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Prompting: Part XV
Giggles at the Palace
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The Theory of Narrative Causality (epilogue, a)

and here's a short, hopefully acceptable conclusion. i'm a little sad to let this go, but my god, meme, you have given me the most amazing feedback ever. thank you all so, so much.


cute enough to shoot you down (jumperfucker) wrote,

big bang fic: masterpost

So this was really enjoyable to write — I mean, I love this 'verse, it's great fun, and I'll probably write more in it if I don't get derailed (again) — and of course consulting_detective's fantastic art makes it about twenty-five times better than I could have imagined. We've had five brilliant months of putting this up together and getting to know each other better (oh, shut up), so this was really a fantastic challenge. I think it's the beginning of a lasting partnership, us.

Without further ado, I give you:

Title: Backlight, Beyond Compare (the BBC 'verse)
Author/Artist: jumperfucker/consulting_detective
Pairing: Holmes/Watson (ACD!AU)
Rating: NC-17
Warnings: Violence, gore, serial killings, very graphic sexual situations, mention of drug use. Potentially unhealthy and codependent relationship.
Word Count: 61,563. IKR.
Disclaimer: Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson were created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Beta thanks: to sarah_s, for thwacking me over the head when I was being a Stupid White Male; storm_ford, for getting my wonky plot structure to hang together; consulting_detective, for everything.
Summary: John Watson is an danger-junkie ex-army medic with a psychosomatic limp and a blog. Sherlock Holmes is his genius flatmate with an addiction to mobile phones, nicotine patches, and bloody crime scenes. Together, they fight crime. [modern!day AU]

Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Epilogue

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To: John Watson

Stop worrying.


To: Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock, we're not even in the same
bloody room!

To: Sherlock Holmes

Why are you even texting me? you're
just downstairs.

To: John Watson

You've been restless since we posted
BBC early this afternoon. You've
snapped at me thrice in six hours,
forgot the milk at Tesco's, tripped
over your own feet on our sixteenth
step when you returned, and flicked
through the channels all evening
without even settling down for that
hospital show you seem to like so
well. You made yourself tea three
times and dropped the sugar in the
bin, and forgot to ask me if I wanted
some. You went to bed one hour
early, paced around our bedroom
for ten minutes — the floorboards
creak, before you ask — and you
have been utterly unable to sleep
ever since.

Yes, you're worried.


To: John Watson

My experiment is reaching its
completion stages. I can't abandon
it to come speak to you directly;
texting is better.


To: Sherlock Holmes

Right, well. That's all true, actually.
You just can't stop, can you?

We've been working on this for over
five months, Sherlock. Of course
I'm bloody worried.

To: John Watson

I have no intention of turning off
my brain.


To: John Watson,

Don't be worried.


To: Sherlock Holmes

That'd be the day.

To: Sherlock Holmes

And that's easier said than done.

To: John Watson

I shall just have to distract
you, then.


To: Sherlock Holmes

Oooookay, right. Go on, hit me.

The Theory of Narrative Causality (epilogue, b)

To: John Watson

Fine. I should be done with this stage
of my experiment in ten minutes and
sixteen seconds. I will then go into the
bathroom, wash, brush my teeth and
change into my dressing-gown. The
blue one, silk. Nothing else. You'll be
in bed, waiting, listening, and by the
time I come in you'll be quite aching
to be kissed. I have a mind to touch
you everywhere tonight. It'll be good
for you, I'll make it good, I promise.
I'll slick up two fingers, maybe three,
and push them inside you while I
swallow your cock. You'll come from
that alone, my mouth and my fingers,
until you forget yourself quite enough
to grasp my hair and start fucking
my throat.

Distracted yet?


To: Sherlock Holmes

I. Christ. Yes, I should say so.

Come to bed, love.

goodnight, mr sherlock holmes (lass_sirene) wrote,

the BBC 'verse: a rec in progress
GUYS. GUYS. GUYS. If you haven't read jumperfucker's latest epic. What are you still doing here. This is one of the most amazing things to have happened to this fandom. It's going to make history.

So we've had many great modern updates over the years in this fandom — we've had our boys as graduates arguing over the remote, as a DI and a forensic medic, as kids in kindergarten, as counselors in summer camp, as a fashion designer and his model, as singers in a band, as workers in a MacDonald's, and even as LiveJournal users writing Supernatural fanfiction. (SO. MUCH. META.)

