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Sherlock recs
This was compiled far too haphazardly, so if there are any errors or miscategorizations, please let me know.



GEN

Reciprocity by ariadnes_string
Summary: Lestrade is ill. John is bossy. And Sherlock is not quite as heartless as he means to be.
(Quite adorable and in character.)

Decisions & Revisions by tocourtdisaster
Summary: There is a minute of silence, of inaction. The possibilities are endless.
(Remember decision trees? Or flowcharts? Read this, then bookmark it to read again juuuuust before 2.01 starts.)

Webs and Glass by ciaranbochna
Summary: John uses his gift for family or close friends.
(A wonderfully poetic AU/magic reality/extended metaphor for John's need to protect those he cares about regardless of what it costs him.)

The Case of the Strungleeng Speghettee by donutsweeper

Summary:
 Sherlock is thrilled with how unusual tonight's case is.
(Crack. Dear god, the crack.)

Through the Checkout Five Times by gayalondiel
Summary: Seasonal flu claims John, leaving Sherlock to look after him
(Sherlock being a caretaker for a very ill John. Strikes a fine balance between adorable and funny as hell.)

Two stories (which can be read individually or as a series) by Tepid Sponge Bath on FF.Net:
The Effects of Excessive Pressure on Molly Hooper, 31, Single, Lab Rat
Summary: There is such a thing as too much pressure. And when Molly Hooper finally snaps, well, she has dead bodies to work with in the morgue, doesn't she?
Warning: Pet death
(Molly snaps and starts the zombie apocalypse. It's quite grim and horrific but with a note of very dark humour here and there.)
Molly Bloody Hooper
Summary: A zombie apocalypse in the Sherlock universe. Caused accidentally on purpose by one Molly Hooper. She's trying to make up for it.
(Everyone's trying to out tough-guy each other, and Molly's kicking ass apologetically and it's hilarious and snarky.)


SQUINT*

Left Shoe for Luck by gayalondiel
Summary: Mycroft insists that Sherlock and John observe superstitions on their special day.
(Adorable 'could be S/J, could be Gen' Sherlock and John get married fic, with Mycroft and superstitions in the bargain.)

Mycroft and the Dementors by supermusicmad
Original Prompt: Sherlock and Mycroft encounter Dementors – what do they see?
Warnings: Mentions of violence towards children, and drug abuse. Swearing.
Crossover/blend: Harry Potterverse.
(John vs dementors; just when you thought John couldn't be more badass, he gets out a wand.)

Comfortable by supermusicmad
Summary: An experiment leaves Sherlock temporarily blind and deaf and locked in memories of an incident in his past. (Full Original Prompt at the fic.)
Warnings: Mentions of past non-con and torture, sensory deprivation.
(Practically claustrophobic in spots, brilliant H/C.)

*Squint = Could be read as Slash or Gen.


PRE-SLASH

As The Days Keep Turning Into Night by yourebrilliant
Summary: post Reichenbach fic from John's POV. Inspired by the song All My Days by Alexi Murdoch
(PG, Reichenbaching the Great Game, very thorough depiction of grief. The character emotions in this feel quite genuine.)

Memento Mori by eternuscreek
Description: Based off the short story Memento Mori by Jonathan Nolan, off which the film Memento is based. There is a section taken straight from that story. If you haven't read it check it out, it's heartbreaking.
(PG, dark themes, self-harm. If you are familiar with the film Memento, this will kill you. If you are not familiar with the film Memento, this will confuse the crap out of you for a bit, but then kill you anyway.)

Shooter by marita_c
Summary: Sherlock is held at knifepoint. John can’t get a clear shot.
(PG-13, Bamf!John and imperiled!Sherlock. Lovely.)

Walk On by sc010f
Summary: John is recalled to Afghanistan, Sherlock reacts.
(Rated M. Ow. If you have loved ones serving in the military, this might be a hard read.)


