Pinch-hitter Volunteer Post

Oct. 20th, 2017 01:23 pm
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Every so often a participant is unable to complete their assignment and we have to scramble to find someone able and willing to make a gift for the recipient. If you would enjoy being one of the people we turn to in our times of need, please leave us a comment! Include your email, and tell us what fanwork types, verses, pairings, and ratings you might be willing to create for. All comments are screened.

Volunteering on this post is not a commitment: you'll simply be among the people we turn to first when we need a pinch-hitter. If we find ourselves in need, we'll email you a request and due date; you're free to accept or reject. (We do ask that you do so promptly, as deadlines are often tight!)

Thank you so much for volunteering!

Beta Volunteer Post

Oct. 20th, 2017 12:42 pm
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"Watson," said he, "if it should ever strike you that I am getting a little over-confident in my powers, or giving less pains to a case than it deserves, kindly whisper 'Norbury' in my ear, and I shall be infinitely obliged to you."

The Adventure of the Yellow Face
Because even Sherlock Holmes sometimes needs someone to look over his work...

If you're available to beta or Britpick for someone, please leave a comment with the following information:

Email: (or other preferred contact method)
Types of fanworks you can beta: (fic, art, graphics, vids, etc.)
Fandoms: (Doyle, BBC, Elementary, 22nd Century, etc.)
Pairings: (it's helpful to name what you are willing AND not willing to work with)
Ratings: (if you will or won't beta explicit sex, graphic violence, etc.)

If you have any other limitations or areas of expertise, please feel free to include them! Suggestions include fic length, time restraints, availability, areas of special knowledge, or particular strengths or weaknesses.

If you need a beta, please check the comments to see if someone is right for you. (Show a care with your anonymity, please, and refrain from leaving public comments that suggest what you're making for the exchange.) If you can't find who you need in the comments, please email the mods at holmesticemods@gmail.com, and we'll help you find someone.


Also! Please let me recommend [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60's Round 5 Discussion Posts. [personal profile] scfrankles spent over a year compiling historical linkspams on topics inspired by the original canon stories, and then generously shared what she learned with all of us. I highly recommend the collection for anyone needing inspiration or background for Victorian- or Edwardian-era fanworks!

The Game is Afoot!

Oct. 16th, 2017 01:44 pm
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All assignments have been sent out! Please remember to respond to your assignment email to confirm receipt. If you haven't received your assignment, check your spam folder or trash, and then email the mods (holmesticemods at gmail) so we can troubleshoot what happened. If we don't hear from you, we will assume you can't play and we will send your assignment to pinch-hit.

Happy creating, and keep an eye out for upcoming volunteer posts for pinch-hitters and betas/Britpickers.

Sign-ups are closed!

Oct. 11th, 2017 10:21 am
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Signups are now closed!

Matching is done by hand, so will take at least through the weekend to complete. To see what "by hand" means (spreadsheets! it means spreadsheets spreadsheets spreadsheets!), [personal profile] colebaltblue did a behind-the-scenes post on matching a couple of years ago. The process still looks very much like that.

Please know that the prompts in sign-ups are optional -- matches are made only on fanwork types, fandoms, pairings/characters, categories, and ratings. This means that no one is obligated to fulfill anyone's specific prompts, and no one is guaranteed to receive a fanwork that fills a specific prompt.

While we're in the process of matching, please keep an eye on your email. Sometimes we have to contact someone for clarification about their sign-up, or (much more rarely) ask them if they can expand their requests or offers because there simply isn't an available match. The quicker we get responses to those queries, the quicker we can send out everyone's assignments. :-)

Should all go well with matching, we will send out assignments early next week via email. Please reply to your assignment email so that we know you received your assignment and that matching + assignments went smoothly.

