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The mods can't. Well, one can, and she's busy reminding the other two.

Below you will find our schedule for this round of Holmestice and some housekeeping items.

First, housekeeping. As many of you are well aware, there has been a situation with LJ and we are migrating away from that platform. With community support we have moved to Dreamwidth for a wide variety of reasons. We are not done migrating the community yet and we know many of you are eager to get all your work off LJ sooner rather than later.

While we plan to eventually scrub content from all LJ entries and replace content with URLs pointing to the work on Dreamwidth (just in case people have old bookmarks, etc.) you can request that we do your work sooner rather than later. Please fill out this form and we'll create a queue and get to work on it.

Please Remove My Content From LJ Sooner Rather Than Later Form

Welcome to the Winter 2017 round of Holmestice!

It's happening this year because after 14 successful rounds you didn't think we were actually going to stop, did you?

Here is our schedule:
Sign-ups OPEN - September 26th
Sign-ups CLOSE - October 10th
Assignments GO OUT - October 17th
Assignments DUE - November 21st
Posting BEGINS - Dec 1st
Posting ENDS - Dec 14th
REVEALS - Dec 21st

As usual, any help in advertising the community would be AWESOME! Anyone can volunteer to help with graphics for promoting, of course (banners/headers for social media or cross-community posts). And please feel free to comment here on this post with your thoughts, hopes, dreams, and wishes.
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Sorted by category and fandom, all the amazing fanworks created by this year's participants, for your perusal and entertainment and finally with the names attached. Now comments can be answered and works reposted all over the web, and pimping shall commence far and wide!

Recipients: while it's in no way a rule and requirement to comment on your gift (and most of you have done so already), it is nevertheless highly encouraged. Someone created something especially for you, and the least you can do is say thank-you, even if you yourself had to drop out.

If you haven't added your fanwork to the AO3 collection, and you want to, you can add it here: Holmestice Exchange - Summer 2017.

And now, without further ado, the Grand Reveal!

Artwork )

Fiction )

Podfic )

Many thanks to everyone who participated! If you see any mistakes or omissions in the master list, please email the mods and we'll get it fixed up ASAP.

We'll be editing the posts now to put all the author/artist and beta information in there as well, but it's going to take some time. Please have a little patience; we'll get there.

ETA: All posts have been updated with author/artist and beta info! Please double-check our work, and send us an email if you spot an error.
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Thank you so much for another successful round of Holmestice! The mods want to say THANK YOU to all the creators that joined us for this round. You put in a lot of hard work and made some really great fanworks. If you'd like to post to AO3, you may do so at your leisure. If you'd like an AO3 link on your DW entry, just send us an email and we'll add one.

Reveals and the Master List go up on June 27th; until then, please enjoy reading and commenting on all the lovely fanworks. Creators, please do NOT respond to comments (except on AO3, which maintains anonymity) or post your fanwork elsewhere on the Internet until reveals go up in the community.

We'll also publish treats right through until reveals: if there's a prompt out there that intrigues you and you want to whip something up for it, please do! Just send it to holmestice@gmail.com, using the regular submission guidelines.

If you'd like to guess at who created what in this round, a list of all the participants is below the cut. Go ahead and take a guess! It's all in good fun.

Read more... )

Go forth and leave love for your fellow Holmestice authors, artists, and podficcers. See you again on the 27th, when we reveal who made what!
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Title: The Case of the Six Marmalades
Recipient: [personal profile] smallhobbit
Author: [personal profile] sanguinity
Verse: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (Whitehead Holmes)
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes & John Watson
Rating: G
Warnings: N/A
Summary: Holmes likes both Watson and marmalade. Perhaps even in that order.
Author notes: For [personal profile] smallhobbit, who fishes so many of us out of the soup every round. May she always have precisely as much marmalade as she desires!

Thanks to [personal profile] grrlpup and [personal profile] colebaltblue for beta, and [personal profile] dancesontrains for Britpick!

Also on AO3: "The Case of the Six Marmalades"

The Case of the Six Marmalades )
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Title: Charlotte Holmes in the 22nd Century
Recipient: [personal profile] language_escapes
Author: [personal profile] graycardinal
Verse: Charlotte Holmes (Cavallaro); Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century
Characters: Charlotte Holmes, Beth Lestrade, OCs
Rating: G/Teen (some violence)
Genre: AU/Fusion; Gen
Assumes general knowledge of the Cavallaro books to date, particularly including the genealogical charts in The Last of August, but avoids specific spoilers; extrapolates from there.
One hundred forty-seven years. Too long, I thought, and not nearly long enough. “I don’t imagine you’ve woken me just to chat about our respective ancestors. And the Yard has always had trouble with really creative criminals. Still—”

“We had hardly any criminals, period, for over fifty years,” Lestrade interjected. “Then about three months ago, things changed."

