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Sherlock Recs
Well, howdy! It's been a while! This isn't all the backlogged recs and reading I have accumulated in my link repository by a long shot, and there's some newer stuff mixed in with this batch as well as older stuff. I'll probably not be doing these rec posts on a weekly schedule anymore, just posting one whenever I have a batch coded.

Sherlock Recs: Lots of gen, some slash, and some fanmixes with fic.


Everything I needed to know in life, I learned from Sherlock Holmes by marill_chan
Summary: Sherlock teaches preschool.
(Sherlock and a classroom full of small children. The future therapy will be epic.)

Easy like Sunday Morning bylbmisscharlie
Prompt: John and Sherlock and their lazy, dysfunctional Sunday mornings in bed. In which Sherlock has difficulty sleeping and John makes lots of toast. Shameless (surprisingly non-slashy) fluff.
(Gen bed-sharing, with toast. Great dozy warm sleep-in morning fic.)

Commotion in the Classroom by yourebrilliant
Summary: John and Sherlock meet for the first time.
(Kid!AU - Everyone's a school kid and people have best friends and it's so damn cuuuuute!)

Not Dying Today by morganstuart
Summary: The first (and only) time John saw Sherlock and Anderson work well as a team without complaint, they were performing CPR on Lestrade.
(BAMF teamwork, with CPR and whumpage. WOOT! \o/)

Gone Is My Past by cyerus
Prompt: John is an army bomb detection dog who has been turned into a human.
Warning: Depictions of Psychiatric hospitals and references to self-injury.
(AU - This is one of those stories wher you look at the summary and think it'll be solid crack, and then it's not and it blows your mind how you could have thought it might be otherwise.)

Road Swing By trolllogicfics
Summary: NHL!AU. Sherlock Holmes is an eccentric goaltender who keeps getting traded due to attitude problems. John Watson is a perennial minor leaguer getting what could be his last shot at the NHL.
(AU - Holy crap I don't even know. SHERLOCK/SUPERNATURAL/DEXTER HOCKEY AU, and it's seriously awesome. O.o)

Meatball Surgery by bungakertas
Summary: Moriarty sends Sherlock and John advanced warning of a bomb he's going to set off, and a chance to stop it. That is, if John can successfully perform surgery on Lestrade in order to remove the device needed to disarm the bomb. Without anesthetic.
Warnings: graphic violence, medical torture
(Surgery. With bombs. And everybody trying to out-tough-guy each other and succeeding.)

Forgotten But Not Gone by stickstockstone
Prompt: Sherlock's in a home, John is his caregiver who writes fictional stories where they have adventures together.
(AU - Heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time. May make you cry.)

The Shawl of Sherlock Holmes by luchia13
Summary: John's a Weaver, capable of channeling the abstract into fabric. After meeting Sherlock, his abilities are put to the test more than ever.
(AU - Interesting AU concept well-executed and in character.)


To Have Far Different Views To Most Mortals by postcardmystery
Summary: Sherlock gets his nose broken and speaks Greek, and then they go to Tesco.
(It's just that awesome.)

*Squint = If you look at it one way, it's plain Gen, if you squint, you might see slash or pre-slash.


Alone on the Water by madlori
Reccer's Summary: Sherlock is terminally ill, and John's world is coming to an end.
Warnings: character death, angst, assisted suicide
(Slash, G - Sherlock/John in about the most painful way imaginable. This fic will make you cry, and I mean ugly, red-faced, nose-running, use the whole box of tissues crying, even after several readings. If you have ever lost someone to a progressive illness or suicide, this fic may harm you, so tread carefully.)

Death, Be Not Proud by wreathsandbells
Crossover/Blend: Highlander
Summary: "You're an Immortal," says Sherlock. "So am I."
WARNING for character death, I suppose, but it doesn't really take.
(Slash, NC17 - Sherlock/John, kissing, depictions of sexual activity. After the previous one, I think one where Sherlock is immortal is needed. Those who know ACD Canon may experience mad cackling at one point in particular.)

Let's Make A Bed Out In The Rain by theimprobable1
Summary: John is devastated after his long-term girlfriend leaves him. Sherlock helps him through it.
(Slash, R - John/OFCs, John/OMC, Sherlock/John, kissing, depictions of sexual activity. All varieties of angsty romantic is-it-one-sided-or-not-UST relationship traumas, first times and schmoop abound in this 18k word, 2-part fic.)

In The Land Of The Blind by entangled_now
Warnings: The Apocalypse, possibly disturbing themes
Summary: Sherlock's been acting strangely for days. There's a claustrophobic silence to the flat, experiments tossed aside or abandoned, cases ignored. It's almost as if nothing matters any more. John's determined to know why.
(Slash, R - John/Sherlock, first-times, kissing, depictions of sexual activity. I am physically incapable of not reccing this, not because it's entangled_now which is reason enough for a rec, but it's full of quantum physics and apocalypse planning and things I can't say because, dude, spoilers, but it is so far up my alley that it's hugging the dumpsters at the deep end. Which is a good thing, just to clarify. Plus there is nifty art.)

(Fanmixes with small bits of fic for each song. Even if you don't normally look at fanmixes, consider checking these out just for the fic.)

Now That You've Met The Best [You Won't Ever Covet Less] - A Sherlock/John fanmix by suchaprince
(Slash - Sweet little story segments switching back and forth between Sherlock and John's perspective, covering the series and beyond. They form a lovely tale to go with the excellent musical choices.)

Anywhere on This Road-- A John Watson Fanmix by ciaranbochna
(Pre-slash - A large, eclectic fanmix with fic running through and between the songs that might thoroughly blow your mind and break your heart. Covers most of John's life, going back to childhood and coming up to his thoughts and hopes for the relationship he has with Sherlock. Part of a series of fanmixes from ciaranbochna, more to come.)

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 Sunday Recday post at sherlockbbc, because it'll get seen by way more people there!

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madlori From: madlori Date: June 11th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooh, I love "In the Land of the Blind."

Thanks for the rec! One thing - would you mind changing the author on that to madlori? The madlorific username is just the journal where I post my fic. Thanks!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 11th, 2011 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sure thing, happy to make corrections.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: June 11th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
So bless you for mentioning me. I appreciate it that much more today (see post). Second part of fanmix (Sherlock) might be up this week, depending on suchaprince and mad_teagirl's lovely beta job:) I ran into LJ word limits this time because I just can't stop apparently. *facepalm*

I also agree with everything you rec'd as usual;)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 12th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
*more hugs*
rachelindeed From: rachelindeed Date: June 13th, 2011 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay! I've missed your rec posts, thanks so much for these!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 13th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Happy to provide.
dreamer_marie From: dreamer_marie Date: June 13th, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for making these rec posts: you have excellent taste and I always enjoy what you rec. Considering how much material there is in this fandom, you're a great time-saver!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 13th, 2011 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thank you!
morganstuart From: morganstuart Date: June 17th, 2011 10:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much for including my story! I truly appreciate it.
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: June 18th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC) (Link)
It is an awesome story! Whump and badass teamwork rule! :-D
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