Today by ebmordecai (Arya/Gendry)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/407295?view_full_work=true

Pretty much any (Jaime/Brienne) fic by SigilBroken but especially these two series’:
Honour Thy Regard http://archiveofourown.org/series/48322
In this Light http://archiveofourown.org/series/53759

Sherlock (Sherlolly)

Longer Than the Road That Stretches Out Ahead by sunken_standard
http://archiveofourown.org/works/434802

In the End by Lono
http://archiveofourown.org/works/671569/

The Deaf and the Blind and the Color Red by Solshine
http://archiveofourown.org/works/375335

The Falling by Petra Todd
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8455202/1/The-Falling

The Full House by Emcee
http://archiveofourown.org/series/18800

That 70s Show (Hyde/Jackie)

Hyde’s Long Way Home by MistyMountainHop
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7072364/1/Hyde-s-Long-Way-Home

Sky High (Warren/Layla)

Why Villains Have A Better Life By  KFD
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4297395/1/Why-Villains-Have-A-Better-Life

It Just Takes Some Time By Half-elf
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3878294/1/It-Just-Takes-Some-Time

The Office (Jim/Pam)

Oracle Mom By time4moxie
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3893458/1/Oracle-Mom

In My Life, I Love You More By bluelimit
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6420571/1/In-My-Life-I-Love-You-More

Laugh this Life with Me by shannanagin
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2853729/1/This-Life-With-Me

Big Bang Theory (Shenny)

the paladin protocol by spaceanjl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/5623923/1/

miles to go (before i sleep) by medusa20
http://archiveofourown.org/works/250535/chapters/387524

& light is only now just breaking by allthingsholy
http://archiveofourown.org/works/154681

the road ahead is clear again by notalwaysweak
http://archiveofourown.org/works/250525/chapters/387513

Doctor Who (mostly Ten/Rose)

Chaos Verse by earlgreytea68 (The whole collection is AMAZING)
http://earlgreytea68.livejournal.com/82528.html

Welcome To Your Life by cenowar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3130472/1/Welcome-To-Your-Life

Life As You Know It by cenowar
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3575257/1/Life-As-You-Know-It

Battlestar Galatica (Lee/Kara)

Alone Time by alissabobissa
http://beyond-insane.livejournal.com/601124.html

Any and EVERY Starbuck/Apollo fic by hackaddict  (Freaking MASTER of BSG fic)
http://hackaddict.livejournal.com/tag/starbuck%2Fapollo

Harry Potter

For our allotted time is the passing of a shadow by florahart (Cedric/Hermione *whut?*) http://hp-springsmut.livejournal.com/79314.html

Under by Tudorrose1533 (Draco/Ginny)
http://dracoandginny.com/viewstory.php?sid=5065&chapter=1

The More is My Unrest by Arabella and Jedi Boadicea (Draco/Ginny)
http://www.sugarquill.net/read.php?storyid=848&chapno=1

American Horror Story (Violate)

Sucker Love by Tjoek  *Incomplete but still a Masterpiece*
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7612662/1/Sucker-Love  

You have been Weighed by Shootingstella
http://ahs-exchange.livejournal.com/8634.html

Then anything written by @lolableu (who also writes awesome Divergent fanfic btw), GrayGlube @whatwouldflorencedo (also awesome GoT fic), ScarletWoman @feelavalanche (also started one of my fave Veronica Mars WIPs), and OhYellowBird @ohhyellowbird (also wrote a freaking AMAZING Reylo fic too). These girls are my Awesome Nerds - my Lunchtable girls and I love them. There is no higher praise than that. Read them.

Veronica Mars (Dick/Mac)

Sinclair-Mackenzie  by BIFF1
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10127131/1/Sinclair-Mackenzie

Mercy on the Undeserved By LVfangirl
https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10310550/1/Mercy-on-the-Undeserved

Star Wars (Reylo) - probably the hardest section to choose from - because I’ve literally read over 1000 fics in the last year and bookmarked nearly 100 which I *liked/loved*.

Firstly - read anything by diasterisms (kylorenvevo) - especially
Ghostwalks (Gin and Fog) http://archiveofourown.org/works/6931657 (there are only like a dozen stories so I’m serious when I say read them all. *waves fangirly flag*

when there’s nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire. by ohyellowbird (told you she’d show up down here)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5564245

Forms by Trebia  (a fandom staple)
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5454443

Isolation by TearoomSaloon
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5937457

Sky Marked Souls by AnonymousMink
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5816995

On a White Horse by ms_qualia
http://archiveofourown.org/works/5863972

Ahgh - there are just so many Reylo fics. This is definitely not a definitive list. Read terapid, corariley, and perrydowning too. I promise I love SO many and all of you writers are freaking brilliant.