This, though, doesn't just takes the boys and places them in a modern setting, sometimes making them solve cases — it actually tells their story all over again, starting from STUD, and going forward through the cases, all in a modern update. It's brilliant. Also, if you don't want to be spoiled, I'd advice not reading what follows.

jumperfucker's Holmes is amazing — cool and aloof, but snarky in a deadpan, arrogant sort of way, and striking up a familiar and informal relationship with his Watson: by the end of the first part they're basically giggling like schoolboys on a prank project, LOLing at crime scenes.

Watson is interesting in this that he is deeply misleading; the way jumperfucker describes him at first sort of sets him down as someone whose life is the most boring thing ever after the thrill of war, and who becomes, by extension, a very boring person as well. But then he meets Holmes, and our entire perception of the character suddenly shifts. jumperfucker's clearly invested in the character interpretation in this, which gives us a very three-dimensional John Watson, a far cry from the Jam interpretation, a true BAMF. I won't tell more for now, as most of the storyline relies on his character and what his relationship with Holmes makes him do and think and feel, but I do think he's quite unlike any Watson we've seen before.

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LiveJournal users writing Supernatural fanfiction

I love you so, so much for this!

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Now that is sexting. Goddamn.

I love this so muuuuuuch. And I recognized almost all of the AUs mentioned in lass_sirene's post -- are you going to include links in the de-anoned version? Because that would be epic. AND THEN THEY WROTE THE BBC!SHERLOCK 'VERSE AND THE UNIVERSE IMPLODED.

I've enjoyed this fic so much, thank you so much for writing it and giving us this crazy awesome 'verse!

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The Theory of Narrative Causality (epilogue, a)

The most amazing thing about these characters, actually, might just be that they aren't Ritchie!Holmes&Watson, and they aren't Granada!Holmes&Watson, and they aren't Rathbone!Holmes&Watson, etc. They're entirely new, a separate interpretation of the Doyle characters, as though jumperfucker and consulting_detective were constructing their own new movie or TV series adaptation. And that's fascinating.

jumperfucker spins STUD, DANC, and BRUC perfectly into this modern update, twisting some of the key points but still remaining true to the original canon. (Rache, anyone?) There are hints back at several elements of the canon, even little things that no one would pick up at a first reading — the way Holmes keeps his letters knifed to the chimney-piece, and the unframed portrait on the wall of their living-room, and the fingers in the butter plate. But there are also modern updating of Victorian stuff: Watson writes his stories in his blog instead of the Strand, and Holmes' original The Science Of Deduction newspaper article is turned into a website; they both use modern technology to solve the crimes. There're tons more, but I'd still be there tomorrow if I tried to list them all. It must have taken a thorough rereading of the stories to include so many little details. And Moriarty — oh well, I won't be spoiling you for this either.

consulting_detective's brilliant art completes the story perfectly; he's drawn so many pieces for this that the entire project almost reads like a webcomic with long stretches of text. He imagines both Holmes and Watson rather differently than you might expect, and both of them definitely younger than the way they're usually represented, keeping close to their probable ages in STUD. And that's very lovely. Also, the sex is really hot. Imagine every piece of porn he's ever drawn and then amp that up to eleven. Well, that's nowhere even close. Man.

Both the writing and the art compliment each other perfectly, and the ending… well, the ending. That ending is going to leave people both deliriously happy and screaming to the heavens. It certainly did it to me.

I very much hope they're going to continue working on this 'verse. There's so much they can do to any of the other stories in a modern!day world — MILV and DYIN and HOUN and SCAN and SPEC and omg, FINA and EMPT — and the relationship they've created between Holmes and Watson is a dangerous, potentially unhealthy one that could possibly go through staggering, heartbreaking ups and downs. I really, really want more of this. SO MUCH.

Right. Now that I've gone through this rec in a responsible and adult manner, I'll just — yeah.





GO READ/WATCH THE BBC 'VERSE. PLEASE. Even if you don't like modern!AUs, even if you don't ship Holmes/Watson, evenifevenif — do yourself a favour and don't deprive yourselves of such a magnificent experience.



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The Theory of Narrative Causality (epilogue, d)

cute enough to shoot you down (jumperfucker) wrote,

in conclusion.
Well, consulting_detective's finally asleep next to me (good thing too; he's been wide awake for two days), so I guess I can tune in here and tell you everything that's happened recently. I'd like to thank everyone who's commented on the BBC 'verse for the last two days; we were rather anxious about the result, and the feedback has been amazing. I'm currently going through the comments and answering them, but we've been pretty busy IRL, so don't worry if we're late in answering! but you should know that we love you anyway. :D

We're all moved in, finally — I don't have much myself, but consulting_detective is the most chaotic bloke ever. (Seriously, why am I even surprised?) We've barely been here a week and you can scarcely see the flat under the mass of books and papers and chemical equipment he's keeping here. Shame, because it's a charming place — a bit old-fashioned, we've got an actual fireplace and the Most Amazing Tinted Glass Door between the kitchen and the living-room. So many doors we've got. There're doors everywhere.

