Leaving Home

Bonding with his baby brother Sherlock, Mycroft leaves for school far too soon. Enjoy this next chapter of Memento Vivere as much as I have at Leaving Home! Art above by GorryBear at DeviantArt.com!

Teaser below!

The days remaining until his departure seemed to pass more quickly than time normally did, although rationally Mycroft knew that such was not the case. But there were fittings to be had for his tail coats, striped black trousers, and black waistcoats. In addition, there were other necessary purchases to be made and the selecting of items that would go into the two large trunks being packed. Add in the deciding of which books he wanted to take with him and Mycroft was kept very busy indeed. He missed his lazy afternoons with Sherlock.

Almost at the end of the preparations, he carefully wrapped and packed two other items in the case that would stay with him though-out the voyage: the daguerreotype of his mother as a young woman and the silver urn that contained her ashes. The responsibility of carrying the ashes to England was not one he resented. Then, finally, he packed his journals and the binoculars.

Just as he finished, there was a soft tap at his door. “Come in,” he said.

The door opened and Ananda stepped in, a small brown paper wrapped parcel in her hand. “I have a gift for you,” she said.

Mycroft pushed himself up from the floor and she handed him the parcel. “Thank you,” he said, before carefully unwrapping it. Inside was a small watercolor painting of Sherlock sitting in the garden and smiling.

Ananda gave him a gentle pat on his arm. “So he can be with you always. And be assured that William will have the tintype for which you sat last week to look upon.”

As always, once you’ve read this chapter leave a comment, mydogwatson would love to hear from you! Find the full chapter at Leaving Home!

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A Strong Man

After dealing with the death of his mother, Mycroft is facing a new stepmother and chooses to run away. The interesting part is, he meets this young boy named Sebastian and instantly I thought Sebastian Moran! Enjoy this new chapter and please leave mydogwatson some feedback, she’d love to hear from you! This adorable art by MachoMachi! Follow MachoMachi on DeviantArt at https://machomachi.deviantart.com/

A bit of a teaser as always!

“Come in, Mycroft,” his father said.

Mycroft opened the door and stepped into the room. His father was sitting in one of the leather wing chairs, as expected, but he was not alone. A woman was perched on the edge of the settee, looking to be on the verge of flight if it should prove necessary. She was dressed in a fashionable long skirt and a basque, both in pale ivory with elaborate embroidery. Her long dark hair was pinned up, topped with a small yellow straw hat adorned with small white flowers.

Mycroft recognized her immediately. He had last seen her in Simla, on the night his mother died.

>Father finally spoke, breaking the uneasy silence. “This is Miss Ananda Patel Fleming. And this is my son, Mycroft.”

“I remember her,” Mycroft replied. “Although I never knew her name.”

Father frowned.

Read the full story at A Strong Man!

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Memento Vivere: The Root to All Grief

In Chapter Two of Memento Vivere, a young Mycroft Holmes must deal with his mother’s illness, along with a father that’s never there. As always, amazing writing by mydogwatson, never a disappointment! Mycroft art by ladynlmda who can be found on deviantart!

Enjoy a teaser below and read the full chapter at The Root to All Grief!

Unusually, later that week, Father was in for dinner.

Nanny warned him, so Mycroft had donned a proper jacket and tie. Most evenings now, he sat alone at the table or invited Mr. Hall to join him, but the tutor seemed to feel that only once a week was it acceptable for them to dine together. Any more than that was, apparently, inappropriate. Other evenings, Mycroft just took a tray in his room with Nanny. That good woman sometimes seemed to be [prematurely] in a state of bereavement. All she lacked was the black crape.

Of course, they never talked about it either.

Father was already at the table when Mycroft walked in. A glass of whiskey sat in front of him. “Sir,” Mycroft said, before taking his seat.

“Mr. Hall reports that you are excelling in your studies,” Father said. “That speaks well of your future success when you go to school.”

Mycroft preferred to never think about the subject of going away to school. Going to a country of which he had no memory, having sailed away from it when he was less than six months of age. He did not speak until the young Sikh man whose name he had never actually learned had served their meal and slipped away again. “Mr. Hall is not tedious as a tutor,” he said then.

Teri never goes to an event without the boys, so look for these two in attendants! Little Sherlock and John returning to Baker Street Station.

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Memento Vivere

Now living in Honeycomb Cottage, Watson writes as Sherlock tends to his Bees. Another amazing story by mydogwatson! I know I need to post more of these, and I really need to take the time to read more! Art above by Amanda Tolleson on DeviantArt!

A teaser…

A man might play many roles in his lifetime, especially if, like me, he is fortunate enough to enter his sixth decade.

I have been a soldier. A surgeon. Companion and helpmate to the world’s only consulting detective. Lastly, but by no means least [I flatter myself to think] I have been a storyteller.

Of course, the great British public knows well the little tales of my many adventures with Sherlock Holmes as related in the pages of the Strand magazine and latterly in book form by George Newnes. Indeed, surprising to me [and more so Holmes] the popularity of these stories has expanded even beyond the shores of this sceptre’d isle to be known in much of the literate world.

But now that we both have withdrawn to a much quieter existence, there is one more tale to be told.

I write these words sitting in our cottage in Sussex. Of course, everyone knows that Holmes retired [rather prematurely in many minds] when the charms of crime-solving had begun to pall. That was due, he still insists, to a sad lack of creative, intelligent criminals and rather than duel with lesser examples, he was determined to tend bees and perhaps write the definitive study on the science of deduction. [As a side note, I mention that whilst the bees are flourishing, that great volume remains only a vague notion.]

Read the full story at Memento Vivere!