OKAY - and lastly Bughead (Riverdale). It’s still new for me. Most of my most favourite fics aren’t finished yet. Like, I hope you’re reading these future masterpieces - that aren’t finished - but are DELICIOUS and if we’re all very, very good - maybe the authors will love us enough to make sure they get finished: (these are just a few of my very faves - I don’t usually rec WIPs but these are just really freaking good!)

tell them we sold out by thedeadsea33
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10524258
(FIGHTCLUB AU - and it freaking WORKS! Juggie is perfect here.)

I’ll Wait for You by AGirlNamedWhiskey
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10478181
(UNDERGROUND RACING AU - and it also freaking works! Jughead’s wink will KILL you in the very first chapter. The author also writes a fic named Space and Time which is also brilliant and should be read.)

Chiaroscuro by formergirlwonder
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10337472/chapters/22849886
(Noir! And it’s amazing! I swear this was filmed in black and white)

lost and found by @lusterrdust
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10030289
(Future Fic - and it will make you emotional with it’s perfection.)
(Also - read all of lusterrdust’s stories. They’re amazing. All of them)

Bizarre Love Triangle (Series) by @ficmuse
http://archiveofourown.org/series/697908 
(First fic is complete and it’s fabulous and campy with cool music and a HEA. Currently Story 2 is WIP but intense and potentially angsty. Hold on to that HEA, friends.)

Not Quite Shakespeare (Series) by Taeyn
http://archiveofourown.org/series/684909
(GORGEOUS. I wish there were 10 times as many stories in this series)

Hoping For Dandelions by HeartIconography
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10159226/chapters/23522034
(SUPER Delicious slow-burn. The SlowBurn is killing me)

Break Free and Run (Series) by sylwrites
http://archiveofourown.org/series/700677
(Seriously - every story gets better and better and better. College AU.)

1971 by shingekinoboyfriends
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10498407/chapters/23161344
(1971 AU perfection - the mystery has just gotten started!)

—– And lastly. These Bughead fics are complete and perfect and could and should be read as Masterpieces right now!

Softly Glowing from Within by formergirlwonder
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10141253

So Talk by zombiekittiez
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10127753

Four Times Before the First Time by slantedsunlight
http://archiveofourown.org/works/10225847

BBC Sherlock Novel-Length Fanfiction Recommendation Summary Post

This post lists all the BBC Sherlock fanfictions longer than 70.000 words that I’ve deemed noteworthy. Since I quit the fandom in 2016, this post will not be continued.


I am very much open to pairings of all kinds and other protagonists. To me, plot and writing style count more than personal squicks. In general, I do not comment on whether the stories contain explicit content, be it violence or of sexual nature.

The list is about quality, not themes or quantity. Since Sherlock had been my favourite character, he features quite heavily. The stories are sorted based on their relation to the canonical timeline.



Unplaced / Starting Pre-Series:

  1. Breakable by MissDavis (Johnlock, Hurt & Comfort)
  2. Dark Ripples Series by Nagaem_C (Lestrade, Sherlock, parental Lestrade, drama)
  3. Mise en Place by azriona (Johnlock, Moriarty, romance/drama, foodlock, AU)
  4. Performance In a Leading Role by Mad_Lori (Johnlock, romance/drama, AU)
  5. Tennis Series by Jupiter_Ash (Johnlock, romance, AU)
  6. The Cold Song Series by Eldritchhorrors (Johnlock, BDSM, case fic)
  7. The Illusion of Free Will by leopardwrites (Johnlock, romance, crossover)
  8. The Prize by Trillsabells (Johnlock, Mycroft, post-apocalyptic, AU)
  9. Two Two One Bravo Baker by abundantlyqueer (Johnlock, action case fic, AU)


First Season:

  1. A Story in Lullabies by shooting-stetsons (Johnlock, femlock, baby fic, s1)
  2. Colors by Quesarasara (Johnlock, romance, AU, s1)
  3. A Waste of Breath by Chryse (Johnlock, Moran, drama, post s1)
  4. The Green Blade by verityburns (Sherlock, John, friendship, case fic, post s1)
  5. We are all each other’s consequences by NyxUnderwood (Johnlock, romance/ptsd, post s1)


Second Season:

  1. The Untranslatables Series by tunteeton (Johnlock, Mycroft, romance, AU, s2)
  2. If You Can’t Move Heaven, Raise Hell by splix (John/Sherlock, Ian Adler/Sherlock, Moriarty, action, case fic, s2)
  3. 4.916 by nmqttps (John & Sherlock friendship, action, post s2)
  4. A Case of Identity by jkay1980 (Johnlock, romance, case fic, post s2)
  5. Be Here Now Universe by Todesfuge (Johnlock, Irene, Moriarty, Mycroft, drama, injury/illness/amnesia, return, post s2)
  6. Crazy For Love by prettyvk (Johnlock, OC, drama, child fic, post s2)
  7. Given in Evidence by verityburns (Johnlock, romance/case fic, return, post s2)
  8. Lucid by dr_girlfriend (Johnlock, Moran, Mycroft, return, angst, post s2)
  9. Making It Better by sideris (Johnlock, Moran, drama, return, post s2)
  10. Memory by ImpishTubist (Viclock, OC, drama/mystery, case fic, illness fic, post s2)
  11. Nature and Nurture by earlgreytea68 (Johnlock, OC, romance, child fic, post s2)
  12. Safe Distance by merripestin (Johnlock, romance/case fic, post s2)
  13. Seven Devils by GirlsinGlassCages (Johnlock, Irene, Moriarty, action/drama, post s2)
  14. The Bare Edge by saizine (Johnlock, return, injury fic, case fic, romance/drama, post s2)
  15. The Fall of Gods by ImpishTubist (Viclock, drama, illness/injury, character death, post s2)
  16. The Good Morrow Series by greywash (Johnlock, Mycroft, Moran, drama, return, post s2)
  17. To Where You Are by Witch_Nova221 (Johnlock, Mummy Holmes, OC, romance, journey fic, post s2)
  18. Whatever Remains by boomsherlocka (Johnlock, Sherlock/OC, drama, crossover, post s2)


Season Three:

  1. Love Ballads for the Nonbelievers by siennna (Johnlock, return, s3)
  2. The Adventure of the Silver Scars by tangledblue (Johnlock, Moran, case fic, drama, post s3)
  3. The Edinburgh Problem by snorklepie (Johnlock, case fic, post s3)
MY PRE-TFP JOHNLOCK FIC REC

just assume they’re all explicit, most of them are. read all of these before tomorrow so you can enjoy some GREAT fanfics before TFP ruins us, either for better or for worse. ik some of these are long but i usually don’t feel fully satisfied with the 3k ones, and i’m not putting in any novel-lengths. however, if you want to read all of these together, the wordcount becomes a generous amount that can distract you for at least a few hours :^)

all of these i have read more than once, and have loved VERY MUCH. please find yourself this last sweet relief before death. beware i am an angst queen so this isn’t a fluff fix-it rec, but all of these have happy endings ; u;

so:

Between Friends by SilentAuror (18k) - sherlock is naked and tied up and john comes to save him, but sherlock’s body reacts… as does johns. some great john-in-denial, pining-but-frustrated sherlock, and it’s almost like a 5+1 because they keep getting into some compromising positions ;)

Drive by liveonmars (10k) - awesome little fic, it’s not a casefic or PWP or fluff but it has a bit of excitement in it!! basically the boys get stranded out on a deserted road with their car, and end up having to share body heat in the car to keep warm

Shadows on the Wall by AraSigyrn (18k) - now i went into this hoping for some specific/explicit johnlock, and while it IS a johnlock fic, nothing between them happens in it (but it reinforces that they belong together). basically, john becomes psychic in afghanistan. it’s a retelling of S1 and it makes you WISH john was psychic in canon, because it all makes SO much sense!!

The Thin Line by Odamaki (11k) - LOVE THIS basically both of them have to hop in a wardrobe to hide during a case. john gets an erection. it’s delightfully funny, my favorite part is when john is like ‘i need a…’ (moment) and then sherlock gropes him thinking that he was going to say ‘hand’ and john goes OH JESUS CHRIST NOT WHAT I MEANT

A Slowly Dawning Attraction by MitsuruAki (12k) - I HAVE READ THIS COUNTLESS TIMES!! it’s so in character and so so so cute. 5 times john and sherlock almost kissed, and the one time they did… the +1 is my favorite thing EVER my lordt

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder by cypress_tree (11k) - also known as how much freaking UST can you read in one sitting. for an experiment, john and sherlock can’t touch each other for one month. you can probably guess what happens

