Anonymous asked: What was the last fic you read which you would recommend unreservedly? Also, I am looking for a fluffy fic where Sherlock teaches John to dance. Do you have any to recommend?
Hello dear anon! Thank you for asking -
The last one I read and would recommend unreservedly is Roses of Picardy - http://archiveofourown.org/works/415197?view_full_work=true by Splix. It’s not Johnlock, but look:
I’ve read it several times and I just love these characters. It also makes me crave Tom Hiddleston something fierce, but I’m not complaining. It’s a War Horse fic that just blew me away even though I’ve not seen the film because I know I would die.
I’m sorry, but I can’t really think of any fluffy dance fics right now, usually because I always choose angsty angst instead of fluff.
Here are some fics I’ve recommended in the past, complete with my very unhelpful reviews. (If ‘aagh’ and ‘read’ is a review.)
Lacuna by Coloredink This fic is for those whose interests include johnlock and crying in the bathroom, like mine.
Given in Evidence by Verityburns. I recommend everything from Verity Burns. Because amazing.
Words: 97 892 Chapters 19/19
Better Than None by RemyDico5
John just got completely rejected by Sherlock. Jim just wants a night of feeling like a normal person.
This fic is the only fic that has ever placed an iceberg in front of my (Johnlock) ship. Smutty, angsty and it makes me cry every time.
Words: 75662 Chapters: 16/16
End of the Story by Kres
Do you like pain and misery and all things angst? Then knock yourself out with this one, you’ll hurt beautifully.
Post-Reichenbach. The return, the fallout, the pieces you pick up.
Words: 54029 Chapters 9/9.
Nothing to Make a Song About by emmagrant01
I recommend this so hard. Unless you needed not to have much feels. Or if you have two deadlines tomorrow and it’s all technical and complicated and yet you start a fic that is unputdownable. Then no.
Words: 36833 Chapters: 10/10
Nocturnal Conversation by sweetcupncakes
Words: 4659 Chapters: 1/1
Archive of Feelings or How Sherlock is like a Cat by Ragazza_Guasto
Words: 7474 Chapters 1/1
The Naked Truth by naughtyspirit
Please feast your eyes on this saucy tale of how John and Sherlock learned to appreciate the awesomeness of strip chess, strip kerplunk, strip twister, strip … you name it. It’s funny and sexy and even now I’m a little light headed and very distracted after finishing another of this wonderful author’s fics for lunch.
Words: 20297 Chapters: 6/6
The Keeper of Things by myswordfishmind
I don’t really know what to say to make you people read this, just … do it. A story that is moving, beautiful, heartbreaking - no wonder this person is one of my favourite authors. And while you’re there, read all her stories. If you read Lick the sweat off your intellect last, at least your level of feels will be slightly less crippling.
Words: 15303 Chapters 1/1
Northwest Passage by Kryptaria
Summary: Seven years ago, Captain John Watson of the Canadian Forces Medical Service withdrew from society, seeking a simple, isolated life in the distant northern wilderness of Canada. Though he survives from one day to the next, he doesn’t truly live until someone from his dark past calls in a favor and turns his world upside-down with the introduction of Sherlock Holmes.
This is on my top five all time greatest fics list, I just love it. I don’t know how many times I’ve read it, but I’m sure I have a few more in me.
Words: 95159 Chapters 27/27
The Good Night by moonblossom
Summary: Sherlock keeps sneaking into John’s room at night and then pretending like nothing’s changed the next morning. A man can only handle so much of this before he snaps.
Words: 4341 Chapters 1/1
Trying to Find the In-Between (series) by NoStraightLine.
DI Lestrade said Sherlock Holmes was a great man, and one day, if they were very lucky, he might be a good one. John Watson is many things, but lucky isn’t one of them.
This is the story of how the impossible happens.
Words: 79237 Works: 10
A Shipless Ocean by myswordfishmind
I was suffering from fic fatigue when I came upon this pearl. Beautiful and evocative language, lovely characterisation and understated elegance. I had tears in my eyes the entire time. All the awards.
Words: 22135 Chapters 4/4
The Curious Wine by songlin
I just cried about a litre, i.e. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone and also please could someone come give me a hug / wine / chocolate / a naked benedict please.