Introductory Notes:
I have taken liberties with both canons in developing the following narrative, for which I hope both the creators and the current readership will forgive me. [I have not, as a certain person dared me suggested, crossed over All The Things. But this is most definitely that person's fault.]

Also on AO3: "Charlotte Holmes in the 22nd Century"

Charlotte Holmes in the 22nd Century )
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Title: Podfic of On the Mend, by Gardnerhill
Recipient: [personal profile] gardnerhill
Podfic Reader: [personal profile] colebaltblue
Verse: ACD Canon
Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Watson
Rating: Not rated
Length: 6,841 words, approx 38 minutes
Summary: Some things are more painful to confront than a mere scratch of a bullet graze.

Podficcer's Notes: Gardnerhill requested a podfic of their own work. I like challenges and trying new things so here I am. Or rather, here you go, Gardnerhill. Please blame stops, stutters, or other mistakes on my enthusiasm to tackle something new. It was a delight to read this and I enjoyed making it for you. I hope you (and others) enjoy.

I tried for multiple days to get this to stream on google drive and I'm not sure what the problem is. Unfortunately, it looks like you will be forced to download, apologies for that.

On the Mend
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Title: But the Cover was Blue!
Recipient: [personal profile] trickybonmot
Author: [personal profile] dryadinthegrove
Verse: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson
Rating: PG13
Warnings: none
Summary: It's the things you're not looking for, that you always find in a bookstore.

Also on AO3: "But the Cover was Blue!"

But the Cover was Blue! )
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Title: A Game Played By Two
Recipient: [personal profile] trobadora
Author: [personal profile] navaan
Verse: Sherlock Holmes (ACD)
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/Moriarty
Rating: G
Warnings: none
Summary: Holmes tries to learn all he can about the dark figure organising crime from the shadows. He isn’t aware that he is being watched with interest.

Also on AO3: "A Game Played by Two"

A Game Played by Two )
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Title: Unmarked
Recipient: [personal profile] yeomanrand and [personal profile] shinychimera
Author: [personal profile] trickybonmot
Verse: BBC
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock/John/Mary
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None
Summary: A Johnlockary soulmate AU with reichenfeels and rampant fix-it tendencies.
Word Count: 2800
Notes: Dear Requesters, I kicked around a few ideas and ended up just going with your direct prompt. I hope I did it justice! I’ve never done Johnlockary or soulmates before, so it was a fun excuse to stretch my boundaries a bit.

Unmarked )
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Title: Shell Cottage
Recipient: [personal profile] servicerevolver
Artist: [personal profile] camillo1978
Verse: Granada Holmes
Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Watson
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary: Watson takes a nap whilst Holmes carries out surveillance from the shell cottage in The Speckled Band.

Shell Cottage )
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Title: Nostoi
Recipient: Rocío / [tumblr.com profile] disheveledcurls
Author: [personal profile] sanguinity
Verse: New Russian Holmes x The Lost World
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes & John Watson
Rating: Teen
Warnings: None
Tags: Post-Reichenbach, Crossover, Action/Adventure, Hurt/Comfort, Happy Ending
Word Count: approx. 21,000
Summary: Holmes wants to see the last European pterodactyl safely home. Watson just wants to see Holmes happy again.

Author Notes: Comprehensive spoilers for the final episode of New Russian Holmes; light spoilers for Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (i.e., the basic premise and the climatic moment -- which is a nice bit of drama, but doesn't spoil much of anything about the plot). The Lost World is available on gutenberg.org, but this story requires no specific knowledge of the novel.

Much thanks to [personal profile] language_escapes and [personal profile] grrlpup for beta, and to [personal profile] smallhobbit for Britpick!

nostos (pl. nostoi)
A homecoming.
Origin: Homeric Greek.

Also on AO3:Nostoi

Nostoi )
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Title: The Author of All My Joys
Recipient: [personal profile] sanspatronymic 
Author: [personal profile] ancientreader
Verse: ACD Holmes
Characters/Pairings: Holmes/Watson
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: excerpts from terrible Victorian fladge porn; implicit kink between Holmes and Watson
Summary: Dr. Watson learns that Holywell Street is about to be demolished. Sherlock Holmes learns what John Watson has to do with Holywell Street.
Author’s Note: My usual effusive thanks, flower-petal-strewing, etc., to TSylvestris, brilliant and speedy beta.

Happy Holmestice, sans_patronymic! I am most grateful to you for not minding that I accidentally borrowed the premise of your very own excellent Come at Once fic "Undiscovered Country," and I hope my take on that premise delights you as much as your fic delighted me.

