3:07 a.m. by azriona
Summary: Her daughter is three months old. Her breasts have stopped leaking. She still wakes up every morning, at 3:07am. In earlgreytea68’s Operation Baby Girl Watson, Sherlock gives Mary a choice: stay and go to jail for her crimes, or leave her hour-old daughter behind and never return. Mary flees. This is what happened next.
Rating: Teen And Up
Warnings: (from the A/N) Please be aware that if you have a trigger regarding anything ranging from child abandonment to adoption issues to miscarriage, this could potentially be a very difficult read for you.
Word Count: 5,875
From the submitter, donjuanson: I’m not particularly sympathetic to Mary in the series, but in this fic, there is some sympathy to be had for her. In this fic we see Mary pine after her daughter, and I’ve always had a soft spot for pining fics. In the end what she wants doesn’t really align with what the reality of the situation would be like. This fic is well written and beautiful.
ithinkthereforeisherlock: This fic is, indeed, well-written and beautiful. I think the best (“best”) part of a controversial character like Mary in Sherlock series 3 is that she can be interpreted a thousand different ways. And, in fact, I’ve read her (if not a thousand, then certainly a hundred) different ways. This take on her by azriona is a sympathetic one - we see Mary depressed over the loss of her daughter, and there’s a melancholy feel that pervades the whole fic. I recommend reading EGT’s fic that this was inspired by first, if only to see the contrast in how Mary is interpreted!
I’ll admit I also fall somewhere in the middle of the spectrum between Mary-is-terrible and Mary-is-awesome. What I liked most about this fic was that it portrayed Mary in such a believable way. Even if Mary was a bad person, unless she was a total sociopath (which I’ve definitely read fics portraying her as!) this is a completely legitimate reading of how she or anyone else would react in this situation. Recommended.
1:51 am • 17 April 2014 • 9 notes
Anonymous asked: hello, I am looking for a fic. don't remember much and coulnd't locate it in ao3. someone asked Sherlock to offend John so they could get to him but John was Johnand was amased. then, Johnlock. any idea which ff that was? I read it last week and now can't find it. I know it's not Barmen and Banter, already look at it, although it's similar story.
ithinkthereforeisherlock: Never read anything else like Barmen and Banter, I’m afraid!
12:40 pm • 16 April 2014
sykesyandyouknowit asked: do you guys know of any fics where harry watson is bi not gay and meet sherlock and sherlocks like oh shes so like john and seems interested and they consider having a relationship but johns really hurt n he doesn't know why but ends in eventual johnlock? sorry thats a lil specific.. haha i just thought of that? :/ if not i'll probs see if i can write it haha
ithinkthereforeisherlock: Haha, that is quite specific! Never read anything like it myself, although you should definitely write it!
5:33 am • 15 April 2014 • 7 notes
Algebra for Detectives by guachadeutsche
Submitted by sassynicaraguanandcute
Summary: While Sherlock is recovering at the hospital (the second time), desperate for distractions, he receives a call from a new friend that keeps him useful and occupied. It’s everyone’s favorite curly-haired, crime-solving ringbearer, Archie! May be read as part of the Chair series or as a standalone fic.
Word Count: 1,601
Review:from the submitter—This is really cute, I read it a couple of days ago and fell in love with the idea of Sherlock helping Archie with his homework.
Residentbunburyist— I don’t get to read nearly enough fics with Archie in them. The writing itself was a bit on the sparse side, and I’m rather unused to Sherlock being so… chipper, but the idea was incredibly cute, and the way that Sherlock got Archie to remember his math problems though hypothetical serial killings was just… very him. Anyone who needs a bit of Sherlock being a good (well. For a given sense of the word) mentor to Archie, take a few minutes to read this!
7:57 pm • 14 April 2014 • 5 notes
Anonymous asked: Hi! I was wondering if you guys could rec any other Harry potter crossover fanfiction you may have read recently? Thanks a ton!
residentbunburyist: Fuckyeahteenlock does a lot of Potterlock. Actually, just finished a Potterlock contest not too long ago. I’d suggest asking them for the best stuff!
2:37 pm • 14 April 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: Hi! I was just wondering if you've read any fics that have either Sherlock or John (not both) as a female. Thanks!
Try our fem!John and fem!Sherlock or genderswap tags.
6:01 pm • 13 April 2014
isthisrubble asked: what do you do if someone recs you a crossover for a fandom none of you are familiar with?
Mostly read it and rec it anyway, but we try to make it clear whether or not it’s something we were familiar with as that will obviously affect the review we write for it.
6:00 pm • 13 April 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: How many submissions did you get for The Holmsies? About 200?
Tysolna: We had 106 submissions and 25 categories. I haven’t counted them, but even if we assume that each individual submission had 12 category entries (and a lot had all 25!), we’ve got about 1,200-1,400 stories entered into the Holmesies. A more realistic sum is around 2,000 stories, some of which are multi-chapter works.
In other words, we’re reading as fast as we can! :-D
12:38 pm • 12 April 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: I noticed you don't have a tag yet for series 3/post series 3 fics. Do you know of any really good ones that have been written so far?
ithinkthereforeisherlock: We do! sherlockbbcficrecs.tumblr.com/tagged/series%203
4:29 am • 12 April 2014 • 2 notes
Anonymous asked: I don't have any request, I just wanted to thank you for all your hard work. You are one of my favourite blogs on Tumblr and I check you daily to read some new great recs. Thank you!
Thanks so much!!
4:27 am • 12 April 2014 • 11 notes