A quick outline of how things proceed thereafter:
  • Everyone will make a fanwork that fulfills the type, fandom, pairing, category, and rating requests of their assignment. This will be done in secret, because anonymous exchange.
  • Everyone will have their work betaed, i.e., ask another person to look the work over and suggest corrections or improvements. We will make a beta-volunteer post on the comm asking for people to volunteer their talents; if you don't already know someone you can ask to beta, you can begin looking for a beta there. The mods may be able to help you, too.
  • Everyone will email their completed work to the mods by Nov 21st. We will have a post on the comm that gives specifics about acceptable formats and required headers; please consult that for details.
  • If you suspect you won't have your work completed by Nov 21st, please email the mods as soon as you realise there's going to be a problem. Depending on the issue, we'll either give you an extension or arrange for a pinch-hitter. (Please email us! We won't judge; we just want everyone to have a Holmestice gift! Help us do that by letting us know when there's a hitch!)
  • On Nov 22, we'll do an inventory of submissions, extensions, and no-shows, and then arrange for pinch-hitters as necessary. (If you'd like to be on our roster of potential pinch-hitters, please let us know!)
  • Starting Dec 1, we'll begin posting fanworks to the community, a few works every day, until posting ends on Dec 14. Please feel free to comment on all the gifts, but do have a care about not revealing the identity of any author, vidder, or artist!
  • After all the works have been posted, we'll invite everyone to guess who made what. Be bold! Entertain us with your scintillating deductions and crafty misdirections!
  • On Dec 21, we will reveal all the creators, and everyone will finally be free to repost, pimp, brag, and taunt to their heart's content. :-)


If you have any questions about any of the above (or anything else!), please leave a comment here or send a query to the mod email. (holmesticemods at gmail)

Now... we're off to begin matching! *rubs hands in conniving glee*
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 I will create:
A fanwork of the following type(s): fic
In one or more of the following parts of fandom: TV/Film: Elementary
For one or more of the following relationships: 
Ms. Hudson/Sherlock Holmes, Kitty Winter/Shinwell Johnson
I like working with one or more of the following categories: Fluff; Angst; Alternate Universe; Romance; Hurt/Comfort; Established Relationship; First Time; PWP
With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes; 5) moderate to explicit graphic violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes
I am willing to create for the following squicks and/or kinks: BDSM, pretty much any consensual kink that isn’t a form of roleplay.

I want to receive:
A fanwork of the following type(s): art, fic, podfic
In one or more of the following parts of fandom: TV/Film: Elementary; Sherlock Holmes in the 23rd Century; 1994 Baker Street; see note in "Others" section
For one or more of the following relationships:
Elementary: Tommy Gregson & Joan Watson, Sherlock Holmes/Joan Watson, Carrie Dwyer/Joan Watson, Marcus Bell/Sherlock Holmes/Joan Watson
23C: Holmes/Wt'sn, Mycroft/Kitty Lestrade
1994 Baker St: Gen
I like stuff in the following categories: First Time, PWP, Developing Relationship, Kink/Relationship Negotiation, Casefic, Backstory, Canon Divergent AU
With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes; 5) moderate to explicit graphic violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes
I wouldn’t mind any of the following squicks and/or kinks: Non-penetrative sex, masturbation, switching, coming in pants/coming untouched. Orgasm delay/denial/control and edging. Marking, possessiveness, tattoos, collars, special items of jewelry &/or clothing, clothes-sharing. Voyeurism/exhibitionism, semi-public sex. Watersports. Somnophilia. Cross-dressing. Non-sexual kink. Non-romantic kink relationships. In terms of BDSM I like D/s and S/M, blood play, breath play, fire play, gun play, knife play, scarification, wax play, praise kink & service. I can enjoy impact play and bondage but they aren’t my favorites, and I prefer improvised implements to a well-stocked toy chest.

More details and specific prompts under the cut... )

Special requests: I know my offers are really narrow this round; I can probably expand them a bit if necessary.
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Name: [personal profile] sanguinity / [tumblr.com profile] sanguinarysanguinity / [archiveofourown.org profile] sanguinity
Contact email: in the form

I will create:
A fanwork of the following type(s): fic or vid
In one or more of the following parts of fandom: 7PER; Study in Emerald (Gaiman); Sherlock Ferret (Ashton); Whitehead Holmes, Wontner Holmes, 1954 Howard Holmes, 1994 Baker Street, My Dearly Beloved Detective, New Russian Holmes, Mystery Queen; Sherlock Hound; Further Adventures (Bert Coules)
For one or more of the following relationships: Holmes/Watson, Watson/Morstan, Watson/Mrs. Hudson (NRH and Hound), plus threesome combos of any of the above. Plus most femslash ships. Gen is always great, too.
I like working with one or more of the following categories: Friendship, Romance, Established Relationship, Canon Divergence, Timestamp, AU, Fusion, Crossover, Crack
With any of the following ratings: delete any that do not apply 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes.
I am willing to create for the following squicks and/or kinks: None.