Also on AO3: "The Author of All My Joys"

The Author of All My Joys )
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Title: The Case of the Deceased Marmalade Thief
Recipient: [personal profile] sanguinity
Author: [personal profile] scfrankles
Verse: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson (1980) (Whitehead Holmes)
Characters/Pairings: Holmes, Watson, Lestrade, Mrs. Hudson
Rating: G
Warnings: N/A
Word Count: 3,000
Summary: There is a dead body in Watson’s room. Can Holmes, Watson and Lestrade remove it before Mrs. Hudson gets home? A vignette of everyday life at 221B, Baker Street.

Also on AO3 The Case of the Deceased Marmalade Thief

The Case of the Deceased Marmalade Thief )
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Title: Love Letters
Recipient: [personal profile] alafaye
Author: [personal profile] servicerevolver
Verse: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairings: Mycroft/Lestrade, Holmes/Watson
Rating: G
Warnings: None
Summary: John inadvertently comes across a love letter written by Greg Lestrade. Though at first he tries to resist, John can’t help but try to figure out who the letters are for. In the meantime, the letters may also help him admit his own feelings for a certain someone.

Also on AO3: Love Letters

Love Letters )
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Title:  and so live ever
Recipient: [personal profile] phoenixfalls
Author: Rocío/[tumblr.com profile] disheveledcurls
Fandom: Elementary
Characters/Pairings: Joan Watson/Sherlock Holmes, Joan Watson & Sherlock Holmes & Kitty Winter, Joan Watson & Sherlock Holmes & Ms. Hudson.
Rating: M, because there’s some profanity and a brief sex scene.
Warnings: Only spoiler-wise, because general season five spoilers abound.
Summary: In which Joan makes a proposal of her own. (Future!fic, established relationship.)
Beta: [personal profile] sanguinity
Word count: 7020
See below for the Work Notes.

Also on AO3: "and so live ever"

and so live ever )
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Title: The Keeper
Recipient: [personal profile] rachelindeed
Author: [personal profile] fridaythegowerstreetcat
Verse: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes and John Watson (pre-slash), Mrs Hudson, Mycroft Holmes, Mike Stamford, Mrs Holmes (briefly)
Rating: General
Warnings: No Archive warnings apply (other than brief mentions of injury)
Summary: A woman who has grown so weary of burying her children that she barters her life for the sake of of her sons. Her pleas ware heard and the bargain accepted.
Four centuries on finds the Holmes brothers in need of a new Keeper for the Sigerson Institute. Across London, a former army doctor struggles to find his feet, until fate brings them together.
Historical (Post WW1) AU with elements of myth and magic.

The Keeper )
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Title: Pursuit of Closure
Recipient: [personal profile] ancientreader
[personal profile] capt_facepalm
Verse: BBC; compliant (mostly) with Series 1 and 2
Characters: Dr John Watson, several BBC Canon characters, and some original ones
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 5100
Warnings: Canon events; some spoilerage
Summary: John Watson has a hard time accepting Sherlock's death
Author's Note:  Liberties have been taken. Meta has been meddled with.
Beta: redacted

Pursuit of Closure )
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Title: The Question
Recipient: [personal profile] graycardinal
Author: [personal profile] trobadora
Verse: Sherlock Holmes - ACD
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Professor Moriarty (with appearances by Lestrade, Watson, and Moran)
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: none
Summary: Of all the unanswered questions I had collected over the course of my career, none weighed upon me as much as that posed by the inexplicable inaction of Professor Moriarty.
A/N: Many thanks to C and M for all their help!

Also at AO3: "The Question"

The Question )
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Title: Thundersprite
Recipient:[personal profile] dryadinthegrove
Author: [personal profile] zaffrefic
Verse: BBC Sherlock
Characters/Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/John Waston
Rating: Mature
Warnings: none
Summary: Sometimes, lightning does strike twice.
A/N: A million zillion thanks to PipMer for the quick beta on this!

Thundersprite )
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Title: An Unkind Breach
Recipient: [personal profile] muirgen258
Author: [personal profile] yeomanrand and [personal profile] shinychimera
Verse: Sherlock BBC
Characters/Pairings: John/Mary, John/Sherlock, John/Sherlock/Mary
Rating: PG-13 for themes and swearing
Warnings: Angst, drug use, threat with a gun

Summary: The events in the train car (The Empty Hearse, 3x01) broke the last remnants of John's ability to trust Sherlock; he couldn't bear to work together anymore — not when he had Mary, who would never lie to him. Sherlock, convinced that John's forgiveness and friendship were unattainable, did not attend the wedding, and retreated into 221B with only the Work and old vices for company, leaving John to the wife he deserved.

A remixed mashup of His Last Vow (3x03) and The Lying Detective (4x02), in which everyone's secrets and lies and unhappiness and anger are forced into a high-stakes confrontation.

Also on AO3: An Unkind Breach

Mary Watson felt her husband John jerk awake, the motion hard enough to shake their shared bed and draw his hand from beneath hers. )

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