You Are Not the Only One Asking That Question, Sherlock

Benedict Cumberbatch as BBC Sherlock Holmes reading a piece of paper

I kiss Molly, nearly destroy international security and bankrupt my nation, and risk my life for a woman and still all they write is JohnLock. Why doesn’t anybody write straight Sherlock fanfic?

Frankly, sherlock, I couldn’t agree more. I mean I don’t object to Johnlock, particularly if it’s witty and fun, but it would be nice to have some choices and to see folks creatively explore the characters we’ve got. I’ve got to agree with Moffat that it’s a sad commentary on our culture if people equate love and sex and can’t believe in love without sex. Heaven knows they have no problem in believing sex without love! Or perhaps it’s a sad commentary on the state of what we call “friendship” that we no longer believe in deep, true commitments without a sexual connotation. Or maybe it’s just a sad commentary on our level of cultural decadence that sex has become so all consuming.

And yes, I’m attempting to put my fingers where my blogging is and am working on some non-Johnlock (besides the Holmes Boys). It’s just that the ruddy thing has taken on a life of it’s own and grown well beyond what I originally planned, so it’s taking longer than anticipated. However, if someone has some non-Johnlock fanfic to recommend (besides Alone on the Water), please do so below. I can either hunt for good fanfic or try to write new things.

Oh, and let me know if you’d like to see a fanfic “review/discussion” part added to this site where folks can make recommendations and leave lists of things they particularly enjoy. I know there are the fanfic sites and networks, but I was thinking along the lines a Goodreads-type or Listomania-type section so we don’t have to spend our lives trolling for the kind of thing we really want. Granted there is this Tumblr site.

And one more thing, how about some flash fanfic? I know there is some on Tumblr. There’s this one for Johnlock, although there appears to be some non-Johnlock (can we come up with a better term for this? How about John-lock for straight Sherlock fanfic?).

I’m working on a fanfic resources list because there are some folks who like the collected together like the reading lists.

Right. Sherlock’s texting me so I’d better go see what he wants before he gets all shirty.

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