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[personal profile] scfrankles2017-09-20 10:00 am
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[admin post] [sticky entry] Admin Post: Sticky: The Poetry Page: On The Bummel with Mrs. Hudson

Hello, [community profile] holmes_minor! Welcome to the brand new version of my poetry page!

It will be appearing here on the 20th of every month, and we are going to be doing something a little different from the previous regular weekly page.

You may recall that on one occasion at [community profile] sherlock60 we went on an excursion to that famous music hall YouTube, in order to hear a song as inspiration for our poems. This was so enjoyable—apart from temporarily losing Mrs. Small-Hobbit of course—that I thought we could build on that idea.

And so each month we will be all going on a trip together: maybe to an art gallery or a concert hall. To the seaside or out to the country.

This first time we won’t be going far though. We will be strolling over to the nearby Regent’s Park, where a ladies-only activity is going on—archery! (Do not worry—I am certain we can smuggle any non-ladies in as well.) All equipment is supplied, so let us enjoy the sport, the fresh air and the convivial atmosphere, before retiring back to Baker Street to write as the muse directs us!


Regent’s Park is in this direction.


Everyone back? Excellent. Paper, pens and ink can be found on the side table.

Here as well is a quotation from Dr. Watson’s story ‘The Yellow Face’ as a little extra inspiration:

One day in early spring he had so far relaxed as to go for a walk with me in the Park, where the first faint shoots of green were breaking out upon the elms, and the sticky spear-heads of the chestnuts were just beginning to burst into their five-fold leaves. For two hours we rambled about together, in silence for the most part, as befits two men who know each other intimately.



As always you are free to use any poetry form you like. Here are a few suggestions:

221B verselet, abecedarian poetry, acrostic poetry, alexandrine, ballad, barzelletta, beeswing, blackout poetry, blitz poem, blues stanza, bref double, Burns stanza, call and response, chastushka, cherita, cinquain, circular poetry, clerihew, clogyrnach, colour poems, compound word verse, concrete poetry, Cornish verse, curtal sonnet, débat, décima, descort, diamante, doggerel, double dactyl, echo verse, ekphrasis, elegiac couplet, elegiac stanza, elfje, englyn, enuig, epigram, epistle, epitaph, epulaeryu, Etheree, fable, Fib, florette, found poetry, free verse, ghazal, haiku, hay(na)ku, In Memoriam stanza, Italian sonnet, jueju, kennings poem, lanturne, lies, limerick, line messaging, list poem, lyric poetry, mathnawī, micropoetry, mini-monoverse, musette, nonsense verse, palindrome poetry, pantoum, Parallelismus Membrorum, poem cycle, puente, quatern, quintilla, renga, rhyming alliterisen, riddle, rimas dissolutas, rime couée, rispetto, Schüttelreim, sedoka, septet, sestina, shadorma, sonnet, stream of consciousness, tanka, tercet, terza rima, tongue twister poetry, triangular triplet, tricube, trine, triolet, Tyburn, villanelle, xenolith


And so—embrace the muse! All poems should be left as comments on my page!
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[personal profile] scfrankles2017-09-10 01:23 pm

[admin post] [sticky entry] Admin Post: Sticky: September Activity Post

In the early days of their friendship Watson wrote that infamous list of Holmes’ ‘limits.’ For this activity, pick a canon character and put together a similar list for them. Or indeed, put together an updated list for Holmes himself.


An example, using Mrs. Hudson as subject:


Knowledge of literature - likes a good Gothic romance as light relief from her everyday life.

Knowledge of politics - impressive, despite not being allowed to vote.

Knowledge of padlocks - extensive; has tried most of them for her broom cupboard.

Patience of a saint.

Can identify 15 varieties of gin from aroma alone, whilst weeping and tearing up Mr. Holmes’ tenancy agreement.




Please add your own lists in the comments!



As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

Poetry: How do you spell love?: Gen

Title: How do you spell love? [by I. Quill]

Rating: Gen

Length: 177

Author’s Notes: From Inky’s Poetry Journal; for the fffc September challenge: day 3 [Prompt: How do you spell love? - I don’t spell it, I feel it. (Winnie-The-Pooh)]

Read more... )

A Necessary Experiment

Title: A Necessary Experiment
Form/Word count: 282
Characters/Pairing: Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mrs Hudson, Inspector Stanley Hopkins
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  Holmes believes he has been justified in conducting an experiment, Watson is less sure.