We Go Anywhere But To The Ground by geordielover (25k) - i am the biggest fan of john!whump. this is the most angsty rec on this list, john goes to a dark place after TRF but when sherlock returns, they both build themselves back up together. very lovely

The Detective and the Pin-Up by XistentialAngst (16k) - huehuehue this one is great. a secret comes out - back in the army, john watson posed for a pin-up calendar and it effects sherlock VERY MUCH. it’s so hilarious, like everyone at the NSY ends up becoming attracted to john lmao

Their Great Reward by BeautifulFiction (10k) - i know it’s a bit late for christmas fics, but this is too damn good. it’s boxing day, and the electricity is out and both boys are stuck in baker street. the love moment is honestly to great and this is wonderfully in character

A Satisfactory Arrangement by SilentAuror (18k) - now that mary’s gone and john is back at baker street, john proposes that he and sherlock start having sex. no strings attached, of course. really very good, it shows them gradually coming together (pun intended) and i love the fwb-to-lovers trope

More Things Than Are Dreamt Of (Series) by 1electricpirate (38k) - lastly, potterlock, but complies with canon (for the most part haha). the cutest little series. it addresses the thing i want to do EVERYTIME; when sherlock is going to jump off the roof, john yanks him back!! it’s one of the fandom classics, so even if you aren’t a fan of harry potter (i’m not the BIGGEST fan myself), it’s gorgeously written and my personal motivation towards how i want to write a magical realism fic someday :-)

**BONUS: kiss me on the mouth & set me free (but please don’t bite) by chrysanthemumsies (19k) - shameless self-promotion. five times john gets drunk and has sex with sherlock, and the one time sherlock gets drunk and can’t do the same. and if you want to read my other stuff and bully me into updating, then be my guest!!

i hope this helps y’all out. i don’t know how interested i’ll be in reading johnlock after The Final Problem, for whatever reason, so i’d thought i’d put together a little list while i still have the motivation. i hope this can distract y’all from the Fuckening for a little bit <3

alright folks i’m back at it again with the dissertation

quick background: i’m doing an essay on slash/queer fanfic being written by queer fans

so if you identify as queer/lgbt+ and specifically write fic for ANY of these fandoms & pairings:

  • Harry Potter - Remus/Sirius
  • Sherlock Holmes (the Conan-Doyle stories) - Holmes/Watson (canon era)
  • Les Miserables - Enjolras/Grantaire (preferably canon era)

please reblog this post with links or send me a message!!

alternatively if you’ve read fics for any of the above & know the author is queer than please feel free to recommend them

(also in case people are worried: i’m not gonna quote stuff without permission, once i’ve found fics i can use i’ll message authors & ask a bunch of questions~)

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 FF.net 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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The Lost Special: Family Matters (As Do Relationships) - by ShirleyCarlton
Sherrinford is not really the name of some high security prison. That was just a figment of John’s frantic coma dream. And Eurus is not actually Sherlock’s sister. That’s just something random she said to John before shooting him. Sherlock and John were never actually estranged. That was just their act to cover up what really happened to Mary – or Rosamund Moran, as her real name has turned out to be. Sherlock does have a secret sibling, though, and his name is Sherrinford. After finally eliminating Moran – though in a rather dramatically different way than they had envisioned – and exposing the truth about Eurus, John encourages Sherlock to delve into his past and to find out whether the reasons to keep Sherrinford away from Sherlock were the right ones, and to discover what really happened in 1981. Along the way, Sherlock and John gradually, finally, stop keeping each other at a distance, and eventually become a proper family of their own.
By Organization for Transformative Works

For those of us wishing for a fix-it to make sense of the insanity of S4, this fic is a godsend! I’ve been waiting for the S4 fix-its based on meta to come rolling in and finally, @shirleycarlton has saved us all with this brilliant reimagining. I wait each week to see how she is going to reshape the mess we saw on screen to mean something deeper, on par with the John and Sherlock we know and love so much (and recognizing Mary for the villain she was).

Those of you who have been creating, commenting, and reading meta on blog-theory, John’s coma-emp, and even Sherlock emp will enjoy this! It deserves a LOT more attention than it has so far, go give it some love! (Tagging a few of you who I think would appreciate it).

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Cuddles Are Never Tedious

Description: John considers him for a moment. Sherlock’s hair is in disarray, and his bathrobe is falling from one shoulder, and his bare feet tap angry little notes against the carpet. His eyes have slitted back into their glare, and he’s aiming it at John as if he can control him just by staring long enough. Ignoring the fact that he apparently can, John closes his book and sets it aside. It seems blowing things up isn’t on Sherlock’s agenda today.

