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August 30th, 2014


06:00 am - FIC: Heading for a Fall (BBC Sherlock)
And here it is:

Title: Heading for a Fall
Category: Drama/Angst
Rating: K on FF.net (U in the UK, G in the US)
Characters: Sherlock, Sally
Summary: "Come back from your grave to haunt me, have you?" - Sherlock Holmes and Detective Sergeant Sally Donovan come face to face again for the first time after The Fall. A missing moment from "The Empty Hearse".
Link: Heading for a Fall

Sorry, it's gen. Not even het romance. But it's got a deduction, and a smile.

It's written as a movie script. It just came out that way. I tried to get into Sherlock's and/or Sally's head to write this, but it wouldn't work. So I just wrote what I would have liked to see.

I've always liked Sally and I really missed her in Season 3. She's strong, she's loyal, she's dedicated, and she has a hundred good reasons not to like Sherlock. Time she got a bit of attention and appreciation.

Enjoy!

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August 29th, 2014


07:54 pm - Well, I'm back.
The funny thing with obsessions is, they always develop in the same way for me.


1. Awareness of the subject, but keeping a critical distance. Can this book/movie really be as good as everyone says, if everyone says it?

2. Getting into it. Read/watch it, enjoy it enormously, wonder what took you so long. Re-read, Re-watch. (This phase can last for several years, actually. I take up to three attempts to be totally hooked.)

3. Needing to expand. After absorbing all that's in the primary sources until you know it all by heart, move on to find more material on the internet and find a friendly online community to share the love with and analyse it all to death.

4. When it has all been analysed to death, create new material and write your own fanfic. (ALWAYS before you read ANY of it written by someone else. There's nothing that compares to the feeling that you're the first to ever shatter the surface of the water when you dive into it.)

5. Read fanfic by others. Don't waste time on the bad stuff, though. Go only by recommendations of people you trust/esteem.

6. Enjoy yourself until you feel the obsession gradually fade. Then go and discover something new, knowing the old one will remain something you'll love and love to remember for the rest of your life. :)



With BBC Sherlock, I've just moved from phase 3 to phase 4 and I am, once again, having the time of my life in a wonderful fandom, hanging out with the lovely ladies at The BBC Sherlock Fan Forum and yes, writing fanfic. It's been YEARS! And I'm loving it!

It's a wonderfully brainy fandom (and we all know that brainy is the new sexy, don't we), and there's so much great meta out there, let me just make a quick list of the best bits so I don't lose it all again:

First and foremost, the amazing transcripts of each and every episode by arianedevere, here on LJ: http://arianedevere.livejournal.com/36505.html

Then the brilliant metas by wellingtongoose on tumblr (http://wellingtongoose.tumblr.com). Pages and pages of Sherlock character analysis by an actual trained psychiatrist, what more could you want?

And the great A Study in Chairs: http://foriamsincerity.tumblr.com/post/73247553430/a-study-in-chairs-the-symbolism-of-john-and-sherlock

I will add more as I go along.

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October 26th, 2004


08:23 pm
Most of the time, fanficrants is a good place to go to if you’re looking for a reason to get really worked up about something, or if you want confirmation that your favourite fandom is going to the dogs at the hands of the myriads of utterly incompetent fanfic writers out there – but sometimes, there’s surprisingly positive and constructive material to be found on that community.

fernwithy’s „Seven (usually) non-subjective ways to make a character OOC” is something that anyone who writes and/or constructively reviews fanfic should read. Even if you’re sure you’re getting it right anyway.

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October 23rd, 2004


12:51 am
This letter was written in response to a challenge on the Sugar Quill Forums, which went

The goal is to create some closure between yourself and the Harry Potter fan fiction that you've written. The goal is to write a letter, or an essay, or a song, or a poem, or whatever you want, to either a Harry Potter character that you have featured in your own fan fiction, or that you have enjoyed reading about in someone else's fan fiction. In this piece of writing, you will explain to that character why you treated them the way that you did, why you enjoyed reading them a certain way, and either defend your position based on canon, or explain why you did it despite canon.

I’d written my entry and then realised that the challenge was already closed. But it did me good to write it, so I might as well post it here.

Dear Sirius,Collapse )

Thanks for reading. :) Yes, there is an autobiographical background to a lot of the emotions and of the sense of anger and frustration in “The Summer of the Phoenix”. JKR must have read my mind and foreseen it when she wrote OOTP. Reading book five was a revelation. Writing “The Summer of the Phoenix” felt like coming home.

Don’t worry about me - I’m over it now. I found my feet again, literally, and they’re holding out well. And I, too, have a Remus Lupin looking after me, and know what a blessing that is.

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October 19th, 2004


06:33 pm - Welcome...
... to the Musings of a Canon-Maniac. I'm not sure yet how frequent these musings will be, and I don't promise they'll be of any particular quality. Sometimes, as in this entry, they won't even be my own. But I've just found something that is too funny (and too true) to go unnoticed, so here's a good start on a Mission for the Promotion of Harry Potter Gen Fic. Because canon rules.

circe_tigana's righteous anger at why is it in badfic EVERYONE is gay???

Should give you a good idea of what type of HP fanfic I don't like. In case anyone was wondering.

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