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02 October 2015 @ 09:13 pm
"Sustain" by maybe_amanda and onemillionnine (Mature)  
Fandom: Sherlock (BBC)
Pairing: Molly Hooper/Sherlock Holmes
Title: The Sustain Stories
Author: maybe_amanda and onemillionnine
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/20310
Rating/Warning(s): Mature / Kidnapping, Torture (warnings for part III only)
Word Count: 151,422 in the whole series, complete
Recced on LiveJournal By: tinnny

Trope: Babyfic/Kidfic

I'm not a fan of kidfic, and I thought I'd never be able to fill that square, but then I remembered this wonderful story which avoids all the red flags I usually associate with that trope.

Why This Must Be Read: This epic story turns the trope (Molly wants a baby, Sherlock offers sperm) on its head, and there are no rainbows and only very little domesticity. Sherlock's attempts at dealing with a relationship (or not) are great fun and the sex scenes are really hot. It's amazing what a beautiful world the author builds from a crack premise without drifting into sap.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on October 2nd, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC)
This is a great, great fic, and I'm surprised it hasn't already been recced here. It does have a listed co-author who doesn't have an account at AO3: onemillionnine. And MaybeAmanda is also on LJ: maybe_amanda.
Tinny: community_bj can't stop imaginingtinnny on October 3rd, 2015 06:22 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry I've forgotten the co-author!

I'm new to the comm and I checked back over the recs to see how the authors were linked, but they weren't. Should I link the authors if they have lj accounts?

I'm surprised it hasn't already been recced here

Me, too! I love this fic.
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on October 3rd, 2015 01:49 pm (UTC)
It's the fic that got me briefly into Sherlock BBC. Season two is what got me out.. . It turns out I like their version of the characters better than the series itself.

I guess if it's not in the listed elements, no. But I wish it were so that it would be easier to find other fic by writers one likes. OMaN has some fic at her LJ, I think, and so does MA. OMaN also has fic at a Spock/Uhura com that's not posted anywhere else. The rest of their fic (all XF) is at Gossamer.
Tinny: __john hannahtinnny on October 3rd, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
I managed to stick with Sherlock all through season 2, but I never finished the third season. To be honest, I mostly used to read Johnlock. Molly/Sherlock was more of a side ship for me. But I've been completely out of the fandom for a while now.

I do prefer het to slash, but it's complicated. I talked a little about it here: http://tinnny.livejournal.com/270204.html

I wish it were so that it would be easier to find other fic by writers one likes.

Yeah. I usually go by AO3 only, since everywhere else is deserted (and ff.net just... no) and tumblr sucks for finding things. *sigh*
blithersblithers on October 3rd, 2015 02:22 pm (UTC)
Linking to authors is up to your discretion... there isn't a requirement either way. It can be tougher to dig up authors from their AO3 or FF.Net name in this day and age - I rarely link to authors, for one.
Tinny: trek_spockuhura you blow my mindtinnny on October 3rd, 2015 03:03 pm (UTC)
Okay, thanks. I am very focused on AO3 when it comes to fic, so I wouldn't immediately think to link lj accounts.
blithersblithers on October 3rd, 2015 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'm the same way. :)

Also, I meant to say, thanks for the rec! I downloaded it onto my kindle and can't wait to read it.
Tinny: ips_marymarshalltinnny on October 3rd, 2015 03:27 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! I've got a few things lined up for the trope bingo (but no other Sherlock).