I want to receive:
A fanwork of the following type(s): fic, vids
In one or more of the following parts of fandom: Sherlock Ferret (Ashton); Mycroft Holmes (Abdul-Jabbar & Waterhouse); Charlotte Holmes (Cavallaro); My Dearly Beloved Detective; New Russian Holmes; Whitehead Holmes; Further Adventures (Bert Coules, radio); 221B Baker Towers; Mystery Queen

For one or more of the following relationships:
All ‘verses: Holmes/Watson (except Cavallaro), Holmes & Watson, Watson/Morstan, Holmes/Watson/Morstan, or Gen.
Plus the additional ‘verse-specific characters/ships:
Mycroft Holmes (AJ & W): Mycroft/Douglas, Mycroft & Douglas, Douglas & Watson, none.
Charlotte Holmes (Cavallaro): Charlotte & Lena, Charlotte/Lena, Leander/James, Valentina & Agatha.
New Russian Holmes: Watson/Hudson
Mystery Queen: Seol Ok & Wan Seung & Hong (or slashed is okay too)
I like stuff in the following categories: happy endings; bittersweet endings, relationship negotiations; BAMF!Watson; character explorations, fusions; crossovers; AUs.
With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes
I wouldn’t mind any of the following squicks and/or kinks: None.

Please include further details about what you’d like to receive:


do-not-wants, wants, and specific prompts )


Special requests: Particularly with screen adapts, there are quite a few more 'verses I can create for beyond those I listed. If you're having trouble making a match and think I might be able to help, feel free to shout.

Hope I'm not too late!

Oct. 10th, 2017 04:42 am
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It's still the wee hours, here, so I'll make an attempt...

Name: The_Anglophile
Contact email: sent by form

Read more... )
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Name: ficklepig
Contact email: pigfickle at the big G

(Sorry, there's so much formatting in the HTML that I can't get an LJ-cut to work for the life of me.)

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I will create: fic, finger puppets

In the following parts of fandom: BBC series, Ritchieverse

For the following pairings: Any m/m, f/f or het except as noted in Special Requests.

With any of the following ratings:  1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes; 5) moderate to explicit graphic violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes

I like working with the following categories: Gen, het, slash; angst, horror, crack, dark, death (major or minor character), explicit sexual content, non-sexual intimacy, fluff, gender swap, graphic violence/torture, hurt/comfort (light on the comfort), unhappy endings, reasonably happy endings.

I am willing to create for the following kinks, if desired:
 I can't think of anything I would categorically refuse that is likely to show up in namespace. I don't have a great feel for BDSM-style play with formal roles and equipage. Omegaverse and other weird biology is fine.

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I want to receive: art, fic, vids, podfic, play scripts, interpretive dance, peer-reviewed papers, pottery, finger puppets

Art: Intimate/friendly scenes, action scenes, and character studies. More than two people in an image is always a plus.

Vids: Funny or unusual in some way.

Podfic: Under 10K, and whatever material you have clearance to record that you're comfortable reading aloud (you can read mine if you must). Newbies encouraged.

Other: OK, it probably isn't within the remit of this exchange, but if you *did* make finger puppets I would email you my address.

In at least one of the following parts of fandom: BBC series or any other version EXCEPT ACD, with appropriate ease of entry for the novice. I can read about 50k words or watch about 4 hours of video to orient myself. Will rewatch all of Ritchie.

For at least one of the following pairings: any m/m, f/f or het except as noted in Special Requests. I love porn, but I'm not looking for porn specifically.

With any of the following ratings:  1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes; 5) moderate to explicit graphic violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes

I like fic in the following categories: I like PWPs and twisty mindfucks with no sex at all. I like unrequited pining, and UST. I like ghost stories and supernatural beings and horror and clever AUs. I like spoofs, and canon-compliant casefic, and fusions with distinctive universes (HDM, Blade Runner, Pern, etc.), and character studies of understudied characters. I like seeing what happens to characters when they're in different sorts of bodies and life situations (gender swap, species swap). I like speculation that is sure to be has been extensively jossed, and exploration of minor characters.