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SHERLOCK ARTISTS

Convention updates continue as this blogger continues to be busy! Recent announcements include this Artist Announcement! If you’re an ARTIST and interested in being a part of the event, please feel free to contact us!

We’ll be sharing our favorite stories, interviews, and art again soon!!! -Blogger

Since we are a fan convention that’s celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Sherlock we would love to see more art! So we ask that you consider sharing it!

Artistic plans for our Event include:

  • An Artist Panel: Spotlighting the fandom and the art that’s blossomed from it throughout the years. Fans, of course, will be credited and links will be added!
  • Art Contest: For those attending, we also plan to have an art contest. We may extend that online as well!
  • Art Donations: For those interested in either donating art for our charity auction, or for our trivia contest, please feel free to contact us! Your store and online media links will be posted on the site, along with anything extra you’d like us to add.
  • Artist & VendorTables: For those interested in selling, we have limited space left. [12 spots] so please contact us if interested, first come basis.  Learn more on our Vendor page!

Although this event is geared towards Sherlock, we plan to take things beyond the BBC series. Other named items that will go over well include Supernatural, The Hobbit (LOTR), Doctor Who, Marvel Avengers/Doctor Strange, Good Omens, Star Trek, and Dracula BBC. [Most of these are mentioned because they somehow have connections with the actors of Sherlock’s BBC series, so they would be popular, and of course, there are the SuperWhoLock fans, that enjoy Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherlock.

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SHERLOCK & JOHNJOHN – A TALE FROM BAKERBEE STREET

Convention updates continue as this blogger continues to be busy! Recent announcements include Tom’s reading of Sherlock & JohnJohn!

Sherlock & JohnJohn – A Tale from BakerBee Street  
Tom with his copy of ‘Sherlock & JohnJohn – A Tale from BakerBee Street!

We have a special treat lined up, for the young and the young at heart! Tom Stoughton will be reading Sherlock & JohnJohn – A Tale from BakerBee Street during our event! Tom also wrote the intro to this book!

A Special Thanks to Cathy’s Art Place, for making this possible! Cathy is also planning a sequel Kickstarter, more updates soon!

Attendees will receive a special discount card during our event, to purchase your own copy! Learn more about this special book at Sherlock & JohnJohn!

These Bookmarks are a must too, for you Sherlock fans, along with this signed Print with Necklace, all from Cathy’s Art Palace!

 

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Join us in celebrating our favorite show and its 10-year anniversary at THE GAME IS NEVER OVER a Sherlock Convention for the Fans, by the Fans! Sherlock, of course, belongs to Hartswoods Films and the BCC, we just love the show!

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Reenact those favorite moments during our Sign Of Three reenactment dinner, or change the story, we’ll let you decide!

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Two Georgian Gentlemen: A Tale

The two Gentlemen returning home, after an adventure.

John Watson reflects on how he first met Sherlock, while the two ready for a Christmas break. Another beautiful tale by mydogwatson, a story that was also a special gift from my favorite writer, I loved receiving a special copy in the mail.

A teaser as always… Enjoy the full story at Two Georgian Gentlemen: A Tale and be sure to leave a comment! 

The man was of about my own age, perhaps a bit younger, and he was as pale and lovely as a carved marble statue by Michelangelo or one of the other great artists of antiquity. Dark curls spilled about his head and the trousers he wore fit like a second skin. But despite the beauty on show and the sudden ache it spawned in my chest, there was more that captured and held my attention.

His eyes were bright, even in the sparsely-lit parlour, and to me, they looked improbably viridian and platinum as his gaze darted about the room with palpable curiosity.

Something told me that he was not here in search of some cheap illicit encounter with one of the sad painted boys

It was a moment before I realised that my contemplation of him was being returned in equal measure. His quick-silver gaze moved over me with that same sense of curiosity and somehow I felt that he knew me better even than I knew myself.

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Join us in celebrating our favorite show and its 10-year anniversary at THE GAME IS NEVER OVER a Sherlock Convention for the Fans, by the Fans! Sherlock, of course, belongs to Hartswoods Films and the BCC, we just love the show!

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Reenact those favorite moments during our Sign Of Three reenactment dinner, or change the story, we’ll let you decide!

Learn more at thegameisneverover.com/reenactment-dinner/

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CONVENTION FEATURES

For those fans following THE GAME IS NEVER OVER here’s a convention update! We’re planning a fun weekend and we hope to see you there! 

One of the items that’ll be on display is this Sign Of Three wedding collection.
  • Archive Of Our Own (A03) Bulletin Board (Sharing stories and fan projects).
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Art Contest
  • Charity Auction
  • Cluedo Tournaments
  • Convention Props (for photos ops).
  • Costume Contest
  • David Nellist Acting Workshop (limited seating).
  • Fan and actor panels.
  • Karaoke/Dance Party (for preregistered fans only) Friday night. (Join us in celebrating 10 years of Sherlock).
  • Raffle Prizes
  • Reenactment Dinner (paid separately and limited seating).
  • Ribbon Trading! (We recommend Ribbons Galore, this FLAT ribbon is the most popular).
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Screening of Sherlock episodes.
  • Screen used props on display (a modest collection).
  • Special Guest
  • Special screening of The Abominable Bride (with a David Nellist intro).
  • The Great Game Pool Party. (Thursday evening before the convention officially begins).
  • Trivia Contest
Personal ribbons our convention organizer designed .

Sherlock’s Golden YouTube Award

Would you like to submit a video? Contact us and share it!

Nominate and vote on your favorite YouTube videos, the Top Ten will be shown during the event! One will be chosen as the Best and receive the Sherlock Golden YouTube Award! [These MUST be Fan Made!]

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