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Title: A Consummate Actor
Canon story: The Second Stain
A/N: It's such a great moment when Holmes springs into action here. It was fantastic in the Granada episode as well. It's also a nice subtle moment when Holmes uses his ability to disguise himself in a slightly different capacity.

*****

Of course I was curious what had sent Holmes into such a state, scrabbling frantically at the floorboards. However, I had already learned it was best to obey, and obey quickly, the orders being snapped at me. Explanation could be expected later. It was all I could do to hide my grin just an instant afterward. Bored to death indeed!

*****

Canon Story: The Reigate Squire(s) / Problem
Title: Staggering Relief

*****

This is all he has been hoping for.

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The complete panic which had affected him once he understood Holmes had sent for him, must be in so bad a state that he admitted to needing his Watson; the emotion might have paralyzed him, except that instead it set him instantly into action. Anything to reach Holmes.

*****

Title: Stairs Leading Home
Canon Story: A Scandal in Bohemia

*****

I knew there were seventeen steps. I cannot explain why I denied knowing. Perhaps it was simply falling into an old habit to allow Holmes to enlighten me; perhaps, indeed, I had missed his doing so more than I realized. Or perhaps it was because I did not know how many steps led to the door of my own establishment.

*****

Title: Dancing with the Good Doctor
Canon story: The Man with the Twisted Lip
A/N: Special thanks to [livejournal.com profile] chess_ka and [livejournal.com profile] azriona. I was inspired by your 60s for this story. Also to [livejournal.com profile] debriswoman because it isn't verse, but it wasn't until I thought of you that I realized I should format this differently.

*****

They learn their pas de trois slowly.

It is an evolution
a revolution

a revelation in fact
and happily not a dissolution.
Suppliants come,

will always come
both to Holmes and to Mary.
This is simply the way things are

the way they have been,
and will be.

Watson sees.
He learns to observe.

He helps whenever he is able.
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I sat down to do my [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60, and this week's story is The Man with the Twisted Lip.  We get a nice extended intro, which I always appreciate, and in it Watson states, "Folk who were in grief came to my wife like birds to a light-house."  Well, I went over to the comm to see what other people were writing so far, and [livejournal.com profile] chess_ka had chosen to do a bit showing the particular 'bird' that Mrs Watson is currently tending deciding to go to her.  And just after that, [livejournal.com profile] azriona had posted a gorgeous little 60 about Mrs Watson and her needlework and Watson's love for his wife and for Holmes.

BLAM

People come to Mrs Watson and to Holmes for help when in need.

For about 30 seconds I was happy as a clam.  60 practically written.

Then it hit me that I bet Mrs Watson's 'cases' would make for a really interesting AU.

And you know that Dr Watson would come home at the end of each day and inquire about his wife's day and she'd totally downplay the fact that she'd solved a murder and leave out altogether the arsenic-laced tea, and he'd say, 'that's nice, dear' and go to bed all in ignorance.

Long story made short, I now have a 'plot bunnies' tag.
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I sat down to do my [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60, and this week's story is The Man with the Twisted Lip.  We get a nice extended intro, which I always appreciate, and in it Watson states, "Folk who were in grief came to my wife like birds to a light-house."  Well, I went over to the comm to see what other people were writing so far, and [livejournal.com profile] chess_ka had chosen to do a bit showing the particular 'bird' that Mrs Watson is currently tending deciding to go to her.  And just after that, [livejournal.com profile] azriona had posted a gorgeous little 60 about Mrs Watson and her needlework and Watson's love for his wife and for Holmes.

BLAM

People come to Mrs Watson and to Holmes for help when in need.

For about 30 seconds I was happy as a clam.  60 practically written.

Then it hit me that I bet Mrs Watson's 'cases' would make for a really interesting AU.

And you know that Dr Watson would come home at the end of each day and inquire about his wife's day and she'd totally downplay the fact that she'd solved a murder and leave out altogether the arsenic-laced tea, and he'd say, 'that's nice, dear' and go to bed all in ignorance.

Long story made short, I now have a 'plot bunnies' tag.
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Canon story: The Speckled Band
Title: On Shared Merriment
POV: Watson, then Holmes

Having readied myself to take action, I could not help but smile at Holmes’s remarks. Crocuses, indeed! His subsequent demonstration was clear proof that my companion had no need to give any more weight to the doctor’s threats than that which those crocuses represented.

