October 20th, 2014

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Sherlock ficlet - sketch - thing

This morning I mentioned I'd written the first new thing I'd written a while, over at Tumblr. It's not really fic in the full length, structured thing, but I still thought some of you might enjoy it. I started off with this video of Ryuichi Sakamoto's "Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence":

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And then added:



Sometimes you come across a song that just seems screams Sherlock on some level to you. This is one such song. Just imagine Sherlock getting overwhelmed when the world is too loud and people press just a bit too close and the very fabric of his clothes (finest wool and silk and cut so they sit just right and don’t claw at him in reality, but perception can be a funny thing) just seems to grate against his skin. It’s before he met John or maybe John’s just away at Glasgow at some idiotic medical conference. So he turns off the lights and strips down and sinks into his chair with nothing but his sheet around him, and plunges into his mind palace.

Where this song is playing. And there’s probably Redbeard asking for nothing more than a good ear-scritch and offering simple, undemanding companionship in return. Or if it’s the medical convention, maybe John is there inside his head, and he sets aside the ridiculous mystery novel (I mean, clearly it was the accountant) and lets Sherlock curl up in the chair so he’s almost in John’s lap but not quite, and John runs one hand through his hair and traces soothing curlicues with the other on the base of his neck with the other, and they’re just there together, and that lets the world wait outside for a while.

And in the background there’s this music playing. Which really makes no sense because John usually doesn’t have music on just because and even if he did he’d turn it off if Sherlock came in in a strop. Still, Sherlock’s learned not to question such things in here.

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things I've been reading

It's about time to do another round-up of things I've been enjoying, fannish and otherwise.

First, the non-fannish. Here are somd articles I've enjoyed - a bit of religion, a bit of history, a bit of philosophy, and a smidgen of policy and politics if by the latter we can mean actual issues as opposed to the horse-races and the attacks and counterattacks.

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And on a slightly more fannish note, some meta and fic I've enjoyed.

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As always, if you want to catch up with what I'm sharing fannish and otherwise it's probably best to skim my Tumblr pages. I mean, no shame or anything; it's just that I see some interesting stuff there and can't hope to share it all here as well. Plus some of it is art and that seems to be unacceptable, to post people's art on a different site. But people seemed to like links to help them do that, so I'll just paste in the same links I included last time. This is just copied from the last time I posted it, but the links should still work.

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Hope you enjoy some of this, if it interests you.