Review: Fucking fluff man. God. They’re still in the beginning stages of their relationship and Sherlock doesn’t know how to ask for a cuddle

Rating: Mature 

 ★★★★★

enginbeer  asked:

Hi! I just finished reading everything from your masterpost. Like wow. Thank you so much!!! I needed that. I was just wondering if you could recommend some of your favorite johnlock fanfics? Uni life is so stressful. I need sth to keep me alive haha

OMG THANK YOU!! I am so pleased my Masterpost was a nice stress-reliever for you! OH MY GOODNESS, asking me to pick my favourite Johnlock Fanfics is like asking me to choose only one puppy in a room full of them. GUH. I have over 300 faved at Ao3 and over 400 faved at FFNet.

How about I give you the list of my “always go-to” fics, ones that I ALWAYS go back to in my bookmarks when I need to read a good fic? There’s still a lot, but it narrows down my list a teeny bit. You’ll notice a lot of them are Sherlock POV or pining Sherlock, because UGH I love it. And when the characters are portrayed like on the show. AU’s are a bit hard for me to enjoy unless it’s well written. And I LOVE pre-slash. I cannot get enough of these idiots falling in love over and over again.

I’ll separate these into “Ao3″ links and “Fanfiction.net” fics, because one has a “mark for later” feature, and the other is Fanfiction.net. LOL. That and the ones on ff.net, I haven’t read in a long time because I get annoyed that they log me out every two days and they’re hard to read on my phone, where I do all my primary reading. Hah. Anyway. Enough of my ramblings, here we go.

