rabidsamfan: (basil nigel)
The project at the link below needs more suggestions. Mistyzeo has been rooked into curating a list of classic fanfiction for Sherlockian.net, and while the current crop is good, it's heavily weighted toward slash and BBC. I know there's a lot more out there! (And some of it might be a gentler introduction to fanfiction newbies.)

So, throw in some suggestions! Here's her original tumblr entry:
http://mistyzeo.tumblr.com/post/77827085000/fic-readers-i-need-your-help

And here's the input link:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xs4VCtp4IF2QSf6FrTayb4m7wF7pR1EU7BIY41L6oXY/viewform

Spread the word! I'm adding things as I have time, but at the moment I'm pretty shy of time. And it's an open ended project, there is no deadline, although the first version of the list is now up here:

http://www.sherlockian.net/pastiches/fanfic.html

I am amused

Jan. 2nd, 2014 06:34 pm
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (quest)
There's a neat website which maps the bombs that fell on London during WW2, as much as is possible with incomplete records. Naturally, I looked at it for a bit, and lo and behold on Baker Street, they'd marked 221b!

http://bombsight.org/#17/51.52348/-0.15811
rabidsamfan: (annoyed cat)
Being caught up by old fanfics, in AUs that are unlikely to ever be written about again.
Finding a new series of books without a fandom yet -- and waiting for the next book to come out.

And having no one to squee with...

In the first instance I've found myself rereading AJ Hall's series Lust over Pendle. Which is AU Harry Potter, only it isn't, because it's really about Draco Malfoy and Neville Longbottom being completely in love with each other after the war is over. It was clearly started before the books were finished being written, so wildly AU, but they have the most fun with Narcissa I've ever seen. And Draco. And I say that not being a fan of Draco Malfoy at all. If you go reading, start with "Lust over Pendle", wander over to "Dissipation and Despair" and then go on to "The Perilous Point". And there are some other stories too, but those three are the ones that I'm reading. Again. Mind you, AJ Hall is one of the most amazing writers I've ever encountered. Her Sherlock stories are great, and her AUs fill me with longing for more, and I love her OCs. (And they aren't all slash, if anyone's curious -- try "The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan" for a session of delight.)

The second instance is a series of books called "Rivers of London". At least, the first book is called that in the UK. For some reason they decided to change the name in the US to "Midnight Riot". Wonderful stuff, with a POC main character who is a police constable just finishing his first two probationary years and about to start really shaping his career when he interviews a witness to a murder who just happens to be a ghost. I've read the first three books twice now, and if I were rich I would have been on a plane to England already hunting for the fourth one...

*sigh*

Read anything good lately?
rabidsamfan: samwise gamgee, I must see it through (Default)
Watching things that get me riled up.



Yeah, we need to listen when these people talk!

*headdesk*

May. 11th, 2011 10:49 pm
rabidsamfan: (bbc sherlock)
It has taken me this long to realize that Sarah Sawyer, in "Sherlock" is named for the fictitious daughter of the "old woman" who came to collect the wedding ring which Holmes advertised as being lost in the Brixton Road in "Study in Scarlet"


I feel like such a bad Sherlockian.

*headdesk*

May. 11th, 2011 10:49 pm
rabidsamfan: (bbc sherlock)
It has taken me this long to realize that Sarah Sawyer, in "Sherlock" is named for the fictitious daughter of the "old woman" who came to collect the wedding ring which Holmes advertised as being lost in the Brixton Road in "Study in Scarlet"


I feel like such a bad Sherlockian.
rabidsamfan: (whathaveyoudone)
I think the authors of this list have got their order quite bollixed.

http://www.theawl.com/2011/04/111-male-characters-of-british-literature-in-order-of-bangability

Sherlock Holmes at 19, while "Three Continents Watson" languishes at 96?
rabidsamfan: (whathaveyoudone)
I think the authors of this list have got their order quite bollixed.

http://www.theawl.com/2011/04/111-male-characters-of-british-literature-in-order-of-bangability

Sherlock Holmes at 19, while "Three Continents Watson" languishes at 96?
rabidsamfan: (sleepy watsons)
When one's head is full of Watsons.

In Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the movie version, the commander of the Old Home Guard is late of His Majesty's Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

*goes back to dividing her attention between the movie, book ordering, and dinner*
rabidsamfan: (sleepy watsons)
When one's head is full of Watsons.

In Bedknobs and Broomsticks, the movie version, the commander of the Old Home Guard is late of His Majesty's Royal Northumberland Fusiliers.