I wouldn’t mind any of the following kinks: I wouldn't *mind* most kinks, but I'm not looking for any particularly. If you have a real flair for teasing, exhibitionism, incest, voyeurism, pregnancy/lactation, violent non-con, dub-con where the aggressor presses their luck until hey, whoopsie! (and everyone seems to enjoy it), asphyxia/drowning/hanging (whump, rather than erotic play), voyeuristic threesomes, secret voyeurism, fear-play, public humiliation (not safe or sane), frottage, sex without barriers, crying, analingus, intercrural, phone sex, public sex, sex pollen, virginity, omegaverse (and variations thereof), cheating, somnophilia, dirty talk, sloppy seconds, morning-after sex, alternative biology, then please have at. Not that I said any of that.


Please include further details about what you’d like to receive:
If the idea, when it comes to you, makes you cackle with self-satisfied glee, please write it.

If it happens to involve any canon Mycroft … yeah, do that. (Mycroft on the bottom, Mycroft whump, Mycroft angst, Mycroft as the secret hero, Mycroft as the secret baddie, Mycroft/OMC, Mycroft/OFC, Mycroft/shameful secret, Mycroft's relationship with his dad, Mycroft's relationship with Lady Smallwood, Mycroft's relationship with the Queen from A Study in Emerald.)

I'm interested in Eurus if she's somehow not the mad attic genius, or anyway if the story doesn't dwell on that or her relationships with her family. Who are those people she pretends to be? What does she *do* all day? What is her life like as an adult? Is she even a genius?

John and Harry's relationship still interests me. 

Sarah was a very sexy woman - what ever happened to her? Hm. PWP would be 100% fine ...

Lestrade is dating. Whats up with that?

The above are off the top of my head and not exclusive - it's ok if you don't like Mycroft. ): ): ):

Other canons? No idea! I just need to be able to catch up to where your story is in ~4 hours. I will enjoy the opportunity to add a new canon to my shelf.

Loose prompts, interpret as you like, combine with any people or kinks or situations: 
Someone misinterprets a note; chaos ensues. / This pet was a very bad idea. / These two/three people have never met in canon; they meet cute. / Someone is quitting their job and leaving the country. / Cannibalism dilemma. / No one can believe this person is an addict. / Group hug.

Would prefer not to create or receive at this time: BBC Moriarty/anyone but Molly or an OFC (Moriarty "&" anyone is fine); happy BBC Mycroft/Lestrade; any Anthea or Ella pairing or focus; any canon Irene dominating or mothering anyone; Mary bashing (dark interpretations fine - especially for Victorian-style Marys! - but if you really dislike her, maybe let's do something else); BAMF Hudson unless leavened with realism. I don't have DNWs right now for most non-BBC characters and situations.



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Special requests: I'm OK writing what-ifs and interstitials, not good with casefic or crossovers. I would write any Ritchie pairing, but not BBC Sherlock/John except in more complicated constellations.
 
Although I try to respect DNWs, my writing tends to veer into dark/grimy despite my best intentions. If possible, please match me with someone who likes things to go in uncomfortable and possibly inexplicable directions.

 
Thanks!
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Name: colebaltblue
Contact email:

I will create:
A fanwork of the following type(s): fic, probably not podfic but if it's asked for I might produce it
In one or more of the following parts of fandom: At this point I'm most familiar with ACD and Coules. I'm happy to do a Granada request if it's centered of a specific episode or two.
For one or more of the following relationships: Holmes/Watson, or Holmes and Watson with anyone as long as they're happy. I'd like it to be a Holmes and/or Watson featured story so I can include side pairings of whatever but I don't want to write something focused on a minor character.
I like working with one or more of the following categories: Anything goes. Hit me with your best shot.
With any of the following ratings: delete any that do not apply 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes;
I am willing to create for the following squicks and/or kinks: I'm happy to include requested kinks or at least nods to them, but I'd prefer not to create a story that centers on them.



