Texts’ sequel fic, The Sigerson Letters, finally updated after a very long time! If you’re missing Texts as much as we are, you might want to give it a read.
Title: The Sigerson Letters, Part 11: June 14th
Authors: makokitten & h3rring
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, John Watson, Irene Adler
Pairings: Sherlock Holmes/John Watson, slight Sherlock Holmes/Irene Adler
Warnings: Violence, allusions to past abuse
Summary: A month after the Fall, John Watson begins receiving emails from a young fan who calls himself Jeremy Sigerson, a fan who seems determined to keep an eye on John and single-handedly spread the truth about Sherlock Holmes and James Moriarty. But that’s surely a task too monumental for one man, isn’t it? Unless the man is…
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Apparently he spent a little time composing a love letter to John Watson when she wasn’t looking. “And don’t argue,” Irene says to herself, holding her nails up to the light. “It is a love letter. Everything you’ve written him drips with admiration, and that’s nothing compared with what he’s written you.”
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Recently, Taikova had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. John H. Watson and speak with him about his upcoming book on Sherlock Holmes, salaciously titled The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes: the Man Behind the Mysteries. While he doesn’t directly mention Jeremy Sigerson, it is widely believed that Watson and Sigerson have been in contact, and the interview will certainly be of interest to any fan of Sherlock Holmes. An excerpt can be found below:
Did you meet a lot of old friends?
What do you mean, old friends?
From past cases? How did you research?
Oh, yeah, I spoke with a lot of people. Loads of them were happy to talk—well, you know, the ones who are still around. But there are people like Henry Baskerville quoted, the ones I met who’ve seen what Sherlock can do.
And then you’ve had people coming out of the woodwork, people I’d never even heard of before, who said Sherlock helped them before I even knew him. Loads of people.
How moving were the stories to you?
See, it’s kind of a relief, to know. After he died I kind of thought—well, it all seemed like a fever dream, didn’t it? Everything that happened. All of the adventures, all of… everything.
So the stories were moving but also they were a relief, because—I mean, I knew I didn’t make it all up, but to have that confirmation, to know that other people had their lives touched by him… for better or worse. That was the important bit.
I bet there were tons of stories there. Did you have to leave anything out for lack of space or lack of impact?
[Laughing] Well, you know, I was tempted to leave out some of the ones where he was a real prick.
That would make him look too perfect, wouldn’t it?
But I really wanted to convey him, as a human. So—yeah. Yeah, it would. And he wasn’t perfect. I mean—God, if you ever met him. If you ever had the chance. But who is, really? Perfect.
He does sometimes sound too good to be true…
[Laughing again] Well, he thought so.
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes will be available on June 18th. It can be pre-ordered here.
He doesn’t say, I love you, even though he could. (He isn’t ready to own it.) He expects unnecessary labels would only strain their newfound arrangement. Human sexuality: complicated enough as it is. Instead, he puts his head back down and waits for John to say good morning to him.
(He will regret his indecision.)
[from texts: x]
My LetsDrawSherlock entry..! (also!) (i just couldn’t not put this down)
My song is Echo, by The Hush Sound
You are the brick
I am so unpredictable
led by the current away
Your solid stage is so necessary to save
all those who stray
For The Sigerson Letters, by makokitten & h3rring
*This was originally made to help promote makokitten for the Sherlock Committee Auctions, but I wanted to make a version available that had both authors’ names on it.
Hello everyone! Chel, the John!admin of this blog, is auctioning off one fic commission to benefit the Sherlock Committee's activities at DashCon, the Tumblr convention happening in 2014. If you'd like to commission a fic from her (she's willing to write a range of things for Sherlock or Elementary), bid here while it’s still cheap!
And make sure to check out The Sigerson Letters if you haven’t already—it’s the direct sequel to Texts. c:
“You’re driving me mad.”
My little tribute to textsfromjohnandsherlock that moved me so much during the past few days.
All the time in the world. Dedicated to Text Messages from Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Wow, this is gorgeous. Thank you so much!
Sherlock closes his eyes and still sees John’s sharp concentration, the hands meant for triage, that handcuff’s chain gone bright and pulled tight but not tight enough. With a little bit more, Sherlock would’ve seen stars. Couldn’t forget about those sorts of stars after all. Don’t need to know constellations to know those stars are still beautiful: so many fuzzy-pulsating diamonds in an oil slick behind his eyelids. The birth and death of galaxies inside of his head.
Reduce, reduce, REDUCE. Make everything into nothing.
“Reduce me,” he whispers, “down to nothing.” (x)
If you like, you can now read Texts from the beginning in chronological order! The index is also up to date, and all of the blog’s fanart by many familiar, talented artists can now be found here.
Texts from John and Sherlock is currently on an indefinite hiatus—it may return when Sherlock does for season three. For now, the Texts storyline is being continued in a few different ways:
Seth (Sherlock!admin) and Chel (John!admin) will still be around on their personal blogs and are happy to talk about anything Texts!verse. In addition to writing the projects above, they will be editing and reformatting early Texts for a more consistent reading experience.
It’s been an absolute joy and a privilege to write Texts from John and Sherlock, and both admins are incredibly grateful for all of the support this project has received! Hope to see you again when season three rolls around. c: