Mar. 5th, 2017

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Title: Breakfast Declarations (AO3) (LJ)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] hoc_voluerunt
Pairing: Holmes/Watson
Length: 824 words
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Verse: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980)
Author's summary: Holmes makes a little confession over breakfast, and Watson does a lot of internal giggling.

Reccer's comments: The Whitehead and Pickering television adaptation of 1979/1980 is one of my favorite Holmes/Watson pairs — [livejournal.com profile] scfrankles described them recently as "a charming version of Holmes and Watson—devoted to each other, with a nice line in banter," and I can't improve on that.

This little story is note-perfect in its execution of Whitehead and Pickering's teasing, affectionate push-pull. I'm of two minds as to whether Whitehead's Holmes would ever say "I love you" aloud, but if he did, this is precisely the way it would go down. Fans of the series will recognize these two as utterly themselves, but no specific knowledge of their canon is needed to appreciate this bit of humorous fluff: you only have to appreciate a Holmes and Watson who truly, sincerely, enjoy each other, and are not shy about letting it show.

Author's tags: First Kiss, Fluff, Humor
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Music Title & Artist: "Everybody Loves Me," One Republic
Vidder: Caesarevich
Character: Sherlock Holmes
Verse: шерлок холмс | Sherlock Holmes (TV 2013) (aka New Russian Holmes)
Link: tumblr announcement post

Reccer's Comments: A central premise of the 2013 Russian series is that the cool calculating machine we know from canon is a fiction: when Dr. Watson sat down to write about his brilliant, passionate, cocksure, hot mess of a flatmate, his editors refused to publish it until he knocked down Holmes' rough edges, revising him into an idealized hero that everyone could love.

The song choice here is obviously a play on that premise: this is a vid about that unrevised, passionate, cocksure, hot mess of a man, the one whom everyone doesn't love, but who operates in perfect confidence that surely everyone will love him any minute now. (LISTEN JOHN LISTEN TO MY DEDUCTIONS ABOUT YOUR FATHER'S WATCH) Of course, we-the-fans-of-the-series love him anyway, and this vid gives a taste of why.

It's also a lovely bit of editing, dynamic and energetic, with a strong sense of character and motion. At only 25 secs, it's a quick watch, and it never fails to make me laugh.

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