*goes back to dividing her attention between the movie, book ordering, and dinner*
rabidsamfan: (holmes wontner)
I made a comm.

Yes. I did.

It's called [livejournal.com profile] commonplacebook and I am still floundering unnecessarily about it. I mean, I want it to be a convenient place to drop links to anything to do with Sherlock Holmes, in any incarnation, but ... well.. there are a lot of comms out there. Thing is, I think of it like Holmes's commonplace books (think paper scrapbooks!), where a lot of things would accrue and then he'd go through a fit of indexing them. In my case it would mean a fit of tagging.

But what to put there? Fics get lost, and having the old URL might be something to use at the Wayback machine, archives change URLS, authors change archives. A way to note those changes isn't bad. And then there's the deadtree world of Holmes. I mean, books get published or self published and a review would be helpful... I mean, if I wrote a review for "Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Problem" would anyone read it? If you find a really excellent source on Victorian medicine on the net, do you tell anyone? There don't seem to be any venues for that sort of thing. And it might be nice to have a list of comms, or pointers to the strange and marvelous. So, a comm it is, and not just me maundering, because other people find shiny things too.

Then there's the problem of whether or not to allow anon comments. And whether to moderate posts and all. At the moment I'm pretty cautious about it, because I keep seeing spam in comms that aren't.

Anyway, it's there. And if you want to play, come and play. And I'll start going through my library and writing reviews so there'll be some content for you to look at. Or something.
rabidsamfan: (holmes wontner)
I made a comm.

Yes. I did.

It's called [livejournal.com profile] commonplacebook and I am still floundering unnecessarily about it. I mean, I want it to be a convenient place to drop links to anything to do with Sherlock Holmes, in any incarnation, but ... well.. there are a lot of comms out there. Thing is, I think of it like Holmes's commonplace books (think paper scrapbooks!), where a lot of things would accrue and then he'd go through a fit of indexing them. In my case it would mean a fit of tagging.

But what to put there? Fics get lost, and having the old URL might be something to use at the Wayback machine, archives change URLS, authors change archives. A way to note those changes isn't bad. And then there's the deadtree world of Holmes. I mean, books get published or self published and a review would be helpful... I mean, if I wrote a review for "Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Problem" would anyone read it? If you find a really excellent source on Victorian medicine on the net, do you tell anyone? There don't seem to be any venues for that sort of thing. And it might be nice to have a list of comms, or pointers to the strange and marvelous. So, a comm it is, and not just me maundering, because other people find shiny things too.

Then there's the problem of whether or not to allow anon comments. And whether to moderate posts and all. At the moment I'm pretty cautious about it, because I keep seeing spam in comms that aren't.

Anyway, it's there. And if you want to play, come and play. And I'll start going through my library and writing reviews so there'll be some content for you to look at. Or something.

Silliness!

Aug. 25th, 2010 09:49 pm
rabidsamfan: (bbc sherlock and john)
Okay, you need to know two things. One, the Old Spice commercial. Two. Sherlock. (The new one from the BBC.)

Ready? Set? Go.



*crawls away, still giggling*

Silliness!

Aug. 25th, 2010 09:49 pm
rabidsamfan: (bbc sherlock and john)
Okay, you need to know two things. One, the Old Spice commercial. Two. Sherlock. (The new one from the BBC.)

Ready? Set? Go.



*crawls away, still giggling*
rabidsamfan: (watsonsmirk)


Alas, it looks as though the BBC doesn't plan on airing the pilot these clips probably came from.

ETA: Alas, the BBC has blocked the vid... Free advertising doesn't mean much these days. (But I'm still excited!)

ETA2: Hooray, it's unblocked again!

ETA3: And down again. *sigh*
rabidsamfan: (watsonsmirk)


Alas, it looks as though the BBC doesn't plan on airing the pilot these clips probably came from.

ETA: Alas, the BBC has blocked the vid... Free advertising doesn't mean much these days. (But I'm still excited!)

ETA2: Hooray, it's unblocked again!

ETA3: And down again. *sigh*
rabidsamfan: (uniform)

watson movie coat watson movie coat
from ebay auction of actual Victorian era officer's formal coat



The auction was at 200 pounds (as in money pounds, not weight pounds) last time I checked, and I still haven't won the lottery, so I'll just have to like the picture.
rabidsamfan: (uniform)

watson movie coat watson movie coat
from ebay auction of actual Victorian era officer's formal coat



The auction was at 200 pounds (as in money pounds, not weight pounds) last time I checked, and I still haven't won the lottery, so I'll just have to like the picture.

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