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There's something comforting about having an OTP. 

I freely admit that I have many favorite pairings. Many are slash because I read a lot of Victorian literature where rounded female characters are scarce. For some reason I also like pairing best friends together and they usually happen to be male BFFs. I do ship a lot of canon, though, when I think about it.

Some of my favorites are House and Wilson (House), McKay and Sheppard (Stargate Atlantis), Jack and Ianto (Torchwood, and they're canonical), Daine and Numair (Tamora Pierce), Alanna and George (Tamora Pierce), Sam and Sybil (Discworld), Moist and Adora (Discworld), Carrot and Angua (Discworld), Clark and Lex (Smallville, I know, I know -wince-), Tim and Kon (DC comics, I've never been able to stand Wonder Girl, though I loved Steph), and Jeeves and Wooster.

But my first real ship, my first OTP, and the one which remains most constant, is Holmes and Watson.

It's in a bit of a weird way, though. I love the Canon. I love it to bits. Holmes and Watson define BFF.

But I see the good slash fanfiction as an extension of the Canon. There's subtext galore, if you know how to look.  Hell, I have a link to an entire series of essays on the subject.  But I've shipped Holmes and Watson since before I knew what shipping was. I've thought they were married in all but name since I first read the books when I was, like, eight.

I have no enmity towards Watson's wives. At all. My personal theory is that Watson married twice-first Mary, who died while Holmes was on Hiatus, and then a second time to a woman who died very soon after they married.  She's the one who called him "James".  It doesn't matter to me, though. Because when I read the Canon, what I see is a man head over heels for his best friend. Nothing can stand between them; he'll drop anything for Holmes, anytime, anywhere, and, just as importantly, Holmes will do the same for him if Watson needs it.

Watson is my favorite. I refuse to read pastiches in which Watson is bashed. I won't watch movies where Watson is portrayed as a bumbling fool. I won't. Because while Holmes is very cool, the one I'd want to be friends with and hang out with is Watson. Holmes can come too, but only if Watson is there to keep him in line.

But, back to what I originally said, there is something comforting about having an OTP. (Particularly one where the Canon is no longer being added to, I have to say. -coughcoughTORCHWOODcough-) Because, as far as I'm concerned, Holmes and Watson are unshakable. They're constant.

Okay, it goes a bit beyond being just an OTP. Holmes and Watson have lasted. For over a century.

I guess Vincent Starr said it best in his sonnet about the pair of them. The last two lines are:

"Here, though the world explode, these two survive
And it is always eighteen ninety five."

In the world I find myself living in now, it's nice to have something like this to hold on to.

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Title: Necessary
Author: dreamwaffles
Word Count: 904
Rating: PG
Warnings: Unbetaed, sadly. My beta’s been terribly busy all summer and I couldn’t bring myself to add to her workload.
Holmes/Watson-partners in crime-for king and country
A/N: I tried to make this slashy, I really did, but Holmes and Watson weren’t really cooperating, so it’s mostly just subtext. Also, I feel bad about what I had Watson do, although it didn’t stop me being strangely gleeful about calling nianeyna up and chirping happily at her about it when I wrote the first paragraph.  This is crossposted to cox_and_co because that is where the Beeton Off challenge is from.
dreamwaffles: (Shippy Goodness)
So I yanked this list-questionnaire-thingy from indeedsir, and applied it to Sherlock Holmes, and now I am suffering from weird mental images and evil fic ideas.  I shall now inflict them on you.  Because...I had fun even though I'm now mildly disturbed!

Clicky! )
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I have always been terribly fond of Mrs. Hudson.  She is the most long-suffering landlady in the history of landladies.

I was also intending to write a bit of fluff for Christmas, in any fandom, really, but events have caught up with me and, well, it didn't turn out quite as planned.

In any case, I wrote a little one-shot for Christmas.  It's Holmes slash, from the point of view of Mrs. Hudson.  Enjoy.

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So I was doing my physics homework, and suddenly something went 'click' in my brain, I took out my writing notebook, and scribbled down the following.  It's a bit cracky and weird, but I am fond of it.  I'll probably crosspost it at cox_and_co at some point.  In the meantime, enjoy!

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If you talk to me about Sherlock Holmes for any lenth of time, it becomes pretty obvious that I'm a total Holmes/Watson slasher.  I also happen to belong to one of the Holmes slash communities.  (yes, only one...so far.)  Anyway, I was rather bored and driving home from Portland, so I came up with this little drabble thing.

It's not slashy enough to warrant posting on cox_and_co, though I really don't mind.  Back to the drawing board.  ^_^  (besides, I have a slashy fic in the works that would be far better to delurk with.)

Anyway, I thought I'd post it here.  It's not long.



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