The general layout looks a bit like the 221B rooms in the Granada!series, funnily enough; 's pretty much the same outline. We're sleeping in the room upstairs, next to the bathroom, in what would be the equivalent to Watson's room, and what would be Holmes' room we've agreed to turn into a bureau for the evenings, so that 1. I can write and blog on a real desk, not the coffee table, and 2. he doesn't contaminate the kitchen with his ~experiments.

Seeing as we've just spent the last seven evenings snogging on the couch, though, the bureau might just become the storage room for all the weird stuff he brings home. He brings home a lot of weird stuff.

Our poor, doomed kitchen.

God, I make it sound horrible. It's not — it's really quite fantastic, I'm just not quite over the shock yet. Our housekeeper (sorry, landlady) is wonderful, the flat is great, and my boyfriend is an arrogant, amazing genius. We're rather stupidly in love, and he's probably going to get us both killed one of these days. What could possibly go wrong?

Also, I've just realized that he's taken advantage of my dozing off earlier to draw tentacle!porn on my good shoulder, so I guess it's time for me to close the laptop and go scribble some mawkish fluff drabble on his bum now.

(A lovely little bum he's got.)

ETA: John, if this is your idea of a punishment, it's really quite faulty. I can't even read what you've written, and I doubt you'd like anyone but yourself to be able to see my naked arse.

Also, I find your What could possibly go wrong little bout of sarcasm quite challenging, for the record.

ETA2: It wasn't sarcasm. I really do believe we're going to survive this quite magnificently. Possibly by blowing up London. Or the Internet. Or both.

ETA3: Also, stop hacking into my account.

ETA4: It's not hacking if I know your password. It was ridiculously easy to deduce.

ETA5: Shh. Come here.

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i've pretty much all but deanoned on this already, but i'll be editing and cleaning it up and posting it to my fic journal sometime next week after my finals have finished killing me. i'm sort of planning on making several of the links go live, so that might be fun. :D i think someone asked whether they could make a round-up of this, and i can't find that comment, but: yeah, sure!

also, just so you all know — i adore the way this fic has turned into a collective 'verse; i've flailed like a grinning fool when i've seen all the journal accounts that have been opened up, or holmeschat, or raggedyhipster's latest Lestrade-centric fic o' fic. and the brilliant icons. it's been amazing, and i've had the time of my life writing this. i've seen people refer to this as a love letter to fandom, and you know, i think it really is, i just hadn't realized it when i started writing. i love sherlock fandom, i do, i do; i hope i've been able to give you back some of that. &hearts

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This has been really, really amazing. Thank you SO MUCH for doing it! <3

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Thank you so much for sharing this with us. This made my whole week <3333

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You have? I want to know who you are, damn it!

Whoever you are, I love you. <3 <3 <3
So many ascii hearts for you, my dear. This fic was just incredible fun to read. Please do put it up in your fic journal; it will make it much easier to rec to people, which of course I want to do as much as possible.

This is one of those rare fics that I hate, hate, hate to see end. I wish it could go on forever. :)

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I'm going to post these in a comment to the initial prompt but I thought I'd give you the option of doing so yourself. If you want the code for this, I can give it to you in a text box.

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They're so sweet together Iw ant to snuggle them. And very very clever with the BBC verse. I know technically we watched it but now i want to READ it as written by jumperfucker.

Oh all right I'll admit it. I just want to read the sex scenes...

The meta was wonderful and so are you! You deserve the explosion this fic caused in fandom, the styles, the layout the characters and the exerpts were all amazing. Seriously, to change styles SO many times, adapting to the different ficlets and the different ways of communications, now THAT'S writing.

So I applaud you, I hug you and I'd buy you a drink.

Thank you

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I love this meta fic so much I am going to marry it.

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This is one of the most amazing things to have happened to this fandom. It's going to make history.


I get a bit emotional thinking about this, and I don't even know why. It's just - I think you're right, I think it's a love letter to fandom. And I didn't realise how much I loved fandom 'til this. I've been reccing the hell out of it. Thank you for sharing, you beautiful anon.

(I cannot believe you're still anon! Then again, fandom would probably come be all crazy and adoring at you. Still, impressive. I would not be able to resist pointing and saying "I DID THIS, IT'S MIIIIIINE") <3

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I think my heart and brain just exploded. GOD WHY IS IT OVER.
But it's been amazing. You, my dear, are amazing.

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