smallhobbit: (Lestrade John Sherlock car)
During the past year I have got to know a number of people from [ profile] ushobwri Writers who are generally in different fandoms, so I would be unlikely to come across them otherwise.  One of these is [ profile] aome whose request "You know, since Sherlock doesn't seem to be the sort to care about gifts (either given or received), perhaps something gift-oriented might be interesting? How would he react if John brought him one? Or might he be uncharacteristically inspired to give John something after all? Would it be a normal gift or something odd?" gave me some thought and then I found something which Sherlock believed to be perfect.

Beware of Consulting Detectives Bearing Gifts

There is still one day unspoken for, so if anyone would still like a ficlet, please shout.
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3. For each of the fandoms from day 2, what were your favourite characters to write?

Okay, well, let's be a little selective.  Here goes:

Sherlock (BBC): Sherlock, John, Lestrade, Victor Trevor, Stanley Hopkins
Sherlock Holmes (ACD): Holmes, Watson, Lestrade, Mrs Hudson, Hopkins, oh and Mouselet and the Ocelot
Lewis: Robbie Lewis, James Hathaway, I'm also fond of DI John Garrett my OC
Spooks: Lucas North (no surprise there then!)
Robin Hood: Guy of Gisborne, Much
Life on Mars: Sam and Gene, but also Phyllis and Annie
The Hobbit: Thorin, Bilbo
Forever: Henry Morgan, Abe Morgan
Person of Interest: Finch, Reese and Bear
The Rake's Progress: Tom Rakewell, Nick Shadow
North & South: John Thornton
Almost Human: Kennex, Dorian
Winnie-the-Pooh: Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Tigger, Eeyore

And while we're talking about favourite characters, can I put in a plug for [ profile] older_not_dead which is currently looking for prompts for Proptathon 22 "Elements", because it's those prompts I am using for Sussex Retirement my ACD Holmes/Watson retirement series.
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I'm currently taking part in [ profile] watsons_woes July Writing Prompts, so for anyone who wants to see what I've written, here are my contributions:

Here are the drabbles/ficlets )
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Meme nicked from [ profile] solosundance and [ profile] hardboiledbaby: take the first and last sentence from your top kudos fics.  All my fics with the most kudos are Sherlock (no surprise there), so I'm also taking top ones from other fandoms - as I see fit.

My 10 popular fics )

WIP meme

Jan. 31st, 2015 09:30 pm
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A number of my flist have already done this, but better late than never, so specifically I'm copying [ profile] hardboiledbaby and listing three snippets from three WIPs.  She, and others, manage three different fandoms; I, for some reason, have three Lestrade-centric Sherlock WIPs.  Nevertheless, here they are:


A-de-aging trope, where Lestrade ends up caring for 6 year old Sherlock and John for the weekend:

Lestrade blamed Mycroft Holmes )


Another trope, this time injured Lestrade, who needs Sherlock and John's help

Confused Lestrade )


The last one is part 12 of the Unexpected Family.  Chapter One is posted here: The Photograph of Choice Chapter Two was due to be written in response to a prompt which never came, so is still waiting to be finished.

ETA: If anyone wishes to prompt for this, they would be welcome.


Maybe they'll get finished this year.
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The eighth of my 12 Days of Christmas stories was written for [ profile] fengirl88.

Her prompt fell within the Sherlock (BBC) fandom, when she asked for Sherlock, John and Lestrade.  On this occasion I have written them as a threesome because it seemed to work.

I hope you enjoy this fluff, [ profile] fengirl88 and that 2015 goes well for you.

Pas de Trois
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The fourth of my 12 Days of Christmas stories was written for [ profile] azriona

Every year Mycroft holds a very select drinks party.  That wasn't her prompt, but to reveal what it was might spoil some of the fun.  I trust that this story does justice to it.

A Select Drinks Party


Dec. 27th, 2014 11:53 am
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My second 12 Days of Christmas story is written for [ profile] impishtubist who is responsible for a lot of my writing one way or another.

She wanted a story where Sherlock sees Stanley Hopkins all dressed up and basically swoons.  (BBC Sherlock)

[ profile] impishtubist I hope you like this and that it occupies your mind for a few minutes - or at least gives you something to dream about :)


Fic meme

Jul. 17th, 2014 09:06 pm
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I pinched this meme from [ profile] canonisrelative who posted it about six weeks ago.