  • Someone I Love by hudders and hiddles (M) (Pining, Fluff, Canon Compliant, Bittersweet End, Angst) - So of COURSE I’m going to recommend my gift fic from the lovely @hudders-and-hiddles! It’s got a lot of my favourite tropes in it, so could be why I love it so much. It’s Sherlock-centric, and he’s pining, lovesick, and loves John so much it actually hurts. It’s Season 3 canon-compliant, and the ending is bittersweet. UGH. It’s so beautiful. I want to frame every page up on my walls. You can see my “first read reaction” here
  • The Green Blade by verityburns (T) (Post-TRF, Casefic, Hurt/Comfort) - Oh, I just found this one recently on Ao3 after about 2 years of non-stop reading it on FFNet. I was SO happy. This was one of my first long fics, and works with or without shipper goggles on (so if you’re looking for smut, none here… it’s more a “i love you your my best friend” fic, and glad I read it BEFORE I became a hardcore shipper because I probably would have never finished it). Because I know it so well now, I tend to skip over to all the little Johnlock moments in it, the domestic-y ones. There’s a really great case in it, some adorable little moments (like Sherlock constantly stealing John’s food and Sherlock doesn’t realize he’s doing it), and it really feels like it could be a show-canon story. Very in-character. Love this one. Oh, and there’s some BAMF!Sally in it too :)
  • The White Lotuses by SilentAuror (E) (Mutual Pining, Fluff, Post-S3, Slowburn) - GUH this one is so lovely. It’s a nice slow burn fic, with a great payoff at the end. John’s POV, and I just really really love every single word in it.
  • Iris by slashscribe (Ao3) (E) (Parentlock, pining Sherlock, post-S3) - You know I was really surprised I liked this because I am not big into parentlock, but UGH this one hurts so good. I ADORE pining Sherlock, and I love how in-character everyone is. Sherlock is literally the bestest friend ever. I love this one SO. MUCH.
  • Because Blah Blah Blah Happy by cwb (E) - (Unabashed fluff, smut, and silliness) - This one never fails to put a smile on my face! It’s short enough to read on the bus, and it just so cute and silly. I love it.
  • Love Is by SilentAuror (E) - (Pining Sherlock, John is kind of an ass but only for a bit) - UGH this one is painfully beautiful. About halfway through it gets all UH OH, but it has a happy ending. Promise!
  • Second Chance by SilentAuror (E) (Pining Sherlock, Fluff, Sherlock attempts to woo John badly, post s3) - This one is actually really really cute. I don’t know, it’s Sherlock being Sherlock, SO much UST, and happy endings for all. 
  • Matters of National Security by mistyzeo (E) (Jealous & Pining Sherlock, John dates a man) - I really REALLY also like jealous!Sherlock when John dates someone else and Sherlock spends most of the story trying to convince himself he’s not jealous, but he is, and UGH, the end, I love it.
  • Right Hand Man by SilentAuror (E) (Mary is not nice, post S3, Sherlock is a good friend, and shameless smut, Hurt!John) - John is injured and Sherlock takes him in because Mary thinks he’ll be too much to take care of along with a baby. It’s good. But if you like Mary and think she’s a nice lady, you won’t like the Mary parts of it.
  • Midnight Blue Serenity by BeautifulFiction (E) (Bartender for a Case, Drugs, UST, Pining) - I’d be surprised if you HAVEN’T read this one, but if you haven’t: Sherlock and John go undercover to a bar for a case, they silently pine for each other, and there’s some nice smut in it too. There’s also mild violence, so heed that. It’s a fan favourite, you won’t be disappointed.
  • A Shipless Ocean by myswordfishmind  (M) (Post-TRF, 10 Years Later)  Another one I was surprised I ADORED. John has a 7-year-old son and no longer lives in London, and Sherlock has been “dead” for ten years and returns to him. Sherlock POV. It leaves an open ending, for the most part, but they still get together. 
  • Vena Cava by SilentAuror (E) (HLV Fix It,  John POV) - UGH I love this one. It’s been awhile since I’ve read it, i just know that I love it every single time I read it. It’s achingly beautiful, and a nice slow burn as two idiots find each other.
  • Last Christmas by Mazarin221b (T) (Christmas, Sherlock is a lovesick idiot) - OMG I LOVE THIS ONE. Sherlock realizes he made a mistake and tries to rectify it in the most soppy manner ever. He’s such a romantic dork.
  • High Tide by stardust_made (T) (Jealous Sherlock, Oblivious John, Sherlock is not happy) Ugh, I love this one too. It’s a play on the “John dates a man” trope but John doesn’t realize it. Sherlock is pining and jealous and this one is so wonderful. 
  • Turbulence in the Sky by esplanade (T) (Embarassed Sherlock, Pining Sherlock, John isn’t as clueless as you think) - Oh gosh this one is SO CUTE. Basically Sherlock keeps trying confess his feelings for John and instead spouts random facts.  Ending is SO precious.
  • Laid Bare by esplanade (T) (Sherlock POV, Pining) - Story told from Sherlock’s POV, him basically analyzing John and coming to realize he cares for him. I can’t describe it, I just really enjoy it.
  • The Norwood Love Builders by flawedamythyst (T) (Ao3) Who doesn’t love a good “for a case” trope fic?? This is one of my absolute faves. Sherlock and John are forced to face their feelings for each other as they attend a couples-therapy retreat for a case. It’s so good. A nice amount of Angst, humour, pining, and flirting. Ugh, I want a fic like this from Sherlock’s POV. I have yet to find one.
  • A Quiet Murmuration by cathedral_carver (T) (Unabashed shameless fluff) - I’m not even kidding. This one is SO fluffy I love it. Sherlock pays John back with kisses. 
  • To Sleep, Perchance to Smother Your Flatmate with a Pillow by Linpatootie (G) (Bedsharing, fluff, cuddling, annoyed John)  - This one is also ridiculously cute. Sherlock is doing a sleep study, “FOR SCIENCE!” and insists he and John must share a bed. Sign me up.
  • The Strait of Juan de Fuca by mightypog (T) (Mutual Pining, Sherlock and John go on a trip, Angst, Happy Ending) This one is lovely. Basically Sherlock and John hash out their differences in the Canadian Wilderness. It’s good, trust me.
  • Loving John Watson by Spark_Writer  (T) (Second Person, Pining Sherlock) - I love this one. Written as if you are Sherlock, a discovery into your relationship with John. Beautiful.
  • Hitting the Water at Sixty Miles an Hour by what_alchemy (E)  (Meeting Mrs. Holmes, Johnlock road trip, Mutual Pining, “As a Couple”) - Sherlock and John go to meet Mrs. Holmes, except she thinks they’re a couple. This was done pre-S3, so not COMPLETELY canon compliant, but it’s SO achingly beautiful. The burn is good in this one.

UGH. There’s SO MANY MORE on Ao3 I want to share with you but these are the ones I have recently read so I remember what they are about… Let me know if you want any more! Now, FFNet ones that I remember… I don’t read them often because they were from my “pre-shipper” days, so a lot of them are friendshipfics, but I still love them so very much:

BAH! That should keep you going for a bit… I’ll need to post more FFNet ones when I get a chance to read through them again.

Hope this curbs your Johnlock needs! Feel free to contact me again when you need more. I have TONNES more.