[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
[livejournal.com profile] garonne has produced some interesting graphics to represent a broad statistical analysis of the works presented as part of [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest over the years.

Check them out HERE
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
...else the universe is ruled by chance, and that is unthinkable" (CARD)

All works have now been posted. Thanks to one and all [and especial thanks to my wonderful fellow mods [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer and [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b ] for another great round of [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest ! Reveal Post will be up tomorrow.
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[Mod Note: We are once again indebted to two marvellous pinch-hitters for ensuring that everyone received a gift and for saving what sanity remains to the mods. Without wonderful people like you, this simply would not be possible. Thank you!]

Title: Daring to Act
Recipient: The Fantastic Pinch-hitters of Round 6
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson
Warnings: None
Summary: At the conclusion of a case, Watson wonders what the consequences of his actions will be.

"I watched Holmes approach with a mixture of relief and trepidation..." )


Title: Essential to the Process
Recipient: The Fantastic Pinch-hitters of Round 6
Author: [redacted]
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson
Warnings: None
Summary: Logic requires certain essentials.
"It is essential to the process..." )
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
Gentlefans

we have almost the full complement of fanworks in now (the remainder of you, looking forward to getting yours) and have begun to sort them for posting, we start on 29th April. Enjoy.
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
Arrives 12 midnight British Summertime, Wednesday April 15th. Four days, folks. Please send to mods account, acdholmesfestmodsATgmail.com
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
So sorry this is later than intended. Please sign up here to volunteer to beta, Britpick, Victori-pick or canon-pick (or any combination thereof) for other festeers.

Please indicate which services you can offer, how high a rating you can go, what content you are comfortable with, or not, and anything else someone seeking your help needs to know. Anyone wanting to take advantage of any offer, please then reply to a suitable comment and make arrangements to share a draft via email etc.
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
Heads up, gentlefans: sign-ups for round 6 of this corner of canon-loving creativity open next weekend, 14th February!

Be our Valentine and join us - artists, ficcers, podficcers all welcome.

On a more sombre note, we do have to insist that anyone who dropped out without explanation in any previous rounds, won't be allowed to participate this time. Sorry to be stern but the mods still value such shreds of our sanity as remain, so we just can't take the risk. We know life throws stuff at one unexpectedly, so if in the event this time you can't complete, just let us know in good time (please) so we can find a pinch hitter. But don't just scuttle off, 'k?
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
[With apologies for the two misfires, for those puzzled]

Herewith the complete summary of who gave what to whom, plus a little bonus ficlet by yours truly. Please do now go and acknowledge comments - and your gift, if you have not done so already. Authors, reader and artists feel free to link, repost and publicise, and add to our collection at A03 HERE if you would like to do so:

Meanwhile, in 1903 at 221b, Baker Street..

Read more... )
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
Reveal post (and the traditional reveal post fic) goes up tomorrow. In the meantime if anyone wants to speculate as to who wrote what (art, I have to say, is usually fairly obvious), comment here...
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[personal profile] methylviolet10b
[Mod Note: A perfect pair of pinch-hitters saved the mods once again. You have our deepest gratitude!]


Title: A Perfect Pair
Recipient: The amazing PinchHitter #1, the wonderful PinchHitter #2
Author: [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, Mary Morstan; Mr Sherlock Holmes/Dr John Watson
Warnings: None
Summary: Two men, looking towards two futures, at two points in time.

A Perfect Pair )


Title: Bark and Bite
Recipient: The amazing PinchHitter #1, the wonderful PinchHitter #2
Author: [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b
Rating: PG
Characters, including any pairing(s): Mr Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, mentions of Sir Henry, Stapleton, and the convict on the moor
Warnings: Assumes knowledge of The Hound of the Baskervilles
Summary: The bark and the bite - both are telling.


“Then you use me, and yet do not trust me!” - Watson to Holmes, The Hound of the Baskervilles

Bark and Bite )
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
Treats in store, treats galore. Enjoy and comment, comment, comment. Fandom thrives on love.
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
Now that all assignments are out (and thank you to all those who have acknowledged), it's time for the volunteers post.

In brief, for those of you taking part for the first time, we at [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest pride ourselves that all the work is polished to the best shine that can be managed. To help people out who may not be as confident in the ACD 'verse, and/or who want to make their work as shiny as possible, we ask volunteers in the community to offer services such as beta-reading, spelling and grammar checks, Brit-picking, canon-related advice and historical background advice. Now you all know who your assignee is, there is no danger that anyone ends up seeing their gift before posting (except the mods, and we try ( a bit) not to peek).

So, please comment here if you can help, indicating what services, how many works you can handle and any exclusions (e.g. not wanting to read explicit work, themes you find upsetting etc). If you want to take anyone up on an offer, please comment via PM and email thereafter.
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
Back in a week, meanwhile [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer and [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b will be your go-to-mods. Questions, comments, gifts of haddock (oh no, sorry, that's another fandom) - please direct to them via PM, thanks.