Watson and I enjoyed a good chuckle after Roylott’s departure; my favourite memory of the case.
*****

Canon story: The Resident Patient
Title: One Ramble Taken, Another Missed
A/N: There was a lot of talk of plot holes in the discussion on this story. This inspired me to take Watson’s observation that he cannot fix the date of this case exactly “for some of my memoranda upon the matter have been mislaid” and give Holmes a failed plan to complement that.

“You are exceedingly energetic this evening, my dear doctor.” His companion was vigorously sifting through a stack of papers. He lazily bowed a few staccato notes to illustrate.

“I cannot imagine where those pages have got to, Holmes.”

“You’re habitually very careful. Perhaps a stroll...”

“No, I set aside this time specifically.”

The violin produced a sulky glissando in response.
*****

Canon story: The Noble Bachelor
Title: All Seasons

I have spent bleak autumnal evenings, chill hibernal twilights, drenched vernal mornings, and stifling estival noons with Holmes over the course of our partnership. Such has been my privilege.

The strains of my friend’s violin have stained the grain of our days in Baker Street with beauty no matter the weather. Permanently resident there or not, I never truly left.
*****
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Canon story: The Speckled Band
Title: On Shared Merriment
POV: Watson, then Holmes

Having readied myself to take action, I could not help but smile at Holmes’s remarks. Crocuses, indeed! His subsequent demonstration was clear proof that my companion had no need to give any more weight to the doctor’s threats than that which those crocuses represented.

Watson and I enjoyed a good chuckle after Roylott’s departure; my favourite memory of the case.
*****

Canon story: The Resident Patient
Title: One Ramble Taken, Another Missed
A/N: There was a lot of talk of plot holes in the discussion on this story. This inspired me to take Watson’s observation that he cannot fix the date of this case exactly “for some of my memoranda upon the matter have been mislaid” and give Holmes a failed plan to complement that.

“You are exceedingly energetic this evening, my dear doctor.” His companion was vigorously sifting through a stack of papers. He lazily bowed a few staccato notes to illustrate.

“I cannot imagine where those pages have got to, Holmes.”

“You’re habitually very careful. Perhaps a stroll...”

“No, I set aside this time specifically.”

The violin produced a sulky glissando in response.
*****

Canon story: The Noble Bachelor
Title: All Seasons

I have spent bleak autumnal evenings, chill hibernal twilights, drenched vernal mornings, and stifling estival noons with Holmes over the course of our partnership. Such has been my privilege.

The strains of my friend’s violin have stained the grain of our days in Baker Street with beauty no matter the weather. Permanently resident there or not, I never truly left.
*****
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Canon Story: The Gloria Scott
Title: The Curious Incident

If not for a dog bite, what might Holmes have become? Had Holmes become anything other than the world’s only consulting detective, would I never have made his acquaintance?

Ah, he has grasped the significance straight away. Singular man. I don’t know, my dear Watson, but I am grateful not to have found out. Clever old dog, he thought fondly.

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Canon Story: The Musgrave Ritual
Title: Double Bluff
A/N: Holmes isn't the only one with a cunning plan.

One winter’s night I found myself at a loss for occupation. Sitting quietly by the fire with Holmes was pleasant, of course, but certainly the evening would only be improved by his relating an early case?

“Holmes,” I said, “do be a good fellow and contrive to make our chambers a bit less cluttered with the detritus of your work.”

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Canon Story: A Study in Scarlet
Title: The First of Many

Our first deduction concluded with my explaining my profession in full. Watson could not be blamed, of course. Despite the many clues I had left lying about our rooms and dangling over dinner, deducing that a man is the world’s only anything is hardly child’s play. He chose to observe rather than inquire, that was the crux of the matter.
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Canon Story: The Gloria Scott
Title: The Curious Incident

If not for a dog bite, what might Holmes have become? Had Holmes become anything other than the world’s only consulting detective, would I never have made his acquaintance?

Ah, he has grasped the significance straight away. Singular man. I don’t know, my dear Watson, but I am grateful not to have found out. Clever old dog, he thought fondly.

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Canon Story: The Musgrave Ritual
Title: Double Bluff
A/N: Holmes isn't the only one with a cunning plan.

One winter’s night I found myself at a loss for occupation. Sitting quietly by the fire with Holmes was pleasant, of course, but certainly the evening would only be improved by his relating an early case?

“Holmes,” I said, “do be a good fellow and contrive to make our chambers a bit less cluttered with the detritus of your work.”

