Chapter 3 @ 18063
Progress is being made. I’ve pushed through the first two chapters of line editing and am making decent headway on the third. Line editing is a fun yet sometimes nerve wracking thing. Occasionally I’ll hit a paragraph that refuses to unfuck itself. You know the ones… the action is there but the words are not in the right place or it’s not quite conveying what you want to say and you shuffle words around trying to get it to read right. I’ve set up a general rule. If I can’t make it work in ten minutes then perhaps it really will not work. So needless to say there’s been a bit of culling. Which is always good. I’m feeling more or less okay about the story as a whole, but I’m a little worried about what will come next.
I always know way in advance what the next story in the series will be. I have a line of them all queued up and more or less ready to start. But this one has thrown everything into a spin. I have no idea what I’m going to do next. I know what has to be done, but not the story that will get them through that arc. This is both exciting and worrisome. I suppose that’s the nature of stories. Sometimes they shift slightly and knock down your foundation… well no. I guess I just thought I was a bit more rigid in my planning. But the motivation, no matter how much I think I’ve planned has a way of changing out from under me. For the better I believe, but I kind of wish I’d give myself a heads up somehow instead of bumbling through a reset each time… :-)
So anywho, I’m out there looking for a story spark that doesn’t make me roll my eyes, or cry foul. I suppose like my AU Sherlock who has to figure out what he will do next to sort things out, I have to figure out what to do next to sort things out. After I post this current story I might have to pick people’s brains… brains….
Recs for Your Best Smut Fics
SO MANY GOOD RECS. I figured I would get off my butt and collect them, since we got such a good list. Where I am familiar with the story, I’ve included annotations, including if there’s any top!John that I remember.
man and beast, you give me fever, dehumanize me, the red box, strategy games, husband by jingle bell, brace, evidence of human life, John’s Alpha, resonance, sweet surrender, mummy no thank you, choice by heeroluva
Man and Beast, by jupiter-ash (Sherlock and John are in captivity; Werewolf!Sherlock, voyeurism, human experimentation and mild torture, violence, hints of bestiality if werewolves count)
You Give Me Fever, by michi_thekiller (greaserlock!, teenlock)
Dehumanise Me, by deuxexmycroft (includes non-con and lots of dub-con)
The Red Box, by cleo2010 (there’s a bit partway through chapter 3 with top!John; skim past the scene with the black latex shorts if you don’t want that)
Strategy Games (alas, I am not familiar with this one and cannot find the author or link)
Husband, by jinglebell (cute mushy sex)
Brace, by sulla (I’m assuming this one? good old-fashioned head-banging PWP)
Evidence of Human Life, by thesardine (insane!Sherlock, rough sex, graphic violence to animals)
John’s Alpha, by janto321 (faceofmer) (really neat omegaverse with a, well, non-traditional relationship and navigation of biology)
Resonance (I know of a few fics with this title; I’m not sure which…?)
Sweet Surrender, by supernatural4ever (I’m assuming this one. Classic omegaverse heat-sex. I once counted through the number of orgasms, and it gets murky in a couple of places but I THINK John has 14. In case you were curious.)
Mummy No Thank You, by unloyal_olio (omegaverse; I think I started this back in the day when it was still a WIP but never finished it, so enter at your own risk)
Choice, by heeroluva (sweet and deeply filthy, kinky loving sex; fisting, remarkably tasteful watersports)
There’s also ‘With Wolflike Sharpness’ by philalethia (wolf!Lock and sub!John oh yis), and ‘Perihelion’ by darkangel1211 (Bondage, aftercare, and so much John getting his pain-kink satisfied by his wonderful dom, Sherlock!)
With a Wolflife Sharpness, by phalethia (just read this and HOLY HANNAH)
Perihelion, by darkangel1211 (a perennial favorite! BDSM, WIP. Updates slowly and sporadically, but the plot is gentle and mostly about the growth of Sherlock and John’s newly sexual kink relationship. I just put it on Subscribe and occasionally get the pleasant surprise of an update in my inbox)
John Watson’s Way by PlainJane. It’s really good and lovely (WARNING! Switch! Sometimes there’s TopJohn) but so sweet over-all.
Feast by Mazarin221b archiveofourown.org/wor…
archiveofourown.org/ser… Sub!John and kink and yes.
This series is NewSub!John Headspace by mugenmine. I know that the fifth story is dom!John, or at least switch, but the rest of it has been and continues to be about sub!John (although Sherlock is a sometimes not very good dom; him pulling his head out of his ass on this topic is part of the developing arc). I LOVE that series.
Incidentally, Mugen blogs their writing progress on their Tumblr, and it makes for interesting reading if you’re interested in seeing more about how writers write.
Thank you for the rec! :-D
We had a tent with a heater in it and we all got into our onesies afterwards to keep warm. My onesie was The Incredible Hulk. I don’t mean to sound competitive about it, but I think it was the most stylish. Some of the others had monkeys.
Wow, what an abysmally inept reading of Sherlock. Interesting to see it posted at HuffPo, though!
