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Fanfic recommendations.
Sherlockian.net is looking for recommendations, it seems, and I just tumblred (ahem ahem) across a link to a google form where you can make suggestions. All aspects of the fandom, even if it does just say Sherlock at the top.


I really want to see the results. Or maybe not.

Anyway, I'm having to keep my own doc of what I've put in there or not, so it's fun going back to things I haven't read in a while and being delighted all over again.

A truly useful blog post about canonicity in fic

More about Dust and Shadow, the Musical
pretty whump

I am going to explode with excitement soon.

Dust and Shadow, the musical?
There's an ad in Playbill and it's got me all interested. I loved the book, and I'm VERY curious about the chance of the play!

presentation links to fanfiction
holmes wontner
Hello Lifetime Learners! This entry will be links to fanfiction I think you might like. I'll be working on it for the next several days. Feel free to comment, if there's something I mentioned you particularly would like to know about.

http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4029558/1/On-Afghanistans-Plains -- what happened to Watson in Afghanistan? ACD Canon

Presentation links
Hello Lifetime Learners -- as you can see the html is giving me hairballs, but I'm still plugging away at it. If you're interested in something I mentioned, please email and I'll answer. The bibliography of the box will be here, but probably not till next week.

I've created a widget at library thing to show the books I brought or mentioned to the class.
My Library at LibraryThing


By the way, here is a good overview, and a much better version of what I thought I was going to say.</s>
The powerpoint slides I used on
Wednesday October 3rd, 2012.
The Detective and the Doctor

The Sacred Writings
Four novels and fifty-six short stories comprising the Canon
Camden House (a very good resource for most things having to do with the canon)
Search the canon An excellent way to find a quote, or a word.
Other pieces by Doyle comprising the Apocrypha
The Final Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: completing the Canon collected by Peter Haining, Barnes and Noble Books, 1995 ISBNs 1-56619-198-x hb, 1-56619-831-3 pb Collects twelve other pieces (at least two of which are disputed, naturally) written by Doyle which relate to Holmes or Watson. The book is not a completion, though, as it does not have the scripts for "Sherlock Holmes" the play which Gillette made famous (and probably rewrote), or "The Speckled Band", the play which Conan Doyle wrote based on the short story.
The Untold Tales -- ah, all those tantalizing references...
An exhaustive listing of the Untold Tales, with proposed abbreviations. It also includes some abbreviations for the Apocrypha, and in the notes mentions many pastiches that are out there.
Holmesian Scholarship
BBC report about the pilgrimage to Reichenbach Falls
Lyndsay Faye doing an introduction to the canon (podcast)
Gutenberg Project; Audio version at Internet Archive; scanned original at Openbooks This is not my favorite parody of Holmes, nor is it a particularly good story from Mark Twain, but hey, it's Mark Twain writing Sherlock Holmes. The first half of the story is convoluted indeed, and Holmes doesn't appear until page 95. When he does turn up, his presence is greeted by the character who knows him best with: "But what's the use of being afraid of him? Anybody knows him the way I do knows he can't detect a crime, except when he plans it all out beforehand and arranges the clews and hires some fellow to commit it according to his instructions."
Dudley Jones: Bore-Hunter by P.G. Wodehouse (1903)
The Adventures of Shamrock Jolnes by O. Henry (1911?)
Early works by people you don’t know
A Very Early fanfic, perhaps?
Authorized pastiches
The ever-expanding tin dispatch box from the depths of Cox and Co.
Revising the Canon
Oh, no, the internet!
Books, Books, Books
Active Publishers
Wessex Press (Gasogene Books) This publisher concentrates more on the scholarly side of the Sherlockian world, but has a few pastiches as well.
MX Publishing Publisher of several pastiches as well as commentaries, etc. Has a number of books on Kindle.
Titan Books publisher of the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, a series of reprints and new pastiches
Published Pastiches
Pastiche central. If you want to find a particular published pastiche, this is one of the better places to hunt for it. Warning, spoilers abound.
also (links to the excel database of pastiches etc. by Michael Proctor)
Sherlock Holmes at the Internet Book list -- again, scratches the surface.
Published AU Holmes
The Seven Percent Solution – Nicholas Meyer
Sherlock Holmes meets Sigmund Freud. Here's the Wikipedia article. It's rather spoilery, tho, both for the book and the film.
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Man from Hell by Barrie Roberts, Titan Books, 2010. ISBN 978-1-84856-508-1 (originally published in 1997) My example of the series from the box I had with me in class.
Good Night, Mr. Holmes – Carole Nelson Douglas
The Beekeepers Apprentice – Laurie R. King
Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly – Donald Thomas
The Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes – June Thomson
Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by – Lyndsey Faye This is the one I waxed enthusiastic about at the class! Very much recommended.
Secret Files etc. by June Thomson
The House of Silk – Anthony Horowitz
Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra – which one would you like?
The Strange Return of Sherlock Holmes – Barry Grant
Several collections of Short Stories as well
Performances and Adaptations
Holmes on Stage
Wikipedia on the play by William Gillette
BBC radio series produced by Bert Coules The entire canon, dramatized. An excellent version.
Graphic Novels
Holmes vs. Holmes
Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1903)
an example of a list from the BPL catalog
A Holmes for Every Generation
Many faces of Sherlock Holmes documentary http://www.youtube.com/movie?v=fefxO6W06aU&feature=mv_sr
Murder by Decree
Russian series
Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes
The Holmesian News
Baker Street Babes A podcast by a group of women fans. Lots of fun!
Baker Street Blog (pop culture)
A general fanfiction archive
Sherlock Holmes at the Internet Archive all media
Character search at the Internet Broadway Database (Barely scratches the surface of the theatrical productions, but it's a start.)
Character search at the Internet Movie Database; video search, ditto
General archives
“You may marry him, murder him, or do anything you like to him.” -- Conan Doyle to William Gillette
Holmes and media fandom or Oh, No, the Internet
You got your peanut butter in my chocolate! Or why Rule 34 is something you should know.
Sherlock Holmes and the ramifications of Love
Two fandom traditions collide

video Wish I Was James Bond very spoilery
Sherlock mashup also spoilery reminds me to mention SH22...
video Many Faces Many Needles
OOoh, collection highlights from the University of Minnesota!
another "Many Faces" with stills and Zimmer music in background
video Boys are Back in Town
Not Yet Dead (105297 words) by faviconCastiron
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Sherlock Holmes & John Watson
Fandom: Sherlock (TV), Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle Chapters: 24/24, Warning: Author Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings, Major Character Death
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Jim Moriarty, Sally Donovan, Mycroft Holmes, Sarah Sawyer, Anderson (Sherlock), Lestrade (Sherlock Holmes), Molly Hooper

Sherlock Holmes has long been fascinated with (and haunted by) the tragic story of his namesake cousin. When his nightmares about it grow unbearable and he starts seeing hypnotherapist Jim Moriarty, however, Sherlock begins to wonder whether he himself is his cousin's reincarnation. Have Sherlock and the modern John Watson known each other before this life? Can Sherlock solve a nineteenth-century murder and prove the historic Dr. Watson innocent, and also solve the current string of oddly-posed unidentified corpses?

Can anyone help me make some video clips?
I'm going to be working on a presentation for next Wednesday on Holmes and I'd like to bring some clips but I have no skills at it. Any suggestions on where I can learn quick?


Why did I only just find out about this?

bbc sherlock and john
For a very funny parody of Sherlock (with a slashy touch) run, do not walk, here.

I'm still giggling.

Some new articles



The gale links work for me, please let me know if they don't work for you.