God Save the Ode to Joy

Summary: On 29 March 2017 Anthea shows up at Martin's door with their daughter and an overnight bag, because earlier that day, the signed letter invoking Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union was delivered to the President of the European Council and started the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the EU.

Notes: Why, yes, I do write the most boring summaries in the world! Thank you so much for noticing!

Many thanks to [personal profile] zedille who helped me see some of the storytelling issues with this one, and who has a never ending patience with my lack of proper structure insight and English. I'm becoming increasingly better at listening to her ;) (I hope...)

This one is part of the series All mobile phones should be turned off for the duration of the flight which probably should be read before this one.

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Still here

Summary: Sherlock and John come home to Rosie after the events of The Final Problem.

Notes: This is the first thing I've written and posted in over a year, and it wouldn't have happened if a_blackpanther hadn't been sweet and gently poked me over at Tumblr. Thank you so much! I know this probably isn't what you were poking me about, but thank you for the lovely, lovely things you said to give me the courage to actually publish something agian.

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The Return to the Kink Meme

In my attempt to get back to doing fandom the way I used to do fandom before, I jumped head-first into the Sherlock Kink Meme (both the archive on LJ, and the active(ish) one on DW). And so far it's been... brilliant? Sort of.

It's amazingly fun going through the prompts. (All of them. I read all of them. Some I just glaze over, because omega verse still isn't my cup of tea.) I'm pleasantly surprised at what a Mary friendly zone it is. One of my greatest fears was that 90 % of the prompts would be along the lines of "John divorces Mary because he can never forgive her and etc etc", but no. Sure, they are there, but most prompts don't mention Mary or are Mary positive! So, yäy!

Sadly, though, the prompts seem to go unfilled these days. I know that's how a kink meme works, you throw out a prompt and keep your fingers crossed and then most of them doesn't get filled at all, but it feels like the fill rate is much lower now than it once was. A lot more prompts seem to be given RFYI than new fills. I suppose this comes with an aging fandom. The first three years there weren't enough fics for a lot of RFYI. Most stories weren't written then, but they are now and... well. I just makes me a little bit sad that the prompt meme is slowly turning into a rec meme. I know how I sound (Turn down the music and get off my lawn!!) but yeah...

In a spur of "Be The Change", I have picked a couple of prompts I really, really want to fill. I thought (stupidly) that I could write something short and sweet in an evening, post it anonymously and just fill the meme with fills! Now instead I have four unfinished fics with the potential to be massive project and no real time or energy to finish any of them.

So I go there again, to see if I can find another one, to maybe, maybe, find something I can finish quickly.