I want to receive:
A fanwork of the following type(s): fic
In one or more of the following parts of fandom:A fandom that has more than a passing resemblance to Canon. Basically if you want to write a Granada story, that's great! It's close enough that my ACD-loving heart will love it as-is. Same goes with the Coules adaptations. Or any other victoriana adaptation where Sherlock Holmes is kind, generous, and smart and loves (platonically or not) his kind, generous, and smart Watson. If you're desperate to write an Elementary fic, feel free - I haven't seen all of last season though!
For one or more of the following relationships: Holmes/Watson or Holmes & Watson. Holmes and Watson paired with others is FINE as long as there is no unrequited pining on either of their parts regarding other person. Basically I want them happy and in love but it doesn't have to be with each other. (No relationships for Elementary)
I like stuff in the following categories:For this time around I'd like a story that is happy, fun, energetic, kind, generous, and joyful.
With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes;
I wouldn’t mind any of the following squicks and/or kinks: nothing specific, but I don't have any "do not wants" so if you'd like to include it it's probably fine.

Please include further details about what you’d like to receive: I love Coules's adaptation of the canon 'verse and the expanded 'verse as well. Richie's Watson is actually my favorite, but Lucy Liu's is a close (VERY close) second - smart, capable, generous, and in a constant state of slight exasperation. I love how Brett's Holmes always seems to be on the verge of sharing a very funny and slightly off-color joke with Watson who hasn't quite caught on. My first love is horses - there are NEVER enough horses in the Holmes story. Feel free to ask Sang about my feelings regarding Holmes and horses.

Special requests: Wherever I am most useful.
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Name: [personal profile] magnetic_pole/[archiveofourown.org profile] magnetic_pole/notquitepetworth on tumblr
Contact email: magnetic.pole.too at gmail

I will create:

A fanwork of the following type(s): fic

In one or more of the following parts of fandom: Books: Doyle - Canon; TV/Film:Granada TV Show; Sherlock BBC; Elementary

For one or more of the following relationships: m/m Holmes/Watson or f/f Holmes/Watson or gen

I like working with one or more of the following categories: Fluff; Angst; Post-Reichenbach; Alternate Universe; Established Relationship; Crossover; Case Fic; Friendship; Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence; character studies; missing scenes; gender swap H/W where both are women

With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes

I am willing to create for the following squicks and/or kinks: alcohol/drug abuse; incest; self-harm


I want to receive:

A fanwork of the following type(s): fic

In one or more of the following parts of fandom: Books: Canon; TV/Film:Granada TV Show; Sherlock BBC; Elementary

For one or more of the following relationships: m/m Holmes/Watson or f/f Holmes/Watson or gen

I like stuff in the following categories: Fluff; Angst; Post-Reichenbach; Alternate Universe; Romance; Established Relationship; Crossover; Friendship; Humor; Case Fic; First Time; Friendship; Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence; missing scenes; gender swap H/W where both are women

With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes

I wouldn’t mind any of the following squicks and/or kinks: alcohol/drug abuse; incest; self-harm; suicide; character death

Please include further details about what you’d like to receive:

Anything character-driven! I enjoy complex characters dealing with internal conflicts and minor characters fleshed out and granted a measure of dignity and interiority. I tend to like romances that deal with larger issues of gender, patriarchy, and/or queerness as well as the specific personalities and situations of the couple involved.

I also enjoy politics in fic--if that kind of thing seems interesting to you.

I've always loved the sense of place in canon and in adaptations and would be excited to see a vividly sketched location--the flat, Baker Street, Speedy's, the Diogenes Club, London or New York or places visited while on a case--if anything along those lines strikes your fancy.

Please no A/B/O. I'm also a little wary of Euros and the final episode of the fourth season of BBC Sherlock. In an ideal universe, we'd somehow get to the end of the series without stereotypically crazy women and wanton killing.

I'm also sadly R-rated--I *do* love to see my characters having sex, I just don't want to know too much about it (i.e., nothing too explicit, unless it's an integral part of the story).


Special requests: I didn't eliminate either the romantic or case fic categories, but I tend to write character studies with a helping of romance or plot. If anyone seems amenable to that type of fic, I'd love to write for them.

Also: first-timer here! Thank you for running this fest, and please forgive me if I make some missteps this first time around.

Once more unto the fest!