SLASH

L'appel du vide by Moranion on FF.net
Summary: Sherlock's fear and lust for the void.
(Slash, T, Past assorted sexual activity, current pre-slash. A look at Sherlock over the years, falling.)

Falling into Place by hoc_voluerunt
Summary: Set after A Study in Pink. It's almost as if they've done this all before.
(Slash, PG, kissing. Understated and comfortable, and the reincarnation/fate angle makes me smile.)

Sherlock drabble by daisychains123
Reccer's Summary: A very memorable dinner.
(Slash, PG, romantic schmoop. This oversized drabble is too adorable for words, really.)

Whole and Unbroken by lotherington
Summary: Something dictates that John and Sherlock can only exist together every leap day, but the connection their hearts have wants otherwise. Magical realism.
(Slash, PG-13, kissing, implied sexual situations. A fascinating sci-fi/magic realism AU that might blow your mind.)


ART-FIC

One Thousand Apologies by colebaltblue
Summary: an epistolary tale set during the hiatus, i.e. a story told in images.
(Whenever the series gets around to adapting Reichenbach and Empty House (no spoilers) the online content is probably going to look something like parts of this.)


ART

Prompt Fill #1 and Sidekick by Lyd-T on DA
(Whumped!John and Bamf!John. It's like a set of Greek theatre masks, really.)

Constantly by mariemjs
(An evocative and gorgeous image of Sherlock's watchmen.)

Noisy by Daretobeboring on DA
(A visual representation of what it might be like to be Sherlock. No matter how many times I look at this, I see another detail I hadn't seen before.)


FANMIX-FIC

Like a Mountain Part One, Part Two and Part Three by ciaranbochna
(A very thorough look inside Sherlock's head, combined with an epic-length fanmix.)



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 Recdaypost atsherlockbbc, because it'll get seen by way more people there!

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gayalondiel From: gayalondiel Date: August 5th, 2011 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Twice in one post! *hugs you*

*saves the rest of the list* I was going to read sc010f's fic, and then the news I got last night... saving that one for a bit.

*more hugs*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 5th, 2011 04:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
*quickly scrolls f-list*

Eep. Yeah.

*hugs*
daisychains123 From: daisychains123 Date: August 5th, 2011 12:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you so much again for the rec, and for suggesting the rest of these gems! Just lovely work, all of it. <3
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 5th, 2011 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is so much talent in this fandom, it astounds me.
ciaranbochna From: ciaranbochna Date: August 6th, 2011 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I am still stunned you encourage my madness, but thanks anyway:)

And I am going to immediately read anything I have missed of course.

*smishes*

Edited at 2011-08-06 12:46 am (UTC)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 6th, 2011 01:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Your madness is highly encouragable.

*smishes you back*
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caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 7th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
You are quite welcome!
tepidspongebath From: tepidspongebath Date: August 7th, 2011 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Hello. Thanks so much for the rec! :) (I wanted to say thank you less creepily via fanfiction.net but I haven't been able to log in, amf.)

I actually didn't mean for those stories to be sequential - I just wanted crack and had to try again when the first one got too serious - but I guess it works like that!
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 7th, 2011 06:54 am (UTC) (Link)
They work so well together sequentially I didn't even think they might be separate. I'll edit the post a bit. Either way, they're both awesome. :-)
tepidspongebath From: tepidspongebath Date: August 9th, 2011 11:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh dear! You didn't need to do that! I meant that as sort of a lightbulb-going-ting! moment. I'm actually quite pleased to learn that those stories can be a series sort of thing, so thanks, actually, for pointing that out! *flails apologetically*
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 10th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Added another bit to point out the option of reading them as a series, but not implying that it's required. XD

*grins and offers tea*
tocourtdisaster From: tocourtdisaster Date: August 7th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you again for the rec! Now I know how I'm spending my Sunday evening. :)
caffienekitty From: caffienekitty Date: August 8th, 2011 05:00 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a good day to catch up on fic.
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