12 characters meme

Pick 12 characters from any fandoms and list them before you read the questions that follow. I picked (listed in alphabetical order to stop me cheating):
1 – Guy of Gisborne
2 – James Hathaway
3 – Sherlock Holmes
4 – Stanley Hopkins
5 – John Kennex
6 – Greg Lestrade
7 – Robbie Lewis
8 – Much
9 – Lucas North
10 – Victor Trevor
11 – John Watson
12 – Wildcard (in practise probably Reese or Finch, but not necessarily)
All Sherlockian characters may be either ACD or BBC.  Any complaints, it’s my meme interpretation, I can do as I like.

Here are the questions )
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When [ profile] draycevixen suggested yesterday's prompt, [ profile] grassle followed this by requesting Oh wow, cuddly drunk Hathaway! And / or accidentally Christmas!drunk and getting it on Hathaway/Sherlock with added bonus jellus Lewis and John!!!

This isn't quite what was requested, partly because I don't write Sherlock/John and no-one was jealous, but I hope you like this nevertheless.  This is set in the evening, following Day Trip to Oxford.

Flanders & Swann have a lot to answer for
Fandom: Sherlock BBC/Lewis
Pairing/Characters: Sherlock Holmes/Greg Lestrade, Robbie Lewis/James Hathaway
Rating: PG
Word count: 785
smallhobbit: (Lestrade Sherlock HOUN)
Over half way through now and first of all: Happy New Year to you all.

The two fandoms I am currently writing for are Sherlock and Lewis, so when [ profile] draycevixen suggested a day trip to Oxford around Christmas I couldn't resist.

Day Trip to Oxford
Fandom: Sherlock BBC/Lewis
Pairing/Characters: Sherlock Holmes/Greg Lestrade, Robbie Lewis/James Hathaway
Rating: G
Word count: 770

There will be a follow-up tomorrow.
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The sixth day of Christmas is New Year's Eve and everyone, including Sherlock and John should be celebrating.

[ profile] kizzia gave the prompt of "Epiphany".  Why have a fic called "Epiphany" on New Year's Eve?  All will be revealed.

Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing/Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Greg Lestrade
Rating: G
Word count: 670
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The third day and the ficlet is of my favourite Sherlock pairing.  Now I know this won't tie in with series 3, but it is completely compatible in my world.

It is written for my good friend [ profile] vix_spes who has introduced me to some lovely concerts by the Tewkesbury Camerata and posts lots of pics of Ben Whishaw, and shares my sadness at the demise of The Hour.  She requested John/Lestrade and Christmas markets.

Christmas Markets
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing/Characters: John Watson/Greg Lestrade
Rating: PG
Word count: 710
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The second day and there's a ficlet from the Unexpected Family 'verse.  For anyone who hasn't come across it, Sherlock and Greg have adopted two children, Lucy and William and in this ficlet Lucy is 7 and William is 6.

It was requested by my amazing beta [ profile] kim_j_8472 who has beta-ed most of the other twelve days (except the final two).  However on this occasion [ profile] impishtubist was kind enough to help.  [ profile] kim_j_8472 asked for a ficlet where both parents have to make costumes for a holiday-themed play that both kids are in.

Play Costumes
Fandom: Sherlock BBC (Unexpected Family 'verse)
Pairing/Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Greg Lestrade, Lucy Holmes-Lestrade, William Holmes-Lestrad
Rating: G
Word count: 745
smallhobbit: (Lestrade 3 crimefighters)
To begin my Twelve Days of Christmas postings I have chosen the request from [ profile] methylviolet10b for either ACD Holmes or BBC Sherlock in which a Christmas cracker contains something very unexpected.

Had I gone for ACD Holmes I suspect Inspector Hopkins would have found Mouselet in his cracker, as it is this is BBC Sherlock and Sherlock, John and Greg, are all surprised.

Christmas Crackers
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing/Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Greg Lestrade, Mrs Hudson
Rating: PG
Word count: 490
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How many hippos can you get in a mini?
Two in the front, two in the back.
How many giraffes can you get in a mini?
None, it's full of hippos.
How do you get two whales in a mini?
Straight down the M4 and across the Severn Bridge.