Oct. 10th, 2017 12:37 am
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Name: starfishstar

Contact email: [will put it in the form]

 

I will create:

A fanwork of the following type(s): fic

In one or more of the following parts of fandom:

With trepidation but also joy, I want to try my hand at offering More Holmes options this time! So:

Books: I could write for Sherlock Ferret – Ashton (haven’t actually read the books yet, but plan to buy them in short order!) and I think I could write for A Study in Charlotte – Cavallaro (preferably only book 1, not book 2); I hesitate to offer ACD canon because I’m completely untested at writing convincing Victoriana, but I could perhaps try if someone really wanted!

TV/Film: I haven’t watched many Holmes adaptations (yet), but I could watch something and then write for it, if a recipient has a specific request, as long as it can be watched pretty quickly (a single film, say, rather than a whole TV series) – e.g., I’m definitely planning to watch My Dearly Beloved Detective! And of course if the rarer options don’t match, I’m happy to write BBC Sherlock (prefer series 1–3 only). I adore the More Holmes aspect of Holmestice and would love to contribute it, but as you can see I’m still figuring out what More Holmeses I’m even able to offer, whereas I’m well-versed in BBC Sherlock.

For one or more of the following relationships: Pretty much any; equally happy to write pairings or genfic. (In fact, I love genfic!) I’m not generally a fan of writing villains or anything very dark, and I’m definitely not a fan of Eurus plotlines in BBC-verse, but can be flexible as needed.

I like working with one or more of the following categories: Fluff; (mild) Angst; Romance; Established Relationship; Friendship; Humor; Case Fic; Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence; Alternate Universe – Fairy Tales/Mythology/etc.; Childhood/Backstory (I’ve written a number of fics about young!Sherlock & Mycroft from BBC-verse); UST (that resolves into no-longer-UST!)

My wheelhouse is character-focused stories (be it friends, family or romantic partners) that center on emotions and interactions, but I can try to push a little more in the direction of plot/casefic if necessary. I can do romantic and a bit of sexy, but full-on explicit is beyond my writerly capabilities.

With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes

I am willing to create for the following squicks and/or kinks: Generally none, but can try to be flexible as dictated by recipient’s requests!

 

 

I want to receive:

A fanwork of the following type(s): fic

In one or more of the following parts of fandom:

—I WOULD LOVE TO READ SOMETHING SET IN THE 221B Baker Towers ‘verse!!! I love that this exists, and I wish more of it existed. Anything in this ‘verse. Who is this Holmes? What makes him tick? What does it look like when he’s on a case? Who is his Watson and what’s their friendship like?

—I would also be happy to read about Charlotte and Jamie from Cavallaro’s “A Study in Charlotte” – I LOVED the first book, but found the second so disappointing: a mess in terms of plot and character, and pretty much an assassination of their friendship/relationship. (Not to mention, uh, don’t set your book in Berlin if you’ve clearly never even been to Berlin.) So I’d be more interested in something that ignores book 2 entirely…or maybe revisits some part of book 2 but takes more care of their friendship. (Friendship and/or romance, either is fine – I actually ship them, if someone could handle it competently!)

(BTW, random wild card prompt: when I first started reading A Study in Charlotte, I’d missed the memo and thought the narrator was a girl. Jamie, right? Girl’s name, maybe? I thought this Jamie was a tough, awesome girl on a rugby scholarship, and that this was going to be the amazing YA-genre lesbian Holmes/Watson the world needs and I was SO DOWN FOR THAT. So if you want to write that AU…)

–Sherlock Ferret! Don’t let sanguinity be the only person to have written fic for this ‘verse ever. :-)

—I’m also fine with getting a fic set in any of the ACD-canon-ish ‘verses (Granada, Whitehead, New Russian Holmes, etc.) – even if I haven’t seen the source material, I find I can follow a fic as long as it’s set in one of the versions that’s essentially a take on the canonical Holmes (as opposed to a very different retelling like BBC Sherlock or Elementary).

—AND I’m happy with a crossover, as long as it’s possible to follow the story even if I don’t know the other canon – I love seeing people’s creativity with this stuff! e.g., I was delighted by the New Russian Holmes/The Lost World and Study in Charlotte/22nd Century crossovers last round, despite only knowing 1 of those 4 canons. (Though if you want to cross over with something I already know and love… standard British things like Doctor Who, Torchwood and Cabin Pressure are good bets. Or…could Sherlock Holmes meet Miss Fisher?? Or Harriet Vane and Peter Wimsey?)

