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I was having a conversation with [personal profile] still_lycoris about genderswitch fanfic- mostly the type that just randomly has one of the characters be a different gender to what they are in the books. I haven't read much in this field (mostly in its ballpark I have read FtM/MtF/Genderqueer variations) but recently I've read two, in which Lestrade in BBC!Sherlock fandom is female. And they were awesome. After some thought Lycoris and I concluded that the reason that these work are down to a combination of amazingly good writing (because when the writing is good things you usually wouldn't go for become suddently awesome) and that Lestrade is a good, interesting and well-rounded character in his own right.

So I thought I'd reccomend them, along with some other fics and bits that I have been watching/reading


Title: Bunnies and Brollies
Author: Anonymous
Fandom: BBC! Sherlock
Ship: Mystrade GL/MH with f!Lestrade
Summary: for the prompt: Lestrade has Mycroft love child/children. They get kidnapped during a case. Sherlock is called in to find the kids.
Bonus points if Mycroft doesn't know about the kids (maybe coz it was all a power game to him?).
Make it long and angsty with happy ending please?


Linky: http://sherlockbbc-fic.livejournal.com/13188.html?thread=72521860

Why it's awesome: This is a long fic and, distressingly a WIP which as you know I rarely rec. It may even be abandoned *sob* but you should read it still because Lestrade is very very awesome, the Bunnies are adorable and so, in a way, is Sherlock. The characters are compelling and it is sad and hilariously silly in turns and the whole thing just sucks you in forever.


Title: The Least of All Possible Mistakes
Author: rageprufrock
Fandom: BBC! Sherlock
Ship: Mystrade GL/MH with f!Lestrade
Summary: If ever a people deserved tasering, it’s Holmeses. It's basically a 'how they got together and were rather awesome' story

Linky: http://archiveofourown.org/works/330685/chapters/533662

Why it's awesome: Another WIP- although this one was updated yesterday so it's still looking promising. It's hard for me to describe why I completely buy into female Lestrade in this, when usually I'd be all "O.o but he's awesome as is? Why?" but I just do. She's cool, she's kick ass and the author manages to not make her a totally new person and yet at the same time she's not just Lestrade with an 's' in front of the 'he'. She's very kick ass and kind of sweet and fun (well let's face it someone gets tasered in the first chapter, that's a definitely good way to start!)

I would also, in a Mystrade sense, like to draw your attention to this adorable video by duchesscloverly:

watch on youtube here

Which clevely using several films shows a Mystrade relationship through the ages which is lovely and marvellous and footage of Mark Gatiss crying. Yes. *incoherent blurbling*
localfreak: (Wolverine)
Title: Going Home
Fandom: BBC!Sherlock
Ship: Gen
Summary: How Lestrade heard the news of Sherlock's death (spoilers for S2 E3- RBF) - a reaction fic
Disclaimer: Don't make any money on them, totally not mine just stealing them to try and wake my brain up by scribbling ficlets.

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Title: Fridwulfa and the Little Wizard-Man
Fandom: Harry Potter
Ships: Gennish with references to Fridwulfa/Hagrid Sr
Summary: Fridwulfa liked the little wizard-man who had moved to live so close to them... [A small character exploration]

[Written after drinking stimulant drinks and then attempting to sleep. I woke up the next morning wired and with plot!]

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localfreak: (Drunken Sailor)
Essay submitted! *Quivers in terror*. It was deeply enjoyable, just on my final check-through, to find myself sitting reading aloud from it and envisaging myself engaging in lively academic discussion with bright-eyed bushy-tailed things who found the MANY concepts that I did not have the time nor the wordcount to explore, fascinating. Ended up pondering the origin of humankinds' penchant for fiction and storytelling and wishing I was a bit better at history, particularly ancient history, than I am. It would be interesting to explore further.

Anyway, due to the whole I HAVE AN ESSAYDEADLINEMUSTWRITEMUSTFOCUSORWILLDIEADEATHOFDEATHS, I was very bollocks at 12 days of Christmas this year so have spent the beginning of the evening reading all the wonderful fics available on there.

I only managed to complete one fic for the challenge, and is as follows:

Title: Homesickness
Fandom: Hollis Family Series by Michelle Magorian (Mostly Cuckoo In The Nest)
Ship: Gen
Disclaimer: I don't own either of the two main characters in this tale, although I do own all the extras.
Summary: : Written for 12 Days of Christmas Challenge 2011-12. Commiserations. John ‘Digger’ Hollis and Basil ‘Toff’ Duke served in the same regiment. When they meet again, they embrace, laugh, and talk for hours, and Basil’s influence challenges John’s inborn prejudices concerning theatre and the upper classes. This is a short moment from the beginning of an unlikely friendship

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