A Cure For Boredom!

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Most my friends know I’m a huge Johnlock fan. I love seeing Sherlock and John written together in a romance. I also love the art! The first story I read Johnlock related, was A Cure For Boredom.  I continued to follow ‘s stories, but never knew how to contact her.. Until recently. Now thanks to a few emails and Twitter, I was able to contact and interview her! I can’t thank her enough for sharing her personal thoughts and memories with us! Art on this blog by maXKennedy!

Note: For you Shippers.. These stories do branch out and include Molly & Greg, Moriarty & Sherlock, and Mary Watson! Enjoy like I have!!

Sherlock Fans USA: Fans have enjoyed your stories for years! But how and when were you first introduced to the show?

Emma: I heard about BBC Sherlock on LJ back when it first aired. I was in the Harry Potter fandom at the time, and many people I knew there drifted over to the brand new Sherlock fandom after watching series 1. I didn’t really pay much attention to it because I had a lot of other things going on. I was also working on a multifandom podcast at the time called Slashcast, and we had a regular segment called Pimp My Fandom. Every month, we’d have someone come on and talk about their fandom and why people should check it out. In the October 2011 episode, Sherlock was the featured fandom. I remember listening to that and thinking, hey, I should really check this out one of those days. But it wasn’t until series 2 started airing in January 2012 and my whole LJ feed was going nuts over it that I actually sat down to watch. I watched series 1 on Netflix, found downloads of the first two episodes of series 2, and then watched TRF live with the rest of the world. I wrote my first Sherlock fic that night.

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Sherlock Fans USA: Do you have a favorite character?

Emma: I have a lot of love for the John and Sherlock we saw in the first two series. Their characterizations then really appealed to me. They appealed less as the series continued, but hey – that’s what fanfic is for, right?

Sherlock Fans USA: Do you have a favorite episode? And have any of your stories ever been based off of a certain episode?

Emma: The Great Game is probably my favorite episode. It’s classic Sherlock-and-John, with Moriarty egging them on. The other episodes have moments and scenes that I love, but I don’t think I adore an entire episode the way I like that one. I’ve definitely written a lot of “missing scene” fics based on various episodes. Sheets reminagined the Rizla game from TSoT, Orange was set right after TSoT, Down took a look inside Sherlock’s drug-addled mind palace from HLV, Inexplicable was based on the weird little matchbox in TSoT, Twist was a remix of the scene where CAM comes to 221B Baker Street, and Pinch changed the ending of TSoT when Sherlock leaves the wedding. Like everyone else did, I wrote a bunch of fics that explored the time between TRF and Sherlock’s return, imagining John’s response and what might change between John and Sherlock after.

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Sherlock Fans USA: Aside from your own stories, do you have any favorites? (Fan fiction wise of course)

Emma: I have a lot of AO3 bookmarks! I think my Sherlock faves are probably the Johnlock classics: Two Two One Bravo Baker by abundantlyqueer, Performance in a Leading Role by Madlori, Ad Meliora by lotherington, You Are a Paradigm by 1electricpirate, If You Can’t Move Heaven, Raise Hell by splix, 26 Pieces by lanning,
Also the Memoranda of Understanding series by mydwynter (Mystraxde), Wherever Destiny Takes Me by justacookieofacumberbatch (Jolto),  the At Least There’s the Football series by sheffiesharpe (Mystrade), and really, anything else by all the mentioned authors.

Sherlock Fans USA: If there’s anything special you’d like to add too? Please do share.. I think fans would really enjoy it. Link wise for sure. That podcast sounds interesting. I’m gonna check it out myself this weekend.

Emma: I’ve drifted away from the Sherlock fandom these days and mostly write in Check Please. I read in a bunch of different fandoms and consider myself a multifandom person. In addition to Check Please, I’m currently into Skam, Voltron, Yuri on Ice, and hockey rpf, as well as a lot of the wonderful original hockey fic that’s being written right now (original characters, not rpf). The most recent Sherlock fic I wrote was a unilock AU in which John was a hockey player, which probably tells you where my head is these days! I’m still involved in the Three Patch Podcast, mostly on the support and tech side now, though I occasionally participate in roundtables on more general fandom topics.

IRL I’m a mom to a 9yo kid who’s just starting his own journey into geekdom, and I’m a math teacher.
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Now on to some of those Sherlock stories by !

Light in the Darkness by 

John’s therapist says this is normal. But John knows it isn’t.

 

A Cure For Boredom by 

They’d never talked about sex in the year they’d known each other. Well, that wasn’t quite correct: Sherlock had never said a word about sex; John had bemoaned his personal dearth of it on many occasions.

 

 

Just a Kiss by 

Five times John and Sherlock kissed because of a case and one time they kissed for real.

 

Mightier Than by 

Sherlock once tried to learn how to swallow swords. For some reason, John can’t let this go.

 

The Making Of by 

In the aftermath of Sherlock’s death, John Watson and Greg Lestrade take comfort in each other. But of course, Sherlock isn’t really dead, so this is all about to get complicated.

 

On the Table (Eventually John Watson’s Favorite Christmas Story) by 

Set after TRF. Someone’s leaving John strange little gifts in the weeks before Christmas. But who could it be? (A bit of fluff, a touch of angst, a dash of smut, some holiday cheer – enjoy!)

 

Nothing to Make a Song About by 

When Sherlock returned from his faked death, John could not forgive him for the deception and broke off their friendship. Ten years later, John returns to London in search of yet another new beginning. Sherlock, not surprisingly, is waiting.

 

About the Hat by 

Set during TRF. Sherlock is still trying to figure out the deerstalker, and John decides to show him another use for it.

 

Kind of Blue by 

Sherlock has a problem. John gives him a hand. *cough*

 

Red/White/Black by 

After the events of TRF, Sherlock hides, and waits. Loosely based on Snow White (more the Disney version than the original).

 

Seventeen First Dates by 

Molly and Greg are not dating. Or are they?

 

Interlude by 

One night when Sherlock was 23 years old, he met Victor Michael Trevor. This is what happened next.

 

Sixteen and a Half Months by 

The world thinks Sherlock Holmes is dead, but Molly Hooper is one of the few who knows the truth.

 

Orange by 

Set the morning after the wedding. John and Mary are leaving for their honeymoon, but they stop by 221B first.

 

Down by 

Sherlock keeps Jim Moriarty in a freaking dungeon in his mind palace. What did they expect us to do with that?

 

Sheets by 

The scene that launched a thousand fanfics: What if John and Sherlock hadn’t been interrupted and the drunken Rizla game had continued?

 

Inexplicable by 

So what was in that matchbox, anyway? John and Sherlock find out, the hard way.

 

Alternate and Missing Scenes from “A Cure for Boredom” by 

As requested, this is a series of alternate and missing scenes, most from Sherlock’s POV, for A Cure for Boredom. These probably make a lot more sense if you’ve read that fic first!

 

Twist by 

A what-if remix of one scene from His Last Vow: Instead of ignoring John’s jealousy over Janine after she leaves 221B, Sherlock decides to say something.

 

Quick Fics With Friends by 

One night on Tumblr, I asked people to send me snippets or starts of fic. I then continued them, with varying results.

 

The Hollow Now by 

Almost two years after the events of HLV, John has an accident and loses all memory of the last four years of his life: Meeting Mary, Sherlock returning, and everything since.

 

Pinch by 

Sherlock didn’t leave John and Mary’s wedding alone.

 

Upon Reflection, Tenable Frippery by 

John was, inexplicably, growing a beard.

 

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