—And I’m happy to receive a BBC Sherlock fic, if the above suggestions were too obscure. :-) Just trying to widen the More Holmes options! In BBC ‘verse I love anything that puts the focus on one or more of the female characters; anything where Lestrade gets to be the hero of the story; I have a weakness for Mycroft/Lestrade; I have a weakness for anything “Anthea”-centric; and I’m happy to read Sherlock/John as anything from platonically devoted to desperately in love. Or Sherlock/Victor Trevor (fanon Victor, not S4 Victor).

For one or more of the following relationships:
Pretty much any, with the exception of “dark” characters (e.g., no Moriarty/Moran) or incest (no Holmes/Mycroft)

I like stuff in the following categories: Romance; Established Relationship; Friendship; Humor; Case Fic; UST (that resolves into no-longer-UST!); friends as chosen family to each other; crackfic treated with emotional depth (see below); AUs

With any of the following ratings:1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 4) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes

I wouldn’t mind any of the following squicks and/or kinks: none, pretty much, though *references* to things like abuse or death or suicide are fine if it’s in the service of the story and not the only focus of the fic. Please no: extreme violence/gore/torture/rape, dark!fic, Holmescest, Omegaverse, major character death; and in BBC Sherlock I’m really, really not a fan of S4. (Or if it has to be S4, then definitely an S4 fix-it that gets Sherlock and John happily, firmly, permanently together, be that romantically or platonically.)

Please include further details about what you’d like to receive: One of my very favorite things is stories of the type that SOUNDS like it should be crackfic (examples from some favorite existing fics: Sherlock is an intelligent parrot; why is there a seal in the living room?; John and Mycroft meet every week for fish and chips…) yet achieves emotional depth and realism despite the absurd-seeming premise.

I don’t need all to be fluff and light (I actually prefer realism and complexity – like real life is!) but prefer happy or at least ambiguous-but-can-be-read-as-hopeful endings.

Basically, anything that focuses on the characters and who they are and what they mean to each other makes me happy. :-) Can be the purest platonic friendship or the wildest mad-for-you love story, silly-funny or deeply earnest, I’m good with it all! Write something you enjoy writing, and I will be delighted to read it.

Special requests: My free time right now is unfortunately curtailed (grad school!) so my offering is probably going to have to be on the shorter end of fics this time.

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(Ha.  I defy anyone to take *that* subject line as a prompt....)

At any rate.  Yuletide signup is done, That Other Story shows signs of being arm-wrestled into submission, and it isn't even raining yet.  Let's just see if we can get this in ahead of deadline, shall we?

Name:[personal profile] graycardinal[archiveofourown.org profile] gray_cardinal
Contact email: graycardinal007 /at/ gmail /dot/ com

I will create: a fanwork of the following types: fic
In one or more of the following parts of fandom:

Books:
Canon - ACD; Mary Russell series - King; Professor Moriarty series - Kurland; Solar Pons series - Derleth; Minnesota Adventures series (...& The Red Demon, etc.) - Millett; The Light Fantastic (Star Trek: TNG) - Jeffrey Lang (& see notes)
TV/Film: Ritchie films; Christopher Lee films (...Victoria Falls, etc.); Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century; Star Trek: TNG (hologram!Moriarty); Murder by Decree (& see notes)

For one or more of the following relationships:
For Mary Russell, Holmes/Russell; for 22CEN, Holmes/Lestrade; for most others, I'd look at Holmes/Irene Adler and/or Watson/Mary Morstan. (I note that there are a number of sub-canons where we haven't seen Irene Adler, and I'd absolutely be open to seeing what the Holmes/Irene dynamic looks like in one of those...)  For all canons, Holmes & Watson friendship is an absolute given.

I like working with one or more of the following categories:
Fluff, AU (various), post-Reichenbach, crossover, friendship, humor, casefic, gen, etc.  I am not primarily a romance writer in any fandom, though it has been known to happen (yes, I *did* just write a Harry Potter remix dealing in Hermione/Luna). 

With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes; 4) moderate to explicit graphic violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes  Essentially, don't look at me for smut.  I promise, it's not lack of interest in such things generally; it's just not really in my word-wrangling wheelhouse.