Keep those sign ups coming.
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
Gentlefans,

it's that time of the year again, when cabs clatter through the rain-soaked streets, the Irregulars are on the move (especially one of them, heh), Holmes and Watson are staying indoors solving crimes (amongst other pursuits) and crime is commonplace but logic is rare much less fun .

original

Credit for banner: [livejournal.com profile] mistyzeo

Sign ups close Monday 8th September, Midnight British Summer Time. Assignments should be with you by 15 September latest. Submission date is Saturday 25th October, midnight Greenwich Mean Time

Please sign up by commenting to this post [template below]:

Read more... )
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
*flourish of trumpets*

The Grand Reveal. Please go and acknowledge your compliments in person, cross=post as desired and recipients, if you have not already thanked your giftor, get right on that.

We have an A03 collection at which you are welcome to post/link, HERE

Meanwhile, in the restaurant of the Landsdowne Hotel, Eastbourne, Sussex, some time in 1905:

“Watson, it was not an “adventure”. A puzzle, certainly. A mystery, if you insist. But there is nothing ‘adventurous’ about tiresome conversations with tiresome people and a trip to Cambridgeshire to uncover a mere domestic tragedy"

I was inclined to humour him. It had been a very good dinner, paid for, at my insistence, from my latest royalty cheque, and now we were expansive over a brace of Havanas and a bottle of Armagnac.

“Surely it could be argued that the client had an adventure, albeit an unhappy one.”

“Hmm. Nevertheless, I am bound to say this latest collection shows a sad lack of imaginative variety. The Adventure of…The Adventure of… and so on for the entire book.”

Sherlock Holmes waved his cigarette hand with a flourish and almost set fire to a passing waiter.

“I thought you never read them.”

He laid his unoccupied hand flat on the cloth and examined its pristine fingernails.

“I always take an interest in an Index, dear boy.”

“It is not a simple matter, coming up with a title for a short story. To capture the heart of a case and to present it in a way that people want to read more. Adventure is what people want, and that is what I give them.”

His expression softened, just a fraction. “And what I give you.”

For my part, I was not afraid to smile outright, and to reach for his hand across the table. He allowed me to press it, for a moment.

“Not just the cases, Holmes. You surely know that.”

“I know it.”

As if to break the spell, to show how much he detested sentiment, he went back on the attack, although he chose another target.

"In any case, I know that Doyle has the final say: he has a very well-developed commercial sense.” It was not a compliment. “Say you had entirely free choice: what would we see?”

“Certainly not ‘Treatise on the Deductive and Inductive Methods in Detection, parts one to sixty’,” I dared.

He sighed. “That particular manuscript was clearly not as well hidden as I had thought.”

“It was in the pile of papers covering the acid burnhole in the hearth-rug, which I tripped over last Thursday night. What about ‘Sherlock Holmes Glues his Finger in a Keyhole'? Or ‘Watson is Right After All about Mrs Felton’s Pearls’? Or ‘This Story is A Patchwork of Details from Six Different Cases to Avoid Being Sued for Libel’?"

“’Adventures’ it is, then. How much to replace the rug?”


[p.s. absolutely no disrespect intended to any of you who did choose to name your story an ‘Adventure’ – I just noticed that every single one of 'The Return of Sherlock Holmes' collection is so named, and that with various folk reporting struggling with titles – well, inspiration is not to be brushed off lightly]

Read more... )
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
All interviewed out, so off to write the reveal post fic and list before then. Watch this space.
[identity profile] spacemutineer.livejournal.com
We're winding down our fourth exchange here at [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest and your loyal mods [livejournal.com profile] tweedisgood, [livejournal.com profile] spacemutineer, and [livejournal.com profile] methylviolet10b want to thank you all: writers, artists, readers, and commenters alike. We'll have our grand reveal of all creators shortly, but first, we would like to recognize a special group of people who have been with us since the beginning with a few gifts of our own. These lovely seven* have contributed to all four of our exchange rounds, and we would not be the vibrant community we are without their creativity and reliable contributions.

A hearty round of applause, please, for our amazing four timers: [livejournal.com profile] capt_facepalm, [livejournal.com profile] mistyzeo, [livejournal.com profile] garonne, [livejournal.com profile] mainecoon76, [livejournal.com profile] sherlockholmes, [livejournal.com profile] thesmallhobbit, and [livejournal.com profile] fabelschwester!

In your honor, friends, we mods wanted to do something special, so below each of you will find an extra 221B fic from one of us based on your prompts and the theme "The Fourth Time". Thank you so much for your imagination and company. Here's to you, and here's to four times. May it be five!

*Special apology to [livejournal.com profile] fabelschwester: Embarrassingly, we somehow missed your name in our original 4-timer list. Please accept our sincerest apologies for temporary mod-ular brain damage. We love you, and your gift is below -- sorry again!

Note to readers: These 221B ficlets come without summaries or warnings, and cover a wide range of subjects, themes, and pairings. Caveat emptor. Now on to the fic!

The Fourth Time: Thank you in 7 x 221 words )
[identity profile] tweedisgood.livejournal.com
All those of you who have enjoyed 221b Con this weekend, those who couldn't go or didn't want to, those who have turned in their assignments and those who have yet to (hint, hint), those of you preparing to sign up for [livejournal.com profile] holmestice - sign ups are now open at our affiliate, folks - and those not:

Keep an eye on your feed, posting at [livejournal.com profile] acd_holmesfest begins tomorrow.

Enjoy!

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