Okay that made me lol, and yes I’d have to agree with you :-) I wouldn’t exactly characterize S3 Sherlock as a “soulless intellect that operates primarily as a symptom of our mechanized way of life”… It is definitely an interesting read for sure! :-)
Reimagining famous fictional characters always brings out their richness of possibility, even when we don’t like the reimagining. In this they are like the figures of mythology: capable of endless elaboration.
In the hands of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has reappeared, but this time as a manipulative intellectual lacking in empathy or warm feelings. Ably played by Benedict Cumberbatch, this Sherlocksurrounds himself with dangerous criminals, a former CIA contract killer, a landlady with a shadowy past, and an emotionally injured Dr. Watson (Martin Freeman) addicted to violence and intrigue.
The primary difference between this Holmes and the original is that whereas the Holmes of Victorian England pretended to be a heartless and disembodied intellect, the modern version really is.
(Read the entirety of this interesting blog post by Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. Dept. Chair of East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies at the link!)
‘Open stories’ now available on Wattpad for creators and remixers worldwide
Wattpad rolls out Creative Commons 4.0 licensing options to 30 million people
Wattpad, the world’s largest community of readers and writers, has upgraded to Creative Commons (CC) 4.0 licensing options to give creators around the world the ability to search millions of stories to remix and reimagine. It is the largest implementation of CC 4.0 by a social media platform.
Copyright has long been a hot-button issue for writers. As the nature of storytelling evolves to become more social and interactive, many writers want to share their stories without restrictions. They actively encourage reader participation and the creation of fan art. On Wattpad, fans remix work, write fan fiction, translate Wattpad stories into other languages, and make anything from story trailers to story covers for their favorite writers.
Wattpad stories using CC 4.0 licensing options will be tagged and searchable by anyone in the world. To-date more than 300,000 stories are shared under a CC licensing option on Wattpad. With the integration of CC 4.0, the global Wattpad community has improved licensing options that are internationally recognized. These options respect the desire of Wattpadders to remain anonymous (if they choose), without restricting creativity of others.
“The biggest question facing new writers today isn’t how to protect their work; it’s how to find a readership for it, said Cory Doctorow, science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger. “It makes complete sense that so many Wattpad writers are gravitating toward Creative Commons licenses: by giving others permission to share your writing, you can open doors to new audiences and new creative opportunities.” Cory Doctorow has shared five stories on Wattpad under CC licenses, including New York Times best-selling novels Homeland and Little Brother. Today, to coincide with the roll out of CC 4.0, he will share his first novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom on Wattpad.
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. The Creative Commons licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use creative work — on conditions of the creator’s choice.
“All knowledge and culture owes something to what came before it — it’s this public commons of ideas that forms the foundation of our society,” said Creative Commons CEO Ryan Merkley. “I’m excited that the Wattpad community will have Creative Commons’ simple, free tools to share their work, to re-use the works of others, and to contribute to the global creative community.”
“From day one Wattpad has been about self-expression and creativity. With the integration of CC 4.0 creators from around the world will be able to search millions of stories on Wattpad and use them for their own artistic pursuits,” said Co-founder and CEO of Wattpad Allen Lau. “Licensing creative works under CC 4.0 makes total sense in today’s remixing culture.”
Idris Elba is in talks to star in Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, Warner Bros.’ new take on the English myth being directed by Guy Ritchie,The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Joby Harold wrote the script, which is a reimagining of the story of King Arthur and his legendary knights of the kingdom of Camelot.
Elba will play Bedivere, Arthur’s father’s right-hand man, who is will teach Arthur how to lead an army.
The role of Arthur has not been cast but testing will begin in August.
Producing the movie are Lionel Wigram, Akiva Goldsman, Tory Tunnell and Harold.
Elba’s boarding reunites the actor with Ritchie, who directed him in the London-set crime movie RocknRolla, which Warners distributed in 2008.
Elba is best known for starring in the BBC’s acclaimed Luther series. He will also be voicing the character of Shere Khan in Disney’s The Jungle Book, currently in preproduction, and is attached to star in the thriller Bastille Day.
Fans in France, Germany, Russia and on both sides of the Atlantic may already know it, but Sherlock is now officially a global phenomenon.
The BBC detective drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman was sold to more broadcasters worldwide last year than any other BBC show – more even than Doctor Who, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 with a simulcast to 94 different countries.
Sherlock was licenced in 224 territories around the globe – also including Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Israel, Serbia and Taiwan – according to the BBC’s annnual report, which was published today.
The series was also named as one of the Corproation’s biggest domestic successes of the year, after season three was watched by an average audience of 12.8 million in January, drawing an additional 3.2 million requests on iPlayer.
Doctor Who was also cited as one of the BBC’s global highlights, with anniversary special The Day of the Doctor shown in a total of 98 countries, in 15 languages, after picking up a Guinness World Record for a simultaneous broadcast seen by viewers in 94 nations.
The feature-length episode was even a big-screen success, selling 649,138 cinema tickets in 25 countries after fans in Sweden, Norway and Argentina petitioned local theatres to show it.
Benedict Cumberbatch being measured for his wax likeness at Madame Tussauds. (x)