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Sherlock Rec: Goose by our own rabidsamfan

Tonight I read the most delightful Sherlock story by rabidsamfan. Doyle-verse, but enjoyable if you understand the basics of who Sherlock and John are and the concept of the Baker Street irregulars/Homeless network, which you probably do if you watch the BBC show.

Goose

It's set early in Sherlock's and Watson's friendship. Mrs. Hudson is away for the holidays, and both of our boys are having money problems for various reasons meaning they end up "roughing it" a bit with no one to run the household. Various hijinks ensue. Touching, funny mini-adventures (If you can call them that; they're not chasing down Moriarty here) that not only make me smile at that rare blend of domesticity and Holmes-verse, but also gave me a new appreciation for just how hard it was to run a household in the Victorian era. Throw in a dash of street-children worthy of Oliver Twist and you get the idea.

Plus, RSF did her research. Thoroughly, as is documented in the footnotes at the end. I don't know nearly enough about the era to know if she got it correct, but the sheer amount of effort and the links to look into more of the details is just endearing all on its own.

Do check it out if you enjoy reading Holmes fanfic. It's about 8,500 words which is on the longish side for me, but I was surprised to get to the end - it just slipped by that naturally.

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dreamflower02
Jan. 8th, 2014 05:12 pm (UTC)
*bookmarked*

I love anything by RSF! Her fics are always spot on, whatever the fandom.
marta_bee
Jan. 8th, 2014 08:36 pm (UTC)
This is one of the first non-drabbles I've read by her. It was a real joy!
dreamflower02
Jan. 8th, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
I do wish that one day she would finish "The Errand Lad" (Her story about Bergil in post-Quest Minas Tirith); I so loved that story!

And one of hers was among the first HP stories I ever read; it was posted under a different name at FFN, and I loved it.

But her drabbles are amazing.
rabidsamfan
Jan. 10th, 2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Thank you for the rec! I thoroughly enjoyed writing that story, and I'm glad it shows.
marta_bee
Jan. 10th, 2014 02:13 am (UTC)
For some reason entering the BBC Sherlock fandom has made me much more of a cheerleader for all things fannish (both canon and fanworks) than I ever remember being when I was in the Tolkien world. I'm more expressive, I guess. I actually regret that a bit in this instance, because I'd like to praise it more highly but it seems like I've been too free with my adjectives. Let's just say it was a breath of fresh air, all the moreso because it was connected with a familiar face. I really did enjoy it, and am happy to recommend it to others.
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