May. 23rd, 2014

[identity profile] nathaniel-hp.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest has just posted reveals and, while many of you may have followed the fest, I want to rec some of my personal highlights here. Let's start with an adorable piece of art.

Title: Reflection
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] elina_elsu
Pairing: Holmes/Watson
Length: n/a
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Verse: ACD
Author's summary: none
Reccer's comments:
A lovely scene of comfortable domesticity.
The friendship/love between Holmes and Watson is perfectly conveyed by what seems to be a normal morning in Baker Street.
The art also manages to characterise both men really well. I love how Holmes is all angles and Watson a little round with an epic mustache.

And let me tell you, Holmes thinks he's all sneaky with his little sideways glance onto his teapot, but Watson knows exactly what he's doing.

I cannot decide whether my favourite little thing is Holmes's pinky or the bee. :)
[identity profile] nathaniel-hp.livejournal.com
Title: Spectacles
Author: [livejournal.com profile] scfrankles
Pairing: Gen
Length: 60
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Verse: ACD
Author's summary: “You see, but you do not observe.” —A Scandal in Bohemia
Reccer's comments:
Sometimes 60 words are all that is necessary.
I love how this little drabble turns around Holmes's famous criticism that people around him see but do not observe.
[identity profile] phoenixfalls.livejournal.com
Title: Death Before Dusk
Author: [livejournal.com profile] yahtzee63 (Yahtzee)
Pairing: Sherlock Holmes/Joan Watson
Length: 15,816 words
Rating: Mature
Warnings: None apply
Verse: Elementary
Author's summary: The bad news: In 111 days, an asteroid will strike the Earth in a cataclysm that promises to destroy human civilization as we know it.

The good news: There's been a murder.

Reccer's comments:
This is, without a doubt, the best longfic I have read in the Elementary fandom. It's a story about things on the cusp, the world on the verge of annihilation and Sherlock & Joan balanced precariously between simple friendship and something more. At the start of it they have been separated, each dealing with the impending apocalypse alone. As they investigate one last case Yahtzee digs in to their characters, getting to the core of Sherlock's reasons for investigating murders and what Sherlock gives to Joan. Yahtzee has captured Sherlock's and Joan's voices from the show exactly, but at the end of the world it's also crystal clear that these modern adaptations are, always and forever, no matter the trappings, Holmes and Watson.

This is a fic of high emotion rendered in a gorgeously understated way. The case is involving in itself in addition to the way it brings clarity to the characters; Bell, Gregson, Ms. Hudson, and Moriarty all appear, each dealing with the end of the world in perfectly characteristic and heartbreaking ways. There is a great deal of anguish here, imbuing virtually every scene, and yet ultimately the story is incredibly hopeful.

If you are only ever going to read one Elementary fic, I beg that you make it this one.

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