Words: 15095 Chapters: 8/8
One Fixed Point in a Changing Age by KeelieThompson1
I’ve been following this story for decades it seems, and every time she updates these days I need a valium and a lengthy session with a licensed therapist. Nevertheless, the John and Sherlock characters are so incredible and I just love this universe she’s created for them. Still not finished, but if you start from the very beginning with “Back in the Day” you can enjoy Hundreds of Thousands of beautiful, sad, sexy, angsty, funny and nerve racking words before you are pining away for updates (like me). So read it! Or if you don’t like pain, don’t. - IT’s FINISHED NOW!
Words: 127482 Chapters 37/37
Undercurrents by entanglednow
Summary: There, that’s it, perfect, shut your eyes and don’t move - and don’t speak.
I’ve read this
seventeen timesonce or twice.
Words: 2996 Chapters: 1/1
Ink Your Name Across My Heart by prettyvk
Summary: The metaphor is imperfect but still workable. If my long term memory is a hard drive, then my short term memory is RAM. The hard drive became read-only following the illness. New data is stored in RAM and can be used while I remain awake. Going to sleep – ‘turning off’ – wipes the RAM, returning the system to what it was prior to the illness.
I am so glad I stumbled upon this (even though I’m exhausted now since I couldn’t stop reading it last night). If you haven’t already read it, you must. I. just. love. it.
Words: 58018 Chapters: 21/21
Cracks in the Wall by sweetcupncakes
EXCUSE ME i HAVE TO TELL YOU ABOUT THIS FIC. SWEET MACARONI, WHAT A PIECE OF ART. gO, RUN, READ IT. *phew*
Words: 83015 Chapters: 16/16
Building Home by KeelieThompson1
This just made my morning ache! AAGH the johnlock feels!
Words: 9471 Chapters: 3/3
Performance in a Leading Role (series) by Mad_Lori
Do I even have to say anything? I guess not, other than if you for some reason never read this, do yourself a favour and click below:
Words: 223707 Works: 9 - please never stop.
AAAnd the last one, still not complete, but only one chapter left -
On the Other Side by mildredandbobbin.
I’m pretty sure my blood pressure goes somewhere very unsafe whenever I read any of M’s stories. Hah. Killing me softly with her words, indeed.
Words: 28817 Chapters: 7/8
Hope you’ll find something here you like!
Oh my word, thank you. That is so very kind of you. <3 :)
Definitely second this. Roses of Picardy is a gorgeous romp of a WWI romance, exquisitely written with some fine historical content as well. <3
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- me: The Road Is A Terrifying Place And I Am Very Afraid To Drive
Draco and Teddy ^-^
Point of View, by serenity_winner
Here’s my piece for the new issue of Shousetsu Bang*Bang! Check it out, read cool stories, give the contributors some love :D
adam sandler is sexy as hell in hotel Transylvania
how dare you make me read this with my own two eyes
I love fanfic writers because fanfiction is just so kind and selfless. You give us really enjoyable stories completely free of charge and I am really, really grateful for it.
Trying to keep my dreads up while working is a full time job. #boyswithdreads
Big Ben is being cleaned today.
Robert Sapolsky about his study of the Keekorok baboon troop from National Geographic’s Stress: Portrait of a Killer.
Thiiiiiiis, people, thiiiis!
1. Kill alpha male types
2. Achieve world peace
I’ve actually read a lot of Sapolsky’s work. He’s one of my favorite scientists in the neuro/socio world.
I just watched the documentary and there is so much more about the troop that isn’t in this photoset—not only does the troop have a culture of little aggression and greater cooperation, but any incoming jerk baboons learned within a few months that their shitty behaviour was in no way acceptable, that the troop only rewarded sociability, and they changed accordingly.
If effin’ baboons can learn this there’s pretty much no reason to believe that our only option in dealing with assholes is to just ignore their behaviour and let it continue.
Moving out of the apartment
73 Questions with Daniel Radcliffe (x)
white people be like oh my god what’s happening in ferguson is horrible I’m so glad my imprelatsic european country that colonized 3/4s of the world or white colony that gained independence and proceeded to kill off the native population doesn’t have institutionalized racism like those crazy americans