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Made the noise go away

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by darcylock

Sherlock suddenly realises it’s Valentine’s day and feels the need to make it up to John. Which doesn’t go to plan, of course, but when has anything in their relationship ever did?

Words: 1614, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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The Hollow Ones (12/?) by antietamfalls
By Organization for Transformative Works

The Hollow Ones (57300 words) by antietamfalls

Chapters: 12/?

Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes & Related Fandoms, Walking Dead (TV)

Rating: Mature

Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings

Relationships: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson

Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Greg Lestrade, Molly Hooper, Mycroft Holmes, Sally Donovan, Anderson (Sherlock), Sarah Sawyer, Mike Stamford

Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Zombie Apocalypse, Alternate Universe - Zombies, Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse, Zombielock, Angst, Slow Build, I swear it’s not all about the zombies, Emotional Constipation, Protective John, everyone is a BAMF, Hurt/Comfort

Summary: The dead walk. Mangled corpses of the deceased rise and mindlessly feast upon the flesh of the living. John wakes up, alone and confused, into the remnants of a city gone mad. He will search for answers. He will find Sherlock at any cost. And he will learn that the living are far more dangerous than the dead. Fusion with AMC’s The Walking Dead.

30-Love

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by Sherlockian_87

Sherlock has been staying overnight more and more often at Molly’s. What exactly is he up to?

Words: 1170, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English

Series: Part 12 of Sherlolly Jello Shots



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10 Reasons To Watch Granada's Sherlock Holmes Television Series.
  1. Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes. This alone should be incentive for you. The man is a wonder to watch, especially if you’ve never seen his portrayal before. At the time when the Granada series originally aired Basil Rathbone was universally regarded as the ultimate Sherlock Holmes, but that title would soon fall by the wayside once Jeremy breathed new life into the character. His Holmes became more than just a caricature. He became a fully fleshed and emotionally complex human being. Whilst battling mental illness and a heart condition that would eventually claim his life, Jeremy left us with a performance that a generation would identify as the one, the only, the definitive Sherlock Holmes.
  2. David Burke as John Watson. Not only was David incredibly handsome but he possessed a youthful vigor and naiveté about him that was perfect for Watson pre-Reichenbach Falls. He also played the good doctor just as Doyle had written him; as a competent man of action with medical knowledge, and who was fiercely loyal to his friend. Honestly you couldn’t ask for a better companion to Jeremy’s Holmes during those early years. David was brilliant throughout his run, and his closing monologue in “The Final Problem” was both a heart-wrenching moment for his character and a bittersweet farewell to the actor himself.
  3. Edward Hardwicke as John Watson. Normally replacing a lead actor spells certain doom for a series but the opposite is true with Granada and Edward was a worthy successor. He still played Watson as the man of action but also a wiser man, possibly due to his friend’s deception. Additionally Edward strongly believed that humor was the key to Holmes and Watson’s relationship, and this transcends beautifully on screen with the two men often behaving like an old married couple. The two actors may have also complimented one another so well because there was a real necessity for Edward to play Watson to his friend and co-star off camera as well as on.
  4. The supporting cast. Namely Colin Jeavons as Inspector G. Lestrade, Charles Gray as Mycroft Holmes, and Rosalie Williams as the beloved and long-suffering landlady Mrs. Hudson. Notable guest stars include Gayle Hunnicutt as Irene Adler, the late Natasha Richardson as Violet Hunter, Anthony Valentine as Baron Adelbert Gruner, and Robert Hardy as Charles Augustus Milverton.
  5. The 221B Baker Street set. This is how I imagined Holmes and Watson’s dwellings as a child and is probably my favourite interpretation of any adaptation.
  6. The costumes. Victorian fashion galore. Top hats. Pinstripe trousers. Cravats. Naturally no Sherlock Holmes adaptation is complete without the famous deerstalker, and a surprise cameo by a fez is merely a bonus treat! What more can you ask for?
  7. The locations. From grand English manors to quaint and quiet countrysides, the cobblestones of Baker Street to the desolate moors of Dartmour, the Granada production spared no expense in bringing authenticity of the Victorian era to life. The production even went so far as to travel to Switzerland to film “The Final Problem” against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps and the infamous death duel between Holmes and Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls.
  8. The soundtrack. Composed by Patrick Gowers everything about this score feels exquisitely Holmesian. Available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon, you can also listen to the complete soundtrack here.
  9. If your only exposure to Sherlock Holmes has been one of the three most recent adaptations (Guy Ritchie’s films, BBC Sherlock, and CBS’ Elementary), this is an unmissable opportunity for you to begin exploring the character’s long and varied film history, and the Granada production is a wonderful place to start. I’ve personally recommended this series to many new Sherlockians and none of them have walked away disappointed.
  10. There’s a reason why the Granada series continues to have such a large and loyal fanbase today and that’s because it remains one of the most faithful undertakings of Doyle’s works ever attempted. Now I regret to say there isn’t a working masterpost on Tumblr at the present time, and sadly Netflix has pulled the series from their streaming collection, but don’t lose hope just yet! The complete series is available for purchase from Amazon, and you’ll find it for even cheaper on Amazon U.K. but you’ll have to check that your Blu Ray/DVD player is compatible with Region 2 DVDs (my advice: treat yourself to an All Region player). Finally you can watch the complete series here on youtube. :)
A subtle Shift

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by Schattengestalt

Life with Sherlock has prepared John for a lot of eventualities, but even he is surprised, when he comes home one evening to find Sherlock wearing a dress.

Words: 6677, Chapters: ½, Language: English



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Mama Bear Watson

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by Deanwinchestersgirl4

John Watson becomes a angry mama bear when his injured best friend suddenly goes missing.

Words: 2584, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



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Because it needs saying

shockingblankets has an artistic style that leaves me all but giggling. There’s something about it - it’s beautiful, really, but lighthearted without being simplistic. Just perfect for the kind of work she creates, and her work has definitely brightened more thean one day.

Thank you, SB, for the gifts you give this fandom and all who dwell within its walls.

My wedding speech

Me: I’m in love with this man ever since I was a teen. He’s incredibly handsome and cute. I admire him because he does things from the bottom of his heart. He’s talented and whenever I’m sad or angry he’s there to cheer me up.

Guests: aww *wiping tears*

Me: But unfortunately I can’t marry fictional characters so I’m stuck with this dude.

IM FINALLY DONE!!! this took me in total about 8 hours to complete but i really like how it turned out, definitely worth it! isnt benedict cumberbatch just beautiful?