I am willing to create for the following squicks and/or kinks: None, please; per above, I am not your writer for smut/porn. 

I want to receive: a fanwork of the following type(s): fic, podfic
In one or more of the following parts of fandom:
Books: Canon - ACD; Mary Russell series - King; Charlotte Holmes series - Cavallaro; Professor Moriarty series - Kurland; Solar Pons series - Derleth; Minnesota Adventures series (...& The Red Demon, etc.) - Millett; The Light Fantastic - Jeffrey Lang (& see notes)
TV/Film: Ritchie films; Christopher Lee films (...Victoria Falls, etc.); Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century; Star Trek: TNG (hologram!Moriarty); Murder by Decree; Young Sherlock Holmes (& see notes)

For one or more of the following relationships:
For Mary Russell, Holmes/Russell; for 22CEN, Holmes/Lestrade; for most others, I'd look at Holmes/Irene Adler and/or Watson/Mary Morstan. (I note that there are a number of sub-canons where we haven't seen Irene Adler, and I'd absolutely be open to seeing what the Holmes/Irene dynamic looks like in one of those...) For Cavallaro: I'm not opposed to Charlotte/Jamie, but then I think both characters should be much smarter about their own emotional baggage than Cavallaro gives them credit for; that relationship needs a lot of redevelopment by more thoughtful hands. For Kurland: Benjamin/Cecily is welcome, and if you can find a romance for any of the other characters, feel free to explore, but I'd prefer not to see Moriarty/Madeleine (or any other pairing involving the Professor and a subordinate).

For all canons, Holmes & Watson friendship is an absolute given.

I like stuff in the following categories:
Fluff, AU (various), post-Reichenbach, crossover, friendship, humor, casefic, gen, etc. and see above for romantic pairings I'd be open to reading.

With any of the following ratings: 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes; 4) moderate to explicit graphic violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes. Per above: while I am totally not opposed to porn/smut/sexytimes, I don't particularly read Holmesian material (or most fanfic, for that matter) for that sort of thing.  (Yes, that does sound like compartmentalizing....)

I wouldn’t mind any of the following squicks and/or kinks:
While I am not looking for explicit sex on the page, action/adventure violence and plots involving violent or sex-related criminal activity are absolutely OK; in particular, things that would (and/or should) squick the characters will generally not squick me unless the violence gets too splattery.  (As a completely irrelevant but possibly useful aside, this is one of my two main complaints about the Kingsman movies -- there's too much gratuitous gore.  You are not making horror movies, people!)

Please include further details about what you’d like to receive:
I would be delighted to receive podfic of any of (1) my own Holmestice stories, (2) the Holmestice stories written for me, and/or (3) anything else available featuring the Russellverse, 22CEN, or holo!Moriarty. 

As to prose: I've given some suggestions above about a couple of the odder subcanons.  For ACD, casefic, comedy, and character pieces are all welcome. For the Russellverse, followers to the latest novel are absolutely welcome.  I'd be greatly entertained by anything in which Solar Pons and Dr. Parker interact with elements of other pastiche-fandoms, whether in those fandoms' usual incarnations or in versions customized for the Pontine subculture.  (If I can do Charlotte Holmes in 22CEN, there's no reason someone else can't do Pons and <s>Russell</s>Lombard, or Pons in the 22nd century....)  Much the same goes for my mention of Young Sherlock Holmes; I'd be fascinated to see where that incarnation might go if introduced to some of the better pastiche-artist inventions.  And as I always note, I have read and watched much more widely in Holmesian pastiche than it's possible to list here, particularly with regard to older pastiches.  Feel free to scout backward into my prior signups for prospects, or to check with the mods to see if I've read or seen a novel/series you've particularly liked. 

Special requests:
I think [personal profile] gardnerhill probably has me beaten for pure encyclopedic knowledge of the full range of Holmesian subcanons, but per above, I can write in a much broader range of these than it's possible to list.  (Does someone want fic about Brihtric Donne? I might be able to do that.  About the cat with the deerstalker in the Remington Steele end credits?  Let's talk.)  I will note only that, having done a fiendishly complicated 22CEN/CHAR fusion this past round, I am hoping this one will involve an assignment of a somewhat more conservative character.  I will very likely dare [personal profile] sanguinity right back if she tries to get too frisky on me this time out... :-)