We were once more alone )
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Monthly Prompt: September

The prompt for this month is:



Learning Something New




Maybe this could straightforwardly be Holmes and Watson uncovering new information for a case. Or maybe you could take a look back at their school and university days. Maybe it’s a hard life lesson that’s been learned, or perhaps the learning is practical—learning how to drive a car, for example. Or maybe a character learns something new and surprising about someone they thought they knew well.


As always, you needn’t use the prompt if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!
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[personal profile] scfrankles2017-09-01 06:44 am
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[admin post] Admin Post: Monthly Prompt: September

The prompt for this month is:



Learning Something New




Maybe this could straightforwardly be Holmes and Watson uncovering new information for a case. Or maybe you could take a look back at their school and university days. Maybe it’s a hard life lesson that’s been learned, or perhaps the learning is practical—learning how to drive a car, for example. Or maybe a character learns something new and surprising about someone they thought they knew well.


As always, you needn’t use the prompt if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

Fic: Another Overdose: Gen

Title: Another Overdose
Length: 325
Rating: Gen
Summary: Holmes overdoses on novels again, but Watson has the antidote.
Author’s Note: A sequel to Overdose. Dialogue only. Using suggestions from the Victorian suggestions tumblr.


Read more... )

Fic: Mrs Hudson's Toolkit: G

Title: Mrs Hudson's Toolkit
Form/Word count: 339
Characters/Pairing: Mrs Hudson, Mrs Turner
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  Mrs Hudson is going on holiday and therefore gives Mrs Turner and list of the items essential for the smooth running of 221 Baker Stret


Mrs Hudson's Toolkit )

Fic: August: Gen

Title: August by I. Quill
Length: 500
Rating: Gen
Summary: When Jamrach & co. have Inky and Ferret trapped, it’s time for a little improvisation.
Author’s Note: Inspired by today’s solar eclipse.


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Fic: You Have Been Warned: G

Title: You Have Been Warned
Wordcount: 448
Character/Parings: Holmes, Watson
Rating: G
Warning/Content: Inspired by the attempted theft mentioned in ILLU.
Author's Notes: Cross-posted on DW

Read more )
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[personal profile] scfrankles2017-08-15 09:30 am

[admin post] Admin Post: August Activity Post

This month’s activity is:



Bills




Unfortunately these are a part of everyone’s life, including the inhabitants of Baker Street. Workmen and shopkeepers send their bills to Holmes, Watson and Mrs. Hudson. And of course Holmes sends out his bills to his clients.


Some examples:


To: Mrs. Hudson

Bill for repairs to 221B:

Drains unblocked

Sorting out flood in bathroom

Sorting out strange noise in pipes

Plumber's note: I have now found the source of the problem but I believe you said last time you did not have the heart to evict him.



To: Mrs. Hudson

Bill from Wilton’s Wines and Spirits:

12 bottles of gin
24 bottles of light beer
7 bottles of Scotch
5 bottles of brandy
1 bottle of tonic

Hope this will suffice for this month but if not, please do not hesitate to contact us.



To Lord Brawlton:

The bill for retrieving your kidnapped goldfish plus expenses is enclosed.

S. Holmes

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Dear Mr. Holmes:

Thank you once again for the return of Moby and Dick, and for your prompt bill.

In fact I had been going to send you a bill for the damage caused to the west wing, the fountains and my wife’s mental health during the course of your investigations.

But let's just call it even.



Please add your own bills in the comments!


As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

August Activity Post

This month’s activity is:



Bills




Unfortunately these are a part of everyone’s life, including the inhabitants of Baker Street. Workmen and shopkeepers send their bills to Holmes, Watson and Mrs. Hudson. And of course Holmes sends out his bills to his clients.


Some examples:


To: Mrs. Hudson

Bill for repairs to 221B:

Drains unblocked

Sorting out flood in bathroom

Sorting out strange noise in pipes

Plumber's note: I have now found the source of the problem but I believe you said last time you did not have the heart to evict him.



To: Mrs. Hudson

Bill from Wilton’s Wines and Spirits:

12 bottles of gin
24 bottles of light beer
7 bottles of Scotch
5 bottles of brandy
1 bottle of tonic

Hope this will suffice for this month but if not, please do not hesitate to contact us.



To Lord Brawlton:

The bill for retrieving your kidnapped goldfish plus expenses is enclosed.

S. Holmes

----

Dear Mr. Holmes:

Thank you once again for the return of Moby and Dick, and for your prompt bill.

In fact I had been going to send you a bill for the damage caused to the west wing, the fountains and my wife’s mental health during the course of your investigations.

But let's just call it even.



Please add your own bills in the comments!


As always, you needn’t take part in this activity if you don’t wish to. Once you’re a member, you can post what and when you want—as long as you keep to the 500 words or less wordcount and the ACD Holmes ‘verse. AUs, crossovers and fusions are all permitted, as long as the characters remain essentially recognisable as the original ACD versions.

Please see the profile for the full posting guidelines!

Fic: Bucket and Spade: G

Title: Bucket and Spade
Form/Word count: 484
Characters/Pairing: Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Inspector G Lestrade, Inspector Stanley Hopkins
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  Three words enable Holmes to solve a case.

Bucket and Spade )

Fic: Stirring Things Up: G

Title: Stirring Things Up
Wordcount: 466 words
Characters/Pairings: Mrs. Hudson, Bessie, Holmes, Watson, Holmes/Watson (possibly)
Rating: G
Warnings/Content: N/A
Author’s Notes: Written for the August Prompt: Hand Utensils


Stirring Things Up )

Fic: A Man's Castle is Where His Heart Is: Gen

Title: A Man’s Castle is Where His Heart Is.
Length: 221B
Rating: Gen
Summary: Holmes and Watson have a sand-castle building competition.
Author's Note: for the monthy prompt: hand utensils

Read more... )

Fic: Re-enactment with Fireplace Set: G

Title: Re-enactment with Fireplace Set
Form/Word count: 303
Characters/Pairing: Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Inspector G Lestrade, Mrs Hudson, Inspector Stanley Hopkins
Rating: G
Warning/Content:  In which Mrs Hudson disapproves of her tenants' behaviour once again.

To an outsider )
 
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Fic: You Have Been Warned: G

Title: You Have Been Warned
Wordcount: 448
Character/Parings: Holmes, Watson
Rating: G
Warning/Content: Inspired by the attempted theft mentioned in ILLU.

Read more... )

Fic: Cleopatra's Gourd: Mature/R

Title: Cleopatra’s Gourd
Rating: Mature
Length: 221b
Notes: Retirementlock, Horror/Nightmare, Object Insertion, Bodily Invasion of Insects, Incompetent Vicars, POV Watson, dialogue only, humour (YMMV)
Summary: Watson’s own fears of the countryside manifest in a nightmare.
Author’s Note: Could be a companion piece to Red Columbine. Based on a myth about the first vibrator. For the August prompt: hand utensils.


Read more... )
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ACD Holmesfest

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Sign ups for ACD Holmesfest are now open at [community profile] acdholmesfest .

Sharpen your pencils, replace your typewriter ribbon, and hurry over HERE to sign up.

Everyone is welcome, writers and artists alike.  If you're planning on writing a string concerto then possibly check first though.

All our favourite characters will be there, Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mrs Hudson, Inspector Lestrade, Mr Mycroft Holmes, Inspector Stanley Hopkins (no need to fret, Mouselet), plus a cast of policemen, villains, victims, and all the others to be found in a teaming metropolis and beyond.

So, what are you waiting for?
 
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ACD Holmesfest


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Sign ups for ACD Holmesfest are now open on Dreamwidth.

Sharpen your pencils, replace your typewriter ribbon, and hurry over HERE to sign up.

Everyone is welcome, writers and artists alike.  If you're planning on writing a string concerto then possibly check first though.

All our favourite characters will be there, Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mrs Hudson, Inspector Lestrade, Mr Mycroft Holmes, Inspector Stanley Hopkins (no need to fret, Mouselet), plus a cast of policemen, villains, victims, and all the others to be found in a teaming metropolis and beyond.

So, what are you waiting for?
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