Word count: 91,843 (WIP)
Summary: In which Sherlock and John meet ten months and three-and-a-half thousand miles earlier.
Why read it:
Is a “why read” section even necessary for this fic? You’ve all probably seen this fic squeed, sobbed, and flailed over on your dashes for quite some time now.
Is there anything that I, a lowly fangirl, can possibly say in order to pimp out this masterpiece anymore than the fandom has already succeeded in doing?
Notes: Yes, this is a WIP, and therefore against our policy. For our 221st post though, we thought it necessary to finally rec this magnum opus.
Sadly, it will be our last regular post for an indeterminate amount of time. As promised, the rec list from the A Study In Fic submissions will be posted…. eventually.
It might even happen this week. Maybe. But we here at Fuck Yeah Sherlock Fics, ever the classiest of bitches, are proud to be ending things with a bang.
Word count: 6,087
John keeps his hands in his pockets, except at streetcorners, where he still sometimes tries to get Harry to hang onto his sleeve as they cross. It’s embarrassing. She walks ahead of him a little bit, to discourage that kind of thing.
Why read it: Eleven-year-old Harry Watson is a BAMF. She will kick your ankles until she gets whatever it is she wants, and let me tell you, that shit hurts. She can also tell you all about just how fucking awesome bunnies are. And let’s face it, they’re the most bad ass mothers out there.
^ Case in fucking point.
And she snoops well enough to make any Holmes proud. All while wearing her favorite fuzzy yellow jumper that makes her feel like she’s wearing the goddamn sun.
I guess jumper-love runs in the family
Notes: This story is actually the sequel of another great story, The Dangerous Book for Boys. The sequel can be read alone, but I would definitely recommend reading both.
Word count: 77,400
Summary: Written for the prompt:
There’s a case at a secondary school/University, some series of threats or string of bizarre murders that has the entire campus shaken. In the course of the investigation, Sherlock and John meet two students. One is well liked if not popular, athletic, intelligent without showing off, involved only because they were close to a victim or witnessed something important. The other is a loner with no regard for social norms, an insufferable genius, always in the chem lab, and involved because everyone, including teachers/professors, think they’re behind everything.
Sherlock and John are responsible for these two meeting. And, because they both want to help with the investigation, they get to watch them become friends and fall a little in love. And that makes them feel things about themselves that they’ve been working very hard to not feel, thank you.
Why read it: I know you’ve got things to do — I do too — but once you start reading this fic be prepared to look out your window some time later and see the sunrise. The horrible, judgmental sunrise that always informs you of your poor life choices.
Then be prepared to not give a fuck because you’ve just read an awesome fic probably didn’t want to write that paper anyway.
Friday: Fanart and a Fic
Word count: 22,184
Summary: On 1st January, 1920, John Watson meets Sherlock Holmes.
There is a crater in the middle of Europe, and John Watson had been pulled out of it alive.
Why read it: JAZZ AGE AU!!!
I can not tell you how much I love the idea of Sherlock in the 20’s. The author does an amazing job keeping the fic remarkably similar to the show, while still managing to avoid any anachronisms that might be tempted to sneak in. Oh, and her depiction of Sherlock playing the violin?
I could read that for-fucking-ever.
Word count: 4,335
Summary: Fill for the kink meme prompt:
AU: John and Sherlock meet in a seedy studio for a bit of gay-for-pay amateur porn. John is doing it because he genuinely, desperately needs money and he’d heard an old army buddy say it paid well for almost nothing; Sherlock’s doing it for a case, of course.
Why read it: OK, as odd as it’s going to sound from reading the prompt, this fic is adorable and pretty freaking amusing. John and Sherlock’s characterizations seem spot on, and despite the fact that both are doing this for reasons other than fun, they both manage to get some enjoyment out of it *winks*
I especially love the fact that Sherlock goes in for information on a case, fully intending to pay more attention to the cameraman instead of John, and John’s just like:
Friday: Fanart and a Fic
Genre: Romance/Character study
Word count: 29,900
Summary: Mycroft sends John back to Afghanistan post-TGG, and John finds more than he ever expected there.
Why read it: AKA, the fic where John is a kick-ass doctor and Sherlock pines. While taking care of business, of course. It’s very manly pining.
But this is Sherlock-fucking-Holmes we’re talking about, and he’s not going to pine forever. So obviously he decides to fight/hitchhike/felony his way across the entirety of war-torn Afghanistan just to see John a couple weeks earlier.