alicambs: (writing man)
This is a fan fiction recommendation journal. New recs will be posted individually and added to the themed recommendation lists.
This journal is mirrored on LJ here

At present the fandoms include:
The Professionals
Nearly all Bodie/Doyle with an occasional gen story
Also there is The Professionals Information and Resources listing
Tag pros rec will give you the latest recs.

Stargate SG-1
A mix of slash (mainly Jack/Daniel), Gen team and occasional het pairings such as Daniel/Sha're or Daniel/Vala.
Tag sg-1 rec will give you the latest recs.

The X-Files
Mainly Mulder/Krycek with a few Mulder-focused gen or other.
Tag x-files rec will give you the latest recs.

Nearly all Mohinder/Sylar (Mylar)
Tag mylar rec will give you the latest recs.

Ultraviolet (TV)
Anything and everything I could find of this small fandom, both fan fiction and resources. Ultraviolet (the TV show) was an amazing 6 hours of TV. The most intriguing take on modern day Vampires I've seen.
Tag uv rec will give you the latest recs.

Both John/Sherlock slash and friendship fics with an occasional appearance of some that fit neither description, because I can. :-)
Tag sherlock rec will give you the latest recs.

The Hobbit (2012)
Slash and gen/friendship. These will be very Bilbo, often with Thorin, focused but not exclusively as I like all the characters.
Tag the hobbit rec will give you the latest recs

Original Fic
From time to time I read non fandom, original fiction. These are the ones I've loved. No list at present.
Tag orginal fic rec will give you the latest recs,

Merlin Recs
I've fallen for some glorious AU Merlin stories (Merlin/Arthur) and here are my favourite.
Tag merlin recs will give you the latest recs
alicambs: (Sherlock)
The theory of narrative causality by falling voices written for this prompt: Sherlock and John are BNFs in Sherlock Holmes fandom. Together, they fight crime. (Always.) And write porn, incidentally. I had a sudden urge to read this one again and found to my shock that I hadn't recc'd it! This is an amazing and superbly presented story done by using LJ posts, gmail chats, TV trope articles etc. It's very familiar ground to those of us brought up on LJ and I loved reading it again.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
I'm having a run on reading case fics.

The Green Blade by verityburns As a serial killer hits the headlines, the police are out of their depth and the next victim is out of time. With faith in Sherlock Holmes at an all time low, this is a case which will push loyalties to the limit... An intriguing well plotted case fic with most of the regular characters (Lestrade, Donovan, Mrs Hudson...) heavily involved. The John and Sherlock relationship dynamics are thoroughly explored and beautifully depicted. (Gen fic)
alicambs: (Sherlock)

A story I really can't believe I've not recc'd before...

London Orbital
by merripestin  "I'm driving first," Sally said. "Guv can take over after me. If we're all still mad enough to be at this after that, John can drive third shift. Then the freak, if we decide we can risk it." "John doesn't drive," said Sherlock. "Then what's John along for?" Sally protested. Which Greg reckoned had to be just Sally trying to wind Sherlock up. She knew better. All night in a car with Sherlock was bad enough. All night driving round and round the M25 looking for a killer, with Sherlock deprived of John Watson, sounded like a new circle of hell. Very clever, very funny and a wonderful observation of John and Sherlock from Greg Lestrade's pov. Also a welcome positive view of Sally Donovan. (Gen)

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Rigging Screws, size1 3/8 inch, galvanised by AJHall. "How's a woman supposed to prove her husband's a murderer, dammit?" On the eve of a planned voyage to Brittany, Marjorie Jameson starts her day with no problems more pressing than forcing a boatyard to do an emergency repair to the family yacht. A chance encounter at the Cowes hi-speed ferry terminal begins to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder, with her charming, untrustworthy husband Julian right at the centre and Marjorie as the next intended victim. But no-one's going to trust the word of an aging housewife whose complaints of abuse the police have previously dismissed as delusions. An highly entertaining and well written case fic  with Sherlock and John seen from an (competent, astute and capable woman) observer's pov. The sailing detail was fascinating. :-)
I've started a Case Fic heading with this, how can I have read and recc'd Sherlock stories and not have a case fic heading!
alicambs: (Sherlock)
Good grief, it's been some time since I last posted a rec! I have been going through my A03 bookmarks, deleting some and following up the authors on others to find other good reads. This series makes me smile and is well worth a read.

Feathers Verse by Kryptaria consists of 4 parts. The main story is the first one, On Feathers and Bacon Sandwiches No one has ever stayed with Sherlock longer than a month. At least, no human. Fortunately, John Watson isn't about to let the little things - like biohazardous experiments and the constant threat of danger - get in the way of his friendship with a very special, very brilliant man like Sherlock Holmes. This is amusing, delightful and full of humorous one liners that made me smile throughout. As to the ducks, well who knew. :-)

alicambs: (Sherlock)
The Curious Adventures of the the Dr Watsons by ShinySherlock What if ACD Watson and BBC Watson switched places . . . “Imposter!” Hands clenching the lapels of John’s coat, Holmes shoved him anew. “Yes!” John agreed, nodding, and then grimacing. “Sort of!” A highly enjoyable read, beautifully written with the courtly behaviour and language of the Victorian era contrasting strongly with the relaxed manners and speech of the present time. Both an adventure and a believable love story.

