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Sherlock recs

(Quite a few this week because several of these are recent reposts from the meme that I've been watching out for.)


The Case of the Unexpected Guest by thirdbird
Prompt: "Lestrade finds a pet bird at a crime scene, but he likes birds, so he delivers it to Sherlock and John rather than having it euthanized. Sherlock is fascinated."
(A wonderful little case-fic, sweet and unexpected.)

In the Shadow of a Crease by ciaranbochna
Summary: This is crack
(Wonderfully mind-warping crack with quantum physics and origami and a surprise micro-crossover. Do not read while medicated. O.o)

Rematch by sam_storyteller
CROSSOVER: White Collar
Summary: Neal and Sherlock's rematch in London was the high point of the International Law Enforcement Conference -- until Neal's tracker went dark.
(The follow-up to Paper Chase. No knowledge of White Collar is necessary to enjoy either of these fics, but if you do watch White Collar you won't want to miss these.)


And indeed there will be time by tigriswolf
CROSSOVER: Highlander
Prompt: Someone dealing with a panic attack.
(PG - kissing. Yes, she wrote this for my birthday but that doesn't make it any less awesome. Contains implied character death.)

I prefer to text by ellie_hell
Summary: Following the encounter with Moriarty, Sherlock and John grow closer via text messages.
(PG13 - kissing. Lovely, slow, shy development of a romantic relationship between Sherlock and John via text.)


Bromance Isn't Dead by cyerus
Summary: John and Lestrade are epic bros.
(PG13 - Gen schmoop and cuddliness between men, background established Sherlock/John, background established Lestrade/OFC. This is a class-defier, and in the Slash category only due to the background S/J relationship, because I couldn't think of where else it might go. This story will top up your snuggle meters for ages. Also, John is the BAMFest babysitter ever.)

Bedtime Stories by Unovis on AO3
Summary: Sherlock had read the books. He thought they were compulsory.
(Warning for forced exposure to Winnie the Pooh? Adorable and funny.)


Sherlock Audio Fun by andrea_deer
(This is a fun vid that's almost like several vids in one, plus bits of other show/movie soundtracks. Extra giggles for Supernatural fans.)

If you've seen something amazing that you think more people in the Sherlock fandom should have the chance to enjoy, please rec it at the main Sunday Recday post at sherlockbbc.

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unovis From: unovis Date: April 4th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you very much for the rec for "Bedtime Stories" --

but please: I have labeled this story slash, m/m, and Sherlock/John (with strong indications of Sherlock/Lestrade in the story). Even though it's not sexually explicit and is not about sex, I have identified it openly and deliberately as slash.

I would hate to suggest that I'm confused about what I wrote, or that I'm playing coy games with the reader.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 4th, 2011 01:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooops! No implication of confusion or coy games is intended at all! D-:

The Squint category is for stuff which, depending on the reader's perspective, could be read as being Slash or Gen. It's not in any way a slight against the story.

I'll move your story into the Slash category, and I apologize. :-(
unovis From: unovis Date: April 4th, 2011 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks so much, and please don't feel bad.
For some of us long-time slashers, "squint" is a problematic new category.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 4th, 2011 01:52 am (UTC) (Link)
My intention in starting the use of the Squint category has been to make more fic accessible to more readers. There are a lot of fics labelled 'Slash' that a Gen reader would not find anything un-Gen about, and there are a lot of fics labelled 'Gen' that a Slash or Het reader would see as having romantic implications. However, people with definite preferences will often only look at the classification stated and bypass fantastic stories.

The 'Squint' category is only an attempt to add a mutually friendly grey zone to what seems to otherwise be a rather polarized and frequently arbitrary labeling system. It's absolutely not any kind of attempt to cast aspersions on any declared fic classifications at all. :-)

I'm not arguing with your fic's classification here at all, I'm just trying to explain my reasoning behind 'Squint' as a category to see if I can make it seem less generally problematic? :-)
unovis From: unovis Date: April 5th, 2011 02:03 am (UTC) (Link)
If a writer intentionally wants to write an ambiguous or double-duty story, pretending to be Gen but winking at the slasher and soliciting a different interpretation, for whatever reasons, that's her business and she should label her work accordingly. She can be read accordingly, with the reader alerted to the prejudices at play.

But to invite the reader to mis-read my story and to deliberately turn a blind eye to any slash elements that I put in there--and labeled for--is a problem. It's objectionable. I don't want to attract or cater to slash-phobic readers. This was clearly not a Gen story. It was about a relationship, and I labeled as such so that someone who didn't want to read about a m/m relationship would look somewhere else; and I used the description "barely PG" to inform the reader that there's no sex in the story.

There are big problems associated with "Slash if you squint," for a lot of writers other than myself.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: April 5th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah. I can see your perspective and I am sorry for offending you.
izhilzha From: izhilzha Date: April 5th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC) (Link)
ell, some of us appreciate the category. Thank you, caffienekitty, for using your best judgment.
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