--------

Canon Story: A Study in Scarlet
Title: The First of Many

Our first deduction concluded with my explaining my profession in full. Watson could not be blamed, of course. Despite the many clues I had left lying about our rooms and dangling over dinner, deducing that a man is the world’s only anything is hardly child’s play. He chose to observe rather than inquire, that was the crux of the matter.
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As usual, all the suggestions are brilliant! Thank you.

Also as usual, [livejournal.com profile] northernwalker has proven to be the Grandmere whisperer, which is completely appropriate, as she came into existence at her behest. *bows to the character sketch*

A compass, because Grandmere's getting into geocaching

...of course she is.

Honestly, this adaptation just goes on and on and on, and it's quite challenging to keep it moving along and engaging. So just for reference, I do not recommend trying to adapt an ACD story into a Sherlock case which John and Sherlock then relate to a third party - it is bleeping difficult. I'm going to have to find something else for Grandmere to demand during the next holiday. Oh, maybe they go geocaching! I have only the vaguest idea of what that would entail...

Read my first Sherlock 60 in 60 here! http://sherlock60.livejournal.com/139316.html
impulsereader: (Teddies)
As usual, all the suggestions are brilliant! Thank you.

Also as usual, [livejournal.com profile] northernwalker has proven to be the Grandmere whisperer, which is completely appropriate, as she came into existence at her behest. *bows to the character sketch*

A compass, because Grandmere's getting into geocaching

...of course she is.

Honestly, this adaptation just goes on and on and on, and it's quite challenging to keep it moving along and engaging. So just for reference, I do not recommend trying to adapt an ACD story into a Sherlock case which John and Sherlock then relate to a third party - it is bleeping difficult. I'm going to have to find something else for Grandmere to demand during the next holiday. Oh, maybe they go geocaching! I have only the vaguest idea of what that would entail...

Read my first Sherlock 60 in 60 here! http://sherlock60.livejournal.com/139316.html
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Just a few things. One - our resident woodpecker has very definitely packed his bags and left the neighborhood. I can only recall hearing him once or twice at the very beginning of open window season. This makes me cross. I miss him. Instead I've got a cicada serenading me and I really want to hunt him down and squash him.

Two - British equivalents please - a very easy board game, I've put in Chutes and Ladders as a place holder - also a salary bonus, I would just refer to it as a bonus - same or different?

Three - I am forced to apologize to those of you who responded that romance is BORING when I inquired about romancing Lestrade in the you can imagine 'verse. Due to a very unexpected turn of events it turns out that Not Anthea has become determined to romance Mycroft. There isn't much, just a few sequences, but I honestly love them and think they add nicely to the story as a whole. I'm glad things took the turn they did. :-)

Four - as I mentioned in a couple of individual replies, I've come to my senses and instead of committing to the ACD fest I'm doing [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60 - complete with a Granada watchalong this round! So you'll start to see those posts tomorrow - Gloria Scott! - and likely some blather about Granada along with the rest.

Now, as my prediction of 'before the end of the week' has proven elusive, I am off to try and seduce the Solitary Cyclist into the world of today (oh, btw, 221b_hound, you were right and Violet is extraordinarily BAMF - considering) and make my Bartok expert sound more like he knows what he's talking about without actually plagiarizing anyone.
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Just a few things. One - our resident woodpecker has very definitely packed his bags and left the neighborhood. I can only recall hearing him once or twice at the very beginning of open window season. This makes me cross. I miss him. Instead I've got a cicada serenading me and I really want to hunt him down and squash him.

Two - British equivalents please - a very easy board game, I've put in Chutes and Ladders as a place holder - also a salary bonus, I would just refer to it as a bonus - same or different?

Three - I am forced to apologize to those of you who responded that romance is BORING when I inquired about romancing Lestrade in the you can imagine 'verse. Due to a very unexpected turn of events it turns out that Not Anthea has become determined to romance Mycroft. There isn't much, just a few sequences, but I honestly love them and think they add nicely to the story as a whole. I'm glad things took the turn they did. :-)

Four - as I mentioned in a couple of individual replies, I've come to my senses and instead of committing to the ACD fest I'm doing [livejournal.com profile] sherlock60 - complete with a Granada watchalong this round! So you'll start to see those posts tomorrow - Gloria Scott! - and likely some blather about Granada along with the rest.

Now, as my prediction of 'before the end of the week' has proven elusive, I am off to try and seduce the Solitary Cyclist into the world of today (oh, btw, 221b_hound, you were right and Violet is extraordinarily BAMF - considering) and make my Bartok expert sound more like he knows what he's talking about without actually plagiarizing anyone.

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