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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: avatar which I have used as mine since scarboard days 10 years ago (Default)
BBC Sherlock fandom is awesome! I post 1 tiny, short snippet fic that I hammered out to try and wake my brain up and in less than twelve hours I've had more views,comments and kudos combined than I've EVER had on even my Harry Potter fics. The fandom is either awesome and easily pleased, or awesome and just as desperate for more Lestrade related fic as I am!

And now I have to tear myself away, go and get dressed and hide away the internet cable whilst I write an essay.
localfreak: avatar which I have used as mine since scarboard days 10 years ago (Default)
As I continue to work on the Archive of Our Own Fic meme designed by [personal profile] ruuger one of the parts is to:

"Make a rec post in your journal with all the good fic you found while doing this meme, and then maybe link that post to the comments here so that others can enjoy the recs as well "


So here we go. (cuts for length)

Fandom: Harry Potter )

Fandom: BBC!Sherlock )

Fandom:LoTR )

Fandom:X-Men First Class )

So there are my recs so far. They are all brilliant, fantastic, wonderful, interesting, fascinating and fun so do go and read & comment/give kudos!

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