Sherlock BBC Prompting Meme

"we get all sorts around here."


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Prompting Part XXXIV
Giggles at the Palace
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Please check the Sticky Post to find the newest active part and post your prompts there.

GUIDELINES

  • Anon posting is not required, but most definitely allowed. If you think you recognise an anon, keep it to yourself and don’t out them. IP tracking is off, and will remain that way.

  • Multiple fills are encouraged, and all kinds of fills are accepted! Fic, art, vids, cosplay, interpretive dance — whatever. Go wild! :D

  • Don’t reprompt until TWO parts after the last posting of the prompt.

  • RPF (real person fic, i.e. fic involving the actors themselves) is not supported at this meme.

  • Concrit is welcome, but kinkshaming, hijacking, and flaming are not tolerated.


THE FILLED PROMPTS POST
When you fill a prompt, please use the appropriate Filled Prompts Post to archive your fill (there are instructions on the actual post).

If the part you wanted isn't up yet, just wait and one of the archivists will get to it, but please, once it is up, make sure you post your fills there according to the guidelines. DO NOT skip out on doing this because it seems like too much effort. If you want your fill to make it to the Delicious archive, that’s the way to do it.

Do not be afraid to ask questions about how it works if you are confused! The mods will be happy to explain.

WARNINGS/OFFENSIVE WORDING IN PROMPTS
Please consider warning for prompts that may trigger people (and also for fills, because some people read in flat view) and phrasing prompts in a manner that strives to be respectful.

Things which you might want to consider warning for include: Rape/Non-Con, Death, Suicidal Thoughts, Self-Harm, Underage Relationships, among others.

That being said, this is a kink meme. As such, there will be prompts that could offend you in a number of different ways. Not every prompt will have a trigger warning, and not every prompt will rub you the right way. If you have an issue with a specific prompt, feel free to bring it up in a discussion that takes place off the meme. However, flaming will not be tolerated regardless of origin.

You are highly encouraged to scroll past any prompt that you dislike.

Remember: be civil, be friendly, but don’t be shy!

THINGS THAT MAKE BROWSING THE MEME EASIER FOR EVERYONE
Please nest your fills. Doing so will make it easier for archivists to save your fills to the Delicious archive. Using subject lines will also help people reading the meme in flatview keep track of what’s happening. Finally, titling your fills (even if it’s something silly) will be helpful to those tracking a lot of prompts or scrolling through the meme.

PROMPT FREEZES
Depending on the rate of activity, there may or may not be a prompt freeze when a part reaches 2000 and 4500 comments. However, there will be one when it reaches 7000. After the 7000 comments freeze, a new part will be posted, and all prompting should happen on the new part.

CONTACTING MODS
Your mods for this meme are ellie_hell, charname, anonspock and anonbach. If you have any questions, concerns, comments about anything at all on the meme feel free to send a PM or contact us via the Page-A-Mod post.

MEME LINKS
Pinboard Archive - Delicious Archive - Guide to the Archive
Filled Prompts Posts: Parts 1-23 - Parts 24+ - Spoiler Free
The Glorious FAQ - Page-A-Mod

Flat View of This Page - Newest Page in Flatview - Newest Page of the Meme

Love Post - Chatter Post - Searching Post
Concrit Post - Story Announcement Post - Orphan Post
Spoiler Free Prompt Post - Overflow Post

Links to previous prompting parts

OTHER LINKS AND AFFILIATES
sherlock_rant: A place to rant about or discuss anything with few to no restrictions.
sherlock_rpf: This is a kinkmeme for RPF about the show.
sherlockcrit: A multi-fandom betaing/concrit community, with a focus on BBC Sherlock.
sherlockbbc: A community dedicated to the BBC adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
Useful resources for Sherlock and LiveJournal.
Sherlock screencaps.

Series 3 Spoiler Policy


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Fill: No Refuge from Memory: 5a/?

A/N: Thank you to everyone who commented. You guys make me feel happy inside! Anyway, some good news/bad news. My vacation from my RL job ended yesterday, so going forward, I will probably only be able to update two or three times a week, rather than every day. But on the plus side, I decided to combine what I originally intended to be parts 5 and 6, so this is twice as long as my previous fills.

Part 5: Epiphany

“John, could you answer a question for me?”

“What?” His tone was skeptical.

“Why is it that whenever someone insinuates that you may be attracted to men, your knee-jerk reaction is to insist that you are ‘not gay?’”

“Perhaps,” John replied in an aggrieved tone, “because I am, in fact, not gay.”

Sherlock held up an index finger, “but, you never say, ‘I’m straight.’ Instead your standard response is always, ‘I’m not gay.’ So the question is: do you identify yourself as straight?”

“Of course I’m straight. I’ve shagged women. If all you are going do is carp at me about being gay, consider this conversation finished.”

Sherlock’s heart was about to beat out of his chest. He could not mess this up. He tried another approach. “When was the last time that you shagged a woman?”

“I don’t see how that is relevant. You know my life was interrupted by the war.”

“Other men seem to make it work. Tell me, has a woman ever left you as a result of your ambivalence toward intimacy?”

John lurched to his feet and took a step toward Sherlock. “Shut up! Shut the fuck up! I am fucking sick of your manipulative psychobabble!”

Sherlock felt sick with fear. Step 2 of the revised plan was officially a failure. It was time to move on to Step 3 and hope for the best.

He kept his voice calm, but couldn’t school the nervousness from his features. “I propose an experiment that will settle this argument permanently.”

John eyed him with suspicion, but sat down again. “Okay, I’m listening.”

Sherlock felt like he was about to throw up. Never in his life had so much been riding on his next words. “We kiss each other, right here, right now. If you like it, you have to admit that you are attracted to men. If you do not like it, I will admit that you are right and we will never speak of it again.”

Sherlock watched in horror as John’s lips began to form a rejection. John looked at his face. He must have seen something in Sherlock’s expression that caused him to change his mind because he buried his face in his hands and mumbled, “Fine.”

“What?”

“Fine, I’ll let you try to turn me gay. It’s obviously important to you, so have at it.”

This was not exactly the response Sherlock was hoping for, but it would have to do. He now had permission to execute Step 4.

Re: Fill: No Refuge from Memory: 5a/?

BEST line so far:
“Fine, I’ll let you try to turn me gay. It’s obviously important to you, so have at it.”
/oh john/

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