alicambs: (Bodie and Doyle)
For Queen and country by AnythingButPink September, 1990. Bodie and Doyle cross paths with a seriously injured homeless girl and find themselves navigating London Below in the company of the Marquis de Carabas. I haven't felt like reading Pros fic for some time lately, but was intrigued by the summary of this fic and rather enjoyed the imaginative journey I was taken on. I was a little less convinced by the Bodie/Doyle romance as it was a bit too soppy for my liking at times, but overall it was a good read.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
Coventry by standbygo A Sherlock/Dollhouse crossover AU. Previous knowledge of Dollhouse not necessary; no spoilers either. An absolutely excellent, highly creative and thrilling read. I enjoyed every minute of it.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
The Mystery of Ill Opinions by mundungus42 Two Elizabethan actors dream of leaving women's roles behind, and Master Sherlock Holmes agrees to help them find them a playwright to write them roles to rival Marlowe's Tamburlaine. But strange things are afoot in the Holmes household, and Sherlock and John must accomplish this feat while discovering who wants to kill Sherlock and why. A very clever and witty tale of Sherlock and John, along with many other characters, transposed into Elizabethan England. The author makes very clever allusions to many of Shakespeare's plays and even manages to have the playwright himself play a role in the mystery. Well worth a read.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
Beneath the Desert Moon by i ship an armada & Shiny Sherlock The year is 1936. Renowned consulting archaeologist, Sherlock Holmes, has been hired by the British Government to find the Ark of the Covenant, before his competitors can deliver it to Hitler and his army. Sherlock faces many challenges in his quest, but the biggest of all might be facing John Watson and mending their broken relationship. If you know the film you know the plot, but Sherlock and John are very much their delightful selves and other canon characters are well used.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
From Which Love Grows by Red Chapel If this were an ordinary fairy tale, it would start with ‘once upon a time’and a princess or a dragon or a poor fisherman by the sea. But this is not an ordinary fairy tale and it starts with a seed. A seed From Which Love Grows. The author has taken a fascinating and original idea and fashioned a slow, beautiful love story. 

Pros Recs

Nov. 5th, 2014 11:39 pm
alicambs: (Bodie and Doyle)
Pros Recs istia has gathered all the Pros recs made in the now closed LJ comm [community profile] crack_van. She says,  'The recs are still in the comm, but they're not all easy to access, and many of the earlier links are dead. That struck me as a shame. I thought it might be useful to gather all the recs, fix the dead links as much as possible, and post them together.' this is the result.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
A Study in Strays by philalethia John Watson moves to 221B Baker Street. Unfortunately, the flat's already occupied. Fun, clever story. John's interactions with Sherlock cat (and the cat's personality is Sherlock to a 't') are a delight to read.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
Wartime Allies by shadownashira  Ever since the Pool incident, Moriarty has been strangely inactive. John's world does not revolve around the consulting criminal, and so life goes on. Then a new player tries to take over London, and Jim Moriarty has his own opinion on that. I like this, it's John centric, the dialogue is good and we see John being a capable, compassionate doctor/surgeon as well as treating people he knows are criminals with respect as long as it is reciprocal.

I must add a cavet though as I see this mistake repeated time and time again in Sherlock fics. Surgeons in the UK are addressed as Mr/Mrs/Miss and therefore neither Sherlock's Dr John Watson nor Conan Doyle's original Watson are surgeons, they are both medical doctors.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
How to Accidentally Summon a Demon by patster223 Sherlock is possessed by a demon. A damned, wicked soul that uses the kitchen table for blood rituals and experiments. John doesn't even notice the difference. Short, highly amusing fic..
alicambs: (Sherlock)
Sherlock-the-Pooh by thisprettywren Sometimes Sherlock likes a game of some sort when he comes upstairs, and sometimes he likes to sit quietly in front of the fire and listen to a story. This evening— “What about a story?” said Sherlock. John writes children's stories about his and Sherlock's adventures, featuring Sherlock ther Pooh, Mycroft Robin and the adorable Johnlet (although I find John even more adorable :-)). Just delightful.

Note: I found this story while reading through a list for "The Holmsies," the fanfic awards co-hosted by fuckyeahteenlock and sherlockbbcficrecs. All the fics on the list have less than 25,000 hits on AO3 and less than 250 reviews/comments on any other forum (this would be true at the time of selection), so none of these fics are the so called 'classics' of the fandom and many were completely fresh to me. The Holmsies are open for voting until 1st September 2014. Do go and check them out.
alicambs: (Sherlock)
Man's Original Virtue by anonymous “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.” - Oscar Wilde. It’s the little rebellions that he has to make to keep himself sane. This is an “Ella Enchanted” fusion, where John is cursed with obedience. It's a very interesting with a great back history with Harry. The way John thinks about people and the way they throw orders around and how that affects him is fascinating.
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The Remarkable Worm by marysutherland A French decathlete's had a breakdown, but Sherlock has a match-box that may explain it all. John's inner dialogue is a thing of snark, wit and charm. A very enjoyable read.
alicambs: (Bilbo)
Clarity of Vision by mithen In a Middle-Earth where Erebor never fell, a shadow remains in the heart of the Lonely Mountain. Bilbo Baggins finds himself drawn reluctantly into a quest that will lead him across the continent--from Bree to Lake Evendim to the icy North and beyond--with a party of five dwarves searching for an artifact that will cure the ailing King Thrór. An entertaining and quite different beginning to Bilbo's association with Thorin, Dwalin, Balin, Fili and Kili dwarves. There is humour alongside the adventures, trials and tribulations as well as a fun side trip into the Shire. Highly enjoyable.


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