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05 November 2016 @ 11:46 am
“Arcana” by rosa_acicularis (Mature)  
Fandom: Sherlock
Pairing: girl!John Watson/Sherlock Holmes
Title: Arcana
Author: rosa_acicularis
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/835447
Rating/Warning(s): Mature
Word Count/WIP?: 46k, WIP
Recced on LiveJournal By: blithers
Special Rec: 2/20

Why This Must Be Read: I hadn’t originally planned on reccing this story this month, but how could I resist considering our challenge of magical fics for November? This is one of those WIPs I keep coming back to: it’s a dense, lyrical AU world where Joanna Watson is a witch, practicing a beautifully constructed, sharply domestic type of magic, and Sherlock is - as always - Sherlock. I love the inherent gruff practicality of Joanna in this story, the unique worldbuilding, and the inherent mystery of a world where magic secretly exists bouncing off of Sherlock’s rational mindset.

Also, I’ve assumed for a while now that this fic was essentially abandoned (it was last updated in 2013), but there’s an author’s note as of June of this year that the rosa_acicularis is working to finish the last couple chapters, so maybe there's hope! I'm crossing my fingers, and subscribed.
ROCK AND ROLL BAGPIPES: objects - flaily and overexcited!modillian on November 8th, 2016 11:04 am (UTC)
I almost read this fic and saved it years ago to read it when it was finished. I think I'll read it now, thanks for the rec to remind me of it again.
blithersblithers on November 9th, 2016 05:20 pm (UTC)
It's fantastic! I always hesitate to recommend WIPs here (especially abandoned ones) but this story is truly amazing.

I am wishing and hoping that the latest author's note is true and this story will be eventually finished, after all these years.