Sep. 29th, 2014

[identity profile] tripleransom.livejournal.com
Title: And With Him Disaster
Author: [livejournal.com profile] eggshellseas
Pairing: Holmes/Watson
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: sexual content that includes elements of coercion; some blood and death, though nothing graphic
Verse: AU of Ritchie films
Author's summary: John Watson is being stalked by a vampire.
Reccer's comments: The author's summary is short and sweet,and doesn't begin to capture the complexity of emotion in the fic.
Reccer's Warning: This is a Vampire AU. If that makes you to want to run screaming away, best go quickly, because this fic will inexorably suck (sorry!) you in if you don't.

It's set in the Ritchie-verse, because Clarky makes an appearance; but otherwise it reads as pure Canon to me. Eggshellseas is able to capture the innate sexuality inherent in the vampire, meld it with the Holmes/Watson dynamic, and somehow keep them true to their own characters while doing so. If you had told me I would be recommending a vampire AU, I would never have believed it, but this is definitely a worthy one.
[identity profile] tripleransom.livejournal.com
Title: Underland
Author: [livejournal.com profile] crimson_adder
Pairing: Holmes/Watson
Length: 17 Chapters' worth, about 36,000 words
Rating: Most chapters PG-13; the last one is NC-17
Warnings: none, really
Verse: Book Canon/Neverwhere (Neil Gaiman)
Author's summary: John Watson loses a bet, grants a favour, and finds himself in a world unlike anything he has ever seen before. Except for how it's all the same.
Reccer's comments: Where to start? Crimson Adder manages to capture Watson's authentic voice from the very first sentence, which could have been written by ACD himself. Holmes is off on a case "involving a stable boy, a horrific bird phobia, a dead prize stallion, and a rash of fox attacks." Watson is bored and turns to gambling. All well and good and thoroughly familiar, until the Marquis of Caribas enters the game and Watson is swept off on a bizarre and dangerous adventure in a world he had never dreamed existed.

One of the first commenters on the fic said "I have no clue what's going on here, but it's EXCELLENT." and that about sums it up. I don't think you need to be familiar with the Gaiman-verse to enjoy this fic thoroughly. Just fasten your seat belt and hang on for the ride.

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