This, of course, works better as a verbal joke.  [ profile] scfrankles asked yesterday about the comedy I like.  So today's brief ramble will be on that subject.  If you've read yesterday's entry, you'll know I like Morecambe & Wise.  Some of their lines still make me smile; Eric, hearing a police car racing past the house, "He won't sell many ice creams at that speed."  I saw the musical Top Hat this summer and one of the routines reminded me very clearly of Morecambe & Wise and Glenda Jackson.

I like classic comedies, like Dad's Army.  I don't like comedies where the laughs come because one character consistently makes fun and puts down another.  Which could be said about Dad's Army, but whatever happens in this way within the platoon, as soon as an outsider dares to say or do something everyone rallies round.  The characters aren't one dimensional - they all have their foibles, but they all have their strengths.

I like humour within serious plays.  Shakespeare, when well done, has masses of it.  It provides relief and contrast and it reflects life.  I have a quirky sense of humour and I will often use humour to break the tension in a situation.

I like verbal sparring, when it doesn't take itself over seriously.  I don't think swearing is funny, and if that's what a programme/comedian relies on then they quickly lose me.

If you want to see what else amuses me, then the following post began with the ACD Holmes story of The Red Circle.  It's currently heading through the Suez Canal en route for the Indian Ocean.  There was a rat ...

And I did once stick Inspector Greg Lestrade in a giraffe onesie, but I blame [ profile] eloquy for that.  Surprisingly effective
smallhobbit: (Lestrade John hearts)
Archea2 asked what attracted me to John/Lestrade.  When I went to my first Sherlock meet-up, which was the first Annual Sherlock Picnic, there were 12 of us.  Everyone else shipped Sherlock/John, but for me it didn't work, and still doesn't.  But nobody minded me being different.  In fact I'm still friends with a good number of those I met then and now, whenever we're at meet-ups they make sure that I am aware of any Lestrade badges.  Not that this directly relates to my liking for J/L, but in that they were my first fandom friends and we are still friends I think they deserve a mention.

Out of curiousity I went back to look at my first Sherlock fanfics and yes, I've always written J/L.  My first 221B, written two years ago, when I was starting to explore the characters is J/L.  To me, they are both characters who have experienced a lot and have seen the worst and best of people.  Which means they don't have to explain to each other how they feel - Lestrade can come back after a bad day and he doesn't have to go into details, because John understands.  Yes, Sherlock too sees the dark side of the world, but he has the choice as to how much he is involved; which is something the doctor and the policeman don't have.  Sherlock has little patience with the "little people", both John and Lestrade care for them.

But it goes deeper than this.  I like hurt/comfort and to me this pairing provides a great many opportunities for the two to both receive and provide the comfort.  Equally they are both "tried and tested" and have complex characters, another of my likes.  Which means that the pairing works for me, in a way that none of the others do.

I do write Sherlock/Lestrade, as is obvious from my Unexpected Family 'verse.  But that is an AU, and the character of Sherlock is not the same as is seen in the series.

All the above refers to the BBC version of Sherlock, although I was delighted to discover in ACD Holmes that Lestrade stays over on the couch, which means that I can quite happily ship Watson/Lestrade as well and in my head canon when Holmes retires to Sussex to tend his bees Watson and Lestrade retire together and share a house to save on costs.

And I couldn't finish a post on John/Lestrade without mentioning the marvellous nanny!John blogs and DI Lestrade, husband to nanny!John which provide wonderful entertainment, friendship and occasional assistance.  Just remember folks, if Lestrade says it, don't Google it!

Power Cut

May. 22nd, 2013 08:41 am
smallhobbit: (Lestrade John missing you)
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing: John Watson/Greg Lestrade
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 826
A/N: Written for [ profile] older_not_dead promptathon 13: Surprise, for the prompt "Lights go out"

Power Cut
smallhobbit: (Lestrade)
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Greg Lestrade
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 202
A/N: Written for the following prompt on Tumblr: Sherlock returns to John and Baker Street after three years and everything is going fine.  Sherlock wants to get back into case-work, and so asks John to take him to see Lestrade.  John takes him to the grave next to Sherlock’s.
Warnings: See the prompt

Read more... )
smallhobbit: (Lestrade John grey)
Fandom: Sherlock BBC
Pairing: John Watson, Greg Lestrade,
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 540
A/N: Written for [ profile] older_not_dead promtathon
Warnings: Stillbirth/death of premature baby

"Don't say a word" )


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