Name: graycardinal ; Gray Cardinal | AO3
Contact email: email@example.com
I will create:
A fanwork of the following type(s): fic
In one or more of the following parts of fandom:
Books: Doyle - Canon; Mary Russell series; Moriarty series - Kurland; Charlotte Holmes series - Cavallaro; Solar Pons series - Derleth (etc.; see notes)TV/Film: Ritchie films; Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century; Murder by Decree; Without a Clue; Moriarty episodes (Star Trek: TNG); (etc. see notes)
For one or more of the following relationships: For ACD-canon and canon-consistent milieus, I prefer to write Holmes & Watson as friends, and to presume other relationships (Watson/Mary, etc.) to be consistent with canon. In pastiche universes, I generally follow the lead of the author -- Holmes/Russell in that setting, for instance -- and so would write Holmes/Irene (for instance) in settings where that's given foundation. In 22CEN, I could definitely be persuaded to write Holmes/Lestrade, but not Holmes/Watson (I've seen and approved of that being done very well, but I'm not the one to write more of it). For Cavallaro...my ideas about that Holmes/Watson relationship are still evolving. As for Moriarty/Regina in TNG, you've seen my take on that relationship already... :-) I am generally happy to pick up secondary characters and build back story around them, from ACD or any pastiche/alt. setting I'm familiar with (again, as we've seen in prior rounds).
I like working with one or more of the following categories: AU (canon divergence), casefic, crossover, fluff, friendship, gen, humor, missing scene, etc. -- I am not your writer for unremitting angst, and my interest in writing romance is highly canon-selective.
With any of the following ratings: delete any that do not apply 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes; 4) moderate to explicit graphic violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes.
Let me put it this way: I am not your writer for splattery gore, but I am willing to behead somebody if the plot calls for such, or to ask difficult questions if a situation requires them.
I am willing to create for the following squicks and/or kinks: N/A. I am likewise not your writer for explicit Holmesiana of whatever stripe. (This is not to say that I won't or haven't read and appreciated such; it's just that my creative interests in that direction, such as they may be, just don't intersect my creative interests in all things Holmesian.
I want to receive:
A fanwork of the following type(s): fic, podfic
In one or more of the following parts of fandom:
Books: Doyle - Canon; Mary Russell series; Moriarty series - Kurland; "Minnesota"/Rafferty series - Millett; Charlotte Holmes series - Cavallaro; Solar Pons series - Derleth; Holmes/Dracula File series - Saberhagen (etc.; see notes)TV/Film: Ritchie films; Christopher Lee films; Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century; Murder by Decree; Without a Clue, Young Sherlock Holmes; Moriarty episodes (Star Trek: TNG); (etc. see notes)
For one or more of the following relationships: See above; the relationship(s) I'm looking for depend to a great degree on the source material. For ACD and close cousins, friendship fic is best; for Russellverse, Holmes/Russell is pretty much a given; for Cavallaro, your guess is probably as good as mine as to where that's going.
I like stuff in the following categories: AU (canon divergence), casefic, crossover, fluff, friendship, gen, humor, missing scene, romance (selectively) etc. - again, see above. I am not looking for either heavy angst or explicit sex (though I am not at all opposed to mature themes or suitable Gothic horror, so long as Our Heroes come through more or less safely), slice-of-life is just fine with me, and -- although this is wholly and entirely optional, and quite beyond the call of duty -- I am an absolute sucker for the clever and well-executed crossover. Back story for secondary characters is encouraged, and worldbuilding ditto.
With any of the following ratings: delete any that do NOT apply 1) suitable for general audiences; 2) non-explicit sexual content; 3) mild to moderate violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes; 4) moderate to explicit graphic violence or depictions of non-sexual mature themes.
(As above, so again here. Where romance is concerned, think canonical Russell (or canonical Amelia Peabody, from the Elizabeth Peters novels) for period settings; OTOH, in modern settings like the Charlotte Holmes books one can be a bit more flexible.
I wouldn’t mind any of the following squicks and/or kinks: N/A. Although it occurs to me that if I actually get matched on Charlotte, some level of kink/squick may be inevitable -- in which case, I grant specific license for my writer to take that story where they think it needs to go. We may have a long discussion about it afterward, but as I say above, I am still making up my mind about that relationship, and writing this signup has abruptly made me have some very disconcerting thoughts in Milo's direction.
Please include further details about what you’d like to receive: The two main points to cover here are (1) I am conversant -- not unlike gardnerhill -- with far too many alt-Holmesian and pastiche works to list usefully in a signup proper. Feel free to troll through my signups for past rounds and to comb through my fic on AO3 for indications of things I may have read or seen, and feel very welcome to build a story around one or another of those if the mood strikes. (I actually did, for instance, get a chance to watch the upload of the Pennington Return of Sherlock Holmes telefilm at which I was pointed not too long ago, and about which I still owe someone email.) Apart from a limited number of things off which I've bounced hard (most notably the later Douglas novels about Irene Adler, the Vanneman version of the "Giant Rat" story, and Gaiman's "Study in Emerald"), there are very few Holmesian iterations that I wouldn't mind seeing more of. And (2) I'm comfortable with a great variety of tonal or stylistic approaches as long as things don't get too dark or too outré.
[pause, reread] I nearly neglected to discuss podfic at all; I would be delighted to hear any of my own Holmestice work podficced (or, alternatively, to hear podfics of any of the works gifted to me in prior rounds, with their creators' permission). Alternately, just about any of the 22CEN material up on AO3, or much of the ACD-traditional fic we've had in the last round or two, would be a pleasure to hear in recorded form.
Special requests: I have moved recently, and while my video library is mostly unpacked, my print library is not. (And may not be for awhile; there may be custom bookcases in my future in the new space. This is still being discussed.) This may limit my ability to do canon review for certain out-of-print pastiche sources, depending on what requests pop up. As far as writing is concerned, I'm equally happy to write (more or less) straight ACD, or way-out-of-left-field oddities including crossovers -- it's just a question of what I'll be able to access in the time available.